Friday, October 31, 2008

Waiter, There's a Mouse in my Soup!

Lucy was getting a drink of water, seemingly oblivious to the big pink fuzzy mouse that had drowned in the water bowl.

drink drink drink...hey, what the ?!?

I can only assume somebody was saving this mouse for later.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

They're So Angelic

When they're sleeping! Just like small children, these kitties look so very sweet when they are all curled up snoozing. And just like small children, the three little ones are so very active when they are awake. This morning I am listening to the wham of the kitty door to the garage as they chase each other around the house and run full blast through the kitty door, run around the garage, and then back through the kitty door again. Then, all of a sudden, just like small children, they will become exhausted and drop wherever they are for a little nap.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hungry Hungry Kitties

I woke up late this morning and opened the bedroom door to find five kitties all right outside the door waiting to be fed. There was no dry food left in their bowls from last night and they were hungry! Buddy always jumps onto the counter where I line up the bowls, so he gets his first. Pepper jumps onto the breakfast bar (she's fat and can't jump onto the counter without the help of the breakfast bar stool) so her bowl goes there, and Mimi and Bear wait not so patiently on the floor for their bowls. Lucy has never eaten canned food, for some reason she doesn't like it, and poor Harri is too timid to eat when all the others are around, so I either take some food into the bedroom for her or just let her come out and eat when she's ready.

Last night Keith left the bathroom door open so of course at about 3:30 am Buddy was jumping around on the bed wanting to play. I shooed him out and shut the door, not realizing that Lucy was still in the bedroom, so about 30 minutes later (right after I had finally gotten back to sleep) Lucy was jumping around on the bed. I made Keith get up and shoo her out, since he's the one that left the door open. And that is why I woke up late this morning.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Walking The Cat

We've been trying to go for a walk each evening after dinner and last night we were talking about how fun it would be to put Buddy on a leash and take him for a walk, but also about how freaked out he would probably be to be put on a leash. Then we got on the subject of pet strollers and maybe that would be fun to have and an incentive to get our butts outside and walking. I did a little online research on pet strollers and was a little taken aback at the prices of said pet strollers. You could spend more on a pet stroller than on your babies stroller!

We found this one that is very reasonably priced even with shipping, but what sold me was the cup holders!

What's really ingenious is that the carrier thing comes off and you can use it separately and the stroller folds up just like a kid stroller. Very clever! I think the little cats would like this since they like to play in the regular cat carriers, but the big cats know that cat carrier=vet, so it would probably make them a little nervous.

Keith said that the cup holders would be great to hold his beer while walking around the neighborhood!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Refrigerator Kitty Says There's Nothing Good To Eat in Here

When Pepper was little she would jump in the refrigerator just about any time you would open it. You always had to double check before shutting the door to make sure you wouldn't end up with a kitty popsicle in there. She finally outgrew that habit, or got too fat to fit in there, or something, but then the kittens started doing it, too. We would have to do a head count of kittens to make sure nobody was stuck in the refrigerator, especially after the time Keith could hear pitiful little meows coming from somewhere and finally realized it was Mimi from inside the fridge. Now that they are grown, kitties in the refrigerator isn't as much of a problem, partly since they are easier to see if they are in there.

Buddy jumped in there the other day and wouldn't get out, so I just shut the door on him for a few minutes. Didn't seem to bother him at all, or at least he was pretending it didn't bother him.

Nah, nothing looks good in here.

Okay, guess I'll get out now.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Whatcha doing?

Just chillin here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Clean Sheets Are Nice Too

We kitties like laundry, clean, dirty, it doesn't matter. We see laundry and we like to rub in it, lay on it, smell it, and shed all over it. Haven't put the pile of clean sheets back on the bed yet? Who cares, they are even more comfortable this way!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dirty Socks-My Favorite!

Pepper is an odd cat. Her favorite smells, other than catnip of course, are green peppers, celery, black pepper ( you have to hide the pepper shaker or she'll lick the top of it) and the smell of the cream that I put on my heels after my shower. I use bag balm and heel cream, and the bag balm is especially enticing to her. She'll nip my heels and lick my hands in her quest to get to that wonderful smelling bag balm! So, last night I put socks on over my bag balmed feet and then tossed them on the floor when I went to bed. Yes, they do belong in the laundry basket, but it's all the way across the room in the closet, and I was tired.

