A Furry Update


Maggie lounged about with Elsie, Mum, and Dad throughout the weekend. She played hard a couple times but was more interested in staying in the cool house than soaking up the hot sun.



Acer Racer is still on a diet. He does not appear to be losing any weight. I am convinced he goes outside and makes eyes at the local older ladies until they finally give in and feed him, despite his collar and his clearly well-fed appearance. However, I have no evidence with which to prosecute dear kitty, which is probably best for us both.

He spent a great deal of this sunny and very hot weekend outside, exploring our neighbour’s yard and the sewage drains. There is a grey cat with a partial tail, with whom Ace has been fighting a turf war. The grey feral cat was spotted on our deck, so I believe this war is ongoing.

Ace, to his very greatest pleasure, did happen upon a basket of cleaned laundry. He was found Friday and Saturday morning enjoying the sun rays from the top of the wonderful smelling pile of folded clothing.

Sadly, Ace injured his paw while playing with Donatello. After a late night first aid treatment administered by Donatello while I held Acer, he seems to be fine. He is not limping or anything on that paw. He actually seems like it has healed well or at least is well on its way to healing.



Otto went to Posh Paws Pet Spa in Greenville, SC for his first grooming appointment. He absolutely loved the experience. He was rubbing the groomer and purring non-stop. When we picked him up, he would knead on us continuously while we held him. My allergies after the grooming and deshedding have been much, much better around him. We intend to add Ace to the grooming circulation we have.

Otto also toyed with the grey cat a good bit. Unlike Ace, Otto does not appear to be battling out for territory. Otto appears to be indifferent to the stray most of the time with periods of merely rolling around and talking at him from a distance. No hissing or anything, just a few mews and meows.



Good Sweet Lord.


Our bundle of energy has kept us very, very, very, VERY busy this weekend. She slipped out while Maggie was going on a potty trip outside.  The grey cat with part of a tail takes off, in front of Elsie, from where Otto is lounging on the driveway. Naturally, Elsie takes off after the grey cat. They are booking it when Ace pops out from the trees  behind our yard and runs by Elsie. Elsie, who has lost the grey cat, sees Ace and turns to get Ace. Ace, who is too quick, slides into the sewage drain. Elsie is sniffing at the drain as I catch up. Then, two dogs pop out from the yard in front of our house. They are barking at Elsie, she decides to forget Ace and see the new dogs. She is running into our front yard when Maggie joins the circus. Maggie, being the wonderful and amazing big sister she is, gets Elsie’s attention as I am making my way to cut off Elsie from the street. Maggie then plays with Elsie and slowly lures her onto the deck.

And this is just ONE incident from this weekend.



Author: A Bookish Girl

I am working on my postgraduate degree in automotive engineering with a specialisation in advanced powertrains and drivelines. I enjoy engines and vehicles. When not reading or diving into petrol head endeavours, I enjoy running (with my dogs and husband), hiking (with my dogs, Otto, and husband), cycling (with my dogs or husband), ballet (with ballet friends), and cooking (with bourbon).

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