So I’m a night owl and usually go to bed at 1 or 2 am and sleep for 10 hours. That’s how I function and makes me happy. Dac thinks that is WAY to long to wait to be fed so she insists on being fed between 7 am and 10 am. Here’s her routine:
Scratch at the blanket so the human lets me in.
Climb all over the human and poke her with my nails.
Lick her hands or start to make biscuits.
Climb out of blanket.
Repeat 1-4 until human gets up.
I get up and fed all three fur balls and climb back into bed. I don’t free feed my cats because of the risk of obesity. Java is a pig and would eat herself silly. I would love to free feed Dac, but not going to happen because of my other two cats. It’s much easier to have healthy weight cats than have to get a cat to lose weight.
Java is a very private and shy cat. I rarely get good pictures of her. The one time she isn’t shy is when I’m in the bathroom. She is my lap warmer, lol. Java is also the one who gets picked on, as both Eddie and Dac will play fight with her. She is always the one on the bottom. Java loves sleeping in the empty spare bedroom. If I can’t find her, that is the first place I look.
Java is a really beautiful cat and I wish I had more pictures of her, but she isn’t one that loves the camera.
Everyone who has a cat knows that cats think the world revolves around them so the human is below and the cat is on top.
During the summer months I’m super busy and sort of (in my mind) neglect my cats. I feel kind of guilty and being a crazy cat lady I promised to make up for it. A week ago I got a cat tower and it’s their mom feels guilty, Christmas, and birthday present. Dac is in love with the cat tower. Eddie and Java are sometimes on it, but the amount Dac spends on it, it was well worth it.
My cats are 99% indoor cats and I would never think of letting them roam freely outside. My opinion on indoor vs. outdoor depends on where you live. If you live in the city please don’t let your cats roam freely outdoors. If you live in the country and it’s not highly populated (except with animals, lol) than I’m ok with people letting their cats outdoors.
Risk for Indoor City cats that are let outside and cats that are strictly outdoors:
Health issues: worms, ear mites, rabies, URI (upper resporatry infection) among many other illnesses.
Annoyed neighbors who don’t appreciate cats using their gardens as litter boxes.
Another thing to consider is that indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats. Indoor cats tend to live from 12 to 20 years of age, while outdoor cats typically live 10 years, and stray/feral cats live to 5 years of age.
Today I saw a dead cat on a country road. It always breaks my heart when I see dead cats on the road. I’m sure everyone has heard about the cat who got shot with an arrow. On Instagram someone had their cat stolen, numerous cats have been run over, and a cat died when he fell off a fence. If these cats would have been indoor cats, their deaths could have been prevented. Harsh, but true.
I do occasionally take my cats outside with a halter and leash. Eddie and Java hate it outside, while Dac loves it.
Samson. One of the farm kittens. He’s one the special kitties (he’s fixed :)).
Hisser. One of the farm kiities. He’s special because he has used up almost all of his nine lives and he’s fixed.