Tag Archives: Cats

Photo Friday: Classic Abbey and Flash


Here ia a classic photo of Abbey and Flash taken almost ten years ago on February 28, 2010. It was three months after we adopted Chris and two months before Flash died at the young age of five.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished


I think anyone with cats knows that a catfight can breakout at any moment without warning, even after what seems like friendly behavior. Case in point:

Do any of you have cats that don’t do this?

Chris’s Tenth Gotcha Day


It is hard to believe that Chris has been with us now for ten years. He is not as much of a “bad” cat now as he was in his youth but he is still a huge PITA sometimes. Now, for example, he is on my lap as I write this and is clawing at my face and chest trying to get me to pay more attention to him.

I decided to keep this post simple today since I have already made a big deal about many of his other gotcha days. This time I thought I would just find an early photo of Chris that I have not already posted on this blog. The photo below was of Chris and Tigger taken on December 3, 2009, less than three weeks after we adopted him.

If you haven’t read it yet, the following two posts talk about Chris’s adoption.

Decisions, decisions

Chris Comes Home

Cat and Mouse Toy


My wife ordered a cat toy recently and it arrived Monday. The actual name of the toy is not on the box. It just says “Dougez Cat.”

I asked my wife who she ordered it from but she couldn’t remember. The closest I could find was here on Amazon but there is no mention of “Dougez.” I’m sure it is made in China and whoever is selling it puts their name on it.

It has three speeds and shuts off after ten minutes. I turned it on using the slowest speed and watched to see what our cats would do.

The toy is suppose to promote exercise but our cats seemed to take a more passive interest, especially Chris who played with it while lying down.

I would not call this toy a great success but it is not a failure either. After two days Chris still sometimes asks for it to be turned on so he can play with it while lying down. In terms of health benefits though, it’s right up there with John Madden Football.