Timo's Tall Tales

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I'm watching Eagles and it's my purrsday

April 6th 2011 10:33 am
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Hi everyfur. Thanks for bringing over so many gifts for my purrsday. Molly was the first one this morning. She gave me a party hat. I had it on this morning when Mom got up and good thing too. Mom almost forgot about my purrsday. But then she saw me with the party hat. I don't know what Mom will do for my purrsday - since she almost forgot. Waiting for her to come home. I hope it involves food!!

In the meantime I'm watching the Eagles in Decorah Iowa on their web cam. It's really neat. They have two little babies and another egg is about ready to hatch. The old eagles are very big. I don't want to run into them ever, so it's nice to watch from the safe distance over the net.

If you want to watch too here is the website. Sorry, I have no time for links right now because it's Mom's lunch break

then click on nest cam
Or you can just google Decorah Eagles.

Meow to you later,
birthday boy TK

7:40 p.m.
There is a big old fish laying in the nest right now (supper). I hope it's a trout. The eagles live next to a fish hatchery. Good place to live.

I have the sound turned up on the eagle website and you can hear birds chirping, cars driving by and water running. When Mom watches at work, she has no sound. She never needs sound on her work computer. So she was surprised to find out that there is sound. Good thing that I turned our speakers up.

I lost track a little bit. I don't know if eagle baby number three has hatched yet. I thought I saw an empty shell in the nest. Momma Eagle needs to get up so that I can get a better look. Must be boring to be sitting on that nest all day long. I'll come around in a little while and thank you all personally for the gifts and greetings. Thank you so much. Love you all. Gotta check on my eagles.


CatSnip for Humans too !

April 2nd 2011 11:39 am
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Last week I told you about the new CatSnip Program from our Animal Rescue League. Mom says it's only for low income kitties and it's free. So I thought I'd sign up because I have no income and it sounded like it is a crafts class. Because I didn't stop bugging Mom about it, she finally explained it to me.

It's not a crafts class at all! It's like them humans steal part of our manly parts. It usually happens when you're really young and I had it done already but I don't remember. The humans don't do this to be mean. It's for our own good. Because man cats who don't have this done live a dangerous life. They will go roaming around looking for the most beautiful girl cat to marry and they will stray far from home. And after a little while the girl cat will have kittens. Then she'll sue you for kitten support and Alley-Money too because she wouldn't be able to work for a while on account of the kittens. Boy, am I happy that I don't have to worry about that.

But the best is, did you know that CatSnip is available also for humans? Yep, humans can have this done too. Well, it's about time that they have to suffer too. It's not fair that it's always us cats who have to go to the vet and have all this stuff done to us.

So now CatSnip for humans is available too. Not at the ARL of course but I saw some human vets advertise it, and they say humans should have it done right now if they are thinking about it. Because the Final Four are on and it's the purrfect excuse to just sit on the couch and do nothing. Humans are not as tough as we cats are. When they have this done, they are supposed to sit on the couch for three days and not move much. And there is also a strategically placed bag of frozen peas involved somehow.

Glad that I can enjoy the Final Four without frozen peas,



March 26th 2011 4:28 pm
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Mom says this is very good. It’s new. It’s from our local Animal Rescue League and it’s called the CatSnip Program. I have been thinking about what exactly the CatSnip Program could be. The flyer has a happy smiling cat on it. It says that cats who live in certain Zip Codes are invited to participate. You have to make an appointment and it’s free. FREE is good. They only have room for 1,920 cats during the next two years.

CatSnip sounds kind of crafty. I’m wondering if this is like a crafts class and we cats would be making something? Maybe we’d be using them kid-scissors with the rounded edges and glue? I asked Mom if she could sign me up for the class but Mom doesn’t want me to go. She says I don’t need to go, it’s already taken care of. This is not fair! Just because I’m a man cat doesn’t mean that I can’t be crafty and creative. I can go to a crafts class if I want to. I’d love to make a nice toy out of colored paper and feathers and fabric. Maybe I’d even use glitter.

Mietzi said she doesn’t want to go. No way. Well, Mietzi has always been more of a Tomboy cat and she’d probably rather go to a shop class.

I hope Mom will change her mind and lets me go. CatSnip sounds like so much fun.
Your crafty Timo


Thank you so furry much

March 20th 2011 4:13 pm
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Here are the long overdue thank you notes from my Cat of the Day event on March 16th. It was a lovely day in the lower 70s and I got to go outside for a few minutes after Mom got home from work.

