by Janet Blue on September 18, 2012

Smacky Paws

I have started a new post, and Mauricio and Astrid are playing as I am typing. He is lying on the newspapers on the kitchen island.



Astrid is lying on the stool beneath him. With papers hanging over the edge, they are trying to sneak up on and smack each other with their front paws.

Mauricio, unfortunately, now has grown bored with the game and is giving me a pleading, rescue-me look while Astrid continues to attack and tear up the newspapers…usually Lisbeth’s area of expertise. Kittens relish pestering their elders whether feline or human. Mauricio thrives on pestering me, so it’s not likely I’m going to save him from his torture.

Trading Places

Though we dubbed Lisbeth “Mini-Me” and Mauricio “Me” due to their similar appearance and Lisbeth’s early attachment to him, Astrid is the kitty who now follows him around and begs for attention. She rubs her head against his face and walks next to him has if they are Velcroed together. I cannot get up at night to go the the bathroom without the two of them showing up. He tries to turn away from and ignore her, but she is insistent and persistent.


Tortoise shell cat using a tuxedo (black and white) cat as a pillow.

Astrid finally tires of pestering Mauricio and uses him as a pillow instead.

Personally I miss the old Astrid. That’s when Mauricio was always after her and sticking his nose “you know where,” and she was the one trying to get away. In those days she would climb up on my lap and turn on her glass-shattering purr. Of course, that made it difficult to go back to bed.

Now they both trot back to bed with me. Mauricio plops his substantial self down on top of me and Astrid worms her way between Dad Tom and me.



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Katie Isabella January 19, 2023 at 3:17 pm

They are adorable together and I am glad I am not the only one who gets slept on.
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Scout Mango January 18, 2023 at 9:15 pm

It’s Mango and I recall Mau and Allie had the wedding of the Century! And I met my Sweetie Oliver McIntosh on that same day! I loved their Wedding and Allie was so anxious!!


BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum January 18, 2023 at 11:57 am

Mew mew mew keep them guessin Astrid an Mauricio!!!
Maybee Astrid has a wee crushie Aunty Janet?
Mew mew mew…….
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Leah January 18, 2023 at 8:59 am

Awww, fun to look back at these kitties and their always amazing ways!
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The Florida Furkids January 18, 2023 at 8:37 am

Such a sweet photo of Angel Mau.

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Lucy and Xena January 18, 2023 at 8:00 am

Sounds like Astrid liked being pursued by Mauricio, and when he stopped she had to do the pursuing! The bed part sounds like our house at night, unless we put up the gate and shut the door!
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Teddy January 18, 2023 at 5:01 am

In a house full of cats there’s always at least one “stalker” and one “stalked” !!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs January 18, 2023 at 3:39 am

Just like real kids, they find the ones hey can get along with, or pester…then they want snuggles, LOL!
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Meredith September 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

These two are sooo cute together!


ET September 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Zzzzzzzzzz…sweet dreams………


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