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  1. I’ve been following your blog since the very first post you’ve written and have enjoyed it immensely. It’s been about 3 years that I’ve been reading — today (for me) is 7/29/22 so I’m a year behind.

    Your caption for the picture of Charlie and Ivy “Charlie looks like he’s in a hostage situation.” made me laugh so hard. Too funny!

  2. We have a dog named Stella who loves to lay on the guest bed and look out the window – especially in the evenings when there are more creatures out there (rabbit, squirrels, skunks, raccoons). My kids and I always joke that she is watching “Stella-vision”!

  3. I really enjoyed your observations about Ivy. She sounds like a fun gal to have around!!! I adored your photos of Charlie and Ivy!

  4. She is unusual, that Ivy…never heard of another cat that liked to play fetch. The cat we inherited some years ago, like to bark like a dog…there are some unusual ones out there…glad you are enjoying Ivy.

  5. I LOVE your photography whether it’s the pets or garden or decor. You capture adorable moments with Charlie and Ivy. She has been a wonderful addition to your family. Have a lovely Sunday.

  6. The last picture with her tail in a curve is really cute!

  7. They’re both adorable,Brenda.
    You take great photos!
    My 2 kitties,Bella and Bud, bring lots of love and laughs to this little house too.
    Enjoy your Sunday

  8. All of the photos of the Ivy and Charlie are delightful. I think Ivy has kept Charlie wanting to hang on to see what is going to happen next with her! Our current two cats are rescues from the Humane Society and they make us laugh so much. Having pets is so good for one’s health.

  9. I certainly did enjoy the trip down memory lane, thank you for sharing it with us!

  10. She is such a beautiful cat. Our Norah will be two in November. We rescued her when she was about four weeks old. Megan fed her like every two hours. She is tiny. Quite the disposition too but loveable only on her time frame which is rare! They certainly bring us so much entertainment and love. I so enjoy hearing about Ivy and Charlie.

  11. Ivy is adorable. I love seeing pictures of her. Her markings are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Bringing Ivy home was the best thing that you could have done for yourself! I hope she brings you many years of joy and laughs ~

  13. Great shots of both your babies! Very entertaining indeed! Thanks for sharing your walk down memory lane.

  14. Wow two years already. Seems like you just adopted her. She came at a time when you and Charlie were grieving for Abby and she was able to fill a little bit of the sadness in your heart. She is such a pretty cat.
    Have a great week ahead.

  15. OH, that first picture of Charlie looking up at you – it was so clear he was saying to you ‘MOM, what have you DONE?!” LOL! Glad Ivy is losing some weight, she needs to and will be all the healthier for it. And probably want to get even more active than she already is. She may end up putting you on the “Ivy Training Program,” Brenda!

  16. It’s so wonderful the JOY our fur babies can bring us. It was two years this past March that MY IVY joined my household. She had been abused and was six years old and I often wondered if she would ever feel comfortable and safe. She didn’t know how to play with toys and was only interested in chasing a laser occasionally. Still no interest in toys. But, she has become a wonderful LOVEBUG and continually shows me her increasing comfort level. No more hissing and biting. Oh, some biting but it is a playful bite and never breaks the skin. What a love and joy! And, they give us far more love than we can imagine. Happy anniversary soon for your Coming Together. I’m so happy for you!

  17. I love seeing pictures of Charlie and Ivy! I laugh at their antics. It always amazes me to see the different personalities and quirks of our pets, and yes, they bring such joy into our lives. I especially liked hearing that Ivy stuffed a dead cricket into your slipper on the FIRST
    night home. She was letting you know who was in charge now!

  18. What a wonderful post. Thank you for the “TON” of smiles you brought to my Sunday, sharing your photos of Charlie and Ivy! Such a wonderful treat, to read and look at happy pictures, in today’s troubled times. Have a nice Sunday with the two Lovies!!!

  19. Brenda, you made me laugh more than once reading the post. Charlie in a hostage situation was my favorite! We do love and spoil our babies! Enjoy your day!

    1. That was my favorite too ! Loved seeing the old pictures!

  20. what an absolute JOY this post is to read about the two little JOYS of your life! thank you!
    and never worry about too many pictures of them. it’s wonderful! xoxo

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