Immovable Objects

On some days Gus can manage to push Calpurnia around but other days she is impervious to his efforts.  When she looks like this it’s best to leave sleeping cats lie, and find somewhere else to settle down.

When you can’t get the new trendy cat bed there’s a place you can settle for.  It isn’t cool or anything.  It is somewhat comfy, though. Note the upgoing rogue whisker in profile.

But its a good idea to wait for a day when the camera is out of reach before sitting on the lap.  Otherwise the flashes can get pretty annoying.

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9 Responses to Immovable Objects

  1. littlemiao says:

    I love how Gus’s whiskers go up on one side and down on the other. From the first photo, it looks like Calpurnia has the magical ability to expand her floof to fill whatever space necessary.

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  2. I hadn’t really noticed before, but Gus has a very nice nose… If he’s in the lap, does that mean he’s forgiven you for the grooming sessions?

    It does look like Calpurnia is hunkered down and not about to budge for anyone. And she looks adorable doing it…

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    • Oldcat says:

      Gus tends to be the instant retaliation type rather than the resent for a long time type. He exacts his price up front, no waiting.

      The coming onto the lap variable just seems to be if he feels nimble enough to climb up the ‘stair’ in the area – there’s a low platform that is intended to hold a plant, then the table where the bed is now and the leather ottoman, then over to the chair proper. From there there is an end table near a window, or the cat tree that he can sit in if he wants.

      He does seem to be significantly more active recently, which could be due to losing those mats.

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  3. nadbugs says:

    Calla the immovable floof mountain. She looks like Buddha. And I am so interested in your noticing that Gus’s movement may have been affected by the mats. Really, it wouldn’t be me who’d have the imagination, in advance, to think that clumps of fur would affect movement. But of course! So I enjoy this post because your detailed observations are a reminder to pay attention to what’s going on: What’s happening in the moment, what’s needed, what to do about it, and what result. Follow-through of attention is an important part of the picture. I see that way, connections can be made that are surprising to me sitting here watching. Is this your engineering skills in action? Whatever — bravo.

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    • Oldcat says:

      Cats are by nature reluctant to look weak, since in the wild weakness brings on predators. If they aren’t feeling well they will often retire more to safe areas and hide any problems. For an owner this is bad because they can keep you from noticing a problem early on. So cat owners need to know what’s normal for a particular cat because big changes might mean something serious.

      Plus you are supposed to watch them – that’s where the fun is.

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  4. Oh yeah, that mound of kitty flooffy isn’t going anywhere! That face says “back away slowly and you might be able to keep your fur..”
    Is that rogue whisker his way of… flipping someone off? hmm

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  5. kimkiminy says:

    When Calla sits around the kitty bed, she sits AROUND the kitty bed!

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