Satellite of Love

So I went to the Office Depot, there, to get more batteries, because Edsel ate the remote control and he chewed up the batteries, as he is a GIANT ASS, and I was hoping new batteries would be all that was needed to fix the remote, because I really did not want to have to go back to 1977 when you had to GET UP and CROSS THE ROOM to change channels and I wonder if this sentence could get any longer.

Remember having to get up and change the channel? Granted, there were only three channels from which to choose, but if you were hatin' Love, American Style and wanted to switch over to Room 222 you had to haul your seven-year-old self up and put that giant knob in your hand, so to speak, and CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK, change it over.

God, we had it rough. I was not allowed to watch Love, American Style, so I can tell you I would not have gotten up to change the channel had it been on and no one was catching me watching it. Oh, the forbidden fruit of Love, American Style.

However, I seem to have digressed.

I bought the AAA batteries that my now-chewy remote requires, and I was just getting ready to head home, slip the batteries in and beat the dog with the remote when…

I saw kitties.

I know. I have, like, kitty-dar. But there were four cats RIGHT THERE on the side of Office Depot.

You can imagine how quickly I shot over there.

Mousepad
Here is Mousepad, the mom. Isn't she beautiful? She was very curious about why I was over there taking pictures of her and her cattens. But she did not run away in terror.

Inkjet
See the black one? That's Inkjet. The gray-and-white kitty in front, who rubbed on his mom a lot, is Sharpie.

Sharpie
Sharpie was the friendliest cat, and he came this close to me. I KNOW he was considering letting me pet him, but decided I was too big of a nutbar. Or maybe he knew I'd swoop him up and put him in my car. Whichev.

There was one more catten who refused to come close at all, and that was Scanner. Do you enjoy my Office Depot names? Who loves herself?

So today I…happened to go back to Office Depot and lo and behold, there they are again.

Today Scanner came over too!

Mouseandscan
I can't imagine what made Scanner and Mousepad come a-runnin', because it's not like I brought any cat treats with me or anything. Nor was I jiggling the bag. Nope.

But guess what. They didn't even WANT the treat. I looked around the corner, and THREE PEOPLE are already feeding them!

Dinneratthedepot
Clearly I am not the only Gladys Kravitz of cats.

And I know there are rescue organizations that I can call and I even have those humane traps I could use. But you know what? I don't want them to be in some cage somewhere. I don't want them separated, either. They were constantly butting heads, and wrapping their tails around each other. I have never seen a cat family that was so affectionate. Who am I to "rescue" them from that? They have a ton of woods back there, and yes, they will probably not live long. I say better that than languishing in a shelter, apart, for who knows how long.

But that does not mean I'm not gonna go visit them. They are my new satellite kitties.

I think I will be loading up on a lot of the office supplies.

Love

143 thoughts on “Satellite of Love

  1. Nithya, that picture.is.too.funny.
    June love your animal magnetism. And Siren’s too. We have neighbor cattens that find our yard much more fun than anyone else’s. I love peeking out the window in the mornings and watching them play.

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  2. OK, SO glad that I checked the comments before mentioning Alley Cat Allies. While great, they’re no Feral Cat Ass, now are they?!
    Tammi, you rock doubly for donating, and for making me giddy with laughter.

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  3. I don’t really like office supplies….we’re dog people at my house, but I appreciate your catinterest and compassion, June. I just made up that word.
    Hulk…family reunion…good one.
    I grew up in a rural area so my parents wouldn’t allow me to watch Gentle Ben….they were afraid I would think bears were friendly and I’d end up being eaten by one during one of our many camping trips. I’m still here so I guess they did the right thing.
    And the bath beads from yesterday’s post? You know why they’re no longer around? Too dangerous for children…made the tub VERY slippery….however did we grow to adulthood without seat belts, car seats, nutrition information on food packages and 10 inches of sand or wood chips under our playground equipment?
    And, “the Target”….is that like “the Facebook”? That’s what my MIL calls it. *sigh*

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  4. PJ who forgot to mention 2 days ago that one of her pet peeves is underwear elastic that is too tight or too loose. It has to be just right. says:

    Oh, sweet little Haysoos in the sorgum…Furry, you always make me laugh with those.

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  5. PJ who forgot to mention 2 days ago that one of her pet peeves is underwear elastic that is too tight or too loose. It has to be just right. says:

    Oh, sweet little Haysoos in the sorgum…Furry, you always make me laugh with those.

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  6. PJ who forgot to mention 2 days ago that one of her pet peeves is underwear elastic that is too tight or too loose. It has to be just right. says:

    Oh, sweet little Haysoos in the sorgum…Furry, you always make me laugh with those.

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  7. Love me some office supplies. Makes me feel efficient, but somehow does not make me more productive.
    I feel tardy for the party when I comment so late, but those cattens are cute!
    Your reference to Satan was funny as hell!

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  8. Sadie's family had a momma cat while I was in high school and I was always trying to find homes for kittens. That was before spaying was the norm. says:

    I was wondering how those office supply kitties looked so healthy until you showed the food dishes. I just thought there must be an unlimited supply of little critters in the woods.
    They are cuties, but the number of offspring mentioned previously is mind-boggling.

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  9. Sadie's family had a momma cat while I was in high school and I was always trying to find homes for kittens. That was before spaying was the norm. says:

    I was wondering how those office supply kitties looked so healthy until you showed the food dishes. I just thought there must be an unlimited supply of little critters in the woods.
    They are cuties, but the number of offspring mentioned previously is mind-boggling.

