Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone! I don't have a Halloween post for today as I decided to spare the kitties the humiliation of costumes. (To be honest, it's mainly that their claws need trimming and I prefer my skin intact.) 

Anyway, as a (partially) black cat, Melly is somewhat Halloweenish, so here she is!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Just WAIT til you see this kitty!

My coworker has a cat named Linus, who is the most picture-perfect cat I have ever seen.  My coworker sent me a couple photos of Linus recently and gave me permission to share them here.  Just look at his eyes!  I can't get over it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Scarlett got an award!

Socks of Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs gave Scarlett the Opposites Attract award!

Thanks for the award, Socks! I will pass it along to Benny over at It's All About The Cats, because he just had his 13th gotcha day, and that's pretty cool.

Here are the rules for the award:

1)  Thank the blogger who gave you the Opposites Attract Award and link back to their blog.
2) Post the award on your blog. .
3) Pass the award along to at least one other blogger.  More than one would be better but if you can only come up with one, that’s okay too. The Opposites Attract Award is all about opposites, so boys have to give the award to girls and girls have to give it to boys. If you pass the award on to a multi-cat/animal household, you must name the recipient. And, of course, you can pass it on to other four-leggers, such as dogs, bunnies, guinea pigs and ferrets.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Melly shows her team spirit

Geoff is a University of Washington alumnus and is a devoted superfan of their sports teams, particularly the football team. It was homecoming on Saturday, so I put Melly in her little UW jersey to support the Huskies. Geoff happily posed for some pictures with our fuzzy little football fan.

I use the term fan loosely, of course.

"I don't even know what football is. And I hate dogs."

"Hide me."

Friday, October 25, 2013

Nope, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet

When I blog, I like to have at least a week's worth of posts scheduled ahead of time. I frequently tweak or reorder the posts as I put them up, but I like this system because it gives me a cushion in case things get busy and I don't have time to blog, but it also means that if something happens at the end of the week and I'm out of posts, I'm toast.

Last week, I got what I am pretty sure was food poisoning. It was exceedingly unpleasant and I was out of commission for the latter half of the week. Ergo, no blog posts this week.

The cats very kindly kept me company in my time of misery. Scarlett mostly snoozed on me and purred, but Melly preferred to lay nearby and display her floof. I like to think that it was a conscious effort to cheer me up.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Well, I take that back

Melly is not on the fence about the rug; she's become a fan. 


Thursday, October 17, 2013

The New Rug

I've lived in my apartment for over four years now, and the floors have always been bare hardwood. I liked that because it's easy to clean up all the tumbleweeds of cat hair, but over the weekend, I finally decided to get a rug for the living room because the floors were just too cold. The one I chose was a coarsely woven jute mat, and I worried that the cats would think it was a giant scratcher. They seem to be on the fence about it, though, and have mostly been sniffing it.

"You feel nice under my paws but I remain suspicious."

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fierce Mellybean

Melly is still riding the high of her spider snack from yesterday. 

"I am the Fiercest of the Fierce!"

"Sorry, that's a little immodest, isn't it? Well, I care not. I'm awesome."

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mellybean, Slayer of Arachnids

"What is this? Could it be?
A tasty snack in my favorite box?"

"It's like Christmas came early!"

"Oh, spider. You have no idea how delicious you will be."

"I shall demolish you with a paralyzing blow from my powerful Paw of Doom."

"Mmmmm. crunchy."

Friday, October 11, 2013

5 Minutes in the Life of Scarlett

"Ho hum, just bathing my paw..."

"Is that a dog?!"

"Ooh, I do not like dogs."

"I'm so glad you're a cat person, Mom."

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sweet Scarlett

Scarlett's acne still hasn't gone away, but I've been treating it mostly with the coconut oil and it does seem to be improving--just slowly. She actually looks forward to the coconut oil treatments, which is a very welcome change from when she'd run growling from the Douxo pads. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Back atop the Bookshelf

After a traumatic incident earlier this summer in which Melly fell behind the bookshelf and got stuck, Melly has barely set foot on top of the shelf. I think she was afraid of falling down again. But recently, Scarlett started to show interest in the box on top of the bookshelf. Of course Melly couldn't allow that, so she plunked herself back in her box like nothing ever happened. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Literary Kitty

"I'm absorbing your books by osmosis."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

In the Laundry Hamper

I had emptied out the laundry hamper to sort its contents, and when I turned back around to replace the lid, I found this:

"Oh, hi."

"It's cozy in here."

"I think I shall stay."

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Of Tails and Belly Floof

I was inspired by Rene's post to measure Scarlett and Melly's tails. In retaliation for my committing this terrible violation of their personal space, both cats are currently glaring daggers in my direction. Ah well.  Melly's tail is around 13" long and Scarlett's is about 11".  

And now, some floof: