Tuesday, August 30, 2011

tummy tuesday

In this picture you can see where my furs didn't grow back after my ladygardenectomy.  Mama recently saw anofur cat who this happened to -- maybe it is not as uncommon as she thought.  Kit's furs are almost all grown back from where he got shaved for his ultrasound.  Mama was worried that his furs wouldn't grow back the way mine didn't, but that didn't happen.  It took some convincing for me to let mama show you this photo.  I am a little self conscious about my bald spot.  But mama says I am beautiful wif or wifout furs.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

we made it!

That was not fun, but not nearly as bad as we expected.   The worst of it was east of us.  It rained for about 20 hours and in the middle of the night the wind was so bad we couldn't sleep.  We lost power but it's back on now.  We only got about 4 inches of rain.  No flooding!  We don't haf to go live wif the woofie!

I did not go UTB -- I stayed wif mama the whole time.  When she sat, I sat on her.  When she laid down, I laid down on her.  I don't mind telling you I was skeered!

There are a lot of places wif power out, and lots of trees down, but it looks okay where we are.  The power is out in the main area of our little town.

We are all watching the birds and squirrels now, they haf come back out.  Earlier Kit and I gave each ofur a baf.

Mama is just going to stay put today, stay off the road and let the tree removal people do their job and wait for the traffic lights to come back on.  So we are hafing a cozy day togefur!

Thanks to all of you for your good wishes and purrs.  We feel like we got off pretty easy.  Other people were not so lucky and we are purring for them.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


We are all hunkering down, getting ready for the hurricane.  We are getting pretty nervous, the TV and FEMA people say it's going to be bad.  We haf water, canned food, flashlights, and batteries.  And of course mama stocked up on cat food!

We don't usually lose power during big storms acause our power lines are underground, but mama doesn't really know what to expect this time acause of flooding.  They said that the ground is already saturated so flooding is likely.  I hope water doesn't come in our house!  If that happens, we will pack up and go to mama's sister's house in West Virginia.  She has a woofie and I don't want to go there!

The storm is supposed to hit us around 6:00 tonight, get worst at 2:00 am, and last for up to 24 hours.  Yikes!  I think I will be UTB.  Wish us luck, efurryone!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Mama is shining a bright light in my eyes, interrogating me!  She wants me to tell her who pooped in the hallway.  I know, but I'll nefur tell.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

skeery day! And cat talk day

All of a sudden the whole apartment started shaking!  Mama said it was a 5.8 earthquake.  I went UTB and didn't come out until she got home.  She comed home early acause her office was evacuated.  There is broken stuff at her office and one broken statue at our house.  It was skeery!  I felt much better once mama got home.

The Zoolatry girls came up wif a fun idea for us to do today!  It's Cat Talk Day.  My favorite cat talk phrase is "nipped out."  I am a total nip head!

Here is a picture of me eating up some nip:

When you are nipped out, it means that you haf just eaten or inhaled some primo nip and are in a totally blissed out state.  Here is a good example.  After mama let my grandma's cat try out our hammick, she hadded to wash it.  She sprayed it wif catnip spray after she putted it back on the frame.  Kit rolled around on it -- he was totally nipped out!

I like dried nip and live nip best.  Kit likes live nip and nip spray.  However you like it, I hope you get nipped out soon!

Monday, August 22, 2011

mancat monday

Hi fellow cats -- Kit here.

Emma and Buster asked how I am doing -- if I am eating well, if I have put on any weight.  The answer to both those questions is yes!  After our long, unsuccessful grain free experiment, Mom, with the vet's blessing, switched us back to our old food (although we have new crunchies that we like better than the old stuff).  I have been eating very well!  I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism exactly two months ago and the last time I was checked, a few weeks ago, I had put on over a pound.  I should get checked again soon.  I am eating my my medicine treat twice a day, no problem.  The latest batch is tuna flavored!  It isn't a pill pocket -- it's a soft chew that tastes great!  Mom says whoever came up with it is a genius.  So, I am doing very well.  Thanks for asking!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Hi there!

The hammick is back -- grandma's big fat cat didn't break it, but he got his smell all ofur it.  Neither Kit nor I haf sat on it yet.  Mama put catnip spray on it but that didn't help.  I am going to make her wash it, I think.

