Faster than a speeding mouse, more scary than a musk ox, it's SPARKMAN!

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Sparkman Laughing at PurrC's New Haircut

July 15th 2012 4:46 pm
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I just can't stop laughing! Purrseus got a hair cut! Whoever heard of a cat getting a hair cut?! I overheard Mom telling a friend about it... He went to the vet's for loose stool a few weeks ago and the vet offered having him trimmed in his tail region for sanitary purposes. (Is that a delicate enough way to say he was wearing poo at the vet's office?!) When the vet went on to examine his tummy and paws, she found plant pieces, raspberry leaves, burdock seeds, all sorts of things in his fur. So they offered not just to trim him in places; but to give him a full "Lion Cut!"

PurrC came home yesterday and at first I was hissing at him because he smelled like the vet's office... But then I realized he was missing pounds and pounds of fluff. And wow is he full of energy now. In this heat, he'd taken to melting on the table all day and hiding in the shade when we went outside. Now though; he's bounding and bouncing all over the house like a kitten! And outside, he was the last one to come in. Mom had to drag him in, hissing and rearing for more outside sunny play time! Whoaaaa! I mean he looks hilarious; but I want a hair cut now!

 

Sparkman's Garden Review...

June 27th 2012 10:27 am
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It's HOT out! And Mom finally had to water plants again (didn't have to for a while after that big rain storm!). I was so hot outside that I just rolled around in the damp pavement under the deck plants. Ahhh cool shade and water vapor! Captain Morgan just collapsed in a melodramatic whimper and Mom had to carry him inside. (Black fur in the sun is not fun for him!)

There's a chipmunk living under the porch and one under the deck stairs and then there's still that one in the plants by the garage that Purrseus caught (and released) last week... So we have a very busy jobs outside. Purrseus spends most of his time just stalking prey. Moose even got off his leash today to climb under the porch and try for a chippie. (Mom and Dad were NOT happy with him after that one.)

Mom gave me an equally important prey job; she's been tying my leash up near the garden so I can eat the little white moths that want to eat the veggie plants! (Like the cabbage, bok choi & kohlrabi) It's sure fun. But Mom says she has to keep an eye on where she stakes my leash so I can't quite reach potato plants. She says I shouldn't, but those potato plants smell soooo good! I just rub my nose in the greenery and purr. And then there's the baby potatoes. If I dig a little in the dirt there around the potato plants, I can dig up these marble and pea sized potatoes to nom on! Mom says it's a bad idea cause I might eat a green one... Oh, Mom!

Purrs and happy summer sun, everykitty!

 

We are okay!

June 20th 2012 10:18 am
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We are all fine and dry! Since Duluth (where we live) is being declared a federal emergency (flooding), I thought I'd better let everybody know we are just fine. Most of the bad scary stuff is on the other side of town from us. We do have a new water feature in our sun room. Mom says it's our indoor waterfall!

Captain Morgan ran all over the house screaming "We be takin' on water! The ship be sinkin'!" Purrseus ran around purring at the puddles and rivers in the basement. Moose hasn't noticed anything weird going on, and is merrily bathing himself... And me? I'm TERRIFIED! Captain screaming had my hackles up, and now there's a dehumidifier going in the sun room. I'm just all whimpers and twitches... I need more potatoes.

 

Sparkman holds a conversation with himself.

June 11th 2012 8:27 pm
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Mom took a bath. And sometimes when Mom or Dad go into that self torture chamber; I just can't stand it. I sit on the side of the tub and SCREAM at them! Sometimes Mom can't get a word in edgewise, I'm so upset and howl/screaming. I mean, it's HORRIBLE! Water EVERYWHERE!

This time she grabbed up her magic little box thing [cell phone] and messed with it while I yelled at her. Then she did something with that magic box thing and it was telling me all of it's problems! They're the same as mine! But of course it didn't sound like me. I'm way more manly and intelligent sounding than that... But me and the box had a good long howl/scream with each other. And then I purred at it and tried to comfort it by rubbing my face on it, giving it kitten kisses. Then my brother PurrC came chirping into the room. He jumped over to sit by me and lick my forehead. He's a good brother. He comes when I sound distressed and tries to help with whatever I'm doing.

Then we both sat there and tried to fish Mom out of the water. Why does she DO that?! Humans are so strange.

