Sherlock’s Doppelganger

I was sent an email from my good writing friend Deb Woehr.
The email had some truly amazing pictures.
I sent it to many people.
If you didn’t get a copy, leave a comment and I’ll send it on to you.
What amazed me ( and my wife) was the picture above.
I swear to God, it looks exactly like my male cat, Sherlock!
Maybe it’s his identical twin; a feline doppelganger of sorts.
Too cool.
I’m off next week and plan on reading, writing, drinking some beer, smoking some good cigars, watching some movies, raking some leaves and cooking alot.
(a pot of Guinness Chili is already on my mind)
Sarah has been bugging me for Chicken Parm. (on its way, for sure)
I’m off starting Sunday but on Monday I truly start my “vacation” with a massage from my good friend and fellow blogger Yvonne.
Good God, I can’t wait. {and she knows that :0)}
Not sure what’s up for the blog but chances are I’ll be around in some capacity.
Have a great weekend, folks.
Go Sox! Go Pats! Go Celts! Go Bruins!
It’s great to be from New England these days . . .

~m

Sherlock's Doppelganger

I was sent an email from my good writing friend Deb Woehr.
The email had some truly amazing pictures.
I sent it to many people.
If you didn’t get a copy, leave a comment and I’ll send it on to you.
What amazed me ( and my wife) was the picture above.
I swear to God, it looks exactly like my male cat, Sherlock!
Maybe it’s his identical twin; a feline doppelganger of sorts.
Too cool.
I’m off next week and plan on reading, writing, drinking some beer, smoking some good cigars, watching some movies, raking some leaves and cooking alot.
(a pot of Guinness Chili is already on my mind)
Sarah has been bugging me for Chicken Parm. (on its way, for sure)
I’m off starting Sunday but on Monday I truly start my “vacation” with a massage from my good friend and fellow blogger Yvonne.
Good God, I can’t wait. {and she knows that :0)}
Not sure what’s up for the blog but chances are I’ll be around in some capacity.
Have a great weekend, folks.
Go Sox! Go Pats! Go Celts! Go Bruins!
It’s great to be from New England these days . . .

~m

Fold-a-Cat

I appreciate all the comments folks!
I will catch up on them before days end.
Spent last night watching several episodes from the first season of Supernatural with my daughters.
Really nice just to hang for a night with my girls.
All three of them.
We don’t do it enough.
Anywhoo, have a great weekend . . . rain and all.
The picture above is for anyone with multiple cats and currently experiencing a storage problem.

~m

Toyger

I’m still trying to figure out this new digital camera.
I think the jpegs take up too much memory and I need to figure out how to compress them down to a workable and downloadable size.
If anyone knows about the finer details of digital photography, email me.
I’m all ears.
I’ll leave you with several new pics.
Look for more once I figure out just what the hell is going on.
Maybe I need to look into Flickr…

~m

Here’s a good shot of the little guy’s belly.
Bengals generally have spotted bellies.

A good shot of his marbled coat.

He also likes to stand and look out the window.

Catdreams

A pic of a deeply sleeping Guinness before I join him.
I plan on buying a decent digital camera with this year’s tax refund so I can
keep those of you interested in the growth of our little tiger up to date.
To see his marbled coat change should be a real treat.
We learned the other day that Bengals have unusually large paws.
Found out that Guinness has frickin’ baseball gloves.
A bit odd in proportion to his body.
He’ll grow into them no doubt.
Bought a laser light for the cats today.
Damn, it’s funny to watch them chase it.
They exercise, I laugh. Good stuff.
Long day, folks.
And I’m tired of thinking…
Night all.

~m

ps. Happy Birthday, J.M.M (17)
(luvya, Dad)

Guinness

As promised, several pictures of Guinness, our bengal.

No pic series would be complete without at least one brew.

A nice pic of his marbled coat which will ‘stretch’ as he gets older.

Guinness doing his best ‘Kilroy was here’ impression.

My little boy…

So far, so good.
A bit of hissing between the three of them but that’s to be expected.
The quality of the pictures is so-so.
Maybe it’s time for a new digital camera…

~m

Little Tiger

Guinness

What started off as a StumbleUpon hit turned into the real deal yesterday.
My wife sent me a link several weeks ago regarding bengal cats, a link she found surfing around with StumbleUpon.
Here’s a short blip from Wikipedia:
The Bengal cat is a relatively new breed of domestic housecat (Felis silvestris catus) developed to have a gentle and friendly temperament, while exhibiting the markings (such as spots, rosettes, and a light/white belly), and body structure reminiscent of the wild Asian Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis). In other words, a Bengal cat has a desirable ‘wild’ appearance with a gentle domestic cat temperament.

The little guy we got yesterday is a marbled bengal. His body appears mainly black with some light tan streaks in between. As he grows older and his body grows longer the ‘marbling’ stretches offering up a look that’s wild and exotic.
After tossing around a gazillion names my wife said, “How about Guinness?” (ironically, I was cracking one open at the time) The name stuck and we now have a new addition to the family.
The girls are head over heels with this little tiger and suffice to say he’s not feeling the least bit lonely. The pic above isn’t our Guinness but looks eerily similar. I plan on posting actual pictures as soon as he’s comfortable in his new home. (below is a full grown marbled bengal. God, they’re cool)
So, Welcome to fam, Guinness!
You’re Grrrrrrrreat!

fullgrown bengal

~m

Opus


Opus is named after a cigar by A.Fuente called the OpusX.
My wife found her sleeping in this box around Christmastime.
We've since lined it with a small crocheted afghan. & She loves it.
She's an American short-tail (no tail), and one of the nicest cats you will ever meet.
She's also Sherlock's main squeeze, but you knew that, didn't you? 😉
When she closes her eyes, her face disappears. Nice.

~m