Category Archives: Vincent
Vincent met one of the neighbors the other day.
It was quite the vocal experience. Whenever Vincent would look away, the cat would jump at the screen and set Vincent off again.
It was cute for a few minutes but then I had to intervene and shoo the cat away.
Vincent and I have not had a lot of snuggle time as of late, life has just been pretty hectic. So when he found me lounging on the couch, he plopped right down and we just laid together for a few hours while I binged on Scandal episodes.
Love my little buddy. 🙂
Last weekend, Kress and I dog sat for a friend of ours. He was going to be out of town for a few days and intended on putting Sadie in the backyard and have the neighbor come over and feed her twice a day. All in all, not a bad plan except this is Texas, in the middle of August when it is not only OMG hot but also fairly humid.
I was not having any of that. Sadie would just come home with me for the weekend.
Kress was on board with it but there was some concern regarding the cats. Not so much Sweet Pea, Evie or Sasha; they have lived with dogs before. Vincent and Layla, however, have only ever lived with one dog. That was Maggie, who was 17 years old and was mostly interested in sleeping. I was pretty sure Sadie with her big heart, happy tail and boundless energy was going to over….poorly.
Look at that face! How can you just not want to just rub and snuggle with her! She is just such a sweet dog. She absolutely adores Kress and I. When we go to visit with our friend, Sadie is always ready to greet us and oh so welcoming. Bringing her into the house, we steeled ourselves for some massive amount of drama. When we walked in the door with her, Sweet Pea, Sasha and Evie just jumped off the couch and went into the bedroom to nap. Vincent was waiting by the front door as he usually does when he hears our car pull up.
When he laid eyes on Sadie, he backed up a few feet and then got all poofy and growly. But that was it, once he made his opinion known on the whole Sadie visit, things got pretty calm.
The face I will never forget. The moment Layla laid eyes on Sadie. You could fell the words “Oh helll naw! What is this f%$ing thing doing here?!” Let me tell you, Layla’s little bed perch here, is right by my side of the bed. I was convinced I was going to wake up dead. CONVINCED!
However, it seems all my worries were for nothing. While Sadie was obviously interested and curious about the kitties, she pretty much left them alone. Vincent was the first to really accept her close to him, so much so that Sadie got to have a few good sniffs before Vincent said enough and walked away.
The night that Sadie left, I went to go check in on Layla, just to see how she was coping.
Ahhh, all is right with the world again.
Apparently Vincent is, so much so that he is dead weight on my legs. Soft kitty snores every once in awhile.
It makes it very hard not to get sleepy myself. Must. Keep. Working…..
One of the vendors at Pennsic sells some really cute cat toys, stuffed with catnip. I had never given the cats catnip before so I was not sure how they were going to react.
As soon as I got home and put my basket down, however, I got my answer.
I only got 3 of them since I wasn’t sure how the kitties would react. Apparently, I hadn’t bought enough.
And then Sasha took them all!
All in all, the toys were a hit. Not that I have any clue where they are now but at least I know they like catnip!