Saturday, January 31, 2009
I was all stretched out with Mom and Dad the other day and Dad was petting my chest and all my furs got pushed up around my neck and face. Admittedly, I do have a lot of furs to begin with.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Find a warm bed to curl up on, or to perch on the edge, like Huggy Bear is doing here.
If you have to check out the weather, do if through the window and not out in the snow and ice.
Escape to somewhere tropical, like a bucket by a palm tree (in this case, in the garage).
Or wrap you tail around your nose to keep it warm.
Stay safe and warm everyone!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I'll even tolerate my little sister coming right over and sitting almost right on top of me.
I mean, seriously, Maggie, could you get any closer? But it was sweet. I just thought she was going to sit on my head the way she was walking around to get her spot right.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We did get a little snow the other day. Technically, it was a light dusting. That's enough to throw a Southern no-snow city into a frenzy. The air was cold enough to snow, but the ground was too warm for it to stick, which is just how we like it.
As the weather has been cooling down, we have been snuggling in bed with Mom and Dad a lot more. Over the weekend I was totally sacked out beside Mom. She said my name and touched me and I lifted my head in complete slumber. I was so tired I couldn't even open my eyes, but, with my eyes totally shut, I turned my head to her like I was trying to look, but just couldn't open my heavy eyelids. Mom said it was the cutest thing she had ever seen. I don't remember what she wanted because I just went right back to sleep.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
In the meantime, we'll be staying snuggled in on the blankets around the house, like Maggie is doing here. This blanket is even referred to as Maggie's blanket.
See, Maggie likes to snuggle in to this blanket the most. She'll even let Mom cover her with the blanket.
And here is Maggie multi-tasking -- she's snuggling on the blanket and snoopervising Mom at the same time. See how Mom is smiling? That's because no one is biting her laptop. (Now, I'm not the only one who tried to bite the corner. Huggy Bear tries to put his stink on it all the time, which we know is a precursor to a bite. And my bite dinked the special orange vinyl-ly/rubbery cover and not the metal, so don't be too impressed by my teeth. But I made up with Mom Monday, and we're OK now.)
Stay warm out there, and tell your beans to be safe if they have to drive in real snow, and not this pseudo-snow that we're probably going to get. Maybe instead you should just stay home and watch the inauguration safely tucked in a warm blanket.
Monday, January 19, 2009
When Dad gets out of bed, I quickly take his spot and get loves from Mom (especially on these cold mornings). I better be extra cute this morning because I got in trouble with Mom last night -- I put the bite on her new laptop and left a tooth mark on the top. I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It didn't taste too good, but then again Mom isn't eating it, either.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Maggie was willing to model with the hats. These hats are from the schools Mom and Dad went to: the University of Tennessee and Palmer College of Chiropractic. The Palmer hat is really the only one that has seen some good wear and tear. Dad wore this one when he went to Nepal (2001), and then when he and Mom went to Fiji (2003) -- they were doing some mission work providing free chiropractic care with a group from Palmer.
Mom and Dad tried to get Maggie to pose with Mom's Tennessee hat on her head, but Maggie decided it would be more fun to try to bite the hat instead. I can't blame her. (Tennessee is actually playing Praline's Gamecocks in basketball today, which isn't as big a deal as if they were playing football, but for Praline's sake: Go Vols! hehehe)
Friday, January 16, 2009
It is with such sadness that I even have to write posts like this -- I couldn't write this earlier because I was at a loss. Poor meep, as you know, crossed the bridge on Friday. He was one of our older, early blogging friends and one of Mom and Dad's favorites. Buzzerbee and meep were such close brothers and so sweet together. We always loved how their beans took in two sick kittens (FIV+) who otherwise would have no home. Buzzerbee crossed the bridge about a year and a half ago, and I'm sure meep missed him and is reunited with him now. At least their beans have Twizzler and Bear to look out for them, but the blogosphere just feels a little smaller right now. Meep, you will be missed.
She's so sweet. Jackson and Juliette are getting cozy inside, snuggling with Lisa and Brian in bed at night. They even ate some cheese grits and Jackson seems to really like Pop-Tarts (when Brian isn't paying attention).
