Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie

This may look like an ordinary patch of garlic plants, but I can assure you, it's so much more. A garden cat must be able to look at her garden in many ways, not just the obvious. Come, look more closely. Biggify if you need to.
What's this!? Yes, it's yours truly, sleeping on the job. Garlic makes a nice hiding spot. I've been advised to take it easy to recover from my episode of "gardening elbow", so I'm following doctors orders.
A nice snooze in the garlic patch is working wonders for me! You should give it a try. The garlic patch is a part of my herb garden that is being disassembled, but we are leaving the garlic in place until we harvest it. Then the remaining bulblets will be moved to their new location. Once I get my basil patch up and running, mom will mix it all up and then she makes pesto. I don't much care for pesto on my cat food, but mom and dad seem to like it (not on cat food!). That's why I grow these things to keep them happy.

I wouldn't be a good sister if I didn't make a last minute plea for votes for Cory in Kitty Fight Club! She's behind by quite a few votes, so help her out if you can.
PS-Grete is doing better everyday. She will have to be on a leash even in our own yard for 10 days before she can cut loose again...and yes, she is whining...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday Tales

This has been a week of my mom being totally insufferable...dragging out ALL of my kitten pictures for the world to see. How would you feel if your mother did that to you? I know she's only trying to help, but sheesh... I may be trailing in the polls of cuteness, but as long as I'm still in it, I'll keep trying.

This is one picture I don't mind sharing. It shows my early aptitude for blogging. I've always been fascinated with computer keyboards and never miss an opportunity to sleep on them or paw at them. I even learned how to open notepad on my own and type secret messages. I'm about 3 months old here.I think my dad was trying to be tricky by putting a pad of paper over the keyboard so I couldn't cause too much trouble. Did he think I'd try to order from the online pet store when his back was turned? Grete came home from her spay surgery. She is not feeling so great and she does not want to leave her crate. We are purring she feels better real soon.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Momma Meezer Monday-A mothers concern

I'm here today to express my concern over my daughter Cory and her participation in Kitty Fight Club. As her mother, I'm biased. She is the absolute cutest kitten in the world to me. My worry is her maintaining her sense of self-esteem and worth with so many judging her. I catch her at the computer obsessing about the results. I think I may need to put my paw down.

Thanks to the wonderful support of the CB, she has done well. But what if she loses her match with Baby Patches? Last I looked she was trailing a bit. Will she be able to handle it? Can she handle the pressure? It's my duty as a mother to ensure that she is emotionally supported no matter what the outcome. Even if she pulls out a win, I need to make sure she doesn't get all full of herself. Her sweet innocence is what makes her so special.No matter what, I'm here to support my daughter. Cory! (I couldn't help myself...) That doesn't make me a stage mother, does it?

PSS...Grete goes in to the V-E-T Monday morning for her spay surgery. Purr along with us for her speedy recovery.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday-Sweet Memories

Preparation for Kitty Fight Club has been bittersweet. In looking through my kitten pictures, looking for weapons of mass cuteness, we found pictures of me with my beloved guardian angel Jonathan. So while I'm bringing it...cute wise...I want the world to know how much I loved my Jonathan and how much he loved me. We were inseparable.

Here we are watching the water drip in the bathtub. Here we are hanging out under the table.

Here we are at the table...I'm being coy...

Jonathan left for the Bridge when I was only 8 months old. I love you and miss you and forever.
PS, stop by Zoolatry for a celebration of families!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Smack Down- Bring on the Cute!

Thank you to those who have supported me in Kitty Fight Club over at Misha's! I can't believe I'm in the semi-finals. When mom first entered me, I was thinking this was going to be easy...I mean she said, I'm entering you in KFC. I thought...a Kentucky Fried Chicken contest? Cool! I can out eat any cat in a chicken eating contest...and I can steal chicken off a table and be down the hall and under a bed in a split second. No contest! But then it became clear this was a battle of the cute. And every kitten is cute. Oh dear! My momma Ellie talks to me and gives me a tongue bath every night to help keep my kitty self esteem intact through this whole thing.

