Livin' It Up with Sammy

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I've Been Furminated!

March 13th 2011 3:35 pm
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Mom has a torture tool called The Furminator. I hate that darn thing. She bought it a couple of years ago for Luke and Tully and they never liked it either. Tully tries to bite it if Mom touches him with it. She later switched to the Zoom Groom which is a gentler and more tolerable grooming tool for us, but she still has that dang Furminator that she takes out every now and then.

She discovered that it works really well at removing dingleberries, especially those pesky little ones that are squished into the fur and hard to remove. Mom saw me scooting my butt against the carpet this morning which is the telltale sign of a dingleberry. She ran for that awful Furminator and used it on my fluffy pants. I was pawsitively mortified.

There ought to be a law against those things!

Love, Sammy



February 21st 2011 3:04 pm
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Looks like I am a DDP today – thank you Catster and thank you to all my purr pals who stopped by to congratulate me.

I was very happy to see Catster chose my diary entry about the prezzie I brought my Mom last week. It isn’t every day that you find a lizard in your house, and I wanted to impress Mom with my hunting skills.

Speaking of lizards, wouldn’t it be cool if Catster offered a lizard rosette in the gift shop? Or a birdie rosette? I’m hoping they come up with some exciting new ones soon; it sure would be fun to give lizards and birdies as prezzies to everyfur!

I hope everycat had a great day!

Love, Sammy


A Prezzie for Mom :)

February 16th 2011 5:05 pm
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I brought Mom a belated Valentine prezzie this morning…a lizard!

As she stumbled out to the kitchen to make her morning cup of coffee, she noticed Luke and me playing with something on the dining room carpet. She leaned in a little closer and saw that we were pawing at something on the floor. Good thing she turned the lights on before she walked in, or she might have stepped right on him! The little guy was already dead, so Mom picked him up with a paper towel and took him outside to the trash can.

She was kind of surprised because she didn’t even know we had lizards around our house. She thinks that maybe the wet weather brought him inside the garage last night where we must have caught him. I love giving my Mama prezzies!

Proud purrs, Sammy


What Annoys Me?

January 30th 2011 12:09 pm
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Since I’m the only cat in my family that has not been tagged yet, I thought I’d join in and play. I had a really hard time coming up with 5 things that annoy me about humans, because I’m a very easy-going little orangie guy (says my Mom) and it doesn’t seem that much bothers me. I usually “go-with-the-flow” as the humans like to say.

I did manage to come up with a few things that annoy me about humans:

1. Riding in the car or in the motor home. I usually throw a fit when I have to ride in a moving vehicle. Fortunately I have a sixth sense about these things, and I usually run and hide when I suspect that I might be going for a ride.

2. Overzealous hugs and kisses from my Mom. These are not gentle kisses, mind you. She gets really carried away at times and practically attacks me with her lovey dovey hugs and kisses. Chill, Mom!

3. Getting my pantaloons cleaned. Every now and then I get something stuck in my fluffy pants, and here comes Mom to clean it off. I can clean myself, thank you very much.

4. Being told that I cannot shred or eat paper. Mom is constantly removing paper from the house or putting it in places where I cannot get to it. I LOVE to shred paper and scatter it all over the house. Sometimes I even take a couple of bites and swallow because certain types of paper are very tasty. Paper napkins are a favorite of mine.

5. Halloween costumes. Luke and Tully told me to put this on my list because it really annoys them, and I don’t care for it either. Mom tried to put Tully’s pumpkin costume on me last Halloween, but I would have no part of it. I ran away and shook that dumb pumpkin thing off my head.

Hey, that was fun! If you haven’t been tagged yet, give it a try. I guess some things do annoy me after all.

Love, Sammy


How To Outsmart Your Brofurs

January 12th 2011 5:45 pm
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This chilly winter weather is making all of us kitties want to snuggle up as close as we can to Mom at night when she goes to bed. The trouble is those "Bed Hogs" (aka Luke and Tully) always wriggle in so close to Mom and stretch their big fluffy bodies out across the entire bed so there’s hardly any room left for little ol’ me – sheesh! I’m usually left with a little sliver of space at the foot of the bed which is not acceptable.

Drastic times call for drastic measures, so for the past couple of nights I’ve been going into the bedroom and getting on the bed BEFORE Mommy gets into it. That way, as soon as she settles down and gets comfortable in the bed, I claim my spot right next to her. When Luke and Tully come in a little while later, they get the leftover space –MOL! Tully was a little miffed at me last night because he likes to sleep where I was sleeping and had to resort to sleeping on top of Daddy – teeheehee.

Pretty good strategy, huh?

Love, Sammy


The Furry Mouse Update

December 20th 2010 7:24 pm
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I was really hoping to tell everyfur that the furry mouse toy I ate yesterday was spotted in my poopie today, but no such luck. With four kitties and four litter boxes Mom thinks it may be a bit of a challenge to find my exact poopie. When she scooped the boxes today there was plenty of poop, enough that she thinks I might have gone, but no telltale signs of a furry mouse. Thanks for all the purrs. I’m eating and acting like my normal self so Mom is hopeful that the toy mouse caused no serious problems to my insides.

