Thursday, July 13, 2017

Soaking in the Sun

Natasha, Abbey, and Connor soaking in the late afternoon sun. We are all fine and will see you next week!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to all of our U.S friends!

The New Colossus
BY Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, 
With conquering limbs astride from land to land; 
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand 
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame 
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name 
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand 
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command 
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. 
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she 
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, 
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cat Relationships: Natasha and Abbey

Relationships among cats who live together can be a mystery. Some cats seem to bond immediately. Others live together for years and still hiss at each other in passing. 

In our household, Abbey and Connor are closer than the two girls or Natasha and Connor are to each other. 

But sometimes I see Natasha and Abbey together, birdwatching or lounging or napping. Sometimes they touch noses, stare at each other, and then they go on their separate ways. Sometimes one swats the other, and then they go on their separate ways. Then they surprise me when one bathes the head of the other.

I guess cats’ relationships are at least as complicated as human relationships.


Nap time

How do the cats in your household get along?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins Blog Hop: with Connor

Happy Friday, everyone! We are joining the Friendly Fill-ins Blog Hop hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader.

We enjoy participating in this blog hop because the fill-ins always make us think, and we enjoy learning more about our fellow bloggers. 

This week, Connor is helping with the answers.

1. A recurring dream I have is _____________________.

2. Turn ______________ into ________________________.

3. ______________ is driving me crazy!

4. Lately, I have been ________________.

1. A recurring dream I have is one where I have enrolled in college courses, and classes have started. But I can’t find my class schedule or get to class. (Connor: In a recurring dream I have, I’m riding on a skateboard down the street with my squirrel friends.)

2. Turn worries about criticism into opportunities to improve in something. (Connor: Turn a box into a hide-out place so you can jump out and scare everyone!)

3. My hair is driving me crazy! I got it cut short in February, and I haven’t been happy with it. I am growing it out, and this in-between state is driving me crazy. (Connor: My fur is driving me crazy! It is growing back from my surgery, but this in-between state is driving me crazy.)

4. Lately, I have been having a hard time sleeping. I have been taking some allergy medicine, and it seems to make me restless. (Connor: Lately, I have been having a hard time keeping to my nighttime snooping schedule. Mama gets up and down, up and down, all night.)