Saturday, December 29, 2007

Good News

I have great news to report. My sister Cookie isn't freaking out as much when Jake comes near Mom. Mom has even stopped using the Felliway. Now Cookie allows the kittens to lay near Mom, without growling and hissing. Mom is elated to be able to cuddle with the kittens more. Even Sophie, who has been afraid to be petted, is seeking Mom out for extra loving. She still evades the pats on the top of her head, but she allows mom to caress her body for a little bit of time. This is very good news. Keep up the good work Cookie!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hi, my name is Kali

Hi my name is Kali. At eighteen, I'm mom's oldest living cat. She loves me the most. Don't tell the others, but I'm the only one she truly loves. The others are here to...actually I don't know why they're here. It must be some sort of error. It will be cleared up one of these days.

I was here years before that little boy Tyler came along. I"m the true top cat here. Tyler tries to get me off of my mom's lap in the evenings and I have to whap him very hard to let him know that I still rule. One would think that over all this time the boy would learn, but no, I'm afraid he isn't very bright.

I like food, I mean REAL food. I like the food off of mom's plate. And since mom often eats in front of the tv, not at the dining room table, like a dignified person, I jump right up in her face no matter what she's eating. She compalains loudly but I don't care. I talk back and then settle down on the arm of the armchair and wait until she puts her plate onto the floor, because then it's MINE, all mine.

It's been nice, but I'm overdue for my nap. Until lunchtime,
Peace, love and purrs,

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmouse!

Mommy is packing up right now to go visit my cousins. This is my cousin TYLER with his cat Chris. Can you believe we share the same name? I'm older, so I had the name first! Tyler got the idea of putting the Christmas sweater on Chris after mom showed him some of the Halloween pictures of you all online. Chris is the most mellow of cats. He actually doesn't mind the clothes or being held.

We all hope your Christmas is filled with love and playtime!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Who could have done this?

"Who has learned how to make this bag of Pounce treats a self-serve item on the menu?" asked Mom.

"I think it was Sandy Paws," chirped Tyler.

"He, he, he or maybe I should say ho, ho, ho." chuckled Jake.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Our Fourth, Fifth and Last Secret Paws

Our last Secret Paw arrived. It was for two of us, Kali, at 18 the oldest and for Sophie who stil hasn't had her first furday. It was from Lucinda and Ceasar. Cookie recognized Ceasar's name right away because he was the one she sent a Secret Paw package to last week. Does anyone know if these cats have a blog? Their name is listed together with Maximus on DMK's Secret Paw's blog, but we don't go anywhere when we click on their name.

"These presents are for Kali and me? Wow, look at the Fancy Feast, Mom!

"Thank you Lucinda. I've never tasted dried beef before and I love my new Cat Dancer!
"Hello there, Cat Dancer. Are you going to dance for me?"

"Kali, you're secret paw Ceasar got you hairball prevention goop that you love," shouted Mom.
"Moooooom, I'm sleeping!" complained Kali.
"Ok, Old Lady, hopefully won't be offended that you didn't get up to see his presents for you. Let me just tell you that he also gave you your FAVORITE stinky goodness, Fancy Feast."
"Mom, please explain to Ceasar that I only get up a couple of times a day. I will LOVE to gooble down some Fancy Feast and a little bit of goo, but just later on..."
"Ok, I know your old bones need to rest, I'm sure Ceasar will understand. May I take a picture of you sleeping?"
"Do you want me to yak in your shoes?"
"Ahhhh, you're still my spunky tortie, how sweet!" whispered Mom.
"Merry Christmas everyone!"

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cookie's Secret Paws

"Cookie, it's your turn look! A beautiful present from China Cat!" called Mom.

"Cookie, get out of bed and look at all this great loot," insisted Tyler, Jake and Sophie.

"Cookie, seriously, you can't see all the awesome presents you got from China Cat! Get your furry butt out of bed!" prodded Mom. "Mom, get that flashy box outta my eyes. That new box makes me see stars instead of my presents. I'm serious Mom, all you get is the back of my head until you get rid of that thing."

"You won't even turn around for some delicious fish flakes that China Cat sent you?" asked Mom.
"Fish flakes?!? Ohhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhhhh, I LOVE fish flakes! Thank you China Cat! Mommy, China was so generous.. She gave me so many presents, like a Christmas catnip wand toy, another wand toy with tops you can change, Christmas colored mice, a furry cute girlie mouse, a catnip birdie that squeaks and cheaps when you shake her and a sparkly ball and I think my baby sis, Sophie grabbed something else and ran before I could even see what it was ! And look for you a cute cat calendar, Kleenex for your purse with a kitten wearing a santa's hat and sticky roller to get Ty's furs off of you."

"Wow Cookie, you and I have some serious playtime ahead of us. Everyone has been so generous with the Secret Paws gifts we've received. Thank you one and all. I can't believe there are still two more of you to go."

