Happy Friday! I want to share something very cool that I received last week. I’ve been volunteering with The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive Pro initiative since it started a few years ago. Every semester, the wonderful and kind program manager Christie sends the team of volunteers a thank you gift. We received this semester’s gift a little early because she had a wonderful opportunity that she couldn’t pass up. And here it is…!
It turns out that MUTTS comic strip creator Patrick McDonnell is a fan of Cat Pawsitive Pro! He sent signed copies of one of his strips from his Shelter Stories series to each of the volunteers. How cool is that? (Very!) McDonnell created the Shelter Stories series over 20 years ago in honor of National Animal Shelter Awareness Week.
I love volunteering for an organization that helps shelter cats on a national level. But it’s also nice to feel appreciated – and Christie at The Jackson Galaxy Project always makes everyone feel so special. Thank you for this wonderful gift, Christie!
And here’s what the cats were chatting about this past week.
Sophie: Mama, what did you do with my friend? I put him in the litter box for safe keeping!
Mama: Cat dad took him back outside.
Sophie: But I purposely brought him inside.
Mama: Why would you do that?
Sophie: It was cold this morning, and I wanted him to be warm.
Mama: So you put him in the litter box?
Sophie: I had just used it, so it was nice and toasty in there. Teehee.
Funny story. This morning, I was scooping litter at 6am (still pretty dark outside, lights off in the room). One of the “deposits” in the box started rolling down the mound of litter. Nope, not rolling…scurrying! I screamed and jumped back. Not poop, NOT POOP! COCKROACH!!! My guess is that Sophie caught one outside in the catio and was storing it for later in the litter box. So gross! This photo of Sophie shows her looking into the litter room later, as if she knew her friend had been removed. Let’s hope she doesn’t bring him back in. Ugh, what a way to start the day.
Caturday bloopers from Mr. Awkward. Happy Caturday! (Stay weird, Dexter…stay weird.)
Olive: Mama, come give me belly rubs before you make my dinner. And for dinner, make sure you give me the right flavor of chicken. Not that pate stuff. I like the chicken in gravy. Mama, where are my belly rubs? Small circles, not back and forth, like I showed you before.
Mama: Someone’s a little bossy.
Olive: I take after my mama.
Dexter: Should we tell Mama about the hairball?
Sophie: No, it’s more fun watching her step in it.
Dexter: You’re mean.
Sophie: Well, you could tell her.
Dexter: Eh, let’s see how this plays out.
Harley: Mama, may I have a treat?
Mama: A treat before dinner?
Harley: I’ll love you forever…
Mama: You’ll love me forever anyway.
Harley: Drat! You’ve figured me out, Mama.
Woodrow: Look how the fearsome lion tears into this tree trunk, shredding it to pieces. His massive claws show no mercy. Bark flies everywhere. Everyone stands back in awe of the mighty lion and his claws. OUCH! Mama, I snagged a nail! Come quick! Give me kisses!!!
Dexter: 🎶 Let it go, let it gooo…!
Dexter: 🎶 Can’t hold it back anymore-or-or!
Mama: Stop staring at me, Olive! I’ve told you a thousand times…I’m sorry I left the Disney channel on!
Bonus Friday Video
Ross and I visited Disneyland over the weekend (for a food festival – yum!). I captured the cutest little parade on film!
Have a wonderful weekend!