Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Would you like a little Graby with your Fruitcake?

I haven't done anything prim related for a couple of weeks.  I've been shoveling snow and taking care of sick kids.  I'm ready for Spring. 

I haven't posted and I don't want you all to forget about me so here's a post for you - **warning ** if you don't like cats stop reading right now!

Yes, you read my post title correctly - it will make sense soon. 

Our orange cat, Frito, has been spoiled rotten since his first day in our house - October 31, 2006.  If he wants to sleep in a backpack, our son will do his homework later (can't you hear Matthew objecting to that?!)

If he wants to sit in a basket that I'm working on, go right ahead...
 If he wants to take a nap amongst my rug hooking supplies, I'll work on something else until he moves.

Now enter my niece Emileigh, age 2 1/2, who wants to play with the doll baby bed we got out of the attic for her to play with while she was here visiting. Can you see where I'm going with this?  If you guessed Frito taking a nap on the doll bed you guessed correctly. Needless to say Miss Em and Mr. Cat had a little disagreement.  She wanted him to move and he looked at her like she was crazy.  In her frustration Miss Em got confused and said "No Fruity"  we think she combined Frito +Kitty = Fruity.  The nickname stuck and now Frito goes by Fruity, Fruito and my all time favorite Fruitcake.  

Fast forward to August 2010 with the addition of the gray kitten Shadow.  Yes, this one is strange, he likes the water.  When the kids take their showers, he gets in with them.   

 Shadow is falling into the same bad habits as Fruitcake - thinking he owns this house....
Not to be outdone by his older brother, Shadow needed a nickname.  Without Emileigh's help we've come up with Gray + Baby = Graby.  We can't wait to see what Miss Em thinks of Graby and if the nickname meets with her approval. 

Yes, I had to sit on the floor because the couch was taken.
A little Graby with my Fruitcake please.

Have a great week ~Ann


  1. Cute! Hard to believe that a cat likes
    to get in the shower! Thanks for sharing.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. Love the story, I think Ms. Em will love the name...we have an orange tabby named Alice, and yes she rules the roost, our (since passed away) very large German Shephard Moses would ALWAYS yield to Ms. Alice and her needs.
    I hope Spring comes soon for you, this time of year we have so many snowbirds down for some sun and fun, they have all said they are tired of the winter season.

  3. Cats always seem to want to be in the middle of whatever you're doing! Funny how the one likes water!Loved the pictures, they are so cute!

  4. Hi Ann, The story was simply charming....and true. I live with a cat, and believe me, you are made to feel like you are privileged to own them, serve them and exist around their wants and desires. Somehow, I wouldn't have it any other way. Hope you are having a great week...Maureen
    Love the pictures.

  5. how sweet ! they are both adorable! glad to see you back for a visit with us!
    Have a great week ! Hugs lil raggedy angie

  6. I love kitty stories.
    They are both darling!

  7. Oh boy what a tale these two make, LOL. A couple of beauties that should be pampered and spoiled:) Awesome! Thanks for a chuckle:)

  8. Hi Ann,
    Your fur babies are so adorable.
    Shadow AKA Graby reminds me of our Wheezy.
    He looks just he did when he was little.

    Also, thanks so much for joining in on my swap.
    I have added you to the list.
    I am going to need your shipping information.

  9. that is so funny...hubs and I have had the same conversation about our pair of cocker spaniels...they take over EVERYTHING! and we let them do it...sounds familiar, right? LOL


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