My day usually starts out with a poached egg on whole wheat toast. I used to have some 'misses' with poaching but I have it down to a science now.
Here's how I do it and it is always perfect.
Bring water to a boil and add a 1/2 tsp of white vinegar
Take the pot off the burner and turn it down to medium
slide in the egg.
Return to the burner and don't take your eyes off it. The egg should cook at a nice pace.
This is where you put your toast on
By the time it is ready the egg is done. The whites are cooked and the centre is soft.
Place the egg on the buttered toast and add pepper (that's a must)
Best, simple breakfast ever.
Ruby enjoys the window seats
but her favorite place is at the front door on a chair. There she loves to watch the world go by.
Cheap, cheap,cheap. I don't buy many toys when I have such innovative cats around. The toy basket sits in the living-room ignored. They do love the Ess, though. It's getting a work-over.
I was upstairs on the computer last night and an email came in. I opened it to find that it was from the retired-guy asking me if I could let Cali in off the screened-in porch. Hmmmm....odd. Isn't he sitting on the couch downstairs? Isn't he just watching TV? Could he really be that lazy?
I went down stairs just in case he had broken both his legs somehow and found him lying on the couch with 3 cats lying on top of him asleep; Ed, Lily & Sierra. He didn't want to disturb them. Me....that doesn't matter so much. I gave him 'the look' but actually thought it was pretty funny.
It brings me back to one night, years ago, when I went out with the girls and was to return quite late. We had a cat named Patches (a Calico) who would bite everyone but me if they tried to move her from a comfy spot. I knew she loved to sleep on top of the retired-guy on the couch because I had to remove her plenty of times in the past. I warned him that if he fell asleep she would climb up there and then what would he do if he needed to get up? "You know she'll bite you. You are best to stay sitting while you watch tv." Yah, right!
I returned at midnight to find him and Patches asleep horizontally on the couch and my best pair of oven-mitts sitting next to his hand. He, undoubtedly prepared himself for that moment.
I'm sending you over to Knatolee's World http://knatolee.blogspot.ca/so she can show you how to make your cats' world much bigger and brighter. How lucky are these kitties to be able to enjoy the big outdoors and stay safe and sound all at the same time. Bravo Natalie. All cats should be so lucky.