Saturday, February 25, 2012

More Bed Antics and a Request for Purrs

This morning, we had another play date on the bed. Star didn't peek first this time. I was playing with Leo with his hoodie stringy and I noticed her come into the room. I figured she'd look for a while and then maybe decide if she wanted to come up. But she jumped up at the end of the bed.

Which just happened to be really close to where Leo had ended up in the middle of the bed after jumping on the stringy. He immediately went belly down on the bed, but didn't run. Star looked at him for a second but was more interested in the stringy.

I thought, well, lets see what happens and played with her, and tried to engage him as well. He took a few swipes if I almost landed it on his toes but for the most part he just laid there, watching Star. She jumped around a little, but maintained her distance.

I managed a few pictures.. You can see how close they were. Note, if you will, that while he's willing to share the stringy on the bed, his paw is on his feather ball!
Leo: That's.. close enough Princess Hissyface.
Star: Seriously, I can smell your boy cat stinkiness from here..



He put down the ears of annoyance because she wouldn't stop staring. I put the phone/camera down to distract her from staring after this shot.
Star: I think you should leave...
Leo: Mom.. I was here first..


Right after I put the phone/camera down and teased Star with the stringy. It distracted her. She jumped and landed closer to Leo. Cutting the distance shown above in half. Leo was not happy.. They stared at each other for about 3 seconds then he gave her a quiet, almost.. petite little half hiss half grumble. Star returned with a full blown hiss.

While my mind was spinning with 'quick, gotta distract her!' and trying to figure out what to do, Leo decided to run. Bad idea Leo, bad idea. She was on his heels so fast I couldn't even grab her! Probably a good thing because I would be minus one arm then.. They ran all the way to my pillow where he hunkered down again. She delivered three or four whaps then dived off the bed. Leo sat there with a stunned expression on his face. And I let out a belated scream that did nothing..

Yes, I know I probably could have handled that a whole lot better! Just when you're in the middle of a situation, sometimes your brain shuts down.. at least mine does. But anyway, no one was hurt, though feathers were ruffled all around.

I'm not sure what I'll do tomorrow if she comes up to play again..

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On a completely different note. Not sure how much I'll be posting early next week. You recall Sir Moose-a-lot Roadkill Goodyear Thunderbottom, my parent's cat? I did a post about him in the garden a while back. Thursdays in the Garden with Moose Well, his daddy and best buddy is my dad, of course. Next week on Tuesday my dad will be having surgery to remove a sarcoma (cancer tumor) from his leg.

We'll be heading up Monday night to stay closer to the hospital because the surgery is going to be very early in the morning and over an hour away. So I know I won't be posting Monday or Tuesday. We'll see how things go before we know about Wednesday.

Please send up any purrs or prayers you feel led to for my dad and Moosey's daddy, we'd all so appreciate it! It's going to be complicated because the tumor and it's tendrils are wrapped around the main vein and nerve and chemo and radiation didn't make it release anything. Thank you in advance because I know how caring the cat blogospher is!!

Here's Sir Moose-a-lot Roadkill Goodyear Thunderbottom! A real daddy's boy who has to lay on my dad and who my dad can't go to bed without.

23 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

You got it! Purrs and prayers. God bless your Dad.

JC said...

I hope things go ok for your Dad. Love the name ...

ABBY said...

Sending mega purrs for your Dad.
You stay safe on the trip up to be with him too.
xoxox

The Cat From Hell said...

Wes sending yous lots of purrayers for yours and Moose's dad! And comforting purrayers to yous.
Kisses
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy and Daddy

Father Tom said...

We'll be thinking of you all on Wednesday, keeping paws crossed with some prayers, too.

Very nice to meet Sir Moose-a-lot!

Tom
xoxo

Katnip Lounge said...

Sometimes kitties need to spat a little to establish "things".

We will send your Dad tons of well wishes and purrs that his surgery goes without a hitch; anyone who thinks up such great Cat names is purrfect in our books!

Thunderbottom, indeed.

Robyn said...

We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and hope that all goes smoothly. ::hugs::

Random Felines said...

war is one thing - war on the bed is a whole other thing. :)

Purrs to your dad.....

Brian said...

We are all purring and praying for your Dad and we will be thinking of you and your family.

That bed fun sure is fun!

The Island Cats said...

We think you should continue to try and play with both Leo and Star together. Positive interactions like playing will help make them try to get along better. Hopefully, next time, there won't be any spats.

We are purring for your dad!

AttieCattie said...

my goodness, waht a spat. naughty, naughty, kids! although i can not says much about it, i akshully tried to EAT Audrey when she was littles. (by teh way, my mommeh laffed and laffed over teh name Sir Moose-A-Lot Roadkill Goodyear Thunderbottom!!!)

Meg said...

Purrs headed your way!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

First things first: Many purrs and purrayers for your Day! His kitty will be the best of nurses once he gets home ;-)

I'd keep playing with Star & Leo together. They'll get used to each other--when I had two kitties (just before Spitty) they were sometimes the best of buds and sometimes mortal enemies, but no permanent harm was ever done. They used to SOUND like one of 'em was dying, but not! I think your inadvertent non-intervention was fine--they'll work it out.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oops--for your DAD!!!

Oui Oui said...

We purring for your dad! We hope he's back up & running in no time. We tagged you too, but don't feel like you have to do it! Good luck!

PS We like playing in bed too!

Marg said...

Sometimes toys are the best way to get kitties somewhat together.
We sure are sending tons and tons of purrs and prayers to your Dad. We sure hope it all goes well. Keep us posted. Take care.

Cat said...

We're sending purrs and prayers to your dad that the surgery goes well and he has a swift recovery!!!

Thank you for your kind blogoversary wishes :-)

Cathy Keisha said...

Purring for your Dad. Whoa! you got 2 cats that don't get along? That's how me and Isabel would've been but TW thought better of it.

Bellen said...

The best of luck to your father. I hope everything goes exceedingly well and he's home again in no time. And let him know that there's more than one person who can't go to bed without that special cat to keep him company.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Efurrybuddy! We'z still purring for your Human's Dad (well, I am; the Human's not so good at it, MOL--but she sends lots of good thoughts!)

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Ha! My mom thinks that sink picture is cute!

My bad mom thinks I fit into the good year category! Bad mom!!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We will also be praying and purring for your dad!

Misty said...

Awww....everyone looks so cute! I had such a good chuckle of the little ones on the bed:))