Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meet The Girls

I know, I know......I have been awful, totally remiss and neglectful and I can't promise that I am going to get much better in the near future, but my lovely caregiver has taken some great photos of my babies, Gussie and Winnie, so I figure if I pass on a few of them for your amusement and entertainment it is better than total deprivation........

These 2 so-called cats are our constant companions as we sit in Crochet Corner day after day.  Amazingly, they do not cause a great deal of trouble in regard to the bounteous balls of yarn that are strewn hither and yon around our feet ......the real trouble comes during the Great Chair Wars.  My favorite crochet site is my lovely leather recliner with footstool;  Consolee relishes the black leather Moderne armchair that faces it.  Winnie will fight you for either one and Gussie wants sole possession of mine including the footstool.  Any time either of us grown ups raises our fannies and relinquishes our territories they are immediately taken over by certain furry creatures and one of the hardest things I have to do each day is physically evict a cat from my favorite chair.  I AM getting better at it but it it not my greatest skill and Consolee is even worse at it than I am.  Sigh.  We spend a lot of time shifting from foot to foot,wringing our hands and contemplating our options.

 If you can conjure up a ridiculous picture, imagine two grown women racing madly across the living room trying to settle their fannies into the chairs before the cats beat them to it.
A nightmare game of musical chairs that no one can really win.  Two chairs, four bodies and two sets of reproachful green eyes (if we win)....(2 sets of aggravated brown eyes if we lose.)

The first  photo is Winnie settling into Consolee's chair for a lovely nap.  The yawn and the stretch are too human-like to bear.

The picture below on the right is Winnie, mid-nap, just checking with half opened eyes to see if she is missing anything of note.  I particularly love the languid pose.

The photo below is of Gussie and Consolee......not the  best pic of either but OK for a start.

I am going to let the pics speak for me in today's offering.
Perhaps tomorrow I can come up with some words.
Stay tuned.


  1. Cats do not like to share their chairs..ever:)

  2. I can sometimes distract my cats by setting plump blankets near my chair for their use, or amusement. But only sometimes.

  3. Ah, lovely pictures. Winnie certainly does have a Churchillian look - I wouldn't want to take it on in a fight.

  4. Know your place(s)- sit on the floor like every self-respecting, two-legged tin-opener has to do when sharing one's home with cats!
    Lovely pics. Sign of a relaxed, contented cat when they turn upside down and expose vulnerable abdomen. Thank you for sharing these with us.

  5. Those look like some spoiled cats! and fully in charge too, that's the way it ought to be.

  6. That cat looks quite comfy.

    I just found your blog. I'm inspired by your mini life-synopsis. Can't wait to read more!

  7. My dogs are like this too ~ the minute your butt leaves the chair, they're up in it... and then must be manually evicted when you want to sit back down...

    I've just found your blog ~ love, love, love it!!!
    I'm sorry to hear of your recent medical troubles ~ glad to know you're on the mend. Keep doing your deep-breathing exercises to keep that pneumonia from coming back! (Sorry; once a nurse, always a nurse!)

    Keep up your good work ~ I'll be adding your blog to my favorites list!
    Peace ~

  8. Beautiful babies! Isn't it amazing what we go through to make them comfortable? I am currently catless which is a rare state for me. I've had a special cat nearly every day of my life. But I lost my beloved Kitty Baby over a year ago after 18 years and can't bring myself to try again - yet.

    I love your bio and your age and your stories. Looking forward to getting to know you. :)

  9. That's some yawn! I'd let her have that chair..nothing can be as comfy as a cat!

  10. Hi Lois! I've been gone for a while due to overdemanding work duties. Love the photos! I believe I have it even worse than you. Not only do my cats try to jump in my tv chair the moment I'm out. I also have one cat that hurls himself across the room to land in my lap before my butt reaches the chair!

    One solution for the worst offender who growls when I try to extricate him from my chair is that I have a little cat santa hat that I get out and every time I try to get it tied around his head, he'll immediately jump off!

  11. I've threatened to sit on my Kiki before, as in, hoovering over the chair and she does not move. She merely meows and closes her eyes again when I get up and look at her. Disdain. That's all I get from her.