Treasure Box, or, um, maybe Litterbox Thursday

With my dad now in hospice for his cancer, needless to say, I have not really been thrifting much lately. I've been playing a lot of Scrabble with him-- (we experienced our very first Scrabble draw, where I was left with a Q and he, a U, and we finally had to use teamwork to finish the game)-- and other general visitation.

So I regret I have no treasures for you this week. I can only offer you a couple of shots of Harry-- the furry little bugger who is a treasure to me, and who surprised me this last week with his antics on top of my refrigerator where he is so not supposed to be.

I figure with whole web sites like the marvelous dedicated to the kind of cheerful pet shots that merrily lower your IQ just by looking at them, you might forgive me this week for including these.

I'd caption this one: "If I hold really, REALLY still maybe she will think I'm a fridge magnet."

And this one: "Oh no.... Busted!"

I hope you all have a furry nice rest of your week!


Jaffer said...

Oh ... that Harry has grown up very fast for me !

Who generally wins at scrabble ? You or your Dad ?

Jenn Thorson said...

Jaffer- That Harry has grown up very fast for ME as well. He was this tiny little peanut when I adopted him, and now he is about an inch or two shy of being as long as Alice. Who's almost a year old now herself.

Typically, Dad and I end up about even during our Scrabble tournaments. But we've never had it where neither of us could go out before. I learned a valuable lesson about always holding onto a U until the Q is officially played.

Laura said...

Sorry to read that your dad is so poorly. I have been looking in charity shops for a scrabble game in good condition. Can't wait to find one and your post has increased that desire.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenn these pics made me smile. Such a cutie and I love how they always find these little spaces! Glad you are able to spend time with your Dad.

Serena said...

Thanks for sharing, Jenn. I'm glad you are spending some quality time with your Dad. I wish you two the best.

DFWgirliegirl Housewife said...

Oh he is a cutie. One thing about cats that make me laugh is when they think they are hiding because THEY can not see YOU...


Jenn Thorson said...

Laura- I'm always concerned games like Scrabble at thrift stores will be missing a certain number of important playing pieces. Thankfully, the one I got at KMart was pretty affordable. I hope you find your dream game!

Linda- Oh, they can fit in such TINY spaces when they want to. I watched my other cat Alice slip neatly under the TV armoire... It was like she was doing the limbo.

Serena- Thank you, that's very sweet.

Tiffany- Oh, it's true. They think they're SO very stealthy-- meanwhile they're pretty much out there in plain view. :) Too fun!

FuzzyFolk said...

ahh those photos are lovely

best wishes to your dad

Colleen said...

Jenn- Always enjoy your posts - both commentary and fab-o pics. Nothing beats a few good pics of the fur-buddies, though. I've got 5 and am thinking of adding a puppy in the spring. Prayers are going your way for you and your dad. My husband is in stage 4 and life can be so awful sometimes, that is, until one of my little furry buggers brings in a toy to entertain us. XOXO-Colleen

Jenn Thorson said...

FuzzyFolk- Heh, I can guess from your Username that you well-know the power of furry cuteness. :)

Colleen- I hope the cats accept and enjoy the puppy. I've heard that often our kitty friends take to dogs easier than another cat. I'm sorry to hear about your husband and I totally understand how you feel about the many and various deeply unpleasant moments in dealing with it-- but those furry buggers are just absolutely wonderful.

I kinda feel like I owe mine extra special kibble or toys or something just for putting up with me and being so nice to me during this rotten time.

Alex M said...

I am glad to you have Harry to cheer you up. And he is astoundingly cute... it's not your imagination!

Jenn Thorson said...

Alex- Thank you- Harry is a comedian so it really helps.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks he's entirely too cute. I figured it was adopters' bias.

Anonymous said...

How clever of Harry to choose to be next to the glass that has leaves that most closely match his eyes.

(p.s., thoughts are with ya!)

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh Jenn. I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I had no idea.

Lois said...

Hi Jenn.
It's so sad that parents get sick of a terrible disease at their age.
They should be enjoying their old age. Your family will be in my prayers from now on.
As for Harry, isn't it amazing where and what cats can get into and onto? My Babycat Oscar's latest trick is to get wedged in behind my bed. I had blocked the one side thinking that would do but apparently I was wrong. It seems he can squeeze smaller spaces than I thought. Oh well....what are you going to do? You can't not have a cat in the house can you?
Thanks for sharing Jenn.
Take care.