Effie’s Dad is a lawyer, so she naturally thought she should have a brief case of her own. She had no way to express this, other than to express the fairness of her desire, so she climbed into my husband’s file-filled brief case to make her point, which we found most endearing.
Effie and Paladin stay connected in various ways, including tail formations. Both had just awakened from naps in separate chairs.
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.
Effie loves her catnip-stuffed turtle.
Paladin adores the crocheted rainbow ball Ellen Pilch of the popular blog 15andmeowing.com made for him.
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.
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 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.
My blogging friend Ellen very 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.
Effie’s style is to curl up in a snail-like curve.
Paladin prefers to sleep with paws down, ready for action.
The Effieland thermometer faces the afternoon sun.
Paladin wisely took his nap in the shade of some tall grass.
Effie came into the air-conditioned house, instead.
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