Chris will use anyone as a pillow. This time it was Frankie. As I write this, my left arm is his pillow. Good thing I’m right-handed.
You have probably heard that Siamese cats are cross-eyed. That is true, as you can see from this photo of Floki.
I have heard a couple of different reasons for this. One is that their retinas are slightly off center so crossing their eyes allows them to see better. Another has to do with the way their brains interpret the images. That I didn’t really understand so I will leave it at that.
I also read that some breeders have bred this cross-eyed trait out without actually fixing the misalignment problem so if you see a straight-eyed Siamese cat, he or she may not have ideal vision.
Chris is a very touchy-feely cat and loves to lie against, or on top of, any cat or human that will tolerate it. This time it is Floki but now he is on my lap as I write this.
Does anyone else have a touchy-feely cat like Chris?
Here is another early photo of Chris with his adoptive sister and brothers. It was taken about ten days after we adopted Chris and it shows, even then, that he loves being the center of everything.
Here he is between Alex and Tigger with Abbey Sleeping at the top. Unfortunately, Flash is missing from the photo. I don’t think a photo exists with all five cats in it.
I decided to look into the archives for today’s Photo Friday. Sometimes it can be fun to stroll down Memory Lane. I found a photo of Tigger and Flash dated December 28, 2009.
Tigger and Flash were brothers who we ended up with due to an unusual circumstance. You can read about them in my post “Life Before Chris.” We adopted them in 2006 and, unfortunately, Flash died in April 2010. Tigger passed away in early 2013. Both were lost too soon.
At the same time that I took the above photo, Chris and Abbey were on the cat perch just to the left.
What are you laughing about, Frankie?
Here is Frankie on our catio letting it all hang out while Floki watches.
Having all three cats together like this is a longshot. I should have placed a bet.
Chris never had a problem getting on top of the china cabinet when he was younger but a few years and a few extra pounds have made it impossible without my help. I guess it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Floki needs my help to get up there and he is only two.
I used to think my wife’s pillow collection was excessive but this pillow saved Chris from plunging three feet to the cushion below. It might have caused him to enter a state of wakefulness. That was a close call. I will never again doubt the wisdom of owning three dozen pillows.