August 23rd 2011 11:12 am
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We just felt the earthquake that took place in Virginia. Preliminary reports say 5.8 on the scale. Felt really strange here. We hope that everyone is ok. Check in and let us know that you are fine!
August 20th 2011 8:16 pm
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We have been watching extra TV lately. I like that because I get to snuggle with Mom on the recliner or sit at her feet and watch TV too. What have we been watching? The Little League World Series!
The Little League World Series is held every year in South Williamsport, PA. They have a really cool complex of fields and a museum. 16 teams compete. Eight from the United States and 8 from all over the world How about this...Parking and admission to games are both free!
The team representing the Mid-Atlantic Region is from Pennsylvania. In fact, they are from Lock Haven where Mom went to college (about 100 miles west of us). On Friday when Mid-Atlantic played there were over 41,000 fans in attendance. There are major league teams that get lower numbers at their games. Attendance is this good because Lock Haven is only about 29 miles from South Williamsport and they have alot of fan support. A Pennsylvania team has not one the Series since 1960; so this is exciting stuff for us.
Mid-Atlantic lost on Friday night 1-0 to Kentucky and won tonight over Rhode Island. Their next game is on Monday.
I think I like this baseball stuff...the grass looks like it would really be tasty, there is some sort of sand there to dig in and maybe leave a little treasure behind, there are balls to chase...although those boys throw too fast for me! Mom looked at the rules...no Pets are allowed Bummer! Guess I'll have to settle for watching it on TV!
August 13th 2011 7:38 pm
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I was tagged
1. Do you make demands of your human? (If you answered Yes, give yourself 1 point. 1
2. If you make demands by doing any of the following, give yourself 1 point for each:
Persistent meowing 0
Biting 1 (Mom's ankles in the morning)
Smacky Paws 0
Relentless staring 1
Inappropriate behaviors (i.e., chewing on furniture, electrical cords, the oven) 0
3. If you make demands by doing any of the following, subtract 1 point:
Rubbing and purring on your human -1
4. If you let your humans rub your belly, subtract 2 points. -2
5. If you let anyone kiss your belly, subtract 5 points -5
6. Are you Head of your Household (HOH)? (1 point if you consider yourself HOH 0
7. If you have kitty (or other animal) siblings, do you:
(Give yourself 1 point for each Yes)
Eat their food? 1
Demand that they groom you? 0
Chase them? 1
Stare at them relentlessly? 1
Stalk them? 1
Pounce on them? 1
Make them meow? 0
Steal their (well, *your*) toys? 0
Make them growl? 0
Make their ears go backwards? 0
Pretend to be grooming (or staring at the wall, ceiling, etc.) while actually stalking them? 0
8. Have you ever destroyed household items?
(1 point for each yes)
Clothing or shoes? 0
Kitty Toys? 0
9. Please list any other crazy things you do that are ridiculously feisty (1 point per).
1 if Mom is in the yard and I see her I will meow to make her come in and then I will ignore her!
1 I jump from the floor to Mom's shoulders or even head
Total Score (Place your score/name in your Diary Title):
total of 1 I am a Laidback Lovebug
0-5 LAIDBACK LOVEBUG: You are a lovebug. You are sweet (and probably floofy) and you go with the flow. Nothing *really* bothers you and you like everybody. You don’t even mind having a feisty sibling! You are a laidback lovebug!
6-15 COOL CAT: You are one cool cat. Smooth with a touch of mischief. You’ve got a bit of feisty in you and a bit of lovebug. Balance is good; you know how to have a good time by chasing and pouncing AND you know how to have a good time by being a mellow kitty and just hanging out. You are a cool cat!
16+ CRAZY FEISTY: You are a nut. A cheeky little monkey! Crazy, feisty, the talk of the town! Chasing kitty sisters, demanding your human feed you NOW, eating your mom’s favorite pair of shoes, turning on the oven with your freakishly strong teeth just because you can! The world is your playground and you’ll try anything once (or twice). If your human can handle the shenanigans of a CRAZY FEISTY kitty cat, all is good! If your human cannot handle the shenanigans, wait until she leaves for work to get crazy and then blame it on your sistercat when your human comes home! You are crazy feisty (and a whole lot of mischievous fun!)!
Any kitty that wants to play is invited! Feel free to tag friends to find out just how feisty your friends are!
