Annie Bean was the cat that everyone liked, even if they typically didn’t like cats. And when I say everyone, I mean that fairly literally. Many people close to me passed through Annie’s life at one point or another, making note of any number of various traits: her laid back demeanor, her pleasantly plump figure, or her sassy self-assuredness, juxtaposed with her surprisingly social and tolerant approach to strangers. The fact that Annie was so known, liked, and even loved has made her memory that much stronger and the comfort that much greater in her untimely passing.
Making me smile this morning…
Yesterday, I introduced Annie to the Pacific Ocean. She was decidedly unimpressed (and highly resistant to selfies.) But, my baby has seen both the Atlantic and the Pacific. How many kitties can say that?
I am keeping my Bean worldly!
Of course I already paid a visit to Essence, the nail salon that I discovered during my bike excursion around the town of Uruma.
Since I already had my toes did, I decided to give my fingernails a shot (even though I traditionally avoid manicures due to their depressingly short life-span.) I’m curious to see how long I make it before the first chip!
We are all moved into the new apartment, and Miss Bean (& Co.) couldn’t be happier!
Seriously, it is so wonderful to have all our stuff again, since we have been living out of suitcases for 2 months. I’m especially excited to have gone to the grocery store. Chuck and I are both feeling the benefits of balanced, home-cooked meals again.
People keep asking for photos of the new crib, but honestly, there isn’t much to see – it’s just plain military housing. Now that it’s come together with furniture and such, it’s looking better, but I kinda want to get some Japanese pieces to make it a little more ‘Murica-Asia-Fusion!!
…But there is plenty of time for all that, of course 🙂 In the meantime, I am grateful for the plentiful space, the mini-balcony, and the 5th floor city view! This is home, and I have already learned to love it.
Someone enjoyed a #lazy afternoon nap in this glorious #sunshine #sleepy #kitty #cat #yawn
My gorgeous lil’ Snow Bean!!
My poor little Sugar had a rough day today. One of the necessary procedures for getting her into Japan is a FAVN test, which requires a large sample of blood drawn directly from the jugular. They wisely left me in a different room so they could tie her down and draw the blood without upsetting me, but I could still hear her cry 😦
She ultimately got through it ok, but I am grateful she still loves me now that it’s all said and done! #traumatizedkitty #traumatizedmama #cat
Annie loves dressing up as an elf. Duh! #cat #costume #elf #christmas