The Sparky Report #18

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Christmas is coming! As you can tell by the picture, Sparky is getting into the spirit of things. The bathtub is one of her favorite playgrounds, and that's where she takes many of her toys. Yesterday she raided the box where I keep bows and ribbons and carted off two of the bows to the bathtub, where she sounded like a herd of elephants as she played. It's hard to tell in the above picture, but Sparky has just tossed the green bow and I snapped the picture as it flew through the air.

A RED MOHAWK

The next two pictures show Sparky wearing a red bow that makes it look like she's sporting a mohawk. She was Not Happy when I stuck the bow on her head, as evidenced by the severe frown in the second picture. (Look at her downturned mouth!)

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RIBBON SLAYER

The next two pictures show Sparky carrying the green bow in her mouth and leaping up to snag a bit of curling ribbon that I dangled enticingly above her head. In the second picture, I caught her in mid-leap. All her feet are off the ground. It took her 2 seconds to shred that ribbon! I can hardly wait until she discovers the presents under the Christmas tree–all of them wrapped in ribbons and bows!

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80 thoughts on “The Sparky Report #18”

  1. Good afternoon, Ms. Holmes!
    Always a happy day seeing an update on *Sparky!* 🙂 I sent you an ecard last week, but I am not sure if you were able to pick it up!? Should I re-send it!? I sent you a Jacquie Lawson ecard!? Seeing Sparky playing with the bows & getting all excited about Christmas decorations was a pure delight! 🙂
    Seeing her in the sink brought back fond memories of another cat of mine who liked to do the same thing! Does she drink from the sink, too!?
    Thanks for sending warm smiles to all of us following Sparky’s adventures!! Lots of Christmas cheer sent to you today! 🙂

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  2. Good afternoon, Ms. Holmes!
    Always a happy day seeing an update on *Sparky!* 🙂 I sent you an ecard last week, but I am not sure if you were able to pick it up!? Should I re-send it!? I sent you a Jacquie Lawson ecard!? Seeing Sparky playing with the bows & getting all excited about Christmas decorations was a pure delight! 🙂
    Seeing her in the sink brought back fond memories of another cat of mine who liked to do the same thing! Does she drink from the sink, too!?
    Thanks for sending warm smiles to all of us following Sparky’s adventures!! Lots of Christmas cheer sent to you today! 🙂

    Reply
  3. Good afternoon, Ms. Holmes!
    Always a happy day seeing an update on *Sparky!* 🙂 I sent you an ecard last week, but I am not sure if you were able to pick it up!? Should I re-send it!? I sent you a Jacquie Lawson ecard!? Seeing Sparky playing with the bows & getting all excited about Christmas decorations was a pure delight! 🙂
    Seeing her in the sink brought back fond memories of another cat of mine who liked to do the same thing! Does she drink from the sink, too!?
    Thanks for sending warm smiles to all of us following Sparky’s adventures!! Lots of Christmas cheer sent to you today! 🙂

    Reply
  4. Good afternoon, Ms. Holmes!
    Always a happy day seeing an update on *Sparky!* 🙂 I sent you an ecard last week, but I am not sure if you were able to pick it up!? Should I re-send it!? I sent you a Jacquie Lawson ecard!? Seeing Sparky playing with the bows & getting all excited about Christmas decorations was a pure delight! 🙂
    Seeing her in the sink brought back fond memories of another cat of mine who liked to do the same thing! Does she drink from the sink, too!?
    Thanks for sending warm smiles to all of us following Sparky’s adventures!! Lots of Christmas cheer sent to you today! 🙂

    Reply
  5. Good afternoon, Ms. Holmes!
    Always a happy day seeing an update on *Sparky!* 🙂 I sent you an ecard last week, but I am not sure if you were able to pick it up!? Should I re-send it!? I sent you a Jacquie Lawson ecard!? Seeing Sparky playing with the bows & getting all excited about Christmas decorations was a pure delight! 🙂
    Seeing her in the sink brought back fond memories of another cat of mine who liked to do the same thing! Does she drink from the sink, too!?
    Thanks for sending warm smiles to all of us following Sparky’s adventures!! Lots of Christmas cheer sent to you today! 🙂

    Reply
  6. And..I think you have your Christmas card pictures! 🙂
    My two are big fans of Christmas ribbon and bows as well. I’ve discovered the hard way that sometimes the dye on them will run (when they try to eat them) and get all over their mouths.
    Andrew has always loved the tub (preferably when I’m in it showering), but Pierce has just discovered playing in the tub – dry for him though. Aren’t cats the best fun? How’s she doing without Christopher? I’m thinking of you both.

