April 9th 2012 7:54 pm
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Thank you SO MUCH everypaw for all the neat gifts, comments, mails, photos for my birthday. You guys are great. I was so happy that somebody at least remembered my birthday. Thank yous are coming. Mom is slow with this as always.
Mom has somewhat made up for it that she forgot my birthday on Friday.
Saturday she rushed to the pet supply store to find something for me. She got me a tire. No, not the one around my waist. This one you can play with. You can jump through and on top and you can chase your sisfur around it. You can sit on top of it and shapen your claws too. (see photo on my page)
Sunday I got a mouse (photo on my page also). And then Mom sprinkled nip on the carpet for us to enjoy. This is special, wonderful home-grown nip from dear friends of us. Whoo Hoo, we had a nip pawty and went all crazy. We started chasing each other and wrestling. Guest cat, who stays here sometimes, really had to get out of the way, because Mietzi was zooming by with top speed and made those weird meows that almost sound like barking. Guest cat is weird, she is not affected by nip at all. And to top it all off we got these pawsome natural Salmon treats that Mom got from the Brown Dog Bakery a little while ago. Yes, Mom met a brown dog there. But he was just a customer, he doesn't live there. He begged Mom for some of our kitty treats because his Mom was chatting and slow to pick out his treats.
So it was a nice birthweekend. But I think Mom still owes me. I'll think of more ways to collect.
Hope you all had a nice Easter weekend.
April 6th 2012 7:41 pm
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Oh my cat. You won't believe this. This mother of mine is the worst one of all. Do you know what she did? She FORGOT my birthday. It's my birthday today Mom!
Mom came home from Good Friday service and checked her email. I heard her mumbling: why are there so many from Catster?
Well, because it's my birthday, Mom!
So I got nothing today. No 'Happy birthday dear Timo', no gifts, no snacks, no extra snuggles. What am I supposed to do with this human?
I am glad that my birthday is on Good Friday this year. It is a Good Friday indeed. The Lamb has paid the price once and for all. We will praise your name, Jesus.
That's from a song that the choir at church sang and Mom has been singing it ever since she came home.
Thank you so much for your gifts and pawmails. I have to go do something about Mom now. I just don't know what yet. I'm open for suggestions.
birthday boy Timo
March 24th 2012 7:23 am
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Some burd news for all my cat friends:
Geese first - Father and mother goose found a perfect spot for their nest. A big planter in front of a Mexican Restaurant here in Des Moines. The mom has laid about three eggs (it's hard to get close enough to get an exact count). Father goose is busy protecting his future offspring. If people walk too close, he will hiss at them. If people go way too close, he will try to bite them. Father goose also sits on top of customer's parked cars just to make a point about who's territory this is. The restaurant staff is happy about their new neighbors. They report the happy couple doesn't like chips but they eat crumbs. Who knew that geese like Mexican.
Turkeys next - The Department of Natural Resources, in a certain Iowa town, is asking people NOT to feed the wild turkeys. They don't want the dozen or so turkeys to get used to handouts. Also, the males can get aggressive in the springtime protecting their hens. If you find wild turkeys on your property, chase them away and tell them: Go find your own food.
Copycat rights: freely retold after Des Moines Register articles from 3/23/12 (geese) and the other I don't know. Somepurr ripped the date off that page.
February 26th 2012 11:14 am
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In today's newspaper: 'Hairball performs tonight at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.'
I need to get over there and get in on the act. I throw a good hairball.
February 18th 2012 10:32 am
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Die Ilse, die Ilse
keiner will se.
Da kam der Koch
und nahm sie doch,
weil sie so nach Käse roch.
The Elsie, the Elsie
nobody wants her.
Then came the cook
and her he took
because she smelled like cheese a lot.
The moral of the story: If you smell like cheese, the cook in your house will like you.
