Friday, June 20, 2008

The "V" word

Looks like I'm being left again.

My people have a lot of suitcases out and they are going on something called a "vacation." I don't like it. Anything that involves suitcases is bad.

Sooooo.....

That means that they will unplug the computer and I won't be able to visit anyone for a few days. Please don't forget about me!

You know, one of these days, I'm going to pack my own suitcase and take a vacation. Maybe I can visit all of the blogging kitties! Meanwhile, if anyone wants to drop in for a visit, they are leaving lots of Greenies for me!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This does not bode well...

In addition to hearing the word, "vacation," now I'm seeing...

Suitcases
The big water and food bowls
Two litter boxes
A list (I took care of that - I peed on it!)

Usually that combination means that my people will disappear and somebody strange will be coming in. I never see the strange person, though, 'cause I stay under the bed.

I am worried.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Huh?

This may or may not be a good thing. I've been hearing a new word around here lately.

Vacation.

What's that?

Should I be worried?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Remembering

Today is a day for remembering.

Today is a day of tribute in honor of Storm and the battle she fought...and won.

Many of us cats came to a home in which other cats had lived before us. I know that my people had many other cats. Napper fondly remembers Duchess, the first Siamese who adopted his family. Treater said her family was adopted by many, many cats over the years.

When Treater and Napper married, they found Skeeter, a Blue Point Siamese. This picture is old! It was taken on Christmas Day in 1978!

The second photo shows that Skeeter usually put herself in odd situations without thinking them through first. She saw this small brown paper bag sitting on Napper's desk. Treater said that Napper was in something called graduate school at the time. Treater said this about Skeeter and this picture:

She crawled in; apparently it didn't occur to her to back out - she attempted a U-turn instead and sort of got stuck. Napper held her up while I grabbed the camera. This photo was also taken in December 1978.


After Skeeter died too young, along came Shauna Li (left) and Brandywyne (right), both Seal Point Siamese cats. Treater wrote about these two:
These two were an extremely active pair, which usually resulted in some kind of damage around the house. We lost Brandy not too long after this photo in an unfortunate mishap (directly related to their mischievousness). So, after Shauna mourned for too long, we brought home Tua Mea Mau (according to a cousin-in-law from Thailand, that means “female cat”). Tu was a Chocolate Point Siamese.



This picture (below) is of Tu when she was still a kitten. Here's what Treater wrote about Shauna and Tu:
It took a while for Shauna and Tu to adapt to each other, but they did become fast friends. After graduate school, we moved back to our hometown, and Tu decided she wasn’t happy in our new place. She became attached to my step-dad, and ended up living with him. They were inseparable! She knew when it was naptime, and would rush ahead to be the first one in bed.

More from Treater's writing:
Once again, Shauna was the only cat in our household. By then, our daughter had come along, and it didn’t matter to Shauna if she wanted to carry her by the neck or drag her by the tail, as long as she was getting attention, she was happy.
After Shauna left, Gabrielle became part of this family. Gabrielle was a little Lilac Point Siamese. Again, here's what Treater wrote about Gabs:
Gabrielle was another affectionate kitty. She made the moves with us from Kentucky to Texas, and several years later from Texas to Florida. Gabrielle lived a long and happy life with us, despite being moved from state to state to state, and house to apartment to house, over and over again.


Treater said that Gabs died on January 2, 1999 of cancer. They missed her so much that I had to step in and take care of this family. I was born on January 31, 1999.

Remember the ones who have gone on.

Pray for Storm and her family today.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Greenies

Tiggie, FOC, asked a very important question. He wanted to know how to get the Greenies mailed to him. Actually, this was just a free sample from the Greenies folks. You can go HERE and request a sample.

If you can't find Greenies in a pet store near you, this store chain will mail them to you. Right now, they have a sale (through 6/16) if you order a great big, huge, ginormus quantity of them. Perhaps you could order a lot and throw a party for all us cats!

Par-TEE!

I got mail!

When Treater walked in with the mail yesterday afternoon, I caught a whiff of something that smelled really, really good. I pestered her until she showed me this package. I got mail! Oooh, I'm so excited!



Yumyumyumyumyumyumyum...

Treater also showed me this picture from the newspaper. It's just not fair that these birdies would build their nest so high. Shoes belong on the ground, not in the air hanging from an electrical line! Birdies, build your nest in shoes...on the ground, please.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Cat Man

Hmm. Treater showed me a couple of pictures from another human's blog that had some strange stuff on it. I just want to point out the last couple of picture on this post. I am so thankful that no real, live cats were used and that none were hurt. Whew. What I can't understand is why he doesn't have any real cats in his home.

Monday, June 2, 2008

It's gonna bite!!!

So the three of us (me, Willow, and Racer) spent the night outside Friday night. It was crazy! Racer and I got stuck under the house (that will teach me to follow that silly black cat). I tried digging my way up through the floor but Mom came outside and opened up the crawl space so we could get out. Mom hasn't quite figured out how we got under there, but I think she suspects. It's a bit obvious when the vents have been bent!

Anyway, we had a visitor in our backyard Sunday morning! Dad was exercising in the family room and saw an Alligator Snapping Turtle! Cool! (sorta.. I bet he could hurt if he got ya!)

Mom got some pictures and some video. It's really weird, cause the part of the yard he was in was REALLY REALLY far from the creek. Where did he come from!?!?!? It was cool!



I have a video but it's won't upload. I'll ask Mom to help tomorrow. :)

More laters! Love ya Spooks! I hope you come out of hiding soon! We love fun toys that play back.

:)

My weekend - two things

First of all, let me just say that I was very unhappy that Treater and Napper left me again for the weekend. In fact, I let them know about it. I sat in the middle of everything while they were trying to pack a suitcase.


Treater tried to make up for it by giving me a new toy. One that won't bite. I'll let you know later if I like it or not. I'm still trying to decide.

Second of all, Tiria, The Shadow Princess, tagged me for a meme last week. I had to wait until Treater came back to take dictation before I could do the meme. So, here it is:

Rules:
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about himself or herself. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Ten years ago:
Hey…I’m almost nine-and-a-half. I wasn’t here.

Five things on today's "to do" list:
1. Nap
2. Eat
3. Complain to my people
4. Ask for Greenies
5. Snuggle with Napper

Three bad habits:
1. Uh, peeing inappropriately
2. Scratching too long in my box and then scattering litter all over the house
3. Urping...everywhere

Five places I've lived:
1. With the Bad People
2. In the adoption place
3. In the first house and second house
4. In a hotel
5. In this apartment

Things I'd do if I was a billionaire:
Buy Greenies. Buy a big window where the sun always shines through…with a soft cushy fleece upon which to snuggle.

Five jobs I've had:
1. Chaser
2. Eater
3. Napper
4. Meower
5. Pooper

I will tag:
Any Cat that hasn’t played yet. If you want to play, please let me know!