Thankful Thursday – when the people stay home all day

My sunpuddle abandoned me. And I’m too relaxed to get up to chase it.

Raven loses sunpuddle

But with Dad staying home working, he was kind enough to move me to the puddle.

Here I am catching the last few inches of sunpuddle for the morning.

Last bit of sunpuddle

We’re joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday hop. Hop along and share your Thankful.

Posted in Blog Hops & Other Fun, Cat antics | 11 Comments

When the people stay home all day

I thought I’d share what happens when the humans are ordered to work from home. Mom & Dad have been home since March 20 and will likely be working from home for at least another 2 – 3 weeks.

It’s nice having them home all day. My plate is refilled often, they open the windows for me, and I get lots of attention.  Also, Dad finds it amusing to put my toys on me. I wish I could say this due to his confinement, but it’s not. He’s done it before and I’m sure he will do it again.

In all seriousness, I hope you are all doing well. We are reasonably well stocked with Raven’s food, medications, and litter. Our human supplies are in good shape and Grandma is ok too.  And Thunder Hamster is loving all the extra time he gets to spend in his play area.

Stay safe my friends.

And hop along with the Feline Friday blog hop

Posted in Random musings | 14 Comments

Spring Outing

On Sunday I was feeling ok (not great, but not terrible), so Mom decided I might enjoy going outside to explore the yard. It was a pleasant day and she thought some fresh air and a change of scenery would be good for me. She said something to Dad about this possibly being my last spring (and hopefully summer & fall), so we plan to make the most of it. Mom is a realist and she’s making sure I enjoy as much as I can as I get older and my health gets more fragile.

Here I am exploring the main part of the yard. I walk on the mow strip so I don’t have to get my paws on the grass. There was lots of stuff to look at and sniff. There are some statues, a bird bath, and some big logs. That green mesh fencing keeps the birds out of our blueberry bushes.


Then I decided to explore the other side of the yard. This side isn’t quite as scenic since it’s our utility area with a  big shed for the garden supplies. Someone was lazy and didn’t roll up the hoses. 

All told, I did a loop around most of the yard. I wasn’t very energetic, but it was nice to be out in the fresh air and look around and sniff stuff. We’re just beginning spring weather and have some blooming flowers, but there’s a lot of cleanup and planting ahead. The white stuff on the house is primer that got us through winter. We need to do some painting too.

I hope you enjoyed watching a bit of my outing. Mom paused & restarted the video a lot so you didn’t have to watch me contemplating the fresh air.

Maybe next time I go out it will be sunny and I can enjoy lounging outdoors in a warm sunpuddle. Stay tuned!

Posted in Cat antics, Garden | 21 Comments

Recreating the scene of the crime

Mom put Sprinkles in her play area last night and quickly discovered what really happened the night Sprinkles escaped. My pink mouse is standing in to help recreate the events.

As part of our usual routine, Sprinkles goes in her play area for 5-10 minutes a few times each evening. Mom watches her because Sprinkles will chew the fabric. When she chews, Mom redirects her or puts her back in her cage.

That night, Mom put Sprinkles in her play area for a final evening romp and then went to put on her pajamas. pink mouse in playland

Oops, Mom got distracted and forgot about Sprinkes. You can guess what happened. Sprinkles chewed her way out of the play area while Mom & Dad slept! playland pink mouse hole

playland hole pink mouse closeup

Mom has some sewing to do before Sprinkles can return to her play area. And she might need to attach a bell to herself whenever a hamster is let out of their cage. That way she won’t forget to make sure all the hammies are back in their cages for the night.

Posted in Hamsters | 12 Comments