Thank you China cat, now that it's morning Cookie is all over her gifts. I am very grateful for my gifts too.
Pounces and purrs,
Cookie and her mom

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Secret Paw Pics

Mom, this box smells so good! Are you sure Tara isn't in there somewhere?

Jake: "Look Ty, you got a cool toy over here."
"Wow, all this is for me?" pondered Tyler.
"And me?" asked Jake.
"Sure Jake, but you have to ask me before he get into the Temptations. I know you, and you could gobble down a whole bag all by yourself."

"Tyler, don't forget about us! We wanna play too!" "Okay Sisters, you can play. Just remember me when your Secret Paws arrive, ok?" "Sure, we'll share, right Sophie?" winked Cookie. "Oh, I'll share. I always share," said Sophie.

"IT"S MY TURN! LOOK EVERYCAT! And I'm not nice like Tyler, I'm NOT sharing anything. It's mine all mine."declared Jake.
"JAKE!" warned Mom.
"Ok, Mom, I'll share. You can have the snowflake ornament."
"Jake..." continued Mom.
"Oh, all right, you guys can play with my toys and my nip. Is that better, Mom?"
"Yes, My Sweet Orange-Haired Pumkin, you need to share."

"Look at this ball."

"Fev-vers! Thank you Katnippia Girls!"

My Secret Paws Arrived!

Jake here: My Paws came yesterday in the mail! It came all the way from FLORIDA! Can you believe that?!? I got it from some really cool cats at Katnippia. There are SEVEN of them that all live together with two woofies too. Can you believe it? I would just LOVE to have all those family members to pounce on. Wait til mommy finds her picture cable thingy. (I think might have played with it and left There were a squillion small blue toys. Cuz that's my favorite color. And there was a blue baby blanket which Sophie slept on last night. There was catnip and Temptations!!!! Mommy won't let me open mine, until we finish Tyler's bag from Princess Tara. There was even a present for my mommy! She loves the pretty snowflake ornament. It's very unique and beautiful. Thank you SO Much! Okay, I've got to go help mom find that cable so we can share pics of both of our Secret Paws.

We Have a Winner!!

Debra, from Manx Mnews won the Tuxie slippers. After we went and saw Boo and Abby, well we're happy to send them another pair of Tuxedo friends. And although these might compete for their mom's feet, hopefully they'll leave the food bowls for the other cats.

Thank you to everyone who participated. It warms my mommie's heart meeting so many new kitties whose families are so very warm and generous. We are honored to be a part of the blog. Besides it's just so much fun!

Congratulations Debra. Mom will try to get those to you very quickly.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thank you Tara, Princess Meezer

Today, was a good day. I received my Secret Paws package from Tara, Princess Meezer. I can't believe that such a beautiful royal girl would be my Secret Paw gift giver. I'll show you pictures this weekend. Mom can't find the right cable to upload the pictures tonight. Almost all my sibs joined me in the fun. I could smell the royal girl's scent on the box. I think maybe her brother Kavan's smells were there too. But my favorite smell was the Temptations! As the kittens were swarming over the toys I pawed the bag of Temptations. Mom understood me right away. She opened up the bag and asked me if I felt like sharing. There's a lot of treats in one of those bags, so I said 'yes.' But I told mom to hide the treats in the closet where Jake can't find them. He already started ripping the bag apart when left alone with it for only a minute. There were play mice and a cool wand toy that Jake adopted. There's an electric toy with this feather thing that moves around on it's own. And you know what? Tara even sent me the batteries to go with the toy. Wasn't that thougtful. Okay, I want to go play with mom and eat some more Temptations, so I gotta run. Thank Princess Tara, The Meezer. You're too cool. Thanks to you and your mom for sending this to me so quickly. I'm really happy that I was the first to receive their gifts.

Will Jake Get a Visit from Santy Paws?

Jake here.

Oh boy, did I have fun last night. I found a new game.
When Mom came home from work I ran ran ran as fast as I could out the door. Oh yeah, and I shouted, "You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerhaired Boy." Mom ran out, just like I wanted her to and tried to chase me down. When she ran left, I ran right. If she ran near the tree, I ran away from the tree. It was SO MUCH FUN. Next she brought out the best treats we have, Kali's Pill Pockets! I NEVER get to eat those things. But I'm too smart for my mom. I sniffed the treat in her fingers as I ran right by. Next she brought out one of my wand toys. Oh what joy, I got to play with the wand toy all by myself, in the jungle, for a LONG time. Mom would try to get me to play near her and I would go up close for a second, but then as soon as she bent over, I ran ran ran. Mom, then told me that she was feeling very ANGRY with me. I couldn't believe my ears, she wasn't having any fun. I slowed down to listen to her feelings and allow her to pet me and then she just grabbed me by the scruff of my neck, pulled me into her arms and brought me inside. I spent the rest of the evening running to the door begging to play again. No such luck! I guess mom wants me to wait until she comes home from work again, and I can wait until then because I'm a good patient poodin.

