Monday, November 30, 2009

Manly Monday

Mom helped me hunt on the computer for a really manly picture of me, and there are hardly any, but I liked this one. I think it makes me look regal.

Happy Monday to all you Mancats and Ladycats out there!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


This is another shot of me on that day I helped Dad with the leaves. I am wearing my camouflage suit so you can hardly see me, right?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fallout Friday

They said to eat and drink in moderation yesterday, but I kind of overindulged. I got actual turkey for the first time. Oh my ............YUM!
So I am going to try and sleep it off today.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


My Dad uses this big piece of burlap as a drop cloth when he clears the leaves in our yard. Here I have discovered the drop cloth and am giving it a very thorough going over with my nose. It seems I can tell the entire history of every leaf that was ever on it! And that is at least a squillion leaves.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Manly Monday - Beautiful?

Mom says the title of this photograph is "Beautiful". Do you think she means the Christmas Cactus flowers or me? (Our Christmas Cactus plants bloomed especially early this year. )

I don't think it is very Manly to be called Beautiful.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Honest Scrap

Hi, everybody. I received the Honest Scrap Award from Raymond and Busby last week and I have been compiling a list of 10 things about myself to tell you. Maybe they will help you to know and understand my purrsonality a little better.

I was adopted by Mom and Dad when I was 18 months old because my young owner was having to move in with relatives who had a child who was allergic to cats. She was very sad to have to let me go, because she loved me very much. That made my Mom and Dad sad for her. Interestingly, I do not make my Mom itchy and allergic the way many other cats have done.

I don’t know my exact birthday, and Mom and Dad only approximately remember my Gotcha Day. But I was born in early 2002, and came to live with them in mid 2003.

The only other pet I have ever had to share my home with was my brother Rusty. Since he died, it has just been me.

I do not pester my Mom and Dad to wake up in the mornings. I lie near by and as soon as they do get up, I run straight for the kitchen, but I am very polite and don’t actually wake them up, even if they sleep late.

I seem to have a circuit in the house for favorite places to sleep during parts of the day. I almost always sleep in the dining room in the mornings, but hardly ever go in there the rest of the day. And it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with sunspots, or warmth.

I don’t bother my Mom and Dad for People Food. In fact, when they are eating their meals, I usually politely leave the room. Or I lie quietly looking towards them until they have finished.

I also don’t jump up on the counters in the kitchen the way most of their other cats before me have done. Except once my Mom found me up there and it was because I was interested in some baby’s breath in a vase! I am very curious about vases of flowers.

I get lots of hairballs, even though my Dad brushes me as much as he can. If I eat even a little bit of grass or leaf, it makes me throw up and I try very hard to come back inside to throw up, rather than doing it outside. I am so considerate!

I show no interest in television at all. In fact when the tv is on, I usually lie facing away from it.

Even though I am quite a Big Boy, I love it when Mom holds me like a baby and carries me around. I could do that all day, purring all the while. And sometimes I will try to climb onto her shoulder as if I am a one pound kitten still.

Thank you Raymond and Busby very much for thinking of me. I am supposed to pick 7 more blogs to receive the honest scrap award. If you have already received it, I apologize for not knowing.

Cheysulli and Gemini

Daisy and Harley

Rumbles and Inigo

The Gang at Cory's house

Misha and Cosmo

The Gang at The Pouponette

William and his Siblings

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday at the Movies

Rumbles and Inigo said I should post some VIDEOS! Videos are a new thing at my house, so please have some patience with us. Mom was surprised when she viewed this video taken by Dad, because I don't usually spend so long washing my face. Usually just a quick spit and polish. Though I think it is evidence she doesn't really pay close enough attention to me, because you can hear her voice in the background at the beginning, so I know she was there! Happy Saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Feeling Frisky on Friday

I will be honest, my Mom is only letting me look on her laptop for photos today, and there are not too many of me. So this is a photo from earlier in the fall, when the leaves had just started coming down. Now they are almost all off the trees. But it is a really nice day today. So I am feeling Frisky, knowing the weekend is coming. I plan to manipulate a few extra meals, get extra brushing, and maybe even get a little deck time! Happy weekend!
Edited to add: Sorry for the confusion caused by the grammar of my first sentence. The real truth was that Mom was posting for me at work, and so could only select from the few pictures she had of me on her work laptop. Really, they are so besotted about me, they do take many pictures, but most of them are on the home computer.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tricks for Temptations on Thursday

