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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Photo 365 #19

It’s been a long day, thanks to another stupid headache and two grumpy boys, so I present you with a picture of Shadow, because everyone knows that looking at cat pictures makes you feel happy.


Shadow is a very silly, upside-down sort of kitty.  He’s also very soft and would make an excellent lap cat, if only Seymour weren’t so allergic.  Oh, well – at least now we can have cats, as opposed to before when we lived in town.

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Photo 365 #14

My boys love their kitties:


Sometimes, though, they love them a little too much. A couple minutes after I took this, Socks managed to free herself from Cricket’s grasp.

Still, she fared better than Bubbles did today. But that’s a story for tomorrow’s post.

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RIP Oscar, and hello, new kitties!

Saturday was a tough day.  Our kittens, Oscar and Patches, went to their new home Saturday afternoon with a lovely lady who’s a friend of a friend.  Bubbles and Tadpole were understandably upset when they came home and found the kittens gone, but not nearly as upset as they were when we received the news that Oscar had died sometime Monday night from an unknown illness.

Patches, thankfully, is doing well…