Wednesday, November 24, 2021

What Special Needs?

One of dad's handcrafted pieces of fine ornate carpentry has adorned our living room for a while now, and I wanted to share it as an addition to our  previous post about my steps and such.  When I first showed signs of limping he and mom tried to cover all their bases to make things easy for me. 


As you can see, dad's my chair is, well, mine, but the height of the seat cushion was concerning. It only took a few minutes, but I trained myself to use this ramp with ease, and it's become a permanent piece of furniture.  Since feeling better I've taken to hopping up on the top platform, but still use it to go down. 

As with the two-step thing they put by the bench in the other room, dad covered the flat surfaces of the ramp with carpet padding so I don't slip.
 

Dad's got a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I get to enjoy both of them together for a nice little stretch.  We're not doing much; just keeping it low key as always, and they're talking about doing some local hiking and other wanderings.  Mom made her mouth watering apple pie, and we're having a rotisserie chicken with fresh green beans & brussels sprouts and dad's yummy stuffing.  Oh, and the champagne and OJ are chilling for some refreshing mimosas.  We want to wish all y'all a safe, warm, relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving.  I'm sure as shootin' thankful for being an inside-only kitty with the temps what they are these few days!  Dad says it was about 17 degrees when he got up this morning.  

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Cleo you're 17 degrees beats out my 22. I won't complain I have Sunshine yesterday and again today. I love the ramp, how nice that your dad is so handy with a hammer and saw. That Thanksgiving dinner sounds like a feast, and hopefully they'll be giving you your very own you treat. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. There's just three of us here and that includes the most important one, Precious.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Your dad is very thoughtful caring for your needs. That is a very good ramp. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh Cleo your Dad's mind's eye knew exactly what was needed and his skilled paws carried it out.

So what time is your meal tomorrow?! Leave a light on I'll join you
Hugs Cecilia

Brian said...

That's really a very nice ramp sweet Cleo, your Dad sure build a good one. I'm glad you feel like hopping up though!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

You do have a fabulous Dad, Clo! That looks really handy!

Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving!

Purrs,
Tama and Benny

Saku said...

Your bean dad is certainly considerate of your needs Cleo...as he should be.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Eastside Cats said...

That's a rockin' cool ramp, Cleo!
The one we made for Sweetie is two different cardboard boxes, so she can get up on the bed with minimal jumping.
However, it is temporary, since she still has to jump about a foot from the tallest box, so I'm working on digging out the junk room to find a better solution for her.
Obviously, Cleo, you and Sweetie have got your people wrapped around your wee paws!

Sandee said...

Your peeps take such great care of you. As it should be.

Love your Thanksgiving menu. Delicious.

Have a fabulous day and Thanksgiving, Cleo. My best to your peeps. ♥

Gidget Blue Sky said...

yor dad sure lubz yoo

pilch92 said...

Your Dad is so clever- it blends in too. Your meal tomorrow sounds good- I love Brussel's Sprouts. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! XO

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Wow! We are impressed, Cleo! Not only is your dad sweet to make those things for you but that you actually use them! We have an aversion to any little help our mom gives, even that chub Izzy, who will not use any aid in getting up in a window. Now too heavy to make the leap, he just sulks.

meowmeowmans said...

Cleo, that ramp Dad made you is so cool. We are so grateful you have such a loving forever home there with him and Mom. Big hugs to you all, and Happy Thanksgiving! XO

Summer said...

Our lows here are around 17 degrees too... well, actually, if you count them in Celsius! Yes, it's a bit warmer here in SoCal. It sounds like you and your humans will be having a nice holiday, Cleo. Stay warm and cozy!

The Island Cats said...

Wow, what a nice thing for your dad to do! That ramp is purrfect! Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your day be filled with love...and lots of turkey!

Zoolatry said...

Cleo, you a most blessed as are your pawrents to have you! So much in your home to be thankful for today, paws together on the menu!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "It's good to have a way to get where you want to go! Happy Thanksgiving!"

hairballsandhissyfits said...

I LOVE the ramp! that is true love to have made it! Happy American Thanksgiving!

Darla M Sands said...

You are so loved. And you're smart for figuring out the ramp. Dear old, sweet Tilly never seemed to understand how she could maneuver via ramped scratchers and whatnot. lol

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Your Dad is the best! What a wonderful thing for your Peep to do! Wowzers!

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Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned house panther named Orbit, who made the move with us from Massachusetts to North Carolina. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014 which hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.