Friday, March 26, 2010

A real love of heights

What is this? I see a furry white foot and a tail.
Now I see another foot and an ear.

Aha! It is Sebastian lounging at the top of our dining room buffet.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spike finds new use for low flush toilet

Papa Bear had decided it is time to replace the last of our water guzzling toilets so picked up a high efficiency dual flush toilet from Costco the other week. As soon as the box was brought into the house, Spike decided that this was another ideal sleeping spot, just for him. This is one of his more peaceful poses, and he does just fit, if he keeps his back legs tucked in. A couple of times we have walked by the box and found him fast asleep with his back legs and tail hanging over the end of the box. He has also found another use for the box, which is not making him a popular cat at the moment. Since this box is right by a bookcase, Spike has found that if he stretches up and balances on the bookcase, he can hook his paw around some of the items on the shelf and throw them to the floor. In order to reach the shelf he is interested in, he is stretched out almost full length. Papa Bear has tried a couple of times to capture a photo of this activity but Spike is well aware that he is not supposed to be on the bookcase, so he quickly scampers away when he sees us coming. He does not hear us but he can sense the vibrations of the footsteps so he is alerted to any movement coming closer to him!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sebastian and the Squirrel

Papa Bear sprinkled several scoops of sunflower seeds in the front of the house with the expectation that this would attract many birds - for our cats' viewing pleasure. Before long the first "bird" showed up - a squirrel who looked remarkably well fed already. When I looked out the window, it wasn't intimidated by my face close to the glass and it simply kept eating. I brought Sebastian over for a closer look and he quickly hopped down, getting right up to the window for a closer look. His back legs twitched a little, looking like he was getting ready to try and take a leap through the window. Those big ears are pricked back and he is staring intently, not taking his eyes off the squirrel. Unfortunately, the squirrel decided he had eaten enough and went on his way, leaving a sorrowful cat, still in wait at the front window, just in case his prey re-appeared.