Category Archives: Effie

Where cats go in the rain

Rain is falling, hard.

Effie has a way of napping in her chair, through rain and almost everything else.

Paladin seeks cover under the bed.

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100┬░ in Effieland

Effielanders Effie and Paladin refuse to leave their grounds and come into the house when it’s a mere hundred degrees outside and their water drippers are providing only very warm water. Paladin naps, and Effie walks around drinking warm water. They seem not to mind in the least.

Effie finds a bit of shade in some grass, intermittently drinking warm water without flinching.

Paladin rests in a small patch of grassy shade by a pot of fresh growing catnip. He’s not punch-drunk; the sun’s in his eyes.

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Effie the Hat Girl

Effie often naps on hats we keep on a cupboard shelf above the washer and dryer. Sometimes she also plays dress-up and gets underneath my Watership sun hat.

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The Cats of Effieland

Effieland is a secured 1,000 square foot garden that makes it safe for Effie and Paladin to be outdoors. Lots of grass and a planter of catnip grow there, as do flowers and grapes and berries for the humans who belong to these remarkable cats.

Effie contemplates her sunny dominion

 

Paladin scans Effieland from beneath a chair

 

Paladin awaits the opening of the lupines

 

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New toys for Effie and Paladin

My blogging friend Ellen┬ávery kindly sent me five adorable crocheted toys she made for Effie and Paladin, who immediately took to playing with them. I was afraid Paladin’s strong rear claws would shred them, but the tough cotton yarn showed nary a snag after his ferocious workout. They were so much fun to watch! I was impressed by the enthusiasm both my cats showed with these toys, and with the durability of the toys.


Effie claws ferociously at a rainbow ball.


Paladin takes on a drumstick. He gets a little intense, but the toy survives intact!

And here are the five toys Ellen sent.

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Dry chat: “Do you hang out here often?”

Effie and Paladin appear to be sharing secrets on the comfortable rug atop the dryer. Or maybe they’re planning their day in Effieland.

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Effie and Paladin: Not all cats sleep alike

Effie’s style is to curl up in a snail-like curve.

Paladin prefers to sleep with paws down, ready for action.

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