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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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Maggie’s in Trouble

Maggie has been busy getting into trouble. This morning Maggie Mae missed a leap and fell. Her front part landed in the food bowl and our food flew all over the dining room. Her back part landed in the water dish that was next to the food and threw all the water everywhere.

The water and food were all mixed together all over. It was a big sloppy mess.

Maggie Mae ran real fast so as to not get blamed, but Mommy saw the whole thing. Mommy had to stop laughing before she could clean it up. Maggie came up and rubbed against Mommy. That was her way of saying she was sorry. She was also embarrassed. Maggie Mae seldom misses a leap.

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After she watched Mommy clean up and (gasp) throw away the sloppy cat food, Maggie found a soft spot and took a nap. Mommy says the only time Maggie isn’t getting into trouble is when she is sleeping. . .  and then she’s probably dreaming about getting in trouble. . .  

Purrs ~ Amber

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A Cathouse Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did, although we didn’t think so at first. You see, Mommy had stayed up after she got home the night before cooking and making things that were put away instead of being eaten. That was confusing.

Everything seemed normal Thanksgiving morning… Mommy and Daddy got up and had coffee and talked. Just like normal. Then Mommy put all the food and goodies she had made into a box and put it in the car. She and Daddy said they would be back later. . . and they LEFT!!! Both of them! At the same time. We were ALONE!!!

Jay Jay Dog started barking and howling and crying for Mommy and Daddy as soon as the car left the yard. The noise was horrendous! He can sure make a lot of noise for a little dog!

We kitties were mad. . . at being left alone with a howling dog and for being left alone in general. Mommy and Daddy just don’t do that. How could they!!!

We were forewarned. . . they had been talking about going to their granddaughter’s house for Thanksgiving dinner for weeks. We, however, didn’t believe they could actually do such a thing.

At first we discussed our revenge. Thomas T. was planning on throwing up just inside the front door; Maggie was going to pee somewhere inappropriate; Precious promised a hairball on the bed. Yes, we had our plan about worked out.

Then we got to thinking about what Thanksgiving is all about and the things we were thankful for.

Precious said she was thankful Mommy had brought her food and water when she was living under the dumpster and then brought her home as soon as she gained her trust.

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Thomas was thankful Mommy and Daddy had taken him in the  winter he showed up, many years ago now, homeless and lost.

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Smudge was thankful Mommy had taken him in this fall and thankful that she is willing and able to feed him all he can eat whenever he wants it.

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Tigger said he was thankful Mommy had made sure he got his surgeries and always takes him to the vet when he shows the smallest sign of being sick.

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Mama Cat was thankful for being taken in and for the love she has received and the medical care. She is glad she gets her medicine every day, not matter how big a fit she throws, cause she feels better when she gets her medicine.

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I, Amber, am thankful Mommy knew what to watch for and got me to the vet when my heart started acting up. Maybe I will get to live a bit longer due to her diligence. I want to, I love being alive.

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Lisa is thankful she has had a home with Mommy and Daddy for over 15 years. She is glad Mommy got her on life-saving meds in time to.

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Mikey is thankful to be here with Mommy and Daddy. They spoil him and he knows it.

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Maggie Mae is also thankful to be here. Her temperamental “watch this!”pee sessions would not be tolerated by many “regular” people.

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Sugar and Spicy are thankful Mommy took time to pick them up where they had been set out on the roadside to starve. They are thankful that they went from almost crossing the Bridge to having a home with us.

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Jay Jay Dog stopped howling long enough to say he was thankful to be here too. His illnesses are being treated and as the only dog, he is “King” of the castle.

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We told him he was spoiled rotten and it was a cottage, not a castle and he wasn’t king. He started barking and howling again. You can’t have a calm discussion with a dog. . . unless you’re a human.

Mommy and Daddy were gone about all day. They got home before dark, all tired from the trip and sleepy from the good food.

They said they were thankful for their human children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and that they got to spend time with them.

Then they told us that they were thankful that we were all here, waiting to greet them when they opened the door.

That made our wait worth every minute.

Purrs ~ Amber and the gang~

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Two Cats Tuesday–Sisters

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Maggie Mae and I like to nap together in our favorite chair.  Maggie always curls up in a tight ball, so its hard to get a good picture of her.

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Mommy tries to though. The flashy box was waking me up.

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Whew, now maybe I can get some more napping done.

Purrs ~ Amber

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Wet Wednesday

TIGGER: Wow, Amber, look at all the water in the back yard! Where did it come from?

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AMBER: Tigger, did you not hear and see all the rain that fell for 2 days???

TIGGER: Well, I do nap a lot, you know that.

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Where’s Mommy going with the mop and bucket?

MAGGIE MAE: I’ll look……

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You won’t believe it!!! There’s water downstairs!! It came in around the door. Mommy is cleaning it up. Mama Cat is supervising.

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MAMA: Be sure to get it all. I don’t like getting my paws wet!

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AMBER: Oh no! Water in the house!!!! That’s scary!!!

PRECIOUS: It doesn’t bother me. I’m just gona sit on Daddy’s head till Mommy gets it all cleaned up.

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Three Cats Tuesday

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Maggie Mae, Tigger, and Amber,

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