Cat Saturday,  Cats,  Domino,  Gris Gris,  Merlin,  Odin

Oh My Cod! Another Adventure

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Welcome to Cat Saturday, this is Gris Gris and I’ll be your host today. I’m shy and prefer being behind the scenes. For ten years, I earned my keep as a mouser and lived in the shadows of a basement. Things improved when I was rescued and lived in a room of a shelter for over one year. Things really improved when I came to live with Layla in a kitty Shangri-La eight months ago.

To show my appreciation, I keep on eye on things. When we all go out for walks, I act as a seeing-eye dog er, I mean cat. Merlin can’t see well and keep him out of harm’s way. I also help round up Odin when he escapes from his harness or climbs up trees, but he’s out of control crazy.

cat-herding-humor-merlin-gris grisAll cats needs exercise and creative play with their humans every day, but some cats need more. (Have you played with your cat today?) Odin needs a walk outside at least once a day, several play times with a variety of games and toys before he konks out. Layla says she’s had cats all her life and has never had a cat this frisky.

This is one example of a few minutes of play when he played fetch and hunt with toys, stole things from Layla’s purse, rolled down stairs, sniffed her hubby’s underwear in ecstasy (shocking!), killed a peacock feather and that’s not all…

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This is mere child’s play. No, he had a real adventure on Wednesday. While Layla slept soundly, hubby sat in the garden drank coffee and read the paper. He checked up on feral Domino on the porch and who but Odin was hanging out with him, looking nonplussed. Hubby scratched his head. There was no way Odin could have escaped despite the elaborate combo of locks and latches. He rushed upstairs to the bedroom. All cat burglar’s leave evidence. Odin had pushed the corner of the window screen out, jumped onto the porch roof and jumped down into the bushes lickety split, no problemo. At least not this time.

The good news is, he never goes far when he makes his escape, but we all have to admit: Odin is like the naughty dog from Marlee and Me.

Earlier in the week, he escaped from the laundry room and onto the roof to the surprise of all of us. This wily, fast and slippery boy is the Houdini of cats. We shudder to think what he’ll do for his next act. The truth is, this is only a brief synopsis of his naughtiness. I feel a nap coming on and don’t have time or space to report everything.

Meanwhile, I’m happy to report Domino is responding to treatment. He begs at the door for glimpses of his soulmate Odin and of course, food. The shaved fur from the incisions (see last week’s post for details) is growing back and he’s walking on all fours in the wobbly gait of a toddler. He’s taking probiotics to help prevent tummy upset from the two kinds of antibiotics. Everyone is cooing and purring for a full recovery.
Cat-scratching-tree-yoga Here I’m doing some yoga to amuse him at his favorite tree root. It felt good to see him fully relax pain-free after weeks of our anguish and worry.

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Odin is always sending him peace and love…and Layla come across a photo of a ragdoll breed cat on the Purina website. Oh, my cod! It looked so much like Domino, it begs the question…

Cat-peace-love-garden- cat-purina-ragdoll-domino What do you think? Thanks for visiting and see you soon!


  • Fuzzy Tales

    Odin, Nicki is the escape artists in our family! You and he would have terrific adventures (translation: the humans would lose months, if not years, off their lives from sheer worry).

    We’re glad to read Domino is improving!

    Thanks for the good wishes re: Derry’s birthday!

  • The Island Cats

    Hey, Odin, next time you go on an adventure, call us! We wanna go with you because we think you are a ton of fun!! Haha!! And Gris Gris, how nice of you to take care of Merlin when you go for walks!

    Sounds like you all are having a great weekend!

  • Marg

    That is such good news that Dom is walking again on his leg and just acting better in general. That silly Odin is just full of himself. Glad he doesn’t go off when he gets out. But I am not surprised that he doesn’t. Most of mine don’t go anywhere when they are outside. Good to hear that Gris Gris is taking such good care of Merlin.

    • boomermuse

      Thank goodness he lets us catch him before going to far. He was conditioned at a young age not to go near the road but still it’s worrisome.

  • Cheysuli

    You know the Woman doesn’t always play with us but she interacts with us. Somehow the play with thing means that there is always some cat who is a toy hog…

  • Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey

    Hi Gris Gris – we love you and your shy style. Our little Mia is a shy one, but we have learned that Friskies Party Mix Grill treats will cause that girl to be a commerical for “Cats Gone Wild!” She is literally bonkers for those treats. Hmmmm… how would the already bonkers Odin react to these addictive goodies?!

    Odin is quite the pawful and sure does keep Layla and the gang entertained with all his antics and misbehavings! We love a kitty like that…. our Miss Zoey would give Odin an A+ for his effort! We think maybe Odin was drinking coffee with hubby too!

    Have a great weekend all – glad Domino is doing better – we have a Ragdoll at our house too – Mr. Jazz – and we think you are right, Domino does appear to have some of the tendancies for sure!

    Meows – your friends Zee and Zoey

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