THE BIG THING: Not all their Sundays are just sleepin. The cats play too. So here are some pictures of them playing in the Mewsroom.
They hang around together more than you might think. Partly, wherever I go, they tend to collect. If I stay in a room more than a few minutes at least 2 and usually all 3 are in there But they go off on their own sometimes when they start playing THoE or KotH. So on this occasion, I stuck my camera over the edge of the door when I heard them playing together in the Mewsroom.
I caught them all in the same shot. That's pretty rare when they aren't napping. They actually LIKED these pictures because they don't often get a chance to see themselves like this. They are using all the stuff in the room. Ayla had been pushing the TurboTrak ball. Iza was about to walk into the foam house to try to arrange an ambush. Marley was in the cube tent.
But here you see Iza out of the foam house. Marley crept in an waited silently. He rushed Iza while she was scratching and she ran.
Meanwhile, Marley was sniffing the area where Iza was standing for some clue to her mood. Iza is pretty much Queen of the house, but Marley is going to be King in a couple of years.
They are pretty evenly matched. Marley is younger and 9 pounds; Iza is older and 12 pounds. But Marley is quick and (quite frankly) Iza is not agile. She is almost as wide as she is long (minus tail). Just look at that picture above! There is a reason Iza doesn't jump up on places higher that 2'.
Statistics/habits: Marley has gone from 6 pounds to 9 pounds in the 3 months he has been here, and he plays with strength. Iza has stayed at 12-12.5 pounds for a year, and she depends on weight. Ayla has been 5.5-6 pounds for 3 years, and she depends on agility, lightning-fast reflexes (even for a cat), and being able to escape up high. Ayla whapped Marley once so fast (I could hardly see it), who was trying to steal a kibble, and she didn't even LOOK at him while doing it and continued to eat!
Favorite toys: Marley loves crumpled paper balls and feather wand toys. Iza loves rattley mousies. Ayla loves a weird wand toy I made with a piece of fabric at the end to be a moth (?) up in the air.
All sometimes love Nip and sometimes pay no attention to it.
Interesting blend of talents...
Typical Easy Sunday and every other day. LOL!