Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Tale of Two Cats and a Canopy Bed

Once upon a time there were two kittens who joined a loving family. They discovered a whole world just their size, and claimed the doll furniture for their own. 

After all, what kitten doesn't love sleeping in tents, riding horses, pawing at dresser drawers, admiring herself in bedroom mirrors and curling up with miniature teddy bears on cozy beds? 

Well... Asya, the girl kitty, had pretty much taken over the doll beds in the past year. It was "her thing." Her brother pretty much deferred to her, letting her get what she wanted, and preferring to sleep wherever he wasn't really supposed to be.

That is, until this new bed arrived, one he immediately had to explore... 

And then decided that he REALLY liked it.


Asya was NOT happy. How dare he take over HER bed? 

She watched and watched, waited and waited, visibly annoyed and agitated.

"Can I pleeez get in my bed now?" she seemed to ask...

"NO! SCRAM!" her brother meowed, baring his claws.

Dejected, Asya gave up and went "outside" to sleep on the bare floor in the barn...

Until she got an idea! She ran and fetched a mouse toy, bringing it back to the living room. She ran around it with it until it squeaked and rattled, waking her brother and tricking him into pursuing the fake little rodent...

HAH! While he was distracted, she immediately reclaimed HER bed, quite victorious.

It was a long wait and a lot of work, but definitely worth it. Every girl should have a four-poster colonial Williamsburg bed, she thinks... And to think that some cats sleep on polyester bean bags! Egad!

To be continued, I'm sure!

Here's the girls' current set-up in our living room. We change it around every month according to their current interests. They're into the Colonial period again these days, inspired by some new books and quill pens they got for Christmas. 

p.s. You might notice that the cats aren't as fluffy as they used to be; I've "furminated" them. The tool is super! I have removed BAGS of hair from them both and there's now considerably less hair floating in the air, blowing around on the floor or stuck to our clothing.


Tami said...

Oh, the drama, the intrigue, the suspense! :) Cats are too proper and at the same time so coniving!

Tina in CT said...

That is so darn adorable! It could be a storybook. Love it. That cat is sooooo smart to outwit her brother.

The Expatresse said...


I used to work with a guy who had a cat and an African grey parrot. Both wanted to sit on top of the bird cage. If the cat got there first, the parrot would go back inside, wait for the cat to fall asleep, and then bite its tail!

Suzanne said...

How fun. I followed you over from a comment about comments on Always Wanted Four (I replied to your comment btw) and then I found your pretty background and your charming cat stories and you got a new reader!

Is the background yours? Or is it available?

Tina in CT said...


No, the backgrounds are no longer available from American Girl but you can find them on eBay where she purchased hers.

Tamara's mom

Tina in CT said...


Please upload all these pictures to Ofoto so I can order them. I want to make a scrapbook of the story so the girls will have it for the years to come as it is so precious.