Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Fun Spot

IZA:  I LOVE the laundry basket!  I just discovered it weeks ago.  Now annytime I see it upright, I just HAVE ta sit inside.

An as an added attraction, there is that fevver-thing right out of reach...
Decisions, decisions... Should I stay or should I go?
I think I'll stay.  And watch.  It might move...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Garden Tour Thursday


Well. once again, we don't have much to show.  The Spring flowers are all gone, and the Summer flowers are just starting.  Still, there ARE some.

First, we HAVE ta show off the oriental lilies.  They are blooming like CRAZY.
The fragrance is awesome!  They apparently LOVE that spot.

The Sourwood tree that TBT has been tryin ta keep going fer 20 years was assumed dead BUT a new shoot appeared from the roots this year, so he will keep tryin ta help it.

He says "Hope Springs Eternal".  And he seems really determined to assist "hope".

And there is this nice tomato he picked that has some family connection.  More about that HERE.
But there are some fails too.  The Vishus Deer have returned to eat some of the nice Hostas.
Ya see how they eat off the leafs?  Thats not nice.

Its also the hot time of the year and the Snow-On-The-Mountain are dying back.  They arent used to the hots here, being native to the North where it is cooler.
Its OK, though, they come back in the cooler Fall again.  We don't know how they come back.  But as long as they do, we will like them.  They are a remembrance from TBT parents in NH.  TBT needs ta go in an cut off all the tops.  But thats like elevetieth on his TO DO list.

Now, lets see about snacks and drinks.  TBT says he is managing this one, so it better be GREAT...

Hmm, diced ham, diced chickie breast, with crushed Nip leafs on top?  Ohh nice touch.  So what do we lap?  Cream with whipped chickie fat?  OMC, thats new...  Let's get AT it!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Werdy Wensday

IZA:  Well, Marley sort of took over MY day yesserday, so I'll do what I can with Wensday. 

Ya know those dangly things that the cat tree people put on our cat trees and we basically ignore? Well, I got a hankering fer one an TBT had his camera when I thought he dint!

I was surprised ta see the pictures myself as we kittehs looked to write the days blog, but there it was  an I got outvoted.  My feelings were less hurt when Ayla assured me that my beloved SPITTIKINS would see me in action...

So here goes...
That stretchy-string thing is PULLY!
I have ta hold the PUFF tight...
And spin around ta try an get it loose.
Which dint werk, so the lasers came on...
Bast, I let go an it runs away jumping around.  Is there no stopping this thing?
I barely even had chewing time before it escaped again...

Fortunately, TBT offerred tuna...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nudge, Pudge, and Smudge

MARLEY:  TBT reminded me that not every Bein an Kitteh knows about my smudge.  An while I dont flaunt it, it IS there an I cant ignore it.  So today I wanna remind ya all, that we have household nicknames (like we figure almost evrycat does).

Ours are Nudge, Pudge, and Smudge.  Arent Beings clever?  (Gag).

Ya see, when Ayla came (an I only know this from TBTs tales), she liked to push her head against TBT, so he nicknamed her "Nudge".  And then Iza came an she was fat even as a kitten, so he nickenamed her "Pudge". 

I'm told some of you already know this, but I didnt, so bear with me.

And then *I* came along, and TBT saw that black spot on the side of my head, and he called me "Smudge". 

So sometimes when we are all on the deck and he calls us in, he says "C'mon, Nudge, Pudge, and Smudge".  I swear, iffen there wasnt usually food being promised, we would bite his ankles...

So I usually dont show that side of me in pictures.  But under duress (offers of many kibbles) I allowed him to take pictures of my Smudge. 

So here they are...

TBT thinks that technically makes me a male tortie (which is unusual), but as barely as possible.  What do YOU think?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  Too much girlcat-fussing lately.  Im just gonna relax on TBT...
And remind them that life is good.
And we should all just get along...
And hope they learn from my example!
If not, I MAY have ta get involved, and Im kinna too laid back fer that unless my direct involvement is REQUIRED.  Ya know?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Easy Like Sunday, Not

AYLA:  I have ta admit that we haven't been together on the cat trees like we used to.  TBT says we just arent kittens anymore.
So we thought we should at least be in the same pictures near them.
Treats WERE involved...
It feels odd fer ME not ta have the High Ground...  But Iza got up there first.
On the other paw, I have the top of the ESS, and THAT feels like High Ground.  As long as I don't look UP .

