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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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Puzzle Goldmine

As you know from previous posts, mom and dad enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles together.  It's simple low-key, low-cost fun, and up until that most recent one they even let me help out.  Well, they've since started using a table they picked up for free recently, so that means I no longer get to sprawl out on the pieces offer my assistancešŸ˜ .  Anyway, dad was browsing Asheville's chapter of freecycle.org the other day as he does every morning, and someone posted a collection of jigsaw puzzles.  Always up for free stuff and without knowing or caring what the puzzles were pictures of he contacted the person, and arranged to pick them up that morning, and was pleasantly surprised to see that half of them were cat-themed!  Originally the poster said they had 24 puzzles in all, but by the time they replied to dad, that number was down to 8.  They stated that all of the puzzles but one had all of the pieces, and the one that didn't had only 1 piece missing, even marking on the cover where the piece was missing from.

Yep, that's a dog one in there, too.  So be it.

21 comments:

Lynn said...

Cleo, it shows that the people that were giving them away at least know good pets when they see them. Mostly kitty cats and lots of puzzle part. I'd say the dogs can probably be the last puzzle that your mom and dad put together. And maybe they'll put it on a table where you can help with the puppies. Or maybe show the puppies who's in charge is more like it.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That was a good find by your dad. Maybe you can take a sneaky look when they are not about. You never know, you may find the missing piece.

Sandee said...

How fun. I love doing puzzles too, but I do them online. Such fun and getting free ones are even better. Love it that most are cat themed.

Have a purrfect day, Cleo. My best to your peeps. ♥

Leah said...

What a great find! I haven't done jigsaws lately but if I did, I'd want them to be cat pictures.

Brian said...

See sweet Cleo, humans really can be puzzling creatures!

Sasha + Saku said...

Well, that should keep the beans out of your hair for a bit Cleo. Shame they're not letting you help though.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Maybe they will let you cut out and color the one thats missing Cleo. Or maybe you can snoopervise from the chair?

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

All the cat puzzles are a pleasant surprise. What a lucky find!

The Indulged Furries said...

What a fun find. Many hours of winter fun there. And I'm sure you're able to get up on the table (just use a chair so you don't have to jump so high).

The Island Cats said...

What fun for your humans! And I'm sure you'll help them with those puzzles, right Cleo??

pilch92 said...

Very cool ! Once they do them, they could make wreaths out of the pieces. There are great ideas on pinterest.

Eastside Cats said...

Anything can be tolerated if there are cats involved, Cleo!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Cool! We think your mom and dad should save the dog one for Halloween and put a spell on it!

meowmeowmans said...

Well, Cleo, if your mom and dad are going to do something that isn't catering to your every whim, we're glad it sort of involves cats. MOL

Summer said...

What a cool score!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

It looks like someone is going to have fun

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I wish I had the patience to do puzzles, I definitely do not!

My Mind's Eye said...

I used to like puzzles but we had no where to leave them out and then there were the felines. Maybe I need to get a few for the winter. We have a spot now.
Well better the dog be in the puzzle than in your house.
Hugs and happy Fall Y'all
Cecilia

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

That sounds like a real puzzle bonanza, Cleo. And surely you can find some creative way to help???

Purrs,
Tama and Benny

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Hey, freecycle works for me..have to look into it around here! Great puzzles and you all really lucked out getting so many cat ones, those being the real fun puzzles! ~ Just call me Tom "not biased at all" Fishworthy xx :)

Darla M Sands said...

Sweet!

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.