Friday, December 31, 2004

Napping together

Nap time for the kittens. Aren't they sweet? Posted by Hello

Trash can nap

Josie likes to nap in the trash can. I used to do the same thing when I was her size. Posted by Hello

Helping move furniture

Mom and dad were rearranging some furniture in their bedroom. This is how I helped. Posted by Hello

Stocking all hung ...

I enjoy Christmas. There are so many new things to explore. I like to get in the book shelf, clear a space, and swat at the stocking. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Kittens fired up

The kittens are quite fired up tonight and are all over mom and dad no matter what they are doing. I think it's their payback for going out of town.

Sorry I haven't posted recent pictures. They are coming... Holidays have kept me busy.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Licking the x-rays

So dad was on the computer and heard Josie licking something. He looked over and saw Josie licking some old x-rays of mom's that are rolled up next to the filing cabinet. He resisted the urge to lick it and see how it tasted. (She did stop, so it must not have been too good...)

Mom and Dad return

Mom and dad went to Mississippi for Christmas and left me to supervise these kittens on their first weekend alone. They did pretty good and didn't destroy anything (I'll take credit for that) but it sure is good to have mom and dad back.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Kitten report

The kittens took a nice little nap together and now they are terrorizing everyone. The have attacked the Christmas presents, gone after a few cords, and most recently, latched onto mom's leg while she tried to walk.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Kittens behaving nicely

The kittens are being so good. I'm impressed thast neither of them have tried to bring the Christmas tree down. Every once in a while, Bullet (aka. Huggy Bear, Baby Bear) will sit on the window sill next to the tree and bat at one of the limbs, making the ornaments jingle slightly. But dad will nicely place him elsewhere and he will go play with a ball instead.

Last night, both babies slept with mom and dad for most of the night.

The current issue is food. Bullet still likes to stalk mom and dad while they eat. At first, they would remove him and put him in the office with Josie so they could play. Now, they are just teaching him not to put his nose in their food. After a minute, he settles down and just visits. Josie has already learned that their food is not for her.

Mom and dad are struggling with us eating the proper food. Since I am a two-and-a-half year old cat, I usually eat Purina's Indoor Cat Food Formula. The kittens are supposed to be eating the Kitten Chow so they can grow big. Well, to mom and dad's frustration, I prefer Kitten Chow, and the kittens prefer Indoor Formula. Ahh... what are you gonna do?

Josie just finished a brief battle with the water dispenser. It appears she was inticed my the moving water in the jug, and decided to attack it. She got a little wet, but I think she's satisfied with her "victory."

Monday, December 13, 2004

Making mom happy

The kittens and I decided to make mom very happy, so today while she was still in bed, Josie curled up in dad's pillow, I curled along mom's back and Bullet cuddled up in from of mom and we all took a nap together. It made mom very happy.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Bullet comes home to stay

It is a mixed blessing. Bullet (aka Huggy Bear ... mom and dad are flip-flopping on names right now) did not get adopted this weekend and it looks like this will be his new home. No kittens were adopted from Pets Inc this weekend, and there were some really cute ones there, too. But the fortunate thing is that Bullet now has a home, with us. It was one of those situations where mom and dad felt that they should make him available one last time, and if he did not get adopted, then this was meant to be. So were are excited to welcome him officially to the family. (I do say him lightly, because one of the ladies at the shelter referred to Bullet as "her" so who knows?)

Saturday, December 11, 2004

In the plant

The perk of being the older cat is that mom and dad understand that it is a transition having these kittens around and forgive me some things that the kittens would get reprimanded for. The other day, after mom and dad moved the lily back to my "cat stand" to get it away from the kittens, I decided it looked like a good place to nap. Hey, the kittens sure were having fun in it, so why not me? Posted by Hello

Friday, December 10, 2004

Bullet wears the Santa hat

Bullet was a little more patient with the Santa hat than me. The hat was just way to heavy for poor Josie's little head to even support it. Posted by Hello

Bullet to camp

Tomorrow Bullet goes to camp to try to find a home. He is the last of the litter and such a loving kitten with an amazing purr, a curious nature and a cuddly personality. If he doesn't find a home this weekend he will find one here. I've grown accustom to having him here and he plays very well with Josie. Mom and dad have grown fond of him too.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

New game

Since Josie and Bullet have free roam of the apartment now, they have created a new game to play with dad. It's called "Water the plant." They get in the peace lily and lay down on it, in essence smashing it flat, and dad gets the squirt bottle and "waters the plant" until they get off of the lily. They seem to enjoy it because they keep getting in the plant.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Josie and Santa

Josie sits with Santa by the Christmas tree. She really likes being around the tree. Sometimes, she will climb onto one of the boxes and try to get into the tree. Posted by Hello

And then there was one

Frisky got adopted today by a lady with another cat who was looking for a playful kitten to join her cat. She hit it on the nose with Frisky. That just leaves Bullet. He's very lovable. Mom and dad are going to make a little "adopt me" sign for next weekend and hopefully that will get him adopted. They hate that he'll be there by himself, but I don't think he'll be there long. In the meantime, he'll be playing with Josie.

Adoption day?

