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Bed Bugs

The Boy has been out of town for a couple days. This, of course, means that I’ve received extra attention from Kitten Thunder. Especially at night. And, now, from Mr. Bear as well.

Lately Mr. Bear has taken to sleeping tucked under the blankets behind my knees. This isn’t where Oliver sleeps. Oli sleeps in my arms, under the blankets, with his head on the pillow. Now, though, he makes sure Mr. Bear is settled before he comes to bed.

The first night The Boy was gone, Kitten Thunder and I read until late in the night. I turned out the light. Oliver left to go get Mr. Bear.

Then it happened. Something fluttered in my face. I new, of course, that this was a miller moth – they tend to dive bomb faces right after the light goes out. So I sputtered and waved him away and settled back down. But he came back! Again and again! Eventually, I figured out what was happening…

Not wanting to be outdone, Obi was tucking HIS favorite toy into my bed as well.

He brought millers to bed for a while last night, too. But hopefully, with The Boy’s return, this foolishness will stop.

The Boy got a surprising welcome from Kitten Thunder. Obi demanded a belly rub; this is not surprising at all. But then The Boy decided to take a nap – he’d been up since 3:30 a.m. mountain time. I figured he’d have company. Even if Oli didn’t nap WITH him, I figured he’d have two aura snugglers.

But no.

I didn’t realize, when doing my figuring, that The Boy had set up a perfect storm for neglect upstairs. First, the best box in the world has returned. That’s where Obi spent his afternoon. And second, The Boy opened his closet to hang up his suit. That’s where Oliver spent his afternoon.

You can’t blame them, really. Closets and boxes are fleeting. The Boy is forever.


It’s Thunder Thursday! I just spent way too much time looking at pictures of LOL cats. And this is the one I picked.


Have Fur, Will Travel

Kitten Thunder was helping me this evening. I pulled a suitcase out of the closet. One cat stayed on top of the other suitcase in the closet. The other immediately packed himself. Then…suitcase thunder.

Imagine, if you will, 14 pound of grey furry in a midsize suitcase that is halfway zipped. We start with normal kitten cuteness. Head out of the suitcase. Pull back in. Out. In. One paw in. Head out.

Then Obi was on top of the suitcase, unaware of his brother. The suitcase grew an arm that grabbed his tail. Obi moved two feet straight up, then half a foot over in one startled move. Thunder was ON.

Twenty-five pound of furry in the suitcase. Brown head out. Grey arm out. Brown head in. Grey head out. Brown tail. Three arms. One arm. Heads.

Suitcase falls over.

Grey kitten exits and we’re back to one. Head out of the suitcase. Pull back in. Out. In. One paw in. Head out.