Friday Cat Blogging — 25 May 2012

Last week, when I mentioned that I lived with four orange cats, some folks were disappointed I didn’t post pictures of all four. If you were one of those people, today is your lucky day.

Here’s Pumpkin, who says it’s time to get off the computer:

And here are Butters and James, hanging out:

Here are Burns and James (right), who happen to be twins although Burns takes much better care of himself:

Now, you might be wondering whether they all decide to crowd on one person ever. The answer is yes, and this is what it looks like when the herd of Garfields is at full strength:

This is about sixty pounds of pure, uncut marmalade tabby.

Anyway, I’m going on vacation next week, so some of my other Mother Jones colleagues will be pitching in. I’d like to thank Kevin for giving me the opportunity to blog in his absence, and all of you guys for putting up with the lack of charts in the meantime.

Adam is now done filling in for Kevin while Kevin is on vacation.

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