Thanks for all the great suggestions. They were all good and fun to read.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Double the free kibble today at free kibble kat ... go play!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
[OK, not exactly wordless ... we'll be taking names still today, and hopefully presenting them to Lisa and Gracie for them to review. We'll announce if any of the names are selected on Friday, if all goes according to plan and Mom and Dad aren't out until 11:30 again tonight, like they were the last two nights. We've gotten some great suggestions. Thanks, everyone.]
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Must. Eat. Plant.
[OK, she didn't eat the plant, but she was sizing it up... We're still taking name suggestions for our friend's kitten formerly named Guido who was a he but is really a she. We'll probably wrap it up tomorrow or Thursday. Thanks for all the great suggestions so far.]
Monday, January 12, 2009
Am I in the box, or am I on top of the box? Maybe I need to ask Mr. Owl.
Our friends are still struggling with a name, so keep those great suggestions coming. They should have a decision in the next few days and we'll announce the winner. Thanks.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Bandit was very infectious, and concerned us greatly. Mom reportedly held this kitten until he fell asleep in her arms. You can see how he is awful cute and could give even the most immune bean kitten fever. I mean, really, look at all that floof and tuxie cuteness.
What concerned us even more was that we saw Mom and Dad leave with a very suspicious cat carrier. It was empty when it left, which is confusing, and hints that it may not be as empty when it returns.
Sure enough, this kitten was leaving Lisa and Brian's House of Tuxie Cats and headed for our street, just not our house. As it happens, Mom and Dad were on the verge of bringing Bandit home to live with us, but they started discussing the delicate balance we have with the four of us, and then Mom remembered our nice neighbors down the street whose dog recently crossed the bridge. Dad called and sent a picture and it was love at first sight (love at first email?). Well, that, and some pleading by their teenage daughter to her dad, who couldn't resist her.
Here's Kristen welcoming Bandit, now renamed Zack, to the family. Look at that joyful smile. They also have a tabby named Zoey (you may remember Zoey as the cat who gave Mom and Dad a fright when she accidentally pulled out our screen one cool night, and made for a dramatic head count and cat hunt -- we all wisely stayed inside when the screen came out).
When Zack was introduced to Zoey, Zoey made some very rare hisses and growls and Zack made himself sideways and large, but otherwise paid no heed to Zoey. By the time Mom and Dad left Zoey had calmed down and was cautiously watching Zack from across the room. We think Zack and Zoey is a cute couple name for two cats. On the off chance that they don't mesh, Zack/Bandit will either move to our house, or back home to be Clara Ann's favorite kitten.
We are still taking name recommendations for the she-cat formerly called Guido (seen here with a cheesy Gracie).
And I know this picture is completely blurry, but I loved the action shot of Clara Ann chasing Guido. Please help them find a better name for this sweet girl kitten.
He's a she....
Originally uploaded by jenianddean
And our favorite sticky people (Gracie and Clara Ann) need some suggestions for a name for this super cute kitten.
When they thought she was a he, his name was Guido. But now he's a she and needs a girly name. Her litter mate who was named Julianna is now named Jackson...yep, she is actually a he. Her new sisters in the house are named Lane and Meowy.
So give us some suggestions for girly names and we will pass them on. And if they pick one of the suggestions, mom and dad will send out a small prize to the winner.
First, the aftermath of opening all of Aunt Tiff's presents, I took my place in the brown paper bag that she brought the gifts in (the best present of all).
Then, the aftermath of all of Maggie's garage debacle ... and she still wants out there. There's no breaking her desire to be in the garage.
No Christmas decoration aftermath pictures, but we did help with the breaking down of the tree.
Next week's theme is Hat, which will be a tough one for us. I'll be sure to see what cute picture Daisy comes up with, though. But then January 31 is furry ... talk about an easy one for us.
Friday, January 09, 2009
First, we had a plumber come by to look at our water heater. The spigot on the side of the water heater that might drip if there's a pressure buildup was dripping a lot. So of course, when the plumber went into the garage we went after him to snoopervise. At this point, really, I think we needed Harley and his toolbelt because this guy was a little off. He didn't turn off the water or drain the water heater before removing the spigot. Water went everywhere. Josie and Huggy Bear darted inside. Mom went looking for all of us to make sure we were in so she could open the big garage door and sweep the water out before anything was damaged. She couldn't find Maggie because she was trapped on the wrong side of the river running through the garage. Finally Mom found Maggie and rescued her.
