Happy Father’s Day

Time to wrap Dad’s Father’s Day GiftRaven helping wrap gift Mom, I could use your thumb.  Yeah, right there.Raven helping wrap gift Dad likes lots of bows & ribbons so I think this will be perfect.
Raven helping wrap gift

That was hard work. Now I need a nap.

Snooze, snooze, snooze.  1, 2, 3 hours.

Snooze, snooze. 4, 5, hours.

Snooze, snooze, snooze. 6, 7, 8 hours.

Happy Father’s’ Day, Dad. Raven sitting next to gift

Let me help you with some of those ribbons. It’s tricky. Raven playing with ribbon

I hope you like your new bicycling jersey.Raven playing with ribbon

You do. Good. Now let’s play!Raven playing with ribbon

I slept through most of Father’s Day, but wanted to share that I had fun wrapping his present. I love my Dad and think I’m very lucky to have a great cat daddy.

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10 Amazing Facts about Raven

Other kitties are doing 12 facts, but I skipped 2 questions because I didn’t have answers.

Black cat Raven

1. What’s your favorite number? 3 – for Mom, Dad, and Me.
2. What is your dream job hobby? Seeker & Eater of Spider Webs. I’m a kept kitty so I never have to work.
3. Do you think aliens are real? I hope so. Some of the humans on this planet need to be abducted.
4. Can you use a hooded litter box? I’m sure it would be useful for something. Kitty cave, toy box. Ok, yes, I could use it, but I prefer an open spacious box.
5. Guilty pleasure? Guilt is a construct of human morality. I am a cat. I have no guilt.
6. If the world ends (as you know it) do you want to survive? If the world ends, I wouldn’t care because I’d be ended too.
7. Do you have any outstanding markings? My tummy fringe is turning light gray.
8. Favorite kitten game that you played? I didn’t live here as a kitten but I’m pretty good at smacking sparkle balls up and down the hall.
9. Do you purr to yourself? Yes.
10. Milk or tuna juice? Neither, but melted vanilla ice cream and butter are tasty.

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Too close for comfort!

Shortly after getting home from work, Mom looked our our front window and saw this!

smoke rising from house fireShe called the emergency number (911) and they already had reports of a house fire. She put me in the bedroom so she’d know where I was, then hopped on her bicycle to go around the corner to see what was happening. The neighbors were gathered around making sure everyone was safe, so she immediately came home. Hearing one of the neighbors say the natural gas line could explode put a little extra oomph in her peddling!

The fire department helicopter was already circling overhead, and she could hear sirens of the emergency response crews. From our house, she kept an eye on the smoke and direction of the wind. Fires travel fast, and it’s hot, dry, and many homes in our neighborhood (including ours) have wood shake roof that can easily catch fire. As the crow flies, the fire is only about 500 feet from us (three houses between us).

Dad is out on his bicycle ride so it’s just us at home. Her only thought was keeping me safe. Mom had already decided that she would just grab me, get in the car, and drive a few blocks away. Literally, grab and go – no carrier, no purse, no nothing!

We’re hoping everyone and all the pets are safe.

Mom here – When I saw that the smoke was lessening, I had time to think about our emergency plan. We are very prepared to weather a storm or power outage, but I don’t have a “grab bag” of emergency supplies. Sounds like I have some work to do, and maybe some ideas to share in a future post.

I already know something I’d do differently. Instead of putting Raven in the bedroom where she could get under the bed, I should have put her in the bathroom where it would be easier to grab her.

Update: The local news says two houses were involved and no reports of injuries. It’s been a little over an hour so we went to the corner to take a look. They closed the road and there are at least 25 big fire trucks up & down the entire street. The fire department must be concerned about something to have so many trucks here (engines, hook & ladder…. the entire fleet). I’ve never seen so many fire trucks in one place. 

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Caturday Art with Blueberries

Raven has a swirly tail for today’s Caturday Art hop with Athena. If you compare it to yesterday’s photo, it makes it look like she has some sort of tail.

Raven with an art-swirled rump

This is completely off-topic, but we’re excited about our first picking of blueberries. We nearly filled a 9-inch pie plate.

A few weeks ago I showed the enclosure we built to keep the birds from eating the berries.

I expect we’ll be able to pick two or three more batches of berries and the birds won’t get to eat any!

And here they are swirly.

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