Proper Kitty

It was mentioned to me that it had been awhile since I’d talked about Malachi on the blog. Yes, he’s still around. He’s just kinda taken a back seat to the babyman. This seems to be the tragedy that most pets fall to once a little one comes around. Once we moved, we decided it was time for Malachi to be an indoor/outdoor kitty. He was always under our feet and bugging us while we were taking care of the baby, which is especially annoying in the middle of the night. ‘No, Malachi, I don’t want you cuddling with my face right now.’ ‘No, Malachi, you can’t get in the crib with the baby.’ Etc. Now, Malachi is a pretty wussy cat. He likes to stay close to us, at the least, he must be in the same room with us at all times. He has anxiety attacks when we shut him out, so we weren’t sure how this whole indoor/outdoor thing was going to work.

Turns out he loves it. The fresh air has made him ‘man up’ and he’s not such a wuss! He climbs trees, chases birds, gets in fights with the other cats and generally frolics around. Oh, you should have seen him romping around in the snow not too long ago! (Oh yeah, the impossible happened and it snowed in Austin – real, big, fat, snowflakes, 2″ thick snow. We didn’t really get any good pictures of it sadly, but we did get a video with a very confused marshmallow baby.) He doesn’t venture far from the house and he really spends most of the time in our covered, screened in patio but it has been a good thing for him and us (and our furniture) for him to get getting some outdoor time.

And even though we don’t spend as much time with him as we did previously, we still think he’s a pretty awesome kitty (that thinks he’s a dog). Sit Malachi, sit.

Proper Kitty

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3 Comments

  1. Posted March 16, 2010 at 8:46 am | Permalink | Reply

    He looks like a good friend and he likes snow–that must have been funny.

  2. Posted March 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I know exactly what you mean. We got our dachshund when we were trying to get pregnant and having some issues, so she was our baby for about a year. And then our little man came along, and she really took a backseat. She’s still a little broken up about it. But fortunately, she really loves the baby and he loves her!

    • Elizabeth
      Posted March 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Malachi doesn’t really like the baby, but the Jude sure likes the kitty! We think the Malachi is going to be what finally motivates Jude to crawl. . .

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