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Summer 2013

July 30th 2013 5:13 pm
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Hi everyone! Its been too long since I've been on Catster!!! I've missed all my friends so very much. Mom has not been giving me enough time on the computer. Jeez!

I want to thank everyone for all the gifties you've sent us for our gotcha days and holidays. We sure do love getting all those special messages!! I'm sorry we haven't reciprocated lately, there's only one person to blame - MOM! (again, when will she learn its all about US??)

Our summer has been good so far...we've enjoyed the open windows and summer breezes and then really enjoyed the closed windows and AC breezes during a week long heat wave MOL! I'm happy to say that for the most part we are all healthy and doing well. Unfortunately one of those dogs must have brought in a flea and we all got 'em. :( I started chewing my tail and pulled out most of my tail feathers (as mom calls them) on the underside of my tail. Its growing back now but mom says I look ridiculous. What's a boy to do?

Oh and I have earned a new nickname around the house..... Mom always says that Dad's closet is a disaster. She hates to even look in it because its so messy and overflowing. But to us kitties it is a fun adventure! Mom can't even find us when we go in there (yes, it truly is that bad - Mom feels the need to say that her closet is color coordinated & neat as a pin!) Anyway, one night the pawrents were looking for me and they couldn't find me. Then they remembered Dad's closet so they opened the sliding doors and called for me. Sure enough, out I climbed with my fur a little disheveled. So Dad said "oh, here comes Indiana Jones now" and mom said, "No, its Indiana Julius and the CLOSET of Doom!!"
MOL! So now they've been calling me "Indy" Do your pawrents have silly nicknames for all of you????

Hope everyone is having a blast this summer!

Hugs & headbonks,
Julius

 

The babies have flown the coop!

May 21st 2013 6:10 pm
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Hi friends! Before I go to far into my diary entry, I just want to take a second and offer some pop for my dear friend Tully (827576)who has been in the hospital fighting a bacterial infection. Please send him your purrs for a speedy recovery!!

Last week was a hectic week for my mom. She was pet-sitting 2 dogs & 1 cat which means we had 9 animals in our house....yowza! That was a lot. The black cat kept chasing me every time I tried to meow to mom. How rude! Couldn't she tell I was trying to have a conversation w/my mom?? And to back me into a corner of the basement! What a bully! (Julius' mom here - she was a 16 year old, skinny, declawed cat so it shocked up that Julius would run from her. Especially when HE is the ruler of our house.) So anyway, those pets finally left on Sunday but then mom brought out that scary vacuum monster and used it for hours! Sheesh!

The worst part of this is my baby birds in the garage fledged and I missed it!! So now my birdies have left and I never got to see it cause I was hiding, errrr, napping, in the back bedroom. Shucks!

Hope everyone has a great week. I'm excited cause mom has a 3 day weekend coming up and that means lots of Julius time!!!

 

The babies and other visitors

May 14th 2013 8:58 pm
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Its been a very busy spring so far. The baby wrens have hatched and mama wren has been busy feeding them. Us kitties have been busy hanging out by the back door, listening to the bird chirps!

And this week mom & dad are pet sitting 2 dogs and 1 cat. Its that nasty old black cat that they watched before. She seems to hate me and I hate her! Mom says we need Jackson Galaxy to do a cat intervention! We've mostly just been hissing at each other, but today she chased me down the basement and I had to hide to avoid giving her the ol' smacky paw! I sure hope she's gone soon.

Thanks to all my pals who sent gifties!! Sorry I didn't get to send out my own but mom has had her hands full lately and didn't have time to type for me.

Hugs to you all!
Julius

 

I'm gonna have baby birdies!!!!

April 22nd 2013 8:06 pm
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Yup, its true!! The little wren that made its nest in our garage now has some eggs in there. Does this make me a daddy? MOL! I overheard mom on the phone with dad tonight discussing it. They both seem to be a little upset about this development. How strange!

