Sadly I have no photos of these events, but I thought you might enjoy the story...
On Wednesday evening, my sister and I were watching a movie when Melly strolled across our laps. My sister watched her pass and commented, "there's stuff on her butt."
Stuff on her butt. Great.
I hauled Melly into the bathroom, filled the tub part way with water, and proceeded to soak her lower half. She protested so loudly and vehemently that my sister mistook her meows for a child crying outside. Unfortunately, despite my vigorous swooshing, the poo adhered to Melly's fur would not come loose, so while I held Melly still and half-submerged, my sister stepped in to help. She grabbed some paper towels and attempted to dislodge the poo but this proved fruitless and we eventually had to sacrifice a washcloth in the pursuit of a clean cat derriere. By this time, Scarlett had also joined us in the bathroom and was watching the proceedings with interest.
After ascertaining that Melly's posterior region was thoroughly clean, we released her from the tub and toweled her off, although not before dissolving into giggles at the sight of her. Melly's front half was as fluffy as usual, but her entire back half was reduced to about half its usual volume--and her usually-proud plume of a tail was a scrawny rope.
When we finally dried Melly off and let her leave the bathroom, which she did in a huff, my sister wondered aloud why it is that we always end up washing cats together.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Usually Melly is the one to strike different poses for the camera, but occasionally Scarlett likes to be a more active model. This time, she actually changed poses every time the camera clicked! Silly girl.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
My sister is coming today to visit for a few days, so yesterday, I made the couch up into a bed. As you know, Melly loves my sister, so she is very kindly keeping the bed warm for her.
"She's not getting here until tomorrow?"
"I can't wait!"
"I'll just stay right here 'til she arrives."
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
I'm surrounded by sleeping cats. Time for me to join them.
I love the paw over the nose.
Even cuter. Love this fuzzball.
Someone is dozing right in the middle of the kitchen table. Sigh.
Woke up, turned my head to the left, and was met with this sight.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
On top of the tall bookshelf in the living room is a small box lined with a catnip quilt, and it is Melly's Spot. I think that's partially because to reach the box, a cat must make a fairly athletic jump from the window sill, and Scarlett prefers to save her energy for things like napping, dozing, and snoozing. On very rare occasions, though, Scarlett saves up her energy and makes the leap to the top of the shelf. I managed to get a few shots of the most recent occasion: