Friday, January 26, 2007

Friday with Fred the Cat

If it’s Friday it must be me, Fred the Cat. There’s been a lot of serious conversations this week as you humans discussed your president and his wars. Events such as that make me proud to be a cat, if you know what I mean. So anyway, let’s have a little fun and relax from all the political stuff. Let’s set a trap for one another. But what shall we use as bait in that trap?

If you wanted to catch me in a trap all you would need for bait is my cat food. If you want to catch Pop, and you are fresh out of Sapphire gin and martini ingredients, just use chilled steamed shrimp. You’d nab her in a heartbeat. As for Murphy, he would be easy prey if the bait was a little piece of pizza crust. Mr. Pop would leap into the trap if the bait was a glass of fine aged bourbon on the rocks.

If I wanted to catch you in a trap, what should I use for bait?


Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Great Coffee and some even greater French Pastries (something we only get when we travel out of our space!).

January 26, 2007 2:37 AM  
Blogger BBC said...


January 26, 2007 4:30 AM  
Blogger Jim Wilkins said...

Hi Sammy here.
The man uses a red laser light to gode me into playing. But the thrill of a tummy rub makes me just flop over.

meooeooeew - Sammy

January 26, 2007 4:30 AM  
Blogger Durward Discussion said...

It might not work all of the time, but I haven't been able to get real Spanikopita since moving to Tacoma. The site of a tray would have me sitting and begging in adoring appreciation.

For the kitties, the sound of the can lid popping at 4:00 a.m. brings them hurtling to the kitchen as a four feline assault.

January 26, 2007 5:07 AM  
Blogger Durward Discussion said...

It might not work all of the time, but I haven't been able to get real Spanikopita since moving to Tacoma. The site of a tray would have me sitting and begging in adoring appreciation.

For the kitties, the sound of the can lid popping at 4:00 a.m. brings them hurtling to the kitchen as a four feline assault.

January 26, 2007 5:08 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Sweedish Fish lol they will be my downfall!

January 26, 2007 5:22 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Spaghetti. Every time...

January 26, 2007 5:58 AM  
Blogger Spadoman said...

Fred never looks like he gets any older. What's his secret?

Italian anything gets me every time.

January 26, 2007 6:03 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

A fine French roast or a hot & spicy Cajun martini does it for me every time!

(by the way, I'm set up with the Sapphire gin and other ingredients any time Pop wants to drop by!)

Stella will do anything (anything) for pizza crust, especially if it's extra-thick and extra-chewy.

January 26, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger JM said...

These days, I'm finding myself easily distracted by pretty much any bright, shiny object. But a nice steak fresh off the grill would surely seal the deal. Or what BBC said.

January 26, 2007 7:08 AM  
Blogger felinemom said...

Anything that is dark chocolate.

Zoey, Ben and Bobby can be lured anywhere with Temptations treats.

January 26, 2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Sex and beer.

January 26, 2007 8:00 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...


Wanna try a new microbrew, old man?


January 26, 2007 8:01 AM  
Blogger Elayne said...


January 26, 2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

A glass of very fine deliciously dry Zinfindel.

January 26, 2007 8:40 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

yo, freddie, barn monster here. i trap minstrel all the time. he's a chump. thinks he runs stuff in my barn. the easiest way is when i rub against his legs when he's out here. he thinks i'm sayin' i like you when i'm really sayin' fill the catfood bin dipshit. i do it for a while, and usually after he's almost tripped a couple of times he will reach down to do the old scratch behind the ears thing then BAM! i cuff him one. works every time. chump, like i told ya.

January 26, 2007 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The latest mystery by any number of my favourite writers. (Jamie, do they have Trader Joe's grocery stores in Tacoma. They have great spanikopita. I could make a meal of them.)

January 26, 2007 10:45 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I am afraid I am a sucker for slow cooked pork ribs. Long and slow with just a good dry run. If you are ever in Memphis try Corky's with just the rub hold the sauce. Damn fine pig. Don't forget the cold beer and maybe just a few hushpuppies.

January 26, 2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

tasty french-pressed coffee
sapphire sounds like a plan
or, my favorite, the "illegal" choice...
a bit of the tasty herb. (go figure)

fred, i too would be proud to be non-human right now. you and my boy sunny have the right idea.

January 26, 2007 12:09 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Oh, how about a ticket to some warm sunny place where I could climb, hike, and refresh myself on a beach with an iced tangy beverage?

January 26, 2007 12:18 PM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Fred, you can just use yourself as bait, you are so cute and I can't resist cats!

If it has to be food, Hershey Kisses would work pretty well.

January 26, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger Cairo The Boxer said...

Hey Fred, a pint of Guinness or some chunky peanut butter would be enough to catch me.

