Monday, August 31, 2009


Bella spent a lot of time yesterday with her cousin, Lizzie.

Lizzie thought Bella would look smashing in a necklace that she (Lizzie) had made for a doll.  She was kind enough to loan it to Bella, but after thinking about it, she decided that she'd make another necklace so that Bella could have her own.

Of course, this necessitated measuring Bella's neck for a perfect fit.

With the measuring tapes out, Lizzie felt compelled to measure the rest of Bella, too.  She's around 33 inches long, including her tail.  Only about 9 inches shorter than Lizzie.

Bella was very cooperative (if not enthusiastic), for the most part.

She did find it necessary to take a brief break from the playdate and rest under the bed for a while.

She came back, though.  I mean, who could resist these eyes?

All in all, Bella had a grand time playing with her cousin, and now has a taste for jewelry that she didn't have previously.  Which is fine, so long as she doesn't ask for pierced ears...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Road Trip

Earlier this week, Bella and I took a 600+ mile road trip to visit our family.  Bella is an unusually good traveller, and didn't utter a peep the entire trip.  Like most traveling cats, she spent a good amount of time in her cat carrier.

However, Bella is no ordinary cat, and didn't seem content to just sit there.  I sensed that she really wanted to be part of the whole experience.  She wanted to drive . . .  I could just feel it.  And since she had to suffer the indignity of a harness and leash, I thought she deserved a turn at the wheel.


Of course, her legs are pretty short, and reaching the pedals would present somewhat of a problem.  But I figured she could at least steer.  She was very serious about the whole thing.  She's seen those Toonces videos, and was determined to redeem the reputation of feline drivers.  She kept her eyes on the road pretty much the whole time.

 Pretty much.

Hello, catnip factory!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


According to the website "Curious Cat Central,"*

Cats have 26 more vertebrae in their spines than humans do.

No kidding.