Photo 365 #310

Buddy, Buddy, don’t freak out!

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It’s only your shadow!

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Photo 365 #288

Cricket sat down to keep Buddy company this morning on our way to the car. I tried to snap a picture quick, but he got up and moved before I could get my phone out of my purse.


Luckily, Buddy wouldn’t leave him alone, so he sat back down and I was able to capture this shot. I’m not sure which I love more, the look on Buddy’s face or Thumper sticking up between the two. (Thumper goes everywhere with us lately.)

Happy Friday, everybody! 🙂

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Photo 365 #285

White coral bells, upon a slender stalk...

White coral bells, upon a slender stalk…

Despite the forecast, it’s a lovely day outside.  After running some errands this noon, the boys and I came back home and spent some time in the yard playing.  They played with each other, and I played with my camera. 🙂

We’ve got some beautiful lily of the valley coming up along the north side of our house and as I stretched out in the grass to capture it, Shadow and Opal stopped by to keep me company.  Turns out Shadow just wanted to laze about on my lap in the sun.  If I hadn’t had other things to do (and others to keep track of), that would have been a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Cricket finally tired of the wind and decided he was ready to go back inside.  “Do you have just one more picture to take, Mom?” he asked me.  I assured him that I only had just one more, but after about ten just-one-mores, there was no more putting off the inevitable and we all headed inside.


Except Buddy.  Despite the puppy-dog eyes, he stayed parked outside in the shade. 😉

Do your cats demand your attention while you’re trying to work?  How do you handle it?

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Photo 365 #270

It was an exhausting (but fun) weekend, so this is me today:


Also, this:


Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be more rested and can tell you all about the weekend (with pictures!).  Till then, have a great one, and may the fourth be with you. 😀

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Photo 365 #207

My cats like to swarm when we leave the house.  I think they’re laboring under the impression that if they swarm us enough times, we’ll give in to their demands to be let inside permanently, and if Seymour weren’t so horribly allergic, maybe we would.

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They don’t play fair – there’s nothing more tempting than an adorable kitty cat.  But I stayed strong in the face of such manipulation.  They won’t stay mad at me for long, right? 😀

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Bonus picture!

Because apparently yesterday’s banana shot went up a month ago, have a bonus picture of some kitties:


My memory kinda sucks.  Apologies.  On the bright side, you get an pretty awesome cat picture, and who doesn’t love cat pictures?  No one, that’s who.  Everyone loves cats.

Everyone. 🙂

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Photo 365 #86

Shadow is such a sweet kitty.  I wish we could have him inside (stupid allergies).

Occasionally he (and the others) are allowed into my office for cuddles and petting, but they don’t get any further (although Socks tried to escape into the dining room Tuesday afternoon).  Tuesday evening, though, Shadow came in for cockle burr removal therapy.  Poor thing had a bunch of cockle burrs stuck in his tail.  I tried just pulling them out, but that wasn’t working real well, so then I resorted to the brush.  But pulling turned out to be more effective, so I ended up pulling the rest of them out and then brushing the remaining few stickers from his tail.

This is the biggest reason why we didn’t want a long-hair kitty when we embarked on the Great Kitten Hunt over the summer, but Shadow is such a sweet, lovey guy that I can’t imagine not having him (even if he is relegated to the great outdoors).  Still, I miss the days when I had lap kitties. 🙂

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Photo 365 #69

Apparently, the front step has become the place to go for kitty pictures. Every morning, the boys dart outside and capture the kitties, usually Opal and sometimes Socks, too. Then it’s off to the front step, with shouts of, “Mommy, you should take my picture! Mommy, take a picture!”


Of course, when we get home in the evenings, it’s the same story – they dash out of the car, grab a kitty, and run off to pose for a picture. Opal seems to have resigned herself to the boys manhandling her, but Socks and Shadow are usually less than thrilled with these forced modeling sessions.

Still, they make some darn cute pictures. 🙂

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Photo 365 #37

Our bunnies, Oreo and Midnight (one guess what they look like) got new homes today.  Now they have their own room to hop about and curl up and eat and drink and just be.

But today’s post isn’t really about the bunnies.


We took the boys out to see the bunnies once they were all settled and Thumper got distracted by the kitties roaming the yard.  He feels compelled to pick up the cats every time he sees them, and if he has to chase them in order to pick them up?  So much the better, in his opinion.

He loves his kitties. 🙂

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