Saturday, November 30, 2013

El Tormento (of Moose)

Many of you have the impression that I play favorites with our cats. You think that because I share so many photos of Dudo I prefer him over Moose. That's absolutely not true. I love both cats equally. The biggest reason why I share so many pictures and stories about Dudo is because he loves the limelight. When he sees the camera, he poses. On the other hand (paw?), when Moose sees the camera, he gives me a dirty look and turns his back. Sometimes, he just walks away muttering things I won't repeat here. Kind of like San Geraldo when he sees me with the camera... except that San Geraldo doesn't have such a colorful vocabulary.

DUDO: "IF I DO THIS, WILL YOU GIVE ME A TREAT."
MOOSE: "CALL ME WHEN THE DAMN FOOD IS READY."
MOOSE: "YES. I HEAR YOU.   NO, I WILL NOT TURN AROUND."
DUDO: "WHATCHA DOIN'?
MOOSE: "OH MAN!  WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE'S DOIN'?  I AM SO OUTA HERE!" 
DUDO: "LEFT OVER RIGHT OK?  OR SHOULD WE TRY RIGHT OVER LEFT?
MOOSE: "SERENITY NOW!!!"
DUDO: "IS THIS A GOOD ANGLE?"
MOOSE: "IS NOWHERE SAFE IN THIS FR!@#IN' HOUSE?!?"
MOOSE: "WHY DON'T YOU TRY A CLOSE-UP OF THIS?!?"
MOOSE: "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!!!"

22 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Lovely. The first photo says it all.

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  2. It would seem that you're surrounded by royalty, the Dowager Duchess and Dudo.

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  3. Could it be that Moose has an inferiority complex? Perhaps you should reassure him, over and over, that he really IS photogenic - 'cos he darned right IS!

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    1. Raybeard:
      I think he just considers me the paparazzi.

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  4. Hey, just like some people we all know! Right? OK. They are both adorable and I can see you love them both equally.....and you are very patient Mitchell. One day you will 'catch' a good one from Moose!!

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    1. Jim:
      I have gotten some good ones of Moose, but Dudo is easy!

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  5. LOL Dudo and his poses - the arm angles especially……love tuxedo cats -- all kitties really…….just submitted an essay about my long-passed but always lamented Gogo a tortoiseshell and plan to post it soon……blessings…..

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    1. Wye:
      I have so many shots of Dudo with his paws crossed daintily. Such a poser. I look forward to the post about Gogo.

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  6. Reminds me of me (Moose) and Leon (Dudo).

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    1. Frank:
      In this house, when it comes to cameras... we're BOTH Moose.

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  7. So sweet....the kitties remind me of Nefertiti......beauties!

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    1. Ron:
      Did you know her personally?

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    2. Ron:
      Groan... I'll have to introduce you to Tynan...

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  8. Wonderful sequence of two really beautiful kitties! Do they still speak Spanish or have they learned English?

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      They're bi-lingual I speak English and Spanish (in my own fashion) to them, but when Maria Carmen takes care of them she speaks only Spanish. They're brilliant and can easily switch between the two languages... which means they ignore us in both!

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  9. They are up to no good that's for certain; please sleep with one eye open.

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  10. Moose and Dudo are so full of personality! I wish I were not so allergic to cats. In 24 hours my eyes would be swollen shut and I would be one non-stop sneeze. But when I see how fascinating and individual they are I wish I could have cats. Still, I love my little dog. And I'm not at all allergic to him.

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    1. Kristi:
      We had a cable repair guy here the other day. The wind was blowing and the weather was ugly, but I walked into the living room to find him standing with the door open just enough for him to stick his head outside while he waited for the modem to reset. When he turned around, I saw his eye was bright red and watery. He had been here only 5 minutes. My bad allergy is to bees. Not the same issues!

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