Caturday: Number 5 plus, The tyrant is home and learning how to cat

Today is brought to you by the number 5.

Zippy 1b
Five years ago today, Lastech and I got sick and tired of being slaves to nicotine and so we smoked our last cigarette. We don’t miss it. More after the pointy eared people get their spot in the sun.

As an introduction to today’s Caturday, here is a comedy skit by Big Train. 🙂

Written by Lastech:

Grand Marshal Titanescu continues to surprise… It isn’t simply that I haven’t been hit, bit or hissed at in about two weeks, the Titan’s made some surprising progress socially. It might be a combination of stress from the construction next door, the Feliway working its magic, or simply gaining his trust at last. I’m not sure, but Titanescu’s become a Velcro kitty. He runs after me wherever I go, rubbing against my legs, rubbing his scent on me and even purring. Yes now we know he does purr. You can barely feel it when he’s on your lap, and certainly not hear it. But as he peels back his lips, rubbing on you, there’s no mistaking that low rumble. But wait. We’ve also been able to pick him up and move him without injury! Oh sure, he doesn’t move off a lap voluntarily, but he’ll submit to the relocation without retaliation.
Frankly, from a cat who hissed and hit us just for laughing, that is amazing!

The Great and Terrible Titanescu
The Great and Terrible Titanescu
The patient and amazing Tito
The patient and amazing Tito

Miss Nightshade Jenny had a birthday. Today a gift box arrived for her from her Auntie Grace. Tomorrow, she’ll get to see her gifts and I’ll be taking pictures of her, the boys and the goodies. Then we’ll be able to thank Grace properly.

Miss Jenny, the birthday girl looking smug
Miss Jenny, the birthday girl now flirts with the postman

Construction update: The kitties are NOT amused.

The big orange monster is working close to the building. The furry ones are hiding.
The big orange monster is working close to the building. The furry ones are hiding.

Now, back to our 5 year smoke free celebration…

It has allowed us to climb many stairs.

Point Reyes
Yes, you read that correctly. There are 308 of those things in addition to a steep ramped section.
They weren't kidding
They weren’t kidding
That is the Point Reyes Lighthouse. It's also the movie home of radio station KAB 1340 and Stevie Wayne. Can you remember the movie?
That is the Point Reyes Lighthouse. It’s also the movie home of radio station KAB 1340 and Stevie Wayne. Can you remember the movie?

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7 Replies to “Caturday: Number 5 plus, The tyrant is home and learning how to cat”

  1. Congratulations on the 5 years! That’s a great achievement and I’m sure the cats are grateful that you are not subjecting them to second-hand smoke too.

    I understand how you feel about Titan’s transformation. Pearl has made the same sort of progress in her year and a half here. She is a completely different cat than she was when she arrived. 🙂

    1. Thank you Grace. I’m hoping to share all your goodies with the beasties tomorrow. It should be a better day and quiet too. I’m glad they don’t have to endure second hand smoke. Heck I’m glad I don’t have to endure it either. That stuff is nasty.

    1. Hugs back at you Trish. You’re right. You can’t force him. As a former smoker I can say that even suggesting it would put me in stubborn mode. When that happened I would do everything I could to justify it. He’ll decide or he won’t. 🙂

  2. Good for you guys! Smoking is one of those habits I’ve never picked up thank goodness…. although I am quite the coffee fiend.

    Good to see it’s helped you regain your wind. A 30 story staircase… now that’s a killer… 🙂

    Yay!! The furkids are finally settling in. I just knew Titan would come around. Hopefully he’ll be all socialized by the time you guys have to move. That’s going to stress them all over again.

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