I read about this book on two different blogs I follow. The other one is Katzenworld and the other Rohvannyn, Mindflight who also does have a story in it. I ordered it online from Adlibris and it arrived last week. I began reading it in the beginning of this week and have, so far, read two stories. I am sure I will like all of the stories and the illustrations are so very cute. Good thing is. Each book purchased will help support work of International Cat Care. Today I saw Jacky using the book as a pillow when napping. My husband says he thinks I should, every evening, read one story at bedtime for Jacky.
In the spring we talked to the vet about when to have Jacky castrated. I asked should it had been done already because I read it’s usually, now a days, done at an much earlier age than we have had it done to our other cats. Usually by the time they show signs of marking their territory. He said it’s okay to have it done later. Come back after the summer vacations. On Wednesday we took him there and had the procedure done. The vet said he needs to wear the plastic collar for twelve days. I don’t think none of our other cats needed to wear a collar for that many days. But, if it’s how it must be then be it. He soon learned how to master the thing. I’m afraid he thinks he must wear it for the rest of his life. I tell him every evening only so many more days and you will get rid of it. I bet he will be ever so happy when we take the collar off. Only eight more days to go.
Jacky loved to jump up onto the laundry drying rack and walk it back and forth. He did that for several times a day. He also loved to lay there to watch our doings from above. Now the drying rack is so out !
The old apple tree now is “the in thing”. He is up there many times a day. He climb as high up as possible. I see the thinner branches bend under him and it makes me worry he will fall. My husband suggested we cut it all down ! Yesterday our son put a shelf halfway up into the tree. The idea is he will stay there and not go further up the tree. Doesn’t it look like he is, at least for now, very pleased with the shelf.
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It was Jacky’s one year birthday yesterday. Time flies. It seems like yesterday when we brought him in the middle of last August. I wanted to have some outdoor pictures of him and shot one set on Friday the 9th. In case it would rain on Sunday. It didn’t. so I took a couple more photos of him yesterday. He got a toy. A “big rat” 😀 Canelo took it after a few minutes. Convinced it was for him 🙂
I have been quite busy and almost missed photographing the apple flowers. On Monday I saw they started to turn brownish already. I quickly took a couple of pictures. I, of course, have plenty pictures of them from years back but, when they are in bloom I can’t resist them. Jacky was very curious about what I was doing. He climbed up in the tree trying to figure out what was going on. Wednesday was a windy day and all the petals blew away.
The beginning of May has been unusually cold. I read it has not been this cold a spring in 60 years ! This week it was snowing Monday-Thursday. Cold or not ! It was time to take Canelo to a groomer. Good thing I did that because today was pretty warm.
Winter coat Summer coat
Jacky loves the warmth. The ground is dry and warm and so is the sun. He stayed out in the backyard almost all day. I went to take a couple of pictures of him. My husband shouted from the kitchen: why don’t you take a video clip. Thanks, good idea. I haven’t recorded anything yet with my new smart phone. Will be interesting to see how a video clip turns out to be. When I was recording a bird landed on a branch in the tree. My first thought was he might try to chase it. He didn’t move. He was watching with interest and said something. I think he said look mommy, look how close the bird is.
Although I have three digital cameras and in practice always have one or more with me wherever I go, it happens that sometimes I was using my phone camera. A couple of weeks ago I bought a new phone. This new phone has a better camera than the old one. I already have taken quite many photos to test and get used to the camera. Here are three photos I took of Jacky yesterday. He was sleeping but, of course woke. I was testing shooting without a flash in the evening when there is less light. Not bad, but I still need to learn more about settings and etc. I guess I will continue to carry one or more of my cameras with me practically all the time wherever I go 😉
Season start for F1 this morning. Last fall Jacky and I were watching every race together. I wondered would he still be interested in watching. Yup, he was just as much as before. It’s exhausting and he took a nap right after the race was over.
Last Sunday when I was photographing the Runeberg tarts Jacky was a bit too eager about what was going on. He almost had the backgrounds fall on them. I had to put him in the bedroom until I finished. As soon as I was done I opened the door and let him hop up. He immediately laid down and was ever so happy to finally get to do what he wanted. Of course I took a couple of pics of him too.
We had planned to take out the Christmas tree yesterday. So, in the afternoon when I was ready to do it my husband suggested let’s leave it for tomorrow. I would have liked to have it done immediately but gave in. In the evening when I was watching TV in the living room Jacky, suddenly after several attempts to climb the tree for the past days, finally made it halfway up. My first reaction was the tree’s gonna crash down. But as it looked steady I hurried to pick up my camera and took a couple of pictures. Then I gently took him away and said, haven’t I told you, it’s a no, no for cats to climb Christmas trees. He looked at me. I could feel his answer. Why ? See, nothing bad happened. Then hours later, at 4:00 am, we heard the crash. I was quickly there. Jacky sitting on floor, looking in disbelief, who did this ! ? My husband said, now take a photo 🙂 I was too tired and lazy for any photos. Just wanted the tree out right away and back to sleep.