Day in the life of indoor only cats
This is going to be light at heart for this segment. I realized when this crossed my mind, that there really wasn’t much to write about.
How the day starts
This is about how their day goes. Get up when the family gets up and find a new place to sleep. Great…heater is on! Go crash by the heater to warm toes and ears. The heater just shuts off. Time to go and get on the back of the sofa cushion. It is much like a comfy hammock as they sleep there every day. Get up sometime within the next 4 hours and use a litter box, may get a drink of water and a few bites of dry cat food. About 10 AM Maggie gets her medicine, everybody goes back to sleep.
There are sometimes interruptions
Sometimes the routine is interrupted by their owners talking and they have to go and see what it is all about. Surely their 2 cents worth is needed in on the conversation, however, could their owners function without them!
By 2 or 3 in the afternoon the sun is now shining in the front window. Time to sneak through the curtain and take up residence on the windowsill to get thawed out for about a half hour. Get out of the window and lay on the back of the love seat as the sun is shining on the curtain and it is very warm there. If the cat bed is still on the love seat, they will jump down and take another nap. (Sometimes they throw up on it and it gets removed to be washed.)
Napping is over, time for action
By 4:30 they are up and in owners space doing a lot of meowing to remind them it is time to get busy and start dinner. The requested menu is chicken, beef or salmon. As hard as they try it does not always work in their favor. They are up and in their owners face for the next hour or so.
By 7:15 it is now time to sound the alarm. Maggie starts her howling very loudly and Molly sounds out this pathetic little starving meow. Sort of like good cop, bad cop! They keep at this routine until we finally respond to their cries by the usual 7:45 feeding. Ever since Maggie was sick and had dropped a lot of weight we have been giving her a jar of baby food (they prefer ham or beef). So they both get to have some and it is them sitting on the sofa either side of me and one being finger fed while the other eats out of the jar. They have got the routine down pretty good.
Now they are happy and sit on laps and get petted. Sometimes Molly takes off and plays with her favorite toy or does a run through the house at top notch speed for about five minutes.
So the day ends
Maggie gets her second dose of medicine sometime between 8:30 and 10 PM. By 10 PM it is time for bed and that is a typical day in the life of my cats. Only to be interrupted by phone conversations, the vacuum cleaner, owners conversations or company. Which the former, will keep them awake longer and require more sleep the next day.