Bloggers + Cats returns after an extended summer hiatus - listen, you can't make cats stick to a schedule when there might be patches of sunlight to recline in or plant pots to sit in. OK, it was me sitting in the plant pot, I mean extending the summer break.
I first admired Andrea's cats on flickr - so much personality - and I knew I'd hit the jackpot when on locating her email address I discovered it was also cat related. Eliot and Ezra are like a comedy duo - though for the life of me I cannot tell them apart, so I'm not even going to attempt captions. Thank you Andrea!
They are long-haired tuxedo kitties (that’s my best guess, at least), and they are about 2.5 years old. My mother found them in need of a home at our local vet’s office, and decided that they’d be great company for me in my new studio apartment when I left for college. They are named after poets, of course! I was an English major.
How would you describe their personalities?
Ezra is a bit of a cowboy, with a feminine side. He’s always stomping around the house, but he’s got a timid meow and a wispy tail that he shakes around a lot. Eliot is more difficult to describe; he’s unpredictable and wild-eyed. While he spends much of his time running away from noises and my roommates, he’s also probably the sweetest cat ever once he warms up to someone.
Where are Ezra and Eliot’s preferred lounging locations? Do they have any signature poses? Usually they can be found in my bed. If not there, then Ezra likes to sleep in piles of clothing (mostly my boyfriend’s shirts on the floor), and Eliot has taken to a small Moroccan couch that belongs to my roommate. They both spend a lot of time lounging on their backs with feet in the air.
Do you have any amusing/weird/cute Ezra and Eliot moments or stories you'd like to share?
I once made a batch of awful tasting corn muffins, which I had tried to feed to my boyfriend with not much luck. I left them out over night, covered with a kitchen towel. When I returned to them the next morning, every last one was gone, with only a smattering of crumbs left behind. I asked my boyfriend if he had eaten them—negative. Hungry kitties indeed.
Birds or mice? Birds.
Sunlight or radiator? Sun!
Tap or bowl? Bowl. They always spill it on purpose.
Lap or laptop? Laps, for on average 5 minutes before they get fed up.
Snuggling or stretching? Snuggling for Eliot, stretching for Ezra.
Cats or humans? Humans and cats together. They spend a lot of time with me and my boyfriend, but the rest is spent with their cat buddies.