I’m usually all about the food–check out the hundreds of recipes in my Recipe Index–but I received so many requests for photos of Loki that I couldn’t say no. I think a few of you are almost as obsessed with Loki as I am!
Loki is an indoor cat who is determined to be outside. And he’s fast. Any time one of us has to go in or out, someone has to hold onto Loki to make sure he doesn’t make a break for it. We’ve begun letting him have supervised time out in the fenced back yard because he obviously enjoys it to much, but we have to watch him closely because he can run straight up the fence. And this is who is the other side:
This may be a perfectly nice dog, but he sounds ferocious, growling and barking whenever he hears us outside. And Loki, who in other ways is a very intelligent cat, is curious and shows no fear of him. Twice I’ve had to run and grab him as he reached the top of the fence, fearing that if I didn’t get him, the dog would.
Fortunately, Loki spends most of his outdoor time playing in the azalea bushes:
…racing straight up trees:
…exploring my untended vegetable garden (full of weeds, brussels sprouts, kale, oregano, and more weeds):
…keeping the garden warm:
…and stalking his friend Leo, who most of the time would rather not be bothered:
On this particular day, we had a surprise visit from a curious neighborhood cat, whose tag declared him to be Milo:
Meanwhile, our blind dog Jazzy enjoyed the sun:
And Loki went looking for more adventures:
If you want to see more of Loki, here’s an archive of all the posts he’s appeared in (including two videos).
Thanks for letting me share my Loki obsession!
AmyMay 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm
My family has 3 wonderful cats, they all came from animal shelters. We love them so much, they are really the lights of our lives.
Obviously many vegans are animal lovers, and vice versa…I could never eat a cat, dog, horse, cow, goat, pig, etc.
LaurynJune 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Oh my goodness, Loki is so cute! I love that he has an adventurous outdoorsy side. He must be in heaven when he gets to explore the backyard.
Ceil HookJuly 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Awww….I came for recipes (which are wonderful, BTW) and found Loki! Thanks for sharing.
LauraJuly 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm
Oh my! Loki is such a handsome kitty! Does he have some Siamese or Abyssinian in him? I’m so glad that is is part of your family, and I really enjoyed looking at all of the fur babies. 🙂 I’ve been away, but glad to be back at your blog and enjoy your wonderful recipes again. 🙂
AnnaAugust 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm
Hi Susan. I consider my self dog lover. All my live I always have dogs and never really care for cats but ……looking at your pictures and reading your story I found my self thinking about adopting a cat. So maybe next time I will send you picture of some beautiful “kotek”. This is a cat in my language . Thank you for sharing.
STEPHANIESeptember 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm
HI SUSAN, 🙂 I LIKE YOUR CAT LOKI HE,S CUTE WHEN HE WAS A KITTEN HE WAS SO CUTE, 🙂 AND HE,S STILL IS! 🙂 IT,S ME AGAIN STEPHANIE, 🙂 AND I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT MY BIRTHDAY IS OCTOBER 27, MY MOM WILL BE MAKING CUPCAKES THE ONES AT MINIMALIST BAKER.COM, IT LOOKS GOOD, 🙂 I HAVE 2 CATS THEY ARE INDOORS THAT,S A GOOD THING, 🙂 THEY PLAY EVERYDAY IN THE MORNING, AND THEY LOOK OUTSIDE THE WINDOW, 🙂 WRITE TO YOU SOON TAKE CARE, 🙂
RebeccaFebruary 19, 2015 at 11:52 am
What a gorgeous cat and being crazy about Loki/Tom Hiddleston…I LOVE the name.
Beth GarringtonJanuary 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm
Could you possibly share what you ended up doing in the yard? There are several options for cat fencing but I think I am going to go with https://www.purrfectfence.com/ after doing quite a bit of research. Also, they were the only company that actually picked up the phone when I called.
Your feedback is appreciated!
Susan VoisinJanuary 17, 2019 at 5:03 pm
After he got out and disappeared for almost a week, we decided to keep him in the house.