I apologise in advance for the blurriness of these photos, but I was lucky to capture them at all!
This actually started before Jacoby died, but last week was the first time I managed to have my camera ready.
You see, Angel, who will be twelve this year, has actually started playing with the younger cats!I haven’t seen her play with another cat voluntarily since Jake was a kitten!
But here she is…
…playing chase and catch with Lorelai! And Angel started it!
It’s truly amazing.
The old lady’s got some moves!
Rory, having escaped up the hallway, returns to see where Angel is.
“Where are you, Angel..?”
Sometimes Alfred and Izaak join in; it’s not just a girl thing. Still, it’s so wonderful to watch Angel play with the other cats on her own terms as opposed to someone chasing her.
Angel doesn’t like to share.
She especially doesn’t like to share with Jacoby.
Even though he was actually on that shelf first…
“Wait…What just happened?”
Talk about a hit and run…Jake was so confused.
The other day, I heard some hissing and growling and looked over to see this drama unfolding in the window…
Angel was in the leopard bed with Handsome Panther…
…and Jacoby wanted to be in the leopard bed with Handsome Panther.
Angel was prepared to defend her napping place with all four feet if necessary.
Possession is nine-tenths of the law, as they say; she had the definite advantage in this battle. Jake needed a considerable amount of leverage to shift her 8.7lbs out of that bed.
Jake really wanted to sleep there.
This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, at least in our house: the unstoppable force screeched to a halt. Immovable Angel for the win! Of course, the fact that my husband and I went over to watch the drama unfold probably affected the outcome.
Jake actually looked a bit upset that we only took photos and didn’t help him turf Angel out of the bed!
I have to admit, I’m loving the cute photos of Jacoby and Angel together that I’ve been taking in the new apartment.
I mean, look at them! They almost look like they’re best friends who cuddle together and groom each other!
And maybe, someday, they will become those kind of kitty buddies.
Photos like this give me hope.
Photos, however, can be deceiving. This photo looks hopeful, too.
But then this happened…
…and then this…
…which ended with Angel scurrying away hissing a blue streak. Oh well…can’t win them all.