Saturday, December 24, 2011

Meowwy Chrissymouse!!


Happy Chrissymouse to all our furriends & their families.

- Leia, Toby & Cathy

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Time for a Break


Well, it's time for a break, Mom says.
We'll be back eventually.

Keep your hoomins hopping, furriends!

-Leia & Toby

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The War Continues


Furriends, the War on Fleas is not going as well as we'd hoped. Our initial strategy was progressing very nicely, but the enemy regrouped and struck back. So now we've entered the trenches to duke it out.

Mom is determined that we will emerge victorious, so she's been adding to our arsenal with daily vaccuming, mopping of hard floors, flea combing multiple times every day. She's stripped our house of as many hiding/laying egg places as possible: pillows, drapes, heavy bedding. Anywhere and everywhere the nasty buggers can hide, we're hitting them.

Wanna hang out in a crevice? No problem! She's got cleaning attachments for that. Entrenching your bitey little butts in the furry blankie? Just try it. It's being washed and tucked away in plastic till this is over.

We do draw the line at chemical warfare, except for Advantage. Mom gets the heebie jeebies over chemicals. She's so worried we might get poisoned or something.

PS: We're sending out very strong purrayers for Ginger and family. He has some medical issues.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Finally Friday



If you look carefully, you can see the nose...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Special Box


Looky! Here I am modeling my very favorite-st, special box. Mom says it's a "shoebox". Whatever they call it, I really luff it.

Maru would be proud!

PS: Mom, don't skimp on the good boxes next time ok? I need more shoeboxes!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Two for Tuesday


Here we are, being all warm and snuggly together. But don't let this pic fool ya - I, Toby, prefer my space and usually make the Gray Lady go away. This time, I just wanted to sleep, so I was gracious and let her stay. Mom gave us this warmer blankie since the weather is getting cooler.

PS:
We want to welcome the newest mancat of the Blogosphere - Master Ginger!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Finally Friday

Mom is, as always, very happy that today is Friday. For us, every day is Caturday.

The War on Fleas continues. We're winning!! Mom gets after us constantly with the flea comb now, checking and rechecking for those nasty buggers. I liked the comb right away, but Leia needed time to get used to it. This morning she was really into it. Except for her little head. She doesn't like the comb on her head.

May all of you have a pawsome weekend - and be always free of fleas!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Play Title

"No Sex Please, We're British".

Mom saw it at a community theatre years back.
It's a comedy about very upright people
mistakenly receiving material they hadn't ordered...

Anyway, in spite of the title,
it really isn't risque.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No Fleas, Please, We're Kittehs! **

"If Fleas Had Feelings"


Could it really be?
Mused the flea,
That I'm not entirely liked?
It's with some despair,
That I roam this hair,
With my interest quite clearly spiked.

I can run, I can jump,
Over mighty high bumps,
But this really is bothering me.
I'm nice most of the time.
I mean, is that a crime?
So why are they harrasing me?

Even the cat,
Where we live in our flat,
Doesn't tell us to leave right away.
But then maybe because,
He can't talk he just does,
Tolerate us through the day.

How nice to be loved,
By those up above,
And maybe here's what I should do.
Jump up on her leg,
And then pleadingly beg,
Before she hits me, head on, with her shoe.

Well here goes I guess,
I can't be liked less,
Jump up and I'm free of the cat.
She's seen me I'm sure,
As she stares at the floor,
"Hello Person, I've just come to"...SPLAT!

©2002 Gareth Lancaster


Well, we've been treated for fleas at lunch today. Never high on our Happy List, but it's a lot better than getting the bitey from those nasty little things.

**Mom ripped off our title from a play title. Anyone know it? :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Yummy Monday


Ooohhhh the wonder that is rotesserie chick-hen! Our Mom has been eating a lot of it lately, and she's been giving us some.. and it's PAWSOME!! And now every time she goes in to the room where it's kept, I follow her in and wait patiently for her to bring it out.

Even if she's getting just a dessert, I still get hopeful.

- Toby

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Caturday is All Wet

We hope all of our furriends stay dry today.
With that nasty 'cane Irene visiting so many, might be kinda hard.
But we hope efurryone can have a great weekend anyway.

We're getting a bit of that stormy right now,
but Mom says it won't be much at all for us.
We'll keep a careful eye on it though.

Just in case.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Finally Friday

Ok, it's not quite Friday but almost! Our Mom has something to say, so we're turning this post over to her while we go take a nap. Take it away Mom:

Thank you Toby & Leia. You are very gracious, as always.

To our furriends in the CB:

I've been a follower of the icanhazcheezburger site almost since it got started. What I loved most about it was that I never, ever had to worry about what I'd see. It was cute, sweet, funny, and at worst, extremely snarky.