You ever have days like this?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Caturday Saturday

IZA:  I havta watch Ayla sometimes.  She's sneaky.  She looks all innocent, right?  Dont believe it!
I walked by yesserday thinking she was nearly napping, an SHE POUNCED ME!
Ya can't trust true Meezers...  They're sly.  I can say that cuz I'm really a Tonkinese.  But *I* know.
Im safer up here on the chair with TBT.  She never pounces me THERE!
Oh look at her, so innocent and all.
Hmmm, I wonder iffen I could jump that far?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Freaky Friday

AYLA:  Dont mind me.  Im just sitting here quietly on the folded mat.
Just sitting here.
Minding my own business, lookin half-asleep...
Waiting fer Iza ta wander by all unsuspecting...
Oh wait, did I say that out loud?  Do you think she heard me?  No?  Good.  OK, Im just sitting here quietly like a frog on a lilypad...  Never mind. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Answer Day Thursday

Well, we don't have any new flowers ta show today, an we have got some questions in the comments, so we thought we would give this a try.  An TBT is included.  And the picture of him is at the end...

MARLEY:  Flynn's Bein briefly thought I was him in a recent post.  I am proud to be mistaken for such a great cat.  Well, that wasn't actually a QUESTION, but we are trying to get into this...

TBT:  15 and Meowing discovered my Cavebear's Lair blog and asked how I could do 2 blogs.  Well, I don't really.  Cavebear's Lair is a bit random and covers stuff "Not The Cats".  Sometimes it goes blank for weeks.  It started as a political blog, but went into projects.  Sometimes it is just me blowing off steam.

IZA:  Ducky saw dead leafs on our deck an wondered "You got all those deaded leaves already? "  Well, we have this HUGE oak tree over the deck and branches fall, the Evil Skwerls break some off, and sometimes I think the tree is Evil too and just throws stuff at us.  But the result is that branches fall on the roof and deck and the leafs turn dedded-looking even in Summer.

MARLEY:  Summer saw me looking in the deck door at Iza and said "Marley, I just think you like to annoy Iza! ".  I never deliberately annoy Iza.  It causes too much trubbles.  Annoying Iza is Ayla's past-time.  Im too nice ta do that.

TBT:  Megan asked "No whapping allowed? How come? You guys are allowed to whap birds and skwirls and mousies and all sorts, so why not the flutterbys?" Well, we like flutterbys and they don't annoy us.  They are pretty, from the large black, orange, or yellow ones, to the tiny little orange "painted ladies".  Moths, on the other hand and fair game for The Mews.  And they know the difference.  Don't ask me how,  but they do.

AYLA:  Angel Prancer Pie asked "You kittehz have been battling it out for TBT's lap all week, haven't you?!?"  Yeah, we allus compete fer laptime.  TBT is generous with it, but he cant sit still with all of us pushin an shovin while he is tired and weary.  But he allows all he can.  An upcoming post will show one of of us each on each chair arm and one below.  We can usually manage ta get 2 on him at a time in SOME way.

MARLEY:  Cara N Crew mentioned "Marley! you know, you must have kept your little smudgie a good secret cause we don't think we've seen it or noticed it before."  Well, it hasn't been ezactly a secret, but it's not "my good side" an TBT has trubble catching me that side..  There will be an upcoming post about that.

MARLEY:  Marilia Baveresco asked "Are you tired???" (looking at me doing the monorail on TBTs computer chair).  No, it is fat at the top and really comfy.  And it keeps me close to TBT when he is at the computer...

AYLA:  15 and Meowing (and others) have asked why I'm not allus in the "group pictures" on Easy Sunday and some other days where you see Iza and Marley mostly.  As in "Where was Ayla? "  I tend to stay quietly in the bedroom, out on the deck rails, or with TBT when the others are outside.  Sometimes its hard being the small cat in the house.  Im happy here though.

IZA:  Sometimes Cats Herd You asked "Caladiums don't survive the winter up there?"  I had mentioned that TBT brought out a few planters of Caladiums stored in the basement over the Winter.  Yeah, they dont survive soil temperatures below 55-60F (15-16.5C), so he tried to save them last year without digging them up.  Most survived.  Purrsonally, I think it was a lot of effort, but Marley loved curling up in the planter pots.  So HE thinks it was a great idea.

TBT:  We get frequent questions about why Iza is so smitten with Spitty.  I can't answer that; she just IS.  Marley, Ayla, and I have no explantion.  While we are all unique, Iza seems to be "uniquer".  She desires Spitty with every whisker and fur.  Go figure...

MARLEY:  Megan asked (when I said I was so comfy in my hammick), "What about on the big watery bed with TBT? I would have thought that was better than a night in the hammick!"  Well, sure, WHEN TBT is in the waterybed.  But when Iza has TBT lap and he is sitting in the TV chair, the waterybed is lonely.  From the hammick, I can see TBT and hearan see all that is goin on.  That's good too.  And sometimes, TBT never does go to the bed at night abd just stays up.

TBT:  And finally, Megan posted "It's (almost) a TBT Toesies day: take off your shoes TBT and let's see 'em!".  Well, OK, if you insist...
That's why I wear shoes.  Though it IS hard to stuff my feet in them.  I go for size 15 Triple G when I can find them.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Toesie Tuesday

IZA:  An overload of toesies.
I just felt like it.

Cant be too much...