Critters,  Family


I used to think I was more of a dog person, but lately I'm starting to think I'm a cat lover. Tilly has been visiting since Bre has been on Christmas break, and I tell you, every time I see this little sweety, I feel happy.

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When I say, "Hi Tills!" she actually meows in answer. It's the weirdest thing.

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And she loves to antagonize the Yorkie. It's one of her favorite things to do, as a matter of fact. Here she is, perched on the Yorkie's old spot on top of the couch (snuggled in one of Sophie's t-shirts)…

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And since the Yorkie finds Tilly to be extremely disconcerting, all the Yorkie can do is sit by on a not-so-comfy chair and take it.

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And as soon as Tilly is occupied elsewhere, the Yorkie eagerly resumes her position on the back of the couch.

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Lately, the only time Tilly will allow the Yorkie to have her old spot back is when she hears me switching laundry loads. For some reason, this silly cat loves the dryer. She watches me unload it, and as soon as it's clear, she settles in.

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She igores my pleas to vacate the dryer so I can get on with the laundry, so I usually end up piling damp clothing in around her to show her I'm serious about the eviction.

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She also loves it when I play on my iPad. Recently I couldn't figure out why my screen wouldn't scroll, and when I looked down, her paw was resting on it, preventing it from responding to me because it was busy responding to her.

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The poor guinea pig in Soph's room also finds Tilly to be extremely disconcerting.

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As I was taking down the Christmas decorations this past week, she made herself at home in a garland laying on the floor, hiding herself  from a certain pooch. Clearly she had plans brewing for making the Yorkie wee in fear.

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The oblivious Yorkie approached…

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…And this was all I was able to capture of the skirmish:

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Tasha, on the other hand, is not afraid of anything. She dreams of the day when Tilly will let her stand this close to her without a screen door between them.

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Poor, friendless Tasha.

Tilly doesn't care for canine exuberance, so she stays as high up as possible when Tasha's tanking through the room.

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She does, however, like Friday.

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And like I said, I really like her.

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Sweet Tilly. Bre sure knows how to pick them.


  • Rachael

    I had grown up with dogs, but with my eldest being allergic to dogs we decided to get a cat two years ago, only we came home with two, plus another a year later and I am now embarking on being a cat fosterer, so I can totally relate to why you love her so. Does that mean you are contemplating getting a feline addition?

  • Robin Hager

    There is nothing in the world like a cat! They are indeed little “masterpieces”. You know you need one, if nothing else, to keep the Yorkie in place!Tills is beautiful, and so smart!

  • Margaret

    Love it! lol about the dryer — that’s a new one on me! Seeing Tilly ready to pounce the Yorkie just cracked me up. Don’t you love the pounce pose? Mia does it all the time! lol! And yes, they are very good at messing up your laptop, iPad, or whatever other device you’re playing with. I love cats. ๐Ÿ˜€ Something else that cracks me up? The only one that isn’t referred to by name is the Yorkie. lolol!

  • sophie

    “mischievous” is always the first word that comes to my mind when I see pictures of a kitten ;o) cat are very expressful and once you start taking pictures of them you just never stop !
    Happy Holidays from France !

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  • Cathryn

    Your photos and narrative are a delight. Had me laughing and appreciating past days with my own furry pets. ALWAYS enjoy reading your blog, Paulette, whatever the topic. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cathryn

  • Lisa

    Happy New Year Paulette. I love the photo’s of Tilly. I’m a cat lover and only tolerate dogs. My Miss Cleo loves lying on my laptop and when it’s open manages to tip it so it’s kind of like a hammock.

  • marly

    Loved it! Kits are so different. We visited a friend yesterday whose kit will not let you pet her, no cuddling, no lap, very calm, completely opposite from what they wanted and expected. Then there’s my sister’s maniacs! Happy New Year to you.

  • Sylvie/Zebulines

    Thank you Paulette to share this part of your life with Miss Tilly … I’m a cat lover and Tilly reminds me old cat (17years) I lost last year.
    Happy new year to you and your familly.

  • Patti

    She looks like my Snickers, along with the same temperment. She basically ignores the dogs, with the rare swipe at our Blue Heeler. Now, Lulu, on the other hand, is particularly in love with her pal Rufus. They were rescued together (as babies), slept in the same crate until Rufus became to large. Every now & then, she’ll snuggle up to him. She also ignores the BH. Loved reading & seeing the pics – sounds like a lively household.

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