Not sure if you have ever been around Jack Russell Terriers, but their back haunches always look like they are wearing fluffy pantaloons. At any rate, Steve decided that Rosie’s fluffy bum makes a perfect pillow, and used it as such for a while:
It’s only been six weeks since Steve came here, and he already has every damned one of us trained. As a point of reference, it took the collective might of the United States military fourteen weeks of OSUT before I became this obedient.
Pictures! Yay! HBM and I went to Costco today and he is now fixing my third messed_up computer.
I am a fan of Steve. He is, quite clearly, a badass.
This is one of the things I love about Maine Coon Cats–they are benevolent dictators. Yes they rule the house but in the most delightful way.
Do they ever let you use the couch?
Cole, please get a decent camera or learn to use the one you have. We need some good/great pictures of Steve. I’m waiting…
@kc: That is the salient question.
When Steve decides that those dishes don’t belong in the dishwasher, who you gonna believe?
Was under the impression Cole was relegated to the La-Z-Boy as his pretend master-o-da-haus throne. Isn’t that where they pin him at night?
Also, too, re. dishwashers. This
Is this an open pet thread? Tonight’s a pet rescue video night for me. Warning: bitter sweet ending.
Looks like Rosie has well and truly made her peace with the interloper=)
Roommate’s been checking out the shelters for the right dog. Super excited to be a doggie uncle.
Random tangent: why do pundits like to say that the fact that post-college millennials need roommates is bad and/or new? Hasn’t it always been thus in cities? Live at home or live with friends? It’s not like we don’t have our own ROOMS.
That’s a great pic (animal bonding wise, not photography wise)! Steve truly is the master of the house. As it should be.
Pretty much OT, but they’re using DRONZE for firefighting in California.
This is a very big breakthrough in wildfire-fighting technology, like the DC-10 they’ve converted to an aerial tanker.
Well, this can’t be true, because I’ve been reliably informed that drones are always bad and can only be used for nefarious purposes.
Cats laying down with dogs.
I hope this means the Red Sox are winning the World Series.
Okay, I know that doesn’t resonate like it did 10 years ago, but still…
@Mary G: Going to Costco in the US is like coming out of Russia for me.
@trollhattan: The DC-10 is fucking amazing to see. And yes, this is a very valuable step. These will become fully automated before long, with thermal cameras and computers able to calculate exactly where to drop water.
I don’t think most people fully realize how much of a revolution is upon us. In just the last few years, we’ve developed the ability to produce very powerful and light motors, very small and accurate sensors, and enough computational power in a small package to be able to do this stuff. It simply wasn’t possible a decade ago, and now its not only possible, but cheap as well. Automated planes and cars are coming a lot sooner than people realize and the impact will be huge.
Tea (my kitler) uses me as her pillow.
Yes but you actually wanted to be Steve’s docile servant.
You probably didn’t have that in mind in the army.
Fixed. You guys had your turn. :)
@Miz Conception: you mean Pirates. You know, a team we might actually feel sorry about for its perennial losing ways.
Unpossible, but I am imagining a parody of “Blurred Lines,” starring Steve, and Rosie and Lily cavorting….O, never mind. Too much Vevo/Mod Carousel here; preferable to the VMA’s, tho.
@J.Ty: perhaps they’re upset that the young men no longer move into the Y or the University Club?
Hmm I didn’t know that Syria is one of the 5 countries that never signed on to ban chemical weapons:
So, their using them isn’t a breach of anything. They’ve never said they wouldn’t use them.
His name is Steve and He Rules …’Nuff said.
@Suffern ACE: I’m actually rooting hard for the Buccos, unless/until such time as they play my Tigers in the WS.
They’re a great story this year, although I suspect Cole isn’t the only Pittsburgher too busy waiting for Steelerz Season to return even to pay attention.
That Rosie is one large JRT. Damn.
The prophet Nostradumbass
Drones are Evil, firefighting edition.
@Suffern ACE: Ah, yes, the whole “I used to be allowed to fuck that” thing.
Even the gayest of the Greeks punched downwards at those nasty bottoms who were asking for it. Uppity bottoms!
ETA: “Uppity Bottoms” would be a good name for a queercore band if it isn’t already
@J.Ty: Sounds like a Chico Marx line to me.
loonycolorful attic-dwelling uncle whom the family never mentions to outsiders.
At Burning Man one year, there was a “Camp Pushybottom.” :)
@BethanyAnne: I have a comment, but I’m going to refrain. Discretion, valour, and such.
I’m boarding a bus from Dallas to San Antonio. The ticket cost $30 roundtrip, there’s a plug for my phone and tablet, the seat is comfortable, and it’s an express stopping only in Austin. The bus is no longer the bus.
Oh, yes, free Wi-Fi is advertised all the way down. This is insane.
On first too quick (mis)reading, saw it as a reference to Lord Plushbottom and Lady Plushbottom (née Emmy Schmaltz) from the Moon Mullins newspaper comic strip.
@Joseph Nobles: What company? Greyhound?
Up until the Sox won it, I thought a Cubs – Red Sox Series would have a certain existential quality. Oh well. Now I can fret about how the Braves will fail in the postseason.
It is not surprising that Steve uses Rosie as a pillow. Litters of kittens like to use each other as pillows; they form cuddle puddles or kitten piles very easily and for months. Nothing is as soft as your sibling for sleeping on.
when the “Gen X” kids were graduating in the 90s they were the “boomerang kids”
I’m too young to know what the media marketeers made up for the boomers.
but really it’s a generational fault rather than a lack of decent jobs. I do remember Pete WIlson telling us that Mc Jobs led to McManagement and then McOwnership. I mean the other kids were always just fine, it’s the current crop who are all lazy slobs.
Steve is King!
My husband and I are adopting two maine coon mix kittens. Hopefully they are coming home on Saturday. We are so excited!
Cris (without an H)
Fvck David Petraeus’s counter-insurgency doctrines. All we needz is KITTEHS!