Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 39

13 Things That We've Helped Mom With This Week
by Tazo and EG

1. We snoopervised the making of some cheese ravioli last night. She did ok. Except we didn't get to taste the final product.

2. We inspected her bowl of honey nut cheerios with very vanilla soy milk. It passed the paw test. hee hee

3. We helped her while she reorganized the Off Limits Room. We did this by hiding behind the bookcase, just out of her reach. And then running from the bookcase to under the bed - also just out of reach.

4. We chewed her boot laces.

5. We helped her with the recycling by pulling all the plastic bags out and chewing them. And by playing hide and seek in the paper bag that holds the newspapers so much that it ripped and the newspapers fell out.

6. We helped with the plumbing this week. Our boiler is sort of fixed, but needs two new parts, so it's been leaking a little. We help by pulling out the bucket that she and Dad are using to catch the dripping water. EG also likes to drink out of the bucket, which really freaks her out.

7. We helped her get ready for work by making sure that her shower goes well. It is very important that when she opens the curtain, she's face to face with EG. We also help her dry off by licking the water drops off her ankles. hee hee

8. We helped her write checks this week. Mainly by chewing on the pen while she's using it.

9. We helped save her from the evil space heater. Those things are very dangerous, so we make sure that we're lying between her and the space heater. That way we can block the very, very dangerous heat that it gives off.

10. We have made sure that she is not late for work by getting her up on time - every day this week. If she gets up at 3:53 am, that gives her almost 4 hours to get ready. That's plenty of time.

11. We sampled her mugs of water to make sure that they meet our quality standards.

12. We have made sure that she's doing the laundry the right way by jumping inside the dryer and freaking her out. There are just some things that should not be tumble dried, like her favorite sweater. And us.

13. We thoroughly inspected the new books that she bought by sniffing them and kicking them off the counter onto the floor.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tazo Tuesday

Here I am, snoozing in the stroller on the camo bed. It is very comfy. And the camo helps disguise me, so I can nap in peace. Yes, we keep our stroller in the house. No, EG has not convinced Daddy to build him a heated garage for it. Not yet, any way.

Happy Tuesday!
Hi Bert! *waves*

Friday, January 25, 2008

Froot Bat Friday

Froot Bat ears are only at half mast today. EG put the bitey on them last night. He got in trouble, but I'm not taking any chances today. I'm gonna just lay low.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 38

Thirteen Random Thoughts We've Had This Week:

1. I bet I could hurry up and eat this plastic bag and The Mom will never know. (EG)

2. It's a good thing my toe furs are so long - it disguises my need for a mani/pedi. (Titus)

3. Rabbit poo and kittybox crunchies are delicious. (Titus)

4. As soon as Dad opens the door and forgets to look out for me, I am so out of here. (EG)

5. The boiler repair dude needs my snoopervision. Oh, and Daisy, he didn't bring his plumber's crack with him. heh (EG)

6. The boiler repair dude is a stranger and is in my house and is very askeery. I'm going under the bed. (Tazo)

7. If The Mom checks us one more time for Freezy Toes (when our toes are super chilly and feel like little ice cubes) or Frozen Ears of Corn (when our ears feel super cold) one more time, she just might get the bitey. (EG)

8. That case of toilet paper looks mighty shreddable. (Titus)

9. The twins are hogging my tower of beds and my new Christmas blankie. (Titus)

10. Oooooh! Renegade chick pea! It's MINE! (Titus and Tazo)

11. Black tuxedos are very handsome. (Tazo)

12. What's a furminator and why is Momma so excited about it? (Tazo)

13. Listen, lady. The name is Grey. Earl Grey. (EG)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tired (Grey) Tuxedo Tuesday

The Mom just kept snapping pictures. All.weekend.long. Can't a guy get any rest? I'm just trying to enjoy our Christmas Purr Pads. And this is *after* she spilled stinky goodness on my head and then followed me around the house saying, "You got a gooby on your head? You got a gooby on your head?" in a really annoying voice. Grrrr

In other news, I was tagged by my sweetie, Dorydoo, for a meme.
This meme was created by the charming cats at

The rules are: you have to post who tagged you and link back to them and then to Then you have to tag 3 other kitties, beans, woofies, or any other assorted animal.

What three things would you do that you have never done before, if you knew you wouldn't get caught, get in trouble, or suffer any consequences?

Heh heh

1. I would sharpen my claws on The Mom's butt, like my idol, Chairman Mao.

2. I would run out the door, into the backyard, and roll around in the grass. Then I would maybe hunt for birds and squirrels, because I have never gotten to do that before. Ever.

3. I've sort of done this before, but I ended up suffering some consequences, so if I wouldn't have to suffer *any* consequences, I would eat lots of pieces of squeaky toys, plastic bags, dental floss, and milk jug rings. They are just sooooo tasty. But I am not allowed.

