Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Onyx to the fore!

Onyx has suddenly decided to accept that we are his family, not some rather superior hotel staff!  He has found his way into the sitting room, and has been taking advantage both of the fire and of the sofa.  He has stopped running away if I sit on the sofa beside him, and has even been sitting on my lap.

here he is on my lap and me shooting at an awkward angle...

He's still not terribly active, and his back legs are somewhat atrophied, but he has been exploring and I'm hoping he'll get more muscle tone in doing so.  His coat is now soft and glossy, not harsh and filled with scabs as it first was.  I think being on senior formula food has done wonders for him, he's doing bigger wees less often, rather than lots of dribbly ones, and his poo is a decent consistency not hard any more.  That may be more information than the gentle reader would think dignified to give, but I'm so pleased he seems so much brighter in himself and healthier.

Onyx is on the cushion at the end of the sofa - a position he vies with Mackie for - with Dora beside him, Worrals, Rebel and Gypsy on my feet.

And now the others so they don't feel left out. 

A course in advanced cat folding here with Gypsy practising the deadly are of ori-cat-gami.

Mackie, cuddling my sewing bag....

Gypsy loves to have a paw or two on whichever of his siblings he is sleeping with.  Here it's Rebel.


When in doubt, sit on brother to subdue him.

Sharing a fire, however means no antagonism....

 Here is Rosie, rolling around on Worrals who is on my chest... I had a job taking this photo, I had to hold the camera away and hope to get both of them in, this was the best, sorry.

Right after this Worrals started washing Gypsy and they both managed to fall off the sofa

Gypsy manages to keep getting himself in shot, and here he is in one of his ridiculous positions, egregiously showing off his fluffy white tummy.

... and his toes.  This one is for the toe fetishists amongst my followers. 

Saffron hasn't managed to get herself photographed much, but she's fine.  She's spending most of her time wrapped in the curtain on top of the TV, or else in the tortoise's box of straw, which is too dark to easily photograph.  She says she's hibernating...

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Cat Shelter Jessica

This is a new shelter helping cats, and they are asking for help.  They are looking for people to sponsor or virtually adopt some of their charges, which will help out their funds; and they'll accept stuff as well as money to help.  Please visit the page and have a look.

also on FB