Friday, September 2, 2011

We are the Cats of the House of Carnivores

And we are beautiful.  Aren't we?  AREN'T WE?

Charlotte never did learn the art of the soft touch.  Here she is, in one of her favorite places, which also happens to be my husband's place on the bed.

You're probably wondering why I called you here tonight...
Yes, the cats are doing well.  This is them on my admittedly unmade bed, waiting for us to come in for sleep.  What this means is that Charlotte will sit beside my husband and demand petting for about 10-15 minutes, Annie will climb all over me, but leave after five minutes; less if I don't pet her, and Bit will trill at us and run up and down the length of the bed until she flops over onto her side, usually somewhere up against me.

They've been remarkably patient with having a new dog in the house, and are actually somewhat restrained in abusing her.  They don't seek her out for abuse, that is... but if she sniffs them, at least Annie and Charlotte have proved that they do have claws and they're not at all hesitant to use them.  Bit isn't so confrontational, but she does a great job at keeping well away.

OMG Annie is letting us photograph her eyes.  Post the picture, ASAP!
And the fosters...  well, they're just great cats. They like people, cats, and dogs.  It is interesting to read what is on their intake sheets, because apparently Patches is frightened of dogs.

I know that you can all see the terror in his eyes.

Mitchell too.  Though he was never reported to be afraid of them.  He IS a bit more cautious than Patches, despite what you see in the picture above.  But he's more cautious about everything, not just the friendly local canines.

It's been a pretty quiet week.  I'm really glad for the holiday weekend, though.  We have lots of stuff that we need to do, and will need the extra day to work everything in!

Tomorrow I'm going over to walk some of the new greyhounds in the Steel City Greyhounds adoption program, and take some footage and photos of them.  The NEXT day we have a "hound hike" in the morning, with a group of greyhounds (and their people, of course) in the park.  Don't worry, there will be treats and playtime for the cats as well!  In fact... in a couple of weeks, a certain trio of kitties is going to have their "Gotcha day" celebration.


  1. Oh, I envy you the hound hike! If only I could get some people here interested in doing something like that. Enjoy your long holiday weekend! I know we're planning to!

  2. The hike sounds like a lot of fun! I'm excited to hear about the cat's Gotcha Day.

  3. It's funny that the little cats get the lion's share of the dog's beds!
    heh heh.

  4. I love to see cats and greyhounds sharing beds! Lovely!

    Sounds as if you're really busy right now, the fosters and the greyhound stuff and all!

  5. OK. Now we can relax. Pictures of cats. Excellent pictures of cats. Dogs pretty cute too.

  6. I wish we had a "hound hike" sounds like fun! Love your blog. Great to find another PA greyhound blogger.

  7. I love the photos!

    I would also love to go on a greyhound hike. I know it would be a lot of fun.

    BTW, our X-pen was actually bought in the baby department. It's less expensive than the ones made for dogs, but they do show a dog on the carton. It will be fine for our usage.

  8. I don't think those intake sheets are ever very accurate. This just proves it!! Thanks for a Caturday post with kitties!

  9. So great to see doggies and kitties enjoying each others company! :D Happy family :D

    Waggin at ya,