Friday, June 15, 2012

Hey Grumpy Cat ~ The Answer

So why was Banjo Mr. Grumpster at me?

He doesn't get to go outside very often.
Maybe twice a year.
And this is the main reason why...

Sit and enjoy the warmth and the sunshine Banjo.
Watch the birds and sniff the air.

Don't eat the grass Banjo
it always makes you barf.

Quit eating the grass or you will be sick!

You know that is just going to end up
on my floor afterwards if you eat too much...

If you don't quit eating the grass Banjo
I'm taking you back inside!!!


OK, that's it.
You're done!

Come on Mister!
Back into the house you go!

That's what happens
when you don't listen to me.

I told you!

Stay on the linoleum Banjo!

Why oh why must you kitties
always purposely go into the only room with carpet to barf
when you have a whole house full of
linoleum and laminate flooring to choose from???
And you must puke in 3 or 4 different spots.
From one end of the carpet to the other.
Is it to purposely drive us bonkers?

Sparing you the visuals...
that is when I told Banjo
that he had better of enjoyed his
5 minutes of summer
because that's all he was going to experience
for the rest of the year.
No more outside time for him.

Cry at the back door all you want Banjo.
You are not getting out.

And that is where the Grumpy Cat came from below.

Now technically,
no one guessed why Banjo was mad at me.
S. Stole and Kittykye's answers
of not being allowed to chase the birds or the bunnies
did involve being outside,
and Forever Foster's answer of
was I singing to him
made me laugh
because I do get that look from him
when I sing,
if all three of you want to email me your addresses
I will send you a little something
for playing along!

Thank you to everyone who gave an answer.
That was fun!

cleaning the carpet was not fun
but playing the game was.

Have a Happy Friday!

xo Catherine & Banjo


Fuzzy Tales said...

But...but he NEEDS grass for his digestion! At least give him cat grass! :-)

Yeah, I don't know why they barf over carpet most of the time. Nicki had a rare hairball earlier this week and of course he left it all over the living room area rug. Which is why I don't spend much money on area rugs. LOL.

Banjo, you're welcome to teleport over to our garden and eat as much grass as you want. What's a bit more kitty barf to clean up? Plus you can chase moths and other insects and hide under the hostas with the boys. :-)

Katy Noelle said...

That 'GAAK!!' look on Banjo's face...!!! =D


Sandra said...

tell banjo, his distant canine cousins do the SAME THING. they go out, they eat grass, they do NOT barf until after they come in and never ever never on the tile floor. Jake will walk one inch from the tile and stay right on the carpet. i have been known to grab a throw rug and throw it under his head, because it is easier to clean than carpet. but you are blessed with a cat that can go potty inside, dogs have to go out several times a day. woe is me.....

Sandra said...

PS forgot to say these are AWESOME pics of banjo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Jingles loves to go out on the balcony just for that reason. Grass seed manages to find its way to some of my potted plants so she goes out there to munch, sniff the air and watch the birdies. I think cats have to barf because they get so much hair in their system it's gotta work its way out somehow. In fact, Jingles is very weird -- she holds her throat against the bar on the kids bunk bed and makes herself gag. Psycho cat. Have a great weekend. Tammy

The Cat Guy said...

A simple solution would be to tear up all that nice, barf-inducing green grass and replace it with some nice colored pea gravel. Then he can be outside longer!

Great photos!

My kitties barf wherever they want. I thought Theo was going to barf on me as he was snuggling with me this morning! Thankfully it was dry.

Anesha said...

Oh Banjo baby, all that grass! Your poor Mummy having to clean it up. Maybe if you are a good boy next time you will get more outside time. :) Lots of hugs Anesha

Susan said...

Boy was I off base on this one. Yep those little buggers love the carpet to barf on. Amazing isn't it? My cat LOVES to bring in anything alive she can catch, then I get to catch it and throw it back outside, such as birds, huge bugs, moths, mice. Ugh!!!!!

Lin said...

Aw, poor Banjo! But eating grass is half the fun of going outside! And if you leave him out there long enough, he'll barf outside. :)

Just Who I Am said...

Love the pictures from Banjo en oops you had to clean up a lot .I'm sure he is o k now.
xx Elisabeth

Forever Foster said...

Oh my goodness, how excited are we!?! You are a sweetheart :)

We moved to a house that has only tiled and wooden floors. When Fui needed to do his first ceremonial hurl, he found mum's handbag. The carpet would have been easier to clean. MOL! We love your 'GAAK!' face, Banjo :)

kittykye said...

Woowee! I didn't even catch that you said that was a contest in the last post. Yay :D
Also, I'm pretty sure Banjo is one of the most gorgeous kitties out there!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

You and Banjo have a great weekend Cat and I hope there are no little piles of green to step in first thing in the morning!
Susan x

Jane said...

What a BEAUTY!
Love your set of photos, yes I agree Banjo is a very unique looking cat.

TexWisGirl said...

fyi, dogs often do the same thing - move off the tile onto the carpet or rug to upchuck. *sigh*

Hedi Anne said...

I recently lost my kitty, due to what we think a bird taking her. reading your posts though surely brightened my day.

CricriCat said...

