Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Josie update

Mom took Josie back for her follow-up visit at the vet today. The doctor said Josie's eye was completely healed and that mom and dad did a "super excellent" job with her medicine. We are all so happy to have our sister back at 100%.

Josie wanted me to thank everyone for their very special messages to her.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

O' Christmas Tree, Oh Kitten Tree

Unfortunately the picture didn't come out as clear as I had hoped, but as you can see there are Maggie and Josie in the tree. I'm sure there are going to be other opportunities to get pictures of those naughty kittens in the's not even December. Mom says Maggie is getting harder to take pictures of because she's slick. Posted by Picasa

Here are Josie, Maggie and Huggy trying to decide who is going to get into the tree first. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 28, 2005

Christmas tree

Mom and Dad put up the Christmas tree yesterday, using only unbreakable ornaments this time. Smart, since Maggie was caught halfway up the trunk last night. Pictures coming soon...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Up on the door

This is one of my favorite spots to go -- the top of the door. Mom and Dad thought I might be too big, but I like to show off my dexterity. They only let me stay up here a minute, and I know Dad gets scared when I squeeze my head down between the door and the wall and swat between the door and the doorjam with my paw ... he thinks I'm going to lose my balance. I can't blame him because it does look awkward and he doesn't have a tail so he really can't relate. But there's just nothing like being up high like this! Posted by Picasa

Midnight waits of treats

Midnight came by and got an early Thanksgiving treat. Mom said he might get some evaporated milk later if he's lucky. Huggy and Maggie were keeping a close eye on him. Posted by Picasa

Under the cube

This morning, Maggie decided it would be fun to play UNDER the cubes instead of INSIDE the cubes. Unfortunately for Maggie, she forgot to tell Huggie. Squash! Posted by Picasa

Maggie cares for Josie

Josie really hasn't been feeling well with her eye trouble and everything. Maggie was a good little sister the other day (and maybe she's trying to make up for scratching Josie -- we don't know for sure, but there are suspicions) so she gave Josie a nice bath under the computer desk. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


We're looking forward to Thanksgiving. Mom is making Cornish Hens this year since it's just Dad and her. I think hens sound tasty for us too.

Josie update

Josie's eye is doing much better -- so much so that after a few days of being nice and understanding, Maggie is back to pouncing on her. Josie is still being subjected to the eye ointment, though.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Poor Little Josie

Mom is getting ready to take Josie to the vet. Mom thinks that maybe during some kittycat roughhousing Josie's eye got scratched. She is having trouble opening it all the way, and her second eyelid is protecting the eye. It's not bloody or anything, but mom knows it hurts her and wants to get it taken care before it does become something bigger. Everyone think good thoughts for my little sister.

**Josie update: Mom just got home from the vet, and Josie has a corneal abcess from a scratch. The Dr. has her on an antibiotic, and get this they have to put right in her eye. Ugh! But luckily there weren't any sticky things. Josie has had such a big day with going to the vet's office then to dad's office to get her eye meds. Josie's so special to get to see dad during the day and where he works. Mom said Josie was a big girl and didn't even cry or hiss or bite the doctor.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Give me shelter

Huggy Bear investigates the shelter Dad constructed for Midnight. It's starting to get a little cool out there (yes, it even gets cold in South Carolina) and Mom and Dad wanted to make sure that Midnight had some shelter from the elements. We recently had some roofers working around the apartment and they are long gone, but their trash is not, so Dad snagged some plastic roofing pieces, bound them together in a bit of a makeshift lean-to, and there you go. Later today, he's going to find a spot for it in the woods out back and hopefully Midnight will be able to use it if he needs to. (Of course, Midnight is obviously a pretty savvy outdoor cat, but this gives Mom and Dad some peace of mind.) Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 18, 2005

Flying solo

I was especially good tonight during dinner and was allowed to stay out of the bathroom, sleeping on the couch the entire meal, while Huggy, Josie and Maggie spent the evening in the bathroom. Ah ... to enjoy the comforts of single child life again, if only for a few hours...

Dinner guests = bathroom exile

Dad's boss and his boss' fiancee are coming for dinner which means two things:
1) Huggy will defend us against the vacuum cleaner by lying on the cord while Dad tries to vacuum.
2) We will be exiled to the bathroom during dinner. Come on ... we wouldn't try to get on the table if Mom didn't fix such amazing food. Aw, who am I kidding, we'd still get on the table no matter what was served.
Well, off to the bathroom...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Don't let Aunt Tiff near our cubes

Mom finally got all the kittens out the cubes and got them folded back up. Thank goodness Aunt Tiff didn't have to fold these back up or they would probably be thrown outside on the porch or in the trash.

