It's a bittersweet day for us, our first Christmas in this apartment, ever, without Riley. Moondoggie has been camped on the perimeter of our collapsable fake tree, peering through the branches, because in the past his friend could always be found underneath it, glaring back. So to distract him I administered a bit of catnip a kind reader sent us, and I think I may have misjudged the dosage, because now he's hittin' on the Christmas angel.
Bonus Holiday Beast Blogging!
Our friend KWillow has a new acquisition to the family:
Last month my daughter & I adopted a black female kitten from a "rescue" shelter. Jess picked the 'quietest kitten', who turned out to be ill with diarrhea, but thats all behind us now!
ChesterCat was afraid of her at first, then cautiously interested, and now they play constantly, and Chester even grooms her (name: Rai). So its all looking good, except for my sofa which she climbs up as if it were Mt. Everest.
Oh I hope this new yr. is better for all out there, & extra-especially for our hosts who've had one annus horribilis.
And why shouldn't it be better?
Poor Moondoggie. He deserves his gateway drugs.
And nice pride you've got there Ms. Willow.
Don't worry, Moondoggie. We've all got an embarrassing Christmas photo or three stashed somewhere in our past. Which our family will insist on sharing with friends and strangers alike.
That's a right cute pair of kittehs ya got there, KWillow.
reading my own comment... its like seeing a candid photo of oneself and thinking "I look so ________ (fat, old, stupid)! Why do I use so many "quote marks"? Possibly because I'm trying to wean myself from italics and ALL CAPS? Best do it gradually. Soon it will only be ellipsis. I can't quit ...them..., please, don't make me quit using ellipsis!
According to Google this grooming one another is supposed to be calming to the cats, but Rai is a Demon Cat. Nothing calms her. She's also greedy and will eat just about anything.
Such beautiful, wonderful joy.
Thank y'all. So much.
The joy in those kitteh pix, even if Moonie's are a bit bittersweet, works wondrous good deeds out in the world.
Hence the copious & sincere gratitude. Keep up the good kittehs.
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