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What to Do On A Icy Day

We know what to do – pile up on mommy’s bed. To make it even better she has the good soft cover on it!

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Lisa really liked snuggling up in the covers.

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Look how much little Angel has grown!

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My brother’s, Mikey (gray) and Tigger (ginger) enjoyed a sleepy day on the bed, too.

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As for me, Amber, I had my very own pillow and kept an eye on the rest of the gang.

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Purrs ~ Amber

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Snakes, Mice and Elections–Oh My!

By Amber

Boy are we glad this Election Day thingy is over. We were getting tired and fed up with commercials that made Mommy and Daddy say the bad words and yell at the t.v.  Last night they sat up late and watched the t.v.peoples tell who was winning and losing and all that stuff. We tried to nap through it. Fat chance.

It’s over now for awhile. Mommy says 2 years for one election and 4 for the big one like last nights. I/we hope that is a long time.

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Me, Amber, begging sweetly for cat-puter time.

There’s been bunches of things going on around the cottage while our human parents were wasting time on the election thingy.

For instance, we were invaded by outside critters and Spicy and Sugar had to catch and kill them. Three mice and a tiny little snake managed to get into our basement. Sugar killed the snake and brought it to Daddy. Spicy killed the mice (after having a good play-time with them first). Spicy gave the mice to Daddy for a treat. He tossed them outside just like he did the snake. Human’s!

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Spicy in the toy basket watching for mice.

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Sugar, tired from snake hunting.

Miss Lisa got a feline UTI and was a very sick kitty. It took two weeks of 2 kinds of antibiotics to make her feel better. She is a sweet old lady-cat, and tiny, she only weighed 4 1/2 pounds when she went to see Dr. Kevin.

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Miss Lisa with her assortment of food; she’s picky.

We kitties have been busy and have got lots to say…. if Mommy will stay off OUR cat-puter.

Purrs ~ Amber and the gang

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The Kitchen is Done!

by Amber

We were sad that Mommy was so upset by the kitchen floor be squishy. It had little humps in it and smelled funny, too. We noticed the smell especially because, well, we are closer to the floor.

For 9 whole days we had our day interrupted because Mommy’s son, Chris, came up here with a friend of his and beat and banged and tore stuff out and made all kinds of noise with hammers and saws. It was terrible. We stayed hid as best we could from the minute Chris drove down the driveway until he left at night.

Then we came out and checked out what had been accomplished. Most of the time it was still a mess.

Our entire daily routine was blown to kitty hell! We were not happy felines. Hiss!!!

At long last it was over and we could explore the finished product of our human brother’s hard work. It is cat-tabulous!

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Tigger was glad Mommy put a chair so he could check out the counter.

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Nothing wrong here….

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This is nice…

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Can I reach the ceiling fan from here?

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Maggie Mae and Spicy also had to give their approval.

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Me, Amber, checking it out as well. (I don’t get on the counters…. I have manners)

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The table meets with Spicy’s approval. It also makes a good spot to watch birdies on the deck when Mommy feeds them crumbs.

Purrs ~ Amber

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Fifth Birthday for the Wrecking Crew

Amber, Mikey, Maggie Mae, and Tigger celebrated their 5th birthday on March 2, 2012. It doesn’t seem like 5 years to me, their human Mommy. The litter consisted of 5 kittens. Miss Amy passed away from a heart ailment at age three.

Through the last 5 years these cats have been been our source of joy. Their personalities cover the spectrum from timid and shy to in-you-face friendliness. Their antics have given us laughter when it was needed most. Even as “mature adults” they continue to be clowns and as we began calling them as youngsters: The Wrecking Crew. They were so called because they destroyed everything  in the path of their mad dashes and games of tag.

They are definitely big boys and girls now: Maggie Mae, the “smallest” is nearly 14 pounds.

Maggie

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Amber

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Tigger

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Mikey

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Happy Birthday Baby Kittens. . . Mommy and Daddy love you very much!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

We kitties hope all our friends and their pet-parents have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  Especially our Facebook friends. And even more especially, Socks of Five Kitty Brothers!

