Friday Cat Blogging – 14 September 2018

Look! The lovely people at Amazon delivered Hopper some brand new living quarters! Jolly decent of them, no? This picture was taken over the weekend, while the new boîte de chat was still in pristine shape, but I’m sad to report that it’s already showing signs of wear and tear. It’s almost as if some animal the size of, oh, I don’t know, a raccoon or a smallish dog, was chewing away on it. It’s sort of mysterious, no?

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