Now, I will tag:
George from the Crew, because he has been teaching me lots of stuff about being a mancat
Jimmy Joe because he's super cool
and Diamond Dawg because I don't know that much about him.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Mancat Monday

We're dedicating today's Mancat Monday post to our pal, Caesar. He went to the Bridge yesterday. He was a very special mancat who taught us how a real mancat is supposed to be - kind and considerate and just, plain cool. There's lots of heavy hearts and leaky eyes around the blogosphere now, though. We really miss you, Caesar. Prinnie, we're sending lots of hugs and purrs and purrayers to you and your beans. Rest in peace, sweet Caesar.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Favorite Feets Foto & Froot Bat Friday

Mom was looking through some pictures and ran across this one. It's one of her favorites. She says that if you put your face right up to the monitor, you can almost smell the fritos. heh Plus she likes that one giant tuft of furs that looks all swoopy.

And here's my Froot Bat contribution:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 37

Tazo here. We've had a busy morning. Here's thirteen things that have already happened today:

1. We set our tummy clocks ahead - just a little. We started trying to get Momma up at 5:11 am (which is waaaayyyy later than we used to get her up, so she should be happy).

2. Titus tried to get her to play RAWR, which caused EG to get all wild and try to bite Titus on the ear. Which got EG tossed off the bed. Repeatedly.

3. Momma gave up at 5:20 and got up to feed us.

4. EG tried to sneak out the door when Momma let Titus out.

5. Momma and Titus snuggled on the couch for lots of extra minutes because she got up so early. She should be happy.

6. We helped her work out. She especially needs our help with sit ups and push ups. Putting the bitey on her toes is very motivational.

7. When she finished working out, I sat on her lap and purred and purred and purred. I almost *never* sit on her lap, so she was a little mad that she had to get ready for work instead of cuddling with me.

8. As soon as she got out of the shower, I ran in the bathroom and rubbed all over her legs. It is very important that your beans take your furs to work with them.

9. Titus shredded a roll of paper towels while she was in the shower.

10. EG chewed on her purse strap while she was in the shower.

11. Momma spilled gooey hair stuff on EG. He got super mad. And then he got super super mad when she had to rassle him and put the squeeze on him so that she could wash the gooey stuff off his furs. He put the bitey on her thumb - but she kept on washing. She finally put him down and apologized profusely, but he just kept giving her a super dirty look. She even tried calling him "Errol" which usually softens him up. Not this time, Momma. I think you're gonna be That Woman again. hee hee

12. EG tried to sneak outside again when Momma went out to start her car.

13. Someone pulled her sweatshirt off the clothes rack and onto the floor and rolled on it so their furs were all over it. She had to try to de-fur it in the dark. hee hee

Have a great day at work, Momma! We'll see you later. We love you lots!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

A PSA from Titus and a Bunch of Awards

First of all, Titus would like to post a PSA about his resolutions from yesterday. As far as the raisin bran goes, DO NOT EAT IT. It may sound tasty, but it just isn't a good idea. It has raisins which are very bad for dawgs and kitties. And it has bran, which turns out to be very bad for your 'tocks. Momma called the V-E-T and they told her to induce vomiting to try to get the raisins out (which wasn't pretty). Titus didn't give up very many raisins, so the V-E-T told her to watch him closely for DAYS to make sure that he didn't have any trouble from the raisins. And, well, the 'tocks part? He's never pooped so much in his whole life. heh So, to save yourself the hassle of being hovered over and having sore 'tocks to boot, just DON'T DO IT.

So we got Mom (FINALLY) help us post our awards.

This one came from our great friends Adan and Ariel.

We're nominating Dragonheart and Merlin because they teach us lots of stuff about sphynx kitties. And we're also nominating Eric & Flynn because they always get us thinking about how cool it would be to be able to run around on a farm and catch mousies (and if they have British accents-hee hee).

This one is for all of us from the Ballicai and from Yoggie.

The You Make My Day Awardie is presented to bloggers whose blog brings you happiness and inspiration and makes you feel happy about Blogland. The rules are to pass the award along to up to 10 people (kitties/dawgs/buns/rats).
So we pick:

William, Russell, & Caroline, Dragonheart & Merlin, and Poppy Q.

This award is to Titus, from his fellow froot batty friend, Kaze.

Titus is nominating his NOMSS pal, Marie and also Mosaic Dawg, because we think he's a little bit sweet on her. heh

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Titus & Tattle Tail Tuesday

Updated: Latte's bloodwork is fine. His Meowmy, however, isn't feeling that great. We're still purring and purraying.

Please keep Latte and his family in your thoughts and purrayers.

