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Meow Monday: Snow Days

The ice finally melted over the weekend and the temps are back to normal-cold, but the cats enjoyed the days of snow and ice while they lasted.

Plenty of staring out the window…

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Napping on the couch…

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Assisting in the sewing room…

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And plenty of lounging around, of course!

Meow Monday: Grandcats

My parents visited for another infusion and stayed over for the weekend too. We had a fun couple days hanging out, checking out the James K. Polk home, visiting family… more on that tomorrow! The grandcats reacted in the usual ways to having visitors… Tali loved the extra attention and upped the affection, and Cora acted out by running around and causing a few injuries. Ah, cats…

Tali enjoyed the fresh laundry…

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Cora enjoyed the V Day gifts…

 

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And needed a little extra love…

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(Can you spot Tali?)

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It’s always entertaining with the cats around!

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Nineteen

I’ve been sick this past weekend, so I’ve been feeling pretty lazy… and so have the cats! Lots of naps going on lately. How about another Instagram update? These are from August and September of last year… I’ll probably never catch up, ha!

 

Little pawsies

Little pawsies

 

Cora is so helpful!

Cora is so helpful!

 

Nap time

Nap time

 

More progress, more naps

More progress, more naps

 

Tali rolling around in the sunshine

Tali rolling around in the sunshine

 

Familiar scene.

Familiar scene.

 

More sunshine, more stitching, more cat naps

More sunshine, more stitching, more cat naps

 

Stitching outside with the kitties

Stitching outside with the kitties

 

Tali the shadow cat

Tali the shadow cat

 

Besties

Besties

Meow Monday: Kitten Pics

Every year or so I have to share this kitten picture of Cora… how can you resist a face like this?

When we got Cora, we didn’t have a couch or a kitchen table yet… but we were fresh from our honeymoon and knew we needed a cat!

Couch = 0, Cat = 1

Cora has always had plenty of personality to make up for what she lacks in tail.

And now… almost six years old and still plenty of spunk. She’s mellowed plenty too, and only has to be squirted with water a couple times a week (major improvement).

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Tali came along about a year after we were married, the oldest of the bunch at the Humane Society and the sweetest one by far. We don’t have any kitten pics, but look how cute she was five years ago:

And now… she looks pretty much the same! Five years later, she’s still as sweet, and finally trusts us enough to pick her up and cuddle without freaking out. Progress!

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I think they even like each other now!

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Thanks for walking down memory lane with me… and happy Monday!

Meow Monday: Water Feature

Happy MLK Day! I do not have the day off… but hubby does… so I’m trying not to feel too jealous. But the most exciting news comes from the cat world: we have a new water bowl. A fancy fountain of a water bowl!

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The old bowl wasn’t up to snuff – it got pretty gross pretty often, and it didn’t seem sanitary. We found this one at the pet shop and figured the cats would enjoy the running water feature. (The green bowl only holds 1/2 cup twice a day, per the vet’s recommendation… but somehow the cats are still fat.)

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It’s so funny to watch them investigate something new… they are very suspicious at first, but warmed up eventually.

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I’m not thrilled that it has to be plugged in and there’s a “tinkling” sound in the background now, but the cats do seem to like it, so we’ll give it a couple weeks and see how it goes.

Meow Monday: Cats in the Background

The cats are pretty much always around, no matter what I’m doing. And if I’m working on something, I pretty much always try to take a picture of it with a cat in the background… you know, to up the cute factor.

 

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I’ve been jumping around a lot between projects lately, but I haven’t really settled on anything. It’s fun to dabble every now and then, but I’m trying not to leave too many WIP in my wake.

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More on the fun stuff in the foreground later, but for now… cats, cats, cats in the background!

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Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Eighteen

Back from visiting my family in Alabama, back to work… but I can deal with a two-day work week! Another batch of Instagram cats from June through August… enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Stitching with Tali.

Stitching with Tali.

 

New coffee table, finally!

New coffee table, finally!

 

Tali enjoys the new table too.

Tali enjoys the new table too.

 

 

 

Too bright for Cora!

Too bright for Cora!

 

I miss hanging out on the porch, now that it's too cold!

\ I miss hanging out on the porch, now that it’s too cold!

 

Two little things don't like it when the suitcase comes out.

Two little things don’t like it when the suitcase comes out.

 

The Once Upon a Time sampler is a pretty good marker of time!

The Once Upon a Time sampler is a pretty good marker of time!

 

July has come and gone.

July has come and gone.

 

5 years ago Cora was a tiny (and loud) little thing!

5 years ago Cora was a tiny (and loud) little thing!

 

My two favorite cats.

My two favorite cats.

Meow Monday: Cozy Cats

We’re coming off a productive weekend of packing, a friend spending the night, getting ready for the holidays, and now a two day work week. The cats aren’t thrilled with all the activity, but they still found plenty of time to be lazy cozy as usual…

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(I am also loving the beautiful background quilt!)

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Cheers to a happy holiday week!

Meow Monday: Christmas Cats

It seems like everyone has the big tree up with all the ribbons and ornaments and trimming… and I’m over here with my little table top tree. I don’t know why, but this year I’m over the ornaments and I love our little tree with only the lights and star at the top.  I hung the stockings (for the cats), a wreath on the door… and I’m done!

Cora is obsessed with the tree. We find her sitting by the tree almost every night, usually with her head in the branches gnawing away.  Tali, on the other hand, is terrified of the tree.

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But Tali find plenty of ways to cuddle with the other Christmas happenings… mainly in the sewing room where I’ve been spending a lot of time lately.

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And because the cats are never far away when I’m trying to take pics of new projects, here are a couple sneak peeks at a few crafty somethings I’ll share on the blog shortly…

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(This GORGEOUS log cabin wreath quilt was made by my secret Santa at the Music City Modern Quilt guild… I love it!!)

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I love this time of year!

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Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Seventeen

We had a great holiday with hubby’s fam and it was so nice to get away for a bit. Time to jump back into the daily grind again… and I’m not quite ready!  So here’s another Instagram update.  I can’t believe it’s #17 and I’m still months behind! I can’t help but snap pics of these little kitties… who knows if I’ll ever catch up!

 

See, sometimes they're sweet to each other...

See, sometimes they’re sweet to each other…

 

This reminds me that I haven't picked up this project in quite some time...

This reminds me that I haven’t picked up this project in quite some time…

 

Naptime

Naptime

 

Taking Cora for a walk! She mostly just ate the grass.

Taking Cora for a walk! She mostly just ate the grass.

 

Another walk with Cora! During which she ate grass, creeped a little ways, and then threw up.

Another walk with Cora! During which she ate grass, creeped a little ways, and then threw up.

 

Majestic Tali

Majestic Tali

 

Sweet thing.

Sweet thing.

 

Bird watching.

Bird watching.

 

Cora loves hugs!

Cora loves hugs!

 

Hanging out in the sewing room.

Hanging out in the sewing room.

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