Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Thursday Thirteen Edition #14



Thirteen Research Articles You Won't Find In My Human Pet's Research Proposal...But Possibly In Mine

1. The Effects of Poor Litter Box Maintenance on Feline Anxiety

2. The Relationship Between Headbutting and Feeding Time

3. Case Studies in Veterinarian Bedside Manner

4. Discourse Rules in the Language Production of Kittens

5. Using Wand Toys To Foster Obediance in Human Pets

6. Beliefs and Practices of Famous Celebrity Felines Concerning Financial Stability

7. Success With Spoken English: Reflections of Feline Bloggers

8. The Siamese, Mexican Hairless, and African Serval: A Study of Intraindividual Diversity and Identity

9. Feline Consumption of Wet and Dry Food: A National Survey

10. Social-ecological Constraints on Feline Toy Needs

11. Meow Varieties Across the Feline Population and Their Acquisition by Kittens and Adults

12. Becoming Housebroken: Critical Factors For Felines To Consider When Training Homo Sapiens

13. The Correlation Between Anger in Humans and Clawed Furniture



23 comments:

amy said...

that made me laugh..mines up as well, just not as creative as yours

Jen said...

I love it! Well done, bravo! How long did that take you to write?

My T-13 is up!

suki said...

hilarious list! :) Happy Thursday!

she said...

There's a relationship between head butting and food? No wonder my poor babies are always yelling at me, I always thought that head butting was a pre-courser to opening the bedroom door and letting them jump on the bed!

Anonymous said...

Those all sound like great articles! :D I especially like #7 and 8. :D As for #11, I'm trying to figure out if the Sphynx kitten we'll be picking up on November 25th will meow in German! :)

Happy T13. :)

Bob-kat said...

Great list. I am glad to see that your research is progressing nicely Zeus. There are many clips of cats meowing on YouTube.com that people have posted and each cat has it's own meow (of course!). I can tell Bob's meow anywhere - and his other noises too which take the forms of 'yelling' meows, chirruping, 'whining' meows (when he can't get his own way - a whole range of these!) and lately a 'mah' sound which seems to be used as chat back.

Anonymous said...

This is just a hilarious list! Loved it!!!

Happy Thursday!

Anonymous said...

I would love to read those articles, especially no. 13. I think I would get a deeper understanding of what goes on in that busy head of Proppie :)
Happy TT!

Carmen said...

I'd be interested in all those papers, but especially #9. :)

Cheysuli said...

I can't believe that anyone would miss these EXCELLENT articles. How is it that they are not required studying?!

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

I think any of these would be a fine topic for a master's thesis, Zeus, and we'll look forward to your discourse.

The Meezers said...

hahahaha/ we would like to read the one about anger and furnichur!

Kukka-Maria said...

I can't believe you came across my article, "Beliefs and Practices of Famous Celebrity Felines Concerning Financial Stability!"

I wrote that so long ago (back when I was dating Brad Pitt), that I figured it was buried forever!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

LOL! What a hoot!

The Shrone said...

I'm surrounded by five cats at the moment, all staring down the cable man as he installs the new digital set-up. Just what are my beasties thinking? I'm guessing that he'd taste like pulled pork?

Junior said...

Wow! Those would all be great ones to research!

Melissa said...

You are one crazy cat, Zeus! My kitty, Sierra, head butts us when she's happy. She only yells for food or water.

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Fat Eric said...

My mum and I would like to buy a copy when you and your mum publish this great work...I hope she dedicates it to you!

NOLADawn said...

LOVE #2!!!! :)

Sparky Duck said...

Zeus,

Dont even mention vets. I have been to one twice in the last 2 weeks. Pfft my teeth dont hurt that much, Im just toying with them. Im a senior citizen, I need some enterntainment.

Kittie E Cat

(transcribed by Sparky Duck)

Anonymous said...

Great TT, Zeus! Mines up too :)

kailani said...

Is that why my couch is being used as a scratching post?

ribbiticus said...

haha! i bet you can come up with more than 10 pages on each! my tt's up! ;)