Saturday, November 30, 2019

Caturday Saturday

MARLEY: I love The Lap, but it moves.  The chair back doesnt. 
Ya gotta like the chair for that...
This is more comfortable than it may look.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Flashback Friday

MARLEY:  This is not a usual flashback.  It was this week in 2011.  I was unhappy.  TBT dragged me to a strange house with lots of strangers.  He thought I was SO laid-back, I would enjoy it.  I dint.  Laid-back at home is not laid-back away.
There was a womancat who lived there and SHE was not happy I was there.  
I stayed quiet and peaceful.
She hissed.  Its not like I WANTED to invade her space.  TBT brought me there.
It was worse when he pulled me out of the PTU.  Quite frankly, I would have stayed there...  But we met.
I hid as best I could.
She even glared at TBT.  I think she knew he brought me.
But even a stranger kitty like me gets to claim a corner...
She accepted that.  I mean, fer all SHE new, I might be a new brofur!
Though she wasnt thrilled.
It was an uneasy situation.
The Beins all had a grand time eating.  I was offerred some, but I dint wanna upset the womancat by eating food in her home.
She got some turkey though. Well, it WAS her home.
 Pictures were taken all around me.
And the smells were pawesome.  Turkey, shrimps, gravy...
Just LOOK at all that stuff!
I sure did.  TBT tried ta get me ta eat.  But you dont do that when you're hiding.
And especially not when yer bein watched!   Lucy had some SERIOUS lasers.
I was glad ta get home.

THEN I ate!  We ALL did.  TBT brought home good stuff.

Thursday, November 28, 2019


We are thankful for our food.  Especially when it is unspiced turkey thigh.  With gravy (but not too much).

We are thankful for sunpuddles in the growing-colder days.

We are thankful for The Lap.

We are thankful for the heated waterbed and TBT who makes it even warmer unner the blankies.

We are thankful for our friends who like us enough to visit.

We are thankful for clean litterboxes.  And, may we say, enjoying using them immediately just "because".

We are thankful for tossed treats.  Any chase that results in great tastes is good.

We are thankful for a backyard full of mousies.  Dad is not so thankful, but does appreciate us keeping the population down.

We are thankful for toys.  We each have our favrits.

We are thankful for the Cat Blogosphere.

We are thankful for the computer that lets us tell our friends what we are doing and lets us see what they are doing.

We are even thankful for The Bridge.  Not because we want annyone to leave, but because we know that what starts must end.  And The Place Past The Bridge is where we will meet old friends, the Cats Who Came Before, and someday, Dad...  And that will mean our circle is complete.

Happy Thanksgiving to all...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Womancat Wensday

AYLA:  You don't see this often...
Me, caught on camera outside...
And you wouldnt have had I known TBT was up on the deck with the camera!
I like to sneak around the yard unseen.  
I catch more mousies then Marley realizes.  Because I only go out when he is inside. 

Marley is a good watchful pouncer.  Iza sticks her paws into holes and grabs.  I am the whisper of a shadow of a breeze...

And they wonder why Im not hungry at dinnertime sometimes, MOL!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mancat Tuesday

MARLEY:  Here is what Dad sees before dinner.  He thinks I am all fat and happy.
Here is how I think of myself before dinner.  All starved and shrunken!  Nearly a forgotten pelt...
Who could not want to feed me, looking like that? 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday Womancat

AYLA:  OK, its a little hard to see me here, but this is is what TBT sees a lot when out on the deck.
I love the windowsill.  Sun streams in, nokitty bothers me here, and I can watch TBT when he is outside.
Oh, and all those window smudgies?  Those are MINE!

Pee Ess:  The Caturday Saturday picture of Iza where the sunpuddle shapes looked like cats was entirely an accident and we dint even see that until it was pointed out to us.  As the darkest days approach, the afternoon sun drops below the roof overhang rather suddenly and shines onto the floor through the kitchen window.
So the sun and shadow shapes were caused by the plant and shelf stuff...  ~ Helpful Ayla...

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Another Round Number

TBT here:  I didn't notice it at the time, but we passed 4,500 posts earlier this month.  I can hardly imagine it...  After the first few back in 2006, I wasn't sure if I could post for more than a month.  What could I possibly have to say after a month, after all?

I did a quick calculation, and it seems the cats were good for an average of 28 posts per month (and that includes "vacations from the computer").  I never had a goal of posting everday.  I'm not that disciplined.  But I guess I've double-posted enough times to make up for the days when inspiration didn't strike (or the next hardly existed due to playing games all night and sleeping away the next day), LOL!

I credit the cats for being so unrelentingly interesting and friendly and actually rather camera-tolerant (even of the flashy).  I fully admit I don't understand the attraction of some other pets.  What do people post about like, lizards?   "Got up this morning.  Its still green.  Ate the grasshopper I tossed in the cage".

But I also credit all of you who read the blog.  Commenters and  Lurkers both.  I wouldn't have kept it up without people reading.  I love the comments, I know you.  But I also love the Lurkers.  There are some readers who have visited the blog over 500 times and I have no idea who they are.  Mysteries are neat!

And, no, this isn't a sign-off..

I'm just thinking back to when I first clicked on a button that said "Free Blog" and gave it a try.  I had been a Lurker on a couple cat blogs for 2 years, had been retired for 6 months, had grown tired of a couple of discussion boards that I didn't fit well with any more, was missing the ability to be creative (I liked my job but suddenly realized that I was working for half-pay given the annuity and eliminating commuting costs AND I was becoming technologically outdated, was tired of solving the same problems every day, and just wanted to stop having to get up a 5 am each morning).

The cat blog saved my mind.  No one truly knows what a cat thinks.  I bought a cheap digital camera.  That made a difference!  I could look at the free pictures and recall what was going on at the time.  I could finally imagine what THEY might be thinking.  I considered how THEY might view ME. 

That helped me understand cats better than I ever had before.  Blog or no blog, that would have been an enlightening experience.  But when I retired, I was the last person to leave the office.  I locked the door, carried my box of personal stuff to the car, and drove home. 

When I arrived, I looked a Skeeter and LC and said "Well, guys, I'm home forever".  "Forever Home" works for people too.  Skeeter and LC were both elderly, but their days became better.  They got outside more, they responded to my presence, they gained weight, we slept on the bed together more.

I regret they had only a couple of years that way.  But Ayla came and they all got along.  Skeeter lingered, struggling because I didn't have experience with old cats.  LC left overnight. 

I am not one to stay without cats.  Iza followed immediately after LC left.  Marley a year later.  When one door closes, another opens.

I'm rambling...

Wish us a Happy 4500 Posts...

Easy Like Sunday

IZA: Im doing the Easy right today. 
Seriously nappin...
Gloriiusly nappin...
Relaxedly nappin...
Tummily nappin...
Its a shame only the top mat is heated.  But the softness of the failed 2 is still good...

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Caturday Saturday

IZA:  Best of both worlds. 
Sunpuddle to sit in while making sure I don't miss the next meal.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Flashback Friday

Today, it is this week in 2009.  LC was enjoying the cube.  Since nokitty enjoyed the Cube before, that was a rare event.

And nokitty enjoyed it much afterwards.  It was a one-time thing.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ivy League

IZA:  Some humans go to State colleges.  I am strictly Ivy League...
But I dont eat the leafs...

And dont laff, I earned a gentlecat's Cs all the way.  Got my BA in "Napping".  Minored in "Eating Any Cat Food". 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Womancat Wensday

IZA:  Heaty mat enjoyment...  Its not the warmest I've had, but it is OK and thats good.

Good tummy shot too...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019