Musings From A Bookmammal

The August Happiness Challenge–Day 9


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We interrupt our usual bookish posts to bring you the following:

Welcome to Day #9 of the AUGUST HAPPINESS CHALLENGE–where participants post each day in August about something that makes them HAPPY! The goal–to slow down and take time to appreciate the good things in life. Feel free to join in the fun!

Today I’m very happy to introduce you to the two furry creatures who share my home:

dickensThis is Dickens, the elder statesman of the family. He’s about 17 and has lost most of his hearing, but has lost none of his personality. I adopted him as a kitten, and I still remember when he was so tiny that he would tumble off pillows because he didn’t weigh enough back then to sink down into them. This photo definitely doesn’t do justice to his amazing eyes–they’re a brilliant blue/green and people always exclaim over them when they meet him for the first time. Dickens puts up with absolutely no nonsense from anyone, including me. He’s emphatic about his demands—when he wants to eat, when he wants to be petted and scratched, and when he absolutely wants to be left alone.


miss maggieMiss Maggie (NEVER called simply “Maggie”) is the snuggler. She’d be on my lap 24/7 if I let her—and in fact, she’s on my lap right now! She’s about 8 years old, and her special skills include extremely loud purring, scampering about, sneaking into impossibly small spaces, and bird-watching. I adopted her from a shelter, but make no mistake about it—she chose me, not the other way around. She’s a true cuddle-bug, and she has little speckles inside her ears that are totally adorable.

(I just noticed that they both look really serious in these photos! Maybe they thought that they were sitting for official portraits.)

These two furry little souls are always there to greet me when I wake up in the morning and when I come home at night—and that always makes me really happy!

How about you? What’s making you happy today? Please share!

Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

4 thoughts on “The August Happiness Challenge–Day 9

  1. I hope they get along well. I love hearing about pet personalities. They’re so distinct!

  2. They look very serious and intelligent cats and sound like lovely companions.

    • It’s funny, because they usually don’t look this serious! Miss Maggie especially usually looks much more playful. I think they were both feeling very important having their pictures taken. 🙂

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