April 29, 2017

Think I Ought to Join Them?

Kitties!  My babies are going into the tunnel!  Mom saw this and alerted me to it.  Several are in the Tunnel all ready and several more making their way.  Look at Turtle!  Duckie!  Fat Pink Mousie is already in there and DONKEY!

Where are they going and WHY?

April 28, 2017

All Set?

Let's see.  Is everything ready?  Eggs done? Check.  Coffee poured?  Check. Eggs nice and hot,  in the plate?  Check.

All set....get ready!  HORK!!!  WAIT WAIT WAIT!  Have to get to the carpet!  Just made it.  HORK!

Still have some left in the ol' stummick?   Here's a good part of the carpet...HORK  HORK.

April 26, 2017

Who is the Mama?

Kitties, Mom thinks she has a burning question.  She wants to know who is the mama around here?  Her?  Or me.

Case in point plus background:  I got very badly sick 8 or so months ago.  I had diarrhea and I was vomiting everything I ate till there was nothing but bile to vomit and I did that constantly.  When I went to the box, I had diarrhea but also vomited at the same time.  Mom was terribly worried and got them to take me in at my v-e-t's.  Mom had to call Tiffany, hers and my favorite tech to get worked in.  That place is like an airport, there is so much traffic in and out!  So.  The Dr. prescribed Probiotics (and no food for a bit) plus I got something for nausea... and I have taken the probiotics every day forever after.  But it is the beginning of mom's wondering who the pawrent is here.

She said that I finally came in to sleep with her that very night after seeing the Dr.  after 2 days of not sleeping with her. (I was so sick with vomiting and diarrhea).

That night after the Dr. maybe 1 in the morning, I crept in and laid at her head for the first time in my life.  I always laid at her knees.  I stayed there till 5 am when I got up.  Poor mom  didn't sleep hardly a wink but was so grateful I was there and not seeming sick but needing her comfort, that she just stood it.

Next night I did the same and since then, I sleep cheek to cheek with her.  My face against hers...side by side. Or I lay my chin on her forehead and sleep.  Lately I have taken to literally holding her head in my arms.  I rest my head/chin on her left forehead and group my arms around each side of her head.  I settle my head carefully into her forehead and purr us to sleep.  She has learned to sleep decently enough she said or, she warned me, she would have to ask me to move.

But she seriously wondered if I am being a mother cat to her?  I bring in 2 to 4 of my babies each night for her and announce all of them separately.  And I accompany her into bed even though she can't get the covers up hardly without shooing me.  I perch on her chesticles area until the light goes out and then I may leave to go get my babies.  Then, I must lay on her head or right next to it on the pillow.  I will hold her head in my arms more times than not.

Who is the momma?

April 23, 2017

Easy on Sunday

Kitties!  I am started off on my easy and I think I will make it a marathon.   Heavy rains won't stop so my TV channels are washed out.  I'd love some company for a Cuddlepile....

April 21, 2017

I Own All, I Make the Decisions

Well, all parts of the bed are mine,  and just because this is where she wants to be at night...well...if I get there first, this side is mine as is the pillow.

If the sheets are newly changed that day, and newly turned down to receive ME, then I am there to enjoy the cool fresh percale.  It's all for me, right? if I am correct and usually I am.

Picture me up there on the pillow about 1130 at night..taking up a third of it, and picture me on it facing downward and my head and shoulder is even with her head and shoulder.  The purring just enchants her as it is right against her head; tis true,  If I am sitting in a catloaf position, sometimes my right front leg and paw slips downward and truly...honestly, coincidentally,  my paw  slips right into her ear.  I let it stay about 45 seconds and take it out but it slips back in.  After a minute, mom turns her head sideways to get her ear clear of soft snowy paws. Then she falls fast asleep.

Just my Katie on the Spot service, Ma'am.  No charge. You're family.

