Fucking Bloody Hell, Steve

Looks like we’re gonna need a bigger bed:

That bed was A.) made and B.) is queen size. I don’t think he mussed it all by himself, as that looks like Thurston’s handiwork because three pillows are on the damned floor.








Living the Dream

One week to Operation Move All the Shit You Own commences.

We’re relaxing until then.








Sing For Your Supper

This is what happens when you oversleep in the Cole household:

No two vocalizations are the same with this guy, and I bet he could go on like that for hours, but I’m afraid to test that theory.








Here’s Another Open Thread Because Politics Sucks

Finally got tired of the lazy bastards doing nothing all day so I rousted them, and it looks like when Steve does not get enough sleep he puts on his ears sideways:

He’s so beautiful I sometimes just sit and stare at him.

Also, we salvaged the front door and painted it:

Plumber comes to do final hookups next week.



Early Afternoon Open Thread

It’s freezing outside, so there’s a flurry of activity here at the Cole stronghold:

Lazy piglets.








Works As Advertised

Cat TV. I put a bird feeder and a bird tray outside my bedroom window so that cats would be entertained. Birds have been scarce, but this squirrel has finally found a way to jump on the tray without dumping it on the ground with his weight. He seems completely unperturbed, even when the cats sit on the window sill.

Anyone have any suggestions for attracting birds? I know it takes some time and although we have an abundance of flowers and bushes in the yard, providing seeds and shelter, the birds are still a no-show. I have feeders in various locations around the yard. Different food, perhaps?

Open thread!








Your Host is a Raving Lunatic and NFL Open Thread

I spent a significant and embarrassing amount of time in bed this morning lying there wondering if my pets could vote, who would they have voted for in 2016? Rosie and Thurston were the easiest to figure out, but Lily and Steve were tougher.

Thurston, of course, was easy. His main goal in life is to be disruptive, loud and barky, to tear up and destroy things, raise a ruckus, and to insert himself into the middle of everything. He’s also kind of dumb, so without question he is a Trump voter. I’m pretty sure he holds the same positions on climate change and evolution as most actual Trump voters, or at the very least understands the issues as well as them.

Rosie, of course, is smart, pragmatic, bitchy, doesn’t care about glitz and glitter, is willing to take things into her own hands (“I’m not gonna sit in the middle of this road all god damned day, and this moron has opened his car door, so in I go”), has a checkered past, isn’t liked by everyone, and when she wants something she just gets it done. So of course she is a Clinton supporter.

Lily was tougher. Lily is sort of apolitical. She’s just sweet, and nice, doesn’t care about the issues, just wants to be warm and happy for everyone to get along and to share the comforter and the treats. She would probably have been Bernie curious at first, but if a lot of her friends convinced her to vote for Clinton, she’d be ok with that too. She’d be absolutely horrified how mean the Trump people are, and would try to change the topic any time politics came up because it just makes her sad and she doesn’t understand why everyone just can’t be nice and sit on the lap like a good dog. Regardless, Lily forgot to register and didn’t get out from underneath the comforter to vote anyway.

Steve, on the other hand, has libertarian leanings, but is a ward of the welfare state. So while one might think he would be a Johnson/Weld voter, I’m betting there was no one who really suited him, so he probably just wrote in Queen Elizabeth the 2nd because if we can’t have freedom we might as well have some class and dignity.

At any rate, go Steelers.