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Sunday, July 3, 2011

cat stalking

Wonder dog Chloe has received lots of exposure on the blog, so I thought it was time to shine the spotlight on our other furkid. Let me introduce you to our bossypants tuxedo cat Kitty.

Kitty is actually a nickname — those of you who have seen Monsters Inc. will know where it comes from! But we call her Kitty so often that I don't think she knows any other name. Although she only weighs eight pounds, Kitty is the ruler of our roost and we all know it, especially Chloe who is totally submissive around the cat. And she rules with an iron fist, er, paw. A few fun facts about Kitty: she does not like to be picked up or cuddled, and don't even think about touching her bum or belly; she has learned how to open closet doors (I think it is phase one in her plans for world domination); and I swear she has a wristwatch stashed away somewhere because every night at exactly 10 pm she wanders downstairs to let us know it is time for bed (ie. yells at us) and herds us upstairs.

I decided to try and capture Kitty's daily life through photos. So, like any reasonable person, I cat stalked her. Kitty's starts her day by sleeping in ... which makes it hard to make the bed.
She eventually rouses herself for breakfast. If there is no food in the bowl, we hear about it!
Then it's bath time, followed by a rest in her favourite hiding spot — the edge of the bathtub between the shower curtain and liner. I don't know how she maintains such a hectic lifestyle.
By mid-afternoon she has enough energy to terrorize the dog.
Then it's time to find some relief on the scratchy box.
Which must be exhausting because she doesn't go far for a rest. But she does manage to squeeze in some time for her favourite hobby, birdwatching.
Once she is satisfied that she's told the birds whose boss, Kitty likes to roll around and entice you to rub her belly — don't be fooled!
Late in the day she retreats to the laundry basket to get a little shut-eye.
To show her softer side, Kitty then gives love to inanimate objects like the office chair.
And she wraps up her day by supervising dad on the computer.
Did you manage to keep up? We love Kitty — long live the boss!

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5 Comments:

At July 3, 2011 at 3:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the life a cat leads...Can it be any more ideal? Probably best not to let Kitty--who has a very cute and appropriate name that I love--answer that or else she'll never let you get a word in edgewise. And yet, poor Chloe. Her eyes say so much in that shot. She doesn't even have to see Kitty come and go to know that she was there.

On a another note, these are outstanding black and white photos. Usually, some people over do it with the contrast levels, but yours are simply lovely. They make Kitty seem so sophisticated and proud, even if she's sleeping. It's "soul-catching" in a way, too.

-May

 
At July 4, 2011 at 9:19 AM , Blogger stacey said...

Thanks for the kind words May. We are lucky that Chloe is such a good dog and doesn't try to assert her authority - she lets the cat think she's the boss! But the two of them have worked out a civil relationship and live together quite nicely now, despite Chloe's worried look! In fact, sometimes we catch them sleeping on the bed together, so maybe they are better friends than they would have us believe!

 
At July 4, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Anonymous Lucy said...

Very cute shots of Kitty, she's such a lovely cat :) Looks like she's living the good life!

 
At July 7, 2011 at 10:35 AM , Blogger stacey said...

Thanks Lucy - I do envy the cat some days!

 
At July 7, 2011 at 9:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

With two as different as them, having peace between the two is more than a parent can ask for.

-May

 

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