April 18, 2017

Bobbing and Weaving

Ol' mom was down on one knee, the other knee up and she was leaning her left arm on the knee...trying to take my picture as I was in my recliner.  Well, she used a bounce flash that went to the ceiling and with good result.  Trouble is, she was bobbing and weaving down there like she was trying to escape with her life for pity sake!

I meowed to her that if she couldn't be any steadier than THAT while down there, she should only go sit in a chair or something for pity sake! So it's a bit blurry.  Thanks mommy!  She would have embarrassed me at the arboretum a week ago had I been there.  She was on the ground and leaned in for a macro of a bee after she got him still enough to take his picture (it's in her blog and in Flickr).  She finally did and then there came the task of getting up off the ground.  Her knees are shot, I'll give her that.

Anyway, here is the "mom...your moving!" shot.  BUT you can see my tongue.  I'm thinking of seared salmon in its juices.  And mice cream.

April 16, 2017

So Many Dear Ones

Kitties, I have two hundred and one fur babies in my Rainbow page.  I put our Nellie in there this morning and decided to make sure all the rest of our furriends were there as well.  They are.

Nellie, I will miss you always and forever.

April 15, 2017

Hummingbird Poo and Stuff

Mommy said to say that hummingbird poo looks like thicker sugar water and just as sticky.  She doesn't want anybuddy to know... but she is always bare foot and goes onto the deck a LOT.  She has seen them poo over by the feeder and on the floor while hovering AND on the window,  so...unfortunately she speaks from experience.  She has said if a hummingbird does it, whatever it is, it's alright.

 She also said that after the nectar she cooks for them is cooled, it immediately goes into the fridge, capped, and there it waits till the hummingbirds  need a refill.  It's best to change the nectar every third day, fourth tops.  Especially when it's hot and it could begin to spoil or grow mold.  Mold is a terrible sickener of hummingbirds.   Clean the feeder at least once a week and don't forget their drinking ports.  They get clogged.   She measured 1 cup of cane sugar and 4 measured cups of water--never honey and never artificial sweetener.  Ever.  You'll sicken them and they may die. Bring to a boil. Take off the heat and allow to cool enough to put in the fridge.  Mommy uses a glass juice jar.

I patrol for them and keep them safe.  Ahem.

Hope you don't mind my annual hummingbird help again.  Mom and I love them so much.

Mom has a thousand more steps to make to meet her goal.  There were too many events where she goes to walk to keep a sustained walk going long.  She will make it I'm sure.

Mom puts these under the feeder for the hummer's added enjoyment.  She took this picture with her phone on yesterday's walkie.

Xo  Meow.

April 12, 2017

Stuffs...Spurned and otherwise...

Well, mom said there was some hummingbird poo on the big window.  Many times they fly up...hover and look in to find their human momma...namely my momma for she always cooks for them and keeps them in nectar till end of October.  More if they ask.

So after all she did today, she remembered to haul out the diminishing supply of sugar (add to the list mommy) and made them some nectar.  Its is cooled and out for them now.  The same ones come back plus new ones of course and all the families they raise during the time they spend here after their migration.  Mom said they are here April-late October.  RubyThroated hummers.  The rest of the nectar is in the fridge keeping cold till a refill is needed.  Mom brings it to a boil as required and takes it off the heat to cool.  Then after she pours their first meal, the glass jar of the remainder is stored till more is needed.  She never adds food coloring as they don't require it. It's not found in nature and may be harmful to some hummers.  The red of the feeder works to attract them.

Now.  That was the "otherwise".  What was spurned you may purr?  This:

Mom bought me this over the mountains.  A little tent all padded and just for me. HA!  As if!  YOU use it mommy!  And she bought me a fairly expensive soft microfiber covered pad in the shape of a kitty head for my water dish to sit on.  Will I drink?  No I will not.  Another fail mommy!