It's great being a dog because I didn't understand what that idiot human president was yapping about this week. That's why I don't want my parents to teach me English.

Have a great weekend!

January 26, 2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger Pogo said...

I'll make it easy on you, buddy. I'lljust have a couple of the monk's ribs and join izzy for a frozen one on the beach. (Oh yeah, and I agree with bbc,too)..

January 26, 2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger agreenearth said...

I'm easy, just give me quality chocolate.

January 26, 2007 6:20 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

Creme brulee.

January 26, 2007 8:19 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Hi Fred,

Ginger here again. Well now I have too think about that a while. You see I don't really eat human food as I see what it does to the body. I mean so many different chemicals used to preserve the food they eat and also all the garbage in the fast foods they eat leaves me wondering how they haven't killed themselves by now.

I mean come on already there's not really much that they can tempt me with. However, I do have a weakness for the special treat that my human buys and gives me once in a while. It comes in a little bottle and I believe its called Pounce, though I've never ever saw it pounce on anything and when he gives it too me it just lays on the floor or in my bowl not moving at all. Maybe I frighten it ao it plays dead thinking I won't bother with it and then it can slip away unnoticed to live another day.

That's all I think can be used to trap me unless theres something out there I am unaware of. You take care and make sure your humans don't ingest too many of those foods that call hurt them.

God Bless you and keep you safe Fred and your humans too.

January 26, 2007 9:01 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...


Heh ...k

January 27, 2007 1:58 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

A fine old first edition of poetry or any super old books will do. For has to be pasta, spinach and alfredo sauce. The Spanikopita I learned to make from Greeks years ago...tis easy. Oh...and what Fixer said!

January 27, 2007 2:19 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Johnny Depp.

January 27, 2007 5:23 AM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

The other day I had one of the finest desserts wver created. A little round of yellow cake filled with cherry filling, then a mountain of chocolate mousse swirled and covered in hard ganache! OMG!

January 27, 2007 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donut. Plain. From Dunkin Donuts. And two, please, because I have to share one with one of my cats.

January 27, 2007 7:41 AM  
Blogger Me said...

A public live-time showing of Dubya nailed to a cross.
Tell POP I hope she's feeling better.

January 27, 2007 12:14 PM  
Blogger R.Powers said...

Kung Pao Chicken

January 27, 2007 2:42 PM  
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January 27, 2007 2:47 PM  
Blogger paris said...

Love that's what U would have to use for bait for me place my husband the man of my dreams in that trap and I'll be there too to catch him just mention my name then you have 2 in your trap

January 27, 2007 2:48 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Either a fresh brewed cup of Louisiana's own Community Coffee-Dark Roast or one of the many Cajun women that outnumber us men folk here in my town.

Great coffee and outnumbered by the women, how sweet it is!

January 27, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger msliberty said...

Panzon here.

My humans go nuts for take out from this local restaurant: Thai Smile.

January 27, 2007 6:50 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

How ya doin', Fred? Blackie here again. Tuna for me, Man!! Love the stuff, it's why us cats were invented, I think! The human I own pisses me off so bad when he goes to the kitchen at 3 in the morning; I hear a can lid go pssst! and I think OMG, tuna time again! So I leave my warm bed, run out there and make nice, only to see the dumbo drinking a can of Canada Dry!!! AARGH!!!

January 27, 2007 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, Xena would like BBQ chicken...with lots of drippy sauce ( and NO she does not want to share with the they normally do..)

Hmm, me? oh that is hard....almond croissant with pralines and cream filling and dusted lightly with powdered sugar...I used to but the day olds at a little bakery by the beach in California so they also tasted slightly salty by the time I got them home...and then warm slightly and drink some really fine French Brew Coffee- actually some Lousiana Blend up above would be nice....

( okay if they are out of Croissants- some really hot gumbo with a Becks Beer...I can be very flexible..)

January 28, 2007 3:10 AM  
Blogger COLORADO BOB said...

Fred .... Here's a shot that'll do you proud :

Tabby trees bear

January 28, 2007 6:56 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

George Clooney, Russell Crowe, or Alec Baldwin would work.

January 28, 2007 9:31 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I would need to have a gin and tonic, an eggplant stir fry with chicken and a Bob Seger CD in that trap. I would be caught, absolutely, no doubt about it. Lock me up and throw away the key!!!!

January 28, 2007 1:24 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

"proud to be a cat"? Stop gloating, Fred. We feel bad enough.

January 28, 2007 8:10 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Diet ginger ale and shrimp!

January 28, 2007 9:44 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

Fred. you got it rough, maign!

January 29, 2007 4:08 PM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

Yay! A pooty

February 01, 2007 10:55 AM  

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