Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year, Same Kitties

New Year, Same Kitties

Here is an example of a typical day here. Billie is being an angel as usual, snuggling in for a cozy nap. Meanwhile Cody and Toeshee are working on their wrestling moves. Toeshee starts it and Cody just has to much pride to walk away. We let them wrestle for a bit unless it looks like Toeshee is using too much tooth and claw and makes Cody growl and hiss or meow in pain. Sometimes it seems like Cody is having fun, but I don't think Toeshee has figured out that playing shouldn't include hurting the other kitty.
There's a 13 year age difference between the two of them too, so I don't want Cody to get too worked up. Poor old guy!
It's cold here and supposedly it's going to get really really cold later this week. 10 to 15 degrees for a "high" temperature with a low around 0 at night! One of our tv weathermen said that since November we have been cloudy over 90% of the time. Michigan is one of the cloudiest places in the world right now. Yuck! No wonder we are all so depressed! Whenever I go out to do some shopping, I notice no one is smiling. We all shuffle around in our big coats, looking tired and down. I think everyone should be allowed to buy one of those sunlight boxes and their health innsurance should cover the cost. I have read that light boxes really do help with winter SAD. Let's see, my countdown to spring... two more months? Hopefully we won't get snow in April, but I won't get my hopes up. My tulips will stubbornly bloom anyway. :)
I hope you are all warm and smiling. Hugs. :)


Sweet Praline said...

Oh little Toeshee. You look so guilty in that last picture.

Mom Lorianna, so sorry your weather has been so bad. People have tried to convince my mom to move up north to teach college and she always says, "no! It's too cold!"

meemsnyc said...

Oh Toeshee, you do the biteys still just like Dante!! You two should definitely meet. Haha.

Stay warm!! Happy New Year.

JB's Big World said...

That is year and the same kitties...hee hee. Toeshee and Cody are still fighting. Billie reminds my mom a bit of Taffy.....not a care in the world!
Hope you get some sunshine soon. Gray dreary days can be depressing.

Team Tabby said...

Happy New Year to all of you. Stay warm!!

Mindy, Moe, Bono, Milo

Everycat said...

Toeshee looks quite playful there, lets hope that playful leads to better manners! Billie is such a darling, we always love to see her.

Our Mum is thinking about getting a lightbox. Everyone in th eUK looks glum too, though yesterday we had some sunshine! What a difference it makes! We hope the latest flare up has passed Lorianna and you are feeling better.

Whicky Wuudler

Daisy said...

Toeshee, I think you would like Harley. He never stops playing and wrestling and biting. I am ALWAYS running away from him now. And now I know how to hiss and growl.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We know all about the winter doldrums! Spring can't come soon enough and its only early January!!!
I read somewhere that when cats wrestle silently they are both consenting to it but when the yowling starts its time to break it up. Of course your older boy needs to be watched carefully with that young whippersnapper Toshee!

Karen Jo said...

I hope that someday Toeshee learns to play without hurting. Billie looks very comfortable.

JB's Big World said...

HI Lorianna,
Thanks for your hugs and purrs and lighting the candle for Misty. She is doing a bit better it seems, and has been eating Fancy Feast. Mom is so worried that she opens 4 cans a day for her since Misty likes her FF fresh! No, Misty is not spoiled....
Since mom keeps Misty in her own room now she can monitor her potty box and her eating habits. I am visiting Misty right now in her room to keep her company!