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!
This is not what I thought it was.
This smells like Dynamite!
Whose box is this? I think Marigold was in it first, but Scooby just had to jump in as well. He would not be so quick if it were a swimming pool! These two get along well enough that there will be no rough-housing in the box.
Scooby says this is a pretty nice box!
Marigold says I was here first! If you stay I put a flea in your ear!
Scooby says, are you kidding me?
This is a tight fit!
It fell over! I think I have a flea in my ear!
Zeke asks, is this box for me?
Catio hijinks features a rare photo of all four of my cats in the catio in one photograph. The cats took it upon themselves to set the scene themselves.
Scooby having a scratch
Zeke says Opie has arrived!
Opie attacks Scooby when he is not looking! Whaaaaaaaa?
Opie took Scooby’s spot on the shelf. Notice how they are watching each other. Another rare 4 cats in one photo! Clockwise from the top Opie Scooby Zeke Marigold
Hey, I am trying to watch a movie! What are you all staring at me for?
Top to bottom: Marigold, Opie, Scooby
Zeke above on balcony
Below, a rare photo of all four together. Zeke tried to make a run for it!
Clockwise from top: Zeke, Opie, Marigold, Scooby
Marigold’s Musical Meow Show is a slide show of Marigold set to music.
Although Scooby did his own musical meow show, he somehow managed to make some solo appearances in this show as well. He is a sneaky guy and a ham. Marigold generally gets less press here than anyone else, so perhaps this will help even things out a bit.
There is a new carrot in town, and it’s name is “NIP”!
Looks like Scooby got to the new catnip carrot first, and is not letting it go! We have never had a nip vegetable as a cat toy before. Looks like the day is planned out for Scooby!
Scooby and Marigold
This post is about life in the catio then and now.
THEN: I rummaged around my external hard drive, and pulled out some old catio pre-digital photographs. The catio photos are taken at my previous house, where I originally built the thing. Aside from a few repairs, it is still the same catio. The cats shown are Peep (Maine Coon), Data–long hair orange and white, and Verty–a tabby like Scooby. All crossed over the bridge quite a while back. They can be read about on my In Remembrance page. Interestingly enough in both locations, the catio faces East. My next door neighbors had cats, rabbits, and geese. When coyotes killed them all, I decided my cats were going to be indoor cats from then on. I could not bear losing them. And thus, the catio, or catrun, as I called it then was created.
Old Polaroid of me and cats checking out the new catio for the first time 2001
The above featured photo is a polaroid from 2001, which I repost today as it is the only one I have like this.
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