October 18th 2010 5:34 pm
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MOL. On the Catster homepage today they are asking: How do I keep my cat off the table?
and another question is: How do I get my Maine Coon to stop puking on the carpet?
I had to MOL at those qustions. Too funny. Why would you NOT want your cat to sit on the table? You can talk to your cat much better when she's at eye level. It' easier to reach her to scratch her behind the ears. And she's available to help you with whatever project you are doing at the table.
And puking? Yes, cats puke. Sometimes we just have to.
Going to sit on the table right now,
Paw Script: I like the new library background. Did they steal that from Miss Hazel Lucy? She had a 'Where is Hazel' game at the library not too long ago.
October 17th 2010 4:28 pm
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A padded envelope came in the mail yesterday. Helpful as I am, I helped Mom to open it. I couldn't wait to see what's inside. Something for Howloween? An early present from Santa Paws?
Nope. It was two funny metal thingies. Mom was very happy and said they are so pretty. They didn't smell like nothing. Didn't look very interesting either. What are they? Mom says she won them at an auction that somefur had to help a fur who lives all the way accross the big lake. Mom explained that they are brooches and she can pin them on her fur.
Mom, what's a brooch? And didn't they have something for kitties at the auction?
October 9th 2010 7:08 pm
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Well, Rats! This postcard had been hanging on the food box ever since BEFORE Mom went on her three week vacation. It has my name on it and I just know it's an invitation from Mr. Vet. He sends me an invitation once a year. I don't really care to go to his party because when you get there, there is never any food and no games either. There is no music or dancing and not even any nice cat furniture to sit on. Well, I thought Mom had forgotten about the party because the card is still hanging on the food box. Oh, I should have shredded it while I had the chance. Mom packed me up and we went to Mr. Vet at 8 o'clock this morning. I didn't even have breakfast yet. I didn't have time to dress nice or even to take a bath. There should be a rule against going to a party that early.
So here I was sitting on this cold table and Mr. Vet just STARED into my eyes with this thingy. He got really close to my face and this evil hostess was holding me, so I couldn't run away. That is so rude to stare a cat in the eyes like that. I mean, I hardly know the man. I only see him once a year at this dang party. Then he looked into my mouth and ears too. Then the hostess gave me ONE piece of kibble to eat. What kind of a party is this? They send out an invitation and everything and then they only have one little piece of food? I didn't eat his dang kibble.
Mr. Vet said I was gonna get a FVRCP. Mmmh, I thought, what could that mean. Are we finally going to play a game? Oh, maybe Feline Versus Rat Contest Price? I was looking forward to the game. You won't believe what happened next: HE STUNG ME WITH A NEEDLE! The nerve of that guy. I so wanted to bite his nose for doing that. I didn't like that game. This was just the WORST party EVER. Mom let me go back into my carrier after that. Thank catness. I was ready to go home. This party was for the birds. Mr. Vet told Mom he wants me to come back next year.
Yeah, like I wanna go to one of his parties EVER again.
September 25th 2010 2:50 pm
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I had such an exciting day today! First of all, it rained all morning. Roger will be happy to hear that. So I went out on the patio where I can't get wet, and I caught a moth and ate it. Timo ran after one too but he is so clumsy, he let it get away. Then I played the 'in and out' game with Mom. I went in and out about 4 times. Because it was raining I didn't stay out very long.
So now I had Mom right where I wanted her. Feeling a false sense of security. She let me out again and because it was raining, she thought I wouldn't go very far, and she went and did something else. That was my opportunity. I had some bigger prey on my mind. Yesterday Mom went with me to my mousing grounds and I sniffed a bunny. Mom saw it but I had my back turned and didn't see it. So that's what I went after today. The next time Mom looked on the patio, she saw me, and she saw two blood spots, and she saw a pile of yuckie bunnie leftover parts. Mom thought it must have been a bunnie because the yuckie parts were too big for a mouse. So Mom had some cleanup to do on the patio.
Well, now comes the best part. Mom always says bunnies are cute and I shouldn't eat them. I think this bunny was past it's expiration date. Mom had just gotten back inside after cleaning the patio when she heard me go: oonck, oonck, oonck. Yep, that bunny was bad for sure. It gave me a tummy ache and Mom came running but it was too late. I had barfed a big pile of half digested bunny on the bedroom carpet. More cleanup for Mom. I watched her run here and there with paper towls, rags, water and special cleaning solution and when she had sat down again, I went to the patio door and asked if I could please go out and catch a bunny that was not past it's expiration date yet. No way, said Mom. I had to stay inside. Not fair! The first bunny was defective. I should be allowed to hunt for a replacement. Oh well. It was a fun day.
By the way, Timo has a cleanup story to tell too. It's kind of embarassing. Not for us, just for Mom. He said he'll start writing that soon.
I'll dream of bunnies tonight,
September 23rd 2010 5:05 pm
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Mom has been working like a dog today because there is so much to do at work after her vacation. Then, on the way home, it rained so hard, you wouldn't send a dog outside.
Timo and I did go outside on the patio though. We watched the rain fall for a few minutes, then went back inside. Ate a bite, went back outside for a minute. We did this 5 or 6 times and Mom always had to open and close the screen door for us, MOL.
