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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, January 31, 2015

Snooze Time


     Can't think of anything that needs to be said to go along with this photo of mom's two old farts catching up on their beauty sleep.
     

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mom Butt, Dad Butt

And another that had been lined up previously for posting...

One of my most favorite places to nest has always been mom's butt.  Yeah, dad's could be kind of comfy and warm, too, but mom's is by far the best (subtle dad-nod in agreement).
 

   Of course, this comfort doesn't come without its risks.  I'd no sooner get all nice and nestled in, and in some cases I'd be just barely dozing when out from deep beneath me there'd come an odd rumbling, followed by the most horrendous...  Oh, dad says I'm sharing too much.  That's it for now, folks.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Going Forward

After giving it a lot of thought I've decided to keep Orbit's blog going for a while.  In between I'll post some odds and ends not related to him, as he reluctantly did occasionally (spotlight-sharing not being one of his strong points), and I still have some posts that were awaiting publishing.  
     I've also been going through my vast collection of photos of Orbit and I realize there are so many I hadn't used in previous posts.  Additionally, I may revisit some older posts, and do some sort of flashback thing.  We'll see.

     My wife and I haven't stopped missing or thinking about Orbit, and I don't think there's another one out there who could ever take his place.  We've talked just a little bit about if/when we'll be ready to have another cat, and the only thing that's certain is that if we do, we want it to be a rescue.  God knows there are many out there just waiting for a forever home.
     I just realized the other day that this is the first time in a long time I haven't had a cat with me.  Unfortunately, some things are up in the air right now as far as my job and our living arrangement.  
     Changes are afoot at work, and I'm not sure which direction things will take.  As much as I'd love to go right out and adopt another pet we're going to hold off for a bit. Since our apartment situation goes along with the job somewhat we don't want to welcome a new member to our family until we figure out where things are headed.
     As Orbit learned many times over throughout his long life, moving sucks.  Period.  It can be especially stressful to a pet, never mind one just getting used to new minions masters.
    

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Comfy Morning Trio

This was one of the posts I'd had ready to publish from some time ago.  I was going to delete it, but I thought I'd go ahead and post it anyway. 

 As you already know, dad likes to sit in mom's rocker most mornings reading, writing and doing "work stuff".  One morning last week mom couldn't sleep and got up crazy early.  Dad and I watched as she shuffled, bleary-eyed out of the bedroom and came over to where we were sitting.
     Dad slid over to the side of the chair, held me out of the way, and mom curled up in his lap.  Not one for sharing my space I immediately established my place sandwiched between dad's belly and the crook of mom's lap, and there we three sat for the rest of the morning, until dad had to get up and get ready for work.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Morning Best Friends

I'd shared my early morning quiet time with Orbit for so many years he'd become a permanent part of me.
     As a memorial of sorts, my wife had this beautiful mug made, so I can continue enjoying my coffee with the little guy every morning.  
     This was one of my wife's favorite pictures of us, and it's a sweet reminder of how like a little person he truly was. 

     

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.