Friday, February 12, 2016

Freaky Friday

AYLA: While we were at the V-E-T the other day, I saw something rather scary.  I mean, aside from the temperature thingie and the needles.
 There was this picture on the wall showing our insides.  I got to thinkin about that.
How did the Beins find out what we looked like on the insides?  I can only think of ONE way.  An that freaked me out a bit!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thankful Thursday

IZA:  I am thankful today fer this empty ice cream tub!  Well, it may be empty from TBTs point of view, but MY tongue says there is still lots of yummy stuff in there.
Seriously, we kitties can lick where no mere spoon can go!
 An even a little goes a long way.
 BTW, its French Vanilla, so there are no yucky bits of fruit in there.
Not even anny yucky fruit FLAVORS - just nice creamy goodness!

 Thats pretty much all thats there.
OK, TBT, cleanup in Aisle 2!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Tuesday Tell-All

AYLA:  So there we were Sunday night all around TBT, and he said it was time fer bed.  Which was fine with us.  But when he got up, he went into the basement and cleaned all the litter pans.  Which was fine with us.  Then he brought 2 of them upstairs an put one in the computer room an one in our purrsonal catroom.  Which was odd, but fine with us (more convenient during the night).  Then he opened some canned food.  Which was fine with us (and the usual routine).

He put down Izas bowl in the kitchen (normal).  But he took Marleys bowl (and a bowl of water) to our purrsonal room and mine (and water) to the computer room.  Marley followed his bowl and TBT CLOSED THE DOOR!  I dint follow MY bowl, but TBT picked me up an put me in the computer room AND CLOSED THE DOOR!

So I figured, OK, he is makin sure Iza only gets her minced food (a new rool) and not Marley or my cubed food.  And thats all I am sure of because he dint let Marley or me OUT after we ate.  He left us in there ALL NIGHT!  I could hear Marley scratchin at his door after a while, but TBT dint open it.

He peeked in once in the middle of the night, but wouldnt let us out.

He peeked in the morning a couple times but still wouldnt let us out.  I figured mebbe we had done something wrong OR he was doin something to Iza an dint want us ta see.  But in that case why dint he let Marley an I be in the same room.  I mean, WE get along good...

Then there was a stranger bein in an around the house all morning, so we really dint wanna be out annyway.  We heard Iza goin around the house normally.  We got fed several times, just that we werent allowed out.  Not even after the stranger left.  By that time, Marley was scratchin his door a LOT and even complaining pretty loudly!  I simply hid in the closet.   Well, OK, I DID mew at the door a few times.

Finally, in the afternoon, we ALL got a surprise.  TBT stuffed us each in a PTU and hauled us off to the VET.

OK, as much as we all hate THAT, it IS familiar and it got us out of the rooms.  We suffered the usual indignities...

When we get home from the VET, TBT usually opens our PTUs in the basement and lets us out there.   But not this time.  THIS TIME, he took Marley an me back to the rooms and closed us in again (with more food) and peeked in at us several more times all evening.  FINALLY, at 10 pm, he let us out and were WE even glad.  Marley immediately prowled all around the house and I ran back and forth in the hallway and up and down the cat trees.

I am still confoosed about it all.  Except for the time at the VET, TBT kept us all locked up in the rooms fer 24 HOURS!  Then he cleaned our litter pans again and took them back down to the basement.

That night, we slept closer to TBT than usual ta make up fer whatever we did ta make TBT upset with us enough ta lock us away.

Other than my operations, that was the worst most stressful day Ive ever had here.

TBT gave us lots of good attention all night, so like I said, Im all confoosed...

TBT here:  I needed poop samples for their annual exams.  Inthe past, I have usually puttered in the basement the day before and tried to catch each of the Mews pooping to get the samples.  Or I have just taken 3 random poops and hoped for the best (assuming that anything the VET found in one would mean they all needed to get treatment for.

This time, I decided to make sure I had identified each one's sample.  So I closed Marley and Ayla in separate rooms figuring that Iza (being more attached to sleeping with me) would be most stressed by isolation.

Marley and Ayla just refused to poop!  I peeked into the rooms often to look for disturbed litter, but when it was, it was always just peepods.  Iza, naturally, offerred up a poop sample before I even got to bed Sunday night!

