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Catching Up

Oh, hai. Remember us?

I know it’s been a while since we’ve blogged.

NaBloPoMo was fun, but it seems we needed a bit of a holiday.

As you can imagine, we engaged in our usual antics, post blogfest.

Tumbling

Tumbling

Sleeping

Sleeping

Playiing

Playing

Eating

Eating

We even came up with some new ones.

Hiding

Hiding

Apparently little c does not like to go to the vet.

Biting. (Apparently little c does not like to go to the vet.)

Sink Drying

Sink Drying

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

We’ve also been busy shedding.

shedding

A lot.

A lot.

And c™ decided to try his paws at yoga.

Yoga Cat

c™ Teaching His First Restorative Class

When mom's upside down, c™ likes to pull her hair to let her know it's not safe.

Mom participated.

I did, too.

I did, too.

Oh, and I probably should tell you about Dinkmas.

dinkmas1

For those of you unfamiliar with Dinkmas, our cousins Emily and Dink started this holiday.

Dinkmas Founders, Dink and Emily

Dinkmas Founders & Sofa Guardians, Dink and Emily

On Dinkmas, you get lots of cool stuff.

Cool Stuff

Cool Stuff

You can even play with it.

We did.

We did.

I also had a birthday while we were on holiday.

My birthday's on Valentine's Day. Cool, huh?

My birthday’s on Valentine’s Day. Cool, huh?

And of course, Feaster is fast approaching. In case you’re unfamiliar with Feaster, it’s a super holiday. You can pretty much eat whatever you want all day long. Our cousins founded that holiday, too.

Our cousins queuing up for Feaster 2014

Emily and Dink Queuing up for Feaster 2015

Our cousin and Feaster Co-founder Emily Knight states, “It’s best to pace yourself at Feaster. Otherwise, you’ll end up like my cousin J.D. who lost most of his Feaster meal last year.”

I’ve been practicing for this year’s Feasterfest. Today, I made this.

Selfie Abstract

Selfie Abstract

But it was not without a cost, because this was c™’s bowl, and I ate most of his deworming meds while Mom wasn’t looking. And then I deposited them back on the carpet. Three times.

In case you need a visual, it looked sort of like this, but not as cute.

Suffice it to say, I had to refuel soon after.

Fueling Station

Fueling Station

While I was refueling, c™ helped mom finish her taxes.

taxprep

Tax prep is hard work, so we had to nap afterward.

Tax Crash 2015

Tax Crash 2015

Well, as much as I’ve enjoyed catching up, I’d like to get in some more Feaster 2015 practice while I still can, so I should probably sign off.

Until next time, peeps.

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Something Had to Be Done

Good morning!

MissMolly

Emergency Guest Blogger, Molly Peterson

I suppose you’re wondering why I’m here today. Well, I’m stepping in for my cousins, because it’s been over a week since those boys have posted anything.

When mama told me she wasn’t sure if they’d blog again this week, I decided to take matters into my own paws.

Something had to be done.

Something had to be done.

I honestly don’t understand their work ethic. It’s a small miracle they got through NaBloPoMo.

Meanwhile, mama and I have been working hard to get our Christmas quilts finished.

WIP2

WIP

ChristmasQuilt2

We have six more to go!

In addition to our Christmas projects, I’ve been helping out with our usual chores around the house.

Folding Laundry

Folding Laundry

Unloading Groceries

Unloading Groceries

I suppose you’re wondering what those boys have been up to. Well, I can answer that.

Sun Puddlin'

Sun Puddling

Gossiping

Gossiping

Lounging

Lounging

I guess I’ll just never understand my cousins. Sun puddlin’ and gossiping when there’s heaps to be done.

Well, I’m posting this for you on their behalf. Hopefully, those boys will be inspired to share something next week.

If not, rest assured, I’ll give them a good talkin’ to.

You’re welcome.

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It Takes a Village

Oh, hai. Can you believe it’s been 30 days already? Little c™ and I have enjoyed NaBloPoMo this year.

We’ve shared our penchant for Formula 1 racing, tuna, good stories, and binkies. Little c™ learned about our magic closet and how to construct a decent knock knock joke. We also learned to embrace our differences and to honor who we each are in the process while listening to good music and swapping stories with friends.

All in all a really great month.

Today’s writing prompt reads, “What’s the longest stretch you’ve ever pulled off of posting daily to your blog? What did you learn about blogging through that achievement, and what made you break the streak?”

I think 30 consecutive days is the longest I’ve blogged. Mom says she blogged every day for an entire year once and that it was simultaneously challenging and rewarding. She says once or twice a week is probably good for us, though, and I’d have to agree. It’s nice to have some days off in between. But what we learned during this month is that blogging can be a communal experience. It doesn’t have to be just one person, or cat, sharing their thoughts. We’ve enjoyed working with all of our guest bloggers this month and even meeting some new bloggers along the way.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 30-day blog fest. We’re going to sign off now. In gratitude for all of you. It takes a village to blog, and we’re proud to be part of yours.

Until next time…

Your honored hosts.

Your devoted hosts, J.D. and little c™

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they’d better bring tuna.

oh, hi. it’s me again, little c™. j.d. said i could guest blog tonight, since he’s wanting to nap.

we’ve had a really good day. earlier we went out on the catio.

