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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, September 26, 2020

Christmas in September


One recent Thursday mom and dad spent the afternoon downtown as they do now and then, and while strolling down Market Street towards the riverfront they encountered a film crew setting up for some scenes for the Hallmark Channel's upcoming "USS Christmas",

which has been filming in various locations around the city. 

After doing some shopping (while wearing masks and keeping their distance from others, of course) they stopped for a couple of local brews at Ironclad and Front Street breweries, then headed to the Copper Penny for an outdoor lunch.
The filming is ongoing, and from what we've heard the movie should be released at the end of November. Snow scenes downtown were supposed to be filmed this week, which would've been cool to have photos of.  Oh well.  Nice job, dad.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Cat in a Box

Okay, so for all the times I've seen all y'all's posts about boxes and how cute you are sitting in them and how I've said boxes aren't my thing and I prefer bags and I'm not a box cat and what all else, I guess I have to say I was wrong.
  Whatever.
Now, honestly, I'm (dad's) too lazy to pore over these past few years' posts to make sure, but I proved dad wrong this past weekend on the box thing.
He and mom recently came home with another new pair of clodhoppers for dad, and left the box sitting open on the floor in the living room.  Well wouldn't you know, I was drawn to it like flies to- anyway, you get my point. 
Once I stepped inside and circled once or twice as we do I snuggled right in all nice and comfy, and of course, out came the phones.
The box is still on the floor as I write this, and I'm in it just about every day. 
The other afternoon mom and dad were lounging and talking on their bed, and dad came out, picked me up (in the box) and brought me into their room, where I stayed with them, even doing my bathing while they sat and talked.  Lastly, thank y'all for the tip on switching back to the old Blogger.  If dad was a little smarter and had more patience he'd likely have been able to figure it out for himself instead of just bitching about it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

(Not So) Little Miss Sunshiney Stretchercise

 Dad says he's not too happy with the new Blogger at the moment.  He's been having a hard time with photos and some other stuff so we haven't been posting or reading much.  I say he's just getting old, and is probably the least tech-savvy person in the world.  Anyway, I just love the sun, and love to stretch out wherever I find a glorious sun puddle.  So that's it.  Here you go.  Me in the sun. 







My True Colors in All Their Glory

Thursday, September 3, 2020

People Watching

Dad's always been kind of the nosy neighbor type, and now yours truly has taken on the same habit.  Sure, we get birds, squirrels, lizards and such out back, and I'm initially drawn to them, but there's nothing better than scoping out the parking lot out front, watching for anyone coming or going.  When I hear voices or see people out walking I'm fascinated by them. Squirrels, cool.  Lizards, yeah, whatever.  Birds, nothing more than a feathered snack.  Give me noisy neighbors, kids on bikes or maintenance guys working on something nearby and you've got my full attention.

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.