Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 25

Thank you, Maggy and Zoey, for our sweet NFL pictures!

Thirteen Reasons We Like (American) Football Season


2. That yellow flag that those guys in the striped shirts throw around looks like it would be super fun to chase.

3. Whistles make sort of a cool sound when they're on TV (but in real life, they're kind of askeery).

4. Some teams are named after kitties - like panthers, bengals, jaguars, & lions. Grrrr!

5. Some teams are named after birdies and fishies - like cardinals, dolphins, ravens, falcons, seahawks, and eagles. Birdies and fishies are fun to watch - and look pretty tasty.

6. Mom singing the Monday Night Football Theme.

7. Mom pretending to be a commentator and doing the play by plays. It makes Dad laugh because she has no idea what she's talking about. She also imitates the refs when they do their hand signal things after someone screws up.

8. Mom and Dad pick their favorite teams to win for each game. Dad picks his based on facts, Mom picks hers by mascot and color. She usually does pretty well in her picks and it drives Dad crazy. hee hee


10. Those guys on TV look like they're playing a ginormous game of Thundering Herd of Elephants. Imagine - Thundering Herd of Elephants with 22 kitties on a giant field of grass. Ooooh, the possibilities.

11. The football is sometimes referred to as a PIGSKIN. That sounds yummy.

12. Mom gets sick of Dad yelling at the TV and takes us for a walk.

13. Cuddletime with Mom when she gets bored and goes into the bedroom to watch a different show.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

White Dawg Wednesday


Thank you, Maggy & Zoey, for my cool ref uniform. It is sweet!

Ever since this whole NFL thing's been going on, Mom's been real excited. So excited, in fact, that all she ever does any more is sing the theme from Monday Night Football. She sings it all the time - even at work. Today, one of her co-workers kept humming it and humming it and was complaining that it was stuck in his head. He was wondering where he heard it. And Mom's boss totally threw her under the bus and ratted her out. But she was secretly very very proud to have successfully planted an earworm. heh heh

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Titus, Tired Tazo, Twins, & Tummy Toesday

Titus here: For all those who asked, EG had a couple of crushes, but those fine lady cats were already taken. So he decided he's not asking any one out any more. He's just waiting for volunteers. *rolling eyes*


Thank you to KC and the Cat Blogosphere for letting us use this awesome picture!

Monday, September 24, 2007

ManCat Monday

We had a busy weekend here at the House of the Furry Kids. Lots of cuddling and strollering will sure wipe out a mancat, let me tell ya. I'm not too exhausted, though, if, say, any cute chicks wanted to teleport over. *wink wink*

This is my favorite place to nap. Mom put the scratchy post right next to the couch and put a nice, big, fluffy fake sheepskin on top of it. It's very comfy. Plus, the sun shines in the window in the afternoon and makes a great sunspot. I like to lay my body on the scratchy post and rest my head on the arm of the couch. It provides the right amount of stretch. And leaves plenty of room on the sheepskin for snuggling, if, say, any cute chicks want to teleport over...

PS - Sorry for all the different looks to our blog the last couple of days. Mom's been messing around with it a lot. Grrrrr.
I might see if I could hire Tripper to hook us up with one of his awesome page designs...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Froot Bat, Flea, and Fashion Friday

What?! It was a mistake! I get one little bug on my head and this is what happens?! I wanna talk to my lawyer!

(Mom's note: He's not in dawg jail. He's standing on the patio behind the fence. Besides, would a dawg in jail have a smile that big?)

In other news, while we don't think we like to wear clothes (EG's tried out a cone and a collar - and neither went very well), we do think a STROLLER is a great fashion accessory.

We went STROLLERING again last night. It went pretty well. Tazo didn't really freak out this time while we were going out the back door. We hope the STROLLERING police don't see this picture, though. According to our Owner's Manual, we are breaking one of the very important STROLLERING rules - only one pet at a time. But since we do almost everything together, Mom said that we could go STROLLERING together, too. We're born to be wild!

(Titus' note: They still haven't gone farther than the driveway. Hahahahahaha!)

Happy Friday Everybody!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 24

Thirteen Things That Happened This Week

1. WE GOT A STROLLER AND WENT STROLLERING!!! We hit the open road. It was awesome! We felt the sun on our faces and wind in our furs. Whee! (Titus' note: They went to the end of the driveway and back. Once. That's it. Hahahahaha!)

2. Mom emptied our litterboxes, scrubbed them out, and filled them with fresh, clean Swheat Scoop.

3. We peed on the floor right in front of our freshly cleaned litterboxes.


5. Earl Grey played in the toilet. Then got his feets wiped off with baby wipes.

6. Mom cleaned out under the couch and found 22 balls, 5 milk jug rings, and a pink mousie. Then she forgot to put them away before she went to bed, so guess what we did at 3 am?! PLAYED JINGLE BALL! AND THUNDERING HERD OF ELEPHANTS!!! Because that's what you do after you play jingle ball at 3 am!