If I'm not a good kitty, mom explained to me that Santy Paws will only bring me coal. What Mom??? Good poodins don't run outside and make their moms' chase them?? I wasn't being a good kid? But it was so much fun! Santy Paws must understand that a little boy like me likes to be amused. What? I'm suppose to listen to you? At all times?

Mom, um, could you keep this as our little secret? Does Santy Paws have to know about last night?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Our First Secret Paws

Mom mailed 5 Secret Paw gift packages out yesterday. But she forgot to let us put a note or a card inside. So 5 poor cats are going to get a package with toys and treats but no note from us saying, "Hi, Merry Christmas! My name's Tyler and I had so much fun picking out your presents..." At the last minute she scribbled my blog address next to our return address. Still Mom, I think it's rude to not include a tiny note.

Since we had 5 different packages to put together it was interesting to see how different our likes and dislikes our. Some cats love feathers, others not so much, the same went for everything from nip to stinky goodness. So I had to be very careful while buying the gifts. I had to place two orders with the Siamese Rescue Organization because we didn't order enough catnip the first time. We went to our favorite pet store just once to get the food treats.

Jake had a hard time understanding the word no as he dug out our presents from the gift bags. I think mom hurt his feelings. He thinks every toy and every snack is his. Mom had to stop the packing sessions and just play with Jake so that he wouldn't destroy what she was doing. I don't think Daisy the Curly Tailed Cat would be pleased with Jakes manners, because he doesn't have any.

Now that our SP's are in the mail. All us kitties can do is wait for our gifts to come. I wonder which of us will get their gift first? Oh mom, please go check the mailbox right now. Maybe the mailman came while you were in bed snoozing. Mooooooommmmmm! Sheesh, she's gone back to sleep. Have a great Wednesday everyone!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Jake Must Have a Death Wish

Mom here: This morning while grabbing the milk for my coffee, I noticed that Jake had poked his head into the door of the refrigerator. By the next time I turned around, it was shut and I couldn't see my orange-haired boy. So I open it up and he's standing on the bottom shelf looking out at me as if he's meant to be tonight's dinner. He had no idea of the danger he was in.

My dryer door doesn't shut properly. Instead of replacing it, I shut the door with duct tape.(I can't justify buying a new one when this one still works quite well.) Now who do you think I find snoozing in there one afternoon? I now try to tape it closed, but he still can pull it open if he wants to.

Jake is my little daredevil. I just pray that I can continue to protect him from himself.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Project HAM

When we heard about Project HAM, we went over to their website and hit that Paypal button really fast. We told our mom after she got home from work what we had done and she said "Good job kids! I can tell I've raised you right. By any chance are you all responsible for ordering the boxes and bags full of cat toys and treats that continue to arrive daily?"

Tyler: Momma, it's all Cookie's fault. She's the one who was looking over your shoulder and memorized your Paypal password.

Mom: Well I see I need to be more careful around you all. But Kitties, I have another idea of how to help Project HAM. We can auction off those brand new slippers I bought that don't fit me. These slippers are sooooooo cute. They have never been worn except to try them on to find out that they don't fit. My feet swell up sometime and I should have realized that before I bought them. They are a Women's Medium, size 8-9. The best part is that they are microwavable to leave a meowmy's toes nice and toasty in these cold months. Here's the official description:

Product Description
Rejuvenate your feet with heat. Our microwaveable kitty slippers soothe your feet with gentle warmth. Lush black plush, slip-on's rejuvenate with heat therapy. Heat flax seed slipper in the microwave for 30 seconds and soothing moist heat will work on sore tired feet. Instructions To soothe sore feet, heat in your microwave for 30 seconds on a towel. If needed, microwave for another 15 seconds. (Always check temperature to ensure that warmth is safe before use). Do not overheat. Do not exceed one minute.

So anyone interested please leave your bid in the comments section. I'll close the bidding Friday December 14th at 11:59 pm PST. Please leave a blog site or an e-mail name so that I can contact the highest bidder. Once you've paid Sammy and Miles Paypal account, I'll put them in the mail to you. Please click on the above Project Ham link in order to find out more about the cause and to find the Paypal button.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday's Orange Tabby's Hiding Spot from the Witchy B*tchty Brown Tabby, Cookie

My grumpy big sister Cookie doesn't like for me to rest on mom's bed. This is where I hide sometimes from her when I want to be close to mom while she's sleeping. It's really the PTU on the floor at the foot of the bed. In the middle of the night I like to just jump on the bed and let Cookie have her growling fits. Momma always scolds her to be quiet. I like it when she gets in trouble.
Listen you little orange Pipsqueak, I know where you are and I can come get you, I don't care what mom says. I only stop growling when I want to stop, ok? Stay OFF of my bed! This Millie's bed is MINE. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

Mom: "Sigh, will you two ever get along?"

