Friday, August 18, 2017

Mom's Orange Helper

I have *always* been a great help to Mom. 

All the things I do around here! I make sure she gets up to feed us... 
and give her early morning pre-work snorgle times... 
supervise everything that goes on... the list is endless.

Here I am helping her put together her poster board of Grand Admiral Thrawn (Star Wars) drawings. 
It's impawtant work, she couldn't do it without my feline assistance.

Mom, I really don't feel this is the best placement for this particular drawing. 
It should go over THERE.

Happy Caturday to all!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A GASP! On Caturday

::Toby: I am NOT talking about this. No way, no how. So I'm sending in
Cornelius Croc to speak for me::

Uh... hi!! 

It's been awhile since I've hosted the bloggie of my BFF Toby and her Most Royal Supreme Highness, Leia. Today, Toby is V E R Y upset and just can't bring himself to -

:Toby: she THREW it at me! at MY HEAD!!::

Umm.... ok.. continuing on...
I can confirm that there was a very unfortunate incident here at Bloggie HQ.

::the Lady - tell everyone it was an ACCIDENT!!!::

Yes, ma'am! It was an accident, absolutely, not intended at all - 

::Toby: I don't care! I'm TRAUMATIZED::

.. Maybe we should just have the Dramatic Re-enactment now. Cue picture evidence:

Credit: Grumpy Cat as Toby in this Dramatic Re-enactment.

And now the Official Statement:
Approximately 1:15 pm today, the Lady, upon completion of a lot of very hot and messy yardwork, opened the front door and tossed in her headphones and iPod prior to coming in herself.
Without looking.

This, sadly, landed square upon Toby, who was about where G C is now.
This did not go well.

::Toby: my head! MY HEAD! Or maybe some other body part, 
I can't remember but it landed on me!!::

::the Lady: I didn't MEAN TO!::

Cornelius the Croc:
You know, this SpokesCroc stuff is really hard some days.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It's Wednesday

Yeah, yeah, Orange Boy, I know all about your "exhaustion" attack. ::rolls eyes::

Moving on... This is an ottoman/storage bench we've had for a few years but 
recently Mom cleared it off and made me a comfy little bed, so now I love it!

PS: Brody, do you want to teleport over and nap with me? I'll move over a bit.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Mom, I would NEVER try to keep Leia from getting into her little house.

The very idea !

I merely collapsed here from sheer exhaustion. She can leap over me.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Easy Sunday

Today I got my nails trimmed, against my express wishes. Mom tried to tell me that
ALL the best people get their nails done by someone else,
but I can't help feeling darkly suspicious of this statement.

- Leia

Mom is always on the look out for the next embarrassing picture.
As per this one. And then she threatens the Snorgle Tummy Monster Fingers.

And since we have had enough attention from mom for one day,
we're graciously allowing her to post this picture from the Petsmart
parking lot this morning. She said there were actually 
6  woofies in that truck.

She wasn't the only one to snap a picture of this!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Finally Friday

We made it!! Best wishes - or fishes - or both - for a fine weekend for us all.

A few random things:

1. We never told mom what was so fascinating in our Wednesday picture. We like to stay mysterious. It's a Cat Thing.

2. Speaking of mysterious... Mom cannot understand why, when we have two plates of food, exactly the same, we insist on eating out of the same dish at the same time. Remarkably, no smacky paws or rude remarks of any kind, just down to business.

3. Or, when we have three litterboxes, two of them side by side, we almost always both use the same box. She'll come home and there are multiple outputs. In the same box. With the other two in pristine shape.

And finally, I leave you with this passing thought:

It's not always a good idea to insist on waking mom up in the wee hours.
Repeatedly. Some of the things she says.... !!!

- Toby

- - but not Leia, because she's a girl and girls are smarter than that!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rest Thee Well, Mayor Stubbs

Today we gather to pay our respects to Mayor Stubbs, ruler of Talkeetna, Alaska, 
for most of his 20 years. He passed to the Bridge very recently.

Sir, you upheld your high office with dignity and fairness, and were a 
shining example of what a cat of determination and strength
can accomplish in the hoomin world. We need more kittehs in office!

(Summer, we expect to hear of your political bid VERY SOON!)

Let us all raise a glass of water with nip in your memory.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It Was Just a Little One....

Seriously, mom, I barely put my teeth on you. Just the tiniest nibble!

No sense of humor. Sighs.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Sorta Selfie

This is the best we're gonna do today for selfies.
Naps are just too impawtant to let anything interfere with them.

Mom says this is my bed-fur-head look.

*I* think she's making fun of me. Again. She does that.

