Zeke Winter

Zeke’s Fireside Chat

Zeke’s Fireside Chat is the last post of 2017.

Zeke cat fireplace


Since I am the Editor-in-Chief, I decided to take over the fireside chat from Opie.  She is a bit hissy and swatty about it, but she will get over it. Christmas passed pleasantly with no bad surprises and some snow!   We like to celebrate 12 days and keep at least some but not all of our decorations up through the 6th of January.

Zeke snow catio

Cold weather does not bother me. I am a Maine Coon!

A couple days before Christmas, Marigold slipped into the garage secretly, and when she came out, she had a hurt leg and was limping around.  Went to the vet, who said she was not serious and should heal, which she did, and she is walking around normally now.  Try to keep cats out of garages!  I don’t go out there myself.

I am happy to report this is the fourth year in a row with no one here crossing the Rainbow Bridge.  That is a real blessing!  We want to thank all our readers for their support.  The Feline Cafe has been more successful this year than any other year by all measures of success!  Thank you all old friends and new friends alike!

Zeke Editor in Chief

scooby cat snow

Wordless Wednesday (Scooby)

scooby cat snow

Scooby snow

Scooby on bench

Scooby cat on windowsil

Marigold sweater

Snow (the third day)

Yesterday was the third day of the snow storm. I documented the cats’ activity and post it for you all today. Thousands are STILL without power, because many falling trees knocked down the power lines. My luck held. So, what’s been going on?

Scooby asleep

What I found in my bed when I woke up. Not interested in the catio

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wedding cake

Snow days

In Snow days, the first wave of snow hit, I took the photos following, and yet more snow came since I took these photos. There was minor damage to trees and shrubbery, but nothing serious. Many thousands lost power, but I managed to hold on to most of mine, and the daily routine was normal, except for some snow shovelling. My cats did not get to go out in the snow. The catio is as close as they came to it. I think they prefer it that way. Scooby has made it clear that even if he is bundled up, he still hates having frozen feet. He needs booties like the Alaska sled dogs running the Iditarod dog sled race.  Seen in the previous post, Zeke likes the cold weather.  Where is Opie, you might ask?  Wanting none of this and in a very warm place.

scooby cat snow

Scooby watching the first flakes of the snow storm


Increasing snowfall

marigold cat catio

Marigold checking morning snow and weather the next day–long after Zeke’s earlier inspection (see previous post)

Marigold cat snow

Marigold checking out the backyard

tree snow

My poor Japanese maple. I beat it with my snowshovel and it popped back up to normal shape!

wedding cake

Wedding Cake. Looks tasty!

zeke catio

Snowy snowy night . . .

Much snow has been falling in western Washington. Schools are closed. There are scattered power outages. We are OK. In fact, we seem to have less snow than everywhere else! More snow is coming. Zeke had to go out in the catio before sunrise to check things out. He comes running downstairs from his home under a bed, whenever he hears the catio window open. The catio is partially protected by the roof overhang. He loves to sit out in the weather even when it is bad. That is a trait of the Maine Coon breed. He has a big fur coat to keep him warm.

Zeke catio

Zeke catio

Are the deer in the woods? I am not scared of them!

zeke catio

zeke in catio

I am NOT coming inside yet!

Scooby cat inside

Winter fashion / first snow with Scooby

In this post Scooby models the latest winter fashion.

A while back Scooby got a new (dog) coat, and today he wears it with his new snowman hat. It has holes for the ears, and flaps that go over them. There are a few adjustment problems as it falls over his eyes sometimes or goes sideways, but he does not care. He is just happy to be walking outside. This is the first time he has been in the snow since he moved in with me. I do not know if he experienced any in his previous life. He was definitely an indoor cat, so I doubt it. So, let us get on with the show.

Scooby getting ready to go outside

(Above) Getting ready to go outside.

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