Friday, September 30, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop: With Abbey

Happy Friday! We’re participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop, presented by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. This week Abbey is helping me.

1. _______________________ a __________________________.

2. My favorite magazine is __________________________.

3. Recently, __________________.

4. Even though _________________, I ____________________.

Abbey watching Natasha go by.

1. Sometimes a book can be good company. (Abbey: Sometimes a fur sibling can be good company.)

2. My favorite magazine is Catster or Writer’s Digest. (Abbey: My favorite magazine is National Geographic.)

3. Recently, I got a haircut. It made me feel so good! (Abbey: Recently, Connor tried to take my treats, the ONLY treats Mama has found that I like.)

4. Even though it’s early, I still get up to feed the cats between 4 and 5 a.m. (Abbey: Even though Mama can be kind of slow in getting us our wet food, I think I will keep her.) 

Have a great weekend, human and fur friends!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mancat Monday: A Photographic Study

Happy Monday and Happy Autumn! We apologize for disappearing some days when we were scheduled to blog. We are ready to be back on our normal schedule.

I had a photo shoot with Mama recently, and she decided to call it “A Photographic Study of Connor, September 2016.” Here I am: 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mancat Monday

Ahoy, matey! Connor here. Happy Monday! And it’s not only Monday. It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgh! That’s what I said this morning when Natasha and Abbey said I didn’t look like a pirate. 

I am up on a high perch of the cat tree ship and I’m looking for hidden treasure. Land ho! Maybe I’ll find a map that will lead me to a chest of cat toys!

I will be very busy today on the high seas. What are your pirate plans?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Connor’s Comfort Toy

This is Connor’s favorite toy. We call it his Comfort Toy. 

We have two of them, and we had them before we adopted Connor in February. Abbey especially liked them.

But after Connor became part of the family, Abbey didn’t seem to mind that he played with them. She seemed to pass down the toys to him. 

Sometimes Connor takes the toy in his mouth and trots around the house with it. He makes a sound that sounds like a mew. He seems to barely be able to make the sound audible. 

He brings the toy in the area of the bedroom and the kitty zen room if Larry and/or I are back there. He stops making the sound when he sees us. We usually pick up him or otherwise comfort him.

One day I was in the kitty zen room with Abbey and Natasha. Larry wasn’t home. I assumed Connor knew I was home. Connor appeared with the toy and made the sound, but seemed to feel better when he saw me.

Sometimes when we come home, we’ll find the Comfort Toy in the kitchen near the food bowls. I wonder if he looks for the girls the same way he looks for Larry and me. We have also found it pulled up on my reading chair, where he likes to sleep.

We think he does this when he feels lonely. It also seems to calm him. If he lays at my feet while I’m reading and starts to play with my feet, I can lay the soft part of the toy on him and he grabs it and seems content.

Do you think we’re on the right track in thinking this toy is truly a comfort to him? Have any of your animals ever had a toy or object like this? 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Mancat Monday: Did you know there are working cats?

Do I look like I'm working?

Happy Labor Day to my friends in the U.S. and Happy Labour Day to my Canadian friends! Connor here for Mancat Monday.

Hey, did you know there are cats who actually work? I helped Mama do some research, and it’s really not that unusual to find cats that help people and other animals.

Here’s a story Catster did about the top categories of work for cats: “On Labor Day, We Celebrate Cats with Careers.”

There are even books about cats who work, including “Cats on the Job,” by Lisa Rogak. We haven’t read it, but it looks like a book we need to read.

I was getting a little worried, thinking maybe I needed to buy a tie and get a job somewhere. But Mama said there are many ways to work that don’t even feel like work.

She said us cats are doing good work just by being ourselves. When she gets home from her job, she said seeing us and petting us and listening to our stories make her smile. When she’s not feeling good and one of us lays beside her and looks up at her, she starts feeling better. Just watching us play and interact is fascinating and helps her feel grateful, she said. 

So all we have to do is just play and nap and purr, and we’re working? That’s cool. I didn’t really want to go out and get a job anyway.

Now I need to talk to Mama about salary.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Happy September

A quick post today to wish you Happy September. We hope you have a purrfect Friday and a lovely weekend. We will see you on Monday.