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, November 30, 2008

Beware of Bathsheba, Meezers!

Some of you think that Bathsheba is a really nice kitty. Well, I have news for you!
See where she is here? She is drinking out of a goblet in the plant window behind the kitchen sink. She got up there by jumping on her step stool to her chair to the counter next to her chair.
Now look more closely. See the circled items? (You may have to click to "biggify.") Those are MEEZER parts. Two meezers used to hang on the sides of that goblet. Well, mean ol' Bathsheba knocked them off, breaking their legs! Just so she could drink from the goblet!

See how satisfied with herself she appears. She licked her chops afterwards.
And can you believe that Mom decided later to put the goblet down on the floor for Sheba to use as her personal water dish! I can't get over the fact that she wasn't punished for this cruel act on the ceramic meezers. She could probably get away with murder just because she's old.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's the Season . . .

. . . when all these pretty leaves fall to the ground and Mom has to rake and blow and shred and rake and blow and shred and rake and blow and shred endlessly.

The front sidewalk fills with leaves and Mom tracks them in when she gets home from work.

My deck becomes a mess and leaves fly into my water dish. We have our deck built around a maple tree so lots of leaves fall on it.

But it's also a sad time when all the potted impatiens on the deck are killed by a freeze as they were the night before Veteran's Day. Late last month Mom brought inside all the house plants that summer on the deck. It's a ritual for them - six months inside and six months outside.

The same day that the impatiens croaked, Mom found blooms on the witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) that she had just planted this spring. That turned her frown into a smile.

Today's weather is very weird. There was rain early, then it let up and was windy and warm (70 degrees F.) so I was outside with Mom as she took advantage of the weather and read her newspaper on the deck. It rained again just a little time ago and is supposed to get very cold here in the days ahead. I like to be outside when it is warm and that Pesky Jake is inside.

Here's a parting shot of me. Notice the dirty spot on the door? That's from Jake who scratches on the door when he wants to go in, then prompty scratches on the other side when he wants to go out again.
Enjoy the weekend.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Peace Globe Day

See this, this, and this.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

We Voted . . .

. . . or maybe Mom just stuck these stupid stickers on us because she wanted us to copy Daisy. I was a little more cooperative than Bathsheba because Mom held my pill pocket treat out in front of me for the photo.


I DID NOT want anything stuck to my furs so Mom stuck it on my head as I ate dinner. How rude!


Mom voted around 10:30 this morning when there was almost no line.

Today's election is important for Mom at work. She holds a non-partisan job in local government where she serves at the pleasure of the governing body. The head of her governing body is running for Congress and is widely expected to cruise to victory.