Captain Stupid Head


I have a cat.  He’s an orange tabby with way more personality than brains.  My husband has a theory that the smart cats are more aloof, hence the ones with personality make good pets but have short-comings in the intellectual department.  This cat is undeniable proof of his theory.

Remember the beautiful bag I made with the Big Shot?  Well, I had help. When I posted about the bag, my daughter told me I needed to share the pictures of my helper with you.  I know her reasoning.  She’s living in Australia now and she misses this big knucklehead.  Most mornings about 3am I would be more than glad to send him to her.  So Carol, these are for you:

Inspecting. Why does it move?

You’ve heard of curiosity killing the cat?  If curiosity doesn’t get to him, I might be tempted to help.

Watching...watching...watching...

OK, if you have a cat I’m sure you know what’s coming next, right??

Attack!!!!

At this point I yell at him and tell him to beat it.  Unfortunately, this cat has a mis-placed worship crisis.  I am his Cat-Mother, the one who feeds him, brushes him, and gives him his pill (don’t ask me why, he thinks it’s a treat to have a little black sphere crammed down his throat every morning).  I am also Head Nurse/Veterinary Technician, cleaning and bandaging his wounds when he finds himself on the losing end of a turf battle.  He feels obligated to grace me with his company.

I'll be good, Cat Mother. I promise.

Of course he’s purring.  You know how long this lasted?

I'll rescue you from this dangerous pin cushion!!

He was actually pulling the pins out of the pin cushion with his teeth.  At that point I decided it was a beautiful day outside and he needed some fresh air.  Pronto.

When we brought him home we named him Duke but no one calls him that.  The kids call him Pookie.  My husband usually calls him Knucklehead.  I generally call him Meat Ball, Captain Stupid Head, or when I’m really annoyed, something unprintable.  Use your imagination.

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86 thoughts on “Captain Stupid Head

  1. These pictures are TOO funny!! I have 4 cats, so I know just how “helpful” they can be. Somehow, I’ve been able to keep them off my crafting table, but probably only because I have a basket up high (on some of my stacked bins) for them to watch my every move. Thanks for sharing these pics!! :o)

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  2. The more nicknames you give your pet, the more you love him. But really, 3 a.m.? Our cat doesn’t start until 4:30. Maybe she’s not as much of a pain as I thought she was. I think I’ll give her a few more nicknames.

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  3. I love it! We have a 20 lb, 10-year-old cat who has been an “only child” for all of this 10 years – until about a month ago, when we adopted a 2-year-old Husky mix dog and moved to a new house all within the span of 2 weeks.

    I can think of a few more names for your beautiful tabby… Stitches, Stitch, Pinhead!!!

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  4. Haha, he reminds me of one of my cats. He’s so stupid and does all kinds of stuff he should know better than to do. And he’s an obese pig. xD

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  5. I love it! This blog post is adorable and I love your cat. I have a cat like that too. He just turned one. He is a darling and so affectionate but not the sharpest tool in the shed lol.

    I woke up feeling a little blue and your blog post picked me right up! Thank you!

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  6. I’m sort of a cat lover… well animal lover. I think he is adorable! Though I know what you mean, sometimes they can really get in the way when trying to do important things…. he just really likes to keep you company. 🙂

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  7. Ah yes, cats are so helpful. Mine especially likes to sit on my journal as I’m writing and rub her chin against my pen. If I can get her far enough away to actually write anything, she fights for nose space so she can lick the ink on the paper. mm-mm. Considering she doesn’t eat any kind of cat treats or people food, I can’t imagine what’s appealing about drying ink.

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  8. Hilarious! Thank you for posting this! The animals with personality are more fun than the smarter ones. You never hear the family BBQ stories about “Percival Cat that just lays around and never gets his tail caught in anything”; or “Dunbar the Puppy that wisely walks slowly over the hard-wood floor because it’s really slippery without the proper grippage on the feet.”

    zzzzzzz…

    But give me “Captain Stupid Head”, or in my case “Moose and Squirrel” (our German Shepherds, Jack and Jill), and I have plenty of stories and laughs for the whole family!

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  9. I can see my guy doing this very same thing! He always tries to eat my ribbon or any paper scraps that fall to the floor (because he’s ALWAYS under my desk when I’m in my room). He’s really more dog-like than any cat I’ve ever run across and must be by my side at all times. All 3 of ours follow me around and “help” with EVERYTHING! Gotta love them I guess. 🙂

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  10. Hahaha! This is so cute. I have an orange tabby who looks incredibly like Capt Stupid Head and he is just as dumb! Mine is named Mr. Balls and he repeatedly amazes me with how dumb he can be. Maybe it’s a trait of orange tabbies?

