Happy Friday! Guess what today is? It’s Olive’s 8th Gotcha Day! That’s right, we found Olive as a stray kitten back in 2011. Actually, we didn’t find her. Asphalt workers found her wandering around and we took her in. She had no microchip and no one came forward when we put up flyers. Dexter, who was one year old at the time, insisted that we keep her. So, we did!
Here’s a photo from 10 days after Olive found us. It’s one of my all time favorites. It looks like she’s smiling and happy to be in her forever home with her big bro Dexter.
Here’s what the cats were up to this week.
Harley: Mama, is it quittin’ time yet?
Mama: Not quite.
Harley: Do you need me to make copies or refill the stapler? I would offer to answer the phone, but it didn’t go so well last time. Customer service is not my forte.
Mama: You just sit there and look cute.
Harley: Will that get me Employee of the Month?
Mama: It’s between you and Olive.
Harley: Drat! That Olive is master of the 10 key.
I am fortunate that I work for a company where I get to work from home. And one of the perks is staring at cute faces like this. In the late afternoon, all of the cats mosey into my office or wait just outside the door like Harley is doing here. They believe that treats are due after a long day of hard work, especially on a Friday!
Mama: What’s up, Olive?
Olive: I’m not talking to you.
Olive: Because you always post what I say online.
Mama: I would never… (click click click) …and post.
Mama: What did you do?
Dexter: What do you mean?
Mama: You look guilty.
Dexter: No, this is my innocent face. Don’t worry about it.
Dexter: But don’t go upstairs. Ever. Again.
With five cats, it’s always an adventure walking through the house. What am I going to find? What’s going to be missing? Who knocked over that drink? What did I just step in? Cat moms and dads, I’m sure you understand.
Sophie: You’re doing it wrong!
Mama: If you want to come over here and scrub your litter pans, be my guest.
Sophie: No thumbs, Mama.
Mama: Then let me do it my way.
Sophie: Can you hurry up? I’s gots to tinkle.
Thoughts on Lunch
Mama: Whatcha thinking about?
Woodrow: What to have for lunch.
Mama: You don’t eat lunch. You get breakfast and dinner and a snack before bed.
Woodrow: Well, you don’t serve lunch. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat lunch.
Mama: Are you getting into the pantry again?
Woodrow: I will be as soon as I decide what to have for lunch. Try and keep up, Mama!
I caught Woodrow looking in the food cupboard again. He likes to help himself. At least he shares with the others.
Sophie: Mama, can you spare three seconds and come rub my belly?
Mama: Three seconds? That’s it?
Sophie: I promise.
Mama: Last time you insisted on 10 minutes. I feel like this is a trap.
Sophie: But the best kind of trap in all of the universe!!
Be Nice, Mama!
Olive: Hey, Mama! Mama!!!
Olive: I got anything in mah teefs?
Mama: You don’t have any teefs.
Olive: Aww, Mama. No makin’ fun.
Bonus Friday Photos
In honor of today being Olive’s 8th Gotcha Day, here are some cute kitten photos!!
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!