Monthly Archives: September 2009

Helping Mommy

By Lisa


We were busy kitties today. Mommy was busy cleaning and we helped. Everywhere she went, at least one of us was there to keep an eye on her.

Mikey helped change the bed sheets and make the beds. He told me he didn’t think she appreciated his help. I guess it can be a bit bothersome when a cat as big as Mikey ‘helps’ make the bed. I used to help make beds all the time, but I’m a little cat.

We helped do laundry too. It was great fun for the younger cats. They like to hop in and out of the baskets. I watched from my perch on the dresser. Mama Cat and Maggie Mae would go up and down the stairs to the laundry room with Mommy. Mama likes to sit on the washing machine while Mommy loads and unloads it. She gets in the way sometimes, but that’s OK. Maggie just likes to supervise.

Thomas T and Jay Jay went outside and helped sweep the front porch and deck. It is the time of year for leaves to collect on them and Mommy tries to keep them swept clean. We kitties like to watch the leaves fall past the windows and doors.

After Mommy was through cleaning, sweeping and putting away laundry she got out the laptop to work on her blogs. I reminded her that we needed to work on our blog, too.

The Shady Hollow Cats wish you a good week. Purrs and meows your way.

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Exercise Wheel and Bengal Cats

By Amy

I WANT one of these exercise wheels! But Mommy said no. These cats are as active as me! We could have such fun.

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We Didn’t Do It

IMG00147 By Maggie Mae

The land-line phone had not rung in days and days. Our mommy and daddy hadn’t thought much about it. They use the cell phones most of the time anyway. For some reason, Mommy had to make a call and the land-line was dead. Hmmm, everything looked OK, it was charged and the base was plugged in.

Mommy took a deep breath, looked at Amy (I wonder why) and pulled the couch out from against the wall. Sure enough, the phone line was disconnected from the wall jack. Hmmmm. I wonder how that happened? Mommy didn’t wonder. “Kitties”, she said. She had that tone of voice we hear so much of the time. (It is usually directed at Amy.) She sort of says the word slowly, while she looks at whoever has been bad (usually Amy).

This time though, she didn’t know who did it. Precious, Amber and myself were all cuddled up in Mommy’s favorite chair. Precious and Amber were asleep. I was watching Mommy, because I always watch what’s going on in the cottage. I looked Mommy right in the eye and mentally told her that it wasn’t us. It must have been Amy, but it could have been Mikey or Tigger. Whoever did it, it wasn’t us.

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Home Alone

By Tigger

We were all left home alone yesterday. Our human parents went to something called a reunion. We didn’t mind them being gone, and spent most of the time napping. Amy did manage to knock a few things over so that Mommy could pick them up when they got home. Thomas didn’t miss getting to go outside. He could see from the window that it was really raining hard. Thomas likes to go outside, but he doesn’t like getting wet. Jay Jay is like Thomas, he doesn’t like getting wet either, so didn’t mind missing his walk one bit.

Mommy and Daddy were tired when they got home and soon settled in to pet each of us. We took turns getting in their laps and letting them know we had missed them. They told us they had a good time at the reunion. We were happy when they got home, but since they don’t go many places anymore, we were glad they got to go.

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Wet Cat

From all the Shady Hollow Cats

This video is not one of us, but our Uncle Bill sent a link to Mommy and we all love it and wanted to share.

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Hogging the Computer

IMG00148by Lisa

I think I finally found a way to keep the other cats (and Mommy) from hogging the computer.

I’m sure you’ve noticed they have been posting much more than me. Well, I think I solved the problem. I just sit on the laptop until they all give up. Then I can write!

I think they haven’t wanted me to write because they know I’m going to complain. First, Mommy let me run out of my favorite flavor cat food. I only like trout flavored cat food and not many companies make it. Or so Mommy says. She finally got me a new supply in the other day.

Then, in the middle of the night she picked me up and made me move from my spot so Tigger could get off the hutch. I was sleeping so good, and suddenly Mommy was picking me up and making me move. Nobody around here seems to have any respect for their elders. (I know Mommy is older than me in human years, but in “cat years” I am much older than her!)

Tigger is running from kitty box to kitty box, AGAIN. But Mommy is not too worried, as he can’t ‘block up’. He is getting extra special attention though. He gets extra attention, and I get woke up in the middle of the night. Tell me, isn’t something wrong with this picture?

I feel better now that I’ve had a chance to vent. Maybe Tigger will stay off the hutch and I can get some sleep. Then again, this laptop makes a good napping spot.

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Tigger’s Misadventure

By Amber

We all laughed at Tigger last night. He likes to sleep on top of Mommy’s dresser hutch. It is very high up and he likes that. When he gets down he either jumps down to the main dresser or over to another dresser she has a short distance away.

Last night, he woke Mommy up. Tigger was mewing and mewing and pacing back and forth on top of the hutch. Mommy asked him what was wrong, but he just kept walking and mewing.

Mommy was wondering what was wrong. Then she saw that we were sleeping in his way. Lisa was asleep in one of the spots where he jumps down and I was in another. Our Mother, Precious, was in the remaining way down. Poor Tigger was unable to get down from his favorite perch!

Once she figured out what was wrong Mommy got up and moved Lisa. (Lisa is still a bit miffed about that, believe me!) Tigger then made his leap and went off toward the kitchen. We figure he needed a snack.

Tonight, Tigger has found a different place to sleep. I suppose he thinks we will trap him again. Of course, not one single kitty is sleeping in his pathways tonight.

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