Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Twofer Tuesday

We are doing the "TWO" today. 
This isnt normally how we sit around but we wanted ta give TBT a surprise.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  It isnt much, but I was showing TBT my tummy asking for some scritchies, and turned over fast when I saw the camera. 
I can move pretty fast when I want to...  And I dont know about you, but sometimes I just dont want a tummy picture.  Sometimes, sure.  Today, not.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Easy Like Sunday

Well, we got rain, then snow, then freezing rain yesserday, and it is still here today.  So we are just gonna wait fer it ta go away!
TBT says it is gonna get ta 70 in a few days.  HURRAY!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Princess Pose Prep

AYLA:  JUst sitting here by TBTs shoulder, grooming...
Not the best pictures, but he was stretching to to take them.  He could do better.
But when I was really ready, he did better.
I had my whiskers stretched out as best I could, my shoulder ruffs fully fluffed, and my legs all straight!  Disney, I'm ready when you are...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Freaky Friday

Ah Freaky Friday, where all the weird posts go...

TBT here:  Some of us Beings have BAD HABITS.  One of mine is smoking.  So, to protect the Mews, when I do that, I turn on the house fan, open the computer room window, and close the computer room door so that the smoke gets forced out the window and not into the house.

None of the Mews like being separated from me for hours, and they go sleep on the waterbed and wait.

Except Iza.  Everytime I open the door on those late nights, she is sitting right there, waiting.  She doesn't try to push into through the open door.  She just...  Waits.  Her eyes say "are you done yet?" and most times the answer is "no, not yet"!  So she waits right at the door. 

Of all the cats I have ever had (including Skeeter who is still my heart cat), Iza wants my presence more than any I have known. 

I can't say it is exactly "needy" because she is fine as long as I am "generally" around.  And it isn't as if she whimpers at the door like a child or dog.  She is just "there" waiting. 

I think it is partly because she is a Tonkinese and they love their people, but mostly because she is Iza and she loves ME!  I get serious guilt sometimes closing her out of the room.    And she just waits patiently...

But eventually, my answer to her constant question is "yes, Iza, I am done for the night".  And she understands that because my movements have changed.  She jumps up onto the bed with Ayla and Marley, and waits until I crawl under the covers and demands HER time.  She must get under with me and push herself against me. 

So then I have to pull her claws off me (she uses them trying to make me not move).  I move her around slighty so that I can sleep but she is still in contact.  I give her scritches all over, then keep an arm in touch so that she can fall asleep being held loosely.

She can sleep under the covers against me all night.  I don't know how she gets enough air.  But she is happy tummy to tummy or butt to butt. 

All she really wants in life is me...

I am not worthy of such singular attention.

While Ayla and Marley were out on the deck, 2 evenings ago, I gave Iza treats in the shape of a heart.  She doesn't know what that means, but I do.

Happy Valentine's Day, Iza...

Mark

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Walrus?

IZA:  Hi - Im just sitting around grooming.  TBT calls this my "Walrus Pose". 
What?  You are laffing?  Well walruses are Big and Strong and eat all they want.  I like that.
And my Darling Spittikins came over and visited ME yesterday, so I am happy today...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

IZA:  Happy Valentines Day ta all the kitties an Beings out there!

And a special wish to my Dearest Spittikins. 


I will always remember our ride in his Furrari...


 and our balloon trip over Washington DC (that I arranged)...



My love fer him will never end...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Plate-Licking

IZA:  Well, it was chicken last night, and in a form we could eat (no spicy sauces).  After Ayla and me got some little bits and TBT finished, he put the bowl down.  She got some good licks!
And dint leave much.
Which was OK, I had got there first.  Ya can see me licking my lips here.
Though afterwards, I wished I could get another shot at it.
But Ayla is very protective of plates an it is hard ta lick a plate when ya are getting paw-whappied...


