The hotel where Geoff and I stayed last weekend had two resident cats, Alder and Brook. It was too cold to spend much time outside, so both cats spent much of the weekend hanging out in the lobby. Alder preferred to watch the guests from afar, but Brook was delighted to receive any and all attention offered. He even submitted to being pet by small children, which was pretty impressive.
One afternoon, I curled up on a couch in the hotel lobby to read, and Brook joined me. Here, he is happily chewing on a corner of my sweater:
And here, he is looking adorable. It's hard to tell, but he has one green eye and one blue.
And here, he is offering his floof for petting. Interestingly, neither he nor Alder have tails.
I always miss Scarlett and Melly when I spend time away from them, so it was great to be able to get a little kitty time!
If you have black cats, you know that photographing them can be difficult, particularly in low light. For every photo of Melly I've posted here, there are at least ten rejects in which she just looks like a smudge.
I took these pictures with my cell phone because Melly was napping adorably. When I uploaded them to my computer, I had to laughwhen I realized that the only things visible are Melly's ears!
Actually, I think that tiny speck in the facial region is a partially open eye. Maybe.
Geoff is Scarlett's second-favorite person; if I am not available for snuggles, she seeks him out. The other day, he was lounging on the couch watching TV when Scarlett decided to join him. Ignore the fact that Scarlett looks super grumpy--that's just her face.
My extended edition DVD of The Hobbit arrived on Friday, and I spent much of the weekend plowing through the special features. The cats enjoyed this because it meant I was sitting still and available for lots of snuggles.
On Friday, I wore my pointy ears while watching, and Scarlett was a bit judgmental.
Remember Linus, the kitty with the unbelievably huge eyes who looks like something out of Puss in Boots? Well, I have met him and seen his adorableness in person. He was a little shy at first, but warmed up quickly after I gave him some treats. He is teeny, maybe about half Melly's size, and has a very quiet and polite mew.
I took these pictures of Linus while he was sitting in the front window, keeping an eye on the neighborhood. Note his adorable paw floof.