I’m always amused at how popular napping spots go in and out of style amongst our cats. As an example, for months, nobody regularly slept on this cushion at Björn’s end of the sofa.
Then Lorelai adopted it and naps there every evening. She’s so cute when she does that, curled up in a tight little ball.
But what’s even funnier is, during the day, when Rory naps, it’s in other places nowhere near that corner. During the day, that’s Angel’s napping spot! I’ve read that cats timeshare places in the house, and apparently, our cats are big believers in that!
The other day, we were watching YouTube videos on the television, and I wanted to show Björn the video of Lorelai stalking the geese, which he hadn’t seen yet.
After that, YouTube autoplayed the next video, which was the one of Izaak sitting on top of Dashiell.
Dash was intensely interested in seeing him and his buddy on TV. And then the cutest thing happened.
He reached his paw out and touched Zak! It was so sweet, so tentative…but he definitely recognised his friend.
Then a different video autoplayed, one of Angel and Zak outside. And Dash patted Zak’s image again! I have never seen a cat do this before. I have seen them play with images on screen, but not recognise another cat that they know.
I made a little video of him…but he went behind the screen looking for the cats. I did finally capture him patting Zak.
As you saw yesterday, the snow is all but gone again.
But remember when Alfred pooped in the swing area when we went out in the snow? I felt bad about that at the time, but I couldn’t really do anything about it at the time. But when we went outside on Saturday, I went back to look for it…and I found it. And this time, I could do something about it. I scooped it up with a stick and put it under the bushes. They’re mostly sticks, so no one is going in there.
You should feel bad, Freddy!
Once in a while, Björn and I have chips whilst we watch TV. And…sometimes one gets dropped.
Lorelai found it first, and of course she tried to eat it.
Pretty sure that it was a salt-vinegar chip. Cats are not big fans of vinegar.
Izaak, our famously picky, raw-meat-only eater, didn’t even try to eat it. He just played with it…until I picked it up before it got stepped on.
We don’t feed dry cat food to our cats regularly anymore at all. When we do give them dry food, it is fed as a treat. The problem is, we have some leftover prescription diet foods that we gave to Jacoby and Pyret. And we also we win bags of dry food at cat shows, really good, high-protein brands, which is what we give them when we do give them dry.
We have a few more-or-less catsafe storage places in our apartment, and one of these is in our laundry room. All the cats know we keep food in there, and the opportunistic little jerks never pass up a chance to try to get a snack when I have the laundry room door open ( you may recall that we have to latch the door because Alfred has worked out how to open that door).
So, the other day I left the door open for about a minute whilst putting laundry away. The cats, I thought, we all napping around the house, so I thought it was safe. Boy, was I wrong.
In the time it took me to go from the laundry room, dump the clothes onto the bed, and go back to put the next load in our drying closet…Lorelai AND Dashiell were up on top of it, nomming happily away on some of Jake’s leftover Urinary prescription diet. Since it wasn’t in a bin, I am fairly certain it didn’t have a hole in it yet, either. Never underestimate cats when it comes to food!
I didn’t know Dash even knew how to get up there!
So, this is fun. Alfred learned a new trick.
You may recall how clever Freddy is at opening cabinet doors, especially when he knows there’s food on the other side.
Lately, however, he has been focusing on a new, non-food-related target.
The front door.
So now, we have to make sure we always lock the front door without fail, or he’ll open it and let everyone into the stairwell. He tests it all the time, several times a day. And if we forget…we discover the door is open and all the cats are playing on the stairs.
Click on the image above to see a video of the evil genius in action in a new tab…Spoiler alert, the door is locked in this video. FREDDY! (Sorry, gotta run…just heard a crash in the kitchen…)