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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

What does one think about when cleaning 10 litter boxes, twice a day? What brings the thoughts/memories out for you?

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 12:46 PM
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  • The three gray tabbies on the left of this photo are probably too old to adopt since most folks want kittens, but the others all have names, and been handled. Some more than others.

    There is Daniel, Rosa, Luna, Little Flower, Big Flower, Tina, TS (Timmy's sister) Timothy, Buddy, Tammy and Snow (guess who that is?) Stanley, Sampson, Princess, Sally, Sarah and Trixie are not in the picture.

    Then there are some others that never got names. Mainly because they have very little interaction with us.

    Another thought that runs through my head while cleaning their bathrooms is what will happen to them should I leave for my reward? Feeding them is a financial issue and Deb could not keep it up.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 5, 2015, at 8:06 AM
  • As I have said somewhere, observing these cats can be very interesting. Timmy and Buddy both like to accompany me while I am cleaning the litter boxes.

    Usually they step inside to check them out and occasionally leave their "mark of approval". Sometimes Timothy can't wait for me to get done and approves it before I leave.

    The 'lovers' of the group (those who seem to take extra pleasure in getting petted) are Timmy, Buddy, Rosa, Stanley and Little Flower.

    Daniel, tolerates the loving but finds something else more interesting in short time. The others do not get handled as much, so they tolerate until the first opportunity to leave.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 5, 2015, at 8:14 AM
  • Steve,

    Every now and then I get kitty-tempted....Particularly considering the outrageous mouse situation here last Winter. Tempted, I say, until I have a conversation with Hawk, my parrot, and he reminds me of the kitty damage to my favorite chair and how he would live in fear of cat aggression.

    Sorry...I will have to be content with the cats that make my garage their home......

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Thu, Nov 5, 2015, at 8:28 AM
  • I love *ACHOO!* cats.

    -- Posted by LeahTN79 on Thu, Nov 5, 2015, at 10:31 AM
  • Yes, I can see where Hawk would be nervous. We used to have damage to our furniture but built protectors and plenty of scratch alternatives.

    We also choose not to de-claw because of the possibility of them getting out and getting around the house. (They are able to climb most everywhere.)

    I used to be happy that I was not allergic to cats, but that has changed. Now the ENT says I am VERY allergic. One cat in particular affects me most and wouldn't you know she is the one who loves to lay on my desk.

    The joy and love (really) they give us keeps me hangin' in there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 5, 2015, at 12:46 PM
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