1. I’m reading BORROWED NAMES now, too! And I have a cat who got his own stash of weed today! (That’s what my neighbor calls her catnip. She threw a bunch over the fence when kitty was out on the patio with me, and I got to watch him go into a frenzied state).

    Glad you had a wonderful Sunday, Melodye.

  2. I’m reading BORROWED NAMES now, too! And I have a cat who got his own stash of weed today! (That’s what my neighbor calls her catnip. She threw a bunch over the fence when kitty was out on the patio with me, and I got to watch him go into a frenzied state).

    Glad you had a wonderful Sunday, Melodye.

  3. Sounds like a beautiful way to spend a lovely day. We spent most of the day working in the yard which is good but now we’re sore. Love the kitty pictures.

  4. Sounds like a beautiful way to spend a lovely day. We spent most of the day working in the yard which is good but now we’re sore. Love the kitty pictures.

    • Nothing better! I hope yours was equally relaxing. 🙂

      A long, long time ago, there were “blue laws”–legalized demands that shopkeepers, etc. close their businesses on Sunday, in keeping with the Commandment about the Sabbath being a day of rest. Here in the U. S. of A! It’s almost impossible to imagine that today…aside from the separation of church and state/commerce, Americans have grown accustomed to fast-paced, instantly gratified lives.

      • Yesterday wasn’t exactly quiet and relaxing, but it was a great day. It was my son’s birthday so we had a party with just the three of us. Presents, cake, homemade ice cream, and his special birthday dinner. He chose breakfast for dinner.

        • Happy birthday to your son, who sounds like a kindred spirit–breakfast makes a *great* dinner! Especially when it’s followed by cake, ice cream and presents. 🙂

          • Thanks! I’ve always liked breakfast for dinner myself. Especially since I rarely have time in the mornings to make all of that for actual breakfast anyway.

  5. Looks like a lazy wonderful Sunday at Chez Shore. . .

    Sounds like you had a great Sunday. How’s the boook you’re reading?

    Does your cat / do your cats use the scratching thing = actually scratch it?

    I’m asking bec. hubby bought Emery Cat [ as seen on t.v.]
    and the cats couldn’t care less about it.

    Mittens, the smarter – thinks it must be for me – when I showed it to her by scratching it with my fingers….. she went to her scratching post and scratched the bottom flat part — soooo she knows what it’s for, just won’t use it.

    Magoo – can’t be enticed with catnip. or toys

    oh well

    • Re: Looks like a lazy wonderful Sunday at Chez Shore. . .

      Hi Liz,

      I finished BORROWED NAMES, and it’s fabulous! Seriously, beg/borrow/buy a copy for yourself. I’m finished with COUNTDOWN, another wonderful read, and will post an authors’ interview really soon. (I’m reading THE HELP now. Another magnificent book.Woo hoo for good reads!)

      As for the cat scratcher…my kitties don’t really scratch so much as roll around on the catnip. A trick to try: spread the catnip over the scratching board, and then rub it in a little to release the fragrance. They’ll come running…and before long, they’ll get the idea. 🙂

      Does Magoo like those little laser lights? They’re irresistable to most cats, but maybe he’s too dignified? Worth a try!

      • Re: Looks like a lazy wonderful Sunday at Chez Shore. . .

        P.S. For scratching, they prefer the sissal-wrapped scratching posts, but they do work their claws on the cardboard. Plus, as you can see, they *love* napping on top of the catnip.

  6. I love the face on Zoe! My guys are weird, especially Canoe who never learned to play. When I took him in I had to teach him to play. He won’t play with cat toys though, but give him a clothes-pin and he’s in seventh heaven.

    I have a board 2x4x10 that is propped up against the wall in the hall that Yoshi uses as a scratching post and when one side gets too beat up looking I just reverse it. Canoe won’t touch it, his scratching area is the slat by the sliding glass door.

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