Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meowwy Tuesday

Mom wanted to post something funny she saw on an online t-shirt, and we wanted to sleep, so we told her to go for it.

 In my defense, the moon was full 
and I was left unsupervised.

PS: kittehs, never let your peeps be unsupervised!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Dear Miss Madi

We imagine by now the sad news is flying throughout 

Our hearts are broken. We're grateful she was spared the worst of her health issues,
but we were not ready for her to go. Of course, we never would be.

To her family - thank you so much for sharing her adventures with us.
She was an amazing diva, wasn't she?

We send you our deepest sympathies and softest pawhugs.

- Toby, Leia, and Cathy

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sunday - Chewy Review

Yep, it's that time again!

First, we are very grateful to be part of the Chewy Influencer program, so we always feel
bad when we have to report that a product isn't exactly a bucket of primo nip.


We recently got the Tiny Tiger Canned Cat Food.

Chicken, and Turkey n Giblets flavors.

Neither were a smashing success. 

We didn't really tell Mom WHY it wasn't so great, but let's just say we were
happy to get back to our regularly scheduled Fancy Feast.

But at least they are grain free. So there's that.

So far we've also reviewed the Science Diet and Taste of the Wild foods.
We were very enthusiastic about the S.D. 

And the Wild pate was pretty good too, after the chunks got smooshed down.

But this... yeah, nope.

We hope all of our furriends are having a safe, and dry, weekend.

** Chewy sends us products to review for them, at no charge, for our honest opinion. 
We really don't think anyone could ever accuse us of NOT being honest!

Friday, September 14, 2018


We here at Whiskeratti try very hard not to let the real world intrude on our blog,
as do most of our fellow cat and dog bloggers. We regard the CB as a haven.

But, the situation with Florence and her destruction is breaking our hearts.

Until about 1.5 years ago, we lived in Fayetteville, NC, which is currently taking a huge beating. Massive flooding, winds, everything is just awful there. We are very grateful to no longer be living there, but we did during that October two years ago when Matthew came through, and we remember.

If you are following the stories, you will be hearing that name mentioned a lot, for comparison. The flooding was intense, for much the same reason as now - we'd already had too much rain by the time he came through.

However, what we really want to focus on are the amazing stories of people coming together, to help each other, and strangers, and most especially animals, get to safety. So many of them! 

The Cajun Navy just saved over 70 animals from a pet shelter second floor with the roof caving in, and flooding, at the last minute; how can anything be more heartwarming? 

People donated money to help a woman with 7 rescue dogs who was unable to evacuate and wouldn't leave them behind. They are all safe now. 

Over 100 people came together to save the town of Lumberton, 20 miles from Fayetteville, from another horrific flooding, as it did in Matthew. They put out a FB call for volunteers to help with sandbags to shore up a low point. And they came.

We live in a time with too much contention, but times such as these not only try our souls, they also bring us together, as one. Bless them all, for doing what they could. No one will see their names in the paper, their pictures won't be shown, they will individually be unknown but what they did as a group will be to the benefit of many. Their reward will be the results of their labors. 

And we would like to end with this message for the powers that be:


Thursday, September 13, 2018

It's Almost Here...

In the last week or so, Mom has noticed that I've been getting up on the couch, with the warm blankie Auntie Mary gave us for Chrissymouse last year. Normally I'm on the back of the couch, if I get up there.

Our temps are just barely below the summer temps right now, but you can see it and feel it anyway. Shadows are falling differently; sunset sets earlier; the sky is a deeper blue.

Fall officially starts on Sept. 23. But we kittehs do not need a calendar to know, do we?

So what is the bestest thing for any feline to do ??

Our purrayers and thoughts are with our furriends, and everyone, 
in the path of the big storm out there. Especially Miss Madi. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Stop! Thief!

STOP that woman with the clippers!!

Furriends, it was awful.... my claws were purrfection. 

Long, curved, wicked sharp, ready to decimate any introoders unwise enough to breach our perimeters. I'd been growing them most carefully. 
Don't let my tininess fool you - I am VERY dangerous!

And then - snip snip snip! She stole them away, littering the comforter with the instruments of my Bast-given superiority.

Sighs. Now I have to start all over. Again.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Guest Post by... the Stuffies!!

Hi everyone! It's us - Lion and Cornelius Croc.
It's been a long time, did anyone miss us??

Well, we've been asked to do a very special review today, because.... well.. the cats have absolutely refused to touch this one at all. And the Lady said we had to do it, so yeah... here we are.

Yep, it's a vacuum cleaner.

A Hoover WindTunnel Pet Steerable, UH72405.

