Friday, February 27, 2015


 Ummm I'm looking for some new place to check out.

This looks like a good spot.

 I'm very careful when I find a new place.

It looks kinda scary under here.
Hey Mom don't you dust?

Heck I'm going IN!
NO kitties were harmed during this and her Daddy knew she was
underneath his chair.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Same Time Next Year

I took this of Annabelle in 
Jan of 2014

The three of these
were all taken
in January of 2015

I have these of Abby 
taken in the same chair
during December of 2012.

Dec 2012

The afternoon sun comes in with such a
golden hue.
The light on Annabelle is being
diffused through a stained glass piece 
in the kitchen window.

It's Thankful Thursday and we will be joining
PepiSmartDog for this week's Blog Hop.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Annabelle's Antics

Here I am on top of the display cabinet.

Mom is saying something.


What do you mean I'm not supposed to be up here.
I'm up here, aren't I?
Bah ha ha ha!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mancat Monday

Mr Jinx makes an appearance on Mancat Monday.
Ummm, I wonder what Ping will say about this?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Caturday Art


We're joining Athena for this week's
CATurday ART blog hop!

Friday, February 20, 2015


Time for a quick bath.

That feels so much better!

I missed my paw.

Now I can relax and stretch my toesies.

Ahhh this is the life!

Today is the 80th edition of the
Pet Parade!
We hope you'll join all of us in

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Manx Girls

Annabelle on kitchen table

Abby same kitchen table

ever so thankful,
for you both.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Yellow Bowl

Looks like a simple yellow bowl of oranges, doesn't it?
It's not.

A few days ago I purchased some "Halo" oranges.
When I brought them home, I thought they would
look nicer in a bowl out on the countertop.
So I dug deep into my cabinet and I saw the yellow
Bauer bowl that I had taken from my Grandmother's 
kitchen after she passed away in 2002.
I thought why not use that?
It was a nice memory of her.
Except there were more memories hidden in this bowl
than I knew.
As it had been sitting in this cabinet drawer for some
time I wanted to wash it and clean it.
Before I did, I was struck numb for a moment.
A single black hair.
I knew just where it had come from so long ago.
A single piece of fur that I picked up with my
fingertip and tears ran down my face like rain.
A memory.

Abby during the photos I shot of her that day in Feb of 2013.
Up on the counter (where the current oranges were shot) drinking out 
of my cup of water. She liked to do that.
I liked that she did it.

Sitting by the edge of the sink.

Do you see it?
The yellow bowl?
It underneath the stainless steel pot.
The pot I used all the time to make her
special slippery elm syrup.

Abby behind the cabinet.
How I remember that day.
Thinking back...
Wondering am I going to be able to get you out?
She loved getting into the kitchen cabinets.

Yes, that yellow bowl.

The one my Grandmother had for years.

It was your fur from this moment suspended in
time until I reawakened it two years later.
That piece of fur, that one strand fell off my
fingertip and onto the floor.
I couldn't find it again.
But for one moment I held her again if only 
one tiny speck.
It was her and she was here.
I miss her so.