Monday, January 9, 2012

Pet Peeves


A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that an individual finds particularly annoying to him. When I tried to look up where the term came from, the best answer I saw was that "pets" are "favorites" and "peeves" are "irritants." So pet peeves are our favorite annoyances. I don't know if the person in the book knew what he was talking about, but I do know that Bugsy has a pet peeve... That's for sure...

The other day, HH was sitting on the bed and Bugsy and knuckles were stretched out all in a row with about 6 inches between where Bugsy's nose left off and Knuckles' tail began.

Well, the boys were trying to take a nap and HH looked over and noticed that Bugsy was having trouble settling down. It seems that Knuckles', in sleep, was waving his tail -- just the last two inches of it.  Slowly, it went up and down, up and down.

It didn't bother HH in the least, but it distracted Bugsy from his nap. After waiting a little bit for Knuckles to settle down, Bugsy reached over and put his paw on the tip of Knuckles' tail to gently hold it in place.  That's all he needed. Shortly after that, he fell fast asleep and they slept quietly in that position for the rest of the afternoon.



33 comments:

Marg said...

Oh goodness, what a cute picture and story. That is just terrific. What good boys they are. Take care.

Minnie and Mack said...

Wow, what a smart kitty!

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Hilary said...

I read this post to Alex, and he said, "yet another reason tails are over rated!"

Hannah and Lucy said...

If that had been here there would have been war!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mariodacat said...

Awww that is so very precious.

FURKIDSMOM said...

MOL Bugsy is one very clever kitty!

The Florida Furkids

Amber DaWeenie said...

BOL....Dat is so funny! Dat is one smart kitty to tink of dat!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Now that's cute! We don't sleep close enough to each other to do that, but we think it was very clever of Bugsy to hold down the offending appendage.

Mr. Pip said...

Sometimes we just need a little help from our friends! He he!

Your pal, Pip

Simba said...

We loved your post! Sweet brothers!

Brian said...

Smart and comfy at its finest!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

Bugsy, you are very smart. Maybe all Knuckles needed was that little contact from you!

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Brings new meaning to that phrase, "Touch out and reach someone."

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MOL Bugsy WELL DONE...
when faced with adversity you handled it like a pro!!

HH this is the cutest story and picture!! We just love know the background behind pictures...

Thank you a ton it made us smile on this dreary, cold, drizzly NC day.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Look at you two! Sometimes tails just go of their own accord.

Kjelle Bus said...

My mom goeas all awww and ooow over this picture !

Katnip Lounge said...

What a lovely story, and how special to be able to see it happen. Sweet.

Sparkle said...

What a cute story... and we have done the same thing here! Except when I was a kitten, I'd forget about the nap altogether and use Binga's tail as a toy.

BeadedTail said...

That's very cute! Our mommy tries to do that when every night Angel sits on the nightstand and wags the last couple of inches of her floofy tail in Mommy's face!

Carolyn said...

Love it! The picture just made me go awww!

Next pet I have, I am going to call Peeve :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How funny - we loved this story and we are so happy you even got a good photo of it:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tessa the Maltese said...

That is so cute. Bugsy must have been a fury tired kittie to just stop Knuckles tail and not to play with it! BOL

Grrreat pic!

woos, Tessa

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Sweet Bugsy how smart you are to figure out how to keep Knuckles tail still so you could sleep by him. Precious picture. Hugs and nose kisses

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

ohhhh myyyy is this the most precious thing EVER!!!!

If all of our problems could just be solved with one paw....this is too adorable!! Just purrfect!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Wot a gentleman to do that. I would has had to take more drastic measures fur sure!

Shane Kent Louis said...

wow, max you look so cute while sleeping, you really do enjoy your sleep on that soft bed :)



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rumpydog said...

awwwwww..... they did better than my cats would.... there would have been Cat Wars Part 219 at my house.

Cat said...

So sweet...

All4UrPet said...

What an adorable story! Bugsy is quite the problem solver haha! I also like how you looked up the origin of pet peeve... interesting observation. I'll have to keep that in mind next time I say pet peeve and make sure it's a favorite annoyance instead just an annoying annoyance I suppose...


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oliverandruby said...

Hah! That is very clever and what a great picture!

mayziegal said...

Heehee! Oh, that was SO super smart of Bugsy! And I bet that Knuckles appreciated how Bugsy helped him settle down and go to sleep. And I just LUVS that picture. Too, too sweet.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

The Island Cats said...

Bugsy sure is smart! I'm gonna hafta do that with Wally...he's always waving his tail in my face too.

Ernie

Clooney said...

Awesome story, picture and post! Way to take care of that pet peeve of yours Bugsy! Have a great week kitties and thanks for the suggestion on getting my tunnel to work again!