Cat Saturday News & Mews
What a week! We’ve enjoyed a mild December north of NYC but the nights are getting nippy and the cats are happy to spend more time indoors. The exception being Odin, who needs his “King of the World” or “On a Clear Day I Can See Forever” fix daily.
The last place I wanted Domino to be was sleeping outdoors, but he insisted on spending several nights on the porch until I picked him up on Tuesday, and limp in my arms, agreed to come indoors. He’s been indoors since and on antibiotics for a flesh wound. This is a corner of his new world.
He’s figured out how to squeeze into his bed and like the added blanket wall.
Domino shown lying on a bedroom chair with his hurt leg extended. Odin came to kiss it better. Gris Gris looked on concerned. Animals know when another is injured or ill and the compassion I’ve seen is astounding. Everyone pussyfooted around him. Odin knew not to jump on him or engage him in play until ready. New research has shown that rats are able to express joy and compassion for their fellow rats. It’s just as well that our cats have scared all rodents away.
Domino has made no move towards the door and the great outdoors. Perhaps he remembers an earlier winter when he’d tramp through the snow to do his business. He would trudge with stoic calm but his eyes convey the truth: it’s no fun being feral.
Meanwhile, we’re hoping he will join us in the big bed where Merlin and Gris Gris are dreaming of Santa. Merlin is an under cover cat and Gris Gris isn’t . This is how they compromise.
Huge thanks for your healing purrs and wishes which must have worked because he bounced back yesterday, literally. He and Odin wrestled and bounced about last night disturbing my sleep with their wild elephant thumping but it was music to my ears. Resuming play was a good sign as was coming out of hiding. Earlier, I checked in on him and couldn’t find him anywhere. There he was, for the first time, in bed on my pillow. He had this deadpan la de da expression, So lady, ya gonna make a federal case?
This morning hubby said he was all purrs and wet kisses again but Dom is not 100% okay,just yet. He’s still leery of fast-moving human legs and has a defensive posture, but everything in good time… and it is the season of miracles…
In proper cat lady fashion, our stockings are placed by the chimney with care.