Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Fifth Birthday, Chani-chan!

Yesterday was my darling Princess Chani-chan's fifth birthday. My sweet purry girl, who is more than a little temperamental and fickle, is such a wonderful part of our little family. She is the one with the loudest purr and who cuddles next to me in bed, right under my arm or my legs under the covers when it is time to go to sleep. She kneads me (which always lets me know when it is time to give manis and pedis around the house), she curls up next to me and lets me kiss her on the head without trying to dodge me. Although she complains when I pick her up, she still lets me do it. Now, I do call her Princess Chunky Pants because she is a bit heavier than the boys, but still, it's a term of endearment. I love my little princess kitty so much!

 Let's take a look at Chani through the years.

Here she is when I first brought her home. Chani was a bit more reserved than 9, but when she decided to purr, wow, was her motor loud.

Her ears were ginormous in comparison with the rest of her head. She definitely grew into them.

Here she is in her third year with me. Gorgeous and completely relaxed... autumn colors suit her!

Of all 3 of my dear cats, my princess is the best about being dressed up and photographed. Such a good girl!

And so, last night, to celebrate this occasion, everyone got to have tuna for dinner. The boys were very happy to share in the bounty.

Happy 5th birthday, dear Princess Pretty-pants!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Resting places

Mom has been trying to go to bed earlier. She gets up really early to go to work. So, we have been taking advantage of her as a heat source and comfortable resting platform. We boys prefer her toes. Chani prefers her lap.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Tidings

Mom has been very busy of late. She has been making and painting a ton of mugs! There are only 36 or so, but it is still a lot. And so, she has not been blogging about us. She completely missed Tockstober too! Bad Marlene!!!

We, on the other paw, have been very helpful.

 Chani and I sometimes share my new sleeping place to supervise the painting.

But, usually, I just take over the bed with my cuteness.

Chani has been sharing her space with Sheamus Popoki. She even shared the shelf space with Sheamus too. Mom has been very surprised.

Sheamus makes sure to check that Mom's brushes are properly taken care of.

Or he just looks handsome while monitoring the Blu-Ray player
Or, he keeps her seat warm when she gets up.

As for what she is working on:

Yes, she is making mugs and painting them like the Minions from Despicable Me. These were all orders as are the mugs on the table. All commissions and all sold. Makes for a busy, tired but happy Marlene.

And... Mom got to see Margaret the kitten again when she delivered some pieces to be fired.
Margaret is growing up into a pretty girl cat!