- CPotD #672: Pileup
It’s winter, as discussed. It’s therefore colder, as should be obvious to anyone who believes in science, evidence, their senses, etc. And since we don’t run the heater much, the poor bedraggled felines are left to their own devices to scavenge warmth wherever they can.
On the weekends, I continue to get up at 6AM every day. Years and years of getting up at 4AM has made “sleeping in” until 6 feel like a luxury anyway, and I’m a big believer of keeping a routine whether it’s a “work day” (haha) or “off day.”
Heather disagrees with everything I’ve written above, and will gleefully sleep in until either A) the dog punches her awake to get his breakfast, B) her bladder threatens to ruin the mattress that she loves more than sleep, or C) I come tell her the weekend is over and it’s now Monday and she needs to go to work.
When she’s asleep solo in the bed, this is what I find, every single time.
Not pictured: The dog, who was asleep where my feet would go on the other side of the bed. I got all of them glaring at me for daring to interrupt Aurora Rose’s wondrous slumber, so I nanced right off back into the office and entertained myself while they all got their beauty sleep.
Gotta say, it works though.
Some Critter Pic of the Day History:
Just shy of 20 years ago, I adopted a fuzzy little Siamese kitten. The internet was new. The community Heather and I had first crossed paths in was slowly fading away. A number of users made their own little forums in the wild west of the digital age, and I was no exception.
Everyone had their own angle, but no one had what I had: a fuzzy kitten and a digital camera. I shamelessly used both to keep people coming to my board, as my online circle of friends was largely female and totally enamored with the fuzzy kitten. Heather, who also had a digital camera, gleefully documented her cats to share with me and the world, as well.
The original Citadel is long gone, but its spirit lives on here. In 2019, we adopted a new fuzzy kitten. We have digital cameras, and we have a website. We revived the Kitten Pic of the Day, vowing to post once a day for a year. After the year was up, Heather wanted to keep going, so she morphed it to the Critter Pic of the Day and included our other pets.
Now… dive in!
The CPotD archive is going to grow a lot as the days turn to weeks, the weeks turn to months, the months turn to years, and the years turn to decades, so I’ve added jump menus to help you skip from year to year and month to month. In time, this will be a haven of kittens, cats, puppies, dogs, fish, and god knows what else for you to shelter in as you take a brief refuge from the outside world.
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Last 30 Critter Posts:
- CPotD #672: Pileup (12/21/2021) - Since we don't run the heater much, the poor bedraggled felines are left to their own devices to scavenge warmth wherever they can.
- CPotD #671: Chestnuts (12/20/2021) - I've mentioned before that I'm a semi-retired nuclear furnace. I run hot all the time. It's the reason the cats love me (Heather included).
- CPotD #670: Dapper Dog (12/19/2021) - One of the effects of Oscar's Cardboard Warrior antics is that we end up with small bits and pieces of detritus all over the house.
- CPotD #669: Cardwarrior (12/18/2021) - Oscar is a sweet, affectionate, loving, needy, toasty, squeaky little ball of snot and fur. He's also dumb as hell
- CPotD #668: WTF Friday (12/17/2021) - Even though I'm no longer a worthwhile American and A Very Bad Person, it's still hard coded into my lizard-brain to be happier on Fridays.
- CPotD #667: Cat vs. Faux News (12/16/2021) - Cats are consummate liars. They lie about absolutely everything. They also hate anything and anyone who also lie, especially Faux News.
- CPotD #666: The Prince of Darkness (12/15/2021) - Today, we render unto Him that which is due and bequeath his blessing upon our shaggy mortal flesh, for his smile shall end this world.
- CPotD #665: Hold Me. (12/13/2021) - Now that winter is here, it's cooler. Since we live near the coast, the temperatures are very mild, so we don't have to run the heater a lot.
- CPotD #664: Tree Helper, Pt II (12/12/2021) - Nutter thought he pulled a fast one, sucking on The Tree's branches and stopping before I took a picture. Luckily, I always take several.
