RunnerPhotoChallengeNext week’s challenge: Flowers

Suddenly, everything is blooming and the world is beautiful again. 

 

 

This week’s challenge: Pets

This really has nothing to do with running, as do about 75% of my photo challenge themes. Oh well. If your pet isn’t a fat slob, get a picture of him/her running. Speaking of fat …

By now, you all have “met” my pet, Olive. She’s pretty talented, and a very useful pet …

Olive

Helping with laundry …

Olive

Schooling me on how to take a proper rest day …

Olive Olive It's always important to stretch

Reminding me of the importance of stretching …

Olive Olive

Showing me how to hide in little nooks …

Olive sorry you don't have front claws. no going outside for you.

Taking time to “enjoy the great outdoors”

Olive Olive Penguin Olive

Santa Olive Unicorn cat is not a fan of her #Halloween costume Cat in costume

Putting up with my shenanigans …

Olive Olive

Filling in as my assistant …

kitty

Keeping my butt warm …

nom nom nom

Helping with the dishes …

Feminist Cat

Being a fellow feminist …

Chicago Marathon confirmation Olive

Being my biggest fan …

Buddies

Teaching me how to make new friends …

Olive

Waiting patiently to make sure I get home safely …

Olive

Making sure the heating vents are working properly …

Madeline and Olive

And making nice with my niece .

I adopted Olive in August 2009, shortly after the Sailor became a sailor, and was living away from home for seven months. I actually adopted her from BFF Genevieve, who thinks she was born in the spring of 2007, making Olive about six years old. In case it’s not clear from the inappropriate number of pictures, I really like my cat. Probably too much. Maybe if I have kids someday, I’ll like them just as much, haha.

Show us your pets!!