A very small baby Gopher snake (center, looks like a brown cord between Effie’s and Paladin’s paws) fended its way through Effieland yesterday. Effie, a veteran of carrying a full grown Garter snake around in her mouth, and Paladin, treating the Gopher snake as a living toy, took turns carrying the snake in their mouths and playing harmlessly with it on the ground. Eventually they freed the tiny reptile, which slithered its way to the fence. Paladin laid on top of the snake. Somehow the snake made it out of Effieland.
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Paladin prefers faucets to bowls when it comes to drinking water.
Effie and Paladin stay connected in various ways, including tail formations. Both had just awakened from naps in separate chairs.
Grape leaves give the impression of a crown as they surround Paladin sitting among the grapevines of Effieland.
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.
Paladin naps off and on throughout the day, frequently in his Dad Vic’s chair.
Effie loves her catnip-stuffed turtle.
Paladin adores the crocheted rainbow ball Ellen Pilch of the popular blog 15andmeowing.com made for him.