So, this morning Pepper found my socks still faintly smelling of bag balm and decided that they would make a great pillow for her head. Mmmm, smelly bag balmed socks!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


This is Kierstyn. We saw a story about her plans for her Saturday morning on the news last night. Kierstyn loves animals and wanted to do something to help out all the unwanted animals that the local SPCA takes care of. So, she set up a donation center for anyone who also wants to help these animals by coming by and donating supplies, food, toys, or just plain old cash to the SPCA.

After seeing her story we made sure to plan to come by the locally owned bagel shop (great bagels) where she had her table and donation jars set up and do a little to help this lovely young lady reach her goal today.

Isn't she a cutie?

I know it's a little hard to read this sign, but your local SPCA could also probably use some supplies, food, or whatever you can spare to help keep these animals fed and housed. I see laundry detergent and bleach on the list, that's something you don't even think about, the animals bedding and blankets needing to be washed. You don't have to wait for someone like Kierstyn to set up a donation center, just call your local SPCA and ask what you can bring, I'm sure they'll be happy to hear from you!

This was such a great start to our weekend, to be able to help out just a little with a donation!

Thanks, Kierstyn!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lazy Kitties

With the nicer weather this week, we were finally able to open the windows again, which the kitties just love. They sit by the open window and just smell the smells and hear the birds and watch everything that goes on outside.
I have to watch them like a hawk, though, their kittenness still comes out when they get a little excited and they start climbing the screen. Mimi managed to knock it out again the other day, but I caught her before she escaped.
We moved the bird feeder away from the window so it's not quite so tempting to try and get a bird now.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm Sponsoring an Orphan

You know how you can sponsor a child who is starving in Africa? Send your check in every month and the child will be fed and clothed for a month? Well, you can also sponsor a starving kitty with a monthly donation.

Check out this website:

This is a no kill sanctuary for abandoned and stray kitties here in California that was started by one woman and now houses something like 700 cats. I first found this from a link someone posted on a forum to the video that shows what the cat house is all about. Go to the site and watch the video, it's amazing. And, no, this is not a crazy cat hoarder lady with half dead feral cats all crammed into a one bedroom apartment. It's truly amazing what this one woman has done.

Anyway, about my orphan. I went to the site after seeing the video and looked at all the different ways that you can help out this sanctuary. I can't afford to adopt any more cats so I thought I would do the monthly sponsoring thing instead of just a one time donation. You can set up the donation through your paypal account (very smart of them to do it that way-no worries about deadbeats not sending in the check each month) and it's $15.00 a month to sponsor a kitty. You can even go visit your orphan if you want, although how they'd be able to round up your orphan out of the 700 cats there, I don't know. Maybe they'd just bring you any old cat that kind of looks like your orphan.

So, this is my orphan, her name is Rosy, she is two, and she was abandoned by her owners.

That is one mean looking cat, isn't it? Either that or just holding a grudge against her humans.

You only have a few choices of orphan kitties when you sponsor one, it's not like you can look at all 700 cats and pick out the cutest or anything.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Under Cover Buddy

Buddy has been sleeping like this for a long time, and it still makes me laugh every time I see this lump in our bed.
He crawls up under the comforter and sleeps for hours like this, all cozy in his little comforter cave.

The other kitties will jump on the bed and walk right across him, hardly disturbing him at all.

Friday, October 3, 2008

This is My Spot

We have nice cozy cat beds and blankets and pillows and cat towers and every creature comfort for these furry kids, but where is Lucy's favorite place to sleep?

On the cold hard kitchen counter. And not just any part of the counter, it's always in the same spot.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cat on Your Back

Keith was leaning on the kitchen counter reading something. Warning, don't bend over when there are cats afoot!

Mimi was looking up at the top of the refrigerator and I just know she was thinking about making a jump for it.