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.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Foliage Friday

Following a record-setting drought, it has been a rainy week since Mom's return. I've been hanging out in the house a lot. When I'm not cuddling with Mom, I like to look out of one of the big windows to watch cat TV. I can see some of the yellow foliage on our hickory tree out front.




Here is a view of that tree from the street. This year isn't too good for colorful leaves. Many leaves whithered and dropped prematurely. The glorious red maples down the street colored and dropped their leaves within a couple of days. ~Jake
I've mostly been napping with Mom. The gloomy weather doesn't help the mood in this house despite the fact that as a gardener, Mom should rejoice in this rain.


~Bathsheba


We have been overwhelmed with the wonderfully kind and supportive words of our faithful friends in the cat blogosphere. Our dear friends Rosie and Cheeto featured us on their blog, and cheerful Daisy sent out a mission to the lovely Pink Ladies. Thank you all. Mom and Dad had a 13-year relationship, nearly all of Jake's life, so it will take time to sort this out.
Last, but not least, one of our favorite fellow geezers, Rocky the (former) Gutter Cat, bestowed an award on us. It made Mom smile. Thank you, Rocky!




We know that a lot of kitties have already received this award (some multiple times). If you're reading this and have not yet been an official recipient, consider yourself awarded by us. (And we mean it!) We love ALL of the cat blogs. Unfortunately, there isn't enough time in the day for us to visit them all.
~J&B

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17 Comments:

At Friday, October 26, 2007 11:04:00 PM, Blogger Skeeter And LC said...

Congratulations on the award. You sure deserve it. We check your bloggie almos efery day, though we don't always think of sumethin to say.

We hope yer Mom is feelin better sometime soon. Our Big Thing says he knows how sad things happen like that. An he said he wouldnt suggest we say anythin "trite".

Hurt hurts, an we kinna unnerstand that. So really, we jus hope she feels a little better soon...

Skeeter and LC

 
At Saturday, October 27, 2007 7:05:00 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am glad you are spending lots of good time cuddling with your mom. You are Good Cats, and I think you will help your mom feel better soon. It makes me sad when my friends are sad.

 
At Saturday, October 27, 2007 2:28:00 PM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Daisy, it makes me sad when owr friends are sad too!
wow, thats a hyuje tree yoo have in the cat tv. And the yello coluring is super kul. Thare must be a zillun berdies in thare.
yoo two are doing grate things to make yer lady happy. Keep up the grate werk. Were glad to see yoo blogging too! WhooHoo

 
At Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:11:00 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Purrs to all of you. Sorry your mum's trip to Catifornia was a sad one. Hope things will work out better for all, even though near term things may be rough.

 
At Saturday, October 27, 2007 10:48:00 PM, Blogger Boy said...

Concatuwations on the award!

 
At Saturday, October 27, 2007 11:00:00 PM, Blogger Skeeter And LC said...

Hi - You mentioned site counters (visitors). Its nefer too late to start. If we recall correcrtly, you can sign up on one an tell them the number to start from. So just count a typical month and times that by the number of month ya been bloggin. Wont be exact, but after a few months, who cares?

Skeeter and LC

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:00:00 AM, Blogger michicoļ¼ŠAdan said...

I like the photo that trees behind you Jake. It appears you have great taste~!

And it is sweet that Bathsheba snuggle with Mommy, That is so great spend time with mommy whole close day~!!!

And congratulations for the award~!

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 2:33:00 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Oh dear sweet Jake and Bathsheba, Mom heard about this all the way from Hawaii, and wanted she told me to be sure to send you our love and support. I just heard about the Pink Lady mission. Mom sent me some special pictures that I'm going to post just for you.

Cuddle and love your Mom, she needs both of you now.

Tara and Kavan (and Mom)

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 2:35:00 AM, Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

Congratulations on your award and don't forget to give your human extra special love at the moment. FAZ

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:05:00 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Well heck, Blogger is giving Mom troubles. She is trying to post some pictures of the beautiful plants she saw at Waimea valley today. She will keep trying.....

Tara

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:34:00 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Mom got the post up! Tell your mom to check it out!
Tara

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 7:26:00 AM, Blogger Fat Eric said...

Dear Jake and Bathsheba

We only just heard that your mum was going through a hard time and we are so sorry. We would like to send you some big loud Fat Eric purrs and some hair licks. Hope that helps a little bit. You know you have lots of friends in the blogosphere.

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 9:38:00 AM, Blogger Samantha & Tigger said...

Wow, you get trees that have beautiful leaves. ((((((hugs))))))
for all of you! We are here if you need us. ConCatulations on your award you are so deserving of it. We think you are the coolest cats and Mom! And thank you, we haven't got the award yet but we do now. Thanks. Have a cuddly weekend.
Your FL furiends,

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

Hugs to all of you from O Hi O!

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 7:30:00 PM, Blogger Caesar and Princess said...

We are deeply saddened to learn this news. Your mom is in our hearts and on our minds. We are praying for all of you.
Jake, you are a good mancat to take care of your mome. Bathsheba, you are just beautiful and we are so happy that you are keeping close to mom.

Hugs and purrrs to our favorite Va kitties <3


congrats on getting that fabberoo awardie

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 8:26:00 PM, Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

I'm so glad to see your handsome stripes, Jake. I've been furry worried 'bout how you all are adjustin' at your house. It's hard to break up with someone especially after such a long time. Tell your momma to buy herself some delicious Halloween candy an' have a coupla pieces before the Trick-or-Treaters arrive on Wednesday. Chocolate is a cure for all that ails you ... Unless you're not a bean ...
Smooches!
DMM

 
At Sunday, October 28, 2007 8:42:00 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

you guys deserve the award! concatulations!

you mommy has been in our purrayers. we hope she knows that we is all here for her!

 

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