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Early start and no breakfast today as we had to take Kai and Xena to the vets for (looks both ways then whispers) 'cosmetic surgery.' Well, that's what we told Kai, explaining how all the top kitten supermodels had to have it done. The word 'neuter' never passed our lips.

Meanwhile back in the house the Orange Five have decided that climbing humans is what they were put on Earth to do. And that the shoulder is THE place to be. Although a one-paw swing across the back has its merits. And biting zips and toggles is pretty fun too.

I type this with the assistance of two kittens on my shoulder and oneszgryzky on my keyboard. I think he's Polish.

In the kitchen, washing up has become increasingly difficult. The sight of a human standing reasonably still with an inviting expanse of back and two legs within jumping distance, is something a kitten can't pass up. Within seconds we're covered with orange tribbles, clawing and purring their way to our shoulders. And then down our arms if we're drying anything interesting.

Countermeasures may be called for and I think I have just the idea - the greased wheely bin. It may sound a tad drastic but tether's nethers are in sight. So, here's my plan. The human stands inside the bin and is then wheeled into position - in front of the sink, the cooker, the tv, the computer terminal - anywhere they intend to remain for a while. The kittens then throw themselves against the steep, greased sides of the wheely bin and slide down. Humans 1, Tribbles 0.

I think it's a winner.
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Date:October 10th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
Let us know how the greased wheely bin works out. I might buy one if it is successful.
Date:October 10th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)

This will work, but not to your ultimate satisfaction, as kittens loooove grease. It's just another entertaining substance they haven't encountered yet. You'll soon find them leaping and sliding down your wheely bin and then helpfully greasing your couch for you.

I suggest Endust or some other dusting spray. Your kittens will then happily mop up all of the difficult-to-find dust bunnies.

Hope you've found this helpful.
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Date:October 10th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, Wheely Bin Mark Two with Endust. Do they still have that Dragon's Den progamme where budding entrepreneurs take their inventions looking for backers?

And I have noticed the efficacy of kitten fur in attracting dust bunnies. Maybe if I added a broom handle attachment to the Wheely Bin (with catnip soaked on one end to attract the tribbles) I could clean the floor at the same time.

What time does the patent office close?
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Date:October 10th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the lack of sympathy but I"m still giggling.

Kittens. GOtta love 'em.

I particularly like the Polish "czytten" [grin]

Date:October 13th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)

greasy kittens ? aaarrgghh !!!

You don't want a greasy kitten. The stuff is absolutely impossible to get out of their fur...
Fortunately we have only one tribble in the House but he's as hard to handle as five of them little buggers and all of our jeans are professionally shredded now.
My commiserations...

Babeth from the House of Chaos
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Date:October 11th, 2006 10:24 am (UTC)
Here from Kittypix - why don't you just grease the inside of the wheely bin, then put the kittens *in* it, so they can't climb out? Safety for all!
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