September 16th, 2008

Osiris, Cy

What Kitties Want

What – you thought they wanted a warm place to curl up? To get their ears scratched? Food, even?

No, what this cat wants most is to chase the beam from the laser pointer.

I don’t know what it is about this light, but Cy would happily spend all day and all night chasing it or intently staring at it. This has been going on for some months now and shows no sign of abating. If anything, his addiction is getting stronger.

He’s figured out that the light comes from the pointer – all I have to do is hold it up so he can see it and he begins eagerly scanning the floor, walls, and ceiling for the light before I’ve even turned it on. If I suddenly turn it off, he looks straight back at the pointer. It appears to be the single greatest joy in his life.

Last spring, I attended a cat show. One of the craft booths included a tubful of laser pointers being marketed as cat toys, so this is apparently no great secret. By the way, as with humans, one should not point the beam directly in the cat’s eyes.

I should also note that this feline fascination with laser pointers is not universal. Bun-Butt could not care less about these things!
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Not a Puffin, Not a Peacock – A Friggin’ Vulture!

I filled out one of those online forms to find out what my Egyptian Zodiac sign was, and here’s what came back to me:

Ironic, tremendous internal wealth, know how to rapidly connect with others, looks for paternal authority.
Colors: male: brown, female: red carmine
Compatible Signs:
Amon-Ra, Thoth
Jan 22 - Jan 31, Sep 8 - Sep 22
Role: A creator goddess, she was the mother from which the cosmos emerged.
A woman with the wings of a vulture, holding an ankh, wearing the united crown of Upper and Lower Egypt and also a dress of bright red/blue, with the feather of Ma�t at her feet
Sacred Animal: vulture

What is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?
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