Joshua inspects the pumpkin for Halloween.
Because Halloween is only five days away, Joshua has to make sure, I’ve got the right pumpkins for carving. He jumped on the fire place and sniffed every one of them and gave his okay. WOOHOO!
Josh’ sits on the roof on top of the garage.
Joshua prepares himself for the darker, cooler Winter days ahead. He senses the days become shorter, the nights longer; and the weather gets cooler. Now, he’s the oldest fur-baby. It’s time to man up and be a good leader of the pack/pride. So many things to “ponder on”.
Joshua is so tired of sitting in the house day in and day out. But it is still way too warm to let him in the catio outside. Chewbacca loves to spend his morning outdoors. But he stays in the yard. Joshua loves his freedom and walks around in the neighborhood, where he gets himself in trouble. Now, he meows in the house until he can enjoy the outdoors with some fresh cat grass and catnip, again.
“MEOW! I do not like Summer! When will it will be Autumn and cooler, again??? … MEOW!
This week was very busy. First we’ve got our hearts broken, because we had to let Lexi cross the rainbow bridge on Tuesday. Then I found out, that our local shelter is over-flown with dogs and cats, and they call this situation “CODE RED”. Last night, I talked to Kevin, if we are ready for another dog. The shelter needs relieve by adopting those sweet pups and kittens. Kevin agreed, we could take another furbaby in.
This morning, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara, Luis and I went to the shelter as soon as it opened. After a Meet & Greet, we decided we give Leti, which is now Zoey, a shot. We were told, she doesn’t like small dogs and no cats. I heard that before, and was determined that my pets all get along with each other. And sure enough, as soon as Zoey entered our house, Joshua waited patiently at the door (he’s cool with the ladies), Chewbacca watched her from a higher level in the dining area, and Ozzy’s back hair was standing up. But Ozzy wanted to play as a kitten. After a couple of swipes and nips, Ozzy and Zoey got along with each other. They chased one another in the house and played tag. After a nice walk, the dogs are tired and sleep in the frontroom.
Ms. Zoey gets familiar with our backyard.
Zoey loves to play fetch with sticks.
Zoey, the Labrabull (Labrador/Pitbull-Mix)
“Are you shooting photos of me while I’m playing, Mom?”
“Oi! Now, I’m pooped from playing.”
“How I’m gonna tackle it? Do I want to use my claws or I’m gonna bite it?”
Today, Ozzy is with us for three weeks now. He’s such a little “fur tumble”. Everything has to be checked out and becomes a toy. Sara took the cat tunnel in her room, and Ozzy went to town with it. She said: “Finally we have a cat that makes use out of that toy.” Card board boxes and wicker baskets are also a favorite place to hide and play. Ozzy startled Joshua and Chewbacca several times, when the two older cats walked by, and he jumped out of the box.
Joshua finally gave up being a diva. Him and Ozzy play, eat and sleep together most of the times. Joshua has to adjust when there is a new family member coming into the house, every time. As he gets older, the longer it seems to take for him to get along with a new fur ball. When he was younger, it took him only days. Now, it takes him a couple of weeks. But we have to respect his space.
Wow! This week was big for lil’ Ozzy. Joshua and him became closer friends. And Ozzy finally got neutered on Wednesday. After we brought him back home in the afternoon, Josh’ was the one waiting for him at the door. But it didn’t take long, until both cats were their old selves, again. Ozzy: “Let’s play catch! TAP! You’re it!” Joshua: “Dangit, leave me alone little @#$%!” 😹
Ozzy enjoys his life in the Chester Household.