Phantom Phriday Vol. 3


I always see amusing pictures of cats all sprawled out with catnip all around them and it always makes me think “If any of our cats did that, it would definitely be Phantom.”

How right I was! I have no idea how he found the baggie it was kept in, but there it was, all sprinkled out over the carpet with Mr. Fatty-meow rolling all over it with his favorite toy, the baggie itself to the side with a ripped up corner.


“Minion, this stuff is amazing.”

Phantom Phriday Vol. 2


This week’s edition will feature mostly Rio. Hard to believe she’s nearly 7 months old! She’s still very much the same playful and lovey kitten.

ppv2-1She loves playing all over the apartment, but I think her favorite room is my room because there’s a lot of open space for her to run and flip around like a nutter. (video of that to be posted soon)

ppv2-2She hasn’t picked up many bad habits and one she found by accident. I was getting ready for work and she was sitting on the toilet and reached over to touch the counter. Her paw slipped and hit the roll of toilet paper which caused it to unroll a bit. She stared at it for a moment then decided that was her new toy and started unrolling it. It was amusing to watch, but thankfully she’s only done it once.



“You babble too much, minion. Shut up and feed and pet me already.”


Of course, it wouldn’t be Phantom Phriday without Phantom himself. Phantom still acts like a parent to Rio. She really was his birthday present, sort of, so he tends to treat her as such.

ppv2-5They like snuggling up together too. Omi, not so much. He saves his cuddles for Katie. Rio and Phantom are both cuddly kitties with humans, but it’s cute to see them all snuggled up and sleeping together.


Again, massive size difference between these two.


And that’s it for Phantom Phriday this week!

Blood moon


This morning, at about 6:30, the roommate and I got up to go outside to see the eclipse. We’d meant to get up sooner to get a better view of it, but we caught it near the end, so it wasn’t quite as spectacular as it had been earlier. It was still gorgeous, though, and worth getting up to see. I took a few pictures, but this was the best out of them.

Phantom Phriday Vol. 1


Starting today, I’ll be posting a weekly thing every Friday called Phantom Phriday. I started doing it a few years ago as a Friday thing that I would send to a few co-workers that liked seeing photos of the boys and sometimes I’d add in a story or dialogue to make it fun, which I’ll do here as well. I haven’t done it as much this year for various reasons, but to help me keep some consistency to my blog, I’ve decided to post them here. So enjoy!

“Minion, you babble too much. Shut up and get to me.”

At our home, we have a lot of cat blankets, pillows, and cat beds, but I’m not sure why we keep buying them (I get them because I think they’re cute..) when more times than not the cats end up going for these..

"This bed will do, minion. It hugs me nicely."

“This bed will do, minion. It hugs me nicely.”

Boxes. Always boxes. Especially shoe boxes. It doesn’t even matter how small the box is, they will fit themselves in it even if they look ridiculous. Even after they’ve stretched the box out to the point of it breaking, they’ll still sit in/on it.

Rio: "HAH! This box is mine now!"

Rio: “HAH! This box is mine now!”

Rio: "I mean..This box will do. Now go fetch me my treats, peasant."

Rio: “I mean..This box will do. Now go fetch me my treats, peasant.”

So, instead of buying them cute, nice beds or pillows, just give them a box. Sure, it wont look as nice in your home, but it’s cheaper and they’ll love it more.

Also, one more tip. Don’t give them treats right before you go to bed unless you want to deal with a hyper cat running around your bed and jumping on and off of you.

"Why are you laying down, peasant? It's play time!"

“Why are you laying down, peasant? It’s play time!”