I was sitting in my living room a few days ago when my cat, Corran, wandered over and started playing with his chipmunk toy. He was having fun, so I watched him play for a few moments … until I remembered that we don’t have a chipmunk toy.
He was playing with an actual, dead chipmunk! I took the “toy” away from him, and I thought that was that.
A few hours later, I happened to glance inside my home office while walking upstairs. Inside, I saw three little shapes lying in the shadows. My first thought was that this was a dead chipmunk family. I took a moment to brace myself before reaching for a light switch …
… and I have never felt so relieved at finding dog poop on the floor!
They were never actually a couple. That’s about when I remembered that everybody knows I’m a big Doctor Who fan, so nobody would be surprised if I named the kitties after Who characters. Naturally, I thought about Star Wars next.
When you give a cat a bed, the cat will ignore the bed. Always.
When I first adopted my kittens, I went out and bought two cat beds from a pet store figuring they would each use one bed. I have had them for two months now and I have only seen them in the beds twice: once on the afternoon that they came home with me and then later that night.
So where do they sleep? Usually not these beds. Most of the time they either sleep on my bed or cuddle up in their cat tree.
But I have an idea for something new to try. I finished some clementines the other day and decided to give the box to the cats. Then this happened:
I think I’m going to put a blanket in the box and see it keeps getting used as a bed. I hope so! But these are cats I’m talking about, and it is very likely that they will lose all interest in the box as soon as I start calling it a bed.
I was brushing my teeth last night and, like usual, my cats both made their way onto the bathroom counter. They seemed curious about the water running in the sink, so I left it running a bit and watched them play. While brushing my teeth this morning I pulled out a camera and took pictures 🙂
Corran and Mirax have noticed the water!
… and Corran chooses to investigate! (Also, I hope Mirax isn’t chewing on my toothbrush).
“I can touch it, but I can’t hold it. What is this substance??”
I think she’s just thirsty. I wonder if I should find an upstairs water bowl for them?