"It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating little friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more."
After Angelina's birthday party on Sunday, Hercules needed a lot of rest. I still don't know how he survived being chased around the house by four 9 year olds. He has a lot more patience that me, that's for sure. Oliver was smart, figured out what was happening and found a hiding spot early in the day. I couldn't find him at all the entire Sunday.
What I did find was both of them curled up on my bed several times this week. This is a totally new development, something they've never done before. I think they are becoming best buddies. As Hercules was trying to catch up on some sleep and dignity, Oliver would find him and join him for a little cuddle time.
That's of course when he wasn't busy chasing great big balls of air. After Angelina's birthday party, the house was filled with balloons, balloons of all colours and sizes, and balloons that floated at the most gentle touch of a paw. Magical balloons that had to be poked, pushed, pounced on and floated away. Oliver, as we found out, loves balloons and balloons love him.
I spent a lot of time watching him and recording his care free amusements on the video. Like someone once said, "time spent with a cat is never wasted". I totally agree with that statement. I can sit and observe our kitty cats all day long, watch my time slip away and not regret one minute of it. They are beautiful and fascinating creatures.