Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Bloody Friday

 Hai evfurryone, time for another Tuesdays with Dori. It's me, Dori., *wavy paws* 

So, last week I mentioned I had something rather exciting to meow about. But after what my momma did to her paw, what I'd planned to show you pales in comparison. So let me give you my report on the sordid details of what will live down in history at my house as BLOODY FRIDAY, and then I'll show yoo what I was hinting about last week.


So now that we have that gruesome piece of bizness out of the way, I want to tell yoo about Chevy and Nikolas' Man Cave.

When we lived at the house where I ... and evfurrybuddy else except Wabbit was borned, my daddy Nikolas and Uncle Chevy were always outside kittehs. And Uncle Jesse, too. Always outside because they were all a bit on the wild side, plus they started a Garage Band, so they'd be out caterwauling throughout the night. 

But when we moved here to Flory-Da, because there are dangerous creatures like alligators and snakes and HUGE birds of prey, nobuddy is safe outside. Unfortunately that meant Chevy, Nik and Jesse had to become indoor cats. Not an easy transition because Chevy is still pretty feral, plus he's FIV+. And he once rolled Hwermie, so Mom says she won't trust him not to do that with me or my sisfurs. And daddy Nikolas likes to squirt his mancat juice on stuff. So they are not allowed even in Jesse's cat apartment.


The trouble has been with my pawrents worried about their mental health. How to keep them stimulated. Mom carries them to the Catio to have sunshine and smell the fresh air, but Nik doesn't like the Catio and immediately begs to go back to the garage. Chevy likes the Catio, but only while Momma is out there hanging with him. She takes him for walks in Mosey the stroller too. But my pawrents still didn't think that was enough.

They bought sod and created a grass pool in the garage, complete with sun lamp. And they brought in moving toys so the boys can hunt. Daddy made a cool box tunnel, and there is a radio playing. But it still isn't enough.

So then Daddy says, "Let's give them the old TV." They'd had a small one since 2006, and it was still working. Momma and Daddy are now into Roku, so setting up the TV in the garage was not a big deal. Daddy installed a shelf, and Mom insisted on putting stuff on either side so the boys couldn't get behind the TV and send it crashing to the floor.

And yoo know what? The minute the TV was on, and Momma set it to a Zen-like Aquarium channel, Chevy immediately settled into his cat tree right in front of it. And Nikolas seems to enjoy it too, although for some reason he won't lounge on the bench in front of the TV. But the soothing sound is nice for them all to enjoy.

Momma has been playing around with different channels, since the Aquarium channel can get kinda tedious. So she found more animal channels, and was thrilled when Chevy took a particular liking to a dog channel, watching the doggo's play and bark and run around like dog's tend to do.

So, while some may think it's crazy to give feral garage cats their own TV, it wouldn't be the first time deeply devoted cat pawrents like ours went to the extreme to provide mental enrichment for their fur kids.

Hope yoo all enjoyed today's show. Until next time...



9 comments:

  1. I'm glad that mom is better now. That was very scary. You need her to take care of you.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your mom. ♥

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  2. dood.....oh em cod, ta hell with trout towne; can we come down ther and live with ewe !!!

    yur pad iz total lee awesum lee rockin soooper grate !!! ♥♥♥♥♥

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  3. Ouch to the Mom! Hey, the feral cave is pretty darn cool.

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  4. Your poor mom! I hope she heals well. That is a great mancave for the Garage Band.

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  5. Great video, Dori. We are happy to hear Mom Kim is healing. We thought our humans were treating us like kings and queens, but we can now see that they are falling down on the job. No wonder Sawyer ran away. Mom says she would stab herself over and over again if he would come home, especially since his birthday is Thursday. You all take extra good care of your mom. She is terrific! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy & Kizmet

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  6. We hope your Momma's hand is healing, Dori. What a furrightening expurrience for you both!
    How lucky the Garage Band are to have their own TV! We shall tell Mummy We want one too!

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  7. Thanks so much for your kind words when I left for the bridge it meant so very much to us dear friends
    Love from us all
    Timmy Tomcat and Family

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  8. Wow - we are glad your Mom is ok (our humom took off a peel of skin trying to open a flea medicine package but she finally got the bleeding stopped and we still had to have the flea meds anyway.) Also - your Mom & Dad are sure bending over backwards to make sure the boys in the band can be safe and still have some fun. Purrs.

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  9. Oh, MY! I didn't know your Mom had hurt herself so that a trip to the ER was needed...Yikes! Good thing she's OK now. Gotta watch those sharpy things...
    You're a good reporter, Dori!

    And we are glad a solution was figured out for the now indoor kitties.

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