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Thursday, March 14, 2013

cats and boxes...


Tux (left) and Jack (right) sharing new box


When the postman makes a delivery to our house, the cats are waiting anxiously... for the box. They definitely believe that each delivery is a gift for them. This last box contained our k-cups for our Keurig coffee maker. They totally ignore the contents and can't wait for us to empty it and deliver to them their new cardboard abode.  It seems that the first one in has *dibs*... but Jack is always willing to share.  At the moment, they now have 4 boxes in various areas around the house. People who don't have cats probably wouldn't understand, but those who do... do.


Molly


Molly is 19 years old.  She spends a lot of time sleeping on the sofa or in her bed these days.  But she still eats well, uses her litter box fastidiously, and gets around pretty well. She lost her buddy, 19 year old Thibbadeaux , not that long ago. She and Thibs came to us as kittens at about the same time. Thibs came to us from our oldest son's cat's litter (who gave birth under the upstairs desk in our house) and Molly was found outside an apartment building by our youngest son (and promptly dumped at mom and dad's house when we weren't home).  And you wonder why we have 6 cats? 

Be that as it may, the two of them were fast buddies and have lived their whole lives together.  Molly has put up with all the other cats and kittens that have come into the house over the years... sometimes grudgingly, but never mean. She does hiss at the outside cats and raccoons when they gather by the back door - as if to say, "there's no room in here! Go away!" But all in all, she's been a good loving cat.  I expect we'll have her around for a few more years unless something unforseen happens.  I believe I read somewhere that 19 is equivalent to about 93.

From left: Ghost, Jack, Rose, Julie, and Tux
Julie drinking from faucet in bar

Ghost cuddling with toy bird

Jack and Tux sacked out by fireplace








14 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Love the post, seeing all the photos.

Ghost reminds me of Derry in that pic, his pose and expression. :-)

Molly is ancient. I can't imagine I'll have the good fortune to have the boys with me that long, but I can wish.

And boxes! I hardly ever have boxes in the house, as I rarely buy anything that comes in a decent-sized one. But if Nicki can get his jaws into one, he's "eating" it pronto. LOL. Makes QUITE the mess!

Ms Sparrow said...

What a lovely bunch of coddled kitties. Your two tuxedos make a striking pair. I think a cat's love of boxes is universal. There is a cat named Maru from Japan that is famous world-wide on You-tube for his trying to fit into boxes of all shapes and sizes. It's such fun to watch.

Angie said...

If a box enters our house its a fight to see who gets it. The bigger ones are grabbed by the boys usually and the smaller ones left to the felines. Had to laugh a while back ....Rusty and a couple of the others had set their sites on a large box but then Kris comendered it for use as a Fort. An hour later I heard 'Look at what you have done ' ....then ....'Nana Anja ....Nana Anja ...Rusty has done a wee in my box'
I had to hold back the giggles as I told Rusty he was a naughty boy. xx

crafty cat corner said...

So glad to have you take a look at my blog.
I thought I was seeing double when I saw your tuxedo's.
We used to have 7 of the lovelies but sadly Kitty and Fred are no longer with us.
We both love our cats to bits but could do without the fur everywhere. lol
Will be following your posts from now on.
Briony
x

Rian said...

Kim - Nicki 'eats' boxes, huh? kinda like 'Simon's cat'?
Ms Sparrow - I'm going to have to check out the cat, Maru.
Angie - , I think Rusty was using his 'wits' as well as his 'wiz' and marking his territory...
Crafty cat corner - Glad you came by. Yes, we too 'suck up fur' daily. It's one of the prices you pay for love.

sharon said...

Thanks for visiting me, when I saw the photo of Julie tears started to well in my eyes she is the spit of my old Tinker, who lived to nearly 23 years. She has been gone 8 years but I still muss her heaps. I have 3 now and Tux looks like my boy Ambrose. They all love boxes too.

sharon said...

Thanks for visiting me, when I saw the photo of Julie tears started to well in my eyes she is the spit of my old Tinker, who lived to nearly 23 years. She has been gone 8 years but I still muss her heaps. I have 3 now and Tux looks like my boy Ambrose. They all love boxes too.

Deb Shucka said...

Hi Rian. Thanks for visiting Catbird Scout. I smiled the whole way through this post. Both of my new boys are sitting next to me as I write this, knocking things on the floor. They have a butter box that is beginning to look a bit frayed and will need to be replaced soon. It's really nice to meet a fellow cat lover.

Madelief said...

Dear Rian,

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! Your cats look so very sweet!! Have a lovely new week,

Madelief x

Regine Karpel said...

How cute the first photo is!
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Lo said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog....I am so glqd I found a kindred spirit in you.....cats AND birds.
Love the pics of your darlings.
And.....of course it is cats and boxes always......so nice that they get a gift no matter what was in the box.

Linda Starr said...

Oh those sweet cats, so good to see them all, since we are packing our cats are in heaven with all the moving boxes, Ha.

two of our cats are about 12 or so and they spend much more time sleeping than they used to

Linda said...

Hi Rian, love the photos! I don't know what it is with cats and boxes...and sinks!

Knatolee said...

Your cats are lovely! Molly is a beautiful old gal. And I don't know why I ever bother buying cat toys. ALl they need is boxes! :)