What’s this blog about?
Two crazy cats that are always getting into strange and hilarious situations!
I share fun stories about my pets, tips for pet owners, and a few pet products (only those I truly think make life better). Sometimes I share animal causes that are dear to me, as well.
Rascal and Rocco are brothers.
My little family adopted them from PetSmart Adoptions when they were both three years old. We went in to find a kitten, one kitten, but the kittens all hid under the cages away from my two small kids and my hubby and I. These two, who have no shame, sprawled their fat (they were exceedingly fat!), furry selves across the floor and begged for their bellies to be rubbed. Who ever heard of a cat who wants a belly rub from a stranger! Not to mention toddler and preschool aged strangers! Weird? They must be ours.
Of course we obliged and were rewarded with much purring. And they’re SO soft! Well.., when clean. We’ve since found that Rascal seems to think he’s a dog and rolls in the dirt, the street, anything. He’s rarely white and clean, like on that first day, more of a greyish color now. Rocco prefers to beautify himself most of the day.
When we heard about their past, we just had to give them a home! Full story of their past is documented in the book
Bonus; there was little risk they would be harmed when our kids squeezed the daylight out of them tried to carry them. They were too fat and heavy for the kids to even attempt it!
|Rascal and Rocco, trying to fit on one chair under the table
It didn’t take long for them to get comfortable, pretend they were tough guys and try to run the neighborhood, which is fun to watch! Together they gang up and torment the locals.
It didn’t take long for us to discover they were strange, far from graceful, ate weird things, slept in weird places, the list goes on. None of the stereo-typical things you generally associate with felines. Except that they are extremely curious, especially Rascal (hence the name).
You can learn even more about each of them on my Meet the Boys page.
But, enough about them, who am I?
The recorder of these shenanigans is L. E. Mastilock.
I’m a published author and artist. Learn all about me and find my other writings, poems, and art over at lemastilock.com.
Max joined our family a couple years later and made a place for himself here on the blog, too.
I swear that all pics of these animals are mine and none are staged. They are all candid shots, where I
found them. I never place them anywhere or try to get them to do certain things; as if they would let me!
As mentioned above, Dash, a beautiful Shar Pei-Australian Shephard Mix who looks exactly like Scoobydoo joined us. As have a few other cats. They’ll most likely make appearances here on the blog soon. They’re already showing off on Facebook and Twitter.
Rascal crossed the bridge in 2020, just before the pandemic. I never announced it and stopped blogging for a long time as it was all too much. I honor him now by keeping him alive on this blog and speaking of him as if he’s still right here with us. I have enough pictures and stories that haven’t been shared yet to continue for years.
Max crossed the bridge in 2023. He lived to be at least 15 and had a wonderful time in the country while he was here. Our hearts still long for him.