Mr. Jones doesn't often get a chance to sleep on this blanket, He looks great on it.
Posted for the Friday Ark.
Mr. Jones. For the Friday Ark.
I've never really gotten a photo of all three of our cats together before. This is as close as I have ever come.
Luci is the dark shadow on the left. Callie is curled up on the sofa, and Mr. Jones is coming down the mountain.
Posted for the Friday Ark, and other weekend cat blogging events.
Posted for the Friday Ark and other cat related blog stuff.
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Mr. Jones's world has been turned upside down with the arrival of Ali's two kids for the summer. And he does not like it one bit.
Mr. Jones is an affectionate cat, but he gives and receives affection on his own terms. He is very wary of strangers, as he was with us when he first came to live with us. So the addition of two rambunctious youngsters to the mix has him on edge.
And he has been acting out in response to the upheaval. He has been defecating just outside of his litterbox since their arrival two days ago. That actually began Wednesday evening when he was in the box and was startled by Ali rushing into the laundry room to put a load of clothes in the wash. And now he is making a habit of it.
I took him to the vet today, because recently, we noticed evidence that he might have worms. Sure enough, he does have a tapeworm, but is otherwise in good health. When we got home from the vet. he ate some of his food, and some cat treats, and we immediately administered the pill that should take care of the parasite.
Hopefully that will be the last we have to worry about that.
As I type this, the kids are out in the yard playing on a Slip & Slide, and Mr. Jones is sleeping peacefully in his favorite chair. This is the first time I have seen him this calm since Ali and the kids got home.
Maybe he is getting comfortable with the changes around here, and his world is beginning to right itself.
Mr. Jones has been acting out the past few days. First, he urinated on one of the area rugs we just placed in the room in the basement we have turned into a rec room.
Then today, he urinated in an open suitcase in our bedroom. It contained some of Ali's clothes that she had yet to remove from our trip last weekend.
Between the renovation of that basement room, and our travel, I guess he has gotten his nose out of joint.
He is even madder now that he is banned from the basement. Prowling around down there in the dark in search of crickets and spiders had become a daily ritual for him. Maybe that is why he peed in the suitcase today.
We will probably allow him back down there when the kids are here.
I hope he takes to them. I imagine he will. He is not one to turn away attention.
With the warm weather this spring, Ali and I have been spending a lot of time outside on the patio.
Mr. Jones hasn't been happy. He claws at the backdoor and meows incessantly. So a couple of days recently, we have put him in his carrier and brought him outside with us.
He freaks out a bit at first, but eventually settles down and seems to enjoy being with us.
Last night he joined us, and our friends A and J, while we enjoyed some cold beers before dinner. I had my camera with me and took this photo. The late afternoon light was just too good to pass up.
Posted for the Friday Ark and the Carnival of the Cats.
Today revolved around taking Mr. Jones to the vet. He began sneezing on Saturday, and yesterday he slept all day, and ignored his food.
I knew he was sick. He just wasn't acting like his usual self. At the vet's office we discovered he had a high fever, an ear infection and an upper respiratory infection.
He got an injection of antibiotics and another injection of kitty Tylenol to reduce his fever, as well as pills and ear drops to bring home.
When we got home, he ran upstairs and hid for a while. He finally came back down and ate some. He also drank a lot of water. He then went to sleep on our bed.
He's now chasing one of his toy mice around the living room.
I think he is on the mend.
I've been trying to get a really close up, profile shot of Mr. Jones to show off his beautiful golden eyes.
He hasn't been very cooperative. He hates the camera, and does not want it pointed at him. He moves quickly.
I'll keep trying.
Posted for the Friday Ark.
I wish I felt this relaxed. The wind is really howling here this morning. A downspout from the house is making its way across the driveway toward the neighbor's yard.
Another neighbor's tree is worrying me. If it should fall, it will likely fall on our house.
Posted for the Friday Ark, and the Carnival of the Cats.