She is playing Peek A Boo. I better watch out she is 12 and now acting like a kitten again. I am blessed with such beautiful animals but I bet you may have heard me say that already, sorry
When Mom gave us her cats old tower I never thought ours would love it as she does. Her cat and ours are the same age but I think Mom said he didn’t like it anymore because she is 77 and not up to chasing him around much anymore. This toy was attached to the huge tower and as you can see our little girl is full of playfulness
She is watching me take her photos and really waiting for me to wiggle it again so she can KILL IT
THE LOOK! I better watch my hands and face
She has now turned away from me and her toys and is watching all those pretty Chickadees, Nuthatches, Blue Jays, Juncos, Finch and pretty Red Cardinals. The birds are loving that an area has been cleared of two days worth of snow and I have spread on top of the snow some fresh seed for the ground eaters.
Not sure if I told you this cats story I must get my scanner plugged in so I can show you her and her sister who an old boyfriend saved from a woman who was going to do away with. Yes kill. He came home from work and walked in with a picnic basket I looked at him kind of strange and he said I brought you something. How nice a basket for me to fill with goodies he wants me to cook oh I love those kinds of gifts no really this was very odd flowers all the time picnic baskets no.
He sat it down on the couch and he told me to check it out and when I opened it there were two tiny 3 or 4 week old kittens huddled together inside, scared. I had lost my 15 year old cat not long before and missed Rocky so much. These two had the same markings but this ones sister was Gray. They were so beautiful. They did everything together. They would climb up us and knead our clothes and suck on our clothing, they missed their Mommy and I would need to get their food soft enough for them to lap up. I also started giving them a quarter size of Half and Half this kitty up above still 12 years later knows when my coffee is ready she gets her treat.
Now when he brought these two home we had 3 of my dogs still alive plus I told him to bring his dog over to join my family pets. I have to tell you these four dogs were the most gentle dogs I have ever seen. My three were hunting dogs, Springer Spaniels and his was a mix which was the goofiest dog I had ever met. Just a happy go lucky dog he was sort of like his owner. Add laughter here. Now back to the two kittens when the dogs would come in wet they would lay for hours licking the dogs paws dry. I am serious this place I live is amazing. They were lost when all 3 dogs were put down at 13 to 15 years old somehow they all got so old their lives were spent in horrible pain and they were ready. I went maybe a year or two without a dog it was hard.
Now for the sad part just after we brought JT home from a farm in VT all of us were out playing in the yard the two cats, the puppy and us. It was end of June and cats stayed out for hours running the yard or sunning themselves. When we went in for the night I yelled for the two cats Rhythm and Blues to come in yes they were cats but came when called just like they were dogs. Rhythm came running and Blues didn’t that was odd they were always joined at the hip. I yelled for her over and over and the current man in my life (last man) said she will be back but she never was. She was the most loving of the two and adored the dogs had she had a run in with a Fisher Cat or a Fox I didn’t know about the Coyotes being out back, back then. Ron said he had seen a huge Owl as well. They were smaller type barn cats. We have Hawks too. The worst part, night after night for me, was calling out to see if I could hear her cries, I never did. It tore me to pieces the not knowing what had happened to our loving and trusting cat.
So this cat above now follows me like she is a dog. She stays with us on walks like she knows. With the snow for last few days she has not wanted to go out not sure if it the deep snow on her feet or the winds kicking up a scent of something evil lurking close bye but I am happy she choose to spend more time inside with us. I know she is old now but cats can live a lot longer than dogs so I am hoping for more days with her up upon her new cat tower.
When her and JT are no longer here with us there will be no more pets for me, I just can’t the GOODBYES.
PS I forgot to tell you at twelve she still wants to knead our clothing and suck on us kind of odd but I do allow it till her claws start to poke my skin then she is placed beside me much to JT’s disgust she is not like the other dogs in my past she doesn’t like to share.