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  7. And..I think you have your Christmas card pictures! 🙂
    My two are big fans of Christmas ribbon and bows as well. I’ve discovered the hard way that sometimes the dye on them will run (when they try to eat them) and get all over their mouths.
    Andrew has always loved the tub (preferably when I’m in it showering), but Pierce has just discovered playing in the tub – dry for him though. Aren’t cats the best fun? How’s she doing without Christopher? I’m thinking of you both.

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  8. And..I think you have your Christmas card pictures! 🙂
    My two are big fans of Christmas ribbon and bows as well. I’ve discovered the hard way that sometimes the dye on them will run (when they try to eat them) and get all over their mouths.
    Andrew has always loved the tub (preferably when I’m in it showering), but Pierce has just discovered playing in the tub – dry for him though. Aren’t cats the best fun? How’s she doing without Christopher? I’m thinking of you both.

    Reply
  9. And..I think you have your Christmas card pictures! 🙂
    My two are big fans of Christmas ribbon and bows as well. I’ve discovered the hard way that sometimes the dye on them will run (when they try to eat them) and get all over their mouths.
    Andrew has always loved the tub (preferably when I’m in it showering), but Pierce has just discovered playing in the tub – dry for him though. Aren’t cats the best fun? How’s she doing without Christopher? I’m thinking of you both.

    Reply
  10. And..I think you have your Christmas card pictures! 🙂
    My two are big fans of Christmas ribbon and bows as well. I’ve discovered the hard way that sometimes the dye on them will run (when they try to eat them) and get all over their mouths.
    Andrew has always loved the tub (preferably when I’m in it showering), but Pierce has just discovered playing in the tub – dry for him though. Aren’t cats the best fun? How’s she doing without Christopher? I’m thinking of you both.

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  11. She gets cuter every day! And reminds me very much of Miss Rebecca Marie at that age. These days Rebecca still loves Christmas bows, but she knocks them off the presents for the dogs to chew up. I often find her toys in the bathtub.

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  12. She gets cuter every day! And reminds me very much of Miss Rebecca Marie at that age. These days Rebecca still loves Christmas bows, but she knocks them off the presents for the dogs to chew up. I often find her toys in the bathtub.

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  13. She gets cuter every day! And reminds me very much of Miss Rebecca Marie at that age. These days Rebecca still loves Christmas bows, but she knocks them off the presents for the dogs to chew up. I often find her toys in the bathtub.

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  14. She gets cuter every day! And reminds me very much of Miss Rebecca Marie at that age. These days Rebecca still loves Christmas bows, but she knocks them off the presents for the dogs to chew up. I often find her toys in the bathtub.

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  15. She gets cuter every day! And reminds me very much of Miss Rebecca Marie at that age. These days Rebecca still loves Christmas bows, but she knocks them off the presents for the dogs to chew up. I often find her toys in the bathtub.

    Reply
  16. Wonderful pictures but PLEASE make sure she isn’t eating the ribbons…that (or any string-type material) can cause a very dangerous problem if swallowed! Thank you for sharing, I am impressed that you caught the picture that shows her ‘mitts’ so well! Happy Holidays to all of you!

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  17. Wonderful pictures but PLEASE make sure she isn’t eating the ribbons…that (or any string-type material) can cause a very dangerous problem if swallowed! Thank you for sharing, I am impressed that you caught the picture that shows her ‘mitts’ so well! Happy Holidays to all of you!

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  18. Wonderful pictures but PLEASE make sure she isn’t eating the ribbons…that (or any string-type material) can cause a very dangerous problem if swallowed! Thank you for sharing, I am impressed that you caught the picture that shows her ‘mitts’ so well! Happy Holidays to all of you!

