Friday, September 30, 2011

PhotoHunt - Covered


Mom's providing the photos here which don't include us.     Of course we are COVERED in furs so any photo of us would do!

The first photo was taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden during the early spring a couple of years ago, when the crocuses were just coming up: this grassy area was covered in flowers!


The second photo comes from the humans' trip to Alaska when they took the White Pass Rail trip from Skagway:   the train went through a couple of tunnels which had wooden covered entryways, (and wooden bridges!) like this one:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tasty Toes and Tummy

I was trying to think of an idea for today's post, because we don't have any recent garden pictures, and there is nothing to report out there.     Then I read Brian's post about Tasty Tummy Thursday and it gave me an idea.    Here I am licking my toes and tummy clean in my corner hidey area.   I am still trying to work out what the flavor is.  Any suggestions for a flavor that goes well with my furs?     Mom would like coffee icecream, but I don't think I would like that too much.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

As Before, the Grass is Always Greener ........

This photo is actually from last year, but could easily have been taken yesterday.    I even go to the back door before I want to eat my breakfast and if Dad is willing, we go out for a while.    But the weather has been wet so much of the time, often he has to say no.     We are all tired of the rain.

Monday, September 26, 2011

An Award

Last week we were honored with the Noteworthy Archives award from Chancy and his fursblings whose blog is Chancy the Gardener.      Thank you very much, Chancy!!

In considering our friends blogs, two come to mind that have very rich archives.      The first is Sweet Praline's blog, whose Mom Paula is now helping Truffle blog at Sweet Purrfections.     Sweet Praline went to the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year, but Mom Paula has continued to post wonderful memory posts about Praline on her blog.   They are so great to read and remember Sweet Praline.

The second blog with archives that we really enjoy reading is the Poupounette's blog.     Their human #1 has been writing this blog since 2008.   Among our favorite archives are the stories about Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan before they went to the Rainbow Bridge.  But also we have loved all the posts about Tama Chan's kittens.   And now there are new stories about the young Gen-Chan and Vidock, the Percheron horse.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

They're Home

My humans went to Dad's XX%$@#!!th high school reunion this weekend so we were left in the care of a sitter, who was very nice to us.     But it is still good to have the humans home because we can manipulate them for deck time.    And extra meals.

Mom says she will try later to help us go round and read and comment on our friends' blogs.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Grass is Always Greener ..........

We love to go out on the deck, as most of you know.     We will cry to be let out, starting from breakfast time.    That is why this photo is so surprising.    It must have been close to dinner time.


We seldom get so close to each other without there being a chase and tussle.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This and That Thursday

It is raining here today.      Mom often gets very irritated with the rain/Dad when Dad leaves our comfy towels on the deck and then it rains.  They are so soggy and then usually have to be run  through the washer and dryer to make then dry and soft and cozy again.   Luckily this time Dad had brought them in.

Audrey has a new automatic feeder.   She had one at her former home, and it was helpful for dispensing small amounts of dry food to tide her over the 1 am, 3 am, 5 am etc hungries.       She now spends a lot more time lying near it, hoping for it to give its characteristic whir sound as the food turns into view.   When Simba first heard it, he sat bolt upright and his eyes were wide as saucers.   But he isn't too interested in it for food because he considers dry food the food of last resort.  Unless it is treats.

Now that the weather is just slightly cooler  we are showing more inclination towards blankies, beddies, etc.    Audrey even likes to have her pink princess blanket put over her when she is in her bed.   She really IS quite a Princess!   Simba lies ON TOP of Audrey's snuggie that her first Mom brought over Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Few Words Wednesday

Audrey:  I ate my breakfast.   Then Mom had left the door open to the bathroom where they put Simba's food so I ate his too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Purring for Tortie Admiral


Admiral Hestorb is my very best kitty friend.   As many of you know, she is in the kitty hospital right now.  We are pretty sure she will be all better and coming home in three days, but she hates being away from her Mom and home, and is probably feeling lonely and a bit scairt right now.     Please purr for her and her Mommy, who is also missing her fur baby a lot.      This is the Admiral yesterday in her carrier and she doesn't look very happy about things.

Our friend Mario has posted a wonderful post and also has set up a Pawcircle for her on Twitter.  Though we are not on Twitter, we know many of you are.

Admiral, please get better so we can go for another sail on the high seas.     Yesterday's sail got cut short by your need to go to the Vet.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Meow Like a Pirate

Ahoy there, me Mateys!      T'day is Meow Like a Pirate Day!     All ye beauties should be join'n us for a sail on the high seas with Admiral Hestorb!     Arrr t'will be a great day t' leave the land lubbers behind and enjoy plenty of grogg.   Smartly now, don't be late!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Engraved Picture!!!

Kitties, I was going to post about this tomorrow, on Manly Monday, but tomorrow is also Meow Like a Pirate Day, so I decided today would be the best day.     
A couple of weeks ago, I won a drawing on Beaded Tail's Blog for an engraved picture of myself on a wooden plaque.   Well, Mom and Dad were busy with the visitors for Labor Day weekend, but after the weekend was over, Mom exchanged several emails and samples of pictures with Edi, the wonderful artist.  In each case, Edi sent Mom back a sample of what the picture would look like when converted to the engraved form.      She ended up deciding on one of me lying on the deck (of course!) and yesterday, the man in the blue shorts delivered a box to our front porch with my engraved picture in it!     

As you can see, it is done on a wonderful plaque of honey-colored wood, and has my name engraved under my picture.     We are all so delighted with it!    If I say so myself, I look awfully handsome.    Mom feels it has really captured what I am like.