August 9th 2011 6:39 am
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We have not been on Catster too much lately and sort of held back over the weekend with the upgrade going on. Mom thought it would be a good idea to see if my diary would post; as we noticed many of our friends are having some troubles.
Not too much is going on here. Ivan and Percy turned 2 last week and we sang to them and got the wonderful Fancy Feast appetizers that Mom only gives us for special occasions. They will be sending out paw mails soon for their birthday gifts.
Well gotta go and pick out my "storm spot". We are supposed to have thunderstorms today and I want to pick out my nice, safe and secure spot.
August 1st 2011 11:38 am
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Mom has been seeing a skunk in our yard (and sometimes in the neighbor's yard) at night. He snoops around our garden and around the ground under the bird feeders. We also have seen a ground hog and an opossum lately. The skunk is usually out around 10:30 pm. Last night he must have had a change of plans. Mom didn't see him in the yard, but the neighbors across the alley had company and maybe it was a little too noisy for him to come out. Because he did eventually make his rounds last night. We know...we smelled him! Someone or something must have startled him as he was coming around the front of our house. Whew-eeee! It was so strong! It woke everybody up, except for Ivan. Because it has been so warm the windows were open and the scent just came wafting in. We were all sitting around the house, sniffing by the windows or even sitting taking in the smell with our mouths part way open. ( Mom says when we do that, it always looks like we are about to speak and then think better of it!) Once the smell got a little milder, we all went back to bed. But my beauty sleep was interrupted so I think I will go take a nap. Later, Skylar
July 28th 2011 7:53 pm
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I was tagged by Zachery...to tell you about my family. So my friends, here it is:
Mom: She found me in the yard right before her birthday. She is the grocery shopper, the litter box cleaner, the lovie giver and our playtime friend. She gives me my morning lovies and slips me treats when the others are not looking. She works only 10 minutes from our house so she often comes home to have lunch with us. She was once was offered a job at a local veterinary hospital but couldn't take it because of her work schedule and taking care of her own Mom. Secret talent: can decorate cakes and play 3 musical instruments Recreation: reading, bowling, and of course...Catster!
Mom Mom: Yep, I have two mommies....they have been together almost 20 years. Mom Mom is our food provider, giving us breakfast and dinner every day. She works two jobs, the second one at a bowling alley (how cool is that!) She loves to snuggle in the recliner with us when she is reading or watching tv. She also keeps us entertained by filling the bird feeders in the yard. Secret talent: makes the most awesome Cream of Potato Soup Hobbies: watching tv, bowling and stamp collecting
I have two grandmas and lots of Aunts and Uncles. Most of the cousins are grown up...the youngest is 14. It is not so scary anymore when they visit since they are older.
I can't forget to mention, I have 7 fursiblings. We all get along really well. I like it here...I think I'll stay!
Who to tag? Whoever wants to play!
July 27th 2011 6:37 am
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There has just been so much excitement lately.
Yesterday I was a diary pick again. The Diary Gal just picked me a few days ago....Does she like me? Is she just getting forgetful? Oh well, either way...I had a great time! Thank you to....Ginger for the Ice Cream, Nellie for the kiss (that in itself is very exciting!, Tink for the refreshing Watermelon and Tate for the Beach Ball. Also thank you to Gump, Tiger Edward Bush, Nellie, Pumpkin, and TeddyBearz for my diary comments. I love you guys!
In other exciting news, Mom went to Petsmart on Monday.. she had to get filters for our fountain. She didn't have to get a new scratching post and some toys...but she did...Thanks Mom! I guess it was Christmas in July!
More exciting news....you know that cute cat Nellie who I have a massive crush on since before Valentine's Day...Well she has been putting alot of really great pictures on her page....She has some beautiful new outfits. Anyway, I was really nervous...but I asked her if we can go out on a date sometime...and she said Yes! We didn't make any plans yet, I'm still so thrilled that she agreed. I think once things settle down (Mom has a super busy weekend coming up) and the Catster fleas are better, maybe we can start making some plans. Check out her page...she's so gorgeous!
That's enough excitement for me...I'm going to go try out my new scratching post and then catch a quick nap.
Purrs and Hugs, Skylar
July 22nd 2011 6:27 am
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A New Game- Lovebug Tag! To play, copy the 6 questions below and paste/answer them in your diary! Then tag some friends to play, too!