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  10. Sadie's family had a momma cat while I was in high school and I was always trying to find homes for kittens. That was before spaying was the norm. says:

    I was wondering how those office supply kitties looked so healthy until you showed the food dishes. I just thought there must be an unlimited supply of little critters in the woods.
    They are cuties, but the number of offspring mentioned previously is mind-boggling.

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  11. Oh how I wish I was an adult in the days when you were EXPECTED to have an alcoholic beverage as soon as you got home from work. By the time I was 11, I could mix highballs and manhattans and whiskey sours and black Russians… And what good did it do me? And how about the “three martini lunch”? Such a civilized idea!
    Anyway, loved Dark Shadows. Barnabas Collins was SO mysterious. And there were zombies and time travel and all kinds of cool stuff going on. Did anyone else watch Laugh-In? That and Hee-Haw made my dad laugh and we could never figure out why. Although we did love Lily Tomlin. Who I learned on this blog is a lesbian. Who knew?

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  12. Just re-reading today’s post, because in scanning it quickly this morning, I was all *TNR,June,TNR!*
    And I still am. But now that I am taking the time to PAY ATTENTION to all your words, I couldn’t agree more, and I heart your rescue heart. And the pictures are great.

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  13. Lisa, Laugh-In was a big hit and we always watched it and Hee-Haw, too. My dad would laugh out loud at Hee-Haw, but I’m not sure if he watched Laugh-In with us. Hee-Haw and The Benny Hill Show were more his style.

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  14. Oh they are just darling cattens! But yes, they totally should be spayed/neutered.
    Have you thought of crating Mr. Edsel while you are at work? It will keep his rotten little underbite from chewing up more of your stuff. Chewing while you are gone is a form of separation anxiety.
    Siren’s foxes are ADORABLE(how sick is it that I want one for a pet?)! I can’t comment on her blog though because Blogger is doing maintenence.

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  15. Love, American Style,
    Truer than the Red, White and Blue.
    Love, American Style,
    That’s me and you.
    And on a star spangled night my love, (My love come to me).
    You can rest you head on my shoulder.
    Out by the dawn’s early light, my love
    I will defend your right to try.
    Love, American Style,
    That’s me and you.

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  16. PJ who forgot to mention 2 days ago that one of her pet peeves is underwear elastic that is too tight or too loose. It has to be just right. says:

    Laugh-in: loved. Hee-Haw: hated. I was a very weird kid. Once Mickey Mouse Club was over I didn’t like television. I thought it was annoying. I liked quiet and reading and grass, trees and water. I think I was a sensitive little twit. I still can’t watch more than an hour of TV at a time but I really envy people who can sit down and get lost in it. I want to. Guess I’m a sensitive old twit now.
    Queen, those are some mighty poorly written lyrics!
    Yes, Lisa, what happened to that automatic drink when the sun was lower than the yardarm? Now that’s civilized.
    June, I get your compassion for the cat critters and their need to be free to move and to love. My favorite ever song is Willie Nelson singing “Don’t Fence Me In”.

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  17. PJ who forgot to mention 2 days ago that one of her pet peeves is underwear elastic that is too tight or too loose. It has to be just right. says:

    Laugh-in: loved. Hee-Haw: hated. I was a very weird kid. Once Mickey Mouse Club was over I didn’t like television. I thought it was annoying. I liked quiet and reading and grass, trees and water. I think I was a sensitive little twit. I still can’t watch more than an hour of TV at a time but I really envy people who can sit down and get lost in it. I want to. Guess I’m a sensitive old twit now.
    Queen, those are some mighty poorly written lyrics!
    Yes, Lisa, what happened to that automatic drink when the sun was lower than the yardarm? Now that’s civilized.
    June, I get your compassion for the cat critters and their need to be free to move and to love. My favorite ever song is Willie Nelson singing “Don’t Fence Me In”.

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  18. PJ who forgot to mention 2 days ago that one of her pet peeves is underwear elastic that is too tight or too loose. It has to be just right. says:

    Laugh-in: loved. Hee-Haw: hated. I was a very weird kid. Once Mickey Mouse Club was over I didn’t like television. I thought it was annoying. I liked quiet and reading and grass, trees and water. I think I was a sensitive little twit. I still can’t watch more than an hour of TV at a time but I really envy people who can sit down and get lost in it. I want to. Guess I’m a sensitive old twit now.
    Queen, those are some mighty poorly written lyrics!
    Yes, Lisa, what happened to that automatic drink when the sun was lower than the yardarm? Now that’s civilized.
    June, I get your compassion for the cat critters and their need to be free to move and to love. My favorite ever song is Willie Nelson singing “Don’t Fence Me In”.

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  19. My name is Pamela and I am Soul Sister #2 and I watched way moer Hogan's Heroes than I thought...must not have been much else on the other two channels...and mom wasn't home much says:

    Love the lyrics, QUEENSTELLA!
    And yes, June, there most certainly was a Black Man on Hogan’s Heroes. (Gotta represent, my brother!) He was Bob Crane’s MAIN MAN…second in command (why do I remember this). He was a fairly well-known actor/director but I’d have to google him to remember his name. Guess he wasn’t THAT well-known.

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  20. June, it seems as if your pets are always chewing things up. Have they ever heard the word…NO?! Keep it up and before you know it they’ll grow up to be criminal canines and felonious felines. Then one day you’ll get the dreaded call….that Edsel has knocked over a liquor store.

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