Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Cats

I don't know the exact day my four cats were born, because they were born outside. I do know they were born at the end of July, so I am officially announcing today, July 31st, as their birthday. They are one year old!

I want to celebrate their birthday by sharing their cutest pictures from the past year. 


Cole and Milo

The twins, Milo and Otis.

All four sleeping under my table.

Clover playing on my book case.

Milo

Cole and Paper Towns by John Green

Taking up all the room on my couch!

They were helping me wrap Christmas presents.

Otis playing with garland.

I put up my Christmas tree on Christmas Eve for my families party. I had to lock my kittens in my bedroom and let them out afterward, which is when they did this.


That's Clover at the top.


They all like to sleep on my desk.


Otis sleeping in the witches cauldron on top of my bookcase.


Cole sleeping on my thick, winter blanket.


The shoe box before.


The shoe box after.


They tore apart the ear buds for my MP3 player. And put one in their water dish.


Cole sleeping upside down. You can see his grey armpit hair. haha


Clover sleeping with the Bible.


Milo sleeping among a chaos of papers. 

Clover and Otis hiding under my desk. 
I really need to get rid of all those computer cords.


I hope you enjoyed these pictures! :)

Stay tuned because on September 5th I'll be sharing a short story about the day I rescued them for the Charity Cat Anthology blog hop created by Kyra Lennon




QUESTIONS: Do you like cats? Do you have any pets? 
I love animals, so tell me about them! :)


55 comments:

  1. You decorate your tree with cats - that's really unique!
    They're cute. And from the way they are stretched out in some of the photos, I'd have to say boneless as well.

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    1. lol Last year I sure did. I hope this year they'll leave the tree alone, but I doubt it.

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  2. Awww! They're so sweet and a handful no doubt. I am without pets the last few years and miss having a furry friend! My daughter rescued a kitten which we of course kept. Duke was his name and we loved him so. We only had him for 6 yrs though. He got taken by a coyote. :(. Still miss him.

    4 kittens is a lot of work and fun! Nice share, Chrys!

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    1. They are a BIG handful! I rescued them when they were 2 months old and saved them from an unknown fate as stray cats. They are scared of other people and still hide when someone knocks on my door.

      I'm sorry about Duke. Losing a pet is tough, but losing one like that is horrible! *Hugs*

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  3. So cute! Cats are the one animal we can't have because my husband is allergic, and I think my kids are too. Shame though. They are adorable.

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    1. I don't have a significant other at the moment, but if I did and if he was allergic I would be devastated because I wouldn't be able to give away my kittens. Maybe if my mom took in two, as she's thinking about it, but I'd still have two and they are my babies! :)

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  4. Cute pictures, Chrys. Your cats seem to get into everything.:)

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    1. Thank you, J.L. And they sure do! LOL!

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  5. Too cute! Our neighbors had a cat who would always come and visit us on our porch. They moved recently and I miss the little guy! My husband's not a cat person but I think I could eventually persuade him, especially with pictures like these:)

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    1. Aw! I think it's sweet when you can "share" a neighbor's cat. Too bad they moved. Hopefully you can persuade your husband soon. ;)

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  6. Aww, such adorable pictures! I love cats. I have one, Misty, and I love her to bits. She's black like your Cole, though she's long haired so she's fluffier. I'll be writing a story for the anthology, too.

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    1. Misty and Cole would make a great pair. You may not be able to tell in this picture, but Cole is a long haired cat. When he walks, the hair on his tail bounces and reminds me of a big, fuzzy feather. haha I'm looking forward to your story for the Charity Cat anthology. :)

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  7. I did a double-take on the first Christmas tree picture. It looks like Otis or Milo (I can't tell them apart) is chasing a snake. Turns out it was Clover's tail and hind quarters. Spooky!

    We are dog people, but only because I am allergic to cats...

