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A little something lighthearted for today . . . .

I have two pooties (cats), Figero and Amber.  We got our catnip laced Pootie Pads in April.  

Here are my pooties and their pads:

Figero,Pootie Pad,Frame,Diary PP

Amber,Pootie Pad,Frame,Diary PP

In addition to pooties and their pads, I've also included a few cat and kitten quotes that I hope you will like.

When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?  ~Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1580

Now, for the story of our pootie pads.

The day the pads arrived, before the package was even open, Figero and Amber showed a definite interest.  The envelope was opened shortly thereafter, and they have played with the pads every day since.

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.  It's not.  Mine had me trained in two days.  ~Bill Dana

There seems to be a daily cycle in the life of our Pootie Pads.  They start out flat on the floor in the evening, like this:


Then there is some pootie activity for a bit.


They lay on them:
Pootie Pad,Figero and Amber,Frame,Diary PP

Or play with them:


There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten.  ~Jules Champfleury

Sometime they even stop and "smile" for the camera.
Figero and Amber,Pootie Pad,Frame,Diary PP

They both like the pads, but I seem to have a few more photos of Figero with the pads.  Since Figero is the pootie that enjoys catnip, it makes sense.  Figero loves his pootie pads.



It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.  ~Cynthia E. Varnado

The pooties crumple them up some time during the night, so in the morning they look like some variation of this:


This is how I know they are still, after three months, playing with the pads on a daily basis.

Then they play with the crumpled pads until I straighten them again for the next day.

A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization.  ~Author Unknown

So the cycle goes on:
Frame,Pootie Pad,Figero and Amber,Diary PP

There is something about the presence of a cat... that seems to take the bite out of being alone.  ~Louis J. Camuti

Thanks from Figer and Amber to Sara and Ann for making pootie pads for us to enjoy.

Figero Close-up,Frame

Amber- closeup,Frame

Originally posted to Amber6541 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 06:46 AM PDT.

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