Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Stygia: I am very excited and impressed today, because when I went over with Ms. C to do my Stygian Saturdays over at House Panthers, Diamond Emerald-Eyes (also a very beauteous panther) beat me there and posted a really awesome graphic featuring me! Thank you, Diamond!
I blame Ms. C for me being late on House Panthers today, she was really wrapped up in that "napping on a rainy day" task she and Abby took on. By the way, I really love this lap-top bag for sitting on. It matches me so nicely and is the perfect size!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Ms. C: I am going to be seeing my nephew next week, and so I decided that as a present I would make him some "coloring pages," which is kind of like a loose-leaf coloring book. He likes tigers, although knowing him they will turn out to be pink tigers. When I finished this sketch, I had the strange realization that it looks like John Malkovich (but a lot hairier):
And of course, I had to feature my own little brown tiger, ABBY!
I hope you enjoy these sketches. Working on a few more, and am going to print out a couple copies of each for him so he can give some to his grandma and great-grandma!
PS. Stygia was featured today on the Diamond's Lair blog as one of 13 Spooktacular Cats! Cool!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
First, you can just relax side by side with your friends:
Next, you may want to bathe thoroughly. This can take quite some time:
When you start feeling a little more energetic again, you may want to demonstrate this to your friends by bringing over a favorite toy:
And if your friends are still feeling lazy, you may just want to GET THEIR TAILS!!!
What do YOU like to do after your 'nip?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ms. C laid out several of my toys (the only ones she could find) this morning and accused me of removing their tails. I tried to tell her that there are two cats in this household, so why was she so certain it was me who did it? She said that all of these toys had their tails when Abby was the only cat here. I tried to convince her that maybe they are just getting old, and we should have new ones. But she said that I am the one that carries them around by the tails, not Abby. She also said something about "finding a tail in the litter box." I guess I will take the credit for this, then.
Yesterday on House Panthers I talked about how it's really nice to enjoy your 'nip in the sunshine. Here is my example for all you kitties to follow:
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Yep, soon enough, she rolls over and.... just LOOK!! She bites me in the butt!! ARRRRgh! This is not going to go unanswered, Abby!!!
Abby: Sure, I like relaxing with my sis. I lick between her ears every day now. But I can't help it, her twitching tail makes me feel playful. We like to play in the sun.
Just in case you think I am always the one starting things, I will have you know for the record that right before Ms. C snapped this shot, I was licking between her ears. But as you can see, she got excited and wanted to play! I know how she feels, so who am I to deny her?
Stygia is over at House Panthers today, so be sure to stop by and check it out!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Friends are also for roughhousing with. I like to keep Ms. C on the go, she can hardly get a picture of us sometimes because we are moving so fast. You can tell by the 'quality' of her pictures. Can you see who is the chaser and who is the chasee in this next picture? Hee hee!
Here I am demonstrating the "flying squirrel" attack position. Yeah, yeah, maybe we do get a few neck-licks in, but we have to put our ears back anyway. It's part of the fun!
Chance has given us a lovely award! Thank you so much Chance, we love you too!!! If you just come over, maybe we can all practice "flying squirrel" and so much more, all together!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Ahhh, yes. That was satisfying. It is very hard for me to stay still for very long, you know. I even noisily gobble down that tuna as quickly as I can, not only because it is so tasty, but also because those moments I have my face in the food bowl are moments I cannot keep track of everything else going on in the household.
I am coming to really like Stygia. I even calmed down for about 10 seconds the other day to wash between her ears for her, although she has not yet done the same for me yet.
Ms. C gives her these little treat-thingies called "Tasty chicken flavor" temptations. I have never been interested in any treats of any flavor, not even tuna ones, but Stygia will eat any of them. So, I decided I better check it out. I waited for an opportune Styggie-getting-treats moment, and then I barged in. And I ate them all. I am sorry if it was rude, it was important. Now, as soon as I hear the cracking of the treats bag, I come running, and I politely eat one of them, even though I really don't like the way they taste. It's the polite thing to do!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
It's a subject that I -- heck, probably all of us! -- feel very strongly about. No matter what flavor of treat you prefer, it's a vital part of every day! Tomorrow Stygia will present her own book cover.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Abby: Ms. C says her Aunt D. sent her a lovely afghan that she made! She put it on the chair and right away I had to scale its heights and make it my own. I think a multicolored-and-black design compliments my own color scheme, don't you agree?
Stygia: Yes, I allowed Abby to sit near me in the morning. She can be pesky, but ultimately she listens to me. She was leaving me alone so it was ok.
Just in case you wanted to see another video of us playing in our cat condo, here it is! Ms. C needs a better way to record our antics besides her camera, which as you can see is not very good at all. She then had to rotate it in Windows Movie Maker, and it came out a bit squashed.
On the positive side, you can see what a silly little klutz Abby is, falling out of the cat condo like that, and just how fast my whapping paws are! You get to watch all the action twice, the second time is in slow motion.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Ms. C located one of my favorite toys for me. I could be anywhere in the house, but if I hear its rattling sound, I will come running at full speed because it needs to GET GOT!
Stygia: Oh, Abby, hi! I will roll around and touch your paws and maybe you will PLAY with me, too!
I fit into the bottom of the cat condo quite nicely. I like to "hang out" a bit, too! But I have a feeling... something is watching me....
Ha ha!! I will not let it get the better of me! You weren't expecting that now, were you, Abby?
Friday, September 5, 2008
Stygia: Perhaps you can tell by the last few blog entries, but this is our new favorite game, playing in and around the cat condo. When I first met Abby, I didn't understand that she was a wrestling-loving kind of cat. I thought she just wanted to fight, I didn't know this was a fun way that we cats could play together. I am learning!
I find it easiest to play from on top of the cat condo. I tried to dash into that top cubby that Abby is usually in once, but it was a lot smaller than I expected, and I ended up with my back legs and tail just hanging out. You can be sure that with Abby on my tail, I got out of there quickly!
Abby: We play this game throughout the day! Sometimes Stygia needs a little bit of persuasion in order to box and wrestle with me. I've had to be clever in my techniques. Usually, I just sneak up on her and whap her tail, but sometimes she ignores that, so as you can see from this video, I'm using the "bite the back" technique.
Well, it is time for our nap. It is afternoon and we need to store a lot of energy for evening excitement!
PS. When we ran the spell check we were shocked to see that "whap" is not in the dictionary. It's a very important term!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Styggie was relaxing on the top of the cat-condo, I decided to make a tactical investigation of the second level. Look how I just levitate into it!
Stygia: I can't say I didn't expect her to try to get up here with me. Maybe my laser eyes will work to repel her! I have claimed this space as mine for now and I plan to stay here!!
We swirl around on the top of the cat-condo for a while. Abby will never admit that I got the best of her this time, but I did!! She kind of got trapped in the corner by the wall there and she panicked and ran away!! I wouldn't have hurt her but she did get a lesson. After all, I still weigh a pound more than she does.
You can see who is still on top of the cat-condo at the end.... tee hee! She's a little skulker!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Abby: Oh, I just want to PLAY!!! PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAAAAAy!!!!