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.

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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.”

So much larger than life

I’m Big Orange, Bo and Kobi’s cousin.

Big Orange-1

I’m big.

Big Orange-2

Have I mentioned how cute I am?

Big Orange-9

I love Bo and Kobi’s dog. When I get the chance, I like to go under her belly.

Big Orange-3

Bo and Kobi: Yeah, and every time the dog returns from Big Orange’s house, we have to rub our bodies against hers to get rid of his smell! It isn’t fair!

Big Orange-4

Quotes of the Day

Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose? (Eliza Dushku)

California is a fine place to live – if you happen to be an orange. (Fred Allen)

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. (Winston Churchill)

Title quote from Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time”:
I’m on my way I’m making it, huh!
I’ve got to make it show yeah, hey!
So much larger than life

And you may ask yourself

How did I get here?

Talk 1

I’m not winking – I’m contemplating with one eye closed.

Talk 2

The end result is the same: I’m a beautiful kitty and my humans love me!

Talk 3

Quotes of the Day

Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing. (Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle)

A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind. (Michael Bassey Johnson)

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. (Harvey Fierstein)

Title quote and first line are from The Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime.”

A modern day warrior

I may not be as beautiful and photogenic as my brother Bo (also known as “The Little Stinker,” by the way):

The Bo

But I play a great game of mouse!

Bo and Ko with Mousie

I wait for my purrents by the front door.


The dog has my back.

Kobi and the dog

And I’m really cute in my own cute way!


Quotes of the Day

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. (Leonardo da Vinci)

A meow massages the heart. (Stuart McMillan)

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness. (Brad Garrett)

Title quote is from Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.”

I got cat class and I got cat style

Side A

Side A

Side B

Side B


Quotes of the Day

Everybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at
(“Ev’rybody wants to be a cat,” from Disney’s Aristocats)

We’re gonna rock this town
Rock it inside out
(Stray Cats, “Rock This Town”)

Title quote from Stray Cats, “Stray Cat Strut.”

P.S. In case you are not aware, LP records came with a “side A” and a “side B.”


The Most Interesting Cat in the World

His fur tastes like catnip.

Mice have fallen over dead, from his gaze alone.

Adele asks him for pointers regarding her music.

He is … the most interesting cat in the world.

I don’t always drink milk, but when I do, I prefer Las Leches.


Here’s a good example of the U.S. Dos Equis (Mexican beer) commercial, upon which I based the above post:


Heinekin USA owns Dos Equis beer.