We gotted some good window whiffies yesterday!  Our normal August hots are gone right now and mama has been opening the windows for us.  This means that we can smell the birdies at our feeder (and the darn introoder kitties under our bush) and smell all the good things about summer.

This was Kit trying to climb the screen to get a squirrel that climbed up the post outside our window to tease us.  Mama doesn't like it when he does this acause she's afraid he'll break the screen, but she doesn't understand the urge to stalk just gets so strong sometimes!  Here's hoping we get more window whiffies today.  Haf a good Sunday, efurrykitties!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

bad plan

I am annoyed wif mama.  See my annoyed face?

She is taking one of our hammicks away today!  My grandma has two cats and she wants to get hammicks for them, but they are really BIG cats and she is not sure if they will fit.  So my mama is going to bring ofur one of OUR hammicks for them to test out!  And get their smells all ofur it!

They better not break it wif their big butts.  I am mad!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Prancer Pie guessed it last night -- we gotted a tunnel!  Actually, we gotted it a couple of weeks ago, but mama just gived it to us last weekend acause we recently gotted our hammicks and she doesn't want to spoil us.

Kit liked it right away!

I wasn't sure:

I am still hesitant about it.  But Kit adores it!  He's in there all the time.  He plays in there, he sleeps in there, he just hangs out.  He loves it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

whisker hump wednesday

Hi fellow cats -- Kit here.  As the mancat of the house, today's post falls to me.  Athena, mom and I were all very saddened to hear that Kismet went to the Rainbow Bridge.  We read his blog long before we started blogging and we have loved him for a long time.  He was the original mancat -- the ideal I strive for!

One of the many magnificent things about Kismet was his whisker humps.  He had the best whisker humps I've ever seen!  That's why I think it's so appropriate that today, in memory of Kismet, is Whisker Hump Wednesday.  I don't usually allow closeups with the flashy box, but in this case I made an exception.

From one side:

And from the other side:

My whisker humps are nowhere near as pawsome as Kismet's.  But I am proud to show them to you in his memory.  Run free, Kismet.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mancat Monday

Hi fellow cats -- Kit here.

I have been reflecting on what it means to be manly.  I think that a big part of being a mancat is knowing how to keep the womenfolk happy.  Lately I have been making my mom very happy.  I have not been running outside.  I have not been yakking hardly at all.  I have been eating up my medicine treats.  And I have been eating like a rock star!  All these things make mom happy.  I am a very manly mancat, living right!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Easy like Sunday

Hi kitties!  We are hafing an easy Sunday here after a busy Saturday yesterday.

Mama wented up to West Virginia to her sister's house to celebrate family purrthdays -- they haf 4 in August!  Since we are from Maryland, my auntie baked a 12 layer Smith Island cake.  Usually when mama goes up to West Virginia, she comes home smelling like woofie and chickhens and goats, but this time -- no chickhens!  I asked her why and she said something bad happened.  A raccoon ated all the chickhens!  No kitty efun gotted a bite!

Last night mama watched a movie and I slept on her lap.  We letted her sleep in this morning efun though our bowls were empty!  When she saw that, she said that we were furry good kitties and she appreciated us furry much.  Now she is getting ready to go see the Harry Potter movie.  I don't know why she has to go see it again, she already saw it once.  I think she should stay here wif me!  I am going to take a nap while she is gone.  My morning nap was so good, I think I need anofur one!

Friday, August 12, 2011

affectionate Friday

We don't know why, but mama has been gifing us extra pets and kisses yesterday and today!

Here is a picture of me getting scritches.  We haf been gifing mama lots of love and she has been gifing it right back to us!  We are a furry happy house lately!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

tabby thursday

Hi fellow cats -- Kit here.

Since I didn't get to have Mancat Monday because of World Cat Day, I am taking over the blog tonight.

That gray tabby that I told you about the other day has been on Mom's mind.  He was just so thin, and unlike the other cats that have come to our patio, he doesn't have a collar.  He came up to her yesterday when she was walking out to her car, and he was really friendly.  She saw him hanging around again today.  She is worried about him.  She doesn't know if he's a stray or not.  There are so many cats around our apartment complex.  I told her not to worry -- he looks like a pretty tough cat to me, the way he just sat and stared back at me.  I sure don't want her to take him home!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


We gotted hammicks!  We haf been asking and asking and mama finally gotted them for us!  They comed out of the package wif catnip already on them!

