Look! It's me (along with a slew of fabulous bloggers) in the February 2010 issue of Loftlife magazine in a story titled The Lovely Ladies of Cyberspace. I looooove Loftlife and was SO stoked to be asked to participate. :) (Pay no attention to the mohawk I was attempting in the photo - EEEKKKK)
After Phoebe's brother Joey was put down I was devastated, and wanted a new cat to distract me from thoughts of him dying in my arms. My boyfriend Jeff and I were at PetSmart one day and we saw this gorgeous black cat in their adoption centre. She reminded me so much of Persia (a cat Jeff and I had that passed away unexpectedly a couple years earlier). The Humane Society had named her Mimin. We went home and I could not stop thinking about her. We went back the next day and brought her home. That was June 2007. She sleeps in my legs every single night, circles me while rubbing against my legs every time I do dishes, and she has to sit or lay on something...ANYTHING (ie. piece of paper, placemat, my laptop, modem box - see last photo). She is my little princess, very thin and regal looking. If I thought she could deal, I'd make her wear a diamond studded collar. Being solid black, she is VERY difficult to photograph. The first photo below was taken a couple hours after bringing her home for the first time.
Those who follow my Flickr stream will remember the leather African chair a coworker gave me a few months ago. It is made of leather and wooden dowels and had a few issues - the stitching on part of the seat had come undone and the dowels needed to be glued so the chair didn't collapse. I took the leather piece from the seat to an upholsterer and for $20 she re-stitched it and last night my boyfriend glued the dowels all in place. I still need to buy some leather conditioner because it's VERY dry and I may oil the wood a bit. I'm quite pleased with it - it's MUCH better than the white painted rattan chair I had in it's place (since I'm going more for more of an ethnic/earthy/lodge look. As you'll see below, with the addition of a sheepskin rug it's already become a favourite hangout for the cats.