Sunday, December 8, 2013
Karen Jo: I like the design of it because it wraps around his body. The D-ring is at the very back and I hope the stitching holds when Spyro pulls on it because he is very strong. I got it from Nip and Bones.
Karen Jo: I was watching in case any ruckus started. Horus was up on the sewing machine cabinet, very alert, watching Rocio for any sign of aggression against Oja. Rocio just lay still and I am glad that Oja took a sniff of him. That is her first step in making friends, sniffing without hissing afterward.
Karen Jo: Thank you for all the kind words about missing me and the cats and about depression. It did sneak up on my because I never felt really bad. I just felt as if my emotions were stuck in neutral and I would snap out of it in time. When I got really sick of it, I asked my doctor about it and I'm glad that I did. I am not exactly walking around full of the joy of living, but it is much easier to make myself get my work done and things like blogging seem interesting again.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Karen Jo: I found that amazing. You came to love Herman, but you wouldn't play with him. Spyro is the only cat you would play with at all until lately.
Oja: Herman was too big to play rasslin' with and chase isn't exactly my favorite game. Bambino is just a tiny bit taller and longer than I am, so we are a good match for rasslin'.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
We are all meowing like pirates. We be five now, enough for a crew. We have set sail on the good ship, Filet O' Fish in search of booty and adventure. Oja is the captain, as she has the firmest paw. Spyro be the first mate. Bambino takes on the duties of cabin boy and top hand, as he is the fastest climber. Rocio mans the guns and Horus is the lookout. Off we go!
Saturday, September 7, 2013
All: Of course we did. We all belong to the club.
Karen Jo: One of you decided that Derby had a good one by yacking on the carpet and staining it. I found two yak spots by the computer desk with Stinky Goodness and kibble in them. Now who eats in the computer room and gobbles as much Stinky Goodness as he can hold?
Bambino: Why are you looking at me? I have never yakked up anything. Horus and Oja are the yakkers around here. Oja eats in the computer room and she's so . . . (Oja glares at Bambino) er, floofy that it was probably her.
Karen Jo: Oh, poor you. I have seen you going around and checking every dish to see if there was any Stinky Goodness left and if there is you clean it up. I guess the yak will remain a mystery.
Karen Jo: Thanks to all of you for your responses to my post "Who's the Alpha?" I am glad to know that there doesn't have to be an alpha cat and I will stop trying to figure it out. I think I have figured out a little bit about Rocio's behavior. The other morning Horus was annoying Rocio something awful. I put a stop to it, but a few hours later Rocio started annoying Oja. That one wasn't too bad, so I just told Rocio to knock it off and he eventually did. A couple of hours after that, Oja and Rocio were giving each other nose kisses. There was a blissful period of about 10 days when no cat was annoying any other cat, so I do think that Rocio has stopped annoying Oja just on his own. He only does it now when Horus has been picking on him. Why Horus picks on Rocio I don't know, unless it's some kind of status thing. Oja is becoming more tolerant of Bambino. She even licked the very end of his tail when they were both in bed with me. Maybe all my cats will be friends with each other eventually.
Friday, August 30, 2013
So who is the alpha cat here? I can rule out Bamino and Rocio immediately because I have seen them defer to the older cats. Herman commanded the respect of the other cats and no cat messed with him. That lets Oja out, as Rocio was certainly messing with her. On the other hand, maybe Rocio stopped messing with her because she convinced him that she was the boss. Horus defers to Oja and Spyro, though not to Bambino or Rocio. Neither Spyro nor Oja defer to any of the others. I did see one thing that makes me think that Spyro may be the alpha. Spyro was eating Oja's dry food and Oja whapped him one between the ears. Spyro looked at her and went on eating, so she whapped him again. He still went on eating, so she whapped him a third time. When that didn't make him leave, Oja went off to find another food bowl.
Who do you think is the alpha or is there one? I am just curious. It won't change anything around here, I would just like to know.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Karen Jo: I have no idea what brought this on. Rocio was always ready to play with any cat who wanted to. He hasn't hissed at Bambino since a week after Bambino moved in, until just the last few days. He isn't acting like he doesn't feel good. He is eating and drinking and running around and playing with toys. He is going to the vet in about a week and a half for his rabies booster, so I'll ask her about it.
Horus: I escaped today and met the woofie from next door. She is a minpin and I am bigger than she is. We sniffed each other over without any hissing or barking. Then Mom caught up with me and I had to go back inside. See my tiger paw?
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Karen Jo: I am very sorry, Bambino. I didn't forget your birthday, I just didn't feel like blogging. I haven't felt like doing much of anything lately. I'm not depressed or sick or anything serious, just kind of in a funk. I'll jerk myself out of it and blog more, I promise.
Bambino: I think you owe me a big birthday bash.
Karen Jo: What would you like?
Bambino: I want to have a luau over at the Tabby Cat Club. It's awesome over there right now.
Karen Jo: That's a good idea. We will do it tomorrow, exactly one month after your birthday.
Karen Jo: Sorry, Horus. You see, Jose is such a bland name for such a wonderful cat. In this photo you can finally see his Egyptian eyes. Horus starts with the same sound as Jose and Horus' glyph is an eye, so I changed his name to Horus.
Karen Jo: There's not much to tell, really. I have taken in Spyro, Oja and Rocio for checkups and Spyro and Oja got rabies boosters. There is a new rabies serum now that is safe for FeLV+ kitties. All of them are in perfect health. Oja has neither lost nor gained weight, but I think she has traded some fat for muscle. I am seeing her up high in spots she has never been before, like up in the high windows in on top of the file cabinet.
Karen Jo: You are lots bigger than Oja, but Horus is only a tiny bit bigger than you, so there's a big difference. You can run away from Horus or smack him back a lot easier than Oja can with you.
Karen Jo: I am helping out a friend by babysitting a few times a week. You kitties actually get more attention when she's here.
Spyro: I don't particularly like the attention she wants to give me: pat, pat, pat. She pats a little hard.
Karen Jo: I am trying to teach her to be gentle. She's only one.
Horus: I love it when she starts waving Da Bird around, though she is rather wild with it.
Bambino: I love her cage. I can get in it when she's crawling around and I'm safe from her. When she's in it, we are all safe from her attentions.
Horus: She's not so bad. She pets as well as pats. I like her.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Today we are going pink for Skeezix. We cats never met Skeezix, as he had started Mousebreath and basically stopped posting on his own blog. Mom never took to Mousebreath and we don't know why. Mom read Skeezix's blog before she started Kitty Limericks and Skeezix was an inspiration to her. She is writing a whole lot more about him over there. We do know that Skeezix was a very special mancat and know that the Cat Blogosphere will miss him terribly. We send our love and comforting purrs to Skeezix's family -- Mr. Tasty Face, The Food Lady, Mao and Tripper.