Friday, July 21, 2017

Flash Back Friday: You Scream, You Scream, But I Got all your Ice Cream

From 3 years ago...

"Blueberry here.  Let me set the stage...

It was another hot day in Arizona (shocking, I know). My human went to the freezer to retrieve an ice cream bar.  I sat next to her cause I love ice cream and sometimes I get a lick. My human taught me proper ice cream sharing etiquette - always lick the bar and don't try to swallow it whole like a snake cause that means the ice cream bar goes bye bye; also, minimal drooling is preferable.

As I lick the ice cream bar, I get ice cream on my nose and my human tells me how cute that is.  I know what's coming next.  She runs off (with the ice cream bar by the way) to get her camera phone.  She returns to my side and with the camera phone pointed at me, places the bar right in front of my nose.  If your human is anything like mine - multi-tasking is not a friend. However, in this instance - it was beneficial to me. While she was focused on the camera and tried to adjust the settings - that ice cream bar called to me and I answered swiftly and decisively.  My jaw came unhinged and I slurped that ice cream off the stick faster than my human could say "HEY!!".  

So, thank you to the inventor of ice cream bars and...I can't believe I'm saying this...to the inventor of camera phones.  

I also want to give a special shout out to my human. Thank you for not giving up on trying to get a picture of me eating ice cream and therefore giving me an additional opportunity to swallow an ice cream bar whole. The second one was as delicious as the first. Wanna go for three?"

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

**Please ignore the dog hair on the seat.  I leave it there to deter would-be thieves from wanting to steal my vehicle.  

Monday, July 10, 2017

When the Grass Grows Too Long

Cats grow.  

"Someone's been sleeping in my burrow."

Hint:  not Blueberry

During the heat warning last week - I went outside to check on Pistachio and what should I see?  But a tail inside his burrow!  It's a little dark - but you can faintly see the striped tail in the middle, towards the back.


"I'll be leaving now."

"I shall return - this tortoise has better digs than I."

This cat has been hanging out in Pistachio's enclosure for a couple of weeks now, off and on.  The first cat (as far as I know) to ever actually go inside the burrow.  I thought what attracted it was the long grass in there - but it returned even after I cut it.  So I think it's just a safe, cool place for it to be during the heat of the day.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Heat Warning #2

"Blech, another heat warning"