Monday Meows

August 3, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I’m from the past and I’m here to warn you about the kitten!

I thought time travelers came from the future to issue warnings…

Please, just make it stop.

Chill, it’s long gone. This is just an echo of the past.

Monkey, you know I can make you regret all this kitten shit, right?

 

 

Monday Meows

July 27, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I live up here until the kitten is gone.

Relax, it left weeks ago.

But I’m going to be making guest appearances for ages. …Heh.

No. I put my paw down on this one. …or, is it up?

It’s gone. Ima look at squirrels.

We need to have a commission to investigate how it got here.

I reiterate, I live up here now.

Coconut Cat RIP

July 25, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, In memorium, Neil Gaiman, Pets and other friends

We have reached the end of an era with the passing of Coconut, the last of the cats of Castle Gaiman. Back in 2010, when I first became friends with Neil, I absolutely fell in love with the menagerie that lived at his house and spent many hours walking borrowed dogs, petting the resident cats, or simply writing in corners with feline companionship. Portions of ten novels were written in the castle, and whenever I worked there Coconut always found me and curled up on or near me. He was an incredibly social and loving cat; I am going to miss him enormously. He was a frequent guest on Friday Cat Blogging and I ended up with a lot of pictures of him over the years. As is my tradition when I lose a pet friend, I’m going to share a portion of them as a farewell.

My last shot of him. Old and thin but still himself to the end

And, this was my first.

Sitting with me while I was writing last fall.

Cuddling with Laura back around 2012.

He was often waiting at the door when I showed up.

Writing in the tower.

And in the kitchen.

He could be a goof.

Or the picture of dignity.

He kept the magnificent Princess close company in her final days.

Here they are sometime in that first year I made friends with them.

He was a but dubious about this interloper.

But he really loved people.

With Laura last winter.

And me that fall.

Here he is helping me with another book in the library.

My most common view was of him waiting for me to put the laptop down.

I just love this.

A champion sleeper.

Even when balancing precariously.

This is not a trap. He liked belly rubs.

And sun.

So much sun.

If I didn’t pick him up fast enough he got quite demanding.

Verbally too.

This is usually how he said goodbye.

He liked drinking from the sink while Princess was alive.

But mostly he liked people.

Damn, but I am going to miss this little guy.

Such a charmer.

And so sweet.

I’m going to end with this shot because I find it haunting.

 

Monday Meows

July 20, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Sleep battle, yo!

I’m down.

Dis cat sleeps better’n anyone!

She ain’t sleeping, she’s stoned.

I see what you did there.

 

Monday Meows

July 13, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Monkey, tell me a story. Monkey… Monkey. Monkey!

Oh, damn, it’s that thing again.

Really? Oh, hell.

Send it away!

I think we should kill it with fur.

Yes, make it so.

 

 

Monday Meows

July 6, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Hi, I Kitten!

Oh, Hell No!

Shoot me now.

I’d take you up on that, but I’d have to move.

Chill, it’ll be gone soon.

Monday Meows

June 29, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Iz Sleeps Day

I’m in. We’re competing, right?

Six eight from the feline judge.

Scooba-do-dap-zow-zzzzzzzzzzz!

Monday Meows

June 15, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Dis quarantine stuff is getting old, my battery died.

So, recharge it.

You can DO THAT? I have wasted so much money on new phones…

I’m not listening!

Would you all shut up, dis my favorite show! It’s got the bald guy.

Monday Meows

June 8, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I am Boudica, all shall love me and despair!

I thought it was pronounced, Boa-Day-Chia, like the pet.

In her case it’s probably Boo-Dick-Ka, like the giant snake.

I like Boo-Dick-Ka, it’s one of my favorite dishes! …what?

Monday RoMeow And Juliet

June 1, 2020 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Not soft, what cake through yonder window breaks?

Oh ghods…here we go again

Tis the fruit and duly soaked in rum

What did Shakespeare ever do to you?

Arise, fair yeast, and fluff the envious bread!

I kind of like dis one…is my young mind getting moldy?

Tis fat and ready to butter and grease!

It’ll be over soon, right?

But thou, old maid, art far more loaf than she.

That’s it, you’re done!