Sunday, April 20, 2014

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2014 - Letter O

Hello, Old Friends and New and Welcome to

and my 3rd year of  blogging in the Challenge. 

I love cats. I can't remember a time when there weren't cats in my life. Sometimes one or two, most times lots more. My husband, Gary, and I seem to be magnets for strays. Consequently, I have many photographs of cats and kittens that resided outside our houses and of those who, by the luck of the draw or paw, made it into the inner sanctum of feline luxury, our home. I have also written poems and stories about cats that I will share for the next 11 blog days with you. I am also looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what interests you.

O is for Oh, Boy...

Fred is our alpha-male. Even though he has lived inside for over 6 years, he still rules the outside world. When he goes outside several times a day to check the perimeter, the male cats sink right down to the ground as he walks by. They do not want to be considered a threat.

Lion-a-gator, a much younger male who travels the neighborhood, has had several run-ins with Fred. And, although Fred always wins the challenges, sometimes there are consequences to winning.

After a certain run-in, Fred ended up with a large abscess in his shoulder. He had to visit the vet for treatment and then Fred had to wear the "Cone of Shame" for 2 weeks so he wouldn't lick off the medicine.


Thank you for stopping in and I hope you enjoy my pampered cats.

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - 2014