Making sure Mom gets enough excercise,
September 22nd 2010 3:50 am
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Mom was saying what a good kitty I have been while she was away. Her biggest fear was that I would take a book from the bookshelf and start chewing it up. I didn't do that. But our catsitter is a tattle-tale and she told Mom some of the things I have been doing:
- I knocked down our TV antenna (the power to the TV was off, so clearly we didn't need the antenna)
- I knocked down the wooden duck that sits next to the TV (stupid duck, what's it doing up there anyway?)
- I threw things off a shelf in the bedroom (lots of fun)
- I opened the drawers in the bathroom (somekitty tell the catsitter: I'm ALLOWED to do that!)
- I tore the warning label off the cord that opens our blinds (we don't need a warning label, we won't wrap the cord around our necks, duh)
- I played on the coffee table and the table cloth together with the candle holder and candle slipped all the way to the very edge of the table (who put stuff on my nice sliding surface?)
That's all the catsitter found out about. I won't tell Mom about all the other fun stuff I did. Like, I was balancing on top of our flat-screen TV and screaming: Look Timo, Look what I can do. The catsitter said she put one of Mom's Hummel figurines away. I can't imagine why.
We had fun while Mom was gone. But I'm so glad that she is home. I cuddle with her every night.
September 18th 2010 6:06 pm
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Oh my! I've been away for 3 weeks because Mom was on vacation visiting German Grandma and Grandpaw. So I couldn't believe my eyes when I finally got on Catster tonight. There are hearts all over my page. Sent by some very dear friends of mine. I have the feeling I missed something. Thank you so very much for these nice and totally unexpected gifts. Individual thank you's will follow soon.
Mom got back Thursday night (finally). I'll tell you more about how our time without Mom was later. So far Mom and I are keeping busy unpacking, washing Mom's furs and I've been ordering Mom around, I mean talking to Mom, alot. I love to go outside (supervised). So in/out, in/out about 10 times today I went. I only stayed out two minutes each trip because the weather here is awful today. Cold, rainy, thunderstorms, windy.
I'm so happy my Mom is home. Gotta run and snuggle with Mom.
Purr to you later,
August 10th 2010 4:53 pm
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I love to sleep in drawers and closets. I have MY OWN drawer. It's the bottom drawer of Mom's dresser. My drawer always gets left open a bit so that I can jump in and take a nap. One old sweater is in there but for some reason Mom says she doesn't want to wear it anymore. Yesterday Mom had that vacuum monster out and she closed my drawer and FORGOT to open it again! I can open the drawer. It's just a small dresser that's actually made for children but Mom uses it anyway for her underfur and things. To open the drawer I pull on one knob and then scoot two steps over and pull on the other knob. Then I pull on the first knob again, scoot over, then pull on the other. I do that until my paws start hurting. Then I take a break. After the cramps in my paws are gone, I get back at it. Sometimes I can open it pretty quick but other times the dang drawer gets crooked and it can take an hour or more.
Well, yesterday I didn't want to spend all that time opening MY drawer again just because Mom FORGOT. So I meowed VERY loudly for Mom to come and open it. I meowed and meowed and Mom didn't help me! Mom thought I wanted attention or food and I've already had my supper.
When she went to bed, she finally realized that MY drawer was shut. She said that she was sorry for forgetting and I said: well, why don't you come when I call you? Mom needs more training.
August 3rd 2010 4:35 pm
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Get on the puter, open the Community Homepage. Oh, Newman wrote a new diary entry. I wanna read that. Click on that. Why does this take so long, come on. I bet it's all about his second birthday. Come on puter. Hurry up!
What's this thingy? Windows is downloaning updates, zero purrcent done.
MOM!! Can you put all our windows down please? Some dates are trying to get in and I don't want any dates. Especially not if they are on loan and zero purrcent done. Geez, that must be some looser dates.
Hurry up Newman's diary . I want to be back in the living room by 7 o'clock 'cause Timo and I want to watch the cooking show. The one with the bad name that I'm not allowed to say. I think Timo will write about that show later.
I'll go and check on them windows myself. Mom seems to be busy right now.
June 5th 2010 9:50 pm
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Do you cats read the vetblog here on Catster? The one from Dr. Barcas? We do. There is some good info there. Lately we noticed that there are all these ads for Nutro on the vetblog. We are very disturbed by the fact that Catster let's Nutro advertise here. Nutro (Max Cat and Natural Choice) is not a good food. We don't like it at all. They had so many recalls, we don't trust them. You might say: Other pet foods had recalls too. Yes, but Nutro still has problems right now. Cats and dogs are still getting sick from it. Don't believe me? Read for yourself consumer affairs complaints against Nutro
We want all those ads gone. That's why we are saying No to Nutro. Nutro is a dangerous food. Our advise is to stay away from it.
Want more info? Want to join the cause? Join this group Say No to Nutro Over 370 furs already did. A funny thing happened though. This group got 370 members in 2 days but it's not showing up on the Groups page that lists groups with most new members. Mmmmh. It used to be listed there as the group with the most new members. But not any more.
Mietzi smells a rat.