Comfort: It is what Ripley provides.
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I know, I know. Another freakin’ post about cats. Whatever has become of me? But I have been totally smitten with Deb’s cats and I am no longer afraid to admit it. Just don’t tell anyone, okay?
Over the last couple months Newt has started growing these wild hairs from behind her ears. They are two little shocks of the whitest hair that frame her face in stark contrast to the rest of her fur.
These two little patches of hair are always sticking out from her head at all angles giving her the look of a mad scientist. In my never-ending obsession with giving things names, I called them her “Einsteins”. The name has stuck and become part of our vernacular even though we have recently found better examples of what the little girl actually looks like.
The first is Doc Brown:
But in the last few weeks we have watched the show Alphas and we have found her perfect doppelgänger:
Dr. Rosen, played so well by David Straithairn, has a head of hair that is the spitting image of Newt. The resemblance is pretty uncanny.
While she definitely looks more like Drs. Rosen and Brown, the name Einstein rolls off the tongue a bit easier so we are sticking with that…for now.
Until we can think of something better.
(oh and btw, watch Alphas. It has been pretty good so far and Gary “Respect the Badge!” Bell is my new favorite superhero)
So last weekend I found the Songify App. Deb and I had just finished breakfast when I made a little song about our lazy Sunday. It has been cracking us up all week I thought I would put some pictures with it and share.
Yesterday one of my theories about Newt was confirmed: she is exactly like a little kid.
Remember how excited you were to find the toy surprise in a box of cereal when you were a kid? Well, yesterday as I poured myself a bowl a Reese’s Puffs (hell yea Reese’s Puffs…they are freakin’ delicious) the toy surprise fell out into my bowl and Newt was immediately curious and trying to get at it.
Oh and btw, do any of you ever remember the toy just falling out of the box into your bowl? I sure don’t. I remember having to dig around in the cereal…with my grubby hands…until I could find the toy. This one had to be just sitting on the top of the cereal in the box because I had just opened the new box of cereal and was pouring the first bowl when it just plopped into my bowl. That would have never happened when I was a kid.
Anyway, so I opened up the toy and it was a Kung Fu Panda shooting-spinny thingie (that is the technical name too).
Because I no longer have the brain of an 8 year old or an Engineer it took me way longer than it should have to figure out how to get the toy to work. But when I finally did, Newt and I spent the better part of the day playing with the thing. I would shoot it and she would chase it down. She is almost to the point of fetching it and bringing it back to me now. I am gonna turn her into a dog yet.
She is scared of the sound it makes when I wind it up but she is slowly getting used to it and no longer running and hiding every time I start to wind the toy up anymore. Ripley doesn’t really know what to make of the thing and is constantly looking down her nose at Newt. Chasing shit across the house is way beneath her.
It always surprises me though that the simplest things are the cat’s best friends. Not that expensive toy you bought…it is the box it came in that the cat will like.
So thank you Reese’s Puffs…both for being delicious and for giving me a few hours of entertainment with the cat.
This is one of my favorite pics ever. I wish I had a better camera on hand when I took it but the shitty camera on my old phone was all I had. This was how I woke up one morning. It made me happy in a sappy “bring a tear to my eye” kind of way with both Ripley and Deb all snuggled up on me and dead to the world.
This week’s photo challenge was simply “tiny”. I went through some of my pics and couldn’t settle on just one so I went with a few:
This is the custom-made bobblehead of me as Han Solo that my lady had made for my birthday. How cool is that?
Coming home from H Street Country Club we found this little gem. How funny is it that the “Uni” is not working on that sign? The tiniest little power outage made this freakin’ funny.
The birds, bugs and squirrels on that Catsitter DVD may be tiny…but these two have a lot of patience.
Newt was having a grand ole time playing with her toy until it shot up and landed on top of the door from which it was hanging. She sat up on the steps trying to figure out how to get at it and letting out tiny whimpers of frustration every few minutes until I got it down for her.
Sometimes Ripley just can’t get close enough to Deb. In those moments she is the tiniest little heartbreaker.
Hope you enjoyed the pics.
Away from the constant attacks of her little sister Newt.
Ripley takes refuge in a paper bag.
The peace and quiet was short lived as I showed up with a flashing camera, poor thing.
The DC area is in the process of being dumped on by a ton of wet and heavy snow. The roads are completely screwed and commuters are stuck in a nightmare just trying to get home. But while all hell is breaking loose on the roads, the snow still brings out the cute in the pets.
Today was the first time Newt has ever seen this white stuff falling from the sky. When Deb got home from work she took these vids and pictures of her kitten as it tried to catch the snow falling on the other side of the window. She apparently sat in the same spot trying to catch the snow for a couple of hours. Oh how I wish I could be that enthralled by snowfall.
Hope everyone makes it home safe tonight.
Since it was so cold this weekend we spent most of it wrapped up in blankets on the couch. Ripley and Newt decided that they would entertain us with their seemingly endless displays of cuteness while we were trying to stay warm.
On Saturday I threw in the Catsitter DVD and the girls sat in front of the TV and were both enthralled by the mice, birds, bugs and fish on the screen. Newt lost interest after a few minutes but Ripley would have sat and watched all day long if I had let her.
Then on Sunday, while I was trying to have a bit of privacy in the restroom, the two little troublemakers decided to slam into the door, knock it open and invite themselves in. They proceeded to fence with each other from opposite sides of the door. When I finally said something to the girls they both looked up at me with that “We weren’t doin’ nuthin” looks on their faces.
These two have definitely won my heart.