Mickey: I was here first, Rufus.
Rufus: And that matters why?
It’s been a long cold Winter here in Connecticut and our old electric cat mat has been in constant and sometimes disputed use.
When Maya from Art of Paws wrote to offer a new larger, thicker mat for review, we said yes!
How did she know that Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red are professional mattress testers?
Mindy always seemed to enjoy the nesting box on the wall that Rick built and I decorated…
Taylor and Daphne were also fans.
But recently I noticed that something was amiss.
Back to the drawing board!
Making a list, checking it twice;
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice…
You think I need these fake ears?
A few months ago, we were contacted by volunteer at the Longmont Humane Society in Colorado. She had questions about the wall hammocks Rick has been making out of wood. I was happy to share his plans, but they figured out another method – using plumbing supplies!
We had to give it a try.
And a young cat’s fancy turns to chomping on house plants…
That’s when we decided it was time to plant another crop of kitty grass.
Here’s Rufus tamping down moistened potting soil.
One would think, we should have two beds on the wide sunny window sill for two cats, right?
In their inscrutable way, here are our Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red contemplating the unpopular red plush bed.
“He drew a circle that shut me out –
Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In!”
When we brought Rufus home to keep Mickey Mouser company,
we had no idea that we had initiated a month long battle of wills.
That was in July 2015.