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    1. After I read your comment, I scrolled back up to look at the picture. I better not have a snake in my tree! LOL!! And the lil orange kitten in the tree is Milo. He is the most mischievous out of them all. I'm sorry you're allergic, but dogs are great! :)

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  8. So cute! And I thought just having one cat was a handful...

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    1. Yes, four are a BIG handful. I just don't want to split them up yet unless my mom agrees to take two. They are scared of other people, so I would have to keep them in the family.

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  9. They are adorable! I'm sure with four, they are into everything.

    We don't know for certain when Rocko and Spunky were born either. Since Calvin died on July 17, we gave them the birthday of July 18. I always joke our white Calvin died a positive and came back as two black negatives.

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    1. Yes, they get into everything. They climb on top of my bookcase, get into the cabinets, and sleep on shelves in my closet.

      I'm sorry to hear about your Calvin, but it's great that you have Rocko and Spunky. By the way, those are the cutest names!

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  10. lol one of mine helped knock down the tree at my Mother's house by climbing it. Great pics indeed, you sure must find them everywhere

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    1. I'm sure they'll knock down my tree this year. I didn't put it up until last minute for my Christmas Eve party when I first got them, but this year the trees going up at its usual time. And yes, I find them everywhere. Milo likes to sleep on the closed toilet seat lid because of the soft cover. lol

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  11. Great pics! My pets are my fur kids. We have a cat named Thomas, and two dogs Chuck and Flash. Thomas goes in and out, he is the official cul de sac Cat. He also likes ic

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    1. My cats are my fur kids, too. That was actually the title of this post before I changed it because I didn't want anyone to think I was a weirdo. LOL!! Thomas sounds like my brother's cat, Tomas. I actually posted a picture of him once for my President post. :)

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  12. Happy birthday to your feline crew. Those Christmas tree pics are hilarious.

    We have two teen cats and they are into everything. They are indoor cats and are enjoying the mild summer as we have had the windows open lots--they can then spy on the rest of the world.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the Christmas tree pictures.

      My cats love the windows, too. They love them so much they climb up my curtains. HAHA!

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  13. LOL! Milo looks just like my Tigger, just rather smaller. I love cats, we have six, and the Christmas tree escapade is all too familiar!

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    1. Cats and Christmas trees . . . they just don't mix! lol

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  14. Oh my goodness how cute are they? I LOVE cats. We have a black and white cat, Tilly, she is 7 now but she is a bit of a loner and doesn't like cuddles much. I miss cuddles. Our 17 year old darling died last year and I still miss her loads, she loved cuddles.

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    1. I'm sorry for your loss, Suzanne! That's always tough. Only two of these kittens like to cuddle. Otis doesn't even like me to hold him. It's probably because he was a bit traumatized as a baby. I keep telling him though that when he's an old man, I'm going to hold him all the time! :)

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  15. What cute pictures! Happy birthday to your kittens!

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    1. Thank you, M.J.! And they thank you, too. HAHA :P

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  16. Holy moly, Chrys! You have quite the hilarious handful over there! I loved all of your pictures but my favorites were the one of Otis sleeping in the witches cauldron on top of your bookcase and the other one of them sleeping on your desk. They probably sleep all over your desk because that is where you do most of you work and they would rather have you all to themselves!
    These were too darn cute!
    I love cats but Felix is allergic. We are actually going to test his allergies out though because he thinks they might have died down since he was a teenager. There is a black cat with gorgeous green eyes who comes by our place where we feed him. But he always runs away as soon as we try to get to close. I've named him Max from that movie Hocus Pocus=)

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    1. Aw! I always thought it was because the computer was warm, but I like thinking its because they want to get close to me. :)

      I love Hocus Pocus! When I was little, I wanted a cat like Max. Or like Salem on Sabrina the Teenage Witch but nicer. lol

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    2. I watch Hocus Pocus every year around Halloween=) Such a classic!

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  17. Your cats are adorable! Happy birthday to them!

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  18. Very cute. How wonderful that you kept all four!