But I guess in the way of all things that get big and successful, the quality starts to slip. Over the last few months, the pictures and video clips have slowly become less sweet, with more adult humor. That has its place but not on what should have been a family friendly site. Much worse, there are hints of cruelty popping up repeatedly, especially in the video clips. Now, I can no longer be sure that it's a safe site, that what I will see is good.

Today was the last straw: they have a video clip of two cats playing Jedi. Cute, until I realized that their PAWS WERE TAPED TOGETHER. I have to wonder how much trauma they suffered over that. Will they trust humans again? What else was done to them in the name of entertainment? (Oh, and one of them looks to be suffering from a bad eye infection).

So I've made the painful decision not to visit there anymore. I know most of the material is still good to look at, but clearly, the editors and Powers that Be there have lost their concern for animals, especially cats. And frankly, I love cats (especially mine) more than almost anything on this earth. I refuse to continue supporting what they are doing with my page clicks.




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We Haz a Sad

One of the tiniest newbies to the world of kitten tots,
has had an awful pathology report.
He's having more surgery today.
Please keep him and those who love him
in your purrayers.

Paula, we are so sorry that this
beautiful little one will not be
coming home with you and Truffle.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Flashback Friday



Mom says this pic was taken when we first
lived in this house, about 6 years ago.



**Tuesday's pic was....Leia!
Those were her toesies and cinnamon underfurs.
She was laying in front of the sliding glass doors.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Toes Tuesday



Guess who's toesies these are?
:)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ceiling Cat



Today we're going to study the great and meow-ful Ceiling Cat.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our UnCat Grab Bag Winnings!


Our Mom got all kinds of excited about winning Sparkle's contest. But all we wanna know is - where is the good stuff?? You know, the kitteh stuff? WE got totally ripped off.
Ok, well, the plushie chicken puppet has possibilities.

And here's me with the special prize! Mom thought this was way cool.


Thank you, Sparkle and Sparkle's hoomin. And Binga.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Caturday


MooooommmMMM!

I'm bored.

It's Caturday and there's
NOTHING TO DO!!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Finally Friday



One of the things I luff best about my Mom is how much she appreciates what I do. Like today - we were both walking across the floor, and suddenly I just plopped down, right in front of her. It was probably my very best suddenly-cat-turns-to-liquid performance EVER!

Of course, she totally wasn't expecting it, and stumbled right over me. Almost hit the wall, too. I forgave her for nearly stomping all over me, because that's just how I am. Big of heart, y'know? And she tells me how great that was, how much she appreciated it! Even rated my liquid-ness as Olympic-caliber! Is that cool or what?

Oh, wait.. you don't think... could that have been that thing hoomins do - sarcasm? Nahhhhhh... She luffed it, I know it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tummy Tuesday



Look, can't a mancat do his grooming in private?
Must the Flashy Beast ALWAYS be brought out?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Freaked Out Friday



Furriends, you will not believe what happened today! It was horrifying! Our Mom - our beloved, kind Mom - ATTACKED our nip hamster. Right in front of us!

She looked at it closely, and saw it was having some issues with an eye. Hanging by a thread, she says. Can't risk us pulling it out completely and swallowing it, she says. So out comes the scissors. Snip snip, eye gone.

But do you think she stopped there? Was she content with this act of nipster abuse? NO! She decided to be - what did she call it - "proactive" and removed the OTHER eye. Then the ears. Both ears!

It was terrible. Here you see me consoling the poor nipster she got to. She says she's gonna snip snip on the other one when she finds it. (Shhhhh: I'm laying on the other one, to protect it. Don't tell her!)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rubber Duckies!



If you like rubber duckies - do we have a site for you! The Quacker Gift Shop sells all kinds of RDs, jumbo, plushies, for all occasions - and kitteh duckies! She found this on cnn.com in the business section today, and totally fell in love.

She's all kinds of excited about this. WE have no idea why, and in fact have been bribed to let her post this.

Are hoomins weird or what?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Caturday

Happy weekend, furriends!

And yes, Mom, the best time to use the
litterbox facilities really
IS
right after you
cleaned both boxes. :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

We Haz a Sad

Our furrriend Nellie's sister Sam
passed away to the Bridge yesterday.
Please go by and visit her family.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Caturday







Mom has been working on putting together this media cabinet for ages! Here I am helping from last weekend. And last night she finished it finally. Hopefully she won't try to assemble anything else any time soon - it's exhausting snoopervising her!

Have a great Caturday, furriends.

