Friday, June 28, 2013

June o June

As we come upon the last days of June it occurs to us that it was no less jam packed with action and work as the months preceding it.  That is fine with us.  Cat boys love going to work.  In fact, we have to use all sorts of tricks to keep them indoors where they can relax, listen to music, dance, read, nap, etc.  

It isn't easy picking up from the last post where students graduated and went about their ways.  So I am going to jump right into it and share with you a few tid bits of the days of June.

For example, 2 weekends ago I bought a box of cards that captured fairly accurately how things go in our household.  

You guess who the mice are and you will get a prize from the magnificent one who is hiding behind the wall.  Seriously, you will.

The card showing a paw reminded me to show you some paws and kitty hinies....

Here's Augustus the Sweet Pants, one morning in June, half of him wondering if he should chase the birds while the other half was planning to chase the squirrels.
He is a slanky gymnast on a balance bar!
Here again, his two back feet want to go in different directions!  One side of him wants to come inside but the other side wants to be out.
This one is a normal pose for Mr Sweet that he chooses to be photographed in.

Another day we were out and Mr Sweet Pants was scoping the surroundings. 
The same day we also came across two feathers from visiting pigeons.
 Ollie did not waste any time and adorned his head with one feather, and asked to be referred to as Chief Gingerella for the day.
He also demonstrated his wild side by trying to scale a straight wall.
Augustus and I applauded him.

We have been gathering each morning in the Garden of Delights where they delight while I read to them a short passage for reflection.  I don't know what I read that day but

it made Ollie turn upside down.

This morning's thoughts were centered on this: thankfulness, especially in the midst of having problems to solve and deadlines to keep we always smile with thankfulness at the help that arrives miraculously, steadily, bountifully.

I'm thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet; I like my shoes.
I'm thankful for the birds; I feel like they're singing just for me when I get up in the morning... Saying, 'Good morning, John. You made it, John.'
I'm thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down.
I'm thankful...Johnny Cash

Catboys filled their big paws with kisses and sent them your way as you prepare to  have a great weekend.

Ciao everyone!


  1. Chief Gingerella seems to have extra confidence and "I can do anything attitude. I love Johnny Cash's prayer.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend

    Helen xx

  2. They have so much personality!! I love reading these tidbits about them :-)

  3. well, sweet know how much i LOVE photos of feet [smile] so i very much appreciate this post!

    that lithe gymnast augustus!
    and feather'd ollie!

    ahh. ....sigh.... that bit of thankfulness poetry....

    love and kisses to all!! [i'm having to send them on the wings of a bird because there is no wind in all this heat....]

  4. Smiling! At the many stance's of sweet pants.
    Laughing! At Chief Gingerella climbing the wall!!
    When I started reading what you were thankful for, when I got to 'John' I thought, "why does she call herself John?" Hahaha. Then of course, that lovely prose by one of the greats, JCash.
    This post is full of happyness, sweetness, delightfullness and I'm always thinking of you an' the fellas in the patio jungle. Breathe in that salty ocean air for me please, lady!!

  5. I love kitty paws, especially when they press them against you and spread their toes! It is so easy to spoil our darling kitties. Yours seem so obedient.

    Like that Johnny Cash prayer.

    Have a great day!

  6. Dear Helen- great to see you from way across the globe...yes, the chief is all filled with confidence...Happy July 1st to you. xx

    Optimist- they do indeed, and thank you for your visits Happy July 1st!

    marie-xxx I think we love many of the same things...hope to see you soonxxx

    prairiegirl- yes, sweet pants is all about poses, he is very camera conscious and would not want to be caught in awkward positions but I suppose he does not realize the awkwardness and his cuteness

    I do sometimes call myself John ...ha ha ha


    Sanda- yes, those paws are adorable no matter what they are doing...Happy July 1st to you xx