The New Guy

Meet Bentley, the newest addition to our family. He is a spunky gray tiger cat who loves to play and have fun.

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Bentley has kept us on our toes since the day we brought him home. He’s already made a few changes to our decor. He was a little curious one night and knocked over a milk jug vase we had hanging out in our foyer. Thankfully, Bentley was okay, the milk jug… not so much.

Lesson learned. After the milk jug, we picked up and put away any remaining breakables that Bentley might be able to reach or knock over.

We forgot what it was like to have a kitten in the house! He can be quite sneaky sometimes.

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So what does Zoey think of our new family member? You might say Bentley is still growing on her.

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Although Bentley hasn’t warmed Zoey’s heart (yet), he has brought us much joy. He is very loving and when you pick him up he purrs, and purrs. He also loves to snuggle and give nose bumps. I think he is going to grow up to be a lap kitty, but first he has to grow out of his playing phase. Bentley is like the Energizer bunny, going and going and going. He only stops to take a quick break and then he is back on the move again.

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Keep an eye out for Bentley in future photos.

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Happy Halloween everyone! BJ and I had a fun time handing out candy tonight. We hope you have (or had) a safe night enjoying costumes parties or trick-or-treating! Don’t eat too much candy!

Zoey is spending her evening anxiously awaiting the Great Pumpkin to rise out of the pumpkin patch and bring toys to all the little kiddies and little kitties of the world!

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Have a great night!

The Blanket Basket Acquisition

When you’re a cat owner/lover, you quickly learn that your stuff, is really your cat’s stuff. Your original purpose for items when they come into your home may not stay that way for long.

Take this basket:


We bought it with the intention that we would use it for blanket storage. Now that we have a bigger couch, we can have extra blankets available for guests or to snuggle up with on a chilly evening.

But since this is really “Zoey’s house,” as we often joke, our blanket basket is now Zoey’s basket.

But that’s why we love her. She is a keeper and definitely brings joy into our home.

Does your pet claim particular items as their own?

A Gray Cat and the Cherry Tree

The tree is on the wall!

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Now we need some hooks to make it complete. We already have the holes drilled for two hooks. This is thanks to the former towel rack that didn’t serve much of a purpose.

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So we are officially on the search to find hooks to hang in our tree. The idea is that if we find black hooks they will blend in and look like leaves. There will be one hook that sets away from the tree, but it’s only because it is from the former towel rack. Instead of plastering the hole and painting it, we decided it would be easier to use it as a hook. I thought it would be cool if we could find a vinyl bird to place out near the hook so it blends in. I’m going to keep my eyes out for that next time we visit Target. I know I’ve seen vinyl birds before.

Zoey is also excited we are working on projects again. She is enjoying the bag from our pottery barn find and last night she pawed the tree after it was on the wall. Maybe she wanted to confirm it wasn’t real? Not sure why she pawed it, but maybe it was her sign of approval.

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Happy Saturday everyone!