Thursday, October 01, 2015

Thursday Tails


Miss Boo

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Miss Boo is a kitty that has always had a tendency 
towards aloofness.
Way back in 2004 when the 3 amigos first arrived 
here, she took it to a whole new level of aloof.
It was this detachment that led Mom to go in 
search of a kitty who wanted to become a "lapcat"
*HENCE ABBY*
After we lost Abby, the hierarchy in the household changed
mainly because Abby ruled with an iron paw.
Really.
Ironclad paw.
No exceptions.
No one tried to cross Abby. at least not often.
They lost if they did.
It's funny because even if on the rare occasion when
Abby seems to be on the losing end, she wasn't
because she would wait and extract her revenge
when as the Godfather said (paraphrasing)
the dish turned cold.
So, after Abby left us, Boo slowly began to take the alpha role.
Gracie didn't care. She was a go along, get along girl.
The boys, well they learned to steer clear of Miss Boo.
Enter side left: Annabelle.
Annabelle just wants to be friends with everyone.
I believe she wants really wants to Mother everyone.
Boo wants NO part of it.
Our evening ritual with Boo going into the bedroom with me.
I keep the door closed, to keep my problem child Ping out.
I also love to bring Annabelle in. 
But Boo is not having it.
Annabelle generally doesn't like to come into the room until close
to 10PM and Boo has been napping and resting
and relaxing in her "own" space.
Once Annabelle enters all bets are off.
Boo looks like a vulture up on a limb ready to strike.
Strike she does too.
She pounces on top of Annabelle who then runs and hides UTB.
After a few minutes the table is turned and Annabelle stalks her.
Chasing Boo around the room.
At this point, Boo is all upset and she paces until I let her out.
So out she goes and then Annabelle will either sit down with me,
or go sit by the closed door. She is doing one of two things,
guarding the door for Boo's eventual return, or she
wants to go out and chase Boo some more.
Once it's settling down time, Boo wants to sleep right up
against me. Normally Annabelle is out of the room.
But, not for long.
Because this is how Annabelle gets my attention.
She will go into the laundry room which sits
next to the master bedroom and slam the cabinet doors.
She knows if she keeps it up long enough I will let her in.
So then Boo, knows she is back in the room.
 98% of the time she is sleepy and she let's things ride.
Annabelle has to explore the bedroom.
Then she is ready to settle down. 
BUT she likes to sleep next to me in the exact same spot Boo is
occupying. Last night, as I was about asleep,
she jumped up on my stomach and startled me awake.
She saw Boo and then made biscuits on top of me
before settling down on the other side.
So I was sandwiched between them both.
This is a very typical nighttime routine.
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After I had lost Abby, I had a reading with a psychic it was 
mainly about Abby, but she mentioned to me that Boo
was talking to her and letting her know she wanted to be
an only kitty.
I have to laugh at that, because she still does!

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UPDATE:
Bad Mom alert.
Mom forgot it's Boo's birthday today.
She's in big trouble. But if you were on FB
yesterday you saw all the goodies the kitties
got to open, and well Boo had a big
celebration and a lot of fun.
So Mom was kinda saved.
Just barely though.


We're joining Thankful Thursday
with PepiSmartDog
hope to see you there!

32 comments:

  1. It is SO good to be reminded that I am not the only cat Mom with kitteh politics being played out every night!

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  2. Wow, that's a heck of a night time ritual!
    Happy birthday Miss Boo!! Maybe you'll get some alone time today!

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  3. I think both Binga and I would be okay as only kitties - but it's not happening here!

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  4. Happy, Happy Birthday Miss Boo - we hope you get lots of cuddles from your Mom.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. As the newest kitty, Julie would love to be the only kitty.
    She does give Georgia a hard time a bit, and Treasure wants to be top cat and he will give Julie a paw swipe at timed.
    At bedtime, they all seem to coexist fairly well together on the bed.
    All 4 of them ;)

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  6. What a great tale of Miss Boo and Annabelle's antics. We especially loved hearing that you end up sandwiched between Boo and Annabelle. Pierre and Ashton sometimes do that to the head peep, and that makes her the happiest of all.

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  7. That is quite the performance every night!
    Happy Birthday Miss Boo!

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  8. Happy Birthday Miss Boo! I think it is funny that Annabelle slams the door. How do you get any sleep at night with all this going on? I need to know more about this psychic.

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  9. It's fascinating how different each kitteh really is, and how multiples fit together in one household.

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  10. Wow, that's quite a night-time routine. It's a wonder anyone - human or cat - gets any sleep! But then, the cats at least can nap all day long...

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  11. Happy Birthday Miss Boo, we love your picture! XOX

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  12. Happy Birthday Miss 'gorgeos' Boo!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  13. Happy, Happy Birthday beautiful Alpha Boo!

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  14. Oh happy happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  15. So Boo wants to be an only kitty? Sounds as if she already is in spirit. Good thing the others are more easy going.

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  16. boo....trust ewe me...eye noe bout de "onlee kitteh stuff" ~~~~~ tuna; gram paw dude az well ♥

    & now....best fishes, happee day wishes & mice creem dishes two ewe boo, we hope yur birthdayz rockin awesum mega soooper grate, eat cake & plenttee of it ....but leeve room for perch pizza...N joy yur day & heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥♥♥

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  17. Goodness, what drama that is played out with these two girls! I always find cat dynamics interesting. We sure had our share when Pierrot moved in. Annie was so happy being an only kitty for a little over a year.

    Happy 12th birthday, Boo!!

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  18. Happy Meowday bootyful Boo. Have a pawsum day filled wiff tweats and toys and luv.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  19. Happy birthday, sweetheart! So glad you got to celebrate with so many fun packages :)

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  20. Happy Birthday Boo. WE know you had a terrific day.. Love the story of the night time rituals. Sounds like our house except three times as many cats all on the bed with me.

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  21. Happy Birthday, Miss Boo! We're glad you had a fun day!

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  22. Happy Birthday Boo ! We're glad you had a great day ! Purrs

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  23. Happy, Happy Birthday Miss Beautiful Boo
    I hope you have a fantastic day
    Full with lots of love , treats & kisses !
    xox

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  24. Happy birthday, Miss Boo! We are glad your day turned out to be a good one. Much love and wishes for many, many more happy days and years. :)

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  25. Mom says that whole ordeal sounds exhausting. Five to seven of us sleep with the humans every night. Astrid is always the odd one out as she chooses to sleep downstairs. Mom is always sandwiched between CJ and Lily Olivia, and Misty May is always on her face or head and then Mauricio will try to sleep on top of her. She says we make her so hot she can't stand it, but she knows we will scratch and meyowl at the door all night if we can't come in. Happy Birthday to beautiful Boo. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  26. Happy Birthday Miss Boo! We hope you had a super duper day!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  27. Happy (Belated) Birthday, sweet Miss Boo girl!

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  28. OMC!! Happy Belated Birthday to YOU, Miss Boo!!

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  29. PepiSmartDog: Happy Birthday Boo!
    Loved reading about Abbey and her iron paw. Hee hee!
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
    I love reading your posts each week and I’m very thankful to you each time you join us.
    Hope to see you back again this week too. *waves paw* :=o)

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