Preparing to Move


The dreaded moving day is approaching fast. We have been packing up the house for the last couple of weeks and this past week we have moved a good portion of our belongings to the new place. This kind of thing can be a very stressful time for cats and Puck is a bit more nervous than usual but Chris and Frankie are having a ball. Chris has been through three other moves and he seems to enjoy the upheaval. This is new to Frankie but he too is having fun. Perhaps because there is an endless supply of boxes to play in.

cat Chris in box

cats Chris and Frankie in box

cats Chris and Frankie in boxThe last two pictures were taken 14 hours apart.

cat Frankie on boxNotice the teeth marks on the box on the right.

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No cat can resist a mattress on its side.

Saturday the movers are coming for the big stuff and then we have to figure out how to get three cats in two carriers. One of the carriers is big enough for two cats but trying to put one in while the other is trying to get out can be a challenge. Wish us luck.

 

 

 

Chris Turns Six


Today is Chris’s sixth birthday. Actually, we don’t know his exact birthday but he was about six months old when we adopted him so I thought we would just celebrate his birthday six months from his adoption day. I thought it would be fitting to re-post some pictures of him at each year in his life.

Cats Alex, Chris and Tigger

This is Chris between Alex and Tigger in November, 2009.

ginger cats, Chris and Tigger

Tigger washing Chris, June, 2010.

Bad Cat Chris, Abbey and Tigger

Chris between Abbey and Tigger, February, 2011

Bad Cat Chris on railing

Chris the daredevil, November, 2012

Bad Cat Chris outside

Chris at the pool showing off his expanding belly, November, 2013

Bad Cat Chris jumping off Fridge

Chris showing he can still be bad, October, 2014

Bad Cat Chris with lizard

Chris with Frankie, showing off his catch, March, 2015

Unfortunately Chris has been sick with a cold and we have to work all day and then go to a wedding this evening so he won’t get the attention he deserves. Perhaps I will leave the bedroom door open for him tonight.

 

 

Our New Easy-On Cat Harness


After the trouble Frankie caused for me during the last couple of cat outings, I decided it was time to put him back on a harness. The harness he had was just too hard to put on a struggling cat so I looked for a harness that was very easy to put on. I found one from a company called Bark Appeal. Judging by the name, I assume it is a dog harness but it also works for cats. This harness has two Velcro strips and putting it on is just a matter of wrapping it around his neck and abdomen.

Bark Appeal cat and dog harness

Frankie seemed perfectly fine wearing it. He made no attempt to get out of it and gave no indication that it might be uncomfortable. I bought the mesh version because I thought it would be cooler and lighter but there were other fabric choices. I also got a size large and it seemed a little loose on him but if he wasn’t so excited about going outside I am sure I could have wrapped it a little tighter.

Rose did not want to partake in our little adventure so I had to leave Puck inside because watching two cats is hard enough if one cat is Frankie and the other Chris. I felt bad but Puck cares less about going outside that the other two boys. The outing was fairly short-lived because Chris disappeared on me and I had to bring Frankie inside so I could look for him. As soon as I got inside I saw him from the window peeking around the corner where I just was with Frankie.


What do you think? Anyone else have a harness that is easy to put on?