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  19. Wonderful pictures but PLEASE make sure she isn’t eating the ribbons…that (or any string-type material) can cause a very dangerous problem if swallowed! Thank you for sharing, I am impressed that you caught the picture that shows her ‘mitts’ so well! Happy Holidays to all of you!

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  20. Wonderful pictures but PLEASE make sure she isn’t eating the ribbons…that (or any string-type material) can cause a very dangerous problem if swallowed! Thank you for sharing, I am impressed that you caught the picture that shows her ‘mitts’ so well! Happy Holidays to all of you!

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  21. Jorie, I’m so sorry! No, I didn’t see any messages or Jacquie Lawson cards from you! Would you mind resending them? Thank you so much! I love Jacquie Lawson cards!
    Re your question as to whether or not Sparky drinks from the sink, the answer is yes. She licks water off the sink bowl, and for amusement when I’m performing my morning ablutions, I often turn on the faucet so she can play in the water.
    She’s also fascinated by the toilet. *g* It’s a modern toilet, but designed to look like an old-fashioned pull-chain model, with the tank up near the ceiling. It makes a godawful noise when you flush it, just like the “growlers” of days gone by. Sparky rushes over and peers into the bowl every time I flush it. She is the most entertaining cat!
    P.S. If you want to see what the toilet looks like, go to my blog at http://tinyurl.com/ypbfce

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  22. Jorie, I’m so sorry! No, I didn’t see any messages or Jacquie Lawson cards from you! Would you mind resending them? Thank you so much! I love Jacquie Lawson cards!
    Re your question as to whether or not Sparky drinks from the sink, the answer is yes. She licks water off the sink bowl, and for amusement when I’m performing my morning ablutions, I often turn on the faucet so she can play in the water.
    She’s also fascinated by the toilet. *g* It’s a modern toilet, but designed to look like an old-fashioned pull-chain model, with the tank up near the ceiling. It makes a godawful noise when you flush it, just like the “growlers” of days gone by. Sparky rushes over and peers into the bowl every time I flush it. She is the most entertaining cat!
    P.S. If you want to see what the toilet looks like, go to my blog at http://tinyurl.com/ypbfce

    Reply
  23. Jorie, I’m so sorry! No, I didn’t see any messages or Jacquie Lawson cards from you! Would you mind resending them? Thank you so much! I love Jacquie Lawson cards!
    Re your question as to whether or not Sparky drinks from the sink, the answer is yes. She licks water off the sink bowl, and for amusement when I’m performing my morning ablutions, I often turn on the faucet so she can play in the water.
    She’s also fascinated by the toilet. *g* It’s a modern toilet, but designed to look like an old-fashioned pull-chain model, with the tank up near the ceiling. It makes a godawful noise when you flush it, just like the “growlers” of days gone by. Sparky rushes over and peers into the bowl every time I flush it. She is the most entertaining cat!
    P.S. If you want to see what the toilet looks like, go to my blog at http://tinyurl.com/ypbfce

    Reply
  24. Jorie, I’m so sorry! No, I didn’t see any messages or Jacquie Lawson cards from you! Would you mind resending them? Thank you so much! I love Jacquie Lawson cards!
    Re your question as to whether or not Sparky drinks from the sink, the answer is yes. She licks water off the sink bowl, and for amusement when I’m performing my morning ablutions, I often turn on the faucet so she can play in the water.
    She’s also fascinated by the toilet. *g* It’s a modern toilet, but designed to look like an old-fashioned pull-chain model, with the tank up near the ceiling. It makes a godawful noise when you flush it, just like the “growlers” of days gone by. Sparky rushes over and peers into the bowl every time I flush it. She is the most entertaining cat!
    P.S. If you want to see what the toilet looks like, go to my blog at http://tinyurl.com/ypbfce

    Reply
  25. Jorie, I’m so sorry! No, I didn’t see any messages or Jacquie Lawson cards from you! Would you mind resending them? Thank you so much! I love Jacquie Lawson cards!
    Re your question as to whether or not Sparky drinks from the sink, the answer is yes. She licks water off the sink bowl, and for amusement when I’m performing my morning ablutions, I often turn on the faucet so she can play in the water.
    She’s also fascinated by the toilet. *g* It’s a modern toilet, but designed to look like an old-fashioned pull-chain model, with the tank up near the ceiling. It makes a godawful noise when you flush it, just like the “growlers” of days gone by. Sparky rushes over and peers into the bowl every time I flush it. She is the most entertaining cat!
    P.S. If you want to see what the toilet looks like, go to my blog at http://tinyurl.com/ypbfce