7. Someone who's big and white and hairy had a flea on his head, so we all got flea drops. Grrrr.

8. Mom vacuumed and vacuumed and vacuumed and then washed all the bedding. Because of the stupid flea. On someone's froot bat head. We worked so hard to get all our furs all over everything and now we have to start all over.

9. Mom was off yesterday and we got lots of cuddles and snuggles. We even all took a nap on the couch.

10. Our internet was down all day so Mom said a bunch of words from the bad word list. We couldn't visit our friends' bloggies or Meow Like A Pirate, and Mom couldn't check her e-mail or do her homework. Grrrr.

11. Earl Grey hasn't tried to run outside all week. BECAUSE WE GOT A STROLLER AND CAN GO STROLLERING!!!

12. Titus got to take a long walk with Mom. He pooped in the park and Mom had to pick it up with a plastic bag. And she had to carry the poop in the bag all the way home because the trashcans in the park have been put away for the winter. Hahahahahaha!


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tummy Toes & Tazo Tuesday

I got tagged by Kaze for the 7 things about me meme.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules
2. Write some facts about yourself: some random, some weird, some just plain fun.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them)
4. Let those 7 people know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

The challenge is to keep it interesting without making the reader think “Um, too much information…

1. Momma buys toilet paper by the case (see #5 for the reason why - hee hee) and the individual rolls are wrapped in paper. Whenever I hear that paper crinkling, I come running. As soon as I get there, Momma wads it up and throws it for me. I run after it, leap into the air, and then give it a good shake. I used to take it back to her so she'd throw it again, but I quit doing that. Now she follows me and then throws it again and again and again (I trained her really well, didn't I?). It is a super fun game just between me and Momma.

2. I have a spot that Daddy thinks looks like a mushroom. Sometimes he calls me Mushroom Kitten.
All of my spots are grey-ish taupe with black stripes. I have one grey toe - it's the pinky toe on my left front paw. And a brown splotch on my chin.

3. If anyone is eating, I'm right there. If anyone is even thinking about eating, I'm right there. I'm notorious for sticking my paws in whatever's on your plate. Or stealing steak or pizza or bread. Yum. Momma thought she might have a problem on her hands the very first time she met me because I was sneaking nachos off the table at my first house.

4. When me and EG first came to live with Momma and Daddy, I was the brave and curious kitty and EG was the more nervous one. Now it's the other way around. I don't like when strange people come to our house. I go hide under the bed and won't come out until they've been gone for a long time. Like hours. You never know - they might come back. I need to make sure that they're really, really gone before I feel it's safe to show my speckle-y face.

5. I greet Momma at the door every night when she comes home from work. Then I follow her around the house while she puts her stuff away, meowing and meowing. While she's washing her hands, I stand on the toilet and unroll the toilet paper (well, I used to unroll it until she wised up and started putting in on the roll so it runs down the wall - which she hates by the way. hee hee) While I'm unrolling the TP, I'm simultaneously chewing on the handle of Daddy's hairbrush. I do this every night. Then I squawk and squawk at her while she's getting our stinky goodness ready. This process makes Daddy laugh a lot whenever he's home to see it. One of these days, Momma wants to make a video of this.

6. I will not eat the carrots out of my stinky goodness. I save them for EG. Momma says she doesn't blame me. She doesn't like carrots much either. I also have never eaten a bug. I play with them until their legs fall off and then I don't want to play with them any more. I didn't know you could crunch 'em until recently. I may have to try this.

7. I love, love, love Titus. He is an awesome brother. Every time I see him, I rub on him and purr and purr and purr. We play lots of fun games together, like Thundering Herd of Elephants and Lion Tamer. He also plays referee when me and EG are fighting. He doesn't like it when EG picks on me.

I'm tagging:
Baby Mao
Scout - my fellow PBK
And anybody else who hasn't been tagged yet.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Assembly...

Titus here:
We managed to wake up Earl Grey. We just waved some stinky goodness under his nose and he perked right up. Anyway, the Rubicon is finally assembled and ready to roll! Here's a look at the assembly:

We all had to scope out the box. It was very tall and smelled pretty neat.

At this point, I am very bored and have resorted to chewing on my Nylabone. Which is way more fun than checking out some dumb box.

As soon as Mom emptied the box, the twins jumped in there. Mom was wondering if maybe she should've just ordered a large, empty box instead.

Tazo had to inspect the pieces to make sure everything had been shipped.

EG had to double check.

The tires smelled great! Momma said they were stinky, but she's nuts.

This tire smelled so good that EG put the bitey on it. You can sort of see his teeths mark right in the middle of the photo on the black, foamy part right above where it bends. (Sorry, Mom tried to put an arrow on there this morning, but she hadn't had her coffee yet, so she was saying a bunch of words on the bad word list. Just trust me, the teeths mark is there.)

Mom unfolded the stroller and laid it down to put on the front wheel. Tazo's liking it already.

EG's taking his turn. The stroller is still turned on it's back.

Finally, the wheels are on. The fender looks like it's on, but it's not secured. Mom started saying those bad words again, and decided that it was a good job for Dad to do when he got home from work. Ditto for the cupholder. She gave up after she pinched her fingers (even though the manual told her to be careful about that) and started saying bad words again.

