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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.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Comfy and Cozy am I

 There's nothing more cozy than the footrest on dad's new chair.  Okay, maybe throw in a toasty fire on a chilly night.  Okay, and maybe some Christmas lights.  Hmm, kinda looks like my ear's on fire, doesn't it?  That's all I got.  G'night.

 


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving


 As I've mentioned previously, we get to see some great wildlife out here at our new place.  Mama bear and her three cubs have been spotted right up the hill, coming out of the trees next door and crossing the driveway and getting into the trash.  Deer have been seen sauntering up the driveway on their way back to the woods.  The squirrels and rabbits are everywhere. And this gang has been roaming the yards and fields regularly, though now that I think of it, we haven't seen them in a few days... 

  



Saturday, November 21, 2020

Well, it's No Deck, But

 

I guess it'll have to do since walking back to Wilmington isn't really something I'm interested in doing. 

Our deck was nice out there, and I got all the sun I could ask for, but I do have a few spots in this house where the puddles collect at certain times of the day, and I'm getting familiar with where they are.  This particular puddle is under the table between mom and dad's chairs in the living room.  I was able to enjoy the sun before they got the carpet, but it's even better now (dad's too lazy to go back and put these photos in order).

They put a table in front of a window in the extra bedroom with a chair next to it and a small box next to that for me, but so far I haven't been interested. 

Do all y'all have favorite spots to soak up your sun puddles?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Chair and Chair Alike

Even though we just got dad his own chair my early mornings are usually spent in mom's rocker since I fit a little better with dad in that one.  Don't get me wrong- I love the plush comfort of dad's new chair, but I also like snuggling with him all nice and tight in mom's.  


On returning from refilling his coffee vat he usually finds me in almost the same position as when he got up, but on this particular day I just sat up waiting for him to come settle back in.  Sometimes I gripe and groan and refuse to move, but others I simply slide back over to the left chair arm and settle right back into my snoozy.  He doesn't like to turn the heat up too much, so most mornings he wraps up in this fleece they keep on mom's chair for just this purpose.

Our new place has hardwood floors throughout, but mom and dad went shopping recently and came home with a nice big area rug to help cozy the living room and tamp down some of the echo.  Our old place had wall-to-wall carpet, and I've been missing it, so this will be perfect for those times I'm not in the mood for a chair.  You can just see bits of the rug around the chair up above.

This, of course, is my newest favorite place!



Friday, November 13, 2020

Somewhere Over the...

 



Dad walked out to go to work one recent morning and was greeted by this glorious sight.  

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Election Night Jitters

 On the edge of the seat, literally, in my case.  I'm sound asleep, but I'm sure mom and dad will be glued to the election updates (or can't bear to watch).

Hey, I just realized dad's chair, his lounge pants and Eastside Cats' header are kinda color coordinated!

Okay, so maybe this photo wasn't actually taken on election night.  Dad just thought he was being clever with the whole edge-of-the-seat thing.  Idiot.

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.