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Welcome world and your quirky searches


Welcome visitors to my blog from the following countries over the last 30 days! {Highest number of visits to lowest.}

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Why you really ended up here, I don’t know, although I have a clue from your search terms, the top 20 of which I’ve listed here:

My favorite search term of the last month is this one. Maybe I stopped somebody else from calling the cops on their neighbors just because their step-son had a basketball hoop on the street next to their driveway. 

  • neighbors basketball hoop annoying



I absolutely love driving up to the house and seeing ears in the high window; It makes me feel all warm inside, like somebody is welcoming me home. Now that Pip is used to it, she sleeps up on the highest kitty shelf for hours at a time, sometimes even part of the night. {She has a regular spot in our room as well, in the top curve of a cat tree the hub made many years ago.} One of these days, I’m going to get a photo from the outside.

Stairway to {cat} heaven or kitties don’t like change

Cat Shelves in Foyer

Kitty Shelves

My husband built these cat shelves high along the wall in our two-story foyer.  At first, we tried to entice the cats to be brave and go all the way up to the window, by leaving food on each shelf. They would go a few shelves, but rarely all the way up to the top. And when they did, they wouldn’t stay long. They certainly weren’t running up and down them like we thought they would. Eventually, we gave up, assuming that they were just not very interested.

Pip on the high cat shelf

Pip on High

It took them a long time to get comfortable, but finally, after a year or so, Pip has started regularly going to the window pillow to hang out and, well, cat nap. I love driving up and seeing her ears through the window. Once in a while, we find Isis up there instead. (Although she tends to run down if we look at her, as if she’s doing something wrong.) Nevermore wants nothing to do with it. And Gordy doesn’t go in that part of the house, but if he did, I have a hunch that he’d be afraid of the shelves as well. Cats are weird.

{BTW, no matter how I tweak them, this yellow looks so drab in the photos. In real life it’s a cheerful (if rather twinkie-like) yellow.}