This post is about the cat condo with Scooby. The cat condo goes back to 2011 I think. It has had periods of popularity and periods of total neglect.
You know how cats are. A popular sleeping place for Scooby is a cardboard box. He often is hard to find when he is sleeping under it. I decided to upgrade his box and put the condo on top of it. Could use some “decoration.” Maybe I could put an even bigger box under it! It was not long before Scooby moved in! A change in position can often revitalize an unused item.
Zeke reporting! Normally we don’t post on Thursdays but we are all house-bound! The air quality is SO bad from the wildfires in Oregon and British Columbia blowing over us we can hardly see or breathe! Greg got hit the worst! He’s hacking too! Here is a photo from Tuesday on the way to the Ford dealer for warranty service. That thing in the left corner is the sun! Looks like we are on Venus!
Anyway, a funny thing to show you from the waiting room.
I see some catnip dynamite and a catnip carrot in there!
Scooby facing fireplace
These are all mine!
Not done any outdoor leash walking with Scooby. Been pretty warm for me, Greg. Staying in and amusing ourselves was the order of the day from Zeke Editor in Chief who made us blog-post nearly every day this week. Zeke can be quite a task master! Scooby on the other hand was examining his toy collection. He thinks some of them are missing! Misplaced more likely. Have a good weekend everybody!
Monday is over so Scooby is Out of the Bag! He thought it best to hide most of Monday. That was a smart thing as it was 90 degrees, and our house sits open out in the sun and we have no air conditioning. Greg is a bit ill today but nothing serious, so that is why we have a new post today. He went out and stupidly got a touch of heatstroke. Fortunately the buzzards didn’t get him.
Tuesday is shaping up to be a fine sunny day. Scooby is showing off his reserve cat toy stash. Lots of very old ones in the old Easter basket. There seem to be cat toys strewn about every room on the floor with an average spacing of no more than three feet apart. In the morning, they all appear in different places! So have a good week as the worst day is past us I hope for all!
Our cat tunnel is so old I do not remember when I purchased or where. It has LED lights which were motion activated, but they long since stopped functioning. That is not a problem. The cats still like to play inside it. Jumping in and out of the middle hole is common practice. Today we see Scooby checking it out.
Today we show some photos of Marigold playing with Dynamite! Homeland Security need not be alarmed, as the dynamite sticks are filled with catnip! So far, we have had nip bananas, nip dynamite, nip boomerangs, and a nip carrot! WE also have some toys that can be refilled with any brand of nip you like. It is hard to grade these items but the yellow nip boomerang with eyes on it may have a slight edge, for readers who want to know.
I like the cardboard from paper towel rolls. Looking for dynamite!
I got a coupon in the snail mail for $15 off a Chewy order for first-time customers. It was too good to pass up, as we were going to need food soon, and I was feeling lazy about going to the store to pick it all out. Why not get it delivered at a discount, I thought. Two days later a grumpy mailman dropped the box at my front door. I managed to drag it inside, as I am getting weak! Basically I just ordered the food they normally eat, and threw in a bonus catnip banana. The box turned out to be fairly popular, but only if the catnip banana was inside it.
Marigold and Chi-cat-a-banana
The catnip banana was called a “Chi-cat-a-banana” or chicatabanana. It is bigger than their newest catnip boomerang, and the same size as their catnip dynamite. Scooby and Marigold liked it. Opie was not so enthusiastic. Zeke hid under the bed from the mailman ringing the doorbell.
Marigold settling down in box
Scooby enjoying the new Chi-cat-a-banana!
Why are my eyes glowing?
Opie resting on Chi-cat-a-banana. She is not too affected by it.
This post documents a little of Scooby’s birthday Tuesday. His “Gotcha” day is in October, and he insists that be celebrated as well. He is pretty keen on the “Dynamite” catnip toys. On this birthday I got him a new catnip boomerang toy to try out. I will admit my eyes were watering when I removed it from it’s plastic case! My face sort of resembled the face on the boomerang (From Drs Foster & Smith). Additionally Scooby got some of his favorite cat treats, and got more than his daily allowance of them. Some new “Jackson Galaxy” toy cat balls were thrown into the mix from Petsmart. They are oddly shaped, and colorful enough to help me find them! The cat balls were not too interesting at first, but in the morning they were all missing! I had to retrieve them from under various pieces of furniture with an umbrella. So let’s have a little look:
This smells STRONG!
Testing under the chin
Tastes good TOO!
Catnip Boomerang $5
“Jackson Galaxy” TM cat balls $5.69
I bought these things with my own money, and I am not endorsing them, just showing Scooby enjoying himself! How long the catnip will attract cats in the boomerang is an open question. At any rate he had a good time, and was very well behaved. That is all that matters.
Scooby is featured on Katzenworld’s TRT#138 today Tuesday March 21. Since you are already HERE, the photo I used is shown below. If you came here from Katzenworld, I have added a bonus tummy photo for you to view.
There is much going on in the photo. Firstly it was taken shortly after I adopted him. As you can see, he is thoroughly enjoying his catnip banana. When I first brought him home, he was like a lost soul. He just looked around and did nothing. He responded to nothing. It took quite a while for him to come out of his shell, but he is a busy boy now! I love the spots on his belly.
This is MY nip nana!
Here is a brand new sleeping Scooby displaying his tummy taken two days ago. He has his winter coat. I wish I could sleep like that! Actually, I could if the cats did not bother me at night!