Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Kitties at Two

Today, Chloe and Jim-Bob turn two. These two home-grown kitties have been a source of wonder and delight to me. I never know what they'll get into next. Chloe, for instance, recently added possum chasing to her  resume´.

A young possum approaches and sniffs Chloe's tail.

He checks the cat food dish. Empty!

Chloe has words with the young possum.
(Actually, she swatted him, but I didn't get that on camera.)

The possum turned tail and ran, with Chloe in hot pursuit. They disappeared under the deck and I haven't seen the possum since.

Jim-Bob has numerous interests. By day, he patrols the property and maintains an office space in the back yard. See July's blogpost "Cat Work" for pictures.

By night, he's more technologically inclined. He enjoys playing video games, either alone. . .

 . . . or with his mentor Eddie-Puss.

And, like Eddie-Puss, Jim-Bob enjoys being a desktop cat. Or a keyboard cat, as it were.

No special plans have been made to celebrate their birthdays. They're busy enough so as it is. 

I hope they've never heard of the "terrible twos."
Edited to add: They spent the evening pulling newspapers from the recycling bag and spreading them over the floor, wrestling each other, following the laser pointer, and stalking a moth with Eddie-Puss. Jim-Bob ate the moth.



Blogger Franz X Beisser said...

Sounds like fun, We never had a cat. Always thought they were too independent.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Oh Becky, that was funny. You should go to my daughter's blog. Magic Bean Buyer. She just put something cute up about her cat Spike that you'll chuckle over.

11:16 PM  

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