Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bad Air

Jack: We could use some purrs for rain and good thoughts. The air smells funny and burny and it's making us sneeze!

The OTW says Northern Alberta's on fire.

Persephone: There are lots of noisy people running around outside my place and I'm tired of having to growl and hide.

Mommy's upset, and I think Daddy's tired of growling and running outside too.

Tenzing: Hey Mom-Lady! Why does my window smell all funny? Why did you close it?

Hey! Mom-Lady! Why can't I go in this bag? Why are you putting my toys in there? And my beds? Hey, my tunnel!

Opposable-Thumb-Mommy-Lady: Tenzing, you have plenty of other toys out and your BIGGER tunnel. And I closed the window because I can't breathe. Persephone-sweetie, the noisy people can't come in here I promise. Bless you, Jack!

Cat mommies and Daddies and Food Ladies and such, I need a quick second opinion. This is what I've got in my:

Cat Emergency Evacuation Bag

~1 Pop-up Cat-Containment Unit (in case of ending up somewhere they're not allowed to roam free)

~6 cans of gooshy fuds (they don't get a lot per day, so that should last about 2-3 weeks)
~2 week supply of kibble
~1 bag of Tem-tay-shuns

~1 set of plastic food and water dishes
~1 cat/small dog travel kit (fold-out basket and pad, collapsible food and water bowls)
~1 "40 paws" hammick (YAY! It's collapsible and easy to pack)
~1 fleece blanket
~1 piece of studio drop-cloth covered in Jack furs ( I gave up on getting it off)
~1 fuzzy cat bed (one of the three Jack got for his birthday; not collapsible, but squishy)

~1 collapsible play-tunnel for Red Menisses, for to keep occupied
~1 large ziploc baggie containing catnip playthings
~1 small tin of catnip
~1 spare cardboard scratcher

~1 (allegedly {sure... if you're all 3 feet tall!}) 3-man dome tent for secondary Cat-Containment Unit (currently in our trailer-can be fetched quickly if evac notice leaves us enough time, will try to get sooner, all three cats CANNOT go in the one small CCU)
~1 covered cat litter box for Miss Elevator-Butt's CCU (can be grabbed from studio if not fleeing quickly, will fake it with garbage bag if necessary)

In car:
~2 disposable cat litter pans
~2 additional boxes of litter

Am I missing anything? (none of them require medication, and our first aid kit includes anything we might use on the cats without vet supervision)

Oh, and in case anyone's worried... We are listed as in the Disaster Area. But the last time I checked, the nearest fire is still 100km away (61mi) and has been stalled there a while. It is listed as 'out of control' and the wind is blowing it in this direction, but the winds are dying, the temperatures are dropping (it's actually below 10C (below 50F) now) and we're expecting rain soon. We are NOT under evacuation notice or alert and they don't expect us to be. Our biggest threat at the moment is smoke making breathing difficult.

Thursday, May 05, 2011


It's KC's Annual Cinco De Mayo Party! I've got my sombrero! What do you think, KC?

Sigh. I think I need a LOT of niptinis to have fun. And Tuna Meow-garitas. Both my stupid brothers got new hats, and I only have last year's pretty flowers. And that Jurkfase Tenzing ATE one!

I'll show that Jack-Jurk! Last year he TRICKED me into wearing a piƱata! This year I picked my OWN hat! Look at my grate sombrero!

Hey, everycat! Tenzing will carry your Tempt-Tay-Shuns and cream!