Usually when I decide on what to make a post on and what pictures to use, I just add those images to the library. Sometimes, however, I add an extra picture or change my mind on which one to use after the fact. Recently I looked at the list of ‘unattached’ pictures and noticed it was getting big. So I will use them up on this post and kill two birds with one stone.
The picture above is from about six or seven years ago, so Gus would be about half his present age. He just looks so young here!
And now today. Earlier there was a knock on the door from a neighbor kid and Gus took of upstairs like a rocket with Julius in tow. Calpurnia did not react as strongly and stayed down with me. It may take him a while to come back down.
He’s been getting some Glucosamine supplements in his evening food for a while and it does seem to make him a bit more spry in going up and down the big staircase. And no matter how hard it is, no cat wants you to pick them up and help them get about. I have put some discreet stepping stone boxes in key spots to help him jump up to some favorite spots.
One nice effect of making these blog posts is that Gus has found an opening to hang around very close to my desk chair while I do it. Like all the cats, he tends to be around me as I do things, but when I used to play games he would be farther back out in the hall, and when I watch TV he sits behind the chair or even further back.
With him so close, I can just lean sideways a little and give him a scratch or a pat when I need to.