Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Day!

I just saw that Kimo came home! There is much rejoicing! And apparently he just walked back to the house like nothing ever happened ... he is such a cat.

Lots of napping

Napping Huggy Bear and Maggie
There's been a lot of napping going on at the McKitten-Cat house ... and that's even without the help of turkey to make us sleepy. We're having some cool weather right now, and that certainly helps the napping. I just wish we could find a way to keep Mom and Dad home so we could nap with them.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I think it is only fitting that Thanksgiving should fall on a Thankful Thursday. There's so much to be thankful for. First off, we are thankful for our Mom and Dad because they gave us love and homes and good food. And we're thankful that they love us even when Dad is trying to troubleshoot the computer and I stand in front of the monitor, or when we bite Mom's calf when she's getting ready in the morning because we want a treat. We are also thankful for each other, because life is better with siblings, even if we hiss and chase each other sometimes.

And we are super thankful for our amazing Catblogosphere friends. I can't imagine how empty our lives and the internet would be without you.

Napping Jasper
I'm also thankful for a comfy pillow to rest my head on.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pooping on the pillow

OK, I'm telling on myself here, but it's too funny. You know how we reserve the right to poop on the bean's pillow when they misbehave or don't spoil us properly. Well, last night I got a little poop on my tail furs. And like a good boy I hopped up in bed to let Dad know he needed to clean me, which he did. He even scooped the litter box in the middle of the night. But he kept smelling poop. That's when he rolled over and realized there was a spot right there on his pillow. I didn't mean to do it -- it just happened. Or maybe it's a preemptive punishment, because I doubt they're saving us any Thanksgiving turkey.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Still purring for Kimo

Apparently there's still no sign of Kimo. I'm really worried for him, and his people. But I keep thinking back when Luna returned after 40 days, or our neighbors de-clawed indoor cat who was out in the woods behind their house for weeks and just came home one day. I'm staying positive that he'll be back soon. But we're purring extra hard until then.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kimo come home

We just heard that our friend Kimo got out and has been away from home. We are purring for Kimo to come home soon. We are just worried sick...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The cat and the cactus

Did you see the video of the cat who was atop a 30- to 40-foot cactus and climbed down? I don't know about you, but I can imagine getting three feet up a cactus before deciding this was a bad idea. There must have been something worse on the ground for him to want to climb that.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Restful Maggie

We like when Maggie is sleeping -- it means that she's not chasing us. She loves on Huggy Bear, but likes to torment me, and really loves to torment Josie. Soit is a good thing to see her sleeping like this...

Maggie turtling on the cat bed
This is a new sleeping pose for her. She's turtling, with a chin rest.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Thank you

Thank you for the purrs for Mom and Uncle Billy. Mom made it home safely and we've been snuggling with her and giving her loves. Mom's Uncle Billy passed away Monday evening. Mom was thankful that she got to go up and spend some time with him and was glad she could help out her cousin so she could spend some time with her dad with less on her mind.

Mom came home from Ohio on Monday to our cable and internet being out. She was very upset with the AT&T U-verse tech who was supposed to call her mobile phone yesterday so she could leave work and meet him for the service call, but instead called our home number and put it down as a "missed appointment." It's not Mom's fault he called the wrong number. So we still don't have internet or cable at home. But he should be there tonight. For their sake, I hope it's a different tech today than yesterday or he's gonna get an ear full after the work is done. It's a shame when a good product is tainted by poor customer service. No one even said, "we're sorry he called the wrong number." On the plus side, Mom and Dad have been watching Arrested Development on DVD since they had no live tv.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Purrs needed, and Josie in the cat bed

Please send purrs for Mom. She has been up in Ohio this weekend with her uncle and his family. He is ill and on hospice care and Mom went to say goodbye. So please purr for Uncle Billy and that he is out of pain and at peace. Mom will be on the road home Monday. We've missed her, but are so glad that she could be up there to help out.


Now for some happiness. This is a rare sight...

Josie sleeping in the cat bed
Dad brought Josie upstairs to get loved on and Josie found her way over to the cat bed. Josie has been spending most of her time curled up on the couch downstairs, so it was a treat for Dad to see her curled up in the cat bed.

Maggie actually loving on sister Josie
Maggie even came over and loved on Josie for a minute and licked her head. But since Maggie usually wrassles with Josie this quickly turned into hissing and growling from Josie.

Friday, November 04, 2011

BlogBlast for Peace

Peace on Earth and goodwill toward all kind!

BlogBlast for Peace 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Vicious Elk?

Mom and Dad drove home from Tennessee through the Smoky Mountains and stopped to take some pictures along the way. Mom was hoping to see some bears and had her camera ready. Well, she didn't see any bears, but she did see this...

Elk in the Smoky Mountains
A vicious elk! I figure since deer are vicious, then this elk is surely vicious too. Dad got out of the car to take some pictures because the battery died in the big camera so he had to get a little closer. The ranger said they should stay 50 yards away, but everyone was about 30 yards away. Close enough, if you ask me.

Elk in the Smoky Mountains
There was a field full of them at the feet of the mountains, but only the only big male with the rack.

Elk in the Smoky Mountains
Isn't he magnificent? I wouldn't want to head-butt him.

Jeni and Dean in Neyland Stadium
This is Mom and Dad at the football game. They look happy even though the wrong team was winning (Mom Paula's team). It's just nice to be surrounded by 100,000 friends for a football game.

Smoky Mountain creek
Mom and Dad love the drive through the Smokies. Dad climbed down to the creek and took this picture with a long exposure to give the cool water effect. He's pretty happy with this one, and lucky to not have a lot of motion because he didn't have a tripod. It looks cold to me.

They also saw a squirrel and took a picture of it for us, because you know how much we all like to keep an eye on the squirrels. The last time Dad tried to take a picture of a squirrel at a park it jumped at him, so Dad was sure to stay back this time.