I Like the Night Life, I like to Boogie

Fell asleep in the La-Z-Boy again (have those guys received a Medal of Freedom yet from a POTUS?) and apparently was out so long that the dogs had already gone to bed. Turned everything off and was trudging to bed when I realized I had forgotten all about PSYCHONIGHTOWLKITTY who jumped out of her bedroom trilling to say “HOWDY!” We had some heavy petting and then went our own ways:



Is it just me or does she have kind of a Puss ‘n Boots look like she is wearing pantaloons?

37 replies
  1. 1
    Keith says:

    More like that “skunk” (cat) that Pepe Le Pew was after.

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    aangus says:

    By golly, yes, she does.

    eta. that was in reply to John not Keith.

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    Yutsano says:


    I doth believe wifey already covered this.

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    I’ve never had a cat with one of those plumage-like tails. Very cool.

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    Suzanne says:

    Yes, she looks like she’s wearing bloomers. My mom’s Snowshoe cat looks like that, too, only she looks more like Grumpy Cat.

    Looking at your pictures of Zsa Zsa makes me want to adopt another kitteh. But I have peace on Earth and manageable litter boxes, so cooler heads must prevail.

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    She looks a fair bit like my cat, with a bit more white.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @MoeLarryAndJesus: Medium hair cats are awesome. I love Dirk, my long hair, and Monster, my short hair, but Harry is the fabulous. He has that great plumage without getting the horrible mats and snarls that Dirk gets.

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    Alison says:

    She does have some trouser action going on. Super cute :)

    Speaking of cats – and when are we not? – today was the 10th anniversary of Kevin Drum’s catblogging! http://www.motherjones.com/kev.....ry-edition

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    sfinny says:

    Adorable kitty with pantaloons and great fluffy tail. So how much vacuuming is happening each day?

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    The Dangerman says:

    Ya know, with a little training, that tail would make a kick ass duster (who needs a Roomba?)

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Yutsano: THANK YOU. LADY FLUFFY PANTALOONS! /yelly shouty comment

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: I think credit where credit is due is warranted here mais non?

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    Nicole says:

    “I Like the Night Life” was on the soundtrack for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Holy cow, that was a good soundtrack. I have hilariously fond memories of my roommate at the time singing along to “I’ve Never Been to Me.” Without irony.

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    I have mentioned visiting and taking pictures of the California missions. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I managed to visit another one a few weeks ago, Mission Santa Ines in, of all places, Solvang, and took some pictures.

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    Thoughtcrime says:

    John, you are quite right about the pants. Someone’s got to wear them in that family of yours.

    We sometimes call Pasha, our Maine Coon mix, “Monsieur Pantaloons”. Especially when he briskly walks away.

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    kdaug says:

    Identical cat. No one’s quite sure of her age, but we’re guessing 9. We stripped the floors down to concrete a while ago (easier re: dog/cat hair & TX heat), but left the tan carpet in the bedroom and closets.

    The carpet in my closet ain’t tan anymore – more a mottled black. Soft though, so fuck it.

    At least she’s not poking me in the face with the wife’s house shoe in the middle of the night. (Looking at you, golden.)

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    James E. Powell says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass:

    In memory of Huell Howser?

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    @James E. Powell: Well, I started before he died, but sure, sounds good to me. One of our local public TV stations (KCSM) still airs his show, which is awesome.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    Not ‘pantaloons’, you peasant — thigh-high musketeer boots! And a fluffy tail to flourish like the feather in a musketeer’s broad-brimmed hat! She is a descendent of the Marquis de Carabas!

    (And now I am missing the late and irreplaceable Figaro, for whom Zsa Zsa is a look-alike. Cherish your good fortune, and your discerning mom, Mr. Cole.)

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Yutsano: Mais oui, mon cher!

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    dance around in your bones says:

    Your Zsa Zsa is beautiful, John Cole.

    P.S. I hate it when all the threads die at night and I can’t sleep. So, listening to all the music from Thelma and Louise and waiting for the knockout drops to kick in. Crap.

    I love that soundtrack.

    @Nicole: I also loved Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Abba in the context of the film was kinda cool.

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    ruemara says:

    As with Takkun, she comes with natural M.C. Hammer FuzzPants. Plus, Zsa Zsa has furry toehawk.

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    Nicole says:

    @dance around in your bones: It’s such fun to watch it now and think, “General Zod, Elrond and Leonard Shelby all in drag.” At the time it was released I think Terence Stamp was the only actual name actor of the three. Still one of my favorite things Guy Pearce has ever done.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Nicole: And Terence Stamp had such beautiful eyes.

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    JoyceH says:

    She’s a FLOOFY! I’ve got a floofy and he’s vewy vewy soft. I’ll bet Miss Zsa Zsa is soft, too.

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    Keith says:

    @MoeLarryAndJesus: I had one with a tail like that (recently put down), and they are really perfect for cats. Can’t say how Zsa Zsa is, but mine LOVED to flaunt the tail. All my cats have different tail action, but the one with the plumaged tail definitely had the most elaborate and noticeable movement. Really was a good way for him to get attention.

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    lojasmo says:

    @Yutsano: @asiangirlmn
    You two are so cute.

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    gogol's wife says:

    SWEETIESWEETIESWEETIE! What a beautiful kitty, I want her.

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    different-church-lady says:

    Sir, I am begging you: please get laid. I don’t think I can take much more of this…

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    Bulworth says:


    What a sweety

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Keaton has a floofy tail like that and can flop just the very tip back and forth when he’s in the mood. Annie is more of a traditional long-haired cat, but her tail is also quite floofy.

    I think Charlotte is jealous of their tails sometimes, because she’s a shorthair and has a skinny little ratlike tail.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    When are you going to get her a rhinestone collar? It may not be standard for cats to have collars, but Madam ZsaZsa really does require sparklies to go with her fabulous tail.

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    Cassidy says:

    @different-church-lady: Are you volunteering? lol

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    maya says:

    Yes. Pantaloon kit-tays. I’ve had two long hair cats and they were the greatest. They actually shed less then short hairs, or at least they’re easier to clean up after. Just pick up the clumps which are plainly visible and voila’, yer done. They loved to be brushed and combed too.

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    brettvk says:

    How does Madame Zsa Zsa feel about the Furminator? Maybe you should play a Django Reinhardt album while you deshed her.

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    Gemina13 says:

    Awwww, what a gorgeous girl.

    I’ve decided that black-and-white cats are my favorite. Lucky’s such a sweetheart, even if he’s not so bright, and every cat I’ve met with that coloring has been loving and friendly. But if I find a flewffy girl with pantaloons, I’ll be overjoyed.

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    Beauzeaux says:


    When are you going to get her a rhinestone collar?

    Hey, where I come from (culturally not far from West Virginia) if there are any rhinestone collars around, they go on Mom.

    (h/t The Dillards)

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