Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Zoo (November 23, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: November 23, 2007)

The Kitties love visiting their favorite animals at the zoo! The Mother Kitty is partial to polar bears, and Gordon has always had a kinship with the lemurs. Comet, BJ, and Ashes like to have philisophical discussions with the big kitties. Norman, as always, is hungry. And Simon, who has made some new friends, isn't sure when he'll be leaving


Superstition (November 16, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: November 16, 2007)
Ashes is not an unlucky cat, but she gets into her own kind of trouble. And she's a star!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Hats (November 2, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: November 2, 2007)

Everyone but Norman picked out his/her own hat for this week's topic. Ashes took the liberty to create one specifically for him. We'll see what he thinks of it when he wakes up from his nap (or if he'll even notice). Comet just finished watching Buster Keaton's ultimate collection on DVD and is a little obsessed. Gordon chose one of Johnny Depp's old knit caps (and is doing his best impression!) And Simon spent all afternoon knitting his own special concoction. They are about ready now to hit the town!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Grow (October 19, 2007)

(Illustration Friday: October 19, 2007)

My nephew's birthday was October 6th, but I'm celebrating this weekend at his fourth celebration. (He's very popular!) The kitties are ready.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Extremes (October 12, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: October 14, 2007)

Once upon a time, The Mother Kitty was extremely large, and Gordon was extremely small.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Blues

The Blues (September 28, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: September 28, 2007)

This drawing took me a long time to finish. I told Gordon to stop singing so much because coloring around lyrics is a pain in the butt. He's now writing a Blues song about that.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Momentum (September 7, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: September 7, 2007)

Some days, Simon gets his nerve up to attempt to "play" with The Mother Kitty. She typically puts this notion to rest pretty quickly.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Captain (August 17, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: August 17, 2007)

Gordon needs no excuse to don his Captain Jack Sparrow outfit! Mother Kitty was not as eager to participate in this week's drawing.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Emergency (August 10, 2007) 
(Illustration Friday: August 10, 2007)

The Mother Kitty's day is often interrupted by Emergency Cleanings.


Missing (August 3, 2007)
Illustration Friday - August 3, 2007 - Missing

B.J. lives alone, and sometimes he misses his friends. Luckily, they seem to know just when he needs a visit!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thank you!

Thanks so much to Tammy, The Heartful Blogger, for bestowing me The Rockin' Girl Blogger Award! I'm surprised, touched, honored, and happy! So are The Kitties, See?

Rockin Girl Blogger Award (August 10, 2007)

All the best to you and the other Rockin' Girl Bloggers out there!

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Moon (July 27, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: July 27, 2007)

This week, I planned to send The Kitties to space. Norman was most excited about that, but the rest of them changed their minds once Gordon showed up with his boom box. He broke out his Police tunes, and they decided to work on their special dance moves for tomorrow night's concert. I couldn't argue with that one. Turn it up - Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Poem (July 20, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: July 20, 2007)

Norman has tried his hand at writing, but the other kitties do not typically support this effort.


Discovery (July 13, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: July 20, 2007)

Some nights, Dad works on his own arts and crafts projects in the garage to the tunes of Thelonious Monk and others. Simon likes to help, but mostly, he prefers to observe from atop the noisy heated massage box-like thing that he discovered on Dad's desk.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Geeky (July 6, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: July 6, 2007)

The Kitties protested this week's topic, stipulating that none of them is "geeky." I tried to convince them that everyone is geeky about something, but they weren't buying it. Simon was a good sport, though. He borrowed a pair of Mother Kitty's glasses and picked a book on World Peace for this picture.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007


Suit (June 8, 2007) 
(Illustration Friday - June 10, 2007)

I was stumped on this topic until B.J. offered to model his latest bathing suit. Comet finds it amusing, since he wouldn't be caught anywhere near a bath. (He does his best, anyway....) Umbrellas for a light sprinkle are as much as he can handle.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Your paradise?

Your Paradise (June 1, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: June 1, 2007)

I could think of some more extravagant things, but most of the time, paradise is as simple as having a nap at home with The Kitties.

Monday, May 28, 2007


Cars (May 25, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: May 25, 2007)

The Mother Kitty is ready to head to Julie's for the weekend, but she can't leave yet. As usual, Gordon forgets that cars have a purpose other than being a warm place for catnaps. And Simon has yet to realize that his spot is not quite as safe as those with seatbelts.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Signs (May 19, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: May 19, 2007)

After visiting my favorite theater last week, I came home and told the kitties all about its marquee. Here, they re-enact my joyous/frantic anticipation of the coming attraction. I think they all get it just about right....

