Sunday, November 26, 2006

One of My Favorite Things

Arthur has this great habit of hugging my arm with his whole body. Sometimes when he's lying on my desk chair, I roll him over to the couch and stick my arm out just so he can do this.

Two Years with the Boys

The boys' two-year adoptiversary was November 13th, just two weeks ago. As always, I observed the occasion by donating money to Bideawee, the shelter we adopted them from.

It's hard to believe so much time has passed, because it seems like only yesterday we brought the boys home. Liz and I still find ourselves amazed at some of the wonderful things they do. We love them more each day. Spending time with our boys never gets old.

Here are a few then and now pictures.


This is our first picture of the boys, taken on November 13,2004. They were just coming out of the cardboard carriers from the shelter:

Here's a picture of them using their bed on the third day we had them:

Finally, here's a picture of them cuddling with me on the night we brought them home.



One sure-fire way to get the boys to come sit with us is to whip out the fleece blanket. They can't resist it and Beowulf loves to hide under it if he can find a spot.

Arthur and Beowulf enjoy the blanket

Arthur and Beowulf enjoy the blanket

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Purrfect Wedding Cake Topper

Many thanks to the user who turned me on to the Cool Cats line of figurines by Toni Goffe. I just ordered "the Kiss" as our wedding cake topper. What do you think?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Cats in Snug Spots

This is probably not a revelation to anyone who has cats, but more and more I'm discovering that the boys like to be in snug spots. This is probably why they like beds that are box-shaped and surround their bodies. It's also why Arthur and Beowulf like to come sleep between my legs when I'm lying on the couch.

Their love of snug spots is probably why they aren't interested in sitting next to me on the couch when I'm sitting by myself, but they will come sit between Liz and I, because they want a warm body on either side of them.

The other day, Beowulf found the ultimate snug spot. He came over when I was lying on the couch and got me to open up a hole between my body and the pillows. He then proceeded to stick his head under my arm. He was so content that the vibration of his purr was like a massage machine on high setting.

Beowulf Sits Between My Arm and the Couch

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Reading with the Boys: A Friday Night Tradition

I try to spend quality time with the boys every day, but Friday nights lately have become a special time for me to lie on the couch with a book while the boys come to cuddle. Tonight, Arthur decided to sleep between my legs and Beowulf later joined us and leaned on my leg. Without a doubt, this is the most serene feeling.

Reading with Arthur and Beowulf

Reading with Arthur and Beowulf

Arthur and Beowulf Sleep on My Leg

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The One Thing that Scares the Boys

Not much scares the boys, particularly not much in the way of sound. Loud fireworks on the Fourth of July don't even cause them to wake up from a nap. However, the vacuum cleaner does send both Arthur and Beowulf running for cover. Beowulf tends to hide under the dining room table.