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.