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Kitty Cousins

These are my cousins. The black tuxie is Chase and the gray tuxie is his brother Chris. They live in Lodi, CA with my aunt Beth and her family. When my mom spends the night, these two cuddle bunnies sleep on top of her and the other right up close. Mom tells us she's in heaven over there because although we do like to share the bed, only Cookie will sleep on top of her and only for a short while. We really don't mind her cuddling with them. But Mom, one night only and don't forget who really owns you!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Floofy Tailed Tuesday

Who's big floofy tail is this?

It's mine!

Monday, November 26, 2007

New Smells on Mancat Monday

Oh, wow, this is just the most wonderful scent a mancat could ever smell. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I just MUST put the bitey on this toy... What's that? say? Mencat just LOVE this nip stuff.

Ahhhhhhh, this is Wonderful! I hope ALL my blog friends get toys filled with this stuff. What??? Not every cat enjoys this smell? What a shame. Have a wonderful Mancat Monday even if you are a Ladycat.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mommy You Should Know Better

No, I do not WANT you to touch me. Mommy, My long pretty furs are not for your fingers to run through. Every day I jump up on your bed so that you can admire me and talk sweet talk to me. I do NOT jump up here so that you will reach out and touch me. Every day I have to jump away after you try to pet me. When will you learn?

Mommy: Sophie, Honey, honestly I forget. I've never had a cat with such floofy fur before nor a cat who didn't want to be touched. I want to honor you and make you feel comfortable, but I can't help it. I think that maybe today will be the day you'll let me caress you. I will try much harder to let you be.

Sophie: That would be much better for me. I like it when you play with me, when you give me yummy treats, clean out the dirty litter box and feed me that stinky stuff. I just don't want you to touch me. I just want my kitty sister and brothers to groom me. I trust them and they know how to clean me just the way I like.

Mommy: Well, if you ever want me to scritch or scratch I'll be here waiting. I just want so much to pet your floofiness.

Sophie: I know Mommy. My furs are quite beautiful. I take very good care of them. Who knows someday maybe...

Mommy: At least I have hope, You Silly Girl.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just jumped on momma's lap and I had to dig my rear claws into her leg because not only was she allowing Kali to sit in her chair but a minute ago she was making sweet googly noises at her. That is not to be tolerated. Next, I stretched out on top of her hands while they were on the keyboard. This is how I tell her to STOP writing. He, he, he now Kali is beating mom's face with her tail. She has an awesome tail action. When ever she's the slight bit annoyed she beats her tail back and forth like a metronome. It actually causes my mom pain as it swipes across her face.

Once again, we've been away forever. Mom took the camera to work again and doesn't have any new pictures for me to share. (Not even of the beautiful new Gizzy quilt.) I did insist on coming on to wish all my blog friends from the USA a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. She has tomorrow off from her tiny people at her work. She's going to spend tomorrow snuggling with us while doing a bit of cooking. Early, early Thursday morning she will drive to the San Joaquin Valley where her father and stepmother live and also her baby sister's family live. Most of her siblings will gather to celebrate. Her brother who lives in Taiwan and her other brother who lives in Monterey, CA won't make it. My uncle Tom, the brother who lives in the same city as Adan does doesn't come home very often at all. Uncle Richard stays home to spend the holiday with his family in Monterey.

I read somewhere that Tuesdays now can be Tattle day and since this is my specialty I have a tattle about my mom's family. Mommy's brother Richard's wife doesn't like my grandpa and my grandpa doesn't like his wife so Uncle Richard just comes on Friday to help keep the peace. My mom thinks it's all quite sad that the her sister-in-law insists on staying away. Grandpa is getting on in his years, it would be wonderful to have more of the family together on such a day. But if this is how it has to be, then mommy will simply enjoy seeing her brother on Friday and spend Thursday enjoying the rest of the family that IS there.

We all here hope that your holiday is just the best that can be! May each kitty in the US get a huge turkey or ham dinner.
Blessings from, Tyler, Kali, Cookie, Jake and Sophie

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Look What Will Be in our Mailbox Soon!!!

Milly's mom contacted us to let us know that Kali will be receiving her quilt soon. Isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!? It's supposed to be Kali's because mom wanted to honor her at 18, being the oldest amongst us.

I don't blog much about her because she is well... a pain. She doesn't accept my authority. She'll commander mom's lap on a whim. I have organized rest times, but when Kali jumps up, she just bats me off. Mom always asks me to be respectful because of her age. She even tries to boss mom around. She's very picky about where she may be touched. If she's to be brushed she expects constant treats. If the treats slow down she flicks her tail and then puts the bitey on mom's hand. Mom even gives her excuses. Mom adopted Kali when she lived in an apartment that didn't allow cats. Well, they did, but before mom declared Kali, they changed the rules. Then when they found out mom had Kali they insisted she be declawed. Well, mom went had the procedure done without researching it. Older and wiser, mom would now just move, if she were ever in a similar situation. She feels very terribly guilty for maiming my big sister. Because of that guilt, Kali gets away with EVERYTHING! Mom hopes that anyone in her situation would also move. As much trouble or hassle as it seems to be, it is far better to be inconvienced than to allow your loved one be mutilated. Don't allow yourself to make the mistake she made. It will haunt you.