Kitties, if you want one for yourself, grab your Mom's plastic card and head on over to:
www.memoriesforlifesb.etsy.com.     The engraved pet portraits and human pictures are located under the section "Home Decor".      As you will see, Edi specializes also in unique custom made scrapbooks which spell out a word, such as Family, or a person's name.     I am trying to talk Mom into one that says Simba!   Mom also liked the laser engraved wooden coaster sets a lot.

Edi also has a blog - the url is www.memoriesforlifescrapbooks.blogspot.com .  Mom so appreciates artistic people, because she feels she has so little artistic creativity herself.

Many many thanks to Edi, and to Angel, Isabella and Sadie of Beaded Tail for hosting Edi's wonderful giveaway!!!!

Disclaimer:   We received my Pet Portrait free of charge.   The opinions expressed here are our own true opinions.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Photo Hunt - Wooden


This week's Photo Hunt theme is a good one for us, because our deck is WOODEN.    Dad built the deck himself quite a lot of years ago, and all the boards of the floor go on the diagonal, with no seams or joins.   It is pretty cool.  This picture emphasizes the floor boards taking it from the back door.  It actually makes the deck look a lot wider than it is. For most of its width it is 12 feet wide and it is about 20 feet long, which (we agree) is a generous size for a deck.     Then there is a second, smaller section below at one end.


And as most of you know from the fact that I post a lot of pictures of us on the deck, Audrey and I both love to go out there as much as possible.

We LOVED  all the caption suggestions for yesterday's post!!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Suggest a Caption

Mom has never seen me do this before.    I have shown no interest in climbing on the patio chairs ever, though I have seen Audrey start to do it lately.    This was another picture taken recently after we had so much rain, and the deck was still wet.

Lest you think I got on the chair, here is what happened next:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mancat Monday

Mom took a bunch of pictures of me lying on the deck on Saturday morning and I posted one of them that day.    Here is another one: I look rather Regal, Mom says.    It was pretty Manly of me to be lying there like that because parts of the deck were pretty wet.   We had quite a bit of rain last week, and are really hoping this week will have NO RAIN!    That way some of the poor people with flooded houses can get a little relief.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11 We Remember

(Mom here borrowing the blog)

We remember and honor all those who lost their lives or were injured on, or because of,  9-11-01.     We also honor all their loved ones who were left behind, and all the first responders.     We will not forget your sacrifice.    

During August of 2001 we visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and took a picture of the World Trade Center Twin Towers.    Little did we know that less than a month later the towers would be gone.     The picture is the only one we have, rather hazy, but here it is.  Many of those who were killed were there at work on that day.


Edited to add:   We visited the same places a week ago and here is how it looks now, from about the same  place.    You can try matching up the buildings and see what is new, if you like.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Easy Weekend Decktime

Tomorrow we want to remember those who died on September 11th 2001.  So we are posting late for Saturday and early for Sunday on easy time on the deck.  We have had a ton of MORE rain here this week with TS Lee's remnants, so this was the first we got out on the deck in many days.

Simba's version:


and Audrey's version (she has discovered the patio chairs are comfy!):


Friday, September 9, 2011

Mo Cats Day

It is September 9th and we join with others everywhere to help proclaim today is Mo Cats Day.    

We have done our part by adding Audrey to our family this summer, so now we have MO CATS who live here!!


Can you believe that somebody said 9/9/09 should be NO cats day?    RIDICULOUS!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Two on Tuesday

The humans had a really nice visit with Audrey's first Mom and her husband.  The time went by very quickly, but we did all get a lot of decktime.     Although Audrey and I can get a bit hissy with each other when we get too close, we can also get along well too.   Here we were teaming up to ask to go back inside:


Yesterday on Labor Day we didn't Labor at all, but caught up on our napping - kind of a delayed Easy Sunday.  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Simba Signals on Sunday

Simba:  You keep posting pictures of AUDREY!   It is MY blog, you know!

Mom:  Okay, Simba, today we will post a picture of you and show your friends how you wait quite patiently in the doorway of the bathroom signaling that you want to be fed.    You are much more patient about it than Audrey, who makes her wish for a meal felt loud and clear and often!


Have a great, Easy Sunday, all my friends, and a non-labored Labor Day.    Try to get some barbecue foods out of your humans!



Saturday, September 3, 2011

Photo Hunt - Wrong

We kitties feel it is SO WRONG that the humans have plastic mesh blocking off the stairs to the deck, so we cannot go down into the yard at will.    Simba sometimes jumps over, but Audrey hasn't learned that trick yet.     Yesterday she did observe Simba doing it, though, and she is a fast learner.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Full Tummy Friday

Kitties, I did a BAAAAD thing.     You see, the hoomans have to feed Simba in the bathroom because he eats slowly and I eat really fast.  Also, sometimes Simba just nibbles at some of his food and then later comes back for more.   So sometimes the humans leave his food in the bathroom with the door closed.

Well, Mom was going in and out of there for various reasons, getting ready for our visitors.  (Yes, my FIRST Mom and her husband are visiting for the weekend).   She must have not closed the door completely.  Anyway, she realized I had gotten quiet and wasn't following her around trying to beg a meal like I usually do.  It was about 3 pm.   When she went into the bathroom she saw TWO EMPTY BOWLS - both Simba's wetfood bowl and half a bowl of dry food were completely empty!!!!  Kitties, I had eaten it all!

I went into a total food coma for HOURS.  I was like a lioness who had eaten a whole water buffalo and had to sleep it off.  I didn' t wake up at dinnertime at all!!!  I slept till about 9 pm and then made a halfhearted appeal for my dinner.    Mom says I probably weight 2 lbs more.   My first Mom is going to be very disapproving when she gets here!