Good news – things are finally starting to bloom. Bad news – it’s been raining cats and dogs, so I haven’t been able to go out and take pictures. So I thought I’d share actual cat and dog pictures instead.
Meet Link* – he showed up on our back porch during the really cold weather back in December. He was scared, ravenously hungry, and looked to be about 6 months old. We couldn’t leave him out in the cold, so we invited him in where it was warm. He ate a can of cat food like he hadn’t eaten in weeks, and took up residence under our dining room table, hissing at anything that dared come near.
It took him about 3 weeks to finally figure out that the two-leggers in the house weren’t a threat, and has become a cuddly, playful part of the family. He was quite happy that Princess Nagger had draped the leopard print fuzzy liner from an old winter coat across the ottoman:
His favorite past-time is to walk up to either of the dogs and rub up under their chin…then swat them with his front paws. You can imagine him snickering when he pulls that prank on either of them. He also loves to play with their tails when they wag them – it’s like he assumes they’re inviting him to attack. Travis is his favorite – probably because he doesn’t paw at him or chase him like Rolex does, just puts up with him, so Link follows him everywhere.
Rolex gets jealous when I’m taking pictures of Travis, he yips at me until I focus my lens on him:
Our other cat, Zelda*, is not all that happy with Link’s presence. She’s 2-years older than him, and he seems to annoy her like any little brother tends to do. She is quick to slip out of the main house and head straight to where us two-leggers are hanging out in the Summer House. Last week she was inspecting the shelves our hot carpenter friend built above my desk:
She finally found what she was looking for – a little patch of sunlight on the shelf below my desk:
Ah, the life of a dog or cat.
*Princess Nagger named the cats after the Legend of Zelda games – Zelda for the girl, and Link for the boy, naturally.
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