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?
June 26th 2011 6:40 am
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I now have Mom to myself. Well...almost...I do have to share her with the others who live here. Mom has finsihed sitting on Silly! Actually Mom never sat on Silly but Silly did sit on Mom! They had a great week; with lots of playtime, treats and laptime. Even the fish survived; Mom feels very relieved that nothing happened to them.
Mom has warned me that July 4th is approaching. I like that there are cookouts; which means fish and meat on the grill! But I do not like the fireworks...the noise makes me really nervous. Mom knows that she has to have a space ready for me to hide in... a cave-like box with a blanket and then leave the radio or the tv on a little louder than usual. What do you guys think of fireworks?
I'm a diary pick today! Thanks Diary Girl! And thank you my friends for all your comments in my diaries! They mean alot to us. Mom says she's happy to be home for this one. The last two came while Mom was away. Mom even double checked the calendar to see if she was supposed to be somewhere today that she forgot about. Oh Mom...I'm gonna start calling you Silly!
June 22nd 2011 7:25 pm
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No...I didn't have homework for cat school...Silly is the name of the Cat who Mom is cat-sitting for this week. Everything is going really well. The fish are doing fine and Silly likes to spend time with my Mom. They play, they sit on the couch together and talk. They had a treat party. Silly talks and purrs and if Mom doesn't keep petting her; she will reach out and tap her with her paw. Mom is keeping a diary for Silly's Mom of the events of the week. Tonight she came home with a funny story.....
My Mom and Silly were on the couch and Silly was rolling around in ectasy because Mom was petting her (on the head, around the neck, down the back) and Silly rolled off the couch.....not once....not twice...but three times! Mom thinks she might know how Silly got her name!
June 19th 2011 7:05 pm
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Mom was out for a while today and when she came back I noticed there was something different about her. Hmmm, she was smiling and humming, there are dark hairs on her shorts, her hands smelled like cat treats, and her ankles smelled like....OMC another cat. Oh oh! Where was Mom? Where is that other cat? It better not be coming here to live! Uh uh, no way! I hit her with a thousand questions before she could even have her dinner!
It turns out...one of Mom's friends went away on vacation today. They took their dog with them but asked my Mom to watch their cat and feed their fish. (I asked Mom if the rest of the note said "don't forget to feed the fish...to the cat!) She said it did not say that...it just said "Feed the fish". So Mom will be checking in on "Silly" twice a day. "Silly" is a dark, fluffy long haired cat with really big paws. Kinda shy, but very talkative. She talked to Mom from the top of the stairs but was not really sure about coming down and visiting with Mom, but eventually did. My Mom stayed a while, talked to Silly, fed the fish, checked the litterbox and then left.
Mom is worried about the fish. She has never taken care of fish before. She hopes she don't find any floating before the week is up!
So all is well with me and Mom. No jealousy, there is not some new love in her life. I am still her favorite (at least, that is what she tells me).
Happy Father's Day to all you Cat Daddies!
June 9th 2011 7:04 pm
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As you may know...we are from Northeastern PA. We border the Pocono Mountains. We usually have lots of snow (from October till April). Our school kids had 7 or 8 snow days to make up and just finished school this week. Our summers are usually pretty mild, with temps mostly in the high 70's to low 80's. Sometimes in July or August we may hit a day or two in the 90's. As local cats, I think we have adapted to our climate. We love to snuggle and be cozy in the winter and we enjoy the days in summer when we can sit on the windowsills and enjoy the fresh breeze.
But come on weatherguy...what's up with this 90 degree stuff????? It is much too soon! Last Friday it was in the 50's and Mom was wearing a hoodie...now she is in flip-flops!
It seems we all mind the heat very much. Mom worries about me the most because of my heart...but I take it easy. The little girls have so much floof on their bellies...they look like tiny ladies in oversize fur coats. Mrs Murph even left her room over night to sleep in the hallway (it was cooler out there). We were so tired from the heat, we didn't even tease her once!
So what do we do here to beat the heat? We don't have AC (we would probably only use it 5 days a year at most). Mom puts ice cubes in our water bowls (we all love to drink water and the cubes just add to the fun!) We snooze on the linoleum or the hardwood floors (carpet is just too warm!) Skittles took a swim today in the bathroom sink. She was curled up in it, Mom turned on the water and Skittles took a luxurious bath (I swear I heard her say "Ahhhh") Mom wets a washrag and will cool our paws, face and ears. (So refreshing!) She sometimes even wets our brushes and will give us a nice cool belly brush. Mom puts toys in the tub and some water and we splash around or just lie in the tub because it is nice and cool.
How about you guys? I know many of you enjoy the heat. If I could; I would send you some! But the rest of you...how do you keep cool?
June 1st 2011 7:34 pm
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Wow! Life is Good! The Cat Olympics held their closing ceremonies; Mom came back home; and I was a Diary Pick today.
Here are the results of the Cat Olympics. Some events were postponed due to the heat and humidity. A) High Jump I did indeed get a Gold Medal in the high jump, Roni got the silver and Skittles got the bronze. (No records were shattered, for I did not jump on Aunt Anita's head or shoulders!) B) Swimming - Skittles got the Gold, but there were no other competitors!