I got tagged by my pal, Mickey Mantle, for the resolutions meme.

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions we seem to fall into four categories:
1. quite serious about them,
2. be flippant about them,
3. do it because we feel pressured to, or
4. do not do them.
So, the purpose of this little game is to let us know which category you are in.

I have never made a resolution before, so I guess I'd be #4. However, I've grown a lot in the last year, so I will make some resolutions for 2008.

1. I will try to control my indiscriminate competitive eating. In 2008, I will not eat an entire 20oz box of raisin bran, nor will I eat two pounds of kitty kibble, nor will I litterbox surf so much that I ralph. I won't gorge on mulberries, I won't eat a whole box of chocolate pudding powder, and I won't eat lots of Clif bars all in one sitting. I have my mantra from my life coach, Jeter Harris to help me when I feel weak. No barz... no barz... no barz...

2. I also vow to not have any neck problems this year. The last time I had trouble was 12/30/06. So I think I'll be ok as long as I wear my harness when I go out on the town.

3. I vow to take more walks.

4. I vow to play more games of Chase Momma Around The Back Yard Like A Lunatic.

I have also been reminded by the grey tuxedo wearer in the family that I need to tattle on someone today. I guess I will tattle on Mom. On Sunday, she didn't even get out of her jammies (and they're sock monkey jammies! - how embarrassing). She said she needed a mental health day. So she laid around all day and got caught up on her Tivo. The great thing about the whole thing was it was cuddle time. All.Day.Long. Yippee!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Mancat Monday

MAO's home!!! We are sooooo happy.

And Annie has been sighted. She's close to home. Please go in the house, Annie. We're purraying that you remember how safe and warm and good it is there.

Our buddy, Latte, isn't feeling so great. His Meowmy's going to take him to the V-E-T today. We're purraying and sending lots of purrs that you feel better, dude.

And last, but not least...

If a mancat is snoozing in Titus' tower of beds, leave him alone. You're about to become That Woman again, lady.

Oh, and we've also been tagged for some memes and gotten some awards lately. Someday, The Mom will get cracking and help us post those. Grrrr

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Purr(ayer) Request

Annie and Mao are missing. We are purring and purraying for them to come home soon.
Thank you to the Cat Blogosphere for letting us use the graphic.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Froot Bat Friday

We heard some terrible news last night. Our pal, Mao, ran away from home. We're sending lots of purrs and purrayers his way. Come home, Mao!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 36

We got tagged by Eric & Flynn and Pearl, Bert, & Jake for the seven things meme.

Here are the rules:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.

1. Titus: I have the coldest, wettest nose of any dawg Mom has ever known.

2. Tazo: Momma says I have a giant purr-er. It takes approximately 2.3 seconds of attention before I start purring. And I can purr super loud.

3. EG: I have a quiet purr-er. And I pretty much only purr for Dad. heh

4. Titus: Mom and I cuddle on the couch for at least a few minutes every single morning.

5. Tazo: I cuddle in Daddy's lap almost every night after Momma goes to bed.

6. EG: I have a thing for The Mom's left UGH boot. Only the left one. (Please don't be jealous, Dorydoo.)

7. Titus: Every morning, while Mom is getting ready for work, I steal one dirty sock from the hamper and carry it into the living room.

8. Tazo: I don't sleep with Momma and Daddy at night unless Daddy carries me into the bedroom and puts me under the covers. As long as I'm under the covers, I'll stay there until morning. Or at least until it's Thundering Herd of Elephants time.

9. EG: I am very skilled at making noises that sound like I'm doing something naughty and then when The Mom comes to check on me, I am innocently sitting in the middle of the room - no naughtiness in sight.

10. Tazo: I have a mitten-shaped speckle on my back and Daddy sometimes calls me "Mitten Kitten."

11. Titus: I have never had a drink out of the toilet.

12. EG: I am a slow eater (compared to Tazo & Titus), so The Mom has to sit by us while we eat to make sure that Tazo doesn't snarf down my food, too.

13. Titus and Tazo cuddle togther a lot. It is very, very rare for Titus and EG to even touch.

Happy Thursday!

An Award

We got this award from our friend, Jimmy Joe. Momma's had a hard time posting it in our sidebar, but she promised that she'd keep trying. We're going to tag Caesar and Prinnie because, well, they're special to us. They always have a kind word to say to everykitty (and even dawgs) and they teach us lots of stuff about being grown up kitties. Plus, we heard that Caesar is very good at Accounting, which can come in handy this time of year. hee hee

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Working Wednesday

I have been taking notes from George. He has been posting about all the bathroom renovations he's been snoopervising lately. Last night I had the perfect opportunity to practice my snoopervisory skills, just like George has instructed me. Dad was working on the slow drain in the kitchen sink, so I jumped up on the counter to make sure that he was doing everything right. He sort of was. But not really - because it's still not draining quite right. heh It sounds like we're going to have to work on it some more tonight. A mancat's work is never done.

