Monday, December 19, 2011

Mancat Monday

Sometimes, when mommies get so busy that they don't help you blog, you need to pull out the big guns and do something so ridiculously cute that they HAVE to take your photo and subsequently blog for you.

I did just such a thing the other day when I tried to squeeze myself into an open drawer. 

Mommy can't resist my cuteness.  She was telling me how adorable I am the entire time she was taking pictures.

Now you're making me shy, Mommy!  Just load these photos up and get to blogging already.  We don't want people to think we disappeared forever!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Mankitten Monday

The Monkeys' Mommy has been so busy lately so I thought the only way to get her to blog was to yell, in a very dramatic fashion.


I apologize for the rudeness, but at least it worked!  She can't resist me.

In addition to being of southern origin, I was born in springtime,  so I was not prepared for Canadian weather!  Do you see this crazy white stuff on my balcony?

Daddy let us out on the balcony to see my reaction. Sweet Pea is an old pro when it comes to snow, but this stuff is cold!

I guess this is another thing I'm going to have to get used to now that I'm a Catanadian! I do love the tradition of a long nap after the snow play, though.

Oh Canada!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuxie Tuesday

It's been over a month since I went to the vet.  I don't know what happened there, exactly.  All I know is I feel like I came home just a little bit lighter.  Ah well, whatever they took couldn't have been that important if I don't even know what it is!

I am getting closer and closer to Mancathood and, even though I'm devoted to Sweet Pea, I think it's only right that the Ladycats out there see what a handsome boy I am.

I asked Samson's advice on how to pose since he has all the Ladycats swooning, and he said to act natural and be as cute as possible at all times.  I think I can handle that!

Call me.

I've got something in my eye, but I'm pushing through the pain for the cute's sake!


Maybe I need a little work.  I think I'll leave the Mancat stuff to Samson and just continue being a kitten for now!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tortie Tuesday

The weather is getting colder here and Samson and I have been doing a lot more snuggling.

Yes, that's me stuck back there.

If we were outdoor cats, I might welcome this large, heavy and very furry blanket, but inside, it can get a little much.

Hopefully he'll wake up soon because I think I'm stuck!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Mancat Monday


Did I scare you?

Probably not.  Mommy tells me I'm too cute to be scary.  Everyone likes to be a little frightened this time of year, so hopefully our spooky Halloween header did the trick!  Our awesome friend, Tania, made it for us.  

Gabriel looks a little freaked out, but I think that might be because he found out what the word 'neuter' means!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gabriel Update

Just a quick note to say that Gabriel's surgery went well and he is awake and resting comfortably at home.  Sweet Pea and her Daddy enjoyed an interruption-free day snuggling together.

Thanks for all your purrs and positive thoughts!  We know they helped make his surgery successful.

The Monkeys' Mommy

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuxies on Tuesday

Our Mom is still in the middle of a busy time at work, so she asked us to be patient with her while she adjusts her schedule.  All of us cats are doing well and happy - well, except for the not blogging thing.  Hopefully we'll get back to normal soon.

I wanted to post today because my little friend Gabriel is going in for his hoohaa-ectomy on Wednesday, and he could definitely use some purrs and positive thoughts from our friends.

He's completely oblivious as to what's about to happen...

...and I think that's best!

We'll update you all when he's home.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tortie Tuesday

We are back from an unplanned and unannounced blogcation.  It seems Mommy got very busy with work and didn't have the time to devote to visiting and commenting, so she decided not to blog. 

While we've been away, I've been very busy working on growing my furs for the inevitable deep-freeze that is coming our way here in Canada.  As you can see, it's coming along nicely.

I'm a Canadian born cat and a Persian, so fur-growing comes quite easy, but that doesn't mean I don't have to concentrate. 

Fur production can be quite draining.  I think I'll take a nap.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Samson's 5th Gotcha Day

It is my 5th Gotcha Day!

Mommy and I can hardly believe it has already been 5 years.  I guess time flies when you're having fun!

My Gotcha day story has been told before, but if you haven't read it, you can click HERE to see how I became a Monkey.  Mommy says she has never met another cat like me and she loves me with all of her heart.  That's enough to make me happy.

We don't really have a big party planned, but Mommy is having some friends over for liquid nip tonight, so I know I'll get a lot of rubs and smooches.  Those nipped up girls always love a fluffy Mancat.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tortie Tuesday

I haven't been on the blog much lately, but it's mostly because I'm very busy on Tortie-related business.

Have you noticed the sunbeams are around a lot less these days?  I've been trying to find a way to keep them here longer.

