Sunday, December 15, 2013

What is a Poteet?

Sweet Pea here!

Some of you may have answered that Poteet is a town in Texas and you would be correct, but the real answer is, Poteet is an evil creature that has been sent to my house to make me crazy!

I think I'll just stay up here.

Poteet was the name that Daddy originally wanted to call me, but the Monkeys' Mommy convinced him to call me Sweet Pea.   Not only did this new little Tortie take my name, she took my catnip, my green spring and rolled around on MY Daddy's socks!

I have been up on this shelf trying to avoid the little tyke but every time I look down, she's still there!

Gabriel tried growling at her from a distance...

...but she's still there.

Oh great Tortie Goddess in the Sky, please make this new Tortie go away so I can come down off this shelf!

Sweet Pea

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tortie Domination Day

Delilah here!

As the head Tortie Monkey, I am pleased to announce that as of today the Tortie population of Monkeys will become even stronger!  We will be 50% Tortie!

Mommy was browsing her Facebook feed and saw a post from one of her friends that does rescue and saw a post about some cats that were on death row at a pound outside of Montreal.  This is an especially awful pound because they still use gas to kill cats and dogs that aren't claimed after a certain amount of time.  Of course there is a movement to stop them from using this inhumane method, but I will save Mommy's rant for another post.  ANYWAY, she saw this little beauty in the photos:

She is only 6 months old and was picked up as a stray.  Mommy kept watching the post and hoping for the good news that someone would save her, but time was running out.   She was scheduled to be killed today!  Mommy called Sweet Pea and Gabriel's Daddy and showed him the photo and he said 'call and get her'!  She is being transported over to Sweet Pea and Gabriel's house today!

Poor Sweet Pea will have to learn how to adjust to living with a new Tortie.  I can only hope that my intense Tortie training has paid off and she will be fine with the new little one.

In other Tortie news, Mommy visited her Mom recently and got a chance to hang out with my Auntie Mattie
She was sick for a little while and had us all worried, but she is all better and doing very well!

We can't forget our wise old Tortie, Bella.  She had to be shaved again but I'm pleased to announce that she is as grumpy as ever and doing very well.


Happy Tortie Domination Day!  I'm going to celebrate by hanging out with my beautiful Tortie friend who lives in the wall.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sweet Pea's 4th Birthday

It's my 4th birthday today!

Thank you for coming to visit and we'll be back to posting more regularly soon!

Sweet Pea

Friday, August 16, 2013

Delilah's Gotcha Day

Living in a kooky household for 7 years can make a cat a little kooky herself

I was the first one here so I've been here for the arrival of all the other Monkeys and therefore that makes me the Boss Monkey.

It's a tough job but I'm up for the challenge.  Thankfully I have my Delilah clone to help out with the duties and keep me sane.

Thanks for visiting on my 7th Gotcha Day!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Daisy Duke

The humans finally agreed on a name for me (thanks to Ginger Jasper's Mum for the suggestion) so I thought I'd introduce myself to you.  I'm the newest Monkey - Daisy Duke

 Mommy already told you how I became a Monkey and how she tried to find my owners, but I knew I had her at 'meow'.  She says I'm the boldest kitten she's ever met.   I don't take any paw from any of the big cats and I am not scared of anything!  Well, except maybe the vacuum...just a little.  What is that thing???!!

The big cats tell me Mommy is a lazy blogger so I look forward to meeting you all eventually!  Maybe I can whip her into shape :-)

Daisy Duke

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thoughts on Thursday

It seems the only time we blog these days is for events, and today is no exception.

Late last year Mommy reconnected with one of her good friends from high school on Facebook.  It had been 30 years since Mommy had seen Richard but she quickly realized why she had been friends with him in the first place - he loves cats!  More specifically, he loved his cat - Galine.

Galine had Cerebellar  Hypoplasia which made her walk a little funny but it just made Richard love her even more.  About a month ago, Richard adopted a kitten that had been rescued from a feral colony.  He originally wanted the new little one to be a friend for Galine, but he was unaware that Galine was ailing with kidney cancer.  Sadly, she passed away on July 23rd.

Richard was inconsolable, but he realized that his new kitten was lonely so he set out to adopt a new kitten to bond with the little one. 