1. Meow! Are you a noisy kitty or a quiet kitty?
I am mostly quiet...but I sometimes answer when Mom says "Oh, Hi".
2. Litterbox! Cover your business or let some other kitty cover?
I cover my poop but not my pee.
3. Happy! Favorite Daily Routine?
My morning lovies...after breakfast and Mom's shower, I flop at her feet for brushes and belly rubs. She usually winds up sitting on the floor and I will curl up on her lap for some attention. It is almost the only time I will sit on her lap.
4. Hiss! Least Favorite Routine?
Trips to the cardiologist= long car ride and doctors and nurses and tests---Yuck!
5. Ding-Dong! What do you think about visitors to your house?
I love having company. Rusty and I are the official greeters to all who enter the house!
6. Friends! Do you like other animals?
I have seen dogs at the vet but I am not sure if I like them or not. I love meeting other cats, I never hiss or growl, just want to be friends with them.
Please, no one feel left out- if you are reading this and you want to play, consider yourself tagged! Be sure to let your friends know they've been tagged by sending them a message or rosette! Angels can play, too! Tell us about your life at the bridge or your life at home before the bridge!"
July 21st 2011 7:52 pm
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I was a Diary Pick Yesterday and I have so many of you to thank for helping me have such a great day! I love you guys, I really do, I love all my Catster friends, you make this place such a great place to be!
Pumpkin for the ice cream...it melted really fast but I did the best I could!
Blizzard and family for the baseball...we played ball when it got cooler last night!
Tink for the beach ball...Mom put water in the tub and we pretended we were at the beach!
Tabby Little and family for the lemonade...really refreshing...it was 87 IN our house!
Teddy Bearz and family for the lemonade...its like potato chips and sometimes cats....its hard to just have one!
Finnegan and family for the ice cream.....two words...Brain Freeze! OK three words....Yum!
And Nellie for the swimmming pool complete with rubber duckie...all that is missing is you....Why don't you come over for a swim with me? I bet you have something nice to wear!
Also Thank you to Felix "Honey Angel", Ember, Kibbles, Oreo Wesley Bush, Teddy Bearz, River, Nellie and Da Tabbie o Trout Towne for your comments. Your comments are always loved and appreciated!
I hope I didn't miss anybody...if I did it is because my secretary had a margarita for dinner ...oh wait...she's says "With dinner...not FOR dinner"
Also thanks to Big Harry(and the KCK and also Teddy Bearz for the pictures. Mom is in awe of the things you can do!
I was also tagged by sweet Nellie to play Love Bug Tag....watch for my answers coming soon!
I hope everyone is being very careful and taking it easy with all this heat. Drink plenty of water and find a nice cool place to hang out.
Till next time, Purrs , Skylar
July 13th 2011 6:23 am
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Nothing has really been going on since the last time I wrote in my diary. We survived the noise of the 4th of July and have endured the heat pretty well. Thankfully no one has been sick, except for the well placed hairball every once in a while. I thought maybe I would tell you all about the 4 things that are keeping us entertained.
1. Green Beans - yep...Mom's friend gave her a bag of fresh picked green beans from her garden. Mom left the bag on the counter and when she got up the next morning the paper bag was on the floor, ripped open, and beans were scattered around the kitchen. It turns out, they are great for floor hockey and they taste good too. Many of the beans were nibbled on. I won't say who the guilty parties are...but several of us like vegetables and watermelon too!
2. Moths - These are very fun to chase and make a tasty little snack. Sorry Mom, I know you think it is gross! Mom buys corn for the squirrels so that they don't eat the birdfood and one of the bags has these little moths coming from it. She keeps the corn in our mudroom, but when she is in and out of the kitchen sometimes the moths get in the house. We are very good exterminators!
3. Fireflies - We have three windows in the kitchen and we sit in the windows at dusk and watch the fireflies for about an hour each evening. It is nice and relaxing, plus usually the air is a little cooler then.
4. Ice Hockey - My little sis Roni uses her paw to flip the ice cubes out of our water bowl in the kitchen. We then bat the cubes around the kitchen floor. Roni will even carry a cube in her mouth once in a while. Kitty brain freeze! She is nuts!
What do you do for entertainment?