If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it. If someone had told me about it, I would have called them a “big, fat liar, liar pants on fire!” I have no photographic proof of the event, so I may end up being called that same thing, but…
Early this morning, I woke up as Lily Olivia, who always sleeps in the center of the bed between her dad and me, walked across my body. She approached Calista Jo, who always sleeps next to me on the outer edge of the bed. Lily tentatively raised a paw and gently touched C.J. on her face. She then withdrew her paw and began washing Calista’s face. When she finished, she returned to her usual spot.
No hissing, growling or paw smacking occurred. Both kitties went back to sleep as did I, after I closed my gaping mouth.
What I witnessed was a MIRACLE of monumental proportion. Lily Olivia never has given any other kitty a bath or vice versa. Lily is and always has been the pariah of the family. There have been moments of camaraderie. One time I caught Lisbeth and Lily sleeping head-to-head. You can see photos in the post, “Conjoined Twins?”.
My logical self tells me I was either dreaming or hallucinating, Lily was sleep-bathing Calista or Calista was in a coma. How else could this have happened? Will it ever happen again? Again, the logical brain tells me, “NO!”
Nor do I have photographic proof of what occurred later this morning. Somehow, a squirrel managed to find itself trapped on the catio with Lisbeth, Calista, Fiona and Giulietta. To be honest I didn’t even try to get a photo. I just wanted to rescue the poor squirrel before it became somebody’s second breakfast. It finally managed to escape, with Lisbeth in hot pursuit, after I opened the door to the grill area.
So right now, I am not very popular with the kids, but I did save myself from having to clean squirrel blood and guts off the deck floor. Another CATastrophe averted.
Of course, when the kitties’ dad returned home from an errand and heard the story, his response was, “What, no video?”
Monday has started off with more excitement than we normally have in one week, much less one day. It can only be dullsville from here. Not too dull I hope, as that will leave me with nothing amusing to tell you.
P.S. Don’t forget about the call for submissions for the upcoming book, A Letter to My Cat. All the information you need is on my previous post, which you can get to from the bottom of this page. Submissions close tomorrow, August 20.
P.P.S. My plan for this blog has always been to keep it clean and uncluttered. With this in mind, I have moved all awards and badges to a separate page. Anything the kitties and I are fortunate to receive in the future will be displayed in the sidebar for a month and then moved to the new page.
So your kids wanted to see the squirrel get ate? LOL mine would too!
We kitties like to astound and astonish!!! Unless of course mom was hallucinating!! mol
Gotta keep those humans guessing!
And now you wake up and everything was just a dream :-p
Love those spontaneous moments of everyone loving everyone!
Kitties can be so sweet when they want to be. LOL!
P.S. I have photos of Banjo enjoying one of the nip bags you sent him on my blog today. 🙂
Was your heart pounding as you watched the *miracle* unfold right before your sleepy eyes? 🙂
Love those magical moments 🙂 x
OMC this sounds like my house!
Aww how cute! Maybe she only does it when the humans are sleeping? hehe…
Wow, what a day! We woulda liked to have gotten in on that squirrel action! 😉
don’t all of the great things happen when we are unable to record them? At least it is in your mind furever and that is great news!
I think this bathing ritual has been going on and you’ve been sleeping through it. MOL! The program I used was LUNAPIC. It’s the Effect called “Photo Spread.”
Did they at least get treats to compensate for the lost second breakfast?
Sounds like lots of excitement at your place today. I wish I was there to join in the squirrel chase.
hey, it happens.. the first time I saw my two cats who have always hated each other sleep on the same couch I too was saying the M word..
here’s hoping it happens again!
Oh, Mommy knows ALL ABOUT guts! Lily Olivia, good work amazing your Mom…keep her confuzzled! It’s so much fun.
My goodness, it’s “all go” around your house huh? That “sleep-cat-washing” event was one for the books – will be interested to know if there’s a repeat performance! And good for you rescuing the squirrel…..poor guy – I’m SURE he thought he was a “goner” when he saw all those kitties giving him the eye!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Bathin’ siblings AND squirrels? What’s goin’ on at your house?
What great progress! Definitely a miracle worth shouting to the world! Purrs…
PeeEss: Thanks for letting us know you received Quint’s art. We’re happy you like them!
Awww, bummer that the kitties didn’t have a squirrel snack! (Bet you knew I was gonna go on about that, right?)
Now that’s what I call excitement! YAY for you for releasing the squirrel and sorry kitties for losing your *toy*. Hope the rest of the day is uneventful!
I know what you mean. Lucy is the problem child in my house, stalking the other cats and creating havoc. It’s better now that she’s getting older though. Happy Monday!
What a day fur sure! A good cleaning and a squirrel race is totally amazing!
We cats like messing with humans’ heads!
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
Paws crossed it happens again when you have the camera handy. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
Cats are just full of surprises. I am glad that you rescued the squirrel. You had a busy morning!
M says it’s a miracle of some sort. I say the kitties are playing a joke on you as the comment above suggested. he he – maybe they’ll get into a brawl later today just so you know things are back to normal. Dang cameras are never handy when you really want them.
good werk lily…yur mom wuz compleet lee fooled…next…step…make her think yur foodz dish iz emptee….pass it a long ta de crew…we think everee onez gonn be gettin a few extree meelz two day !!! 🙂