Thursday, April 30, 2009

Did I do that?

I guess that the scratch post was not enough for our cats. George and his sisters were always one step ahead of me. The towel was off the sofa, and they were clawing it.

Benson - A Dog to Remember

There was a very important part of our family that I have not mentioned yet. Benson was the best dog ever and the only dog we ever had. He was a regular escapee from our backyard, and double fence was required to keep him in. As many dogs, he loved to go on walks. Actually he walked you. We learned not to take his leash down until we were on our way out the door. He ran full speed ahead and pushed out our sliding screen door so many times because of the excitement of going for a walk or ride in the truck. He got along with all of our cats, but tangled with Rocky once and lost a little piece of his ear. He was indeed a lot of fun and a great pet for the 13 years that we had him. He will never be forgotten.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our very first cat, Rocky

So, you buy a new house, and you get a cat capable of hunting and bringing every mouse that he could catch to us. Kept the mice out of our house, most of the time, and kept Rocky very busy.

George loved his sisters that remain in our hearts

George, Brandy, CC, Rags

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Our morning with the Ducks

This morning I was sitting at my computer, with our sliding door open to the backyard, as George loves to go in and out of the door. All of the sudden I heard a duck in the air quacking and plop into our pool. She floated for quiet a while as I observed her, and took photos. Then another quack from above and plop, her mate arrived. George slithered past me while I stood in the doorway, taking photos and he stopped under the barbeque. He watched so patiently as the ducks floated around. I was able to walk out the door to take more photos and see if I could catch the ducks in flight, while hoping that George did not make another attempt at catching them and falling in our pool. Success, in getting an in flight photo of the ducks, and George did not take another fall into our pool.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What can I say

My Friend George

Everyday I know how much George means to me. He is so sweet, and tolerant of all of the medication he must take at his age. When I go to sleep, so does he. When I wake up, so does he. When he wants me to go to sleep, he lets me know in a very loud meow that does not end easily. He is like all of us in so many ways. He is our family and we love him as he loves us. Even when he wakes up early on the weekend and I am trying to sleep in, and cover my head with my covers, he stands on my bladder (go figure, how does he know). This forces me to get up and use the bathroom, and if I am lucky, hop back into bed before he realizes that I am not ready to wake up yet. If persistent, he does get a quick morning dish of food and I am off to bed to get a few more winks and then up with him.

His Furry Friend

George has an occasional visitor. He is so young and full of the life that George used to have. He plays with the bugs and rolls around. Comes walking through our house, as if it is his own. I feel as though I should put a note on him to tell his family how much we enjoy him. I think they both get lonely, and this makes a nice friendship for the both of them. They have both made a splash in our pool on different occasions, so they are both very funny to watch and spend many nights entertaining us and entertaining each other.

Monday, April 6, 2009

He really does enjoy company

If George is in the same room with our company, let alone sitting close by, you are pals for life. Friends enjoy George as much as we do.

When he gets tired he YAWNS, really big

It is Not a Revolving Door

George believes that our sliding door is a revolving door. Sometimes I wish it was. Gotta love him!!

George and the Ducks

The ducks in our pool are one of George's favorite things, especially when he is outside with them. This particular day, George was so still on the edge of the pool with the visiting ducks. He stared for a few minutes, then it was time for them to take off. Not realizing that there was no step in front of him, George stepped forward to go after the ducks and landed in our pool. Quickly, he pulled himself up and out of the pool, ran through the house shaking water everywhere, and sat on the back of our Futon to dry off and take a long bath. We laughed so hard, but were glad that we were there when this happened as he is not a young cat any more.

Life with George

Welcome to the world of our cat George. After 17 1/2 years, he continues to give us so much joy and laughter.
Life can be very interesting with a cat like George.