Really Random; Gone to the Cats and Dogs

Blogtoberfest, Day 18

I’m linking up with Really Random Thursday with my friend Cindy, over here.

For those of you with “quilting” cats, do you have trouble with them wanting to always be “in” or “on” whatever fabric or sewing project you are currently working on?  My Maggy loves curling up inside bags, particularly one I am in the process of packing… I think I “removed” her from this bag three times before I got the rest of the rolled up quilts shoved in there…

Our tuxedo cat, Kato, goes where ever his humans go in the house, he likes human contact far more than most cats do, and his new favorite place is in my sweetie’s guitar case while the guitar is out of it, being played.  Added bonus: a cushy, soft place to curl up while sitting close to his favorite human.

We said goodbye to my Sweetie’s dog, Frances, three years ago; the day after her fifteenth birthday (a Husky, she lived to be 15!).  Now that we are looking to buy a new home and will be moving sometime in the next six months, we are considering getting a dog again (Maggy will NOT be pleased should this actually happen).  I’m not sure I’m up for puppy training, so maybe a rescue dog…  But, it’s hard to say no to the cuteness of a puppy face.  This is my sister’s new bulldog puppy, Peaches:

Seriously, how cute is that face?!?  Peaches is a nickname for Princess Peach (which is what you get when you let your four year old Mario Cart obsessed son name the family dog!)  We think it’s going to be fairly amusing to call her Peaches when she looks more like this:

Just because this has a bulldog image, I’m sharing this fun recipe from a book we picked up at an orchard gift shop (and it suggests it being served for Oktoberfest, so it’s timely, too!) for BEER Muffins (let me know if you decide to try the recipe–I have not!):

And, finally, I didn’t buy these, but saw them at a Vintage shop in the East Village (Des Moines, Iowa), they are “Damn-It Doris” postcards:

Apparently, “Doris” is the goat pictured…  I see very few things with my name on it.  Wouldn’t you know I’d have to find something like this. Reminds me of Tina the Llama in Napoleon Dynamite:

aye, aye, aye….

Happy blog reading,

Doris (the human, not the goat)


12 thoughts on “Really Random; Gone to the Cats and Dogs

  1. This was a funny post, Doris. Yes! Our cat LOVES to “help” me with whatever project I have. I especially love when I have a quilt that I’m trying to quilt and have a bunch of it on the table and Murphette (the cat) believes that to be the perfect place to settle down for a nap. She gets irritated that I keep trying to move it.
    Another Doris I know of is in Meet the Robinsons, but she’s evil…and a hat. There need to be some positive portrayals of Dorises. Well, there’s you. 🙂

  2. Cats are very good helpers, yes. Our overly friendly tuxedo cat had to try to help with the baby’s bath time last night 😉 And the Damn It Doris is awesome! Except now I have “Damn It, Janet” from Rocky Horror stuck in my head now…

  3. Even tho I am not a quilter, I so enjoy all the lovely quilts you share with us.

    As for Peaches, I can tell you from years of experience, that even when she is considered an “old person” her name will still fit her perfectly. They just do that.

  4. My cat is always ready to inspect my work and leave his calling card (stray hair). I’ll never understand the appeal of a newly opened container or bag of any type either! Peaches is too cute…

  5. It is the natural disposition of a cat to claim anywhere he/she is not supposed to be as his/her indisputable territory. Mine likes to “help” make the bed, lie on test layouts for blocks (my design wall is the floor), and inspect the basting process when he isn’t annoyed by the constant foot movement when he lies in my lap demanding pets while I’m sewing. He’s so sneaky, too, that I often don’t notice he’s on my lap until he shifts position….

  6. Your random post is fun to read. Cute dog, yes… but think long and hard; very hard; ve-ry, very hard before making a final decision. A dog is definitely restrictive to one’s lifestyle.

    My hubby often makes “Beer Bread,” and it looks like it has the same ingredients. It’s really good, and especially so because it’s easy to fix. I think you’ll like it.

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