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..."


Friday, November 22, 2013

The Good, The Bad, and The...

"Observe the poster behind me. I am The Good, The Bad, and The Gorgeous."

"Well, it's possible I'm not very good."

"I suppose I'm more like The Good-ish Sometimes, The Bad, and The Gorgeous."

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Melly on High

"I am surveying my domain."

"It's not very big, Mom. You should do something about that."

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Photographing Black Cats

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 laugh when 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.

Monday, November 18, 2013


"Minion, do not make eye contact with Us.
Just bring Us some treats.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Helpful Melly

I was changing the sheets recently, and Melly decided to "help" by attacking them. 

"This is MY section of sheet! MINE!"

"That bit over there is also mine." [Tail thrash]

"Whew, all this helping is tiring." [Giant yawn]

"I know you think this is your bed. It is not. 
It is mine and I just let you sleep here."
[Tail thrash]

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Melly in the Window

"I am the Ferocious Mellybean, Destroyer of... Things."

"Is that a bird?"

"Mom! I see a bird!"

"You are very lucky to be outside, bird. 
Otherwise, you would be lunch."

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Geoff and Scarlett

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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nerdtastic Weekend

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.

"What is up with your ears, crazy lady?"

"They seem to have grown points."

"Are you trying to be like me?"

"That's just weird."

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Scarlett Sounds Off

"I have noticed that this blog has been featuring Melly quite a lot lately."

"You also posted pictures of a cat that doesn't even live here."

"Come on."

"We all know I am the cutest."

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Linus Returns

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.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Geoffrey and Mellybelly

Geoff was eating breakfast the other day when Melly decided it was time to snuggle. So Geoff let her have her way.

It was adorable.