Friday, August 26, 2011

Remembering Romeo

R.I.P. August 1999 to August 2011
My friend R. has said goodbye to her beloved Romeo this week. He had renal failure and R. had to make the difficult decision to help relieve him from further suffering. A most handsome cat with an expressive face ....with an attitude that was so humanlike. I will miss his visits to the blog - but he will always be on here. His first visit was on January 14, 2009 ..followed up by one of my favorite ever photos where he is drinking out of the fish bowl without bothering the fish who lived there!

The first 4 photos above show him in one of his favorite places - in the yard outside his home (plenty of fresh air and insects to watch, along with a sun warmed resting place). The last shows a totally contented cat, curled up comfortably on his owners' bed, knowing he was loved and cared for.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

If it looks like a box - it belongs to Spike

On Friday, we were putting together some items no longer in use to drop off at the the local thrift store. (Note: this cat was not one them!) We had hunted around the house for empty boxes and while we were filling a couple of smaller boxes, I had placed a larger box on the dining room table. You will probably see it doesn't look level and that is due to the fact it is precariously perched on several books we were deciding whether to keep or give away. This did not deter Spike one bit. We came back into the house after walking the woofies and this is the view that greeted us!

There are only two cats in the household that love boxes this much. Angel always tries to crawl in any empty box, then he chews on the outside edge before quickly climbing out. Spike prefers to get comfortable and stay there for some length of time. In fact, we have a box lid in the family room by the window where he likes to rest in the afternoon. I think he realized this box was too shaky to rest in and not long after the photo was taken he decided it was time to get out and look for another suitable sleeping spot.

Friday, August 12, 2011

A new decoration for the headboard

Our headboard has a variety of items that have caught our fancy at one time or another. This means there is no room for cats. Most times they respect the ban and stay away from the breakables but every once in awhile we catch Angel trying to cross from one side to the other late at night. Usually I am just falling asleep when I hear clinking sounds as Angel attempts to step through without knocking anything down. Once I realize what is going on, I haul him down beside me.

This time, Sebastian has decided that he is equally as handsome as any of the items we have displayed on the headboard. He simply looked over at hubby with a guilt free look when his photo was taken and stayed firmly planted in his spot.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Angel Keeping his Nose Warm

Recently, we have had 30+ degree weather and most of the residents of the house have been enjoying the air conditioning. The woofies are always glad to get back in the house after their walk and the cats aren't running to the door to get a sniff of warm humid air. However, Angel seems to find his nose is getting cold. He is curled up on our bed and has tucked his nose under his nice warm paw.