What he found was a pair of kittens that had been abandoned on the farm of a woman who was receiving chemotherapy and was rarely there.  He adopted them both and saved them from a life outside.

Now his home is full of love with these three young cats!  Galine was loved so much and we know she'd be happy that her Daddy opened his home to these three beautiful cats.

Thank you, Richard, for saving these babies.  We send purrs and head bumps.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

One More Monkey?

Most of you who know us well know that there are 6 Monkeys.  Samson, Bella, Iggy and I live with Mommy and Sweet Pea and Gabriel live with their Daddy just down the street.  We live in a one bedroom apartment in a high-rise building and Mommy has said in the past that any amount past 4 Monkeys would be the straw that broke the camel's back.

We'd like you to meet the straw!

Last Monday in the early morning, Mommy had a hard time sleeping.  She was restless and couldn't sleep so she moved out to the couch to watch some TV and eventually ended up falling back to sleep.  At around 5:30 AM she heard little kitten cries, but because she was still sleeping, they were incorporated into her dream.  When she woke up and still heard the kitten, she realized it wasn't a dream and went to the door and saw this little one all alone in the hallway of the apartment building!  She had been crying at OUR door.  Mommy was still groggy but she was sure little one escaped from an apartment on our floor so she walked up and down to see if anyone had their door open.  Mommy stayed home from work, put up signs and spoke to the building manager.  No one came forward to claim this little kitten.  We think she was abandoned.

It is possible that she will stay with Sweet Pea and Gabriel, but I know Mommy - she is already in love with this crazy kitten and I don't think she'll let her go.  She is already making plans to move to a larger apartment in the spring! 

She doesn't have a name yet but we are working on it and should have one soon.  If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it.

I haven't seen any camels around here but if you see one, please give him your purrs.  His back is broken!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Samson's 7th Birthday!

It's my birthday today!

What do I plan to do today, you ask?  I'm 7 now so I have more of an excuse to be a lazy Mancat.

Ahhhhh, this is the life!

Thank you for dropping by.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bella's Birthday

Oh hey there!

It's my 14th birthday today! 

We haven't been around much but I wanted to let you all know that we're doing fine and all is well.

I have been adapting to life with a boyfriend.  I still don't love Iggy, but I do kind of like him.  It's great to have a friend to fur up furniture with.   He is so persistent and doesn't seem to mind when I'm grumpy.  I suppose that's what every ladycat wants!

I will be spending my birthday being doted upon by my humans and eating the finest foods and nocat better call me old...

...or else! 


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gabriel's Gotcha Day

It's my second Gotcha Day!

The Monkeys' Mommy came by yesterday to smooch me up, take some photos, remind me of how special I am and tell me how happy she is that I'm in her life.  I get that kind of treatment every day from Daddy, but it's nice when she visits too!

I was transported all the way from Chrystal's in Illinois to my home with The Monkeys in Montreal, Canada two years ago.  You can read my Gotcha Day story HERE.

Chrystal rescues lots of cats and  I think I've proved that you don't have to be from around there to adopt a cute cat from her.  You can see her PetFinder page HERE and read about the cats she rescues HERE

I'm very happy in my forever home with Sweet Pea and Daddy!  Life is pretty darn good.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Bella's Gotcha Day

It's my third Gotcha Day!

I was adopted 3 years ago from Gerdy's Rescues and Adoptions.  My former owner had to be hospitalized and his mean daughter brought me to the vet to be killed.  Thankfully the vet called Gerdy to save me so I could be adopted by The Monkeys!

I complain a lot, but I love my home.  I am treated like the diva I am!  I love it so much here that I even tolerate the other Monkeys now. 

Thank you for dropping by.  I love you all!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Delilah and Mommy's Birthday

It's my birthday today!  I'm 7 years old and still as spry as a kitten.

It's also Mommy's birthday.  She's 47 years old and, well, not so spry.

Mommy and I when we were both a little younger
Mommy will be celebrating at Sweet Pea and Gabriel's house tonight, but since it's a long weekend in Canada, I'll have the whole weekend plus a day to be spoiled by Mommy. I'm sure there will be lots of treats and snuggles.

