There was this ridiculous video I found on Reddit of a drunk guy serenading his cat to the Seal song "Kiss From A Rose." The guy was honestly pretty good....and I about died laughing, or rather trying not to laugh. I was watching it on my phone in bed and Adam was sleeping, haha. So... Continue Reading →
As I'm sitting here at my pal's house (who has power) finishing this drawing from yesterday, I think I should have been more scared of the wind like poor ol' Smudge here. I hope the power comes back on soon or it might be a sleep over for a few days!
So my dumb ol' drawing tablet stylus is still broken and I had to order one from Amazon. Boo. But at least I'll soon be able to do better digital drawings than I did today with my mouse. What is this, you ask? I'm sitting on the couch, making a dumb face, with the "cats"... Continue Reading →
Sorry for all the caps up there but I AM EXCITED! This marks the end of the first year of notacrazycatlady and also the conclusion of my post a day challenge. For those of you from the beginning, you know that I have boldly accepted the challenge (from WordPress.com and I suppose myself) to post... Continue Reading →
The other day Smudge was climbing on me to get to some food on a tv tray - way to go Duncan teaching your brother dumb tricks and bad habits. Adam tried to gently dissuade him with a wee shove but Smudge wasn't ready to budge. So he just casually pierced my fleshy quad with... Continue Reading →
So I have been busy these days because I think I want to start going to craft shows....make that a craft show....I've never been before. But I've made baby onesises and cool little magnets, and painted stools for friends and family before, so I figured why not try it out with strangers? I... Continue Reading →
We've been feeding the kitties Fancy Feast to avoid any more Disasterbetes drama and I've decided it's waaaaay easier to just leave the can and lid on the floor for the kids to clean them all up than trying to stop them from getting into the recycled cans. Plus, I don't have to rinse the cans... Continue Reading →
I totally forgot about this until yesterday when I remembered that Smudge has a chip in his scruff that the cat place put in him. You have to pay a subscription of sorts to get the thing activated, which we didn't do, but he has it and is therefore a real robot cat. I think... Continue Reading →
Smudge has been racing around all night like a bat out of hell, so I decided to award him with the Speed Running award. He's the champ.
I did this at work today because I've been thinking about this for a while; and it's this. Smudge's fur pattern does look like a little haircut but I've been neglecting a whole other element of it. The black travels down the back of his head like a mullet. How have I not realized and... Continue Reading →
Smudge was in the middle of playing by himself and his favorite string when he heard/saw Duncan getting his medicine. This was the photo my mind took and transferred to my computer.
Actually, it will be a year that Adam and I have been married next weekend, but because we are going to a wedding today, here is how I WISH our wedding went.
Duncan loves to help put away laundry. Smudge thinks he's beautiful. And yes, that is an Ohio State name tag. The cat knows how to nap. 'Nough said.
So I made the bed recently for the first time in a long time and put a delicious fleece blanket at the bottom for when I'm feeling chilly in the AC that Adam likes to turn to an ungodly cold temperature. Adam fleecy blankets because he's always hot, but Smudgie LOOOOOOVES soft blankets. As soon... Continue Reading →
Duncan and Smudge have an illustrious history of cat fighting. I'm pretty sure it's just play but it might be more, too. All I know is that almost always Smudge instigates and suffers the ensuing consequences. Smudge is know for the back leg surprise bite and cower move, while Duncan is famous for his repeated... Continue Reading →
Smudge has been a big window fan these days and will spend hours sitting and staring out them. I like to think he's imagining he's on safari.
Yes, you've heard it here. I'd rather keep this one in the closet but for the sake of full disclosure here on notacrazycatlady, I must confess. first, a little background: Our cats are now moved in back in Cleveland with Adam while I am finishing up school here in NC. Adam's parents have a... Continue Reading →
Adam's mom got the kitties a little kitty palace. I haven't seen them in action with it, but Adam sent me a picture of Smudge making it to the top. Success! There should be some sort of heavy-beat laden background music playing.
Smudge is really kind of excitable. I won't get into all the details, because he might get embarrassed (Adam, I think you know what I'm talking about) but I will share this. I read once that someone created the question mark based on curious cats and their tails. While I really can't verify the veracity of this... Continue Reading →
If Smudge could choose a career, he might choose becoming spelunker. Why? Because he likes to burrow in blankets. However, he is an elitist spelunker. He will only burrow in Adam's blankets. Whenever I lift my covers and attempt to coax him in lovingly, he gets a bit interested and excited, comes about an inch from... Continue Reading →
Not too long ago, I posted my plan for a cat stroller that I will someday use. About a month ago, Adam and I went camping and it got me thinking. What if the cats could come camping with us!? This was a brilliant idea. For hikes we would create some sort of meshed backpack... Continue Reading →
Adam told me about a professor he had once who told them that color affects people. Yes, I agree. Certain colors affect you when you see them (citation, please?). But no, Adam swears that the guy said that the wavelengths of light from objects that bounce back at you, like from sheets or clothes, will... Continue Reading →
Let me start out by saying that this idea is NOT my own. I swear. I saw my neighbor walking down the street with his cat in one of these strollers. AND. THEN. I. WANTED. ONE. This idea will come to fruition for me and you will see us strolling someday. It sounds a bit... Continue Reading →
Smudge must have learned some passive aggressiveness from Duncan because he's really stepped up his game lately. Smudge has learned that if he's annoying, he'll get attention. Mostly because Adam will say something like, "NO, Smudgey," then proceed to pick him up and then give him love. Now I'm not saying this is Adam's fault... Continue Reading →
Adam and I were at the airport just hanging out like people with layovers do. As we were waiting a military dude and a dog came walking past us. The dog was special in that s/he was wearing a neckerchief. Adam declared, "Who doesn't love a neckerchief?" and the rest is history.
