Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What Big Eyes You Have

The construction guys have been back every day this week. Dudo and Moose have been adjusting in their own different ways. Moose often watches them work now and Dudo doesn't always run off in a panic.

This morning, Dudo lounged on the sofa while they worked on the floor below and even watched calmly as they passed by our terrace to another floor. But, he reached his point of no return when they climbed onto our terrace.

HE CAME AROUND BEHIND THE SOFA, GAVE ME THIS LOOK, AND THEN HEADED UNDER THE BED.

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  1. It looks like another well done job by "Confuse-a-cat"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Je1CEPkUM

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    1. Spo:
      Ha! What? Shhhh! What?
      I'd love to see how Bewilderebeest works.

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  2. That's an "It's-the-end-of-the-world!" look.
    Anything out of the ordinary and they're startled almost right out of their fur.
    The other day had the occasional visit from electric meter inspector (to check that I hadn't been fiddling with it, I suppose). On their hearing an unfamiliar voice they were all at the closed window like a shot eager to escape to safety, where they waited on the sill outside with wide-eyed anxiety until they were sure the strange creature had disappeared. then very cagily, one by one, they returned inside. It took them about an hour before they could feel it was safe. Endless fascination for us witnesses.

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    1. Ray:
      Oh, how they hate when the doorbell rings. But at least they're both getting used to the construction guys. The day after this panic photo was taken, Dudo was lying in the sun by the window watching them work. The only time he takes off now is when they step directly onto the terrace. But even then it's not an all out panic anymore.

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  3. Your kitties are so funny. :) My Happy is a scaredy cat of strangers, and, well, almost everything if I stop and think about it.

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    1. Snoskred:
      Dudo and Moose are very unpredictable. When you think something is going to unnerve them, they run right up to check it out. Other times, (like the doorbell) you'd think the world had come to an end.

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  4. Great photo! Sundance sometimes looks at me that way, but I often have no idea why.

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    1. Michael:
      That look for Dudo is all-out panic. If he could speak, he'd be saying, "Holy crap! Do you see THAT?!? RUN!!!!!"

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  5. That's the same look I often get when Carlos comes out dressed for work in head-to-toe green.

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    1. Bob:
      Same for me when San Geraldo comes out in gray sweatpants, white socks, brown leather shoes, a polo shirt, and a hooded sweatshirt. Carlos sounds easier.

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  6. Aw, poor Dudo. When Connelly is frightened he starts dropping hair by the handfuls... the veterinarian told me to give him a Benadryl. Uh huh. Give a cat a Benadryl. Pfffffffttt. Hope he settles soon.

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Dudo and Moose recover quickly. We had a cat for years, Maynard, who was unbelievably neurotic. He was very sweet and gentle, but began a raging lunatic if he had to go in his travel cage, see the vet, or even if he was in a room and the door was closed. And he NEVER ever calmed down. When we moved from San Francisco to Palm Springs, we took him in the car with us. The vet told us to give him Benadryl. Yeah, right. It took us 10 minutes to catch him. Three Benadryl attempts later, he was foaming pink at the mouth. He did finally settle down. After that we both could have done with a Valium! (Oh... Dudo is doing fine. He now watches them work.)

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  7. I know exactly how they feel - I have a contractor in my house right now and I feel like a caged animal. Home isn't home with upheaval and people traipsing about.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      It IS making us a bit crazy. We've got the guys outside and two units in the building being renovated. That's even worse. And yesterday, while we were out having coffee, they decided to do work (drilling) in the cafe kitchen. It's a wonder we didn't both explode.

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    1. Travel:
      I couldn't believe I caught it. He didn't stick around very long, but I think he was trying to tell me to RUNNNNNN.

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  9. Hahahah OMG that look is priceless!!!

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    1. Knatalee:
      He'd make a great silent film star.

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  10. MITCH! 'Do something look' on his face!! LOL!!

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    1. Jim:
      It was impossible not to laugh even though he was in a panic. He's much better now and actually watches them work.

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  11. That's definitely a "deer in the headlights" kind of look. I recognize it because I feel the same way when we're in a crowd. A nice glass of wine calms me down, but that probably wouldn't be good for Dudo ;-)

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    1. Sharon:
      Nothing calms Dudo down. He either hides or, after a few days of the same thing, gets over it. He's getting over it. I'm drinking the wine.

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