You can see why the felines refused.... but we don't mind.
So let's take a closer look, shall we?

The Lady says this is a pretty nice machine, largely patterned on Dyson tech.
It has multiple tools, and it's the most complicated one she's ever used.
Comes with a HEPA filter, too.

Verdict - it works VERY well. 

We have laminate and tile flooring, with one area rug, 
but it does its job very nicely, thank you very much.

This is the Pet Turbo Tool. A word of warning... we hear some woofies like getting vaccumed
but DO NOT do that with this tool. The Lady put her hand on it while it was running;
it didn't exactly hurt, but that yellow roller thingie is hard plastic, so it definitely doesn't feel good.

So, yeah, if you are in need of a new machine,
and want something pet oriented, this is a very good choice!

Disclaimer: Hoover sent this to us for free. 
We promised to do a review.
Here it is!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Sleepy Sunday

Happy Sunday, furriends! Sure is quiet around here.

Actually, it's TOO quiet. You probably don't know this about me,

I love to meow and dance around and play with toys.
I try to get Toby interested too but nooooo he just grumps at me, 
laying there all curled up on the electric blankie.

 I mean, yeah, it's nice and warm but dude, sometimes ya gotta get up and DANCE.
Wave those paws around like you just don't care! Maybe even a mosh pit?? 
I bet I could get Ellie Mae over from Momma Kat's place to do a mosh pit with me! 
And we all know that Miss M. is a dancing diva, though she's more elegant. May not want to do a mosh pit with us. Binga?? All that tortitude, watch out!

In fact, pawrty at my house! Everyone welcome!

But no. He's just a grumper.

And mom.... no good there either. She's as much of a stick in the mud as he is.
Both of them just watch me be crazy and look at each other when I do stuff.

Sad, sad, sad.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Monday Came Back

Anyway, we had a nice weekend. Lots of napping. Some fried chick-hen.

And now - for the Chewy August review!

This time we got :

Three flavors, one chick-hen and two turkey varities.

We were ok with the chick-hen, but the turkey made us very, very happy.

All three are smooth pates, no big chunkies that needed smooshing,
unlike the Taste of the Wild, like last month.

We give it a three paws up!

And now, if you will excuse me, I hear my Monday nap meowing my name....

We are part of the Chewy influencer program, and
they send us free stuff to review for them. The opinions are our own, however.
We do appreciate the opportunity to try new things. Thanks Chewy!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Toby Has a Toy

Hey, I like playing with toys too! Even if this one is pink. 
I'm trying not to notice that.

Text to mom: we need more manly colored toys.

Though they do end up everywhere.
Including on my head. WHY do hoomins have this obsession
with Stuff on Cats' Heads??

And here is Mom's money shot:
a good look at my one fang. 
Of course, she had to show this one.

Sad news:

Our dear furriends over at Colehaus Cats have lost their beautiful and sweet Ruby to the Bridge.
It's a particularly difficult time at their household, so please visit if you haven't already.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Mancat Monday

You know what amazes me??

People who think we felines don't work. We TOTALLY work. Constantly. In fact, we do so much for our peeps, they would be completely lost without us. 

Like this morning. I made sure mom got up. She kept hitting that darned snooze button, and I knew that wasn't good. (Ok, it WAS also annoying). So I left my comfy spot at the bottom of the bed and snuggled with her until she admitted she had to get up. 

See??? Work, work, work.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Finally Friday

We made it to Friday!! Mom's very happy about that.

Awhile back I posted about how I liked to play with my toys. A few good whaps, and then I'd tuck them under me while I just relaxed. Mom doesn't believe that's actually playing but it was what *I* wanted to do.

And then last night.... Furriends, she TRICKED me! She brought out TWO wand toys and used them both. Totally drove me crazy. Just impossible to ignore the other one while I was laying on the first one.

Sighs. What's a girl to do ???

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Not So Funny Now, Is It, Mom?

As a veteran of more ER Stabby Place visits than I care to remember, I feel a certain... shall we say... justice that mom had to go to a hoomin ER Stabby Place for herself.

She was having enough pain to want to chew off her own leg, so she went this afternoon. She says she has two words: uterine fibroids.

We wanted to thank everyone for their good thoughts from yesterday. 
And to assure everyone that 
we are back on the job tonight. 

Purr Therapy to the Rescue!

Well, ok, right now it's Sleep Therapy but we all agree it's the current proper treatment.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Finally Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! 

This was the scene about 4am this morning. Mom is not feeling well, stuff is hurting, so both of us cuddled up to offer our special brand of feline therapy. You can even see Leia's tailio, and I let mom hold my paw.

