Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Santa didn't forget us!

Jack: Santa didn't forget us!!! I thought he might, 'cause the OTW went to bed even later this year than last! It was already getting light out! Good thing we live so close to Santa, huh?


The OTW and the Big One decided not to put up a tree this year, because they didn't have any presents for each other to put under it. The OTW just put a big old green cloth thing over some cardboard thing and spread the cloth all out so we couldn't snoop under it (yeah right!--but we were good 'cause Santa wasn't going to forget us, was he?!?)

Persephone: And then Santa came and saw we didn't have a REAL tree, so he covered our green cloth lump in Jingle Balls! And Catnip Playthings! And a little Christmas tree at the top! And then he filled our stockings!


I got two bags of fishie flavoured treats, and FOUR NEW MOUSIES!!!!

And a lump of COAL?!?!? Why'd *I* get a lump of coal?!? I'm the Good Cat!



And my present from Mommy was a catnip pomegranate!


Jack: Santa gave me a new ball, a new cardboard scratcher, and a lump of coal? I got a lump of coal, too?

Pft! No, OTW, I don't think Santa gave us coal to warn us to behave better for you next year.


Hey! The OTW gave me a SPEAR! My very own SPEAR!! And it RATTLES! I can go Spear-rattling at my enemies!

Also, she made me this...Purple Thing...


PersePHONY: I believe those coals are for me.


I said, MINE!


Jack: Oooooooooh! That's what was under the green cloth! A cardboard fort!!! Just for us!!!!


Persephone: Hey! HISSSSS!!!

Jack: What? Santa's been, we don't have to be good anymore! This fort's gonna be AWESOME for playing Tag!


I will guard my new fort with my spear!


Persephone: Mommy tried it over here for a while and I tried out the upper floors when I could just walk onto them. I finally tried jumping in through the second floor window when she moved it back across the living room.

There's a bed on the 3rd floor, with lots of windows! Mommy says it's a Bell-va-Deer. I don't think I want to go up there if it's got vishus deers, even if they have bells on! I mean, not to SLEEP anyway; I don't want to get trampled!

There's another bed on the second floor balcony. I like that one!



There's a bed inside on the second floor too, and the step up to the roof is a scratching pad!


There's two rooms on the ground floor, the big one has a bed in it! You can see the other one in the other picture where Jack is being a whappy-bother! I mean, brother!


Me, I like the wrapping best. Time to push the papers around! A bureaucat's work is never done!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mousie Huntin' Monday

Fin, at Housecat Confidential is doing Hunt Week! I think this is very good, because I am a very great hunter and because I was going to show you my very great hunting skills today for Mousie Monday anyway!


Last month Mommy was looking for something and looked under the couch and saw mousies so she told Daddy to lift it up for her to get them out 'cause it would be faster than using her Mousie-Fetcher-Outer stick. Here I am counting my trophies!

1 nip ravioli
1 heart
1 makeup brush
1 piece of paper
1 paper bowtie
11 mousies (including one stuck ON the couch- look by Jack's Stinky Butt!)

So Mommy gathered them all up and put them on my vishus reindeer rug so I could...admire... them!


Couple days ago, Mommy lost her camera lens cap and she remembered Jack playing 'spiciously around the couch.

So Mommy made Daddy lift up the couch again, and lookit what she found me THIS time!


1 camera lens cap (See? he's getting COAL for Christmas!)
1 paper bowtie
1 cat furball from my comb
7 mousies!

So Mommy gathered them all up and put them on my vishus reindeer rug so I could...um...admire them again!


Then Mommy heard noises around the couch and got 'spicious, and made Daddy lift the couch AGAIN, so she could look under 20 minutes later and lookit what she found!

4 mousies!


I am a very good mousie hunter! I caught one...two..seven...elebenty...lots of mousies this month!

See me catching this flying one?



Also, today's my Gotchaversary! This was me three years ago on my first day home!

