Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordy Wednesday

We are taking an unexpected break. Our Mom's car suddenly didn't want to start, so she has to take public transport to get to and from work until it's fixed. Normally this wouldn't be much of a problem, but she's also very busy at work so she has no time to do much visiting and commenting. We will definitely be back on Saturday for Livestrong Day, though!

I wanted to post today to thank the wonderful Judi of Sammy and Andy's place for making us our new header! I now feel like I really belong to the Monkeys.

Thank you so much, Judi!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Mancat Monday

Isabella from The Beaded Tail posted about a really awesome Etsy store and she recommended Laura and The Cat in the Clover and the Cat Angels available in her store. Of course, Mommy ordered one of them right away as a memorial to her former Mancat, Muddy.

Here is the Muddy Cat Angel:

I was a little hesitant because I really like being Mommy's only Mancat. I don't want to share her or my girls with anyone else. But when the Muddy Cat Angel arrived, it made Mommy so happy. She cried a little bit thinking about Muddy at first, but she said the Angel makes her feel very good.

I like the fact that the new Muddy is not very big, so if he gets out of paw, I'll be able to handle him.

I'm the head Mancat around here now, you got that?

Maybe it won't be so bad having Cat Angel Muddy around. I could use a Mancat friend to hang out with. Besides, he's pretty quiet.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week

This week is's Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week

As hard as it is for Mommy (and I) to believe, I was considered 'less-adoptable' because of my age, the fact that I've only ever been an only cat and that I was declawed by my previous owner!

I was underweight, grumpy and had a very bad shave job, but Mommy knew when she saw my cute face, that I was destined to become a Monkey.

She adopted me from Gerdy's Adoptions and Rescues. Gerdy is a wonderful woman who takes on many 'less-adoptable' dogs and cats and makes it her mission to find them a loving forever home. Because she saved me, I want to feature one of the other cats at Gerdy's who needs a forever home pronto!


This is what the site says about the very handsome Gucci:

It wasn’t an accident, no one forgets a 19 pound cat when they move from an apartment!!! Handsome, big Gucci was discovered left behind in the apartment, forlorn and abandoned
This big impressive black Domestic Longhair is an IMPRESSIVE cat, a Gentle Giant who wants only to be given a spot in the sun and loved! Neutered, FIV/FELV tested negative, vaccinated, dewormed, Gucci has his own Gucci bag packed and ready to move in with you!

Dramatic in appearance and about 2 years old, Gucci gets along with other cats and likely could hold his own with a friendly dog! A friendly male, he is no cheap imitation, OUR Gucci is the Real Thing—a great cat!

I can't understand how someone would abandon this handsome Mancat! We are purring that Gucci, and all the other kitties and doggies at Gerdy's Rescue, get adopted soon.

Also, our good friend Tasha made us aware of another bunch of cute kitties that need help finding homes.

You can read about these special kitties by clicking HERE


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tortie Tuesday

I heard a very disturbing fact yesterday - Summer is almost over!

I'm going to have to get as many sunbeams as I can before the snow storms move in.

You can never have too many sunbeams on your underbelly


Monday, September 20, 2010

Mancat Monday

We have had a lot of celebration here for Bella's adoption and Sweet Pea's first birthday! I'm exhausted!

Thankfully there are plenty of comfy places to sleep here, but there's nothing better than a warm seat.

It's even better if it's warm because Mommy just got up to get a drink of water.

To keep my warm seat, I have to look cute and innocent and act like I have no idea what she means when she accuses me of stealing her chair.

I think you're mistaken, Mommy. You were sitting over there. I've been here the whole time!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sweet Pea's 1st Birthday

Sweet Pea here!

Hey, guess what? I'm one years old today!!

I didn't gain the 4 pounds today that would've helped me take over Deli's Head Tortie position, but Daddy says that will happen over the course of the year. Now he tells me...I had some big plans that I now have to put on hold. I have gained a lot of weight since I first found Daddy, though. I used to be so small, I could sleep on a DVD case.

We are having a big party today at Samson, Delilah and Bella's house, so I'd love it if you could all join us. But before we start the party, I'd like to thank a few key people/cats who have made it possible for me to have the great life I do now.

