Friday, February 09, 2007

Zima


Zima means "winter" in Polish, Czech, Serbian, and Slovene.

Zima is a Russian town located in Siberia, where winter lasts a long time and there is lots of snow.

Zima is a faddish malt beverage that reached its peak of popularity in 1994, the year that a certain snow-colored cat with "odd-eyes" was born.

That cat is my Zima.

Zima has never been to Zima, but Zima once drank some Zima. Have you ever seen a drunken kitten? It worried me at first, but once I figured out that she wasn't sick and dying of some horrible disease, it was freakin' hilarious.

7 comments:

LL said...

No... but I have seen one stoned on catnip before. That's entertainment...

wa11z said...

Stoned and drunk kitties are fun. Stoned and drunk people are annoying. That's if you're sober...

fermicat said...

LL - My two cats love catnip, and get very affected by it. Crazy play, followed by glazed eyes; eventually they sleep it off. They never get tired of it.

Wa11z - I agree. It sucks to be the sober one in a group of drunks or stoners.

TheWriteGirl said...

Yes, stoned kitties are hysterical. When I brought Sweetie home from the vet after having her teeth cleaned, she was kind of stumbling. She sat down, leaned against a table leg and just kind of slid down to the floor. Fortunately, she was so out of it she didn't realize we were laughing at her. A friend's cat got so insulted once at being laughed at that she spent the rest of the day sitting with her back to everyone.

Beth said...

Thank you for making me laugh so hard on a Sunday morning, but the pic scared the bejeezus out of me. Odd to be laughing while having the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

fermicat said...

twg - there is nothing so simultaneously funny and pitiful as the family pet coming out of sedation. Zima just had a growth removed a few weeks ago and we went through the lurching and stumbling bit. I'd cringe every time she tried to jump on something. You can't let on that you're laughing at them, true. They have to have their dignity or they get miffed.

beth - sorry to frighten you! She's supposed to look mysterious in the photo, not scary. Glad to hear you got a good laugh out of it.

Kathleen said...

I must be the only person who hates to see her cats like that. When I moved to SF, I sedated Zapata, but we had a practice night to make sure she could handle the medication and it broke my heart to see her trying to jump on the bed and missing and falling.

Boris and Igor get all freaked out by catnip so they get it perhaps once a year. What can I say, I'm no fun.