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Tolerating the Child


Happy New Year everyone. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and wish you the best for 2023.

I hurt my back the day after Christmas and am still in pain six days later, although, I am getting better. Before I hurt my back, on Christmas Day, we enjoyed a visit from my son, his girlfriend, and the always entertaining grandson. Apparently, a few days earlier, his mother trusted someone to cut his hair that obviously didn’t know what she was doing.

Brayden is an active young man who turned three in October. Floki does not like the disturbance caused by the presence of a child and spent most of the time hiding. Frankie kept his distance and hung out on the bed. He gave Brayden a hiss or two when he got too close. Chris, on the other hand, gracefully put up with him.

I removed the audio but he was being instructed to stop almost the entire time. You can see where he was made to turn over his instrument of torment, only to go find another one.

Later, my wife showed him our slot machine, probably to distract him. I spent time with him while he fed quarters into the machine.

He would put two or three-quarters in before pulling the handle. I tried to explain that he was wasting his money to no avail. He did win the second-highest jackpot twice so I probably should have just shut my mouth. At one point, he had a hand full of quarters that he dropped into the machine, one at a time. While he was feeding them into the machine, he was counting. He made it all the way to fifteen before running out of quarters.

It has been a while since I raised a child but is it normal for a kid that age to be able to count to fifteen? I assume he could have gone higher if he had more quarters.

A look Back at 2017


2017 is gone but not forgotten. Many are happy to see it go but we have some good memories.

Floki was with us for six months in January and felt right at home getting on top of our china cabinet.

In February Frankie showed everyone his Houdini trick on escaping a cat harness.cat escaping harness

 

Puck was at the vet in March. I think this is when he started peeing outside the box, which he is still doing.
Puck at Vet

In April we had someone marking their territory on our cars.

cat Chris smelling tire cat Frankie smelling tire

In May we had a visit from a tabby mother and her two Siamese kittens.

feral tabby cat and Siamese kitten

They were still around in June.

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Also in June, Puck was back at the vet.

Puck was not happy to be there and wouldn't come out of his carrier.

In July we got our Jackson Galaxy bed that Chris and Floki love . . .

cats and clamshell bed

and a water fountain that nobody used.

pet water fountain

We got Kitty-Kick-Stix in August.

kitty kick stix

September we evacuated for Hurricane Irma . . . twice.

 

 

Bad Cat Chris in car

We got new furniture in October that Puck peed on before we could use it.

In November we visited Aunt Felice’s cats (and Aunt Felice).

December we got another piece of furniture that Frankie scratched and Puck pooped on.

It also got cold in December and everyone decided to conserve body heat.

cats on bed

Some states for 2017 include:

Most viewed post – Are Ginger Cats Friendlier

This post was from 2013 and is still popular with 2907 views last year.

Views in order of country of origin:

United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Austrailia, Switzerland, India and The Philippines round off the top eight.

Most views in one day: 731

Happy Valentine’s Day

My wife is irritated that I am not helping to prepare for New Year’s Eve so I will end here and wish everyone a very happy 2018.

Remembering 2016


I read that WordPress is not going to do the traditional Annual Report this year so I guess I will have to improvise and do my own review.

I thought I would first post some of the best photos from the Bad Cat Chris blog starting in January.

It was nice to see Chris and Frankie getting along

Cats close together

Chris is our resident lap cat.

Bad cat chris on my lap

Some days the excitement was just exhausting.Cat Frankie

In June I changed jobs and had to say goodbye to the feral cats that I was feeding. I really miss them.20160302_Ferals_3852

After seven years, Chris is still a biter.

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Even with the addition of our kitten, Floki, I still think Frankie is our most photogenic cat.

cat Frankie in bag

Puck is not too happy at the vet.

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One of Frankie’s many escapes in 2016. He knows I can’t catch him under vehicles.

CAT UNDER TRUCK

Frankie may be photogenic but Chris knows how to be cute.

cat sleeping

This is a rare group shot of all of our cats (at the time).

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Frankie likes to stick out his tongue.Frankie the cat with flowers

Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers.

Bad Cat Chris

On July 4th we adopted our kitten, Floki.

Siamese Kitten

Our kitten Floki

Six months later and Chris and Frankie are still getting along.Gold cats

Floki has to get his shots at the vet and he is a bit nervous.

Kitten Floki on my shoulders

Chris has no problem letting me know that I am starving him.

cat Chris waiting at food bowl.

Floki and Frankie being cute.

kitten Floki

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Floki came to our house with an eye issue and soon everyone had it.

Bad Cat Chris with eye infection

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More cuteness.

cat puck

cat Frankie showing belly

Siamese kitten Floki

bad cat chris outside

 

Floki the kitten sleeping

cat Frankie with tongue out

Pucks favorite spot.

Cat Puck on cabinet

Frankie the stunt cat shows off his skills.

cat on door

Chris is not content with dominating just Puck.

Cats on kitchen utility cart

After a “good” period, Chris shows he can still be “bad.”

cat Chris in cabinet

Floki challenges Frankie for most photogenic.

kitten Floki playing in cat tunnel

Floki challenges Frankie for stunt cat of the house.

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Here are some stats for 2016

That is about it for this year. I hope you have enjoyed reading about Bad Cat Chris, Puck, Frankie and Floki. I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017. I hope to continue to see you then. Also, if you missed it, check out my new photo blog at charleshuss.wordpress.com.