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Feline Friday – #123 – Frankie and Freddie doing their thing


Most Tuesday afternoons you’ll find me at the Culver City Farmers Market buying fresh local produce. Of course, anything new that comes into the house has to be checked out by the Inspector in Chief, Freddie. He gave everything an A+ rating but was disappointed there was no tuna. Update: I decided to make a tuna salad for dinner and he did get his share.

Don’t you wish you could be like Frankie and at any given moment you could curl up on an old box and fall asleep?

Next time I’m going to adopt miniature cats so they fit better on the desk.

Just a lazy afternoon on the deck.

I think this is about the 1,274th time Frankie has shoveled all the pens and pencils out of the pencil cup. I have several around the house for convenience and they all end up like this.

Freddie watching the squirrels out of the living room window.

I bought a case of industrial size toilet paper rolls (twice the size of normal rolls). We can only use single ply in our plumbing and it was hard to find. This had really good reviews on Amazon and actually I like it even better than my usual brand as it’s quilted. Frankie wondered when he could have the empty box… sorry, not for a long time. Now I’m ready for the next TP emergency!

Do you see Frankie’s eye peering out of the opening in the box? He was watching me working on the computer… it was rather eerie to look up and see his squinty eyeball.

This is the box he was occupying. I have hundreds of years’ worth of negatives from my old film cameras. I keep threatening to scan them all into Photoshop “one of these days” so I can work on them. In the meantime they make a comfy bed for Frankie.

I read that the best way to absorb vitamin D from the sun is through the legs and feet. I mentioned this to Frankie and he thought that sounded like a good idea.

I used to call my dear departed feral cat Pharoah, “The Pillow King” as his favorite spot to take a nap was among the pillows on the love seat. He was the color of the desert sand and blended in so well you couldn’t tell where he ended and the pillows began. Freddie has since attempted to take his place but he just doesn’t blend in as well… good try though!







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. .

8 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #123 – Frankie and Freddie doing their thing

  1. Love this series of pictures, RMW. These scenes are very familiar to me, cats around the house making themselves comfy wherever they choose . . .


  2. Happy cats, happy home!


  3. I thought I was the only one with a million pens! Your cats crack me up, Roslyn!


  4. Years ago I scanned all my negatives into my computer and I spent six months doing it. The interesting thing is, since all photos weren’t printed as some were “bad”, by scanning them all I was able to get photos that I had not seen before and could make them look better. But, I still kept all the negatives anyway! Interesting and fun about the pens, but why sleep on them I wonder? Vegetables I don’t see much of except in a can or toilet rolls or eggs. I am only ordering on line and don’t go out, having everything delivered, which means I do get left out of getting many items. I do despise the hoarders who clean off the shelves and leave people like me without. On the bright side, I became what I despise which is a cat food hoarder! I would go without eating rather than have the cats go without eating.


    • In the 70s i was an enthusiastic taker of slides so I want to scan all those in as well. I seem to remember taking some pretty decent photos with my Pentax SLR but I may change my mind when I see them! I also want to scan in my thousands of black & white negatives from that same era. As you said, six months… it’s the overwhelming project that keeps stopping me from getting started but like everything it needs to be one step at a time… although I already don’t have enough time to deal with all my current photos.
      I haven’t stopped shopping at stores. but I limit my expeditions… however, it’s still necessary to wait in line and social distance… and some items I just go without. I’ve had three deliveries from Whole Foods which worked out really well… some items I can’t buy anywhere else. I don’t do a lot of takeout from restaurants… I prefer to do my own cooking, simple though it may be. I keep the cat food stocked up. As I always say, as long as I have cat food I won’t starve! Turkey paté sounds pretty good to me!


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