Kitty grass is the bomb.

kitty grass is the bomb.

and later, my big bro lent a sympathetic ear when i shared a few concerns with him.

i think we're out of catnip.

i think we’re out of catnip and tuna.

i asked mom about today’s writing prompt. it says, “You were caught in an avalanche. To be rescued, you need to make it through the night. What thought(s) would give you the strength to go through such a scary, dangerous situation?”

i hope i’m never caught in an avalanche. but if that happened to me, i’d think about j.d. and all of our binky fest 2014 practice sessions. i think that would keep me warm until the rescue team came.

because

but they’d better bring tuna…

and binkies

…and binkies.

 

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The heart wants what it wants.

Oh, hai. Guess what?

When we logged in today, we noticed we were nominated for the Lovely Blog Award.

Little c™ and I have never won anything before, so we’re pretty stoked about it.

In case you were wondering, it’s a real award, because Vintage Guinea gave it to us.

This is what it looks like. Pretty cool, huh?

This is what it looks like. Pretty cool, huh?

We love her blog. She writes about guinea pigs and tea biscuits and books and sometimes William Blake the fish.

So we wanted to take this moment to thank her for nominating us for this awesome award.

We also wanted to share today’s writing prompt with you. It says, “Today, publish a post based on unused material from a previous piece – a paragraph you nixed, a link you didn’t include, a photo you decided not to use. Let your leftovers shine!”

I consulted with little c™, and we decided to share this pic with you, since it’s asking for leftovers.

This is the free-range, antibiotic-free, organic chicken that nobody ate.

This is the free-range, antibiotic-free, organic chicken that nobody ate.

And these are our dinner plates, licked clean, because tuna’s meant to be eaten.

The heart wants what it wants.

The heart wants what it wants.

 

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Snuggle Fest 2014

Oh, hai. I hope you’ve been having a good day so far.

Little c™ and I have been practicing for Snuggle Fest 2014. Mom thinks we have a good chance this year.

snugglefest 2014

I also made this to let mom know I supported her decision to get up early this morning to feed me.

Rooster: Abstract No. 2

Rooster: Abstract No. 2

And little c™ took the initiative this afternoon and asked about today’s writing prompt. It reads, “We all have that one eccentric relative who always says and does the strangest things. In your family, who’s that person, and what is it that earned him/her that reputation?”

Little c™ says our cousin Molly likes to quilt. He doesn’t think that’s strange per se. He just knows that his cousin beats to her own drum and is very much in charge of things over at Scrap Happy Quilting.

Queen Molly, Acquisitions Manager and Resident Catnip Princess.

Proud Molly, Acquisitions Manager and Hospitality Princess, Scrap Happy Quilting

She also knows how to kick back and have a good time when the work’s all done.

mollyafterhours

And we’re hoping to have her on soon as a guest blogger.

Until then, stay warm!

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What Happens When NaBloPoMo Assigns Ten Minutes of Free-Writes: Or Why Newbie Knock Knock Jokes Just Aren’t That Funny

Oh, hai. Happy Thor’s day, NaBloPoMo peeps!

Little c™ and I have been staying warm today by having Formula 1 races and wrestling.

This is our between races position.

This is our between races position.

When we got up this morning, it was 29 degrees out. Mom’s phone said it had a real feel of 17 degrees, so we decided to stay in.

Mom almost got to finish this book, but a project came in, so she let c™ keep it safe while she worked.

Mom almost got to finish this book, but a project came in, so she let c™ keep it safe while she worked.

While mom was working c™ and I made these:

This is how I let mom know it's time to invite Tuna over for lunch soon.

Tuna. Tuna. This is how I let mom know it’s time to invite Tuna over for lunch soon.

Smiley Bowl. Little c™'s reaction to my Tuna piece.

Smiley Bowl. c™ thinks Tuna Tuna is a good idea.

I asked mom about today’s writing prompt. It reads, “Our ten-minute free-write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached. (Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).”

Mom says these kinds of writing prompts aren’t really prompts. They’re timed writings. So we’re going to let little c™ practice his knock knock jokes for ten minutes, in hopes of deterring future free-writes.

You ready, little c™?

c™: Knock knock.

JD: Who’s there?

c™: It’s me silly.

JD: It’s me silly, who?

c™: No, it’s me, silly.

JD: That wasn’t a knock knock joke.

c™: You said this was practice.

JD: OK, let’s try again, but this time tell us a real joke, OK?

c™: Knock knock.

JD: Who’s there?

c™: Carrot.

JD: Carrot who?

c™: Carrot cake is my favorite.

JD: That wasn’t funny.

c™: Maybe I don’t understand this game.

JD: Jokes are supposed to be funny. That’s why they’re jokes.

c™: Why don’t you try one?

JD: OK. Are you ready?

c™: Who’s there?

JD: No, no. I have to say knock knock first. Haven’t you played knock knock before?

c™: Of course. We played it yesterday, remember?

JD: OK, let’s try again. I say knock knock. Then you say who’s there. Then we keep going.

c™: OK.

JD: Knock knock.

c™: Who’s there?

JD: Juan.

c™: Juan who?

JD: Juan day you’ll get the hang of this.

c™: That was a good one.

JD: Glad you liked it.

c™: Are our ten minutes up?

JD: Yep.

c™: Can we sign off?

JD: Please.