Category Archives: Home Life

Hail to the Plowman!

Vic had to convert our tractor to its snowplow identity to plow our driveway this morning. It’s hard to tell which–the snow or the plow–Cat Halvor disliked less. In any case, the red tabby is out on an errand.

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The Effielander’s snowy morning

Effie pauses to contemplate the wondrous snow that suddenly came to her dominion while she slept comfortably, as always, indoors.

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After a long winter’s nap, Effie hits the Effieland Trail

Effie heads out into the deepening snow of Effieland. . .

She goes into stalking mode–she alone knows what she stalks with such savvy and grace.

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Effie’s Snow Watch

Mom, it’s snowing! Come see!

I love the soft little snowflakes. . .where do they go? Why do they disappear? Why can’t I keep some?

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For a very few minutes, a very light snow was falling and melting on ground contact. Effie and I both were enchanted by the snowflakes’ ephemeral appearance.

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Effie’s hangover

Effie¬† flopped adorably over the dryer from her warm mat. I was listening to an mp3 in my phone and put it on hold and switched to camera mode to grab the shot. (My camera’s phone doesn’t have a fast shutter speed, so please don’t judge the focus.)

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Effie demonstrates the elements of a Good Day

First is the Yawn. . .

followed by the Stretch. . .

and finally, the Nap.

With careful timing, this method of bringing about a Good Day can start in the morning and last well into the afternoon, especially when frosty weather may limit the fun of bounding about on frosty ground outdoors.

–Inspiration by Effie

 

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Effie on books

Effie mounts a stack of books atop a revolving bookcase and washes her paws after a meal. . .


Then she assumes her Egyptian goddess posture.

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