Thursday, November 29, 2012

The kitties were nestled all snug in their beds...

Cats are known for their love of napping...
 ...and our two are no exception.

 Our sweet Tiger, adopted back in September of '93, is over 19 years old. She has always been on the shy side. When she was younger, she spent a lot more time out and about in the house during the day, but always returned to Amanda's bed at nighttime.

 Now that she's older, she spends the majority of her days - and nights - on the bed in Amanda's old room. This is Tiger's spot, the place she has slept every night of her life since she was a wee kitten. You don't see me post too often about our Tiger because, frankly, she does spend most days doing just this - sleeping!

 She won't climb into covered cat beds (which we thought would provide her with a bit more warmth on cold winter nights), so instead we create a makeshift tent of sorts out of pillows and blankets. She happily crawls into it, snuggling up in the back where she feels safe and warm.

Of course her favorite times are when Amanda is home, as she was over Thanksgiving (when I snapped this photo). At those times, she gets to sleep with her favorite person in the world! Pure kitty bliss!

Now Baby, on the other hand (who is, by all rights, Court's kitty), well she truly is just a babe, only a few years old.

She's perfectly content to curl up anywhere to catch her 40 winks.
All the better if it's in the middle of all the action (like the living room bay window). She thrives on being the center of attention.
I disturbed her nap a bit and she cutely stretched her paws outwards and then went right back to napping. This is one of her favorite spots because the heating vents are just on either side of this chest and when the forced hot air comes on, it rushes up the back of this chest making it a very warm place to nap (especially when the temps outside are in the 30's!).
Here's a little clip of her eyebrows and whiskers being tousled about by the force of the heat.
With all my picture taking, Baby woke up enough to do a kitty's second favorite thing - washing!
"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul."
(Jean Cocteau)
I'll joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!



Susan said...

Your kitties are darling, Donna. I'd seen Baby many times before but Tiger, the old grammie, is darling, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Sharon said...

There's something so sweet and peaceful about a sleeping kitty.
I also love to hear them purring!

Lyn said...

what a lovely post. They are so cute and what a great age Tiger is!
Cats always know the best place for a snooze.

lvroftiques said...

There is just nothing more cozy in the whole world than a darling kitty curled up in a favorite napping spot! Awwww your babies are sooo sweet! Vanna

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I love the one of the kitty in her makeshift sweet :)

Suz said...

sunshine and a sleeping kitty
....makes me head for the sofa

Melanie said...

Aren't sleeping kitties so sweet? Amazing that Tiger is over 19 years old. My Zippo is over 13 years old and I'm always hoping that he'll live for quite a bit longer...he's my "baby"!

Elaine said...

Wow, Tiger is a beauty, looks like my Molly who just turned 11. So sweet of you to build her a tent. She looks so content. And Baby is always a stunner! So nice to have them around. And it's great when they like to snuggle.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I just read this post as I'm catching up with your blog after becoming a follower. I love old Tiger! My very first cat was named Tiger and slept with me always! My Grandson is named Tiger...I know, crazy but I love it now! Your Baby Kitty looks like my Charlie who is now 14! We have a new guy named Mr Toes (He is a Tuxedo cat) and is about 15 mos old....such a big guy and we love him. Charlie is my baby and I don't know what I would do without him. Love your videos! I must try that with Charlie sometime! hugs, Linda

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful kitties! You are blessed that Tiger is still with you. My Boots would have turned 14 in May. I lost him two months earlier. My youngest son has rose. She is a crazy cat. She thinks she is a dog! Lves to torment all the pups that live here with my youngest daughter and oldest son.
Your pets are so precious. Blessings, Anne