Day 115-121: So Happy Together

Months ago, I promised a post a day from September to January 1st. That was about 121 days of posts. I didn’t manage to do them every day, but I did post them all – eventually. For the final six, I thought I’d do one post with a theme. A lot of my posts over …

Day 112: Solstice and Pouchie

This little pouch with a shoelace tied to it was Solstice’s favorite kitten toy. It is still one of his favorites, but he developed an insatiable appetite for string so we can only play fetch with pouchie now. He is a simple mau. He likes pillows tied to strings and a long plastic stick. No …

Day 111: Robo-Mau

We got a little robotic tank last year for Christmas that drives around based on remote control, then takes night vision photos of things. We chased the cats with it, of course. We really need to try tying a toy to the tank to see if they’ll ‘auto-play’. You can tell I’m running out of …

Day 110: I can fit in the box

There’s an episode of That 70’s Show where Eric is feeling like he is absolutely worthless compared to some new guy in school that is seducing Donna. He imagines he is on a game show called ‘FIT IN THE BOX’ because that’s his main talent. He can fit into the box. “How DOES he do …

Day 107: My friend Jamie

I took a break for the holidays. Sorry. On Christmas, I went to my mother’s house as always. She has two cats: Ella and Jamie. I don’t like Ella. She was a kitten from a feral rescue, and she is fairly feral herself. She was never that clever or cute or cuddly, and she ate …

Day 103-106: The flip side of Wintermuse and Solstice

I often post pictures of Solstice and Wintermuse laying together with a disclaimer. “Just minutes later, she left! Just minutes later, she attacked him!” He loves her, and she loves him.. well.. less. We like to joke that she secretly think he stinks. He’s a poor bather, as I’ve shown in other pictures. In this …

Day 102: Wintermuse is a Jumper

Yes, Wintermuse can easily jump into our freezer. And does. I don’t like it, because I’m afraid her paws will get stuck on the cold parts, but cats will be cats. Egyptian Maus are athletic creatures. This picture is a few years old and taken on an iPhone. I believe we call this ‘potato’ quality.

Day 101: Wintermuse is tempermental

She loves me.. she loves me not. I let her chew on my fingers because she’s not actually chewing. She is so gentle she once brought a chipmunk in and paraded it around for several minutes until we realized what she had. The critter was alive the whole time. We released it outside. Wintermuse has …

Day 99: Solstice is a bad bather

You’d be forgiven if you thought this cat had stripes. In fact, you are looking at a cat who does not know how to bathe. I mentioned in previous posts how wet his tongue is and how he licks in the wrong direction sometimes. He ends up with vast patches like this. Strangely, Wintermuse NEVER …

Day 98: Sleeping on my chair

This is my desk chair. I work from home, so I am in it pretty much any time I am not in bed. I have a heated cat bed next to my desk. One cat will often sleep in there, while the other stands in front of my screen to stop me from working. If …

Day 96: One cat is messy, one is clean

One of these cats is fastidious. It cleans every inch of itself every hour. It buries its litter deposits. It eats daintily, a bite at a time. The other cat is messy. It licks its hair into spikes. It dives face-first into food. It leaves litter and toys and a wake of destruction behind it. …

Day 95: Wintermuse’s Tail

Wintermuse likes to sneak into the hallway. The hallway is an indoor spiral stair that leads down to our landing and front door. She’s not ‘outside’ when she’s in the hallway, but she can more easily get outside if someone opens the front door, so she’s not allowed in there. Of course, tell a cat …

Day 94: Solstice is always hungry

Solstice licks me awake every morning to make me feed him breakfast. I’ve yet to decide if this is a good or bad thing for my face. I mean, it’s like a free exfoliating chemical peel to start every single day, right? Right? Since he ‘bathes’ me often, I can attest he has the wettest …

Day 92: 2015 Egyptian Mau Cat Calendar

As I said in the post below, I created a brand new Egyptian Mau calendar for 2015, which is now available on Amazon. It has 13 pictures of Wintermuse and Solstice, with 11 being brand-new and never before seen on this blog. The calendar is all silver Maus, of course, but there’s a mix of …

Day 91: All caught up!

I became pretty busy and fell behind on posts, sorry. On top of my normal work, I started a graduate statistics course at Stanford that was evil incarnate. I am also trying to finish up my first novel trilogy for my literary agent. And I had to make.. drumroll.. the 2015 Egyptian Mau calendar! It …

Day 78: Sleeping

They’re really good at sleeping. As a reminder, since there are SO MANY POSTS, don’t forget to click ‘more’ at the bottom of the page.

Day 75: Strike a pose

I love taking pics of Wintermuse because she is always striking a pose. She’s so photogenic that the only problem is when I mess up – like I did with the focus in this picture! Solstice, on the other hand.. well, he doesn’t always know where his paws are, we’ll put it that way..

Day 70: Cats and handbags

Even now at full size, my cats could ride around in my purse without a problem. They’re less than 8 lbs each. Look how droopy-sad his whiskers are – I don’t know what was going through his mind. For the record, I’ve never put him in a purse – but Wintermuse actually goes into bags …

Day 67: Time for a tail

I can tell the difference between Solstice and Wintermuse in the dark because Wintermuse has a thin, elegant tail with a point, and Solstice has a thick tail with a rounded tip like a lynx. Who do you think this picture is?

Day 64: Solstice Boomps Isis

Yeah, so Solstice saw this statue of Isis and was like, I better go rub my face on that and claim it as mine. In the next shot, he was chewing on her. Good thing Egyptian gods love Egyptian cats!