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Asheville, North Carolina
Hi. I'm Cleo. After being surrendered at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC I found myself being gawked at by a couple of humans whom I eventually adopted. I let them refer to themselves as "mom" and "dad", and they couldn't have found a better home than one filled with... me.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Monday Morning Laugh

Seen in front of Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery in downtown Waynesville, NC during a break from all the hiking last week.  Said "break" meant about 4 miles of walking around this quaint little town if I heard mom and dad correctly.  

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Stupid Dad Multiple Choice Post

 And so this is how it goes.  


a) slips 

b) slides

c) slithers

d) sneaks

out of bed:

a) before God

b) at stupid o'clock

c) before the ass-crack of dawn

d) at I can't sleep so I might as well get up o'clock

every morning, where he'll:

a) shuffle

b) bolt

c) zombie wander

d) zoom

off to the:

a) bathroom

b) kitchen

c) ash pit

d) garage


a) slurp

b) guzzle

c) daintily sip

d) gob slobber


a) mug

b) barrel

c) vat

d) thimble 

of caffeine, leaving:

a) Mutt and Jeff

b) Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner

c) Donald and Melania

d) Cleo and mom

 to sprawl out, making full use of the bed's total square footage to their hearts' content.  Notice who gets most of the space.

Mom and dad are on day 4 of their week of hiking since dad's got the week off.  With the exception of Wednesday (groceries, laundry, errands, etc.), the mom-tinerary includes miles of trails in Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Hickory Nut Gorge, Green River Game Lands and Table Rock up by Linville Gorge.  So far since Saturday they've logged about 10 miles each day, including a few extra steps at the end of:

a) one 

b) two 

c) three

d) all 

 of those days up to the order window at Whistle Hop and Highland breweries.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Portrait of an Elegant Southern Lady


Dad says he calls this one "The Girl, with Fleece".  I say dad needs to hang onto his day job juuust a bit longer.

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned, spoiled house panther named Orbit. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014, and the loss of his companionship 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 a local shelter 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.