Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Fleece

Blanket Sculpting Culprits?

Initially it was Fireball playing architect with the kitty blankets. Then Mac got involved sculpting fleece in the kitty beds too. When the human’s own blankets starting getting the treatment, the human suspected them. However, it’s always Pepe alone or Caesar and Pepe that the human finds in the blanket cave made with her bedding. Perhaps a third architect is now at work sculpting. 

 

 

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New Architectural Wonders

Interestingly, the human’s own bedding has been getting the architectural treatment of late. Although the human is very diligent about making up her bed as soon as she gets out of it in the morning, a few hours later when she walks upstairs, she’s been finding this kind of structure. It would appear that one of the kitties is making a kitty cave out of the human’s own blankets.  As you can see, this kitty cave is adjacent to another of the kitty caves made from layers of fleece in one of the kitty beds. There’s always something new and interesting going on in this house.

 

 

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Changing Architectural Styles

In the beginning, when the blanket sculptor struck, he or she left layers of blankets sticking straight up in the air.  The architectural style seems to be evolving, as more recently the pattern has shifted to little domed structures like those shown here.  Do you suppose this represents a different exit strategy from the blanket pile or is it that there is a second architect now at work creating structures?

 

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The Architect Himself

This is Fireball peeking out from under the fleece blankets in one of the kitty beds.  He digs at the corner of a blanket until he’s folded back the fabric, then he slips underneath.You can see how he creates a little kitty cave to sleep in. When he leaves, the blankets stay up in that interesting position.

 

 

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Emperor Continues to Snooze

Caesar Tiger Bear loves to climb under the blankets with the human, who is expected to tent her knees and keep them bent for 20 minutes or more without moving. He lumbers under the covers and lays on her feet and sings himself to sleep. Once in a great while, when the humans decides to get up but the Big Guy isn’t quite ready to depart the bed, he stays under the covers and the human manages to extract herself from blankets and kitty without disaster. This is what the human found the other morning after she’d departed the bed. The big guy was still laying under the covers with his favorite toy, a green chinchilla.  Unable to resist, the bad human grabbed her camera and started snapping pics. Meanwhile, the Emperor opened his eyes and implored her to leave him the heck alone.  The human complied.

 

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Feline Architecture

These interesting structures were not created by the human. They are the work of a little red kitty who just loves to sleep under layers of fleece blankets.

 

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Oh Please Don’t Bother Me!

Fireball was all cuddled up in one of the kitty beds. He looked so cute the human took pity on him and pulled the blanket up and over him. Once he decided the worst he was going to experience was a few clicks of the camera, he dozed back off to sleep.

 

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Cat Bodies per Square Meter

Yes, it’s the trio modeling just how many fully-stretched-out cat bodies you can comfortably fit in a single kitty bed at one time.  Of course, when the human and her camera got too close, The Big C put on his scowly face.  Even the Smirky One looks a bit aggrieved.

 

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Peekaboo

The human was walking back and forth between rooms this morning as she got organized for morning and put things away. For some reason, on one trip through, she happened to notice a patch of color in the kitty condo that currently sits between the stove room and the living room. Upon stopping and looking, she saw Pepe was inhabiting one of the kitty caves inside the condo and was watching the human with interest. A few pics later, the human was gone having resisted the urge to reach in and pet the Pepster.  He seemed content to be left in peace.

 

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Cold Weather=Crazy Kitties

The weather has turned quite chilly all of a sudden and that’s brought out the crazy cats. They’ve been racing up and down the stairs chasing one another. They’ve carried a dozen or more toy mice upstairs from the toy boxes and left them scattered all over the floor each night. And several times in recent evenings, Fireball has hopped up onto the bed while the human was reading. He then dropped a toy mouse he was carrying in his mouth and he started to chase it all over the bed.  One night he did this after the human had fallen asleep. He banked the mouse off the side of the human’s leg as he chased it up and down the length of the bed. Eventually, he always manages to knock the mouse off the bed and then jumps down to continue his game elsewhere.If the human didn’t need a bit of sleep at night, this would be mighty entertaining for one and all.

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