About Me

Asheville, North Carolina

Friday, February 25, 2022

Check This Out

 So it's nothing out of the ordinary to see a few of these guys 'round here, and dad regularly sees their tracks when he's out on the trails at work.  However, this was the first time he got to see a bunch of 'em frolicking right next door, and this was after they froze in their tracks as they do when they first spotted dad watching.  They stared for a moment, then just continued with their play before slipping off into the woods.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This

Ahh, warm sunshine,

Cozy PJs and fuzzy socks,

Big comfy chairs

and my two most favorite humans in the world.

Monday, February 14, 2022

A Silly Moment on a Warm-ish Sunny Day in February and Oh Yeah, Happy Valentine's Day!

 Oh my goshness if the first half of this past weekend wasn't an absolute beauty, I don't know what was!

The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the air was, well, okay, it was still a little crisp, but hey- I got to sit out on the front stoop to soak up the sun and take in the fresh air. 
Mom Hamming it up As Usual

And then Sunday's high was just over half of what Saturday's was . . .  Oh well, 'tis the season.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Sleeping Beauty


This is nothing out of the ordinary 'round here, but I don't know- there sure is something about that darn electric blanket that sucks our furry little senior lady cat into la la land...

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Illusion O'Floof

I guess it's just the angle, but this photo gives my tail a lot more floof than it actually has.   Here, I was sitting atop dad while he and mom were still in bed.  When I think it's time for them to get up this is one of the rousing techniques I use.

Other techniques include walking all over them, using my litterbox and then sitting on/near their face, staring at them until they move, facing away from them/flashing my butt and generally restlessly moving around/on/over them til they get so annoyed they get their lazy human butts out of bed.  Y'all are with me on this, no?

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

And Still More All in the (Cat) Family

 Wow, I guess I didn't realize we hadn't posted in a while.  Dad's computer time's been commandeered by other stuff lately.  Anyhoodles, I guess I must be softening up in my golden years because I'm getting better about sharing.  One of dad's sons up in Connecticut recently sent him a photo of this adorable little cuddle muffin.  Her name's Coco, and she's got the cutest little squeak of a meow. 

I swear- if this doesn't melt your heart, then, well, you must not have one!

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned house panther named Orbit, who made the move with us from Massachusetts to North Carolina. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014 which 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 Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC 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.