    Reply
  26. Donna, you’re right about the dye in ribbons running when they get wet. I’ll let Sparky play with the bows, because they’re made of slick ribbon that doesn’t seem to run, but I don’t give her ribbon per se because of the danger potential. When I was trying to get a picture of her jumping for the ribbon, I was holding the ribbon, and once I got some pictures, I put the ribbon away.
    I had to laugh when you said Andrew got into the shower with you. Sparky does the same. She is fascinated by water.
    Thank you for asking how Sparky’s doing without Christopher. She obviously misses him, as do I. The one thing I’ve noticed is that she’s much more affectionate. I’ve always found this to be true with dogs and cats. With two, they have each other, and often ignore you, but if one dies the remaining cat or dog shifts their allegiance to you. I’ve seen it happen time and time again.
    I’ll eventually get another kitten, probably in the spring when it’s kitten season. One can never have too many cats!

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  27. Donna, you’re right about the dye in ribbons running when they get wet. I’ll let Sparky play with the bows, because they’re made of slick ribbon that doesn’t seem to run, but I don’t give her ribbon per se because of the danger potential. When I was trying to get a picture of her jumping for the ribbon, I was holding the ribbon, and once I got some pictures, I put the ribbon away.
    I had to laugh when you said Andrew got into the shower with you. Sparky does the same. She is fascinated by water.
    Thank you for asking how Sparky’s doing without Christopher. She obviously misses him, as do I. The one thing I’ve noticed is that she’s much more affectionate. I’ve always found this to be true with dogs and cats. With two, they have each other, and often ignore you, but if one dies the remaining cat or dog shifts their allegiance to you. I’ve seen it happen time and time again.
    I’ll eventually get another kitten, probably in the spring when it’s kitten season. One can never have too many cats!

    Reply
  28. Donna, you’re right about the dye in ribbons running when they get wet. I’ll let Sparky play with the bows, because they’re made of slick ribbon that doesn’t seem to run, but I don’t give her ribbon per se because of the danger potential. When I was trying to get a picture of her jumping for the ribbon, I was holding the ribbon, and once I got some pictures, I put the ribbon away.
    I had to laugh when you said Andrew got into the shower with you. Sparky does the same. She is fascinated by water.
    Thank you for asking how Sparky’s doing without Christopher. She obviously misses him, as do I. The one thing I’ve noticed is that she’s much more affectionate. I’ve always found this to be true with dogs and cats. With two, they have each other, and often ignore you, but if one dies the remaining cat or dog shifts their allegiance to you. I’ve seen it happen time and time again.
    I’ll eventually get another kitten, probably in the spring when it’s kitten season. One can never have too many cats!

    Reply
  29. Donna, you’re right about the dye in ribbons running when they get wet. I’ll let Sparky play with the bows, because they’re made of slick ribbon that doesn’t seem to run, but I don’t give her ribbon per se because of the danger potential. When I was trying to get a picture of her jumping for the ribbon, I was holding the ribbon, and once I got some pictures, I put the ribbon away.
    I had to laugh when you said Andrew got into the shower with you. Sparky does the same. She is fascinated by water.
    Thank you for asking how Sparky’s doing without Christopher. She obviously misses him, as do I. The one thing I’ve noticed is that she’s much more affectionate. I’ve always found this to be true with dogs and cats. With two, they have each other, and often ignore you, but if one dies the remaining cat or dog shifts their allegiance to you. I’ve seen it happen time and time again.
    I’ll eventually get another kitten, probably in the spring when it’s kitten season. One can never have too many cats!

