Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Abby: Around here, one of the best ways to spend your time is "doing nothing, then resting afterwards." Although, personally, I think staring at (aka. Snoopervising) the humans is a very important task, one not to be looked down upon. If you humans don't understand what I mean, I am sure you remember a time in your youth when you were thinking hard about something--some plan, some project--and one of your parents tried to make you do a chore or homework or something because they thought you were just "doing nothing."

So, now you understand much more about the very active life of cats, even those of us in this position:

Ah, yes, it's a wonderful way to spend the day!

Monday, July 6, 2009

What can I get away with?

Abby: Mr. R isn't looking and I don't think Ms. C is either, so I am going to approach his desk (which I have been prohibited from being on!). Hmm....

Look at these things, they are what humans call "tewls" and they seem to prize them. They are nice and shiny and I can reach them without getting on the desk!! (paw, paw, paw)

Ha HA!! I got them. I wonder what havoc I can create with them? How am I supposed to get my paws around them? My claws are kind of getting in the way! Hmm...

Is there a user manual up there somewhere, maybe hiding in this spot right under the desk?

Uh oh... someone's coming. Oh, no! I think Ms. C has caught me. I better make my getaway while I can! Hee hee!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

In the paper

Abby: You can't get me!!

Happy and safe 4th of July to all of you celebrating.

Be sure to stop over at House Panthers and see how Stygia celebrated the day....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Friends on Thursday: Haunted Dogs & Plague JOY!

Abby: Today we are going to share with you some images of some friends of ours! We loved our Plague Ratsie so much that we had to make sure they got one too.

Ms. C's friend Ms. A is lucky to be owned by 3 kitties (Autumn, Loki, and Brutus) and 2 doggies (Argo and Llyr).

But first, we'd like to show you one of Brutus's favorite activities, which is haunting Argo. Brutus is about a year old now, and he is extremely frisky. Argo is a Min-Pin approaching his second birthday. It's a good thing he has spirit and a sense of self-depreciation, because he is obviously not quite a match for a cat:

No matter where Argo goes, Brutus follows, paw lifted and ready for any opportunity to pounce! Look at the tail-fluffage beginning!

Inevitably, Brutus GETS Argo! But don't worry, though Argo looks ferocious, no cats or dogs were harmed in the making of these photos. They are playing.

And now: it's time for PLAGUE RATSY fun!! Here is a Brutus-eye view of Loki playing with the ratsy. Loki was the biggest fan of the rat.

Here is a move we just learned from Autumn, the 9-year-old Queen of the household-- it's very deceptive. In order to pull a swift one on your toy, keep all your toe-pads in contact with it while stretching and yawning. It will think you are going to sleep, when what you are really doing is getting ready for a four-leg strike 'n bite!

Look at Brutus getting friendly! He helps Loki to keep his scalp clean because Loki is too busy with that ratsy to wash right now. So nice.

Only something really good can make any cat make an expression like this:

Autumn is always ready to strike even when closely inspecting that ratsy!

Because we are cats we did not mention it right away, but the dogs also got toys: this very doggy tennis-bone. It's only right that the cats get a chance to play with all of the toys first, right? Here is Brutus initiating the toy for the dogs:

And here is Llyr, finally allowed to play with the tennis-bone after the cats have passed it through proper inspection.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009