Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Star wondering what it's all about. Luckily Taylor blew out that candle before any noses got singed.

I am a bit behind in my blogging (a bit?) and the day before yesterday was our Star's 1st birthday. She is such a treasure and we are so happy to have her. And to think that getting her was a last minute decision. Here are some pics of her on her "special day" with my dear friend's granddaughter Taylor, who is a"princess" by the way, and with her "baby bro" Cosmo. Enjoy!!!

Star in her birthday boa with "mommy".

Star and Cosmo, after the "party".

Monday, January 12, 2009

St. "Sissy" and the "Little Devil"

Star helping "daddy" out in the office.

As you may or may not know we are owned by two wonderful
Maine Coon cats who we love beyond belief. One of them is Star and she is "good," the other is Cosmo and he is...well not bad but challenging. LOL

We give our b
abies nicknames and Star's (well one of her's) is Sissy. She is not a "sissy" but a sort of "sister" to Cosmo. (they may be distantly related but are not sibs) She is wise and wonderful, affectionate and for the most part gentle. She has become a fierce huntress and a great leaper, though she never jumps up to places she should not be. She is my BFF, for sure!!

Cosmo has no nicknames other than the occasional "Baby 'Mo". He is smart as a whip and gets bored easily. He is inventive, mischievous, very loving, and powerful. He is able to jump great heights to places cats should never go. In other words he is wonderful. All the "tricks" out there suggested to keep your cat off of counters, tables, center islands, ect. don't work with him. He is determined!!

A slightly "rumpled" Cosmo watches the back yard from one of his favorite perches.

Cosmo settles down at 11 each night and for the most part never stirs until between 6-7AM.

Star never settles down until about 11AM and she sleeps most of the day. She is up with us until bedtime at which time she needs to go downstairs to do whatever she does each night. If she stays with us she tries to get Cosmo to play with her, but he needs his sleep as he is not a "napper". I have always felt badly about this, but so far it seems to be working. I dream of the day when we can all sleep together.

Star can help me in the kitchen when I am baking. She sits and watches me giving me occasional advice as only she can. A chirp here and a chortle there and we are good to go.

Cosmo likes to jump up into the cookie batter, or worse yet on the hot stove so when I am baking in particular he needs to go upstairs for a little R&R. I guess it will all work itself out, but it has been about the most interesting nearly 6 months I can remember in a long time, and our lives are so much the richer for them.

Thanks so much for these little blessings Mickey!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


These beautiful babies have enriched our lives so very much!

Hey all, I KNOW it's been a very long time since I updated the blog, but we made it through the Holidays with only a few minor "mishaps" and now look forward to a new year. MOST of my trepidations about the house trimmings were unfounded and we all enjoyed a relatively calm and peaceful Holiday season, well as calm and peaceful as two very energetic Maine Delite Maine Coons will allow LOL .

My best "girlfriend" Star makes sure this box will last until next year

Cosmo "inspects" the dried cranberry wreath before it gets put away for another year.

Speaking of the babies, Cosmo is
8 months old today and Star will be 1 year old on the 18th of this month. Cosmo weighs in at approx. 11 lbs and Star is about 12 lbs. They are big babies!! I'm posting a few "after Christmas" pictures, they enjoyed taking everything down yesterday much more than putting it all up. LOL

I did notice that they seemed very "
hyper" while the house was in Holiday regalia, and I know this is to be expected. After all, their world had changed. Now we can all get back to "normal", whatever the heck that is, and get on with the long winter ahead. Enjoy the photos, and a very Happy New Year to you all!!!

Cosmo loves those nutcrackers

The kids invent a new game with Rubbermaid!