The “Overhang”

Romeo loves to assume a position that I have never seen another cat assume.  He loves to have his head overhang the edge of anything;  counter, bed, chair – even the top of the shower wall.

This position appears to be uncomfortable to me, but, we cannot imagine all that goes on in the minds of our cats.  Sometimes, we believe we know, but we’re only fooling ourselves.

Romeo position 3

Romeo position 2

Romeo position 4

Romeo on Shower wall


Patches’ “Teddy Bear”


A rare occurrence:  viewing Patches as she sleeps with a favorite toy.  She was playing with it – tossing it and pushing it.  All of a sudden, she flopped down and went to sleep, still clutching the toy.


Patches 2

A Funny Photo

I love animals.  They are the source of many wonderful experiences.

As of late, Patches, Rusty and Romeo have been uncooperative in the photography department.  Things are kind of “status quo.”

So, I found a photo I am happy to share with you.  I hope you get a “kick” out of it, as I did.

llamas after fleecing

Llamas after shearing.



Were You Thinking Of Having Rice For Dinner?

This photo caught my fancy.  I laughed when I saw this mess.

The cats look so innocent.


Were you thinking of making rice tonight

Merlin the Cat Sets New World Record for Loudest Purr

This is a wild purrer!


I thought my guys were pretty loud (you can hear them purr across the room!), but this cutey has them beat!

Merlin the Cat Sets New World Record for Loudest Purr
Merlin the Cat Sets New World Record for Loudest Purr (ABC News)

Merlin the cat is giving dishwashers strong competition in the noise department with his record-setting purr.

The black-and-white house cat belonging to Tracy Westwood of Torquay, England, registered a purr measured at 67.8 decibels, setting the record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat, Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday.

Merlin narrowly beat the previous record of 67.68 decibels set in 2011 by Smokey, another British cat.

Loudest Cat in the World?.Merlin, a housecat from Britain, has set a new world record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat. According to Guinness World Records, Merlin's purr...

Merlin, a housecat from Britain, has set a new world record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat. According to …

The average house cat’s purr reportedly measures 25 decibels.

Merlin, who is 13 years old, can be so…

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I can’t stop watching them. So adorable.

The Last Of The Millenniums


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Moving Something Old To A New Place, Makes It New Again

There were two cat furniture pieces in my family room until last week.  They were standing side by side in front of sliding glass doors to the patio (one of two entrances into the patio).

As of late, they weren’t getting much traffic at all, so I decided to separate them.  I hope the one left standing isn’t feeling too lonely – after all, they’ve been together for many years!

My patio is getting crowded with cat toys, scratching posts, raised platforms and nice, comfortable, cushy chairs and ottomans.  Oh yes – also two big, sturdy boxes that seem to be Romeo’s private caves (There’s A New Box In Town) although Patches trespasses sometimes.  Right about now you must be thinking, “Why is Carol filling up her patio with all this ‘stuff’?”

This is not only my home – it is also Patches’, Rusty’s and Romeo’s home.

So, what happened to the cat furniture?  It has found a new home:  on the patio.  And, Romeo has laid major claim to it.

new place 5

Even though Romeo is a little big for the “penthouse,”  he manages to fit in – somewhat.  There’s always part of him hanging out:

new place

new place 2

new place 4

Patches was not to be outdone.  She found the penthouse to her liking as well:

pat new

pat new 2

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And so, you might be asking, “Where is Rusty in all this?”  He hasn’t shown any interest in this newly-moved furniture.  He, as always, does his “own thing.”  He’s probably back on Mom’s bed.

Nap time - notice the right paw over left.  He always has right over left.

Yup!  There he is!!!