Posted in Animals, Cats, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Ever Watchful


Whether she’s on guard duty in the front window, asleep by the fire, or nestled comfortably on a lap, Bebe knows exactly how to impart a sense of security.

Distrust and caution are the parents of security. —Benjamin Franklin


Posted in Cats, humor, Photography, The Top Ten

The Top Ten Reasons Cats Get Drunk


The Top Ten Reasons Cats Get Drunk

#10—Trader Joe’s™ discontinued Super Tuna Feast.

#9—They can spread the hangovers over 9 lives.

#8—David Letterman retired.

#7—Someone Velcroed the table lamps.

#6—The new baby has its own room.

#5—The litter box video bombed on YouTube™.

#4—“Milk AGAIN?”

#3—Their owner brought home a poodle named Missy.

#2—“I’m going to the V-E-T tomorrow.”

And the #1 Reason Cats Get Drunk:


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Sunday Morning


Since last week’s mix of snow and ice melted our weather’s been iffy—if you stepped outside you’d be hit by rain and gusty winds. I cleaned up a bit of the downfall left over from the storm during a short break, but only small limbs and debris around the deck. The larger branches won’t get cut and stacked until my chain saw returns from the shop in a week.

I wasn’t looking for pictures this morning when another break came, momentary sunshine flooding the dining area and intersecting with Smudge, who didn’t seem to notice (or care).

Posted in Cats, Photography

A Subliminal Cat


Not quite a black cat in a coal bin, but when our tuxedo beauty, Scooter, paused among yesterday’s shadows in the living room, I caught a different look thanks to the slanting, contrasting light. And, for once, she wasn’t required to “Say Mouse!”

“When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?” —Montaigne