Caturday: Early Morning Cat Patrol

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:



Caturday: Early Morning Cat Patrol


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!

Update: 5/7/16

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!


Caturday: Safe

 Eris has been favoring this grooming arch lately.  Not as a way to relieve herself of excess fur (why would a cat use something bought for them for it’s intended purpose?!) but to sit and watch the household go by.  I think it must satisfy her predatory need to be close to action, but “concealed.”

There have been countless cat in boxes videos on the internet (sometimes I wonder if the whole thing in run by cats) including this one showing that it isn’t just house cats that dig them:

But Eris favoring the arch seems to better resemble the cats trapped in a circle as described in this article by the Daily Mail.

Anyway, cute picture, fun video; happy Caturday everyone!

Caturday: Safe