Sunday, May 14, 2017

Springtime cat selfie roundup: All 5 cats participate

Fergus the Siamese cat in front of the window

All of the cats are restless today. It could be due to the strange Oregon weather we're having, in which spring seems to arrive and then recede minute by minute. It could be the return of our last foster cat (sweet Pumpkin Spice) to the shelter, which makes the cats feel a little unsettled. Or it could be that all the cats know I'm on PTO this week, and they can't wait to spend a ton of focused time with me.

Regardless of the reason, all the cats seemed eager to hang out with me and my camera. So everyone gets to be in today's Sunday Selfie series, as hosted by The Cat On My Head.

Fergus kicked things off, showing his pretty blue eyes contrasted by the brightness of the window behind him.

And a few feet away, Maggie was resting quietly in her heated bed.

Maggie the cat in her heated bed

Maggie really hates the camera, especially when I have to use the flash, so she often looks a little more wide-eyed than I might like. But, she is having a lovely spring so far. She and Fergus are getting along much better than they have before, and Maggie's been getting at least two focused play sessions with hubby each day. She seems so happy and contented these days.

Speaking of contented, Lucy is looking comfy on the top of her favorite chair.

Lucy the blind cat on her chair

Foster cat Pumpkin Spice was in a guest bedroom on Lucy's floor of the house, and when Pumpkin headed back to the shelter on Thursday, Lucy seemed a little upset. She spent some time walking through that guest room, crying ever so softly. I think she wondered what happened to that little cat she never quite got to meet.

Lucy headed downstairs because she wasn't quite able to make friends with Fergus, and she seemed to want time alone. But this reaction to Pumpkin is interesting. It could be that she's ready to come back upstairs with Maggie and Fergus. It's something we're considering.


Popoki has been spending time in her catio, now that the weather is warmer, and she's in a silly mood. Getting out in the sunshine makes her oh-so happy, and she unleashes her kitten crazies when the door is open and the warmth is streaming in. She stops her play sessions for some chin scratches, but she's otherwise a whirlwind of energy in the spring. It's so fun to see.

On the opposite side of the energy spectrum: Jasper.

Jasper the cat on his deck

This sweet old man is running low on energy these days. He's been spending quite a bit of time in his snuggly beds, and I haven't seen him leave the back yard in weeks. He still enjoys his life, and it's not unusual for me to look up from my work and see him sprawled on his back on the deck, but my heart tells me his time on this earth is running a little short. He's very old, and he several health challenges we can't get 100 percent under control. For now, our top job is to love him. But I sense he won't be with us at this time next year.

This is the crew at the Menagerie as it stands now. What do you think of these photos? Leave me a note and let me know.

And do me a favor: Pumpkin is *still* at the shelter with no one to love her. Could you share her story? She really needs a home.

And don't forget to join in the hop! You'll be glad you did.

23 comments:

  1. What a perfect group post this is. I just love seeing all of these cuties! We are sending our purrs and prayers to one and all, most especially Jasper and Pumpkin. You are such a wonderful mom to each and every one of your furbabies. Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. We loved seeing all your sweet kitty selfies!

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  3. I will add sweet Jasper to my prayer list. Happy Mother's Day,you are a wonderful Mom to your furbabies.

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  4. Love seeing all the kitties--hope Pumpkin finds someone soon!

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  5. We are going to hope for the very best for Jasper. We also sure hope Pumpkin will get a loving forever home very soon.

    Everyone looks wonderful in their selfies and it was nice to read a snippet about each one.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  6. Happy Mom's Day to the mom of all these sweeties.

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  7. All five of you are too adorable! Happy Mothers Day :)

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  8. We love seeing all your cats taking part in this week's selfies. Yay for Maggie feeling so happy these days. :)

    We're purring and praying for Pumpkin to find her happily ever after soon. And for Jasper, too, that he will be happy and comfortable for as long as he is with you.

    Hugs and love, dear friends.

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to a wonderful Mama who takes beautiful care of all her fur kids:)

    We loved seeing all the kitties today! Stay happy in the sun and in your comfy beds Jasper :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  10. The pictures are gorgeous and all the kitties look mighty fine❤ We hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Pawkisses for a great Day😘❤😻

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  11. Everybuddy is looking great! Purrs that Pumpkin finds the home she so deserves.

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  12. Purrs to all - especially Jasper, Pumpkin Spice - and Lucy who seems to know someone is missing.

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  13. Such beautiful kitties - everyone of them. So sorry Pumpkin had to go back, but maybe somehow it will be for the best and there will be a purrfect forever home for her. Loved all your selfies - they are great.;

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  14. What a wonderful bunch and we loved the photos! With a family like that I'm sure your Mother's Day was purrfect!

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  15. What a beautiful group of kitties! I have to say that I adore Maggie's eyes and how wide open they are!!!!

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  16. Lovely kitties!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  17. What a lovely collection of stories and pictures of your babies. Much love and extra purrs for your sweet Jasper from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  18. We are caring for a frail senior (Dusty) so feel your heartache for magnificent Jasper. Everyone is won wonderful here, but how could they not be when they are so loved.

    Tell me, as we are very late this week, was it YOUR Wilamette who was a beneficiary of BlogPaws good fortune? I was not sure but dearly hope so.

    Marjorie and Dusty.

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    1. It was my Willamette! But I don't know the details about the award at all (or who helped them to get it). Desperate to find out, too!

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  19. PS I can't see Pumpkin on the adotions list are we lookin in the right place?

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    1. She was adopted! Just updating the original post now.

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