Another Year with by Two Gentlemen Cats!

Sneakers and Ebony are enjoying a lovely snooze in the big green chair in the living room.  I do not know why they have decided that they need to share this chair when both are so large. Sometimes they squish each other. Can you tell where they are separated…Yes that is Ebony up against the chair back. It is the opposite of the picture in the header.

Ebony & Sneakers napping

Another year has gone by with my two gentlemen kitties. This has been a good year. No surgeries which is a good thing, both have been in good health.

Ebony really likes his brushing sessions and Sneakers likes them too. Sneakers likes to cuddle with his number one human by coming into the bedroom at 3 am and demanding attention.  Their days are filled with cuddles, snoozing and good food. Life is good.

Ebony and Sneakers wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season, enjoy and always be kind to the animals.

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The water glasses – an interesting discovery!

One day, one of the humans was drinking water from a glass and Ebony got up on the table by the window and started to drink from it.  So the human got him his own glass to drink from.  Well eventually, two glasses ended up next to the trunk and TV in the living room for both cats to drink from. They seem to like it better….

Glasses by the trunk for the water for our cats.

We didn’t teach them to drink from these glasses. We have always had water in the kitchen by their food. For some reason, they have taken to this and anything to make their lives more comfortable is fine with us.

Anyone else ever have cats like to drink from a drinking glass?

Celebrating 7 Years with Sneakers and Ebony!!

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Enjoying the sun, Ebony & Sneakers

Enjoying the sun, Ebony & Sneakers

Today marks another year that we have had with our two gentlemen cats, Sneakers and Ebony.  It is now a total of 7 years.  So, today, November 21, 2016 marks another milestone.

We adopted them from the Seattle Humane Society before Thanksgiving in November of 2009. On the papers it stated they were both 10 years old.  I suspect that Sneakers is a little older. This means they are now 17 years old or about that age.

Both cats are doing well. They have had their challenges in the past seven years but they are happy and loved.

Sneakers is the friendlier one and he has just continued to grow in confidence and loves both his humans. He will get on the Futon between us and go from one to the other curious out the dinner menu.   He ate a little Tilapia last night with garlic.  He really likes pork.

Sneakers

Sneakers

Ebony is the one that has grown so much in courage.  He just loves the petting sessions done by 2nd main human and looks forward to them. He even goes into the main humans office and yeowls at him to come and play.  I can reach down from my full height and pet him without him running away.  Main human has to lay on the living room floor to do the brushing otherwise Ebony will go and hide.  So we have made progress but he is still learning to trust.

Ebony

Ebony

The last seven years have not been easy.  I was used to cats that were knowledgeable about the outside world.  Sneakers and Ebony are not and I suspect neither were their mothers. This means I have to provide kitty litter which before I never did. My former cats and dogs were free to come and go through the pet door built into the back door.   With Sneakers and Ebony being raised indoor I can’t do that. The pet door is gone now. Sneakers will ask to go out once in a while but he doesn’t stay out that long. Ebony does not go outside much to my disappointment.  I had hoped to tap into his inner child but have not succeeded.

According to the papers filled out by the former owners, they were purchased at a pet shop in Kirkland. Sneakers is probably a rag doll breed, so he would mean money.  I have trouble with this and have almost gone to that pet store but to see the conditions.

Sneakers and Ebony would like to take this opportunity to remind you to care for the animals and it is even more important in the current political climate to be kind to all creatures two legged and four legged.

Happy Anniversary to my two Gentlemen CATS!!!

PS: They are getting brushed as you read this. HA! Aw sonic purring….!

The Closing of the Spay and Neuter Clinic in Shoreline…

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With sadness I report that the Spay and Neuter Clinic in Shoreline has closed.  I drove by there the other day and saw that it was empty and the sign on it said closed.

This clinic has been a place where over the years I took my dogs and cats to have them spayed or neutered.  It was low cost. The Doctor was no nonsense when you went there but that was okay.  They did good work.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/spay-and-neuter-clinic-shoreline

I will remove the link in a week or so.

Meanwhile here is a list at PAWS for low cost clinics that perform these procedures.  It is very important that we spay or neuter dogs and cats because of the over population in animal shelters.

https://www.paws.org/cats-and-dogs/spay-and-neuter/other-resources/#otherlowcostclinics