Category Archives: Cats

Piano Guts

A spring broke on one the keys on our piano. My handy dandy DH fixed it! I had never seen the inside of a piano, so I snapped some pictures.

Inside the Piano!

Note the curious kitty looking through the door to our sunroom!

Here is a close up of the part that was removed.

Piano Parts

The new spring is glued into place and the piano works almost like new.

First Day of School 2009 – 2010

It’s that time of year!  Here are the “traditional” photos of everybody in front of the linden tree.  When I was little, I had my photo taken in front of a huge maple tree each year; I used that tree for my kids until we moved in 1997.


First Day of School 2009 - 2010

First Day of School 2009 - 2010

I wasn’t able to get the cat and the dog in the same picture… well, at least before the bus came.

First Day of School 2009 - 2010

First Day of School 2009 - 2010

Making Dirty Laundry

My dog Spike tries to pretend that my cat Opel does not exist.  Despite that, the cat adores the dog.  What they have in common is this: they share an intense love for clean laundry.  Here they repose on some laundry that was clean before they found it, but is now dirty laundry.

Cat - Dog on Newly Dirty Laundry

Cat - Dog on Newly Dirty Laundry

Cat Dog

cat and dog on couchOur dog, Spike, was peacefully sleeping on the couch when my husband decided to get her attention by throwing (clean!) laundry at her. She was much too content to respond and seemed to like her new blankets.

The cat, Opel (spelling from the rescue agency), absolutely cannot resist laying on clean laundry. Apparently it does not matter even if the clean laundry happens to be on top of the dog. And the dog didn’t seem to care either.

These animals are both about 10 years old and have lived together in the same house for 7 years. Up until now, neither has barely acknowledged that the other even existed.

Silly Cat

Cat drinking from bucketCan someone tell me why, when there are fresh water bowls all over the place, does the cat feel the need to drink from somewhere else?