We'll see how good my big sis will be at sharing her Gizzy quilt. It's so pretty! I want to be first! I kinda hope Kali doesn't share so I can lobby my mom for my own quilt. With my black furs, I've been told that I look good with ANY color, but I want mancat colors! Does anyone know what mancat colors are? Mom tells me that I'm behind the times, that there isn't such a thing as "mancat" colors. I think she says that cuz she's a girl and she doesn't know any better. Any suggestions on what colors should be on my Gizzy quilt?

Thank you!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Mom is Home Today

Mom was home sick today with the tummy flu. She lied in bed all day. We took turns keeping her company. She like having company when she's not feeling well. Sophie continues to thrive. More later when mom's better.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Yikes!!! We just had a 5.6 earthquake in San Jose. I and my brother and sister went crazily running around the house during the shaking. Mom just kept on telling us it would be okay. She didn't even get up out of her chair or stop watching the tv! We're all in hiding now.

Mom here, that was a strong one. I haven't felt anything that strong since Loma Prieta in 1989. I felt helpless to calm the cats as they ran around in fear. I have no idea where any of the poodins are except for Kali, my 18 year old who's asleep on her mat in front of the tv. I hope the aftershocks don't bother us much.

Poor Sophie must really must be dizzy from taking her pain meds and now this shake-up. Speaking of the angel, she's doing well. She won't keep her e-collar on. I don't know exactly where she is, but I think she's under my bed. After I gave her pain meds at 6 pm, she disappeared. It'll be good once she's healed and I won't have to worry so much about her.

Sophie Is Doing Quite Well!

Your prayers worked. I should have had more faith that they would. The doctor commented that she's never had a more stable a patient. Thank you everyone who said a prayer or sent a warm thought. I honestly felt calm this morning, and usually I'm quite a mess.

Everything went well. She's awake and feeling no pain right now. I'm able to get her as soon as 4 pm. They're going to give her a soft e-collar. The V-E-T wants me to keep her away from the other cats for 5 days. Gosh, that would be hard. I would have to keep her with me, for both her and my frame of mind. The other cats won't get as much attention from me with that set up. I'll play it by ear. If she's needing a lot of pain meds and she's groggy, then I'll definately keep them away. Or if they want to hassle her at all, they'll be removed from my bedroom.

Last night, I made them all start fasting at 9 pm. At 2 am I had Jake on top of my bed screamming at me for food. I swear he has a hidden meezer inside him. He can make very annoying demanding meezes. Of course, I'm the sucker mom who obeys nearly his every wish. He keeps to a regular schedule, so I understand why he felt it necessary to tell me that I was neglecting my duties in the middle of the night.

Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers. I'm very very greatful. You all deserve hugs. I'm sure Sophie has some sweet purrs for you all also.
Love Lynn (Tyler, Sophie, Jake, Cookie and Kali's mom)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hey, everyone, this time, I decide to start this cherish meme, here are some ways (depends on which person you write), and bring our love to Miss Peach~! She always makes us know what love is!

1. tell us what is the most sweetest warm thing you will do to your mommy (what is the sweetest thing that your kitty will do to you)

2. And, hug your mommy, tightly... (and, hug your kitty....tightly...)

3. Tag your good friend...

4. Leave your computer, and continuing hug each other...

Jeter Harris tagged all his friends, so that's who tagged me. I am my mom's snuggle bunny. If her arms and lap are free, I'm there to warm her heart with my purrs and headbutts. If she's in her big brown chair, and her lap is filled with her MacBook, then I recline above her head. Whenever mom looks up at me, I place one paw on her right shoulder, reach my head down, snuggle her cheeck and purr deeply into her ear. She reaches up and scritches me behind my ear. Others may sleep in my spot on top of the recliner, but I'm the only one who uses our secret snuggle. I'm in my snuggle position right now, purring away awaiting mom's signal. What I'd really like is for her to put that laptop down so I can lie down in her lap. Hurry up mom. Miss Peach, I'm purring away for you. Please feel no pain. We love you.

We tag anyone else who loves Miss Peach and hasn't been tagged.

Sophies Vet Visit

Poor Sophie was aghast to return to the v-e-t yesterday. She needed to get what mom thought was the last of her kitten shots. Turns out that mom procrastinated so long about getting them done that the vet wants to give her another shot of distemper and lukemia. That's after having her surgery on Tues. probably when they remove her stitches. Mom's feeling guilty for not realizing that the timing of the shots was very important. Poor Sophie, who normally doesn't make a peep was wailing during thw whole ride in the beige machine. She trembled and tried to hide during the visit. Mom still worries about what Sophie is going to think when she's taken to get her garden removed on Tues. I think mom will feel better once it's all over. If you're able, please send Sophie a few purrs on Tues. am. She's being dropped off at 7 am PST.

