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Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Twenty

The cats took the weekend off for the holiday, so there’s nothing new to report! Instead, how about another Instagram update? We’ve made it all the way to Christmas 2014… only 7 months behind now, ha!

 

Sam the Man and Sam the Cat, reunited again!

Sam the Man and Sam the Cat, reunited again!

 

Cora models the new table runner

Cora models the new table runner

 

... And the tree

… And the tree

 

Tali is excited for holidays!

Tali is ready to get started on the last block of the Once Upon a Time cross stitch!

 

Mostly Tali is excited for naptime

Mostly Tali is excited for naptime.

 

Cora and the Tree Part 2

Cora and the Tree Part 2

 

It was so much fun to stitch the Once Upon a Time sampler along with the cats all year long!

It was so much fun to stitch the Once Upon a Time cross stitch along with the cats all year long!

 

Another glamour shot

Another glamour shot

 

New toys, old cat

New toys, old cat

 

This is one of my favorite pics of Cora, from the Mississippi snow days of 2010. Thanks, Timehop!

This is one of my favorite pics of Cora, from the Mississippi snow days of 2010. Thanks, Timehop!

Meow Monday: Sleeping Cuties

 

Let’s face it, cats are cutest when they’re sleeping. And of course I can’t help but snap a few pics…

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Sweet dreams!

Meow Monday: Neighborhood Girls

There’s a gang of little girls that roam around our neighborhood, giggling and shrieking and chattering a million miles a minute. If you cross paths with them, they’ll start a conversation but if something more interesting comes along (like a dog on a leash), then you’re old news and they’re off in a flash.

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The other day they informed me that I have two cats: one is a calico, and the other one is shy.

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So true! With the amount of time the cats spend out on the porch, these girls have them all figured out.

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Meow Monday: Six Years

On June 13 we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary… time flies!

Cora joined our family a couple weeks after the wedding, an itty bitty kitten. Tali came along about a year later, and she was 2-3 years old when we took her home from the Humane Society. Even though Tali hasn’t been around quite as long, she’s ahead of the age game, so I’m calling it even & sharing six fun facts about the kitcats.

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Here are Six Things You Didn’t Know About…

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Cora…

(1.) talks to hubby all the time, but she refuses to respond to me. I don’t know why!

(2.) enjoys talking to the birds from the window. She started chirping to the birds in San Francisco and continues here in TN…. I have no idea if she wants to be friends with the birds or eat them. Maybe both!

(3.) runs outside every time the door is left open too long, but never runs far and always waits for you to bring her back inside.

(4.) has been stuck in a tree, inside a neighbor’s locked house, and caught by animal control… all in the first couple years of her life.

(5.) sports 2 symmetrical white marks by her ears due to some ear mite medicine that changed the color of her fur where it was applied.

(6.) loves the leftover milk or yogurt from my breakfast each morning.

 

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Tali…

(1.) loves cat toys, and rarely plays with household items… she prefers tennis balls!

(2.) is very suspicious of people food and is never interested in table scraps.

(3.) has always been skittish, but in the past year or so has finally allowed us to pick her up. Lately I’ve been instigating more cuddling and I think she’s finally coming around!

(4.) appears black, but in the sunlight her fur is actually dark brown.

(5.) ran away for 10 days once… I hardly recognized her when she was finally caught by animal control, but I’m so glad we were reunited!

(6.) begs (loudly) for her meals… starting an hour or so before meal time, twice daily on the dot!

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I know it’s obvious but… love my two kitties!

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Meow Monday: Sunshine

Wherever the sun is, you can find the cats. If they aren’t out on the porch, they’re sunning on the window sill.

In the sunlight, Tali turns into a brown cat.

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Even at the end of the day, Cora is still looking for the sun.

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The life of a cat…

Meow Monday: Q&A

The month of mayhem that was May is over, and this past weekend was the first in quite a while where we didn’t have anywhere to be, anywhere to drive, or anything in particular to do. It was great! I got to catch up on a few house projects, spend some time with my sewing machine (finally!), but most of all… I got some quality time with the kit-cats.

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Here’s a sample of what our fascinating conversations are like:

Me: Tali, what are your hopes and dreams?

Tali: *silence*

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Me: Cora, where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Cora: *silence*

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I can tell they’re happy we’re home again for some one-on-one time!

Meow Monday: Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! We’re driving home today from visiting hubby’s family for the weekend. I don’t have any new pics of the cats, so let’s flashback to last year and the year before to see what the kitties were up to on past Memorial Days…

One year ago… my brother and his girlfriend were visiting. While the humans were busy with the Nashville Flea Market and the Tennessee Renaissance Faire, the cats were busy napping (as usual).

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Two years ago… the cats had a very busy day planned in San Francisco!

Watch the sunrise

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Take a nap

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Take a bath

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Take a nap

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Lay out in the sun

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Take a nap

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Catch up on laundry

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Take a nap

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Play hide and seek

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Take a nap

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Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!

 

 

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Twenty-One

More #catsofinstagram for you! This batch hails from October, when the weather was still nice but starting to drift toward the holidays. (Wow, I need to actually finish up that quilt…) Lots of Timehop action this week, of course!

Waterlogued BFFs

Waterlogued BFFs

 

My little sewing assistant

My little sewing assistant

 

Poinsettias!

Poinsettias!

 

Cora always says goodbye through the window

Cora always says goodbye through the window

 

Couch time = stitching and cuddling

Couch time = stitching and cuddling

 

Let the Timehop begin... baby Rochester! (We housed him for a couple weeks in college before he went to his new home)

Let the Timehop begin… baby Rochester! (We housed him for a couple weeks in college before he went to his new home)

 

Baby Cora!

Baby Cora!

 

Seriously, so cute!

Seriously, so cute!

 

Ironing 1/4-inch seams open - no fun! But Tali is a great assistant.

Ironing 1/4-inch seams open – no fun! But Tali is a great assistant.

 

Cuddle train!

Cuddle train!

Meow Monday: Nothing to Report

House hunting has taken over my life… we’ve slowed our pace a bit since we first got started, but we’re still driving around neighborhoods and open houses and new listings every weekend and most work days too. The market is crazy around here (which I’ve probably mentioned fifty thousand times by now, sorry)… most homes get multiple offers over the asking price within 24 hours of being listed. We’ve put in 5 offers so far… and none have worked out. We’re *trying* to be patient, though!

In the meantime, nothing much is going on with the kit-cats. I haven’t been snapping many pics lately since I feel like I’m hardly ever home…. but of course I have a couple new ones from around the house.

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It helps to know that the cats don’t care where we are, as long as we come home to them.

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Twenty

Another IG installment – slowly catching up to the present. This batch is from October/November… I think. The cats stay the same through the months, but I can pretty much count on the current cross stitch project to help me figure it out!

My favorite indoor activity: couch time with these guys.

My favorite indoor activity: couch time with these guys.

 

Caught a runaway just in time for fashion diaries.

Caught a runaway just in time for fashion diaries.

 

Kisses.

Kisses.

 

#tbt to Cora's San Fran school pictures!

#tbt to Cora’s San Fran school pictures!

 

Surrounded by cats, always.

Surrounded by cats, always.

 

Another throwback - probably my favorite pic of these two.

Another throwback – probably my favorite pic of these two.

 

Tali and hubby both love nap time.

Tali and hubby both love nap time.

 

These two.

These two.

 

Autumn afternoons are great for stitching and napping.

Autumn afternoons are great for stitching and napping.

 

Yet another #tbt - I can't help it!

Yet another #tbt – I can’t help it!

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