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 first day of spring

This week we received some new furniture, so we moved the furniture around a bit. The animals are enjoying the new arrangement!

(Sheba) Wow! My own couch!
(Kobi) Um, not quite!

We also added a cushion to a side table. The cats loved this!

(Bo) Look at all this sun!
(Kobi) You’re right, Bo, this really is comfortable!

Unfortunately, it does not look like spring here where I live.


We’re hoping the snow won’t accumulate too much!

Quotes of the Day

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ (Robin Williams)

Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’ (Robert Orben)

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. (Ellis Peters)

The showdown

Bo: I don’t like to share my cushion.

The sofa chair is also mine (I’m “allowing” the dog to use the chair – this time).


But Kobi and I are best buds when we want to be!


Quotes of the Day

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. (Elbert Hubbard)

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. (Bill Watterson)

Random Acts

This is the first Christmas we put up a tree with the cats in the house. (We didn’t put one up last year when they were kittens.)

Bo’s story

I am an owl. I am pretending the tree isn’t there. (NOT! according to Ellie.)


Kobi’s story

Kobi had a furry mouse, which he loved. Unfortunately, the dog chewed the mouse’s (fake) fur. Here he is with his new furry mouse.


And again, with visual aids:

Pic3 NEW

Note how the tree skirt is involved in the play.

Quotes of the Day

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. (George Carlin)

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. (Shirley Temple)

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. (Bob Hope)

The Cushy Toy

Bo: Oh my stars and garters!


How dare the dog appropriate my bed and toy!


That’s more like it.


Kobi: I don’t care. I’m being pampered between mum and dad!


Quotes of the Day

Honest as the Cat when the meat’s out of reach. (Old English saying)

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

One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers. (Gwendolyn Brooks, In the Mecca)

The Eyes Have It

We have beautiful eyes.


No one can resist us!


The dog has nice eyes too, even if she does bark at us sometimes!


Quotes of the Day

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. (Martin Buber)

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. (Audrey Hepburn)

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. (Sophia Loren)

A new toy!

Kobi: Mum got rid of our box. 😦 Apparently, she’d had enough when she tripped over the box one night.

New Toy 1

Bo: But we got a new toy! It magically appeared in place of our box! (Mum: It’s recycled, actually, from the junk room.)

New Toy 2

Bo: You can even go INSIDE this cushy new toy! We LOVE to fight each other when one of us is in the toy and one of us is on the outside!

New Toy 3

Kobi: Bo likes to hog the new toy. Then we fight.

(P.S. The video still works even though it looks weird. Ellie)

Kobi: The dog even got a new toy, from a doggy neighbor! And it even looks like me!

New Toy 4

Quotes of the Day

I collect stuffed animals, and toy stores make me happy. (Grace Slick)

Their toys are alive and can sometimes come to their aid, or get lost and Olie has to find them. They go to other planets. They go to the ice cream planet. (William Joyce)

Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys. (Mark Akenside)