Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grasshopper or Glasshopper?

Huggy Bear found a grasshopper on the glass door. Does that make it a glasshopper instead?

Huggy Bear found a grasshopper
This guy is huge. And he's been hanging out because Dad saw him around the deck the next day too. Huggy Bear wanted him to come inside and play but Mom and Dad said that was a bad idea.

Grasshopper on the back door
Here's a close-up of him.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How Huggy Bear sees himself

I'm pretty sure this is how Huggy Bear sees himself.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Toad rescue

So the other night Dad was putting some stuff in the garage and saw a little toad in there, so he ushered it out to safety. We would have toadally helped him if only he had toad us it was out there. Seriously.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Maggie eating celery?

Maggie trying a bit of celery
Yes, that's Maggie eating celery. Mom was trying to cook, and Maggie found the leafy bits cut off the top and actually ate some. I always knew she was a little crazy, but celery?


And we made a post every day this week, Monday to Friday. That's what happens when Dad actually uploads some pictures and takes a few minutes to help us!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Towel tower

This is one of my favorite spots, napping in the linen closet. It is also one of Mom's least favorite spots for me to nap, since I get hair all over her towels, which means she gets my hair on her when she tries to dry off.

Maggie and Jasper in the linen closet
And then, of course, Maggie joins me up top, because that's what Maggie does ...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuxie Tuesday

Perfect napping spot
Happiness is napping on a secluded scratcher.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The actual picture

Since Josie totally photobombed me, I thought I needed to show the picture minus her whiskers.

Jasper in his Ikea cat tent
Here I am, relaxing in a cat tent. I don't do this very often. I prefer a good sink or one of Mom's bags.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Josie photobomb

I was all settled into my tent waiting for Dad to take my picture then, all of a sudden, Josie's whiskers blocked my shot. Not cool. Not cool at all.


Thursday, August 09, 2012

Neil Gaiman is coming to town

Dad is super excited because he found out last night that his favorite author Neil Gaiman is coming to town to do a reading. He's glad he found out beforehand, because if he missed the chance to see him he'd be really bummed. But now he's like a kid knowing Disney is on the calendar, but still weeks away. Dad can't even buy tickets for three weeks, but since there are only 200 seats available he has the ticket order page up on a tab ready to go (already). Dad's a nerd. But he gives us treats so we love him. (Mom won't get to go because it is opening night for the first play of the season at her theatre and she has to be there. She's not a Neil Gaiman super fan, but she's happy for Dad.)


Also, here's a funny story about a bear who broke into a candy store, with a security video of the bear.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

World Cat Day!

So today is World Cat Day! Sparkle offered up a good list of activities to help your human celebrate this special day. We'll be celebrating the old fashioned way, with lots of cat naps. Mom and Dad are cat-sitting the neighbor's cats. They have five, although one chooses to not visit Dad when he goes over in the morning to give them their wet food. So Dad gets to celebrate World Cat Day by feeding nine cats. I can't think of a better way to start a day!

Have a wonderful World Cat Day! I hope you get extra treats today!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Oatmeal has a book...

Dad likes the comics by The Oatmeal. They have a new book titled "How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you." It has funny comics like this one. While Dad knows we are not plotting to kill him (although he did let us run out of food today), we think these comics are funny, and a good reminder for our people to keep us happy -- just in case.

The computer appears to be fixed

I helped Dad troubleshoot the desktop. It appears there was a corrupt updater that was bogging things down, to the best that Dad and I can figure. But it is handled, and the computer seems to be running much better now (for a seven-year-old computer).

Jasper helping troubleshoot the computer
You can see I was a big helper. I offer vital input, like moving the mouse with my head, or blocking the screen when Dad needs to rest his eyes. I'm not sure how he could have done it without me (and some tips from William).

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

More pictures?

It's hard to do a Wordless Wednesday when I don't have new pictures. I think it is time for a photo shoot. Mom just finished some final reports for three different grants for the theatre. Dad's computer is acting up. It is running super slow, and will hang up, and sometimes goes to sleep and doesn't want to wake back up (but don't we all?) ... so Dad may be in the market for a laptop. Then he'd have no excuse to not update our blog for us. ("But the desktop computer is all the way upstairs...")

So as a sign on protest, since I have no new pictures, here's one of the oldest:
cat in a sink
Little Jasper kitten in the sink. And apparently, a wet sink.

Now here's hoping for new pictures soon so I can go wordless again next Wednesday.