Friday Cat Blogging – 3 June 2016

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Here are four common pet names for Hilbert and Hopper in our household:

  1. Chickie
  2. My little kittenball
  3. Pumpkin
  4. Sweetie pie

Can you guess which ones are mine and which ones are Marian’s? In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Hilbert in jail. This cage is normally used to keep Hilbert out of the plants in the background, and when it was moved for maintenance he wanted in—plants or no plants. However, he earned parole for good behavior very quickly. Lucky cat.

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