Sunday, February 23, 2014
Sebastian has ventured onto my chair but he is very aware that there is a grouchy old dog just down below. He wants to look out the window but he also wants to be in a position to make a quick getaway, hence the orientation of his front paws.
Below....what Sebastian can see from his vantage point and why he stays well out of reach!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Spike's size probably enables him to be more confident around the dogs and he doesn't willingly give up a sleeping spot. He will share..as long as he has established his space first ..and the dog is willing to leave some personal space between. Spike has found that the back of the couch is a good fit for a rather large kitty ...and is not perturbed that Seumas and Sophie also find the couch appealing for a quick nap.
It almost looks like Spike is trying to poke Sophie but he is simply stretching out his big paw.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Angel is very comfortable finding himself a spot in the living room, even if he does get rousted out occasionally by Spike. One of his favorite areas is the cat cushion on the coffee table (we now enjoy our coffee on the side tables!) although a few times he has landed the wrong way and the cushion has almost skidded off the table. We never intended for this to be a permanent location for the cat cushion but left it there one day and within an hour we found Angel curled up in it. "ooh..how cute"...I said and left the cushion there for a few more days. Then...the days turned into a month ....with at least three of our cats laying claim to it at various times. So I just gave in and left it there.
Sebastian has decided he likes the leather footstools we now have stacked beside the coffee table. He will come out later at night when the dogs are asleep and sit there for a short amount of time. The other night he was perched upon one of the stools when Angel jumped up on the table. After a quick look to make sure it was a cat and not a dog, Sebastian turned his gaze back towards the front window. He has an unobstructed view from a safe distance (as long as there are no dogs sitting by the window) so is becoming a regular visitor.
At the moment the balance has shifted and there is a ratio of 3 dogs to 1 cat in the living room. The 1 cat is Spike, sitting on that same cushion, busy cleaning those big paws of his. I heard some scuffling in the hallway so I expect that Sadie has crawled into some small hiding space to sleep in peace. A nice, peaceful background while I sit here with my tea!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Before and after photos...it does not take long before a photo opportunity changes quickly to another view.
Before (awake) :
I am fascinated by the attraction of this chair. Right now I see Angel's green eyes looking at me as he sits on the red cushion facing me. I expect it will not be long before Spike decides it is time to move back in (yes...a true poacher of pre-warmed spaces). The only cat who has not curled up on any part of the chair is Sebastian..probably because he cannot easily launch himself at a moment's notice from the soft innards of the chair.
Before (awake) :
Before (Sadie and Angel):
After (Sadie and Spike):
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Lately he has been venturing into the living room to see what is going on and perhaps sneak a peek out the front window if there are no dogs in close proximity. Girly is no longer here to enforce a "no Sebastian rule" of her choosing and Dakota is now heading towards 16 years of age, less agile than she previously was thus not a threat to Sebastian. Sophie ignores Sebastian and the pup is afraid of him so the circumstances now make it less stressful for Sebastian to occasionally spend time in the living room with us.
In this shot, he is stretched out on the arm of the chair hubby is sitting in, but you can still see how watchful he is. Although he does spend more time with us here, he is still vigilant for any dog movement and often will dash off as soon as one of the dogs gets up out of a dog bed. We can only assume that his previous time out on the streets as an abandoned cat must have locked in a strong fear of any possible predator that still hasn't really gone away entirely in the many years he has spent with us.