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 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.
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.
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.