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Critter Photo #40

Posted on: August 28, 2017

With our household of critters having expanded to include three cats and a dog, I thought it fitting to join a meme related to pets. After searching around, I came across Awww….. Mondays. The one rule is: “Post a picture that makes you say Awww…. and that’s it.” Every photo seemed to feature a pet and so the meme is a perfect fit!

Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! What happens when three cats live with a dog? Depends on the cat!

Cinder might run up to Barnaby daring him to chase her. When she takes off, Barnaby will bark and run after her. Cinder will race into the living room and dart up the cat tower. Or she might race into the bedroom and duck under the bed. Either way, Barnaby will stop short and stare at her, unable to follow. Cinder’s a tease!

Bootsie is less certain what to make of Barnaby. She’s backed away from him when he’s gotten closer. She’s even batted him. But Bootsie doesn’t really seem scared of him. After all, the two have shared a spot on the back of our recliner next to the living room window. Maybe her reaction depends on how which prevails: fear or desire. If Barnaby lies beside me, but Bootsie decides she wants on my lap, she’s going to find a way to me. One night she stared back and forth between him and me. Then she leaned forward and sniffed Barnaby’s tail, before stepping over him to nap with me. Victory!

Rainy has her moods. We have several endearing photos of her snuggling up to Barnaby, nibbling on Barnaby’s ear, and laying on top of him. Ah, siblings. But Rainy will also torment and steal from him. “Go get her!” That’s us warning Barnaby that she’s at his food. “Rainy!” That’s us telling her to leave alone his treats. Rainy used to crawled under Barnaby to get at his food. She was that determined! Nowadays she’s a little less bold. She’ll instead sneak up to his side and waited for pieces of his bone to drop to the carpet. One night she even got hold of a bag of his treats, hid under the bed with them, and devoured them. That’s perhaps the only time I’ve seen Rainy puke. It’s not the last time I’ve seen her take Barnaby’s food. Poor starved girl!

Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! What happens when three cats live with a dog? Sometimes the four play, other times they squabble, but best of all they’ve learned to be a family.

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2 Responses to "Critter Photo #40"

Awww, these shots are adorable. You’re surrounded by such cutie pies.

Have a fabulous day, Allison. ☺

Our pet crew brings me a smile everyday, no matter whether it’s a bad or good day. Have a fabulous week!

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