Sunday, June 26, 2016

Easy Like Sunday

AYLA:  Its not usually ME here, but today it is.  I love sittin next ta Marley.
Oh, an it is on TBTs lap.   Who doesn't like that?
Marley is so easy ta nap with.  Unlike a Sisfur I MIGHT mention...
He drapes so good.
And doesn't mind that I am next ta him.   Unlike SOMECAT!
And TBT is involved in this too...

Saturday, June 25, 2016

CardDay Caturday Saturday

Sometimes, when we get eCards from friends among all the greeting comments on our Special Days, we dont think to acknowledge the efforts ta make the cards. 

So...  We were looking back and noticed that this morning.  And we want to acknoWOWledge those now.  Hey was that good or what?

But here are 2 we found back up...

I (Ayla) loved this card.  The cake was cute, the number 9  was a really good touch, and while the pink outsides looked like walnuts, they were actually crushed Nip Leafs!  And the insides were Salmon... 

And the whole card was just SO special!  I felt great about MY DAY!
And there was the Gotcha Day card...  Iza and Ayla (we have to write this together) loved it!  Having our Gotcha Day the same day (though a year apart) is unusual, but it amused TBT ta arrange it that way.  Purrsonally, we think he did it ta keep things easier fer him ta remember (he did the same with Skeeter and LC - The Cats Who Came Before).

But regardless, the card was utterly lovely and right for the season, too!  That shows some care.
Thank you for both the cards and previous ones), the former WeBeesSiameezers and now Meezer's Mews & Freckles Woofs

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Freaky Friday TV Time

AYLA:  I get a bit ecited when I see cats on TV.  Especially iffen they are unusual cats.  Like this one.  I dint know it was a cat at first, but the ears and eyes made me think it might be.
And I wasnt sure even with another picture.  
But then they started showing it better.  It was clearer on the TV than the picture shows.   But really, ya cant mistake a cat.  We ARE kinna unique!
"The Look" really proves it too.  
But what REALLY innerested me was the EARS!  The ears of THAT one are amazing.  I dint even unnerstand that the name of it was RIGHT THERE cuz Ive never seen that word.  But TBT helped me out by saying it fer me.  "car-a-cal".  I have ta remember that cuz it is the bigger-than-me cat I most admire now!
Hey lady, get back to the cat!  I dont need ta see YOU.
So annyway, these car-a-cal cats have huge ears for hearin tinier sounds than me, they can jump way better than even *I* can, an they can catch hummingbirds in the air.  Not that I actally want us cats ta catch hummingbirds (cuz I admire them little fast guys so much), but that they CAN is pawsome!
They average about 20 pounds (less than 2x Marley's size), but they can jump 14 feet up (more than 2x what Marley or even *I* can jump.  That is higher per size than anny other cat!  No wonder I admire them so much. 

I wanna see MORE TV shows about them.  Oh, um, yeah, TBT liked the show too...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:   Hi - welcome to my Thursday Garden Tour!  Ya caught me checking the Nip Patch.  Tuesdays storm was heavy rain (we got 1.5" in 30 minutes) so Im making sure they are OK.  But we'll get back to them after the tour... 
First, our Hydrangeas are blooming.  They are COOL.  The flowers open up green...
And then turn brighty whitey!
The whole row of them is nice too. 
The Purple Coneflowers are just beginnin ta bloom.  This is the first one, and the petals arent even unrolled yet.  Ya dont get to see THAT very often!
The 1st Stokes Aster opened today too.  Inna few days, there will be LOTS more!
This was a surprise I noticed yesserday.  Its called Butterfly Weed.  TBT planted a dozen there last year and nothing came of them, but apparently this single one survived and is blooming.   Ive told TBT ta try again, because butterflys DO seem ta like it a lot and he has seen lots of small native bees on it too.
This one is unidentified .  It is one of a wildflower mix, and the package doesnt identify the seeds.  Like many small-flowered wildflowers, they seem ta look blurry close up, but hard ta see from a few feet away.
This is some natural wildflower (as in "we dint plant it").  Some kind of wild daisy.  But it looks nice and helps hide an area where TBT dint weed this Spring.
Another unknown wildflower from the package.   We are hoping fer more of them as Summer goes along.  
We THINK this one is actally a weed (cuz we have seen it elsewhere around the yard), but the wildflower bed is so devoid of flowers so far that we are leaving it this year. 
This isnt ezactly a flower, but it IS really neat.  TBT left the garden enclosure door open today just so we can see it.  Its a Kohlrabi.  It grows an edible (to Beins) ball in the middle of the stem about the size of a tennis ball.  TBT says it tastes like a broccoli stalk, but sweeter and it is solid.
Now lets go back ta the Nip Patch.  Cuz thats our treats fer today.  I decided ta do something differnt!  There is PLENTY ta nibble on, and since the rain knocked some tall stems down, we can even ROLL all over it.  And ta drink, we have water.  But not just ANNY water!  This is pure clean rainwater that TBT caught in nice clean bowls he set out on the lawn when he heard it was going to rain a lot Tuesday.  We have 2 quarts/liters of it!