The stranger visiting was a heat pump repairman.

By exam time, neither Marley nor Ayla had pooped, so when we got home, they had to go back into isolation.  I fed them as much as they would eat the entire time, but they refused to co-operate until 10 pm when they both "gave it up" at almost the same time.  I was sure glad to bag the samples and release them!

It is amazing how well Ayla can hide when she wants to.  Marley was easy to find.  When he wasn't trying to rush the partially opened door he was sulking in an open corner of the room.  Ayla, on the other hand, squirmed into a tiny spot in a closet.  Even KNOWING she was in the room, I couldnt find her until she turned her head just enough for her eyes to reflect dimly.  Wow!

The poop tests were all negative (as they have been every single year).  At least THAT is all over with for another year!

But wait until Marley and Ayla discover they have to go back in 2 weeks for dental cleaning...

Monday, February 08, 2016

Monday Madness

 MARLEY:  Wow, Ayla and I got stuck in separate rooms last night an all morning, brought ta the VET and then Ayla an I went back into the rooms when we got back until 10 PM!  We are completely OK but really worn out so we are all goin ta bed right now (and so is TBT).  We will explain it all tomorrow!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Easy Like Sunday

AYLA:  We spent some nice EASY time on TBT.  Iza got his lap as usual...
I HAD been on his chest and shoulder, but when he reached around fer the camera I got off ta sit on the table.  I dont like it when he moves... And as ya can see, I complained a bit, too!
Marley often sits on the back of the chair like here.  Sometimes he licks TBTs hair.   Ive sometimes sat there too, but I DONT lick TBTs headhair! 
We havent decided iffen we are gonna watch the Sooperbowl game.  TBT says mebber the last 15 minutes.  But we will watch the show that repeats all the good commercials.  Sometimes those are REALLY funny!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

The Caturday Saturday ESS

IZA:  Well, plural, to be precise!  ESSs I spose...

There were comments about the ESS, so I thought I would addrESS them (MOL!).  Ya see, I'm hard on the ESSs.  I claw them unmercifully, rip up the tops and get below fer more rippin.  I LOVE those things.

TBT once snipped all the loose parts from the first one.  But I complained about that.  I LIKE the loose parts.
I like ta admire my werk!
The shreddeds are like badges.
Ya can tell what parts I LOVE ta attack...
It takes werk ta attack the unner parts...
An of course, the top part deserves attention.
TBT used ta think he would just replace the ripped carpet parts.   But te old carpet part is hard ta remove. 
So I expect a new one in the near future!

Update on the horking problem:  I'm doing great!  TBT has been giving me only minced chickie and minced turkey and I havent had a single problem since then.  We suspect my tummy doesnt like fishy food (but I like the taste).  So I get the chickie and turkey while Marley an Ayla use the remaining fishy stuff.

It doesnt bother THEM! 

Friday, February 05, 2016

Freaky Friday

MARLEY:  Things got a bit active during the evening kibble toss game!  A few ended up where the ESS curve meets the floor an we were ALL tryin ta get at them.  So we shoved at the ESS ta get the kibbles free.

I dint realize at the time that we shoved the ESS unner my hammick!  Iffen ya look careful, ya can see that 2 of the legs are lifted up off the floor. 
What am I sposed ta do?  The hammick doesnt "give" unner me cause the ESS is there!  Can someone help me pull it out?   Ayla?  Iza?
TBT?  Surely YOU can do it...

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Thankful Thursday

IZA: Well, first, I gotta say that a WHOLE DAY AND NIGHT without eating was really harsh fer me.  Oh, Ayla probly wouldnt mind much; she only eats as much as she HAS to.  But eating is a major part of my life.

I spent a lot of time evening yesserday sittin in the box. 
There wasnt much else ta do.  I wasnt feelin too friendly toward TBT since he wouldnt give me anny food (I mean, he wouldnt even let me lick his plate, an it was STEAK juice)!
I even roared in frustration a few times.
 Stared at TBT a few times.  But he is pretty hard ta guilt...
 Hid from the world, an tried ta ignore my rumbly tummy...
I couldnt wait fer the day ta end!
So I slept all night and was thrilled when TBT got up EARLY!  Except he was up fer a repairperson (our heat pump is actin funny) and didnt want ta feed me when we were all stressed by a stranger being in the house.  But the stranger was only here an hour.

