Cat-related miscellany

1) The Spare Kitty is still pregnant. This is good news, as her new owner is flying in to collect her on the 17th. She needs to not go into labor until he has at least gotten her through security. I’m pretty sure that the arrival of kittens on board does not represent enough of an emergency to divert a flight, so if she wants to give birth in the air then that’s just fine and dandy — as long as we get her stripey self on that plane!

She is very mightily pregnant, though, and kind of uncomfortable I think. She spends her time lying stretched out on her side or eating and drinking, with the occasional trip to the litter box. If you cradle her swollen tummy you can feel a kitten kick you, sometimes.

2) After two years of having the thing taking up space in a box in Roo’s room, I have finally installed the Cat Veranda. It turned out to be way easier than I thought it would be, which accounts for why it was sitting around in a box for two years. I propped the door open so the kitties could take a look, and of course it was the intrepid Rooney Lee who tried it out first:

Rooney Lee, an orange and white Cornish Rex cat of amazing handsomeness, sits in the cat veranda and looks like he thinks he might be getting away with something, being in THE GREAT OUTDOORS like this.  The cat veranda is the size of a very very small window-mounted air conditioner, and mounted in almost exactly the same way.

I think he at least will enjoy it, he made another visit to it later in the afternoon when it was full of sunbeam, so he could take a bath in the sunshine and fresh air. I installed it as part of major renovations to the two cat rooms, which now have fresh coats of paint and Pergo laminate floors replacing the grotty brown carpet. Next up, putting all the furniture back in them!

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Comments (2) | Life at the Manor,Pictures — Tags: , , — Andrea @ 0400 on 11 April, 2010

2 Responses to “Cat-related miscellany”

  1. Res
    1805 on April 11th, 2010

    ….if she’s that mightily pregnant, she may not make it until the 17th…!

  2. Andrea
    1826 on April 11th, 2010

    We’re really, really hoping she gives birth during the flight to her new home. And by ‘we’ I mean ‘everyone except her new owner’.

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