Monday, August 13, 2012


Recently, I actually took some pictures of my mancats inside the house.  This is a relatively rare occurrence since at least 95% of the time I'm shooting outdoors, and this is because I prefer the natural light.  Well, on this particular day there was plenty of said light inside our two-story family room.  The high windows afford such a luxury on days when there is no rain.

So here are Dylan and Dante, each doing some of their favourite indoor CATivities.

Dylan just LOVES his scratcher!  For his birthday, we stocked up on them, so he never needs to go without -- and believe me, we wouldn't want him to.  He will scratch any surface, including furniture otherwise.

This leads me to one of my PET peeves (pun intended).  No, it's not Dylan scratching -- it's the scratchers themselves.  It seems everything is sized for the smaller cat these days.  If Dylan barely fits -- because of course kitties like to lie down on these things -- Dante virtually overwhelms the thing.  Too bad I didn't have a picture of it, but if Dante lies down on this scratcher, you can't even see it anymore.  He spills over all sides of the thing.  Anyway, enough peeving.

Dylan is happy just hugging his scratcher.  He has brought along one of his best friends (the plague ratsie) for a group hug.

It's obvious that scratchers are for more than just scratching!

There are so many different ways you can lie down on them!

When you get really tired, they're a good place to rest your head.

Dylan is already ahead of the game, don't you think?  He'll be nodding off any minute now.

And as Dylan is drifting off to sleep, we find Dante on top of the cat tree.  It is positioned so that cats have more than one vantagepoint from which to spy from the safety of their own home.

It makes it so easy to keep an eye on your proPURRty.

It seems spying can be very taxing, though.  Dante is all tuckered out!

Good thing the cat tree has nice comfy carpet, just purrfect for curling up to take a nap.  If Dante didn't curl up -- at least a little -- he wouldn't just hang over the edge, he'd be falling right off.  Once again those in the pet industry just don't make Dante-sized cat products!  They should learn that cats come in all different sizes -- not just kitten size.  Purrhaps Dante and I should start a PETition!

Dante's pajamas are all rumpled and you can clearly see the tufts in his big back feet.  Dante is one big tuft today, or so  it seems!

Sometimes it's just to TUFT to tell!

Have a great Mancat Monday efurryone -- enjoying some of YOUR faFURite CATivities!


Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Seems strange to see pictures of you handsome mancats inside! We agree the pet industry needs to do something about making things to accommodate the large mancats (and large girl cats as in Laila's case).

Jenna and Sissy said...

Haf we got a scratcher for yer kitties:

The human lufs Dante's toe fluffs :)

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Ah you guys are handsome inside or out!

Cathy Keisha said...

That is so true. I'm a small cat and I can't fit into the condos in my cat tree. Nice to see Dylan and Dante chillaxing indoors.

Marg said...

It is different to see the boys inside. That is too bad that there isn't anything big enough for Dante. You should contact these companies that make the scratcher and the trees and off to design something in return for a free one. Just tell them you have a lion for a cat. Take care.

Lynx217 said...

thats why our hoomin BUILT a scratching post... he's always had big cats so ya got to have a big post! its outlived many a cat but other than needing new carpet on two corners it's good as new - and we dont care we still think its pawsome! some wood, nails, and carpet pretty much all you NEED.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such terrific pics!!!! Hey, some of the Maxx Scratchers from Cat Claws are purrty big too!

Fr. Tom Fish said...

I'm glad we know someone just as addicted to "cat-ified" words as we are. Mom Julie has wicker which is perfect for scratching for me and surprisingly, it doesn't show..?

Good to see Dylan and Dante enjoying their indoor relaxation!!

Tom xx

Katnip Lounge said...

How about you glue two of the cardboard scratchers together for your handsome guys?

Cat said...

Hi Dylan and Dante!!! Here is a link for the Infinity cat scratcher that we have at my house

It is very large to accommodate man sized mancats :-) Everyone here loves it and it has plenty of room to stretch out :-)

Sparkle said...

Wow, that scratcher really does look tiny next to Dylan! It would probably be perfect for me.

The Island Cats said...

We have our big scratcher and it fits me pretty well and I'm a pretty big cat...not as big as Dylan, though.