Sunday, October 17, 2010

New toy

I had purchased this tunnel a while ago when our other cats were younger. Then when they tired of it, I put it away.
I decided to drag it out last week and see if the boys would be interested. Chaz loves it and often takes a nap in it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Riley trying to open the cookie box

I tried to see if I could get Riley to duplicate his cookie box escapade. He tried and seemed to know what he wanted to do but wasn't successful. In the end I opened it for him but you can see how hard it was. I can't imagine how much effort he must have put into that the other night. He is one determined kitty.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Riley the Cookie Monster

I have developed a cookie habit - not just any cookies. My local Safeway bakery makes cranberry oatmeal cookies that are to die for.
A few weeks ago, I was eating one and Riley came over to sniff. On an impulse I gave him a little crumb to eat. He wanted more. I gave him another. He ate it. Before I knew it he was trying to steal the cookie out of my hand. He was hooked.
Now every time I eat the darn cookies he's right there next to me, begging and annoying me until I share.
Then last night:
The cookies come in a molded plastic container that clicks together at the corners. I keep the container on the kitchen countertop.
Last night, I was in the bedroom watching TV and heard a funny noise. Nothing I had heard before. So I followed the noise. It was coming from the kitchen.
I turned on the light and there was Riley on the countertop. Somehow, he had chewed the plastic cookie container until it had popped open and he was preparing to chow down on the prized cranberry oatmeal cookies as I walked in.
Now I have to store them in the microwave for safe keeping. So far he hasn't found out a way to open that.

you can see where he was chewing

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Charlotte's Blessing at Angel's Rest

Best Friends Animal Society had their monthly blessing for all the animals who have gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Charlotte was part of the blessing held on September 30, 2010. This is a recording of that ceremony. Her memorial card is one of the many that were submitted that will become a permanent part of the new fountain being built.
Rest in peace, little one. Mommy misses you. Keep Daddy company. Give him your special little pats and know that I will be with both of you again.