Friday, November 30, 2012

Ship mouser

I learned on Free Kibble Kat today that my breed of cat (Maine Coon) was known for being a great mouser on ships back in the day. While that sounds interesting and like good work, I think I'll stay right here at home, curled up in the linen closet where it is warm.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mom and Dad went skydiving

Mom and Dad went sykdiving on Sunday. It was dad's 40th birthday present from back in September, and they happened to schedule it on their 17th wedding anniversary. FYI -- if something happened to them, we would end up with Aunt Tiff. Dad said we'd have to teach her cats how no to hide whenever someone came over to visit. Fortunately, it didn't some to that, but there was a plan.

Skydive Jeni and Dean in the plane on the way up
Here are Mom and Dad in the plane on the way up to 14,000 feet. They look pretty happy for people who are about to jump out of a plane.

Skydive Jeni
This is Mom during her free fall. They go 120 mph during the fall, although they said it feels more like you are flying.

Skydive Dean
And here is Dad during his free fall. They are nuts, because they are already planning their next jump. But they said it was so much fun, they can't wait to do it again.

I really like to be in high spots, but the top of the stairs or the top of the cabinets will suffice for me. But I'm glad Mom and Dad had fun. And to answer what most people say to Mom: no, she was not scared, and yes, her jump partner was really good looking.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving weekend

Mom and Dad were out of town for Thanksgiving visiting Dad's 94-year-old grandmother. Although we wish we were with them getting spoiled with turkey and ham, we are happy they could make the trip to Richmond, Va. Then Mom and Dad came home and went skydiving to celebrate Dad's birthday (in September) and their 17th anniversary (Sunday). They say they had an amazing time. We're glad they are back and safe. I'll try to get pictures up soon.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mom and Dad are back!

Mom and Dad went to the beach last week, which is why it has been even longer between posts. They went down to Orange Beach, Alabama, which is near Gulf Shores. Can you believe they drove all that way and still didn't bring us any fish, or shrimps, or birds? And they had their chances. The beach was pretty deserted, so the birds visited Mom and Dad a lot. (Mom's not a bird fan, so she was not happy about this at all.) I do have some bird pictures that I will get posted soon. We're just happy to have Mom and Dad home, so we didn't even discuss bird pics last night. But they are coming!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Josie loves the couch

Josie in her favorite spot
Josie is our "hang out downstairs cat" and this is her new favorite spot. You really can't beat a cozy couch cushion.

Plus Dad figured out how to post from his Kindle Fire, so I can post when not at the computer. I just have to use some basic html codes. I think it is odd that Blogger and Android are both Google products but you touch the text field and nothing happens. But I can type in the html field and it works. And no Blogger app for the Fire.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Blogblast for Peace, and invaders

Today is the Dona Nobis Pacem Blogblast for Peace. We usually make a peace globe to mark this event, and even though we didn't make a graphic, we are still blogging for peace today, and every day. I firmly believe that there will be a day that political callers will stop Dad's parents can turn the ringer back on their phone (they live in Ohio), that cats and dogs can co-exist (when the dogs learn that we're the boss), and, seriously, that peace is possible.

I would have had a graphic, but we've been invaded. Mom and Dad are giving a friend some much needed sanity time by keeping her twins for the weekend.

The cats and Elliott
This is Elliott on the bed, trying to figure out how to get to Huggy Bear while Maggie watches from a safe distance. I've kept my distance, sniffing them from the landing as Dad up the stairs. Josie has been the bravest, actually allowing a little petting, sitting next to Dad while he gives the boy a bottle, and snoopervising in general. She's always the first to meet new people anyway. They go home this afternoon, and things will return to a more normal routine. In the meantime, we are milking this for extra treats.

And that is how we find peace in our home today...