Sick Little Boy

Sick Boy

Last night I noticed some scabby gunk in one of Sherman’s ears.  I cleaned it out and there was more this morning and it looked like some stuff was going on in there.

So we had an unscheduled trip to the vet and he had a nice cleanup and inspection.  Seems like a mild ear infection and he has some ear drops to take for the next week or so.

He looks a bit forlorn here but he ate his dinner heartily and while the eardrops might have depressed him a little, he usually naps a little after dinner.  His watching me do some dishes is new.

Fiesty Anna

Cat Lady in the Canyon asked in a comment about Anna.  She’s doing all right, preferring her room.  She hisses at the boys if they come too close to the door when it is open, and gets riled up if Rhea is near.  Before the convention shows up at the door you can get her to play a little.

Choppy Trim

I decide to try and give her a bit of a trim since she’s getting a bit shaggy.  She stands and sits mostly facing this direction so the cut is a bit uneven.

Done with it All

I did get quite a bit done, but finally she had had enough and there’s no dealing with her then.  She has the stocky Persian build which makes her extra hard to handle when unwilling.

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Watch the Birdie

Scenes up close while the kitties followed the foil teaser about….

Davout sneers….”you win this round, fellow!”

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Active Day

Yesterday Sherman needed an emergency bath and afterward nobody wanted to pose for pictures.  He wasn’t too rough in the sink or wiggly, but he did expose his unhappiness by pointedly not purring when I was holding him to dry him off.

Normally he purrs right away if you hold him.  It doesn’t mean he won’t trot off on his own business

Even though it was wet and a bit cold I let everyone out back for a visit.  Davout and Sherman got a bit spooked when I gathered up fallen leaves and needles for tossing and stayed inside.  Grant tagged along after Rhea as she visited the curve of the yard.

He also discovered the spare scratch post on the patio.  He even climbed it a little.

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Catchup Shots

Sherman giving the funny face sleeping on the breakfast bar top from a few days ago.

Grant tagging along after Davout on the front porch on Sunday….

Davout peeking out into the neighborhood on the front path..

Grant looks forward to getting the toy…

 

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Electronic Toy

Interested Kitten

There was a little session playing with a wand toy that went a little flat, so I decided to try something I’d not done for years…a cat app on the tablet.

Modern Toys

The app was something of a hit, as Davout smacked at some bugs and kept them from coming out the sides too.  Others had fun watching.  A bit of a letdown for Rhea and Daout is that their huge toe fur means a direct hit rarely registers in the app.

I wondered if Sherman and Grant would do better, but Sherman just watched and Grant ignored the whole thing.

Worth a Look

Sherman kept a close eye on the butterflies…

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Kitten Catchup

More playtime pictures of the little generals….

I am amaze!

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Open Doors

Today was the first time in a long time that it hasn’t been bad weather or I was sick or both.  I walked to the store and decided to let the cats peek out the front door.

It was warm and sunny if a bit blustery, and it has been months since even the big cats were out even a little.  The wee ones were a bit hesitant at first, but Rhea broke the ice.

There’s a table outside on the right which Sherman felt was a nice place to be outside, but a bit enclosed and watch.   The wind picked up too which was disconcerting.  Of course, I was content not to have all of them scatter in different directions.

Davout has missed being out the most and went out a bit farther – but not far.

The wind and my herding got Davout to go back.  Rhea was a little harder to get started back.

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Crazy Whiskers Again

No, not crazy enough.

Yours are too tame too.

Points given for length, Rhea.

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Ribbon Wand Again

The foil ribbon toy is still a big favorite….almost too much so.

Grant and Davout grab hold and start a tug of war to get the capture back to their “lair”.

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Post Interview

Two Heads

As you might have seen in the previous link post, Rhea was “interviewed’ by PigLove Blog yesterday.  The others will be coming up in future weeks if you want to check the posts out.

Ball Game

Otherwise it was a typical night here with the kittens sleeping off dinner until playtime.

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