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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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)


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.”

Computer Malfunction

I apologize for not having a recent post. Our super duper HP laptop, which contained all of our photos, died. I had backed up a lot of them, but not the most recent photographs – which, ironically, I was planning on doing the week the laptop died. We took a trip to Best Buy’s Geek Squad, where they diagnosed the hard drive and told me that they couldn’t even access the files on it – all for free, I might add (my thanks to Tracy at Country Girl, City Bling for recommending them). We were there for about 3 hours, and ended up getting a new Lenovo laptop. Two days later we had to go back to Best Buy to exchange our new laptop for another new one – I’m sure you computer geeks must know how aggravating it is to set up everything on your new computer (on a new operating system, no less), only to have to exchange it and do it all over again! I also worked to put our new photos on our PC, too. C’est la vie!

Bo: Omigosh, mummy, I can’t believe you lost all of our beautiful photos!

Computer 1

Kobi: For cat’s sake, Bo, it wasn’t her fault! I love you, mum.

Computer 2


We have a couple of guests here today, as well. Our friend Sainty showed us how pleased he is that it’s spring by using these (fake) flowers as his bed.

Sainty April 2015

And Big Orange says hello and Happy Spring, too!

Big Orange

Quotes of the Day

Kirk: Computer, go to sensor probe. Any unusual readings?
Computer: No decipherable reading on females. However, unusual reading on male board members. Detecting high respiration patterns, perspiration rates up, heartbeat rapid, blood pressure higher than normal.
Kirk: Uh, that’s sufficient. Strike that from the record, Mr Spock.
(Star Trek, “Mudd’s Women”)

Spock: I prefer the concrete, the graspable, the proveable.
Kirk: You’d make a splendid computer, Mr Spock.
Spock: That is very kind of you, Captain!
(Star Trek, “The Return of the Archons”)

Spock: Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them. Captain, a starship also runs on loyalty to one man, and nothing can replace it or him.
(Star Trek, “The Ultimate Computer”)

I have been, and always shall be, your friend

Bo is helping me look for a job. He sits by me whilst I’m working on the computer.



Kobi just likes being on his perch – above all beings – on his cat tree.


In other news, we were very saddened to learn of Leonard Nimoy’s death last Friday. Mr Nimoy not only played the iconic Spock, but he was also a champion of women’s rights and an animal lover, among his many other virtues. Live long and prosper.

P.S. Holy cow! Apparently it’s our two-year blogiversary today and I didn’t even realize it! 🙂 Thank you for following us!

Happy Blogiversary!

Quotes of the Day

Montgomery Scott: Thank heaven!
Spock: Mr Scott, there was no deity involved. It was my cross-circuiting to B that recovered them.
Leonard McCoy: Then thank pitchforks and pointed ears.
(Star Trek, “Obsession”)

James T. Kirk: Spock, comment.
Spock: Very bad poetry, Captain.
James T. Kirk: A more useful comment, Mr Spock.
(Star Trek, “Catspaw”)

Scotty: Mr Spock, you said a while ago that there were always alternatives.
Spock: Did I? I may have been mistaken.
McCoy: Well, at least I lived long enough to hear that.
(Star Trek, “The Galileo Seven”)

Title quote is from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Spock mentions the Kobiyashi Maru test in this scene.

The Longest Cat in the World

He’s so long, giraffes bow down in awe of him.

The Longest Cat-1

His body can’t fit into one cat tree.

The Longest Cat-2

He is…

the longest cat in the…


Oops, no, wait, that’s Kobi and Bo together!

Quotes of the Day

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. (Edgar Allan Poe)

In waking a tiger, use a long stick. (Mao Zedong)

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. (Buddha)

The mind of a cat

Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of cats?


Perhaps the Shadow knows?


Quotes of the Day

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there. (Agnes Repplier)

If you would know what a cat is thinking about, you must hold its paw in your hand for a long time. (Jules Champfleury)

If cats had wings there would be no ducks in the lake. (Indian Proverb)