I think its cause for celebration!! Let's have a pawty! Break out the chicken wings....ummm...maybe that is in poor taste. OOOOH taste! Imagine delicate birdies.... (Julius drools) Ok, so maybe THAT is why mom isn't thrilled about the baby birdies. I did hear her say all their cheep-ing is going to drive us bonkers. And I stand by the back door and meow as it is. Mom thinks she'll have to keep a water bottle close by just to make sure none of us kitties get any ideas. Boy, moms know how to ruin all our fun, don't they?

Well, I gotta go rest up. That bird wakes me up purrty darn early with all its birdy music!

Hugs to you all!
Julius

 

Catching up!

November 13th 2012 11:00 pm
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Hi everyone!

Hope everycat is enjoying the autumn....although soon it will be winter!

My bout with the fleas seems to be over and my fur is growing back in. I had an allergic reaction to da flea bites and that caused me to pull some of my nice Orange Julius fur out :( But the good news is that I'm getting fluffy again! Mom says now I just need to grow my tail feathers back in. What a silly mom!! Why does she say these weird things? As IF I had feathers!

Oh, and last week mom found some funny little things on Pixie's rump. Mom suspected.....worms :o and she was right!! Guess Pix got icky worms from ingesting the fleas. So she had to give not only Pixie a pill but ALL of us got the stupid wormie pill. Ugh! Thanks a lot Pix!!

But now we all seem healthy again and mom says PHEW!

I gotta go, time to snuggle with mom.
Hugs to everyone,
Julius

 

Itches and a Witchie!!

September 15th 2012 7:19 am
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Hi my friends! I haven't gotten to write in my journal for quite awhile thanks to mom and her "busy schedule." (rolls eyes!) And you notice I call it a journal, NOT a diary, cause diaries are for girlies! MOL!

Mom has noticed that I've been scratching and grooming myself a lot lately. Then she did a close inspection and found that I have some patches where my fur is thin, like I've over-groomed or scratched too much and lost fur there. I don't have fleas so mom thinks its an allergy. She also noticed my brother Harry's paw pads are suddenly dry and look flaky. So she's wondering if the litter she bought is bothering us both?? We had been primarily using a natural corn cob litter, but mom bought some commercial clumping litter. She thought maybe that was drying out Harry's paws??

Also, for our canned food she actually bought some cheaper grocery store brand rather than the grain free stuff she had been giving us. Money's been tighter this year and she was trying to save. (where's that head bonking rolling pin?!) Mom knows what all those grains can do, but she saw so many of her friends feeding their cats that brand with no problem that she thought she could try it with us. Buttttttttt......now she thinks that is at the root of my itchies. So she went online and order us some of the good (expensive!) stuff.

Do any mom's out make their own food for kitties? If so, do you have any advice for a meal for a very finicky cat like me? I won't even eat roast chicken. Mom secretly wonders if my sense of smell is off! MOL!!

And finally.....on to the Witchie! My pawrents are cat sitting that black devil cat again. I don't care for her and I've been very vocal about it. That makes her chase me then. Usually she gets me trapped in a corner and then I start screaming bloody murder. Mom's had to keep her closed up in the spare bedroom to keep the peace. We were ok at the start of the week but then she got braver and nastier with me :( At least she goes home today - YAY!

Hey, thanks for reading my ramblings. Hope you all have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Julius

 

Mom is a cheater!!

August 12th 2012 7:15 pm
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What a rotten weekend. Mom went to visit Grandma and left us home alone. Dad was working so it was a boring weekend for us. And I had to miss the Olympic events over at KCK. So bummed about that!!

The worst part is that mom came home smelling like Grandma's cats. She seems to be really taken with the one kitty, Porter.
Here's 2 pics mom took while she was there:

Porter 1

Porter 2

Jeez, just cause he's floofier than I am....you don't think I have anything to worry about, do you??? I mean, mom belongs to ME right?? I suppose he is kinda cute, but I'm mom's orange ball of fluff...she couldn't like another kitty better than me??

Grandma's 2nd kitty is Blue. He has 2 extra toes on each paw. Mom says when he grabs a toy it looks like a venus fly-trap with all those claws. Mom likes him too, but I think she's more partial to Porter.

