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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.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Oh, The Things Dad Finds Humorous

Just a quick one while dad's in the midst of trying to keep track of their hikes for our next post. He's up extra early getting ready for a chilly hike up Grandfather Mountain today. 
At the risk of offending anyone I thought this was kind of funny. 
Looks like I better start thinking about changing my nocturnal noise habits so dad gets more sleep maybe.  Mmm, nah...

Sunday, April 11, 2021

A Brief "Paws"

 Hey y'all.  Dad and I are gonna take a brief blogger high-ate-us.  We're enjoying a welcome visit from dad's youngest son and they're planning on stuffing lots of activities into a short time.  They haven't seen each other in a few years so there's lots of catching up to do.  Mom and dad drove up north to pick up his son waaaay up in Pennsylvania and just got in last night.  Almost as soon as our visitor opened his suitcase I was right there to check it out. 


The photo is out of focus because I wouldn't sit still, rolling around in it, sniffing every surface (the suitcase lives with a pup) and just being all gosh darn adorable.  This morning dad's body wanted to get up effing early as usual, but his head was fighting it, so he sat in bed reading and sipping his java while mom pretended to read (I think she was snoring) and I dozed on dad's lap. 

We'll be back sometime next week or so.  Y'all have a great week.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sleeping Like a Baby


Considering it's in our nature to sleep a good 12 hours a day or more, the majority of photos dad has in his "Cleo" folder are of me slumbering away on one lap or the other. 

Sometimes on the living room carpet, once in a while on their bed and occasionally out on the steps I'll curl up for a good long snooze, but mostly it's their laps.  He says for a big ol' girl with attitude galore, a dislike for being held and the need- recently, especially for some reason- to wake him and mom at all hours of the night for no other reason than wanting attention they can't help but look at me like this and just go "Awwww...". 

 My work here is done.

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.