Nap Time

Sleeping Beauty

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My Lookout

I love it when Lady opens the window. It’s fun to sit on the windowsill, but now that she’s got this new body pillow, I can perch and hide and pretend I’m back Outside stalking my prey. Except that I get to be Inside with Lady and good food!

What’s the Big Deal?

So I’m sitting in the house part of the cat tower. What’s the big deal?

Chillin' in the cat tower

Party for Two

Leighton and Gagné are two more foster kitties. Lady really likes them. They’re nice enough, I guess. They love to play together, and here Lady caught them snuggling in the play house.

Too cute!

What’s wrong with this picture?

That Tennessee is one crazy kitty. He likes to relax in the laundry room tub!

I do not get some of these cats’ fascination with sinks and the tub. First it was Rudy, then Joey in the bathroom sink. Webster is obsessed with the tub and licking the water after a shower. Now Tenne is in the biggest sink in the house.

They’re all nuts!

I Want Candy

Lily isn’t the only one with a sweet tooth…

One of the foster kitties tried eating through the bag to get to the box of salt water taffy!

Can you see the tiny teeth marks? 😉

Lily L-O-V-E-S Greenies!

Whether your cat is a social butterfly or a prima donna, they’ll come running for one thing – the great taste of Feline Greenies dental treats.

GREENIES website

Yeah, no kidding. When Lily hears the bag crinkle, or if I’ve put them in the glass jar, one shake and all I hear is the jingle-jingle of her cat collar as she bolts down the hall. She near knocks me over to get to her dish!

(Originally posted 12.31.07 on Denise’s Random blog)

A few weeks ago I discovered Feline Greenies. I knew my sister bought Greenies got her dog, Earl, and that they were good for his teeth and expensive. The cat treats were reasonably priced, so I bought a bag of Oven Roasted Chicken and Ocean Fish flavors.

Lily sniffed and licked the treat, then bit it. She’s become very gentle when taking food from my hand, not like at first when she would take off a finger! It was very crunchy – clean those teeth! – and when she was done she looked up for another. And another. A serving size is eight pieces, so I gave her that many. Lily was content.

I told my sister about my great cat-treat find, and she was completely under whelmed. Turned out she already knew about them. A few days later, I saw she had mixed Greenies in with her cats’ food. “Oh, cool idea!” I thought.

So I mixed a serving in with Lily’s food. She picked them out and looked up for more. I laughed. “Eat your dinner, Lily!” She did – or most of it, anyway. Over the next few days, I mixed in treats with every other meal – Greenies or Friskies, to finish the bag. Then I noticed Lily was eating less and less of her real food. I even caught her trying to climb onto my dresser to get to the jar of Greenies treats. “Oh, Lily,” I said, “don’t be like your Mommy. You can’t eat only cookies all the time!” She just looked at me. “Greenies!” those green eyes demanded.

I’m a terrible mother. I’ve gone and ruined her appetite with treats.