Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Extreme Closeups

When I got Scarlett, I wasn't blogging, so the first few years of her life with me weren't heavily documented. When Melly came along, I started taking pictures almost daily. At first, Scarlett was leery of the camera and hated having it stuck in her face (many early blog pictures were taken with zoom), but over the years, she's gotten used to it. 

Recently, I decided to test just how accustomed to the camera Scarlett has become:

"Maybe if I ignore the camera, she'll go away..."

"Ok, you're in the way, crazy camera lady."

"Oh, fine. You may take pictures of the side of my face. It's less intrusive."

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cat Hair

With two cats, pretty much everything in my apartment has cat hair on it. It sticks to everything and it's in the air, so it's pretty much impossible to avoid.  It makes me laugh, though, to see that even the sources of all this floating fuzz have stray hairs on themselves. Here is a sleeping Melly, with some of Scarlett's fur stuck to her:

On an unrelated note, thank you all very much for your supportive and helpful comments on the vet post from last week! There were some great suggestions for managing future vet appointments, from gas (nitrous, maybe?) to cat straight jackets bags.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Instagram Roundup

Sleeping off the xanax. Yes, the cat sometimes takes xanax.


This is the face of a cat who wants attention Right Now.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bum Touches

The cats like to hang out with me while I read in bed, but usually they sit on either side with me as a buffer. The other day, they both sat to my right and were within inches of each other. 

This was surprising enough, but then, then, Melly extended her paw.

And Scarlett tolerated it! 

For a while, anyway. After about half an hour, Melly flexed her toes a bit and Scarlett took offense. She bonked Melly on the head once, and took off.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Melly and the Food Shipment

"Mom, I notice we got some food. 
LOTS of food."

"Open it! Open it NOW!"

One of the items in the shipment was a new flavor of canned food: venison. The kitties LOVE it! Even Melly, who hasn't really been into the canned food recently, is liking it.