Monday, May 31, 2010

Transitions

Happy Memorial Day!!

We wish all of the American kitties (& their families) a very happy holiday - & for those kitties outside of the US - We hope you have a wonderful day as well!

However, in our household - Panic!  Chaos!  Dispair!!
Our crunchies have been stolen!  Some time ago, we noticed that the all-you-can-eat crunchies bowl disappeared & only reappeared at night.  ...Ok - we must admit, we do like getting all of this canned food!  But yesterday morning, our Mom prepared & gave us raw meat, raw meat for food!!  Sheesh, Woman - what do you think we are, animals???


(The Mom: If you'd like to find out why, click here.  Just a warning, though - it's a LOOONG read!)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Flashback Friday!

HERE IS A PICTURE OF ME - THE FIRST DAY I CAME HOME FROM LIVING AT THE AIRPORT!  (Mom: you came from Atlanta, Jaybird!  You were flown to me from the shelter there!)
HUH? OH YEAH I'M FROM HOTLANTA! AREN'T I CUTE???  IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU CAN SEE MY WHISKERS WERE ALL CHOPPED OFF - THEY SAID THE CRAZY BREEDERS DID THAT TO ME BEFORE I WAS RESCUED!  WHEN THE SHELTER PEOPLE TOOK ME IN, I HAD TO HAVE SEVERAL BATHS BECAUSE MY FUR WAS FULL OF BUGGIES!  THEN THEY STUFFED ME IN A BOX & PUT ME ON AN AIRPLANE! (Mom: Jay, honey, it was an airline-safe crate with a fleece bed - you had plenty of room to move around, in fact when I first saw you, you were jumping from window to window, screaming your little lungs out!  It was so cute, because you weren't scared at all - you just wanted someone to pay attention to you!!)

YEAH, MY MOMMY HAD TO BEG & BEG THE SHELTER TO HAVE ME THROWN TO VIRGINIA WHERE SHE & MY BIG BROTHER NICO LIVED (Mom: Flown, sweetie, you were flown to me!).  THEY WANTED SOMEONE LOCAL TO TAKE ME, BUT MOMMY CONVINCED THEM THAT SHE HAD TO ADOPT ME!  YAY, SHE WON!!  ( I DID, TOO!)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Action Shot

Must you always shove that camera in my face, Woman??

...Ok, how about an action shot??  Ooh!  Ooh - Let me show off my poly paw!  

I am also reposting to spread the word about these two little boys who need a new home!!

Kitties in CT need a new home

There are two kitty brothers in Connecticut looking for a new home - their mom is a soldier and unfortunately has to give up the 18 month old cuties. You can read more about them HERE and if you or someone you know someone can help them out that would be great!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yummm!


Mom went grocery shopping & got us a yummy present...

Kitty Greens!!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thought For The Day...

When choosing a pet, keep in mind that to a dog, you're family; to a cat, you're staff...



...I wouldn't be laughing if it wasn't true!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Towel

I love my towel - I love that Mom put it in the bathroom just for me!
...Then we had a storm the other day & she forgot to close the window in the bedroom...










Where the towel goes, I GO!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Flashback Friday!

This picture was taken a few days after I was adopted -
Mom was tickling my tummy & I was pretending to ward off her fingers!  Don't ya love my big poly paws??

ps. I was laying in the SAME cat tree that Jay has now taken over - here's proof that it was mine first!
pps. Notice I had my full meezer points when I was a baby!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ode To Garfield

WHAT'S THIS??  I'M PARALYZED - TRAPPED!  I CAN'T MOVE!!!
WHAT IS IT??


IT'S MY SUNBEAM!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Names

Look woman, we have to have a little talk - my name is Nicodemus!  You can call me Nico, if you wish...
My name is NOT Pooka, Pookie or even Nikki-Poo!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WAITING...

WHA?  OH, HI MOMMY!
NO, NO, NO - TAKE 
YOUR TIME WITH THAT
CEREAL BOWL - 
YES, I HAVE TO SIT THIS
CLOSE


YA DONE YET???

Monday, May 17, 2010

Role Reversal

Ever since Jay got away with his TP incident he's gotten a big head & taken over my cat tree!!
MOOOMMM!!!  MAKE HIM GET OUT!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flashback Friday!

For two long years my face markings kept changing - At one point, Mom wasn't sure I was all Meezer!  So *sigh* here is a picture of me going through one of my awkward phases...
...She said I looked like a moose in this one - too cruel woman!


