It’s been an odd couple of weeks. The 19th was our tenth anniversary. Sadly, Lastech was feeling under the weather (understatement) so we put off any sort of celebrating. This week, he felt better so off we went. It turned out better than planned as we were between storms and the clouds were as spectacular as the rest of the scenery. I’m working on pics now, so Part I should be ready soon. Anyhow, due to graveyard shift and strenuous hiking, I slept through the day. My bad.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned that Miss Jenny is our nervous wreck kitty. Paranoia…she has it. We have learned that we will probably be forced to move sometime this year as the property owners want to add two more stories to our building. In preparation, we started going through everything and getting rid of stuff. We were only able to work for 20 minutes at a time as poor Miss Jenny would panic and go into hiding. It was disrupting her world and we felt awful about it.
We decided to get a Feliway diffuser and try it. According to the company:
Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure.
Wow! Miss Jenny is much more calm. Titanescu is a wee bit more lovey too. Tito is just wonderful sweet hearted Tito. He used to be nervous, but he’s much more calm with age.
Disclaimer: We’er not paid by Feliway. We just like the product. 🙂
Most of you are sick of winter and we’re about to set records for being warm. Blech! on both counts.
Yesterday, we ran out to get our grocery shopping done early and came home to find Titanescu licking the crap out of something in the window. He was really going to town on it. Since I have caught him licking the mini blinds (yes really), I wanted to put a stop to it. I calmly pulled back the curtain only to see Tito looking up at me with a soggy head. Titanescu looked quite irritated that I had interrupted his forceful grooming of Tito. I put the curtain back and Titanescu resumed his licking. Wow..!
Lastech has been having fun taking pics with his phone. Here is his presentation of the pointy eared people.
We are still getting rain off and on which is great. California could do without the mudslides, but the rain is surely needed. Tito and Miss Jenny do NOT like the sound of rain on the skylight. They tend to run and hide. We managed to keep them in the room with us instead. Still, we managed to get a few pics.
Speaking of Miss Jenny and the miracle. I’m not sure it was as minor as I first thought. Miss Jenny was fairly feral when we adopted her. I don’t think she was handled much when she was young, so as a result, while she loves good scritchings, she won’t be picked up and she’s not a lap kitty. She runs and hides when we’re moving around the apartment or if strangers are present. The other night, she crept up on the bed between Lastech and I. She got fairly close to Titanescu and then settled down to sleep. It was a first. While she’s been known to go into a blanket cave made by Lastech, she’s never slept on top of the bed.
Last September our friend Grace sent the pointy eared people a box of goodies. The were rolling in mouse toys, crocheted toys, snacky bits, and yummy gushy noms. Imagine my surprise when Thursday turned out to be our turn. 🙂 We received a lovely card, some beautiful cat ornaments and some of the best cookies ever!
I intend to find a place to hang the ornaments as they are lovely year round. Now, in keeping with the heart motif, here are the pointy eared people.
Many many thanks to the lovely Grace for her delightful gifts.
Love and bonks from Rudha-an, Lastech, Tito, Jenny and Titanescu
When we sit on the bed to watch tv or read with the blankets up over our knees, the pointy eared people dive in. It’s their cat cave. If we’re not under the blanket, one of them will paw and claw at the blanket until we comply.
I don’t have a good photo of Titan in his cave. Being black makes it even harder to get good pics. However, I do have a pic of what I face every day. It starts an hour or more before feeding time. Normally, I’m at the computer desk and rather than staring, Titan comes and sits in front of me. He sits in front of me and alternates between nibbling on my arm and licking it. Nibble nibble lick lick. However, if I move my arm, he BITES it followed by the licky licks. He never breaks the skin. It’s just far less gentle than the nibbles. Miss Jenny sits on the floor, mews plaintively and jabs claws in my butt. I refuse to let them win. 🙂
And now for something different. Zefrank is a favorite. It’s borderlined NSFW (language) but so much fun. 🙂
It’s finally raining! It won’t be enough to hold off the drought, but anything is better than nothing. The pointy eared people are using the rain as an excuse to sleep. That’s not exactly true. They use ANY excuse to sleep.
In the meantime, this is what Lastech is dealing with today at work.
Titanescu is especially sad. His hero, Colonel Meow, has passed away. The Colonel was a rescue who was found abandoned by the side of the road. He was later adopted by Anna Marie Avey aka Slave Beast. His rise to power began when his pictures were posted to Instagram. From there, he extended his power to Facebook. On top of his rise to power, The Colonel also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest fur (9 inches). He accomplished much in his short time on this earth. We’re sure he’s finding new minions beyond the Rainbow Bridge and living by his motto:
Enjoying life, one scotch induced nap at a time.
Jarrett Bellini of CNN has written a wonderful and humorous obituary for The Colonel and you can find it here.
Colonel Meow will be missed greatly and we wish to extend our condolences to Anne Marie and ALL of his friends and minions. With much love from Titanescu, Tito, Miss Jenny Nightshade, Rudha-an and Lastech