Friday, September 4, 2015

Flashback Friday: Melly the Destroyer

The lovely Summer asked on Wednesday what happened to the hanging toys on the cat tree.  Here's the photo in question, as a refresher:

When Melly arrived in April of 2010, this cat tree was in perfect shape, with lovely intact yarn balls hanging from the top level.

Melly had been here exactly 8 days when I came home and discovered this:

It only took another day for the other yarn ball to be fully removed. I trimmed the elastic to avoid any potential feline choking hazards.

It was around that time that Melly became known formally as The Destroyer, a title she continues to live up to, as evidenced by my bamboo plant, upper lip, bed sheets, upholstered furniture, etc. Fortunately, she is incredibly adorable.

This video was in the original post with the destroyed yarn balls, and it's pretty cute, so I thought I'd share it again. Melly was such a cute kitten!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015


My old phone prevented me from downloading videos I recorded on the Instagram app, but my new one lets me download them and put them on Vimeo for sharing here! Huzzah!  So, here are a couple of oldish videos that you may have missed.

I took this video one evening when Melly was politely requesting her dinner. We go through this every night; you'd think she was on the verge of starvation from the way she carries on. Of course, she only ever takes a single bite before wandering away for a nap.

Melly Demands Feeding from Natalie on Vimeo.

This video was taken during one of the heat waves earlier this summer. Scarlett was being adorable and cooling off her underside. Apologies for the sound (you may want to mute it)--I had a number of fans going at the time.

Scarlett Cools Her Belly from Natalie on Vimeo.

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Photoshoot with Scarlett

Scarlett's favorite spot these days is on the foot of the bed. She can see out the window, and she gets a delightful sun puddle for much of the morning. She does not, however, always appreciate having her sunbathing interrupted by a cell phone stuck in her face.

"You woke me up, Mom."

"You've taken about 85 photos, and I know you're only going to use one of them.
This is boring."

"Done posing now."

Friday, August 28, 2015

Melly's Rabbit Tendencies

Melly seems to think she's a rabbit. Whenever there is a pile of laundry or a bunched-up blanket, she burrows right in. It's ridiculous and adorable.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Melly in Closeup

I sometimes like to see how close Melly will let me get with the camera. She was sound asleep while I was taking pictures and didn't even twitch a whisker during all of these. Turns out, I can actually touch her nose with the camera before she moves.