Tag Archives: cats

I Was NOT Amused!

While I love cats and have three of my own, this situation is NOT amusing!

One of our neighbors’ cats sitting one story up in our tree next to the bird feeder. Yes, I went out and chased the cat out of the tree.  It’s bad enough they poop in my yard, keeping me from letting my dog loose by himself  in his own yard because he eats the poop.  Which also makes for a lovely surprise for my hands as I’m gardening.  But they also sit by the tree and bird baths scaring the birds away.  I do not need them UP in the tree as well!  And, OH!, did I mention the dead bird bodies lying in the yard? Not good for the bird populations!  And that also means I can never go bare foot in my own back yard. Cats should be kept at home!


Chillin’ In The Window (Cato Is Sure He Lives Here Now)

Sweet kitty!


Belly up, comfortable and secure.

So Much For Morning Solitude

 Ryder enjoying some morning sunshine in peace. But not for long!

Sweet puppy. Ryder enjoying a spot of  morning sunshine in peace. But not for long!

Armel showed up and invited him to play.

Armel showed up and invited him to play.

Ryder obliged with some light play.

Ryder obliged with some light play.

Ryder has even started mimicking the cats in play. :D

Slap fight!  Ryder thinks he is part kitty.  😀

But when

But when Ryder decided he’d rather snooze than play, Armel got up close and personal.  Poor puppy. So much for a morning snooze in the sun!


A Little Light Fun – Armel And Ryder

Saver of Bugs had this series of pictures on her phone of her cat Armel and my dog Ryder having a little fun together back in September.  Not bad for only knowing each other a couple of months at this point. Enjoy!  (And the white blur you see in some of the pictures is Ryder’s waving tail!)












All done!

Breakfast In The Morning

My daughter eating breakfast with company.  Said company will often try to help himsel

My daughter eating breakfast with company. Said company will often try to steal share  breakfast with her.

"Anything good happening?" Ryder checking out the day.

“Anything good happening?” Ryder checking out the day.

"I saw you taking pictures!  Take one of me!"

“I saw you taking pictures! Take one of me!”  My attention hound.

A Kitty Video Share

I would love to give credit where credit is due, but this video has been passed around.  Not to mention, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE  to hear the back story on this!  *sigh*  Enjoy!


If you know where this is from, please let me know!

Some New Residents

Playing catch up here.  Life likes to toss chaos into our world on too regular a basis.  In July, Saver had to return home.  Along with all her stuff she brought her and Trilobite’s two cats. Eventually everyone will be heading down to Texas to Trilobite.  In the meantime, they are adjusting to life here.


This is Armel.  He is helping Saver sew.  Last fall at a LARP, Armel, malnourished and loving, wandered into the campsite.  The Ranger at the park said they couldn’t keep or feed him and would love if someone took him home.  Trilobite and Saver caved.  He is a major food thief.  He even tore open a bag of uncooked rice I brought home. *UNCOOKED* rice.  *Shakes head*


Meet Cato.  He and his siblings were hand raised by Saver when a stray cat that was brought in at the house they were sharing had kittens.  Everyone found a home and, of course, Saver and Trilobite had to keep one for themselves.  He is currently 9 months old and thinks our bird feeders are awesome.  I wish he would quit climbing my screens. 😦


My old lady Espe.  She thinks kids are annoying.


How can you not love this face?  (Saver wishes he wouldn’t ‘help’ with sewing. 😀 )


Cato isn’t much for having a camera in his face.  But he does love belly rubs.


Time has passed and everyone is starting to get along.


Some of them even beg for popcorn together.

Ah, well.  It may be crazy around here, but I guess that’s better than boring! 😀