I am honored that so many friends stopped by. Thank you to everyfur who brought gifts and treats, made comments in my diary, sent pawmails, sent friend requests. Most of all I value just being your friend. It doesn't always have to be an expensive gift. Big hugs to all of you. Here are all the furrs who brought gifts:

Monida – Adopt a Pet ribbon

Family of Samoa – Leprechaun Hat and a Heart

Grace – Shrimp

Da Tabbies O Trout Towne – Four-leaf clover

Family of King Simba, Tidge, Jet (Angel), Zachariah Herbert – a yellow Star

Family of Oly, Mercy, Noah, Petrie, Oliver, Shamus (Angel), Rico, Petals, Calvin, Ginger Lee, Alexis (Angel), Sadie Mae, Sam - a Pot of Gold and a dancing kitty

Family of Zeeke, Romeo, Cleopatra, Trooper, Kahless, Harley, Davidson, Miyoko, Tomiko, Francis & Kibbles, PJ, Poocat (Angel), Tigger (Angel), Fozzy Bear, Zelda, Mishka, Onyx (Angel), D.C., Toes – a yellow Star

Family of Luke, Tully, Sammy, Natasha - Leprechaun Hat

Family of Kaci Sunshine, Miss Mittens (Angel), Abby (Angel), Pete (Angel), Jennifer (Angel), Callie (Angel) - Four-leaf clover

Family of Humphrey Lee Haunted, Roger Bleu, Greta (Angel) – Trophy and some neat balloons

Special thank you to Big Harry, The Bush Furrs, and Samoa for making me Cat of the Day pictures.

Hope I didn't forget anyfurr. If I did please forgive me. It was not on purrpose.

Love you all,

Paw Script: another gift just arrived. Opening it now. It's from ..... Xena Princess Warrior, Queen Tallulah (Angel), Zeke, Kandi, Princess Tu Two, Mia, Milo. It's a .... Adopt a Pet Ribbon. Thank you.
Kitty kisses,


Cat of the Day and a nightmare (updated)

March 16th 2011 4:05 pm
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I'M CAT OF THE DAY! I just found out now at 6:04 central daylight savings time. Wow, I'm speechless. Thank you for all the gifties and emails and comments. I LOVE MY FRIENDS.

I'll write more later and tell you what the nightmare was.


*** U P D A T E ***
When Mom got home from work she found out that I'm COD. I was so excited. I've never been COD before. What I didn't know at that time yet, was that a very dear friend had made her journey to the Bridge today. Miss Hazel Lucy is the sweetest Angel ever at the Bridge. We are so sad. Mom can't stop crying. We love Hazel Lucy so much. We'll love her until we see her again.

I wrote my original diary title when Mom came home: Cat of the Day and a nightmare. I didn't know about HL when I wrote that title. That is a nightmare indeed. It seems unreal that sweet Hazel is not here any more.

I was going to tell you about a different nightmare. Mom had one last night. She dreamt that she gave me away to the Shelter! In her dream she just couldn't deal with having us cats any more. Then a day later she realized what she had done and was afraid the shelter might send me to the Bridge. And she desperately wanted me back. She couldn't believe that she had given me away because she loves, loves, loves me and missed me terribly. So she was gonna go, no RUN, to the shelter to get me back. And that's when she woke up. She was SO glad to see me and I got kisses and hugs and cuddles. Mom would NEVER give me away. Don't know where that silly dream came from.

Mom is still crying, so I better stop now. Enjoy each day with your family. Love each other. Forgive each other.

We will say a prayer for Hazel Lucy and her Mom tonight.


More musings on iPad2s

March 12th 2011 8:06 am
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My furriends are so smart. As I said yesterday, I was interested in getting new pads for my paws because the new iPad2 came out. The Trout Towne Tabbies pointed out that the pads might be like shoes and once I wear shoes I might have to wear a suit too. If they are like shoes I can't wear them because I never wear socks. And am not going to wear a suit either! I have this old, striped sweater that I wear all the time and I just love it. It fits well and it’s so comfurrtable. You know us men. When we find a sweater that we love, we’ll wear it until it falls apart. So no suits for me.

Kaci Sunshine pointed out that the pads that I came equipped with have been well tested over thousands of years and proven to be very durable and effective. She’s right. These same pads that I’m wearing have been worn by cats in old Egypt who were adored as godlike creatures. And they are worn by cats in icy Siberia and in the hot desert. Who knows how good the new iPad2s would hold up to Iowa snow or scorching sun. And what if I have to walk thru water? Would that ruin the new iPad2s?

