Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Whisker Wensday


I mentioned the whisker collection bottle some posts back.  I keep them in a small bottle.  It is getting packed these days but there is room for more.

I dumped them out on a contrasting cloth and spread them out for a picture...

Getting them out was easy.  Getting them back into the bottle was maddening...  I had to use a small funnel.  LOL!

And I can only imagine how many whiskers I DIDN'T find...

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Twofur Tuesday

LAZ:   Early mornin nappin...

Hey Marley, you awake?
Ya wanna get up an wrassle some?  No?  Ya want more sleepytime, OK.
Great, Im awake an its not playtime or breakfastime.
What ta do?
Hey TBT, can I go out?  [TBT: No its too early.  I'm not really "up" yet.]

Monday, June 28, 2021

Mancat Monday

 LAZ:  TBT says I have gotten MUCH better lately.  He says he hasn't heard Ayla yell recently.  Well, I'm not surprised at THAT because mostly I just want to play and Ayla hisses at ME if I ask to wrassle or run around inside.  She is meaner than ya think.  

I sleep with TBT almost every night.  It was ON the blankies at first, but I noticed that Marley was happy UNNER the blankies.  So I tried that.  NOW I ask ta get UNNER and TBT always allows it.  It just werks better!  I sleep better, he sleeps better.  

ON the blankies, everytime TBT moves, I get shifted.  UNNER the blankies, TBT can turn over an it doesn't cause me to leave.  Blankies sliding OVER me slightly dont disturb me sleep, and TBT says I dont pin him down  UNNER nearly as much as ON.  An I LOVE sleeping against him.  

I should mention that when Ayla hisses at me sometimes, I don't bother her these days.  TBT has esplained to me that I was mean at first.  I dont remember much of that.  I was scared an confoosed.  Well, when I came here, I wasn't a happy kitty.  But OMC, this is a good place.  I've calmed down.

Getting outside here was the 3rd best thing that ever happened to me (1st was the breeder lady rescuing me from the dogs and 2nd was just arriving at my Forever Home.  I know TBT had worries about me.  Marley taught me to read werds.  So I saw doubts.

But TBT assures me that is over.  I am a more relaxed and happy kitty than ever before in my short life.  Marley likes me, TBT likes me.  Ayla will calm down.  I mean, already the past couple months, we groom foreheads and sniff butts and THAT has ta be good, right?

I mean, we can sit on the same deck rail in peace.  

Marley photobomb there...


Sunday, June 27, 2021

Easy Like Sunday

AYLA:   Im havin a good day.  Warm weather, no rainies an just layin on the deck rails.

Laz got lunch in bed.  Sometimes TBT has ta put it right unner his nose (he is fussy, for a mancat, but the smell gets to him eventually)...  I had already had mine on the dresser.

Marley was sleepin unner the bed, so no good picture.  But he was happy.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Flashback Friday On Saturday

Well, gee, I thought we had the Friday Flashback set up for yesterday, but it seems I messed up.  And I was all busy outside today, so I only checked after dinner today.  As The Mews say "Oh Mouse-Droppings"!

But we can still post something today...

Marley was still newish (see how slender he was) and learning to open cabinet doors.  It seems to be passed from cat to cat.

He got in.  He can't these days (or doesn't bother to).
Iza was respecting the flag a week before on Flag Day along side of me.
Marley was in his favorite box.  I think I should make a new one.  I have old wrapping paper around.
Iza tried it out too.

Happy belated Flashback Friday!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Garden Tour Thursday

 MARLEY:  Well I guess I'll take a try at the Garden Tour.  Ayla says she wants to be involved in the after-tour snacks.  So let's see how it goes...

Well since we are up on the deck, I think I should show ya the best of the best.  The stargazer lilies hit their most of flowering today, so ya sure came at the right time.

The Poinstetta cuttings seem ta be survivin.  TBT has a magical powder that helps with the roots.  
The Moombeams are blooming.  I like those.  When I walk out the deck door, I like ta feel safe with somethin next ta me while I look around before movin out more.  I am kinna cautious.

There isn't much out in the yard right now.  Some Queen Annes Lace but that is almost a weed.  Some pink flowers but those definitely weeds.  So let's just stay up on the deck today.  It's nice here.  Warm enough without being hot and a nice gentle breeze.  I like that.

If ya wanna go hunting mousies, I'll show ya good spots.  Or Laz will.  He is learning quick and brings one up on the deck as a gift ta TBT almost every day.  He probably knows the best spots better than I do these days, but don't tell him that.

