In the middle of an otherwise uneventful June night, I was slumbering away when suddenly, there was a terrible crash. It was the cat perch falling to the ground, taking with it a surprised Sentinel.
I ordered a new cat perch the next morning, but then my grammar class started and I had no time to install it when it arrived. However, the work for my grammar class is now finished, and the cat perch has been installed.
I’m quite happy with the quality of this cat perch, bought from the Vertical Cat. It cost double the price of the cheap thing I bought from a big box pet store, but I think the quality is probably quadruple.
And now, pictures of me bribing the cats to explore their new perch. Without being coxed by treats, they are not so into the perch. I think they remember the other one falling, but hopefully this one will be accepted eventually.
It’s a sunny summer day, but both cats are only interested in their heated pads. And keeping an eye on me.
The level of glare from the two of them has been at an all-time high.
One of my main motivators for building the catio is that Antares likes the occasional dirt bath. Before he had access to the dirt on the concrete on the catio, he used to roll in his litter box, which just made me feel like a bad cat owner. Now we’re both happy.
Sentinel looked up and ruined the photo I had planned, which was of him with his head stretched out over the book looking very much like a long worm. But this is cute too.
The catio was up most of the day today and I had the door wide open. It was just that nice outside. Windy though. Most of the leaves I hadn’t cleared from the back porch ended up in my bedroom. If you squint, you can see the flowering quince doing its flowering thing in the background.
And I have helpers! I leave for Kansas tomorrow!
It’s been very cold (for here) all week, with the temperature hovering in the 20s during the day. Usually when it is this cold, it’s sunny and too cold for snow. But not today! Today we got snow. Here’s the view at work at about 12:15 pm. The school district called an early release of 1:00 by 10:30 in the morning, so for the first time, I got to experience the process of getting all the children to leave in the middle of the school day. It went smoothly and everyone was gone by 1:30
I was home by 2:15, stomping the snow of my Doc Matins on the way in.
The kitties were very interested in the snow.
Hidden in the fold of the blanket someone is keeping an eye on things.
Antares has taken to burrowing this winter, which I find to be cutest thing ever.