Tuesday, January 12, 2010

At Long Last... a Catblog.

These poor cats have not been given their due here at the Oasis lately, no regular posts for awhile, followed by being upstaged by a rodent [link]. It doesn’t mean that they don’t continue to run the household and pretty much control everything that happens in it. They are Cats after all.

This is Jax being a very good boy. Still honing his controlling skills and is now Alpha Cat in the household, followed by Henry and then us.

Jax has mastered the “ruling by annoyance” common cat tactic. During the day (when we are gone M-F) he is a most excellent, cuddly, sleepy cat (see photo below). From 5pm to 10, when he’s not getting his way, he goes down his checklist of annoying behaviors. The more annoying, the quicker we will do his bidding and tuck him in for the night in his private residence (the former guest bathroom) with food, water, bedding, litter pan with privacy screen (the bathtub/shower enclosure – and don’t ask me who he thinks might be watching him), plus a heater.

Henry pretty much keeps to the same activity all the time, laying in a comfy bed. He is 18 years old - really, really old. This is one of the many convenient cat donut beds in the house, but most of the time, Henry is in one of those fleecy foam beds with the walls. We have gotten to where we just pick up bed, cat and all, and carry him from place to place like royalty (when he needs to be relocated). It seems to reduce his stress on being moved. If it is at all chilly, Henry will be in a room with extra heating. He gets 2 to 3 different kinds of meds administered each day. Luckily for all of us, he is easy to pill. He even tolerates his asthma inhaler very well.

Henry is a perfect cat, and I wish we could afford to clone him.

These cats have gotten to be a little like teenagers. They want their own room and they want the door closed. Neither one wants to share our room at night.

If you don't have a cat, you can watch some daily cat activities on this CatCam. Not exactly action packed most of the time.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I see you treat Jax and Henry with the deference and luxury they deserve. I'm glad you and your husband know your place in the household.

Blueberry said...

We are happy to serve our cat overlords.

Jay said...

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brightestblue.wordpress.com said...

WOW! Those are some spoiled cats!!
They are adorable though! :)

Do you guys have those neat cat houses/posts?

Blueberry said...

Catwalks and such? No. Henry gets carried around because his arthritis makes stairs difficult (and risky). Jax has a weight problem that hampers his mobility some (we are working on that).

Professor Chaos said...

I love how cats value their privacy. My main complaint with digs is that they will just poop anywhere. They have no sense of dignity. Cats will dig a little hole and bury their doodie, and if you happen to come upon a cat doing its business, he will give you such a filthy look!