But here we go with the snacks.  Ayla arranged fer real minced cooked chick-hen and TBT is carryin Nip leafs and beef broth.  Sounds good ta me.  Let's snack and compare our Beins.   That should be fun. 

Thanks fer coming on the garden tour this week.  

And BTW, happy Cat World Domination Day.  They are ALL ours really but this is the Special Day to recognize it.  WE RULE!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Womancat Wensday

 AYLA:  Laz and I can be closer together these days.

And outside.
I stayed inside almost the entire year after Iza left us.  
But I suddenly decided ta go out again coupla Big Moons ago.
Yeah, that's the ladder TBT fell off.  Even Laz wouldnt jump THAT far down.  We're not sure why TBT did.  Laz was there, but he wont tell ME about it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Twofur Tuesday

LAZ:  Sometimes TBT has food out on his table he thinks we might grab an run off with (well, yeah, we would - food is where ya find it).  So sometimes he doesnt open the door when he isn't sure what is where...

But "sad eyes" allus get us in regardless...

Was that good enough Marley?
It's OK, we got inside for crunchies when he figured out where HIS food was.

But he DID have ta keep that chicken bone in the freezer til trash day...  We would have gotten at it in the trash.


Monday, June 21, 2021

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:   The many views of me...

What else is there to say?

The floor needs some cleanin TBT!
Not that it bothers ME...

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Fathers Day, Easy Like Sunday

US:  And we are writing as The Mews and not individuals and not "I (Ayla)", etc...

First, Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there of any (nice) kind...  Whether you are the Dad of little sticky Beins, adult sticky Beins,  cats, dogs, or something else, you do good stuff.  Sometimes it is the same as Moms but sometimes differnt.  Moms and Dad are differnt sometimes.

Now, WE are used to calling TBT "TBT" because that's what Skeeter and LC called him, not knowing quite what he was.  He wasn't a cat, an he SURE was bigger.  But they didn't blog for very long and didn't know how ta describe things very well back then.  

But Ayla started to unnerstand from them and learned on her own, and she has passed sone unnerstandin ta the rest of us.  So we "The Mews" unnerstand that he is not our birth-dad with our mom.  But Dads are what Dads do to teach and protect and provide safety an all that.  And it doesn't much matter who "started" ya sometimes.  So we've sort of learned that most kitties don't stay with the birth-Mom or Dad.

What matters is who raises ya and helps ya and protects ya.   An for most of us kitties, that is a TBT Dad or Mom.  An WE have a "Dad" (we sometimes wonder what a TBT Mom would be like, but we are OK wif what we have).

So we decided to express our thanks and love to Dad in the ways we know best.  Laz brought shrews ta the deck door.  Ayla sat on the deck lookin bootiful in the sunlight.  Marley asked for brushies (Dad loves doing that).  

But we didn't think that was enough...  We sort of do those things most days and mostly fer ourselfs.  So we meowed about it.  "What would be NEW"?    Yeah, even Laz could meow about that; he has been here over a year now (and getting better - more in a future post).

We decided on a kitty pile.  We tend to get on The Lap one at a time (and Laz, never).  So, why not ALL get up on his lap?  First cuz he would be amazed, second cuz we've never done that, third its not like we can BUY him anything.  So something new seemed good.

So right after midnight (so it was Fathers Day), Marley got up on his lap while Dad was watching TV.  OK, that wasnt unusual.  But then, according to plan, Laz jumped up on The Lap and curled up with Marley.  They have done that on the bed, but Laz had NEVER jumped up on The Lap before.  Dad took pictures of THAT.

And since he loves taking pictures of us on The Lap, that was special.  But then Ayla joined.  Laz and Ayla agreed to stay peaceful.  So ALL 3 OF US were on The Lap at the same time!  Well that was the plan.  And we managed ta do it...  Ayla coudnt quite find a place ta sit, but was on his feet.

Dad was overwhelmed by the event.  He was almost afraid ta reach fer the camera, but he did.  Proof is good...

It lasted about 5 minutes.  No. we didn't fuss at each other.  But Dads knees and ankles arent what they used ta be.  So with Marley and Laz pushing his knee and Ayla twisting the ankle, he had to end it.

So thanked us SO VERY MUCH for the never-before-experienced total The Mews experience.  And then he filled our bowls with Meow Mix Bistro (we like that because they are crunchies AND have multiple flavors) AND he sat on the kitchen floor with us while we ate telling us how much he enjoyed having ALL of us on The Lap at one time.

And he told us how VERY MUCH he enjoys being our Dad.  Well, THAT made the kibbles taste even BETTER, ya know.  He loves us, we love him.  

Today, we are allowed to call him Dad.  But he and we are used to TBT most times...