To Friendship and Not Being Eaten

Our cats have a few rules. No jumping on the counter tops, tables, the arm chair, or anything baby. That means no sleeping on the baby’s stuff- like the baby himself, his bouncy seat, or his rugs that we lay down in the floor during his playtime.

As a result, our cats have become devious. Turbo is probably the most cunning and likes to test the boundaries. Since he knows he’s not allowed on Nathan’s play rug, he compensates by laying down right next to it. Literally. With no room to spare.

getting close 

Here’s a close-up, just to reiterate how close he comes to laying on the rug without actually laying on it. Turbo was mad at me in this picture because I kept telling him the rug was a no-no, and he was all, dude can’t you tell I’m SO not on the rug?

irritated at me

Nathan was playing happily, flopping and rolling around, running his hands over the designs and drooling over the colors. Eventually, his rolling and explorations led him right to Turbo’s inquiring nose. At first, Nathan was rather upset at this giant blocking his path.


And Turbo wondered if Nathan would be edible, and if he was edible, would he taste like Friskies?


I informed Turbo that Nathan is not edible and he does not taste like Friskies. Turbo then decided if you can’t eat them, join them. Turbo quickly befriended the wiggling explorer.


Here’s to friendship and not being eaten by giant cats..



  1. That is precious. I followed the linky from If Evolution. What an adorable little boy!

  2. I love this series of pictures and the sotry behind it. THe las tone is my favorite. Great great photos!
    .-=´s last blog .. =-.

  3. Thank you! I was really happy with how the pictures turned out… the sequence was so funny to watch!

  4. ha,i wish i could keep tux from sleeping on anna’s matter how many times i run him outta there,he manages to make his way back in.i sprayed him numerous times right in the face w/lysol.he ran away-but came right back.your cats are better trained than mine.

    • I’ve been working with my kitties since they were 3 months old. They’ve learned that when I point to something and say no, it means they can’t get on it. This has come in really handy over the years!

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