Blue

Grandma has a third kitty, Willow, but mom didn't get a picture of her. She's an old girl, in her teens, but is just as feisty as when she was a kitten.

Well I declare this Porter cat to be my archenemy!! If I ever meet him in a dark alley why I'd shred him!! Imagine, MY mommy fawning all over him. HRMPH!!!

Hope you all had a good weekend. I'm off to beg for treats ;)

PS...I furgot to mention my group emails aren't getting sent to mom's email again. Sheesh! Is anyone else having this problem?

 

The Great Escape

April 3rd 2012 5:20 pm
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I had the most pawsome adventure today! Mom got home from work and fed us dinner and then she decided to take the dogs for a walk before it got dark. My dog brofur Josey was really excited and farted in the house so mom decided to take them out the back door into the yard before their walk so he could take care of his business. Normally mom heads out the front door when she walks the doggies.

Well mom must not have pulled the back door closed right because when she returned from her walk she brought the dogs back into the yard and lo and behold she sees Harry on the deck. The doggies quickly herded him into the garage and mom ran up and closed the door. By the time she did that, Harry was already in the house. She shut the back door tightly and then started calling all the kitties. Coco came right out and then Pixie popped up. But where was I???? Mom knows how fascinated I am with the outdoors so she got all panicked and started running thru the house turning on lights (by this time the sun was already setting) and yelling JULIUS JULIUS JULIUS!!! But I wasn't there! She ran down the basement...nope, still no me. Then she got the bag of treats out and started shaking them while yelling at the top of her lungs JULIUS!!!

But I did not show up. So she went back out into the garage and called me and shook the treats. Still no me. Then she said "Oh God, please not Julius!!" And she opened the back door of the garage and SURPRISE! THERE I WAS! I was waiting at the door for her. So I sauntered on into the garage and mom was all "omg, Julius! Thank God!!" And I meowed at her and she gave me 2 treats. Then she scooped me up in her arms and kissed and kissed and hugged me. I have to say, she sure knows how to welcome me home!

Mom took me in the house and gave me more treats. I know she's wondering what I was up to but I'm not telling!!

Oh and mom found another dead mousie this morning. This time at the bottom of the basement steps. Mom's not happy at all. And now she says she has a splitting tension headache. Sheesh, what a silly mom!! These humans need to learn to enjoy the fun stuff in life!

Phew, I'm beat. Time for a catnap!
Hugs,
Julius

 

MOUSE!!!

March 30th 2012 5:53 pm
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Oh boy! Big excitement at our house tonight. Mom came home from work to find half of a mouse on the kitchen floor!!! Oh yeah, we had a mouse in the house and one of us caught it!! Mom is mortified that a mouse got in the house. She feels the need to assure everyone that we have NEVER had a mouse in the house before (trust me, I know nothing's ever been THIS exciting around here!!)

Mom is being typical mom about the whole thing. She of course googled "dangers of cats eating mice" and now is worrying like crazy. She's nervous that perhaps that mouse had ingested poison before coming into our house or that it carries tapeworms or other parasites. Mom is watching us all like a hawk cause she has no idea which of us ate half that mousie. It even could have been one of the doggies. Mom's also obsessed with finding out how this mouse got into the house in the first place. Why can't mom's just chill and let us enjoy the FUN things in life? How come she's not as excited about this as we all are? Sheesh! What a spoil-sport.

Well I gotta go cause mom wants to check down in the basement to see if she can figure out where that mousie came from and see if she can find the other half of it. I sure am not telling!!!

Meow to ya later!!
Julius

 

Many thank mews!

March 11th 2012 7:39 pm
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My birthday was on the 6th and I had a fabulous day! I got extra kitty milk and mom gave me my favorite food for dinner. YAY! And she spent lots of time with us kitties last week. (well, when she wasn't at stinky work!) We all were demanding lots of attention & play time. The weather has been getting warmer and mom says us kitties have spring fever. Perhaps we do!

A big thank mew and headbonks to all of you who stopped by to make my birthday special!! I truly loved all the birthday wishes and zealies! The best part of my birthday was being able to share it all with you!!

Hugs & purrs,
Julius

 
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