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Archive for the ‘Teagan and Nessa’ Category

Posts about our current cats. Two sisters, Teagan (FKA Smokey) the beautiful black one and Nessa (FKA Esmeralda) the Ambitious and fierce Tortie. We originally were going to keep their names, but after a year, I found ones we liked better.

Nessa In The Ripple Rug

Posted by terrepruitt on July 31, 2020

Such a silly kitty. She had just finished attacking her sister, she had dived into the hole and crouched there waiting for Teagan to come. Teagan ran up and swatted and Nessa popped her head out for the attack. They really love their Ripple Rug. I thought I would share for today’s Friday Photo.

So which do you prefer “dived” or “dove”?  (I went back and forth!)

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Too Much Time On Her Hands

Posted by terrepruitt on June 19, 2020

One day I looked up and saw this. It took me a second to realize she was staring at the moving second hand. She sometimes watches TV and often stares at my iPad or phone. Funny Girl.

Nessa staring at the clock is today’s Friday Photo.

How are you? Feel like that clock is moving slow lately? Or maybe it is moving too fast?

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Cats’ Ripple Rug Play

Posted by terrepruitt on June 3, 2020

I wanted to add these videos to my Ripple Rug post, but I was having trouble signing into YouTube.  So I am making them a separate post all their own.

This first video is just Nessa seeing the Ripple Rug for the first time.  It is a “long” (1:26) video as she just walks around it.  Eventually she gets in (about :55).  It is fun to watch pets with a new toy (thing).  This is also when my husband was working in the dining area so if you have the volume up (not recommended) you will hear loud clacking.   He types FAST and he was using a noisy keyboard.

The next video is quick.  Just a quick look at the two girls and the rug.

The last video is of Nessa’s current FAVORITE game.  We spend a lot of time doing this.  She loves to attack the stick.

Well, as I said, I wanted these to be a part of the Ripple Rug post, but they didn’t make it.  And now they have given me something to post.  It is sometimes difficult to come up with things that are a step away from all that is going on.  There is so much going on and so many things (articles, videos, posts, tweets, etc.) already out there about what is going on, I don’t feel I need to add to it.  I honestly get overwhelmed and need to step away.  And I need distractions, if you do too, here you go.

Thank you for being here.

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Ripple Rug

Posted by terrepruitt on June 1, 2020

We usually buy gifts for our cats for Christmas. But our cats have so many toys that I didn’t think they needed more stuff last Christmas. They end up with boxes. Sometimes our intent is to let them have the box, but sometimes it is sitting in the room waiting to be taken out to recycle and one of the cats decides they like it, so of course it becomes their box. They also like paper and bags. So packing paper and paper bags that are destined to be put in recycle or put away for use at another time end up being a cat possession. So yes, it is probably unnecessary for me to say we look like we have trash all over our house because basically we do. But is it trash that our cats play with, sit on, sit under, etc. I am sure you understand – those of you with cats. Well, as I said I wasn’t going to buy anything for them for Christmas but I kept seeing the Ripple Rug. I saw it on ads, I saw it on Tweets, and I saw it on posts, so at the last minute I ordered one. I didn’t think it would arrive on time but who cares, they are cats. They don’t know WHEN it is they are receiving a gift.

 

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It is quite entertaining.

When we first took it out of the Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia online, Zoom meetings, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, Nia Technique, Yin Yoga, stretch classes, online exercise, Zoom classes, virtual yogapackage it was very stiff and remained “tented” very well. But now after two months of cats sitting on it and lying on it, it does not “tent” as well. When I opened the package I read the instructions that came with it and they say how to remedy that, but I have not yet bothered because we are still playing fine with it.

 

 

 

 

Nessa, the tortie, will lie in it for hours. I think that she plans on attacking someone when they walk by but then she ends up falling asleep, but I could be wrong. She just LOVES to lie in it. She also loves to have the wand from their flyers poke out through the holes and edges. That is her latest favorite game.

Teagan just really loves to lie on it.

Nessa and Teagan will both play with each other using the Ripple Rug as a place to hide and smack at the other one.

It is quite large so it takes up a large portion of real estate in the living room, but whatever. It keeps them entertained.  And me too to be honest!

 

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Have you heard of the Ripple Rug.  How do your cats like to play?

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A Cat In The Window

Posted by terrepruitt on March 20, 2020

If you are here looking at my Friday Photo, thank you. I mean, I always am grateful if you are looking at my blog, but I feel especially thankful now because many of you might be keeping an eye on more important stuff. So if you popped over here to get a little relief, thanks.

If you have an additional moment, would you leave a comment and say hello? I could use the outside communication.

It is really bizarre this isolation situation.

This was yesterday. The clouds were so pretty I was thinking about taking a picture and then, Nessa decided to look out. I liked her silhouette.

Hugs to you. Stay healthy.

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Teagan Transfixed

Posted by terrepruitt on February 7, 2020

This was so fascinating – to me – because she sat like that – unmoving for at least 5 minutes. She was as still as a statue. And I couldn’t see what she was looking at. Although, if you know a cat you may have experienced the phenomenon where THEY see SOMETHING, but you don’t.

I love their (cats’) concentration and the way they can sit so still. Of course, I have a whole series of these, I just kept taking them as she sat stock-still.

Teagan is my Friday Photo today.

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Teagan – Bright Eyed Girl

Posted by terrepruitt on December 6, 2019

While looking through some photos I found this from last year and wanted to post it.  I really have so many pictures that I want to post, especially pictures of the cats, that is why I get annoyed when I miss a Friday like I did last Friday.  Here is Teagan with here bright eyes for today’s Friday Photo.

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Friday Photo Close Up

Posted by terrepruitt on November 1, 2019

Here is a close up of Nessa.  While Teagan is a little more tolerate of photos being taken of her than she used to, Nessa doesn’t care at all.  Unless she is playing.  Once she notices the camera all play stops!

Friday Photo close up of Nessa.

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Two Cats One Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 18, 2019

I ordered something and it came in this box.  For a long while we were saving every box we received to use to pack up stuff, but after a while we felt we had enough so we have been recycling our boxes.  But this box is of great quality so my husband decided we should keep it and use it for stuff.  Well, it sat in the house long enough that one cat decided it was hers.  Then I turned it on its side and now BOTH cats have claimed it.  I move it around so it gets premium sunlight.

TWO cats and a box is this Friday’s Friday Photo

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Black Cat In A Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 4, 2019

I tweeted a picture of her in the box earlier this week, but this one is of her sitting up and looking. Such a beautiful girl. That is why we named her Teagan. And, yes, I say that all the time.

Friday Photo of our black cat!

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