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Asheville, North Carolina

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Lunchtime Laplounger

Living onsite as we do here has always been one of dad's favorite job preferences.  The few minor negative aspects aside, one of the best things, besides the obvious minimal wear and tear on the car, is lunchtime. Typically, dad simply comes home every day to join me and mom for his midday refueling. 


Most times I'm busy napping, but before long I realize he's here and, after a good long stretch and a hearty yawn I'll leisurely stroll out to the kitchen and paw my way up the stool to head-butt mom's thigh, which tells them I want to be picked up to sit on dad's (usually) lap out of hope he'll share something love. 

I never get any of their human food (dad used to sneak me some until he discovered a whole undigested piece in my litterbox), but at least I get a comfy lap.

They often laugh at me as I watch dad's fork go back and forth between his plate and his gob.  This last one caught me in the midst of one of these hopeful back-and-forth sessions.

18 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Cleo, you must make Dad's lunchtime so special, sitting on his lap like that! XO

pilch92 said...

Very cute photos of you sweet Cleo. XO

Summer said...

Aww, this sounds like a nice routine.

Lynn said...

It appears that lunchtime is the most delicious time of the day. Might not be your meal Cleo, but it's still a great time. You're looking good on your stool waiting to be picked up. Precious just went through the phase where she was eating a bit of unsweetened Greek yogurt. The yogurts gone and I'm not buying any more so she's a bit disappointed.

Sandee said...

What a great way to spend dads lunchtime. You rock Cleo.

I linked this post to Awww Mondays. You're to cute not to.

Have a purrfect day and week, Cleo. My best to your peeps. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Cleo, Da Boyz just jump onto the table, and sit their furry selves right down to watch us manga!
CB likes raw almond butter as I do (too much!).

Catscue said...

How fun, I love those photos - what a great lunchtime tradition you have!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo we iz sorree ya waz given a peece oh bass terd turkee ta try N digezt...... ;) and mite we say how gorgeouz ewe iz lookin in two dayz post !!! ☺☺♥♥

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That sounds like a good lunch time tradition, Cleo.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Aww you're so lucky to have your Dad there at lunch time Cleo. We used to give Cody chicken all the time when we had it. Believe it or not, Roary has yet to have any human food! i don't want to start him off on it because Cody used to drive us nuts for food once I started him on human food.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

How lovely that your Dad can come home over lunch and you can do a bit of snuggling with him! We are very lucky as #1 is mostly here, except when she isn't all!

Purrs,
Tama and Benny

Brian said...

One of these days something will fall off that fork sweet Cleo!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

What a sweet routine!

Marvelous Marv said...

Cleo, you remind Mom of Jo Jo and her Dad! She loved to sit on Dad's lap and watch him eat (even though she is not fond of people food). She is starting to come back out of her shell and interacts more with us other cats and with Mom, though she does not yet sit on Mom's lap. We hope you guys have a marvellously happy week!

The Island Cats said...

One day I bet you'll stop that fork and get a bite, Cleo! ~Ernie

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "Hmm, I haven't tried sitting on Dada's lap at the food table, but this sounds like a good way to maybe grab something between the plate and his mouth. Thanks for the idea!"

Saku said...

You've got the best seat in the house Cleo. Enjoy!

Darla M Sands said...

:D

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned house panther named Orbit, who made the move with us from Massachusetts to North Carolina. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014 which hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.