Friday, May 31, 2013

In which I lose the Battle of the Table

"I'm not on the table; I'm on your magazine. 
See these airplane ears? I dare you to move me."

The next day...

"Forget the magazine. This is my table now."

Thursday, May 30, 2013

An update, and some crazy eyes

Work has been nuts lately, and non-work things have been busy too; last weekend, I was a bridesmaid at a wedding in New Jersey:

The poor kitties have been a little neglected as a result of work, travel, etc., but I'm trying to make it up to them with lots of playtime and treats. They, of course, are taking full advantage of my guilt and are being very demanding.

Speaking of playtime, Melly has been going bananas on the scratching post lately. She particularly loves climbing up the vertical scratching posts, then rolling around crazily on the second-highest platform. She is such a nut.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sundry Silliness

Scarlett, like a lot of cats, loves to push pens off tables. To keep her from pushing my pen off my desk for the eleventy billionth time, I set up the coffee table for her:

That one on the floor used to be on the table, but Scarlett got to it before I grabbed the camera. Silly girl.

And here is Melly, doing her usual routine of "helping" with the laundry:

"Oh, sorry, were you going to fold these sheets?"

Friday, May 24, 2013

In which Melly keeps watch

"I think I see a spider!"

"Maybe I'll let Scarlett handle this one.
Oh, who am I kidding. I'd better get on it."

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In which Scarlett is irked

"You know, having Melly spying on me all the time really harshes my mellow."


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In which Melly looks regal

"Behold! I am the royal Mellybean, ruler of all!"

"Ruler of what's down there..."

"...and what's over there."

"I have also mastered the difficult double-paw grooming technique. 
All must bow before me."

Monday, May 20, 2013

In which Scarlett is naughty

"Oops, I'm not supposed to be up here."

"Well, since I'm up here anyway, I might as well take a little nibble at the plants."

Friday, May 17, 2013

In which Melly attacks my jeans

"DIE, jeans, DIE!!"

"Nom nom nom."

"Whew, this is exhausting."

[crazy eyes]

Thursday, May 16, 2013

In which Scarlett Critiques the Furniture Arrangement

"I'm not sure what I think of the new location of this shelf."

"I feel strangely vulnerable."

"Oh dear."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Scarlett's Spot

"I love this shelf. Please keep it empty so I can sit in it all the time."

Monday, May 13, 2013

Shelf Sharing

"Scarlett is on my shelf, mom. Make her move."

"Ooh! A fly!"

Friday, May 10, 2013

Paint Completion!

My living room has been torn apart for the past several days due to some minor moisture intrusion that needed to be repaired. Surprisingly, the cats were mostly fascinated by all the action. Melly even snoopervised the painter for a bit.

Here she is, keeping an eye on the drying plaster:

I think Scarlett was more interested in the fan than the plaster, but even she got in on the action:

All the furniture was pushed to the opposite wall, and Melly enjoyed the new location of the cat tree:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Darling Scarlett

I love this picture of Geoff and Scarlett. The two of them hung out on the couch for about an hour last night, and Scarlett was thrilled by the undivided attention from her beloved Geoffrey. He scritched her head and even kept Melly off the couch so she couldn't bother Scarlett. 

Geoff is feigning indifference in this photo because I took about twenty before this one and he was getting annoyed by the camera. Scarlett, as you can see, is pleased as punch to have her happy moment documented.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Goofy Melly

I was laying on the couch on my stomach when I felt something fuzzy on my knee. 

It was Melly.

This might be a new level of ridiculousness, even for her.