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  19. What darling kitties! Loved all the pics of them. I do love cats -- definitely more a cat person than a dog person-- but I've never really had any as pets because when I was a kid, my dad hated cats and loved dogs. And when I got married, my husband was the same and my daughter was highly allergic. So I satisfy myself by looking at pictures of other people's cats.

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    1. Cats have always been part of my life, even as a child. We did have a dog here and then, but not for long because my mom never liked dogs much. I'm happy to be able to supply you with cute cat pictures. :)

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  20. So adorable. I have three cats. They were born outside, but I sort of know when they were born since I got them as kittens.

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    1. Sounds like what I did with my cats. :)

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  21. My two cats just turned ten and are named Cheswick and McMurphy. In early August 2004, I appeared in a community theater production of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' playing the character 'Cheswick.' Just before the play opened, I went to my car after a rehearsal and found two kittens in the parking lot next to my car They were so teeny-tiny that their eyes were barely open. One was gray and one was white. There was a cardboard box close by with newspaper in the bottom; they had obviously been abandoned.

    They went home with me that day, and I named them after two of the characters in the play. They both have been my constant and beloved companions (the white one, Cheswick, is sitting by my shoulder looking on as I type this) ever since that day. Fortunately, my wife loves kitties just as much as I do, so being their 'cat guardians' has been a family affair. These days we are retired and have an RV that we take trips in, and so Cheswick and McMurphy are both very cosseted and well travelled felines.

    Love your blog, and your writing, Chrys. 'Hurricane Crimes' was great. And you taking on the guardianship of four kitties is just plain awesome in my book!

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    1. Thank you for sharing that story with me, Tony! It sounds like you were meant to find Cheswick and McMurphy, and that they have a wonderful home and a lot of love.

      Thank you also for the wonderful compliments. :D

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  22. I only have stuffed animals and a spider plant named Kalanit at the moment. I've had Kalanit for 14 years now, though it's been awhile since she's grown any new branches or sprouted little white flowers.

    If I ever fulfill my longtime dream of having a few acres for a small hobby farm, I'd love to get a lot of pets—horses, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits. guinea pigs, birds, pigs, lizards, you name it. Since I can't bring myself to feed one animal to another animal, there are only a few types of herbivore lizard I'd be able to own. And as much as I love snakes, there's no way I'm ever keeping frozen rodents in my freezer, unthawing them, and having to handle them, even with tongs.

    I have lots of pictures of cats from my three Israel trips. They're like squirrels over there, usually feral instead of house pets. Some of the cats I've encountered there have been very friendly, though, and came over for petting and company.

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    1. I'm going to have to look up a spider plant to see what they look like.

      When I was younger, I wanted a farm with all sorts of animals, but I wouldn't be able to keep up with a farm now, not with my back. I don't really like snakes all that much, so I never be able to own one. Even if I didn't mind the frozen, dead rodents. But I'm with you on that one! Ick!

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  23. Nothing quite as enchanting as a cat or many cats. Yours seem to have a literary bent, so how lucky that is.

    Glad you're in the catology event. I look forward to your story.

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    1. I guess my love of literature rubbed off on them. :)

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  24. Those are cute pics!
    They look very playful... full of mischief... (I'm not really a cat lover.)
    But I do hope your cats had a lovely birthday, Chrys!

    I prefer dogs. When we were young, my mother always kept a dog. Growing up, I can remember a variety of canines passing through the family home... but Fluffy is the one who conjures the fondest memories... what a sweetie-pie...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thank you!

      I gave them special treats and played with them extra long before I went to bed, so I think they had a good birthday.

      I'd love to see a picture of Fluffy. It's funny because when I was younger we had a lot of cats,a nd one of them was named Fluffy. :)

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  25. So cute, Chrys. I can't believe I'm this late. I love cats!

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    1. Better late than never, right? I'm glad you stopped by. :)

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  26. Absolutely adorable! I love cats, but unfortunately, my husband is allergic.

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