It’s been a long winter and most cats, at the least the ones who cooped up inside are getting squirrelly. If you haven’t seen our tips for Kitty Cabin Fever, it’s been updated and may help your cats. The original Cabin Fever post has adorable pics too.
Are your cats feeling more restless or are they sleeping more?
Sorry for being MIA. Consider this a little catch-up.
We’ve had almost no snow and milder temps but I fell ill a couple of weeks after Clyde died making the winter miserable. My flu turned into bronchitis and I’m finally feeling normal after one month. With the Corona virus scare, I happily self-quarantined anyway. On warmer sunny days, I lounge outside and every time I open the door, I expect Clyde to be there waiting.
Odin is still missing Clyde and Domino. There is a restless energy that I can’t blame on cabin fever since he goes outside every day rain or shine. He did the same thing after his pals Merlin and Gris Gris died. We all grieve in different ways and his way is to pace back and forth, hunting invisible critters and sleeping in a dozen different locations in rotation. In colder weather, he begs to go out for five minutes at a time but he expects someone to let him in and out again and again. Thankfully, I don’t mind indulging him
We’ve all enjoyed cocooning with a cozy fire and binging on Netflix. Odin is transfixed by the action in the sublime Babylon Berlin series.
Ages ago the lovely people from Cat Cave Co send us a felted wool cat cave. What better way to feel cozy during the winter. Nou Nou vanished inside and would not come out. She’s normally nervous and felt snug and safe inside. But I began to worry when she WOULD NOT COME OUT day or night except to eat. Just as suddenly, she came out and wouldn’t go back in again. Her behavior remains a mystery. Most cats love cozy places to hide and wooly cat caves are ideal.
Nou Nou has zero interest to venture outdoors but all need enrichment. This is her favorite in the winter. The luxurious feline version of breakfast in bed.
Odin expressed interest in the cat cave for a few minutes but prefers sleeping with me or high up in his aerie perch atop an armoire.
It’s the Chinese Year of the Rat but Odin isn’t impressed. He would love to catch a rat but has only caught a couple of small mice.
Is your cat a Rat? In Chinese astrology, 2008 was the last time it was the year of the Rat. So if your cat is 12 years old, they are probably a rat. Their personality is smart, resourceful and considered lucky!
And I can’t end without a cute March calendar from long ago (with a modern twist ;-)).
Spring is around the corner and I can’t wait. How about you?
Layla, Odin, Nou Nou and Angel cats.