Andy hops on the walker for a quick snoop. What’s Doug (the human) doing? Catching on, he is! The kitty boys like the walker because they can watch me, yet be somewhat out of sight since it usually is slightly behind the recliner!
Oops! Andy sees I see he sees I see him! He slips away.
Dougy is a bit more sneaky! Yep! He’s watching me now!
Working in tandem: Andy is spotted, so he retreats, while Dougy continues the spying mission.
When they team up, they are formidable!
LOL My kitty girls do that sometimes, or, rather, clever little Pyshka talks silly Beba into doing mischief, and Barmalei tries to keep them in line by screaming at them, but they don’t listen. I am afraid he is not much of a disciplinarian, as majestic as he looks.
Andy and Dougy mostly stick together. If I need to find one, I can iusually find the other at the same place.
Twins tend to do that, including human twins.
Yes, and they spent all their lives except about a week together. Whern I have to take one or the otrher to the vetrinarian, the one at home is very anxious to get to greet the absent brother when he comes home.
I take mine to the vet for their annual check up one at a time (entire day endeavor!), and Beba tries to prevent the others from getting into the carrier, while Barmalei ushers the girls in. Pyshka has only been there once, a year ago, as a baby, so I don’t know yet what she is about to do, in a month or so.
Neither of mine want to go in, but are reasonably good once I finally cvlose the door. GTheir predecessor, Louie, freaked out in a carrier. I think it had to do with his experience as a catg that got puicked up by the animal control officer and locked in a cage till I spotted him t the shelter and arranged to pick him up.
Mine don’t mind being inside the carrier; it’s getting into it that Beba objects to, for some reason. When they were little, I took them in together, and Barmalei managed to comfort her, I think.
I’ve tried that spray that supposedly calms them, but that doesn’t change their behavior in any way I can discern. Oh well, they travel well once they are in the back of my station wagon and don’t have aqn audience
I’ve never heard of a calming spray.
http://catsandsquirrels.com/feliway/ There isn’t any definitive study on the stuff. Feliway may or may not work seems to be the current thought on it.
I actually went to Pet Smart and found it this afternoon. I personally wouldn’t do it. I prefer talking and “scritching.” Trying out a new versatile multi-surface toy, will report later.
I’ll look forward to the review!
The toy is a flat alligator about 2 ft long that could be laid down on the floor or hanged on the door handle. It has (had!) a jute surface, a soft rope woven surface, and a silky smooth surface on one side and a crinkly plastic one on the other side. It also had a plush ball with feathers attached to it. Feathers were discarded first, then Pyshka went to work on the ball itself. Once she detached it, she lost all interest to it. Like all kitty toys nowadays, it is infused with catnip. I’ve never seen so much fun caused by one alligator! However, the only surface they seem to be interested in is the crinkly plastic one that makes a nerve-grating sound. I guess it doesn’t grate on their nerves as they seem to enjoy it. Silly me, i was so tired that I neglected to videotape and decided to emulate Scarlet O’Hara. Well, “tomorrow, ” i.e. today, is not “another day”, since Barmalei has been sitting on the alligator and refuses to play or to share. The good part it that so far, nobody is scratching my newly upholstered couch!
Wow! Good news on the couch! They must have resolved territorial issues at some point or don’t acknowledge the couch as worthy of claims… They do seem to like that crinkly sound. I’ve noticed that appeals to my kitty boys, too. The alligator toy sounds like a major winner. I don’t think I’ve seen it among the scores of available toys.
Believe it or not – Walmart. They do rest on the couch, or, alternatively, on top of me on the couch, which is fine. It seems that the alligator is consider a better clawing and scratching option for now.
As long as they keep their claws in or I have enough fabric betwee =n skin and claws, it’s pleasant to have either or both kitty boyus knead my arm or leg!
…and chest, and stomach, and anywhere they can get to share me among the three of them…
Very sneaky! Dougy, don’t blink!
I love that photo of Dougy cat peering through the walker’s handle! Good catch, Doug! 🙂
It’s a favorite of mine now! So cat-like!
I like your caption about the second photo . This says well Andy’s behavior !
Ha! Yes, he knows the first rule of kitty etiquette is: “It is rude to stare!”