She likes doing that, says it makes her feel better.

I was working last night too but purring, and maybe drooling just a bit, in mom's hair is really for me. Ever since I was a tiny tot, her hair has always been a big deal to me.

Enjoy your weekend, and remember to look after your peeps. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mancat Monday

Yeah! The world has been righted. It's MANCAT Monday, folks, all the way.

Mom was moving things around, and I was reminded of how much I liked this chest. 

I kept getting back on it all afternoon, which made her laugh. What can I say? It's quite comfy, has a padded top and everything. 

Now I'm off to a well deserved nap, secure in the knowledge that there is NO hint of Leia on MY day.


Leia whispers:
Ha ha meow!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Freaky Froggie Finally Friday

Since Leia stole MY Monday, I'm taking HER Friday.

So there.

ha ha meow. It's alllllll MINE!

Except.... Mom wants me to show you her ride-along from yesterday:

She swears she wasn't two minutes in the gas station store,
came out and started to drive off, then realized, hey, I'm a Frog Taxi!

Not wanting him to get blown off and smooshed on the
55 MPH highway she was headed for,
she got out and used an umbrella to prod him along.

Live long and propagate, green being.

Hmm... I guess sharing my day with a freaky froggie is better than it being stolen by Leia.

A little.


The county came out and inspected the ditches, agreed that the entire section of my block needs a good clean out, and they will bring heavy equipment to take care of it. In a few months.

So this weekend, for funsies, I will be scraping out dead leaves and bagging them up.
I just can't wait for them to get out here.

Also, remember our post recently about the Taste of the Wild having big, big chunks?
I discovered that if I smoosh them into a pate, the cats will eat it just fine.

Happy Weekend, furriends and family!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Wednesday - The First Rule

Mom wanted to get in bed and read.
She looked at Leia (upper right, behind the first pillow).

She looked at me.

Saw that we were purrfectly placed to make it impossible
for her to get in without messing with at least one of us.

So she went away. We win!

...Rule #1 : Never Disturb the Sleeping Kitteh

Monday, July 23, 2018

Mancat Monday

Toby: Ha! As if! How can it be M M if Mom makes me share it with my sisfur?

Leia: Why yes, I do live life on the edge. How did you know?

Mom: Seriously, she was right there, not an inch to spare.

Toby: Grump. Fine, I'm gonna find some other place to sleep.
Clearly this one is TOO CROWDED!

and now for a PSA from Mom:

On Caturday we had an intense torrential downpour that lasted about 30 minutes.
I looked out the window and saw all this flooding, which I've never seen before here.
That space in the upper left hand corner is where the ditch is.
It's a pretty deep ditch, with a drainpipe. Not that you could tell from this.

I discovered when the rain stopped that one end was completely
clogged with leaves all the way to the top of the pipe. I had no idea. 

I'm still in awe of how FAST that water flooded. 
So yeah, peeps, check your ditches before your next hard rain is scheduled.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hi, fellow furry folks! We made it to Friday, so that makes mom happy.

So recently Toby made a big deal about his names, but I have a name story too!

Mom believes the naming of cats is VERY impawant. Originally, I was Dulcie.
pawse while I shudder at that happily brief memory

But it really didn't suit me. I mean, do I LOOK like a Dulcie to you?
No. No, I do not.

So, Mom went to work figuring out what name, in fact, I belonged to.
After consultations with Auntie Mary and much thought, the name Leia came to be.

And naturally, I am a Princess, so that part was easy. 
Just so we are clear, my name and title has
N O T H I N G to do with that other Princess Leia.

Happy Friday, and Caturday, to all.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Turtle Tuesday!

Yep, we are DARING to be rebels, and post this turtle selfie today, not on Sunday!
(in other words, we're being cats, doing just what we wanna do.)

Mom went to her own new Stabby Place today, and they had a fish tank with two turtles.
This lil guy wanted to get up close and purrsonal, so here he is.

Actually there are two turtles, he's just the small one.

Mom is a big turtle fan, herself.

Now back to the felines.

I was kind of bummed this weekend. There was an Event in the living room.
I was sitting looking out the window at the ebil introoder, the black kitteh Mom feeds,
just walking by cool as you please. In MY yard. I held it together, just a swishing tail,
but when I looked behind me to see if Mom was appreciating my coolness,
what did I see??

She was sitting with Leia in her chair, petting her!
Indignity in front of me and behind me.

So I found a quiet place where I could pull myself together
and contemplate the unfairness of life.

Mom said I was sulking, but what does SHE know??