This is what afternoons look like at our house.
Here is a photo taken in Late December, 2009. Chris was relatively new to our home and the other cats would typically exclude him in there little get-togethers. Unfazed by the slight, our Baby Huey would join them anyway.
It is not often that all three of our kitties are very close together without any fighting so I was happy to see them like this.
On another note, I am happy to introduce you to my first grandchild, Brayden.
The weather has cooled here recently and all the cats want to hang out on the bed more than ever before. I don’t know if the bed is warmer or if it is just a good place to gather and preserve body heat. Maybe after sleeping on it all night we warm it up for them.
This is the closest I have ever seen all four of our cats.
Our china cabinet started out as Chris’s domain. He was the only one able and willing to leap to the top from the sofa. Since he has gained weight, he no longer jumps up there. Puck has taken over as chief overseer of the china cabinet.
Puck can’t jump up there without help. He waits for me to walk by and gives me “the look” and a whisper of a meow and I know exactly what he wants. I lean over and he jumps on my shoulders and I walk over to the cabinet where he jumps up.
Frankie is the only cat that can get on top of the cabinet without help. Sometimes he gets up there but mostly he doesn’t care about it too much.
Floki is like Puck and he uses me to get up there. I try to avoid letting him up on the cabinet when Puck is there because I know Puck is up there for peace. Usually, though, Puck being up there gets Floki interested in being up there.
The other day Frankie was riding my shoulders and decided to get off on the China cabinet. Puck saw him and then he wanted to get up there. That got Floki interested and I figured, why not? I helped Floki up and everyone seemed to get along.
I think they were having a meeting, possibly planning to oust Chris as the alpha. I don’t know where Chris was, probably napping somewhere. Whatever plan they came up with didn’t work. Chris is still the boss.
It is rare to get a photo of three of our cats playing nice. Photographing all four together like that would be like capturing a flying unicorn alongside his pet dragon.
I don’t usually get a picture of all three boys in the same place. Usually, if I notice it, I will reach for my camera or phone and by the time I turn it on and focus, one of them decides it’s time to go. That is what happened last night. I was trying to help a Rose with a work project and all three were on the table helping me. As soon as I got my phone out, Frankie left.