C) Volleyball was not held- Aunt Anita does not toss a ball like Mom does! D) Wrestling did occur- there were many matches- Percy got the gold, Rusty the silver and Ivan the bronze Roni gets an honorable mention for getting right in there with the boys and giving it her all - maybe in the Fall.
E) Maedia got her Gold for the 15 yard dash - she ran from Aunt Anita several times! F) The Laser Pointer Challenge was not held because it was just to darn hot to chase a light across the floor! And Hide and Seek was also not held ---with the heat, Rusty kept dozing off in the middle of the game!
It was wonderful having Aunt Anita here. We watched movies and snacked and got lots of attention. Poor Maedia had it rough though. She is not quite sure if she likes Aunt Anita or not and to make matters worse A. Anita kept taking Maedia's favorite toy and sticking it on the kitchen table (not realizing it was her toy- it is a long, thick, bendy wire that Maedia loves to bat around the kitchen) Poor Maedia had to keep sneaking on to the table to get her toy! As Payback...Maedia hid the toothbrush that Mom (and Aunt Anita) uses to clean our "Squishy food" dishes!
Thank you to all my friends for your comments, gifts and pictures for my Diary Pick today! Your love and friendship mean so much to me! Stay Cool! Purrs, Skylar
May 28th 2011 7:22 pm
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Mom is going away again to another bowling tournament...so that can only mean one thing....Aunt Anita is coming for a visit! Yippeee! We are planning something special for her visit. We will be hosting the Cat Olympics at our house to entertain Aunt Anita.
The first event will be the High Jump. That is my specialty...I can jump about 5 1/2' (or from the floor to Mom's head or shoulders) I have never done this for Aunt Anita...but maybe I will try on Monday.
The next event will be swimming. Skittles loves a good splash in the sink...several times a day.
Ivan and Percy will demonstrate their wrestling skills with several matches throughout the weekend.
The 15 yard dash will be held in the upstairs hallway. Maedia is a sure bet to win!
Roni will be showing off her volleyball skills...as long as someone will toss a ball for her. Oh Aunta Anita....
Mrs. Murphy will be in an event which is new to the Cat Olympics. She will be competing in the laser pointer challenge.
And finally Rusty will conclude this weekends events with a probable Gold Medal in "hide and go seek". (He actually seems to understand this game pretty well and can play both roles. If Mom hides and yells "Come find me" he will search for her and give her a nudge with his nose when he finds her...then he runs off and hides, gives a call, and Mom goes to look for him. I wonder who has who trained....hmmm
We'll let you know how things turn out. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend! Purrs and Thanks to all who serve or have served our country!
May 24th 2011 7:24 pm
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Wow...My secretary has been very lax lately...it's been a while since we wrote a diary entry. What's new here? hmmmm
We have been greatly amused by the ants that found there way into the kitchen. (Mom is not amused!) Mom says it happens every few years, especially when it is really rainy. We like to follow the ants and poke them with our paws. Mom bought some ant traps and has them cleverly hidden where they are out of our reach. Darn....I bet they would be great for our floor hockey games!
Ivan had to go to the VET today. He was a good sport about it though. He has miliary dermetitis and it has come back with a vengence. He got a cream to put on the sore on his neck and more steroids to take again. Mom says he is the best cat to give a pill to that she ever had!
The weather sure has been ugly. All those tornadoes....makes Mom very sad. We have had alot of rain, but nothing serious. There was four tornadoes yesterday/last night in central to eastern PA. The closest one was about 18 miles away; it did some property damage but no one was hurt.
I'd like to send out a thank you to "anonymous" for the hugs and kisses. Thanks...that made me feel terrific!
Aunt Anita will be coming for another visit soon. Mom is going to another bowling tournament. We are busy planning our cat antics to keep her amused. More on those plans in another entry.
Purrs and hugs to all my friends...stay safe! Skylar
May 17th 2011 7:19 pm
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This was brought to my attention by my friends, Zachery, Zoey and Tink. I have been in touch with Daniel's Mom. Having a houseful already; we cannot take in additional kitties. We are aware that it is "kitten season" and many of the shelters and rescues are full. If anyone is looking to give a kitten a forever home (or two...they make wonderful playmates for each other) or if you can offer transportation, a foster home or know of a rescue that has space, please send us or Daniel a pawmail. Also, please keep this family in your purrs....they need the power of the paw for a happy ending here.
My friend (and almost twin) Daniel needs your help. The following is an excerpt from his diary.
"While I'm here I beg of you kitties or humans....my gamma needs help! She brought in a booful stray calico kitty whom she named "Susie". Susie was pregnant when she was let in the house Saturday night. She's being kept in the master bedroom. Unfurtunately, because gamma can't bend ofur or do much of anything (she's 81, has a fractured spine and is very frail) she can't find where Susie & her kittens are...or if she has given birth yet. Gamma already contacted the rescue groups in her area and they are all full. :( And gamma already has 4 kitties. She lives in Ulysses, PA which is in Potter County, which is in the upper north central part of the state. If you can help please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please let us know. We want Susie and her babies to be safe and get homes!"