This post is about an unusual vintage cat food mat, Mt. Rainier, some guest cats, Opie and her new toy from the tooth fairy, and an interesting blog called “Colouring the Past” featuring some cats.
I used this mat almost 20 years ago, I reckon. I was looking for photos of cats eating at the time, but those were few and I did not see the mat. It surfaced the other day when I was cleaning out cabinets. I was surprised and remembered it instantly. What I notice about it of course is the cup of hot chocolate the cat has! Today we all know chocolate is bad, and would not conceive of drawing a cat with chocolate. At any rate, I am using it again, at least for a while. When Zeke first saw it on the floor, he creeped up to it and slowly extended his paw to touch it, in order to see if it moved, I guess. As usual, no camera handy.
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cat food mat
Too hot to play is a description of today. We lie still trying to keep cool, and look at Mt Rainier wishing we were in the snow! I do this bonus post as I hide away in the shadows as well.
Normal on a Monday is a slow start. Speaking of slow starts, tomorrow the girls both head to the vet for a bunch of injections in the afternoon. One problem with cat birthdays is shots cannot be far behind! Holiday excitement on the weekend–boring when it is over. There is no middle ground. The vet is also a drag, so ennui–the word for the day–continues on Tuesday.
Yesterday I took this snap. The weather looks the same today. It will look the same tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that. . . . If ennui was weather, then this would be it. We rarely get lost here. Mt Rainier is to the southeast–a steadfast compass point. I shall try to visit some blogs today.
Mt Rainier Washington
Scooby the Lion King–not in a hurry to get out of bed!
Reflections in a golden eye 2 are more old, but not too old, photographs that were never posted or posted and not seen! During the holiday season, most people are busy shopping, traveling, and all, I am not really going to be much here either. I just automatically scheduled this post to fire off as a flare today. Perhaps someone will see it–perhaps not! I wonder how many swats the cats have made in the last week and a half in the previous post–a million–a billion? PHOTOS follow: Continue reading →
This post is about preparing for emergencies–primarily for your cats! It needed an update and rewrite, so here it is!
Everyday on the television news, we see films of natural disasters. We see hurricanes. We see tornadoes. We see floods. We see earthquakes and tidal waves and war. We see failed nuclear power reactors spewing radiation. We see volcanos erupting. Wherever you live, there is something that could happen to you. Some disasters are more likely than others in the area where you live.
Where I live, the largest threats are earthquake or volcanic eruption. There is a risk when living within sight of a dormant volcano. The volcano in my neighborhood is Mount Rainier. It is 14,411 feet high.
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