Happy New Year from the the whole tabby crew! 😻 This week Ranger & Latte warmed my heart with this precious moment! Latte often finds Ranger and he will fall asleep while Ranger groom him. I hope this little moment brightens your day! 💝
My phone is filled with photos of our cats in the Christmas tree over the past few years. As much as we try to find to deter them from the tree, that near impossible especially when we put dangling toys on the tree. So, why not take a quick photo before getting them out of the tree!
Ranger used to be our overly adventurous cat. I used to call him “Ranger Danger” with all of the stunts he pulled. Ranger was always in the tree. This year Ranger passed the stunt torch to Latte and Cappuccino.
Marmalade is our perfectly behaved girl. She rarely looks for trouble. That is until this stealth ginger knows your not watching. I only have a few photos & videos of Marmalade in the Christmas tree because when I would catch her, she would jump down. However, she was rarely caught in the act!
Cappuccino holds the rank for our most adventurous and fearless cat. He takes daily climbs in the Christmas tree. He doesn’t care if he is caught in the tree, and he will actually pose for photos in the tree.
Latte is a very close second to be most adventurous. He was the first to climb the Christmas tree this year. He also takes daily walks through the tree and takes down a few ornaments in the process.
Maggie is our only cat that has yet to climb the Christmas tree. Although Maggie has a sneaky side, she tends not to jump on counters nor shows interest in the tree. She even has her own little Christmas tree in her room.
Full disclosure, I realize Christmas trees are not 100% safe for cats. Cappuccino and Latte do not have access to the Christmas tree at night and when we are not home. Last year, Latte literally wrapped himself in the wires on the tree. He panicked making the wire so tight around his waist that the only choice I had was to cut the wire. I was sitting six feet away from him when this happened, and it happened in a blink of an eye. We do not use hooks for the ornaments, and all ornaments are either plastic or stuffed. We do not use tinsel, and we only put up artificial trees. It’s not perfect, but we try to find a happy medium.
We hope you have a happy holiday this year, and we wish you all a happy Tabby Tuesday! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
“There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cooper’s Christmas bear still hangs on our Christmas tree every year. He loved that bear. I hung it low, and he would grab his bear and hide it somewhere in the house for us to find. I would hang it back on the tree, and he would hide it somewhere new.
Cooper passed just over 3 years ago, yet our love for him is impossible to replace. Cooper was our one and only cat for nearly 16 years. He was our world, and we were his.
Cooper loved the holidays. He enjoyed pulling off as many ornaments as possible from the Christmas tree. He still holds the title of completely knocking over the Christmas tree back in the day! Cooper loved “helping” wrap the presents, and later running through the mess of wrapping paper after we opened our presents. Cooper left us with memories we will always cherish. His teddy bear ornament is just a small memento that Cooper is still a part of our Christmas and always in our hearts.
Since Cooper’s passing we adopted Ranger, Marmalade, Maggie, Cappuccino & Latte. Each one has a unique and individual love that we treasure. Every single one fills our home with new holiday memories that we will treasure just as they were with Cooper. They all have taken joy in pulling ornaments from the Christmas tree just as Cooper did! But, the one ornament that they leave untouched is Cooper’s little Christmas bear. They leave that one for Cooper. ❤️🧸
Cooper put us on a path that led us to adopting Ranger and shortly thereafter Marmalade. Within two years we welcomed Maggie and finally Cappuccino and Latte. Because of Cooper our home is filled with many kinds of love! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Wishing you a special Tabby Tuesday and Happy Holidays!
I am so excited to share an update on the tabbies weight since our last weight check one month ago! Three out of the five tabbies were in their healthy weight range. However, our two chonkers, Marmalade and Ranger, were definitely in need to shed some weight. I am so happy to share that they have actually lost weight!! It’s not much weight loss, but considering we started this journey just four weeks ago, I am thrilled. Without further ado, I present to you the current weights, lightest to heaviest, compared to their weights four weeks ago.
The tabbies were all about their closeups this week. All were bright eyed & bushy tailed. Well Latte & Cappuccino were ready for a nap. Speaking of naps, we all enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday and took time to relax and just snuggle! This day and age counting our blessings goes a long ways, and I have 5 of these blessings that definitely soften the blow that life can throw at times. 💝
Wishing you a Happy Tabby Tuesday from Latte, Cappuccino, Maggie, Ranger& Marmalade! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️