I was gone for for days, watching my nephew’s hockey team take home the championship trophy.


Go Rats!

Kitten Thunder was not too pleased with my absence. They were determined, last night and all day today, to make up for all that lost time.





I did get up late this afternoon for a visit to the gym and a meeting. Oliver was not pleased.

I also stopped at the grocery store to get food. That’s a little bit more acceptable.

Oli was laying with me on the couch, under a blanket, while we watched TV. Then The Boy got up.

The prewarmed chair called to the grey kitteh.

But so cozy. And Girl.

After 15 minutes, the call was too strong. Oliver got up and went to the chair. But it was not warm anymore.

Opportunity missed. Girl missed.

Have a Beer

Sorry we missed you on Thursday, the interwebs were down. Have a beer on us to make up for it.

IMG_20150226_183122599What? Just reach in there and grab one. What’re you waiting for?

Seeing Red

Hello purrsons, Obi here. I wanted to tell you about a meaningful experience I had the other day. It started like any other evening. The Boy was on my chair and The Girl was on the couch. They were eating food that didn’t have tuna or cheese in it, even though they asked me what they should have and I told them. I don’t know why they ask me. They never listen.


I was bored. The Boy had rubbed my belly when he got home, but that was over. The Girl is home all day. That’s boring. Not that I wanted her to leave – whenever she leaves I have to spend a bunch of time retraining her to sit on the couch. She needs to sit on the couch. That’s where I can supervise her AND watch the good OutTV channels. Wrens in Bushes is going to start up again soon.


I was bored. Then The Girl called upon the Reddot. The Reddot is a rare visitor to our house, but I love it. It runs faster than Oliver. And it climbs walls. And it doesn’t tell on me if I leap from across the room and pounce on it’s back. Oliver is such a whiney butt. That’s what my purrsons call him. I agree. Though the whining doesn’t come from his butt.


I chased the Reddot around the living room for half an hour. A couple of times it got away from me, but whenever I gave up looking for it it came back to find me and ask for more chase. Once the Reddot and I were both tired, I stretched out on the floor to rest.

The Reddot climbed up on my paw. I was very still so it wouldn’t be scared away. I thought, maybe, it would stay and be my pet. Then we could play whenever we wanted. Oliver even likes the Reddot. It runs around him really fast and he chases it in tight circles until he falls down. Oli would like a pet Reddot. But, I thought, I would make him share equal – he would not be Alpha Reddot owner.


I was really still. I was so still that I dozed off. When I woke up, Reddot was gone. I guess what they say is true: “If you love something, set it free. If it is still there after you nap, it is yours. If it isn’t, be really nice to The Girl.”


The Girl asked if she could treat you to some memes about Reddot. I told her if it would get her to stop kissing my ears, she can do whatever she wants. I’m going to see if The Boy is doing any manstuff.






 This one isn’t about Reddot, but it makes me laugh and laugh and laugh.


Please note: I put the URL for all of these memes in the code but something went wrong and it isn’t showing up. Faced with the choice of not posting them, I am choosing to post them with only the attributes that are visible. My apologies to the creators of this work. You made me LOL.

Snapshots of Obi


I tried to make the lack of quilt on the floor up to Obi by giving him a sheet and a scarf to get his belly rubbed on.

Please note the backward ears, signaling his disapproval.


The Boy started painting the laundry room this week. Obi and I inspected his work this afternoon. The brown kitten would like the shelf that was promised to him.


I went to the grocery store this afternoon and came back with a large stack of game pieces. Obi is not interested in a $500,000 vacation home or a romantic getaway for two. He just wants me to sit still.

Alpha Brat

Oliver is the Alpha cat in our house. He’s pretty relaxed about enforcing his role. He shares laps and boxes. He lets his brother win as many thunders as not.

But food? Oliver is ALPHA.

Lest there be any doubt, Oliver will eat things he doesn’t like just to make sure everyone knows he can eat before Obi. Like cheese.

Today, Obi was about to enjoy some nice grated cheese in the breakfast nook. Oliver came rushing in and shouldered his brother out of the way.

The brown kitten looked at me sadly.

I grabbed another pinch of cheese and put it on the other plate. Oliver rushed toward it.

The brown kitten looked at me sadly.

I swooped Oliver up into my arms and kissed his face. He tried to push away – must eat the cheese. “You’re Alpha cat,” I said. “Not Alpha brat.”

As I left the kitchen with Oliver, I glanced back at the breakfast nook.

The brown kitten looked up at me, happy. With a mouthful of cheese.

Bare Floor Bummer

Obi’s life is ruined.

A couple weeks ago, we were going through a heat wave. It was even warm enough, a couple days, to open the windows. So when Obi came along and knocked the quilt off the couch, I didn’t really mind.

Since then, he’s claimed it as the belly rubbing quilt.

As it has gotten colder again, The Boy has mentioned to Obi that the quilt was going to get reclaimed by the people and the couch. Of course we ignored him. He is a silly Boy.

Then, disaster struck. Obi exploded this morning. Not great for me. Not great for him. Not great for the floor, the rug, my shoe… Or the quilt.

The quilt is in the laundry.

The belly rubbing spot is bare.

Obi’s life…ruined.

The Cozy Promise

After the long week, The Boy and I went down to Colorado for a train show and some tasty tasty beer. Kitten Thunder did not approve.

But there was a promise.

The promise of Sunday. After The Boy got up, Oliver came and snuggled with me under the blankets. And it was good.

But then I got up.


Oliver was full of cute. And disappointment.

I promised him that I would go to the gym and grocery store, then we would snuggle on the couch all afternoon.


A promise is a promise.