I think I'm going to start doing cat posts every Sunday. I actually have a blog set up for my cats, but what I think I'm going to do is just merge it into this one. I almost never post there, I haven't spent any time to speak of making it look nice and it doesn't have any readers anyway. I had set it up initially to share pictures of my cats with family, but any family I have who reads anything of mine is reading this blog. So there it is.
Today I'm going to repost the first two posts from there, the ones that introduced my cats. I wrote these within the first couple weeks we had Noodles. I had had Bob since 2001 or so and Noodles showing up threw him for a loop. Noodles was so small when we got her, she obviously (in hindsight) wasn't full grown yet. Anyway, here they are.
(originally posted July 15, 2008)
Just so there is no confusion, Bob is not my real name. It is the name of my cat, which I have taken as a nom de blog. My real name is not important. This is the real Bob. He is the sweetest, mellowest cat I have ever known. He likes to sit in my lap, especially when I am at the computer. He sometimes sits in my girlfriends lap, but since he is enormous he doesn't fit well. The vets say he isn't unhealthily (is that a real word?) fat, most of his size is normal. He is just big. And fluffy, very very fluffy. He also likes having his armpits rubbed. Who knows, he is pretty weird. He spends most of his time chilling often in the storage cubes I keep my clothes in. I have wound up leaving one empty so he can have it. He is also the wimpiest cat I have ever met. I have seen him be chased around the kitchen by an ant. Seriously. I wish I had a pic of that. He has taken to sleeping in a corner of the apartment under the kitchen table since Noodles arrived. They are still hashing out their relationship. He also likes to sleep on the bed, at least when it's not too hot. That's pretty much all there is to know, he is a big, healthy, kinda dim, very wussy, not even vaguely graceful, sweet guy. Here are some more pictures.Meet Noodles:
(originally posted July 16, 2008)
We just recently adopted Noodles, we have only had her for two and a half weeks. She is an adorable little pain in the butt. Unlike Bob she jumps up on counters, the fridge, pretty much anything she can get to. She is still settling in, she isn't sure how she feels about Bob, but she loves us. Not that it is us specificly, it's people in general. She is a little tramp. We keep her separated from Bob right now when we aren't around, to reduce conflict, and whenever we open the door to the living room she jumps up and runs over to us purring like a kitten and demanding love. Sometimes she and Bob get along ok.. Right after this picture was taken Bob reached out ever so slowly and gently and put his paw on top of hers. And she freaked out. Not surprising. But often they will just sit near each other, pretending the other doesn't exist. Which is fine. We like that much more than hissing and swatting. Which is of course all her, Bob just looks confused. She likes to rest her head on things, get under the bed and sit in boxes. So, that's all there is about the little girlie right now. Further updates as events warrant.