Charlie and Smudge Are Friends, 11/11/21

Smudge is curled up in a napping ball, and Charlie is draped over the ottoman right next to him.

Honestly I should probably just write a series of beloved children’s picture books about these two.

Also Charlie isn’t supposed to be up on the ottoman like this, but of course the Rule of Pet Photography (“If it’s cute, it’s allowed, until the picture is taken”) applies here.

Also hopefully until just this second you didn’t notice I hastily Photoshopped my leg out of the photo there on the far right. And if you indeed did not notice until just this second, it proves my pets are attention-grabbers.

— JS

16 Comments on “Charlie and Smudge Are Friends, 11/11/21”

  1. Hope Griffin Diaz – North Carolina – So, to borrow from a popular shirt, I love Jesus but I cuss a little. Well, a lot. In fact, I just don't believe Jesus really gives a shit about the word 🤬 I am married to the love of my life, Louie (aka Luis) and have an adult child, Christy. Reading transports me to places that are inaccessible to me right now. Whether those places address in space or in areas I'm unable to travel, I am grateful for books and authors who keep my mind occupied. I fancy myself an amateur gardener, I am owned by a large black purr machine maine coon cat named Samwise aka #SamSam and a Border Collie/Australian Cattle dog mix named Daisy. I knit. I craft. I sew. These are at my leisure and are hobbies. I don't take commissions nor do I do alterations. I'm an aspiring human being. I battle several mental illnesses including depression, major panic disorder, agoraphobia, germaphobia, claustrophobia, and some other assorted illnesses. I also have fibromyalgia and have had numerous traumatic brain injuries (into the double digits now). I am not able to drive at night.
    Hope Diaz

    Our pictures of #SamSam (cat) & Daisy (dog) together Daisy looks like she is mortified at being so close to that …. cat. Heavens!

  2. We know that the Scamperbeasts have both accepted Charlie. Good to know that Smudge has come around. How is Zeus feeling about her?

  3. Yes, you should definitely write those books about Charlie and Smudge…or maybe it’s Smudge and Charlie. Absolutely.

  4. What is Smudge’s opinion of the great ball or stick debate?

    4 cats in 1 house? How many cats are you allowed to have before an “intervention” is staged?

  5. I feel compelled to point out the inequity of Smudge having ottoman residence rights whilst poor Charlie is doomed to post photo-opportunity eviction. Charlie is much too good natured to begrudge this, should she in fact ever notice…

  6. Border Collies are allegedly the most intelligent breed of dogs. Yet in the 12 years she was with us, Lily never figured out that cats (in general) and Siamese ones (in particular) are not herd animals. A constant challenge for her, an unending source of semi-indulgent “dog…you really need to get a life…” for them.

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