Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains unawakened

Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains unawakened



Calico Tortie High Up

This beautiful Calico Tortie mix is Miss Buffy da Bampire Flayer.
She has a tall climbing structure.

In order to get to the top, Miss Buffy has to climb up through a hole. 

Sometimes she forgets the hole is there and starts to fall through.

But she catches herself every time, 
Even if part of her still hangs through,

 Buffy da Bampire Flayer loves to be at the top.


Christmas Cat!

Timmy can hardly wait til Christmas! Bring it on, Santa Cat!


Blogger Problem

Dear Blogger.... Google,

Since you changed some configurations lately regarding the blogger dashboard, you have made a mistake.

I have several blogs to which I need dashboard access.

Now I have no dashboard that gives me the opportunity to choose which blog I want to edit.

I can only see the dashboard for one of my blogs.

You need to fix this so I can see all my blogs on one dashboard page.

I am making this a public post because I cannot find a way to contact someone from Google to notify of this problem.

I can only hope this issue will come to your attention and be resolved.


Fluffy Feral Ginger

Sonny-boy permitting me to comb and actually pet him! I also got a little bit of tongue! 

But with my feral lion king, it's only for just so long, and he makes it clear he is done with me! 

I suspect the distraction Pinky created helped.



Crazed Cat Protecting Black Feathers

The Great Pink Hunter has captured a feathered critter toy! 

Don't come near or he will fiercely GROWL you away!


Mean Birds!

The birds are harassing the cats today! 
Queen Bambi got so excited she body slammed the catio door! 
Wish I could have caught it on camera. But happened too fast. 
This is the aftermath when Pinky came over to see if she was okay. Bambi is reassuring him


Cats Hogging the Bed

Where do I fit on my bed? 

I slide in on the edge where Sunny and Timmy are, then gently push my behind toward those same interlopers. They shove over unwillingly and sometimes just get up and get onto the same spot on the blanket they were already occupying on TOP of ME! 

That's about 40 pounds of cats!!! 

No wonder I wake up all achy! But to be fair, they don't stay there all night. Usually after they get some pets and treats they leave the bed. Sometimes I can't figure out where they are hiding all night long. But, by morning they are back to climb over me to wake me up. Just like real kids!

Sunny-Boy on the bottom left. Pinky above him. Georgie above right and Timmy, bottom right.

My cats get along amazingly well. I introduced Timmy as a kitten to adult Bambi in 2009. She mothered him until he became an obnoxious teenager, when I introduced kitten Buffy who Timmy adopted. They were playmates for about a year. They are no longer close, but tolerate each other just fine. They cross each other's path and only Buffy gives a grouchy growl. She doesn't seem to like anyone. But, she is a calico after all. And they have a reputation for being cantankerous!

Then, there were two kittens who lived with us for a few months, no longer with us, that Timmy adopted and loved on.

Then, Ninja (the second), a black cat who was added to the menagerie. He was easily acclimated. He'd had previous contact with a lot of other pets in his two years.

Then I adopted Sunny-Boy. Being so quasi-feral, he became Ninja's best buddy and love interest. (Yes, cats can be gay).

But, Ninja got outside one day and never came back. The animal control had picked up his body about a week later. My heart was broken, and Sunny missed his buddy so much. He would meow for him at night out in the catio. Almost as if he were calling for him.

Eventually he settled down. But still he does a little bit of calling, now and then. He carries around a little stuffed animal when he does that.

So Sunny began to relate to Timmy and mothered the new bottle-baby kittens I adopted last October, one of which was Pinky. The following week I rescued Georgie off the street after he was thrown from a car window right in front of me! Since he was sick I had to keep him in the bathroom for months.

The other kids tolerate him quite well. Though, Sunny gently smacks him on the head when he has no manners and is too intrusive,. Then Georgie lies down and rolls over for him to apologize. Then maybe he will get a forgiving lick on the face from Sunny. Pinky loves him as a brother and they play all the time. Though Georgie is about two months older than Pinky, he is outweighed by several pounds. Pinky is such a chubby boy!

Timmy nuzzles and licks Pinky now, and so does Sunny and Georgie. He's still everybody's baby. Unlike some cat households, I think it is just luck that they all get along so well. Or maybe it's just the careful way I slowly introduce them. I never have flying fur, except from Timmy who sheds enough for all six cats!


A Tortie-Calico

Wow! So cool! No doctor appointments today! No errands to run!
 I don't know what I'll do with myself! 
I guess I'll just sit here and stare at beautiful "Tortico cat", Buffy

Kat Tease!

That NAUGHTY birdie is purposely teasing those poor innocent kitties! 


Pink Jacket Timmy Cat

Timmy says, "Boys can wear pink if they wants to!" 
(Especially since the pink suede jacket was a free pick from the SPCA donation box!)


Hummingbirds Outside the Catio

Entertainment for the cats!
The hummingbirds do not harrass the cats (so far)!
The cats don't bother the hummingbirds. They stay still as statues!



Morning Tea in the Catio.

Earl Gray Tea with ginger, honey and Meyer lemon (fresh off the tree).

Queen Bambi stretching out. She never falls off the edge!

Watch out Timmy! 
While you're intent on watching the birdies your furry belly is in jeopardy! 
It doesn't fit that skinny shelf! 


Catio Window Cats

My cats are so spoiled with their 9 by 9 ft. catio! 
I had looked into having one like this built. 
But I didn't think it would be roomy enough for six cats to occupy peacefully! 
Though I wouldn't mind having one like this on my front kitchen window!

Not sure the source for this picture.
As soon as I find it, I will give credit where it is due or replace.


Odd Eye Morning Cat

Timmy says good morning! May I have some of your tea? No? Then why do you come into the catio every day this way?. It's torture, you know, when you sit there having toast and tea without offering us a treat too! Oh cruel cat mom! Note: Timmy says this while standing on my lap! Standing! I say! He weighs a ton!


Cats Face Off!

Bambi and Buffy have an altercation.