Logan and Izaak look very much alike in photos, and often I can’t tell who is who unless I look at the date the photo was taken.
These first two photos were taken 28 December 2017…so, this is Logan napping with Alfred and Jacoby.
These next two, however…
…these two were taken on 13 December 2018, so this is Zak and Freddy.
So…without looking at the Flickr details linked to the photos, can you tell how is who? Is this one Zak or Logan?
How about this one?
I know Freddy knows that Zak isn’t his “Brother from another Mother,” but he does seem to like having him as a cuddle buddy.
In some ways, Logan and Zak could not be more different. Logan was very agile and could often be found up high, on the tops of bookshelves and doors. He was like a little old man, soft-voiced but constantly muttering to himself. He wasn’t terribly food-oriented, and he wasn’t afraid of the big cats’ hisses and growls. And he was extremely fastidious, constantly grooming himself. Zak, on the other hand, can barely haul himself onto the kitchen counter (and often doesn’t make it). He meows at the top of his voice when he wants something or if I am in the bathroom with the door closed, and he is incredibly focused on food. He tries to sleep with the big cats, same as Logan did, but if they hiss or growl, he backs off and goes somewhere else. And while he keeps himself tidy, he isn’t constantly grooming himself the way Logan did. One of Logan’s “things” was to furiously lick his tailtip if you held it for him. Zak isn’t as concerned about his tail tip.
It just so funny how two cats can look so alike and have such different personalities.
Even though we have five cats living with us, there are moments where you wonder where all the cats are.
There’s a time of day when all the cats are napping. Sometimes you see them…sometimes you don’t.
Izaak usually naps close to me…although maybe not so much when I start taking photos of him.
Alfred tends to nap on the sofa with Zak on the sofa.
Freddy is a simple cat with simple needs.
Mostly, he just needs a good place to nap.
Angel loves the little brown bed.
She naps in it almost everyday.
Even though a certain Singapura tries to nap in there with her.
Meanwhile, Lorelai has discovered the radiator bed.
She spends a lot of time there.
Can you blame her? It’s comfy and it’s warm.
Who wouldn’t want to nap in a warm radiator bed, though, right?
Last, but obviously not least, we have Jacoby. He loves to sleep on our bed.
He usually digs himself a nest under our comforters…but today he decided to nest on top of the blankets.
Even so, he usually sleeps on my side of the bed. How does he know that?
A couple of years ago, Sherry sent me a Dean Russo Abyssinian print cushion cover for Christmas. We thought it would be the perfect cover for Pyret’s pillow…and she agreed.
Sometimes, though, she sat next to it, rather than on it. Not sure why, but okay…
Occasionally, when Pyret was sleeping in one of her other spots, Jacoby would commandeer her pillow, but he was the only cat who ever slept on it apart from Pyret. After she died, nobody slept on it. For months, it just sat there unused.
Until recently. In the past month or so, Alfred has taken to using Pyret’s pillow. It’s near the radiator, so perhaps that’s a factor, or maybe it’s to do with the afternoon sun…but I have no idea why it sat empty for so long, or why Freddy decided to start napping there.
Cats are so inscrutible.
Kalle captured these photos a few days ago.
Kalle has a lovechair/small sofa in his room, and the other day three cats decided it was the pefect napping spot.
Nothing to see here…just Alfred, Lorelai, Izaak…and Izaak’s mousie.
(As it turns out, Zak’s mousie is, in fact, an important member of this group.)
Have you ever seen anything as adorable as these three?
I mean, really…
…The fact that Freddy is zonked out whilst the other two are alert and watching the camera speaks volumes.
Of course, Freddy is so laid back, even that doesn’t faze him.
It’s almost as if Zak was a blanket for Freddy.
“He’s not heavy, he’s my brother.”