When I first started this blog I had an item called books and cats where I showed my cats ‘posing’ with books. Since then a lot of things have changed. I’ve had to pull back the previous books and cats blogs because of the photobucket drama and I had a hard time finding all the pictures that went with those posts from over the years. Mika is less playful and does not ‘pose’ all that much now there is a toddler walking around.
But the biggest change is of course that we had to put Amigo to sleep a year ago. It still hurts. He was my big buddy. So I figured why not revive the books and cats idea with sharing the pictures of Amigo with books that I could still find. And remember my precious buddy.
Lovely Amigo came to us on December 5th 2011 and was with us for 5 years. When we got him he was a bit older than we wanted to. The animal shelter guessed 6 years, but he was affectionate towards us so we ended up taking him home. Much later it turned out he probably was already 10-11 years old when we got him.
Which probably explains why he was such a sleepy head. This certainly was one of his favorite poses to sleep in. It was so cute. He would let you scrub his tummy which was quite the priviledge. When he was sleeping like this it was easy to snap a quick picture with a book.
Other times he would wake up and start cuddling the books like this. Just another thing to sleep on.
He could honestly pull the cutest sleeping faces and just looking at this picture just makes me want to cuddle him.
He was the dominant cat in our home. Mika knew that though as Amigo grew weaker, Mika grew stronger though she never did take his dominant position away. He was never nice to my parent’s dog. But he accepted Merijn very easily. Here he is in the process of claiming his sleeping spot back from the Blossom Books pillow.
This picture shows him as a bit older and you can clearly see how thin he has become. It was hard to watch.
Amigo was especially good at photo bombing stack of books pictures.
He had to show his dominance over the stack of books. Amigo lion I liked to call him.
Another photo bomb as I was trying to take a picture in our backyard. He’s being so creepy, I didn’t even notice him there at first…
Excuse me as I now go bawl my eyes out….