    Reply
  30. Donna, you’re right about the dye in ribbons running when they get wet. I’ll let Sparky play with the bows, because they’re made of slick ribbon that doesn’t seem to run, but I don’t give her ribbon per se because of the danger potential. When I was trying to get a picture of her jumping for the ribbon, I was holding the ribbon, and once I got some pictures, I put the ribbon away.
    I had to laugh when you said Andrew got into the shower with you. Sparky does the same. She is fascinated by water.
    Thank you for asking how Sparky’s doing without Christopher. She obviously misses him, as do I. The one thing I’ve noticed is that she’s much more affectionate. I’ve always found this to be true with dogs and cats. With two, they have each other, and often ignore you, but if one dies the remaining cat or dog shifts their allegiance to you. I’ve seen it happen time and time again.
    I’ll eventually get another kitten, probably in the spring when it’s kitten season. One can never have too many cats!

    Reply
  31. Hi, Karenmc. Thanks for the warning about curling ribbon. You are absolutely right. I’m a long time cat owner, so I know about things like ribbon, string, and dental floss.
    Indelicate comment –> One day many years ago, I noticed my cat dragging her butt on the floor. Upon inspection, I saw a bit of dental floss in you-know-where. I had to (ahem) pull it out. After that, I never left dental floss out where the cats could get at it. *g*

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  32. Hi, Karenmc. Thanks for the warning about curling ribbon. You are absolutely right. I’m a long time cat owner, so I know about things like ribbon, string, and dental floss.
    Indelicate comment –> One day many years ago, I noticed my cat dragging her butt on the floor. Upon inspection, I saw a bit of dental floss in you-know-where. I had to (ahem) pull it out. After that, I never left dental floss out where the cats could get at it. *g*

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  33. Hi, Karenmc. Thanks for the warning about curling ribbon. You are absolutely right. I’m a long time cat owner, so I know about things like ribbon, string, and dental floss.
    Indelicate comment –> One day many years ago, I noticed my cat dragging her butt on the floor. Upon inspection, I saw a bit of dental floss in you-know-where. I had to (ahem) pull it out. After that, I never left dental floss out where the cats could get at it. *g*

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  34. Hi, Karenmc. Thanks for the warning about curling ribbon. You are absolutely right. I’m a long time cat owner, so I know about things like ribbon, string, and dental floss.
    Indelicate comment –> One day many years ago, I noticed my cat dragging her butt on the floor. Upon inspection, I saw a bit of dental floss in you-know-where. I had to (ahem) pull it out. After that, I never left dental floss out where the cats could get at it. *g*

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  35. Hi, Karenmc. Thanks for the warning about curling ribbon. You are absolutely right. I’m a long time cat owner, so I know about things like ribbon, string, and dental floss.
    Indelicate comment –> One day many years ago, I noticed my cat dragging her butt on the floor. Upon inspection, I saw a bit of dental floss in you-know-where. I had to (ahem) pull it out. After that, I never left dental floss out where the cats could get at it. *g*

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  36. Louisa, I have to agree with you! Sparky certainly gets cuter every day. And smarter. Thanks to her semi-feral mama, Sparky still has bouts of independence. She won’t curl up on my lap, but she will nestle beside my legs when I’m in the recliner.
    And lately she’s trained me to hold her when I’m in the (cough) bathroom. For some reason, she likes to curl up in my arms when I’m in there. It’s very odd, but quite endearing. In a one-two motion she leaps onto my lap, then launches herself at my left shoulder, which causes my knee-jerk reaction of catching her and then cradling her in my arm while I pet her. She has me trained very well.
    I’m so glad to hear that Miss Rebecca Marie is upholding the fine cat tradition of playing in the bathtub, as well as leaving her toys there. I usually have to remove Sparky’s toys before I shower. And I had to buy a plastic contraption for the drain to prevent her “toys” from going down the drain. I’ve found earrings, pencils, paperclips (and a spoon!) in the bathtub, and had to fish out an earring that had gone down the drain. I hope Miss Rebecca Marie doesn’t lose things down your own bathtub drain!

