December 1st 2011 10:54 am
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We were looking a bit bored the other day so Mom got creative. She dug out a pair of her old undies, one of the ones she keeps for rags. She cut them up into a square. She rolled up some catnip in them and then tied it all into a knot. Then she sprayed it with water and gave it to us. Squirrel & I played and played with it all day long! In between, we were so wired with catnip that we had little scraps. The next day, we were still playing with it and play fighting with each other. Eventually, I untied the knot, licked up the catnip and rubbed the undies all over my face. They had been washed but I could still smell some of Mom's stink on them. I'm one of those kitties that likes the smell of dirty laundry. Mom promises to make us another toy like that soon. But our catnip tub is empty. Time for another trip to the pet store!
November 21st 2011 5:33 pm
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Some of you know I am a bathroom cat. I always follow Mom in there to help her with her toilet habits, etc. Today, she felt chilled and went for a hot bath. Sometimes she reads in there and takes too long, so I jump up on the edge and encourage to get out. Lately, she has been ignoring me, so I have started to take very careful steps right on to her big belly! That makes her a bit nervous, and me too because if she has soaped up, it is slippery. Today, I added a new twist. I started kneading on her bare skin. She found that too much to take as my claws are very sharp. So she lifted me off and put me back on the edge of the tub. I then went to rub up against a bottle of shampoo and it fell in. This threw me off balance and I started to fall in too. I was only saved from getting wet by putting out my left front paw and pushing off on Mom's face. I accidentally scratched her. Mom said, "How am I going to explain this one at work?" She has a scratch on her cheek. She has been looking at me funny since then. I think she is waiting for an opportunity to catch me off guard and trim my precious claws!
November 5th 2011 10:18 am
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I was looking bored today so Mom brought out a toy I had not seen in months. My bungee birdie! So, I am having fun with that right now. Mom is watching to make sure I don't get tangled up in it. And she put a carpet underneath so I can have a softer landing for my airborne tricks. She is noticing that I don't jump as high as when I was younger. She says it is because I am a bit too chubby. Well she isn't as fleet of foot as she used to be and for the same reason, plus she is getting old. But anyhow, this toy was exactly what I needed to relieve my boredom. Squirrel naps all morning while I want attention. Then, I nap in the afternoon and Squirrel wants attention. Mom wishes we would play at the same time. Squirrel & I do play together in the evening.
October 28th 2011 10:46 pm
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It has been a long while since Lobo let me rub up against him and love him up. He has been feeling ill since April. Mom took this video two days ago and my auntie Lilian played the music for it. Squirrel was there too grooming herself.
Kitcat loves Lobo
October 26th 2011 7:52 pm
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We just found out tonight that I like to be brushed! Mom dug out the brush she used to try and use on Fuzzy and used it on me. I loved it! So now I can understand what the kitties that like being brushed are talking about.
October 14th 2011 3:14 pm
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Finally. I'm able to cuddle with Lobo again. For many months he didn't like me around him. He just wasn't feeling well. The last while, I am able to rub up against him again and he gives me little flea bites. Mom took a video of us cuddling today. She took that as a sure sign that he is feeling good again. He even let me play with his ears. Video isn't on Youtube yet but will be sometime soon.
Mom bought me a new laser pointer. I never had a good one. The one Lucky used to have was pretty well broken by the time I got here. The other, just goes in circles by itself. This new one, Mom has to run it and can make it go wherever she wants. It is way more fun. And when it is not on, it just sits there and looks like a mouse with whiskers and everything! The reason Mom finally bought me one was that she found herself at the pet store to find a new collar for Lobo! His old one mysteriously vanished. While she was there, she FINALLY remembered to buy me a laser pointer. Thank you Lobo!
September 30th 2011 6:01 pm
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Well, Mom just rotated our cat tree!!!
We wore out the bottom part of our cat tree. Mom didn't have the money for a new one. So, she moved the worn out part to level three and moved level three down to level one.
cat tree rotation
What do you all think?
We are still very suspicious and have not played on it yet. But she just did that a half hour ago.
She was very sneaky and did this while we were out in our cat run.
August 23rd 2011 1:21 pm
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A really big truck came to our house and a nice man brought us a package. In the package was not only our replacement bird feeder ... BUT TWO OF THEM!!!
Our New Bird Feeders!!
Mom and I couldn't believe it. Maybe they knew two kitties lived here and thought we should have two bird feeders???
