Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some Words Wednesday

We love to go on the deck a LOT.   Before this recent warming trend, we had some cold weather, but we still persuaded Dad to take us on the deck early in the morning.     Audrey got chilly toes and climbed on Dad's lap.    She likes to do that!    You can see Dad even wrapped his feet up, it was THAT chilly!
Dad lufs us lots!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mancat Monday

Audrey got yesterday's post all to herself (and her belly!) so I get today.   What fabulous weather we had this weekend!  It was up to 60 degrees F (that is 16 C for our overseas friends and relatives).     So we talked Dad into a few deck sessions.    If I do say so myself, I think this is a rather manly pose.   Note the ubiquitous cozy towel, because even 60 F is a little chilly on the wood.

The humans were quite busy with their church, helping out with the Advent Festival.   Lots of kids and their parents came and did fun crafts, and people made advent wreaths, decorated cards, made pretty ornaments, etc.    Now we realize Christmas is just around the corner.  YIKES!    Of course WE will do nothing unusual, but we know the humans have to go and get a tree and do cards, and all sorts of stuff like that.   And early December is always a big crush for the Mom at work.  

Happy Monday, everykitty!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Easy on Sunday, Audrey Style

Audrey is usually a tidy little sleeper, so Mom ran for the camera when she saw her snoozing away like this.   Note the curled back toes!     This is something that, I, Simba, may do on a regular basis, but not Audrey.

Have a very relaxed Sunday, everybody.   We finally got our delayed turkey dinner meal last night.  It was DEEELISCIOUS!   So we are still sleeping it off today.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Synchronized Saturday

Yes, we ARE a bit wimpy with our towels to keep our 'tocks warm.  But if Dad is willing to provide them, then why not sit on them?  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day

Look who decided to come visiting our garden on Wednesday afternoon:

We took one look at her and both thought "Fresh Hen Turkey!"
She must have heard our thoughts because she decided to make a fast exit through an opening in our back stone wall!

Wishing all United States kitties and their humans a very happy Thanksgiving.   We hope you get lots of turkey of your own to eat.

Sigh: lamo Mom.  She was supposed to set this to post tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Our First Post at the Tabby Cat Club

Hi, kitties!    As we have told you, we joined the Tabby Cat Club.   The Club's first project is today, when we tabbies are posting about our WHISKERS!   So it is Whisker Wednesday!
If you click on this link, it will take you to the Tabby Cat Blog where you can read our post and those of the other tabby members.    Just to tease you, here is one of the pictures:

Happy Whisker Wednesday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Easy on Sunday

Whew, it has been an exhausting week!      Dad has been doing a huge job clearing mountains of fall leaves and of course we have had to snoopervise him (NOT! - we slept!).   Anyway, just thinking about all that work Dad has done, today we have to get a good nap in.

And we have joined the TABBY CAT CLUB.   Our new badges are on our side bar, and by clicking on either badge, you can go to the club blog.     Yes, we know, Audrey is a very "dilute" tabby, but her tail in the picture just above confirms her stripeyness.   Calling all tabbies:   please join also!  Instructions are on the blog page - just email Gracie with a picture.     Some of our friends have joined already.   

Monday, November 14, 2011

Man Cat Monday

This picture was an out take when Mom was trying to get some 'tocks shots back in October.      It shows my tail off quite well, I think.

Admiral asked in comments how old a girl Audrey is, because she was pretty frisky playing with the leaves in the video.   Mom has back calculated and realizes Audrey is actually ELEVEN and a bit (in Mom's mind she was thinking ten).     My human sister got her in January 2001.      So she lived with her for more than ten years.      Audrey still has a lot of kitten in her.   She is older than me because I was born around January 2002.   My exact birthday is not known either but my humans got me in July 2003 and were told I was about 18 months old then.  

At 6 pm tonight (EDT) we will be trying to remember to join in the Worldwide Moment of Silence.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

PhotoHunt - Two

Here are videos of each of the TWO of us on the deck with the leaves.    There is one video Dad took of both of us but it is too big to upload.     Mom will have to try to do the YouTube thing some time, so as to be able to post longer videos.     

I also wanted to add that the auction for Margs Pets is going to be ending tomorrow.   With all the animals Marg takes care of, she has quite a lot of Vet Bills.   Marg is always very generous in helping to have auctions for other kitties.    This would be a great time to help her out and also bid on some great things.   But you will need to do so soon!   If you would like to just make a donation, that can be done through her website or through the auction site too. Click here to go to the auction site.   AUCTION 

Friday, November 11, 2011

11 11 11

Today is Veterans Day in the United States.   Huge thanks to all who have served in the past, and who are currently serving to help keep us safe.  We include thanks to all our allies: today is Remembrance Day in Canada and Armistice Day in the UK.     

