catphotosfriday, Cats, Pets

Cat Photos Friday #33- Life With Three Cats

(Most of these pictures are from my phone, sorry for the graininess!)

We never intended to have three cats, our original plan was to get one cat. But when we met a lady selling rescued kittens at Petsmart, she convinced us to get two. Then of course, Cloud showed up unannounced and before we knew it, we had gone from zero to three cats in a matter of weeks!

I’ve had cats all my life, but these guys were something else! For months I was convinced that they didn’t sleep because all the ever did was run. They ran from room to room wreaking havoc on anything and everything, and leaving every surface in the house covered in fur as they went. It was a lot to get used to and I felt really overwhelmed!

Here is a hairball I collected after a few minutes of brushing, a few more minutes will get me about five hairballs this size! There are constantly furballs rolling through the house like tumbleweeds, we’re always picking cat hair out of our food and when we have guests over we have to use a lint roller on the couch ._.

And then there was the issue of them all getting along.. Cloud hated her brothers! She would sit behind the fruit bowl for hours hiding and looking disgusted.  I read all the tips online about how to introduce cats but nothing seemed to work. Eventually I gave up and just let them all out together which was exactly what everyone said NOT to do. But after a few days she got over it and stopped hissing and trying to kill them.

Cloud and Jeeves don’t really like each other. One day I caught them sharing a chair, but they never shared anything else ever again. Hey, at least they tried!

Cloud and Chester get along pretty well, maybe it’s because they both share a love of water.

And of course Chester and Jeeves are best buds since they’ve been together since they were kittens.

The boys still give her headaches from time to time.

But overall they have fun getting into daily shenanigans together. In this photo they ripped into a bag of unopened cat food, and Cloud was playing dead on the floor hoping the boys would get all the blame.

After a few months I got used to the craziness, and they eventually calmed down a liiitle bit once they turned one year old.  Now they take an almost four hour nap during the day! We have also learned to live with everything being covered in cat hair. They are still super energetic though and are always up to something, which keeps life exciting.

For good measure, here are some more pictures of Cloud hiding behind the fruit bowl, it cracks me up!

Do you have any crazy pets?