It's kinda funny. For three years we had two cats and I don't have very many pictures of them together. That is, of course, because they neither liked nor fully trusted each other.
Oh, they'd be good for Santa and tolerate each other, but were never friends. That's why I'm always happy to see cats who *do* get along.
Like Hannah and Lucy, who are obviously friends! Hannah is my fave, I must confess, but then you all know I have a thing for tuxies! Hannah also seems to be a poet. 'Sitting and Watching' is, like Hannah herself, a feline masterpiece. Almost Hiaku... Lucy is a delightful classic tabby who loves her some sunshine. She can come roll in our sunpuddles any day.
Never let it be said that we are species-ist here at ChezRanger. Go visit Lily Belle and Muffin, two bright-eyed dachshunds. They are the image of my GrandMary's beloved doxies Linus and Yobo. Head on over and give them some moral support. Lily seems to have been nomming some sand and could use a few good wishes, though she seems to be out of danger. She must have thought there was a badger down in the ground somewhere and was protecting her people.
Nine years ago, Momma Grace gave birth to two handsome kittens, Audace and Ruse. They are the coolest orange and white guys I've ever seen. It's good to see two cats who actually like each other. Audace likes to touch his brother whilst he naps on the back of the couch.
This is about the best we ever got from our girls.
It seems that last September was the 6th Annual Maggie May Day! What an amazingly beautiful tortie! It seems that she suffered from luxating patellas the same as Maddie. Getting them surgically repaired was a big deal logistically as well as emotionally here, and I assume it was the same for Maggie May. It seems that she's recovered quite well in the intervening years, as she just jumped down from the 7' kitchen cabinets like it was nothing. Maddie never did anything like that. Waaaayyy more cautious, our girl was.
Sometimes Maddie and Ivy would accidentally hang out. When I took this shot:
I don't think that either knew the other was within a city block...
We could sometimes find them hanging out, but it never lasted very long.
I'd like to close this part of the Great Thank You Tour with a pic that is dear to our hearts. There were plenty of naps taken, as you can imagine in a house with cats. When LadyRanger and I would nap we'd be joined by one or the other cat, usually Maddie if we were napping on the bed. Only once in the three years that we had Ivy did the four of us, Me, LadyRanger, Maddie and Ivy ever nap together. LR and I served the function of peace-keeping barrier between the two cats. When we got up, the girls stayed asleep.
Doesn't look like enough room for two humans in between the cats? Well, I was thinner then, and LadyRanger is flexible. This is the only record of that beautiful nap. Makes me smile.
Anyways...Go visit the blogs I've linked! You'll enjoy them.
More next week.