Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hide and Seek

Since Mommy is home on a snow day from school again today, I thought maybe we could play a nice game of hide and seek.  But really, just me hiding.  Mommies can't hide very well, anyway.  We kitties always know where they are, even when they think they are smart and close doors to keep us out. 

Although my first location was almost perfect, she still found me somehow.

Pee Ess: Pay no attention to the claw marks in the curtain.  I have no idea who put them there.

Then I found a much, much better place.  It must be the bestest hiding place ever, because Mommy still hasn't found me.

I'll never be found here, hehe.

What kinds of games do you like to play with your humans?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fireplace Duty

Watching this fire all day is a hard job, but someone has to do it.



Hey, are you looking at me?


That's okay.  I'll just go back to napping guard duty.



Hope everyone is staying warm today!  And don't forget about the outside kitties and doggies!

Fur-Baby Rescue

Here's a beautiful girl available for adoption from our local SPCA:


































Visit the SPCA's adoption page for more information about how to adopt, or call the number above. 

The adoption fee of $45.00 includes over $250 worth of Veterinary Medical Services:
  • Wellness Exam
  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Core Feline Vaccines
  • Microchip & Registration
  • FeLV/FIV Disease Testing
  • Deworming
  • Flea Protection
  • Behavior Evaluation
  • Free post-adoption Behavior Consultations for all SPCA pets and their families


Whoever said money can't buy happiness never paid an adoption fee!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tabby Toes on Tuesday

What do tabby toesies look like from under glass?  Glad you asked!


Pretty Darn Cute!!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I'm Ready for My Close-Up

Someone said it's time for the Caturday Art Blog Hop.  Oh yeah, it was Athena, Cat Goddess.  She's such a gorgeous girl, Cheerio is quite smitten with her.  (We tell him he doesn't stand a chance with a classy lady like her, but he doesn't give up too easily...)

Anyway, here's my portrait, with a little help from Snapseed:


Do you want to join the blog hop, too?  Here's how:


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wish Me Luck! (Purrs Appreciated)

So, here I am again, sitting in the waiting room of the V-E-T.  I knew something was up this morning.  Mommy was trying to act nonchalant, but she was obviously gathering up some of my things and bringing in the carrier from the garage. 

She says that we may get some really good news today.  Last month, I came here and spent the day to have a glucose curve.  That means the people monitor me all day and take my blood every hour or so to see how I respond to my food and insulin injections.  Well, after that time, they told Mommy she could cut back on how much insulin she was giving me.  They said to come back today, to have another curve done.  And, they said if I'm doing even better this time, I may be able to stop the injections all together.  Apparently, sometimes kitties with diabetes can go into remission, and their body starts making its own insulin again.  Hopefully, that's what's happening with me.


I don't like having to spend the whole day in the hospital, away from my familiar things.  But Mommy says it's for my own good, so I'll be a trooper for today.  Keep your paws crossed for good results from my blood tests!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Room For One

Ah, a sun puddle, a heat vent, and a corner all to myself behind the tv stand.  What more could a kitty ask for?


Cheerio:  Hey, Daffy, can I join you back there?


Daffodil:  Ummmm... Let me get back to you on that.  Like, maybe next week.


Cheerio:  Okay, I'll just be waiting right here.  Sure wish I could tell time...



Snow Day Sleep In

When I woke up this morning on Mommy's bed, the sunshine was already coming in the windows.  That's strange...  We always get up while it's still dark.

Oh no!  I overslept!  I missed out on helping Mommy get ready for work and getting my brushies, too!  I bet Cheerio even ate all of my breakfast!



Wait a minute!  Mommy's still here in the bed with me.  What's going on?

Snow day!  She gets to stay with me all day!


Let's go back to sleep then...


Monday, January 20, 2014

Fur-Baby Rescue Blog Hop

Here's one of the terrific kitties available for adoption from our local shelter. 

