Friday, March 31, 2017


To Our Dear Friends -

We are pleased to announce that We Are Back and Functioning Finally!  After a MISERABLE month of trying to switch to a PC and then going back to a new and better Mac AND being kicked off our 3rd party Mac mail when Verizon dumped us onto AOL mail, TBT finally got us back working "normally" again.  He must have spent abot 40 hours last month on the telephone with computer companies last month (and he says THANK COD for headphones and wine) before he got it all straightened out Friday!

And then our foods arrived all broken and were replaced, the new bad M/W was replaced

It was (he says) never the Mac's fault.  It was 9 years old and needed upgrading anyway.  The problem was Verizon deciding it didn't love us enough to provide email to us anymore and that really messed us up.  He had to sign in, read, sign out, sign in to another accxount, read, sign out, sign in to the 3rd account, read, and sign out EVERY time.  He was driven nearly to distraction and it was affecting all of us.

Now all he needs ta do is get used to the changes to iPhoto!

He was so happy, he slept 14 HOURS...  Is that catly or WHAT?  And we helped.  We spent the whole time purring on him without asking for food once.  And did he ever feed us after!  Our tummies were packed all day!

And we are even all having STEAK tonight!  

We wonder if he remembers he needs ta do his taxes...?

Door Wardens

MARLEY:  Usually, Iza guards the computer room door when TBT is in there, but sometimes I join her. 
Two guards are better than one!  And dont let our sleepy looks fool you.  The slightest floorboard creak and we would be on our feet, ready to defend him...
We have flower pictures too, but we aren't ready to start the season's Garden Tours yet (and it is raining all day today annyway).  So we told TBT he could post them on his own blog.  You can see them HERE!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Werdy Wensday

IZA: I know how ta open cabinet doors and love to look inside them.  TBT kept trying to get a picture of me going in or out.

He isn't usually successful at it.  Like this.
I charge out so fast he never gets a good picture.

Well, he got me almost good yesserday!

I'll have ta run out faster next time!  MOL!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday Mancat

Ayla went in here last night, and I am waiting fer her to come out.

No plans to whap or annything.  Just want to see how she gets out.  I could use some advice on tight spots.
So she tapped me on the hip and asked what was going on!

She was already out and around the house!  I dont know HOW she DOES that!  I WATCHED her go in there.  And I dint see her come OUT!

Ayla is kinna spooky sometimes!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday Response To Comments

IZA:  There were some comments yesserday about how complexicated our sleeping arrangements are.  We should explain...

Its not complexicated, we all know where we want to be at night (or whenever TBT decides ta sleep - its variable) and how TBT will react.  Ayla mostly likes thick towels or folded blankies to sleep on (Princess and the Pea syndrome).  I like corners on the waterbed cuz there is less movement there when TBT tosses and turns (I an VERY smart).  Marley sleeps annywhere, but he is often unner the waterbed overhanging edges cuz he feels "caves" are safer.

We all take turns at the open dresser drawer.  TBT keeps a small bath carpet on his stuff in that drawer.  He doesnt mind our fur, but sometimes too much is a problem for him.  He throws the bath carpet in the washer with towels and stuff.   He says you should SEE the lint basket in the dryer when he does THAT.  And he allus looks fer whiskers before the washing.

He is OBSESSED with our whiskers...  Sometimes we are baffled by that, but when he dumps out the container, we ARE amazed ourselfs.  So many!

Unner the covers, Marley likes being near TBT but not on him, because he doesnt like being moved.  I drape over TBT but I'm very movable and TBT usually wraps an arm around me til I fall asleep and then Im good for the whole night.  Ayla wakes up at dawn and wanders around the house carrying a milk ring merfing her way around the house.

TBT says that when the rest of us are unner the blankies, she fears she is alone and abandoned.  *I* think she just likes ta talk a lot.  Marley thinks she is just looking for attention.  NONE of us know why she carries the milk rings around in early morning.  Ayla just says "I like to".

Its just one of those "meezer" things.

Now, I unnerstand that each post should have a picture or 2.   I couldnt think of anny that applied here that weren't the ones we posted yesserday, so here are a few random ones from the past.


