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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

TwoFur Tuesday

LAZ:  Marley an I get along well.  We share spaces good.  He teaches me more Bein werds.  I lick his forehead some cauz whatkitty doesnt like THAT?

We were nappin next ta each other in the morning.  But when he saw te TBT, he hopped down.  He says that means breakfast.  I dont know all the habits or sounds of TBT yet,  so I watch Marley.
After breakfast, Marley went back ta claw on the ropey stuff.  Marley says it needs ta be replaced cuz there isn't much left.  [TBT:  I bought new sisal rope, but want to remove the board and just wrap it tightly around the post]
Well, I finally decided to go eat.  I could smell it wasnt my favorit, but a guy hasta eat.  TBT can be very firmly patient sometimes.  Well, hes not the hungry one. 
I really like crunchies.  Marley and Ayla like the wet stuff .  On the other paw, when TBT puts out crunchies, they sure eat them.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Not Easy Like Sunday

LAZ:  TBT says I'm not sposed ta be up here cuz it is Ayla's place.
 But she leaves crunchies here.
 And I LOVE crunchies...
SO TBT went and loved on Ayla in te computer room.  Made her happy.
An I found every leftover crunchie!
No one can hide them from ME!
And wow, this is almost "outside"...  No wonder Ayla likes it.  I would share...

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Caturday Saturday

LAZ:  I caught on to NIP yesserday!  Cant imagine how I didnt before.  It just happened all at once, ya know?

I was suddenly all over the house.
Running an jumping...
Seeing moths all around.
 And ANTS.  I ate some.  Spicy.
Well, maybe they were kibbles TBT tossed.  But they moved!

Whatever, but I was suddenly HUNGRY!

Thursday, September 24, 2020


AYLA:  TBT noticed that SOMEKITTY was pooping on the bath mat.  He assumed it was Laz cause neither Marley nor I had been doing that before Laz arrived.

It was me.  I got caught...  Now obviously, there are not going to be any pictures.  I demand my dignity after all.

But it wasn't the nice small firm clean poops that gave me away.  Those could have been Laz's too.  It was the peeing.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm a good clean girl. 

TBT was safely asleep in bed, so I expected no problems.  But the tinkling sound woke him up.    He didn't get up immediately but checked for some water leak later and didn't find one.  But the next morning, he left the door a little more open and heard it again.  And he saw me right there.  I was tinkling into the toilet!

Well, I SAID I was a good clean girl...

Here's the thing.  My breeder taught all her kittens to use the toilet.  I don't want to leave the bedroom because Laz pounces me and chases me.  So I remembered about my kittenhood.  I can't seem to remember how to manage the toilet pooping though.  It seems a bit more awkward. 

I'm in the bedroom all day.  Well, sometimes in the Mews Room napping on a box.  I love it when TBT picks me up and carries me around the house while I purr on his shoulder.  Safe from Laz.  I love TBT.  I love Marley.  I don't love Laz.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Deck Day

MARLEY:  OK, this was a week ago.  I'm catching up.

It dint rain, but the grass was still all wet. 
I decided ta stay on the deck.  Dry, ya know?
 TBT seldom sees me this way.    Wrong side of the door, MOL!
I'm getting tired of all the steps own ta the lawn...

Monday, September 21, 2020

Mancat Monday

LAZ:  TBT wanted a yawn so he could see my teef.  I offerred.  The flashy box problem was NOT MY FAULT!
OK, I'm done.
Mebbe he'll have better luck next time.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died tonight.  I am turning off the computer and TV for a while... 

Friday Flashback

Today we go WAY BACK to 2008...

LC and Ayla got along well.

A little chasing never hurt anyone.

Skeeter would sit on the deck after dark, but not wander.  His hunting days were past, but he still enjoyed the smell of the outdoors. 

Note the door was open, so he could come in anytime.  But he also came in when called.


TBT:   I sometimes forget how completely orange he was but for the feet and chest. 

It is good to see such old pictures again...

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Garden Tour Thursday

MARLEY:  Well, things are getting a bit odd.  Ayla no longer likes ta go outside.  TBT and I only realized that a few days ago.  In fact, she seldom comes out of the 3 back rooms.   More about that another day.

