Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hey Look, It's Food TV!

Niko:Dad let us look at some videos on this cool site today! Yum Yum!
Mom:Um....I'm letting you post this so Beans can go look at the pretty birds, not so you kitties can want to EAT them!
Cloud:Ugh..well, Dad let us look at the birdies, and then he sent the link to Mom, cuz Mom likes to look at em too, but she doesn't think birdies are good food, so she is a vegetabletarian and doesn't let us eat birds 'cept the kind that comes in a can or maybe a scrap if Dad has chick-hen for dinner. But, enjoy the videos, and don't forget to enter our cattion contest!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Cattion Contest!

Here is today's image for the Cattion Contest! You have until Sunday 9pm est to put your suggested captions in the comments!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sorry!! (Wif Straw Update)

Mom fell behind on her homework ALREADY so we haven't had time to pick a winner for last week's contest, but don't worry, we will soon!

Insert adorably cute picture of cat here:

Cloud, this is MY STRAW. Stay Away!!

UPDATE: To answer a question, yes, my tail is puffed up. We get very defensive about our toys- in fact I was growling and hissing as I pranced around with this straw. Don't worry though, although Mom does take precaution and separate us when we get too riled up like that, the Beans are pretty sure we are just "posturing" when we do that for the most part.
Also, Mom wants to let you know she got these for us when we were getting our teefs and really needing stuff to chew on. Turns out they are one of our favorite toys, and they are so very cheap and save us from chewing on bean-stuff too!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


We will do the funny picture Friday post tomorrow. Mom says she's got some homework to finish up today.
But we insisted she at least let us post the award that we got from Socks, Scylla, Charybdis, and Fenris.

We already received this cool award before, but we did not know that we were supposed to pass it to 8 cats. We only posted it to 5 cats (3 blogs), so we will pass it on to 4 more cats now for a total of 9 cats!
[Hey Mom, we think we are sort of cheating by counting cats that share a blog...Mom, why are you staring at the ceiling and whistling the "I'm innocent" song?]
You can click the link above to see who the first 5 cats were. We are also going to bite Mom about finally putting our awards in the sidebar soon.
We now pass it to:
Daisy & Harley
Castle & Timmy

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mancat Monday

(We have an award to announce tomorrow, plus the winner of Funny Picture Friday).

One of the duties of a ManCat is to give your sisfur a real cat-bath, after her bath in the big white thing (baf-tub) in the human litterbox room.

OK, that was too difficult. Cloud, bathe yourself, I need to bathe me.

Cloud wouldn't need the bath in the big white thing(baf-tub) and then the bath by me if she would stop sneaking in the human litterbox room and playing in the round white thing (toy-lit). Yes, the beans try to keep the door closed but there are three forgetful beans in this house. Oy.

UPDATE per comments: They also try to remember to close the lid to the round white thing, but they are forgetful beans and somebody usually forgets that too. But they said that having to give Cloud a bath every time she plays in the toylit is slowing making them better at remembering!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Funny Picture Friday

Today is funny picture Friday! Everybuddy Please Email your pictors to catsinmd at gmail dot com.

Also, thanks to Ms. C (Texas' Mommy) for sending us new foods (Meow Mix pouches) to try. We want you to know that we eated the fish ones, and the Beans didn't think those smelled too bad, but the chikkin ones, we won't eat those and Daddy won't even stay in the same room when we have those bowls out.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A funny email that Mom got

Texas' Mommy C (for those that don't know, Mom got our One Who Came Before, Texas, from a friend at work) sent our Mommy this email. Mommy wanted to share this wif you.
The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.

(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they

call it 'fur'-niture.

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short,

hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) eat less,

(2) don't ask for money all the time,

(3) are easier to train,

(4) normally come when called,

(5) never ask to drive the car,

(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;

(7) don't smoke or drink,

(8) don't want to wear your clothes,

(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,

(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and

(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children ...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's Day Report

Niko: Saturday was Valentine's Day, but the Beans celebrated it on Sunday cuz Mommy works her long shift on Saturdays.
Dad got Mom some pink two-lips.

He also got her some talk-alots that didn't talk(Cloud: psst, I think they are called "Chalk-lips")-erm, Can D, yeah, some Can D.
She got Dad some different types of Can D as well (Cloud: Why doesn't Can D come in a can?) and took him out to dinner at Bertucci's, one of their favorite restaurants.
Right before they left for dinner, we took a Valentine's Day family photo. We didn't really want them to abandon us, so we made laser eyes at the camera.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mancat in Training Monday

Who's the top cat now?
(Niko: There was no arranging us by the humans, Cloud wandered in the carrier on her own, which was wierd as this was less than 24 hrs after she came home from the V-E-T, you'd think she'd have learned)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Strolling on Saturday

Happy Valentine's Day Effuryone!!!
If you are here for the Cattion Contest, please scroll down or click here.
Just a quick note to let you know that my sisfur is still yak-free and eating!
These actually were taken last Sunday, when it was nice and toasty warm and Mom and Dad took us outside. This was Cloud's second time on the harness, and my first time (we were just completing our shots in October/November and it's been too cold since then).
We were very brave. We swear. Yes, really. Honest. Well, maybe brave is just a code word for "terrified"...
So, these are almost all the pictors Mom could take because we were only out there a few minutes cuz we both cried we were so scared. I mean brave.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cattion Contest

Due to limited entries, the Funny Picture Friday entries will be judged with the new entries next week.
Here is today's cattion contest, you have until Sunday 9pm est to submit!
It's an old pictor from when I (Cloud) was much tinier.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

When the beans got home...

