the little prince

Bo on his Plow & Hearth pillow

Our cats, now over three-and-a-half-years-old, are in firm control of the household. They know that it’s the two of them who are really in charge. To drive that point home, Bo has decided that his newest favorite spot in the house is lounging on the red Plow & Hearth pillow on top of a foot stool in the TV room.

Saturday, I’d been cleaning and moving things around and I just happened to put the pillow on top of the foot stool just to get it out of the way. In less time than you can say “Ginger Marmalade Cat” Bo not only discovered its location, but had further decided he liked perching on top. And in that specific position so he can keep his eyes on me while resting.

My wife and I had originally decided to give the pillow to Goodwill, but it looks like that won’t be happening anytime soon. I don’t think Bo would be too happy if the pillow were to leave the house. So it stays, oriented as you see it, on the foot stool. Now I get to observe if Luke, his brother, will wrestle with him over the right to lie upon it as well.

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the gingers, january 2019

Bo on the chaise lounge – G9, 12-100mm, golden hour

Out in the therapy pool this afternoon, after not being able to use it for the entire week including Saturday due to how cold it’s been in Orlando. Then today the temperature was 80F. The boys like to stroll out while my wife and I are in the pool and see what we’re up to, or else to pick a comfy spot and just watch us. The Gingers are such wonderfully sweet cats.

Luke half asleep at night – Pen-F, 17mm/1.2

And then there’s Luke. I discovered tonight for the very first time that cats will make little noises while they’re asleep. Very small noises to be sure. And as I watched, his feet twitched as if he were moving, perhaps running or chasing his brother Bo. I have always seen this kind of sleeping behavior in our dogs. But I have never ever heard it or seen it with a cat, until tonight. The only reason Luke is awake is because when I swung the Pen-F around to grab a shot, he somehow knew I was there and woke up just enough to look up at me. I have the Pen-F set for fully silent operation, so I must have made some other noise to tip him off.