Sunday, November 30, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

Its Waterbed Sunday here.  We are all enjoyin the softness.

Hope you are all having a great EASY sunday too.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Freaky Friday

Marley in The Dark...
Sometimes TBT is awake when we dont think he is.
And he really catches us off-guard...

And yeah, it is really dark in the room.

I was tearin up the trakball!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day

May all of you who celebrate today have awesomely good foods!  And well, all of you who dont, too!

We are thrilled.  TBT is cooking a real turkey this year AND he is leavin part of it all unspiced just fer US!

8PM UPDATE! Well, it took TBT 6 hours ta cook our turkey out in the smoker for 3 hours (and finish it inside the oven fer 3 hours more, but we gotta admit it was DELISH.  And it was a gradual feast...

First, we got the gizzard all poached and cooled, all minced up about 2PM.  Then around 4 PM, we got the gizzard water along side a thin slice of outside cooked turkey breast all pulled into strips TBT took off just fer us.  Then when he finally had the turkey the way HE wanted it around 7PM, we got to have MORE turkey (this time from the leg) AND he gave us gravy to lick off from a special spoon he get just fer us.

THREE turkey meals/tastes all in ONE day!  

OK, ya may wonder why we were so thrilled ta lick gravy from a spoon.  Well, sad as it seems, we KNOW who controls the food around here and it aint US!  But we get plenty of the good stuff from his plate and we aint gonna bite the horse that feeds us (or something like that (metaphors are not our strong point)!

And with just him and US and a 12 pound turkey all cooked, we are gonna get plenty of it over the next few days...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday Out

MARLEY:  OK, I'm up.  Where's breakfast an how soon does the deck door open?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mancat Monday

IZA:  Yeah, I know it says Mancat Monday an its ME posting, but its ABOUT Marley.  Mostly.  Cuz its HIM curled up in the snug planter bed.
That I want ta be in instead of this narrow chair arm.
And Im gettin tired of waiting...  
How much longer do ya think hes gonna get ta stay there?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Not So Easy Sunday

Well, we SORT of had an EASY Sunday, cuz we lay around a lot, but it wasnt a HAPPY easy.  TBT just wasnt payin us much attention...

We went out briefly today, but then he called us back inside cuz he needed to mow the leafs.  Only he got in a bad mood and was grumbling in an out of the house.  The battery on the mower had died.  And so had the portable power pack fer jumping batteries.  So he dragged a real car battery out ta the shed and THAT dint werk, so he dragged another out and THAT dint werk.  So he left it hooked up ta the mower and after a few times it barely werked enough to start the mower.

So he spent the afternoon mowin up the leafs over an over until (amazingly) they had all disappeared into the grass!

So he finally came in an fussed some more with the new old laptop.  He only wants it so we can all visit our friends from the comfy TV room instead of being stuck in the puter room where there is no good places fer us ta sit except ON TBT.

He been trying ta figure out how ta get the laptop werking right.  All the sites we tried ta visit said they were untrustworthy, and he couldnt neither get our feedly reader list on the laptop either.

But he finally poked around the system preferences and got SECURITY werkin and the clock werking right which fixed the untrustworthy site problem.  And then he figured out how to get at our feedly account too.  He thought the reader list was on the desktop computer, but it is at feedly.  So he signed in there and up it popped!

So we think we can start visitin from the main TV room with the comfy chairs and other good spots.

But later...  He and us gotta have dinner first (an his takes a while).

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Caturday Saturday

MARLEY:  Ya know how some toys get lost fer a while and then found again?  Well this one is SPECIAL ta me. 

When I was moved from the shelter to my first Bein this was the toy what came with me.  And when I got moved from my first home to here (forever home) it came with me.  And I loved it...

But, as toys do, it disappeared fer a long time.  I missed it.  It has a pocket where NIP can be stuffed in and sealed with some Being trick [TBT:  Velcro]

But it showed up again!  So I wanna celebrate it reappearance.

Oh Nip Fishy, I remember you so well...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Freaky Friday

AYLA:  We are allus anxious ta get outside each day ta discover what happened overnight.  Sometimes there are cool things like birdicides against the deck door, new piles of leaves, and smells of OTHER ANIMALS.

Well, we sure dint expect what we found THIS morning!  3/4 of a doughnut with sprinkles...

TBT figured that some scavenger had brought it up on the deck and left it in trade fer the dedded cardinal we left there.  But then we noticed the dedded cardinal was still there (moved a bit but uneaten).  And MORE weerd, there was a 2ND half-eaten doughnut on the deck.  There was more than one whole donut!

So we thought about that fer a bit.  And none of us had any good ideas.  Even TBT was baffled.  So we all decided ta have a brain thunder [TBT:  That's a "brainstorm", Ayla]  Oh thunder, storm, WHATevers...  Annywhosits, we concluded:

1.  Donut-munchin Beins had been looking in our deck door and got scared off when we entered the room but dint see them.

2.  A donut-loving raccoon (or somethin) had come by and dropped his donut when he saw the dedded birdie but decided he dint want either of them [TBT: Ayla, that only explains one donut]

3.  Argg.  OK  TWO raccoons came by (or one with 2 donuts - this is getting complexicated).

4.  The dedded birdy was frozen to death and some friends brought sprinkles and they were all stuck to donuts (the sprinkles, not the friend).  [TBT:  Ayla, the Northern Cardinal can't carry a half a donut]