Although The Mother Kitty doesn't quite understand all the hubbub, she does come prepared to watch this adventure's final installment. (After all, she's been waiting to see how Captain Jack Sparrow will escape his latest predicament, and she can't wait to meet his dad!) At the moment, however, she is smiling at the thought of me bringing home the DVD, which guarantees her at least three hours of lap time.

See you at the movies!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Citrus (May 11, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: May 11, 2007)

Comet is an expert at finding new hiding places. Here, he's testing out his chameleonic skills...and enjoying a nap.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Neighbor (May 4, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: May 4, 2007)

Sometimes, when The Kitties are lazing about, they catch some neighboring kitties in the yard. Simon likes to hone his territorial skills on them, but Mother Kitty is rarely bothered.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Remember?  (April 27, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: April 27, 2007)

Some days, The Mother Kitty and Gordon have the same catnap dreams: years ago, she was the larger-than-life kitty/toy, and he had plenty of playmates in his brothers and sisters.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Polar (April 20, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: April 20, 2007)

I have a real photograph of The Mother Kitty watching bears on TV. She recently explained that she was considering joining a pack of Polar Bears in Alaska, but she changed her mind once it started snowing outside. It was a smart decision.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Green (April 6, 2007)

(Illustration Friday: April 6, 2007)

All kitties love trees.


Snap (March 30, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: March 30, 2007)

While in Columbus for Julie's White Coat Ceremony, the kitties hit all the parties, and Dad snapped some photos! At Tim's house, they met Lefty, who hasn't yet noticed that his front leg is no longer around. In this shot, Comet and Simon show off their clawless paws, which, they say, can be equally inconvenient.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Total (March 16, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: March 16, 2007)

While The Kitties wait for Jul to come home from Spring Break in Las Vegas, they wonder what she'll do with her total winnings: Ashes dreams of being covered in diamonds and pearls. Norman imagines a rainbow array of home-recipe gormet foods (in unlimited supply). Meanwhile, Comet only yearns for the return of his favorite lap.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Wired (March 9, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: March 9, 2007)

On nice days, Simon likes to go outside and practice his old moves from when he was part of the Cirque du Soliel.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Hide (March 2, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: March 4, 2007)

Whenever my sister, Julie, comes home to pick up Comet for his next vet appointment, he finds a new place to hide.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007


Gravity (February 17, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: February 17, 2007)

Today is my parents' 37th anniversary, so the kitties broke out the balloons. No one seems too worried about where the balloons are headed or how the crazy kitties will get down.... (Well, except for Comet, who is commonly worried about most situations)

Happy anniverary, Mom and Dad!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Sprout (February 2, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: February 2, 2007)

Simon underestimates how long it will take for The Mother Kitty's daisies to sprout.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Super Hero!

Super Hero (January 19, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: January 19, 2007)

Comet can't wait for his favorite comic book to show up in the mail every month. If only the other kitties knew that his quiet, timid demeanor was just a cover for his secret missions throughout the universe on behalf of kitty-kind.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


'80s (January 12, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: January 12, 2007)

Today, The Kitties decide to throw an '80s costume party. Ashes decides to be Pee-Wee because she loves The Dance. Mother Kitty comes as Olivia in an effort to also get a workout. B.J. claims that the "B" in "B.J." stands for Billy Idol. Norman shows up as Devo because it gave him the excuse to empty the flowerpot in the other room. Gordon doesn't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career (or process anything sold, bought, or processed). Unable to pin down a defining look for Duran Duran, Simon offers to sing all of their songs whether the kitties want to hear them or not. Meanwhile, Comet is glued to the television, as MTV is having an '80s video marathon.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Buzz (January 9, 2007)
(Illustration Friday: January 5, 2007)
Gordon passes B.J. the buzz on the street, but--somehow--The Mother Kitty fails to get the full story.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Phoenix (December 29, 2006)
(Illustration Friday: December 29, 2006)

My 3-year-old nephew, Liam, is obsessed with
Cars. After watching the cartoon several times with him, The Kitties head out to California. Maybe they'll stop in Phoenix for dinner... Kachow!!!