Aerial Combat, Recovery

It’s quiet as I write now.  The boys have sh*t-showered-and-shaved.  (Poop Patrol 2012, say halleluyah with me now.)

Time for maneuvers.

Fang takes the citadel.  He quotes Monty Python:

“Take that, you English pig-dog!  I f*rt in your general direction!”

Bugs assesses his strategy options.

What are the potential downside risks?

Bugs goes for it.

The ensuing donnybrook was so passionate, the marshal needed to step in and impose time out.

After, it was to laugh at Bugs’s response.  You could hear him clear as day:  “I am Top Cat No. One Gold Medalist of the Universe!!  You upstart pup, you, you cannot possibly follow where others older and wiser than you fear to vault!!”

Top this —

— if you dare!

Yes, Bugs.  There was never any doubt.  Never.  You are Top Cat.  Our only question, when you say “jump,” is – how high.  And we know.  It better be higher than the door.

And here’s how things ended – Peaceable Kingdom.  Just before Bugs relocated to refuge in Top Shelf aerie and Fang decamped into the other room.

Next a really happy moment from yesterday.  Ever since Teresa’s husband installed the cat-shelves, back in July 2011, Bottom Shelf has never been used.  Not since Bugs first checked out the set-up – other than that, not once.  Just as a way for Bugs to make re-entry from Top Shelf, through Bottom Shelf, onto the Launch Chair, to splashdown.  No stopping in mid-stratosphere to enjoy the view or anything.

Back then, when Teresa and Kim and Melanie were instigating suggesting another cat, Teresa pointed out how lovely it would be to have one cat in one shelf, and the other in the other.

It’s finally come to pass.

Is this really a good idea?

The Paw of Doom cannot reach.

And so, dear readers, just as you predicted in your wisdom — we are beginning to have some fun here.  Not before time.

How about closing, courtesy Mr. Fang, with –

Cuteness Overload.

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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35 Responses to Aerial Combat, Recovery

  1. Dianda says:


    What a happy post!
    Fang and Bugs look really cute together! 🙂
    And those shelfs are actually a brilliant idea!

  2. looloo says:

    Great! I am so happy! Two lovely cats, they must go along with each other!

    Smoochies to both of them! And congratulations to you, the Bean, who had to master these two boys with all the diplomacy you could find deep deep in yourself!


  3. Marcy Benham says:

    YEAAAAAH! All is right in the world, once again! Long reign King Bugs and Prince Fang! Cheers!!

  4. What great shelves! Gotta get me some of those. And you climbed that door like a pro.

  5. Fluffy Tufts says:

    Love the cat shelves! Shelli Cat would love one of those!

  6. Anya says:

    Cuteness indeed! Those last few photos are precious! So happy to hear things are going so well. Hooray!!

  7. Kitties at play. Sometimes they look like a fight to the death, til you realise there’s no blood, or even furr flying.

    We just hope those shelves can handle two kitties cuddling or rassling.

  8. CATachresis says:

    Result! Let’s hope it gets even better and there will be no inkling of a paw of doom in days to come. They do look sweet together 🙂

  9. Wazeau says:

    Smiling from ear to ear here.

  10. awwww – let the fun begin. While sometimes introductions can be hard (mostly on us people), the success is that much sweeter!!

  11. Hallalujah! Poop Patrol 2012 can stand down?! Great news indeed!
    Those aerial manuvers were awesome!
    Syncronised cat shelf sitting…. doubley awesome!
    And that last picture! Fang has mastered the love eyes hasn’t he??? Melting!
    So very happy that things are going so well! Looks like everyone is healthy, happy and ready to be brofurs!

  12. MTVA says:

    Happy Day! Are you finally able to unclench?! They look so happy, and I hope the same is true of you! You’ve done a great job getting them familiar with one another, and now things are looking great!

  13. Ivy says:

    I’ve got to get some shelves like those for my furkids! The pix are great, they look like they’re doing just fine. So proud, so happy for you 3. Enjoy, bean!

  14. I read that last caption as “Cuteness OverLord” at first!

    Hurrah for the getting along! Having been going through similar difficulties with my youngest male suddenly deciding the dog was evil and needed to die a horrible, painful death for the better part of the last year, I know the feeling of joy when you finally see them interacting in a pleasant way. Although in Jasio’s case it took putting him on barbiturates to bring his aggression down (which may or may not be related to some seizure activity). Congratulations, here is hoping it is all sunshine and happy cats from here on out (and appropriately placed, sufficient quantities of poop.)

  15. I am so excited for all three of you! ‘Nuf said.

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