Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Where is Winter?

It's January, but we haven't seen much of winter so far this season.

It was a record 74 degrees today (um, I mean yesterday, since it's past midnight now). Here I am lounging on the dilapidated antique scratching post out on the deck. Mom sprinkled some of that Cosmic catnip on it a few weeks ago, so it's a great place to relax, if you know what I mean.

Our late grandpa made this post for our sister Precious back in 1982. It's really heavy duty and won't tip over like the ones you buy at a store. When the kitchen was remodeled and the cat TV room (bay window) was installed, the post was sent outside to the covered part of the deck. I'm hoping that Dad will recover the pole part for me so I can use it as a scratcher again.

Mom and Dad made Bathsheba go out to breathe some fresh air, but she didn't want to stay outside for long. She preferred to work with her photographer up in the bedroom to practice her "spicy vixen" look. I think that spicy vixen stuff has gone to her head.



At Sunday, January 07, 2007 3:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winter is *here, Jake! Here where I live!

Looks like Bathsheba's practice sessions are working!

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 5:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you look gorgeous laying in the dappled sun. Your late grandpa must have been very talented for that scratcher to last as long as it did.

ps: we did get to Jefferson Rock. We used to live in Loudoun County (Stone Ridge). Is that near you?

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 6:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos! It's been very warm here too. Mom says it's unusual for Munich. We're a metric country, so it's been between +5 and +10°C here for the longest time.

Jake, you look great lying in the sun and Bathsheba looks like she's a little annoyed with the photographer!

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 8:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jake and Bathsheba

The weather is mild here in England but NOT sunny at all. You're lucky you get to be in the sun.

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:20:00 AM, Blogger jeterharris said...

i luv dat scratchin post. mi mom sez it remindz her uv one dey had a long time ago!
bathsheba ... dat'z a verree byootiful poze. yer definitelee a spicy vixen.
luv--yer frend--jh

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 2:07:00 PM, Blogger Jake and Bathsheba said...

Dragonheart, I think that expression is Bathsheba's attempt to look "spicy."

Daisy, we live near Manassas in Prince William County, a bit farther away from Harpers Ferry than Loudoun County.


At Sunday, January 07, 2007 4:08:00 PM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Ohhh, wow, B'Sheba, yoo sure have the Spicy Vixen luk down! Mraw!!! -Cheeto

What a grate post, Jake. That was so nice of yer late grandpa to make that fur yoo! HOpefully yer dad will fix it up so yoo can scratch on it soon!!

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 7:21:00 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Yoo got 74 degrees in winter??? We only just get that in summer.yoo look furry comfy in the sun on yer scratching post.

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, j & b! it's extraordinarily warm in so mo, too--although not 74 degrees! but in the 50s most of last week. furry odd! are all the plants there confused?

our mom's betting we don't see any more snow this season at all!

and yes, 'sheba, you look spicy to us--furry becoming!!

nels, ed, nitro, and xing!

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bathsheba, you look very spicy!

At Monday, January 08, 2007 12:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, winter wasn't here either. Even I got to go outside on my harness. Its rainy today and supposdely colder the next few days.


At Monday, January 08, 2007 3:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, we have not had much winter either! We love your scratching post. It has lots of character.

At Monday, January 08, 2007 10:01:00 PM, Blogger George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

COSMIC catnip?? I'll be right over!



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