EG's kicking the tires.

I think he's gonna keep it. His favorite spot is in the basket underneath. Mom doesn't really have the heart to tell him that that's not where he's supposed to ride. He ended up staying in there most of the evening.

The guy from the website told Mom that it should only take a few minutes to assemble. It took Mom much longer. heh heh There was lots of mumbling and bad words and "Easy assembly my @ss!" going on. But, it all worked out and after she was done, she had to lie down and have some of these:

Tazo here: Here's a Furry Kid blooper picture for you. Mom was about to "publish" and noticed that in addition to this being a really bad picture, Titus needed some Spot #13 "maintenance," if you know what I mean. hee hee She censored it in case anyone has a weak stomach. hee hee Shortly after this, she chased him down with a baby wipe. Hahahahahahaha!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Skeezix!!! We hope you have a wonderful day and get lots of pink presents.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Freaking Out Friday!

I hear the rumble of a diesel truck in the distance. Could it be the Man in Brown?

There's a knock at the door. Could it be him? Is it him? Is he here? Is my surprise finally here?!
Holy cats! It is *not* the dawg in the lobster suit!

In the words of The Ballicus Mom, "SQUEE!!!" *clunk*

Titus here: EG just passed out from the excitement of getting a stroller (which does not match my BLUE walking harness, by the way, and if he thinks we're going on walks together, he's got another thing coming). Anyway, the poor little fella's had a pretty intense couple of days. I guess all the excitement has been a little too much for him. We're gonna try to wake him up now and we'll be back soon.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Is anyone else having trouble with Shutterfly for the last week or so? Momma hasn't been able to get on there at all through her bookmark and she's only been able to get on there once when she ended up googling it. We're using Firefox if that helps. It's making her say some words on the bad word list. Thank you!


UPDATE - Well, she tried it with IE and it worked, so I guess we're all good with this one. Thank you everyone!

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 23

Today's Thursday Thirteen is dedicated to my "surprise". Tazo and I have been doing a little spying and eavesdropping research based on the clues I got yesterday. Here are the 13 "surprise" possibilities that we came up with:

(As a reminder, here's the list of clues I found yesterday: 1)The Man in Brown is bringing it to our house *supposedly* tomorrow, 2) it's heavy, but not as heavy as Titus, 3) Mom thinks she's going to have to assemble something and that makes her say words on the bad word list, 4) it's red, 5)it maybe has something to do with a Jeep, 6) it can be returned, and 7) the best season for this is almost over. We live in the Mitten state if that helps.)

1. This could be delivered by the Man in Brown. It looks heavy, it's red, and could probably cause Mom to say bad words on a windy day. And the season for this is almost over where we live.

2. The Man in Brown could bring this and it's red. But I don't think it's very heavy or needs to be assembled.

3. A couple kitties mentioned that maybe I was gonna get a Tonka truck. It's heavy, returnable, and could be brought by the Man in Brown. But it's not red, and it doesn't need assembly or words from the bad word list.

4. I got a suggestion of a lobster. They are red and may cause Mom to use some words from the list, but I don't think they're heavy and I'm not sure the Man in Brown would bring me one. Well, maybe...

5. Um, no way. To the dawg and to the lobster suit.

6. Aaaaahhhhhh!

7. This would be more for Mom and Titus, I think. And maybe Dad.

8. Ugh. He looks nice enough and all, but Titus is plenty. Plus, I bet this guy has a lot of drool and I don't do dawg drool.

9. Now this is a possibility. It's red, deliverable by the Man in Brown, and would definitely use some words from the list. But we already have one. That's how I know it makes Mom say words from the list. heh heh

10. We already have the red one. But I wouldn't be opposed to getting the blue one, too.

11. Hmmm. This looks comfy. It's red, shippable, and it looks like it might use some words from the bad word list - if Mom pinches her fingers in there.

12. This is red and deliverable by the Man in Brown. But it's not heavy. It doesn't need to be assembled or cursed at. And I think it's just a fancy prison box, so I'll pass. Unless that hot chick in the picture comes with it. heh heh

13. Now this is definitely in the running. It looks heavy, it can be shipped, and requires assembly and cursing. But it's not red.
*doing my best Joey Tribbiani impression* Hey, ladies. How YOU doing?

We found some other stuff, too. They meet some of the requirements, but something's not quite right. I just can't put my paw on it...

We found this on Mom's wish list. But this isn't her surprise.

This guys is also on Mom's wish list. This is her pretend celebrity boyfriend and all time favorite Detroit Red Wing, Steve Yzerman. Yep, she's gonna kill me. heh heh

Then we found this in a secret, password protected file. heh heh
Man, I'm hoping this is the surprise. That would totally rock!

I overheard Mom say that the Man in Brown is supposed to show up today. He was supposed to show up yesterday, but he got hung up in O hi O. I wonder if he was hanging out with Parker. I still have no idea what my surprise is, but I'll keep you guys posted.