Later, Maggie went up into the room where the litter box is. We have some boxes of books up there that still haven't found a home. Maggie got inside one of the boxes and curled up. So, being the funny big brother, I decided to lay down on top of that same box and trap her in. Oops... Mom to the rescue again.
Then to top things off, Mom and Dad took down the Christmas stuff during the BCS Championship game. Well, while the boxes were down, Maggie got way up high in the garage shelves. Once the boxes were put back, Dad thought we were all in and shut the door and turned off the garage light. Then he realized he didn't have Maggie. She had to commando crawl across some boxes, sometimes just using her front paws to pull herself, because she was squeezing so tight between the boxes and the ceiling. But she got down and got some extra treats. (And, to be honest, I think she liked being up there like that.)
Anyway, I think Maggie's ready for a fresh day with less excitement and more naps.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I visited Bhu and Goma. Sweet Praline has been telling me to go visit them, and I keep forgetting, so now with her love triangle, I figured I had to see what it was all about.
I also visited Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes and was surprised I haven't visited them much before. I always see them around Photo Hunters, but somehow haven't been to their blog.
I also met Ms. P and Cinza from Castle Diva. They came and visited to see the kittens and I followed their link back to them. (I try to visit back to the cats who comment.)
I also met Peanut Butter and Jenny (that just makes me laugh). Peanut Butter had some really cute kitten pictures on Thursday, so you should go see them.
The there are Mishka and Milakoshka, two very cute Siberians. They are very funny.
I know I visited some more, but it was on another computer so I need to check the history.
Thanks, Kimo and Sabi, for supporting this contest. It's a great idea.
Aunt Tiff brought us Christmas presents when she came for New Year's Eve.
Here are thirteen Christmas presents we got:
1. The motorized feather ball from yesterday that wanders around the kitchen teasing us with feathers.
2. Spikey rattle ball.
3. Fuzzy ball.
4. Another rattle ball.
5. A fuzzy wand toy that Huggy Bear keeps carrying around.
6. More balls.
7. There were lots of balls in the package.
8. I mean a lot of them. I know the picture is blurry, but look at all the balls!
9. A Crazy Cat Woman book for Mom just so it's official.
10. Catnip mouse.
11. A fuzzy mouse.
12. A mouse with a really long tail.
13. The fuzzy ball is worth mentioning twice, because we all keep taking turns hunting it.
Thanks Aunt Tiff for all the great toys! We love them, and even though we have the spread out all over the house, Dad hasn't stepped on any of them and broken them yet, so that's good too.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Mom and Dad and Aunt Tiff went over to Lisa and Brian's on Sunday (they are the mom and dad of the sticky girls who give us treats). Lisa and Brian live in the country and are a cat-magnet house. They seem to attract tuxedo cats, and one (Shelby) just had kittens.
This is little Julianna. She is Gracie's new kitten, and will probably become an inside cat. Gracie keeps sneaking her inside anyway, and Julianna likes to try to slip in the garage door.
Here are Guido and Bandit. Guido is on the left. He has a black spot on his chin (resembling a soul patch/goatee, which is his namesake). Bandit has the bandit's mask black coloring across his eyes. Brian has grown very fond of Guido. Bandit is very sweet, and purrs the instant anyone picks him up. He also likes to follow people around (and might just follow Mom and Dad home, maybe).
Here's another Julianna picture. Isn't she a beauty? (Mom thihks she's a he, which might make him Julian.)
OK, enough kitten overload for one post...
Monday, January 05, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Huggy Bear is hoping that Mom and Dad don't catch him with a paw full of my furs. It might be tough to see, but in his left paw, you see that light colored something sticking out of his paw -- that's MINE, yes, my furs. He better HOPE he doesn't get caught, or get put in time out by Mom for playing too rough.
Oh, sure, I do HOPE everyone has an amazing 2009 ... I just don't have a picture to say it with.
Friday, January 02, 2009
I'm trying to recharge after the New Year's celebration ... Mom and Dad had friends over and stayed up later than I am allowed to say, but let's just say they needed to be plugged in all day Thursday so they could get moving again.
[We got an email from Canon and our camera should be back next week, repaired and like new, all covered by the warranty. Happy news, for sure.]