Laundry Day

I have two regular laundry helpers in my house. I wish I could tell you that they were my two teenagers, but that would be a lie. No, the two who help every single day are Purl the Greyhound and Quincy the cat, pictured below.


Of course, their version of “help” is different than mine. I used to blame the kids for being sloppy and not picking up after themselves. Then I caught Purl and Quincy in the act. They find the most odorous items and carry them out to the front room. The favorite spot is under the dining room table. Thankyouverymuch.

This was a new one though — Quincy lounging on the laundry basket.

LaundryDay2015-06-16-08.29Argos the Greyhound sleeps. And sweet Barnie the cat? Check out his other job.



Barnie and Quincy Celebrate National Cat Day

October 29th has been designated National Cat Day. I’ll be honest. Every day is Cat Day at my house.

Barnie and Quincy welcome each new Cat Day sometime between 12am to 3 am, chasing each other up and down the stairs, running crazy through the house, and finding loud or crinkly things to play with.

Then they retire for the next 20 or so hours, each day spent much like this:


Purl is left to wonder…

How do your cats celebrate National Cat Day?



Purl Celebrates National Dog Day

It is hard to keep track of all of the pet-related ‘holidays’ these days. Today is National Dog Day – apparently the 10th annual day of dog love and celebration.

Feeling Festive

Purl decided that a day as big as National Dog Day called for her best finery.


The first thing I see in the morning.


Wearing a drape on her head doesn’t seem to bother her in the least.


Ahem – you can stop laughing at me now.

I will say that Purl dressing herself up in the curtain was a LOT less work than the reindog hats.