Sunday, June 24, 2012

Why I love my cats

Sometimes a sleepless night really brings home how much I love my cats. First around 3 in the morning...a loud yakking sound at the end of the bed..a scramble to get up and see which dog was getting sick and make it there before next dog decided to jump on clean up duty.  Then, an hour and a half later, a couple of soft, piteous whines from the third dog at my side of the bed, looking for someone to carry her downstairs. (She can't climb stairs due to her age and arthritis so I carry her upstairs each night - although don't usually have the AM shift to come downstairs.)  After snuggling back under the covers and falling asleep, I heard the sharp yap of a wide awake puppy.  At this point all three dogs were downstairs with hubby (who is always up by 5 AM to feed dogs and cats) so the pup wanted someone to give him attention.  I hoisted him out of his crate, took him outside to take care of business then handed him over to hubby.

Now, over this time, Angel was sleeping at the end of the bed, not bothered by anything going on and not moving until he heard hubby heading downstairs for feeding time. Angel comes up at night time right after I head to bed, jumps on the end of the bed and spreads himself over my feet.  At some point during the night, Sadie saunters down the hall and curls up on the laundry basket just outside the room (well..not a functioning laundry basket taken out of use and filled with a cat blanket). Spike occasionally sneaks up to sleep in the headboard...squishing his ample frame into a rather small bookcase section in the headboard, right by his adored "papa". And NOT at any time during the night, am I woken up by any of my sweet cats!   

Sadie and Seumas are sharing the couch in the photos above.  Sadie crawled up on Saumas' blanket just after it had come out of the dryer. She was fast asleep when Seumas was put on the couch to play with his toys..she opened an eye to see who it was and then went right back to sleep. Seumas followed suit shortly after!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A New Furry Boy ...but not what you think

Sadie, our well known "flopper", who will sit or lie anywhere that catches her fancy, has decided to sit on top of the new dog cage holding the new furry boy.  She has taken a sniff or two of the new pup without any real interest and is now ignoring him. She can easily ignore his little yips, being deaf, and he isn't eating her food so it is just another day in the household.  Spike and Angel have similar reactions..a sniff or two of puppy's face and then back to what they were doing.  Sebastian, ever wary of anything that might pose a threat, hissed and backed up.  But he keeps away from every four footed furry in the house and only has eyes for hubby and youngest son.