Dear Furiends, I was so upset with my staff’s highhandedness, that I nearly forgot it was Sunday. Would you believe that when I requested that they put water in the tub, they had the nerve to give me a shower!?! I did NOT want a shower! I wanted a bath! My sisfur had just […]
I think the photo says it all… Apparently someone dyed their paws green while helping with Easter eggs.
Do you think they heard the phrase green thumb and wanted to help with the garden? The weird double face is due to the bevel in the glass of the table-top she’s sitting on.
Furiends, it is spring, here in Florida and I am supervising the egg hunt … Humans are very strange, thus far, not a single munchkin has climbed any trees to look for nests. Now, I don’t know how birds operate in your part of the world, but around here, birds build a nest in a tree or bush, then put eggs in it.
Obviously my staff isn’t particularly knowledgeable about about eggs. For that matter, I researched ‘spring’ and it is supposed to be a source of water coming from the ground… if spring is here, where is my water source?
But you didn’t drop by to see the selfies I made while supervising the egg hunt. Hope you have a purrfect Easter!
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know Purrseidon and Mr. M are testers for Cat-a-bliss catnip blends, which should become available to the public within a few weeks. I was initially very surprised how enthusiastic they were about these tests … Purrseidon had never shown any preference for catnip – her favorite dry toys are balls, which she plays kitty soccer with and her water-activated fishy for the tub. (I did not include my ladder, since she doesn’t play with it – she defends it.)
Mr. M has never been interested in ‘nip, either… At least he wasn’t until Kiara, who lives a few miles away, dropped the first samples off. Suddenly, instead of being ‘Mr. Phantom’, he wound around our ankles, as if he was ‘Mr. Sociable’… I initially thought this was an anomaly, then another friend, who is a tester reported that her furbabies opened the envelope before she got a chance…. and that was the fate of many undefended envelopes…
I have no idea what Kiara puts in her catnip blends, but Purrseidon and Mr. M adore being her testers. And, I’m thrilled to report that Mr. M’s general health seems better – the old fellow even climbs. Previously, he never got higher than the lid of the kitchen trash can, which put his big golden eyes just above the counter, allowing him to supervise meal preparation. In the jpg below, he is on top of the beam between kitchen and dinning room!
As I said, M & P’s reactions to blend tests seems typical. My friend, Ellen just reported this:
I was planning to test the nips today so I put them in different colored eggs. The one in the red package went in the pink egg, the one marked WC went into the white egg and the one marked ACD went into the light pink egg.
You probably know how much Purrseidon loves water, but do you know she used to have a flushing litter box? She loved playing with it (as well as the traditional use), but somehow it broke…. And it has been broken for months. But this morning, guess who finally took it apart and managed to fix the automatic litter box!?! (big ta-da!!!)
And guess who watched intently as their water litter box was being torn apart… and as soon as it was back together, hopped in prior to me plugging it in for the initial test. Both front paws were on the receptacle lid and her legs were everywhere.
Ms. Munchkin was nearly rolling over laughing about Purrseidon trying to do kitty yoga in her litter box. …. I take it she missed her litter box. This is Purrseidon trying to cuddle with her litter box:
Georgia put together a short graphic guide on the best ways to keep you cat happy indoors, that I hope you will find interesting and informative. The piece covers some of the ways you can tell if your cat is not comfortable indoors and some of the easiest, cheapest and most fun ways to enrich your cat’s life.
Mr. M was a feral cat for many years, but seems to have adapted well to being a house cat. Based on his transition from living outdoors to indoors, I think Georgia’s points are very well done. Hope you enjoy!
Purrseidon is a very self-sufficient cat. Since she can open cupboards and chow bags, the cat food got relocated to the bedroom because we thought she couldn’t open doors…. yet the problem persisted, so we set up a motion-activated camera to see what was going on… Who needs humans to feed them… was the first video, but all we could verify was that Ms. Purrseidon (not Saphera, who was the prime suspect, since we know she can open most unlocked doors was getting into the room)… you will also notice in the first clip that Ms. Purr spends more time verifying that no one (including cameras) is watching.
In the second clip, the camera is better hidden … So that is how Purrseidon opens the jug… Obviously, Saphera has been teaching Ms. Purrseidon how to be a cat burglar.