First, I'd like to thank my Catmom for...well...I don't know much about what she did to make me (I'm only one, after all), but whatever it was, thanks Mom!

She doesn't look too happy about it, but she had her surgery soon after I left so she can't make any more of me. I'm one of a kind!

I'd also like to thank The Monkeys and their Mommy for finding me and paying the adoption fee as a Christmas gift for my Daddy.

And, last but not least, I'd like to thank my Daddy for loving me so much!

He is the best thing that ever happened to me! We have so much fun together!

Now we can party! There are lots of toys and treats to go around, so come on over!

Sweet Pea

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tortie T(h)ursday - Bella's Adoption Day

I'm officially a Monkey!

Mommy (I can call her that now) signed the adoption papers and now I have my forever home.

Mommy said she knew when she first saw me that I was going to stay with her forever, but now that the papers are signed, I can settle in and not worry about being on my best behavior.

Here I am in my first act of defiance; sitting on the kitchen counter

The problem is, Mommy didn't get mad! Instead she ran for the camera and took a lot of photos. Sigh...I'll have to think of something a little more risque to initiate myself into this rule-deprived household.

Perhaps I'll mess with her 'baby', Samson. Nahh! That's too easy. I'll think of something...

In the meantime, please pop by and visit us for our adoption party! There are lots of treats and toys around because Sweet Pea is turning one on Sunday. I'm sure she won't mind if we dip into her presents and treats!

Now, to get the humans to work on putting my face in the header!


P.S. Our good friend Inigo is at the vet right now and he could really use some purrs.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tortie Tuesday

I read Sweet Pea's post last week about becoming the Head Tortie here and I had to laugh. She reminds me of myself at her age, and I like to think that one day she'll assist me as Deputy Head Tortie.

I have been training her ever since she was a wee little kitten, and whenever she's here, we always continue our lessons.

I worry about her Tortitude, though. I think she's taking the lessons a little too seriously. Perhaps I should include Samson in our lessons so he can teach her how to be a little more sensitive.

When she's at home with The Ball Guy and Mommy goes over to visit, she's very sweet with Mommy, but when she's here, this is the kind of face that Mommy gets out of her when she tries to take a photo of her.

C'mon, Sweet Pea! Smile a little! Sometimes I think she should be named Sour Pea instead!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Mancat Monday

Mommy ordered another hairy blanket for us from the fabulous Peggy!

Of course, I was the first to inspect it. I'm the hairy blanket connoisseur here.

It's big enough for me and all three of my girls and so soft! It's so big that maybe even Mommy can join us.

In fact, I think Mommy bought it for herself, but, uh, like that would ever happen! Obviously Peggy intended it for us because she put some fun cat toys in the box and I've never seen Mommy play with a toy mousie.

Now, to the business at hand; an invigorating toy mousie kill and then a nap on my new blankie!

Thank you, Peggy! You make the softest blankies!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tortie Tuesday

Sweet Pea here!

Delilah is the current Head Tortie around these parts, but I'm turning one-year old on September 19th, so I think I'll make a run for that title.

Daddy always said I couldn't be the Head Tortie because I was just a kitten and I wasn't strong enough to beat Deli into submission, but I'm sure when I turn one I'll gain at least 4 pounds and be able to stage my coup.

In the meantime I'm taking certain steps to set the stage for the big takeover. Today I'm taking over her blog day, and I've also been making maneuvers when I visit.

Here I am sleeping in Deli's favorite spot in front of the hall mirror.

As you can see, she's not too pleased with it.

Deli likes posing and showing off her Tortie colours in front of the purple wall. She says it brings out her orange gene...

Well guess who else has an orange gene?! I'm much cuter too!

I can't wait until my birthday! Hmmmm, I think I'll make Bella my first officer. She may be tiny but her face is so intimidating! And Samson, well I bet I can find lots of uses for a big brute like him.

Uh oh! Here comes Deli! I guess she didn't like that 'much cuter' remark. Can't she wait until I'm one?

Sweet Pea