Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bonnie Underfoot


Bonnie Underfoot is a 9-year old gray-brown tabby we've had since she was a kitten. She's the original Attack Tabby, fearlessly guarding our home from human intruders. All visitors must be sniffed, rubbed, growled at, stared at, pointedly ignored, then hissed at. Her man is her favorite person in the world; she does what he says, I do what she says. She has to be in the middle of whatever we're doing, but you don't dare touch her!


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44 comments:

rosie(original) said...

....ahem...what does one say!!....this is an original LOUCHE TABBY......the desciption is perfect.....you can see in the right hand pic that she's 'ready for it'*......duzzaduzz............



*Kat1, please add to "Flaps" box...

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! Bonnie you are a beautiful tabby girl! I so love the pic of you in the plastic tub showing off your little black pads! So sweet! And yes, the beautiful fluffy tummie and that smug look on your face is priceless!

*added ;)

LOA said...

i love cat like this w/ a back bone hahaha she is so cuite bat looks like a bratt lol good morming all u fuzzys

Kim said...

Moring Miss Bonnie! What a beautiful lady you are! I think she's smug because she knows she's gorgeous!

Hello Fuzz Family! Mom's Taxi is officially back in business! Sean takes the bus but the Preschool doesn't offer bus service, that would be where I come in! I want to take a nap but have a Dr appt in a little while. Suppose I should take a shower!

danielle said...

She really is a beautiful character isn't she? Its a shame though you can't touch her. I would love to pet that belly. Its all exposed and what not.

Good morning Fuzzies!

DEBRA said...

Hello efurryone!

Bonnie is so beautiful! I know she is a little intense but it only makes her more lovable!

Emma's Kat said...

Question: Was smug the right word to use? I meant it as her having that look of "what are you lookin' at? Yes, I know I'm beautiful!".

=^..^= said...

My Bonnie truly is a beauty. I am furry furry lucky to have her as my Catango partner. Too many Tomcats' eyes haf turned green (if they weren't already originally that color) coz I haf the amazing luck of twirling and holding close to my whiskers such a gorgeous specimen.

~Bombay

katnippia said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family !!!!!!!

Bonnie is a very beautiful girl, but I am sure that she knows that already. I love it when they are sassy and fiesty, it makes u love them more if that is possible.

Cecilia said...

I also love the black toe pads. Aahw Bonnie, let me touch that tummy. Please?

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Of course I'm smug - you would be, too, if you were as lovely as I am. I'm the queen of the world. Belly rubs are allowed only on my terms - you never know if I'll bite or purr.

Then there's my special furiend, Bombay. Sigh. When we Catango, I feel so young again! He's wonderful.

Thank you all for the attention and appreciation.

Kim said...

OK, I have been dying to ask this!!! How do you get the picture by your name? When you comment, some people have a picture of something or other, by their name. How do you do that???

Emma's Kat said...

Kim - Go to your dashboard. I'll email you. It's easier! :)

Linda T. said...

Good morning all (almost afternoon)! Bonnie looks just plain irresistible in that plastic bin!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hello Beautiful Bonnie,
You are a gorgeous Tabby.

You remind me so much of my Missy Blue Eyes. Just irrestible, inviting, fetching -- ah, but better not touch! You could draw back a bloody stump!

Karen C. said...

Hello beautiful Bonnie! You're one of my favorite blogging kitties. I love those little white tipped paws. Can I come over to your house to be growled at, hissed at and stared at? I promise to just appreciate your abilities as a Security Guard without trying to pet you. You sound like you've got a really fun purrsonality!

Kathleen said...

I can already envision my bleeding hands as I try to go in for a fuzzy tummy rub!
Kat-I may have asked you this before, but do you know what breed Zebby is? Colourings and markings are so similar to Cairo.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

I bite and I'm good at bunny kicks, but, sadly, I'm clawless in front. I've nefur forgiven my woman fur that. She claims she tried efurrything she could think of and I still scratched her - a lot.

I make my warnings and threats, then back off to a safe distance. Karen C., I've got my eye on you.

