Happy Friday! Our news this week was that we opened the catio up over the weekend. The cats have been very happy about that, and all but Harley visit it every day. I’m sorry for those of you who have snow again. Hopefully, it won’t last long. Here’s to hoping for warmer weather and no more signs of winter!
Here’s what the cats were chatting about this past week.
Mama: You’re pretty proud of yourself, aren’t you?
Woodrow: Whatever do you mean?
Mama: Next time you run out of the house, I’m not chasing after you.
Woodrow: Oh Mama, you’d chase me to the moon and back.
Mama: It’s “I love you to the moon and back.”
Woodrow darted outside again today (when I was letting in our dog). Luckily, it was out our back door which leads to a completely fenced in area. This is the third or fourth time he’s gone out the back door. He did go out the front door once. I wasn’t home – I would’ve freaked out. When he goes out the back door, I calmly go after him so he doesn’t get frightened. If he wanted to, he could climb/jump our 6-foot wooden fence. We adopted Woodrow when he was 4 years old, so who knows if his previous owners let him outside. I’m starting to think they did. That boy! Always keeping things interesting.
No time for photos, Mama. I’s got things to do and places to be! ~Sophie
Dexter: I wanna come in now. Please carry me.
Mama: Use the cat door that we installed for you by cutting a hole in our dining room wall.
Mama: I’m not carrying you.
Dexter: I said please!
Dexter always seems to be in the catio at mealtimes. He can hear me dishing out the food in the kitchen and sits in the catio and cries. He won’t come inside unless I physically hold the cat flap door open. Any other time of day – he goes in and out as he pleases. He’s trained me well.
Olive: OMG, Mama!!!
Olive: Did you know that lizards have middle fingers?
Mama: Making friends, I see?
Olive: His name is Sampson.
With catio season comes lizard season. Yesterday I saw Woodrow and Olive desperately trying to get to a lizard that ran under the catio rug. Hopefully that lizard learned his lesson and steers clear of the catio.
Sophie: Dexter, help me put Mama’s phone back. 📸 Whoops, I just took a selfie. Help me delete this photo!
Dexter: You’re on your own.
Sophie: But Mama’s gonna know it was me who ordered a pallet of tuna, 2 tubs of freeze dried chicken treats, a cat tree and a new purse!
Harley Sings the Blues
Here I sit, alone in my box
Singin’ the tummy-growlin’ blues
One hour has passed
Since my last repast
And my tummy, it is a-rumblin’
No Mama in sight,
This just ain’t right
Send food, I say, send food!
P.S. Food can be sent to my big box, c/o Mama
P.P.S. I prefer something of the poultry variety
Is it here yet?
Mama: Who’s ready for Friday?
Bonus Friday Photo
When you’re trying to relax and binge-watch a show in bed, but you’re being watched.
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!