Thursday, June 30, 2011

International Box Day

OH! I forgot today was International Box Day! Here's some box pictures for you. (And don't forget to scroll down and see Josie's belly! Two posts in one day ... wow!)

Maggie and Josie exploring the boxes
Maggie and Josie exploring the biggest boxes we've had in the house -- when the new entertainment center was delivered.

Jasper getting in the box
I'm not sure if I'm doing this right...

Jasper in the box
Ah ... that's better!

Huggy Bear in the box
Huggy Bear's box.

There's more of us in and on boxes over on Flickr if you can't get enough...

Josie wants some attention

Josie wants some attention
So this is Josie's ploy -- when Dad is getting his shoes on (or pretty much doing anything else) she will roll onto her back and ask for belly rubs. She's horrible about it, and shameless. And once Dad gives in, she likes to move just out of his reach to make him work for it just a little. This is how she tries to keep him away from work or the gym. I wish it was more successful. But isn't she just too cute. (Spoiled little sister...)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Let us at 'em

Mom and Dad are growing vegetables this year. It's the first time they've tried a garden. It doesn't sound too exciting to us, but they seem pretty happy with it. They planted a bunch of tomatoes -- Mom really likes tomatoes. A little while back they had two that were almost ready to pick, but then when Dad went to water the garden he noticed they were gone. Then this week there was another one that was almost ready, but last night Dad saw it was gone. Obviously there's something out there dining on Mom's delicious (?) tomatoes. We suspect the squirrels, because really if you are going to suspect someone it's best to start with the squirrels. Clearly, they're never up to any good. Too bad for the garden that we are indoor cats, because you know we'd be patrolling the heck out of the back yard and there would be no squirrels. In the meantime we'll be watching from the windows and Mom and Dad will be trying to figure out a way to actually get to eat a tomato.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Jealous of Dad

Dad got to visit with Praline's Mom twice this week, and we are so jealous. And Praline's Mom is visiting other cat bloggers too. We never get to visit anyone in person (in cat?) but that's mostly because we refuse to travel. But Dad told us the Praline's Mom is going to be getting some new kittens in September. We're very excited for her. We know she misses Praline even more than we do, so that will be a wonderful thing. And Dad even saw a sneak peek of the litter. (We're not jealous of kittens, though... don't want to share any more attention.)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mancat Monday

Mom and Dad had a bunch of people over to the house on Saturday for Mom's birthday party. There was no stinky goodness cake, so we weren't very interested in it, which is a good thing because we were sent to the bathroom to hang out safely. The problem is this is the second time in the bathroom for us this week, with the delivery last Tuesday. Well, Josie and I were very agreeable to going in and hanging out. I love the sink anyway. Dad wrangled Maggie and brought her in. But he couldn't find Huggy Bear at all. After some searching and calling and shaking of treats, he looked under the bed and saw Huggy Bear. HB meeped at Dad in his little boy sheepish way. Dad put some treats out to try to entice HB out from under the bed but Bear was too smart for that. He'd reach one paw out as far as he could and drag the treat under the bed like Hungry Hungry Hippos. Eventually Dad moved the mattress off the bed and pulled HB out. Neither Dad nor Huggy were very happy to have to do it, but it was for the best and Bear got some good love afterward. To be such a big mancat, he's still just a little boy.


I turned on the mobile version of the blog so if you are viewing it on a phone it will look different. Let me know how it works for you and if I need to switch it back.


Also, there are birthday cake pictures from Maggie's birthday coming soon...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day toall the Dad Cats and Dad Beans out there! We don't know our dad, but we're wishing him a Happy Father's Day, wherever you are...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Maggie!

Happy Birthday Maggie! I can't believe my little sister is six years old -- she still acts like a kitten! I can't wait for birthday cake tonight. Today is also Mom's birthday -- Maggie gets to share it with her, but I don't think Mom wants a stinky goodness cake.

Here's Maggie with her HUGE litter of kittens. She's the third from the right.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dad got in trouble

So on Tuesday we had the delivery men coming. Well, Monday night Mom and Dad were watching tv and they both fell asleep on the couches. They slept until about 5:15 a.m. The whole time, we were playing in the garage with the door to the house cracked for us to come and go. We were very happy that they forgot the door was open. Well, when Mom woke Dad up at 5:15 and said they needed to go up to bed Dad called us in from the garage, saw Maggie, then turned his head to check on HB and Josie. Well, Maggie was quick and slipped back into the garage and Dad ended up locking her in the garage. Fortunately, the delivery guys called around 9 am and said they were on their way and Mom went to wrangle us. She was a little panicked when she couldn't find Maggie. Then she checked the garage and Maggie was crying at the door with a scared voice. (I think she was just working it for the attention.) So Dad got in trouble for that (although he says Maggie bears 10 percent responsibility).

The delivery guys took about three hours to get everything in and set up, but Mom and Dad did get a new washer and dryer, and range and microwave. So overall not too bad. But Mom switched to a gas range, and has told us to stay back from it. No singed cat hair here.

Josie was watching the washer work and she's not to sure about it. It's a front loader so we was watch things swish around. Mom and Dad must have watched it for several minutes. I don't get it, it's not like looking out the windows, or even the tv, but they seem pretty fascinated by it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Visitors coming

We have visitors coming tomorrow -- well strangers in my book -- and Mom and Dad are pretty excited about it. Apparently some strange men will be taking out our range and microwave and washer and dryer and bringing in new ones. Mom and Dad were up late painting the laundry area. That part was OK once Dad had stopped making all the noise of moving stuff. We got to explore and sniff the opening for the dryer vent and snoopervise. But I'm not sure about people being in the house. Of course, we'll be locked in the bathroom, so let's hope they're quick.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Cats rule the internet

I don't have anything against dogs -- I'm a big fan of Clover and Chewy. That being said, it is clear that cats rule the internet. We claimed it early and intend to keep it. So much so that we've even got our own commercial. I'm sure you've all seen it, but I had to post it anyway...

Monday, June 06, 2011

My very own login

In all the years that I've been blogging I've piggy backed on Mom and Dad's gmail login for the blog. But today Dad was going to finally let me have my own login. He went to gmail and was doing all the steps, but then he goofed and put my birth year and Google denied it saying I'm too young. They don't realize I'm a cat and they need to adjust for my cat years. He cleared and tried again with an adjusted year but it got kicked out again. Dad's just going to wait and try again tomorrow. I'm so excited!

Squirrel on the deck
Oh, and look who's back... these guys keep coming back and hanging out on our porch. They better be glad we're inside cats. They get us all worked up and huffing and running from window to window!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Bug hunting

Josie has been on bug patrol lately. She's found two Palmetto bugs (aka roaches), this past week. It's not that the house is dirty, it's just a reality when you live in the South and it gets this hot this fast. So it's good that she's such a good huntress, and that Mom and Dad know when to listen to her. Now if only she'd let the rest of us join in the fun...

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Major guilt trip

Josie broke Dad's heart this morning ... he was getting ready to leave for work and went in to the kitchen to get a big water and his lunch and Josie followed him in and begged for some pets. Dad gave her some love for a minute, then went in to the living room to get his keys and wallet. Josie followed and flopped in front of him for some more attention. Dad rubbed her tummy and skritched her chin, then headed to the door. Josie quickly followed and stared at Dad as he left, as if to say, after all that you're still going to leave? He wasn't happy to have to go to work, but unfortunately that's what has to be done. But he did tell Josie to go snuggle with Mom (that's always his instructions as he leaves for work).