Quotes from Craig, Volume 1: Maximus the Cat

Note: due to bandwith limits on my blog, the contents of this post have been edited. Instead of screen shots of the hilarious email exchanges, I now can only post the words they contained. I’ve also had to reduce image size. Sorry!

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, one of the most exciting things to receive is a care package or handwritten letter. It is also a joy to receive email updates from family and friends.

One of my current most enjoyable things is receiving emails from my father. For those who have heard me talk about him and for those who have been lucky enough to meet him – I think he’s pretty funny.

So, in this spirit, I am starting an occasional series of blog posts called “Quotes from Craig.” This first edition is devoted to emails he has recently sent me about my cat, Maximus (aka Max). Max currently lives with his ‘grandparents,’ aka my mom and dad. Therefore, he is often the subject of my email updates.

One important note: I sometimes call Max “boo boo.”

Enjoy :)

P.S. Dad – I know I didn’t technically  ask your permission to post this, but I was worried you’d say no. I love youuuuu.


Max and Christmas

Heathen Kitty, and the Wrapping Paper Chronicles, Part 1

Email title: Heathen Kitty

Date: December 16, 2013

From: Dad

“I just saw your little Boo put his paw into the manger scene under the tree to help re-arrange the wise men and Jesus, heathen kitty!



Email Title: Gift Wrapping

From: Dad

Date: December 20, 2013


Mom is wrapping gifts in the living room. Max is laying on his back with a roll of wrapping paper between the front and back legs, having fun with it.”


Max Gets Decked Out for the Holiday Season

max with antlers


Max and Wrapping Paper Chronicles, Part 2

Wrapping Paper



Max Gets Productive

Email Date: December 17, 2013

Email Title: Rodent

From: Dad


Just took care of a rather large mole/vole Max had cornered in the basement. I couldn’t find him upstairs, when I hear a squealing from the basement, Max had him by the sump pump.

Good kitty!!



Max and His Daily Routines

A Day in the Life of Max


Sleepy cat

Skype kitty

Naughty Kitty

Kitty Time Out

My dad’s reaction after finding out one of my aunts made fun of him, for talking about Max too much (named blacked out to protect the guilty)

Email Date: November 19, 2013

From: Dad


I can’t believe how Aunt XXX threw me under the bus. Max and I are buds. WTF.


My response:


Did you just use the term “WTF”???”

Dad’s response:

“Yes I did.”


And Dad has the final word….

Cat butt comparison


Happy to take any comments!
  1. That is great…I think you are on to something….need to write a book with all these in them….I can just hear your Dad in these messages…..Ho-Ho-Ho…..
    Wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS….Papa “K’….Mama ‘K”….

  2. I hope all is well Ashley. But I just have to say “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU” for this wonderful blog.

  3. Danimal says:

    This is a fun bog! Hope you are having a great time!