Madame Cocoa

ID #: 29337
Type: Female Cat
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
Color: Black / White
In Shelter: 24 days (as of 1/20/14)
Age: 6yrs  0mths  2wks
Weight: 13 pound(s)

HELP! I need a new home. I am a nice well behaved kitty who is not fat at all but a fluffy, black, bundle of love. I have an especially beautiful tail. I am very affectionate, I love to be petted and I am a purr box. I have all my shots, I have been spayed, so I am ready to go home today for only $15. Please come rescue me.

You can find more information about how to adopt Madame Cocoa on the Wake County Animal Center adoption page or by calling 919-212-PETS (7387).

Feature one of the animals at your own local shelter on your blog, then post the link here.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Santa Paws Reviews

We enjoy reading the product review on other blogs, so we thought we would review our gifts that Santa Paws brought us for Christmas.  Now that we're well into January, we've had time to thoroughly try them all out.  We don't really agree on most of them, so we will each give our own opinion.

*Please note: we did not receive any compensation for reviewing these products.  We're just giving our own honest opinions about stuff we got for Christmas.*

Teaser Wand 


This was supposed to be Cheerio's present, but quickly became Daffy's purrsonal property.


Cheerio - Even though this was in a bag with my name on it, this was obviously not for me.  As soon as I saw it come out, I was terrified!  This thing wants to get me.  I will have nothing to do with it.

Daffodil - This is the best thing I have seen for a long time.  I liked the feather and ball that came on it, but I LOVE the ribbons that Mommy added.  Apparently, it's really easy to trade out the attachments.  This is fun enough to get me up and moving around like a kitten.

Chloe - This toy is interesting, but the big kitty likes it a lot so I will let her have it.  I do not want to mess with her!

You can find the teaser wand and attachment here:
http://www.petco.com/product/118014/Petco-EZ-Snap-Lattice-Ball-Cat-Teaser.aspx and http://www.petco.com/product/119049/Petco-EZ-Snap-Curly-Ribbons-Cat-Teaser-Refill.aspx


Cat's Meow(TM)

Oooooh... As Seen on TV!  This must be good!

Daffodil - It took me about 2 seconds to see that this is a toy designed to trick baby kitties.  I'm not easily tricked, so I'm not interested.

Chloe - This is a great toy!  I could play it for hours if Mommy would let me.  But she always turns it off and says something about the "batteries," whatever those are.  Apparently it uses three big ones.  The only other downside is that Cheerio chewed the little red mousy tail down to a nub on the first day we got this toy.  You would think they would make it a little more "chew-resistant".

Cheerio - It's amazing!  There's a little mouse that runs around and around, changing directions unexpectedly under the blanket.  How do they do that?  How come the mousy doesn't run away?  I don't know how it works, but I know I LOVE it!

Here's the website for this toy, but you can find it at Wal-Mart and other stores, too:
https://www.getcatsmeow.com/


Laser Light


video
*Note - we are going to have to teach the humans to hold the phone the other way when taking video.  It's so hard to get them to understand!

Chloe - This red light makes me go crazy!  I just want to chase it, grab it, and make it stop moving.  Mommy likes for me to play it because she says its good "exercise" for me. 

Cheerio - This is the best thing ever.  The little red spot goes everywhere!  I love when it goes way up the wall and I can jump to smack it.

Daffodil - I don't know what those kids are talking about.  I don't see any little red spot...


Bunches of Mice, Balls, and Catnip Toys!


Daffodil - Eh, they're okay.

Chloe - These are good for a few minutes of paw-hockey, but it gets a little old.

Cheerio - Old???  These never get old!  Especially the glittery ones.  The only thing that slows me down from playing with these constantly is that they somehow all go under the couch within about 5 minutes of playing.

