My granny has been feeling bad, so Mom has been staying with her. Granny just lives next door, so Mom comes back home for an hour or two a day.
While Mom is up there, she’s practicing with her new camera phone. Her first good pictures ought to be of ME, but they’re of Granny’s cats. I was about to be jealous, but then I saw the pictures, and then Mom said I could be the one to post them, so that was all right.
This is Ozzie looking out the window at the birds. That stuff on the rug is bird seed shells. Birds are messy.
Now wait till you see this next one. This is Sweetie Pie.
Okay, yes, I used to eat my fur, too, but I STOPPED, all right?
Sweetie Pie doesn’t eat her fur all the time, but she’s been doing it this week. Maybe she feels sad because her Mom hasn’t been well.
I’m happy to say that Granny is feeling better. I’m hoping Mom can come home tonight. Not because I want her to take pictures of me. No, not that, at all.
But she might as well, right?
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: What would you tell an animal who eats their fur?
Marion DriessenJanuary 18, 2014 at 7:49am
Poor Granny! It is very sweet of your Mom to take good care of her, her cats, and of you. Hang in there, I’m sure Mom will soon start making pictures of you too.
My Bandit is not eating his fur, but he is scratching his poor nose because he has a cold. Sometimes he sneezes over ten times. And though that is not funny, still it makes me laugh. But just a bit!
Marian AllenJanuary 18, 2014 at 8:53am
When I do go home to pick up more clothes or anything, Katya either follows me around or runs for the places I usually sit. If I’m not in a time crunch, I’ll sit down and give her a chin scritch. I miss her, too.
Be careful around Bandit: Katya sneezed right in my face and gave me a cold!
janeJanuary 18, 2014 at 8:22am
I used to tell Cricket, “STOP PLUCKING!!”
But it never helped. Much.
No, Cricket would just look up calmly, with a poof of white fur clinging to her lip, and say, “What?”
And then, you know, go back to plucking.
Fortunately for her beauty looks, she spread it around a lot. She barely looked as if… Well, no spoilers!
Marian AllenJanuary 18, 2014 at 8:56am
I tried putting kitty-cat dope on Sweetie Pie’s fur to calm her down. It worked for Katya, but it doesn’t work for SP. I don’t know what’s causing it; she doesn’t have anxiety (Katya’s problem — she’s as dysthymic as I am) and she doesn’t have fleas. It’s better than it was, so maybe she’s coming out of the phase for a while.