Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We were so glad Audrey's first Mom was able to post for us last night.   No changes really, but Mom has gone to her work today for a few hours so can finally get on the internet.   We expect no electricity for 7-10 days according to our power company.  Many trees are down around our neighborhood, some on houses even.  Roads are difficult to get around, but the important thing is that most people in our area do seem to have been safe, and it is not winter yet, so a chilly house is still habitable.     After all, we have fur!    

Mom had some naughty thoughts and wondered what will happen to the birth rate in 9 months' time in the places that are dealing with power outages.   Or she figures she doesn't even have to wonder!

Purrs for all those even more badly affected in places like the coasts of several states, and those affected by the flooding in New York.     It will be a lot of time before that problem gets sorted out.

Snuggle some loved ones, kitties!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Still here!

(This is our human sister and Audrey's first Mom posting on all of our behalf.)

Thank you all for your good thoughts and concern.  We are doing fine.

We have no electricity or phone service (and no internet) and Mom and Dad are saving the charge on their cell phones.  It has been difficult to get through on cell phones anyway because the networks are so busy as everyone tries to check up on their friends and relatives.  However, our house and yard are in good condition and we have plenty of food to eat.  Audrey's automatic feeder runs on batteries so she should not miss any meals. 

We are purring for everyone who lives closer to the coast line who experienced more severe effects.  We will be in touch when we are back online.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Clearing the Decks

Around this time of year the humans bring the deck plants in for the winter.    In some cases they have extra plants that cannot be brought in due to space considerations (such as having 2 spider plants etc) and they choose the best one to come inside.    Due to the tropical storm/hurricane  expected to affect us tomorrow till Tuesday, today is going to be the day for getting the deck cleared and secured.     Here is a fun picture of Audrey from earlier in the summer when we still had impatiens plants blooming.   She jumped up onto the table to check out the plants Dad had put there.  Notice that even then, the Spider plant had plenty of "spider babies" on it: now there are even more.

With so many trees in our area, we will not be the least bit surprised if we lose power early in this storm, and it may take a lot of days for the power to get back on.   Which means no internet!!   How will we cope?    We will all have serious withdrawal symptoms.     Anyway, if we go silent, that is why.   Maybe Mom will be able to connect to the internet sooner at work than at home.  

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Preparations

Last year in late October we had a minor snowstorm that caused lots and lots of tree limbs to break because of the fact that the trees still had their leaves on them.   Now we are anticipating a combination of hurricane Sandy and an arctic storm bringing cold air to the northeast.  Whether we will only have rain and wind, or snow again we do not know, but it is not likely to be a good situation.  As Cathy Keisha said, the storm will blow the leaves off our deck!  But I expect that it will blow even more ONTO our deck.   Dad cleared all the leaves off the lawn and gave the grass a final mow of the season yesterday.      I think we and many other coastal kitties are going to need your purrs, furriends.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday in the Garden - Sorta

Dad snapped some "garden" pictures of Simba the other day when he jumped onto the deck railing.    Fortunately Audrey was inside because the humans don't want her to get the idea of jumping up there herself.      

Our leaves are coming down fast now, so the greenery is going to have to come inside, or be gone, till next Spring.

Audrey ate not only HER breakfast, but also all of Simba's yesterday.   She went into a very long food coma.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Easy Sunday

Dad was surprised to find me having squooshed myself into one of Audrey's beds.     I don't usually sleep in beds at all.   But I seem to like this one.     So I plan to spend a lot of time today taking it Easy there.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Remember Us? Wordy Wednesday

It seems Mom has forgotten we have a blog or something.       Here's an older pic of us when the catnip was at its best.    It still looks pretty good.     Dad is home from many travels now and so he brought the camera Mom usually uses back to her.  So just maybe she will take more new pictures and get her act together with our blog.    Anyway, having Dad home means more decktime for us.  Hooo hoooo!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Photo Hunt- Empty

This is the inside of Audrey's dry food  feeder when it is EMPTY.

For comparison, this is what it looks like when Mom has filled it:

And this is what Audrey sees when she is waiting for it to turn and have one of those full compartments turn into the open position so she can eat it all up!   The sign on it is for the cat sitter.  

Just so all you kitties know, Audrey gets a good breakfast and dinner of wet fuds every day but she finds it hard to wait long for her food and so the humans have the feeder give her these in between snacks, mostly to get her through the night so they can sleep.     Simba never bothers to eat from it.  He will eat a little dry food from a bowl during the night but he much much prefers his food wet and gravyfied.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday 'Tocks

The tabby Cat Club posted pictures of their 'Tocks a few days ago, and Derby's birthday is not for a little while, but we have decided to post pictures of our 'Tocks for 'Tocktober today.    Mom decided to go with more modest shots than in the past!    Happy Sunday and Happy 'Tocktober!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Photo Hunt - Hands

Audrey thinks Dad has great hands when he uses is iPod like this:

Simba shows off his big "hands":

And Mom likes these sweet hands from when the Baby was about 5 weeks old:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tummy Thursday

Mom still has to try and get some new 'Tocks pictures of us for October, but in the meantime, here a s Tummy one of Audrey.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Livestrong Day - October 2, 2012

We join with so many today, Livestrong Day,  to honor those who have been affected by cancer, whether they are still with us, or are no longer here with us.    Our family has lost loved ones to cancer, and and we also celebrate family members and friends who are cancer survivors.    Three of four kitties lost by our family went to cancer, so it is beloved pets as well as beloved human relatives and friends.   (We especially remember sweet Sadie, of Beaded Tail who died earlier this year).   Most recently the cat blogging community lost Poppy Vic Adamas, so this year we especially honor him and send our condolences to his family.  

We purr and pray for a day when cancer is no more.    LIVESTRONG!!!