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!"