1. I have a cat again for the first time in almost 20 years! Your cat is so cute and I can see that you’re enjoying hanging out with her. I find their little cat routines to be adorable. Mine sleeps all morning in a sunbeam, always in the same spot. I am the only one she snuggles and I know I am spoiling her with attention and pets.

  2. Glad she is liking them! That’s the only problem.. is them pushing them under tables and chairs and things.. and then wanting us to get them! It becomes a game I’m afraid, but oh well.. it’s fun for them, and gives me exercise getting down on the floor and back up again! She is so so pretty and clean and soft looking. My old kitty loves to lay anywhere close to me, wherever I am… not ON my lap, but close. I’m glad Ivy has you for her bestie.

  3. Love these sweet pics of pretty Ivy and your dear,cozy home. It’s wonderful how Ivy enjoys such simple pleasures which, in turn, gives you such pleasure.

  4. Glad Ivy continues to entertain and give you joy!! She is a beautiful creature…her fur looks superb!!

  5. I have read that they will nap up to 16 hours a day.My 2 do not do so although there’s times I wish they would,lol
    But then mine also don’t play with bags or boxes…defective?

  6. I absolutely love cats. And Ivy is superb. You are both lucky to have each other.

  7. I’ll have to buy pipe cleaners for our cats ! I love hearing your daily goings on with Ivy !

  8. My cats love them too! But I’d always thought cats and dogs didn’t see in color? Does anybody know if that’s true?
    Also: “pipe cleaners” – lol – the craft suppliers now call them “chenille stems” because their main purpose is no longer to clean pipes – which I believe smoking them – is no longer in vogue!

    1. Seems you’re pretty much right…A cat’s vision is similar to a human who is color blind. They can see shades of blue and green, but reds and pinks can be confusing. These may appear more green, while purple can look like another shade of blue.

  9. I can’t help but smile when I read about the routine in your life with Miss Ivy Lou. She’s a treasure to love and enjoy!

  10. Brenda, I noticed you have placed an area rug under your coffee table. Hoping you have put carpet tape on the edges so that you don’t stumble and fall. Don’t ask how I know this. JMHO.

    1. Yes, that’s what happened. I stumbled a few times and ordered that border tape. Used quite a lot. It may be down for good!

  11. A yardstick trick I learned from a smart maintenance guy back in my working days is to put a small round of masking tape on the yardstick. Then when you stick that under the couch, it’s easier to get the pipe cleaner out because it’d stick to the tape on the yardstick.

  12. Hello Brenda
    Nice to see Ivy and you are settling into a routine. She’s a beautiful girl! She looks like a Queen sitting up so high on the cabinet. I noticed her tower is gone. Did you move it? I had a black Bombay male. He lived to be 21 years old. It broke my heart when he got really sick and went into kidney failure. He suffered so I put him down a year ago. Sure do miss that sweet boy. Enjoy seeing pics and hearing stories of your life. Just regular everyday stuff. Thank you for opening up your heart and home. We love you and appreciate you!

  13. You can roll the pipe cleaners around your finger and pull it off and it will be a little bit like her other toys that she likes so much. You can still tuck/fold in the ends. I bought some actual cat toys that are like this and my cats love them. They get squished and I just re-wrap them around my finger to get the bounce back in.

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