Thank you and Toodles,

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Don't Do Costumes

I thought my mom knew me well enough to not attempt to humiliate me this way, but I was wrong. I explained to her that no amount of "pretty pleases" or Temptations or even pieces of chicken will get me to sit still and allow her to put that thing on me. Not only do I not wear clothes, but I would never tolerate being turned into a PIG. I'm the thin one around here. There isn't anything pig-like about me. My sisters Kali and Cookie are the piggies around here. Mom, didn't even try the costume on them. She was afraid she'd lose a hand. Just Jake and me, but we both ran around the bed like we were on fire. She got the idea that we DO NOT do costumes. Okay mom? You can just buy us prizes for being so cute with your own green things. Um I think we need a couple of more Millie type beds, another Whirly bird, (Jake broke the last one.), lots of those dried fishies, dried chicken, dried turkey and dried beef, and any toys that theyr'e selling at the Siamese place. OK mom? You owe me for just trying to put that pink thing on me.

I will leave the costuming to you, my friends.

I'm so sorry I've been gone for so long. It's you know who's fault. She hasn't been taking pictures and she has been feeling a lot of pressure at work so I didn't even dare ask her to help me with the blogging. As it was, we barely got enough loving. Times are still rough, but I'm trying to get her to lead a more balanced life. I hope to be to all of your blogs soon. I love and miss you all. Sophie is scheduled to go under the knife in the first week of Nov. She'll do wonderfully. I'll nurse her back to health (not literally).

Bye for now,

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sophie's Operation

Hi there everycat, it's me, Sophie! I'm here this morning to tell you my very bad news. My mom says we're going to the V-E-T today to talk to him about having my "garden removed." I don't know what my garden is, but I think I'm just fine as I am. I don't want to have anything taken away. I'm very scared. I'm afraid it will hurt. Mom says it will hurt for a bit. She promises to take very good care of me...but still I'd prefer to keep my garden in place. Did any of you girls out there have your gardens stolen? Did it hurt? Do you have any advice for getting better sooner? Thanks in advance. I'll tell you when my big day is once my
V- E -T tells me.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

This is Cookie here. I asked Tyler if I could post this picture of me playing. Can you see the fishing line at the bottom of the picture? It's connected to a very tiny little mousie that I LOVE to capture. I want you all to know that I have a playful side to my personality. I'm not just a grump like some cats (Tyler, Jake, Sophie and/or Kali) might try to portray me as. I really am a loving poodin except when another cat tries to crowd into my territory.

We all hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the weekend. We hope to be able to come around to visit more often. Tyler's been pouting up a storm because mom hasn't been able to sit down and help him blog and visit all of his friends here.

Tyler: Cookie, I don't pout. I just whine a little. Mom used to help me blog every day. Now she comes home from work, gets out more work and hardly has time to pet me or my sibs.

Mom: Sorry kids. You guys are right. Work has been crazy busy. I'm afraid it's going to be that way for a little bit longer. I miss hleping you blog Tyler. I'll do my best to help you out as much as I can. Now lets go visit some blogs Tyler.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tied, Even

Mom here: Last night I came home to an extra loving Cookie. She was all lovey dovey and all over me. I held up the collar and allowed her to attack it.

This morning, after my 3 am trip to the restroom, I did slip the collar on Cookie's head without even a protest. It's as if we had both decided it wasn't worth the pain of yesterday's struggle. She is a good girl underneath her grumpy exterior.

I've never told anyone how I found her. She showed up at my school on a rainy day. During recess my next door neighbour teacher complained about a crying cat outside her window. I agreed to take her. It turned out to be Cookie, a three month old or so brown tabby. At lunch I ran out to the nearest 7 and 11 and bought her food and litter. Made her a makeshift litter box. She ate for 20 minutes straight then curled up into one of my students laps and fell asleep for the rest of the day. The poor thing hadn't eaten or rested in a long time.

Later on that day I heard that "she belonged to" a boy and his cousin. I asked for them to come speak to me. They did claim the girl as theirs. I wasn't going to give her up without a fight because of how hungry and sleepy she'd been. I called their parents and they said that the boys had been bringing her into the house, but whenever the mom or the aunt discovered her they would chase her out with a broom. So my little girl had a very rough start at life. When she awoke from her nap her first action towards me was to bite my fingers as I had waved them in front of her face. I knew she was going to be a character. She was named by my class after the main character in "Cookie's Week." I vowed never to let a class name a cat again because they leave me but the cat name stays. When Sophie showed up last Spring, I insisted on naming her. I can't remember what that group wanted to name her, Victoria I think. That's all for now. Lynn

