Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Precious

She has been a cat in search of a name. After bouncing around the "M"s for a while--Matilda, Magdalene, Madeleine--I started to call her "Mona," based on her mournful mew. Mo-mo for short. "Princess Mona," if you want to believe her.

But, I suppose, since she has fixated on Dennis as her person, his wishes have the most weight.  He just refers to her as "my Precious" in a Gollum-like voice.

So "Precious" is how she will be known.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Alaskan Cat

Max is our first truly "outdoor" cat. He was a terrible housecat and seemed miserable when we forced him to be one. Since moving out to his own shop (the new shop addition), he has been in his own element.

He has a set of trails that he patrols around our property, though when the temperatures have been near zero, as they have for the past few days, he doesn't move too far from his heated shop.

We took advantage of the warmer afternoon temperatures (the heat of the day is around twenty) to go for a walk in the back yard. Max accompanied us in the manner of cats, sprinting from tree to tree and dodging out to ambush us at appropriate times.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

All Quiet

Twitch enjoys a quiet moment on the table.

The temperatures are in the mid-thirties and only about an inch of snow is left on the ground. It looks more like April than January.