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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


What a beautiful cat! Quite a clever little fella too!

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Good luck! :D

Oh my! Whether to laugh or cry, but probably both at times. I have to say that there is a cat with too much time on his paws. Now if he had to go out and catch his own dinner every day, he'd be too tired to 'exercise' your yarn. You may need to lay in a store of live mice outside, or really, The Peep recommends rabbits. :)

Wow! My experience with cats is obviously limited! I've never heard of this kind of determination and skill combined -- and really, they can open doorknobs?

My goodness! He is such a little imp. Yeah, do not delude yourself further. My childhood cat was able to open doors by jumping up to the handle/knob, hanging on, and wriggling such that he could pop the door open.

Good luck!

Two words: water sprayer. He's intelligent and will learn quickly. Of course, locks will be in order until then, but he really must be trained. You can be on a constant vigil to keep all your yarn and knitting projects put away. It's your home, too.

My what a busy cat! Maybe a lock is in order? A doorknob sounds like it will only be a temporary obstacle, one that Moises will work his way around soon...

If only you could come up with a better "project" for him (and figure out a way to get him interested in it, of course).

I love your bookcases too. Did you build them? or were they a purchase? Just wondering.

I look forward to hearing more about Moises!

That is hilarious! I love a little mischief in my animals - makes them more "interesting". And you appear to have the epitome of "interesting" cats, don't you! So cute!

OMG, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

If it helps, I am going through a similar period with Iris. I found trails of thread and yarn periodically. How did she create such a mess with my serger (the last of the Bernina ones made in Japan)? What is the clunking noise that the serger makes now?

Well ... that is ... impressive! What a busy cat! Sounds like he's stubborn and intelligent, probably a bad combination in a pet. But you'll be dining out on the stories for a while!

I agree - how did you not crumple in a heap and bang your fists on the floow?? Lol! I wonder if house insurance would cover 'cat damaged' items Lol?

I just love your 'wall' of fabric, yarn and books/mags :-)

oh Mardel, I think I'd just sit down and cry if faced with that scenario. You have such beautiful yarns...
So now I'm wondering if you will have to build a separate studio out beyond the pool to house your collections. Moises sounds more destructive than an adventurous toddler in the house.

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