5.  Argh, maybe several of his friends helped.  WILL you shut UP TBT!?  I'm trying to solve a mystery here. 

6.  The raccoon (or whatever) brought a friend and they BOTH had more than a half a donut with them.

7.  The donuts were left there by a neighboring cat ta confoose us (that MY best theory so far).

8.  Yogi Bear had a sloppy picinic on our deck.

9.  Santa was making a trial run and was bulking up on donuts and got sloppy right over our house.

10.  Dunkin Donuts was testing out a new delivery drone and there was a delivery failure. 

11.  The Moon poops donuts and this was the first time one (two) landed HERE!

12.  TBT is funnin us [TBT:  Nope, haven't eaten or bought a donut in a decade and sure not with pink icing and sprinkles]

13.  We were "TP'd by some donut pranksters.

14.  Something we havent thought of yet.  Thats the lame idea of all the others here.  (see MY idea #7)

Anny thoughts from the Cat Blogosphere?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Not Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  We are a bit late posting today cuz, well, there is no Garden Tour today and we werent sure what ta post about.  All the garden stuff is dead.  The last of the Impatiens died after the last few freezing nights.

But TBT did find somethin fer me ta do.  Ya know I keep looking up at the shoe rack longingly cuz TBT feeds Ayla up there most times an I always figure there is some food up there.  But I cant jump that high.  So TBT decided ta lift me up there ta check fer myself.  He's done that once or twice before.  But this time a found something.  A few dried crumbs.
 I ate them.  But all was not lost!  I found a loose shoe lace ta play with.
 TBT dint mind iffen I bite them a few times, they are pretty sturdy ones.
But when I started ta actally start tryin ta eat one...
He put me back down on the floor again! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Unsisterly Tuesday

AYLA:  See, now this is the way it SHOULD be.   Iza outside lookin in while I'm on the good planter
And me ignorin that she wants ta come in ...
Fergive me that I dont mention ta TBT that Iza is outside yearnin fer inside, but I like it this way... 

With anny luck, she will be out there all night in the colds...

OH OK!  Let her in.  It IS cold out there...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  HAI!  Im waving at all you!
Ya know, chin scritchies are great, but armpit scritchies are REALLY good too.  I melt fer those.
An this was a bit fuzzy, but my pinkies still show their color, so I'll show it.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

IZA:  Im startin the EASY today by enjoyin the sunlight on the kitchen floor.
It gets nice an warm there...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Caturday Saturday

MARLEY:  Remember how I was "overly-snug" in a planter?  Well, there is a larger one by the door.  I fit in there WAY better!
Oh Bast, this is COMFY...
[TBT here:  It wont last Marley.  I need to empty the soil to get the bulbs out soon now that they are good and dry.  But maybe I will fill it back up with styrofoam shipping peanuts and put the towel back on for the Winter.] 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Freaky Friday

IZA: Dont mind me.  Im just hidin here waitin fer some cat or an ankle ta walk by fer some ambush WHAP!  Between the carpet an the shirt, I blend right in.
(20 minutes later)  Well, mebbe I'll just take a nap here...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA:  Welcome to our garden tour!
Im afraid there isnt much left ta show.  The Impatiens are still blooming...
But the Zinnias all died suddenly.
There is some scrub sapling that snuck in behind the Nandinas that is a pretty red color .  TBT will have ta dig it out of there before it gets bigger.
But there is promise for next year.  TBT completed another garden box.  He has 2 more ta build and he better get at it before the soil freezes.
Lets see what we have fer snacks today...  Its a little chilly today, so I suspect we will have something warm.  Ahh, heated chick-hen cubes, heated chick-hen broth with Nip leaves, and chewy teats!  Sounds good ta ME!

Thanks fer coming on our Garden Tour this week.  It may be the last one of the year...

Correction:  treats "chewy TREATS"  OMC!

Thank you Spitty...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Werdy Wensday

MARLEY:  Im not usually up all this high.  Ayla made me do it. 

She "dared" me.
Now, how do I get DOWN?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mancat Monday

AYLA:  Since it is Mancat Monday, I decided ta invite Marley up on my high private windersill as a treat.  Hes a bit big fer this windersill, but he CAN sit up on it. 
Besides, its nice ta spend some time with him when IZA isnt there.

BTW, we are watchin birdies.  TBT filled up the feeder yesserday and they were all there fer breakfast this morning.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

MARLEY:  I started out the EASY morning nappin on the otto-man right after breakfast.
But there was a lot of traffic goin by.  First Iza walked by an gave me the stink-eye fer bein on her favrit place...
Then Ayla pranced on past.  She was just passin by cuz she never naps there.
But with all that "busy", I decided ta get up an go outside.  Iza immediately hopped up and went right into napland!
She sure looks innocent when shes nappin, doesnt she?
Hope evryone has a good EASY today...

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Caturday Saturday

MARLEY:  The planters TBT brought in (to save some cold-sensitive bulbs) are nice and round.  But this one is a bit "snug" fer me.
Im lookin over at my hammick.  I fit on that better.  I think I'll move over there real soon...

Friday, November 07, 2014

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

Today we went after various old "DSCF0001" pics.  It was surprising.  There were a lot of them.  Well, the old camera started each new battery charge at DSCF0001...

Our monitor cheetah...  And she is still on the monitor after 6 years.

And then there was LC an Iza cautiously movin past each other.  Iza gave LC a wide berth back then.  Iza was bigger even then, but LC was older an more sperienced.  And a bit fiestier.  But LC was cautious too.  "Big" matters.

Ayla caught a dove.  That was a high point fer her!

Grampa Dad was here.  Ayla liked him a lot.  Well, he was never grabby.  We miss him.

Mebbe we will see what we find as "DSCF0002" sometime...