Happy Friday! We hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day yesterday. We started the day off with an earthquake here in Southern California. The latest report I heard – it was a 6.4 around Ridgecrest, California. I’m in Orange County, over 100 miles away, and it felt like a rolling earthquake here – almost like being on a big, swaying boat. When you’re closer to the epicenter (which we were not), it feels more jarring and like the floor is jumping. It was noticeable here, but definitely no damage in my area.
Other than that, we had a nice July 4th. We attended a potluck but were home with the pets before the fireworks started in earnest. As I mentioned on social media, our pets aren’t really bothered by them. Still, I feel better being home with them to be able to monitor them. And all is well! I hope your pets did okay yesterday.
Here’s what the cats were up to this week!
Sophie: Ah, ah, ah…
Mama: Just sneeze already!
Sophie: Danke schoen.
Harry Potter Cat
Dexter: Mama, are you seriously off to play Wizards Unite again?
Dexter: You’re such a nerd.
Mama: Change-o cat-o!!!
Dexter: Not funny, Mama. Change me back.
Ross and I have jumped on the Harry Potter Wizards Unite bandwagon. On the plus side, it gets us out and walking. Earlier this week, we walked three miles (roundtrip) to dinner just so we could play the game. On the downside, we look ridiculous walking around in public fighting wizards and casting spells. Any Harry Potter fans out there?
Mama: Bye, I’m off to CatCon!
Woodrow: Don’t bring any new cats home.
Mama: I’ll try not to.
Woodrow: Bring home some treats though.
Woodrow: And some toys.
Mama: Anything else?
Woodrow: Why don’t you pick up something for yourself. It’s on me. I only have $5.37 in my piggy bank though. So don’t spend more than $2 on yourself. And bring me a receipt!
Mama: Harley, I met one of your biggest fans yesterday at CatCon.
Harley: Which one? I currently have 153 biggest fans.
Mama: Wow, that’s a lot.
Harley: Olive has 89, Sophie has 70, Dexter has 18 and Woodrow has -1.
Mama: Negative one fan? How is that possible?
Harley: I just tell it like it is, Mama. The numbers don’t lie.
I was happy to meet a Best Friends Animal Society volunteer yesterday at CatCon who is a big fan of Harley (he came from Best Friends). She also foster failed with a Siamese cat, so she gets him and his grumpy, old man ways. I’m glad someone does!
Mama: You’ve got food on your face.
Olive: Did I get it?
Mama: To your right. Your OTHER right.
Olive: Mama, you know I’m directionally challenged!
Woodrow: What was dat?
Mama: Early fireworks.
Woodrow: You mean boomers?
Mama: Sure, fireworks or boomers.
Woodrow: Well, which is it?
Mama: What do you want it to be?
Mama: Okay, those were early boomers.
The neighborhood fireworks (I mean boomers) have been going off for several days now (they’re illegal in our city). We’re very fortunate that none of our pets are bothered much by fireworks. We hope that everyone celebrating tomorrow is safe and takes care to ensure their pets are as comfortable as can be! Are your pets bothered by fireworks?
(A rockin’, rollin’) Happy 4th of July
Sophie: It’s a beautiful day, Mama.
Mama: Yes, a very nice day to celebrate Independence Day.
Sophie: Yes, and for a BBQ.
Mama: Is food the only thing you care about?
Sophie: Have we met?!?
(Right after posting this photo is when the earthquake hit!)
Bonus Friday Video
Does anyone else have a cat who covers their food? Both Woodrow and Olive do this. This is actually Dexter’s dish, and Woodrow felt he needed to cover it. I’m not sure how Dexter felt about that.
Have a great weekend!