I moved my enormous Xerox colour printer off my work table to make more space for my work, only to end up filling the gap with a cat bed. It seemed to be the only way to stop Julius from lying on my keyboard for a nap. Occasionally Naomi sneaks in and makes use of the bed...
As you can see, she gets very tense. Not.
And the unflattering shadows make her look fat!
Meanwhile, Alex and Julius, who had not been getting along particularly well this summer (after co-existing peacefully for four years), have apparently reached detente. Thanks be to the Great Cat in the Sky!
Alex is four and Julius is 11. I think the kitty dynamic has been shifting as Julius ages and gets a bit crankier. The loveseat is covered with an old comforter because Alex PEED on it this summer. Although repeated applications of Odormute seem to have removed the stench, the thing is scheduled to be burned. It was just a very cheap Ikea loveseat we bought to sell our last house (that's another story) and I never liked it anyway, but still! We have only recently moved the kiddy-gate blocking cats from entering this room. Let's hope that nasty chapter of cat life is over. I've had pee wars erupt with cats before and it's never pretty. Feliway and Odormute are helpful tools. We did have all the cats checked by the vet and they were fine, so this summer's eruption was strictly behavioural.
We have lot of furniture-shopping to do. This year has been too damn busy.
Note the open eye, making sure I'm not up to anything sinister!
If you're getting the sense that cats rule this house... you're right.