The pin bandit

Mommy’s been sup­per busy sewing clothes for a friend to wear at a wed­ding but I con­vinced her to do this quickie post with both sewing and cat content.

The pin mystery

straight pins on table

the evi­dence

Mommy’s been notic­ing for a while that there were pins scat­tered on the table. She was puz­zled by this because she’s always very care­ful to stick pins back in the pin­cush­ion. Scattered pins (ouch!) are a no-​​no around here.

cat with a straight pin in his mouth

the cul­prit with a pin in his mouth

Well, we solved the mys­tery the other day when Jami was caught red-​​handed (or should that be red-​​lipped?) pulling the pins out of the pin-​​cushion and drop­ping them on the table. Luckily his inter­est ends there; he doesn’t want to play with them or, worse, eat them, after they’ve been pulled out of the cush­ion. (Still, mommy’s going to be putting the cush­ion in less acces­si­ble places when she’s away from her work area.)

In other news

Surfeit was eat­ing poorly and wasn’t him­self, so mommy took him to the vet yes­ter­day. He was dehy­drated and his thy­roid val­ues were high. He stayed overnight and got started on med­ica­tion for hyper­thy­roidism. We hope to bring him back home today.

I help mommy with her sewing

Mommy’s sewing a cou­ple of pairs of pants for a friend and I am help­ing, of course.

Bassie on sewing pattern

Here I am serv­ing as a pat­tern weight to make sure the cut­ting is accurate.


Bassie and Little Bit on cutting table

The big grey kitty is my baby sis­ter Little Bit. She used to be tiny when she came to live with our humans and the name stuck, even though she is now the biggest cat. Oh, and she’s actu­ally a dilute tor­tie. It shows bet­ter in pho­tos than in person.


Little Bit giving Bassie a wash

Little Bit gives the best head washes.


Little Bit giving Bassie a wash

Mmmmmm, a lit­tle more to the right.… Right there! Perfect!