6-17-21 Thursday

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Back in 2013, we got a pregnant tortie, Lilybet, who was loaded with personality.

As it turned out, she wasn’t actually pregnant, the adorable little faker. So she was spayed and went off to Petsmart, where she was adopted pretty quickly.

Her name is now Artemis, and here she is today!

Chloe says: This year marks 8 years of friendship with Artemis (Lilybet) and she’s as spunky as ever!

Here she is a couple of nights ago when that storm rolled in. She usually doesn’t care much about storms, but I think this one came in a little too fast for her taste and she was a bit concerned. Also, please note the fabulous whiskers and eyebrows.

We’ve been working from home for over a year now (since March of 2020) and she is never too far away. Here she is at the window, 5ft away from where my computer is set up. She usually demands the window to be open and then loves to watch chipmunks, bunnies, and birds, or take a snooze there (it gets good sunbeams in the afternoon).

This is the room where my husband works, which gets good sunbeams in the morning! Note the little freckle in her pink toebean.

I was going to go sit down at my personal computer one night but she was in my chair so I decided to go watch TV instead. This is approximately 5 minutes later – she loves curling up on those blankets.

She and our German Shepherd, Hogan, get along surprisingly well. Sometimes he lays down a bit too close for her comfort (which is why she looks a bit uncomfortable there) but she doesn’t leave unless she thinks a dog is about to lay down on top of her!

I just love getting to see that gorgeous girl all these years after she was our foster! And I love that she clearly still is loaded with personality! (Thank you so much, Chloe!)


Charlie’s keeping an eye on the birds.

And on Earl!


2020: Lola and Clyde. And then I died from the cute.
2019: Katriane opens the milk bar, and gives Amelie a much-needed bath.
2018: No entry.
2017: No entry.
2016: “Yep! That’s Uncle Archie!”
2015: I love Gilda’s hidden spots. They’re written in invisible ink, you have to apply sunlight to see them!
2014: Toes, toes, toes!
2013: Apparently having little pointy spikes poking into her paw pads doesn’t bother that girl at all.
2012: No entry.
2011: Kitten-roebics.
2010: “I GOTS YOU, pink feathers!”
2009: No entry.
2008: In fact, she was so super friendly and happy that I thought she was going into heat (false alarm, it turned out).
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: ::sob:: Mah babies are growin’ up!



6-17-21 Thursday — 6 Comments

  1. Lilybet was loaded with personality, if not kittens! 😉 It’s great to see our beautiful faker so happy and loved!!

  2. Lilybet! One of my all time favorites – so wonderful to get an update! Thank you Chloe, for showing us your life with this beautiful, funny girl, Artemis. Hard to imagine it has been eight years, but no doubt it has been eight years of The Good Life for this sweetheart.

  3. Lilybet/Artemis was and still is such a beauty! It’s good to see her again. And are you sure Earl won’t be moving with you??? 😉

  4. I’ve just had my day brightened by a marvelous tortie character. Hi, Lilybet! <3 I think she stole a number of hearts at this blog, because she's one of my favorites too! Warm fuzzy adopted cat updates are the best.

  5. Wow, what a GREAT update on Lilybet/Artemis. And what a great name – she looks like an Artemis, for sure. I love, love, love all the details in this update, and her face in the storm picture is just the sweetest.