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cookie 1, Mom 0

We had a difficult morning at our house. It all started at around 3 am when mom had to get out of bed to use the human litter box. Cookie sleeps on my mom's tummy and she had to be moved which always ticks Cookie off. When mom came back to bed, she had to move Cookie again because she had settled puts her feet when she sleeps. The kittens and I had all the other prime bed spots. So lets just say little Miss Cookie was angry. Later on that morning, Cookie was firmly reestablished at the foot of the bed on mom's side. Mom was already up and about when she ran across Cookie's collar on the bedroom floor. It was still closed tight. She shook it at my sister and kiddingly asked her what the meaning of that was. Cookie narrowed her eyes and said, "I don't wear collars anymore." Well mom grabbed my sister and wrapped her up in a towel burrito. Cookie started growling and even nipped her hand. I came out from the kitchen crying, "Whacha doin' Ma? Why's Cookie so upset? Can't you just let her go."Mom couldn't find the collar so she did let her go. Cookie ran to the living room and jumped on the back of the couch. Mom followed with the found collar. She asked Cookie if she could just please put it on her. You see, my sister used to be a runner. She would dart out the door. She doesn't have a microchip so mom wants her to wear her collar. Cookie just growled and wouldn't stop growling no matter what sweet talk she heard. Finally when mom went to sit down Cookie came and sat kinda near her. Mom was still sweet talking her and placed a whole mess of fish flakes in front of her as a peace offering.

Mom here: I'm at work ready to go home, wondering what the girl may have done as revenge. She does urinate on my dirty clothes basket or my bathroom rug when she's angry. I'm hoping she'll be asleep and I can slip this collar onto her without a fuss. If she protests at all I'm going to put it away until the weekend when we're both well be rested.

Hope you all have had a better morning than we have.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Thank you Miss Peach

Quite a while back the lovely Miss Peach honored me with the above award. I have been wanting to claim it, but you know who wouldn't let me online. Before I go this morning, I told Mommy to let me post it or else.

Isn't it a pretty award? I am very honored. Miss Peach is my role model when it comes to being nice. The fact that she honored me with this award, means a lot to me because she knows so much about being nice. Thank you Miss Peach! I'm sorry it took so long for me to acknowledge your honor.

I hope everyone has a very magnificent Monday! I'm going to go snuggle up for my morning nap while mommy runs around and gets ready for work.

Editor's note: I forgot to find kitties to give the award to! How unnice is that? I'd like to give it to KC for being so good to Dinah and her Mites. Also I'd like to give this award to Chairman Mao because he's always has a sweet word for other kitties everywhere every time.

Adan's Gift to Me!

This morning my mom let me visit the blogs of some of my friends who I haven't been able to visit in a while because mom has been hogging the computer for her work. Well, can you believe the surprise when I visited Adan and his mommy, Michico, I saw this beautiful watercolor painting of me and my kitty family? Isn't the most beautiful painting? Michico painted this of me and my siblings in celebration of his TENTH birthday. Happy birthday Adan. I tried to find the exact date of your birthday by going back and looking through past posts, but I couldn't find the date. I will have to look again when I have more time. My mom is telling me that it's time for her to take over the computer again. Darn!

Thank you Adan and Michico! I really love my painting.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Tyler Fish Flakes Food's Aliases

Your movie star name: Temptations William

Your fashion designer name is Tyler London

Your socialite name is Smiler Chico

Your fly girl / guy name is T Foo

Your detective name is Cat Panther High

Your barfly name is Cheese Niptini

Your soap opera name is Fish Flakes The Woods Drive

Your rock star name is Chicken Nips Jake

Your Star Wars name is Tylsop Fooang

Your punk rock band name is The Content Whirly Bird

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Vishus, vishus deer alert

Cat's who are very fearful of big mean vishus deer, cover your eyes and don't read further. I found a disturbing picture on the Internet.

I'm not the deer expert, but I think this is what it looks like justs before the deer devowrs the tender, joocie, yung kittiecat. (I don't know what's happening to my spelling when I writ about the things, gud speling gos owt the windo.)

This is what some bad*ss cat, amped up on Mao and Rocky's Deer Repelant did to the vishus, vishus deer. I'm trying to find out this cat's name and e-mail address to see if she's available to hire as my personal body guard. Does anyone know this white cat or how she can be located. I'd be able to sleep better in the day if I knew she were patroling my neighborhood. I'm willing to give up my Temptations and stinky goodness allowance in exchange for protection. I'll give up my sisters' and brother's allowances also. If I'm protected, so are they and I think they need to chip in on paying the catguard.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Only My Nose Knows

A Mancat like myself doesn't just chow down each Temptation offered. I insist on sniffing each one out to verify that it is something I would want to eat. One never knows when my mother might try to slip something distasteful down my throat by disguising it as a Temptaion nugget. Knowing her she might try to sneak a brussels sprout into my mouth. So I insist on sniffing out each and every piece of food that goes into me, even if it looks like it might be something yummy. My mommy thinks that I should recognize a Temptation by now as something delicious. According to her all my sisters and brother gobble down their treats without giving the good ol' sniff test. I know for a fact that my sister, Kali, eats up her Cosequin capsules morning and night while it's disguised by just a little pill pocket. Serves her right for being so indiscriminate with what goes into her mouth.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Good-bye Anastasia.