So for now, I will be doing the Garden Tour.  The good part is that I am learning about the flowers.  The bad part is that I don't know much about them AND it had been a hard year for flowers with the daily rain...

So lets go out and see what we can find!   We will start on the deck...  A pansy from last year is still blooming!   Apparently they like wet weather more than *I* do!
The Black-Eyed-Susans have been blooming all Summer.  Yo will see patches of them in many spots as my go around the yard.
This is some strange flower that was BIG yesserday but is not today.  TBT tells me sme flowers are a day and some are months.   Maybe that is why we have just one of this.
The Butterfly bushes are doing well.  They are usally full of butterflies, but they run when they see me coming.  Er, maybe I shouldnt have caught a few...  
The Asters are blooming.  TBT says he would put up holders for them, but they look like weeds before they bloom.   Om the other paw, that gets them down to our level better.
This is some sort of sunflower.  If it looks a bit weak, its cuz we havent had much sun.  I'm guessing by the name that they like sun.  
There are more than one, but they are all from one plant.
I think this is a thistle.  TBT scaterred a bunch of Goldfinch thistle seeds by mistake 2 years ago.  Some still show up.  
More thistles...
We scatterred some saved marigold seeds in the meadow bed last April (I helped).  Some grew.   I like the colors but they smell a bit strong.  But pretty is pretty...
We have more thistles than I realized.  Well, normally I keep my head down looking fer mousies, so I dint realize.
There is a cucumber in the garden!  TBT has picked 2 and waiting for this one ta get bigger.  He likes them.  I sniffed one and couldn't tell any good smell.
Of 10 tomato plants, only 3 are alive.  2 have A fruit. I don't smell anything innerestin in THEM either, but TBT acts like they are shrimps wrapped in bacon.  Go figure...
The other one...
 Some flowers.  But the weeds won this year.
This is a Sedum.  It's the transplant from Iza's Spot.  It BETTER look good, just fer her.
Well, that's the Garden Tour friends.  I hope I did OK.  I have a lot ta learn about flowers.

Meanwhile, Laz chose the treats for us today.  Umm, his favrit kibble...  Well, can't win them all.  OH WAIT, here comes TBT with crushed bacon and a tray of dried NIP and some bowl of toona juice!  The snacktime may yet be saved...

Thanks for coming along on the Garden Tour. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Womancat Wensday

AYLA:  Im looking at the top of the shoe rack.  There are thick-folded BLOO towels up there just for ME.  I used to sleep and eat up there a lot.  But it seems to be getting higher and higher every few moons.  I even fell down trying the jump a couple weeks ago. 

TBT should not be raising it when he KNOWS I like ta be up there!
On the other paw, the top of the dresser is a good place ta eat.  There is a chair next to it, and 2 small hops get me up there.  He says is is considering taking all the stuff up there away and putting my bloo towels on it since I CHOOSE to go there instead of the shoe rack.
Well, iffen he likes to see me THERE, I wont hiss.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


LAZ:  In this case, 2 of ME! 

ME in B&W.
And ME in Color...
Not a lot of diffefference, is there?

Marley has all that orange fur, and even Ayla has such distinkt differences in her tan and and black.  But *I* can blend in.  But *I* have spots and arcs that make me hard ta see.  I'm gonna be a GREAT mousie-hunter next year...

I would like that ta be OUT sooner (that one hour was really eciting), but TBT says I need ta pay more attenshun when he calls my name and I need to not fight the harness so he can show me where our territory is. 

Marley says the harness and leash is not forever and I've learned he "knows stuff", so I am gonna try hard to go along wit that so I can be outside safe.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  TBT says we are getting too reptatif, repreatated, taking the same pictures too often.  So we have ta started thinking more originally.

On the other paw, this is one of my 3 favrit places, so iffen he wants pictures, he has to take them where we are.  
I unnerstand some.  A lot look the same an that can get boring to our friends.  But it is a favrit place to me in the daytime.  The other 2 are on the otto-man an on TBTs lap (I spend more time there since Iza left). 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sometimes Just Weerd

LAZ:  Sometimes TBT says I just act a bit weerd.  Like this evening, when I suddenly started rollin around on the floor whapping at stuff I saw.  And that he dint.
Well, he dosnt see things we cats do...

