This is how they spend most of their day. Sleeping. They do go into spurts of craziness...flying around the house, knocking things down and running over human bodies like we were asphalt on a racetrack...but those "spells" don't last very long..and then they're passed out sleeping yet again.
This is their second favorite activity...birdwatching. It doesn't take as much effort as the racing, and is totally engrossing. Many times they hang off the curtains, or the window sill....hence the digs out of the paint you can see...they hang there after hitting the window trying to catch the birds. You would think that after hitting the window as hard as they do they'd figure out that the big see-through barrier isn't going anywhere and maybe they should stop trying....but...they haven't worked that particular theory out yet...we're still hoping.
Another fun activity...tree climbing. They get to go outside when we are out there. I don't let them out alone as they seem to have no fear of vehicles and will sit directly under one that is running. The day this picture was taken we watched Needles climb all the way to the top of an apple tree....and lose his footing. Graceful he is NOT.
I couldn't have asked for better kid-cats. The kids carry them around daily, pulling them out of sound sleep and hefting them onto their shoulders. The cats take it passively...going limp like little rag dolls and singing so loud you can hear it from the other room.
As I type this Nails is curled up next to my legs and Needles is trying to figure out how to curl up on my chest (his favorite spot...neck/chest/head area...), they're both singing loudly and are completely content...and I'm smiling, because Thistle Willow wouldn't be the same without these two fools to keep us entertained.