But it's not a very good Gotchaversary so far. All the lights went out yesterday, and then Mommy and Daddy went out for a squillion naps, and the lights came back on but the house was cold then, and even though Mommy turned the heat WA-A-A-A-A-A-AY up, it won't stop being cold, and I was all snuggled in the box on the table beside Mommy, and Jack kept coming and bugging me and Mommy 'cause he want the box (he's gonna get coal, I tell you!) until Mommy took me OUT OF THE BOX, and let him have it! And then she snuggled me in her sweater, but I didn't want to snuggle in her sweater I was comfy in my box, and then Jack got out of the box and ran away anyway!

Also, it's really really really cold outside. I don't like it. Batman, can I come over to your place? Mommy's not making my place warm enough.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Easy like Sunday - 300th post!


World's Cutest Gargoyle!


(Mommy, you are getting sleepy...sleepy...you will give me the nip in the bucket hiding up here besides me.....)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Cold Weather Survival Guide

We are Very Worried! My Girlfriendcat reports SNOW in Texas! Now we know Texas kitties often don't have much experience with this Evil White Stuff that falls from the sky, and neither do lots of other kitties living in other warm places, but living almost at the North Pole, we do, so we decided to put together a guide for surviving Cold Weather, for all you kitties who aren't sure what to do!

We have added some suggests from our readers!

The Most Important thing to remember it to STAY WARM!!! So long as your humans are ok, your food and water won't run out (though it might be a bit icky and cold), so STAYING WARM is the biggest issue!


First tip: Make efficient use of whatever sunspots you get! Your belleh is a more efficient warm collector than your back, so present your bellehs to be worshipped by the sun!


If there's no sunspots and it's naptime, you have to find a way to stay warm. Curling up in a tight ball helps you keep your heats!


Make sure your humans have provided you with MANY boxes and baskets lined with warm blankets. Especially ones you can snuggle down into. Wooly blankets are best. Sheep furs are good at retaining heat.


Mommies and Daddies are always looking at stuff that gives off heats lots. Hang out on those, and steal their warms!


Another good idea is to cover yourself up with a warm quilt.


Or crawl into cat caves.


Or closets full of long clothes that hang down around you, as the clothes will hold pockets of heat.


Take over the Mommies and Daddies' warm spots as soon as they move! You gotta act fast! Pounce in and curl up as soon as they lift their butts off the seat! The warms are going away by the time they walk away, and you don't want to lose any!


You can also snuggle with your siblings. Fat Sisters are especially warm.

JACK!!! ::whap:: Remember, DON'T LET YOUR BROTHER BITE YOU! Moms of Damocles are good for keeping Bitey Brothers from biting you!


'Finding' a good bed right beside mommies is also good as she can put her arm around you and scritch you and cuddle you all warm.


Laying across Mommy-arms is even better. You can snuggle up against her tummy, and steal her warms! Her wrists make good pillows too!


Even better than arms is human shoulders. One shoulder's good if you just want a little extra warm, or you can wrap yourself around the back of her neck. Just make her scrunch down her shoulders so you can use them as a ledge.


The back of Mommy's chair is good too, if you don't want to have to move when Mommy decides her back is hurty all scrunched up and she stretches.


If your human IS so rude as to dislodge you, you can move around to the front. Many female humans have built-in ledges there anyway, and even big mancats can have enough room if you push on her neck with your booty until she tilts her chair back so you stop strangling her.


Best of all! Curl up on your mommy's tummy and make her wrap her sweater over you and pretend you're wallabies! It's the warmest and snuggliest of all!


Of course, there's always the classic. Laps. Laps are pawsome!!!


Cheysuli and Gemini suggested making use of fireplaces. We live in an apartment and do not have one, only a picture of one on the TV. This will not keep you warm. A real fireplace will.


George, from The Crew said we should include snuggling under the blankets and quilts on the bed! I do, but only at night with Mommy, so Mommy has no pictures. I've taken over Midnight Snuggle Burgling from Whisper who went to the bridge, except I just come over and TELL Mommy to lift the covers and let me in!!

Here is Whisper showing a good way to snuggle under the blankets if Mommies aren't there and you have to keep an eye out for Hallway Monsters who might break into your house, or Bitey Brothers!



You can also snuggle ALL THE WAY under them like Jack does, if you have a Good Sistercat, like Jack does, who DOESN'T pounce you or bite you when you're snuggling under the blankets!