They found:
2 empty food bowls
1 happy Cloud
0 piles o' yak
...but no partridges in a pear tree :(

Cloud: Thanks for your purrs guys, I'm feeling much better now!
I don't think it's cool that they were HAPPY our food bowls were empty though, do you? Anyways, I'm going to go back to nomming my dinner now!

Tummy Update # 2

Cloud:Man, what a night! I had to go to the V-E-T last night just cuz I yakked a bunch yessirday morning and didn't want to eat dinner last night!
They put lots of water in me and stabbed me with anti-yak medicine!

Well, this morning I was very playful (I was alert yesterday and playful but not quite my usual high energy self). I hadded a few bites of breakfast, and yakked them up a little bit. But then after a bit I hadded lots more breakfast that had stayed down so far.

Mom and Dad are watching me carefully, and will also give me some anti-hairball medicine tonight (they are going to the pet store today to get some) to see if that might be my problem.
The V-E-T says I have to come back and gets lots of tests (but I didn't study!!)if I keep bomiting, but since it was only one small vomit today and I'm eating again, Mom and Dad are just going to watch me for right now. It definitely was me that bomited though, Dad actually saw me do it this time.

We will continue to keep you updated on me. Mom asks that you keep purring for me though, please.

13 things the beans have said to us lately

1 "Uh oh. One of the litter box covers was removed and there is litter and pawprints everywhere! BATH TIME!"
2 "Cloud, stop biting my feet"
3 "Niko, stop biting my feet"
4 "How did you get that toy all the way under there"
5 "Cloud, my computer does not need to be repaired, thank you"
6 "Cloud, the printer does not need to be repaired, thank you"
7 "Cloud, Niko, you guys are not canned goods, get out of the cabinet"
8 "Get of the refrigerator, you two"
9 "Get your own water bowl!"
10 "Cloud, you have no new messages!"
11 "Cloud, you can't use the telephone!"
12 "Niko, Cloud's tail isn't dinner"
13 "It's really nice out, want to go outside guys?"
Check back in a few days for more info on #13!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tummy Update

Niko:The Beans just came home, and they did not find any yak. They found food bowls that had been eaten out of, but she says that what we ate was "closer to the low end of normal".
I've been eating like a champ since dinner was served, but Cloud has only had a lick of food and then she's pawed at her food bowl a few times, but nothing else.
So Mom and Dad took Cloud to the V-E-T, where she was given flooids and stabbed with some anti-puke medicine, and she isn't allowed to eat or drink until morning now. Before Mom could take the food away Cloud tried to take a quick bite, so that was encouraging to Mom.
Cloud is also "clouding" quite a lot, the beans hope that passes soon cuz it is very very stinky! We will give you another update tomorrow!

Oops..wordy wednesday after all

We will keep this short so anycat can still scroll down and see the bootiful pictor of Niko we posted today, but Mom wanted to ask for a quick purr for us.
We tol her we are most likely ok, but she's a little worried cuz we didn't eat much of our dinner last night and there was a LOT of puke in our room. However, we were both very playful this morning and we eated our breakfast, so Mom says for now we can stay together, but if she finds anymore yaks when her and dad get home from dayhunting we are being sepurrated and once she finds out who yakked, they might be going to the V-E-T.
She will help us post an update when the beans get home from dayhunting.

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Eric and Flynn had a good idea in comments the other day about the Coke box being fun to play in. Looks like I had that idea too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tummies on Tuesday

Cloud: Mom has started calling me a portly princess. I always thought it was good to be a princess.
Niko:Yes, but it's the um..portly..part, that's a problem, Cloud.
Cloud:What does portly mean?
Niko:I think it means that 7 month old female kittens shouldn't weigh over 10 pounds!*

*number calculated using the highly innacurate method of weighing mommy both with and without a kitten on the highly innacurate scale. But Niko shows as weighing about 8 pounds, which is just a tiny bit more than what he weighed when he went in for his neuter (7.5 lbs) 2 weeks ago. And Cloud feels/looks about 2 pounds heavier.

Monday, February 9, 2009

ManCat in Training Monday

I'm the coke can king....

Friday, February 6, 2009

Funny Picture Friday, and an award

Today is another Funny Picture Friday. Please submit your photos to catsinmd at gmail dot com.

Also, we have an award to announs. Back in the Stone Age (Mom: AHEM!),er, a few weeks ago, Abby and Styggia gave us the Friends Award:

We will pass this along to:
Sweet Praline
Fat Eric
Ernie, Wally, and Zoey

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Niko: My goodness, we really slacked off on the postings, didn't we!! Sorry bout dat!
Cloud: So..the winner of this week's Cattion Contest is...

Concatulations, Milo! Your badge should be in the emailz soon!
Tune in tomorrow for Funny Pictor Friday! Submit your funny pictors to catsinmd at gmail dot com

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Just 2 more hours til the Cattion Contest closes..

Only a few more hours until this week's Cattion Contest is over. Be sure to scroll down and submit your cattion!