Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tongue Bath Tuesday

After Figaro so rudely interrupted my tongue bath from my wonderful momma Ellie (see yesterday's post for the photographic evidence of his rudeness)...I took matters into my own paws and bathed myself.

I know most of the cats around here don't think I'm capable of taking care of myself.

They are wrong.

It's just that don't really want to.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mancat Mayhem on Monday

I'm such a good boy.  I have no idea why I'm always falsely accused on stirring up trouble.  I would never dream of doing such a thing.  Just look at my face.  I'm the picture of innocence and love.

See, here I am watching while momma Ellie bathes baby Cory.   Isn't this just the sweetest thing easy stomach  I mean, I'm not even making a fuss or pointing out that Cory is no longer a baby...I mean she's almost 6 years old....who does she think she is kidding....baby....::rolls eyes:: ok, I can't even look anymore.


What's the matter Cory...why are your ears so flat?...::rolls eyes::

Hey...don't look at me that way.  I've just been sitting here doing nothing.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie


With all the soggy weather, the best place for a garden cat to be in sitting in the window.  Nice and warm and safe and dry.

I can see most of what's happening out there.  I can see the grass is soggy and muddy.  I can see all the potential of what I will plant this year.  I see....I see...

Wow!  Guess what I see?

Sykes!  See him down in the vegetable garden nomming on the nip that's still growing there?  This is no ordinary introoder.  Nope.

It's Figgy's Daddy!!!

Take a closer look. 

He's a big tuxie boy but doesn't have the floof.  Figgy got his floof from his tortie momma.

Mom tried to get a closer photo but he ran off when he saw her approach with the flashy box.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cory Tattles on Tuesday

We got BIG NEWS here at Casa de Cory!


Look who's under our bed!  I mean under OUR bed.  In the house.

Yup.   It's sweet Cecilia!  (she only stayed under the bed for a few days)

But the other BIG news is...

This is Ginger's "What the Fluff" look!

I didn't let Ginger tattle today cause he's been a bit speechless.  But you know what?

Mom and dad had to think long and hard about what was best for everyone.  Ginger has been having serious issues with constipation and megacolon.  He's on 2 different medications.  Ginger is a huge drama queen and at our house...well there are lots of litter boxes, but sometimes there is drama around the door to the laundry room.  Mom and dad suspected that Ginger might um...be holding it when he shouldn't and therefore making his condition worse.  Plus he was stressed out.

So...now he has moved into the shop and has only 1 roommate...sweet elderly Madison.  No competition for the box...or the food...or the cat tree (Madison has never shown any interest in it).  Ginger is adjusting super well and there have been no...um...backups!

Madison is a bit perturbed, but there has been only mild hissing and half hearted swatting of paws.   We think Cecilia misses Madison more than he misses her (don't tell her that!)


Look who's hogging the white fluffy blanket...and is being a total show off!

I know Cecilia is a glamour-puss, but does she have to hog the camera? 

Cecilia already knows most everyone in the house from hanging out in the yard with everyone.  My momma and I still remember her from when she first came to live with us.  The biggest issue was getting Cecilia used to being around Grete in the house.  Cecilia remembers our woofie Colby...and Colby never barked...or yipped...or whined.  Grete does all these things.

I think her ears are adjusted now.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Momma Meezer and the Mancat

Yin and Yang.

You know, everyone knows that I am the momma around here and I mother everyone.  My Cory is pretty good about this and doesn't pout too much.   Figaro is a mommas boy too.  When Figaro was growing up, his birth momma still visited with him in our backyard.  She moved away awhile ago, so now he looks to me for mothering.

I'm glad to provide.

It was a rainy weekend, so Figaro and I had lots of quality time together.

He's a mushpot.

He's fun to wash.

He likes using me for a pillow and I'm happy to let him.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden


He there!  Yeah, I know.  This is not dirt I'm sitting on and the rug next to me is not grass.  I have a good excuse.  The weather here is yucky!  First we got a dusting of snow and now it's turned to heavy rain.  It's enough to make a garden cat want to fly south for the winter.

But the dreary days of January are meant for one thing...besides snuggling with your mom and dad by the fire.

Yes, it's time to start planning the spring garden!  I'm starting to paw through Renee's Garden website.  It's where I got my super fabulous seeds last year.  My purrsonal favorites were the Jewell Toned Blend Beets and the Tricolor Circus Circus Carrots!

And...so you know how fabulous Renee's Garden is...if you enter code FR227A

when you check out...they will donate 25% of the cost of the order to United Paws!  United Paws is the amazing rescue group that saved Ellie and Cory and countless other kitties.

So here is my view of the snow from the window.

I know we didn't get much, but even a little bit of snow is not comfortable on the paws.

Even the deck is not very inviting.

So back to the computer and time to buy seeds! 

Pee Ess...if Renees Garden Seeds sounds familiar, it's where Raymond and Busby's mom works!  All the more reason to pay them a visit!

 ****we do not receive any free seeds from Renee's Garden...we just think they are cool all on our own****

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuxie Tuesday....sort of

Here I was.  All ready to give you a stellar Tuxie Tuesday post, complete with my stunning mancatly good looks and fun adventures. 

But then the snow happened.  We got just a dusting, but because we hardly ever get snow around here we had to celebrate.

Grete woofie went a little nutso.   She adores the white frozen stuff.  There wasn't enough to make a snowball, but she still had a blast.  I know she is sitting all calm and stuff in this photo but most of the time...

She looked like this...

...and this.

Then she came inside the house and did this...zzzzzzz.

Rumor has it that we may be getting more snow tonight!  We will purr for that to happen.  We want Grete to be happy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mitten Monday

OMC!  We got some snow on Sunday!!!!  We almost NEVER get any.

  We watched it snow for awhile, but most of it was gone by the end of the day.  We are purring we  get more on Monday

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Cecilia


Hey there!  I'm still stuck in the house and mom didn't take any indoor photos of me this week.  What's up with that? 

Anyway, I'm doing fine.  Mom and dad have been watching everyday and there have been no further coyote sightings.  Dad will still work to reinforce parts of our fence just to be safe, but looks like I will get limited semi-supervised time in the garden sometime soon.  Part of my issue has been getting through my flea allergy.  My doctor has switched me to Revolution because the Frontline no longer was working for us.

I also got a cortisone shot and another round of antibiotics.   Things are looking up! 

So...since Cecilia got a couple of hours of outdoor time this past weekend, I thought it would be cool if she would take the lead this week.

Thanks for pawing it over to me Jonesie!  Hey furriends!  It's been a dry and mild winter so far.  Great for pawing around the garden and seeing what's interesting.

Follow me.

Alright!!!!  Under my paws.  Baby nip!!!!!   If no one else is coming...pardon me while I dive on it!

The pleasures of early winter baby nip.