Sunday, March 26, 2017


IZA:  Wow, we got our regular shipment from our Chewy friends, and couldnt believe all the damaged cans!  Almost every single can was damaged.  These are the worst, that showed up on camera best...
TBT emailed them about it with pictures and Chewy is good folks; they are sending a WHOLE new shipment and they sent a free shipping label asking us to return the damaged cans so they could try ta figure out what happened.

They are concerned because TBT told them the shipping box is completely undamaged, each cardboard trays the cans came in show no damage, but the cans came from 2 differnt companies so it probly dint happen THERE.  That leaves THEM as the likely cause.  We will leave that ta them ta figure out.

We are 150% happy that they are replacing all the cans.  TBT will throw out the ones he isnt shipping back with minor damage, just "in case" there is something wrong with those too. 

I mean, *Im* the one who will eat ANNYTHING, but TBT wont take a chance on THESE cans. 
I DO want ta repeat though that we are VERY happy with how Chewy responded to the damage. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Caturday Saturday

AYLA:  We are SO thrilled to have photos again!  Today is last night's bedroom pictures.  Marley was snoozing on the blanket at first.
Iza always wants to get unner the covers.  She is clawy on TBT, so he usually manages to get her napping close but not ON him these days.  
 Actually, they tend ta sleep butt-to-butt, but we cropped the pictures to spare you that part.
Marley never likes actually sleeping ON TBT, so he is always welcome.  And he gets along just fine with Iza.
I mostly stay on the top of the covers.  When I get unner (and I do mostly once per night),  I tend to put my paws on his tummy and I have "happy claws"!  So after about 10 minutes, he is trying to move away and I get back ON the covers.
Its my natural spot annyways.  I like to be up ON things more than unner things...

Friday, March 24, 2017


IZA:  Well, the new Mini Mac arrived late Wensday.  I immediately claimed the shipping box!  Its OK fer sitting but not napping.  Ayla might be able to.
 The computer box was too small for anything.  It dint smell inneresting either.  Well, machines usually dont.
TBT was too tired Wensday ta do annything with it, and got real busy with other stuff most of Thursday.  He got at it late yesserday though.

And I am now posting from the new Mac.  He's gonna write about that on his own blog (there are some things we kitties really just dont care about, so *I* wont bother ya with it.  But it seems ta werk an thats all that matters...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Werdy Wensday

AYLA:  Yesserday was nice.  We could tell it was warm out cuz we press our noses against the glass (you should see all the noseprints).  So we were all ready ta go out.
But of course we have ta wait fer TBT.  He can do the release trick.  We cant.  Marley can just reach it, but he hasnt figured out what to do with it.  TBT tells us not ta bother trying as it takes a thumb.  We are all proud ta be cats of course, but there ARE times being a ape like TBT has advantages!
But he opened the door and we all went out.  Marley was off like a shot to the mousie areas.  Iza appreciates the mat TBT put out there to stretch our claws.  She uses it going out, Marley uses it coming in, I never bother with it.
Cuz I want to get up on the rails fast!  Iza seldom gets up there and Marley can but he is out on the lawn.  So its MY special place ta sit and watch the birdies and such.
So we all had a good time outside.  After an hour, TBT called us back in fer Second Breakfast.  We always come when called.  I mean, who wants to miss Second Breakfast?  Or First or Second Lunch or First Dinner?  We are always already in fer Second Dinner cuz it is after dark.

Our new smarter computer arrives later today sometime.  TBT HOPES it won't take long to get it working because there is some little "migration assistant" creature inside the computer that makes that easy Mac to Mac.  But ya never know...  It might be dizzy after being tossed around in the delivery box fer 2 days.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We Have Pictures

Granted, they are from March 14th when we were all snowy. But they ARE pictures again. 

Enjoy the snowy stuff.  We have pictures of US fer tomorrow...

We have better catly pictires fot tomorrow. Ee can hardly wait.

Happy Monday

Hurray, TBT decided to just get a better version of his old Mac computer!   Stuff he unnerstands...

We are tired of being off the computer, no pictures, etc, etc, etc.  He says it will take 3 days and nights for the new Mac to get here, so we will have to wait.  But he is going to set up the old Mac again, so mebbe we can process the new pictures he took today and those will last til the new puter arrives.

Hang in there, we ARE returning soon...

And see TBTs blog for details.  You can read his blog for details.

