Poor Cowboy developed pneumonia over the last few days, and since it was just getting worse and worse, we ended up having to put her to sleep on Sunday. Such an affectionate and sweet cat – she will be missed for a long time.
Saw this the other day and it cracked me up for some reason….
Here’s Diablo (and all her many feet) happily snoozing on the sofa the other night when it was cold and wet outside.
Poor thing. She’s not allowed to stay in overnight as she’s not house-trained (and shows NO interest in developing that skill). So, the other kitties can come in but she, poor thing, is the only one banished outside all night and she just can’t understand it. 😦
(Don’t feel too sad for her. She has a nice padded weather-proof shelter with heated pads and towels when it gets colder. She’s not shivering under the car on the driveway, by any means. Or at least I hope she’s not!)
Here’s Cowboy Cat. She’s a rescue who showed up about 8 years ago (so we estimate that she’s about 14 now). She’s very laid-back and we love her to pieces. She also doesn’t mind me balancing random items on her head when she’s snoozing. 🙂
We have adopted a new cat who was living in a bad situation. Called Bones (since she was sooo very thin and malnourished), she is slowly learning to trust us all and since she’s been having a healthier diet, she seems to be feeling much better and is starting to canter around the house and coming for regular snuggles. (Medically speaking, it was rather touch-and-go with Bones for a week or two. But phew. She’s pulling through now.)
Nova Dog (still bouncy at aged 3) is learning to respect boundaries (kitty claws and teeth along with hissing can be effective teaching tools), and as you can see above, Bones has laid claim to the large dog bed, leaving the floor for Nova Dog. Nova is not that upset by this turn of events, since she rarely uses the dog bed, but I think the principle of the thing is interesting. The tiny cat has the biggest bed. Seems rather Queen Victoria-ish to me. 🙂
(Cowboy Cat prefers to stay out of the squabbles. She’s snoozing in the other room.)
I took this pic when I was waiting for Fergus to jump down from the bonnet/hood of the car so I could start the engine and get to work. Clearly, it’s not something she wants at this very moment. 🙂