The kittens went back to camp yesterday. Mom wasn't too happy about their location, but they are at child level so maybe that will work to their benefit. The people at Pets Inc said that the holidays is their prime time for adoption so we are hopeful the boys found a home this weekend. Dad told them to purr and lick and be cute, which to do, so hopefully someone will take them in. They deserve a good space for them to call their own.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Couch catnap

After Josie's tough day, she needed a good nap on the couch. Posted by Hello

Comfy spot

I have found a nice comfortable spot on the bed. It deserves a good stretch. Posted by Hello

I look like the Grinch

Mom and dad think this is funny. Me, not so much. Posted by Hello

Josie and the tree ... with gifts!

Josie likes to sleep in front of the tree. That's ok until she decides to bat the Christmas balls. She has found that if she hits the green one behind her in the picture that it will pop free from its hanger and roll around. That ball's been moved. Posted by Hello

Josie's rough day

Josie had a bit of a rough day. Her brothers are off at camp hoping to be adopted by a good family, mom vacuumed, she got sprayed because she was in the Christmas tree, and Sophia visited and tormented her. I am thankful for having a cute kitten around because the kids want to cuddle her and leave me in peace. Posted by Hello


I slept with mom and dad in bed all night. That's a big deal for me because I've never been much of a bed cat. But last night maybe I was cold. I curled up at dad's feet and for a while Josie was sleeping against his pillow.

Plastic bag

Mom was playing plastic bag with Josie and me in the kitchen. It was pretty funny watching Josie because she would chase the bag, then when she got it mom would slide her behind the bag.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Frisky's purr

Frisky is being a stinker. Mom is trying to read a magazine and Frisky keeps getting her. He is purring so loud while gnawing on her that you can hear him across the room.

Bullet's growl

Bullet has developed this funny little growl. He has a purple fuzzy ball (one of my favorites, but that's ok) and when he is playing with it, he growls (sounds like a little rumble). He will walk with this ball in his mouth and just growl. None of the other kittens are threatening to take it from him. I think it's his way of "getting" the ball.

Momma cat's back

Momma cat is back on the prowl. She is hanging out around the apartment and exploring the woods out back. I just hope her guardians had her fixed because I'm not sure I can handle any more kittens around here.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Napping together

Mom took this sweet picture of Josie and me sleeping together on the couch. Posted by Hello

Christmas tree

Josie supevised the decorating of the Christmas tree. Posted by Hello

Josie's computer spot

Josie likes to sit at mom's feet when she's at the computer. Posted by Hello

Kittens go to camp

Mom and dad took the two foster kittens to "camp" for adoption yesterday. They are very hopeful that at least one will find a good home. The boys have their purrs turned on real loud, and they have been cleaning mom and dad when they hold them, so hopefully this will win someone over. They got a very large cage, so they have room to roam and play.

Josie slept on dad's pillow all night, and purred when he woke up. She even cleaned his nose and cheek and ear lobe. (I think she really just wanted to eat his ear.)

I'm starting to feel better. I haven't gotten the hairball up, but I'm moving around better and am more active.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Snuggling with mom

Josie tucked herself in the crook of mom's elbow for a nice cuddly nap. Mom really likes when Josie snuggles up with her. Posted by Hello

Book perch

Bullet spends some time with the books in the office. Posted by Hello

Are you their father?

Could this be the kittens' dad? His coloring very much resembles Josie, and he plays in the woods behind the apartments. Posted by Hello

Looking for deals

Josie checks out some of the newspaper ads. Posted by Hello

Cozy nap spot

Josie tucked herself into the comforter on the couch for a little nap while mom read the Thanksgiving newspaper ads. She almost got sat on yesterday, so she needs to be careful. Posted by Hello

My napping spot

I took a little Thanksgiving afternoon nap beside the VCR while mom and dad watched the Colts game. This is a great place to nap and I know mom and dad like being t watch TV and see me at the same time. Posted by Hello

Sleeping with dad

Josie is a cuddling cat. I'm not really. I'll let you love on me, but in a more traditional cat fashion, I keep it on my terms. I want to be near you. Like if mom is laying on the couch, I won't be in the crook of her knees. I'll probably be either on the floor at the foot of the couch, or curled up on the other couch. Josie, on the other hand, is another story. She prefers to lay with mom or dad when they are in bed. She likes dad's pillow (see previous pictures). This morning, she was laying on dad's pillow, curving her body against his head and shoulder.

Mini exam

Dad broke out the stethoscope today and listed to me. He's not a vet, but from his understanding of anatomy, he decided my heart soounds were good, my lungs were clear and that I did have bowel sounds (borborygmi -- one of dad's favorite diagnosis words). Now if I could just get this hairball up (or down ... at this point I don't care which way).

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

On dad's pillow

Josie likes to settle into the middle of dad's cervical pillow. The little divot is the perfect size for her. Posted by Hello

Josie in my napping spot

Josie really finds all the good nap spots. She joined me on the garmet bag in the closet. This is really my space, but I do share sometimes. Don't mind all the cat hair on mom's pants. She'll get that with the lint brush later. Posted by Hello

Napping with mom

Josie enjoys a nap on the bed beside her mom. Posted by Hello

A nice day for a catnap

Josie and I envoyed a nice catnap with the windows open this afternoon. I guess it's snowing back in Iowa, but nice here in South Carolina. You can't beat a good nap on the back of the couch, and Josie is learning that pretty fast. Posted by Hello