Thursday, February 09, 2012

When Life Imitates Art

Sometimes, I think that the people who make those TV commercials follow me around for ideas. Take this recent Super Bowl commercial:


I come home from work recently to find that yet another of the local feral cats that my cat hoarder neighbors feed has committed cat-icide by climbing into Murphy's outdoor run before I let him out into it when I got home. The end result was predictable, and this make the fifth cat in a year and a half.

Of course I thought about going next door and explaining, but as usual, Murphy talked me out of it.He knows that I'm not all that fond of Doritos.

And before anyone accuse Murphy of being a vicious predator stalking the neighborhood, I must point out that all of these ex-cats were caught in canine-exclusive areas on my property, with three being in the fenced dog run and the other two on my outside deck where Murphy likes to be during the day. The latter two could have fled like most cats on my deck do but they decided to stand and fight rather than run. Bad decisions, cat style. Maybe Darwin wanted a cat on those days?

15 comments:

  1. HA! Remember, "you didn't see nothin'"

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  2. Even funnier, I believe Abita has a beer called Turbo Dog.

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  3. @ Andy: Yes they do. However I'm not fond of it. I'll co-conspire with almost anyone for Abita Amber, though.

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  4. as much as I hate to see any cat killed, if the neighbor didn't feed the feral community there'd be fewer cats around for Murphy to kill.

    Please tell me the neighbor at least participates in Trap/neuter/release or some such program? or is he just allowing them to breed like rodents while he feeds them? (and this coming from someone who's been occasionally called the crazy cat lady.....)

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  5. LOL, good one, and more power to Murphy!

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  6. ...and Murphy says, "here's what I'm drinking, what are you having.."

    Dann in Ohio

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  7. @ Ruth: The hoarders talk the game about getting the caps neutered, but they never do. They just let them breed indiscriminately and the rest of us--including the cats--have to deal with the results.

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  8. I havent been by in a while and I'm seeing the new dog Murphy so I'm almost afraid to ask, but where's Lagniappe?

    I'm a dog AND cat person and I thought the commercial was hilarious. After all, it's just a commercial.

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  9. Urg, that pisses me off way more than the cat killing dog......at least the Murphy doesn't know better (I realize he wouldn't care, thats besides the point)

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  10. Thou Shalt Not Trespass.If you want to live.

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  11. @ Goddess: Hi and welcome back. Missed you.
    Lagniappe passed away a year ago last November. Murphy came to stay about a month later. He's no replacement, but he's a good dog in his own right and I think that Lagniappe would have liked him.

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  12. Awww, I'm so sorry to hear that.

    I used to love your stories about him chasing deer and pretty much getting into trouble around the house;) You two seemed like a good fit! Glad you found another buddy.

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  13. Murphy knows what his job is; the cats should figure out what's theirs.

    Abita is producing Abita in cans this year during Mardi Gras due to the "no glass containers" ordinance. I'll bet their sales spike!

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  14. If they took better care of the kitties they wouldn't be doint the Matrix thing in Murphy's Lair.

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  15. Next thing you know you'll be finding him out on the porch building a catapult.

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