A Year of Kitty at John Mackey's Blog

February 17, 2005

A Year of Kitty

Okay, this entry may make some of you gag. It has nothing to do with music. It’s entirely about Loki, our cat, who turned 1 year old today.
Get ready for the sweetest blog entry you will ever see here. I give you “The Year of Loki.”

Who can forget the day that AEJ and I met Loki?

And Loki’s first (and still only) car ride?

Sometimes Loki likes to just check out what I’m working on…

Other times, he wants to actively “help.” He’s quite helpy.

But after a few minutes of intense composition, Loki needs a nap.

Loki used to be awfully tiny. Can you find him in this picture? (The stunning blonde is none other than AEJ.)

In fact, he used to fit on top of his scratching post.

Now, though, he barely fits in this bucket.

Sure, he may look sweet one minute…

… but watch out….

… especially if you’re a mouse. Who can forget Loki’s first mouse friend? (It’s a true New York apartment, in case there was any doubt.)

And Loki’s first day outside? (I have no idea who that little girl is, but she took quite a liking to Loki.)

Then there was Loki’s first Christmas — and his introduction to Robosapien. The two never really did hit it off.

Sometimes Loki likes to go up high.

Other times, he likes to sit in boxes. Yahtzee, anyone? Loki prefers the Harley Davidson edition.

After a hard day of sleeping and attacking our feet, sometimes Loki likes lounging on AEJ’s lap. Apparently he’s never seen how cats are supposed to sit.

We love little Loki. He weighed 1 pound when we got him, and now he weighs 10. As AEJ likes to say, “we grew him!” Happy birthday, Mr. Kitty!

(I promise that normal blog entries will resume tomorrow, for those of you with no soul.)


11 Comments to “A Year of Kitty”  

  1. At 7:47 pm on March 23, 2005
    Justin Says:

    Hey there. I was just researching your piece Redline Tango since we are getting ready to play it (Bowling Green)! In fact, we just read it today. Anyway I wanted to let you know that A. the tango is GREAT!! and B. your cat is verrrrrrrrrry cute. Thats all and thanks!

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  3. At 4:47 pm on October 12, 2009
    laser etching Says:

    Loki is about as cute as they come.

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  5. At 6:52 pm on December 16, 2009
    Janet Says:

    what is he?

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  7. At 3:25 pm on April 10, 2010
    Kelsey Says:

    Loki is the most darling boy I have ever seen. He rivals my girl Sugar and that’s saying something. I wish I’d chronicled her growing up as you have Loki’s. This is really a sweet entry. 🙂

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  9. At 1:44 am on August 5, 2010
    Judy (Laura's sister) Says:

    Enchanting!!! Now I feel more normal having taken 743 iPhone pictures of my barn kitties!!!

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  11. At 5:51 pm on September 27, 2010
    Logan Rutledge Says:

    So…this could totally be a children’s book.

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  13. At 1:28 am on October 21, 2010
    L Jensen (Leon band parent ) Says:

    I attended a great concert tonight and heard “Asphalt Cocktail” What a wonderful composition. I hope Loki enjoys his 3 new friends. I think of them as hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil. I hope Loki has not outgrown a love of mice. Thanks for making my evening so enjoyably music filled.

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  15. At 8:34 am on December 21, 2010
    Deborah Moritz Says:

    Cute year-in-review

    Heard you music for the first time on Saturday at Merit school in Chicago. Fell in love with it.
    Thanks for writing it!

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  17. At 2:52 am on January 1, 2011
    Chad Clayton Says:

    I love these pictures! I used to have a Siamese named Angel and she was WONDERFUL! Loki looks like he is a very typical Siamese – up high and feisty! Now, does he talk all the time is the question??? 😀

    Thanks for sharing his antics and adventures – they brought back some wonderful memories!

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  19. At 10:26 pm on August 22, 2011
    pet memorial plaques Says:

    Loki is one beautiful and lucky cat!

    Thank for posting these photos.

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  21. At 7:09 am on February 19, 2012
    Liz Says:

    I may have just teared up at this.

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