Monday, October 05, 2015

We are safe and dry

We live in Columbia, SC where a state of emergency has been declared due to heavy rainfall and flooding. If you have seen the news it is devastating here with many friends being evacuated and their homes being flooded. We are ok -- just some moisture in the garage so no playing out there right now. We are lucky to still have power and water (boil notice) but many do not have either. The images of roads getting completely washed out, buildings destroyed by floodwaters, and cars floating down and being swallowed by the water are breathtaking.

This is how we spent the day yesterday. I hope all the cats out there stayed dry and safe. Dad said Parker, the cat who patrols his parking lot at work, has a shed she can get to a few businesses down from Dad's office. Today is still raining and unfortunately the wind is picking up which worries up with the trees around us. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the purrs.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Brawny cat

Mom and Dad didn't get a chance to put the paper towels away before Maggie made a perch out of them to watch the fish. Nothing really stops her from watching the fish, though.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Concerned kitty

Josie is a little concerned about the rain that is already started. We have flash flood watches in our area with as much as 18 inches possible this weekend. Stay safe and dry out there. I wish we could share this rain with our friends in California.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sometimes you need to be a kitten

I may be 13 years old, but sometimes you need to act like a kitten. See this pile of randomness that I'm laying on? This stuff is some of the clutter that ended up in the console of the rental car on Mom and Dad's trek from South Carolina to Iowa for a friend's wedding. Well Dad was looking for something in the collection of stuff and the chargers and power inverter ended up on the floor. So while they were watching tv and eating dinner I decided I needed to attack the cords and try to eat them. I would watch them, and when they looked away I would pounce.

Look how innocent I look in this picture. Does it look like I could do anything wrong?

BTW, the black cord no longer worked but Dad still wouldn't let me chew on it -- something about encouraging bad behavior.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Happy birthday Josie and Huggy Bear

Happy birthday to my sister and brother! I can't believe that it has been 11 years since these two joined our family. I had been an only cat and they taught me some things about being a cat, like cuddling up with Mom and Dad, and enjoying treats. Mom and Dad have been on a long road trip out to Iowa for a wedding and they will be home just in time to celebrate. I'll post pictures later (I couldn't find one of them together like I wanted...)

Friday, September 04, 2015

On Dad's shoes

I like to sleep on Dad's shoes. Yesterday he cleaned all my hair off his shoes and put them in a duffel bag. Well, I showed him...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Black Cat Appreciation Day

HB getting love from Mom
Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! This is an older picture of Huggy Bear (from 2008) but it shows his nature so well. Huggy is the perfect name. He is so affectionate. As soon as Dad is out of bed in the morning he is in Dad's spot, or snuggling up with Mom. He certainly is our lover, ready with a purr the instant he walks in the room.

Also, Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day to some of my favorite house panthers -- William and Fwankwin!