Hi, Dorydoo! *winking*

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tattle Tail Tuesday

Today I am tattling on my brothers. Look at them napping - they are actually touching. They never do this. Usually they have to act so cool and manly and tough. It's funny to see them all cuddled up together. They said it was because it was so cold. Yeah, right.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Mancat Monday

It is very mancatly to strut around the house, giving your best mancat poses, and then quit as soon as The Mom runs for the camera. Then you must refuse to even look at the camera so that she takes a squillion pictures of you, but they're all super bad. heh heh

Friday, January 4, 2008

Froot Bat Friday

The Kids' Mom here. I didn't manage to get Titus' Froot Bat picture downloaded this week. (Sorry T!) So here's a little pic snapped with a camera phone last night while he was cuddling with his Dad. He's been kind of worn out for the last couple of days, as you can see.

I borrowed the blog today for a couple of reasons. I wanted to thank all of you for your purrs yesterday. They really helped me feel better. I also wanted to tell all of you about the great job Titus, Tazo, & EG did while I was under the weather.

Titus is *so* tired for a very good reason. From the moment I first got sick last Friday, until Tuesday night, he left my side only to eat and go outside. Whenever I was in the bathroom, he would lie in the hallway and wait for me. If I got up for any reason, he would follow me around the house until I made my way back to the couch. When it came time to go outside, he would just run outside, do his thing, and then come right back. (And he *never* wants to come inside.) He didn't try to drink my Vernors or eat my saltines or jello unlike certain others around our house. I just wanted to thank my boy for being such a special dude and for taking such good care of me. I promise that I will catch up on the cuddles and scritches this weekend.

I would also like to thank Tazo and EG for their help during my illness, too. They worked very hard and took very good care of me. I want to publicly apologize for the lack of stinky goodness during my illness. Daddy had to handle mealtimes for a couple of days and well, Moms are just better at some things (like doling out stinky goodness without retching). Things are back to normal now and I picked up lots of cans of your favorite flavors last night. Thank you for the cuddles and purrs - especially you, EG, because I know how you feel about purring for me. And, EG, thank you also for not putting the bitey on me when you earthwormed under my sweatshirt. I think you might be softening toward me a little. :)

Our plans for the weekend include cuddles, scritching, and catching up on stinky goodness. We wish all of you the same. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 35

EG here. The Mom has been very sick this week and hasn't been able to HELP US BLOG. :( But I digress. She's feeling lots better and has been thanking us for taking such good care of her for the last few days. We've heard that some other beans have been under the weather lately, too, so we thought that we'd share what we learned this week about caring for sick beans.

Thirteen Things That Are Very Important in the Care of Sick Beans

1. When a bean is frowing up in the human litterbox, they really like it if you put your front paws up on the toilet and watch. Snoopervising is very important.

2. When beans have high fevers (not fev-vers!) and are very achy, it is important to jump on them and walk all over. Boobwalking at this point is very, very important.

3. Thundering Herd of Elephants is a great distraction from the beans' misery. Especially at 3 am. This great distraction is very important.

4. If your bean is too sick to get up to feed you at regular mealtimes, MA-ROW-ing must begin 30 minutes before the scheduled meal. And continue at increased volumes until they are roused from the couch. Sticking to a schedule is very important.

5. A sleeve of saltines that is placed near the bean's head is meant to be stolen. It is important that beans get their exercise during this time by chasing you down the hallway, staggering the whole way because they are weak and dizzy. Then growl at them when they try to take your crackers away. heh heh

6. When the bean has the chills, cuddling is very important.

7. Drinking straws are to be stolen from the sick bean's glass.

8. Ginger ale should always be sampled.

9. Jello is not the same without a paw print in it. Or a couple of furs.

10. Most of your normal, daily routines should be adjusted (or even suspended) until the bean feels better, with the exception of the following: scheduled mealtimes, trips to the litterbox, grooming, Thundering Herd of Elephants, and napping.

11. Chewing holes in the plastic bag that your bean stores under his/her pillow in case of a vomitous-type emergency is very, very important. Chewing holes in the *bottom* of the bag is a great way to show that you care.

12. While the sick bean is on the couch/in bed/wherever, make noises in another room that sound naughty. Clanking around, opening cupboards, chewing on plastic, that sort of thing. The most important part of this item is that when the bean staggers into the room that you're in, you must just be sitting there, looking at them like they're crazy.

13. The bitey must be suspended during the duration of the beans' illness.

Ok, well, one more...
14. Purring is very good medicine.