Tuesday, December 31, 2013


"It's New Year's Eve, y'all--that means it's time for a party!
Of course, I party by laying on the bed doing nothing. 
It's how I roll."

"Stay safe tonight, everyone!"

Monday, December 30, 2013

Melly the Destroyer

Here is Melly, looking very proud of herself:

Would you like to know why?  It's a doozie.

She puked a giant puddle right on my bed.  Right after I'd changed the sheets. It went through all the layers of bedding. The reason for the puking?  None. She just ate too fast.

Oh, and half an hour later, she chewed on and ruined my sister's iPod headphones. 

That's right, Melly. Look ashamed.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Lovely Guest Kitty

My sister and I went on a short road trip to the same hotel Geoff and I visited last month. You may remember my post about Brook, one of the hotel's resident kitties. I didn't get to hang out with him this time, but I did get some pictures of Alder, Brook's sister.  She really took to my sister, and "helped" her with her studying. Isn't she cute?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Scarlett and My Sister

Scarlett is not very friendly with new people, or even people she hasn't seen in a while, but she was surprisingly calm around my sister. She allowed my sister to scritch her head, and even gave her a few head-butts. For Scarlett, that's pretty good!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone!  

Monday, December 23, 2013

A visit from my sister!

As some of you may remember, my sister stayed with me for the summer a couple years ago, and she and Melly became the best of friends. Well, my sister came back for a visit last week and Melly was so excited.  Here are some photos of their joyful reunion:


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Melly the Snugglebug

As previously mentioned, Melly likes to burrow when it's cold. At night, she sometimes crawls under the covers with me. She's very warm, so it's quite cozy. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


I read somewhere that cats evolved the ability to meow solely to talk to humans; when they communicate with each other, it's mostly nonverbal. Scarlett is quite a chatterbox and has a large vocabulary of trills and mews, which she mostly uses to chastise me for my sub par service of her royal highness. Sometimes, though, I think she tries to communicate with me in Cat. She has a very expressive face.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Rambunctious Nocturnal Creatures

Scarlett and Melly have been very active at night lately. much to the detriment of my beauty rest. It is not uncommon for me to wake up in the middle of the night to this scene:

"Hi Mom! We're just standing guard."

"Y'know, hanging out and lurking creepily next to your head."

"Just go back to sleep. Don't mind us."

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Melly the Knitting Assistant

In the winter, I spend much of my free time knitting. As you can imagine, the cats are utterly entranced by the yarn. Melly also likes the blocking process.  To block a scarf, I stretch it out on the ironing board, spray it until it's damp, and pin it down all along the edges. To protect the damp scarf from certain curious felines and their constant shedding, I throw a towel over it. Melly doesn't mind the pin heads that stick up from the board, and just plops herself down on it.

"I love new napping spots!"

"I could do without all these poky pins, though."

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Melly the Burrower

We are having an unseasonably chilly winter here in the Pacific NW, and the cats seem to be on a continual quest for the toastiest spot in the apartment.

Scarlett usually goes for the obvious: camp out in front of the wall heater. Melly, however, has decided to channel her inner rabbit and burrow under blankets, piles of clothes, or reclining humans. She's very determined, and it's pretty funny to watch.  Here, she is rummaging in a pile of clean sheets:

And here, she has buried herself under some clean socks.

"What? It's cozy!"

Friday, November 29, 2013

Looking out the Window

Scarlett: "Melly, you're too close." [Growl]
Melly: "I don't care! I like being near you, big sis!"

Scarlett: "I find you irksome." 
Melly: "I looooove youuuuu. Hey, look, a bird!"

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all in the US of A, I wish you the very best of Thanksgivings. I hope you have a wonderful day, full of good food, good friends, and good fun. 

And perhaps a good nap. Here, Scarlett will demonstrate for you:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Floofalicious Guest Kitty

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! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Melly Provides Assistance

Geoff and I went on a mini vacation last weekend, and Melly was gracious enough to help me pack. 

Well, sort of.

"I do not think you should bring this shirt. It's covered in cat hair.
Can't imagine how THAT happened. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Scarlett Expands her Territory

Scarlett has recently been spending some time in what was previously Melly's box on top of the tall bookshelf. Melly doesn't seem to mind, and has been giving Scarlett her space.

"There's a great view from up here."

"I can see all over the apartment."

"And out two windows."

"But I'm not sure how to get down..."