I think it's safe to say she's feeling much better than she was last year when she lost that whole pound. In fact, even without a trip to the vet to verify, I think it's safe to say she's gained back around half of that weight. Thank goodness!
Star is one of those kitties who gets all goofy and races around the house like a mad cat, scaling furniture, running full tilt up and down the stairs, leaping over obstacles, then stopping and mrrrowing on the top of her lungs! This is usually after *whisper* using the box.. These wild bouts usually last from a minute or two to close to ten minutes.
In all her wild runs, she's never made a move like yesterdays superhero incident!
Let me set the scene..
Notice that the mattress is on it's side now, not standing on end. Then in the middle is Leo's window tree. To be fair, Star uses it too, but really Leo uses it the most so we call it Leo's tree. Anyway, then next to that is a folding chair. When the door is open, one of the kitties sits on the chair, the other in the door, that way they are actually sharing without being next to each other.
At the time of the superhero incident, Leo was on the tree watching an ebil squirrel out the window. Star started one of her runs. She bolted up and down the stairs, (opposite and to the right of the mattress), raced through the living room, made a u-turn and went back to the stairs, turned again and scrabbled up the mattress!
From the mattress, with hardly a pause to think about it, Star LEAPED OVER LEO AND LANDED ON THE CHAIR!
Without over shooting and landing on the floor and without undershooting and smashing into Leo! No, she made a perfect leap and landing as if she were a, well, a superhero! Instead of a kitty on the verge of her 15th birthday who needs to climb paw over paw to get up on the bed now days!
Amazing, huh? Stunned me, I'll tell ya! And Greg who was heading in that direction nearly walked into the leap! What a girl! Whew!
And no camera! Of course!
Leo, who has only been on the mattress once when it was upright, finally decided that he could make the climb to the top while it was on it's side..
I had a camera for that.
Leo: Hey, if you'd been on the receiving end of a low flying Hissyface, you'd seek higher ground too..
Hope you all have a super weekend!