by Janet Blue on November 10, 2015

Surprise, surprise! The dynamic duo of tuxie Mauricio and tortie Astrid are together again. They are in THE BOWL. This has become the preferred napping spot for several of the pusses. But this is a first…a bowl for two! Mauricio doesn’t really fit in the bowl by himself. But that didn’t stop his shadow from shoving in with him. And it didn’t stop him from giving her a bath.


Mauricio and Astrid share the antique dough bowl "bed"

Mauricio bathes Astrid as they crowd together in the antique dough bowl.


The bowl competition is liable to get heated as the colder weather sets in and none of the gang want to spend time on the catio. Their dad suggested we may need to start checking antique shows and shops for more wooden dough bowls. He doesn’t have to twist my arm. One of my favorite places to shop is Black Dog Salvage. If you get the DIY network (we don’t), you may have seen this place on the program Salvage Dawgs. They are located close enough for us to walk, and I don’t need truck to get bowls home!

I know even if we get extra bowls, Astrid will always seek out Mauricio. So, at most, we’ll only need six more bowls and someplace to put them all!

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Jay December 1, 2015 at 12:23 am

I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
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Marty the Manx November 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

That is too cute!

The Island Cats November 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

The mom has a couple of wood bowls but we’ve yet to lay in them. We need to try them out.
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Ellen Pilch November 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Very sweet 🙂

Lola and Lexy November 10, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Mommy is thinking that if she buys a bowl that she’ll find me and Lexy sleeping together in it. (Don’t tell her that she won’t).
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Flynn November 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

They look so sweet in the bowl together.
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Canadian Cats November 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Nau and Astrid, you two are the envy of every cold kitty. hehe

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BeadedTail November 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm

We can’t see the bowl which means, yep, you need a bigger one! You both are super sweet hanging out together!
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Deziz World November 10, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Aaaaaaaw They look so cute and adowable togevver. Weez never saw wooden bwead bowls afur. Maybe mommy needs to get one of those. Good luck.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Dura Zaman November 10, 2015 at 1:47 pm

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Austin Towers November 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I’m bowled over by this!! 😉 MOL So very cute those two! xx
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Kitty Cat Chronicles November 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

An adorable pair! Though Sampy is a little bit jealous… he wants to be sharing a bowl cuddle with Astrid! One day it will happen, he says!!! Until then, he sends her 20439587204398657203478 kisses and a hug for every bowl in the world. We all send love and hugs!

Athena and Marie November 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

Sweet 🙂

Purrs xx
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Brian Frum November 10, 2015 at 10:41 am

You two are pretty good at bowling!

Charles Huss November 10, 2015 at 6:52 am

That is so cute.
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Sammy November 10, 2015 at 6:43 am

A bowl full of Mau and Astrid…… that’s a great “two for one” ! I see more bowls in your future…………..

Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
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Sometimes Cats Herd You November 10, 2015 at 6:04 am

Mauricio and Astrid, if you keep this up, there are going to be rumors that you two have a “thing”! Are you practicing for the chilly season ahead?
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LadyBird & Toby November 10, 2015 at 3:48 am

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When the Cat is Away November 10, 2015 at 3:24 am

Sounds like you should do some construction work. A winter catio would solve the problem!
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Lone Star Cats November 10, 2015 at 2:41 am

Luv seein Mauricio – he reminds us of our Maurice.

The Swiss Cats November 10, 2015 at 2:36 am

Very sweet photo ! Purrs
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Summer November 10, 2015 at 1:54 am

Don’t those two look cozy!
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prancer pie November 10, 2015 at 12:24 am

What bowl? We didn’t see any bowl.
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