Monday, February 12, 2018

Plate-Waiting

AYLA:  TBT always feeds us just before he eats.  That's mostly so Iza wont be after HIS food so much.  But sometimes, his meal will smell especially good and we hang around staring and waiting.  Some of his foods we get bits of (chicken, steak), some we don't (hot italian sausage, pizza).  We cant always tell just by smell...

So I was waiting.
Iza was waiting.
Marley came over and asked if I thought it might be something he would like.  I said "no" without much hesitation.  Not that I wont share with Marley, but he doesnt actually LIKE any Being food.  Not chickie, not steak, not shrimp, not bacon. Not even cream cheese! 
The only things that boycat wants comes out of cans or mouseholes or trees!  But he always sniffs around.  I think mebbe he keeps hoping TBT will cook a skwerl someday.

Dont hold yer breath, Marley!

A note to Brian - We can't load yer blog again.  It says server not found.  Just wanted you to know we aren't ignoring you.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Easy Like Sunday - Not

This wasnt a very nice weekend.  It rained fer both days.  Really hard today!  So we were trapped inside fer 2 days and were tired of it.

Then we looked outside the front windows an were amazed.  The drainage creek was all full and rushing down.
We were flooded!
At one point, the water couldnt go away fast enough, so it went right across the street!
This is our main storm drain.  Dont see it, do you?  Thats cause it keeps getting covered with tree junk.  Its unnerneath that pile in the center.
When THAT happens, the water flows along our yard to the other drain.  Most rains, water never gets there at all.
The drainage creek DOES have some nice big rocks it it and those make nice waterfalls.  TBT likes them.  WE think they look dangerous.  But, of course, we are never actually in the front yard.  We just look through the windows!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Caturday Saturday - Marley Inna Hut

MARLEY - Well Ayla liked the cushioned hut so much, I had to try it myself. 

Its a bit tight...
But I can still fit.
Not quite as easily as when I was younger...  But I still got in.
There seems ta be a bit more of me now.  It is REALLY snug.  It must be that mat filling up all the space.  Yeah, thats it!

Friday, February 09, 2018

Friday Catch Up

Ooh, ya know how ya get an idea fer a post and add stuff ya think of but ferget the ORIGINAL reason fer the post?  Yeah, we did that. 

We started the Comment and Questions post earlier this week thinking about a question about Henrietta Hippo.   It was Hugo Hippo.  Sorry we got it wrong before.

And then forgot to explain about that...  So, we are correcting that.

So here are some of the pictures of the January 2011 visit.





 Iza taught him how to play" catlike".
Showing how she graps prey.  As a hippo, of course, he was much too large for her.
But she showed "chase from behind"...
Pawing...
And surprise pawing!

Hugo thought this was great information for life in the wild!


Hugo really loved Marley.  Marley was brand new here, and Hugo was the first to know he was here.
Hugo was sent along to the next person on the list he arrived with.  We added a simple memento of the visit (a postcard of Maryland Crabs).  We don't know where he went after that.  We think it was Darling Millie, and he went off into the Quilting Universe from her place...

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA

YAY!  We saw our 1st Crocuses of the year.  The growing season is STARTED...
All are welcome to come and enjoy looking at them.  We have medium rare steak sliced thin, Nip, and Meowgaritas ta celebrate!  

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Womancat Wensday

AYLA:  I also discovered that the tree platforms are good for eating.  It keeps me up high.  Iza CAN get to it, but not as easily and it is more defendable. 
I had eaten up there before in the past, but I had kinna forgot about it.  It was nice of TBT to remind me how much I liked it there.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Tuesday Tree Huts

AYLA:  TBT surprised us.  He was thinking about the cat tree huts and thought mebbe we wanted some padding.  So he folded up one of our cat mats, and stuck it in a hut.

Well, gee, that looked pretty innerestin, so I checked it out.  And went right in.  "New" is very fascinatin, after all.
It was a bit "snug", but I loved it.  PURRFECT for me...
I checked my way out of it, and the platform below was a purrfect step.
So I went back in.  I really LIKE this!
I recommend anny of you get yer Beins to try the same.