06 April 2009 @ 09:58 pm
Sewing with cats  
So, last night, I washed and dried the damask, and when I pulled it out of the dryer, it was still a bit damp. I draped it over pretty much everything in my bedroom to dry overnight. Went and did other things, and when I came back into my room this is what I discovered.

I caught you! Cat! What do you think you're doing?

Oh, I see.

I left him alone and went to wash my face and brush my teeth before bed, and when I came back, he was gone. So, I shut the door and turned off the lights and climbed into bed. But then I heard . . . snortling. Like the way Gus breathes when he's very contented. He doesn't purr; he snortles. I looked around for him and found him, exactly where I did not want him.

Bad cat!

I should have known better than to drape it over the dummy. One of the great delights of his life is hiding under hoopskirts and big skirts when they're on the dummy. Sometimes just chilling, and sometimes ready to leap out and attack unwary bystanders. There have been many, many times when I've been fussing with a bodice, and my foot is suddenly patted by a paw, which then vanishes under the skirt. Or he'll lay under a skirt, with his big ol' butt sticking out, thinking that no one can see him, because his head is covered.

Silly kitty.
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[identity profile] lifeonwry.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
If there was a dummy wearing a hoopskirt in my room, I would hide under it too.
[identity profile] jljonsn.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
'druther hide under a real person's hoopskirts, meself.
[identity profile] cigarettes214.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
My cats do that with the dress form too! It's like they think it's their own personal fort. haha :D
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ext_41593: kittycoaster[identity profile] tudorlady.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Cats + tailors' dummies + farthingales = tru luv. Seriously :)
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[identity profile] bibliocat.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
He has such an innocent look on his face in that last picture!
"Who me? Am I not supposed to be under here?"
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[identity profile] tashabear.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
How can you be mad at that FACE! Such a face...
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[identity profile] koshka-the-cat.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
So cute! He looks totally innocent :)
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[identity profile] jennnlee.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Awwww. Love the lovely Gus in his damask fort.
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[identity profile] bklynwebgrrl.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Cute kitty! Mine was sitting next to me when I was finishing up my sofa cushions and attacking the thread while I was sewing. :)
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[identity profile] troubleagain.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Heh. When it was cold, I put all my patio plants in a big group and draped them with sheets--I found my cats playing "Fort" under there, too!

Gus reminds me very much of my old cat Sam. Sam was a Kitler.
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[identity profile] aikea-guinea.livejournal.com on April 7th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oh geeze! Kittttttty!
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