My woman says I even bark, but "urf" is a purrfectly normal cat noise. And I have quite a loud meow. Let's just say I'm expressive.

Kathleen said...

Ah yes, the bunny kicks-little Rosie is good at this as well and then seems all confused as to what she is doing. She was a real snuggler with me last night, but missed her box again...oh well, time. She is also doing a lot of "biting" cleaning in several spots. She has not been exposed to fleas, does anyone know if this could some kind of dermatitis? Should I panic or wait and see what happens. BF reports no such behaviour with Cairo kitty.

danielle said...

Well the biting could be stress related.

I also want to come over, but I would be petting the tummy even through bunny kicks.

Karen C. said...

Kathleen - My kitties never go outside at all, so I don't think of them as being exposed to fleas, but in the summer there are fleas in the grass around the house in front of me and I've found that we actually carry a few in with us every now and then - just from walking across the lawn. Cocoa has a severe flea allergy that causes him to go nuts biting and scratching because it itches so much when they bite. Is it possible a couple fleas came in on a person? I use Frontline (or Advantage) every month on my kitties during the summer, but I don't during the winter.

Kathleen said...

I suppose it is possible. Do I just put Frontline on the skin? If there is no flea problem, will this hurt her?

Cecilia said...

Kathleen - I use Revolution for flees in summer. It is similar to Frontline. You just put it on the skin behind her neck. It does not hurt at all. However you need a perscription from your VET for both Frontline and Revolution. I don't reccomend using the over-the-counter types. They don't work at all.

LOA said...

Kat me to wants to know hoe to put a pic on he ok wher i s RIQUEL HALLOOOOOOOOOOO KID U OUT ther

LOA said...

SORRY HOW

Emma's Kat said...

Kathleen - I use prescription Frontline or Advantage too. They have worked good for us. And no it wouldn't bother/hurt her if she has no fleas. As for Zebby, I remember when we discussed it before and Karen thought maybe they had some Turkish Van in them? They do look very similar. My Zebby boy goes up to PetsMart tomorrow...:( Cross fingers, paws and keep him in your prayers that he will find his purrfect furrever home quickly!

LOA said...

HEY GOOD NEWS I FOUND RIQUEL AND SHE GAT HER BLOG TO WORK i thin ahahahah

Emma's Kat said...

Fuzz family!! Terrible news on Luna!! Please go and maybe offer some comfort/support to Luna's mom! Luna got loose from her cage at the vet and ran into the forest(big forest as it seems) and they have not found her yet! Luna's humans looked for her almost all day yesterday! So sad! She will definately be in our prayers tonight!

Kathleen said...

Good luck Zebby (think they must be, given the description of a Turk Van).
Oh no, Luna, come home! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your humans.
Thanks for the advice-I'll talk to my vet.

Victor Tabbycat said...

OH NO!!! Luna's my special friend! How could that happen? *sob*

Karen C. said...

Maybe it's different in different areas, but I can buy Frontline or Advantage directly from the vet's or pet hospitals without a prescription. Plus, Petco has just started carrying it over the counter also (though they do jack up the price quite a bit). The only problem I've ever had with the stuff is it makes the cat drool excessively if they lick it off their fur. Since you put it on the back of the neck, they can't get to it...unless you have multiple cats who groom each other (MIDNIGHT).

Pumpkin said...

Bonnie looks so much like my Tiger but the purrsonalities are completely different. He's very mellow and doesn't bite or scratch. When he's stretched out and you rub his exposed tummy, he'll crack an eye open to see who's petting him and then go back to sleep.

Our cats don't ever go outside but Sammi, my sister's Silky Terrier, brings fleas in with her when she visits. When I see the kitties scratching, I'll comb them around the neck to check for fleas. If I DO see evidence of fleas, I'll treat them with Advantage. I pay a whole lot less when I buy it on eBay, even with the shipping costs, than if I buy it from the local pet stores. Emily, one of our cats who went over the Rainbow Bridge a long time ago, started drooling as soon as I started to apply the Advantage so it could be the smell alone that does it. She was the only cat who did this but the Advantage works very well to control a flea problem.

