these colors & that cat 💕

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Kiki is our sometimes sweet\sometimes salty, cranky old lady cat. We adopted her three years ago when she was 8, and it took over a year for her to find her purr. She had a rough life before us, and has a chipped fang to prove how hard knock she was. She tucks in, fetches on her own terms, drives a homemade cat bus and is obsessed with bags. Lovingly known as the dark bite, baby kaiju or baby Godzilla, she’s oversized, on a restricted holistic diet (so she’s always a little hangry), lumpy, full of tortitude and mostly black (but for a few cream blotches, pink toe beans and in the right light some cinnamon patches). She lurks in the shadows and dark corners because she is the house sentry ..and because she has an eye condition that keeps her pupils always dilated, so in addition to always being big eyes adorable, she sometimes completely loses her mind thinking she sees things (which is also kinda aborable 💕).


“you are not a bad cat.
You are not a good cat.
You are good and bad.
And bad and good.
You are a mixed-up cat.
What you need is a good home.
Then you will be good.’ ”
― Esther AverillThe Fire Cat

fall like blueberries & peaches

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The leaves changed quickly and are all but gone now, I wish I could’ve enjoyed the colors for just a little longer. I love how grown up the little nineteen hundred house looks against the fall shades, the dark and gloomy days suit both it and me 💕

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There will be black shutters at some point, we would love for them to be real hung working shutters and could probably pull it off upstairs because it still has the original solid wood windows and storms, but doubt how useable they would be with the modern full length screens downstairs, I would have to open and shut them from the outside (ugh..haha) and knowing how lazy I am, it would be a zero light dungeon house 98% of the time. (also why only update ½ of the windows?)

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The old house in breakfast form.

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