Merci pour ce jeu Catherine. C'est vrai que le nettoyage de la moquette n'a pas dû être plaisant. Lorsque Caramel mange de l'herbe, il faut le surveiller aussi et le laisser dehors car il vomis, c'est pas agréable lorsque que c'est à l'intérieur de la maison. Bon week-end Catherine. Bisous. Cricri

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was the funnest post i've read in a long time...sooooo true! Why oh why do they barf on carpet? Eating grass makes Charlie do the same thing...sigh...guess it's a cat thing. That was fun (well except for the cleaning barf)!
hugs, Linda

Tamago said...

Ohhhhh, this is what happened!! Yeah, somehow they choose carpet to barf...hahaha :-)

Eileen said...

I happen to have a theory about the carpet versus linoleum or wood's traction. No slipping around as they hurl.

Not sure if that's why for certain but my cats do the same thing - maybe it's payback for not letting them outside as much as they like, lol.

Have a great weekend!

S. Etole said...

What fun ... not the cat upchucking, but the thought of some "real" mail!

Your pictures capture cat language so well.

Katnip Lounge said...

You think grass is bad--try CORN HUSKS! ha ha ha.

My theory on the carpet is this: They need something to hold on to! Don't tell me you've never gripped the toilet (or bucket) for dear life, puking your guts out. Makes sense to me.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,

Hilarious story! But oh so true. Murphy's law does exist here for the full 100%. We're so glad we got all wood and tile flooring.
Love to you and hope Banjo can enjoy his time in prison... Ours are mostly outside with this kind of weather.

Lúcia said...

Hhehehe, poor little Banjo!
I didn't know cats like eating grass.
Have a good weekend Catherine. :)

Brian said...

Hey, that is what the grass is there for! Way to go Banjo!

Becca said...

Ha Ha Ha! I love this post! Banjo, you crack me up! Our house has more hardwood now than carpet, but we have one of those little Green Machines for Shatzie's little puking sessions on the carpet. (or for when I spilled my wine last night walking downstairs) LOL

Chatty Crone said...

I really liked those pictures and I know exactly what you mean. If only animals and children would listen - lol. sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Poor Banjo.... He just HAS to eat grass since he doesn't get fed ANYTHING else.... Right????? ha ha

AND--he has to barf on the carpet --just to add more color to it!!!!!

Poor kitty--he's so abused..

Glad you didn't get more SNOW though.... ha

Anonymous said...

I don't have carpet, but I know what you mean about the barf here there & everywhere... I come home to it a couple times a week! =0
He sure is a beautiful kitty

SweetMarie said...

These are great pics of Banjo! Our pups eat the grass and gets sick. Yes, they prefer the carpet! lol

Linens and Royals said...

Cats do need grass for their digestion, I sometimes buy special cat grass in a pot for my 2. After all they must have something to throw up on the carpet. They need the carpet for traction though Emily usually gives a strange warning meow and I can put her on the tiles. Charlotte just throws up quietly and messily, staining as much carpet as possible. XX

Christine said...

We planted cat grass in the garden this year even though we have 10 acres of it all around us, not sure the logic in husbands purchase. We lost our poor kitty yesterday, I think she was pregnant too, very sad girls in the house right now.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It was a fun!! I knew it had to be something that had to do with eating--We are talking about Banjo!! :-)

Enjoy your weekend Catherine!!

It's me said...

Oh so so so sweeeeeet !!! Banjo !!....xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Ann said...

Two things I'll never understand are 1)the attraction to eating grass. and
2)the almost magnet pull of carpeting to a barfing animal

Giancarlo said...

Un bel micione! felice fine settimana a te...ciao

Sylvia said...

Oh, Banjo, if only you had listened, you could spend more time outside ...
Lovely pictures, Catherine !
Nice weekend,

BeadedTail said...

Oh poor Banjo! If you had more time outside you wouldn't have to eat so much at once and in such a big hurry. We don't think you should be grounded over that little mishap which was clearly your mom's fault anyway since we know a handsome boy like you would never do that on purpose!

Angel & Isabella

The Chair Speaks said...

That GAAK picture of you is so cute. Sorry but we absolutely love that. LOL! Purrs!

Pantherka said...

Catherine, it occurred to me then. I thought her cat grass to cleaning the stomach.
Have a nice Sunday

The Smiths said...

Brilliant photos of your boy Catherine!

Our boys do the same... Always on the carpet!

Have a good weekend.

Kay :)

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Oh my - you captured some awesome looks at Banjo's face. Poor baby - that's what happens when you don't listen to your Mama!! You get grounded!!! ;o)

Linda R said...

I guess that's one advantage to living in the desert. No grass. Just lots of rocks. Oh but there are lots of plants.. YIKES.. Love your game my friend and I do hope you are enjoying your weekend..


Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, isn't it the truth? Both our cat and dog go onto the carpet to barf? WHY? really? wha sense does that make but they do an it aggravates us to no end....

Hot Rocks said...

Ha ha ha!!!!! So funny. I say the same thing to my cat when he is gaaaking, and bringing up a hair ball....stay on the hardwood or the not on Mommys new carpet. And why do they have to puke, move on, puke, move and puke you say there are always 3 or 4 spots to be cleaned up.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I don't understand the carpet thing! We have ONE room with carpet, and all of the cats will run to that room if they're going to puke.


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