Friday, April 19, 2019

No Sheets For Me!

Angel:  "No Mama!  You CANNOT have the freshly washed sheets!  They are mine, MINE I SAY!"
I finally sent The Hubby upstairs to Angel's Apartment, to persuade her to give up the laundry!  I was prepared to find alternative sheets for at least one night, since Angel seemed so very comfortable.  The Hubby, however, had no qualms about booting her from the bedding basket.

Afterward, I refilled that basket with a few of my sweaters and sweatshirts, because I felt so sorry that we'd taken away her happy place.  And, what do you think, is it time to get another with handles, for gosh sakes?!?

Taken in 2004, when Angel and Chuck were first adopted.  They enjoyed the same baskets then!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thankful Thursday: A Gift

Love it!
Folks, The Hubby likes to doodle.  I gave him a pad of drawing paper and pens years ago, but he'd rather use found bits of paper or cardboard, and sketch whichever cat is in the vicinity.  Many of his drawings are on sticky note paper.

This is Chili Bruce, penned on the insert from a box of green tea packets.  Sure, it's rustic, but it comes from the ❤️ , and it was a gift for me.  The Hubby says Chili Bruce has a smaller head than Manny, but I certainly cannot see any difference!  CB does have a bushier tail than Mans, and Manny has a bigger white patch on his tummy than Chili's, but noggin size is beyond my ken.

I am thankful that Da Boyz and The Hubby are such great friends, and that they inspire artsy gifts for me!  And I tell The Hubby that I think he's an artist with food too, but he won't hear of such hogwash.  He makes terrific meals, and invents new vegan dishes all of the time.  Yesterday, he made a quinoa, kale, and bean dish that was so yummy, I almost licked the bowl!  Actually, I let Da Boyz lick the bowl, but that's another story...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Book Review: The Trainable Cat

The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat
by John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Basic Books
ISBN 0465050905 (ISBN13: 9780465050901)
Edition Language English

I've never struggled so hard to finish a book!  I purchased a paperback copy of "The Trainable Cat" over a year ago, and every time I picked it up, I got lost in the words.  I never finished it.  This time, I found the audiobook through my local library, and believed that listening to it would do the trick.

Nope.  I KNOW that cats can be 'trained', or habituated, to certain behaviors.  Coming when called by name, not fearing the veterinarian or taking medicine, and learning to live with other cats.  So, my mind was ready, willing, and able to LEARN from this book.  But, I feel that I've just spent several days beating my forehead against the desk.  "For example" and "thus" were spoken over and over and over again...I think I just got hung up on the poor writing style.  Shame on me.  No doubt, I'll try again to slog through this book at a future date, maybe when we are considering adding another new kitty for the household.  What I'd really love, would be a video, or a class I could attend where I can witness the training/habituation.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Farewell Rupert

Image used with permission
Angel Rupert
For those who remember Katnip Lounge, dear Rupert ran over The Rainbow Bridge yesterday.
Trish and Scott are very sad, so leave a comment on FB here.

Farewell, Angel Rupert!


Saturday, April 13, 2019

For Your Viewing Pleasure...

By popular request...

The One...
The Only...

The P'OM!


Flirty PO'M puzzle on

And thank you all for the birthday wishes for The Hubby!
I took him to lunch, and we purchased new bed pillows from Ikea!
I know, I know...such excitement!


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thankful Thursday: The Hubby

Angel loves her daddy, and the feeling is mutual...

Chucky loved him too...

The Hubby napping with kittens Angel and Chuck in 2005

As wee babes, on The Hubby's lap

Chili Bruce has something to say about The Hubby's new haircut!

Tomorrow is The Hubby's birthday.  Although he's pretty much ignoring the occasion, I have taken the day off from work, to hang out with him.  Depending on the weather, we may walk, we may visit a park, we may drive to Ikea!  One thing that we will do...for sure and play with Manny, Chili Bruce, Angel, The PO'M and Sweetie!  The Hubby is a catman; no two ways about it.

Happy Birthday, honey...I am very grateful and thankful to have you in my life!

And the cats are too!


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