Take me to the pilot

for control!


Take me to the pilot of your soul!


Quotes of the Day

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. (Will Durant)

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes. (Frank Deford)

Dog is my copilot. (Unknown)

The copilot.

The copilot.

Blog post title and words are from Elton John’s “Take Me to the Pilot.” This is the actual song, but there’s a great version from 1994 where Elton John’s piano playing is absolutely brilliant.

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Music, Pop culture, Quote, Shetland Sheepdog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

He’s a tramp

But we love him!

Bo the tramp

And here’s the real hunter.

This mouse is mine and no one will take it away!

This mouse is mine and no one will take it away!

Quotes of the Day

I tramp a perpetual journey. (Walt Whitman, Song of Myself)

Twilight, a timid, fawn, went glimmering by, and Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast. (George William Russell)

I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse. (Walt Disney)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Soft kitty, naughty kitty

Someone’s been a bad boy. I went out and came home to this.


What is that blue and black strip, you might ask? That is the roll of plastic doggy poop bags (unused, of course!) that were on the counter in the kitchen.


This is the culprit inspecting his work.


Because it certainly wasn’t me, Kobi says!


Quotes of the Day

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. (Mae West)

When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better. (Mae West)

There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out. (Mae West)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

You’ve got a friend

You just call out my name


And you know wherever I am


I’ll come running to see you again


Ain’t it good to know – you’ve got a friend!


Quotes of the Day

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. (Walter Winchell)

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. (Mencius)

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | 27 Comments

A curious incident of the cats in the daytime

There was a curious incident today. I found the cats investigating the little “junk/storage room” off of the kitchen.


Hhhm. What’s in this box?

More investigation followed, although I’m not sure what Bo was thinking!

Oh! Was that a speck of dust?

Oh! Was that a speck of dust?

Suddenly, the investigation took a turn for the ducks.

What's over here?

What’s over here?

Meanwhile, Kobi is still investigating the Tupperware top.


I’m not sure what Bo was hoping to find!

What's in this bag?

What’s in this bag?

I think Bo finally found what he was looking for!

Oh my stars! A box!

Oh my stars! A box!

Meanwhile, Kobi has given up to move into more comfortable digs….

Comfort is everything!

Comfort is everything!

Quotes of the Day

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. (Stephen Hawking)

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. (Albert Einstein)

No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Talking to the paws

Today is “talk to the paw” day.


Hhm, we’re only seeing part of Bo’s paws here….


There’s no conversation when one is hiding under the sofa!


Quotes of the Day

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. (Diogenes)

Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much. (John Wayne)

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. (Oscar Wilde)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Some exciting news!

This is Bo and Kobi, with some exciting news!


We have a new cousin, and Big Orange has a new brother! His name is Little Dog (as in “hot dog”).


He showed up one day at my parents’ house and is very, very friendly! A neighbor familiar with the neighborhood pets confirmed that this cat was a stray. His ear is clipped, which is apparently a mark of a “TNR” (Trap, Neuter, Release). A visit to the vet’s showed that he had no microchip and is free of Feline AIDs and Feline Leukemia.

My brother took him so Big Orange would have a companion. This is the first day they met.


And while Little D hissed at first, the two cats now get along quite admirably; they play with each other and groom each other!


Little D is very happy in his new home!

Quotes of the Day

Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal. (Eddie Izzard)

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. (Jules Verne)

Time spent with cats is never wasted. (Sigmund Freud)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

How hot is it?

It’s been so hot and humid here lately!


We’re so sleepy because of the heat!


Mum says the weather will break tonight. But, how do you break the weather?!

Quotes of the Day

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers. (William Penn)

It was one of those nights when the air is blood-temperature and it’s impossible to tell where you leave off and it begins. (Elaine Dundy, The Dud Avocado)

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back? (Steven Wright)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

The most handsome cat in the world?

Bo: It’s true.

Look at me!

Look at me!

Bo: I am the most handsome cat in the world!

Ah, me!

Ah, me!

Kobi: Ahem.



Kobi: I beg to differ!

Lovely me!

Lovely me!

Quotes of the Day

Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift. (Liam Neeson)

When I look in the mirror, I see someone who’s happy with how he looks, because I was never one of the handsome Hollywood people. And I’ve had success as I’ve gotten older, because I’m able to play characters. I no longer get the girl, but I get the part. (Michael Caine)

When you first entered the restaurant, I thought you were handsome… and then, of course, you spoke. (Helen Hunt)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Pop culture, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

The Thinker

Bo: I’m thinking.


Bo: I love to think. I’m so good at it!


Kobi: Good grief.


Kobi: I’m thinking I should pounce on you!


Quotes of the Day

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. (Isaac Asimov)

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. (Marcus Aurelius)

The mind is everything. What you think you become. (Buddha)

Posted in Animals, Cats, General, Quote | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments