Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crazy Few Days

Sorry for having been so quiet lately. Mommy has been to and fro the vet since Sunday. Thankfully, NONE of us were dragged along. We'll let Mommy explain.

Mommy here :
Long story short, I have been spending a lot of time with my friend at the vet, keeping vigil over her cat who was in very bad condition with suspected poisoning since Saturday. Sadly, despite the best efforts, the cat passed away today, Tuesday evening. We were with him right till the end.

Till today, we have no idea what poison he could have ingested and how. He was a stray cat that appeared in my friend's life about a month ago. She had him neutered and was about to get him vaccinated before bringing him indoors to join her cat family. Then this happened.

We do not know if he was intentionally poisoned by people who are not tolerant of animals but I have some things to say to people who think that poison is the way to "get rid of the problem". Poisoning is a terrible way to end a life. Especially a life of an innocent animal who does not know he's not allowed on your car or that the grass in your garden is different from the grass outside where he does his potty or for just being born a rat. There are humane ways of keeping them away instead of resorting to poison or pesticides or weedkillers. The suffering the animal has to go through after being poisoned is just plain awful. And death is not instant. It takes days....days of pain and endless suffering. Please. No animal INTENTIONALLY does things to annoy humans. Just shoo them away if they do things you do not like. As for rats, well, keep drains clean and garbage in properly closed cans. I could go on and on but I shall stop here.

Run free, Bosco, and fear no pain or suffering because the Rainbow Bridge has none of that.

We will be back to regular posting and commenting tomorrow, Wednesday. Thank you for letting me vent.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Meow-Me And Da Bird

Meow-Me : *pat pat pat* 
Tutu : GOTCHA!
Meow-Me : For Cod's sake. That's not how you play with Da Bird!
Tutu : I'll play anyway I like!
Meow-Me : Jeez
Meow-Me : *tsk tsk tsk*
Okay Meow-Me, I'll remove Tutu. Now you show us the "right" way to play with Da Bird
Meow-Me : First you stalk it.....
....then calculate the distance, making sure you keep your ears flat so Da Bird can't see them....
...calm the heart, take a deep breath......
.......JUMP and GRAB!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tutu's Leap Into The Weekend

Tutu : Leaping into the weekend!
Tutu : Okay, okay. So it's a basin and not the weekend. But don't you just love my form?
Tutu : Grandma says I have a grumpy look. Well, YOU would be grumpy too if you had to wait 862 hours for ONE little treat

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

One Word Wednesday

The Tabby Cat Club is hosting "What Scares You". We would love for you to go over to see what scares Cosmo and Ling.  :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Four Kitties And A Box

Felix : Like my tocks? Heh heh
Tutu : SMELL this! Do you think it smells like I was just digging in the litter box?
Felix : GAHHHHH!
Felix : S U R P R I S E !!!
Coco : Eeeeek!
Tutu : Wanna see who is more graceful jumping into the box?
Boomer : Sure! Babies first
Tutu : *runs real fast.......JUMP!*
Boomer : You call that graceful with your back legs splayed?
Look at me! Legs together and JUMP!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Strange Bedfellows

Boomer : Something doesn't feel quite right
Boomer : Get the *hint*, Meow-Me?
Boomer : Maybe I could try to sleep and pretend she isn't there but MY COD, she's heavy!
I think Boomer was lounging in the hammock when Meow-Me decided to crash in (see how Meow-Me is lying on top of Boomer?). Boomer doesn't share his hammock except with his girl, Katie Isabella
Meow-Me : Boomer....I think it's time you leave
*whappity whappity WHAP*
*holds on to side of hammock*
Boomer : It's going to take a lot more than some whappity's to get me out!
I bought some cat grass seed recently and was told they are catnip. I've managed to get them to grow and was just wondering if they are really catnip? Can someone please let me know if it's indeed catnip? Thanks!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wordy Wednesday

Felix : Can you please stop shoving that flashy box in my face?
Felix : I've the best seat in the catio!
Felix : See what I mean?
Grandma made a new hammock and modified it a little to fit in our catio. Then it was a fun family affair in getting it hung up in the catio, with Grandpa taking the lead. It took a whole week for us to sniff and skirt around the hammock but finally, Felix took the first, then second, then third and finally, the fourth big paw step into the hammock last night!

Felix - it really is the best seat in the catio. It's high enough for me to see everything and if something scary comes along, I just have to crouch down and no one can see me. Heh heh.

Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa!  :)

We received the ONE SWEET BLOG award from our friends, Mollie and Alfie. It was created by Alfie himself.  :)  If you don't know them yet, you have to visit! They are really FUN!

The criteria is to tell everyone who gave them the award and to pass it on to 5 friends! We've already told you who passed the award to us so now we have to crack our heads to choose 5 friends. It was REALLY tough but here goes :

1.0  Katie Isabella (Boomer's sweet cupcake)
2.0 Hannah and Lucy
2.1 Oui Oui, MMM, Julie and Carl (Twinkle Toes)
3.0 Effuryone at Marg's
3.1 Isabella and Angel (Beaded Tail)
4.0 Goro and Niko
4.1 Lucy, Simba and Annie (Lucy's Lounge)
5.0 Wally, Ernie and Zoey (Island Cats)

How did we do?  ;)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday is Marketing Day And That Means.....

Guess what this is for?
Whisky : know I need to taste test that, right?
Whisky : Oooff. Where did you come from. Go away!
Ling : I have to taste test for the kitties!
Into the dehydrator they go...
Tutu : I've appointed ME to stand guard
But honey, you sure you want to? This is going to take a couple of hours
Many MANY hours later........
Tutu : I'm bored, I'm tired and my tummy is rumbling. Is it ready yet?
Tutu : GO AWAY! I was here first
Cosmo : *brat*
Cosmo : I'll do the sniff test...Smells like it's READY!
Cosmo : ....and now the taste test
C O S M O !!!!!!
Okay kids...the jerky is ready. Who wants a piece?
Tutu had to be scruffed or she would have taken everyone's piece
Boomer takes his piece politely while Meow-Me waits her turn
Daddy : You're a little tubby so you're going to have to dance for your piece, Meow-Me
Meow-Me : Why would you even think I'm tubby?
Meow-Me : Can't you see how shapely I am?
Home made chicken jerky!
It was also time to make a fresh batch of food for the kids
Ling : *nom nom nom*
Whisky : I've finished mine. Can I please have some more?
I decided to cook for Whisky after her health scare some years ago. Then when Cosmo had 2 blockages before he turned 2 years old, I decided to cook for all the kitties too. And what a positive difference it's made.  :)

Recently, there have been many incidents concerning Jerky made in China. Those made in the USA were hard to come by so I decided to make my very own. It makes me feel much better knowing exactly what goes into the food the furries consume. :) And having the furries LOVE what I make is icing on the cake.