(Jack is getting COAL for Christmas!! I just know it!!)



Our Human has wimpy arms so the only kitty around here who could make use of Dushi and Paddy, of Cats in Trees' suggestion of snuggling in armpits was Squeak, the kitten we sat on for weeks while her people found a new place next door.


Larger cats can knock down giant humans onto beds and snuggle into armpits by being persistent and refusing to take no for an answer.


Squeak also demonstrates the smallcat alternative of snuggling in the humans' pants legs, if you don't want to be annoyed with unasked for pettins.


We have a NEW FRIEND! Harry Spotter (not him above) dropped by and said we forgot electric blankets! We did, because we don't have one of these. Daddy has a 'lectric back pad for his back, but he hides it because he doesn't want our furs all over it! Imagine!

Our friends BJ, Smokey and Sol, Jack's girlfriendcat's brothers have one. We hope their Mom ML doesn't mind that we borrowed a picture. (Here's BJ demonstrating his power of turning it on!!!)



Austin, Nico and JayJay, at Nico, the Poly Meezer, and our friend Derby,both suggested lying on heat vents, which we forgot, 'cause we don't have any. If you don't know what they are, you should be able to find them quick once it gets cold. They're on the floor and warm air blows up out of them and they're usually just about cat-loaf sized!

Some older places have ones like these, instead! These kinds are PAWSOME! When I was a young man-cat, my OTW and lived in an old apartment that had these, and she'd put a wooly blanket on them and I'd nap there all day, toasty warm! (Sorry it's a bad picture. It was made with an old camera...the kind that actually used FILM!!!!)


Some places, like ours have these kinds. They're not as good. But at least in this room there's one corner behind the War Room Chair where the heat is on two walls and the chair blocks in some heat.

We don't want you to think we made a mistake and should have remembered heat vents, because of this corner. The OTW STAGED this photo. There's always some dumb metal post thing here that does something that makes mist that the OTW NEVER EVER USES hogging this great corner. AND she not only planted the cushion there, but lured Persephone back there with the parsNIP.


And our final tip: if the worst, the very worstest, baddest, terriblest happens, and it gets so cold your humans, who have no furs, DIE of cold...it's important to know where the best meaty bits are.

Just in case.


Stay warm, everycat!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

Midnight Monday-Our Halloween

Something very exciting happened this year! WE GOT A TRICK-OR-TREATER!!!!!

This is very exciting because we have never had a trick-or-treater here. The first year, the OTW made me a costume (a Viking!), took pictures of me in it, and tried it on Whisper too (no luck there). She decorated the house, put on a costume, and had a bowl of candy all ready to go, and not one trick-or-treater came to the door.

The second year she kinda faked costumes for me and Persephone (Persephone's frootbat wings were really on a wire, and my costume of Dr Doom only worked because she put a world beside me); she decorated a little, skipped wearing a costume and wore black, and had a box of candy in the cupboard just in case, and not one trick-or-treater came to the door.

The third year, she photo-shopped most of our costumes (Persephone really was wearing Karl-ish sunglasses, and I had on a real mask, but the rest... though the Hendrix/Bendrix bandanas were COOOOOL!), stuck a couple of Halloween black cat decorations where she could see them, wore whatever she wanted, and didn't bother buying candy, and not one trick-or-treater came to the door.

This year...we did not have to get dressed up at all. Or even have our pictures changed. She did not decorate the house. She wore grey. The Big One did bring home candy because it was already on sale, and it's the only kind of Halloween chocolate bars she can have because they don't put peanuts in any of them, and ONE trick-or-treater came to the door! (Though she had to rip open the box and dump the candy in a bowl to give him some!)

I think the trick-or-treater came because she didn't make us dress up!

We ignored the whole thing and went to Mickey and Mrs. Peach's wedding and when we got home we decided we wanted to dress up and go trick-or-treating ourselves 'cause it was still early out west when it was night at the wedding. But then we found out we had both dressed up as Basement Cat and were so mortified at wearing the same costume we had to take a long nap!


We had a Treat-bag ready and everything!

We did see something really scary near dawn though...


Vishus Ghost Deers!!!