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I’ve spent a lot of time taking pictures of the cats over the past few years. Kipling, at least, loves the camera – Floyd, not so much. But all good things come to an end, and though it’s painful to write, this will be the final Feline Friday post.

Why? Well, Floyd was my ex’s cat from the beginning, and he wants his cat back now that he’s out of renting and into his own house. So on Sunday, Floyd will be embarking on an adventure of a trip to Colorado. He’ll be flying coach, and I hope the airline has received the rider about the red carpet and kibble he’s requested. (I admit that I feel bad for the other passengers, who will undoubtedly be serenaded for the duration of the flight.)

What about Kipling? This was a really hard decision, but he needs more time than I can give him, especially if he’d be an only cat. I’m only home and awake for about four hours of the day, and he’s more of a “constant snuggler” type. So my friend Angie offered to take him (on a trial basis, at first) into her home, where she and her family and their chill cat Oliver will be able to give Kipling the attention he needs. Fortunately, they only live about 90 minutes away, so I might still get to see him sometimes.

Without further ado, here are the final photos for Feline Friday…

Floyd, realizing that I’m pointing a camera at him:

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But the couch is too comfortable for him to bother getting up and running away.

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Kipling joined me in a sing-along (oh, and hey! I cut my hair really short. It’s uh… undone, here. What can I say, it was a Saturday and I wasn’t going anywhere.)

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Kipling has such a zeiseh punim (sweet face).

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He gets his legs all tangled up when he sleeps. Sometimes I’ll nudge him out of a twitchy dream and he’ll fall over as he tries to leap to his feet before he’s fully awake.

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I’m gonna miss the little guys.

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The heat exhaust for my laptop is on the left side, and Floyd is a lot less subtle than he thinks about sitting next to it. First he’ll hop up on the table. Then he’ll casually stretch and sit down near the laptop. Gradually, slowly, as he shifts positions, he’ll get closer and closer to the keyboard, until…

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It’s winter, so I’ve swapped out my laptop’s background for something seasonally appropriate!

Floyd is still trying to get as close as possible to the heat exhaust. Me, I’m happy – knitting, beer, internet, and a warm cat. Life doesn’t get much better than that… until the laptop overheats. Maybe I should move the cat.

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If I leave my phone on the table, a cat will sit on it.

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Floyd can look so intently at anything but the camera… in this case, I think he had his eye on a squirrel.

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Happy Thanskgiving, one day late, from Floyd and Kipling! I wonder if they know how good they have it, and if they’re capable of being thankful. (I do, and I am – very much so.)

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I don’t know for sure that it was Kipling who befouled my couch-pillows with the contents of his stomach, but I’d lay odds that of the two cats here, it was the spotted one. As a result, I had to bring out the backup pillows… and it didn’t take long for Floyd to sit on them, despite their odd shape and his relative discomfort.

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As I said a few weeks ago, I’ve learned to keep the guitar case closed. Still, it attracts a cat every time it’s out.

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Best buddies.

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Even though he’s almost five, Floyd still has a kitten-face.

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Sometimes, like when I point a camera at him while he’s mid-bath and his fur is all rumpled, his face gets a sour expression that makes him look very much like Oscar the Grouch.

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He’s a good cat.

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Today being Halloween, it seemed fitting that Feline Friday should feature Floyd, even though technically he’s not black, but Very Dark Brown. Like black coffee.

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Black or brown, he’s a handsome boy who’s often found snoogled up to my leg on the couch, alternately snoring and purring, just before developing a galloping case of the evening zoomies.

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