Monday, July 18, 2016

Answers To Comments

MARLEY:  We havent done this for a while and since it is Mancat Monday, I get to choose the questions and do all the answers!

1.  Saturday, TBT and I came in from the HOT outside and I was nappin on his legs.  Megan said "But you're heating up TBT's legs there, Marley! Give the guy a break." 

He has a lot of bare skin and some weerd way of sweating ta cool down.  And I dont want to cool off TOO fast.  So we both cool at about the same rate.

2.  Friday, we mentioned that TBT tossed ping-pong balls down among us as we were enjoying our after-tour treats.  Megan posted "But who wants to run around after ping-pong balls in the heat? If TBT is gonna throw 'em, let TBT chase 'em!"

Well, who can resist a tossed toy?  And ping-pong balls are easy ta whap around.  With a dozen ot so of us lying around, it got pretty active.  And it dint take much effort.

3.  Thursday, we showed a picture of a cherry tomato growing out the bottom of a 5 gallon pot hanging from the deck.  Summer said "My human loves the cherry tomato plant idea - it sounds simple enough that even she might actually get it to work!".

Its not hard but does take some care.  The hole in the bottom should be about 1" diameter, you need to place the pot on a bucket so there is empty space beneath the pot, you need to have a young tomato plant so you can carefully fit the tomato plant leafs through the hole and a brick inside the pot gived the roots something to sit on while you do it.  Then you lift the roots and add soil around them and remove the brick.  So you have the roots near the center of the pot surrounded by soil.  Then you  fill the pot with potting soil, hang it, and sprinkle fertilizer on the top.  Then plant flowers on the top.

It sounds more complicated than it really is.  All you really need to do is not break the tomato stem...

Oh, and make sure the pot is hung from chains.  Drill 3 holes around the rim, put S hooks in the holes and connect the chains to the S hooks.  We will send details to anyone who wants more information.

4.  On Wensday, Ayla was sitting on the back on TBTs chair.  The Whiskeratti mentioned "Such a lovely, lovely girl. And looking purrhaps just a bit mysterious. Probably a Meezer specialty.".

Ayla answers:   Mysterious IS a Meezer specialty.  But I was mostly thinking about dinner!  My expression is fixed that way.  My thoughts arent.

5.  On Tuesday we showed some of our cat mats, and Katie Isabella asked "Where did you get them my dears?"

Well, we think she was asking about the fancy quilted ones.  And there are stories behind them.  First, TBT got them from Darling Millie.  Her Mom made them.  The original one was the green one for orange Skeeter and the red one was for Black/White LC.  When Ayla came along, he got the blue/tan one for her.  Then Skeeter and LC went over the Bridge and Iza got the red one and later Marley got the green one.  We like the contrasting colors.

And BTW, we are careful never to claw on them!

6.   On Monday, the Whiskeratti said, when we mentioned getting called inside, "Dude, you have a CURFEW??"

Yeah, sunset...  TBT says thats when the owls come out and we sure dont wanna meet any owls.  He says they are 6' big and hunt cats.  So we come in before dark!

Hope ya liked our answers ta yer comments!


Megan said...

Thanks Marley. I love these interactive posts when you respond to questions and comments.

On the curfew: I think that having a curfew is an excellent idea, and another example of TBT being a responsible carer of you three. But ... there might be merit in asking him to switch on a nature programme on television and allowing you to see what an owl actually looks like in real life. You might be surprised.

Sitting on TBT's legs in hot weather: hmmmm. I'm a bit dubious about your thinking on this score, but I guess if TBT is willing to tolerate having a hot cat on his hot legs, then it's not for me to comment further.

Sydney, Australia

Summer at said...

Wow, that is cool info about the tomato plant - it does sound like some effort at the beginning, but not all that hard!

I'm glad you guys come in at sunset - those owls sound scary!!

Mr Puddy said...

#2 Me do the same =^x^=
and # 6 Me got curfew too

Actually, I like this post " Answers To Comments", I found it's interesting !
Let's do it Again =^x^=

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Great answers! We're glad to hear that you have a sunset curfew. There are some scary things out here after sunset. Do you have coyotes in your neighborhood like we do?

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Awesome Q&A session! The curfew idea is a good one, who knows what's out there after dark, besides owls even!

The Menagerie Mom said...

I'd say you're all pros at this Q&A thing! Now, I think I'll go get my furbabies some ping-pong balls...

The Island Cats said...

Those mats are really nice. We like playing with ping pong balls too. The mom says they're really inexpensive cat toys. :)

The Whiskeratti said...

We had no idea owls got so big. You definitely don't want to meet any of those.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

We enjoyed reading your answers to the various questions. Thanks for letting us learn a bit more about you! said...

Well since we always luv learnin' more 'bout our furiends, we luvved your answer posty.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great answers! Those are very pretty mats.And yes, you don't want to be outside when the owls wake up.

Pretinha said...

Eu realmente gostei desses tapetes coloridos.
É bom vocês acreditarem em TBT, uma vez uma coruja atacou
a minha gata, eu levei um susto.

Brian said...

Interesting answers gang! Yep, don't mess with them owls!!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

This is a great way to answer questions that come up in comments. Thanks for continuing to visit us even though we've been slack visiting.

The J-Cats said...

This was a furry interesting post.

We also like ping-pong balls - or even round, rubber balls with fevvas on them!

Those mats are furry pretty. Mummy thinks She might try to make some for us - she says it's high time She took up some kind of handicraft. But WE think - that'll be the day (mol). She's all thumbs where needlework is concerned.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Thank you so much for celebrating my 10th Birthday with me! Purrs, Dragonheart

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thanks for telling us where the mats came from. Sunset is our curfew too. Although Chimera's curfew is whenever Mommy isn't outside. We has hawks, apparently they come out during the DAY.

Miss Julie and Mr Izzy said...

I have to come in at sunset too. I hang around the front porch most of the day and follow my mom and my dog on early evening walks but have to go inside before dark. Mom says we have coyotes, Hawks, raccoons and opossums that could hurt us or give us diseases, but I never seen an owl before. I thought they were all small and only ate mice. But I have seen a hawk go for a large squirrel right in the tree in front of my house! He got away, but it was a close call. We is glad your dad takes such good care of you too! Izzy

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

We have daytime hawks here and foxes too. And sometimes coyotes.

Thanks for that tomato planting lesson we might try that next summer.