“My Portions Are Magnificent!”

Two Peas in a Pod

As most of my friends and blog followers know I have two ‘substantial in size’ cats. They are “my guys” I have had them with me since they were 5 weeks old. They are now almost 7 years old. And as I say they are substantial.

Franky and Jonny

Both Franky and Jonny are gental and gracious, easy going (unless cornered) and pose in a manner that lends itself to great beauty. So I was most astonished, the other evening, when I came upon them where the light was rather dim, to find them in disagreement with each other.

As the lighting is bad the two photos are blurry but here is Jonny who is distinctly portlier than Franky and he is definitely taking exception to Franky, who off-camera appeared to be smirking at him. Truly, Jonny is in a most unattractive, undignified pose. (although if you look in the first picture at the top you’ll notice Jonny has always liked to sit in that pose, LOL)

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Jonny showing his, um muscular physique.

and the second blurry photo is Jonny pointing out to Franky that he is not a chub!

Franky giving Jonny the word.

“I am not chubby, My portions are magnificent … is that clear?”

In a little while all was made up and the evening ended amicably between the two.

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Animals are amazing and I love them all. I hope you enjoyed my playful take on my two favorite felines.

I hope all are have a good week and taken a little time out for fun!

With Affection,

~ Penny

Contentment

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Sometimes no words are really needed to explain a feeling of … well … perfect contentment!

Those times when it seems that all is well with the world! You’re in the perfect spot to be.

And in that moment you wouldn’t change a single thing!

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Have an excellent Wednesday,

~ Penny

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What are Kittens made of?

 
“Kittens are really smiles, giggles,
cuddles and love,
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molded into small, adorable,
soft and furry little animals
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– reminding us how much better we feel when
we do those things.”
 

 Penny L Howe, 2013

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I hope everyone has lots of the “feel good things” happen this weekend!

~ Penny

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Inescapable Cuteness

Just no way around it. Kittens are cute. So this post is devoted to the cuteness of kitty-ness!

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one of my fav. shots!

In my personal opinion you can never have too much cuteness in your life … well at least a dose a day to help keep the blues away.

My kittens are

Cute, adorable and sweet.

Loving and friskily neat.

Never are spurious

but amazingly curious

Their adventures are always a treat!

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Franky and Jonny as kittens (each video clip is only a little over a minute so enjoy as you can the cuteness of kittens, First video The wonder of being a kitten! (and yes I did make the pillow they are sleeping and playing on – just for them!)

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Second video : Loving one another! (They were usually on my lap when I created with yarn!)

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Third video: Life is an adventure! (They loved playing with the various yarn pots and baskets!)

And Sleeping in “Soft pots”. (This was supposed to have been a short clip about Loopweaving containers but as always Franky and Jonny were never far away.

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To this day they will try to crawl into some of my creations but since Jonny weighs in at 30 lbs, and Franky at 25 lbs, it is hilarious to watch!

Kittens no longer but still much loved by me!

Franky and Jonny are kittens no longer but still much loved by me!

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I hope you enjoyed the cuteness of kittens today, have a most excellent weekend! Have fun!

~ thank you,

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The Facts of A Cat … think on that!

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My Guys, whom I’ve mentioned before, Franky and Jonny (5 years old now – I’ve had them since they were 4 weeks old, bottle fed them for a couple weeks, so they see me as their mommy) are big boys!

Franky weighs more than 20 lbs. Jonny almost 30 lbs. They can be …um very interactive and like to help out in a very ‘cat like’ way. Here they are “helping” me write a post about them.

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This is Franky keeping my seat warm while Jonny spell checks for me. Unfortunately they tend to occupy a lot of space when they are being helpful!IMAG2012

They finally got bored with the whole thing (as cats will of course) and ended up hanging out on one part of the table (next photo below).

For their size both cats (who are obviously part Coon Cat) are incredible gentle and non-aggressive. They are playful and love to tease (terrorize) the family’s Pomeranian by acting like velociraptors and slowing sneaking up on him from different directions.

At my bedtime they can become quite territorial and I usually end up pinned to the bed in one position wedged in between the two of them and of course their purring is more like a rumbling. Kind of soothing in a different sort of way. They are loving and gentle though, so they stay my guys!

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Emma’s picture of one of them (love it!).

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More about cats:

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Franky and Jonny love snow!

Once again, ten year old Emma has a connoisseurship when it comes to knowing cats. She lives, breaths and if she could would eat like a cat so, she has read and studied about them (apart from constantly drawing new cat characters for her future videos) so she was nice enough to share (from one of her numerous cat books) these interesting factoids:

~ Cats have been domestic for about 4,000 years. Thank you Egyptians!

~ Cats have a method of marking their territories and  their caretakers whom they clearer consider theirs as well by using scent glands located on the forehead, side of jaw, paws, and tail.

Franky and Jonny playing "king of the mountain"

Franky and Jonny playing “king of the mountain”

~ Kittens are born blind and deaf. These senses develop four to fourteen days after birth.

~ A layer of tissue in the eyes of a cat “called the tapetum lucidum” reflects light a second time through the cat’s retina. This permits the cat to see in one-sixth the amount of light required by humans.

~ A cat’s ears can rotate 180 degrees “independently” of each other.

~ There is an olfactory organ in the roof of a cat’s mouth “the Jacobson’s organ”. It is a small pouch. A cat parts its mouth and raises its head to savor scents.

~ Cats have over 100 vocal cords. This compares to one pair in humans. But cats will only make those “meow” sounds at humans and other non-cats.

~ Cats walk by moving both right feet and then both left feet. Most four-legged mammals walk by moving theOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA front right with the back left followed by the front left with the back right. Giraffes and camels are the only other mammals to walk like cats.

~ The nose of a cat has a ridged pattern, unique to each cat just like a human fingerprint.

~ And this last one I discovered thru Google which I did not share with Emma: The female starts the mating ritual with an evocative smell and call.

She then rolls playfully in front of her potential mate “or several mates” who will fight over her. When the mating is finished, she moves to attack the male, who leaps away quickly. I found that last part particularly interesting lol!

As the photo of my guys above shows, Franky and Jonny slept together until they were just simply too big to do so (they were about 2 years old). In these final photos below, They really did try to make it work anyway,

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 this was actually their last time of sleeping together in a cat bed, It is hilarious and kinda sad too! Hope you enjoyed this post all about my Guys and Cats!

Thanks for stopping by,

~ Penny

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Who knew a ball could be so fascinating?

“See the ball … Be the ball!”

Honestly I’m guessing every blogger out there would like to have that kind of riveted audience.

Or here’s an even better one. Every politician would love to have their constituents look at them with that intensity … although perhaps now that I think about it I’m guessing we currently are…

Enjoy the moment, as always I hope it brought a smile to your face!

Have an excellent day and better tomorrow,

~ Penny

Perspective – the view from your eyes

Experiencing Life

The simple truth is that your life experiences change your perspective on how you look at things.

Sometimes drastically! Your choice to learn, gain wisdom and move on or be caught up in the past with memories of unfortunate happenings that will prevent you from going forward.

The Secret of Life – Living it!

Innocence

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Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend, Penny

Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe