My daughter has gone out of town for a few days so her two gorgeous Maine Coon cats have come to Crazy Nana’s house for a wee visit.
Please allow me to introduce King Henry, aka Hank:
He is a gentle giant although, right now, he’s not very happy with life and is growling even when he comes over to be petted. See this face? This is not a happy face. It’s a “what did you do with my momma face?”
And then, there’s the baby, Lord Byron aka Ronnie who measures 36 inches from tip of nose to tip of tail and still has much growing to do. Shhhh, we won’t tell my daughter this as she thinks he is the little one.
Sophie, of course you know, but I must give her honourable mention here as she is graciously (yeah, right!) sharing her home for a few days:
Sophie’s way of greeting the boys this afternoon was to go touch noses and then hiss at them. She is definitely not a sociable cat but she is not mean or aggressive, just disdainful! Sophie is the reason we have a sign on our front door:
We live in a 150 year old farmhouse and, when you enter the house, you’re actually entering the addition which is only about 75 years old and consists of the entryway, the living room, stairs to a huge bedroom under the eaves and the door to the back field. When my daughter and the cats lived with us for a few months, we put a door between the addition and the kitchen which then leads to the rest of the house. Once the boys were let out of their carriers, Sophie decided she needed out of the kitchen to see what was going on. First step, well after the nose touching and hissing, was to make sure the boys know who belongs to the scratching post:
And then we played Follow the Leader or it might have been, “over here is the litter box in case you need to….”
Back to the living room, where for one brief moment of sheer insanity, Sophie got into Hank’s carrier and played with his toys! You have to know that Sophie does not play, Sophie does not sit on laps and purr, Sophie does not like to be picked up, Sophie wants to be fed NOW, wants the door opened so she can go outside NOW and yes, she will lie on the desk beside your computer, or even beside you on the bed, but don’t push your luck, okay?
Meanwhile, Ronnie was in the hall checking out the scratching post. So there, Sophie!
The day is almost over. Mirza is stretched out on the bed in my studio, Sophie is hogging the heat vent in the kitchen, Hank has found a spot to sleep, and yes he does sleep in that position, and Ronnie is wondering why Crazy Nana won’t leave that damn door open so he can run through the house and be chased by the goofy English Setter. Welcome to Crazy Nana’s house, y’all!