Happy Friday! Last week was all about the opening of the catio for the season, but this week…pouring rain on and off. So, very little outside time for the cats – and also fewer walks for the humans. Ross and I haven’t been out in public for nearly three weeks now (besides walks in our neighborhood observing social distancing). We’ve been fortunate to have our essentials delivered to the house. I am very thankful for every single essential worker, no matter what the industry, for helping all of us get through this pandemic. How are you doing during this unusual time?
Here’s what the cats were up to this week!
Sorta Flashback Friday
Olive: Mama, you forgot to post a photo for the day!
Mama: I didn’t forget. I’m just busy.
Olive: Sure, all this time stuck at home and you’re too busy to post a quick photo.
Mama: Fine, I’ll take one now. 📸
Olive: NO!!! I have my curlers in!
Mama: Geez, I’ll post one from earlier today then. Are you happy?
Olive: This isn’t about me, Mama. Now, pick one that shows my good side.
Dexter: I just wanted to warn you that I will be back in 20 minutes to wake you up for my afternoon snackies. Okay?
Dexter: Repeat it back to me. I’m not sure you’re entirely awake.
Dexter: Mama? 19 minutes now.
Sophie: I said I’m sorry, Mama! Why won’t you believe me?
Mama: How about you look at me when you say it?
Sophie: Um, this is all I got.
Mama: Then your sorry is not accepted.
Sophie: Geez! I try to pretend to be sorry and this is the thanks I get!
Some may remember that Sophie likes to bring her “friends” inside. In the past, she has deposited a live cockroach in the litter box (which I found with the lights off and before my morning coffee – yes, I screamed). And she’s brought a live lizard upstairs into my office as a present (yes, I screamed). Sophie’s latest friend was again found in the litter box. And again, I first thought it was a “tootsie roll” sliding down a litter mound. It slid a little too fast, so I assumed it was another cockroach. Nope! Please, whatever you do, don’t google house centipede. They’re super creepy and super crawly. Even the photos freak me out. Luckily, Ross was home (obviously) and he put the crawly guy outside. So yeah, this is one of the downsides of opening up the catio for the season. I never know what I’m going to find inside. What has your cat brought you lately?
Mama: Woodrow, I need to move.
Woodrow: I’m not done warming your lap yet.
Mama: How much longer?
Woodrow: It could be hours. No one knows…but I’ll let you know when your lap is sufficiently warmed.
It’s a cold and rainy day here in Southern California. Woodrow is a big lap cat, but he rarely gets under the blankets. Btw, I had to really contort myself to get this shot and not disturb the sleeping mancat baby. Happy Monday!
Where’s the Party?
Harley: The Harley has arrived.
Harley: I’m here. The party can start.
Mama: What party?
Harley: I was told there would be cheese.
Mama: No one’s having a party.
Harley: This is the lamest party ever. No balloons. No streamers. No cheese.
Mama: No one is having a party!!
Tortie Toe Beans
Mama: You have very cute toe beans.
Olive: I have very cute everything.
Olive: Anything else?
Mama: I guess not.
Olive: Okay, bye.
Mama: Nice chat.
Olive: I said dismissed!
Dexter: Close the door, Mama! You’re letting the cold air in.
Sophie: Yeah, how rude!
Mama: You two are so cute.
Dexter: We’re doing this for survival, not your amusement.
Sophie: Yeah, Mama! And turn the heat on, I can’t feel my face!
These Southern California kitties are a little dramatic on cold and rainy days. They’re currently cuddling in my closet. And no, it’s not THAT cold out.
Bonus Friday Photo
I think Harley has given up. He’s over quarantine this life. He just wants the humans to leave the house again so he can get some rest.
Stay safe, everyone!