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Daphne and Chloe Are Alive and Well and Living in Boston

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It has been ages since we catblogged, but that is mere negligence on our part. Daphne and Chloe are well and enjoying life in Boston. Of course, it is true that Chloe has developed an eating disorder, and now needs to be fed on a schedule, but we’re confident that has nothing to do with the pace of city life. They have both settled into comfortable routines although it is also true that Daphne now demands trout for breakfast with unseemly regularity. They both remain a bit high-strung, but there has been a diminution in the level of violence. Greater age and wisdom no doubt. Well, age, in any event. Here they are:

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December 24, 2010 at 3:19 am

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Friday Cats

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Chloe can be particular about the grooming habits of others, often making sure that one is fully scrubbed. Sometimes, she conducts snap inspections after one gets out of the shower. Here, she’s decided that Daphne needs a little help behind the ears.

Daphne doesn’t mind.

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August 5, 2005 at 2:30 pm

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Slow Cat Week

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It’s been a slow cat week here at Villa MartiniPundit. Daphne is asleep:

And Chloe indulges in the peculiar Maine Coon habit of bathing. This is voluntary folks:

So we thought we’d update you on the progress of the guest kittens, Lymond, Phillipa, and Sybilla, as some pictures were thoughtfully sent along. As you can see, they’re growing, but size is not yet a problem:

Meanwhile, Phillipa, at least, has decided that there are no boundaries, even if the seating preference is odd:

And they’ve discovered that some things on TV are actually worth watching:

We don’t get the aquarium channel in these parts, but I’m sure Daphne and Chloe have a call in to the local cable provider …

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July 8, 2005 at 3:59 pm

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Daphne at One

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Daphne is shortly a year old now, and spends a lot of her time under things. She does, however, occasionally get on top:

And, from time to time, she deigns to be sociable:

But of course, the horrific violence continues unabated:

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July 1, 2005 at 8:27 pm

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Cool City Cats

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May was unseasonably cool here in Massachusetts, hovering in the low 40s for most of the month and raining much of the time. This Daphne and Chloe took in stride, although it did cut down some on their morning bird-watching rituals. However, with June has come heat, and it’s been in the 90s for much of the last week. This, they did not take to well as it appears that no one actually told them it could get this hot or that this part of the country has 50 degree shifts in a matter of days as part of the normal weather pattern. Daphne has spent most of her time thus finding cool stretches of hardwood to spread out on:

This has caused her to spend more time than is typical about my desk, and I’ve had to avoid rolling over her with a chair a couple of times. That, I’m sure, she would take to most poorly. Meanwhile, Chloe has found her own solution lounging on a plastic bin that’s out temporarily:

We’re not sure if it’s cooler on top of that, or she just enjoys the novelty. But she’s a cat, and so multi-tasking while not actually doing anything comes naturally to her.

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June 10, 2005 at 10:15 am

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Latest Carnival of the Cats …

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… is up over at enrevanche.

And yes, the guest kittens are nine weeks old. Enjoy!

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June 6, 2005 at 6:11 am

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Guest Cats

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A good friend recently acquired some kittens. He says they only intended to get two, but I count three in the pictures. They are a quite adorable set of littermates. This is Phillipa and Lymond:

And this is Sybilla:

Current Lord of the Manor Tristan apparently alternates between “glowering” and “apoplectic.” I suspect he’ll come around – three such hotties will no doubt melt the old curmudgeon’s heart. Daphne and Chloe, however, could not be reached for comment.

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June 3, 2005 at 6:11 am

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Carnival of the Cats #59 …

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… is up at the Conservative Cat. Enjoy!

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May 9, 2005 at 10:58 am

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Sick Cats

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Daphne and Chloe have been under the weather this week, and so have been less than active except for various unpleasant ’emissions,’ of which we will speak no more. Here they are at their more vivified:

The vet says it’s our fault as we switched cat food brands on them. I think they’re just doing an exceptional job of skylarking.

Update Just to clarify, this is a picture of them from this week, at a time when they were being more active. Overall sleeping was up about 50% this week.

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May 6, 2005 at 3:37 pm

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Cats, Cats Everywhere …

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… at Watermark. Much kitty goodness at the latest Carnival of the Cats …

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April 18, 2005 at 7:34 am

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Conjoined Cats

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Or so one would think:

Still, this is better than the alternative – where one is rotated 180 degrees …

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April 15, 2005 at 9:17 am

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Carnival of the Cats #55

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The latest Carnival of the Cats is up at enrevanche with a bonus dog shot. You know who make their appearance.

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April 11, 2005 at 7:53 am

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The Return of Chloe and Daphne

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We have been somewhat remiss in catblogging of late, but in truth, Chloe and Daphne have made poor subjects in recent weeks basically spending 99.99% of their time sleeping and then .01% doing cool things when the camera’s in the other room. But, without further ado, Chloe and Daphne return:

Of course, the horrifying level of violence has yet to abate:

And who’s on top may even be deceiving:

In passing, we’d also like to note Chloe’s first birthday was last week, but even so, she has yet to grow tired of the box top we were about to discard instead of the nice fleece bed we actually went out and bought for her special-like!

Yeah, I do know better, but honestly, wouldn’t you prefer a nice fleece?

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April 8, 2005 at 5:45 pm

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Latest Carnival of the Cats

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The latest Carnival of the Cats is up at the Flying Space Monkey Chronicles. Much kitty goodness to be found amongst the simians.

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February 20, 2005 at 5:13 pm

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Cats 0, Toys 2

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In the grand scheme of things, it’s a wonder the toys survive at all – but not today. This one took care of Chloe:

And I have no idea what the fish did to Daphne:

We won’t be taking those toys for granted anymore.

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February 18, 2005 at 8:38 pm

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Latest Carnival of the Cats …

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… is up at Running Scared.

Remington makes an appearance so Daphne is not the only Birman this week. But I don’t plan on telling her that.

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February 7, 2005 at 11:37 am

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New Sleeping Arrangements

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As a followup to last week where I noted that the cats are not thrilled with New England winters, I present some of the other new sleeping arrangements the ladies have come up with. Chloe, for example, has taken to sleeping under my desk:

This has the drawback of she occasionally nips my toes when she wants something, like a drink or a piece of salmon. Meanwhile, Daphne has found something more akin to a perch:

And no, you don’t get to ask what a giant Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is doing at Villa MartiniPundit.

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February 4, 2005 at 8:38 pm

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Cats, Cats Everywhere

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Carnival of the Cats #45 is up at Watermark, and appropriately leads off with some Iraqi catblogging.

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January 31, 2005 at 8:46 am

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Chloe Is Warm

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It’s been cold here in Massachusetts and while we get good heat in Villa MartiniPundit we’ve been trying to avoid turning it up too high. Daphne and Chloe are not thrilled with this decision, but neither can they reach the thermostat. So we’ve seen some altered behavior, new sleeping spots nearer to heating elements, and then this:

First Chloe discovered the blanket and then Daphne discovered that she could siphon off Chloe’s body heat. Shamelessly clever.

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January 28, 2005 at 6:15 pm

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Carnival of the Cats #44

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The latest Carnival of the Cats is up over at Music and Cats. Go check it out.

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January 24, 2005 at 8:39 am

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