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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thankful Thursday

AYLA:  Today I am thankful for the mat that Auntie Ellen from 15&Meowing sent to me.  She saw my Star Wars mat was a bit small for the back of my chair, so she sent a bigger one.  MUCH bigger!

It was all rolled up, so I dint know how big it was.  An, BTW, it is blooer than this.  The bright red confoosed Mr Camera.  The last ones are better.

So TBT unfolded it once...
Twice...
Threes...
And a Fourth time!
Then he folded it back in half an draped it over the chair.  I was up there in a flash.  An this is the right color of it...
I pawed it all around.
I can even have dinner on it!

Thank you so much, Auntie Ellen!

Monday, September 27, 2021

Mancat Monday

LAZ:  Not a good pic, but I seldom get up on the back of the TV chair and TBT took it, so I decided ta use it.   Its kinna Aylas spot.  But she was outside, so I sniffed an looked around...


Good sniffs.  An the view isnt bad from up here either...

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Easy Like Sunday

MARLEY:   Laz an I are helping to make the bed today.  Well, he likes the sheets to be flat, so we layed on then to do that.  

Its not OUR fault that the bed it so warm that we fall asleep on it...
He does too.  


Friday, September 24, 2021

Flashback Friday

Today we revisit this week in 2011.

Marley was young and playful, and more Ayla's size then.  They played a door game.  Who would reach around first?

Nothing much ever happened.  They were both too cautious...
So it was a waiting game.
Kinna got boring sometimes...
C'mon Marley, jump through the door!
Where's he go?
OK, time fer a nice nap...

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 THE MEWS:  In these days when we see sad stuff on the TV, we thought of the good life we live...

1.  When we are hungry, food appears.

2.  When it is hot out, we are cool.

3.  When it is cold out, we are warm.

4.  When it rains, we stay dry.

5.  When we want attention, we get it.

6.  When we want ta snuggle, we have each other and TBT.

7.  When we want to be alone, we have places to be.

8.  When we are bored, TBT tosses toys and kibbles that bounce around the floor

9.  We get scritchies whenever we ask.

10. When we feel sick, the vet helps us.  Not that we like that at the time, but the next day is usually better.

11. We have the Big Back Yard ta explore.

12.  We have wunnerful lifes.

13.  And we have the promise of The Bridge when life gets too hard someday...



Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tuesday Hunting

LAZ:   I sure like Big Brofur Marley.  He teaches me stuff.  But I'm also learning on my own.  He says ta find mousies in the grass.  I have been findin NEW places where the yard is rougher.  

I LISTEN a lot.  They make sounds in the dry leafs.
Heard one!
And I got it, too...


Monday, September 20, 2021

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  

Laz is a Good Brofur.  We play around in the house a lot.  Outside is less offen, but we did yesserday.  
A bit of nose-sniffin, a bit of checking the lawn fer mousie-smells...
A bit of relaxin time together...
I'm still helpin him learn where ta hunt.  He still thinks the unnerbrush is best, but I remind him the holes are easier ta find in the grass.
He'll learn...

I'm a lucky cat!  I found a good Bein (I went right up on his lap when he came ta adopt me), Ayla and Iza liked me from my first day, and my new brofur Las thinks I'm the best thing since canned toona!

Ta make things clear, I loved my original Bein.  She was real kind, but I made her sneeze something fierce, so she looked for someone I din't and TBT came by.  When I scratched up dander in my furs on his lap, it didn't bother him a bit, so off I went.

And what a crew I've met because of that.  I might have been an 'only" kitty otherwise.  Which might have been OK cuz she really gave me great attention.  But I would have never gone outside (it was a "condo") or met other kitties...

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Meow Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy, Mateys, we be doin our best ta honor our pirate shipcat ancestors this day!  And since some of us may resemble the lubbers list of those still wanted fer a brief visit to the hemp halter, we will keep our images hidden this morn of a red sun...  So we are channelling our shipcat ancestors today (Scatter The Crazy, Little-Chiller, Yayla The Backclawer, IzBerserk, and Lazuli The Gem:

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We are assembled on the good ship MousiePain fer our annual beaching ta the caching place fer ta hide more booty afore headin inta port where the lubber taxers (worse than us scalliwags, as they risk not life nor limb of our efforts ta free wealthy merchants of their ill-gotten gold).