FINALLY...  FOOD!!!  Hurray, Joy, Happiness.  Wait, 1 spoonful???  He said he wanted to get me started slow.  Well, I got 1 spoonful every hour since.  It adds up...  He has me on minced chicken and apparently it is going to be minced chicken and minced turkey fer me fer a while.  He says he is checking ta see iffen the fishie stuff was bothering me and if the cubed stuff was too.

Thats OK, I like chicken and turkey, and since I dont chew annything annyway, I dont care iffen its is all minced.  As long as it is FOOD!

Thank you all fer purrin for me.  I KNOW that helped me get through the foodless day and night.  And so far, Im keeping evrything down.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Worrisome Wensday

IZA:  Im not feelin good today...
In fact, Ive been losing my meals fer 2 days and lost 1.5 pounds since last week!  So Im goin ta the VET this afternoon (2 EST).

TBT thinks I might have a toof infecshun that is makin my tummy sick, or I have a blockage in my tummy.  He says when LC suddenly started losin her meals years ago, she finally horked up a little pom-pom toy.

So he says the VET will look in my mouth and then look inside my tummy.  I sure hope he finds somethin ta fix!  Im really tired from all the tummy troubles...

UPDATE:   Well, I just got home.  The vet couldnt find the problem.  He looked in my mouth an said my teef and gums were normal (apparently TBT just wasnt used ta seeing my gums up close).  The vet also took a picture right through me and said it looked like I had pockets of air in my tummy, but that there was food in my intestines, so he didnt think I had a blockage in my tummy.  So he gave me a anty-biotic shot in case I have a sickie, and he gave me a shot that should settle my tummy down today.

If that doesnt help, I hafta go back Friday fer some more tests.  Mainly ta fill my tummy with thick berry-um that makes fer a better picture.  I dont know WHAT happens after that.

HOWEVER, I CANT HAVE ANNY FOOD OR WATER TIL TOMORROW!  I cant believe it, no food all day, and I hardly kept anny down yesserday either.  I'll STARVE!!!  An I can only have a spoonful evry few hours tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Catching Up

MARLEY:  We are tryin ta catch up with our pictures of the snow.  Yesserday, we all went chargin out on the deck together.  It was almost 70F!

"Here come the Mews,
Like a bat out of hell...
Some skwerl gets in our way,
Some skwerl dont feel so well!"
But there werent anny skwerls around!  We were disappointed.
So we each went our separate ways looking fer annything innerestin.
For "today" we have a picture from the front yard (where we cant go, but TBT can).  We were amazed when we saw the pictures though.

The Vishus Deer have returned!  TBT hadnt seen any hoofprints in our snow until yesterday.  This is what one looks like...
Apparently there were actally SEVERAL.In fact, there was a whole FLOCK HERD!  They were eating our shrubs.  

And the prints went right up to the fence.  They were tryin ta get IN!

Monday, February 01, 2016

Easy Like Sunday, Part 2

AYLA:  After we took it EASY inside yesserday, we went outside ta enjoy the warm weather.  Its kinna weerd feelin warm AND having snow everywhere.    But there is enough clear area.  I went out first.  Though I did hafta warn Iza not ta sneak up an whap my tail!
So then I looked around some...
Sniffed around a bit as Marley joined me...
And got up on the completely clear an dry deck rail.
It was very eciting outside.  There were birdies flyin evrywhere lookin fer foods.
I was watchin them ALL around.
Some were even hoppin around down on the snowy lawn.  
Marley was watchin them too.  But he doesnt feel comfortable up on the rail...

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Easy Like Sunday

IZA:  And it sure is SUN day here!  There are sun puddles everywhere.  We lounged in them all morning (Ayla is still in hers on the bedroom windersill).  Then we went outside.  Its 60F out there...  THAT should help ta get rid of the snow!

So now we are taking our EASY in the cat tree.  Pardon Marley fer yawning, at least he covered it with his paw.  Otherwise, you guys would be fallin ta the floor asleep all over the place!
 But he was back ta napping fast, then *I* was awake...
Birdies on the deck is why.  I woke up completely!
But dont worry, I got back ta nappin soon...