As soon as she putted the first one together, Kit was already on it! He was so relaxed he decided to take a baf!

I couldn't efun wait for mama to put together the second one, I sat on it right away!

We love our hammicks!  Thanks, Forty Paws Maw!

Monday, August 8, 2011

World Cat Day

Hi, it's the mama here.  Athena and Kit have graciously agreed to let me take over the blog for World Cat Day.  I am happy to have the chance to talk about the difference they have made in my life!

I grew up with cats.  In fact, the first word I ever spoke was cat.  I adore cats and couldn't wait to get my own.  I adopted one of my parents' cats, Evinrude, and then got two kittens, Kit and Boo.  When I moved to a new apartment, I could only have two pets, so I reluctantly let Evinrude go back to my parents' house.  Frankly I think she was happier there, away from the kittens.  Boo passed away from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy one month before her second birthday.  Devastated doesn't begin to describe how I felt.  I still cry thinking about it, and it was seven years ago.  A few months later, I adopted Athena, and she brought light back into my life again.  Right from the start, she and Kit got along -- most of the time!  They are a good match.

For years, I struggled with an addiction that nearly killed me.  In fact, there were times when I wanted to die.  It is not an exaggeration to say that the only thing that kept me going was my cats.  On days when I felt like I couldn't get out of bed, I knew I had to get up to feed them.  When I cried, they comforted me.  When I wanted to die, I stayed alive to take care of them.  Now that I am healthy and am living a positive life, my cats help me through my day to day problems and also the big things, like when my dad died two months ago.  I honestly don't know what I would do without them.  I am so grateful for them!  I think every day should be World Cat Day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

numero four!

Kitties!  Our patio invasion continues!  So far we haf had a curious calico, a bruiser of a Siamese, and a little gray and white kitty.  Yesterday a new introoder came around!

Mama spotted him first, padding across the patio.  At first she thought it was Kit, that he got outside -- she just saw a long, thin tabby cat.  He jumped up on the patio chair in front of the empty box.

Kit was the next one to spot him.  He sat at the back door and glared.

I was asleep in my box and didn't know what was going on!  Then Kit growled, alerting me to the introoder!  I quickly got up to see what was going on.

That cat didn't efun seem to care that we were glaring and growling at him!  No respect!  He just sat there for a minute, stretched, and then ambled along.  Grr!  There sure are a lot of outside kitties around here.  Mama thinks they come around to our apartment acause of our bird feeder.  She worries that she has set up a buffet for the kitties.  I say keep the bird feeder!  We need our birdie TV!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Major Award!

Hi efurrybody!  I winned an award!  Prancer Pie and Willow gived it to me.  Actually Willow gived it to me a little while ago but it was right after my grandpa died and I forgetted to do it.

I am supposed to tell you 7 unknown things about myself.

1.  I love butter!
2.  I have only efur been sick twice in my 7 years -- once wif kennel cough and once I hadded an upset tummy.  The kennel cough was really bad -- I hadded to be on two different antibiotics.
3.  I love to haf my belly rubbed!
4.  I am normally furry gentle, but I turn into a wildcat if you try to gif me a pill or clip my claws.  Mama has to take me to the v-e-t to haf them clip my claws!
5.  My nicknames are Little Bit and Baby Girl.
6.  I like it when my mama sings to me.
7.  The v-e-t said I haf exceptionally clean ears!

I am supposed to gif this to 15 ofur bloggers, but I think lots of kitties haf gotten this already, so I am just going to pass it to anyone who wants to play!

Monday, August 1, 2011

mancat monday

Hi fellow cats -- Kit here.

We got the postcard from the v-e-t that it's time for my senior physical and my rabies shot.  I don't want to go!  I have been to the v-e-t so much lately.

Here I am up on the sink, helping mom do the dishes.  I help her a lot in the kitchen.  Once or twice I've even dragged my tail through the saucepan!  You may think, from the look on my face in this picture, that I am in a bad mood.  Not so!  I was actually purring when this picture was taken.  That's just the way I look a lot of the time.  In reality, I am a very happy cat.  Except when I have to go to the v-e-t!