Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lady Gray earns a nickname

Aaaah...the joy of being tucked into a snug cat bed with some warm Ontario sun rays streaming through the glass door!

My friend's silver kitty is certainly enjoying her life and I am sure is spoiled wonderfully now.  Apparently she loves to curl up and snooze much of the time during the day and she has recently been nicknamed "Lazy Gray" by the man in the house, who swears she is always sleeping.  My friend knows better since she sees the food in the Lady's dinner bowl has mysteriously vanished when no one was looking.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What Cats Do on a Holiday

The long awaited holiday weekend came...and all of us in the house took full advantage of a day of peace and quiet. Sadie made herself comfortable on hubby's leg. Angel stayed up in the bedroom tucked into a little ball.

And Spike....well, Spike was just being himself...nest napper on a large scale.  He decided that the dog bed would be just the spot to stretch out in.  He could probably smell a wee bit of himself from the last time he usurped this bed..but clearly the dog smell wasn't enough to deter him.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One Happy Spike

I am back from Vegas and just getting caught up on the To Do list (which does include cuddling a cat or two).  I enjoyed my visit with Trish at Katnip Lounge and had a great time relaxing in the catio with good company.  Trish sent back a "I care" package for the kitties here which included a new treat for them ...valerian. When I returned home, it took me a couple of days to get everything unpacked and I still had the treats tucked away in my suitcase, expecting to take it out for the weekend.  On Thursday, hubby noticed Spike rubbing up against the side of the suitcase, sniffing all around the zipper. That was our first hint we were going to have some happy kitties.  

This morning I walked by Sadie, all curled up on top of one of our boxes of Raisin Bran. The box was on its side and Sadie had squashed the part of the box in, probably to make it a more comfortable sleeping spot.  I thought this would make an interesting photo so was going to send hubby over to take a photo at some point. On my way back to the living room, I took the treats out of my suitcase and headed over to the chair to sit down for a few minutes with my coffee.  I heard the clicking of claws on the floor and looked up to see Sadie coming out, on a direct course for the valerian.  I let her sniff the package and didn't even have it open before she was rolling on the floor and looking decidedly silly!  

Spike came in to join Sadie within 2 minutes..and he had also been sleeping soundly last time I saw him. He was trying to bite through the bag, madly licking at the outside and desperate to get it opened. The first photo above shows his first lick of valerian.  Then I brought out one of the tickle feather treats and he put on his meerkat impression trying to grab the feather (all licked and chewed right now...I am glad Trish put in several more for all of the cats to enjoy!),  The next photo shows Sophie coming up to share the fun..she also wanted to sniff and taste the valerian ...but settled for a bite of the feather.

Last photo...a quick snap of Trish and I out in the catio...enjoying fresh air and cat company!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Enjoying the one sunny day this week

Although it is really hard to tell which cat this is, the sleeping pose might give it away.  Sadie will tuck herself away into any place she can fit into.  I probably mentioned in an earlier post that one time we found her squished in behind the bathroom door, curled up on a towel on the floor.  This time, her body was right up against the warm window and if you looked at her from the other side, you would see the pink nose and paw pads touching the window.  We haven't had a lot of sun lately ...but anytime we do, the two chairs up against the dining room window see their fair share of furry occupants.

And now.......what is better than four cats?   Thirteen cats, of course!  I am off to Nevada for a software training session and coincidentally, the session will take place less than 30 minutes from the Katnip Lounge. And I will have the pleasure of visiting the lounge tomorrow! After reading the blog for many years I am really looking forward to meeting Trish and the stars of the Lounge in person.