Linda

Kim said...

Hopefully Luna will be found safe, sound, and soon. Since she's a house cat and not use to fending for herself, maybe she'll find her way back to the vet or even someone close by. She's in our thoughts!

We use Frontline. Do I like it? Kind of. I don't find it takes care of the fleas as well as it should. I use it though, because it's the only one proven to take care of ticks. Our cats are mostly flea free. We just buy it at the Vet or at 1800pets.com

Bonnie and Victor, I read your comment from last night. Please tell your Momma that she is not crazy!!! I love your adventures and the things you come up with. I love reading each of your different personalities! You really come to life as individuals. If that's crazy, then count me in too!

Kathleen said...

Never having had a flea problem, how do I determine if it is? Black flecks, droppings?

Emma's Kat said...

Kathleen - You can go over her body, around her neck and belly and part her hair. Look for an actual flea or what is called "flea dirt". Flea dirt is actually flea poo and is black/brown and small like...sand? Sorry description...Lol! If still in doubt, talk to your vet.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Depending on where you live, Frontline and/or Advantage is sumtimes available at farm supply stores. Here it's Farm & Fleet or Fleet Farm. Emma's Kat described flea dirt quite well. We used to see it on our first cat's belly, between the hind legs where fur is shorter. Use a fine-toothed comb and look for very fine black sand. Another short-term remedy is (cover your cats' eyes) b*a*t*h. First cat was allergic to all avail flea treatments except baths, so that's what we did. Can't hurt and might help whatever it is.
Bonnie & Victor's Crazy Mom :-)
PS You can uncover the cats' eyes now!

Kathleen said...

Oh no, I may have to send Rosie to the kitty couch, if the dreaded b word comes up! I'll inspect her tonight. Knowing her it's probably just nervous hives!

Karen C. said...

You can put her on a white t-shirt or towel on your lap and give her a vigorous scratching/petting. That usually gets "flea dirt" dislodged. Also, dip a comb in rubbing alcohol and comb her. Rubbing alcohol kills fleas. Have a little cup of it ready and drown them in it, if you see any.

caspersmom said...

Hi Bonnie, goodness how did you get in that plastic box. Looks like you are so snug in that thing. I had a hard time fitting in that box mom has around. Couldnt' get my tail in. It was a lot more comfortable in Amber's bed, could really stretch out in that. I'm clawless in the front too so don't feel bad. Mom was sorry also she did that but she thought her and Dad was going to stay in the motel managing and she didn't want to see me hanging from the drapes again. Boy, did I do a good job on them, and I was just a kitten then too. Anyhow Mom wanted to keep me and if she told the company I didn't have my front claws they would let her keep me.

So sorry to hear about Luna, prayers and purrs go out to her. Sure do hope they find her real soon.

Casper

BTW Kat could you also e-mail me to on how to get a picture on the comments too. Thanks.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hey Casper, c'mere...
{whispering}
Bonnie's tail was hanging out the end of the box. She's actyoually quite comfy! The box in her profile pictor is bigger.
{end whispering}
Casper, Mom says her first cat ruined 2 sets of curtains before he reached 17 lb and couldn't climb them no more. I'm mostly good bout my claws an since I came home at 8 months, I don't climb the curtains, just the counters an my tree.

Pumpkin said...

Purrs sent to Luna's mom that Luna will be found soon.

If you're not sure if you find flea dirt or just plain old regular dirt on your cat, put the dirt on a wet paper towel and rub it around. If it turns red, then you have a flea problem because flea dirt is actually flea droppings and since fleas drink blood, their droppings turn red when wet. Eww!

Linda

momsbusy said...

love the black paw pads and the white socks on bonnie. love to read the adventures she and victor have. it is essential to have a guard cat that knows how to do their job well. it seems bonnie is a very responsible kitty and takes her job seriously.

LOA said...

GOOD MORNING ALL i hope we start my hear that Luna has ben foun

Gattina said...

Just wanted to say hello to Bonnie, I love cats with character !