Mommy always says my orange colours look like a sunset, so maybe if I lie in the sunbeams all day, I'll absorb them and radiate light all night.

Okay, so maybe that idea is a little far-fetched, but it's worth a try.

Sunbeams taste good!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Mancat Monday and The Fairy Hobmother

Please do not mistake my prone position and eyes tightly closed for a lack of interest in this post.  The hairy blankets came out this weekend as the weather got a little chillier and I don't think I've moved all weekend!

If you don't mind too much, I'll dictate my exciting news from here.  I don't want any of the girls to steal my spot.

The Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online UK granted our wish!   We made a wish on Sparkle's blog a little while ago that we'd like a donation to Marg's Pets for all the wonderful work Marg is doing, and The Fairy Hobmother donated $40 to her. 

If you haven't already been visited by The Fairy Hobmother, make a wish on this post and she might visit you too!  You can wish for anything you want.

Now that's worth opening my eyes a little!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet

This week is Adopt-a-less-adoptable-pet week.

I asked Mommy if I could write this post because, believe it or not, I was a less-adoptable cat at one time.

I is that possible?   Well, it seems that my calendar age is a tad high (12) and a lot of people don't want to be bothered with an older cat no matter how healthy they are.

My story was a little sad.  I was left alone in the home I had shared with my owner after he died.  Finally, after a week of waiting for him to come home and feed me, his daughter remembered I was there and brought me in to the vet to be 'put down'.   Thankfully the vet did not agree with my owner's daughter and called a rescue.  I waited for four miserable months for my forever home, and during that time, not one person even wanted to give me a try.  The rescue lady told my Mommy that people would inquire about me, but as soon as they heard my age and that I was a little sad because my owner had died, they didn't want to risk adopting me.  When Mommy finally called for me, the rescue lady told Mommy that it was very good of her to give me a chance and that I was very lucky.  After a month with me, Mommy called the rescue lady to tell her that she was the lucky one that got to adopt me!  It just took a little time to help me get settled, and now Mommy says she loves me as much as the other Monkeys.  Give an older girl (or boy) a chance.  We might surprise you!

On that note, I've selected a local 'less adoptable' cat  to highlight who is in a similar situation to what I went through.

His name is Flame and, if I do say so myself, he's a very handsome Mancat!  He is currently being fostered through the Animal Rescue Network here in Montreal

You can see his Petfinder profile by clicking HERE.

His story sounds a lot like mine in that someone tried to dispose of him when he was no longer needed.  This is what the website says about him:
Flame was “His Majesty” for a cat breeder. But, after several years of good and loyal services, the breeder decided that Flame was no longer necessary and that he should be euthanized. Luckily, a volunteer caught wind of this situation and saved Flame from a fate that he did not deserve. Flame is quite sweet, calm, and a bit reserved with strangers. He prefers being the only cat in the household, or to share his home with animals that are as calm as he is.
I am purring that this handsome boy gets adopted soon. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweet Pea's Birthday

Sweet Pea here!

Today is my birthday and I'm turning 2 years old!

Daddy told me I'm getting a present and it's in this bag.

I wonder what it could be!  A big bag of nip?  A year's supply of tuna?  Samson?

Oh, this is not funny at all! 

There had better be plenty more ear scratchies from Daddy for that joke!

Sweet Pea

Friday, September 16, 2011

Forever Home Friday

We weren't going to post today, but Mommy was a little confused about why people were coming over to wish me a Happy Gotcha Day when we had already celebrated it in June.

Finally she realized that this was the day last year that she signed the adoption papers and made me an official Monkey!

Thank you very much for your wonderful wishes. I love my forever home!


P.S. Sweet Pea's second birthday is on Monday! I'm hoping this means that she'll start acting a little less like a spoiled teencat and more like a mature ladycat, but I'm not holding my breath.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mancat AND Mankitten Monday

Yep, you read right.  We finally met Gabriel!

Here is my very worried and out of focus reaction.

Of course Deli was the first to approach him.  She gave him the butt-sniff test to see if he was a security threat...he wasn't.

All clear!
Even though I'm still 3 times his size, he was a lot bigger than I imagined.

And he was very bold too.   Bella watched on in shock as he tried to give me a smooch!  He's still a baby so I let him get away with it.

Bella has her own set of security standards, so she also tried to do the butt-sniff test while Sweet Pea looked on in case she had to step in to defend her Gabriel.

It was a pretty successful first meeting, but the humans decided to cut it short because the little one was slightly overwhelmed.  He stayed close to his Daddy after he did all his exploring.

All of us were very well-behaved and the humans thought it was cute how Sweet Pea was always watching over Gabriel.