We very recently said farewell to our adorable little deaf gal, Reeses deBuggg.
She was adopted almost 15 years ago from Rude Ranch. She was taken in by a rescuer with several other ferals, but her personality, along with her super soft bunny fur, meant the BigMan would cave in to her grumpy little self and bring her home (even when he was supposedly NOT looking for another cat).
Even at a petite 6lbs, she was the one none of the other cats would mess with. Even Nimar swung a wide path around her if she leveled her tortietude stare in his direction.
She was also my sweet little lap cat when I played video games, and was Isis’s dearest companion.
For about 2 years now, kidney disease has been becoming more a problem for her, but she still kept on doing her thing in her own cute way. This summer a host of other issues crept up, including Horner's Syndrome and then earlier this month she lost most of the function in her hind legs. Eventually, she was just ready to go.
I hugged her right before I left town to visit my dad in the hospital, because I knew there was a chance she would not be home when I came back. I am broken hearted now, especially for the BigMan and the Isis who has need her constant companion for nearly 15 years.
There is never, ever enough time with our beloved furry companions.
Cats "cleaning house" can be absolutely hysterical at times (especially when they are on the edge of the sofa and just fall off the side while grooming). But never in my life have I seen the Two Feet Up Technique that is regularly displayed by the Savannah girls in our house.
Typically, I see the Feline Yoga Pose, with one back foot pointed to the ceiling, and the other stretched delicately out to the side. Such a mundane approach is not for the likes of Princess Siada and the Layla Beans. They are quite skilled at the Two Feet Up pose, that I have never before in my life seen. Right about now I think this must be how they were taught to tend to their business at Select Exotics School of Kittons, but wherever it comes from, it certainly is a conversation starter. On the surface, it seems pretty simple, but I think that pointing your feet towards the sky and folding yourself completely in half definitely involves some skills I clearly do not have.
Of course, this also now leads me to wonder if this is a documented medieval technique as well and these girls are just honoring their ancestors.
From which school does your feline friend hail, Cat Yoga or the more specialized Two Feet Up?
Savannah Caretaker who is honored to do the job.
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