Leia's Latest:

She had her re-check UA on Wednesday. 
The vet said she looked good except for some red blood cells,
probably caused by taking the sample in the first place. 
That she didn't need any more antibiotics. I trusted his judgment.

Which was fine until Friday afternoon when she started in with her second UTI.
At least they didn't force me to bring her in on Friday too.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mancat Monday

You know, it's moments like this that really remind me hoomins 
have a very... juvenile... sense of humor. The stuff we put up with!

Yes, I endured this indignity for awhile. The alternative was to move,
and I just wasn't ready.

In Leia news... she's doing well and thanks everyone for their good thoughts.
I was just glad it wasn't ME who had to go to the Stabby Place!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Leia Issues A Statement

...through her publicist (the Mom).

I, Leia, was seen at the Emergency Stabby Place tonight for what was diagnosed as a bacterial urinary tract infection. I was subjected to various indignities upon my purrson. And tricked into being grabbed by mom to go into the PTU (she tempted me with a Pill Pocket! How DARE she!). And forced to endure a car ride.

Her punishment was the Hiss of the Tabby - twice! - which she totally deserved. This is a fearsome punishment, even more so than the Back of Disrespect.

I was given my first pill at the Stabby Place, and am now home trying to rest. Except when I really have to visit the ladies' litterbox (pointlessly!). 

However, my mom was a wreck over this, so I may consider leniency. In the morning. When my insides aren't so irritable.

- Leia.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Caturday

It's always amazing to us what Mom spends our green papers on -
I mean, just LOOK at this thing! ***

It's a cat magnet. If cats had crazy bendable arms and legs.
And everyone knows this is NOT true. 

AND it's orange!

...well... ok... that is a nice color, I admit.

- Toby, pondering the oddness of hoomins.

*** Mom got this from Hobby Lobby yesterday. 
We're told there was much squealing when her eyes fell upon it.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mancat Monday

Yes, mom, I do rule (our) the world.

Your point?

PS.... Umm... Maybe don't tell Leia I meoweed that.... You know how girls are.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Whiskeratti - Nursing Duty ACTIVATED!

We've put aside - temporarily! - our kibble investigation to assume our emergency nursing duty hats.

And like the good kittehs we are, we sprang right into action, too.

On Caturday afternoon, Mom tore her calf muscle. She was doing that thing hoomins call "exercise". We were asleep, but we're told she lunged forward on the contraption below and POP went the muscle. She said it was like the fleshy version of tearing paper.

She hobbled off to the people Stabby Place where the people vet said "not your lucky day!"
Treatment - 6 weeks of wearing a fracture boot or the bandage below if she can't get a boot, Motrin, special exercises (haven't you learned your lesson on that one?), ice, elevation. And, trust us, a fair amount of HBO words when she moves wrong. 

There is also a lot of general crankiness. 

Not to worry, we will do our best to take good care of her. 

With all our combined hearts, we wish all our furriends
and their families a BETTER week ahead than our weekend turned out to be.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Caturday Suspicions

Dear furriends,

We've made it to another Caturday! Of course, for us felines, it's always Caturday, really,
but we like to help our hoomin celebrate this day.

We've been on canned food for years now. We like it ok.. it's not nearly as good as the dry kibble was. We got used to it. But lately Mom has been pouring out KIBBLE! But not for us. Oh no, not for us.

This morning she poured it into a cup, and we both came running.
But did we get a single kibble bit? Even a lick of the crumbs? NO!

She says we can't have any, that we have our own food. Then she takes it outside with her.
 But WHAT does she do with it?

Is she... eating it herself? Would she do that??

Suspicious minds wanna know.

Monday, May 29, 2017

It's Tuesday

Sorry, Mom. 

We know you want to go to sleep now, but there are no more vacancies.
Next time, use the call ahead app for your reservation.

We hear the couch is available, though.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Inkblots

This extremely handsome fellow, or lovely ladycat (I don't know which) is who is making my cats crazy. Actually, there are three look alikes that run around here, sometimes in a kitteh pack.

I think they come from a house around the corner. I don't know that he doesn't officially have a home; I just see him a lot around here. Lately I've noticed him napping on the other covered back porch we have, the one that thankfully my cats don't watch much.

I can't do much for him; taking proper care of my own on one income is almost more than I can manage as it is. I don't have the emotional or financial resources for more.

What I can do is leave him alone, to have this porch as a safe space, out of the elements. I can provide clean water; I can put out kibble so that if a hunt isn't succesful, at least he/they don't have to go to sleep hungry. Though I appreciate the irony that his natural diet is probably very much healther than this cheap kibble.

