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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.