PS: Nellie's sisfur Sam is in the hospital with kidney problems. Please send your best purrayers to her family.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Emergency Purrayers for Willow Minx

One of our newest, tiniest furriends
is in the hospital and urgently
needs your best purrayers.

Please visit her Mom and family
here.


Update:
Miss Willow Minx is improved
and back at home!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mancat Monday

Mom, we luff you - really - but
we think maybe you should know:

Our dry kitteh kibble probably
doesn't belong in the fridge.

Just sayin'.

- Toby & Leia

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ruining Our Good Time!


Furriends, look - just look! Can you believe what our Mom did??
We discovered how much fun it is to open
these kitchen cabinets. Did it every night.

But now - she put on a device made
for Sticky Little People
so we CAN'T get in anymore.

RATS!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Special Place


When we lived in the other house, I had my very own special place in the living room. I went there when I wanted alone time. This new home is a bit smaller than the others, so I don't have as many choices but I did find this place.

Best of all, nobody bugs me here. Mom put the pillow here so I'd have something to cuddle with, but so far I've resisted other efforts to change it. I think that bugs her a bit - y'know how Moms are, always wanting to make things better - but I'm very happy with it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blissed Out

Our Mom went shopping for toys. She got two - and one we completely, totally LUFF!!! It's a wide scratching post. We can lay on it, scratch it, roll on it. Best of all - it came pre-nipped, but Mom used the whole extra nip bag on it to make it extra, extra nip-ful.

And you know what they say - pics or it didn't happen. So here they are!

















Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flashback Friday


Our mom was a big fan of this special ladykitteh
when she was a kitten-tot herself.

Does anyone out there recognize...
Miss Henrietta, from the Mr. Rogers show?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Leia Has a Secret


I keep reading about secret crushes -well, I have one too!
But I'm not telling. :)

I will give a hint:
He's very handsome.
and he's a foreign mancat.

We ladies do luff an accent.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's Here!


We're so excited!
Here I am, checking out Miss Sparkle's new book.
And the bookmark & pawtograph she sent us.
Mom has been reading it to us, and it's pawsome!

**Mom said TY for the birthday wishes.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Caturday - Mom's Birthday!!

Good morning, furriends!

Today is our Mom's 40th Birthday!
(We think that's maybe elebenty hundred years
in kitteh time.)

AND she got her car back yesterday.
After only 2K green papers...

We hope everyone has a
great weekend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rumors, Rumors



Last night we had awful storms. Lots of rain, thunder boomies, sky flashes, and hail. (Mom had to 'splain what hail was.) Seemed to last forever! Anyway, if you heard that I was hiding in the Giant Litterbox Room, that was just plain wrong. Sure, I was in there but I was... I was... I was checking to make sure it was waterproof, that's it. So Mom wouldn't get rained on.

See? I was doing my job! Hiding! HA!
- Toby

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Caturday


We've been taking care of our Mom this week. She's had a rough one - something about her car being all borked. "Timing belt broke... chain reaction of damage... bent engine valves.." We dunno what all that means, but she says it means a lot of green papers to fix, and having to ask for a lot of rides for a week or so from friends and co workers. So we've been doing a lot of purring and hanging out with her so she feels better. She says it helps her a lot.

In other news - we finally bought Miss Sparkle's book! It should arrive on Tuesday. We're all very excited.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Moms Are Overly Dramatic


Mom, I swear I didn't almost cut off your big toe.
Sure, I may have taken a shortcut across your foot,
but hey, you do have another one you can limp around on.
So is it really all that bad?

-Your adoring furchild, Toby

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Caturday Events


This is us today.
Of course, this is pretty much us every single day.
We hope all of our furriends and their people
have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Meezers Day



It's Meezers Day! Woo!


Neither of us are of the exalted Meezer breed,
but our Mom has always admired them, so she wanted to give a
purr out to all the Ms of the world. Rock on!


(PS: Some of her fav Ms are Koko & YumYum,

of the Cat Who books' fame).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Showing Off My Moves



Last night I treated everyone to a major Toy Tossing Exhibition. I used my fav nip squirrel - it went straight up! Y'all should have seen the air I caught with that puppy.

Then it was on to the nip hamster. No tossing this time, just a good ol' fashioned bunnykicking. It will never be the same, I swear.

And Mom says I had purrfect form, too. Kitten-tots, don't try this on your own yet. I'm a professional.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Helping with the Housewerk


Just checking to see how well Mom is dusting things!
You missed a spot or two....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday LOL



PAWSOME NEWS!!
We just heard over at Ginger Jasper's that our UK furriends,
Eric & Flynn, not only have their Mom back home after her surgery,
but that everything is now all ok with her!
Woo!!!! Wonderful, wonderful news.