Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuxie Tuesday

Josie has always been the most watchful cat of the four of us.

Josie watching Dean out back
The other day Dad was out getting some pictures of some of the plants that were still doing well. Josie kept an eye on him, just in case she had to alert Mom or something. You can never be too careful.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Midnight Mancat Monday

Fall is officially here. We know now for sure, because the windows are open.

Huggy Bear loves the night air
Huggy Bear loves to sniff the night air. You just can't beat this time of year.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Finally Friday

It's Finally Friday! And this is a special Friday because it is our friend Sweet Praline's birthday. Happy Birthday Sweet Praline!

Mom has been spending a lot of time at the theatre lately (they have a BIG show going on), so we've been missing Mom and Dad a lot. So we're making up for lost time when they are home by putting our stinks all over them, and sleeping with them, and trying to share their dinner. (Huggy Bear even got some Arby's roast beast the other night.)

I hope everyone has a good weekend. Fall is here, which means hopefully we'll have more open windows soon!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mancat Monday

Mom and Dad are so funny. They bought a neat looking collar for me the other day at Target. It was pretty, but for me? Really? Didn't they learn seven years ago when I was a kitten? Do collar can hold me.

Jasper wearing a collar -- briefly
Here I am showing off the collar. I like the colors. They go well with my furs. But there's a bell and Jack-o-lantern on it that I had nothing for. I mean, what's the point? Every time I move it jingles and bugs me.

Jasper trying to remove his collar
This is my first attempt at removing the collar. I really wanted to put the bite on it, but I couldn't quite get my teeth on it. Mom and Dad went downstairs to watch the end of a few football games with Aunt Tiff. Less than an hour later, I came down with no collar on. I was very proud of myself, and hopped up on the coffee table to show Mom and Dad that I had won.

Where the collar ended up less than an hour later
The collar was left beside Mom's side of the bed with a few magazines. I used my back paws to pop it off, like scratching a flea. Lesson learned.

Today is Dad's birthday. Mom has meetings tonight, so I'll be hanging out with Dad watching the Colts beat the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. Not a bad birthday present, if you ask me.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Tweet for Fin

Fin declared this week Tweet Week, all about birds. So I wanted to post one of the few bird pictures I have.

Duck about to land in the creek
This is a duck coming in for a landing. Dad was out with our little friends Gracie and Clara Ann feeding the ducks, and this guy was coming to join the fun.

Happy Tweet Week!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Birthday wet food

Since Tuesday was Huggy Bear and Josie's birthday, we got some wet food. We normally just have dry food, so this is always a special treat.

Josie eating her birthday stinky goodness
You know it was good because Josie is ignoring the blue ball and eating the stinky goodness instead.

Maggie investigating Josie's food
Maggie abandoned her own to investigate everyone else's. Then Dad tricked her by putting her's back down like it was new.

Huggy Bear enjoying his birthday stinky goodness, too
Huggy Bear enjoying his serving.

So good, Jasper licked the side of the bowl
And me licking the last bits off the side of the bowl. This was some of my favorite, Fancy Feast Elegant Medley White Meat Chicken Primavera (it even sounds fancy).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Josie and Huggy Bear

Today is Josie and Huggy Bear's 5th birthday! We were living in our apartment back then when Mom and Dad saw these four precious kittens. Mom fell in love with Josie instantly, and how couldn't you?

I know that tabby cat looks like Maggie, but that was Huggy Bear and Josie's brother Frisky. Maggie would come about a year later.

Here's little Josie.

I can't believe it's been five years. We are so lucky to have them in our family. I have grown as a big brother and become a more loving cat with their help, and I am thankful for that. I should have real birthday celebration pictures tomorrow.

Here's how the "old cats" are celebrating tonight...

Huggy Bear under our bed
Huggy Bear is sleeping under Mom and Dad's bed.

Josie under the guest bed
And Josie is sleeping under the guest bed/Aunt Tiff's bed.

Like brother, like sister. Real party animals, huh?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mancat Monday

The weather has been getting nicer here, and it's starting to be open window weather! We finally got some open window time yesterday, one in the front and one in the back, so we could patrol in proper Mancat fashion. Although I remained inside, I understand there's someone I need to keep my eye on outside.

Writing spider in the front shrubs
This guy is hanging out (literally) in the front flower bed. Dad says it's OK as long as he stays outside because he'll eat bugs. But I'm still keeping my eye on him. You can't be too careful.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Good news article

I like good news. There's enough bad news around that we don't need to share all of that, but good news needs to be shared. Here's a little article about a young cat who survived being buried under the debris of a fire for 26 days!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A visitor is coming? A new girl cat?

Mom told us that a new girl cat was coming and that she was going to be staying with us. She had us very nervous. First she's down visiting the "almost" brothers down the street, then she talks excitedly about this new girl. We didn't know what to think. Then she arrived ...

Daisy figurine
It was our Daisy figurine from Endless Whimy! Wheew! She's cute, and took a little attention from Mom, but at least she won't take our food.

Daisy figurine from Endless Whimsy
We are very happy that we could help with this charity event, and get a cute little "Daisy" cat, too.

Daisy figurine with Isabel Bloom cat
She's been hanging out with the little Isabel Bloom cat. I think they're going to be good friends.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tuxie Tuesday

Moochie and Zak
These are the neighbor's cats, Moochie and Zak. Remember back in the Spring when we almost had a new brother? That would be Zak in the background. It worked out really well that they moved down the street. Zak and Moochie have turned into nice brothers and like to snuggle together and play together. I'm glad these two big boys are down the street and not down the hall, even if they are cute.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Finally Friday

This has been quite a hectic week for Mom and Dad, so we're happy that today is Friday for them. They'll be visiting some family this weekend though, since it's a long weekend. Mom has a family reunion that they'll be going up to in Ohio.

Maggie in her blanket cave
The other day when Mom and Dad were making the bed, Maggie's blanket ended up on the floor. Maggie was quick to make a Cat Cave in the blanket.

Maggie on her blanket
The sun was hitting it just right for her to cuddle up in a nice warm spot.

Maggie curled up in her blanket
I know Maggie prefers the blanket on the bed, but she didn't seem to mind having it in a sunspot either. I think this is how we'll be spending our Labor Day weekend -- cuddled up and resting. I hope everyone has a restful weekend, too.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tabby Tuesday

Maggie napping on the clean towels
Maggie is a firm believer in inspecting all the clean laundry, especially the towels. It's her secret way of putting her stink on Mom and Dad -- cover the towels in your stink and then they put it on themselves when they dry off. Which does make me wonder, if you're just going to dry off, why get wet in the first place?