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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Easy Like Sunday

It was rainy all day today, so we just lay around relaxin and nappin, nappin and relaxin.  Three calm kitties all in a row...


 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Caturday Saturday

AYLA:  I wandering around the house more.  Laz has been calmer lately since he can go out (no snow).  I visit Dad a lot at the puter... 

Not that they are my best pictures, of course...
He takes what he can get.
I chose some pics from the list.  I like ta help him help me ta post...
He has the pics organized, so that makes things easier.  He crosses out the ones we have used so I can pick mine.  There is an "A" there, just for me.


Friday, February 26, 2021

Flashback Friday

Today we return to this week 2012. 

We dont recall why Ayla raised a paw to Marley...

But she and Iza were sharing some space in the bedroom.  It seems Iza was looking for a bit more room...
But she got some in the chair tent.
Ayla scored some warm laundry!
Iza enjoyed staring at TBT adoringly from the otto-man.
And we had flowers.  
Clumps of crocuses
And some early daffodils.
It must have been a warmer Winter that year.  We are just getting a few crocuses now and the early daffodils are just 3" shoots!  Well, Febary has been cold this year.  Dad says he can tell because he just got the electric bill an it is about 2x normal!  An we have fixed rates (whatever that means)...

The Dad Report:

https://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2021/02/2-months.html

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Twofur Tuesday

MARLEY:  Laz sure is full of energy!  He loves ta wrassle with me.  I usally dont mind.  

Its not like he can do much ta ME.  I weigh almost twice what he does and Ive fought Introoder cats for Realsies.
And I make sure not to hurt HIM.  That wouldnt be fair.  But he can use the practice.  He will be defending the yard someday.  AND it uses up a lot of his energy, so he probly bothers Ayla less.

These are daytime pics.  Sometimes he wants ta wrassle at night when Im tryin ta sleep.  I could do without THAT.  But iffen I ignore him, he jumps on me, so I sorta HAVE to.  So mebbe I whap him a LITTLE harder then, hoping he will catch on to "the right time" for such games.

Ah, the energy of youth... 

The Dad Report:

https://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2021/02/yet-another-update.html

Friday, February 19, 2021

Flashback Friday

AYLA:  Today we are going way back ta this week 2008.  I had only been here 5 weeks and it was when Skeeter and LC were here and Skeeter was still healthy.  I was JUST getting outside.

It was warm out, so they were introducing me to the Big Back Yard.  

























I got along with both of them from the start.  Skeeter was very kind and LC followed his lead.  Those were good days...


The Dad Report:

https://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2021/02/50-days-of-annoyance.html

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thankful Thursday

MARLEY:  I am both embarrassed and thankful today.


Im embarrassed cuz I forgot Dad was still a little wobbly.  I jumped right in front of him cuz that usally makes him stop and give me some scritchies and I almost made him fall over!

I am thankful cuz he dint fall over.  And that, when he saw me hiding my face on a platform, he came over and gave me scritchies annyway.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tuesday Upset

AYLA:   Laz attacked me again.  I'm getting really tired of that.  All I tried to do was use the basement litterboxes.  I mean, I know Dad doesn't WANT me to use the bathroom mat and neither do I.  But Laz watches for me to go down and jumps on me!

I don't have much choice.  

Laz confuses me.  One day we will all be calm on the bed together and the next day he is all mean.   I don't get it.  



We all nap together OK mostly.  But just "sometimes", Laz attacks me.  I have scabs on my neck; he bites...  I don't know what to do.  Dad doesn't know what ta do.  Even Marley "The Peace-keeper" can't settle him down.  I think he doesn't want me to use the basement litterboxes. 

The Dad Report:

 https://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2021/02/an-update.html

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Caturday Saturday

AYLA:  First, there were questions yesserday about how I got up here...

 

The answer is simple; as a Meezer, I can levitate.  [TBT: "AYLA... Be honest"]  "Honest"?   I'm a cat; deception is a hobby.  OK, OK, iffen ya look at the bottom left, that is the top of the shoe rack.  I can get up THERE easily, because I levitate.  [AYLA, I could leave the Nip in the jar for a week...] 

GRRK!  OK I JUMPED up THERE and then to the top of the door...  I dont do that much annymore cause Dad keeps the door closed.  Laz gets in places like that and jumps and knocks things down.  Laz can jump as high as I do because he is younger, but he is either clumsier or more interested in making this fall down.  [YES]

MARLEY:   Well, I better get in here and make peace.  So here is a calm picture...


The things I have ta do sometimes...  But its my job here.

The Dad Report...

https://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2021/02/little-requirements.html

Friday, February 12, 2021

Flashback Friday

AYLA:  Today we get a little more recent than usual.  This week in 2014...