Thanks to all our pals who stopped by today to wish me and Natasha a happy first Gotcha Day. We really enjoyed reading all the sweet and funny comments and messages and feel so fortunate to have so many pawsome furiends here on Catster. Mom can’t believe it’s already been one year since she adopted me and Natasha. It seems like only yesterday we were 3 month old kittens causing mayhem in our new home. Mom originally wanted to adopt an older cat, but when she saw my kitten photo on Petfinder, she couldn’t resist my orangie charms. When she came to our foster home to meet me, I made it clear to her that I had to be adopted with Natasha.

We were inseparable at the time and Mom would have felt terrible splitting us up. It turned out to be a good thing that we were adopted as a pair because I think I would have driven Luke and Tully crazy if I hadn’t had another kitten to run around and chase. I had so much energy and really turned our household upside down for a few months when I was chewing electrical wires, shredding paper, and causing quite a bit of destruction in the house. I guess I ate the toy mousie yesterday to remind Mom that she still needs to watch me closely.

To the dear kitty furiends and their Mommy who sent us the toy mousie that I ate, my Mom feels really bad that you would feel responsible in any way for what happened. It was an accident and we would never blame anyone for this. If anything, our Mom feels responsible that she didn’t take the toy away when I started licking it a lot. It was such a great toy and Mom enjoyed seeing us have so much fun with it.

Since it’s Catmas season, and many of us will be getting new kitty toys, this is a good lesson for all of us. Please be careful furiends and stay safe!

Love, Sammy


I Ate a Toy Mousie

December 19th 2010 7:25 pm
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Don’t be too alarmed, furiends, but I ate a furry mousie toy today.

We received some really cool Catmas presents recently including the best furry mousie toy I have ever met. Luke and I both played with the little mousie yesterday and I licked it until it was soaked with Sammy saliva. Mom saw it this morning on the floor and noticed that it was soaking wet. She removed the eyes because she was worried I might swallow them. Next thing she knew, I ate the whole mouse! Well, maybe not the whole mousie, just the fur. I left the plastic innards on the floor. Mom has bought us toy mousies before but this one was especially tasty.

Luke ate a toy mousie once and he was fine. Mom is a little worried about me but so far I am eating and acting purrfectly normal. Mom will feel better when she sees me poop, then she will know that the mousie is not stuck inside me. I think I am going to be okay, but will say a little purr for me just in case?

Thank you for your purrs, Sammy


The Sun Is Back!

December 15th 2010 5:39 pm
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Well, my “poor pitiful me” look may not have worked on my Mom, but it seems to have worked on the Diary Gal – thanks for featuring me as a diary pick today – woot woot! Concats to my orangie pal Pumpkin who is also a diary pick today – double woot woot!

Thanks to all the furiends who stopped by my page and left me nice comments, gifts, and pawmails – I love my pals! Headbonks and purrs to another handsome orangie pal of mine Milo and his family who are always there with special occasion mementos – their Mommy is so nice to take the time to make these special mementos for us.

I also wanted to meow my thanks to all my great Kewlest Catster Kitty (KCK) furiends – you know who you are! They are just the nicest bunch of kitties you could ever meet and they are always there to help us celebrate special occasions and have fun – thanks guys! I think they are the official “pawty animals” of Catster – MOL!

I’m furry happy to say that the sun is back today. We had a lot more rain yesterday and last night, but it stopped this morning and the sun even came out for awhile this afternoon – purrfect for an afternoon nap in a sun puddle.

We are looking forward to a visit from Santy Paws next week – hope all my furiends are having fun getting ready for the holidays! Thanks again for all the DDP wishes!

Love, Sammy


Rainy Monday

December 6th 2010 5:10 pm
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I did my very best to give Mommy my sad face when she left for work this morning. Tully taught me how to do this. He has this way of lying on top of the cat perch and hanging his head over the side while he stares down at the floor. It’s a pitiful look, and very effective at getting Mom to come over and give him scritches and belly rubs.

Mom doesn’t think he really is sad, but he sure looks like he is. So I did the same thing this morning while lying on top of the cat perch which looks out the front window. My head was hanging over the side staring at the floor. Mommy asked me if I was sad.

Yes, Mom, I am sad. I’m sad because it rained all night and all morning. And it rained most of yesterday, too. When it rains, it means there’s slim to no chance of us going outside for a little romp in the backyard (big sigh). Not that we would anyway during a weekday morning, but a kitty can always hope. Then there’s the fact that it’s Monday. Monday is the start of another work week (big sigh). That means we see less of Mom and Dad, which means less playtime and cuddles for us (big sigh).

Rainy days and Mondays always get me a little down (sounds like a song title, hee hee).

Mopey purrs, Sammy


Thanks HQ!

November 19th 2010 5:39 pm
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Since my last diary entry was not very complimentary towards HQ about all the comment activity on the Purr Board and how much it was slowing us down in locating new diary entries and photos from our furriends, I now feel obliged to thank Ted and HQ for taking it out.

Yes, it was an improvement from the first time it was introduced, and yes the comments were at least linking up to the correct pages, but I guess enough cats complained/gave feedback that they still didn’t like it, so HQ turned it off. You’ve got to admit that HQ listened to us, and they responded.

You know, it’s really easy to complain about things, and not enough pawple say thank you or show their appreciation when they really should. So Ted and HQ, I’d like to meow my thanks to you!

Love, Sammy

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