Thursday, March 20, 2008


Nothing to do with the cats here. Today is Ward and my 26th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe. Actually the one cat-related fact is that all of our other cats were born on the 20th of a month - Basil August 20, Klar October 20 and Jasper July 20. Didn't think I should hold out for a pair born on the 20th of something - the 26th will do fine!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We missed you!!

I wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived home last night. previous cats had often ignored we when I returned home from a trip, no doubt making sure I knew they were unhappy with my behavior. JoJo and Maggie Mae first took a bit to be sure who I was. A great deal of sniffing and such. Then about 2 minutes of ignoring followed by obsessive attention. My goodness! JoJo especially had to be in my lap, right up against me in bed, etc. Glad to know I was missed I guess.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Ward and I are heading to Phoenix for a few days of Spring Training baseball games. A friend's twenty something daughter is house and cat sitting. It was funny how Maggie Mae and JoJo seemed to know that something was up. They kept getting in the suitcase and otherwise behaving a little nervously.

As usual, I tried some new toys I had waiting. These were particularly fun - mice with feathers! Not terribly realistic but definitely fun for cats!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tulips - part 2

Remember the tulips a few days ago? And the somewhat successful training? Well, this afternoon I was upstairs getting dressed to go chair a long (as always!) school board meeting and I heard a crash (I hear quite a few crashes these days).  I didn't hurry down but waited until I finished. When I got to the family room, I found the vase on its side. This time all the water landed on the coffee table. Where we have too many piles of paper! Needless to say, we had some drying to do.

Oh, and the tulips? Since they were old and starting to lose petals anyway, they became petal-less and thus history! I should have taken a photo but was a little frazzled about being late.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Pat bought these at Ikea on a trip there Thanksgiving weekend. They have been a consistent favorite of both Maggie and JoJo. I find these stuffed rats moving to different rooms all the time.

Friday, March 7, 2008

I can help

Maggie and JoJo follow me everywhere in the house and try to get involved with most tasks. When I tried to take items of clean laundry out to fold JoJo just thought the game was even more fun.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Uh Oh - Light and Dark Trouble again!

I bought some tulips today. Fortunately I had carefully researched what cut flowers wouldn't be dangerous for kitties. I put them on the coffee table in their vase and went back to the sink to throw away the trimming. Crash - vase knocked over, all the water on the floor. Refilled the vase and sat down to try to convince them NOT to chew on, play with, or otherwise disturb the flowers. Somewhat successful for now.