Wednesday, November 30, 2011


No one makes a grumpy face quite like this girl.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Melly Snuggles

For some reason, I rarely have the camera around when Melly decides to snuggle, but this time, it was within reach. This is pretty tame for Melly: usually, her snuggles are more like full-body tackles. She leans into me, head-butts me, and even wraps her arms around my neck while nuzzling under my chin.

Thank you for your suggestions yesterday for keeping the drafts out!

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Curtains

As I've mentioned before, my apartment is old. Really old. It's pretty drafty, and my winter heating bills are a little painful. So, in an effort to cut down on the drafts, I reworked an old set of curtains and put them on the bedroom windows. Unfortunately, they're red and my walls are green, but hey, it's almost Christmas anyway.

The cats aren't very fond of this new development, but they're adjusting.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


"I'm making myself as small as possible to hide from the Evil Vacuum of Doom."

Friday, November 25, 2011

And now, reverse

Odd little fuzzball.

I hope you all (in the US) had a good Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Scarlett, Melly, and I wish you a very happy day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Melly and the Spider

Please note that this video contains close-up footage of an arachnid, so don't watch it if you're squeamish about creepy-crawlies. Or if you don't want to watch Melly in huntress mode.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Oh, Mellybean

"Do you really need to point that camera at me?"

"Oh, who am I kidding. I love it."


"I am exhausted. Pet me."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Scarlett's Favorite Spot

I flipped Scarlett's blue blanket around because the corner she always lay on was getting smooshed, but now there's a big lump in her favorite spot. I was hoping she'd just sit on it and smoosh the lump down too, but she is so far thwarted by it.

Happy weekend, all!

P.S. I've been dealing with some eye strain lately - I sit at a computer all day for work - so my blog visiting may be a bit sporadic for a while. (On a related note: I don't always comment, but I do read your blogs, I promise!) I'm scheduling a bunch of posts in advance to minimize my screen time at home, and hopefully I'll be back to normal soon.

Friday, November 18, 2011


These two crack me up.

And to address a couple of comments from yesterday:

I can't remember the last time I used the ironing board for its intended purpose, but because the communal dryers in my apartment building burn my poor clothes to a crisp, I use the ironing board as a drying rack for my laundry. Which makes it all the funnier that Melly likes to hang out on it: it's often covered in damp socks!

Marlene said: "And you are right, she is more adorable than anything else. I would probably ruin the moment by running up to her, squeeing aloud and kissing her while rubbing the sides of her head... yes, I am that kind of person :)"

Marlene, I am that kind of person too: I do that to Melly on a daily basis.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Melly on the Ironing Board

When I do laundry and hang it to dry from the ironing board, Melly loves to hang out on top of the board. This time, there weren't any damp socks for her to lay on, so I put the catnip quilt down for her. She loved it.

Added bonus: she could spy on Scarlett through the holes.

All the spying wore her out.

Scarlett seemed to be considering jumping up on the ironing board, so Melly made herself extra tall and threatening. It worked, although I think Melly looks more adorable than threatening.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scarlett Claims a Lap

"Human, I am going to sit on your lap."

"Ahh, yes. This is the life."

"Bring on the snuggles."

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kitten Lips

This isn't Melly's most flattering angle, but her little mouth is awfully cute.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Drama Queen

"Would you look at this? Those two have taken the best spots on the couch, and I'm relegated to this decidedly un-prime location."

You could go sit on Geoff's lap, Scarlett. Or next to Melly.

"Shh, can't you see I'm playing the martyr here?"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Weekend!

One more belly floof picture for this week, just because.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Check out that profile. Positively leonine.

Edited to add this excellent caption by Cynthia M. Suprenant:

"Everything the light touches is my kingdom", thought Melly. "I shall reign benevolently, unless I feel like swatting Scarlett, whereupon my benevolent rule shall be suspended temporarily in favor of a more mischievous reign."

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nap, Interrupted

That yawn picture makes me giggle every time.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Proper Cat Behavior

Apparently Scarlett's etiquette lessons are paying off: here is Melly, demonstrating that she too can display properly contained feline behavior.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Beautiful Kitty

Lovely Melly. She has such a pretty silhouette.

Happy weekend!