April 11, 2017

It's Official. Mom is a Cat Lady

This is what she brought home along with that "painting" she hung up in the bathroom.   TMI here on accounta you gotsta  see our tiny bathroom.   Here is where I snoopervise her doing her face and hair each day.  A kitty's work is never done.  We live in a wee house, but it used to hold five humans! And always a cat.  (the most impawtent resident).

See who is on the curtain?

Mom got the bath mat too! 

Um...the masterpiece!

Me, mono railing to make it complete.  Cat on Cat. 

April 10, 2017

Hmmmmm....Um, Mom?

Kitties, first, I held mom's head with my arms!!  all NIGHT!  ALLLLLLL Night (emphasis is courtesy of the Mom).  I climbed into bed...straight to her head, put my arms around it, and snored in her ear off and on all night.  At least my snoot wasn't in her ear as it was before, so I sent a thought to her to be grateful!  Thats what happens when you leave to go over the Mountains.

Look what she brought home!   Terrible picture taking here, but it gets the point across.  It's hanging UP!  And wait till you see what else she bought!  She said we had to wait, including me till she cleans the human litterbox all squeaky clean again (Mom, I didn't think it looked that bad!  No one was here while you were gone but the pet sitter)  and then, she has something new for it.  Wait till you see.  Meanwhile here is that famous couple whose picture she brought home.  Can't see the pitchfork that I know he is holding though.


April 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Marg

Marg, I am still over the Mountains today on your birthday but I wish you a happy one filled with love from each of us here in my home and from everyone else.

Happy Day dear friend.  Many more to come.

Have a wonderful day.

April 7, 2017

Come One, Come All..Kitties, Woofies and Those of All Ages!

We're gonna do it.  House Trashing Pawty.  Trash away, my honored guests!  She has to clean it up, so have a big time!

One thing that may be a fly in our catnip though.  There is a great possibility of accumulating snow in the mountains and high winds.  If that's so, she will still be here.  But do we care?  No!  I'll send her out for toys and more fudables.

I have set up a play area for us.  I do have the ever popular treadmill, yes.

Premier Treadmills, Inc.

But, for your pleasure,  due to popular request I have prepared a skate board area too.  It can be used for climbing and for whapping on as well when you are tired of skateboarding.  Claws slide right down it easily. Three in one attraction! Behold the combination skateboard/climbing and whapping area!

The excitement continues Kitties!  The tight wire area, for showing off your expert balancing skills.  Behold this fine instrument to test your balance! And do chin-ups too!

Fudables, you ask?  But of course.  Nothing but deliciousness for my best furriends.

Silvervine cocktail

Milk for the kittens and older Pals.

My best grillin'


Cold Bacon Beer

and a niptini that looks right back at you!

Too much Nip?

Yes, you may.  

I want what they're having! 
Come on Pals.  Let's show Mom we ain't missing her at ALL.  Getting hot in here.  Open all the doors.

April 5, 2017


Time to be alone here all by myself soon Kitties.  Mom will be leaving in several days.

I'm thinking.  I may just leave with Tiffany.  No...better not do that.  She has 2 kitties of her own and a woofie.  I might just go to Leo's house or Austin's if he asks me.   Maybe I will stay here and have a pawty.  Not sure yet.

pee ess:  I have made my decision.

April 2, 2017

What Next!?

Good Grief Kitties!  What's next?

Mom said she wanted me to go ahead and ask Dai$y to come for a sleep over and wanted to spiff up the bed for us all unless Dai$y and I decide to sleep in one of the many other comfy beds and places.  But meanwhile Mom wanted to help me prepare.  My other favorite brovver over the Mountains came to celebrate the sticky little one's second burfday yesterday.  He brought this pillow wif him from over the mountains.  Mom knew it was going to be here and was all ready to have me invite Dai$y.  This kitty has gold glittery ears and nosey!  Just right for gorgeous fancy Dai$y and me.

Welcome Dai$y

Biggafy to see glitter... er...gold dust I mean.