Cupcake: I know it looks like I’m napping, but I’m really watching.
Cupcake: I have my eye on you, Pierre. You’re stealing my snuggles.
Pierre: What? I’m borrowing Catmonkey for a morning snuggle.
Cupcake isn’t a growing kitten any more. Aub she has decided that two meals a day aren’t enough. Weekly snacks at the cofffee shop patio aren’t enough.
She is more inclined to look for unattended food and make it her own, as she did with a donut hole recently.
She cruises the countertop, looking for food being prepared, too. I caught her licking the top of a lasagna and put the dish in the oven to warm, and this is the disapproving look she gave me.
I have been puzzled at how much Cupcake has been helping herself to other people’s food recently, and then on Facebook, a memory appeared in my timeline to remind me I had shared this photo last January 15:
Cupcake was busily stealing food a year ago! It seems like it’s this time of year she thinks she isn’t being fed enough. Maybe it’s winter? Florida winter isn’t like winter in colder climates, but seems to have instincts to take in extra calories to compensate for the season.
Do your cats eat more this time of year, too?
When she is out on the town, Cupcake loves being in her cruiser, but certain things will get her out. Tasty things.
Recently, I put her on the patio floor and had her doing fist bumps for a nice gentleman at a neighboring table who wanted to know about how to teach his cat to do that. When she was done, she walked back to the stroller and discovered I had left the zip-up basket underneath unzipped when I pulled out the extension cord to plug in her heating pad.
She went right inside like it was a normal place for a cat to go. Wrong level of the double-decker stroller, Cupcake!
She looked around to be sure the coast was clear and the dog who had been at the next table was now gone, then she came back out and climbed into the stroller. Once inside, she cuddled up in Catmonkey’s lap and took a nice nap on the warm heated pad.
The top of the double-decker is a WAY more comfy place to be, isn’t it, Cupcake?
We thought today would be a good day to share some photos that were floating around in our “phone uploads” folder but you hadn’t yet seen.
Pierre and Monkey disapprove of your shenanigans.
Ashton likes to use the speedbump-shaped scratcher, but she has learned that flying leaps will make it move. She really turned it into a speedbump with this placement in front of the doorway, didn’t she? And she looks proud of her accomplishment. How many unwary humans do you think she can trip with her speedbump?
Where we live, there are native lizards. This isn’t the kind of lizard that scampers across our window screens, but he took great interest in Cupcake when she wanted a closer look at him during an outing to the pet store. They had to stay on opposite sides of the glass, so their romance is unrequited.
Who does this wall hanging look like? Cupcake says she doesn’t know any kitty who looks like that! Miss Jeanne from Random Felines, who fostered Cupcake when she was a wee kitten, sent it to us, and it is hanging in our kitchen. For those of you with OCD, yes, the nail it hangs from was later moved higher so it doesn’t hang down into the doorway.
Pierre and Newton are holding a meeting on the cedar chest in their respective beds. No girl kitties allowed at this exclusive meeting!