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gardening Post Thursday


Dad is home! So he let us out on the deck yesterday and we had fun sniffing everything and enjoyed the leaves before he blew them off the deck. Mom is still worried about a dangly branch but Dad still let us out.

He also took some video but Mom has to try some things to get the video uploaded. In the mean time, here are a couple of pictures of us out there.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our branches

Kitties, LOOK at this pile of branches from all the tree limbs that came down in our yard! And there is another one a bit smaller too. You can tell how high the pile is by comparing to the mailbox. The pile is taller than Mom!

Our town is sending some strong men and trucks with chipper-uppers round to collect the branches and turn them into mulch. Mom was super excited because they may do our street first! So maybe by the end of today we will have a view of the street again.

*I* just want to be able to go out on the deck again. But Mom says No, not yet. There is a nasty dangly branch over the deck and she doesn't want it to come down a bash a human or a kitty. We still have much work for the tree "surgeons" to do.

Edited at 6 pm: Branches still here. I guess they weren't able to get started as soon as they hoped. Or some people called the town and said they had not had enough time to get their branches lined up at the curb. Maybe tomorrow?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Jack the Cat - Rest in Peace

Some of you may have heard the news already. Jack the Cat has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. You can read the full story on the Facebook site here

It is very very sad that all this happened to Jack due to being transported by plane. His human was moving to California and taking her two cats with her. Some will say that people should not send their cats in Cargo, but instead take them on the plane with them. However, as we have said before, currently the TSA make you take your cat OUT of his/her carrier when going through security. The same thing that happened to Jack could have happened if he had escaped from his human at security. Things need to change in how pets are handled when in cargo AND the security procedures.

Rest in Peace, sweet Jack. Be free at the Rainbow Bridge.

At least his human does not have to wonder whether he is alive and lost any more. And he died surrounded by love and caring.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

PhotoHunt - LIght

We get great light through our dining room window. Especially good in the winter. This picture is from late last November. Mom is interested to see they gave me fresh nip last November. They didn't bring my nip plant inside for the winter last year, so it must have still been before frost last year.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Finally Friday

We just got our phone and internet back last night, so we are not in synch with posting for Dona Nobis Pacem today, though of course we do wish for Peace everywhere.

Things are getting more normal here, though our yard looks just dreadful - tree limbs everywhere. Yesterday a dangling branch detached from a tree in the wind and hit the roof and damaged the front gutter some, but fortunately the limb didn't hurt anybody when it came down to the ground. Another limb landed in the driveway, but again nobody was under it. It seemed to only take a mild breeze to shake these limbs free. The storm broke the tops of pretty much all the trees.

We have been doing a lot of THIS: actually though Mom doesn't have a picture, we have BOTH (me and Audrey) been on the sofa napping at the same time. That is a first!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


We know it is Wordless Wednesday but we have to use some words to let our wonderfully supportive friends know that our power company came and sorted our street out last night. They took away the trees on the power lines and then strung a whole new electrical line for the street. We have lights! We have heat! Mom can make tea and coffee and toast! No phone or internet yet, but that's not so important.

Thanks to everybuddy for your lovely comments and purrs.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Still here

No electricity yet at our house. We are hunkered down for the long haul.

Here I am looking out the front door on Sunday morning. Most of the snow has melted now - there really wasn't that much. However the snow clung to the leaves and was too heavy for lots of the branches, so many of them broke. In the middle of this picture you can see our young flowering Kwanzaan cherry tree - its branches usually reach up to the sky, but the weight of the snow on them brought them all the way to the ground. Luckily they are young and flexible so none of those branches broke.

At the beginning of the snowstorm, Mom took this picture of our impatiens on the deck buried in snow. She thought it was rather pretty. That poor window box was smashed by a tree limb that came crashing down on that part of the deck railing, so it just looks like moosh now.

Added to answer a few of the comments: The deck railing held up fine. Dad built it super strong.
We don't expect power till near the end of the week.
No generator (Mom would be scared of one by herself, but wishes Dad was here and that we had one. But Dad says we would need special electrical work to have a generator connected to our heating system, which is gas, but needs electricity for the water pump).
Dad is away on a trip till next week.