cats need love and adventure

We now share some recent images of our house cat, Yoyo.  He is such a beautiful little creature, and he is intelligent and relatively affectionate for a house cat.  We try to spend at least some time with him each day.


Yoyo says Hi



Here we see him curled up in his little bed taking a nap.  We recently bought a larger pet bed for him but he is still attached to this little bed.


Yoyo asleep


Awake for this photo.


Yoyo alert


After my initially taking him on to the rear deck, Lucy now goes out with him from time to time.  He seems to be a little more cautious, a little slower to explore, with Lucy than with me.


Yoyo on deck 4


Looking around.


curious Yoyo


This next pic was taken on an earlier day.  He hesitates to go down the staircase to the ground level.


Yoyo on deck


Now, even with more experience, still slow to explore.  Perhaps, this is due to Lucy being more strict with the cat than I am.


Yoyo on deck 3


Gazing out into the backyard.  He is more confident in the house and gets into things inside.  No doubt, in time, he will become more comfortable on his excursions outdoors.


Curious Yoyo


When I have some time, I will clean up the back yard so that the cat will not be at risk of cutting his paws as he ventures out into the tall clover and bushes.  Then we can let him expand his explorations.

We love this cat.  I have thought about the “what if” of adopting him.  What if Lucy had gone to the SPCA a week earlier or a week later?  Would he have been available for adoption at that time?  Or, would Lucy have chosen another cat available at another time instead of choosing little Yoyo?  I am glad she brought home this little rascal.

We say again: Cats are often misunderstood by humans and that is unfortunate.  They are intelligent animals.

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  1. A delightful, sensitive post.

    We have a sanctuary for abused Pit Bulls (with some other breeds thrown in), and each one is an individual.
    There is always the “what if” question.

    What if we had not been driving down THAT road at THAT time? (That affected Labby, Rapunzel, Denali the Happy Husky, and Pitunia JezeBull).

    What if we hadn’t gone shopping THEN? (Ladron, and the Predator Twins, Reebok and Josie.)

    What if I hadn’t gotten a terminal illness, and had to give up on teaching? (That affected too many to count.)

    You do what you can.

    (BTW, I found you on a marriage blog, forgot which one…liked your comment, and followed your link. I’m a marriage blogger myself…formerly an academic, and before that…a for-real mercenary. Quite a career change. Or, as my therapist says…a predestined arc.)

    1. Yes, life is full of twists and turns and unexpected experiences. You may have seen my comments on, as I have commented there numerous times over the past couple of years.

      Sorry to read that you have a terminal illness. We will offer prayers for healing for you.

      My wife and I love this young cat. He is very intelligent and thus very curious. Also, he is very affectionate when he is not in his hyper activity mode.

    1. Yes, there are variations in their personalities,so to speak. Our young cat can be persistent and feisty at times, but he is affectionate and does not cause us much problem.

  2. Such a pretty, photogenic kitty! He’s so cute! And I love that he’s a rescue—come to think of it, all my family cats were rescues—Q-Tip, Precious, Snowball, Momma Kitty and her babies… Of course, all the cats have died now except for Q-Tip. He’s a Siamese mix with fish hook claws and spoiled rotten. He defected to my Grandma’s house and now lives with their rescue calico, Buddy. (Fat lot of thanks we get, rescuing him from those abusive kids at the Sonic restaurant.) Thankfully Grandma lives next door so he didn’t go very far. 😀 I’m definitely a cat person.

    1. Thanks Erica for your comment. We had a succession of 3 female house cats when I was growing up and then going to college. This is the first time i have been around a male cat. All in all, he’s pretty well behaved and is affectionate. Glad that your family has been able to rescue cats – they do have a tough time of it in this world.

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