But put in better pictures...
AYLA: It began on a quiet day in August 2006 (so Im told). Skeeter and LC and TBT were reading the blog of Max The Psychokitty, as usual, over the past couple years. Clicking around links there (and we dont know where ezactly), they found a button on a blog that said "FREE BLOG". They considered it. A lot. Buttons can be dangerous. They clicked the button...
And wonderment happened! A BLOG!
It was confoosin at first. Skeeter told me about it when I arrived an first learned to speak. They couldn't figure out how to post at all, but managed it after some tries. THEN couldn't get annyone to notice them. And THEN couldnt figure out fancy stuff like posting pictures. But The Meezers visited, then a few other cats, and Skeeter and LC figured out how to write in Bein werds a bit (it was hard at first).
They got a bit better at werds, an finally figured out pictures a little. After a few months, they were right darn pleased with themselfs!
But Skeeter and LC were both 14 and 13 when they started, and learning new stuff when yer older is tricky. They struggled and messed up, but allus did their best.
It was just in time fer Skeeter. Only a year an a half later, he kinna "lost" it. An 6 months after that he hadda go to the Bridge. LC followed him in January 2010.
Im saying all this cuz I was there in Jan 2008 and knew Skeeter and LC both. Skeeter was failing but still kind an protective to me just as he allus was to LC. He was ONE great brofur!!!
Im the cat-memory around here... Iza came along before LC left us if memory serves, and Marley 2 years later. Skeeter and LC were, well, "Skeeter and LC". We here now are "The Mews". TBT renamed our blog because he (sadly) realized the blog might outlast some of us. I helped TBT decide on THAT name and am quite proud of myself for it. Cuz I "mew" a lot to him.
And "Mews" also means a place where animals live with humans, the noise we cats make, and a "hide-away secret place".
So Ive been here 7 years, Iza 6, and Marley 4. What a long strange trip we each had getting here. I arrived as a failed Queen from a breeder cuz I was too small, Iza from the same place because her colors were wrong (well, she WAS a Tonkie), and Marley went from a shelter, to a Bein who was allergic to cats, to here. We dont blame no Beins cuz they were all right fer their reasons.
But it was all fer the best cuz we are all of us in the RIGHT place now. Ya cant ask fer more than that! None of us want ta be ANNYWHERE else. Ya unnerstand that, right?
So we have been teachin TBT ("The Big Thing", fer any of you readin this that dont know) how to care fer our every needs properly. Fer a Bein, hes a bit quicker on the uptake than some. I assume Skeeter and LC (and The Cats Who Came Before) had a lot ta to with that. Purrsonally, I think we are lucky coming along in the later years after he was "reasonably" well-trained. More to do of course, but at least not the basics.
So NOW we celebrate...
An we are gonna celebrate it WELL! There is gonna be a BIG PAWTY! We spent yesserday night in preperation getting ourselfs ready.
OK, we're ready. And HERE WE GO!!!
We have great foods and drinks and games, but that aint all, y'all! We got some fancy foods and drinks and games!
We have a BIRDIE stuffed inna a CHICKIE, stuffed inna a DUCK, stuffed inna TURKEY! We wanned TBT ta do beasts, but TBT said no way was he gonna try everythin from mousies ta elephants. An the elephant-delivery guy was off on vacation annyway. So its birdies of various sorts.
The drinks are over-the-top too (over the top of what, we arent sure but it CANT be over the top of the glasses annyway). We got Meowgaritanips, Nipmeowgaritas, Creme de la Meowgaritanips, and probly some creme de la Nipmeogaritas somewhere. Bet there are some Ice Cream Nips too.
Had a SalmonTurkey Whip? No? Try it, youll like it.
The TV has the Catsitter DVDs going, the radio out back has a CD with birdsongs (cuz we are pretty sure the reglar birdies will take the day off with ALL us cats around), an we have Evil Skwerl tails in the basement ta sniff and whap.
And there are big printed pictures taped all around the house...
LC Glamor shot...
And pictures of US to remember OUR happiness here together now...
We wouldnt have done it iffen there werent all of YOU. You are all the reason we post.
It has been
We have loved doing every post. From Easy Like Sunday, Mancat Monday, Tummy Tuesday, Werdless Wensday, Garden Tour Thursday, Freaky Friday, Caturday Saturday, and all the occasional themes in between, it has been the pleasure of our times to have friends who cared to share our daily lives. For ourselfs, for Skeeter and LC, and for all the cats-who-came-before there was a blog...
Now let the pawty BEGIN!
The games THIS TIME arent the usual ones. There is the shrimp quest (barely cooked shrimps hidden around the house), the 150' outdoors run (from the deck to the fence and back), the deck rail jump, the outdoor ladder climb (a real ladder to the roof, BTW), the fishie tank pawing (TBT got a dozen small goldfish just for today), the mousies in the baftub event (we've saved some just fer this), and the "up the wall event" (TBT hung a 12' carpet runner up the stair wall fer climbing).
So get into yer tunnels or whatevers and come join us!
And yeah, there are bags, boxes, and Esses...