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I think the saying is “It’s A Dog’s Life”, but in my house that isn’t true.   It’s my quaker Indy that gets special treatment at this time of the year.

We are making the transition between having the pellet stove on to heat the whole house and not.  With the cost of heating, even pellets have gone up dramatically, we need to conserve as much as possible.

Because quakers are technically tropical birds Indy doesn’t do well when it is cold.  What feathers she has get all puffy and she tries to roll into a small ball to conserve body heat.  It is not good.  Indy’s big cage is out in the dining room where right now it is chilly.  Her little cage is in here with me where I can close the door and put the electric baseboard on.  She gets to be cage free, but usually lounges in her tent.  That is unless the birds outside are busy taunting her.  Then she has to be on the top of her cage yelling at them.

Meanwhile my underprivileged Casey has to sleep under the covers with us. While Moose, Ashes, and Jordan, have the crate (which was bought for Casey), Casey’s memory foam bed, or me to sleep on.  Did I mention they all have beautiful fur coats and are underprivileged?

          

         

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You know you are a cat lover when you choose to keep the cats and redo the whole kitchen because of damage they have done.

Yes I am in the middle of giving my kitchen a complete facelift after getting tired of looking at the shredded wallpaper and door frames that have been used as scratching posts.

As usual I did not take any before shots so you will have to take my word for the wallpaper removal system.  These are shots of what a cat can do to woodwork when she puts her mind to it. 

                                            

 In her defense, Jordan is not the one who started this project.  That would be Sydney, who is no longer with us.  No I did not rehome her, she went out one day and never returned.  If she were to stroll into the backyard once again, I would welcome her with open arms. 

I am looking for ideas to keep Jordan from ripping apart the new wood.  We have scratching posts, and scratching boards on the floor.  We even have a hanging sisal scratcher that she loves to swing from.

but nothing has kept her from doing a number on the wood. 

Any ideas?

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