Because I am receiving tremendous responses to my premier Hamster Patrol blog entry on our adorable orange tabby cats, I’ve decided to occasionally post about these crazy characters — so, how about now!
Earlier today, we fashioned this huge multi-layered blanket-bed on the sofa just for the cats, and Clappy and Baters were ecstatic to tuck themselves in early for the night. We had to make this ad hoc cat crib large enough to accommodate both our beasts to prevent them from sparring over precious fluffy space.
Even with ample room for both felines, these loving cats always prefer to snuggle and cuddle up in the weirdest ways. So, not to my surprise, I’ve once again captured Clappy using big Baters as a kind of “butt-pillow.” This was not annoying to Baters — believe me: This plumpy little pet could probably fit about three cat heads comfortably on his reef-like posterior.
Then, being the typical cat paparazzi, I mistakenly disturbed the scene trying to capture the best images. Baters and Clappy rearranged themselves a few times, but that still resulted in a few more cute cat shots.
I really love how Baters seems to “model” for the camera (a Galaxy Note 4) in these close-ups. At one point, I swear he was trying to nudge his face into the Clappy-only photos, as Baters is quite jealous for any smidgen of attention.
These were definitely real “awww…” moments. I just had to take time to post these adorable pictures of Baters along with the butt-pillow cat photos.
I’m not kidding — Baters actually did model himself for this one! After he gave me those cuteness overload pics, he stretched out for a serious and focused appearance. He almost looks like Stanley Kubrick framing a shot with those big paw-hands!
And here’s Clappy, curled up like a snail, slightly annoyed, and awake with that one glaring eye. He clearly is not as photogenic as Baters — and he can’t stand people hovering over him — although, he has produced his share of cute cat moments over the years.
I think he really looks like a miniature lion here!
Well, that’s about it for the nutty orange tabbies tonight.
I was attempting to get a picture of Clappy lounging in the background, but I swear Baters was re-positioning himself so he could be part of the scene. Every time I moved a centimeter to the right, Baters butted his head into the phone’s view! What a selfish little snot! That’s not very becoming of a former shelter cat. Maybe he really wants to be a famous director or actor? He does watch a lot stuff on the television…
But I’ll forgive him because he’s so darn cute…and he knows it.
Thank you for reading, and I hope this post made you smile!