January 28th 2012 8:55 am
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Before you come banging on my door, we didn’t win the lottery. Otherwise I'd be writing you from Maui right now. At least I don't think it was us. Nobody actually knows who won the Hot Lotto prize worth as much as 14.3 million. You have purrobably heard of the lotto saga here in Iowa. The prize went unclaimed for a little over a year. Then some mysterious lawyer from Mew York stepped forward, two hours before the ticket was to expire, and said: I claim the prize on behalf of the winner. Who’s the winner? He says he represents a trust. He had the winning ticket. The police investigated and found that it was the real ticket.
But the Iowa Lotto officials refused to pay because Iowa law says the names of the people behind the trust have to be made know to the Lotto officials. So they set this Mew York lawyer a deadline, which was yesterday, to tell the names. Everybody in Iowa was waiting to hear: who is the winner? why didn’t they claim this prize earlier?
Well, Furrsday evening the lawyer said ‘forget it’ and withdrew his claim. He says he doesn’t know the names of the people behind the trust.
Now a lot of people are wondering: Why would the people in the trust not want their names to be known? Who would turn down 14.3 million?
Somebody who has lots of money already and doesn’t need any more? Donald Trump, Mitt Romney? Is there something shady going on?
What’s a trust you say? Well, it works like this. Let’s say Pipo, Finney and I realize that we got so many presents for Christmas, we can’t play with all of them. So we decide to pool all our extra toys together in a trust. This way we’ll have them for leaner times. Also all our mousies together are probably going to multiply. That’s what the humans call interest. Now we need a safe place to store our abundance. How about Belize? A small country in the middle of Central America with a nice beach. Our mousies will feel great over there. Now we need a name for our trust so that the Belize people know who’s toys those are. Hmmm, help me think here, how about The Three Stooges Investment Trust.
Ha, extra bonus. The Belize people say we don’t even have to write down our names anywhere. They give us a secret password and so nobody knows who’s really behind the Three Stooges Trust.
Now on a side note: Mom has shopped in that QuikTrip where the winning ticket was bought. More than once actually. It’s in our neck of the woods. Hmmm, that makes me wonder…… Mom always says money won’t make you happy…. But really, Mom….
January 5th 2012 7:13 pm
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Oh my gosh. I had no idea. Mom saw it on that FB thingy. Today is national BURD day. Quick. Help me think. How should we celebrate this occasion?
I'm thinking a big, juicy turkey maybe? Nope, takes too long to make.
We need a burd! How can I celebrate national burd day without a burd in the house? I know cats who have finches and parakeets and fun things like that. Why can't we have burds, Mom?
I know. I can finally get that burd off the Christmas tree. Yes, it's still sitting up there. Yes, we still have the tree up. Mom says they usually leave it up 'til January 6 in Germany because that's Three Kings Day. You know. The three kings from the east who brought presents to baby Jesus. I love our tree. I bat at it sometimes. I'm happy that it's still up. Yes, I will remove my Christmas music off this page, eventually.
Need to take a nap now and dream about burds.
January 1st 2012 5:47 pm
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Happy New Year from me also.
While Mietzi reported on trivial stuff, like doing squat or not doing squat, I need to inform you about the important news.
The 5th Annual Bacon Fest is sold out!!! Sorry, all 4,000 tickets were snatched up in only 25 minutes. If you want to try to sneak in to the Des Moines Bacon Fest, be at my house on February 18th at 11:00 a.m. central time, and I'll distract the ticket taker. Wear something that blends in, OK?
December 28th 2011 2:07 pm
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Found this cat-related item in Mom's big book. The one that's laying on the coffee table and she has her nose in it every day:
As the beating of cream yields butter
and striking the nose causes bleeding,
so stirring up anger causes quarrels.
In other cat related news:
"Police dog helps nab man after chase"
Whoo hoo. You go Canine. Good work. This is the sixth time this guy has been arrested this year. He thought he could outrun a Police doggy. Nope. He got bit in the ankle too. The man, not the dog.
Copycatright - Des Moines Register, 12/28/2011
The moral of the story:
The man should not have stirred up anger in the Police dog. He should have instead just stirred cream. Much safer.
December 24th 2011 5:25 pm
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For unto us a Child is born;
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end.
Upon the throne of David and over His Kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Thank you Lord Jesus for coming to us, and living among us.
All this to save us.
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!