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  1. Hi Brenda
    I love cats and dogs like you. Seeing that pic of Ivy sleeping makes me want want to pet her beautiful white fur! She looks so soft. All that grooming and attention is showing! Glad you are enjoying her and she brings you company.

  2. she looks so soft and clean and beautiful! and she Loves you!
    I’m so glad you have her now. xo

  3. I think Ivy misses Charlie too and staying close to you brings her comfort while at the same time she is comforting you. After taking that big bite out of the feather she probably did not want anything to do with them then.

  4. I was told a cats territory, when there is more than one animal present, is vertical. A dogs territory is horizontal. Eliminate the dogs previously claimed territory and just like people, cats expand their territory.

  5. Oh Ivy Lou. Love her antics. The feathers are big cat toys to Ivy.

  6. Cats are wonderful beings. Each and every one.
    Every time I have had two pets and lost one of them, the personality of the remaining pet has changed and blossomed. They come into their own.

  7. Our cats have their favorite spots for weeks, sometimes months, at a time and then … they won’t go near it for a long time. Who knows what goes on in a cat’s mind … they are inscrutable. But I agree that Ivy is grieving too — Charlie was a part of her life since she has been with you — and now there is a void just as there is a void in your life. It will take her time, too, to accept the new normal. You are blessed with such a loving kitty.

  8. Ivy has lots of purrsonality and likes to keep life interesting! Beautiful kitty.

  9. Ivy is grieving the loss of Charlie. The same thing happened to me, and I took Taffy to the veterinarian, and he told me that animals grieve just like us. He told me to spend extra time with Taffy and that would help us both heal from our big loss. He was right. It took a long time though. Not only did you suffer a loss but so did Ivy.
    Take care!

    1. Yes. I agree. We’ve experienced the same. A must to give living pets as much attention you can.

  10. My cat goes through stages where she will have a favorite place to lounge and nap. For whatever reason she will choose another spot as her new favorite place. For a long time her cat tower was her preferred place. Now I can’t remember the last time that she was on it. My husband wants to get rid of it, but I am hesitant to do that in case it becomes her favorite spot again.

  11. Ivy came into your life at the perfect time and she was the perfect match for you.

  12. Good morning Brenda,

    I think Ivy is adorable and I think it is wonderful that she is becoming more “dog like” and cuddly. How wonderful to have her to keep you company!

  13. Our cat who we’ve had since 2010 has had a sudden change in her behavior also. She usually sleeps on my bed or on a table. This past week she suddenly is sleeping outside our shower on the mat. She is all white sleeping on a white mat so at first I didn’t realize she was there. Morning, noon and night she’s there. What changed? Wish I understood this odd behavior change. Our cat is Miss Lily Pearl, but we use her nickname ‘Lily’. I enjoy reading of Ivy’s life.

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