Friday, January 4, 2013
January 4, 2013 Cats
Not so easy to figure out what to take pictures of. So here are Calico, Cleo and Garfy (short for Garfield). They have their place on top of the entertainment center in the basement. Before we got Gnarly, they were upstairs cats. Garfy slept with us. Then Gnarly showed up, and the cats took off for other parts.
While we kept them isolated downstairs since, we have recently started leaving the door open so that the cats can come upstairs. I have seen Calico, Garfy, Cleo and Cream all upstairs. They have knocked things off the counters and tables, They have upset plants so that I'm cleaning up potting soil. But they have not caught the mouse that is in the kitchen somewhere.
And every morning, when I get up with the dogs, the cats quietly go back downstairs and to their respective safe places. The dogs know where those places are, and try to climb into the back of the entertainment center to get to them.
In fact, when I go down to clean the cat boxes and feed and water them, Rosie and Gnarly race each other down the stairs in the hopes of catching them. The dogs are very optimistic that they will catch a cat, but since Gnarly and Rosie sound like a herd of elephants stampeding down the stairs, the cats are out of reach, and look distainfully at the dogs, as if they were fools.
Maybe I can get a photo of the dogs doing their thing downstairs.