This Is A Cat In A Bowl

January 7, 2011

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Some days I spend stumbling around jail.

Some days I shoot zombies named Bob.

Some days I get so high on cheese I go a little bit crazy and make up a new dance craze.

That last one hasn’t really happened.

Yet.

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But other days I spend pet sitting for old family friends.

And on those days I just relax.

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And amuse myself with a cat, sitting in a bowl.

What’s made you smile today?

Megan

This Is A Cat In A Bowl

{ 82 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation January 7, 2011

Gorgeous kitty!!!! I would love to lounge around in a bowl all day. That sounds wonderful. Instead…today, I cleaned up barf. YES…AGAIN. Wanna trade places?

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Megan January 8, 2011

You and your obsession with bodily fluids!

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nursemyra January 7, 2011

What made me smile today? I saw an old lady wearing men’s board shirts, fluffy slippers and a Hello Kitty t-shirt. Par for the course at the Gimcrack.

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Megan January 7, 2011

It’s always the Hello Kitty shirt that brings outfits together.

That or bow ties.

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kyknoord January 7, 2011

Cat in a bowl: the ultimate still-life.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Now to find this generation’s Picasso and have this painted!

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Anna January 7, 2011

I want a bowlful of kittypants, and I want to kiss it on its furry noggin. Even though it’ll give me hives.

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alyson:common sense, dancing January 7, 2011

Although I am a big Doodle dog person, and decidedly NOT a cat person, I love me some cat in a bowl. I love me a cat in a bowl with that bored expression especially.

Pardon me while I try to go cram one of my Doodles in a coffee mug.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Photographic evidence required!

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Jen January 7, 2011

Perrrr-fect. Cat in the bowl. ;)

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Molly January 7, 2011

What’s REALLY freaky is this cat looks like s/he could be the twin of one of The Swede’s mentally unbalanced cats.

Spitting image.

DEAR GOD THERE ARE TWO OF THEM.

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Megan January 7, 2011

AND THEY’RE STALKING YOU!

Or maybe not.

Hard to tell.

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Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli January 7, 2011

Ha! Our cat used to hang in a bowl. A big wooden one. My mom should hand the bowl down to my sister’s kitten. It really is perfect for cats.

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Megan January 7, 2011

There’s such a perfect relationship between cats and bowls – I had no idea!

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Skye January 7, 2011

Now I know what I should have gotten Jazz for Christmas! I hope she’s not reading this and getting jealous.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Um, I actually heard Jazz talking and she did not approve of missing out on cat bowls.

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Nush January 7, 2011

Love the pics! Cats (animals in general) can always make me smile. Think they have living down to a tee.

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Nerdyredneck Rob January 7, 2011

“Think they have living down to a tee.”

Well, a critical step in the development of any civilization is domesticating animals. So once cats domesticated humans and made us build them a civilization they have had it pretty good. ;)

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Megan January 7, 2011

Living happily the moment, sometimes in a bowl – now that’s the life!

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Stephanie @ Our Marriage Adventure January 7, 2011

Don’t we effectively have the same thing for people, ‘cept we call them Papasan Chairs. And they are comfy. And nap inducing.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Ah, human bowls.

Comfy.

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Natalie January 7, 2011

Sometimes I wish I was a cat.

I love the look in his face in the last picture. It reminds me of The Business.

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Megan January 7, 2011

There is a resemblance to the Business! That look is taking over the world.

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jeanette from everton terrace January 7, 2011

The same thing that makes me smile every day, my husband – he’s very funny. I love how cats can laze about like no other, makes me jealous. I once had a cat named Clyde, he was great, our dog Jake didn’t like him quite as much.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Sweetest response ever.

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Mindee@ourfrontdoor January 7, 2011

I love cats. I love that they sit in bowls and stare at you like you are the one with the problem. I actually had a cat that looked just like that one. Now I miss her. Way to go Megan.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Thus my attempt at happiness ends in tragic nostalgia.

As usual.

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Mrs.Mayhem January 7, 2011

Your post made me smile!

If it were possible to get high on cheese, then I would perpetually be in rehab.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Ah, the cheese high.

An elusive, yet worthy goal.

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Casey January 7, 2011

This did! Such a punkin.

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mindy@thesuburbanlife January 7, 2011

Well, that last picture certainly gave me a grin. This morning before school, my 7 year old asked me what my job is, and being that I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom for 4 1/2 years I was about to reply with a sarcastic remark when my 4 year old son beat me to the punch. “Her JOB is to get me some oatmeal…where’s my breakfast?” Nice, huh? Needless to say, that was the loooooongest cooking oatmeal ever. :)
Mindy
http://www.thesuburbanlife.com

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Megan January 7, 2011

HILARIOUS! Now that one is trouble!

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Life of a Doctor's Wife January 7, 2011

Just when I thought your blog couldn’t get any better, you added CAT PHOTOS.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Hey, I heard the people crying out!

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Ashley, the Accidental Olympian January 7, 2011

Mission accomplished. Smiles for all!

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angie January 7, 2011

Now that’s the life.
:)

Made me smile.

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Megan January 7, 2011

I think we’ve all wished we spent nights curled into a bowl.

It’s the third most common American dream, after winning the lottery and marrying Halle Berry.

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Pickles & Dimes January 7, 2011

This post made me smile.

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Big Daddy January 7, 2011

I too like to relax by sitting in a bowl. Of course it is a very large bowl. Usually filled with mustard. That’s not weird, right?

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Nerdyredneck Rob January 7, 2011

Hell yeah that’s weird! Mustard? What is wrong with you!? Mustard is kinda abrasive and the vinegar stings whereas mayonnaise is soooo smooooooth and creamy and sooooothing!

