In which I talk about cats but not food

I was reprimanded for not having enough cat pictures lately … sorry.

I’ve just been so busy! But then I realized I had a bunch of pictures on my iPhone I’d been saving to share with you, all of cats. In fact, there were so many I’m going to make them their own post. Rest assured that I plan to have a food post for you later tonight or tomorrow, though, so if you aren’t among the cat lovers out there, you can sign off now and come back tomorrow for the food!

I took this series of pictures of Brachtune on my phone shortly after Mark’s birthday, when I was enjoying a slice of his birthday cake for dessert one evening. Brachtune was dining with me:

Suddenly, she approaches:

When she thought I wasn’t looking, she had a little snoot of the cake to see if it smelled like tuna:

And finally attacks!

I eat a lot of meals looking at this view, by the way:

In other cat news, this is the cat I’m going to have one day very soon:

His name is Nakata. I love him.

And okay, I’m not sure how soon I’m really going to have him because I must come up with an elaborate, foolproof plan for stealing him from my friends Dale and Nona, to whom he doesn’t even actually belong. They are long-term cat sitting him and another cat for a military friend of theirs. And his name isn’t actually Nakata. But get this: I fell in love with him on sight the first time I met him and immediately re-named him Nakata (from Bogey), which has been on my list of possible cat names ever since I read Kafka on the Shore. I thought the name sounded neat for a cat, especially since it’s the name of a character who can communicate with cats. Cool, huh? And I instantly decided that The Cat Formerly Known As Bogey looked like a Nakata. What I didn’t know at the time I issued this new name is that Nakata is actually from Japan! Nona’s friend rescued him when she was stationed there. Nakata is Japanese, like his name! NAKATA SHALL ALSO BE MINE. I feel I have a special bond with Nakata. He comes over to me and lies his tiny little head (actually, it’s quite large; he’s a substantially sized kitty) on my lap every time I am there! My heart, it melts.

This is the cat that really belongs to Dale and Nona, Pot Pie. She’s also super cute and I love her, but I’m not planning to steal her.

Finally, this picture is a year and a half old, but I mentioned in one of my recent San Francisco posts that I go looking for and chase around random and stray cats when I’m traveling because I really miss having a cat around to pet, and it reminded me of this cat I found at the beach last summer, lounging on a Harley. I really want to know if the bike belongs to the cat’s human:

There was also the time in New Orleans when Pig found a Siamese in a bookstore (you have no idea how much I love bookstores that have cats, by the way). Ended badly for Pig:

(You’d think I’d get kicked out of bookstores more often than I do…)

Finally, when I searched my galleries for those older pictures, I came across this picture, which made me mist up a bit:

I miss my handsome orange boy.

Right, well, time to hit Wegmans, make dinner, and make a post that’s actually about eating food, not terrorizing or stealing cats.


  1. Josiane Said,

    November 17, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

    I love the face Brachtune makes on the pic of her behind your book – she’s staring so intently! Nakata is so cute! I really have no problem understanding that you’d want to steal him.

  2. Michelle Said,

    November 17, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

    Kafka on the Shore was a great book. Have you read the Wind Up Bird Chronicle or Sputnik Sweetheart?

  3. Jes Said,

    November 17, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

    When I own my bookstore/bakery I’ll definitely let the Siamese loose in it. They’d be in heaven, and then try to eat all the baked goods. The Brach cake attack picture is perfect!

  4. renae Said,

    November 18, 2009 @ 12:13 am

    Josiane: I think she’s plotting her attack on my cake!

    Michelle: I’ve read Wind Up Bird Chronicle but not Sputnik Sweetheart. I’ll get to it, though. I like Murakami’s stuff.

    Jes: Can I work in your bookstore/bakery? I think that’s the perfect job for me.

  5. Kylie Said,

    November 18, 2009 @ 3:46 am

    You should get business cards made up:

    Renae Myers.
    Cat stalker.

  6. Melisser Said,

    November 18, 2009 @ 4:30 am

    Ooh, hooray for cats! Who needs food when you have furry purries?!

  7. Mandee Said,

    November 18, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

    I love posts on cats with lots of pics! All of them are gorgeous and mine like to steal food when they think I’m not looking as well.

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