Sunday, April 04, 2010

A Handsome Model

The life of Atticus...

Used as backdrop...

"...*sigh*..."

(Amazing product, especially if you're like me, and manage to cut the most difficult part of the hand to heal - a knuckle. And - if, like me - you keep repeatedly hitting it against something after it's closed and started to heal, well, it's pretty forgiving. You can get it wet, knit with it, and it doesn't leave a sticky trail like some bandages do.)

Anyway, back to Atticus.

A handsome model...


"Dark flatters my physique."

That would be the back of Dorset Down. The colour is a bit hard to photograph, but you can see the lovely flecks of the deep purple tweed. Dorset Down is Lorraine's latest offering from Twisted Traditions. It's a lattice cable design, and you would be able to see that had I been able to take a better picture. I may have to photograph it outside for you to make them out.

Gandalf ignores him. Mae runs away.

"Atticus is rambling about the "olden" days again..."

"I'm gonna pretend to be asleep."

And Malcolm still tries to nurse off of him. And makes biscuits.

"...*sigh*..."

"...*knead knead knead*..."

All of which means he's very much loved. And in demand. Even if Mae runs away, and Gandalf ignores him.

"I get the sense I'm being buttered up for something."

"What is it? I can't read it..."

It reads: Dear Atticus, It's time for your annual check up...

His appointment may be still a month or so away, but pre-planning, calisthenics and strength training start NOW. We'll be running through some "what-if" scenarios as well (such as - what if he pees on me before leaving the house?). Atticus does not go lightly.

"I wanna play the role of Atticus!"

Heh. My favourite time of year...

11 comments:

Lorraine said...

Brigitte- Our Atticus is a man among men- a kitty other kitties can only dream of being.

I think I need some of those bandages.

Chris said...

You already have the bandages on hand - good planning for getting ready to take Atticus to the V-E-T.

These two survived and the vet didn't have to upgrade the warnings on Chaos' chart (always good).

Bridget said...

Good for you that Atticus can't read, or it might be worse!

mrspao said...

Ah yes - we have to be sneaky when getting Merlin to the vets. He hates the car.

wsxwhx697 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Nicole said...

Ah, the life of a cat...

At least Malcolm shows his love! Though, maybe Atticus would prefer to be ignored some more. Hard to say.

Brenda said...

Are those bandages latex free?

I hope all goes well with Atticus' trip to the vet. I had a friend who gave her cat kitty valium before going on a trip.

Malcolm looks so sweet in the last photo!

Rebekah said...

too funny malcolm trying to nurse. Abner still nurses in his sleep which always cracks me up.

I'm going to have to look for those, I constantly have cuts on my knuckles.

I can't wear band-aids on any part of my body, but my hands. I break out in rashes from the adhesive, but apparently my hands are tougher then my arms, legs, back, etc.

knitseashore said...

Oh NO! Not the Vet!!!!!

I feel your pain. My Tim = Atticus. I can get him there, but they can't touch him until he's sent to Happy LaLaLand. Thankfully he's only needed to be sent there once a year. Heaven help me if he need more frequent blood work like Rainy!

Hope your hand heals faster!

miyamojo said...

Love you Atticus! You're a handsome knit model and quite the celebrity! Just remember... you're a role model for Malcolm & all the other kitties around the world!

Hope I didn't overdue it. ;)

Carrie K said...

I need those bandages.

Give her 'ell, Atticus! Doctors aren't for real men.

(Take him anyway. Peeing on you? This sounds as if it's happened before.....)