Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Here is my pressie from my humans to make up to me for going away. It didn't come in the suitcase, but it came from the garden center yesterday. I hope you all approve. I plan to spend as much time as I can on the deck today along with my new catnip plant.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
It usually stays in the "kitty free zone" of the living room bay window, but I am actually pretty good and don't try to eat it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Mom usually thinks of tabbies as grey or brown cats with black or darker brown stripes orsplotches. However I am an orange tabby. Mom wasn't sure that I really qualified as "tabby", rather thinking of me as a striped "ginger cat". Out of curiosity, Mom looked up "Tabby Cat" on Wikipedia and learned this interesting fact about tabbies, orange tabbies and why you can never get a solid orange cat:
The tabby patterns are due to 3 distinct gene loci and one modifier:
The agouti gene, A/a, controls whether or not the tabby pattern is expressed. The dominant A reveals the underlying tabby pattern, while the recessive non-agouti or "hypermelanistic" allele, a, prevents it. Solid-color (black or blue) cats have the aa combination, hiding the tabby pattern, although sometimes a suggestion of the underlying pattern can be seen (called "ghost striping"). However, the O gene for orange color suppresses the aa genotype, so there is no such thing as a solid orange cat.
This is from:
There is more there if you are interested in Tabby Genetics!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
When Mom saw the PhotoHunt theme for today she said "Perfect - I have a great picture of Simba sitting on the dining room table all cluttered with mail and papers" (our dining room table is ALWAYS like that!). But the picture is nowhere on her laptop. So instead I am posting two pictures from our deck towards the end of last summer, when Dad was getting organized to stain it. All the plants and furniture got pushed together in one part of the deck and it sure looked very cluttered.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Maybe I can work out how to get the back door open and go and snooze on the deck today. It would be SO nice. Not having opposable thumbs can have its major downside sometimes. I guess I will snooze on the basement window ledge instead. I can see a lot from there of what is going on in the yard, and I can see when my pet sitter is coming to feed me.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
As you can see, we need a little better grass growing in this area, and Dad hopes to give some attention to the lawn here later in the spring and summer. The combination of shade and big trees and shallow roots form the shrubs makes grass struggle.