by Sweetie, mischief extraordinaire.
Good morning , friends.
After a 10 month hiatus we are back. Did you miss us? We missed you but the old girl has been busy knitting and ignoring us completely. She's so negligent. You might want to have a wee talk with her about it.
So here's the news...
Did you know Gentle Mouse has been with Grammy almost 12 years now? Whiskers and she arrived as foster kitties in 2011 on January 19th. It was a bitter cold winter and from what Grammy said they were happy to be inside a warm place. Little did they know then that they'd stay here for the rest of their lives.
Well, as you know we lost Mummy Whiskers in 2020 and since then Grammy has been 'protecting' Mousie from the boys. She says those chubbies are too rough and the little Mouse is fragile. For this reason the Mouser spends most of her time in the bedroom, is often bored thus she sleeps a lot. For instance, she's in there for all meal times and when Grammy is busy cooking or cleaning or has to go out. Oh and often through the night. Lately though she and Grammy have been sharing a pillow and snuggle together all night. The boys don't dare try anything. Grammy is a ferocious protector.
Her favourite place to be when Mousie isn't napping in cat beds is tucked under Grammy's chin, pinning her right arm down. Not completely! Just enough to allow Grammy to knit and for Mousie to be comfortable. One prerequisite though. Grammy has to kiss her forehead every few minutes. Yep. Kisses are mandatory. Mousie has become a little snugglebug. *giggles*
Now Etude, another cuddler, at last weigh-in, weighs 2 1/2 times Mousie's weight and crushes Grammy if he sits on her lap. Poor fellow only wants a cuddle but makes it uncomfortable when he digs his heels in. *giggles* Literally. Grammy screeches and shifts him off her lap onto the arm of the chair. Before you know it he sidles onto her hip and digs his heels in once more. He's a cheeky one.
Rondo is not a cuddler but does like to have his head petted and will sit on the arm of the chair and headbutt Grammy to get her to stop knitting and start petting. While he isn't a lap sitter he does love to be brushed. He will move in and elbow everyone else out of the way to get all the grooming attention possible. AND he has the thick fur that needs frequent brushings... razor back and all.
Etude and Sweetie have given up trying to get groomed with him around. When Grammy grooms them she puts Rondo in the bedroom and closes the door. It's the only way to do a decent job on them.
I love Grammy's lap too but am a mischief. I demand frequent petting and nip her fingers if she stops, or if she touches my hip or if I've had enough. I can be quite fickle. My favourite thing to do when I'm bored is to steal Grammy's knitting needles and to chew the yarn or run away with both. I'm a scamp. Mind you, that's not what Grammy calls me. (grins mischievously)
Well, for those who haven't heard ... Mousie has had a few health challenges in the past ... but Grammy has been focused on her issues throughout the year and she seems to be doing well. At her last checkup in the summer Dr Whitecoat said she's the best she's been in years and to keep doing what we've been doing. She is off the hook until January for a recheck. Wohoo! Isn't that the best news?
We three cow kitties are NOT off the hook though. We have an appointment Thursday for our Rabies vaccines and to do a senior blood panel on each of us... now that we are all over 10. Yuck! Rondo goes quarterly for his nail trim but more than a trim this time for the old boy... weight, etc. *gigglesI I wonder if he's gained any weight? We think Etude has. Not so sure about Rondo though. Luckily we all love Dr Whitecoat and Grammy thinks we are quite healthy.
Well, that's all for today. Enjoy our captioned slideshow below.
Comments are welcomed, especially if they are funny.
Mischief and Mayhem Central 2020
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.