Changing Looks, Changing Directions

For whatever reasons I’ve been disconnected from myself for the last few months. I didn’t feel like writing anything. My commitment to write once-a-week slipped and completely gone towards the end of last year. Everytime I sat down to write something my mind wanders off and cleaning the house seems much more fun that writing. Bad bad case of mental block. Not sure why I got unmotivated like that.

I didn’t cancel my blog subscription though and while I was cleaning my inbox I notice their ever-present new themes notice. Intrigued, I click on one of them. Of course when you’re looking through themes you can’t just look at one, you just have to click on several, sent it to new tabs and pretty soon my screen is full of preview tabs. I poke through each one. Ping! Why not just change the theme? I like how my blog looks, it took me ages to find one that suits but it just seems so last year. The person who created that was this bubbly cheerful gal and now I feel darker, I just don’t feel like her right now.

Once I finally choose a theme – took me a good few days to settle upon one – I though of heck why not revamp it altogether? Why not have my cats grace the blog? After all it is called Metro Kitmom, time to put the kitties on display methinks! This of course requires editing some pics as in their original state itΒ is way too big. So I look for a free, legal, photo editing software – I don’t need much, just resizing and cropping – and poke through my library of Bebel’s Family photos and hey, I actually have an edited photo of all three cats together! This would be great for the background tile! I also toyed with the idea of having a photo header, but if I already use the cats as background I think header would be a bit overkill. In the end I just resized the Bebel Family photo and use that as tile background. Voila!

The tone is somewhat darker now. But strangely, it fits. Let’s hope this burst of enthusiasm will carry me through πŸ˜‰

Bebel Bella

Kitmom, don't be lazy, go write about me!

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Sleeping Kitties

I don’t know why but looking at my cats sleeping always bring the ‘aww’ Β factor in me. I know they’re not my kids but it feels like watching babies sleep. So peaceful, so restful, you just can’t help but go, “Aww….” You just don’t want to disturb them sleeping. So you lower your voice, whispering even and in some cases, tiptoeing around them so not to rouse them awake. Browsing through my pics, I have a fair amount of my cat family sleeping. Here’s some of them. Enjoy πŸ˜€

The Wonderful Bebel Bella, the matriarch

Joyyo with one of his siblings. Unfortunately the sib doesn't want to move to the new house.

Nap Time

Calm between Joyyo and Lila

 

 

One Sunny Sunday with Joyyo

My cats, like any other cats, like to doze off under the sun. However there’s this spot in the front ‘yard’ (it’s so tiny it doesn’t feel like a yard) that Joyyo likes most. He likes to doze off there more so than his siblings. But of course every now and then they would join him for a grooming fest. One of my friend likes Joyyo so much that she nicknamed him Prince Joyyo. Well, he does love his camera…

Nothing beats dozing of on those stones. Ika calls that my cats’ stone massage therapy pot. Β They really like it. I have amassed quite a number of Joyyo on the stone pot in various sleep poses. These were taken last Sunday, so it is only appropriate to present this for Sunday viewing Β πŸ˜€

His solitude is broken. His siblings want some hot stone therapy too. Β The top cat is Lila, the little one we often called Joyyo 2.0 due to his remarkable similarity to his older bro.

Well now the whole gang is here minus Bella, their mother. All 4 are siblings. They have the same mom, though only God knows who their father is πŸ˜‰

Even the sunniest Sunday must end. Must be tiring to look cute all the time. Have a good sleep Joyyo and Lilla πŸ™‚ How’s your Sunday?

Lila the Beautiful

Kakak & Lila, BFF

This is kakak’s cat, Lila the beautiful. Yes I am biased. I think my cat(s) are just the most wonderful thing after sliced bread. I do realise that some people don’t like cats. Some are even scared of them so much so that they can’t bear looking at pictures of cat.I can understand it. I don’t like all animals, just cats. I don’t fancy snakes, I would be scared too to see a close up of a snake’s head.

However, as a fellow pet owner I do realise people love their pets very much. My position is that of,”If you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all!” Back when I still don’t like dogs (I think some dogs are cute now) I’d just smile and nod when the owner start bragging about their dogs. But I guess that’s a little too much to ask of someone who’s scared of all animals.

At first I was annoyed. I get that this person don’t like cats, but to actually said that Lila is scary looking right to me, well that’s just a little too much to hear. But you know, now I feel sorry for the person. Pets bring so much joy to the owner, something he’ll never experienced, not as long as he still has his phobia. So I’ll just refrain. I won’t let it get to me. I know Lila is beautiful, people who like cats thinks she’s beautiful, why should I care about what some cat-phobia person thinks?

Lovely Lila

Joyyo si Ogo

Mama Bella dan Stella

Waktu Bella lahiran, 3 anak yang pertama dia lahirkan sendiri. Tapi karena melihat dia kok sepertinya masih rada gimana gitu, sepertinya masih ada anak lagi. Daku jadi bidan dadakan deh, ngelus2 perutnya trus kasih semangat supaya si Bella punya tenaga buat mendorong. Dan benar… keluarlah sebundelan kucing kecil yang diberi nama Stella.

Mungkin karena lahirannya aku bantu, jadi sama si Stella ini ada rasa sayang yang agak lebih dikit gitu. Dibanding sodara2nya, si Stella ini yang paling kalem tapi ‘ganas’. Klo udah bercokol mimi sama emaknya pasti nggak bisa diganggu gugat ama yang lain. Gak heran dia paling ndud dibanding sodara2nya, the Little Lempers.

Menjadi Stello

Seiring dengan membesarnya the little lempers, lama2 jelaslah klo si Stella itu…. Stello! Dah, ganti nama. Eh, pas babenya anak2 pulang haji, melihat si Stello matanya kayak pake topeng item gitu berkomentarlah, “Stello kok kayak Zorro ya?” Wah si kakak girang banget berubah lagilah namanya jadi Zorro.

Trus biasalah sama kakak kan dimanja-manja jadi ada nama kecilnya misal Bella jadi Bebel, so Zorro jadi Joyyo. Tapi si ade nggak mau kalah, emang kakak doang yang bisa ganti2 nama kucing? Menurut Ade, daripada Joyyo lebih bagus…. Jokko!!!

Zorro kemudian Jokko

Tapi sejak diganti jadi Jokko emang dia jadi lebih kolokan. Lari sana lari sini, ganggu Lila, ganggu Bella, sampai sekarang hobinya yang terbaru adalah… gigit kaki! Semua dah pernah jadi ‘korban’, kaki kakak, ade, babeh, aku… Jiaah… Selain gigit kaki, dia juga demen ngintil. Kek pagi ini aku diintilin kemana-mana sampai ke kamar mandi. Waktu mau ngaji aja masih itu kaki mau digigit-gigit.

Kucing cowok kali ya? Jadi jail bin konyol gitu. Emang si Joyyo ini menggemaskan sih, patut untuk di kremus. Mungkin juga karena sering dikremus ya jadi kolokan? Entahlah yang pasti kita semua sayaaang sama Joyyo si Ogo πŸ˜€ Β (kecuali babeh)

Joyyo si Ogo