Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Meowy Catmas!

Meowy Catmas everybody!  Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Friday, December 4, 2015


At day's end, the other day...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

No Time Wasted

The new table came early, and I've wasted no time getting acquainted with it.  Forget seeing the table itself...more important you should see me doing my thing on the table.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Strange Mother

Yesterday mom meditated for most of the day, 30 minute sitting periods alternated with walking meditation and meal breaks.  I swear, the first time she began that weird walking meditation thing, where she did circuits around the house v-e-r-y  s-l-o-w-l-y, she scared the bejesus out of me.  I looked at her like she was out of her mind.  I actually thought she was a zombie!

By suppertime everything was back to normal, mom had returned to her normally-chatty, lovable self.  Whew!  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Oh My!

The worktable that I'm sitting on in this photo collapsed yesterday, for the second time.  No, I wasn't on it, fortunately.  Although a pot of water for me was.  The gods were with us, however, and the water didn't spill, unbelievably but thankfully.

So I've got no big table to traverse until the new table that mom ordered yesterday arrives on the 24th. 

Mom can't paint for a while now, until the studio is back together.  So we've both got to make a small sacrifice to the gods of change.

Mom's going to a Thanksgiving Dinner this coming Saturday...I'm hoping she brings home a slice or two of turkey for me.  Turkey is my fave food.

Happy Turkey Day on the 26th, and don't be a turkey!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Happy Hallowe'en Week

This is me, circa 2009, wearing my Davey Crockett Official Coonskin Cap costume.

I actually wear it all the time, Hallowe'en or no.  Still waiting for Davey to come by and give me an award for the best coonskin cap costume.  Never gonna happen.

Have a fun and safe week.  

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Paper Boy

I love me some paper.  I'd just ripped this sheet off the wall behind mom's computer and ferried it down to the floor when she caught me in the act of shredding.  She crumpled it up into a ball for me and I batted it around the studio for a while.  Then lost interest.  As we cats do.  Now it's in the recycle bin.

Friday, October 2, 2015


Yikes!  Where'd the last month go?  I musta slept through the whole thing, because I just woke up and it's a month since my last post.  I'll blame it on mom.  It's always her fault.  Me?  I'm just doin' my thing, staying low to the ground (I can't help that).  Everything that happens here goes on irrespective of my presence.  Although I know mom can't live without me...until, one day, she'll have to.  But impermanence is a topic for another day.  Have a good weekend, all.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

While I Was Sleeping...

...mom snapped me on the couch last night.  Presently I'm sitting on my perch in the window, licking my chops.  Just got up from a nap.  Boy how I love to sleep!

Friday, August 21, 2015


Mom began the week observing a vow of silence.  It didn't last long, because things came up for her to deal with voice-to-voice.  She virtually stopped talking to me as well, which I absolutely hated.  Although I was stoic about it.  I knew she couldn't not talk to me for very long.  Truth is, I'm the only one she really wants to talk to anyway.

Things returned to normal mid-week.  She chatters away to me all the time again, so I'm blissed out.  I love mom's voice.  I love the conversations we have regularly, even though I don't speak American Human.  We understand each other completely.  Interspecies communication ~ that's our thing.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mug Shot

Mom's taking a blogging break, but I'm not.  Guess I'll be her mouthpiece for a little while.  After all, she's mine...

I've been resting a lot on mom's studio table.  It's a good height for me, puts me at eye level with her.  I can't jump up here directly though...I jump onto her computer table, then take a flying leap across the 3 foot span between the tables.  Although I do dismount from here directly onto the floor.  I can't go back the way I came because there's not enough of a flight path for me on the smaller table.

Anyhoo, I'm looking forward to mom painting again soon.  Because I just love to walk across the table when there's wet paint.  I'm pretty good about not stepping on any actual paintings, but I have stepped in paint on mom's palette more than once.  She's fairly rigorous about shooing me off the table, but I always make sure to leave a few cat hairs behind.  Which she then has to pull off her paintings with a tweezer...because they've become embedded in paint.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cat Imbibing

Working that tongue, having a drink.  Yesterday.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cat on Table

Supervising mom's work...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pensive Mood

Not much going on around these parts.  Here I sit, just thinking about how good life is, watching the world go by.

