Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday Toesday


I seem to be missing a paw though.  I'll have to go searchin fer it.  Ayla says she will help.  That's kind of her.  Wait, why is TBT laffin?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Mancat Monday

MARLEY: Its washin time again on TBT's lap.  Ive started ta really like that lately! 
Its a good place ta relax and get all my furs straight.  
And he just sits there an doesn't bother me while I do it.  
I used ta do it in the bed room, but lately I've liked doing it on his lap.  Its good ta have differnt places.
Hes been settled more in place lately.  I appreciate that.  An he's warm.   I like THAT too.  The house has been a bit cooler lately.

More Mancat Turbotrack

MARLEY:  I was at the turbotrack agin.  But not quite so active.  I INTENDED ta be.  But I was a bit more watchful.
An then I discovered a few mats in my furs...
So I was ready again, but then that new nipsock got my attention...  I LOVE the nipsock.
But the ball wobbleded and I went after it again.  I'm the only kitty HERE who can whap it clean over the hill with one paw!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

We relaxed today too.
But there is somethin weerd goin on.  TBT found a another tick on my neck.  It was dead and shriveled like the last few (3rd this month).  He says I must got crazy-killer bloods.  *I* think that is a good thing.  Well, I sure like that they die on me.  Better than havin them live right?  An we don't put NO stuff on us ta make that happen.

They like Iza just fine.  TBT hasta find them and take them off her with tweezery things.  He finds about one happy one on HER about one a week.  They are a price we pay fer going outside.  An its a good reason ta sit on TBT's lap an let him scritch all through our furs.  But they sure dont like ME!

Oops. We got this one posted early...

Caturday Saturday

MARLEY:  Yeah, the pictures are  bit blurry.  I was MOVIN!!!
I suddenly decided ta go all crazypants on the turbotrack an TBT grabbed the camera.
 But he dint have anny time to adjust the setting. 
So what ya see is what ya get. Meanwhile I was TEARIN that ball around!
I don't plan ta do it again soon...  Once a month is enough.
A mancat can get all worn out on that thing.  An no Nip involved...
It was a rare FRAP.  Well, YOU know...  How fast was I movin?  Well, ya notice below my head there is a ghost paw?  THATS how fast...  Thats not a reflection.  Thats where my paw was fer a splitted second.  Im faster than the camera.
Thats why Iza doesnt bother ME.  I'm WAY too fast.  An after all THAT, I charged off lookin fer food.   An TBT PROVIDED!  I bet I burned up a whole 4 OUNCES an needed ta get them back.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Finally Friday

It was a busy week, so we are takin it easy today in the late morning sunpuddle.
Evrykitty has differnt parts they want to warm up...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thankful Thursday

MARLEY and AYLA:  Dear Sandy Claws - We are all very thankful fer the gifts you brought.  Even (specially?) Iza who says she "learned a lesson" about being NICE at Chrissymouse time to you.  Not that she might not try it again NEXT YEAR but you know how SHE is.  And she DID learn enough ta be embarassed right now.  That's at least a start.  Mebbe this esperience will be her Ghostcat of Chrissymouse Past next year.

We thank you for your gifts.  We very much appreciate the treats you brought, and the scratcher refill. an the Big Pink Stocking with all kinda nice things init.   We have been playin with them enthusiastically like kitties should.  Even Iza.  Pink was a great choice this year.

And thank you fer the great new foods.  We know TBT got those fer us in his way, but we are pretty sure you helped.  After all, they showed up Chrissymouse Day!  That HASTA mean you were involved.

So, Thank You.  An dont worry, we are thankin TBT fer the foods too just in case it was mostly him.  We never know.  Whatever, we arent taking any chances.  Those are REALLY good foods an we are very happy ta eat them.

We hope ya had a good trip around the werld an that it wasnt TOO stressful an that ya can get some rest before the next year starts.

Um, does this get us a good start on the 2014 NICE list?  We are just wonderin....   Not that you have ta tell us.  An mebbe even IZA too?  Please?  She's our Sisfur.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Lesson From Santa

TBT Here:  Last night, the Mews had decided to wait up for Santa.  Marley and Ayla decided to wait up on top of the bookcases.
Iza kept moving around trying to decide on the best spot.  I finally went to bed.  I wasn't too surprised when they were all curled up on the bed a couple hours later.  Habits are strong.

I was a bit surprised to see that the bedroom door was closed in the morning.  The Mews were all still asleep.  When I got up and opened the door, they all trotted downstairs for the litter boxes.  While they were gone, I noticed the door to the Catroom was also closed, so I peeked inside.  Aha!  Santa had been here.  I closed the door again.

When they came up, they looked all around anxiously.  Marley glared at Iza saying "You scared him away"!   So, I said well, let's check in here, and opened the Catroom door.

Iza was the first to run in.  She immediately let out a screech, fell over, and covered her head with both paws.  Here's why...
These were in a bag labeled "For Ayla and Marley"...
Iza was dismayed, no new toys for her!  And apparently no treats either.  I pointed to the bookshelf and suggested that maybe they shouldn't have left their bins of toys in plain sight.  And Iza's BIG bin of rattley mousies wasn't even there on the shelf (it was out of sight in the TV room). Mebbe Santa thought they had enough toys.
There was also a scratcher refill with no label, but they all use it.  
Which was a good thing.  The old one was really used up...
They were all happy about the new scratch pad, but Iza was still looking a bit forlorn.  Then I looked at the litter bucket carefully and observed that the top had been removed.  So I opened it.  There was no litter inside.  But there was another gift inside...

