Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy Halloween! Be careful of the trick-or-treaters and be sure to stay away from the door when they come. I know it is a curious time, but we don't want anycat wandering off, especially on a night like tonight. I suggest snoopervising from a safe window. This is one of my favorite holidays because it is an orange holiday and I'm a big orange cat.

Happy Halloween!

Back home

Mom and Dad went up to their old stomping grounds in Knoxville, TN, to watch their beloved football team lose last weekend, but they still had a good time. They got back late last night and were pooped. All four of us piled in bed with them because we missed them so so so much. They're not going anywhere again for at least a few weeks, so that's good.

They drove home through the Smoky Mountains and got some really good pictures. Their really good camera's battery died toward the end, but fortunately they had a backup camera because they came across a field full of elk. Dad got some good pictures, but he sure wishes the better camera had a little power left in it. It's the first time the battery has actually run down, so you know it was a good weekend. The pictures will follow soon.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Seventh Blogoversary!

Oh my goodness ... did I really catnap through my own blogoversary?!? How does that happen? Yes, my beans have been selfish and have been hogging the computer and not helping me blog. Scooby, Shaggy and Scout hit it right on the head when they said my beans had been slacking. All this week I had a feeling that there was something I was forgetting, too.

Thanks for all the nice blogoversary comments. I can't believe I've been at this for seven years now (as of 10/25). Sure, I know I haven't been as active as I once was, and I plan on changing that. I was just reflecting that other day on some of the wonderful cat friends who aren't around anymore -- specifically Buzzerbee and Meep, and Bonnie Underfoot. You have all touched our lives more than you probably understand, and offer a welcoming escape from life's wear and tear. Thank you all.

By the way, yesterday was Dad's 10 year anniversary of graduating from chiropractic school and he forgot that too, so it's not just us...

And to make up for missing my own blogoversary, he's some pictures:

Cat bed and ray of sunshine...
Maggie found both the cat bed and a ray of sunshine at the same time. Really, what more could a cat ask for?

Peace at last
We had sticky little people in the house last weekend with heavy feet and grabby hands. All they wanted to do was to love on us, and all we wanted to do was run the other way. I got hissy, which is not like me at all. Josie was actually very tolerant, and even let the four-year-old try to carry her. (She looked like Penelope, the little girlfriend of Pepe-le-Pew, being squeezed and over-loved.) This is Josie enjoy the peace and quiet after Gracie and Clara Ann left. We love the extra treats we get, but appreciate the silence more.

Halloween is coming up. Everyone be careful with the trick-or-treaters out there.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tabby Tuesday

We had a perfect box by the window in Mom and Dad's room. Sure, it was getting pretty ratty and broken down. But that's when they are the best. But Mom decided we needed a cat bed there instead.

Maggie in the new cat bed
Maggie was the early adopter of the cat bed. I would tip toe around it at first. It did take the spot of my favorite box, after all. But I did take a nap in it this weekend and it's really not all bad. Mom is having issues with it now, because Maggie is choosing to sleep in the cat bed at night instead of curled up with Mom.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Purring for Parker

We are so sad to hear Parker's bad news. We are purring as hard as we can. It's just not fair. Cats are supposed to get cancer. No one should.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday

Jasper in the window
(Playing with some photo effects on the Paper Camera app on the Android. I told Dad I would be the best subject to try it out on, and he agreed.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tabby Tuesday (in a tent)

Maggie loves her tent from IKEA. It's supposed to be a tent that we share, but in all honesty Maggie kind of claimed it from day one. I don't think IKEA carries pet items anymore, and that's just a shame because all of our favorite tents came from IKEA.

Maggie closeup
Maggie was ready for her closeup that day.

Maggie relaxing in her tent You really can't beat lounging in a good tent. She blends in nicely with all the camo. This tent is in the office, so when she's not sharing the seat with Dad, or climbing all over the desk and head-butting Dad as he tries to type or use the mouse, she'll lounge in her tent.


On a side note, I tried to use Blogger on Dad's Android phone and couldn't get it to work. I could log in, but when I tried to touch the field for the body of the post it would never let me actually enter any text. Has anyone else had this issue? And does anyone use the Blogger app? The app got poor feedback so we just stayed away from it. It would be nice to be able to post on the go. Thanks for your input.

Friday, October 07, 2011

The outrage!

I was looking on Mom and Dad's Flickr and look what I saw:

Parking lot visitor
A cat that is not a McKitten-Cat! Dad said this cat visits his office and was in the parking lot and needed some love, but still ... And then to give him a spot on our Flickr stream, too. Just so long as Dad washes his hands real good and doesn't start sharing our treats with him, I guess it's OK.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Stinky Goodness Cake

We had our traditional Stinky Goodness Cake for Josie and Huggy Bear's birthday back in September. They turned seven, so they had a 7 cake...

The 7 cake
Huggy Bear was first to check out the cake.

All three enjoying the 7 cake
But it wasn't long before Josie and Maggie joined in. We were all very good and shared the cake on one plate. Well, except me -- I got my own.

Jasper enjoying some stinky goodness
This was a different Stinky Goodness, and it hit the spot. Maybe we liked it even more because we've been eating healthy, light food, so to have some full-flavor Stinky Goodness tasted so good. How good was it, you ask?

The stinky goodness cake was nose-licking good
It was so good, it was lick your nose good! Thanks again for all the birthday wishes. I can't believe it is October already! I can't wait until we get to help Mom and Dad carve pumpkins!