Friday, April 29, 2011

Silly question

Dad asked the other day if we intentionally leave hairballs where he and Mom are most likely to step on them. I wanted to give him a serious answer but I was laughing too hard. Of course we do!


Storms update: We made it through all the crazy weather unscathed -- just some rain, wind and nervous cats. Thanks for your concern.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stormy day

It is a very stormy day today. Fortunately, so far, we've missed the crazy sever weather that has been hitting the southern states. But today we have lightning and thunder and a tornado watch until noon -- and that has made us four very nervous cats. It's days like today that I wish Mom didn't have to work so she could stay here and keep us comforted and calm. (Who am I kidding? I wish Mom didn't have to work ever.)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rest in Peace Sweet Praline

Our dear friend Sweet Praline went to the Bridge Monday. We are very sad, but we know this is what was best for her. Please keep her Mom Paula in your thoughts and prayers. Praline was a good friend and companion of hers for many years. Praline, we'll see you at the Bridge one day. Until then, I know you are in good company.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Purring for Praline

We are purring hard for our dear friend Sweet Praline. She's not doing well and may be going to the Bridge soon. Please keep her and her Mom Paula in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Treadmill cats

Dad never let us play on the treadmill. We'd probably have done what these two cats do...

I like how the white one is trying to catch and understand the treadmill but the tuxedo just wants to whap it into submission.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My stinky goodness cake

I got to enjoy my number 9 stinky goodness cake before by brother and sisters. Dad shaped the stinky goodness into the shape of a 9.

Jasper's 9th birthday cake
Maggie was quick to come up and try some of the cake too. Funny thing was, Maggie and Huggy Bear are usually the biggest pigs of us, but they didn't really care for this one. Josie and I liked it a lot, though.

Overall it was a good birthday. I could have taken some more Mom and Dad time, but there's really never enough Mom and Dad time. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. You all made me feel so loved and special.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my birthday! I can't believe I'm turning nine years old. This is my last year in single digits. Mom and Dad said we'll have a party tonight with stinky goodness cake for us. I can't wait! It really seems like just yesterday that I was being adopted by Mom and Dad. I picked them the second I saw them and made sure that they knew it. The rest is history. And now that I think about it, I've spent more than half my life as a blogging cat -- wow! Thanks for sharing all this time with me.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cat playing with dolphins

I love this video, but I don't know if I'd be as brave as this cat.

Lizard adventure

We had a little lizard adventure the other day (little lizard, and little adventure). Dad was in the living room and he could hear Maggie whapping the back kitchen window. He looked to see what she saw, and there was a lizard on the screen. Then he looked closer and realized the lizard was on the wrong side of the screen, somehow trapped between the screen and the window.

Lizard between the window and the screen
Here's the "lizard under glass."

Maggie found a lizard on the screen
Maggie was very good about keeping an eye on things while Dad tried to decided how to handle this.

Maggie and Josie study the lizard
Josie did some investigating too.

Maggie showing me the lizard
It seems the lizard tried to hide in the corner but Maggie pointed it out to Dad.

Dad went out back to check and couldn't figure out how to get the lizard free from that side. One of the clips on the screen is broken, so the lizard could have climbed up and back down the wrong side, trapping himself. The other possibility is that we were playing in the garage the other day and this window was open, too. If the lizard was really sneaky he could have made it from the garage to the window, but we would have spotted him before this weekend.

Dad eventually opened the window and tried to reach up and grab the lizard, but of course he ran up and away. So then Dad unlocked the top of the window so it could lean in a little, un-did the screen and shook the lizard free.

Maggie and Josie watched the whole thing, but never had a shot at "helping" with the lizard too much. We're glad he is safe and free, but we miss our lizard tv.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Maggie's tuffet

Maggie has clained this tuffet
Maggie has re-discovered her tuffet. Mom thought this would be a big hit when she first found it. But we hardly paid any attention to it. That is until it got placed up in the corner to get it out of the way briefly. Now Maggie loves it -- almost too much since she's not snuggling with Mom at night as much.

New views for the blog

Did you see the new ways to view a blog on Blogger? Check out my blog in mosaic view. I think this is the best of the five views. You can go to the drop-down menu on the right in the "new view" mode and change view styles. I'll still stick to looking at the blogs in the original for the most part, but it's kind of fun to look at my own in different ways sometimes.

Vote for Daisy

Have you voted for Daisy in the Best of Blogs yet? A quick registration and you're ready to vote. I think you can even vote more than once.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Making up Mom and Dad time

Mom and Dad has been so busy lately that on Sunday they spent most of the day home with us making up for lost time. I don't like when they are away doing other stuff, but I really like when they make up for it.