These days my body seems to think it’s a fine idea to wake up at 4 a.m. and get my day going. The animals take this in stride, the dogs usually going out for a potty break before coming back in to sleep, the cat brothers spend this time trying to play Getinyourlap.
When not mockingly asleep, Hershey spends this time on Cat Patrol. If Graham’s job of Vital Importance is barking at every little damn thing he hears, then Hershey’s is keeping a near constant eye on what the neighborhood cats are up to. Especially the ones brazen enough to hang out on our front porch.
Hershey seems to have the world divided into two kinds of cats: Indoor Cats who she (usually) doesn’t show any interest in, and Outdoor Cats who are INCREDIBLY INTERESTING!!! They are the most AMAZINGLY AMAZING creatures she has ever seen! And she has to meet/chase EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!
So when the neighborhood cats hang out on (or cross, or just happen to walk by) my front porch, Hershey’s increasingly frantic interest (one of the reasons she’s not going to Blog Paws) usually scares them away. There’s one however I have to shoo away myself. He’s a beautiful white cat from two doors down named Fenton and he could hang on the porch all day completely unconcerned about Hershey whining just a foot away, because he’s deaf as a post. Fortunately, Fenton doesn’t come around that often and the rest of the interesting cats have the good sense to leave the premises when Hershey gets worked up enough.
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now this “Caturday” post has only a tangential relationship with actual cats. To make up for this please enjoy this picture of how uninteresting Hershey and Graham think the Indoor Cats are:
Since the Blog Paws conference is coming up in a little more than a month (how in the name of Dog did THAT happen?!) I’ve started seriously making some preparations.
I’ve decided how I’m going: Driving
Since I’m driving I’ve decided which of the S’more Kids is coming….. (drumroll please)
When I got Hershey during an adoption day at Petsmart the adoption package came with a free exam from their in-house veterinary partner Banfield. After the exam I signed Hershey up with a wellness plan. As she got older the wellness plan has changed to include things like teeth cleanings. Continue reading “Teeth Cleaning Recovery”
Facebook is annoying. Facebook is intrusive. Facebook will destroy us all. But in between pushing unwanted knowledge at us (No, I don’t need to know what a friend of a friend ‘liked’ on a complete stranger’s page) and getting all up in our Continue reading ““A memory””
This was the only shot I could get before Morph ruined it by being too curious.
When you have adults cats who’ve lived together their entire lives you get scenes like the one above. Continue reading “Caturday: Snuggle Bruggers”
Graham likes to howl. I found this out one day years ago by being silly and saying “dog, daawg, daaaaaaaaawg” and much to my surprise he started singing along with me!! He will howl with other people but nothing else seems to set him off; not fire trucks, not police cars, not other dogs.
Since I discovered his talent we’ve been having sporadic singalongs. It’s noisy, it’s ear splitting, and it’s NEVER. NOT. FUNNY.
My mom was over last night and took this picture of our duet. She’s threatening to take video next time!
OK, by popular demand I’ve included a video of a previous singalong. I don’t think the vocal are a polished as other performances and there was some hijinx from the road crew. Enjoy!