Monday, July 2, 2018

Eastside Cats Has Visitors!

Seriously, like...in the flesh, real PEOPLE visiting us!  My dear Bro-in-Law and wife were able to sit a spell with us recently.  Not only was The Hubby and his brother raised in the house that is now our home, but they lived here for awhile too after marriage.  So, they were visiting both us and their old place.

Manny and Chili Bruce were very keen to meet the new humans, and proceeded to entertain us with jumps onto counters and tables during our yakkety-yakking.  They sniffed shoes, heads, fingers, and investigated like crazy. 

Although we keep in touch via online media, it's beyond terrific to see The Hubby's family in purr-son.  These folks are fun, intelligent, interesting, and good-natured.   We traded our favorite book titles back and forth, and The Hubby talked to his brother about some updates planned for the house.

They surprised us with gifts, in condolence for losing Chucky, and for adopting Da Boyz.

Old-timey bank,
Cat on a rocking chair

Side view
The eyes wink open and closed!

Black Cat Cookie Jar
(Difficult to get a good image, due to the shining glaze)

I put the cookie jar on the shelf with my other black cat figures for scale.

Completely unexpected, and we love these pieces!  Thank you again, C & P, and we hope to see you both again soon.

Our relatives are GREAT artists, so here is a shameless plug for them: Denison Art Studio.  They also TNR'd a momma cat and her five kittens 'way back before it was commonplace; they had to search for a veterinarian who would even spay 'wild' cats.  All but one were caught in a humane trap; the last kitten was caught using a box and a stick, just like in the cartoons of old.  The Hubby and I didn't even have cats in our lives back then, so that tells you something.  My in-laws are great lovers of nature, and their constant biking, kayaking, traveling, and making art make me feel like a slacker in comparison.  I am their biggest devotee to their art, although The Hubby claims he's known them longer, and therefore should have that title.  *shrug*

22 comments:

edie said...

The cat cookie jar and kitty bank are really cute. Their artwork is cool.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

how kewl iz thiz !!! pleez ta tell mom we will sneek over two de art shop N chex it out...glad yur peepulz hada soooper grate visit !! ☺☺♥♥

Rene said...

What thoughtful gifts!

The Whiskeratti said...

What awesome gifts. These do sound like great people.

Brian said...

Those things are super cool and that was very thoughtful too!

Marg said...

WE love black cats and those gifts are just perfect. Love the one in the rocking chair.What nice people to give you those great gifts. Have a super day.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Such thoughtful gifts =)
The artwork on their website is amazing.

Madi and Mom said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh now those are some special relatives and to hear stories told about your home from when they were children. I love the kitty memory gifts. Darling cookie jar.
We check out the link too. The lily pad and frog art is very unique. I like the colors too
Hugs madi and mom

The Island Cats said...

How fun that you got to visit with family. And the cat gifts they brought are fabulous. They know you well.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Nothing better than cat-related gifts! Enjoy your visit :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Aww that's sweet!

William’s Kith & Kin said...

How nice to have a fun visit. We love those gifts!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Glad you had a good visit. That is a thoughtful gift.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Love the gifts they left with you. They sound like awesome folks!

Caren Gittleman said...

so nice to have such pawesome visitors!

Summer said...

That bank and cookie jar are AWESOME!

John Bellen said...

What a great visit. We only get outsider-cats visiting here. I think it's a wonderful thing to live in the family house - that's living history.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

It's always fun to have visitors. We have enjoyed our visitor over the past week and we are sorry she is leaving today.

Purrs,
The Chans

Roby Sweet said...

Sounds like a great visit--and those gifts are super cool! :)

kathy b said...

The box and stick trap worked?? Thats awesome

Deziz World said...

Oh MeOW That sounds like great fun. Glad ya'll had a good visit. Luv the gifts. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

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