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  37. Louisa, I have to agree with you! Sparky certainly gets cuter every day. And smarter. Thanks to her semi-feral mama, Sparky still has bouts of independence. She won’t curl up on my lap, but she will nestle beside my legs when I’m in the recliner.
    And lately she’s trained me to hold her when I’m in the (cough) bathroom. For some reason, she likes to curl up in my arms when I’m in there. It’s very odd, but quite endearing. In a one-two motion she leaps onto my lap, then launches herself at my left shoulder, which causes my knee-jerk reaction of catching her and then cradling her in my arm while I pet her. She has me trained very well.
    I’m so glad to hear that Miss Rebecca Marie is upholding the fine cat tradition of playing in the bathtub, as well as leaving her toys there. I usually have to remove Sparky’s toys before I shower. And I had to buy a plastic contraption for the drain to prevent her “toys” from going down the drain. I’ve found earrings, pencils, paperclips (and a spoon!) in the bathtub, and had to fish out an earring that had gone down the drain. I hope Miss Rebecca Marie doesn’t lose things down your own bathtub drain!

    Reply
  38. Louisa, I have to agree with you! Sparky certainly gets cuter every day. And smarter. Thanks to her semi-feral mama, Sparky still has bouts of independence. She won’t curl up on my lap, but she will nestle beside my legs when I’m in the recliner.
    And lately she’s trained me to hold her when I’m in the (cough) bathroom. For some reason, she likes to curl up in my arms when I’m in there. It’s very odd, but quite endearing. In a one-two motion she leaps onto my lap, then launches herself at my left shoulder, which causes my knee-jerk reaction of catching her and then cradling her in my arm while I pet her. She has me trained very well.
    I’m so glad to hear that Miss Rebecca Marie is upholding the fine cat tradition of playing in the bathtub, as well as leaving her toys there. I usually have to remove Sparky’s toys before I shower. And I had to buy a plastic contraption for the drain to prevent her “toys” from going down the drain. I’ve found earrings, pencils, paperclips (and a spoon!) in the bathtub, and had to fish out an earring that had gone down the drain. I hope Miss Rebecca Marie doesn’t lose things down your own bathtub drain!

    Reply
  39. Louisa, I have to agree with you! Sparky certainly gets cuter every day. And smarter. Thanks to her semi-feral mama, Sparky still has bouts of independence. She won’t curl up on my lap, but she will nestle beside my legs when I’m in the recliner.
    And lately she’s trained me to hold her when I’m in the (cough) bathroom. For some reason, she likes to curl up in my arms when I’m in there. It’s very odd, but quite endearing. In a one-two motion she leaps onto my lap, then launches herself at my left shoulder, which causes my knee-jerk reaction of catching her and then cradling her in my arm while I pet her. She has me trained very well.
    I’m so glad to hear that Miss Rebecca Marie is upholding the fine cat tradition of playing in the bathtub, as well as leaving her toys there. I usually have to remove Sparky’s toys before I shower. And I had to buy a plastic contraption for the drain to prevent her “toys” from going down the drain. I’ve found earrings, pencils, paperclips (and a spoon!) in the bathtub, and had to fish out an earring that had gone down the drain. I hope Miss Rebecca Marie doesn’t lose things down your own bathtub drain!

    Reply
  40. Louisa, I have to agree with you! Sparky certainly gets cuter every day. And smarter. Thanks to her semi-feral mama, Sparky still has bouts of independence. She won’t curl up on my lap, but she will nestle beside my legs when I’m in the recliner.
    And lately she’s trained me to hold her when I’m in the (cough) bathroom. For some reason, she likes to curl up in my arms when I’m in there. It’s very odd, but quite endearing. In a one-two motion she leaps onto my lap, then launches herself at my left shoulder, which causes my knee-jerk reaction of catching her and then cradling her in my arm while I pet her. She has me trained very well.
    I’m so glad to hear that Miss Rebecca Marie is upholding the fine cat tradition of playing in the bathtub, as well as leaving her toys there. I usually have to remove Sparky’s toys before I shower. And I had to buy a plastic contraption for the drain to prevent her “toys” from going down the drain. I’ve found earrings, pencils, paperclips (and a spoon!) in the bathtub, and had to fish out an earring that had gone down the drain. I hope Miss Rebecca Marie doesn’t lose things down your own bathtub drain!

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  41. Hi, Lucy! I thought the same thing when I saw that picture! I take dozens of pictures of Sparky each week, but seldom get a good shot of both mittens. I was really happy with this one. With Sparky, I basically have to just do a series of rapid-fire shots and hope one or two turn out. She’s so fast that it’s hard to get a decent action shot of her. I’m still trying to get a good picture of her trotting on the treadmill. (Yes, after she broke it the first day I put it together, I got it fixed and now she uses it regularly . . . and swats at the dogs when they try to get on it with her!

