Happy Friday! So, I wanted to share with you what I’ve been spending (way too much) time on during quarantine. My birthday was last month, and Ross bought me the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is the hot game that coincidentally came out March 20th and was the perfect timing for people staying safe at home. Over 13.4 million copies were sold in the first six weeks – and I’m sure it’s still going strong. The idea is that you move to a deserted island and work to build it up into a place where villagers will want to come live. Basically, you’re creating your own dream island.
I had never played earlier versions of Animal Crossing before (or any video game, really), but I’m hooked! Here is my cat room that I built in my house. I imported photos of my cats, of course. There’s even a litter box and cat beds on the other side of the room. Any other fellow Animal Crossing players here? If so, let’s island hop!
Here’s what the cats were up to this week!
Congrats to Olive
Olive: Well, tickle my tummy and color me impressed! It looks like congratulations are in order!
Mama: Aww, thank you! I was-
Olive: Hey, I’m talking about you congratulating ME on my three-hour power nap.
Olive: I’ve shortened it down from four hours. If anything deserves congratulations, I’m pretty sure that’s it.
Mama: Um, congrats?
Today on the blog I announced that I won 7 Certificate of Excellence awards from the Cat Writers’ Association for my 2019 blogging and social media activities. Here’s what the association/judges recognized: two product review posts, three photos, my overall blog in the humor/entertainment category, and my social media efforts in the humor/entertainment category. Needless to say, I’m extremely excited and honored. While I do this purely for fun and to share my cats, it’s still nice to be recognized. And a big congrats to all of the other Certificate of Excellence winners! (Oh, and congrats again to Olive on her power nap reduction time. 🤷♀️)
Never A Dull Moment
There I was enjoying my coffee this morning when someone launched himself several feet into the air to catch a bird…and landed on the screen door (#indoorcatproblems). He hung there for a bit until he figured out how to get down. He has never done this before and I think he was a little confused as to what to do. On the plus side, I now know our screen door can handle a 14-pound cat catapult. How’s your Caturday going?
Dexter: Mama, pets please.
Mama: Your wish is my command.
Dexter: Then scratch that. Treats please.
Cat Dad Cuddes
Sophie: Now to the kitchen!
Cat Dad: I have to put you down and get back to work.
Sophie: You said you’d carry me.
Cat Dad: I didn’t mean all day.
Sophie: Well, I did. Let’s compromise. Carry me for another 8 hours. And then the rest of the day, I’ll walk on my own.
Cat Dad: You get 2 more minutes.
Sophie: I don’t think you know what compromise means!!
As much as Sophie loves me, she really is a cat dad kind of cat. She’s happy to just cuddle in his arms like this or lay on his chest while he’s on his iPad. She always goes to him first for cuddles. And no, I’m not jealous. Really, I’m not! 😭
Olive: No, this is my pre-bath bath.
Olive: This is my 2nd pre-bath. I have one more to go before the main event.
Mama: You take bathing seriously.
Olive: Don’t you pre-bath as well?
Olive: I can tell, I was trying to be nice.
Bonus Friday Blooper
Sophie just walked into my office here. Do you think she saw something weird? Or is she remembering where her purse is?!?
Stay safe, everyone!