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The Great Escape

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Jean Claude inspects CCL's new backyard security measures.

Jean Claude inspects CCL’s new backyard security measures to keep him and Koko in the yard.

Koko and Jean Claude really enjoy their time outdoors at CCL’s new house. Unfortunately Koko really wants to explore the neighborhood and has found several escape routes. CCL has attempted to block the free spaces in her backyard with plastic containers and has installed a warning system (the orange plastic container at the top of the fence). No matter. Yesterday afternoon, Koko managed to escape to her nextdoor neighbors yard and quietly returned when she was ready.

 

(This Post ran in March of 2013 but not much has changed at CCL’s house – Great Escapes continue to happen daily)

Aquas De Marco (Waters of March)

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It has been a long winter in  Washington, D.C. .  This is  a town  where we used to get just a couple of snowstorms a year  but now we got snow and messy weather (for this region) on a regular basis.  It definitely put a cramp in Jean Claude and Koko’s activities as they like to go in CCL’s backyard and explore.   The winter season  had a pretty dramatic impact on me as well.  There were disappointments , some sadness, some hurt but now I find myself feeling happy  again with knowledge that many blessings are coming with  the spring.

One of my favorite songs by Antonio Jobim – Aquas De Marco-  literally says it all

 

By the way this month, starts the fifth anniversary of “Cats and All That”  go to our Facebook  page and say hi.

Cat-in-the-Bag

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Koko and Jean Claude getting their bag fix

Koko and Jean Claude getting their bag fix

Jean Claude, the black Bombay, and Koko, the domestic short-hair, continue their stay at my house in Brookland DC.  Both also continue to amuse, amaze and inspire.  I love their excitement about simple things – paper bags for instance.

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Snowbound Gratitude

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Snow covers Washington DC  – the result of a record snowfall. Jean Claude, the black Bombay and Koko, the domestic shorthair are at CCL’s house relaxing and monitoring the weather to determine if they want to go in the snow.  They are patient and don’t feel trapped .   We should ‘t either.   Being snowbound presents opportunities – rest, reading, eating snack food, binge TV  and of course shoveling and limited snow sport.  Still, those of us blocked from our normal activities and travels from snow can still explore. It is a time to reflect, to remember the things and the amazing people in your life.  Gratitude

Top Five

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Experts say that we are all the sum is of our environment – of late it’s the sum or average of the top five people we spend the most time with- that’s why it’s important to pick your friends carefully.  Koko and Jean Claude spend a great deal of time together at CCL’s house where they regular enjoy the company of other cats, still when it’s time to come in from the storm they chose each other.

 

Jean Claude and Koko survey their world

Jean Claude and Koko survey their world