Zeke is the other snow cat. He is a Maine Coon and loves all types of weather. He is always wanting out in the catio to check the weather out first thing in the morning. The catio has no roof, but is partially protected by the overhang of the roof eave.
This is the end of our snow series, as warm air is arriving from the south and will be melting everything extremely rapidly. If we are lucky, that will be the last of the snow for us this Winter! Christmas I would have thought snow beautiful and appropriate. In February it was a giant nuisance!
This 30 second video is of my cat Zeke, a Maine Coon, in the catio in the rain. He is the only cat that goes out in the rain. Many times he comes inside soaking wet! The noise in the background is falling rain.
Zeke, a striking Maine Coon cat, has always been the mascot of the Feline Cafe; however, when Scooby arrived, Scooby seemed to takeover. The original hierarchy here was Miss Opie, Zeke, and Marigold the Elder. When Scooby moved in, he immediately moved to the top of the ladder. Everyone is OK with that except Opie who was dethroned. She hisses, screams, and swats at him whenever he is too close. One of Scooby’s favourite games is to chase Opie around the house. Zeke enjoys having a new brother to hang out with.
A short recap about Zeke’s origin: He was born to a pair of feral cats, who lived in a barn behind a small log cabin in Tennessee, (I just made that up about the barn, log cabin and Tennessee.) as was Opie to the same cats. He was tiny and lived in a tipped-over flower pot on a neighbor’s porch. (true) I had already reluctantly taken in Opie and had five cats. I said I did not want Zeke. They took him to the shelter, where they said Zeke was feral–he made a big fuss–and that they would kill him that very day. They decided to bring him back instead, and I took him in. I am glad I did now. He does not go outside, except for the catio. He is afraid of the outdoors, and other people. He has a nest under a bed where he hides and sleeps. A doorbell ring sends him running. Unlike Scooby, he has no fear of visits by deer at all.
Top of the cat tree
I hope Zeke likes the cushion of my nice chair
We will never forget. We have no proof–just suspicions it was Zeke. He will not confess.
Zeke in a tiny box. He likes boxes too.
Zeke box and blankets–better
Zeke in catio window
Zeke in his favourite place in the morning
Zeke in catio
Zeke part 2 is a work in progress. No sense having a part one without a part two!
It is dark in the morning when we wake up. Many days it is raining. Zeke decided to jump outside into the rain and have a scratch on the catio. Maybe it would be better to go inside, as the rain is getting stronger.
The rain is falling on my back!
The holidays have not arrived. The weather is colder and damper. There is not much to do for fun-loving Maine Coon cats like us. We like to bother Marigold. She is not like us. She is not around right now.
We have been getting extra catnip. Sometimes we chase each other through the house. Sometimes we get grumpy and fight. Most of the time we lie about doing nothing much.
Zeke and Opie
It is grey and cloudy out in the catio. The squirrels are busy. In the early morning, we see and hear all the birds. We wait for the holiday when we can eat fresh baked turkey meat! Thanksgiving holiday arrives Thursday!
Zeke, my male Maine Coon cat, is having a happy birthday. He is a big 5 years old, but he does not act his age. There will be some presents and treats to eat, but Zeke must share them with the other cats.
He has been a very good boy all year long.