Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Twofur Tuesday

MARLEY:  Sharing the otto man...  Lori is calm around me.  

I tell her she needs to be nicer to Ayla.  She just looks away.  I don't know what it is, but Sisfurs get hissy around each other.


Monday, June 27, 2022

We Are Back

THE MEWS:  TBT had an anger issue about some Bein stuff on the TV News, and he dint wanna take a chance upsetting OUR friends or HIS.  So he thought it best to just get off the puter for a few days.  When we asked why that affected US, he said it dint really.   But since he edits our typing and helps with pics and stuff, he might "slip" and yell a lot.

So we are back with usual posts...

Today, we have pics of a bird Laz caught.

He even got it inside when TBT wasnt looking.  Marley enjoyed checking it, but left it for Laz.

It was inneresting ta see one inside.

I (Lori) got to examine it close up.  I don't much like the smell of the shrews Laz brings to the deck, but I like the birdies.  They seem more normal food.  It's not like I am used to getting canned shrews...

I understand some cats love exotic foods (shrews, crickets, etc) but I grew up with a very standard selection of chicken, turkey, beef, and fishies.   What wasnt on my tongue as a kitten isnt on my tongue today!

TBT will post about his reasons for being off a few days on his own blog.

Friday, June 24, 2022

I will be offline for the immediate future. 


LORI:  I've been fascinated with some buzzy bugs that fly around the deck.   They are kinna fast and they dont pay much attention to me, so I wanted ta catch one.  I finally got one unner my paw to examine it.  I wish I hadn't!


And it hurt.  I shook my paw a lot, but the ouchie wouldn't stop.  I hadda limp around for a while.  I dont think I wanna catch one of THOSE again.

TBT:  Lori likes to chase bugs.  I've noticed her trying to catch wasps recently.  I can't stop her from trying, but I've been watching carefully.  If she gets stung, it's part of her outdoor learning experience.  I expected she would get stung eventually.

But "where" matters.  In the body it hurts but "just hurts".  If she ate one and was stung, I have the emergency pet hospital number on the fridge, and would rush her to it.

She trapped one under her paw while I was watching her and I ran out immediately.  She yelled, jumped and poofed, and ran for the door as I was opening it.  She was shaking a front paw vigorously (can't recall which as I was upset) and went 3-legged for about 20 minutes.  I tried to grab her to see if it was a bee-stinger that need removal but she would have none of that attention; feeling "hurty".  

Don't expect to see any pics from all that confusion and uncertainty! 

I did force attention to her paws, and found no bee-stinger.  Actually, by that time, she was walking around normally again.  Cats are tough!

I think she got "tipped" by a wasp.  I say "tipped" meaning a "just barely" sting.  I've experienced that a few times myself.  Not full sting, just an "almost" one that half gets you and little venom.  Like if you brush them off almost as fast as they sting.

Needless to say, I watched Lori for a couple hours until I was sure she wasn't going to have any problems.

I bet she doesn't bother any wasps for a while...  

Monday, June 20, 2022

The Mews Monday

We were very nice to Dad yesterday.  Lori played with the TurboTrak, 

Laz sat on his lap, and Marley and Laz wrassled close to him.  Ayla came out from the bedroom a few times (but wasn't quite confident enough to go out on the deck - Laz and Lori were lounging out there).  But she did lie down next to him that night and he enjoyed that.

We helped him cook chicken outside by staying out of the way (seriously, we don't cook and he worries about us near the hot box).  

We chased an introoder cat out of the yard.  Well, Marley and Laz did.  I (Lori) am too inexperienced for that, but I came to the deck all tail-poofed so Dad would know there was an "issue" outside.  He went out, but Marley and Laz had the indrooder fleeing over the fence by then.

We all got treats for that.

Laz caught another mousie and gifted it to Dad.  And he let me claim it was part of my gift too.  He is a good Brofur.  He catches about one a day (that we see, and maybe more).  

Marley sat on Dad's lap to warm him.  

Dad had a good day and that's what Father's Day is all about.  None of us ever met our actual Dads, so he's our real Dad in all impawtant ways.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the Cat-Dads out there and to all the Bein Dads as well!

Friday, June 17, 2022

Ayla's 15th Birfday

 AYLA:  I turn 15 today.  So it is time we had a REAL PAWTY!  I insisted we do it "right".

There will be foods.

There will be games.





There will be toys.

There are the cat trees.

There will be outside for cats that are used to it.

Or the deck for moderate "outside"...

TBT will be tossing treats around randomly.  

There are many clean litterboxes.

And home-grown fresh NIP!

So don't miss the pawty...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Thankful Thursday

LORI:   I was in a nice house as a young kitten.  No complaints at all.  But I am thankful to be here now.  Laz is my BFF.  Marley is friendly all the time (of course).  I am OK with Ayla, but she and Laz have "issues" so she is hard to approach.

I love TBT!  I follow him around (when not nappin with Laz).  He always has a treat in his pocket, but I would follow him around anyway.  He tosses springs (my favorite toy) and lately, he has been getting me interested in rattley mousies.  The sound of them is really innerestin.

But I love The Lap best...

We sleep together, too.  I like "unner the covers".  He doesn't like that I hold onto him with my claws slightly out and I am trying to get better about that.

Momma and the Lady I started with told me I was going to live with a good Bein someday, and so far, they are right.  Laz tells me things can be bad at some homes (like for him his first few years) but thinks we are both in a good place now for our whole lives.

I am thankful for this home.  I am thankful for TBT.  I am thankful for Marley.  I am very thankful for Laz.  TBT tells me he hasn't seen such closeness since Skeeter and LC and they are legends here from long ago.

And, BTW, it is Ayla's 15th birthday tomorrow.  We will be throwing a party for her.  I don't really know what that involves, but TBT, Marley, and Laz say I will be surprised at it all.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Twofur Tuesday

LORI:  Even when we arent napping together, we still stay close.  And it is balanced.  Sometimes I an somewhere and Laz joins me.  Sometimes he is somewhere and I join him.

TBT saw us together and took pictures.  He doesn't know who joined who, and of course we never tell him those things.  Wondering keeps him on his paws toes!

TBT had a bad day yesserday with the electrics.  TV, phone, computer.  He posted about it on his own blog.  We are glad we dont have ta mess with stuff like that.  We got our regular meals and plenty of "out" time, so we were just fine with it all.

Bein life seems complicated...


Monday, June 13, 2022

Mancat Monday

 MARLEY:  I love nappin.  And I love the otto man.  Well, it is near TBT when he watches the TV.  And it is just the right size fer me.  A lot of places the smaller Mews like don't fit me well.

And, if I want, I can just hop up onto TBTs lap from there.