Talking to the paws

Today is “talk to the paw” day.

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

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

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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)

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Some exciting news!

This is Bo and Kobi, with some exciting news!

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

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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.

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

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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)

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How hot is it?

It’s been so hot and humid here lately!

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We’re so sleepy because of the heat!

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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)

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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.

Hello!

Hello!

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)

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The Thinker

Bo: I’m thinking.

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

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Kobi: Good grief.

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

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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)

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Here’s looking at you, kitties

Kobi: Bo, they’re looking at us again.

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Bo: I, for one, appreciate a good audience!

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Kobi: I look good even when I hide!

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Bo: Well, this is awkward. Nothing to see here! Move along, move along….

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Quotes of the Day

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. (Henry Ford)

I have no regrets. I don’t believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard… and achieving as much as I could. (Elena Kagan)

I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say. (Geronimo)

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Cats are connoisseurs of comfort

Cats can be comfortable anywhere. Just ask Bo and Kobi!

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Bo: I love sitting here. It’s nice and warm!

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Kobi: Not as wonderful as this towel mum left for me!

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Bo: You haven’t tried this catnip-filled scratching “surfboard”!

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Kobi: The couch is fine for me, even without the blankets!

Quotes of the Day

A cat doesn’t know what it wants and wants more of it. (Richard Hexem)

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. (Hippolyte Taine)

A meow massages the heart. (Stuart McMillan)

Blog title quote is by James Herriot.

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A cat and his mouse

Never come between a cat and his mouse.

Bo: Mum found this pink mousie in her box of old cat toys. It’s mine now.

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Kobi: That’s right, because you can’t have MY mouse!

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Quotes of the Day

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. (Oliver Herford)

If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors. (Walter Scott)

When the cat mourns for the mouse do not take her seriously. (Japanese proverb)

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Solitudinally speaking

Is solitudinally a word? We’re not sure. But if it is, these cats know a thing or two about it.

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Bo must be inspecting the wall.

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Kobi is contemplating how long he’ll remain on the sofa chair undisturbed!

Quotes of the Day

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. (Paul Tillich)

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. (Francis Bacon, paraphrasing Aristotle)

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid. (Karl Kraus)

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Bookends

Old friends, sat on their park bench like bookends.

A time of innocence,

A time of innocence

A time of confidences.

Old friends

Quotes of the Day

Like bookends, we have learned to support each other when the stuff in the middle pushes us apart. (Liane Holliday Willey)

Social media is great, I guess, but it feels like technology is the sapper of innocence. (Chris O’Dowd)

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. (Charles R. Swindoll)

Title and blog lines are from Simon & Garfunkle’s “Old Friends.”

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