Saturday, July 22, 2017

Caturday Saturday

Who is this Hangover Kitty?
 AYLA:  Me.  Not "me of course".   Just me.  We all do it sometimes.  When TBT changed the angle, the flashy flashed, flashily. 
TBT can MAKE the flashy werk with some settings, but every time he turns the camera on, it defaults to "auto" and no one ever knows what it will decide ta do then...

BTW, notice the several amazingly long whiskers (2 left chin and 1 eyebrow).  TBT is REALLY hoping ta find those when they fall out!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Answers To Comments

We haven't done this in too long.  We kept meaning too, but...

Garden Tour Thursday:

Brian said:  " I'll bet those flowers smell lots better than a groundhog!:

Oh no , the groundhog smells WAY more inneresting to us. Marley wants to catch it, but we are all hoping he doesn't.  It is bigger that he is.  Sure, we all think we are leopards, but we're not.

Megan said:  "Ah, um - I'll skip on the snacks, if that's okay."  

No, you visit, you snack!  But TBT says he will cook the shrimps and without Nip just for you, and offer beer or wine, or a Mintini.

Bird TV: 

The Bird TV Channel got real active after I posted.  I watched Cardinals, Goldfinches, Purple Finches, and various small snacks wrens and such flitting about too.  ~ AYLA

Tummy Tuesday:

Various friends mentioned my poetical nature regarding sun and starlight.  I thank you.  Ayla and Marley make fun of me sometimes, but I think deeply.  TBT and I even discuss science sometimes while I am sitting on his lap.  I enjoy that.

Thank you all for the encouraging comments ~ IZA

Mancat Monday:

Many mentioned also sleeping unner the covers.  But had to smile most about The Meezers saying they "like to get unner the covers and bite the mom".  We don't do THAT, but 2 of us have a habit of snuggling up to TBT with our claws relaxed 1/2 out.  ~ AYLA and IZA

Easy Like Sunday:

We mentioned TBT let us out early cuz it might rain.  It dint rain.

Meezer Mews said "Dry deck underfoot is way better than a wet one!"

It sure is!  And even better is the carpet pathway to the deck stairs.  Our new composite deck gets HOT.  TBT set down outdoor carpet on the edges so we can move around unpawhotly. to the best shady spots to watch the Birdies and Evil Skwerls.

Caturday Saturday:

Iza here...  I mentioned how close I like to stay to TBT.  It is hard to express HOW close I stay.  I am "Underfoot Cat".  My favorite song is "Close To You".   When he sits in a chair, the arm of the chair is "too far away".  And I mentioning loving both TBT and Spitty (in different ways).

Megan said:  "They sure are: only one of 'em has thumbs for opening cans of stinky goodness".  Yes, but they are very different loves.  I can manage 2.

Summer said:  "my human thinks I would go off with any human who was nice to me".  I understand that, we all want the best lives.  But I'm pretty sure TBT is the best for me now.

Katie Isabella said:  "That Spitty sure keeps us interested!"  He sure does.  And I mean to keep him interested in me.  I think an adventure is in order.  And I love YOU, other Spitty interest!

Enough for this time...  :)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Welcome to Garden Tour Thursday.  Today is a bit hot, so we are staying on the deck today.  But first, lets roll around on the sunny spot.  TBT put a big pot right next to the deck door cuz it is good ta have some cover when ya first consider going outside.  Ya allus want ta look around first fer Dangers.  Grouchy Groundhogs, Vishus Deer,  Rabid Rabbits, right?

But it is safe, so let's roll around on the sunny mat.
Ahhhhh, yeah, thats good!
See 90F, I told ya it was hot!  But the pot plants love it.  They have grown so suddenly!
Just a few weeks ago, the red Salvias were small and flowerless.  
The Marigolds came 4 per little cheap black pot, so TBT bought 3, took them out of the pots and cut them separate.  So there were 12 and he planted 3 per big new pot with 3 small Salvias between them.   They went CRAZY!
Mr Colossus Marigold is living up to his name.  And he is a volunteer from last year in that pot!  I've told TBT ta remove the other little plants as they seen overwhelmed.  He says he will make 2 more hanging baskets just for them and some petunias he just bought real cheap.  More is good.  Cheap is good.   In fact the petunias were rescues from a local store.  Nearly dead.  But they are flowering again already. 
Hop up on the deck rails.  OK, for you less experienced kitties, the chair nearby lets ya get up easy and the top rails are 8" wide.  I nap on them...  
Each one is a bit differnt.
I'm not sure where this Yellow Zinnia came from.  Mebbe another volunteer.
Now, I think we will go simple on the snacks today.  It's not like we were running around the whole yard, and ya dont want complicated stuff on a hot day annyway.  So today we have some duck pate,  some salmon kibbles ta crunch on, and cool clean water with ice cubes in the bowls ta nose around...

