A Tough Road to Hoe

I apologize for my long absence. Last year was a bit of a difficult year for me. And it is now just me, not us, in terms of the humans of this household. My significant other and I parted ways last year, and he was a source of inspiration for this blog.

I also missed this blog’s three-year anniversary (March 3), which was last week! But onto the boys.

The boys slept a lot this winter, in unusual places.



They took over the couch.


They enjoyed some of the unusually warm winter days we had.


And behaved like the hooligans angels they are.



Mostly they’re hoping for an early spring, so that they can enjoy more open windows!

Quotes of the Day

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. (Denis Waitley)

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. (Dale Carnegie)

What you really want for yourself is always trying to break through, just as a cooling breeze flows through an open window on a hot day. Your part is to open the windows of your mind. (Vernon Howard)


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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)