Mom likes to tease Aunt Tiff about folding things like this up because Aunt Tiff was given a sun shield for her car made like this and she got so mad when she couldn't fold it back up she threw it across the parking lot. Then she took it to the girl's house that gave it to her and threw it on her front porch. :) In her defense they are a little tricky to fold up. Aunt Tiffy makes us laugh!! (and she buys us really good treats!) Posted by Picasa

Here's Maggie trying to help mom get HB out of the cube. Huggy sort of gave her the smackdown! Posted by Picasa

Here are Josie and Huggy Bear enjoying the new cubes. This is their way of helping mom clean the apartment. Mom was trying to put the cubes away since we are having friends over for dinner tomorrow, but Josie and HB decided that it was better for mom to leave them out. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Snuggling on a chill Saturday

Maggie got chill on Saturday and decided to snuggle up with me. I love to sleep in corners and I found the tiniest spot I could fit in and took a snooze. And then came Maggie which was fine because she makes a really good pillow. hehe Posted by Picasa

Snoozing with Dad

Huggy Bear loves to sleep with dad. Look at that big ol' Huggy Bear. He was purring like there was no tomorrow when mom and I took this picture. Posted by Picasa

Master Snacker

Josie is a master at stealing snacks now. Mom walked away from the pantry for one minute and Josie had this little bag of food out of the pantry and opened and having a snack-a-roo. Mom just calls her a silly kitten and puts the food in a ziploc for Josie to pull out of the pantry and chew through that bag. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Maggie thought that picture of Huggy Bear was so funny, she made her laughing hyena face. Posted by Picasa

"Gimme more food ... there's room!"

If you ever wondered how Huggy Bear eats so much, your questions should be answered now. He decided to show Dad just how big his mouth is to justify getting some more food. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 11, 2005

Cat Cubes from Target

The cat cubes from Target are wonderful ... and only $9.99. And if you don't have a Target near you, you can order them online.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Cube magic

Maggie is so excited she can't decide which entrance to take. Dad tossed a jingle ball from Target's "One Spot" in as well and she had a blast playing with that too. This picture gives you a better idea of the shape of the cube configuration. Trust me, I expect you'll see it in more pictures. The coolest thing is Mom and Dad can change the shapes or add more cubes! (yeah ... more cubes sounds like a good idea.) Posted by Picasa

Me and my brother

I was taking a wonderful nap in the office when Dad decided I was supposed to be playing in the cubes too. I humored him, and really, it turned out OK. Huggy even came over and curled up next to me, which is something since we usually don't "hang out" like he and Maggie. You can kind of see the configuration of the cubes, basically a zig-zag shape. Posted by Picasa

Back in Black (and White)

Josie blends in prefectly in the new play cubes. Posted by Picasa

Our new toys

Josie and Maggie are testing out our new toy. Mom and Dad went to Target and came back with these wonderful zebra striped cubes that have holes in them and velcro together so they make a fun play tunnel. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 07, 2005

Happy belated anniversary

I missed an opportunity to mark a date that I really didn't think would be one worth really marking back just over a year ago -- my first blog entry as a cat on October 25, 2004. I had no idea where it would take me, or even if anyone really wanted to read what a cat had to say (other than my Mom and Dad) but I have made such wonderful friends in a way that I never imagined I would. My fellow blogging cats have all touched my life, each in their unique way, if it is sharing an outdoor adventure or sympathizing about a new sibling or just sharing a nice picture. All your comments have made me feel connected with this wonderful community. I look forward to another fun year of blogging. Thanks to all who have joined me for the journey!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Happy cat

Right here Mom is petting my belly ... look at that smile! Posted by Picasa

Snuggling up with Mom

I made Mom so happy last night because I hopped up in bed with her and Dad and have started being more of a snuggly cat. When I first came home, Mom wanted me to be more of a lover like Maggie is, but I was more playful. I always wanted to be near Mom and Dad, but not right next to them, so I would sleep under the bed, or tip the trash can over and sleep in it (they started just leaving the empty trash can tipped over for me and I loved it!) but lately I've decided I want my share of the love too, and that is making Mom very happy.

[Sorry it's a little dark, Dad didn't want to use the flash and disturb me or Maggie.] Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Yummy kitten!

Isn't she just yummy? Maggie perched on the pillow for a while in a snuggly little ball, then decided to stretch out like this. YUM! Posted by Picasa

Big stretch

Big stretch for such a little girl! Posted by Picasa

Group nap

Maggie just loves sleeping next to big brother Huggy. She is totally wrapped against him. Josie napped next to them too, but she was mainly on lookout. Posted by Picasa

Tuckered out

Josie was so tuckered out. She slept like this for almost an hour! Posted by Picasa