Sooooo, I really have little to say about this except that this was the only love this bag got from the cats and it was mostly because Smudge likes to burrow and because of cat jealousy.
Smudge is the kind of cat that can be depicted by the phrase "scaredy cat." When he isn't spending his time sleeping on decadent fuzzy blankets, he is usually scared. Ok, let's be fair; he is only sometimes scared. But that's fairly frequently. For example, I think he may not have liked me... Continue Reading →
These Polaroids are keepers for sure. As we all may have gathered, I'm a little strange. It's been that way since day one and I love it. My poor cats on the other hand, not so much. I had a bunch of babydoll clothes and decided that I was going to do a fashion... Continue Reading →
Smudge + Squirrel = love? Smudge goes nuts for squirrels (pun intended)! When Adam lived in Denver, Smudge would run from room to room chasing squirrels when they taunted him with their squirrelyness at the windows. He also had a standoff with a squirrel recently where the squirrel came in second place... Continue Reading →
Adam and I were sitting on the couch with the cats, 'cause that's what we do, and we were watching something about the moon. The narrator said something about living on the moon or some other shiz. Adam looked over at Smudge and said, "The moon?! Who lives on the moon, Smudgey? Not our moon."... Continue Reading →
When it gets nice outside, we like to let the cats roam the wilderness, explore their wild sides, and get back to their roots. By this I mean, of course, we let them sit on the deck...three stories up. You'd think that the height would deter any wacky behaviors but we've had to grab 'em... Continue Reading →
Waaaaaay back last month when I posted about angry birds I made mention of Smudge and his lack of a driver's license. Poor guy is stuck with Heelys. Ok, so someone who would be taking a driver's test probably wouldn't wear Heelys....and neither would cats, but we'll just forget that part. My cousin told me the... Continue Reading →
No one wants a lollipop stuck to them. Adam was at the doctor one day and said he saw a little cat scurrying about outside. Interested to know more, since I have invaded his brain with cat curiosity in our time together, he watched to see what would happen. And it was....A SEWER CAT!... Continue Reading →
Another "oldie" here. This was back when Adam was in school in Denver. You may notice my basic attempt at mountains in the second panel there - that's how you know it was Denver. Surprising fact if you've never been to Denver....Denver is not actually mountainous, lush, and green as I has envisioned in my... Continue Reading →
No one wins against glass. Our apartment is great with a cool loft that overlooks a parking lot with some kids rebounding a ball off my car some trees and a bit of the neighborhood. In its suburb-y apartmentness, it does let the cats into a a taste of the world of nature they normally don't get... Continue Reading →
Here's another one "from the vaults". (P.S. I never can remember if I should put the period inside the quotation marks or outside. I know it goes inside if it is an actual quotation and not for inappropriately used quotation marks for irony, but is there a rule I should be following?) No idea... Continue Reading →
I think I am perhaps battling some sort of illness, 'cause science knows I'm around enough germs all day long it's bound to happen. Plus, I've been getting back into my old napping habits lately, so something must be up. My friends will probably laugh at me because I'm usually always tired and the first... Continue Reading →
They're training out back right now. This is another cattoon from the days of old (i.e. maybe 1.5 years ago). Again, not sure about the no whiskers thing. So Duncan and Smudge like to romp and wrestle but it is mere playtime. They are brothers and love each other. Well...I think Duncan might just... Continue Reading →
Tickets only $12! This September Adam and I tied the knot and went on a splendid honeymoon that was a little less than traditional. We decided to head to Maine and go on a windjammer boat! It sounded adventurous, filled with nature, and we thought we were going to be sailors by the end... Continue Reading →
Smudge makes more sense like this. I was pumped yesterday when I got my first comment yesterday from someone I don't know. In honor of her kind words and this momentous occasion in notacrazycatlady.com, I bring you my cattoon inspired by her comment. Duncan and Smudge both actually really like catnip (as evidenced by... Continue Reading →
He's just big boned. I've observed that in our frigidly cold apartment the cats are quite adept at surviving. Sure our apartment isn't that cold but when you're on the 3rd floor of a building you kind of root for science and expect the heat from below to come racing up and party with... Continue Reading →
They mean business. If Duncan has one job in this world, it is to procure food. It nearly doesn't matter what kind of food, as long as he get his paws or mouth to it. Some cattoons in the future will showcase his favorites but this cattoon reflects on that Duncan demands food from... Continue Reading →
Duncan and Smudge are all about luxury these days. So one of our wedding presents was a brand new set of some fancy cast iron bowls for Duncan and Smudge (thanks, Mar and Atul!). The cats are so thrilled with them that they insisted upon fine dining only and now they only eat Fancy... Continue Reading →
It took him years to look this good. So, this really is pretty self-explanatory. If not, see image below. Ok, and I took a few liberties to help him with his embarrassing moustache imbalance but we don't like to talk about that with him (he gets very self-conscious). Fun fact!: His trademark "moustache" blob is indeed the... Continue Reading →
So this is a custom drawn cattoon in response to the start of my new blog. Ok, and it's true that we might like to try to jazz up the cats a bit. It's also true that they really do love might not totally appreciate how dapper they look...and Duncan may or may not have... Continue Reading →