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  11. it was so interesting . i have adopted the 2month kitten and when you talked about curiosity i know what you mean exactly . i like the way you call him ! so cute :)))) by the was very nice layout

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  12. This is really cute. I sent my brother the link to your site because he is a major cat lover. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I have a one eyed ragdoll named Captain Jack Sparrow and he’s got that same “special” personality. I tell everyone he is “Marley” reincarnated:)

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  14. The last cat I had was completely, totally nuts. I have a dog now, an Akita named Chaos. Although he gets called all sorts of other things too, like Fuzz Butt and Turkey Dog and Big Fuzzy.

    I enjoyed the pictures of your kitty. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh, he’s positively adorable, even if he is dumb. 🙂 My cats like to assist me when I’m painting or working on photos on the computer (mostly by laying directly across the keyboard and demanding belly rubs).

    –Deborah

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  16. That is too cute! I used to have a little orange tabby myself. SWEETEST, most loving cat I’ve either met. He never tried to tackle a sewing machine or pin cushion (YIKES – that’s a disaster waiting to happen!), but he did sneak into our drawers and steal rolled up socks. He could spend hours taking them apart, then leave them on the living room floor while sneaking back into the bedroom for another pair.

    The ones with brains usually just sit around and preen all day looking smug. That’s no fun. 🙂

    Natina

    http://crosswordcharlie.wordpress.com/

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  17. I love this post! My mom has two cats, both of whom feel it necessary to come running into the sewing room whenever she goes in there to quilt (you’d think she was sewing with strands of tuna…she’s not btw. Ew.) And Mattie sets up postition directly on the other side of the machine, blocking anything that is being sewn from being sewn with ease or efficiency. Cheyanne sets up shop near mom’s feet, inhibiting her ability to use the pedal for the sewing machine. And when she gets tired of it and shoos them outta there, they act like she’s beaten them (she hasn’t).
    My cat will sit on my chest when I’m watching a movie, making it impossible to see the tv, unless I use my xray vision. She sits on top of the desk, right in front of the laptop, so that I cannot type. She sits on top of open books, or in between the book and my eyes, or rubs the book from behind, so that if I continue to try to read, I get motionsickness.
    Sometimes, I think that cats have been sent here to ensure that we get nothing productive done! 🙂

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  18. I loved the photos. I love cats, but can’t have any pets due to my son’s health. Yes, we are allergic to animals, but the doctor didn’t find that out until I had my cat for 15 years. My cat lived for 21 years. Loved her! Miss her! Everyone hug your cats for me!

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  19. We have a male orange tabby named Paisley. He looks just like yours and some of his antics with you are just like him with us. We wanted a big sloppy “engaged” dog-cat with personality and someone said if you want that, get a male orange guy. We love him more than anything. He sleeps with us and we dote on him like he’s a big baby. We wouldn’t have him any other way – being into everything and sometimes being very annoying. joel @ rusticchic.wordpress.com

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  20. Hehe, I enjoyed a good laugh thanks to you. Adorable cat, I know how it is! And your theory is true! My cat is like that too. I call her a blonde (but maybe it’s because she takes after me…blonde at heart 😦 ). She’s not so smart and does things that are questionable. She’s burnt her tail on candles multiple times (she never learns, even after I shoo her away), and she meows like there’s no tomorrow in front of the bathroom door as if there is something she absolutely NEEDS on the other side. Oh and she likes to play fetch with the twisty tie.

    I’m adding you to my Blogroll if that’s okae =)

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  21. Cats are such wonderfully curious creatures. I remember when my cat seemed to always want to be wherever I was.
    ~~
    I also soon learned that sometimes, my cat was trying to communicate with me. That is, maybe what I was doing when the cat was coming to ‘bother’ me was something I needed a break from and my cat could see that. So, the cat would come over to distract me and give me a break. 🙂

    With Love and Gratitude,

    The Intentional Sage

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  22. Oh, that’s funny! I love the pictures! When my mom or I lay out a quilt or something on the floor, our one dog always goes and lays on it, covering it with black dog hair!

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  23. I think it has something to do with orange tabbies. They all have this super-mellow personality. I’ve had three over the years, and they have all been like that…

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  24. LOL! Awesome pictures! 😀 Reminds me of this cat I had called Sunday.. so true about the stupid heads being better companions! The smarter ones are more proud.

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  25. Love your blog and love Mr Knucklehead!! I do have a cat, an 18 year old lady who is very special. (read whatever you like into that “special”). She too thinks her daily thyroid medication is a treat (it is stuffed into a meat stick type of snack) it has become her “crack stick” – every evening about the same time she DEMANDS her meds…lol!

