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Feline Friday – #14 – Trees, termites and time


pharoah cat

The past week I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time researching termite treatment companies and tree trimmers on Yelp. After narrowing the search down to three of each I set up appointments to get estimates.

I presented all the estimates for the tree trimmers to the other members of my Homeowners Association. We made our choice and now the guy is not returning my calls to set up an appointment to actually trim the trees! Frustrating, frustrating, frustrating!

But enough of my rant… cats are the subject here… the photo above is of Pharoah in his hiding place under the rocking chair in the bedroom. I took this photo two hours after the termite inspector left this morning with Pharoah still under the chair. This is where he goes when anybody comes into the house. It’s his secure place.

Many times I’ve thought about getting rid of this chair as it is decrepit and I never sit in it. But when Pharoah first came to live here he stayed under the chair for three weeks. So it’s his refuge and I’ll have to keep it for as long as he is on the planet. At least it’s out of the way in the bedroom and it’s useful for dumping clothes straight out of the dryer!

Freddie cat

I just vacuumed the rug in the bedroom so it was free of cat hair for about two minutes. Freddie came dashing in and rolled around all over it to show me how pleased he was that he had a clean rug to deposit his fur all over again.

Frankie cat

Meanwhile, Frankie was trying to take a nap out on the front balcony, thank you very much, when I came along and disturbed him.

It’s tough being a Feline, especially on a Friday!

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

13 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #14 – Trees, termites and time

  1. Oh Roslyn, the picture of Frankie is hilarious…that expression…so funny! It looks like Freddie is enjoying the temporarily hairless carpet. I think he’s saying, “thank you. ” 🙂

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  2. Real cuteys Roslyn!Charming portraits!

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  3. Beautiful photos! I love the last one. I remember the post you did when you brought Freddie home. Was it Freddie?


  4. Enjoyed your pictures, Pharaoh has definitely defined his own secure haven.
    You must have an entertaining home.


  5. Love that you are willing to keep the rocking chair around for as long as necessary, just so that Pharoah has a safe and secure place to hide whenever he feels uneasy. If that isn’t the definition of being a good cat mom, well, then you just have no appreciation for how to properly mother a cat. Kind of you to give Freddie a sparkling clean place to roll around, while Frankie took in a little sun. Looks like your little guys are happy campers. They add so much depth and color to our lives.

    After reading this post, I feel much less silly about hanging on to that big fluffy foot-long stuffed arm that got ripped off the dog’s favorite monkey. That monkey arm has followed us through three different moves, and has been around for about six years. The rest of the monkey got destroyed when he was still a puppy, but the arm? The arm still lives. It’s odd, and strange, and kind of nasty looking and frayed, even when it’s fresh out of the washing machine, but he doesn’t care. He just knows he loves his monkey arm.

    It’s no rocking chair, but same difference. 🙂


    • I couldn’t imagine how he would feel without that monkey arm… great that you recognize he needs it in his life! We all need some kind of security blanket in our lives…

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  6. Beautiful creatures!


  7. 😀 how adorable! The first image especially – a cute expression ever 🙂

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