I didn’t grow up super decor-minded, you guys, despite what you read on this blog and possibly see in myÂ obsessive Pinterest habits. I grew up in a bunch of weird different homes over the years, the most stable of which had cheap-ass wall-to-wall builder-grade beige carpet, Formica countertops, those ugly schoolhouse linoleum floors, and aluminum… Continue reading Living room makeover
A bunch of my coworkers have been sick lately, and I started to feel like I was coming down with something last Thursday and Friday. I was very determined not to let myself fall ill yet again this year, as I had had quite enough illness with that bout of mono that caused me to… Continue reading Humans love wheatgrass too!
Last night, Trumpet came to bed along with Grant, a couple hours after I’d turned in.Â Grant is usually very subtle and conscientious about not waking me up, but last night a weird acrid smell pricked in my nostrils and disturbed my slumber. Want to take bets as to what it was? Our dear kitty,… Continue reading Feline & Fire Safety
Trumpet, like most cats, can be a bit of a picky eater. But I have been wanting for ages to try and switch him to a more natural brand. A couple years later, I’m *actually* getting around to doing something about it. I got him using Wellness brand dry food that’s well-geared for his particular… Continue reading Mud Bay Granary — Thumbs Up
Last year, we got a sliding glass pet door for our balcony, so we could keep the cold out more efficiently. Â And not surprisingly, Trumpet hatedÂ it. Â But eventually, after many months of duct-taping the flap open, he finally learned. However, winter was a while ago. Â And we took to leaving the balcony door open all… Continue reading Not the smartest cat in the bag
Trumpet finally figured out how to go through the pet door, even with the flap down. This is a great success compared to his initial reaction to this contraption. That said, I decided (upon Grant’s urging) to create a Flickr account for pics of Trumpet, so I don’t inadvertently become one of those people who… Continue reading Success with the pet door!
He wouldn’t let me put away laundry without letting him into his favorite new spot. Lately Grant has had to reach over in his slumber and open that drawer so the cat would quit whining about it. It’s hard not to indulge something that cute (or loud).
Does anyone else intentionally unload their Costco groceries into a roadblock so their pets can’t escape during the process? Just wondering. I’m pretty sure most people’s cats are more nimble or determined than Trumpet. That thing is, like, a foot high AT MOST, but he would NOT cross it.
Grant’s folks are in town right now, which of course means I’m making sure all the wonderful stuff we were gifted at Christmas is on display around the apartment. 90% of it already was, because they have damn nice taste — but we had never yet busted out the motorized cat toy they put in… Continue reading Motorized fascination