Because this is heating up...I'm bringing on the cute...big time! The battle is on...take that Baby Patches....I'm a big girl, really I amDeal with this Baby Patches...did you climb Mt. Foot when you were a baby?

Got cute?
Few can resist my kitten in a basket move...
Can't a girl get a little privacy? Is this an illegal maneuver...sleeping in Daddy's this an illegal assist? I'm doing it anyway.
I dare you to put me downEven asleep, I'm dangerous...

That remote is HUGEI'm laying it all out Cory!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Formerly Feral Friday

***Breaking News!*** Cory has won her Kitty Fight Club Quarterfinal battle by a slim margin of 2 votes! She thanks everyone for their support and she will be back with a message on Saturday to kick off the Semi-Final round. We are proud of her. ~ Madison

We have had such a great week. Cecilia and I are both getting out in the garden to hang out. I love the feel of sunshine on my fur.Here I am hanging out near the oriental poppy patch. They don't look like much now, but when they bloom they are spectacular!
Cecilia is strolling through the phlox plants, enjoying the sun.

We are lucky to have such a great hang out spot! Have a happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie

I love springtime in the garden. It seems like the garden is all brown and moss green, and then in an instant, all the colors start coming out. I'm still enjoying the yellow of the daffodils. The raised beds are still brown with dirt, but within a couple of months we'll have activity there too! Some of mom's favorite flowers are this daisy patch. The first blossoms appeared this past weekend and we wanted to celebrate! There are also wild bleeding heart plants in this same patch.
The blossoms on the apple tree are also making an appearance. Everything is starting to smell good too!
Here I am inspecting the first blossoms on our Rhododendron bushes. They'll be full of color soon! This is so exciting!
This spring dad finally got some help and now our grape is all trellised and ready to do well vs. being a mess like it has been for years! What was so interesting to me is that the wire they have securing it all is awesome for scratching your face! What a great discovery. I love my garden!
I had a great weekend in the garden. The weather stayed nice for several days but as of Wednesday it turned colder...and on Tuesday night I started favoring my right front paw. I got hauled off to the v-e-t faster than Cory will eat a piece of cheese. They say it's my elbow and I probably over did it or something like that. I'm now banished to the inside until I show improvement. It's springtime. I have work to do...I can't snoopervise if I'm inside!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuxie Tuesday

The weather has been amazing! Time for me to get out and check out the garden happenings. First stop is the nip patch. It's coming along nicely. Before too long the nip will be towering over my head! The daffodils are still in bloom! There's still nothing planted in the raised beds. I heard a rumor that some seeds were buried the dirt, but I sure can't tell by looking at it. Maybe I can dig them up? That kind of sounds like fun. That would make Jonesie crazy....

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cory- Behind the Scenes

Thank you to everyone who participated in Sock It To Me Sunday! I had a blast and hope you all did too.

One of mom and dad's favorite things to do is watch the DVD's about "the making of" The Lord of the Rings movies. They don't re-watch the movie itself, but they have watched "the making of" at least a kazillion times. So I thought you'd like to see "the making of" Corycat Blog and the behind the scenes happenings.I like that picture best Here I am consulting with mom. We are studying layouts, concepts and photographs. This is hard work.
You're the best mom Once mom and I come to an agreement, I let her know that I'm happy with how she is taking my direction and listening to what I want. Sometimes at this point I purr.
Do you think I should let Ginger guest post today? Sometimes I get a bit hungry and thirsty, but all that can wait until we are done.

I need more time on my own blogOnce she hits the publish post button on my behalf, it's time to thank mom for all her help. Then it's time to nap.
PS. Don't forget to vote for me in Kitty Fight Club. I'm in the quarter finals! Click on the Kitty Fight Club picture on my side bar and it will take you to my "fight". Survival of the cutest!!!

Let's nap!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sock It To Me Sunday!

Cory: Hi everyone! Welcome to Sock It To Me Sunday! We have a very special guest star from Laugh In to get us started, Goldie Hawn!!!!

