Let sleeping cats lay

July 18, 2014

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This is Katniss. She is one of our “barn cats.” We adopted her and her brother and sister last fall. They quickly fit right into the the life here at Cowpoke Corner.

I tend to find her sleeping in rather usual spots.

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Newella, a little male cat we rescued, (actually I caught him one very cold winter night with a piece of bologna as bait and my little Cat Whisperer tamed him right down) took over as surrogate mom for the kittens. He looks a little surprised to have one of his “nursing” sessions photographed, doesn’t he?

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Katniss is snuggled right in my lap with the puppies from the Rainy x Jack litter of11-11-13.

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Katniss is not sure wether she is a cat or a dog… or maybe she just doesn’t care. Here she is snuggling with her poodle family. As the poodles got older and they moved outside, Katniss took it upon herself to hunt for them and my darling poodles babies always had a ready supply of fresh rodent and bird.


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She has an uncanny knack for finding interesting places to sleep.

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Sometimes she gives me a heart attack when I see her like this!

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We all look over our vehicles very carefully to make sure she isn’t mid-nap when we start moving.

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However she has learned to stay out of the way. Early this spring she was warming herself under the hood of my car when I loaded up and took my little cowgirl to basketball practice.

She rode 15 miles behind the headlight of the Buick. Luckily she was safe (and really mad.) I was able to extricate her from the headlight compartment (with a little help) and she got to ride in the front seat on the way back home.

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If it is true what they say about cats having 9 lives...

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It is my estimation Katniss has used at least two of them already.

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And the other 7 -

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She will probably end up napping away.

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Any place is a good place to nap if you ask Katniss.

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Before we sign out for the day. Pepita wanted to show you her trick! Take a bow Pepita!

Good Job!

Thank you for joining me here at the barnyard!

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We are still waiting anxiously for Gidget’s pups! Any-day-now always takes too long! Hopefully next post will be introducing you to our newest additions! Farmers Market tomorrow!

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Erin Stiver-Henson 2013