Posts by greg-in-washington

Cat guy. I live near Tacoma, Washington, USA. Like cats, old photographs, and short blog posts.
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Cat Condo with Scooby

This post is about the cat condo with Scooby.  The cat condo goes back to 2011 I think.  It has had periods of popularity and periods of total neglect.

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2016 Can I please come in? asked Marigold. No room for you Marigold. We need a basement apartment!

You know how cats are.  A popular sleeping place for Scooby is a cardboard box.  He often is hard to find when he is sleeping under it.  I decided to upgrade his box and put the condo on top of it.  Could use some “decoration.” Maybe I could put an even bigger box under it! It was not long before Scooby moved in!  A change in position can often revitalize an unused item.

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Christine’s Calendar Cat for March 2019

Scooby is my Love Christine’s Calendar Cat pick for March 2019. The calendar was a present made by Christine and Spike, and sent late last year for use this year. Scooby is an internet favourite. That is a new jar of catnip on the table on the right. Christine has been sending calendars to me for many years now.  I hope she never stops making them for me.

Scooby March Calendar
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Is the Scooby Gang back in Town?

Rumours have been going around, and people are asking is the Scooby Gang back in Town? There have been unconfirmed stories of members of the gang being sighted in the area. The last we heard, they had escaped to Bolivia to join up with the Hole in the Wall Gang. From unnamed sources, we have obtained these exclusive photos. They have been identified as the notorious and dangerous “Zeke the Kid”. The public is asked to not approach, but alert authorities if Zeke is spotted. This is a public service announcement.

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Zeke the kid
Zeke the Kid
Zeke the Kid

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Valentine’s Day 2019

Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019. I hope every one of you has a “valentine”! Christine is my valentine. When my father was young, he kept all his holiday cards. After he died, I discovered them in an old cardboard candy box. Most were valentines which the children exchanged, and thus, are children’s rather than adult cards for the most part. They range from 1917 to the late 1920’s. These are not all. Some I put up before years back, but I don’t know which ones, so, I post a lot of them. Sorry but there are no cats.

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Zeke the other snow cat

Zeke is the other snow cat. He is a Maine Coon and loves all types of weather. He is always wanting out in the catio to check the weather out first thing in the morning. The catio has no roof, but is partially protected by the overhang of the roof eave.

This is the end of our snow series, as warm air is arriving from the south and will be melting everything extremely rapidly. If we are lucky, that will be the last of the snow for us this Winter! Christmas I would have thought snow beautiful and appropriate. In February it was a giant nuisance!

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Zeke in the catio checking the snow
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More “Snomageddon” starring Scooby the Snowcat!

More “Snomageddon starring Scooby the Snowcat!” continues the big snow story. I live on a PRIVATE road at the end of a cul-de-sac. That means the County is not responsible for my road and will not plough it. Sunday morning all the residents of the street–men and women–grabbed shovels and cleared the street. Took hours. It was just like the old time days when everyone helped each other. Think that America is gone? It isn’t!

A new snow storm is coming and we know if we let new snow pile on top of what we have now, we wouldn’t drive out of here until Spring. Now, Scooby knew when we were done that an inspection was due to insure the snow was moved properly, so he went out when all was finished to check things out. The following photos show what he found.

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Scooby–deeper than yesterday!
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Heading for the road
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In the street
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Measuring the snow with my tail!
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Reached the wide open spaces!
Worst Litter box EVER!
Worst litter box EVER!
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Looks pretty high!
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Time to get off this frozen ice and go inside!
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Going back to the house. Time to warm up and have a nap!
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Scooby lead snow

Scooby in “Snomageddon”

Scooby in “Snomageddon” is a collection of photos of Scooby walking along the path I dug in the snow. Walking on concrete is fine, but he does not like the snow on his paw pads.

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Going out to check the mail.
Scooby on path thru snow
This path is very convenient and cat friendly.
Scooby walking down path in snow
I love going for a brisk walk
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Pretty deep here. Can’t go walking across this!
Scooby lead snow
Deepest snow I have ever been out in, say the Scoob.
Scooby lead snow
No mail today. Don’t think it’s coming. Only one way back to the house. Ready for a warm nap by the fire.
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Scooby snow

Snow Day

Today in the Pacific Northwest, we are having a “Snow Day”. Schools are closed. People are driving around crazy sliding off the road and getting stuck. We at the Feline Cafe are already where we need to be so no worries. How to spend the day is the question. Snow falling and cold outside. Zeke was the first and only cat to rush out into the catio. He always has to be first outside to check on the weather conditions and also check for birds and other trespassers. Opie being a clever girl stays put in her favourite window on the second floor where she has a warm commanding view of the back garden. Scooby, on the other hand, is always game for a walk-about on his harness. Got his penguin snow hat out, as it is cold and snowy and out we went. Photos follow:

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Christine’s Calendar Cat for February 2019

Marigold is my love Christine’s Calendar Cat pick for February 2019. The calendar was a present made by Christine and Spike (Christine & Spike), and sent last year for use this year. Little did we know that Marigold would not be with us in February. This is a good tribute to remember her by. She died 17 January 2019. Her photo here is from August 2017. Seems like yesterday. Christine has been sending calendars to me for many years now. I hope she never stops making them for me.

February Marigold Calendar
Marigold
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