And a tiny note that said "FOR IZA (and Marley and Ayla)".  "TOYS", she yelled, giftedly, "for ME!  [pause] ......... aaaand Marley an Ayla"!

Then they all asked me what *I* had gotten them.  So I opened the pantry door and showed them the newly filled cat food shelf.  I lifted them up one at a time to see.
I had just recently discovered that Wellness is available in Minced AND Cubed, Chicken AND Turkey and had bought 1 can of each and they had ADORED all 4.  So in the Chewy delivery a few days ago, I made sure that half of all the cans were those, plus the regular Pate of Wellness Chicken, Wellness Turkey, and Avoderm Chicken.

They were all pretty thrilled for those too!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Iza's Christmas Eve

IZA:  I am waitin fer Sandy Claws where there OUGHT to be a tree but isn't.
And Sandy buddy, these lazer eyes will be focussed on you unless I we I dont get some really good stuff.  Rattley mousies, tasty treats, and um, um, more treats! You leave us litter or somethin like that an I'll scorch yer boots fer starters and then trim that beard...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mancat Monday

MARLEY: I had a good afternoon outside yesserday!  The snow an ice was gone, AND TBT was outside with me after the rain stopped.
Now, let me say straight off that THESE arent pictures of today!   These are from last month.  But TBT didnt have the camera outside with him yesserday.  On the other paw, I was at the same places (I like that smallish tree and the furniture) as in these pictures we dint use before so they will do. 
Its a good place ta listen fer mousies.  The dry leafs make noise as they try ta sneak around.  Iffen ya listen good enough, sometimes ya can pounce directly on them from a couple lengths away.

An I KNOW ya really wanna see pictures of ME annyway...
But there were no mousies out today.  So I spied Iza across the yard an decided ta stalk her instead.  For some reason, she doesnt enjoy that as much as I do.
I dont actually pounce her, but it IS fun watching her tail get all puffy!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

An Awardie!

Nellie gave us an awardie!  We are IMMENSELY honored.
There are, of course, some ROOLS!

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4. Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5. You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6. And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

So we are passin this impawtant awardie on to:

NELLIE -  Because she deserves that 6th star!

SPITTY - Because Iza can hardly think of annykitty else...

KATNIP LOUNGE -  For being such an amazing place for so many kitties.

PIKKU PUNAPIPPURI -  For being a copious clowder of cats!

A TONK'S TAIL - Because its the only place Iza knows where she can see another Tonkinese kitty.

Friday, December 20, 2013

I Am Ashamed

TBT here:  I forgot what Skeeter looked like in detail.

I went looking at the first few month's posts of the blog out of curiosity to see how the cats wrote then.  Then I went forward to the months before Skeeter left for the Bridge when I posted many pictures.  I shouldn't have done that.  I discovered I forgot his furcolors.  I was remembering him looking like Marley does now.

I misremembered how fully orange his head was, how broadly white the chest, how small white his paws were.    Do we forget so easily after only 5 years? 

I feel like I have cheated on Skeeter by getting a diffrent-patterned orange/white cat.  Marley is a great cat, one of the best.  It is of course not his fault in any way.  I just forgot how Skeeter looked...

A Wunnerful Awardie

We got this wunnerful an lovely Friends & Followers awardie from the great kitties at J Cats at "Purr-sonally Speaking", and we sure thank them.  Iffen ya havent visited there, ya should.

So we thought about it.  Its been a while since we got an awardie.  So we want to pass it along to our best friends,  Awkward, we have so many great friends.  So we pawed nameses into a bowl and drew 3 out all blindly cuz we just couldnt choose (since they were all great friends).

Congrats to:  

Meezer Tails

No tasks involved.  Just pass it on and mention who gave it to you.  And the great graphic along, MOL!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thankful Thursday

AYLA:  Im thankful fer all the wunnerful soft places ta nap around the house.  Like, sometimes TBT leaves a cloths drawer open fer me...
Sometimes I settle at the back so its more cavelike, but I didnt this time.
Although, when I looked around, I thought I might have to...
Cuz there was Iza tryin ta look all nochela  nonesha innocent!  She likes to take over comfy spaces, ya know.
But this time she left me alone, so I got a good nappie!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TV Tuesday

AYLA:  I love watching the TV sometimes.  My favorite is something called "golf" where Beings throw some small white critter WAY up in the air an then watch it bounce along the ground.  I watch that very intently and try ta whap it myself.

Today I got ta watch other cats.  Most times, pictures dont come off the TV very well (an these sure arent like I remember them on the TV itself), but at least ya can see what I was watching.
I loved the pretty spots she had all over her.  But TBT says she is really bigger than she looks here an would probly just eat me iffen I was there.  So Im happy ta just watch these "far-away" pictures from the safety of my own house.
I asked TBT iffen she had a blog but he said he was pretty sure she dint.  Thats too bad...