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cats: new perch edition

Loiosh found a new perch at Crown. Slightly to my surprise, cos I’ve been using this setup for a while. Nice spot, though.


[ A closeup of Loiosh’s face — he’s an orange tabby wearing a green harness. His eyes are a pale green, most of his whiskers are white, and he’s got a couple black spots on his pink nose. ]

But what’s that he’s standing on, you ask?

More standing IN, as it happens. Continue reading cats: new perch edition

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cats: no bowls edition

I gave up on bringing cat water bowls along to events years ago, because Loiosh always just drank out of my water mug. This weekend at Outlands Crown, Tom discovered that this works just fine for him, too.

… after a bit of time to figure things out.


[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby wearing a purple harness, is sitting on a table in a merchant booth. There’s a mug right in front of him, but he’s looking off to the side, and his ears are sticking out to the sides. ] Continue reading cats: no bowls edition

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cats: extremely high perch edition

Tom is usually a ‘down’ cat, but when he’s up, he’s REALLY up.

He’s found a grand spot to curl up in the new place. It’s only about eight feet off the ground.

Nicely padded, though.

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[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby, is sprawled on top of a nice thick hunk of couch padding that’s perched atop a tall set of shelves. One forepaw dangles over the edge, the other is tucked underneath him, and he’s gazing dramatically off into the distance. ]

Continue reading cats: extremely high perch edition

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cats: security blanket edition

Major Tom is a big, strong, independent tomcat, who disdains the need for effete things like petting, cuddles, & security blankets.

… except that I’m totally lying. One day last week, he stood at the door & yowled until Jasper stuck a harness on him, then, apparently pleased with that & not needing an actual walk, wandered off & curled up to nap.

I found him a while later, curled up in a box, quite happy. I guess he just wanted to wear his harness for a while?


[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby wearing a purple harness, is sitting in a wooden box. His back is to the camera and his ears are stuck out to the sides. ] Continue reading cats: security blanket edition

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cats: more fighter practice edition

The boys have been going to A LOT of fighter practices recently. Even Tom is getting used to it.


[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby wearing a purple harness, is flopped in a blue cat stroller, looking off to the left. His ears are at slightly skeptical angles, but his eyes and whiskers are relaxed. ]

He fell asleep after a while, but then he woke up again & tried to climb into someone’s sword bag, so, uh, that’s a thing that happened.

Loiosh? Fell asleep to the dulcet tones of ringing swords.


[ Loiosh, a orange tabby, is laying atop the unfolded roof of the same stroller, head tucked to the side, eyes closed, one paw draped gently over the edge. ]

They don’t share the cat stroller very well — unless they’re not in the same part of it. & Loiosh is plenty small enough to be comfortable on the roof of the thing. Tom likes it when the roof’s closed overhead anyways, he’s always loved a good cave, so it works for both of them.

… that said? Yeah, a bigger cat stroller is DEFINITELY gonna be needed.

How is this my LIFE.

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cats: extreme patience edition, part XVIII

Major Tom is just. SO PATIENT.

What have I done to him this time?

Wasn’t me, actually, but he puts up with NEARLY as much from his Unca Jasper as he does from me. As witness:


[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby, is laying in someone’s lap in the passenger seat of the van. He’s facing the camera, his eyes are squinched shut, and there’s a green carabiner draped over his right ear. ]

… look, sometimes we get bored, is all. Continue reading cats: extreme patience edition, part XVIII

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cats: fighter practice edition

After FAR too long, Loiosh got to go to fighter practice again! & this is how he felt about it.


[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, is meatloafed up on a green picnic table. His ears are stuck out at a variety of angles and he’s giving the camera some pretty epic side-eye. ]

… okay, look, no, he WAS really happy to be seeing people again, I just maybe didn’t get the best pics of the process. Continue reading cats: fighter practice edition