It appears that Gizmo has a new friend, in a tea towel!!! She never really had a cuhion, or blanket or anything she liked..until now. Its a fairly plain "fluffy" tea towel, which I was going to throw out (has holes in it) but she rescued it from the "rag pile" and now never leaves it. She sleeps on it, attacks it and drags it to wherever she is going. It is very amusing. We took some photos last night which I will be posting tomorrow (I slept in this morning so didn't have time to transfer them to my computer).

The funniest thing though, is that when she cleans herself she also cleans her "friend". My other half took it off her to wash last night and the whingeing wasn't worth it, it can stay dirty for a while.

Does anybody elses cat have such a security blanket???

purrs to all
Angela and Gizmo and "the teatowel"
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It appears that Gizmo has a new friend, in a tea towel!!! She never really had a cuhion, or blanket ... have a particular thing, but she likes to lug Sarah's slippers and stuffed toys around to snuggle and play with.

Kristy
the others just have fave spots or toys, not blankies
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It appears that Gizmo has a new friend, in a tea towel!!! She never really had a cuhion, or blanket ... a while. Does anybody elses cat have such a security blanket??? purrs to all Angela and Gizmo and "the teatowel"

that's so cute! It reminds me of how my sister's cat "adopted" an earmuff. Brenda
It appears that Gizmo has a new friend, in a tea towel!!!

How sweet! Have you ever considered getting Gizmo a little friend of her own species? It sounds like she might like another cat.

OTOH, Jennie's Callisto drags her tea towels up the stairs every night, though she has a kitty friend, so it might just be that some cats like tea towels. Emotion: surpriseD Mine have never showed any interest.

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It appears that Gizmo has a new friend, in a tea towel!!! She never really had a cuhion, or blanket ... a while. Does anybody elses cat have such a security blanket??? purrs to all Angela and Gizmo and "the teatowel"

A very cute story.
Back when Little Bit showed up, moved in and had her kittens, I had an old pink beach towel that I put in the box with the kittens. Nowadays that towel is kept in the carrier under the dining table, which Sammy frequently takes naps in. (In fact she's asleep on it right now.) She only sleeps on it two or three times a week, but if I move HER towel out of the box she goes looking for it and will come up and ask where it is.
BTW, back when I took Rocky in to be checked out and he spent two nights at TED's, Sammy definitely missed her pink towel, and was not too happy when it came back from TED smelling funny.
I'd love to get Gizmo a new playmate but I don't think my other half would "let me" (I put that in inverted commas because if I really wanted to I would, regardeless of what he said). Also, where she came from she was picked on (as a kitten) by other bigger cats and tends to be a bit funny with other cats..either goes totally into her shell or picks fights with them.
But I guess if I got a kitten she might "mother it". I am not sure. I've entertained the idea for quite some time now. I'd love to rescue a little kitten from the RSPCA (our animal welfare people here) but then again, if Gizmo really hated it I don't think I could deal with it.

I love Gizmos personality too much to ruin it by getting another cat..but then again
What does everybody think?
Purrs
Angela and Gizmo (and the tea towel)
I'd love to get Gizmo a new playmate but I don't think my other half would "let me" (I put ... ruin it by getting anothercat..but then again What does everybody think? Purrs Angela and Gizmo (and the tea towel) "Marina"

Hmm.. I'm not exactly a cat person, but I don't think that is necessarily a hinderence to providing a little ..ah, call it *guidance.* First let me ask you the hard question. You've stated, "I'd love to get Gizmo a new playmate..." Can you articulate exactly why? Is it for her benefit or your's? If for her's, does such a companion need to be another cat? Why not a turtle or bunny or other non-threatening/docile animal? I do think a turtle or armadillo could hold its own with a cat, under any circumstances.Second, let me ask, aren't you her buddy and playmate? Not trying to lay a guilt trip on you, far from it. Rather, I'd suggest you examine what you want your relationship with her to be. Is she to be top cat, with you? Let me mention, we happened to have the world's greatest dog come to stay with us. My folks got a second dog for the purpose you offer, to be a companion and playmate. Frankly, Ginger was such a dominant force in this household, Rattler's life might well have been something far less than ideal.

Ginger felt it was her job to keep him in line even when he wasn't out of line. So, I'm not real sure about Rattler's situation here, versus someplace where he might have been the top dog of another home. Please understand, I'm not trying to buy or sell a particular view. I know some people have several cats and all runs joyfully. All I'm trying to advocate is you're making a cold, logicall assessment of the potentials. If you wish, sit down and list the pro's and con's objectively and keep in mind that some have more weight than others, as it should be.

Finally, there's an old axiom of management: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Frankly, I believe you've already decided, but want some reinforcement. You are the one who just wrote "I love Gizmo's personality too much to ruin it by getting another cat.." I really think you're back the the axiom of: "if it ain't broke.."
Also, bear in mind that no situation is forever static. Gizmo could well become more confident, even an aggressive holy terror, and there is nothing preventing your revisiting the matter, from time to time, as both you and she evolve.
There! You asked a simple question and I managed to beat you to death for it ;-) Sorry.
Cheers,
Jack
It appears that Gizmo has a new friend, in a tea towel!!!

OTOH, Jennie's Callisto drags her tea towels up the stairs every night, though she has a kitty friend, so it might just be that some cats like tea towels.

So, what *is* a tea towel?? Emotion: smile
Joyce, hopeless USA'an
So, what *is* a tea towel?? Emotion: smile Joyce, hopeless USA'an

Ummm... a kitchen towel? Don't know what you merikans call it.

Marina
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