You may really think I’ve lost it now. I mean the chickens, horses, pigs, donkeys, and sheep are one thing. And let’s not forget Ginger, the most photogenic dog there ever was. But dedicating a whole post to my cats?!? I don’t think so.
The truth is – I’ve been holding this post for a while. Every time I would think of bringing it to life, I would tell myself, “Amanda, you cannot do a whole post on your cats.” But then something unexpected happened that gave me the impetus to do so. Last weekend I woke up on Sunday morning to Dizzy sitting in the windowsill staring out at the garden. The light was soft and pretty, in contrast to Dizzy’s jet black fur, and I was moved to reach over to my bedside table, grab my phone, and take a picture to post on Instagram. That afternoon there were some comments telling me how “Prada” my posting was. It turns out that the Prada set for their show in Milan last week was all about a cat sitting in a window. So I figure now is my chance – while cats are having a fashion relevant moment – to share with you these pictures of my beloved cats who make me laugh out loud, entertain me, keep me warm, and are aesthetically pleasing all at the same time. Now that’s style!
|Two days later, Eartha’s brother Dizzy joined our farm family.|
|This is the last time Eartha and Dizzy were roughly the same size. Very soon he became larger boned than she is, and also grew a big round belly.|
Dizzy quickly figured out how to get some extra dinner in his belly.
Keeping me company in my office while I work.
|The first time we let the cats outside they hid in the bushes for hours.|
|It wasn’t long though before Dizzy found more ways to stuff his belly.|
|Even as they get bigger they still sleep cuddled up at night. I hope they always do.|
|Eartha getting cozy.|
|They stole Ginger’s food, Ginger’s peace and quiet in the house, much of Ginger’s attention, and finally Ginger’s bed. She loves them though.|
|Finally a legitimate place to climb.|
|At first the cats didn’t know what to do with the snow and mostly stayed inside. Slowly, they explored, and eventually got really into it.|
|Eartha, carefully navigating the slippery snow.|
|Dizzy, doing his best impression of a pear tree.|
|Dizzy’s Prada moment.|