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?
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.
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.
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.
(Above) Getting ready to go outside.
This post is about Scooby and the deer again.
Yesterday, described in the last post, Scooby saw the deer again. All day long he ran around the house from window to window. He would climb all over everything, knocking things down. He would pee in the house. He would not eat or sleep, until about 7 pm when he was tired out. Then he ate and fell asleep on the rug. Earlier, after reading some comments, I sprayed Feliway, which I forgot I had, all over the house. I tried using it before to calm him but it had little effect. I will try again today.
Today we had the first snow this season. According to the weather news, it was the earliest snow in four years. I like snow. The bad news was that it was a very little amount–no more than 1/2 inch or maybe 15 millimeters. It does not snow here much or very often. It is usually too warm and there is much rain instead. I let the cats have a look out in the catio. Opie was not interested.