It’s Not This Time of Year Without… My Furry Little Christmas Helper

Until this afternoon, I had not scrolled through my WordPress newsfeed since Thursday evening. When I stumbled upon the theme for this week’s Daily Post photo challenge, It’s Not This Time Of Year Without…, I laughed out loud. Just yesterday, I shared this series of iPad photos on Instagram. Check out the caption on the first photo! What a coincidence!

 

"Pass me the blue lights please." #christmastree #sillykitty #christmasdecorations

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Ooh! Red balls! #christmasdecorations #sillykitty

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Tree is up, and the little helper is exhausted. #christmastime #sillykitty

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For sure, it’s not this time of year without Moe “helping” to decorate for the holidays.

Caturday, June 4th

Escape attempt

Moe at 10 weeks old

Mr. Moe turned 6 this week. Every time his birthday rolls around, I get the urge scroll through his baby album.

Here’s a shot of Moe before he became my little boy—I was a volunteer at “his” animal shelter, so I got to see him pretty frequently. On this day, I was there to take photos of the cats for social media. The lighting is terrible inside the shelter, so I prefer to shoot outside when I can. This was Moe’s first excursion into the shelter’s outdoor enclosure. He was allowed out with the big cats just for the photo session. The little monkey went right for the fence and climbed all the way to the top. Fortunately, the pen has a roof!

After two and a half months of witnessing shenanigans like this, I could no longer resist taking him home to live with me. We’ve been best buddies ever since.

Caturday, April 30th

Moe-ga_caturday

Moe-ga practice 

For the past 16 days, I’ve joined Moe every evening on the mat. He loves it! I’m not at all fond of yoga, but I’m trying to learn to like it. This is definitely the longest I’ve stuck with it in all the years I’ve been trying to make myself like it.

So far, I’ve found only one pose I enjoy—reclined bound angle pose. Mr. Moe’s favourite is cat cow. He’s a natural! He has another favourite pose, I don’t know the name of it, but it  involves scratching the shit out of the mat. He did that one right before I snapped this photo. I’m not sure if what he is doing here is a Moe-ga pose, or a camera pose.