I made sure this one made it in as well (taken last night) showing me in my seal point perfection! (Hey - it was either this caption or "...Meezer magnificence!") What, too much?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Retaliation...

Guess I spoke too soon yesterday - I was the only one scared of the gun!  Apparently JayJay has decided to play fast and loose with his nine lives...


He said that he found a loophole in Mom's "Behavior Modification" plan:  She only bought ONE gun & it resides downstairs.  He waited until she finished huffing & puffing on the human hamster wheel (something called a dreadmill?  You people are so crazy!  Why don't you just run around the house like we do??), & when she got into the shower - he sprang into action!


My little brother is a calculating genius!  He figured out that Mom wouldn't be too likely to catch him in the act while she was busy cleaning herself (really people?  Don't you have combs on your tongues too?)


By the time she found him, the damage had been done & well, she COULDN'T punish him if he wasn't doing anything at that moment!  Hehe!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Uh Oh...

We've done a bad thing... 
So bad that steam was shooting out of our Mom's ears - kitties, never make your Mommies or Daddies this mad!  She got a horrible, horrible thing to punish us!

... JayJay said that she didn't have any real proof that we did it,  so we should play innocent.  But I told him that somehow Mom knew we were the ones responsible for digging in the soil of the big plant that she bought when we moved in.  She didn't say anything the first day it happened, she just cleaned it up...  The second day it happened, she grumbled something under her breath that I didn't catch - something about rat buzzards or custards.  I figured that if she thought the rat buzzards tore up the soil, then I'd just go with it - we were home free! 

Unfortunately, the third day it happened she screamed our names - in the tone that we KNOW means business!  We came running down the stairs to see what was going on.  As she cleaned up the mess she was talking really fast -  saying that she was going to buy a **gasp** gun & we kitties were going to be sorry we messed with her!  Then she threw the broom in the closet & left in a huff!  

...Whatever happened to blaming it on the rat buzzards?? 

So she left in the large silver monster & was gone for like, ever!  It was practically dark by the time she got back - & no kidding, kitties - she got a real live gun!  It's not safe at our townhouse anymore!  It shoots real live water bullets about a bazillion feet in the air!  What are we going to do??  Can you ask your Moms & Dads if we can come live with you???

Signed - A very scared Nico & JayJay

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hark! Who Goes There??

It is I, er, Nicodemus - The Bathroom Monitor!!  I've been sent here to oversee all goings on in this here powder room.  Guaranteed to get in the way of any rushing feet and/or emergency!  This is the room that I like to snoop in the best - Mom has the best stuff on the counters to whap off the edge!  Those pretty bottles of par-fume make the greatest sounds when they hit the ground, though it smells kind of bad afterward...  They must be magic potions!  Hehe!  Think I'm going to try to use one on JayJay next time to see if I can turn him into a frog!

Nico

ps. Thanks to all of the well wishers about Austin!  We still miss him terribly, but Mom has gotten to the point of being able to smile & joke again.  :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Changes

Hi Everyone,

Happy Mother's Day!

Yes, we're back...  We have some good news on where we've been, and also some sad news.  The reason we've been away so long is that our Mom had gotten a job in Illinois (we were previously in Virginia) so she packed us up & moved us across country (we were drugged in the backseat, screaming the WHOLE way - Mom was ready to pull her ears off of her head, it was awesome!)  Then we didn't have internet for a long, long time!  When we finally did, my Grandma called & said that our brother, Austin was full of cancer.  He was in terrible pain & so Mom gave her consent to let him go.  She was so sad for a long time after that & didn't feel like doing much...  We've been cuddling with her a lot & she says that helps.  I think she just wishes that she had been able to keep Austin until the end - they had been through a lot together.  She just got worried when she couldn't keep his thyroid levels under control & JayJay was starting to beat up on him (I know it's mean, but we cats know when one of us isn't as strong as he used to be & well, you know...).  She thought that he would be happier in a household that didn't have a threatening environment & Grandma loved him like he was her own. (BIG sigh from Mom)


Anyway,  now we live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  The townhouse that she chose for us (yes, the woman works for us) is nice & quiet - that is, until we start with the THoE games...  It's great here!  

We hope all of you kitties are cuddling with your Mommies today as a special thank you for all that they do!

Nico & JayJay