Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year to All Our Friends

Have  a safe New Year's Eve, Kitties and Humans.   Wishing you the very best in 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Me and my Friends Friday

I hear these guys are only out for a short while.    But we are firm and fast friends.     Till next Christmas, buddies!!

Pee Ess:  Simba almost bomited all over the "Precious Rug" on Christmas.   The humans got distracted with a phonecall and he consumed some "greenery"  he was not supposed to get into.   During gift unwrapping, he started to ............. (barfing noises) and the humans shot into action.  Simba dashed out of the Living Room and did his bomiting in the hallway, Thank COD!!    Whew, was that a close call!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One Word Wednesday


And we want to add how sorry we are about Sweet BB having to run off to the Rainbow Bridge.    She was with her Mom for 10 years and they were very close to each other.    Please go and leave some purrs for her Mom.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Scarlett and Melly, and Hannah and Lucy both nominated our blog for the Liebster Blog Award.  We have been a little slow getting to post about it with Christmas and everything.

Thanks very much for this honor, girlcat friends!   

"Liebster"  means favorite or beloved in German, and this award helps to draw attention to blogs that aren't too well known.

Here are the rules for this award:

Upon receipt of the award, one is to:
1) Link back to the blogger who gave it
2) Paste the award on the blog
3) Choose 5 blogs to pass this award to (they must have fewer than 200 followers)
4) Let the recipients know about their nomination by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Here are the five blogs we are passing the award on to:

We hope you will enjoy participating!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Easy on Monday after Christmas

We liked Bugsy and Knuckles' idea of posting Easy on Monday this week, with Sunday being Christmas and all.      Actually, this picture was taken yesterday, but Audrey is doing the same thing today.     And, yes, the humans did remove the tag!!

And here is Simba's version:

So today we each have a favorite sleeping corner in different rooms.  

Later today Mom will try to post about our Liebster Blog Award.   She has been too slow about it with everything else going on.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Meowy Christmas

Merry Meowy Christmas to all our friends in the Blogosphere.     Peace, Love and Joy to all.  

I guess we have to exercise some of the Peace Love and Joy here because we have to SHARE this toy!  (Mom bought a Supah Kitty from Casbah kitten before they closed their shop and saved it for Christmas).   

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Photo Hunt - Surprise

Mom and Dad let us into the living room for a short while yesterday and look what SURPRISED us:

Mom and Dad themselves are older than dirt, but some years ago Mom collected a few of the Macy's stuffed Christmas animals and she keeps them packed away except for at Christmas.   Those are Paddington, Snoopy, Babar and the Grinch.   Also there is a cute Hallmark teddy bear and a Raggedy Andy a close friend made for our human brother (cough cough) years ago.    Audrey gave them a good sniff and stayed for a very short while for a photograph.

Wishing all our friends an excitement filled Christmas eve.   We are reading your blogs even if we don't have time for comments.

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Feline Friend on Friday

Kitties, we want to introduce you to our cousin, Katie.     She belongs to our Auntie M, who is the Mom of Flossie, who flew to the Rainbow Bridge last August.    We posted about Flossie here at that time.

For quite a while, Auntie M had no kitty, but she missed having a furry one to share her life and earlier this year she adopted Katie from a shelter.    Katie's previous owner had to give her up when she moved to a nursing home.    

Here Katie is enjoying snuggling in a fabric shopping bag!     This will be her first Christmas in her new home.   


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Do You Believe in Santa Paws?

Kitties, we have no photographic proof.   It all happened so fast.   But this morning we were glancing out our back window when nine (yes NINE - Mom counted them!)   deer went through our back yard and quickly into the yard behind our house.     Now Mom had to check on Wikipedia just to be sure but this is what she read:

The names of Santa's reindeer are DasherDancerPrancerVixen,CometCupidDonder (or Donner), and Blitzen. They are based on those used in the 1823 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, arguably the basis of reindeer's popularity as Christmas symbols, where Donner and Blitzen were originally called Dunder and Blixem respectively.
The subsequent popularity of the Christmas song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has led to Rudolph often joining the list.
So, my furry friends, that totals NINE reindeer!  Of COURSE Rudolph must be included!
Now we have to admit these were White Tail deer, not reindeer, but surely it cannot be a mere coincidence that 3 days before Christmas they were hurrying through our yard!   
Make of it what you wish, but tomorrow morning we are looking for a man in a red suit!    

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Our Christmas Card

To all our friends, furry and human:

Please take a copy for your blog.     Thanks very much to Ann of Zoolatry for doing it for us.   We really like it!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday at the Movies - Audrey and the Feeder

Kitties, you see, Audrey actually has a little PIGGY living in her tummy.  She is a total food hound and when she first came to live here,  Mom and Dad tried 2 or 3 regular meals a day, but she was still always pestering them for food.   And she would wake up very early in the mornings.  So the humans got her the same kind of automatic feeder she had at her other home and they have it dispense a small meal of dry food with some water on it at 12 noon, 10 pm and 5 am.    So when it gets anywhere near "feeder time" she lies in her beddie in the kitchen and waits for it.    On this occasion, Mom picked up the camera just before lunch and thought she would film Audrey's reaction when the feeder whirred to provide the lunch.   But here is what happened.    We think Audrey has psychic powers.   Have your sound on.

