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Big Paws Equals Big Cat

Posted by terrepruitt on February 3, 2016

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They pretty much rule the house. We are having a few things that have just started happening that we are going to have to work on.  Esmeralda has figured out that she can jump from the cat tower onto the wall-mounted speaker and walk across the top of the curtain rod and jump on the entertainment center.  Sometimes it takes a bit to figure out these things are happening.  I was wondering why our curtains were beginning to come off the rod, then one day I look up and I see Emmy WALKING across the curtain rod.  So we are working on altering that behavior.

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They both love the sun.  So they have been enjoying the sun the past few days.  They both love to play.  And to our delight they actually love to play by themselves.  It is super cute.  I’ll have to do another post to post the videos.  They also love to play together.  Sometimes it is a challenge to know if they are playing or fighting, but either way they seem to work it out.

They snuggle together and bathe each other.

Esmeralda isn’t a fan of me being on the computer.  I usually have about 20 minutes before she comes in and “murphs” at me.

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Because of Smokey’s meYOOOOWWWLLLING and Esmeralda’s odd and painful kneading, I think they were taken away from their mother too young.  Esmeralda doesn’t knead in a milking-mamma-kind-of-way.  She stands on us and then marches.  Pressing really hard using ALL FOUR paws.  She dances around in a circle.  It is odd.  And Smokey will just knead the air every-once-in-awhile . . . but she YEOOWWLL often.

She will be dead asleep and then wake up meYOOOOWWWLLLING.  She will meYOOOOWWWLLLING all the way through the house until she finds us.  It is that blood curdling type of meYOOOOWWWLLLING.

Cats are funny.  Which is one thing that makes them great.  They are a great source of laughter and entertainment.

We love our kitties and consider ourselves very blessed to have gotten such great cats.  They are very good and super sweet.

What silly thing does your pet do?  (I ask because they ALL do something silly!)

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2 Responses to “Big Paws Equals Big Cat”

  1. Catherine said

    Great post Terre! I loved reading about your experiences with your clan. I miss Billy because he loved affection of all kinds. I used to say he loved being mauled. Having Jayden is a joy and I love him to bits. Even though he’s a parrot he loves being loved and that’s good for both of us. Since I’m home a lot now his personality is expanding and I hear new words and sounds. Having pets is wonderful. Thanks for sharing yours. You’re a treasure! Catherine

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    • Thanks, Hon! I am sure you miss Billy, he was your baby. I miss Spot, too. I LOVE that Jayden is learning new words! How fun!!! He is such a character when I can hear him when we are on the phone!

      Thanks for reading and commenting! XOXO

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