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Nerdyredneck Rob January 7, 2011

Mustard? MUSTARD! Well hell yeah that is weird! What is wrong with you? Mustard is mildly abrasive and the vinegar stings!

Mayonnaise is smoooooth and creamy and ooooooh so soooothing. Freak!

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Anonymous January 7, 2011

I even shut the browser down and restarted it before I typed all that again! Grrrrr. Sorry for the double post

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Megan January 7, 2011

Anybody who’s anybody knows bowls are best filled with ketchup.

I mean, really.

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Nerdyredneck Rob January 8, 2011

What is it with you people and vinegar! ;)

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Kristina January 7, 2011

Ok, I’m a new(ish) reader and I just wanted to say that you crack me up. That is all. Also-a cat in a bowl? I’m not a big cat person (please don’t hate me) but I totally want this cat, in his bowl, sitting on my dining room table.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Don’t worry – I’m not a cat person either! But there’s nothing like a cat sitting in a bowl to change a person’s mind!

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Holly W January 7, 2011

out at lunch today my baby spent a good 10 minutes working out a big poop…very loudly, grunting and farting included…to the horror of our nearby diners…
I’m a horrible person…because that? is so funny…

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Megan January 7, 2011

Then I’m equally horrible, because I laughed aloud reading your story – I think that would have been hilarious!

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Lindsey January 7, 2011

I’m continually perplexed and enchanted by this cat’s fixation on that glass bowl. And her shunning of other, morer fluffy places to rest.

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Megan January 7, 2011

What can she say? She’s a bowl cat!

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Sorta Southern Single Mom January 7, 2011

I’m home sick today…. so not smiling much, but my cat and I did nap together on the couch and when I woke up and saw him on my lap all twisted upside down in the way only a cat could sleep comfortably, it did make me smile!

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Megan January 7, 2011

Nothing like a pet to brighten a bad day!

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Missy Jill January 7, 2011

THIS made me smile. Not much else today, it was Clean the House Day. OH- I did make the perfect Buttermilk Biscuit recipe. That made me smile. Also your jail story. OH- I just spent 20 minutes trying to nominate you for Best Kept Secret and also Best Writing. It wouldn’t go through. It’s those code words I can’t get right, dash-it-all! But I tried!

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Megan January 7, 2011

Ooh – that sounds delicious. You should share!

(And thank you – it was incredibly sweet of you to try.)

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Katie January 7, 2011

HA! Our cat use to do the same thing! : ) Very cute!

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Megan January 7, 2011

Good to know it’s a intrinsic cat need – to lay in a bowl!

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liz January 7, 2011

you would think sheer comfort alone would make that lazy cat get out of that bowl!

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Megan January 7, 2011

I can only assume it’s incredibly comfortable in there – even as it shifts all around – as she’s *always* climbing into it!

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UP January 7, 2011

Cat in a bowl; this is why I never eat in a Chinese restaurant where I can’t see the kitchen.

UP

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Megan January 7, 2011

No! That cat won’t be eaten – not on my watch!

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Shell January 7, 2011

Such a cute kitty. I had to give mine to my brother when I had my second baby b/c my cat hated babies.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Well, that seems like a worthy trade!

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Nerdyredneck Rob January 7, 2011

1) your blog makes me smile.

2) Is that a male cat? You know men like sitting on bowls too but generally with reading material so if he is male then its not toooo surprising.

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Megan January 7, 2011

Aw, thanks! And Purrl the cat is female!

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Christina January 7, 2011

Knowing my daughter is in New York City enjoying the snow and a show (Mary Poppins) makes me smile.
Also…you do. :)
See?

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Megan January 8, 2011

You’ll have to tell me what she thinks of Mary Poppins – I haven’t seen that one!

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Galit Breen January 8, 2011

Love. It. YOU made me smile. Laugh. And maybe (Just maybe.) spit out my wine. But just a ‘lil bit. :)

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Megan January 8, 2011

You do spit-takes in your family?

*Envy*

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erin margolin January 8, 2011

I love it! And your table runner underneath made me smile today—-where’d you get that pretty thang?

;-)

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Megan January 8, 2011

As it’s my friend’s I sadly don’t know – but it is gorgeous, right? I’m quite envious, as I’m dreadful at decorating!

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Ellen January 8, 2011

It was so nice to see purrl. Hope you are feeling as cosy as she is.

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Megan January 8, 2011

Oh yes – Skye is in awe of your home! And you’re probably going to get requests over where you purchased your lid holder.

(And we’re totally eating all your food – I hope that’s okay!)

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Glamamom January 8, 2011

That is one good looking cat!

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Megan January 19, 2011

Isn’t it? It’d tell her, but she’s already got quite the arrogance problem!

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JenniferH. January 9, 2011

Well, these pictures made me smile today, that’s for certain. I am a total cat lover. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I have enjoyed reading what you are doing over here.

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Megan January 19, 2011

If you love cats, then you gotta love cats in bowls.

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alonewithcats January 9, 2011

I’ve wrapped my cats in cellophane on more than one occasion, but never once thought to encourage them to sit in my serving dishes.

I’m slipping, Megan.

Teva and Isabel better be well rested, because when I get home, it’s totally bowl time.

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Megan January 19, 2011

BOWL TIME!

I’m expecting photographic proof of this.

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trinity January 9, 2011

I’m actually a dog person but loved this post. I mean, sitting still in a bowl is just not something a dog can do! At least not my ill-trained crazy dogs.

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Megan January 19, 2011

Bowl sitting is one of those situations where cats just kick dogs butts – but I’m actually a dog person myself!

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Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points January 11, 2011

My cats sleep in sinks.

We’ve yet to capture it in a picture.

He looks so comfy.

Maybe I should sleep in a bowl.

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Megan January 19, 2011

Hey, all you need is a big bowl and a dream.

A beautiful dream.

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