Thank you so much fer comin along on the Garden Tour today!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wensday Morning 7AM

MARLEY:  Good Morning, Sunshine...

I can hear the soft breathing
Of TBT beside me,
As I lie on my platform
In the early sunlight,
The morning sun on me
Warms up my tummy,
As I ready myself
For the day to begin.
For I know with the smell
Of the stinky goodness breakfast
I must be away and
The day's joys will start!
For a spoonful of Tuna
And a few more of Beef,
I've woken and
And stretched myself awake...
Oh, what have I done,
Why have I done it?
I've gotten up early,
I have broken my rule...
Now I must run down the hallway,
Into the kitchen,
Before Ayla and Iza eat it all
I'll be there.
Then out to the backyard,
Where theyre waiting
The Mousies, Moles,
And Volies will be there,

Waiting for Me find them. 
And when we meet
They won't have
Woes or Cares...


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Counting Kitties Tuesday

Hello, Count von Count* here: 
Count von Count kneeling.png
Today we are counting kitties.  1 kitty...
 Another 1 kitty...
Another 1 kitty...
See?  A single kitty is "1".

But sometimes there is more than "1" kitty.  If there is 1 kitty and another 1 kitty, you have "2" kitties!  2 kitties...
And if there are more than 2 kitties, you can have 1+1+1 kitties which is "3" kitties...  3 kitties!
 Do you see the 3rd kittie?  Vonderful!  Now you can count "1, 2, 3..."!  Maybe some day you will grow up to be am acCOUNTant like me...

* Image used without permission, but hopefully "in fair use" for humor...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  We got kinna busy AND TBT not having the flashy box with him fer a couple days.  But he fixed that this evening.

So before it gets to be tomorrow, I wanted ta at least post one of me on the deck just before it got too dark...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Freaky Friday

If you Beins ever notice us in the litter box not actually "doing" annything there (immediately), it is because we are thinking of ways to get into the screw-top treat jar...

Well, we cant read magazines, so we have to think of "something"!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Well, Marley has decided to sit by the brush and watch for the groundhog, so it will just be US this time! 

We have the daylilies in all colors and patterns.  And I think there is a new one this week!

This one may be new, but my memory isnt all THAT good.   Still, it IS gorgeous.
This one is good too.  I love contrasting colors in flowers.
But I must admit, pure colors are good too...
Bright ones are good.
Solids are good.
And over HERE, the meadow is still blooming.  The yellow ones are fading, but those white Queen Annes Lace are coming along nicely.
There are allus a few new ones.  I would like ta see more of THESE!
There are new ones showing up each week.  We are thrilled.

But now lets take our ease unner the shade of the saucer magnolia.  It is done blooming fer the year, but the shade is good on this hot day and the grass is thick and soft for sitting.  And I bet Ayla an TBT have been hard at werk inside choosing our post-tour refreshments!

And what are they bringing out?  Oh my...  They put cooked shrimpses and NIP leaves into a little blender and made a pate for us.  And to go with that we seem to have (dare I say?) Roasted fishy cubes.  And to drink, turkey broth and cream smoothies... 

Give them some up-paws friends...

Now lets dig in...

And thanks fer coming along on our garden tour this week!!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Womancat Wensday

AYLA:  Sometimes Iza and Marley are inside while I am out.  That is a wunnerful time.  Not threats or chases...
I just look around for a good place to sit and watch the Bird TV by myself.
But somedays, I can never find the right place.
Here?  No.
Stop and think...
This is a good place.  BUT, no birdies in view.  Ahhh, the channel is off.
I'll keep looking around though.  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tummy Tuesday

IZA:  I today hereby grant you again, my tummy...
I luxuriate in the sunlight...
I am solar-powered...
 Soaking up the photons of the universe
And loving the warmth of stars long gone
That existed only for ME to receive their kiss...
Should I not rejoice in the burst of their existence?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Mancat Monday

MARLEY: I like ta sleep unner the covers near TBT from dawn til when he gets up.    I tend to rush out suddenly after I am certain he is really up fer the day.  It means First Breakfast...

But he an the camera are too slow ta catch me at it.  This is the best he can get.
We all have differnt unner-the-covers habits.  Ayla will get unner and stay fer a few minutes but she likes ta wander around merfing in the morning.  Iza will get unner, and she will stay all night.  Im a couple-hours type...

But this pic does show my nice stripes along the back, so that is worth something...

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Easy Like Sunday

MARLEY:  No, I'm not in jail.  Its just a flower cage in front of me.  Ayla and I are enjoying the nice morning on the deck. 
This time, it is IZA napping inside.  
It might rain later today, so TBT got up a little early to let us enjoy the non-rain.

Have a nice Easy today!