We are very happy. Okay Mom! Put one up right now!
August 17th 2011 6:23 pm
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Remember when we got our new bird feeder last fall and how excited we were? This is a video from then:
The Bird Feeder When it Was New
Well, a few days ago, Mom was lowering it to refill it and the wire inside the feeder broke and it fell to the ground and broke. The part that broke was the metal part at the bottom where the little birdies perch on. And, the wire inside pulled loose. We were all upset. Especially Mom because she had replaced our plastic one (which after many years was cooked by the sun and broke into a million pieces when the bear smashed it) with a very expensive metal one. And she spent a lot of time and money to hang it so that the bears couldn't get at it. It cost over three times what the plastic ones cost. Anyhow, Mom went and bought just a plastic one to replace it because she couldn't find her receipt from last fall. But, it was still bugging Mom. So, she went back to the store with both feeders, the new one and the broken one, and asked if there was anything they could do for her. They still sold the expensive ones so they could see what brand it was and how much it cost. But, without a receipt, hmmm. The nice man called the company that sold them. He explained the story to them. Then he handed the phone to Mom and the lady from the company took her name and our address and is sending us a new one in the mail!!! Isn't that nice?
The store Mom bought it from is Rona, a home building supply store up here. The bird feeder is the "Birdscapes Watchtower Feeder". Mom will be sending them a big thank you and a link to our video to show how happy their feeder makes us kitties, and the birdies too! And she returned the unused plastic one. She had the receipt for that since she only bought it yesterday.
August 13th 2011 2:27 pm
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Charlie Chocolate Paws Scales of Feistiness
1. Do you make demands of your human? (If you answered Yes, give yourself 1 point.) Yes 0 point
2. If you make demands by doing any of the following, give yourself 1 point for each:
Persistent meowing 0
Smacky Paws 0
Relentless staring 0
Inappropriate behaviors (i.e., chewing on furniture, electrical cords, the oven) 1- sometimes!
3. If you make demands by doing any of the following, subtract 1 point:
Rubbing and purring on your human -1
4. If you let your humans rub your belly, subtract 2 points. -2
5. If you let anyone kiss your belly, subtract 5 points. 0
6. Are you Head of your Household (HOH)? 1
7. If you have kitty (or other animal) siblings, do you:
(Give yourself 1 point for each Yes)
Eat their food? 1
Demand that they groom you? 1
Chase them? 1
Stare at them relentlessly? 1
Stalk them? 1
Pounce on them? 1
Make them meow? 1
Steal their (well, *your*) toys? 0
Make them growl? 1
Make their ears go backwards? 1
Pretend to be grooming (or staring at the wall, ceiling, etc.) while actually stalking them? 1
8. Have you ever destroyed household items?
(1 point for each yes)
Clothing or shoes? 0
Kitty Toys? 1
9. Please list any other crazy things you do that are ridiculously feisty (1 point per).
1 point- jump on Mom in the middle of the night
1 point- jump inside Mom's pants when she is on the human litter box
1 point- bother the dog
Total Score (Place your score/name in your Diary Title):
My Score is 11 of Feisty Points- I’m a Cool Cat (of course!)
0-5 LAIDBACK LOVEBUG: You are a lovebug. You are sweet (and probably floofy) and you go with the flow. Nothing *really* bothers you and you like everybody. You don’t even mind having a feisty sibling! You are a laidback lovebug!
6-15 COOL CAT: You are one cool cat. Smooth with a touch of mischief. You’ve got a bit of feisty in you and a bit of lovebug. Balance is good; you know how to have a good time by chasing and pouncing AND you know how to have a good time by being a mellow kitty and just hanging out. You are a cool cat!
16+ CRAZY FEISTY: You are a nut. A cheeky little monkey! Crazy, feisty, the talk of the town! Chasing kitty sisters, demanding your human feed you NOW, eating your mom’s favorite pair of shoes, turning on the oven with your freakishly strong teeth just because you can! The world is your playground and you’ll try anything once (or twice). If your human can handle the shenanigans of a CRAZY FEISTY kitty cat, all is good! If your human cannot handle the shenanigans, wait until she leaves for work to get crazy and then blame it on your sistercat when your human comes home! You are crazy feisty (and a whole lot of mischievous fun!)!
Any kitty that wants to play is invited! Feel free to tag friends to find out just how feisty your friends are! I’m tagging: