Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 10 months ago

    I have twin beds. No arguing.

  2. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    My wife sleeps under the blanket and comforter. I sleep under two nice wooly throws with five nice warm kitties under the blankets with me. Who needs an electric blanket.

  3. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 10 months ago

    @MayKitten

    Happiness is a warm five warm …

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 10 months ago

    @MayKitten

    I only have two tonight: Joe and Traci.
    Joe’s large and mostly white with some gray spots, including a sideways heart-shaped spot on his right.
    Traci is a very small “dilute” (gray/beige) tortoiseshell.
    I have other kitties, but they aren’t in my room tonight.

  5. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, 10 months ago

    Many years ago my first wife (who, like all women, suffered from the cold when i was of the opinion the weather was just a bit brisk) and i had a two-control electric blanket.
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    One night, i was too warm, so i turned down my control.
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    A little later, i was still too warm – possibly even more so … so i turned it down again.
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    Eventually, i was sweating, even though the control was at zero … and that was when Susan poked me and said “What’s wrong with this blanket? I’ve got the control all the way up and I’m still freezing!”
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    At which point we realised that somehow the blanket was upside down.

  6. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    This is my brood:
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    CLIO, DSH Calico. She is a wonderful girl that is the ringleader of the clowder. We call her our techno-cat. She figured out how to use a commode and flush it for herself. She taught this to all the other kitties in the house.
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    She can turn on, change chapters and raise and lower the volume on my wife’s LOC Digital Book Reader; can also turn on the big stereo, even though she has to turn on the power amplifier, preamp and tuner separately, tune in the local NPR station, and control the volume. She also turns on three different TVs and selects the channel she wants. She turns on the Today show every morning at 6:00 AM, but turns off Kathy Lee as soon as her segment begins. Some days she listens to Morning Edition.
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    DIANA, Calico Point Siamese. She is a brilliant kitty with a wacky sense of humor. The late Einstein, her daddy taught her how to open pull-tab cans, which is why we had to put locking doors on the pantry cabinets. If I hand her a canned soft drink, she will open it for me. She is the super snuggler of the family. Diana crawls under the covers if we have a storm, or when it is too cold out.
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    She taught me that kitties do understand English. My wife lost the jacket to one of her talking books; so as a joke I held up another talking book for the kitties to see and asked them if they had seen a box like that where it shouldn’t be, and could one of them please show us where it was. Diana jumped out of my wife’s lap and headed under the bed. Soon there was the sound of plastic sliding across the floor; a blue shape appeared from under the dust ruffle followed by Diana who shoved it to me. I then got religion. A gift from a Siamese breeder
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    Mrs. MURPHY, DSH Calico Tabby. A loving little monster that enjoys snuggling any time. She looks like Sneaky Pie Brown, the author. When I am working she will lay on my desk she will jump into my lap about every half hour to enforce that I take a break. Her favorite napping place is on top of the Juniper (M120) edge router that serves my house network. Clio’s kitten.
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    Clawed-It, DSH Calico tabby with more marmalade than her mother, Mrs. Murphy. She is miss super-snuggle, either as a shoulder kitty or a lap cat. She sleeps under the covers on my side of the bed, no matter the weather. She often shares the top of the router with her mom. If I am running cable I can put a harness on her, tie a piece of mason twine to it, put her where I need to start the pull and go to the end of the pull, say, “Here Clawed-it,” a and she runs to me. She doesn’t want treats for this, just to sit on my shoulder while I work. When the harness comes off she knows that work is over. When I am pulling cables on ladders, trays, under raised floors or on suspended ceilings she cuts my time setting up pulling lines for cables by two-thirds. Five or six people tried training dogs to do this failed; but I helped a dozen cat loving network technicians train other cats to do it.
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    Madam Mao, DSH orange and white independent kitty. One of a litter of four rescued kittens. She was first named MOE as MOstly White, but we changed her name to Madam Mao when she came upon her biggest brother Tank slapping a mouse around. When he picked up the mouse by the head Moe grabbed the mouse by the hind-quarters, then they had a tug of war. The mouse’s head snapped off and became Tank’s prize, and the rest of the mouse became Madam Mao’s snack.
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    When she was so small what when she curled up in your hand she was the size of a McD’s double cheeseburger; a snake about 2.5 to 3 feet long got into the house. Mao came upon the snake and started to paw it. The snake struck at Mao’s paw, so she decided the rules were you try to bit me, I bite you. One lunge and the snakes head popped across the room and the body wriggled all around the room until I picked it up and tossed it out the window. Her three littermates were rehomed.

  7. Tom Freimann

    Tom Freimann said, 10 months ago

    @MayKitten

    I have a 4 kitties blanket myself!

  8. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, 10 months ago

    On our bed we often have a three cat night.

  9. RIP_MARCO

    RIP_MARCO said, 10 months ago

    Canine equal time: two Pomeranians plus one mutt Terrier equals winter warmth as well (and a crowded full-size bed)!

  10. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, 10 months ago

    Where is Ludwig when Arlo needs him?

  11. rlfekete

    rlfekete said, 10 months ago

    Queen bed, 2 twin duvets.

  12. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, 10 months ago

    My wife sleeps in her Queen size bed with a comforter and 3 cats. I sleep on an army cot with a sleeping bag. We’re all happy.

  13. metagalaxy1970

    metagalaxy1970 said, 10 months ago

    2 cats, both DSH. One all black and part siamese. The other, tuxedo cat. The part siamese is named Sebastian and I got him at 4 months at the petstore. No one wanted him because he was a black cat AND part siamese. I’ve had one before named Ash (he was grey, but he wasn’t named Ash because of that, but named after my ex’s favorite movie character Ash from the origianl Evil Dead movies) and it took Sebastian a long time to find his Voice. Vlad (long a sound, like laud), the black and white, his nick name is “spider cat” because he’s the only cat I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a few) that will climb screens. When I had Ash, and his sister Natasha, they both fought over who got my lap, no matter the weather. Vlad and Sebastian, not so much. But they will sleep on both sides of my pillow. Vlad has one corner, Sebastian, the other. They don’t snuggle so much, but they do warm up the bed. But before we go to bed, every one brushes teeth. Vlad will go and sit on the toilet with no fuss or muss. Sebasitan, let’s just say it took a few years to convince him. :-) But now he’s the one to remind me of when it’s time to brush teeth. Especially on Friday night, he bugs me and bugs me until I brush teeth. Once those two get their teeth brushed, they get to drink out of mama’s cup. that’s their treat.

  14. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Hubby throws off so much body heat he can actually raise the temp in a room. I’m curled up under the comforter and he’s tossed everything aside except the top sheet. There’s some sort of cosmic rule about temps and sleeping partners.

  15. Stratmanron

    Stratmanron said, 10 months ago

    We have the best cat who does a fabulous job of warming our laps.

    I taught it from a kitten to NEVER be on our bed. Nothing against those who like it, but IMHO, animals don’t belong on a bed. Or the kitchen counter. ;-)

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