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  42. Hi, Lucy! I thought the same thing when I saw that picture! I take dozens of pictures of Sparky each week, but seldom get a good shot of both mittens. I was really happy with this one. With Sparky, I basically have to just do a series of rapid-fire shots and hope one or two turn out. She’s so fast that it’s hard to get a decent action shot of her. I’m still trying to get a good picture of her trotting on the treadmill. (Yes, after she broke it the first day I put it together, I got it fixed and now she uses it regularly . . . and swats at the dogs when they try to get on it with her!

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  43. Hi, Lucy! I thought the same thing when I saw that picture! I take dozens of pictures of Sparky each week, but seldom get a good shot of both mittens. I was really happy with this one. With Sparky, I basically have to just do a series of rapid-fire shots and hope one or two turn out. She’s so fast that it’s hard to get a decent action shot of her. I’m still trying to get a good picture of her trotting on the treadmill. (Yes, after she broke it the first day I put it together, I got it fixed and now she uses it regularly . . . and swats at the dogs when they try to get on it with her!

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  44. Hi, Lucy! I thought the same thing when I saw that picture! I take dozens of pictures of Sparky each week, but seldom get a good shot of both mittens. I was really happy with this one. With Sparky, I basically have to just do a series of rapid-fire shots and hope one or two turn out. She’s so fast that it’s hard to get a decent action shot of her. I’m still trying to get a good picture of her trotting on the treadmill. (Yes, after she broke it the first day I put it together, I got it fixed and now she uses it regularly . . . and swats at the dogs when they try to get on it with her!

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  45. Hi, Lucy! I thought the same thing when I saw that picture! I take dozens of pictures of Sparky each week, but seldom get a good shot of both mittens. I was really happy with this one. With Sparky, I basically have to just do a series of rapid-fire shots and hope one or two turn out. She’s so fast that it’s hard to get a decent action shot of her. I’m still trying to get a good picture of her trotting on the treadmill. (Yes, after she broke it the first day I put it together, I got it fixed and now she uses it regularly . . . and swats at the dogs when they try to get on it with her!

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  46. And Happy Holidays to you, too, ELF! You are absolutely right about ribbons being dangerous to cats. I used that curling ribbon as a prop, to get a picture of Sparky leaping in the air. However, I don’t leave it lying around where she can get into it. In fact, I had to move the box that contains my ribbons and bows (I had it out when wrapping Christmas presents). Have you ever seen a kid in a pile of leaves, scooping up big handfuls and tossing them into the air with glee? Well, that’s how Sparky looked in that box of bows. Said bows are now safely locked in a cupboard where kitty teeth and kitty mittens cannot get to them.

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  47. And Happy Holidays to you, too, ELF! You are absolutely right about ribbons being dangerous to cats. I used that curling ribbon as a prop, to get a picture of Sparky leaping in the air. However, I don’t leave it lying around where she can get into it. In fact, I had to move the box that contains my ribbons and bows (I had it out when wrapping Christmas presents). Have you ever seen a kid in a pile of leaves, scooping up big handfuls and tossing them into the air with glee? Well, that’s how Sparky looked in that box of bows. Said bows are now safely locked in a cupboard where kitty teeth and kitty mittens cannot get to them.

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  48. And Happy Holidays to you, too, ELF! You are absolutely right about ribbons being dangerous to cats. I used that curling ribbon as a prop, to get a picture of Sparky leaping in the air. However, I don’t leave it lying around where she can get into it. In fact, I had to move the box that contains my ribbons and bows (I had it out when wrapping Christmas presents). Have you ever seen a kid in a pile of leaves, scooping up big handfuls and tossing them into the air with glee? Well, that’s how Sparky looked in that box of bows. Said bows are now safely locked in a cupboard where kitty teeth and kitty mittens cannot get to them.

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  49. And Happy Holidays to you, too, ELF! You are absolutely right about ribbons being dangerous to cats. I used that curling ribbon as a prop, to get a picture of Sparky leaping in the air. However, I don’t leave it lying around where she can get into it. In fact, I had to move the box that contains my ribbons and bows (I had it out when wrapping Christmas presents). Have you ever seen a kid in a pile of leaves, scooping up big handfuls and tossing them into the air with glee? Well, that’s how Sparky looked in that box of bows. Said bows are now safely locked in a cupboard where kitty teeth and kitty mittens cannot get to them.