Good-bye, Oscar, I'm sorry I never met you.

Good-bye Ubee. You weren't around long enough for me to get to know well, but still we will miss you.

Good-bye Bendan. Again, I didn't know you, but I wish I had. Until we do meet, be happy over there.

This has been a challenging month on our Faith. It is us that miss you. We will live our lives to their fullest and then we'll meet you at the Bridge.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's Time for a Meme

'Scattergories' meme:
Here are the rules:
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.They must be real places, names, things ... nothing made up! (Except…we're cats…we don't know human streets and things…so I'm bending the rules just a bit here.)If you can't think of anything, skip it. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question. If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can't use my answers!
My name: TYLER

1. Famous Singer: Tina Turner

2. Four letter word: TUSH

3. Street: Turk Street

4. Color: turquoise

5. Gifts/Presents: Tennis bracelet

6. Vehicle: Topolino (Fiat)

7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: T-shirts

8. Boy Name: Tom

9. Girl Name: Tara

10. Movie Title: Toy Story

11. Drink: Tequila

12. Occupation: Taxidermist

13. Celebrity: Lilly Tomlin

14. Magazine: Time

15. U.S. City: Trukee

16. Pro Sports: Toronto Blue Jays

17. Fruit: Tangelo

18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Temptations overloadl

19. Something You Throw Away: Trash

20. Things You Shout: Try that again mister!!

21. Cartoon Character: Tom (of Tom and Jerry)

Wow, that was a bit challenging. I tag my good friends Adan and Parker.

Enjoy your Wednesday everyone.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mancat Monday in Charge

Tyler: Mom, don't worry while you're at work, I'll take care of the kittens.

Mom: Thanks Ty. You're the best. I'll be back before you all wake up from your afternoon naps.

Tyler: Ok mom, come home soon.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bring Ana Home

We're praying for that miracle! Anastasia come home today! Everyone let's join together and bring Ana home right now! (Thank you Skeezix for making the graphic.)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Easy Like a Saturday Morning

"Mom's gone off to work again, but she let me in charge of the blog," said Jake. "Thank you for your advice for Kay the cat. Mom is going to try to talk to her mom today.

Mom told me she hopes to blog more once her classroom is up and running. While mom's at work, the rest of us have picked our favorite resting spots and we're going to snooze all day long. Maybe your plans are similar?

Have yourselves a wonderful relaxing weekend. Thank you for being loving friends,

Jake and my sisiters and brother Kali, Cookie, Sophie and Tyler

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Can you offer any ideas or suggestions?

I just met a new neighbor who was out on her front lawn wth her brown tabby named Kay. She told me the saddest story. A month ago her cat became paralyzed. She can't use her back legs. She showed me how she can only try to pull her body along with it's front paws and claws. She really couldn't move at all.

The vet was no help. He said she may spontaneously heal. My neighbor doesn't know if she should put her down or not. She said that she doesn't appear to be depressed. Then she told me that Kay is a member of her family.

Has anyone ever heard of this happening before? Know of any resources like maybe a cart or have any advice at all?
Where can I find a prayer list so that I may add Kay's name to it.

I started crying when I saw how disabled the sweetie is. Any help at all would bring much comfort to her mom and dad.

Tyler's mom, Lynn

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Catnip Meme

I were tagged for the Catnip Meme by two wonderfully sweet friends Mao Mao and Miss Peach. So here we go:
Here are the rules for the meme:

List 5 things you do whenever you're on the nip, and don't forget to tag some friends!

1. I eat as much of the nip as I can.

2. My eyes get big and "crazy."

3. I become extremely sensitive to my other brothers and sisters touch. If one of them comes near me, I complain with a shrill "meow."

4. I then start to get crazed and roll around covering every inch of my fur with the glorious weed.

5. Next I put the bitey on anything I can, even my mom, if she tries to pet me.

So that's it. Although I do love the nip, my mom becomes concerned about my violent reaction to the stuff.

I tag my friends, Annie from Mosaic Cats, Anastasia and Karl from the Cat Realm.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Can you see my tosies?

Somebeany attempted to interrupt my bath time to take pictures of my toes. She said that she wanted to profile my paws for Tuesday Toes. That means I get to be on my favorite big brother's blog for the day. I LOVE my brother Tyler with all my kittyheart and kittysoul. To be featured on his blog where who knows how many people can see me, well let's just say I'm honored. Maybe it'll be the beginning of a modeling career. I don't want to wear fashions like some other cats enjoy. I just want to show off my luscious multicolored soft as a purr pad fur. My mom brushes my long beautiful hair daily. Well, enough of that. I have washing to do before I can build my perfect portfolio. I hope all of you are enjoying your Tuesday staying on the top of your toes.