The first moments off-ship are awkward.  It takes a wee bit of grog ta lose our sea legs an stand on the unmoving deck land.  We get landsick at first, missin the calm movements of the waves.  We can dance on the shiftin decks but fall on a floor...

But there be fresh foods aport.  Cackle eggs, fresh beef, meat pies!   

And there we fancy ourselves sharing Nip with the Hands an bein a bit free with the most adventuress of the womancats, til our pieces o' eight run out and the Cap'n comes round ta scurry us back ta the ship saying "all hands hoay".  Too little fun ashore an ya regret the missed gambols fer months; too much an its the brig fer a week or even a keelhaulin iffen ya sliced some lubber fer purrfectly good reasons...

Tis a fine line we walk ashore.  Little time ta find the places that sell the pretty gawkles the smiths make from our gold and silver.  But the cost...  The smiths hornswaggle us cruelly.  And they call US thieves!    Arrr, there be no help fer it, by yer leave.  

We must have the gawkles fer our own personal and matey's admiration on the next adventure (we old seadogs do like ta show off our stuff, and for the next port where the designs are new to the local bawdies and get us more than we gave.  

An sometimes we "run a rig" on the smiths and other lubber traders in return.  A bit of confusion in the shop caused by one matey results in a "slight shift of ownership" of a geegaw or gawkle into a deep hidden pocket of one of us...

Back aboard ship, there is work ta be done.  Most of it is work we do asea, but sometimes it does take lubbers.  They be the ones havin the trees an we do need those and the tools to shape them...   We hands all glom basic wood-stuff but a cracked mast needs lubber work.  So it's a few days being lubber-like workers again doin the liftin and hard stuff.

If a mast is broken, it be a fortnight in port.  Cap'n dares not let us off-board, so the meanest mates are set around the rails with guns.  So little chance of leaving.  If it is barely damaged, the lubbers "sister" the mast, putting large timbers around the weak spot bolted through.  

I depends on how profitable our recent adventure went.  A good time "visitin" the merchant ships means a new mast; a poor one means just "sister-repairs.  Arr, those be weaker and risk us more in storms, so we fight hard ta get enough each encounter to keep the ship in fine fightin shape, ya know.  We doesnt go out ta the sea ta die, ya know...

There be cases when a cheap Cap'n (they be greater riskers than Hands, bein gettin the more share of profit) and there be a mutiny to choose another of us we trust better ta the safety of the ship.  Bad Cap'ns send us ta Davey Jones Locker in weak ships; Good Cap'ns sail us on sturdy ships and provide decent foods (kibbles AND cans).  And Nip once a week...

Bad Cap'ns get keelhauled and mebbe we are sometimes slow ta pull them across the barnacles.  Good Capn's get rewarded with obedience and trust and "Aye-Aye Sir".  

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We return the post to ourselfs now.  Wow, that was a weird expreience in remembering how our Pirate Shipcat ancestors lived.  And how oddly they resembled we The Mews in name.  Strange how that can happen.   

We look forward to other Meow Like A Pirate Day posts...




Friday, September 17, 2021

Flashback Friday

We are going into this week of 2014, which is sort of recent for our flashbacks,  but it was test of a week.  

There was an empty kibble bag that SMELLED great, so we couldn't resist it.








Its hard ta push into an empty bag.  But we all got our FAVRIT flavors after, so it was OK.  

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thursday With Ayla

AYLA:   I was a bit restless last night.  I like the back of TBT's TV chair.  And I like the bloo Star Wars mat.  But I think I should have more Bloo.

TBT says that is about as "bloo" as it gets, but I don't think he quite unnerrstands.
I need MORE!
This is absolutely my favorite mat, but I'm off the edge sometimes and that just "Won't Do".  A Princess must look Purrfect at all times.
I mean, sometimes, I drape a paw off it.  And when I am off-bloo, something seems wrong.
But he says he will fix that tomorrow, so that is good.