We aren't much into the details...   MOL!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Post, Twill Serve, Twill Serve...

TBT said he thought we might like this before he deleted id, and so we do.  So, from us to you...

Hamlet's Cat's Soliloquy

by William Shakespeare's Cat

To go outside, and there perchance to stay
Or to remain within: that is the question:
Whether 'tis better for a cat to suffer
The cuffs and buffets of inclement weather
That Nature rains on those who roam abroad,
Or take a nap upon a scrap of carpet,
And so by dozing melt the solid hours
That clog the clock's bright gears with sullen time
And stall the dinner bell. To sit, to stare
Outdoors, and by a stare to seem to state
A wish to venture forth without delay,
Then when the portal's opened up, to stand
As if transfixed by doubt. To prowl; to sleep;
To choose not knowing when we may once more
Our readmittance gain: aye, there's the hairball;
For if a paw were shaped to turn a knob,
Or work a lock or slip a window-catch,
And going out and coming in were made
As simple as the breaking of a bowl,
What cat would bear the household's petty plagues,
The cook's well-practiced kicks, the butler's broom,
The infant's careless pokes, the tickled ears,
The trampled tail, and all the daily shocks
That fur is heir to, when of his own will,
He might his exodus or entrance make
With a mere mitten? Who would spaniels fear,
Or strays trespassing from a neighbor's yard,
But that the dread of our unheeded cries
And scratches at a barricaded door
No claw can open up, dispels our nerve
And makes us rather bear our humans' faults
Than run away to unguessed miseries?
Thus caution doth make house cats of us all;
And thus the bristling hair of resolution
Is softened up with the pale brush of thought,
And since our choices hinge on weighty things,
We pause on the threshold of decision.

As collected by Henry Beard in "Poetry for Cats", 1994

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Caturday Saturday

We are sorry we don't have anny pictures today,  TBT hasnt learned the new Corel program yet and he hasn't even transferred our old photos to the new PC,  He says "one thing at a time.  But we are anxious.  We feel odd not posting pictures.

We trust him; he will figure it out.  But soon would be good.  We are leaving him alone at the puter.  Well, he isnt being very friendly.  We get sleeping time with him and some outside time, but not anny time with him at the puter.  That better end soon.

We are NOT getting as much attention as we are used to getting.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


We just want to let all our friends know we are OK.  The computer transfer is going slow, but TBT isnt yelling (much) or using bad werds, so that is good.  He can get at our blog on the new MS Edge browser, so thats how we can post here now.  We can only read mail sent to but that is good enough for now.

We are used to reading comments at, but it isn't working yet.  It doesn't matter, we just have to start reading comments directly on our blog again.

Getting photo software might take a day or 2.  TBT thinks it might work to download Windows software now that the cavebear address is working, but he needs to do some tests and it is getting late.  We ALL want to go to bed, and we all sleep better when he is in the bed with us. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Almost Werdless Wensday

MARLEY:  Well, TBT has been kind of busy with the computer problems, so he hasn't been very good about taking pictures of us.  This is about the last I have and they arent very good.  TBT took it almost all the way across the yard while I was sitting waiting for some mousie movement or noise.  So I suppose it is a good one given the distance...
I'm VERY patient...
TBT should pay attention to that.  He is NOT very patient. 

The new puter arrived last night but he cant do anything with it yet.  The monitor he has doesn't fit with it. 

But he is gonna keep a running dialogue on his own bloggie at Cavebear's Lair where he will keep evryone updated about the joys of changing from a Mac to a PC.

WE will probably spend a couple days napping.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Toesie Tuesday

IZA:  TBT said it had been a while since we did Toesie Tuesday, so I curled up on his lap and gathered them all together.
And, 2 good pictures fer the price of 1...  MOL!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday Mousing

MARLEY:  TBT says I just LIVE to catch mousies.  Well, mice, shrews, moles, whatever.  To me they are just things that "squeak".  So when I am on the trail of one, I hate ta lose it, ya know?

Any missed squeaky is just a fail...  So I had this one under paw and it got away.
Iza came over ta help, and she's not BAD at catching them,  But 50/50...  
We searched.  I must have pawed it right over its hole.
 Ya cant get them all...
But ya can sure TRY!  And I DID appreciate Iza's help...