Many of my blog friends know the depth of love and esteem I have for the fuzzy members of our family. No, not Handsome Husband on his days off when he doesn't shave! Though I love him beyond words, this post is about one of my beloved quadruped buddies, McGillicuddy!
We found each other while Gracie, Handsome Husband and I were on a family walk in our old neighborhood, about five years ago.
He was very thin and frightened beyond words.
So much has changed!
Here is the little guy, resting in his bed in the Library!
McGillicuddy's second favorite place to be is up! Up on the tables, up on the railing, up on the armoires...
Since I brought this swag home he has been contemplating how he can get up on it.
Speaking of McGillicuddy, he is an orange tabby.
Please note how he matches the woodwork in the house!
Here he is last Christmas, after he opened his gifts from Santa!
We have to be especially vigilant with him, as he is camouflaged by the floor and has been known to escape out the front door without notice!
He has the sweetest demeanor and will be the first to greet you when you come to visit!
Last year, when the refrigerator repair guy came, he had to lay on the floor to get a better perspective. McGillicuddy promptly crawled onto the man's side and fell asleep on him as he worked!
He has fallen from these railings to the loft a few times. It hasn't deterred him from getting back up there! OH! How my heart skips a beat when I see him up there! They are 15 feet from the floor!
As much as I love the color orange on McGillicuddy, I abhor that color in the woodwork. This Winter we will finally be painting the railings and trim!
The floors stay for now.
In the meantime, we keep a watchful eye on McGillicuddy so he cannot sneak out, using the floor color as cover.
My neighbors must think we have an odd tradition...walking out the front door backwards, bent over, loudly repeating phrases like "Ah! Ah! Ah! McGillicuddy!"
He looks like such a sweetheart!ReplyDelete
He is! Just the sweetest, most loving little guy! We call him our "Walmart Greeter"!Delete
He is a lucky guy! Fun to see more of your beautiful home, Andie. Love the stairs and landings.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah
Happy Thanksgiving, beautiful soul! I have to say that WE are the lucky ones! McGillicuddy is such a dear little man!Delete
Can't wait to see all of that orange painted! the floors are nice -but with the railing and pickets it's all a bit much! such a pretty guy :-)ReplyDelete
LOL! I know you hate it as much as I do! We will be painting it according to your instructions...hopefully next weekend!Delete
I've always wondered if you were going to paint the woodwork. For your home and style it will be nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!! I for one want front row seats when you click publish on that post.ReplyDelete
Your little McGillicuddy is a lucky fella!
There is always something to do, I TELL ya! LOL! I thought we would have this done a long, long time ago!Delete
Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!
Hi Andie--I know your trim will look great when it's painted. McGillicuddy certainly has a fancy bed! We adopted our first dog this spring and are so happy we did. You asked about my eye surgery, I didn't really notice my vision being impaired. I had a periphery test done with and w/o my eyelids taped back and there was supposedly some difference. I may have noticed it over time. Happy Thanksgiving! KimReplyDelete
His bed used to belong to a Great Dane! I guess it's just fate! Every seat in my house is owned by someone other than me! LOL!Delete
McGillicuddy is one lucky little guy to have come into such a loving home!! Love his name too!ReplyDelete
Love love that table and vignette under your railing!
We are so blessed to be a part of his life, Martina! He is love incarnate!Delete
Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!
what a lovely boy! had once read that the friendliest cats are orange tabbies.ReplyDelete
yes to painting the rails, can't wait to see the results
Say...you live close...you wanna help? LOL! Just kidding...unless you want to! LOL!Delete
Your railings will look fabulous painted, but you certainly have your work cut for you. I'll help you if you come help me paint, then you could meet my three babies, George, Teddy and Lucky, all cats. Lucky was a drop off a year ago, is a senior and has three legs. He's my little hero, isn't anything he can't do! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. AlisonReplyDelete
I would absolutely LOVE to meet your babies! I have a place in my heart for older angels too!Delete
Happy Thanksgiving, Alison!
I love how things are always changing over there....must be fun! He looks like s sweetie pie! Enjoy the holidays and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.ReplyDelete
For the better, I hope! LOL!Delete
McGillicuddy looks like the cat version of Teddy, don't you think!
Happy Thanksgiving, Tina!
I've been biting my tongue about your woodwork.....didn't want to bruise your feelings.....AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE PAINTING ALL THAT ORANGE!!!! OY VEY!ReplyDelete
You cannot hurt my feelings. Just so you know. :)
Those railings have been on my nerves since DAY ONE. It's time for them to go.
Happy Thanksgiving in Flerida!
I just love Mr. McGillicuddy's name, as for the ah, ah, ah...we do the same thing with our Pia...ah, ah, ah on just about everything these days.
Andie I love the day bed, no I truly love it...I hope someday I too will find a daybed that our Pia Bleu will make her cozy place to sleep.
Your home is the most amazing treasure chest of beauty, a home to love.
Thank you for the beautiful share.
PS. Gréât collection of garden cloches, bell jars, they look to be older ones.
I have sold off to many of mine leaving me with ones, just not enough room for everything I had for my larger home and now in a smaller cottage.
See you soon.
The cloches house my greatest treasures! Feathers from our walks around our pond...or in the woods near our home! I have a crow feather from a walk near my sister's home in Maine!Delete
I cannot TELL you how excited we become when we find a letter from a bird! Like children at Christmas!
What a cute little escape artist, dare-devil! Cute post! Hugs, LeenaReplyDelete
Add "sausage thief" and you have McGillicuddy pegged! LOL!Delete
Hi Andi! Oh, little McGill is a darling and very daring! You have the kindest heart and I'm so glad you saved this little guy! Again, your home is so beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving, Dear One.ReplyDelete
Be a sweetie,
I came here via Villabarnes' blog list side bar! Love your French daybed and what a delicious place for McGillicuddy to sleep! Your angel wings are gorgeous and the railing is going to look beautiful painted!ReplyDelete
Mr. McG is a delight; give him a snuggle for me, please, Andie.ReplyDelete