Count the Cats – Expanded Edition

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I hope you already did your counting, because I can’t help but spoil it with my delight at achieving this: I got ALL the cats in one photo!  Lifetime achievement unlocked!

(My joy was somewhat inhibited by the horrid “update” to Photos that happened in the last couple of days, removing most of the useful features and replacing them with crummy filters, but I’m still happy about it.)

As you might imagine, treats were involved.

Back Home

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Home from Australia with over 500 photos, and that’s just what’s on my phone, not the ones spouse took with the big camera.  I tried to write some posts while I was away, but generally didn’t have the connection for it except on my phone (which was still too slow to do anything with pictures), and I don’t really like writing on that.  So I’ll probably be putting up outdated posts of what I did two weeks ago for the next two weeks.  There were cats on a couple of days, though.

We got up at 5:30a on Sunday to catch our 14-hour flight from Sydney to LAX, after which there was a layover of a couple of hours (lengthened due to delay).  Mom picked us up from SFO a bit after noon on Sunday, which is to say just about exactly 24 hours after we woke up.  We didn’t nap on the flight, either.  Around 2p I was shaking badly and took a nap that lasted until nearly midnight.  Then I got up, had a snack and read some email, and joined CMY in the giant kitty bed around 4a for a nap that lasted until about noon.  Then I got up, intended to have a snack but didn’t, and went upstairs and napped from about 2p to 5p.  Now it is nearly 2a and I should’ve been in bed two hours ago, but am not really surprised not to be.  We do have landscapers/yard workers coming by between 7a and 8a later this morning, but after sleeping 21 hours out of the last 36, I’m not too surprised that I’m still awake.  Time for some melatonin.

Kitty Pix

I really needed to see some kitty pictures today.  And I thought, I have some of those!

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This is possibly the best kitty yinyang I have ever photographed.  Not that that’s a particularly high bar, but still.

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Adorable diagonal of kittykins in the new(ish) cat tree.  Meringue seems to have misplaced her nose.

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CMY’s lovely furry tummy.

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Find Moonstone!

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Rhombus on the living room cat tree, looking utterly content up there.

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Licoris on the oldest piano.  From a few months back, but she’s probably underrepresented here.

What’s Been Up?

The temperature, that’s what.  Ugh.  I could barely stand having my laptop on my lap sometimes.  That’s my excuse, anyway.

So, here are some miscellaneous things I’ve been up to, mostly involving cats.

I played with the owner of this little tortie paw.

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I saw this neat sunset from my driveway (I edited it to make it more like what my eyes saw, which was mostly red-orange rather than yellow).

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I restarted a sweater that had languished for about two and a half years, with predictable result:

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I made MAPLE FUDGE earlier this week.  (It helps to have a spouse who buys maple syrup by the gallon.)  My teeth will probably fall out, and I won’t care because I don’t need teeth to eat this.

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I spent some time in the catio when it was cool enough.  Walnut came out while I was out there for the first time.

I got a purple laptop case which stank to me but was apparently irresistible to Triquet.  (Dark spots are his drool.)

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I saw a rather grown-up deer in back.

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And, of course, I watched cats nap.

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