i’m a human cat mattress

Danï decided to scare me earlier this week by eating, then barfing, and then having her little bowels clogged with silk braid that was part of an art hanging my wife had. We thought we’d properly cat-proofed the house and put such things away, but Danï is diabolically intelligent for a cat. Her diabolical abilities are enhanced by her cuteness factor, which on a scale of 1 to 10 is at an 11. After two trips to the vet which included a kitten-scale enema to get her cleaned out, she’s been back home eating and pooping normally, which she had not been doing before the vet intervention. In the mean time the entire area where the hanging once hung is now completely clear of everything, all of it out of polydactyl reach.

Last night Danï came up to stretch out on my chest while I was sitting in the kitchen. She was purring the entire time, which the experts opine is an indication of happiness. Perhaps. But after about 15 minutes I decided that was long enough as a cat mattress, so I gently sat up and placed her resting form on the table next to me. At which point she immediately leaped off the table and went racing out of the kitchen to the other end of the house. She bounced off the hallway wall and came racing back and up onto the table again. No, I don’t know what that means.

We’re all glad she’s home and healthy.

and, of course, some cat photos

Beau sneaking a peak
Beau sneaking a peak

There was an article recently written how cats love their squares (see https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/if-i-fits-i-sits-experiment-shows-felines-also-sit-illusory-boxes-180977681/ , for example). Beau and the rest of our cats are no exception to this observation (‘If I fits, I sits’). In this specific example Beau is inside one of the outdoor tables, busily looking around.

Joan in the shade
Joan in the shade

Taken outside in the warm Florida day, Joan Jett is underneath one of the whicker furniture seats to get out of the direct sun. Our cats love the warmth, but not the direct sunshine.

Danï big girl
Danï big girl

This photo shows how much Lil’ Danï has grown in a little more than one year. She’s still small sitting next to one of the Gingersnaps, but not that much smaller. She’s growing into her many, many extra toes.