A set of little blue dishes sits in the front corner of one of my kitchen cabinets. There used to be six of them until I dropped one and broke it. Typical Beth Ann move. I got them at a cute little shop in Beaufort, SC when we we’re there the last time which seems like a hundred years ago now. It was actually only about a year and half ago. What a year and half it has been, right?
I use this set of dishes a lot. I mostly got them to use for dipping oil and herbs when we have crusty bread with dinner. They are the perfect size. Sometimes I use them for meal prep and fill them with freshly cut herbs or other items that I am using in a meal. They are a colorful way to organize my items for a meal.
But recently they have taken on a new role in the Chiles household. You see I have this cat. Kitten. You might have seen him once (or a hundred times) here on It’s Just Life or on Facebook or his Instagram account (@MaksimAntonChiles) .
Every since I brought him home Maksim has LOVED chicken. His first taste, other than cat food, was a nibble of a Zaxby’s Chicken Tender. He snarfed it down. Whenever we have chicken for dinner, which is often, he gets a bit. The designated serving dish has become one of these little blue dishes.
Did I ever tell you how great his hearing is? It is phenomenal. Seriously. This past week I had a little piece of leftover chicken in the fridge and as I got it out for lunch I thought I should get a little bit for Maksim for dinner. I want to the cupboard and got out the little blue dish.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, Maksim came running to the kitchen from the upstairs. He had been sound asleep in my office. But somehow he heard me get that tiny dish out of the cupboard, knew it meant chicken time, and came running. It is crazy. He didn’t smell anything because I hadn’t heated anything up yet.
I think he is a genius. I also think he is as ornery as can be but he makes life fun and interesting. I couldn’t let the week go by without a few Maksim pictures. Enjoy!
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Thank goodness we’ve had Maksim to keep us smiling! Thanks, Beth Ann
Aren’t you lucky you got Maksim when you did. He has helped you tgroughbthis tough time just as Dot has for us. Maksim is one smart cookie. He deserves to have his chicken on a special plate.
Our pets are amazing. Audrey can hear Corey’s car down the road and waits by the door to the garage for him until he walks through so she can be the first one to greet him when he gets home from work. 🙂
Love following along M’s adventures in your house! Nike is the same way though! Certain sounds have her come running regardless of where she is or how deep she is sleeping!
He is a little imp, isn’t he? But oh, so very handsome! He reminds me so much of a cat my parents had named Toby because he looks like him a lot. Toby used to make a beeline for the kitchen no matter where he was before in the house every time my Mom used the electric can opener.. He thought he was getting canned cat food every time – and was disappointed when he didn’t.
I love hearing about and seeing Maksim. He keeps us all happy. Love the little blue plates and see how they would be handle for so many things. I am sure Maksim favorite color is blue now.
Yup, one cute and genius kitty.
He is very smart …and rambunctious. He loves the top of our headboard but has taken to swiping at our heads in play so we are discouraging that. Put aluminum foil on it to deter him— he hopped up, tore a piece off and started to chew it. So much for that. Back to the spray bottle which works.
Such a cute long-haired cat!
Thanks. This cat (kitten) really has made my life a lot more fun during this pandemic!