The label on top of the feeder is the instructions for our cat sitter for the one weekend the humans were willing to leave us.   It is quite complicated!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tabby Cat Club on Friday

We have posted about waiting for Santa by our Christmas tree on the Tabby Cat Club Blog.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Farewell Sweet Admiral

Oh, kitties, we are feeling very sad today because we just got the news that our dearest sweetest friend Admiral Hestorb had to fly off to the Rainbow Bridge.      Her Mommy's heart is understandably broken.    Please go and pay a visit to her.

Admiral, fly high, fly free, be always well and happy!   One day we will meet at the Rainbow Bridge, for sure.

This is our favorite picture of Admiral, borrowed from her blog.    It shows the brilliant color of her lovely eyes, and her gorgeous creamy chin and bib.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Not at All Wordless Wednesday

Mom said she would feel guilty if she just posted a picture for me today, since she has NOT been posting every day, and has been seeming to pick days when it is simple, like Easy Sunday, Wordless Wednesday, etc.

Here is a picture of me napping next to /"on" Audrey's "snuggler" - I really don't know WHAT its name is, but it is like a sleeping bag with a stiffened opening.     Audrey has not gone in it since she moved here, though the fabric is nice and soft.   I like to partly lie ON it, like I am doing here.  I like the feeling of the soft fabric, and I enjoy the fact that the humans have put it near one of my favorite napping corners.

It has been getting much colder here, and so if we DO go on the deck, it is only for a short while before our toes start to feel cold and we come back in.   Winter is HERE, kitties!

The humans have our Christmas tree up in the living room (mostly Dad's work) and we can see it through the french doors but we have not been in there yet.    The LR is "off limits" for cats most of the time.     Mom does not want a cat to barf on the rug or the sofas in there.     And most of the "very precious items" reside in there ('cause Audrey would chuck them off anywhere else in the house as soon as she became just the slightest bit hungry, which is one hour after she has had a good meal.   She even pushes the water spray bottle off the counter in the kitchen, the one Mom uses to keep her in line occasionally.    She is telling the humans "that's what I think of your SPRAY BOTTLE!")

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Easy Sunday Audrey Style

Here is another picture of Audrey taking advantage of the space between Dad's arms when he sits at the kitchen table.  The last picture showed Dad asleep with Audrey but this time Audrey is keeping Dad company while he is reading his emails on his apple iTouch.    She  will soon be fast asleep.    

Friday, December 9, 2011

Finally Friday

Kitties, Mom can't post my picture about it now, but I HAVE TO TELL YOU that yesterday my humans hauled me off to the v-e-t place!!   Oh, my, did I sing songs on the way there.  AND Dad did not warm the car up beforehand, so it was halfway there before the car was even semi warm (it was a super cold and windy day).

Here it may look like I was talking, but I was actually PANTING for a short while.   STRESS will do that to you,  kitties!

Anyhoo, I did NOT want to exit my PTU!      The v-e-t and Dad together turned the PTU on end and tried to pour me out, but I hung on for dear life inside.  The v-e-t was very kind, though, and took his time, and eventually I came out.

Even though I have lost 0.5 to 1 lb since last year, he said I look healthy and he thinks it is because of the change of feeding routines since Audrey came to live with us.     The humans discussed my vaccinations and together it was decided to keep my leukemia vaccine up to date by getting it once a year, but to let my distemper vaccine go for every 3 years, because I really hardly ever am outside.   My rabies vaccine lasts for 3 years and didn't need to be redone.

I was very very glad to come home and Audrey didn't even notice the v-e-t place smells on me.  In fact, for the first time last night she tried a couple of licks of grooming me!!    I was so surprised.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Giving Mom "The Look"

Kitties, it is important to perfect the demanding look and the scathing look with the humans.     For example:

Audrey:  "Get off the computer NOW and FEED me!"

And Simba:   "Stop taking my picture and let me REST on this BLANKIE already!"

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sleepy Saturday at the Tabby Cat Club

We were very sorry to hear the news that one of the Tabby Cat Club's members, Opus, had to go to the Rainbow Bridge on Friday.     We want to dedicate our sleepy Saturday post to Opus.   Run free, dear tabbycat.
This is a copy of our Tabby Cat Club post for today here.    It is fun to see all the sleeping tabbies at the Tabby Cat club blog.    Here are two VERY sleepy pictures, one of each of us.    You can tell how tightly we are sleeping because we are curled into a ball, or at least a semi ball.   And our eyes are tight shut.



Friday, December 2, 2011

Funny Photo Friday

We both like a good quick doze!   When Dad sits at the table doing things like making a shopping list, or making phonecalls, I like to snuggle in his arms and "help".     I guess dad got a little sleepy when doing that .....................

Please help in purring for our friend Ginger Jasper to get better.   He has been pretty sick and won't eat on his own.