Saturday, May 28, 2011

Our prize is here!

The other day Mom and Dad came home and there was a huge box on the front porch. They'd kind of forgotten that we'd won the contest that The Creek Cats and Maggie May were having to win some Hill's Science Diet Hairball Formula cat food.

Honestly, we thought we'd get a small bag of the food to try, which we would have been very thankful for. But no, they really fixed us up. Look at the size of this box!

Josie exploring the box of food
Josie helped Dad open it -- you can never be too sure about what's in a box.

Magging exploring the box of food
And Maggie was quick to check it out too (and notice she's putting her stink on the box -- weasting no time to claim it as her's).

Huggy Bear checking out the cat food
Huggy Bear had to see what all the fuss was about, then he saw -- FOUR large seven pound bags of cat food. Now we don't have to share!

And to make things even better we have this amazingly huge box to play with now, too!

Thanks so much to the awesome cats and beans at The Creek Cats (and especially Maggie May) -- and of course, the good people at Hill's Science Diet for shipping us this great package. Can't wait to try it out.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The internet is working against us

So the other day Blogger was all goofy and wouldn't let us sign in, then last night Flickr wasn't responding. Dad was determined to upload a picture of either Huggy Bear or Josie. I know we've been lapse in posting pictures of any of us, but HB and Josie have really been missing from the pictures lately. And they deserve some face time too. So I've given Dad a goal: lots of pictures over the holiday weekend. Shoot, he's got an extra day with us. He should be able to take a couple that are worth uploading. Take the camera out of the bag and pay attention to us!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

On the watch

Jasper perched at the top of the stairs
This is one of my favorite spots -- sitting on the scratcher at the very top of the stairs so I can watch the foyer downstairs, plus a full view of all the rooms upstairs. I am the sentry, I keep tabs on everything. And I can see when Maggie is trolling around in pounce mode.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No Wordless Wednesday

Well, it looks like I was just a little over confident yesterday expecting a picture -- I understand though. Mom and Dad didn't leave the theatre until 3 am finishing the grant that is due on Friday. Since Mom and Dad are going to their niece's graduation Mom had to have the grant done and turned in today. She was very very very stressed about it, but it is done and that's more important than a picture. But I know there are pictures ... they're just on the laptop that is packed up for the trip. Mom and Dad both got new phones yesterday (smarter than their old phones) so maybe they can post from the phones now.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pictures are coming

I know there are pictures sitting on the camera. I remember Mom and Dad having a photo shoot with us. But they've been so busy -- Mom is trying to get a grant application finished for work (yuck!) and then they have to go to Mom's niece's graduation this week too. But on the plus side, that means that Dad will be clearing the pictures off the memory card for the trip, so I expect to have a Wordless Wednesday for tomorrow. Keep you paws crossed.

In the meantime, if you haven't seen this yet, you may want to pass this one along to your people: How to pet a kitty.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bad storms

Oh we had horrible storms last night. About 1:30 in the morning the sky lit up with lightning and the house shook and the power went out. Dad scrambled out in the rain to move the car into the garage because he heard some hail falling. Today is our trash day and all our recycling got spread around the front yard, the trash can got knocked over spilling a bag of litter box scoopings, and one of Mom's potted plants was uprooted (although OK). Dad got it cleaned up this morning while Mom got ready in the dark. It's nights like this that make us so happy to have our Mom and Dad and a roof over our heads.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the momma cats out there, and especially to our Mom beans who take such good care of us and make sure we have treats and brushes. What would we do without you. Today I plan to snuggle with my Mom so she knows how much I love her.


PS, the bag of rice worked -- Dad's wet phone is working again!

Saturday, May 07, 2011


So I spilled some water last night, which isn't anything new. Usually it's one particular glass I don't like. But last night I decided to spill Dad's water. OK, it was water, which cleans up easily. But there's one problem -- I spilled it on Dad's phone. It's still working, except the keyboard. He has it in a bag of rice, so hopefully it will be back working right. My bad...

Friday, May 06, 2011

Feather Friday

Mom and Dad have a bird issue. They have hanging ferns on the front porch that the birds love to nest in. Mom and Dad try to discourage this, but the birds are just so determined. There was one fern that was dying because Mom and Dad didn't want to water the baby birds. Well, the baby birds were due to leave about the time that Mom and Dad were away last weekend. So when they got home they checked the nest and the babies were gone, but new eggs are already in the nest. So there's this dead fern that is driving them nuts now. So the question is, what to do next? If they move the fern to the side of the porch (about three feet at most), will the momma bird move with it? Can they put the nest in a new fern in the same spot? Can they put the eggs in a matching nest in the other fern (like I said, busy birds)? They don't want to harm the eggs, but they want a live fern hanging in that spot. Any advice is a help. Thanks!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy Cinco de Meow-o

Happy Cinco de Meow-o! Have some catnip and celebrate!

Dog with MS Walk t-shirt
Mom and Dad were in Atlanta last weekend for a very meaningful event -- they do the 5K MS Walk each year to support their dear friend Nikki. This big drooler wasn't with their group, but he was all-in with the walk -- he even had his own t-shirt.

Finish line!
Here's Mom and Dad at the finish line at Marietta Square. They had a farmer's market there too. Mom saw an awesome t-shirt there -- it speaks for itself:

I <3 Bacon

Monday, May 02, 2011


Goblin the hamster
Mom and Dad were visiting friends in Atlanta and look what they had: a hamster named Goblin. Goblin saw very friendly, although not the kind of visitor that Mom enjoyed. Dad thought he was kind of cute, and we think he would be fun to play with, too.