Monday, February 13, 2006

Let the Games Begin!


Typical cat!

Xander joined our family two years ago when our daughter turned seven. She had been begging for a kitten for a full year. For both her previous brithday and Christmas she told us that if she couldn't have a kitten then there really wasn't anything else that she wanted. We already had two cats at the time, but neither of them came to us as kittens. They were both strays that decided they wanted to live at our home. So two years ago dad "caved" and gave into his little princess's wish. I took our daughter to the pound on her birthday and she chose this adorable Siamese.

For the most part, we think that Xander is really great. We could do without the mice and birds that he brings in through the cat door and deposits throughout the house. We put TWO bells on his collar hoping to give the wild creatures a fair chance. Guess he's just too good.

For the last couple of weeks Sequence has been our families game of choice. We play it on the living room floor. No tables for us. We've got to be laying on our stomachs across from one another. Last night we got the game set up and then got sidetracked by the Olympic speed skating and snowboarding. Obviously, Xander was wondering were we all went. Looks like he was ready to play!

11 comments:

  1. terribly cute! My little girl looks a bit like your cat - she is Tonkinese & will sit in the middle of your stuff too.

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  2. My boy is a hunter too. He has twice brought live bats into the house. It really scared the devil out of me both times. Hopefully he has gotten that out of his system now. Your kitty is beautiful and also very good at cat help.

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  3. great photo...we love that game too, though the Olympics are hogging our current attention span

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  4. Does Xander leave the game pieces alone or think these are cat toys laid out just for him? What a cutie, he is.

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  5. We love that game - play it with our kids and their spouses quite often. It's really hard to win when you are playing 3 teams (6 people)!

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  6. Yes, typical cat. Wherever you don't want them that's where you'll find them.

    Xander reminds me of my Krystal who I got as a kitten and had for 17 years. She was a siamese mix and wasn't as dark as he is.

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  7. Beautiful boy, no wonder your daughter fell in love. And of course, has to sit on the game board... Typical. I've been trying to quilt with my little Pokey sitting on my lap, on the quilt...

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  8. Our cat is my official quilt tester and loves to hide in my sewing room and will always lie on any quilt she finds. She's a bit miffed with me today as I moved all the batting scraps under the ironing board and stuffed floor cushions with them. Now she's looking for another cosy palce to hide. Your cat looks lovely and very much in control LOL

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  9. I love sequence! We play that all the time at our house too! Another favorite is Skip-Bo.

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  10. Xander is such a handsome boy! Your daughter likes Buffy?

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  11. Great blog!

    We've never played Sequence, but the noise of Yahtzee makes it a cat-free game for our family.

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