Goldie: I'm honored to be here for you Cory. Today will be both a celebration of socks and a celebration of corny jokes at the "joke wall" of fame. Let's get rolling...
According to Alfie daddy's socks are the best.

Alfie: Knock knock! Cory: Who's There? Alfie: Alfie! Cory: Alfie who? Alfie: Alfie terrible if you take my socks away!

Allie our beautiful sock loving friend forever from Florida! Allie: Knock knock! Cory: Who's there? Allie: Allie! Cory: Allie who? Allie: Allie Allie oxen free! Tee hee! Baby Patches says she wouldn't miss this sock celebration! Baby Patches: If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?Carbon is another Oregon sock loving kitty! Carbon: It doesn't matter what temperature the room is, it's always room temperature! Cory: That's funny!

Chilli my good garden loving, wall climbing buddy girl! Chilli: Knock knock! Cory: Who's there? Chilli: Chilli! Cory: Chilli who? Chilli: It's Chilli out tonight! Get it? Oh just give me my sock...

Cory: Hey that's me! Guess what? Every so often I like to stick my head out the window, look up, and smile for a satellite picture!

Crystal has brought his stripey socks to the party! Crystal: If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joke? Cory: Ha ha!

Diamond is visiting from O-Hi-O and really knows how to put the bitey on! Diamond: I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering....

Elin my beautiful friend, good to see you! Elin: Knock knock! Cory: Who's there? Elin: Elin! Cory: Elin who? Elin: Elin-need is love! Cory: Silly girl!

Cory: Ellie! Momma! Ellie: Knock knock! Cory: oh no! not you too momma! Cory: Ok, Who's there? Ellie: Ellie! Cory: Ellie Who? Ellie: Ell-ie-vator! Don't I give you a lift baby girl?

Ginger Jasper is here from the UK...and loves socks almost as much as spiders!Ginger Jasper: I went to a general store...they wouldn't let me buy anything specifically!
Maverick sock hoarder from Florida! Good to see you! Love the sock stash!
Maverick: I was arrested for selling illegal sized paper!
Cory: They can do that? Ha ha!

Milo and his brother Alfie are from the UK! Alfie already knocked us out with a knock knock joke!
Milo: A day without sunshine is like night!
Miss Peach we are so happy to see you. Even though recovering from surgery, you are still here to show your love of socks and style!
Miss Peach: I hate it when my paw falls asleep during the day because that means it will be up all night! Cory: Ha ha!

Miya doesn't have a blog of her own, but she is my adoring cousin cat, and she loves socks too! She didn't want to be left out.
Miya: On the other have different claws!
Sweet Praline the Secretary of Floof! How are you?

Sweet Praline: When I turned two I was really anxious because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought if this keeps up, by the time I'm 14, I'll be...oh I can't count that high!

Rori, is it something about the Northwest that makes us love our socks? Hit me with your funniest!
Rori: My mom put instant coffee in the microwave oven and almost went back in time!

Rudy and Parker double the fun from O-Hi-O! Rudy: Hey Parker, I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it out, it was gone!
Parker: Huh?
Rudy: You can do better?
Parker: A bird in the bush usually has a friend in there with him!

Sam my St. Louis buddy boy! Sam: Knock knock! Cory: Who's there? Sam: Sam! Cory: Sam who? Sam: Sam day you'll understand how much I love socks!

Mr. Tigger and Samantha Black are here from Florida!
Mr. Tigger: Hey Samantha, Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just pulled out a quarter?
Samantha: Sigh
Maggy and Zoey our beautiful creative floofy friends from Florida!
Maggy: Hey Zoey, did you know that I know all of the state capitals of the United States?
Zoey: Hmmm, sure you do.
Maggy: Go ahead, ask me any of the capitals, I know all of them.
Zoey: OK, what's the capital of Wyoming?
Maggy: Oh, that's easy, 'W'!

Cory: That wraps up our show for today. Thank you for helping me celebrate! We'll close with a word from Arte Johnson.
Arte: Very interesting....but silly!!
Roll credits....Thanks to Zoolatry human Ann for all her help in creating this episode of Sock it To Me Sunday!