What’s ten times worse worse than dumping a full cup of coffee in your lap?

DUMPING THE ENTIRE CUP INTO YOUR LAPTOP KEYBOARD!!!

Yep. That’s exactly what I did a couple of weeks ago. I’ve always been as clumsy as the day is long, so I make a point of being extra-careful whenever I have liquids anywhere near my devices.

Except this time, when I bumped the table beside me, my full cup of coffee (with no lid on it) literally flew up into the air and landed upside down on top of my MacBook, which was on my lap. Every last drop drained into my keyboard.

I raced to the kitchen like a bat out of hell, holding the laptop upside down to drain over the sink while yelling every curse word in the English language. Once drained, I shut it down and raced it over to my awesome tech guy, who said he’d do his best to dry it out and clean it up, and we would hope for the best that I hadn’t fried it.

After a LOT of praying, I am so lucky to have my laptop back—good as new, thanks to my rock star tech guy, Phillip of Tomigi Computer Sales & Service in Markham, Ontario.

Anyway, I’m back online and hope to share some of the projects I’ve been working on in future posts. For now, here’s Otis, relaxing out in the front porch.

And here’s a silly joke that gave me a chuckle.

Otis could use a margarita…

Otis relaxes in his basket by the window, wearing his Mexican sombrero as he dreams of white sand beaches and tequila shots.
Happy Sunday!

Happy Easter from Otis the Ragdoll Cat

Hello everyone… although I am writing to wish you all a Happy Easter, I am not so very happy right now.

Not after my mother-person tried to force me to wear a dumb pair of bunny ears that she made. Honestly, how incredibly insulting is that to a handsome creature such as myself?Of course, I refused to wear them, making sure to kick and shake my head so that they would not stay put.
Eventually, my mother-person gave up and let them just rest on the floor. I glared at them, thinking that I might like to rip them to shreds.
And what’s with that dumb stuffed bunny she put behind me? Sometimes, she just drives me crazy. But I do love her anyway.

A HOPPY EASTER TO ALL!

Otis’s social whirlwind of a day

As the song goes: “We’re here for a good time, not a long time…”

 

I am on watch at my sliding glass doors.
It’s dead out there today.
A leaf flutters by.
A dumb fly slams into the window,
then falls into a crack in the deck. Awesome!

All’s quiet, when, suddenly…

A recent acquaintance, Bunnykins, hops by, googling me with her big, round eyes. Mmm mmm!

Then, my long-time pal, Chippie, stops in briefly to show off his latest finds.
As if a couple of bird seeds are enough to impress me??

Last, but not least, Squirt the Squirrel pops up to say, “Whazzup?”
I don’t know what his deal is.
He’s gone before I even have time to bat the glass with my paw. So rude!

Enough socializing—time to move to the front porch and
kick off the weekend with some chillaxin’. TGIF!

Happy Friday! Meows & hisses,
Otis

Otis wishes everyone a Happy Friday!

“Does this fur coat make me look fat?
…Be
verrrrry careful how you answer that question.”

Otis the cat meets Robo Fish

Handsome Otis models an ice-cream sundae hat

He’s not particularly fond of ice-cream, but nevertheless, poor Otis found himself coerced into modelling my spool-knitted “ice-cream sundae hat.”
Much to Otis’s dismay, I recently felt an urge to try some spool knitting, or as we used to call it when we were kids, “corking.”

I can remember my best friend and I learning to cork using old wooden thread spools with four nails hammered into the tops of each. Today’s spool knitters are much fancier, not that the results are any better than what we got from those old wooden spools!I had a collection of bits and pieces of old yarn ends, so I corked a long cord, then wound it around and hand-sewed it together to create the “sundae.”
Next, I used some red yarn to make a pompom: the cherry on top.
It is Otis’s plea that I refrain from using him to model any more yarn fashions.

“Get this @#%$!!! hat OFF me!”

Otis likes to keep a close eye on Backyard Bunny

He has suggested that, instead, I consider using his good friend, Backyard Bunny, as my model—that is, if I am ever able to catch him!

Otis—My little Paper Bag Prince

Why bother sleeping in the comfort of a bed
when you can snooze on paper bags?That’s my Otis.If it makes a crinkling noise,
then it’s the perfect place to curl up and relax.

My Otis—A most fascinating cat!

Poor Otis. He’s a boy cat but I’m guilty of forcing him to model lady cat hats for my own selfish amusement.

So here’s the thing. He has this toy fish that was on its last legs, so instead of throwing it in the trash, I thought I’d combine it with some netting and sequins and other baubles to create a “lady cat fascinator.”

For those of you who don’t really know me—I assure you that I’m not some batshit crazy cat lady—I simply like to have some fun once in a while at the expense of my poor, beloved cat.

I wonder if he’s swearing at me right now in cat-speak?

So without further ado, here is my baby boy, who is thoroughly pissed off and trying to escape me (and his new hat) in every photo.

Honestly, it’s not as outlandish as some of the fascinators I’ve seen women wearing in photos at that Ascot event in England! (haha)

This photo is most representative of the many photos I tried to take of him. He just refused to keep still!

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