Monday, November 29, 2021

Thankful Tuesday

TBT:   I am thankful for many things, but very thankful for The Mews.

Ayla is a dear one.  Sadly, she is getting old.  And it didn't start easy for her.  It took 3 spay operations to get her "fixed" right, so our 1st year together was a lot of "heat" and claws.  But we got through it eventually.  We are now TBT&Princess.   She hisses a lot but not at me.  She wants to be an "only cat".  On my lap, she purrs.  If it was just her and me, she would be The One And Only and that would be "OK" with her...  Ayla loves ME!

Marley is a peaceful cat.  He is kind, and loving in his own way.  He loves The Lap (but at 16 pounds, he breaks my knees).  The day I first met him as a kitten, he just curled up on my lap.  4 pounds of love to 16 later.  My "Big Buddy".  He sleeps next to me at night, just out of contact.  On the covers or under...

Laz was a challenge.  Came from a bad home.   I spent months talking to him as he hid in The Mews Room.  And he attacked Ayla once a week.  I despaired of his socialization a couple times, but something "clicked" earlier this year and he (mostly) calmed down.  He was only here as a rescue, and what a rescue he has been...

Actually, he was a "Siamese-ish" cat to be here after Iza went over The Bridge so suddenly at 12.  I agreed to accept him unseen thinking he would be more like Ayla,  But he is really just a grey tabby with a buff bib.  And I love him to bits...  Marley is "Big Buddy"and Laz is "Little Buddy".  I've been lucky.   Good cats.  Even Laz has become a good friend who seeks my attention calmly.

And now there is Lori!  I once thought 2 cats was "right", and now I have 4!  I was worried that Laz would attack a kitten (seeking dominance).  I was sure wrong about THAT, and happily so!

Laz LOVES Lori.  Skeeter and LC formed a tight bond in the 90s and I thought that was "normal".  I was disabused of of that notion when Ayla and Iza hissed a squabbled.

But Laz and Lori are getting along GREAT!  As Rick said to Renault in 'Casablanca", "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship".  Skeeter and LC had a great relationship.  Laz and Lori might match it.

I see them in the bedcup often.  I probably don't deserve this "goodness of cats".  But I'll take it...

I was a lot more worried about Laz vs a kitten than most of you might realize.  It heals my heart greatly to see them getting along so well...

Edited to add:  Darn, I thought today was Tuesday!


  1. That is so heartwarming to read Mark and that photo of Laz and Lori is so sweet. Maybe all is okay since Laz isn't the newbie any more.

  2. My days are all wrong in my head, too! LOL!

    You have great insights into all your kitty children.

    Its so sweet to see how Laz and Lori are getting on. Yes, I do think they have 'clicked'!

  3. Yhat's the thing with retirement - what difference does it make if it's Tuesday or Monday ? Purrs to your Mews !

  4. This is such a heartwarming post, and it is lovely to see Laz and Lori getting on so well.

  5. That is so sweet. I am glad they are getting along so well.

  6. How great that Laz and Lori get along so well.

  7. I'm so glad to see that Lori and Laz are pals! And yes, that's not that common. I liked Binga and Boodie all right, but we were never the closest of pals.

  8. Fabulous outcome with Laz and Lori.

    Sydney, Australia

  9. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is so nice that Laz and Lori get along so well :)
    Purrs, Julie

  10. We're so happy things are going well for Laz and Lori.

  11. Laz and Lori are purrfect together. You are blessed!


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