And not least, I can absolutely hate the people who didn't bother to fix their cats that at some point, produced this litter that runs around. 

But, what I can't do is develop an emotional connection with him. I don't speak to him, and he watches me carefully, ready to run. If this weren't a rental, I could do more, but who knows how long we will live here? What if the next people hate cats? 

Can I just say, one more time, how much I truly hate people who are so careless with these furry lives????!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thursday - Life with Felines

It really hurts my feelings when I try to be helpful, and all I get is "Toby, NO!"
See this desk? Mom got it set up - finally! it's been a mess for months - and I was
only trying to use my interior decorator skills to move things around.

So I really don't understand her muttered references to "taking hostages".

Yes, I thought these figurines, and the glass pumpkin, would look better moved 
OFF the desk. I was experimenting with a minimalist approach.

But she said these ladies were far too expensive ***
to take a swipe of my Mighty Paw of Doom.

Anyway, I got what I wanted; all that clutter has been relocated.

You're welcome, Mom.

**** Hallmark store. Way overpriced but....

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mancat Monday

We made it past the weekend!

For me purrsonally, I wondered...

You see, there was a Leia Incident. She was making terrible sounds so naturally Mom and I investigated. She... She YELLED at me. 

Awful, awful things. She used words I didn't even know she knew! 

And no, in spite of the rumors, I was definitely NOT hiding under the pink chair. I was under the chair to.... Protect Leia, of course. From herself. I didn't want her to do anything she'd regret later.

I still don't know why she got so upset!

Mom's Note:

What Toby doesn't know is that Leia saw an outside cat through the sliding glass door. I think they are very curious about my cats. 

Leia is a good girl though..she was very upset but unlike Toby, she doesn't attack from redirected aggression. She didn't quite know what to do with her frustration, so she just stood there and made scary noises. 

Eventually peace reigned in the valley again.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mancat Monday - and it's Leia Time!

Hi everybody!!! ::wildly waves paws at furriends::

We hope everyone had a great Mom's Day weekend.

So, I know it's Monday but that's exactly why *I* am here.

I heard a vile rumor that SOME orange kitteh around here was gonna spill a secret of mine.

So I thought - hey, we live in the age of reality TV, I'm going to beat him to it.

Here it is:

I'm a messy eater! Yep, I am and I OWN IT.

Mom is forever having to wipe some bit of wet food that hangs around
 (otherwise it dries and sticks to my tiny chin or mouth area).

Ha ha meow!!! Take that Toby.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Can you tell where my new hiding spot is??
- Leia

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mancat Monday

Hello, furriends! We hope everyone had a good weekend.

So, here I am, sleepy and relaxed. So what does that woman do??
 She brings out the Beast Known as Vacoom!
Without even a by-your-leave, she lets that thing fire up and eat stuff.

So I move my Sleep Base of Operations into the bedroom.

Clearly, I'm on Do Not Disturb.

So what does that woman do??!

Now she wants to MAKE UP THE BED! ***

I tell you, there is no respect for feline-kind in THIS house.


*** Mom's note - hours have passed, Toby! He makes it sound like it was 10 minutes.

Such a drama king he is.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Heaviest of Hearts

Dearest Flynn has passed over. We have been dreading this day for some time, and now it's here.

Eric and Flynn were the first cats' blog we followed, way back. We have a special love for oranges here. Seeing them on their walks in the field, and watching them do their Potted Kitteh routines, filled us with happiness. They were such wonderful examples of mancats, truly. The world is poorer for their passing.

To their family, we can only say we feel your pain, and your loss, and we mourn with you.

- Cathy, Leia and Toby

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy Caturday - and Welcome to Our Roundtable Discussion

Happy Caturday to all!

We welcome you all to our discussion today. The topic:

Scritches - Two Handed or One?

Now, that seems obvious - two is always better, right? 
I mean, when your hoomin's other hand is always busy doing something else,
like her phone or petting that other kitteh who lives with you and should really be waiting her turn beccause everyone knows YOU are the special one here,
isn't that super annoying?

The attention should be all about ME - I mean, you.


Sometimes, I've noticed anyway, while the two handed thing is utter bliss,
it can get a bit... overwhelming. And then maybe you want to get just a lil bit bitey.

What do you think?

Comments are OPEN.

Snacks and niptinis to follow.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mancat Monday


Do you want to know a secret?

Do you??

Leia: I do !

Come closer....

Just a little closer...

And here it is: It's Monday!!

MOL! I didn't say it was a good secret, did I?

Have a great week, furriends.

Leia: I feel so cheated.