- CPotD #663: Catspiracy (12/11/2021) - I think I'm a victim of a vast, criminal conspiracy. The cats are all determined to make me sleep my life away, just like they do.
- CPotD #662: Beard Blanket (12/10/2021) - For whatever reason, Stanley really loves my beard. Since I became a wizard, he loves it even more, because now he can really burrow into it.
- CPotD #661: Tree Helper, Pt. I (12/9/2021) - Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we all know what that means: The Tree is coming out. When the tree appears, Nutter is here for it.
- CPotD #660: Tiny Hat (12/8/2021) - After a year best be described as "OH JESUS GO AAH WTF OUCH OH GOD WHAT THE F..", we've hit the holidays. That means tiny hats on big dogs.
- CPotD #659: Bed Demon (12/7/2021) - While we were on shitpost sabbatical, we flopped around the house in undignified positions. By "we," I mean "me," as someone else was at work.
- CPotD #658: Break Time is OVER. (12/6/2021) - We took a 2 week break, but now we're back. Large and in charge? Joke go brr? Whatever, we're back. Revel in new cute pics!
- CPotD #657: Morning Sentries (11/21/2021) - Stanley and Oscar share sentry duty for the house after we leave for work in the morning. Brian often returns to find them at their post.
- CPotD #656: Double-Teamed (11/20/2021) - Oscar and Udo really dislike that I work in an office now, so they've started collaborating on Morning Delay Mode. It's super effective.
- CPotD #655: Weight Room Sunning (11/19/2021) - Nutterbutter likes our weight room. He enjoys the quiet and the excellent array of sunbeams that move across the room during the day.
- CPotD #654: Snoring Companion (11/18/2021) - Oscar keeps Brian company during the day. He prefers to be more paws on, but he often steals my chair instead for a good snore session.
- CPotD #653: Beard Love (11/17/2021) - Stanley loves Brian. He also loves Brian's beard and likes to sleep with his face buried in it when I'm not looking. He's an affection ninja.
- CPotD #652: A Rare Snug (11/16/2021) - Udo was so tired the other night he actually went to sleep in his bed. Normally, he just uses it as a pillow and flops across the cat toys.
- CPotD #651: Reclaimed (11/15/2021) - Nutterbutter reclaimed my lap as soon as we got back last week. He continues to hold his claim against Oscar, who thinks that is some bull.
- CPotD #650: Forgiven (11/14/2021) - Being a super affectionate little cat, Oscar hates it when we leave. Being a cat in general, he has to punish us every time we take a trip.
- CPotD #649: Hidden Critters (11/13/2021) - We spent a lot of time moving about our campsite chasing sunbeams and enjoying the views. Many puffed up birds haunted the trees above us
- CPotD #648: Sun Bear (11/12/2021) - Udo enjoyed our second mountain trip very much. It was cold enough that he could enjoy some sunbeams without getting too hot.
- CPotD #647: Mountain Blep (11/11/2021) - We went camping this last weekend to experience the autumn weather in the mountains. Udo loved it, as can be seen by this perfect blep.
- CPotD #646: Keeeeesss Meeeee (11/10/2021) - Stanley loves Brian. He loves him more than cheese or chicken, and that's why he gives lots of kisses. He delivers said kisses with velocity.
- CPotD #645: Grump Ears (11/9/2021) - Nutterbutter likes his favorite spot on the couch, so he supervised us distrustfully when we switched out TVs. He prefers his turf as-is.
- CPotD #644: Hold (11/8/2021) - Oscar spends a lot of time on us, either being held or assuming his famous Dead Shrimp pose. When on Brian, he especially loves to face plant.
- CPotD #643: Halloweek Part 7 (11/7/2021) - We enjoyed our first spooky season in our new home and look forward to many more. The whole family enjoyed this year's Halloweek.
To see even more cute, use the links below to see full archives for each year.