It’s Valentine’s Day and it’s still super cold outside so time spent in the sun room is limited. Annie, Eddie and Mercy decided to use some of their pent up energy to create Valentine’s Day Cards for you. We hope you like them.
The new year has arrived and with it came a new responsibility for Eddie and me. It is time for us to follow Gracey’s paw prints caring about all cats big and small. Even though we are still kittens, we have grown a bit and learned a lot from Lazy Leopard and Bad Kitty. They have been guiding us and with their help we feel we can begin. After all, small paws united can make a big difference.
I am going to let Eddie go first.
We want to tell you a story…
Annie and Eddie Explore Their New Forever Home
There’s been a lot to do and see for Annie and Eddie since they came to live with us. They’ve been keeping super busy investigating every corner of the house. Annie has no fear. She is the first to explore new territory. Eddie watches carefully but stays a safe distance behind her. Once he is convinced it is safe to proceed, he runs to catch up. Today they met two very important friends.
It was a long cold winter here at my habitat. Long gray days, cold temperatures and snow, snow, snow. Spring arrived late even though the calendar clearly stated that the Spring Equinox was on Wednesday, March 20. In fact, Spring was so tardy in our area that our poor friend Punxsutawny Phil was at risk to be sued for his false prediction
that Spring would arrive six weeks after he saw his shadow. An Ohio prosecutor suffering from cabin fever filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog over his “prediction” of an early spring but dropped the charge admitting that Punxsutawney Phil had a “defense with teeth in it” .
Winter gets tiresome for me too at my habitat, because my dad is overprotective of the sun room during the off season. He is so protective he locks up the doors and refuses to let me out when the temperature dips too far below freezing. This is super upsetting because the sun room, is not only MY room, but it is my favorite room in my house.
This is where I spend time with Lazy Leopard and we visit with Bossy Backyard Blue Jay, the Maple Tree Squirrel, and many other wild friends. Sometimes I sit in front of the closed sun room doors and try with all my might to get my dad to open the doors. My dad is super stubborn though, he really is. Once he gets it in his head that it is too cold for me to be out in the sun room, there is nothing I can do.
Sometimes, when my mom and I are home alone, I get to sneak out into the sun room and nap in my heated thinking circle until my dad comes home and catches us in the act!
We have a lot of activity in our habitat in preparation for the holiday. One of the activities is the Wearing of the Ears. I will show you what I mean.
Here is my good pal Lazy Leopard wearing the bunny ears. As you can see, Lazy Leopard is quite a ham. When I say ham, I mean that he is quite the actor and not a part of a pig’s anatomy. He actually enjoys a good costume.
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Cat and Leopard Don’t See Shadow. Ready for Spring!
It is Groundhog Day!
Earlier this morning Lazy Leopard and I had a chat with Punxsutawney Phil and he told us that at 7:25 a.m. this very morning he did in fact see his own shadow and that means there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
If Phil ‘s forecast is correct, it would mean that the unseasonably mild weather we have been experiencing would be coming to an end and the cold, snow and dark days of winter will be stopping by for a nice long visit.
As you can see in the image of Punxsutawney Phil below, he looks quite serious about his prediction.
Lazy Leopard and I are willing to admit we are not experienced shadow-seers like Phil, but we thought we would ask for a second opinion. So, we checked in with Charles G. Hogg, better known as State Island Chuck, from the Staten Island Zoo.