Monthly Archives: October 2009
Mommy had a 3 day weekend and spent a lot of time with us. We took turns sitting in her lap and getting under foot while she was doing chores. It has turned cold here and that means Mommy and Daddy will be inside more. We like that.
The houseplants have been brought inside for the winter. We have been busy trimming and pruning them. They grow so big when they are away from us! Of course all the nibbling makes us have upset tummies. Mommy said she needs to buy stock in a paper towel company. I wonder what she meant. We have them all trimmed up nice and ragged now, so are back to leaving them alone
We didn’t get much computer time over the weekend. Mommy was busy learning more about how to make movies and slide shows. She caught Mama on top of the cabinets looking for the catnip stash and made a film of that. Then she worked with her flower photos. Mommy is nuts about her flowers.
Mama still thinks there is catnip on the fridge. This is a short version of her never-ending search.
I finally got Mommy to make a new video of me. I think I put on a cute show for the camera. What do you think? -Lisa
Mommy is messing with the computer again. We have told her that the food in the cat food dish is not heaped up, but she ignores us. She said, “You have food.” Sure, we have food, but it is not heaped up. We like it to be piled high in the bowl. It’s better that way.
It is pouring rain outside, so the chipmunks and squirrels are nowhere to be seen. There’s nothing to do but sleep. (Yawn) Guess I’ll take a nap and wait for Mommy to get off the computer and heap up the cat food dish.
Mommy has been doing some work on our blog. She put our pictures down the right side. She put mine at the top as the main author of the blog. I’m happy about that. I AM the OLDEST and am glad to get the respect I deserve. I know that makes me sound a little bit uppity, but I put up with all the young cats running all over the place, so I think it is neat that Mommy lets me talk about them.
Tigger got sick again and had to spend the night at All Saint’s Animal Hospital. He is home now, but still doesn’t feel real good. The doctor gives him shots of antibiotic that last two weeks. That means Mommy doesn’t have to chase him down to give him medicine. We sure miss those chases, it was fun to watch. Mommy always caught him, but it was a good show for us. Mikey and Thomas made bets on whether or not she would catch him. They bet cat treats, Mommy doesn’t let us have money.
Mommy and Daddy don’t feel good today. They say that the weather has made their arthritis act up. I can relate, at 13 ½ I have arthritis, too. I’m not moving real fast today either.
We found out where the catnip is hidden. Mommy put it inside the pantry with our food. Now we have to figure out how to open the pantry door. Last night we had our first meeting to try to come up with a solution. We will meet again tonight, but so far we don’t have any good ideas.
We all wish you a fun weekend. Purrs to all.~~ Lisa
Mamma Cat is very slim and trim and likes high places. None of the rest of us climbs as high or as often as Mama. Mama was climbing around on high places the other night and discovered that she could leap from the top of the kitchen cabinets to the top of the refrigerator. That wouldn’t have been a big deal at any other house. However, since we kitties do not climb, our human mommy was using the top of the refrigerator to store our catnip.
If you are thinking about the stuff you buy in the store for your cat(s), you are wrong. Our mommy gardens and grows our catnip herself. She cuts it and hangs it high from the exposed beam in the dining room to dry. It drives us crazy when it’s drying because it smells so good! Nothing is as good as home-grown catnip!
Mama Cat did not set out looking for catnip. It was just there, alone with some other bags of herbs Mommy had put out of our reach. With great effort on her part, Mama Cat dragged the gallon storage bag to the edge of the refrigerator and leaped to the floor, dragging the bag with her. Once on the floor it did not take her long (with our assistance) to slice a gash across the width of the bag. Then the fun began.
There are no words to express the joy of a gallon bag of catnip to a pride of housecats. We had a party the likes of which the cottage had never seen. Mommy is never that generous with the catnip. We had struck gold.
We were “passed-out” from catnip overload when our mommy came in to make coffee. At first she looked bewildered as to what in the world was on the floor. The floor was carpeted in catnip, with pretty little marks that looked like waves on a beach caused by our rolling around. Then she saw the empty bag that had held the catnip. “CATS!!!” That was all she said. Just, “Cats!” over and over again. We heard her, but in our catnip induced stupor, we didn’t care.
Mommy cleaned up the catnip which was all over the floor, tracked across the counters and various other places. All the time she kept repeating, “Cats!”
I guess we might be in trouble, but I don’t think so. I’ve heard her telling our human aunt about it and laughing. Mama got on the refrigerator again last night, but Mommy had hid the catnip bags somewhere else. The only thing up there now is Lemon Balm, and we don’t care for that.