Our weather here in Central Ohio for the month of June has been some of the worst I can remember. The month began cool and rainy and quickly turned to hot, humid and rainy. Now at the end of the month we are back to cool, humid and more rain. We have had at least 7 inches of rain. Our days with sunshine have been few. I do believe we had more sunshine in the winter. Thank goodness I have the canopy covering the deck during the summer to keep the cats dry. Yet I feel as though I am constantly bringing in toys, scratchy mats, chair cushions and blankets that are soaking wet.
Despite, the rain, clouds and humidity, Shadow, Stellar and Hampton manage to have some fun. The scratchy mats with a bit of catnip on them are a favorite. I also have a curved scratcher I brought out this week. Hampton has been joining in on the fun as well. Here are some pictures of the boys on the deck playing.
Along with play time on the deck, Stellar is constantly hunting for chipmunks. He catches them, plays with them for a bit and then lets them go. Most of the time, they escape up the tree. He will spend hours watching them in the yard. He brought one back while Shadow and Hampton watched.
Hampton has been staying longer and longer in the mornings. He will either stay most of the day hiding under the deck or he will leave for a bit and come back in the early afternoon to stay the rest of the day and night. He is still too afraid to hang out on the deck during day light. Yet progress continues. Here he is early evening lounging on the love seat.
After all of the playtime it is time for a nap. Hampton and Shadow often nap together in the early evening.
Shadow has always loved the scratchy mats. One of his favorite things to do is to play kitty burrito with them. He slides himself underneath and usually rolls around and kicks the mat. After a good play session, he is ready for a nap. Sometimes he will fall asleep with the scratcher right on top of him. I found him this way the other day. Crazy boy!
Last night it was in the 50’s and a misty drizzle fell almost all night. All 3 boys slept close together almost all night. I love the fact that they are getting along so well. Hampton is really wanting to engage more with Shadow and Stellar, but uncertainties still remain. It is only a matter of time before all 3 will play together.