So I thought I'd tell you about a few of the things that happened since I was slow on the camera.
The first one was after we picked up a little and put most of the cat toys in one pile. All the sudden out of no where, Leo dived into the middle of the toys, spreading his body out on top of as many as he could! He wrapped his arms around several of them and bit one after another as if he didn't know which one to play with first! Then he stopped, probably because we were laughing, and he looked up at me, eyes wide and bright and I swear, you could almost see him grinning! What a big goof ball!
Star has her seasonal allergies going and we've been slack on her coconut oil. So one day I grabbed it up and spun the lid off... and it had been so hot that it was completely melted! I knew it had a low melting point, but I didn't think it was that hot that day! I must have poured half a cup down my front.. And Star wouldn't have anything to do with it in liquid form! I thought I was being smart that night and put a half teaspoon in her evening treat. She didn't notice, or didn't care, I don't know which, but she ate it.
I had the big idea to give a bit to Leo the same way. Cant hurt him right? And I figured he wouldn't notice it in his snack. Well Leo HATES human food in every form. (even bacon! gasp!) And he noticed! He sniffed his snack, drew back as if I'd given him cream of skunk and then he ran off! Later he went and sniffed Star's bowl, thinking probably to finish her snack. But he smelled that coconut oil and took off again! So much for the jar's claim that it was taste and scent free!
We trimmed claws during vacation, all four feet on both cats. Star struggles and acts like she's being soooo put upon and sooo harassed.. but she takes it for the most part. She does tug her feet away from me as many times as she can, but I get them again.
Leo gets all wide eyed and tries to get away and it's a struggle to keep hold of his big ol' paws. But he needs it more than Star does. Polydactyl kitties claws grow faster! And of course, there's more of them! And let's not forget his wonky claw which is flat and wide and shaped like a lobster claw when it gets too long. Boy is it hard to cut! Luckily it has very little quick and I can cut it into a little square so short that it takes a while to grow back to a clip-able length.
I hadn't done Leo's back feet last time because he's so hard to handle, so I knew they needed it. Leo does NOT like having his back feet touched when he's laying around, no matter how cuddly he might be at the moment. But this was the first time he grumbled at me when I started trimming those back feet! It was the little whiney grumble he uses to tell me when Star is stalking/staring at him! Does claw clipping fall in to the stalking category now??