Wednesday, August 10, 2022

communication

There are so many things about cats that I find amazing. Every so often something they do really strikes me as delightful.

This morning, it's waking to this... 
A neat little pile of poop in the center of Pierre's cat bed.

Everything about this is intentional. It's not hidden somewhere, or just a little hang on piece that dropped somewhere. This is a full on poop in a prominent spot.

I'm sure the cats know who the message is from. With my nose, all the kitty poops smell the same. I can rule out Oliver, not because he's above such forms of communication, but because his poops are much bigger. 

With the poop being in Pierre's bed, he's the only one who really frequents that bed, I, wondered if a cat was leaving him a message. And then I wonder, maybe Pierre is leaving me a message, him placing it in his bed as a signature of sorts. 

As soon as I saw the message I knew what it meant. I was too tired and lazy yesterday to empty the litter boxes and they haven't been cleaned in a while. I'm thinking Pierre, who grew up pooping in the great outdoors, doesn't like a dirty bathroom.

OK, Pierre! The litter boxes are now all empty and clean! But your bed is now out of service waiting to be washed.
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Tuna and Tuffy from work also communicate well. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

nurse Theo

Migraines suck.
Sweet loving nurse kitties are great! 

Healing purrs make everything better. 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday sleepy day

It's sleep Sunday!


A day of rest and cuddles in the air conditioning. It's crazy hot outside! 

The rest is nice after getting up super early to take in the sunrise. 

I hope you all are having a lovely start to your new week! 

Thursday, July 14, 2022

aging cats

Seeing my fur-babies become geriatric is so hard. They are slowing down, much less energy and of course, more health problems.

Nahum has bad arthritis in his lower back. He's on pain medication and various supplements, which have helped but sometimes we suspect he is still in pain.

Meanwhile Theo has been off lately. He went in to the vet this morning for a blood test that required fasting, and with his food scarcity trauma, skipping a meal causes him to panic. All his worst fears are coming true. The vet is suspecting pancreatitis, which I believe he has had before.

Pierre providing Theo some comfort.

Oliver also has bad arthritis in his back legs. His pain medication and supplements have helped but occasionally we see him hobbling some.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

BFF

Best friends lick on each other.

Best friends get annoyed with each other. 

Best friends work through conflict, repair relationships, and forgive. 

Best friends protect you from scary humans. 

Best friends enjoy hanging out together. 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Father's day!

It's that day again, the day to celebrate Oliver! He's the only father here. And he's a fantastic papa!

He takes good care of his son. 

This day has always been a day of mixed emotions. It seems a holiday geared towards people who have quality relationships with their fathers, at least that is what gets depicted in media - that would not be me. For me, it's a day of grieving what I wish I had.

I wish I had an engaged father, like Oliver is to Pierre. I hope you all take good care of your hearts on this day of mixed feels. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

take your fluffy cat to work day

Did you get the memo? Today is take your fluffy cat to work day!  I'm so glad I looked at that memo, would have been sad to miss out.

It's a good thing Nahum is so, chill.

He likes the individual attention, where he doesn't feel he has to compete with other cats to get play and attention. 
When does the work begin?

Nahum joined me for several sessions and did great! Everyone comments on what a large cat he is. 17 pounds of love and fluff! He adds such a calming energy to the room. 

ok, work day done, time for homes!

Home and sleeping in the spot.

I so love bringing cats to the office!