Monday, August 29, 2011

In rememberance

We learned over the weekend that Edsel's Mom had passed away from brain cancer. It is so sad a heartbreaking. Edsel was one of the first cat bloggers we followed, back when there we so few of us that I could visit every cat blog I knew about in 20 minutes. I noticed a while back that she had stopped posting, then we heard she was sick. It makes us so sad. We get connected through the Cat Blogosphere with so many kind and amazing people. But we know she is at peace, and that Edsel and Casey are in good hands with their dad.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Well it appears that Mom and Dad are packing again. Something about Mom's 20 year high school reunion this weekend. That means we're going to be here alone this weekend. So come on over and trash the house with us. We'll blame it on Hurricane Irene.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So sad for Paula

Paula, Sweet Praline's Mom, got some very bad news about one of the new kittens who was due to come and live with her this weekend. Beignet, the little boy-cat, had an adverse reaction to a vaccine and went to the bridge. At least he's in good company with Sweet Praline. But it was such a short life, but full of love. Our hearts just break for Mom Paula and Truffle. Purrs to everyone out there today. It's been a tough week for a lot of us.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hunting new pink mouse

We got our new pink mouse in the mail the other day from Caren and Cody.

Huggy Bear meets the new pink mouse
Huggy Bear had a few seconds to inspect it before Josie claimed the fuzzier one.

Josie with the new pink mouse
As you can see, Josie wasted no time grabbing the mouse and running off with it. So quick she almost missed the picture.

Josie with the new pink mouse
She took it downstairs to whap it around a little.

Josie with the new pink mouse
And then she pounced it real good. She was really after the tail.

Josie with the new pink mouse
Maggie wanted a turn, but I don't think she ever got a try.

Josie going for the kill
This is a very happy Josie with a new fuzzy pink mouse.

The next morning the mouse was back upstairs, in one of Dad's shoes, minus a tail. We haven't seen the tail since.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Thanks so much to Caren and Cody from Cat Chat! They read my post about our pink mouse and were so kind to send us two new pink mice. They have been a big hit. Josie wasted no time claiming the fluffier of the two. She grabbed it in her mouth and carried it downstairs where she could hunt it in piece. She tossed it around and pounced it and threw it -- all the things that pink mice are best at. We have pictures, but they'll be up another night. Thanks again Caren and Cody! We love our new pink mice.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Black Cat Appreciation Day

It's Black Cat Appreciation Day, so we're appreciating Huggy Bear today. He is such a sweet and loving little brother and loves to purr for Mom and Dad and try to steal their sandwiches.

Huggy Bear's favorite bed spot
This is how you can find Huggy Bear most of the time.

Huggy Bear perched on the stool
See, he loves to sit with his feet hanging off the edge of stuff.

HB getting love from Mom
He might be a big boy, but he is a super sweet snuggler, and he has a tiny voice, and his favorite color for toys is pink.

The Boys
When he was a kitten he was little, but now he's almost as big as me. I really can't remember him being this small.

Huggy Bear on his hammock
Happy Black Cat Appreciate Day to you, Huggy Bear. And also to all our other awesome black cat friends out there!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lazy weekend

We had a lazy weekend relaxing with Mom and Dad. They took some pictures of us, some good ones, really. But the problem with lazy weekends is nothing gets uploaded. Ugh!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Pink mouse

Target used to have this awesome pink mouse toy. It was our favorite of all the mouse toys we've ever had. Recently pink mouse had to go away. We had loved it so much that we were getting the stuffing out of it and that just wasn't safe.

Huggy Bear and HIS birthday present
Here's Huggy Bear in a fuzzy picture with pink mouse. I had no idea this was from 2007 until I went to get it.

Josie getting the pink mouse
Josie and Huggy Bear played with pink mouse the most, hunting it and loving it to pieces (literally). We really wish Target still carried pink mouse. Searching the internet for "pink mouse" doesn't really get you very far. We've gotten other mouse toys since then, and they're OK, but they aren't like pink mouse.

Monday, August 08, 2011

International Cat Day

So I heard today is International Cat Day. Now I'm a local cat, and not international (to be honest, the thought of being anywhere but here unnerves me), but I figure I could celebrate somehow. Maybe Mom and Dad will pick us up some exotic international foods... Oh, wait, it's an international cat holiday ... Nevermind.

Happy International Cat Day to all!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Pet Photo Contest

So I got an email through my Flickr account about a pet photo contest. At first I thought they wanted a picture of my Mom and Dad, but then I realized they were talking about me. According to the website: "MyApartmentMap is looking for the ultimate pet friendly pad in America. Send us photos of your pet friendly place and you'll have a chance to win a $1,000 prize. A $250 donation will also be made to the animal shelter or rescue group of your choice. The winner will be determined by online voting so tell your friends!" There are only five entries so far -- good odds, really. But I wanted to share this with my other cat friends. I'm thinking of submitting a picture, but I want to find a good one.

[Updated the link...]

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Getting back to normal

Mom and Dad have wrapped up their play at the theatre, which means we are getting back to normal-ish. Hopefully that also means that I'll get to upload some pictures. It'll be nice to have Mom and Dad home in the evenings again so we can cuddle and watch tv.