Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday cat selfie: Blind kitties in dog crates

Lucy the blind cat in her dog crate

Blind cats like Lucy rely on their sense of smell to help them navigate the world. Lucy was my very first blind cat, and when I brought her home, I expected her to avoid things with heavy scents. I thought she'd find them somehow repulsive or overwhelming. As it turns out, I was about 100 percent wrong.

Lucy seems to enjoy things that come with a thick scent, and the funkier the better. Case in point: She decided to pose for her selfie for The Cat On My Head in her very new and favorite sleeping space.

Lucy the cat sleeping in a dog crate

Look closely, and you'll see what's unusual about this nap choice.

Yup, she's bedded down inside of her brother pug's bed inside of his dog crate. While I bathe Liam pretty darn frequently, he's also a bit of a licker, both of his body and of his bed. That means the spaces he sleeps in smell an awful lot like pug.

He sleeps in this crate in the evenings, when my lap is crowded with Lucy and Sinead and he wants a little more space. Sometimes, he chooses to spend the entire night in this crate, as he's too tired to hop up and head upstairs when the humans are ready for bed. 

Lucy often reaches through the kennel bars to pat her snuggled brother, and she climbs in that funky bed when he leaves it. She spends a lot of her day here.

Kitty in dog bed

I have a feeling that she finds the scent of her brother somehow comforting. And I do have the crate tricked out with all sorts of softness, so she might find that part appealing as well.

So we'll let her pose for her selfie from here. And later today, I'll have to disappoint her by washing that bedding to keep things clean for the pug. Here's hoping she forgives me for washing a space she loves so much!

Want to learn a few tips and tricks involving life with blind cats? Check out this post. A simple thing many people do for blind cats makes things so much harder for them. Find out what it is. 

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It's always so much fun.

17 comments:

  1. Lucy is a pretty kitty, that is so sweet that she reaches in to touch her brother.

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  2. She has the good sense to sleep where she feels safe

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  3. Gorgeous girl :) She clearly loves her brother!

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  4. Lucy is a beautiful girl. Maybe she'll cuddle with her brother.

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    1. She and Liam were once very cuddly, but he tolerates it less frequently these days. I think he gets tired of feeling her furs in his eyes!

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  5. We are quite sure the warmth and high sides of that bed as well as Liam's scent comfort her and help her keep her bearings. She is a gorgeous kitty who has a great home and loving mother. Thanks for letting her do the hop today. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  6. Lucy is gorgeous! And we love that she loves her brother enough to take her selfie in his bed! :)

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  7. Lucy sure is so sweet to loves her pug brother so much that having his scent makes her feel safe. Do Lucy and Liam ever cuddle together?

    -Annie May kitty girl who likes cuddling with Uncle Doobie kitty.

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  8. That does look like a very cozy place to hang out! I think it's sweet that her pug brother's scent must give her some comfort. If it's like everything around here, it won't stay clean for long anyway, Lucy! :)

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  9. Lucy is clearly one smart and loving cookie. She is Brilliant. purrs ERin

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  10. That's so sweet! Dexter sleeps in Eddie's bed sometimes too.

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  11. Lucy is so sweet sleeping in Liam's bed. She obviously loves him very much.

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  12. She is a sweet girl and I am glad she is OK. I remember she was upset for a while but I am hopeless at keeping track of blogs.

    Lucy looks comfortable and happy, what more can you ask for eh?

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    1. She was a touch upset at the arrival of the punk kitten. Moving into her little basement apartment has been a great thing for her. She has a lot more privacy and space!

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  13. Awww this is such a cute picture of you, Lucy. Granny's cat Angel and her doggie always slept together in the basket of the doggie. Angel loved his basket more than his own. Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

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  14. Sorry, I didn't see this selfie post on Sunday! Lucy is so pretty! She looks blissfully happy in these pictures.

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