Thursday, December 29, 2011


Abby: Just in case you were worried, I did get my turn at the blankie. And it is wonderful! Very cozy. See, Stygia? We can share.

Stygia: Yeah, well, it's mine. I can't help it if I have very important work to do that occasionally takes me away from my blankie. Like continuing my Occupy movement!

Ms. C apologizes for being slow about visiting all her blogger friends. She will very soon! Happy New Year to all! We're wishing it early. We'll see you again next year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Present for ME!

Stygia: One of Mr. R's and Ms. C's friends, Ms. J, got me a Christmas present! It is a hand-made fleecy blankie. I love it. It is so comfy, and I personalize the white part of the fabric with my black fur. Ms. J also made another blanket and donated it to needy kitties in my name! Isn't that sweet of her?

Abby: She made it for me. Not for Stygia. I want a turn!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thank you!

Abby: Thank you to all of you who wished me a happy birthday! Ms. C will be visiting your blogs and attempting to leave witty comments as soon as she sorts her sleep out.

Now, I invite you to look at this image of Mr. R holding me upside down, feet to the floor:

When people write those articles about "How To Hold Your Cat" they ought to use this as an example of the wrong way.

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Abby Normal!

Today Abby is 4 years old!

Happy Birthday sweetie paws!

Look at those elbows!

But she still acts 6 months old! We love you, little Abby!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happiness is...

... a warm cat!

Stygia: I am not tired of Occupy Mouse Pad yet! Well, it makes me tired, sometimes; I mean, it's in such a bright location...

Mum took this picture of me and says it is "cute." That I have "cute ears." Mum, I am doing Important Work. Will you either sit in with me or shut the camera off?

Abby: Hmph. I believe that Occupation should be mobile. I much prefer to Occupy a human. Like Mr. R. He is very warm! I like it when the people watch movies cause they sit still long enough for me to have a good doze.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hazards of the Job

Stygia: Friends! Today, I want to warn you about some of the hazards of the Occupy movement. Some of them are more obvious than others. For instance, if you're Occupying the shower, chances are you're going to get wet (ugh). Ditto for Occupying the bathroom sink. If you Occupy the desk chair, you could easily get sat upon.

Perhaps just as perilous, yet not as obvious, is what could happen if you Occupy a place like the desk (just like I have been doing). You could fall asleep in the sun, doing a happy leg-dangle with a big smile on your face, and your person might get a tell-tail picture showing your laxity on the job! Be careful, friends -- it could happen to you!

As for those of you who are not participating in the Occupy campaign, beware of the kinds of photos people can get of you while you carouse:

I don't think anything more needs to be said.

Friday, December 9, 2011

I win again!

Abby: GOSH! Guess what? I won again! And this time it is something I can use!!! Really use! And will love using! So it arrived in the mail yesterday, clearly addressed to me:

Wow! Well, you know what? In November, Catladyland had a giveaway, and of course I stuck my paw into this event, keeping my whiskers crossed. It turns out I was one of the winners, and my prize just arrived:

OOooo! Seventeen pounds of "World's Best Cat Litter." This has to be the most appropriate prize in the world for me, because I am obviously World's Best Cat. I am campaigning to Ms. C right now to have her fill my box with it. I am ready to scratch, scratch, scratch at it. Mr. R commented that the picture on the bag looks just like me. So obviously, everyone knows that I am indeed World's Best Cat. Thanks!!! I am so, so excited!

Stygia: World's Best Cat, eh? I am sure that this is a really nice prize, and I will also benefit. However, I am still working hard on my Occupy movement. Which isn't actually a movement at all but requires sitting very still in the sun. I recommend joining, while the sun still lasts!

PS. If you look closely, you will see that I am smiling (one of my fangs is visible). This Occupy stuff is really heart and fur warming.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Post "Storm" Activities

Stygia: The predicted winter snow storm warnings and flood warnings we were under yesterday were, thankfully, a let down. If you are still having rain, Abby had some good suggestions for ways to enjoy your day in the previous post. However, if you are like us and now enjoying good, sunny weather again then there is only one thing you should be doing: nap!

PS. While the humans are Occupying Wall Street and various other locations, now is the time for us kitties to continue on our own Occupy movements. I have chosen to Occupy Ms. C's desk, rain or shine! Though I much prefer shine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rainy Day Busy Stuff

Abby: It's raining. A lot of people may bemoan this weather, and to be honest I prefer the sun myself, but there are still many things you can do to keep active and happy and busy on days like this. Here are my suggestions for you:

#1. Check someone out.
Make sure their bathing habits are on the up-and-up, and offer to assist if they are not. It's friendly!

#2. Discover new hidey holes.
Try out a location you've never tried before. Ms. C was very surprised to find me in this suitcase! Surprising people is always gratifying. But I was very tired, as you can see, it was conducive to my naptime.

#3. Sit on someone.
It's not exactly warm out here. Not only will you be helping them to stay warm, but also you'll benefit from the cozy feelings and probably some nice chin-scratchies, too!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I'm a Winner!

Abby: Mum's been lazy the past two days. Well, as far as I am concerned she has been. But then she noticed THIS:

Mum says I probably wouldn't care about what that book is about, but she says she will read it for me and then just read the "good parts" out loud to me. By "good parts," I mean if they go fishing, eat tuna, or give cats treats.

Thanks to the writers of the SBTB blog! I hope this book has lots of good parts.

Stygia: Don't leave me out of this! Gratuitous cat-picture:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sun Pigs: Prelude to a Whap

Abby: Ohhhh.... nice... sun and warmth! And here is my sis, Stygia, I need to check out her ears.

Stygia: Zzzz.....

Abby: (sniff, sniff!) Yeah, she could use a little extra attention here...

Stygia: ZzzzZZZZzzz....

Abby: (lick, lick, lick)

Stygia: Zzzzz.....

Stygia: zzz.... WHAT?!

Abby: RRRrrrr! Grrr! Don't move, arrrrghhhh, grrr!

Abby: I was only tryin' to be nice, but I see how it is. Whap or be whapped!!

Stygia: Back off!

Hope you had a happy day too! Hee hee!