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Right now I, Amber, am just going to snuggle with Mommy. She says that’s the best Valentine’s Day present ever!!

Love and Purrs to all our friends.

~ Amber 

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Uh Oh

We haven’t posted since right after Christmas! Its Mommy’s fault. All this work, work, work stuff is making her slack on helping us with our literary endeavors. Oh the shame. Mommy,  think about OUR careers sometime.

We have had our computer time, sort of. We have been on our FaceBook page, hanging out with our friends and keeping up the the goings on in Kitty Land. The FB page was to be an extra bit of fun, not our only fun.

So, what have we been up to? Well….

Most of the time just the usual catty stuff. You know, chasing each other through the house, knocking things off tables and shelves. We’ve deposited a few very nice hairballs in some very creative locations. Just the usual stuff a houseful of kitties do.

Lately Mama Cat and I (Amber) have decided to make medicine time more interesting by hiding from Mommy. I am an under the bed type kitty. Mama hides up high on the counter tops or in the jungle made by all those house plants Mommy keeps. (She has as many houseplants as there are kitties.)

Jay Jay dog is losing more furs due to the Cushing’s Disease. He wears sweaters and little shirts Mommy made him all the time. They keep him warm and he seems to feel better wearing them. Mommy dragged out her knitting needles and started knitting them for him. She hadn’t knitted in years. We like the knitting. All that pretty yarn is so tempting. We think it should be designated as cat toy material, but Mommy says no.

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This sweater is one Mommy’s friend, Linda, gave Jay Jay.

Me, Amber, playing in my box. 

I love playing in boxes when I’m not on FaceBook.

Purrs ~ Amber

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We Survived Christmas!

We made it through the holidays!!!! Oh Purr!!!!

Our normal life here at the cottage is pretty routine. Mommy gets up, feeds us, then gives us our meds, cleans our litter boxes, feeds us, gives us petties, feeds us… you get the idea. Every day is pretty much the same.

Until the holidays.

First came the Christmas tree. Not so bad. It has all sorts of pretty things to paw and bat around. We kitties rather enjoy the Christmas tree. Oh sure, Mommy yells and scats us away from it when she sees us playing. She can’t watch all the time, however, so we got plenty of playtime in before the big day.

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When it got close to Christmas, Mommy started going here and there to all the stores. She came in with many bags of stuff. . . human stuff. We looked. It was all for big humans and small humans. No gifts for us.

We aren’t self-centered or anything like that, but were starting to worry that we might not get anything. Then Mommy got us a stocking to hang. One (1) stocking, mind you. There are ten cats here. Hello!!

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Soon our one stocking was hung. Mommy got really busy cleaning  the cottage and wrapping presents. She had gotten stockings for her great-granddaughters, too. (They each got their own stocking.) These were soon filled to the brim with goodies for her “baby girls”. Our stocking remained empty.

It calmed down some, and by Christmas morning we thought the regular routine was going to resume. Wrong. Mommy fed us and gave us our meds, like normal.

Then people started showing up, including the “baby girls” who are ages three and seven. We headed for the basement, the bedroom (under the beds), closets; any hiding place we could find was soon full of kitties.

Soon the smell of good food cooking drifted through our hiding places, making us very hungry. We sent Mikey up to scope things out. Both little girls tried to catch him and hug him. They chased Mikey through the cottage.

Mikey ran back to the hiding places and told us it was still not safe to come out.

We waited.

We waiting until we were sure  everyone had gone except Mommy and Daddy. We waited until the only sound was them talking about the day. Then we started to un-hide ourselves.

When we came out, OUR stocking was full of kitty toys and CATNIP!!! Unbelievable!

Mommy fed us and petted us and gave us catnip. We rolled in the catnip and batted our new mousies high in the air.We played chase, running around the cottage at full tilt. 

We played until we were exhausted.

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It  was  a good Christmas after all!

Purrs

~ Amber

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