The cats seem completely unaware that anything big is about to happen… but in a couple short months, their little lives are going to be quite different!
There are a few signs if they knew what to look for…
lots of new boxes…
lots of new furniture…
lots of new visitors…
lots of new cuddly blankets…
a big ole belly…
and still plenty of lounging on the outside. I guess that won’t change one bit!
Two of my closest friends hosted a baby shower at our house this past weekend, and they went above and beyond to make it such a special event. Lots of friends and family, both local and long distance, gathered to help us celebrate and we had so much fun! If you know me in real life, I’m sure you’ve seen the photos all over social media, so I won’t bombard you with more🙂
The cats mostly stayed in their usual spaces – Cora on the bed away from the chaos, and Tali on the porch soaking up the sun and unaware.
Taki did venture in to get some attention from time to time though… especially when it started downpouring! She really is the sweetest little cat.
When the dust settled and all the guest went home, life went back to normal for the cats.
Normal includes quilt photo shoots, of course! This darling pinwheel quilt was made by Stefanie. I love it, and can’t wait to wrap it around a sweet baby girl. (10 weeks to go!)
My week is starting off with a smile… hope yours is too!
We’re in New York for a few days for one last hurrah, before I’m done with traveling for a while! The cats are in good hands with the petsitter, so let’s check in with the latest round of #catsofinstagram!
Not much going on in the world of cats these days… which is honestly a nice change of pace from the world news these days.
This little blog keeps chugging along even though I don’t write about the big stuff, but here are a few recent posts from a few favorite blogs that sum up what I’ve been feeling but have no idea how to say:
Hope you’re having a peaceful start to your week.
Tali went out Saturday night and didn’t show up for breakfast on Sunday. She usually sticks close to the house (and never misses a meal!), but of course we don’t know how far she roams when we’re not around.
We did everything we could think to do – brought pictures and reported her missing at the local shelter, posted messages on our neighborhood and local petfinder social media groups, talked to our neighbors, trolled the neighborhood calling, etc. – all day long. We ended up at one guy’s house multiple times because she seemed to be hanging out on his porch… except when we showed up, she was nowhere to be found. All we could hope is that she would find her way home eventually.
Tali has run away before (although under very different circumstances – she was in a new town and new house) and she was lost for 12 days before Animal Control caught her and brought her to the local shelter.
Yesterday afternoon I wrote this post to spread the word… but right around 11 PM when we were ready to give up for the night, guess who popped through the cat door?
I’ve never been so happy to be rewriting a blog post before bedtime! Tali didn’t even seem fazed by the whole ordeal, although she was definitely hungrier than usual. Second dinner for everyone!
Glad to have you home again, Tali!!
Happy Memorial Day!
My parents came to visit this weekend and headed home yesterday. It was definitely a working weekend, with projects galore from car shopping to furniture buying to art hanging – and plenty more to come! Sam got a power tool as an early Father’s Day present – with free lessons from a pro, my Dad😉 – and it got plenty of use hanging hooks, art, and quilts on the walls. It feels like our house is really starting to come together, and finally filling up some of the blank walls goes a long way.
And the cats? They did what they do best…
Now that they are both in and out all the time, they spend most of their time inside sleeping. The only disturbance was Tali bringing a toy inside to play with… but it was of the dead rodent variety… and she managed to toss it into the air and right into my mom’s lap! (Insert horrified cat emoji here.)
Cats will be cats, I guess… still trying to figure out how to curb the dead mouse situation. Ideas welcome!
Hope you have a relaxing holiday weekend! And of course I’m sending a huge thanks to my parents for working all weekend and helping us make this house a home🙂