That summer fur coat

Phew! I am not a summer person. Neither are the cats, I think.

On several occasions this month, I found either one of them in a stretched out melting pose. I feel bad for them with their fur coats and all. I would not go as far as to shave them though. Give them a bath? The boy might be an easy wrestle but that tabby will put up a fight, tooth and claw.

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Two cats appreciating the air conditioner – although noisy

 

When the whiny boy wakes me up for breakfast duty, I try to appreciate the experience by observing, admiring the pink and gold haze of the morning light.

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Early morning haze over my writing desk

After doing my glamorous domestic duties, I like to cool off and rest my feet. Sometimes Snuggles beats me to it on my favorite spot.

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Snugs takes over my nesting, reclining area

… >^..^< …

Sometimes, he will join me as I catch up on watching Star Trek Deep Space Nine on Netflix. He’s such a nerd ;-^

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Snugs watching DS9 with me

… >^..^< …

Sometimes, Geneva will join me too.

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Geneva relaxing with me, catching up on DS9

… >^..^< …

Snugs often keeps me company in front of another screen as I reach into the ether, connect with family and friends and try to get in some creative writing.

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Snugs keeping me company in front of the Mac

Thanks for dropping by. If you’re looking for some bittersweet, Canadian fiction check out The Year of the Rabbit.

Thanks also for not disturbing the Tabby.  That other guy?  Well…

T

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The cat grass grow-op

I used to grow small pots of cat grass for the darlings from seed. I also used to purchase small pots when time and energy were limited.

One particular darling used to find a way to barf it up in surprise locations around the home. So I stopped doing that silly human trick.

Recently I had an urge for a short-term, time-lapsed photography exercise. Someone had gifted me a sturdy, shallow wooden box. I thought “How nice it would be to grow a patch of grass for the cats to sit in while visiting the balcony.” Ah, yes.. the balcony…

Then logic crept in but quickly flew out the window when I thought “What if they try to eat the grass and get sick? Why don’t I just grow a patch of cat grass instead?”

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The Cat grass grow-op begins

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If you like this little time-lapsed project, you will surely like my 1 park bench, 2 trees, 4 seasons post over at the Deep Blonde Thoughts blog. That took me a year to collect. Call it an act of patience or an obsession😉

If you’re looking for some serious, thoughtful writing see what my pen name has been up to with her Is nothing sacred anymore? post.

If you like my quirky writing style and cat pictures, why not follow the blog by email? See the email subscription to the right if you’re using a regular web browser. If you came in via mobile view… you’re on your own.

Thanks for stopping by and not disturbing the Tabby. Do you need some cat grass by chance? Or a cat?

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A lazy Saturday afternoon with the cats, admiring the fruits of little labour

T

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Unconditional love?

I recently had a dream I dropped one of the cats off the balcony.

It was only a dream and happened by accident as I was trying to hold onto Mr. Snuggles. He slipped through the vertical railings from tumbling playfully with a black squirrel. I grabbed the fur on his neck but lost my grip. Upon rushing down the stairs and outside the apartment building in my nightgown, I discovered he survived the fall.

Darn…

Now… this dream could have been a subconscious desire after the darling had woken me up twice between 4:00 and 5:30 a.m.  – first to serve breakfast then again to open the balcony door for him and Miss Geneva.  It seems to be a regular habit, of him dragging me out of bed with his pitiful meows and persistent demands.

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Mr. Snuggles declares it looks to be a beautiful day out there

I am committed to this feline servitude until one of us dies. The way they watch us sometimes makes me worry that they already are making plans.

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Geneva Tabby watching me as I re-pot plants circa 2007

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Snuggles the cat lurking, watching the humans who have taken over the soft napping surfaces

Of course, I think they are smart enough to know that if the servant woman is no longer around, they won’t be spoiled with soft breakfast food or tasty dental and hairball treats.

Who will scoop out their litter box? The resident artiste? Maybe… for  a few days.

Other than complaining about the cats’ habits, my recent writing endeavours have been focused on social justice issues and personal growth.

I joined 600 other people on June 17th for a Free The Falls / It Is Sacred walk from Victoria Island in the Ottawa River to Parliament hill.  You can read an account of the day, published by my pen name Flo.

This is an important cause to stop more luxury condos and commercial development on the islands held sacred by the Algonquins and other Indigenous peoples.

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Free the Falls – Chaudière Falls Ottawa River

You can visit my Deep Blonde Thoughts blog to read how I learned about this important cause. The struggle is not over.

Thanks for dropping by. If you’re looking for some bittersweet, Canadian fiction check out The Year of the Rabbit.

Thanks also for not disturbing the Tabby.  That other guy?  Well…

T

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Look what the cat dragged in

Early mornings are usually a great time for priming creative juices and channeling dreamland’s poetic inspirations. 

Lately though, a certain feline roommate has been waking me up way too early with his demands for breakfast, balcony visits and chin-scratches-on-lap.

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Even with cups of hot coffee and all that extra time, I haven’t gotten around to writing much fiction lately. I think he has interrupted my circadian rhythms.

Writing activities have taken a detour to channeling my cats’ thoughts,  composing and delivering stern letters to government agencies and publishing a recap of a day touring my city.

That should be good enough, right?

I’ve been getting in some reading time too, posting book reviews and status updates under my pen name.  Something tells me I should stick to reading cozy mysteries instead of those unsolvable mysteries of the Universe!

Black cat critiquing human reading abilities

Thanks for dropping by. If you’re looking for some light, Canadian fiction check out The Year of the Rabbit.

T

 

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Caturday April 23rd

I was making my plans for the day and attempting to write some prose then Snuggles came along, looking for attention.

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Geneva Tabby offered to make the day interesting for him. I’m not sure about this!

Thanks for dropping by.  You might also enjoy some deep blonde thoughts or Muskokaisms by my pen name, Flo.

Have a wonderful day!

T

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Cats, naps and creative writing

  
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Thanks for dropping by and not disturbing the Tabby! 

T

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