Kaci Sunshine also warned me that purrty soon my new iPad2s would be obsolete and there would be iPad3s. And then I’d want to upgrade to them and then to the iPad4s and so on.

Well, I admit, I got carried away by the hype. You know how it is when you see a new toy that you think you absolutely HAVE to HAVE. And then the advertising purromises if you get it, you’ll be happier and all the girl kitties will find you irresistible with your new toy. So I’m gonna keep these old, well-worn pads that I have right now. This same design has been worn by Royal cats in Egypt. If it was good enough for them it’s good enough for me.

Going for a walk now enjoying my old paw pads,


iPad2 is here

March 11th 2011 5:13 am
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I got an email that the new iPad2 is here. Well, actually Mom got the email. Don't tell her, but I read her emails when she's not here. I already have pads on all my paws but these new ones are thinner, lighter and faster. I wonder if I should get some. That would make me run faster and I would feel lighter I guess. And maybe I could jump higher too. Pawsome.

I'm gonna ask Mom to order four. One for each of my paws.
Soon to be running as fast as the wind,


Where is my dog?

March 9th 2011 4:11 pm
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OK I want to know where Mom is keeping my dog. I didn't know we had one but there must be one around here somewhere. We got these Q-Pons in the mail from the petstore. And they are for dog food. This isn't the first time that they've sent us Q-Pons for dog stuff. Mom opened them and was saying something like how interesting.

So if Mom thinks Q-Pons for dog stuff are interesting then she must be keeping a dog somewhere. Maybe he's in the garage or in her office? I would like to meet the pooch. Maybe it's a she dog. Is he/she big or small, nice to cats or not so nice.

Mom, I want to meet my dog. Not nice of you to keep him from me. I think Mietzi speaks a little dog. She could translate.

Your Timo


Happy Dance - I'm a DDP

March 8th 2011 5:27 pm
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Whoo Hoo. I did a little happy dance when Mom finally turned the puter on for us. I'm a DDP today and Mom didn't tell me! That woman! I'll need to run an advertisment for a new secretary. This one is slacking off on the job.

Big Harry from the Friends of Blind Cat Rescue Group made a really cool picture for me. Do you see it? I love it. Thank you Big Harry.

Thanks to Eddy and family for the rosette. It looks fabulous on my fur.
Also thank you to Adam Dylan and family for the green hat. What a neat present.
Thank you to Hazel Lucy and Buddy who stopped by to concatulate.
Also thank yous to
my good friend Molly (yes Molly, some friends and I are still working on the poopie gas idea. It's coming together nicely I think),
Kaci Sunshine - you're my Sunshine on this rainy day,
and last but not least **drum roll** the original Newmie - Mr. Newman himself.

It's been a rainy day here in Iowa. I slept most of the day. Mom bought a new bag of bonbons yesterday. They were on sale because petsmart isn't gonna sell this kind any more. by Nature organic or something like that. They're delicious. I LOVE bonbons but I'm only allowed to have a few or that Crystal chick will come and visit me. I'll go now and beg for some bonbons. You all have a good night.


Paw Script: thank you Diary Girl for picking me. You're pawsome. Love you. Kisses, Timo


The Riddle

February 26th 2011 1:37 pm
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Friends, I need some help figuring this out. I overheard Mom say some strange things. What could she be talking about? Here is what I heard:

A week ago it was two ninety-nine.
On Tuesday Mom really needed some but because it was Xpensive with three Oh seven, she only got a little bit.
On Wednesday Mom kicked herself for not getting more because now it had gone up to three seventeen.
On Furrsday I overheard Mom talking that it is just outrageous and how do they Xpect people to be able to afford it. And three twenty-five was just way too much.

There was alot of grumbling and mumbling and Mom didn't look happy at all. Whatever it is, there seems to be some gas involved. It can't be me. I haven't been gassy lately. I admit, sometimes a tiny amount of gas escapes me. But I don't think it's enough for any of the women in my house to notice.

Now I have noticed that we are a little short on cat food. I hope that she is not talking about cat food. I have been asking for seconds a lot lately. Oh please let it not be cat food! Well, I guess I could cut down a little bit if it would help Mom out.

What could Mom be talking about? Any ideas?

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