July 21st 2013 12:04 pm
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Splat Cat and Carina have very similar personalities in many ways. Both tend to be dominant and stand-offish with the other cats. As a rule neither want the other cats to get too close to them. When another cat tries to come too close, both will voice a warning and swat at the other cat. Just as the other cats used to do with Hallie, they tend to get out of the way when Splats or Carina comes through.
Both Carina and Splat Cat like to come up on my chest, wrap their paws around my neck, nuzzle their heads under my chin, and hug me. The main difference between the two when hugging me is that Carina will also knead her paws "make bread" on my neck. When Carina kneads her paws in the right places on my neck, it feels like a nice little massage. If another cat comes close while one of them is hugging me, she will either give the cat a warning growly meow and if necessary, a swat; or else if she's had enough hugging to be fairly well satisfied she will leave in disgust.
In these ways, Splat Cat and Carina seem to be two of a kind.
One major exception to the above is the friendship between Splats and Lacey. When Lacey first came as a kitten, Splats formed a friendship with her and these two often play together. Another exception is Splat Cat's self-appointed role as "nanny" and disciplinarian to Uno when Uno oversteps her bounds.
Occasionally, if Carina's attention is really absorbed by hugging me and kneading my neck, she will allow another cat to lay near her or even touch her side at the rear. However, it's more clear now that Carina's interaction with Destiny the dog, that is described in Carina's and Destiny's diaries, is definitely a game.
May 13th 2013 1:01 pm
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I want to say a huge thank you to the Kewlest Catster Kitties Group for giving me the wonderful honor of being their Cat of the Week this week.
I also want to give a special thank you to Simba
and his family for the KCK Group COTW picture they made for me.
From all of my kitty family, we say a great big thank you to all of you selfless generous kitties who devote so much time & effort & hard work to make pictures, give us rosettes, special gifts, etc and send congratulatory Pawmails to all us kitties who win awards, honors, etc and make it all even more special for us. All of you deserve to be given recognition for all these things you do for everybody everyday.
And last but not least, thank you to Catster for making all of this possible!
May 10th 2013 4:16 am
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Somewhere, I've heard a human say that the best things in life are free. After last night, I have to say there's definitely some truth in that statement.
Last night most of us were in the bedroom enjoying all the scents of the rainy air that wafted in through the windows, watching TV, watching Mom work on her laptop, or catnapping when suddenly Velcro took a flying leap at the tv. Being a klutz, all he achieved was hitting the wastebasket, knocking it over, and strewing some of its contents across the floor. Then as quickly as he erupted into that flurry of activity, he settled down again.
For awhile, all remained quiet when suddenly Skittles got up from her spot by the window and made a flying leap onto Mom's desk, hopped up onto the printer, and took a flying leap at the closet door! Her landing was considerably better than Velcro's. She didn't knock anything down. After her weird outburst, everything again returned to normal with one exception.
On the headboard of the bed, Righty sat intensely alert, moving her slowly as if she was watching an unseen Something moving through the air. Uno sped across the room, took a flying leap onto the dresser, and repeated Velcro's leap at the TV. Being the most coordinated of our kitty family, instead of repeating Velcro's landing style, Uno landed perfectly poised to execute her next maneuver.
Uno's next maneuver was to spin 180 degrees, cover the distance across the room at lightning speed, and make a soaring leap at the lamp just above the headboard. Immediately, Righty jumped down onto the floor beside where I sat. She proceeded to manipulate the mysterious source of all the activity which soon revealed itself.
Pinned down by Righty's paw was a small moth that Uno had knocked out of the air. The moth had fallen to the floor, now Righty had it and was just preparing to devour the miniscule morsel of entertainment when.....
From my vantage point under the bed just out of sight where Righty crouched with the moth, I flashed my paw outward and across in front of Righty, snagging the moth with my #1 claw. CHOMP! The moth was mine and it tasted good too! And we sure had fun chasing it!