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  26. Oh I can relate to the stupidity of pets! We just started letting our eight month old kitten outside, and he goes out for a while but then cries at the door so that he can come INSIDE to use the litter box. I’m hoping he’ll learn soon.

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  27. Oh my! He looks just like my Hefna! He to likes to help, chews on wires…cost me $46.00 for new Cricut cord! He likes to tease the dogs, 2 German Shorthair Pointers & 1 Rottweiler. Hefna, 8yrs, along with his sister, Annie, and a 10 yr old Siamese, Prince round out our family. Hefna is the only one that gets into trouble, if he cannot find trouble he make it!
    I think the personality has to do with the coloration!

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  28. Ha ha ha ha ha! I’m so glad I don’t sew, because I have two cats and a dog that’s even more menacing. It doesn’t matter WHAT you’re doing they WILL find a way to mess with your head. Thanks for sharing the photos and the fun 🙂 .

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  29. I have a cat who likes to scrapbook with me. I also do rubberstamping from time to time and she is fascinated with that process.

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  30. Awww… he is just too cute for words. I’ve got a little helper and you’ve inspired me to take some pictures of him ‘helping me’ and post them on my blog soon.

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  31. I love, love, love orange tabbys! They are just so cute, and so amazingly stupid and big dope cats, and you cat is certainly a knucklehead but he looks like a lovable knucklehead. My favorite cat was a cat we named Lucky, my folks found him in an empty parking lot and saved him from getting run over, and he was a super fat orange tabby who was not the smartest kitty either.

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  32. your cat is so adorable wish i had one he he he but my parents won’t allow cats inside the house so maybe not, he’s a good helper though 🙂

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  33. I have two cats [and three dogs], so I can relate. I love that he watched and waited and then ATTACKED!!! My oldest cat thinks he is so sneaky and “hides” around corners and pounces on me whenever I come into a room.

    Gotta love them and their personalities.

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  34. Funny! I have a cat like that; we think she has about 2 braincells and when they connect – for short spaces of time – she is actually almost basically clever, but the connection never stays long and you can actually see this glazed look kicking in…and then she is her normal stupid irritating and adorable self. The only skill she has is that she can open doors by mindlessly jumping onto their handles -sometimes it works, sometimes not, she couldn’t really be bothered.
    Loved your post and your pictures!

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  35. “You’ve heard of curiosity killing the cat? If curiosity doesn’t get to him, I might be tempted to help.” – I feel your pain and also know you never would! I’ve threatened to do all manner of things to my little darling in the wee small hours of the morning, but I’d never be without him!

    Gorgeous blog! 🙂

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  36. Great company I guess. Most cats I saw are jumping and bouncing around, or just sleeping in the roof, or in the carpet. This DUKE seems to like you very very much, no wonder with such a care you gave him. In times it seems like a poor baby. If he become the prince in the story may he come with great designs as well. Seems like he is burning to find something out. Fun post!!!
    ~Great Love to you,
    Mirian from peelingtheorange

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  37. hellow fellow cat lover :mrgreen:

    Curiosity of a cat sometimes make us laugh 😆
    just like my cats. funny, that you have a yellow cat just like a bully cat in my neighborhood that always bullying my cat 😆

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  38. Wow, I think Cats just have more personanlity period. Not like the dog whose just loving and not as smart. I think Cats have more energy as well. I just love em’ and I miss my cat who ran away and never came back=(

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  39. Hahaha aaw 🙂
    that is so much alike our little cat… well he is 5 years old and everything he sees he thinks he can eat.. no matter what it is 🙂
    that is something that I can imagine that he would do too 🙂
    Take care
    and thanks for the amazing photos 🙂 they made my day 🙂

    xx

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  40. I love the photos. My cat has done the same thing when I sew. I was so afraid I was going to catch her tail until I chased her away. Ash always wants me to put her food in her dish first thing in the morning even if she doesn’t want to eat it right away. Everyone loves my cat that comes to visit. She is 15 years old and going strong.

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  41. I like your cat, because he resembles our black cat Zorro in nature and Jinju his wife, in looks! I have written many stories of them too!

    Our Zorro is a real dumbo!

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  42. Thanks for sharing your cutie with us! I have 5 cats and they each have their “endearing” qualities. I shared a little bit about Bailey on my blog back on April 8th. I’m planning to do a profile of each cat at some point… As bad as they are, though, I love them all dearly!

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  43. I am brand new to blogging.. have no idea what I am doing..
    but I just came across these photos of your cat!!
    I LOVE them!!! Captain Stupid Head. Fantastic.
    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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