 

Catnip BED!

June 9th 2012 11:05 am
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It sure is rough being the cutest tiniest orangist cat in the house. It's exhausting. And sometimes, I just need to escape and lounge... This morning I insisted that Mom take me outside and to the catnip bed. The people who lived in our house before us apparently had a raised bed JUST for catnip! It's great. I just go out there and lounge and bury my nose in a green sprig of 'nip. The other guys try and join me, but I'm a crab when I'm on catnip. I kinda swat and hiss at people. "MY catnip!" So Mom usually puts me over there for a while, then switches me out for one of my brothers and then another brother... It's a pretty happening place, the catnip bed. And I literally use it for a bed. Sweet 'nip dreams!!! Purrrrrrs!

 

My Mom Came Back!

May 30th 2012 4:00 pm
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My staycation is over! Mom came home!!! I totally thought she'd gotten lost out there and that we hadn't microchipped her, and Dad wasn't putting up "lost Mom" signs nor checking the local shelters.... Dad was here for most of the last three weeks, but we all know that Mom is the greatest. She lets me sleep on her pillow, she plays fetch with me in the morning, she gives the good neck scratches, and she's the one who doles out the potatoes. I do love a good long staycation, but that was ridiculously long. I'm napping on her suit case so she can't leave ever again... How much purring does it take to convince Mom never to leave ever again!?!

 

Mouse Patrol: Mission Canceled!

April 16th 2012 8:53 am
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We still haven't caught that mouse. And after a day or so, we all got bored and stopped staking out the joint. Mom's still leaving those cabinets near the dishwasher open for us, but we're not squeezing in there any more... Mom thinks maybe the mouse wised up and decided not to move into a house of four cats. That, or Mom says one of us got it and ate all of it. (Not really our style, but she will believe anything we tell her! And I am all about telling Mom what great hunters we all are.) So unfortunately, that is one mouse that got away.

In better news; a pair of big woodpeckers are digging out a hole to nest in! It's right outside the kitchen window, so we can all sit on the kitchen table and watch them throw wood chips out and fly back and forth. It's a great new kitty window T.V. show that we have. Mom and Dad are also addicted to it. (Sorry Tabbies O'Trout Towne... Without that mouse; we're forced to watch birds.)

 

Mouse Patrol!

April 13th 2012 8:06 pm
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I think there's a mouse in the house! And so do all my brothers. How can Mom not hear it back there behind the dishwasher?! The 4 of us are all lined up along the cupboard's edge and drooling. We're discussing who should take which shift tonight for a mouse patrol stake out... And Mom just walks over and goes "Do you guys have a mouse?! Keep up the good work, little hunters." Then she opens the adjoining cupboard door for us and walks away... Mom!!! Can't you move the dishwasher too!?! Oh this is going to be a long night. That mouse better not be after my potatoes.

 

Sparkman & the Furry Laptop.

April 5th 2012 2:47 pm
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It's been years and years of me being on Catster. And Mom knows it's now where near my catster annifursary or anything... She was just logging on to help me check up on my friends, visit a few groups, check my pawmail and realized that she and I have been doing this for YEARS!

She'll be online doing whatever it is humans do online, when I come over and sit on her lap. I purr and knead and snuggle and remind her that computer time is really cat cuddle time. And that whatever she's doing is unimportant compared to spending time with me... Then I fall asleep and she helps me log onto Catster. I kinda lay on her watching her fingers type (biting her arm a little if she moves around too much). And that's how we write and post photos... Yup. This is one furry laptop.

 

Sparkman found the first catnip of the spring!

March 13th 2012 11:36 am
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WHOA! Big excitement outside today... I braved the lingering snow patches and made my way over to the flower bed. There's some dirt and dead sticks I like rolling in over there. And there was a nice little surprise peaking up at me: the first sprig of CATNIP! Captain Morgan came over to check out what I was excitedly digging the dead stuff away from/for. He immediately just backed off and went back to him climbing the lilac tree/bush/thing project. I dug that little plant out and purred and purred and PURRED at it. Then I ate it. Then I rolled around on it's roots and dirt and purred and purred... Mom came over and tried to tell me something about waiting for more than a tiny sprig... I of course just ignored whatever it was she was trying to say... I found the first catnip sprout! Do I win a prize?! Purrrrr!

 
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