I know that seems like simple fare, but it is all organic, and I thought a change from "the usual" would be nice.

Thanks so much fer comin on my Garden Tour this week!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Watched One Wensday

MARLEY:  Yeah, Iza was intently watching Ayla, sitting innocently on the ladder next ta the fishie tank!  She was watching Iza watchihg HER.
But she was there ta innocently watch the fishies.  And I say "innocently" honestly.  We all watch the fishies but TBT has never noticed one actually missing.  Anny that die are found inside, dead...
But it is never a good thing fer her when Iza gets that "antelope in the lioness's gaze" look.
So she went at sat next ta TBT fer a while, Iza lost innerest, and I could finally relax...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Watchful Two Tuesday

MARLEY:  Well, iffen ya guessed I spied Iza as the Potential Problem, ya were right.  Iza was lazer-focussed on something from HER best watchplace!  So I looked ta see what it was.
And when I realized the object of her focus, I turned ta watch HER, ta see what she was gonna do.  
I bet ya dont have too much trubble guessin who SHE was watchin!  So I was prepared ta act fast...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Watchful Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  I can get up on many (but not all) of the high places Ayla can.  She doesnt like that, so I dont do it often.  She needs her purrsonal spaces...
But the top of the bookcases near the highest cat tree platform is an OUTSTANDING watchplace.  I have ta jump a bit funny so that I make the leap but not hit the wall.  It takes a slight twisting motion so I land sideways.  Ayla, of course, can land up there as easily as if it was a sidewalk.  
But then my attention was drawn to a Potential Problem!
Can you guess what it is?

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Fathers Day

HAPPY FATHERS DAY  to all the Dads out there!
If ya feel like yer bein watched, its cuz we LOVE ya...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Box Day, Take 2

AYLA:  We did Box Day a day too early, so we are tryin again!  I found a funny old picture series...

Me inna box:

Me inna box onna box:

Me inna box onna box onna box!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Box Day And Aylas 9th Birfday

IZA:  Oh we almost fergot it was Box Day today, and TBT dint have time ta take new pictures.  He really FAILED us on this day...

We are all a bit annoyed.  But, ta make the best of things, we decided ta search our pictures fer us in boxes.

We have a Special Box for Box Day.  TBT wrapped one all up in fancy paper fer us a few years ago.  I was 1st in, of course.  I AM sort of the Box Girl around here!  Marley an Ayla came running over ta see the new fancy box (and admire ME in it Im sure).
And another fave box of mine.  TBT cracks up laffn when he sees me in it.  He esplained it to me once but I ferget what he found so funny.
Another year, TBT put the box on its side.  We couldnt quite figure out what ta do with it that way.  Marley sniffed it fer "weerdness" an tried ta push it over, but he couldnt push far enough.  Even the cat rule didnt werk (Iffen ya push something hard enough, it WILL fall over).
But TBT COULD push hard enough, so Marley jumped inside.  Corollary ta the Cat rule is that "Beins can push things harder than cats can").
Now there is another matter of importance what happens to happen on the same day as Box Day this year.

[Edit, we thought Box Day was 17th, TBT is totally ta blame of course]

Ayla is 9 today!  A whole year fer every regular cat life!  Once again, she is the oldest of us 3.  We dont know how she keeps that up.

But ta celebrate her 9th birfday, we are throwin a pawty and EVERYONE is invited.  Even Beins and non-cat-type anipals...

Climbin Ladders...
Tunnels and Stuff...
And Wand Toys!

Shrimps and Ham...

Veggies fer the non-carnivore guests (and all are safe here this day)...
And *I* am wearin my best outfit in honor of Aylas 9th!
So please come join us ta celebrate Aylas 9th Birfday Box Day Celebration!