Laundry day is ALWAYS exciting… but this time something new (and stunningly beautiful) was on the horizon (or at least on the bed). And no, despite what the kitties think, it isn’t them I’m talking about.
My dear friend of decades has been designing a quilt for me as a gift. I cleaned off my bed (with much kitty participation), washed all the covers and sheets, then replaced them (with even more kitty participation)… and then – put on the new quilt.
Was UNable to get a photo without a cat on it – it needed kitty enhancement I guess.
Later that night – you can see both kitties approved of the new quilt as we watched some bedtime TV together.
Not sure the frog in the tree is doing well though… looks like he’s slipping LOL.
I love the Calgary Zoo. Late last year they became the home to two sister kitties – named Nox and Pema. Before the Covid shut-down I had stopped and looked for them and never seen them in their enclosure.
BUT, an early entry to the Eurasia habitat (where they lurk), was worth getting up before dawn… Success – I did see them both but am not sure which of them I captured with this shot.
Debon does come when called but has shirked interest in doing tricks till recently. He watches Princess do tricks and cries for attention and I think that is part of what now has him wanting to be involved.
I’ve often found the first trick to learn is the behaved “sit-up”. Behaved means; on command, paws held down (not grabbing treat), sustained sit, gentle take of the food. That is actually a LOT of criteria, a lot of steps.
Candid “family photos” usually have stories behind the scenes. This one tells the tale of woe – the things Princess must constantly persevere through.
Debon may *LOOK* all sweet and innocent… but Princess could describe the prelude to this photo:
I was soundly sleeping, having allowed the Oaf to lay next to me and having tolerated the time it took him to thump about bumping me prior to settling. My trusty servant walked in to ask if I wanted a massage or a treat and the Oaf bounced up and casually stomped on me several times inserting himself between me and my loyal servant. After tromping about for several minutes he pretended to settle… I’m not sure which will be more effective in getting him in line – whapping him on the nose or leaving in a huff. I contemplate.
Although some countries (Japan, USA, Russia…) have a National Cat Day… the world at large celebrates felines today, August 8th !!
CANADIAN CATS RULE!! Not just today, according to google (the source for EVERYTHING 😉), it is estimated that there are approximately 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs in Canada. Approximately 38% of Canadian households have a cat, while 35% have a dog. I wonder if this preponderance of cats has anything to do with our months of indoor weather?
Of course I may be thinking of indoor weather since the HEAT of summer in Calgary is already turning chill and the leaves will soon be changing colour…
Whoops – Princess says I should get back on track – today is all about cats.
(actually what Princess said is that EVERY day is cat day so this celebration being on only one day is plain silly)
Debon and Princess sharing the heating pad on a warm summer evening.