Thank You For Being A Friend

Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant.

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.

Devon L. tells us that Harold (the orange one) and Maverick (the silver one) were from two different litters from two different shelters two hours apart, but still grew up best friends. Lyrics by Andrew Gold.


  1. Silver and gold – what a beautiful combination!

  2. Now you’re making me think of the song we sang in Brownies:

    Make new friends
    But keep the old
    One is silver
    And the other gold

  3. I’m singing it with you, Noelegy! We used to sing it in rounds.

    Ready, set, go: “Make new friends…”

  4. Mary (the first) says:

    “But keep the ooollldddd…” (in bass)

  5. Got any cookies? I like Samoas. And Thin Mints. And Do-di-Dos.

  6. Fird Birfle says:

    It SEEMS that you “like” COOKIES, Th :)

    Shifty eyes

  7. Wow, I haven’t thought of that song in years!

  8. Oh, sweet kitty luv! I’m so glad these buddies found each other. And WOW at Maverick’s eyes!

  9. loribelle says:

    His eyes match his buddy!

  10. they do! but all i can focus on is– did someone paint the toenails when they were babies?

  11. Pretty sure those are soft paws… little caps that go over kitty nails to prevent scratchingks.

  12. It makes me think of a different song: “So happy together . . . .!

    Pardon me if I’m being sappy. I just read the story about the horse rescued from the mud in Australia, and now I’m all weepy.

  13. Just seeing the two kitties snorgling is making me weepy. Might as well make it a full-blown waterfall…off to find the horse rescued in Australia!

  14. Both stories made me weepy too… and I just read another article about the baby piglets being mothered by the bulldog in Germany… sniff sniff

  15. So now I have to go google that story up. Thanks a lot… :)

  16. awwwww.

  17. Are those typos on purpose? “You’re” not “your” and “threw” not “through.” Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing some sort of joke.

  18. It’s “threw a party. “

  19. Mary (the first) says:

    It’s also “you’re a pal” but who’s counting??

  20. English majors, and nitpickers like me…

  21. Crazy Pants says:

    Thank you nitpickers and English majors! I think I fixed it. Hopefully your brains will now be able to concentrate on how stinkin’ cute these two are together.

  22. SO much better! Thank you!

    Oh look! Kittens!

  23. Mary (the first) says:

    High 5 to Crazy Pants for taking the nitpicking so graciously! And yes, my brain is happier now. My eyeballs/heart were already delighted at the cute!!

  24. As King Solomon says, there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

  25. victoreia says:



    That’s it; I’m done for the day.

  26. Ayeesha says:

    Now I have the Golden Girls song in my head. Dangit! However, the kittehs are adorabules.

  27. I love when cats love each other.

    (Tinee tabbee friends forever)

  28. Theresa says:

    I love to see mutual kitty snorgling. All my kitties have been in states of perpetual guerilla warfare.

  29. Ours have been at each other’s throats, too. I even bought Feliway plug-in pheromone thingies in the hopes of calming them down, but our boys are still beating each other up. Impervious to pheromones, apparently.

    These two little guys are obviously buds, and they look so good together. No pheromones required here, and I am jealous!

    The photo with Maverick really close to the camera on the left side reminds me of the scene-stealing squirrel, as if the photo was really meant to be of just Harold. Too cute!

  30. JLAmusings says:

    Awww… I’m on my 2nd set of TTFFs! They alternate between snuggles and guerilla warfare.

  31. victoreia says:

    Sounds like mine!

  32. guerillas at my house too.
    i think partly cause all are male
    and nobody will lick the others head & ears
    like females will.

  33. I don’t know… some of my males LOFF each other, much licking on each other…

  34. Lewis n' Clark says:

    a veritable buffet of pink toebeans in one pic

  35. Drat! I said something that landed me in the mod lounge. Anyone care to join me for a tasty beverage and some foie gras?

  36. Zingaroo says:

    It’s the foie gras that got you lounge’d. Folks around here tend to prefer their gooses unstuffed, methinks.

  37. Cute kitties! Makes me want to speak baby talk.

  38. That’s allowed here, go for it! [shifty eyes, looking for Sharpy]

  39. Hahaha. Good to know.

  40. Are those pink claw covers??

  41. Mary (the first) says:

    So in most of the photos, it looks like Maverick is just hangin’ out somewhere, and Harold attaches himself to Maverick’s back or something, in a “I love you, please let me love you, please?” kind of attitude. He’s always the outside of the “spoon”.

  42. In our house, the “outside spoon” is called the “jet pack”.

  43. I want to yell Matchink! at the grey’s golden eyes matching his friend. Especially in that last pic.

  44. i noticed that, too! very lovely.

  45. Too bad the orange one wasn’t named Goose. Still totally adorable, though.

  46. AWWWWWWWWWW. That is all.

  47. AWW :D I so want to snorgle Harold (the orange one) and Maverick (the silver one) :D

  48. Profe T says:

    I love them so much! Thanks for the pickup before I have to face teaching the imperfect and preterite…..ahhhhhh

  49. Of all the litties I’ve had in my life (and there has been a lot), I’ve never had one with orange eyes. They are very stricking aren’t they, almost overwhelming.

  50. JLAmusings says:

    I know! Mine have usually been in the green/gold variety. My present orange stripey man has copper eyes so he’s very color-coordinated. Very adorable (and very bad to balance out the cute)

  51. Same here – lots of rescue kitties have gone through my home, but no orange eyes… lots of yellows, greens, and a couple blues.

  52. Lauren in Georgia says:

    My half Siamese tuxedo has blue-green eyes. Sort of a soft teal color.

  53. This warms my heart. <3

  54. Christy says:

    SOOO precious! I see the kitty love!


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