Thank you for dropping by to celebrate with us!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Iggy and Gabriel's Birthday

The Monkeys' Mommy made a big mistake.

She forgot to post about my birthday!

How could you forget this face?

It was on April 15th and I am now two!  Of course she and my Daddy remembered on the actual day, but she didn't post about it so that all my friends could remember too!  

To make matters even worse, she also decided that it is Iggy's birthday today! Now I have to share a post with that weird looking dude.  

They know very little about his history or even how old he actually is, but by the vet's estimation, he is around 5 years old, and because today is the birthday of Iggy Pop, the guy he is named after, the humans decided this would be as good a day as any to celebrate Iggy's birthday. 

The Monkeys' Mommy always said she thought Iggy (the cat) was more like a Sagittarius (whatever that means), but his birthday is chosen now and she's saying that it's his 5th birthday today.  As long as I don't have to share my birthday treats with him, I guess I'm okay with it too.


P.S.  An update about our Auntie Mattie:  She is doing very well and eating and getting strong again.  We thank you all for your purrs.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Uncle Hugo and Purrs for Mattie

Our Mommy recently traveled to Kingston, Ontario for her father's birthday party and on the way back, she stopped in at the local PetSmart to pick up some supplies for us.  True to form, Mommy went to look at the adoptable kitties.  As soon as she saw Hugo, she knew where he was supposed to go.

Where are you strange people taking me?
Mommy's mommy (Grandma) had recently suffered the loss of one of her beautiful kitties (Auntie Sally) to cancer, and her remaining kitty, Auntie Mattie, was lonely (I posted about her awhile ago HERE).  Mommy knew that Hugo would be the guy to fill that void.  Hugo had suffered the loss of his owner and was very traumatized and needed a calm human in his life.  Mommy knew that Grandma was the one for him, as she had great success in the past with traumatized kitties.

Auntie Mattie and Hugo did the 'who the heck are you?' dance for a couple of weeks, but they are coming around and getting to know each other.


Unfortunately, Auntie Mattie started to feel unwell and Grandma took her to the vet.  She has CRF and they also found a mass on her upper belly.  Grandma is awaiting the results, but as you can well imagine, she is very worried about her.

Mattie is a beautiful tortie and my Auntie and mentor, so I know she is strong, but she could REALLY use some purrs right now.  We love her very much and we so hope she can have the chance to get to know and love Uncle Hugo.

Please send purrs and good thoughts to Mattie, Hugo and our Grandma. 

Thank you!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tortie Thursday

Hi!  Remember me?

Of course you do!

We have been absent a LOT lately, but I wanted to let everyone know that we're all doing well.

We were all so sad to hear that our good friend Chica had passed away.  We loved her very much but she was especially a mentor and goddess to me and the other Tortie girls here. 

Chica, I aspire to be as beautiful and tough as you were.  You ruled your household with an iron paw and loved your human family with all of your heart.  I miss you so much already and Sweet Pea, Bella and I are sending many Tortie purrs to your family.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Mancat Monday

Iggy here!

We have been MIA for awhile, but Mommy has a couple of posts she'd like to do in the next week or so, so she decided to let us post.

I am doing well and putting on some weight.  I'm a full 10 pounds of happy, healthy Mancat!

My fur is still looking a little unhealthy and I was starting to get a few knots around my neck, so Mommy said I needed to go see the groomer.  I was extremely nervous about that because the last time Bella went to the groomer she came back looking like this!


Mommy assured me that she just wanted me to go in for a conditioning and skin treatment, so she packed me up and off we went to the pet place that Mommy loves - Canine and Co. on Sherbrooke St. W. in Montreal.

I was completely unprepared for the fun I had!  These girls treated me like a king and made my fur look luxurious and silky.

A little to the left, please.

I loved being brushed and rubbed.  They thought I was cute too.  I would recommend this place to any cat in Montreal that wants their dry, winter skin treated.  I can't wait to go back and the best part is that now that I'm all soft and fluffy looking, Bella is starting to see what a handsome Mancat I really am.  Samson is going in next week so I hope HE doesn't get any cuter because Bella might start noticing him too!

Eat your hearts out, ladies.