Cat–1, Human–0


Suzanne’s Plan for yesterday: Blog, email, figure out how to strip hero, take cat to vet at 2:30.

Buttercup’s Plan for yesterday: Sleep, eat, sleep, eat, figure out how to strip a squirrel, pretend to sleep, dart out door at 2:15 and head down driveway with middle finger pointed up at human who thought she would take him to vet.

Plan for today: new appointment, battle re-engaged.


  1. MartyK says:

    I believe your cat and my parent’s cat are communicating via CAT-ESP. I swear, when I walk through the door, she actually sighs and rolls her eyes. You again? Did you ever corral her?

  2. Suzanne says:

    Oh he was happy to come back inside….you know, LATER!!!:hissyfit:

  3. Katie says:

    Good luck, Buttercup! I mean, Good Luck, Suzanne. Really. I did. Honest.

  4. Eve says:

    I have a cat – Mackenzie – who is still half feral and trying to round her up for anything is a trial. To give her medicine I have to sneak up on her on the bed and quickly throw a blanket or something over her and struggle to keep her under said blanket while trying to put a pill down her throat. She bit me once when I tried to give her a pill without the blanket.

  5. Melissa says:

    πŸ˜† I like Buttercup’s plan. Well, except the squirrel part. :yuck:

    I hate taking my cat to the vet. I always πŸ˜₯

  6. Eve says:

    $930.00 for Axelrod:eek:

  7. Caro says:

    Heh. Been there, done that. Have the scratch marks to prove it.

  8. Suzanne says:

    LOL, Sonja!

    Eve, I saw that!!! He better be giving one darn amazing critique for that!!:shocked:

  9. Eve says:

    Sonja – followed the link :rotfl:

    Suzanne – for that much money he’d better be giving a damn dissertation!:whip:

  10. Estella Kissell says:

    With 9 cats—I’ve been there and done that REPEATEDLY:wall:

  11. Jill says:

    lol, I wouldn’t expect anything less from Buttercup.

  12. Carrie says:

    OMG Suzanne! THIS is exactly why I do not own cats. The idea of an animal that walks on all fours, yet is smarter than I am scares the bejeezus out of me!


  13. Robyn says:

    Oh Buttercup, haven’t you learned that in the end you do not get away with it – the appointment comes sooner or later!! Just get it over with and then go squirrel hunting or whatever fancies your heart.:wink:

  14. Biddy says:

    I have been wrangling Annaof’s cats this week. For a small price I can come over and cat wrangle for you. It is my special power MWAhahahahahahaha

  15. Lynn Daniels says:

    That’s why I have dogs. When it’s time to go to the vet, if necessary, I just lure them into the truck with bologna.

  16. Amy K. says:

    Ah, a crafty kitty. That’s why I love cats.

  17. Michelle says:

    Too funny! Buttercup has a mind of his own! :hyper:

  18. April says:

    OOOH a kitty that can flip the bird!!! Where can I get one :rotfl:

  19. Mik says:

    Eve’s comment about administering medicine to her cat cracked me up. It reminded me of the time I had to corner mine in the laundry room. She growled, hissed, and hid behind the washer, but she still got her damn pill. And then quickly hocked it up. :talktothehand:

  20. Kelly says:

    LOL! Good luck and may the force be with you! πŸ˜€

  21. Eve says:

    I hate it when they hack the pill back up. I have this really funny piece about giving a pill to a cat – now if I can only find it then I would send it to Suzanne!

  22. Trace says:

    I blogged about my dog hiding her pills in her cheek and spitting them out later today!

  23. Eve says:

    Okay, I just read something that fits right in here – Old Farmer’s Advice: Don’t corner anything that is meaner than you.

  24. Carol says:

    Cats are smart! I love them! πŸ™‚

  25. Jordan says:

    Jill has her bear and you have your cat. I’d say the score is Animals 5000, Humans 2. πŸ˜€

  26. LoryKC says:

    This is why I don’t have a cat either. OK–I’m allergic too but that’s beside the point. I get enough attitude from everyone else, don’t need it from a pet! (An animal that can flip a bird is just not something I’m willing to deal with!)
    Good luck with that though! :wave:

  27. LoryKC says:

    OK–followed some of the links a little late. Dogs too, huh? We were just about to get one of those…maybe we’ll wait a bit. I’ve been enjoying the past 7 years of no vet trips anyway.

    So how’s the progress with the hero? What’s he wearin’ now? :wigglebrow:

  28. Trish Milburn says:


    What a funny post. Your kitty definitely has a mind of her own.

  29. Tori says:

    Good luck, Suzanne!!!! (You’re gonna need it….) :rotfl:

  30. Toni Anderson says:

    That’s what you get when you call a Tom cat Buttercup :whip:

  31. Suzanne says:

    Yes, I think being named after a Powerpuff Girl has had a negative impact on his attitude!

  32. Danica says:

    Totally agree with Lynn. The problem with cats is they just don’t fall for human tricks like dogs. I can even have a pretend treat in my hand and our idiot, er, rodent, er dog, will do my bidding.

  33. Gina says:

    I’ve been needing to take my kitten to the vet for a month now to have him fixed, but I just look at him and frown cause I hate doing it. Even if I know its better in the long run. So I keep putting it off.

  34. Eve says:

    Well my little Devlin is getting a snip/snip (as my mother calls it) next month and I can’t wait – I do not want a cat spraying in the house.

  35. kacey says:

    Gotta love Buttercup! He sure has a mind of his own… (he is a HE isn’t he???)

  36. Suzanne says:

    Yes, Buttercup is a boy (despite his pansy name, LOL!).

  37. Teresa says:

    LOL Suzanne!! You’re not suppose to leave the door open!:lol:

  38. Beth C says:

    As a person who takes her pets to the vet again and again and AGAIN… I really enjoyed this post. Love the picture too. Buttercup’s a doll!

  39. BJ Deese says:

    LOL – dang it must be nice to get so much sleep. πŸ™‚

    Thx for the pic.

  40. ruby55 says:

    Yep, that’s one of the reasons I have no pet at the moment. I don’t think I could put up with having to fight some- thing/one else.

    You sure do seem to be having fun with your menagerie, Suzanne.:wigglebrow: