Saturday, December 06, 2008

Queen of all she surveys

Given that I just found her closed in the file drawer of my desk, meowing pathetically, it's hard to believe that Naomi is Queen of all she surveys.

And yet, she is!

(Gordon had a rough drive home yesterday. Don't mind his funky hair!)

That sweater Gordon is wearing is the first one I ever knit for him, nineteen years ago (!), when our love was young and I spent a lot of time on the train travelling from Toronto to visit him in Montreal. He refuses to part with it. The design is a Matisse print out of a sweater pattern book my Mum gave me in the early 80s. I think I made it with some brand of Patons acrylic or acrylic/wool blend that I probably wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole now that I'm a yarn snob. It has worn surprisingly well. I think Gordon might want to be buried in it when he shuffles off this mortal coil at age 104.

And how could we let another day pass without the continuing love affair of Naomi and Alex? Well obviously we couldn't! I found them like this yesterday afternoon. I don't think they were impressed with me interrupting their nap. (For those who forget, Alex is missing a hind leg. That thing Naomi is resting her chin on is his tail.)

Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Bogart and Bacall, Lucy and Desi, Phyllis and Colin, Britney and K-Fed (urgh!), Brangelina: this feline coupling is a love story that RIVALS THEM ALL!

And for those tired of cats, we have the house dork:

He was lying at my feet, on his back, with his legs up in the air. My, looks like it's time to clip his claws again!


  1. I think it's so sweet that your hubby still wears the sweater you made for him long ago! And you just have so much animal love in your house! I'm beginning to think I'm abusing my Marvin kitty w/ no companions!

  2. Ah, Shellmo, I think many cats are happier alone! I've never had cats who love each other like Alex and Naomi do. With all my other cats, it has been sheer toleration! :) And Julius (orange fluffy cat) would be quite happy to wake up one morning and find all the other pets abducted by aliens!

  3. Anonymous10:03 am

    I LOVE that sweater!!!! that is SO COOL that you made it so many years ago.

    and let me add that Mr Caber is looking MIGHTY HANDSOME these days. It just burns me up how men can get handsomer as they age. 'taint fair. :((

    Great Pics :)

  4. Anonymous7:34 pm

    It's still a lovely sweater!
    I'm thinking he wants a belly rub with that pose. They never seem to get enough.

  5. Stop embarrassing Naomi and Alex when they are in compromising poses. Leave them to their Luuuuuuurve baby!

  6. Hmmm, I guess I am a bit intrusive with the camera. Maybe I will give Alex and Naomi a little privacy. HAHAHA!

    And Freshisle, should I be rubbing the dog's belly, or Gordon's? ;)

    NK, I am shared your compliment with Caber and he said "OOOh! I guess I WILL have to go down an visit her." And "If anything unfortunate every happens to Natalie, I'll be sure to give you a call." AND he says you can help him with his Spanish.

    I'm married to a tart.


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