Category Archives: Animals

A Tale of Two Tails

Effie and Paladin  stay connected in various ways, including tail formations. Both had just awakened from naps in separate chairs.

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Paladin of the Vineyard

Grape leaves give the impression of a crown as they surround Paladin sitting among the grapevines of Effieland.

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Effie and Paladin: Resourceful at 106° F

106° in sunny Effieland

Effie prefers a nap in her chair to Effieland’s 106° F.

Paladin’s idea of shade tends to be under the bed.

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Effie and Paladin and 102° in Effieland

        It’s 102°– hot, but Effie and Paladin find shade everywhere.

        Our sun-dappled Effie burrows under a poplar.

        Our clever Paladin discovers he can combine some shade with a lookout.

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Paladin sleeps hard in his Dad’s soft chair!

Paladin naps off and on throughout the day, frequently in his Dad Vic’s chair.

 

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Effie and Paladin and their toys

Effie loves her catnip-stuffed turtle.


Paladin adores the crocheted rainbow ball Ellen Pilch of the popular blog 15andmeowing.com made for him.

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Paladin drinking

We have artesian well water, and Paladin sometimes likes to sip a drink of the good fresh water from the kitchen faucet. Outdoors, a bowl of water tends to collect bugs, leaves, dirt, and green slime.

Feet first!There are times when efficiency is fun. Paladin may decide it would be good to wash his feet while drinking fresh flowing water.

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Paladin on perch

We bought and installed this window perch for Effie before Paladin came into our lives and home. Whether Effie is kind enough to permit Paladin perch time, or whether he simply appropriated the perch, we can’t know. All I know is that he looks as adorable and as comfortable on the perch as Effie does. They typically share things quite well.

You may view Effie on the perch here.

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Paladin with ball under bed

Paladin is very proprietorial about his ball, which likely accounts for his habit of having it under the bed with him. Ellen Pilch of http:15andmeowing.com blog, crocheted the ball and several other toys for him as a kind gesture when we were celebrating Paladin’s interest in playing with toys. He precociously transitioned from feral to domestic in just three days after being neutered. He is happy indoors and outdoors in Effieland, an enclosed garden.

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From Paladin’s sleep position repertoire

        Paladin loves testing different napping strategies in his Daddy’s chair.

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