Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oh For a New Camera!!!

I'm going to have to get a new one today if I can find one with flash that doesn't cost an arm & a leg.  Thomas was just in the cutest pose!!  All of the cats in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde (the Trouble Brothers - Thomas & Zaphy, Ninja Cat - Star, and the Baby - Mister Kitten (who will be three this summer)) have been posing for me... and me with neither camera working!!!  Arrrrrgh!!  This means I'm having to work with the pictures I already have.  ::head:desk::  At any rate, Thomas was posing very similar to this pose of Star, except with the quilt rather than a pillow...

Star: "Love the pillow.  Crash on the pillow.  Pillow is Mine!"

Sad to say, wiith my kids at their father's house for the weekend and my husband not getting up early, I was treated to "Timmy's in the well, mom!" from Thomas around 0700.  Now Da Boys know my tradition.  If "Timmy's in the well" early in the morning, you have to wait until I'm done with my morning routine.  Once I was done with that I asked Thomas & Mister Kitten to "show me" what they needed.  Off we went to the kitchen where, lo and behold!, their cat food bowls had food in them.  Evidently, my walking them to the bowls was sufficient unto the day so that they realized that indeed they were not starving to death and their ribs were not about to show any second now.  After Thomas and Mister Kitten were done eating and I was done making coffee (we grind our own beans), into the kitchen sauntered Star.  He also needed me to walk him to the food bowls.  Zaphy showed up just as Star was beginning to eat and evidently Star eating was his cue that he wasn't going to starve to death.

BTW  Star is being a lovey-dove today, purring and asking for pettings (and also trying----- to help with the blog!).  This Ninja Kitty used to be more aloof, it's 632+ amazing what eat-trays can do!!  ::weg::

Star: "Dad is almost always like this and sometimes mom is too.
This points to the large mug that I think we should get
Dad for Christmas or his next birthday."


  1. How funny they just wanted you to walk them to the food!...It seems we always do the cutest things when our Mommy doesn't have her flashy box handy (we try to plan it that way!)...Hope you all have a great Saturday...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  2. Did you know you were running an "escort" service? hee hee! Mommy is using the eat-tray technique to try to con Scout into being touched. We'll how that goes, he's pretty stubborn.
    xx Lounge Kats

  3. I find the "escort" service hysterical! But it's much easier than when they insist on me changing out all of the bowls with 'fresh' food from the Big Bowl (mom cheats and puts the food from the small bowls back in first!).

    I've worked with a lot of cats who didn't want to be touched for one reason or another. From feral cats to autistic cats, eat-trays help but not always. One method I've used is to just sit on the floor (which, mind you, is hard nowadays!) reading a book and not looking at the cat, with a toy, some catnip, eat-trays, or food near me... or sometimes... absolutely nothing.

    Eventually the cat comes up. I don't look at the cat but tell him/her "hello". For the first few sessions I don't try petting but just talk. Once the cat is used to this, making sure that I don't make eye contact, I give them a small pet and go back to what I was doing... ignoring them. It's a slow process but well worth it!