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  50. And Happy Holidays to you, too, ELF! You are absolutely right about ribbons being dangerous to cats. I used that curling ribbon as a prop, to get a picture of Sparky leaping in the air. However, I don’t leave it lying around where she can get into it. In fact, I had to move the box that contains my ribbons and bows (I had it out when wrapping Christmas presents). Have you ever seen a kid in a pile of leaves, scooping up big handfuls and tossing them into the air with glee? Well, that’s how Sparky looked in that box of bows. Said bows are now safely locked in a cupboard where kitty teeth and kitty mittens cannot get to them.

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  51. Sherrie, I’m a day late and I apologize. Sparky is adorable with that bow on her head! This is our Garth’s first Christmas here. I already have one picture of him sitting on the shelf 10 feet above the floor trying to reach out and pluck the star off the tree. It’s going to be a long holiday season…
    And both he and Shorty like the tub too. Go figure.

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  52. Sherrie, I’m a day late and I apologize. Sparky is adorable with that bow on her head! This is our Garth’s first Christmas here. I already have one picture of him sitting on the shelf 10 feet above the floor trying to reach out and pluck the star off the tree. It’s going to be a long holiday season…
    And both he and Shorty like the tub too. Go figure.

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  53. Sherrie, I’m a day late and I apologize. Sparky is adorable with that bow on her head! This is our Garth’s first Christmas here. I already have one picture of him sitting on the shelf 10 feet above the floor trying to reach out and pluck the star off the tree. It’s going to be a long holiday season…
    And both he and Shorty like the tub too. Go figure.

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  54. Sherrie, I’m a day late and I apologize. Sparky is adorable with that bow on her head! This is our Garth’s first Christmas here. I already have one picture of him sitting on the shelf 10 feet above the floor trying to reach out and pluck the star off the tree. It’s going to be a long holiday season…
    And both he and Shorty like the tub too. Go figure.

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  55. Sherrie, I’m a day late and I apologize. Sparky is adorable with that bow on her head! This is our Garth’s first Christmas here. I already have one picture of him sitting on the shelf 10 feet above the floor trying to reach out and pluck the star off the tree. It’s going to be a long holiday season…
    And both he and Shorty like the tub too. Go figure.

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  56. Theo, I can just see Garth reaching out precariously, trying to nab the star from your Christmas tree! I think cats were made to pester Christmas trees once the family decorates them. It must be all those pretty lights and dangly baubles. And I’m glad to hear that Garth and Shorty are also bathtub aficionados. Imagine the fun Sparky and your two could have, careening around the bathtub!

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  57. Theo, I can just see Garth reaching out precariously, trying to nab the star from your Christmas tree! I think cats were made to pester Christmas trees once the family decorates them. It must be all those pretty lights and dangly baubles. And I’m glad to hear that Garth and Shorty are also bathtub aficionados. Imagine the fun Sparky and your two could have, careening around the bathtub!

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  58. Theo, I can just see Garth reaching out precariously, trying to nab the star from your Christmas tree! I think cats were made to pester Christmas trees once the family decorates them. It must be all those pretty lights and dangly baubles. And I’m glad to hear that Garth and Shorty are also bathtub aficionados. Imagine the fun Sparky and your two could have, careening around the bathtub!

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  59. Theo, I can just see Garth reaching out precariously, trying to nab the star from your Christmas tree! I think cats were made to pester Christmas trees once the family decorates them. It must be all those pretty lights and dangly baubles. And I’m glad to hear that Garth and Shorty are also bathtub aficionados. Imagine the fun Sparky and your two could have, careening around the bathtub!

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  60. Theo, I can just see Garth reaching out precariously, trying to nab the star from your Christmas tree! I think cats were made to pester Christmas trees once the family decorates them. It must be all those pretty lights and dangly baubles. And I’m glad to hear that Garth and Shorty are also bathtub aficionados. Imagine the fun Sparky and your two could have, careening around the bathtub!

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