Here's ones that are similar to what we got.  (We think every pack may be a little different.):
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hartz-Just-For-Cats-Cat-Toys-Value-Pack-13ct-Cats/20864327


Chloe's Purple Sweater



Chloe - Unlike another kitty around here (ahem, Cheerio), I actually like to dress up.  I love the sequin heart design on this sweater, and the material is so soft and cozy.  The only complaint I have is that the sizing must be wrong.  Mommy says it's a small for doggies, but it doesn't quite fasten on me.  I know I am definitely not medium doggy sized, so someone must have made a mistake.  Maybe this one is an extra-small with the wrong label...  That must be it.


Daffy's Cuddle Kitty


Daffodil - I wasn't quite sure about this when I first saw it.  Why did I get a stuffed kitty, I wondered?  But this isn't like other stuffed animals.  The material inside is very comfy, and it can be microwaved to make it warm and cozy.  I like to sleep with my head raised a little, anyway, and this kitty helps me relax and rest well.

You can find your own cuddle kitty here:
http://www.petco.com/product/112231/Petstages-Kitty-Cuddle-Pal-Heated-Mat.aspx


Catnip "Caves"


Daffodil - Eh, I sniffed this a couple of times, but even though it clearly says "catnip" on the package, it doesn't smell like catnip.

Chloe - I don't know what to do with this bag.  It's not really big enough to crawl inside of, and it's too thick to make a nice rattling noise when you jump on it.  Maybe Mommy can use it to carry home some kitty toys...

Cheerio - The tabby kitty on the package looks very happy with this product.  This tabby cat is not so happy.  I think I'll go chase that mousy that's running under the blanket again.


Well, there you have it...  Our unbiased opinions about our Santa Paws gifts.  You don't think any of our negative remarks will affect our haul next Christmas, do you?  Maybe we shouldn't publish this one...  You know, just in case the Big Guy reads our blog...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Saturday Photo Hunt - Door


A door?  What good is a door to inside kitties?  
It depends on what you hang from it...


This ribbon will work!

This post is for the Saturday PhotoHunt:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tasty Tabby Toes Tuesday

These sure are tasty.  I wonder who they belong to???



Chloe:  You seriously found a way to make a tabby Tuesday...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Black & White Sunday

 

Black and White Sunday - finally I get my own day of the week!



Now, as long as I never hear of a "yellow tabby Tuesday" I'll be happy.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Kitty Cube Troubles

We've got a defective kitty cube here...  For some reason it doesn't sit level on the floor.



I can't imagine what has it off balance.  I know it can't be me.  I'm a little light-as-a-feather princess.  (No comments from you, Cheerio!)



Even off balance, it's still a great place to take a nap.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Resolutions for the New Year

We've been hearing a lot about people making resolutions for the new year, and once we found out what that meant, we decided to make a few of our own.  So our list won't get too long, we'll each do three.

Daffy's Resolutions:
#1 - Play more.  I may be going on 16 but I can still show these kids how it's done.

#2 - Tolerate Cheerio occassionally.  Hey, I'm not saying I'm going to give him kisses every day, but I'll try to lay the smack down on him a little less frequently.



#3 - Get more beauty sleep.  It takes a lot to look this good!


Chloe's Resolutions:
#1 - Help Mom with her work.  I'm super-good at grading papers.  I always know just the right ones to lay on at the right time.

#2 - Help with the dishes.  I'm not quite sure what to do with them, but I know where they are.

#3 - Tolerate Cheerio more.  That's a big sacrifice.  Really.


Cheerios Resolutions:
#2 - Get more presents.  Or just present boxes.  I like boxes.

#10 - Help more around the house.  Especially if ladders, or electricity, or ladders and electricity are involved.  Or basically anything dangerous. 

#5 - Travel more.  I'm pretty sure I've figured out a way to tag along on trips unnoticed.


#3 - Get more booty sleep.  No Daffy, I'm not copying yours.  Mine is "booty sleep" because my booty is over my head.

Note from Daffodil and Chloe:  We think Cheerio's first resolution should be to learn how to count to 3!!!