Saturday Caturday

I bought a black plush blanket to put on the loveseat in my study & bright blue pillows as accent pieces. This morning, before sunrise, I walked into my study & I thought I saw the black blanket moving … but it was Bobby! Almost invisible against the black of the blanket.

I moved in for a closeup.

Now you can see him! He looks quite cozy & comfy there!

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Saturday Caturday

Bobby has been fascinated with the piano every since it arrived a few weeks ago. Usually he sits on top of it but this morning, he looked like he was ready to start playing.

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Saturday Caturday … a day late

I was out of town yesterday & away from my laptop, so I was unable to blog about Radar & Bobby. This morning, I was busy catching up on emails & blog posts that I missed yesterday, so I’m just getting to blogging about about my sweeties right now.

I don’t know where Bobby is hiding but Radar is curled up on his favorite box of the moment. As you can see, I still have quite a bit of unpacking to do! More like finding places for everything! But I’m in no hurry. I agree with the cats – it’s always a good time for a nap!

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Saturday Caturday

This is the last Saturday in this apartment. My house closes on Monday & we move this coming Friday. Next Saturday, the cats will be getting to know their new home.

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Saturday Caturday

The cats have been sleeping on my bed lately. It’s their new favorite place to snooze.

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Saturday Caturday

I’ve been out & about all day … it’s a lovely day here in Buffalo, NY. Just 80 degrees & sunny & a great breeze off Lake Erie. I’ve done some shopping & had a great Sahlen’s hotdog cooked perfectly on the grill & a few Labatt’s Blues. Now I’m home … & I just noticed that Radar was playing with something … that he really shouldn’t be playing with.

A wasp.

I was like, how did this get in my apartment? & then I saw my door to the balcony & I was like, OH OK …

Certainly enough room for a wasp or any other insect to work their way through that space!

I wonder how long he’s (she?) been in my apartment. Maybe not that long. I think the cats would have been playing with him for hours & killed him & eaten him long before I got home. Or worse … gotten stung! That would have been terrible!

But obviously … the wasp had been in the apartment for a while & the cats hadn’t noticed him. They were probably sleeping. They probably didn’t notice the wasp until I got home & woke them up. I was home about an hour before I noticed them with the wasp.

Radar must have been able to get the wasp onto the floor somehow … probably hit it down with his paw. He’s got great paw-eye coordination.

This is Radar deciding what to do next with the wasp. I’ve seen Radar with mice & other insects – he’ll take his sweet time with this decision. At least an hour.

Bobby watching Radar play with the wasp.

Of course I couldn’t let this go on. Wasps have a nasty sting – even when they’re dying – especially when they’re dying – & of course a cat doesn’t know this. But I know this. I’m allergic to wasps & bees. I was stung by a wasp when I was ten & almost died. I didn’t want Radar to get stung. I don’t know if he was allergic or not but who wants to deal with a cat who’s been stung by a dying wasp? & it’s the weekend. That means going to a ER Vet & that’s a HUGE cost, not counting what Uber would soak me.

The wasp wasn’t dead but it was hanging on. Radar would have played with it for hours. I got a paper towel & picked it up – very carefully – & then crushed it with a plate – & put in the garbage.

Of course Radar is now all upset because I took his toy. He looked for it long after I put it in the garbage.

I gave Radar & Bobby some cat treats & they’re OK now. Cat treats always work. Radar settled down on the packing paper in the spare bedroom & now he’s sleeping. I’m so glad!

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Saturday Caturday

It is downright cold here in Buffalo. I have gone through plenty of chilly Memorial Day weekends before, but this is one of the coldest in recent memory.

The cats are curled up together to stay warm.

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Saturday Caturday

Unlike the previous days of this week, today is cool & cloudy. I am happy for that, since I am not a fan of hot sunny days, but the cats are complaining that there’s no pools of sunshine for them to lie in. Bobby is especially expressive with his grievances. However, I cannot change the weather. They will have to deal with the lack of sun for today.

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Saturday Caturday

It’s been a cold rainy May so far here in Buffalo but today is sunny. The cats are enjoying the sunshine & the warm breeze coming through the doorway.

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