Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: High Places

Squashed

First Caesar was laying in one of the kitty beds next to the human, who was reading. Next, Fireball hopped in and curled up beside the Big Guy.  Not long after, the Merkitty joined the party. Since there wasn’t much room left, she flopped across both Tiger Boys.  No one seemed to complain, but there wasn’t much room left in the kitty bed.

 

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Too Darned Cute

<<Don’t bother me while I sleep!>>  <<It’s too hard to get back to sleep when you wake me up.>> <<How rude that you have a bright light burning overhead.>>  <<Can’t you see that I need my beauty rest?>>

 

 

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Princess & the Pea

This is Macaroni looking for all the world like the Prince and the Pea.  She’s sitting on no less than 5 blankets stacked up in one of the kitty beds.  <<I was perfectly comfy until the human woke me up to take some silly pictures.>>

 

 

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Morning Ballet

This is Pepe performing his morning ballet.  He loves to lay at the very edge of the bed and dangle not just limbs but also his head.  When he sees he has the human’s attention, he starts rolling around, making the human worry he’ll roll off at any moment.  Given that the human’s bed is quite tall — it requires an extra-deep bed skirt that is at least 44 inches/112 cm high, and then there is the added height of the mattress — the prospect that he’ll take a tumble while he’s being silly is no laughing matter.  The Pepster is not deterred and returns to dangling.

 

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Pas de Deux

Here are the king and queen reclining on the familial throne.   Friends don’t let friends nap alone.<<Is she just going to snap pictures or is she really going to bother us?>>

 

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Does this Look Comfortable?

Pepe sleeps in the strangest positions. Does this look comfortable to you?  It must be for him as he sleeps like this for hours on end — occasionally flipping fully onto his back and putting his forepaws into the air.

 

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He’s Got My Back!

Here are the Big Boys, Caesar and Pepe sleeping back-to-back, numb to the world. Since the human was quiet and no one woke up during the photo opp, there was no pouty face from the Emperor and no calisthenics from Pepe.

 

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Big & Small

Here’s Fireball catching a snooze by an open window where he can enjoy the early morning breeze. But do you see the second kitty in his picture? Yes, the Big Emperor is curled up in the small bed for Fireball-size kitties and Fireball is stretched out on the enormous bed for Caesar-size kitties. Go figure!

 

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Big Boys Goof Around

Caesar and Pepe are the big boys in this house. Each comes close to tipping the scale at 20 lb/9 kg. And they can often be found sleeping at the bottom of the bed right next to each other.  Neither is shy about sprawling out and taking up a lot of space — proportionately speaking, far more than the much bigger human does when she’s in bed with them.  Pepe is fond of dangling body parts — head, legs, tail, it doesn’t really matter — off the edge of the bed. Caesar is a bit more restrained, as an Emperor should be. They will lie like that for hours and then one or the other of them will take offense at the other cat’s presence and a scuffle will ensue. Sometimes Pepe gets silly and starts rolling around.  That means he inadvertently flings a body part at Caesar, who says “No more!” Or sometimes it’s just a funny look that will set one or the other of them off. Of course, sometimes Caesar is overcome with maternal affection and decides to groom Pepe, who, after all, cannot be counted on to wash his own fur properly.  Pepe takes exception to having his self-mastery overruled by the Emperor kitty and that leads to a wrestling match. Either way, it’s entertaining for the human to watch.

 

 

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Emperor vs. Human

The Emperor Kitty was doing his “Kilroy is Here” impression on top of one of the kitty condos. Because the human has really lousy personal boundaries, she got up close and really personal with him.  So, okay, he sniffed the finger she put right in front of his face. Big deal!Let’s talk about important issues like violation of personal space.

 

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