Sunday, January 28, 2018

National Fun at Work Day

National Fun at Work day is based on the premise that work fun increases  job satisfaction, productivity and lowers absenteeism.  Well, as cats, we can testify to THAT!

Here at Chez Carol we share an office with a human, but are basically in charge. (as you can see)


Truth be told, we keep things interesting (we'll illustrate below) and have LOTS of fun!  We do have certain "Best Practices" we wish to recommend to cats at large.

1. Observe workspace VARIETY to keep interest level high!  it is not necessary to always work from traditional locations like chairs.

2. Chairs are acceptable, though, if comfy! Do not be intimidated by humans into working from inferior spaces. INSIST on the best. It will enhance your work. "purrrformance."

3. "Fake it till you Make it!" Assume an attitude of confidence, from a position of power, even when you might feel otherwise.

4."Assume creative positions & "spread out" (while not relinquishing authority.) this position is more entertaining than just sitting + its harder for humans to relocate you.

Try to interact & intertwine with articles found in your office. Leather can give a particular thrill.

By practicing the art of variety, creative positions & having a laugh or two we are certain we have increased our productivity. As for absenteeism, we are never absent from the office!


We are joining Cat On My Head's Sunday blog hop and
look forward to visiting many fine animals today!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Artist Studio Cat

PEACHES, ARTIST'S CAT! Here is a photo with a little background but it's typical "Me" walking confidently with my tail straight up in Carol's artist studio. I got my eye on those feathers to the you think she'll let me have them? Happy artsy Caturday to all!

We're joining the Caturday Art hop today and wish a good weekend to all the other artsy kitties!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Our version of Cat Yoga

We have decided that winter is an excellent time for a cat to upgrade her yoga skills.

We found we could strrrrretch pretty far. 

And when we're not stretching we're curling.  

We named a few poses, just for fun. Do you practice yoga poses too?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Happy National Hug Day

When our human found out it was NATIONAL HUG DAY she spared no effort to find a picture of US. 

After a long record-breakingly quick search, she found this smoochy one. I had actually fallen asleep giving Paprika an ear wash! According to our human's research, this day is to encourage everyone to hug family & friends more often.  It didn't say that Cats couldn't hug each OTHER, did it? 

Wishing everyone a loving day for holding close your loved ones, pets and friends!

We are joining the Cat on My Head's Sunday blog hop and look forward to giving a virtual hug to our blogging friends.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Evil Peaches? Caturday Art

While I was lounging peacefully in my cat condo, my human came right up to me and "transformed me" into an evil princess with the filter "Painnt" - which Athena told her about. she used the "Charleston" effect this time.

But actually, I think I look a little mean here, don't you? 

Even meaner than when I'm mad at Paprika & trying to teach her a lesson. But I'll be back to my own sweet non-evil self soon!  I promise! Happy Caturday to all my friends and subjects!

We're joining Athena and Marie's Caturday Art Hop today and look forward to seeing non-mean kitties and saying hello!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Happy Sunday. Peaches here! As you will notice from our header I am no stranger to hats. In my opinion, a soft hat caresses the ears...I am always up for THAT!  Here I'm wearing a scrumptious blue crocheted hat that Ellen Pilch's (of 15 and Meowing) famous grammie made a couple years ago. Let me tell you it is a favorite in this household.

Paprika lying ON the hat, not wearing it!
A favorite for ME!  Paprika will have nothing to do with hats, she is on the wrong track but what can I do?  She will lie down ON it but won't put it on.
Side View (Me)

Oh well, I enjoy it enough for both of us.   I made sure in my picture that my pink toe pads show, as the blue and pink are a great combo!

Disclosure: we did post this last year but it's the only comfortable hat I have!  My human is into "virtual hats" but I insisted! Hope you don't mind.

Here is a link to National Dress Up Your Pet Day. We are invited to celebrate our pets but cautioned to make sure the costume fits and if your fur ball doesn't like it, give them a break!  - Love, Peaches the cat

We are joining Cat on My Head's Sunday blog hop today. Stop to HOP!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Blue & Orange Calicos - Caturday Art

MOL, did you know it was US?  Our human is at it with the creative filters again! This one is from "PAINNT" - for IOS only!  A few of the filters are free like "Xeneize" (this one). Otherwise there is a small subscription. 

We have some additional comments:

Peaches: I'm alittle outraged they turned my beautiful white vest to "orange." How did THAT happen?

Paprika:  I'm delighted they have enhanced MY orange vest!

Anyway we did have a fun time trying this out and back to our "real" selves tomorrow. We're joining Athena & Marie's Caturday Art hop today & Happy Caturday to all!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Drama Queen Peaches

Peaches Story:   My human did NOT pay enough attention to me over the holidays.  Therefore,I surprised her when she entered the den by exhibiting THIS pose! Ta Da! 
Whadaya think?

Carol the human's story:  
When I entered the den, I was amazed to see Peaches in THIS dramatic position, just waiting for my reaction. Unfortunately, no camera in hand!  HOLD IT! I cried urgently. Obligingly, Peaches stayed in this exact position while I got the camera.  She is a true "drama queen!"

Note: We received this gorgeous red and white fleece blanket from Sharon, Raz and Allie of Friends Furever blog.  We love it!  Thank you, Sharon!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Birds Birds and More Birds

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Never can we remember such an exciting week, watching those flying whatevers.  If we could only have one for OURSELVES! Our human told us because it's so cold here in Connecticut we may see more and more of them.  Do YOU have these winged animals outside of YOUR hang out?  

Today we're joining The Cat on My Head's blog hop and wishing Cooper Murphy a Happy Gotcha Day & Speedy Recovery!  Cooper Murphy, maybe they'll let you watch some burrrrds in the meantime!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Honoring Holiday Cards - Caturday Art

Well our human disclosed to me she was going to put her holiday cards in an attractive basket instead of spread out all over MY table.

NOT YET! I meowed.  I must have my portrait taken next to these marvelous kitty cards.  Like she does in all things, my human obliged me and, well, here I AM with the cards! Tada!
- Peaches the Cat

The Original Photos:

We are joining Athena and Marie's Caturday Art today and look forward to visiting the other Kreative Kitties!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

East Coast Blizzard Watching!

We're loving this snow and those creatures with wings outside. What a bonanza!  Have you noticed how we look almost exactly alike form the back?   Our owners can't tell us apart when we turn our back to her! 
Is it blizzarding where YOU are?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sweet Memories from the Holidays

My sisfur, Paprika is all about serious New Year's resolutions, whereas  I am holding on to sweet holiday memories...our red & white house, MY red  & white blankie..catnip...catnip...catnip...Okay so it's not Tummy Tuesday, but I am having a, um, "readjustment" period after the holidays!  My human says "get over it!" How callous...don't you think?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Years Resolutions? What are those?

Hello, Paprika here! Attempting a very difficult task assigned to us by our human.  How will we be better cats this year?   Impossible! We're purrfect just as we are.  (if you believe that you'll believe anything...hee hee)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018 from two Glitter-Cats

Wishing you a joyous year, glittering with all the things you love to do! Sparkling graphic from IMIKIMI. What will you do to celebrate?

Hugs, Peaches & Paprika

PS: We know we look, er, a little gawdy but our human specifically told us we can be glitter-cats once a year!