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Flashback Friday On Saturday

Because yesserday was a special quiet day, we are doing Flashback Friday today. 

Today we visit this week in 2010...

Iza was doing a Garden Tour...
And looking for frogs...

And we were given a painting done by a friend of Grammas!
Close up.
We love that...

Friday, September 11, 2020


We are just staying quiet in the house today...

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Answering Questions

Today I answer questions and comments. 

PATZYS PLACE  commented:  I never get to go outside but our screen broken and I snuck out. Usually I’m too scared. I was gone for a couple of hours and when mommy finally spotted me at the door and shooed me in she went to kiss me and I slapped her in the face! Not once but twice. It’s a good thing she wears glasses. Then I ignored her pretty much for two days. Everything is good now but I can’t figure out why I slapped her. Was I mad that she let me get out or was I mad she made me come back in? It was after midnight when I did this. Any ideas?

MARLEY:   As an indoor cat, your outside instincts are naturally surpressed.  When you got loose outside, yur inborn feral "programming" came to the surface to protect you while outside.    When you returned into the house, it took a while to change back again.  So you were in self-protect mode for a while.

I am glad it caused no harm to yer Mom, but it was not an unnatural reaction.  She was "temporarily" a stranger and possibly a threat.  You reacted properly.  I am sure that by now, you have made it up to her...  You both need that.

Many commenters asked if Maraey brought a mousie in for Laz to play with.

MARLEY:  No, I didn't catch one.  They are still hiding in their wet holes.  But once I catch enough for ME, I will consider bringing one to Laz.  TBT will know when.  I hold offerrings at the deck doors asking to enter with one.  Usually, it is for HIM, but I'll surrender one to Laz.  He's my brofur...  He deserves to experience a mousie.


TBT:  We also got many comments about The Mews all bein of the bed together.  It WAS unusual.  Usually, one or 2 will come up on the bed.  Seldom all 3.  Laz tends to join me alone.  Ayla often comes up, but leaves if Laz is there.  Marley and Ayla are fine together. 

Each variously gets under the blankets.  Sometimes nosing in, but usually by invitation if I raise the edge of the blankets.  Marley sleeps there the best, just out of touch.  Laz is getting good at snuggling his back against my crooked knees.  Ayla likes her paws against my legs and her claws tend to slide out.  That is not so great. 

ON the blankets, Marley is easiest.  He just wants to be close.  Ayla is worst.  She likes to sit on my ankles and and that feels odd.  I tend to toss and turn a bit.  Laz likes the small of my back and that is oddly comfortable. 

That's long enough for today...

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Twofur Tuesday

TBT:  OK, so we moved some posts around after Laz had his first visit "outside" and discovered later that this one was a bit "time-challenged".  So I consulted with Marley and Laz about whether to use it.  They both decided it was OK, so long as it was clearly identified as "BEFORE".  So consider this a Very Recent Flashback from, like, September 1st...

MARLEY:  OK, Laz doesnt get "boundaries".   But he has ta stay inside so he has lots of questions.  He could back off a bit though!
LAZ:  "Marley, Marley, what's out there?  Is it innerestin"?  Can I sniff ya when ya come back in? 
Didya get a skink?  Did ya get a mouse?  Can I have a mousie?  Bring me a mousie, PLEASE!?

Monday, September 07, 2020

Labor Day

THE MEWS:  We are not entirely sure about this Holiday.  We celebrate most Bein Holidays because Holidays are nice of course and we try to unnerstand TBTs life.  Most make sense, so it isnt too tricky for us. 

But this seems ta celebrate "werking" and of course, we dont do that.  Even barn cats dont "werk".  Its food and fun.  Who doesnt love catching mousies?

TBT HERE:  Um, Mews, the barn cats catch food to not starve.  It isn't a game for them.  And some days, they sleep hungry...  It is sort of "feralish". 

THE MEWS:  Oh...  We dint quite realize that.  So barn cats are "werkers" and getting free food would be a "day off"?  Our game is their werk?  That changes things.  We fully support it then!

If you have a barn cat, feed it today to give it a day off worrying about the next meal.  Some Nip wouldnt hurt either...

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Easy Like Sunday

Hi - Dont espect this too often...
We DO surprise TBT  sometimes...
Not too often.
But it does happen sometimes...