Temptations are my favorite treats. I am willing to sit up on my 'tocks and beg to get them - it is rather fun to reach up and help Mom put one in my mouth. I grasp her hand and full it firmly to my mouth, and hopefully I don't drop it before I can eat it all up.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Yep. You read the title of this post correctly. This little visitor to our yard was "busy" hunting. S/he was concentrating intently on a hole in the ground that belongs to some chipmunks. (Mom used a telephoto to get this picture). She stayed stock still for about 30 minutes, but I don't think any chipmunks appeared. She ended up lying down in the same spot and going to sleep! She stayed there while my Mom went out to do errands and till it was dark and my Dad came home from watching a football game. We have seen her before, watching the same hole. Mom says she thinks she must have had success there at least once, otherwise she would not come back so much.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Looking Mean and Scary on Monday

Mom says the Apple people discriminate against cats. Here is why. On her computer, there is a nice tool for reducing red-eye on photos taken of people using a flash. But there is no such thing to reduce laser-eye on cats. Hmmmpffff. So I have to have a photo of me looking mean on my blog instead of one with nice warm eyes.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


It is Saturday. It is raining. I am Sleeping. Any qweschuns?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Puppies on Friday

Mom has had a little project going lately - she has been scanning some slides taken many years ago by my Grandpa. This picture was taken in about 1962. Their female cocker spaniel Taffy had 8 puppies and to take this picture, he had to get them all lined up and nomming at the same time. I think they are pretty cute, though I wonder what I would do if I actually met a little puppy face to face! Mom is enjoying the scanning project because it brings back a lot of memories.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coming soon.........

Can you believe how fast this year is going? It doesn't make much difference to me, as I don't have to worry about much preparing or shopping. But Mom is starting to get a bit twitchy. The amount of time our computer is connected to or is increasing, and it cuts into my blogging opportunities. There is a lot of staring at the screens of US Airways and Continental and muttering about how the airlines are playing mean games with their fares for the holidays. For example, Mom says it costs more to take a direct flight for a shorter trip than a longer trip with a stop in it at the same place the shorter trip starts. Now even I know that is not economically logical.

I am not one for wearing cat clothes, but I did wear this Christmas neck embellishment a little last year, and my Mom snapped a couple of pictures. I think it looks festive.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


It was a big weekend of clearing leaves here. Dad said he thinks this year there were more leaves than ever before. Also, this year we seem to have had a record acorn crop. Mostly I watched through the windows or napped and ignored it all, but I did get a couple of chances to be outside checking out the leaf piles and supervising the goings on. While they were supervising me too, of course!

You can see I said "no thanks" to wearing the harness.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Sometimes my Mom insists that I wear this green harness, but I really do not like it. I walk all funny, with my belly low to the ground, when I have it on. I won't walk with a leash attached to it at all. I think it is stupid. So I am sulking.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Favorite Felines on Friday - Flossie

Flossie is my real cousin because she is my Mom's sister's kitty. She is quite a senior girl. I think she is 13. She adopted her Mom many years ago and has stayed ever since. She is very loyal. Lately poor Flossie has had lots of trouble with bladder stones and infections, which is a persistent worry for her Mom. She even had surgery a couple of years ago to remove a big bladder stone. Changes in her diet don't seem to quite fix the problem.

I have never met Flossie and I guess I never will, because she lives in a Faraway Country. But I still love her very much.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


When I sit or lie on the arm of this chair, my Dad brushes me. It is the only place I like to be brushed. It makes me VERRRRRRRRRY happy. I much prefer Dad to brush me than Mom. I am inclined to put the bitey on Mom when she does it (because she tries to sneak in some brushes on my floofy belly and that is a no no).

C'mon, Dad! Finish raking the leaves and come and give me some brushing! Otherwise I will hack up a huge hairball just to show you how much loose fur I have.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall-ing Leaves

Somebody better get off his 'tocks and get the rake out!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Purring on Sunday

My Mom and Dad just got home after being away for a little trip. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - need I say more?