This is about as high (and narrow) as ya can get in the bedroom.

The Ess is good fer sittin in low.
Laying on low...
Or sittin on the top.
It can get a bit busy around the Ess, though.


So I stay a bit watchful...

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Thankful Thursday

MARLEY:  I am thankful for many things...

1.  The Lap.

2.  I am thankful for my years with Iza.

3.  I am also thankful for my years with Ayla...

4.  I am thankful for the times we were all together...

5.  I am thankful for TBT giving me such a wunnerful Forever Home.  And his lap, his scritchies, food, and love...


6.  I am thankful for Laz.  Iza and I used to wrassle gently as friends.  Laz does that too.  I enjoy it.


7.  And I am thankful for my Cat Blogosphere friends.  Here at the Forever Home I have 3 good friends.  In the Blogosphere, I have more.  I love both groups.  

There is more, but TBT says I have to stop somewhere...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Weird Wensday

LAZ:  It was evening.  I'd been busy (outside, annoyin Ayla, wrasslin with Marley), so I was just sittin around wondering what ta do.

Think, think, think...
I could go up the little ladder and watch the Fishy TV, but nah!
So I decided to sit on the bedroom bookcase and STARE!   And show off my handsome Meezer Bib!
Hey, when ya got it, flaunt it...

The Dad Report:

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Easy Like Sunday

LAZ:   

I was takin it easy this Sunday morning and Dad took some pictures.  I'm getting used ta it.

Not my best, of course.  Night pics are tricky, Dad says.

But I did my best ta co operate.  This one came out better.

I held real still.  Im learnin how this works.  Dad takes pics and WE get ta show them to friends.

The Dad Report:

https://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2021/02/superbowl-sunday-and-other-stuff.html

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Caturday Saturday

We sometimes have problems getting comments to publish.  So we started copying each one before trying ta post in case it dint get through and sending it to Notes (with Dad's help of course - we have our limits).   We are sure the problem is here with us, not our friends blogs.  It isn't always the same ones.  And it isn't always whether it is a blogspot, wordpress, or owned site.  It baffles us and Dad...

So we are trying something new.  Here is a list of the blogs and the comments we wanted to send to but failed.  Partly so you all know we tried, and partly because we can't stand it when our clever or sympathetic comments don't reach our dear friends.

A few showed up hours later an we deleted the from the list below...  We are never sure.  So "just in case"...

Ducky - That was a great-lookin meal!  We trust she cut out a bit of the steak center for you (rawer).  That shrimp looked a bit spicy.  TBT usually cuts off a small portion of his meat (UNSPICED) and cooks that separately for us.  It is nice ta be able ta eat some of the good meats we can smell.  He says "We are all housemates here and housemates share".

In return, sometimes we bring him a mousie.  Granted, he likes ta go eat it privately on the front steps where we can't see, but he always comes back inside licking his lips, so we know we are contributing…

Lone Star Cats - We see you are all wearing red in anticipation of National Wear Red Day!  Good planning...  Good planning for Valentine's Day too.

Ramblingon - Carbs are GOOD (when they are fresh veggies and fruits).  I go easy on the starchy ones like pasta and potatoes though.  Not enough nutrients (though I have read that the main problem with potatoes is that people want to drown them in butter or gravy), LOL!

I make a dish with cubed beef, peppers and potatoes and the only add-on it gets is pan-juice (a little splash of dry sherry to de-glaze the skillet).

I make bread in a bread machine (easy-peasy).  But I use beer instead of water and add a lot on crushed onion and garlic, and a heaping tablespoon of oregano or Italian Seasoning mix.  Really deepens the flavor.  Friends and family (and the neighbor who helped while I was injured) all love it!

Rose - First encounters with snow can be weerd!  Laz had his fist couple days ago.  He had SEEN it before at his 2 previous homes (we assume) but had never been out in it.

He was NOT thrilled!  He kept shaking is paws when walking on it.  And when a paw finally sank in, he was done with it. We (Marley and Ayla) were WAITING for that.  MOL!

Zoolatry - Tails are wunnerful fer pictorial modesty.  And we love to sit on the computer keyboard and newspaper ta get attention focussed on US.  Where it should be!

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We and Dad hope to figure it all out when he feels better (and he is getting there).  HE says it is probbly "32/64 bit apps conflicts" (whatever THAT is - and don't ask US).  But we dont want some of our friends ta thing we are ignorin them!

Friday, February 05, 2021

Flashback Friday

 Today we go to this week 10 years ago.  Marley was joining Iza on my lap to curl with us.  Iza didn't quite know what to do!








And for National Wear Red Day, here is a picture of Iza in her favorite collar...