Hope you're having a good summer!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Favorite Place

THIS is my favorite place in the house ~ on my cushion to the left of mom while she's reading, on the couch.  Curled up in her left arm, my paws pressed up against her arm, my head in her hand, my wet nose against her wrist.  Priceless...for both of us.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It's Sum-Sum-Summertime

Lazing, on a warm, breezy summer afternoon.  Taking life in, thinking about the meaning of it all.  The windows are open consistently now, so I get to indulge, regularly, my absolute love of air wafting through my fur.  I have zero complaints.  Have a great summer, catfans!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lucky Guy

Something caught my attention here outside the window, although the window itself is five feet from where I'm sitting.  Might've been a bird.

I've been feeling especially grateful these days that I have a blessed home, with good food, warm places to rest, and tons of love.  I pray nearly continually for all the animals who don't have what I do.  My heart aches for them all.

The best way I can help is to not take anything in my life for granted.  And so I don't.  I know I'm one lucky guy.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Snoozin' Weather

Sheesh, we're having our usual lousy-weather spring here on the North Coast.  Cool, windy, overcast, gray, dismal...and did I mention cool?  Nothing to do but nap in the gloom.  And next month it'll likely be Junuary, i.e. more of the same.  Whatever.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cat Pals

I've got a cat pal named Didga, whom I've never met and never will.  She lives in Australia with her man, Robert.  Didga and I are kind of doppelgangers for each other.  Here's her latest video on youtube ~

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What a Surprise!

Boy was I surprised when mom scooped me up at 1:30 this afternoon, "dumped" me in my cat carrier, and off to the vet we went.  I'm in perfect health ~ but mom thought it would be a good idea for me to have a checkup just the same...'cause I'll be 12 next month.  So that's what we did.

Dr. Cody said my heart and lungs sound great, I've lost about a pound since last year (same day last year, amazingly), and everything inside feels like it should feel from the outside of me.

So, done with that for another year and I'm so glad.  Like mom, I don't like to travel.  Now I'm pacing around the house, antsy, can't quite settle down.  Soon as mom finishes this post for me, though, she'll shut down the computer and hang out with me on the couch.

Happy Spring, catfans!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This Quiet Life

We've been keeping to ourselves a lot here in Rose Cottage lately.  Neither one of us has felt much like talking...or being online more than necessary.  There's not a lot to say ~ we're just being.  Namaste.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


This photo of me is mom's new avatar on Facebook.  Isn't she lucky.  I ought to charge her licensing fees...or sue her for intellectual property rights theft.  But I would never do that.

It's just that, I bet most of her friends on Facebook think she actually looks like me...

Monday, March 9, 2015

Yoga Studio

Mom's art studio table is an ideal place for me to do kitty asanas.  You can find me in this spot often, stretching in various poses before I plop myself down for a rest.  I also like it a lot because it puts me at eye level with mom.  And we do like to see eye to eye on things.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Art Appreciation

Contemplating a recent painting of mom's ~ wearing my invisible critic's hat.  I think it's good, imho.  But what do I know?  I'm just the cat.  Also enjoying all the fresh flowers around the house these days.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Couch Surfing

Sometimes I ride the crest of the wave that is the back of our couch.  I especially like to cruise from one end to the other, following mom as she passes by.  I always stick my paw out to try to tag her.  And often she waves her hand behind her as she passes and we touch.

I heart my mom.

Monday, February 9, 2015

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The rain has stopped and the sun is out again.  Supposed to be in the mid-60s for the rest of the week.  Sorry East Coast folks, this is sunny California.  We have lots of other problems here on the Left Coast, but snow isn't one of them.  

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Rain Cometh

It does not look like this outside today.  This is me, last fall, hoping for rain.  Today I'm in the same spot, staring out the window at the rain, which hasn't stopped in a couple days.  We're getting rain with a vengeance at the moment.  There are huge floods all over Humboldt County. 

Mom's hoping she can get out to go buy a mocha in the next day or two ~ the drive-thru coffee hut she loves is on the west side of Fortuna Blvd, which currently is flooded into the middle of the road.  Such problems we have in our sheltered lives.

Hope winter isn't getting you guys down.  Enjoy it if you can.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Better Late Than Never

Happy New Year everybody!  Sorry it's taken me so long to post this year.  I think I might have spent the month of January sleeping off New Year's Eve.  Or more likely I've just been lazy.

But, the photographer dropped by Rose Cottage this afternoon so I've got some new beauty shots to share.  Here's me getting my gorgeous on.

Have a good February.  With any luck, I'll be back in a week or so to say hi.

Purrs and meows,