Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - Sounds

We dislike the sound of:
  1. Thunder (I made this number one, though Bathsheba doesn't mind it as much as I do. I'm bigger than her so I get my way. ~Jake)
  2. Leaf blowers and shredders (That's the worst part about this time of year.)
  3. Vacuum cleaners (aka toy sucker uppers)
  4. Barking dogs (like the big German shepherd who lives on the other side of the tall wooden fence)
  5. Chainsaws (Mom made sure we put that one down because that's the sound she hates the most. She's some kind of treehugger.)
  6. Squealing children
  7. Telephone ringing (especially when I'm on the bed peacefully sleeping with Mom ~Bathsheba)
  8. Fireworks (Hey, we're as patriotic as the next cat, but who needs fireworks!)
  9. Doorbell ringing
  10. The prisoner transport unit (what Mom calls a "cat carrier") being brought into the house from the shed
  11. Mom opening the flea treatment applicator (We don't care how quiet Mom tries to be with it, we hear it and don't like what we hear.)
  12. Lawnmowers (At least that's mostly stopped for the season, but it sure ruins a nice spring or summer afternoon nap.)
  13. "NO!" said in an angry voice

All of those sounds make us bolt in search of a nice quiet dark spot. What sounds do YOU dislike?

See other Thursday thirteens.



At Thursday, November 09, 2006 8:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate every one of those things you mentioned also!

At Thursday, November 09, 2006 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Mattingly said...

Being in the city we don't hear a lot of leafblowers or lawnmowers and such, but we DO have garbage trucks that I don't like. But the most terrifying sound of all? The doorbell, hands down. I hate that thing.

At Thursday, November 09, 2006 11:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Thanks for dropping by our blog.
I like your blog but it sounds cold over there at the moment, brrrrr.
Mummy said to tell you that if anyone wants to buy their mummys a 'strange'Christmas prezzie (crazy cat lady) that she looked on the packet & it was made by 'accoutrements' P O Box:30811, Seattle WA 98113 USA & she looked up their web address that was on the packet and it is going so here it is:


At Friday, November 10, 2006 1:33:00 AM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Do yoo think we are related. We hate thowse too!! Eggspeshuallie the toy suckur uppurs, doorbell ringur and of corse the prisoner transport unit.

What a grate...yet scarie Thursday thurteen!

At Friday, November 10, 2006 11:50:00 AM, Blogger Latte said...

There is not one of those I do not strongy agree with you on. Its a crying shame we have to listen to so many horrible sounds with our sensitive ears!

At Friday, November 10, 2006 2:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hates the leaf-blowers and woofie noises too. What a great collekshun of bad nosies.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 6:30:00 PM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we hate all those an we also hate plastic bags rustling - empty ones. they're furry scary, but we don't know why. we like 'em if they're fulla groceries, but when they're empty we run.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 6:52:00 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

We hates all those fings too, but the thing we hate mostest of all is whisseling. We just can't stand it!! If we are being bad kitties an don't come to mum when she cawls us, she whissels at us. That makes us run to her making little pitiful crying noises.We tell her that she is being krool, but she sez if we came when she cawled us, she wudn't haf to whissel.

At Friday, November 10, 2006 8:26:00 PM, Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Great list! I agree. Mommy lets me sleep ON her when it thunders because she hates it too.

At Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:44:00 PM, Blogger sher said...

I think your list perfectly sums up every sound that cats universally hate!!!!!

At Sunday, November 12, 2006 9:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sound of her ear drops. I shake the bottle and twist the cap. She knows.
We live in Virginia, too, and I have 3 cats under the same roof that hate each other.
Bonnie in Virginia

At Sunday, November 12, 2006 10:07:00 AM, Blogger Pia K said...

"toy sucker uppers" what a perfect word!

Here we don't like the sound of cans being opened and then not getting any food from them.


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