Saturday, June 26, 2010

Two window watchers

This is a most unsual scene to see. The kitchen window is a hotly contested spot and even when we do open the window wide enough for two, the hissing of the main occupant, Sebastian, usually scares Angel away. (Sebastian on left, Angel on right). As you've probably seen in earlier posts, each cat is very independent and does not consider any of the other two cats to be a friend - perhaps getting close enough to share a bed but not enough to cuddle up. We had taken Girly (resident woofie) in to the vet for a checkup and purchased some topical flea treatment. The vet provided the standard procedures for application and then asked if any of our cats curled up with the dog. We both laughed out loud - no animal in our house sleeps with any other...unless you include the two-legged variety!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mount Everest

Spike has 3 favorite activities - looking out the window (even if he has to push aside one of the other cats who is already at the window), sleeping (anywhere, anytime, in any seemingly uncomfortable position) or sitting up as high as he can possibly get(and look down at all of us with silent contempt that we do not have that incredible agility to climb up onto the various "Mount Everest"s throughout the house). He jumps effortlessly right up onto the bookcase from the coffee table and simply turns around, once he has jumped up, to survey his kingdom. He knows he is not supposed to be up there...but he also knows that it is difficult for us to reach him so he simply backs up when he sees us reach up. This puts him even further out of reach and closer to some of the other objects up on the bookcase - almost as if he is threatening to knock those down if we dare try to grab any part of his body!

Friday, June 4, 2010

A "rescue" kitty

Isn't this a darling little face? Two months ago this was a frightened little kitty, running madly in between cars on a highly travelled street. Fortunately, a kind hearted person stopped her car right in the middle of traffic, and with the help of an off duty firefighter, she was able to catch the trembling kitty and get him to safety. The little tyke was very skinny, with rough looking paw pads, indicating his life at that time may well have been as rough as his paw pads. Within an hour, he was tucked away in an office, gobbling up a can of cat food as if he hadn't eaten a proper meal in quite some time. The door to the office kept opening and closing as the many cat lovers in the building heard the news and came down for a cuddle. By the end of the day, he was ready to go home with his new owner, after she had checked with the significant other to make sure there would be a welcome at the formerly "cat..less" condo. After a little operation on the nether region and much loving, he has turned into a sleek, well fed and very happy cat!