Monday, September 21, 2009

Cloud's Gotcha Day

A year ago...
And now...

Hi effurybody!!
Mom and Dad just got back yesterday from their trip! They went to Myrtle Beach and then stopped in VA to see Dad's fambly and friends on the way back home to Maryland.
So we've been in the kitty hotel all stinkin week!! Now we are back home with the beans and it's time for our Gotcha Day party today! (Niko's was last week but Mom asked us to have a joint party since they left on Niko's gotcha day- can you believe the horrible timing?!) Mom is making it up to us with lots and lots of treats, and we are going to share! We are also celebrating our first blogoversary today!! We've been spending lots and lots of time snuggling Mom and playing with our new toys (the kitty hotel also gave us new toys- pictures soon!)- we are so happy to be home!
Anyway, enjoy our party!!
We got niptinis for the adult cats and milk for the kittens. We have salmon tuna and chick-hen cakes available! Enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tweet Week #3

Bunch of geese at Ellis Island in New York.
Hope you enjoyed our short but fun tweet week!!
Mom will be back on Monday for our Gotcha Party!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tweet Week # 2

From the Baltimore Zoo.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tweet Week #1

Fin had a great idea and suggested this week be tweet week.
Well, Mom loves birds a lot, and has 3, so she insisted we purrticipate.
We will start this week off with an old picture of Cricket. Mom only had him for about a year before he got ill and died. Here is him admiring his handiwork- he had chewed thru the cord on Mom's playstation controller!
Sorry for the bad pic, Mom only had a webcam at the time and no digital camera.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Niko's Gotcha Day

Today is my Gotcha Day! Mom asked if I would wait and have my gotcha day party with Cloud next week, and I was a good Mancat and said yes, so please check back next Monday for our first Gotcha Day and Blogaversary party!!
For now, enjoy my now and then photos. (More next week- Mom will explain the reason for the delay next week and we will have plenty of posts coming after that!!)
We are also participating in Tweet Week, but Mom says we will start that tomorrow so as not to interrupt my Gotcha Day.
On my first day home:

Just a month or two ago:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ravens Fan Ducks

Here are some more pictures from when Mom and Dad went to the park a few weeks ago. Mom calls these guys "Ravens Fan Ducks" since they have purple stripes on their wings. Does anycat know what they are? We think they look tasty!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Today is Mom & Dad's fifth wedding anniversary!

They did not celebrate last year, because they were so sad over Texie. But they know that Texas would want them to celebrate this year,so they will. They will be going to Myrtle Beach in a little over a week to celebrate, but they had a candlelit dinner last night as well. (Today, Sept. 4, is actually their anniversary, but Mom works nights on Fridays so they had the dinner on Thursday).

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Memories of a Magnificent Mancat

Today we will remember Texas, Mom and Dad's kitty that came Before.
It is hard for them to believe that it has been a whole year since Texas went to the bridge because his cancer had spread. We tried to show pictures that hadn't been posted on his blog before, since we know that most of his friends are now our friends and therefore have read his blog. Mom has also written a tribute to him at the bottom.
[Update for Cindy and any other cats or beans that are curious: Click Here to see why it is called "going to the bridge"]

Here is a picture of him trying to open his mail, shortly before he went to the bridge.

The rest of these are from happier times, before he got sick. Here is him claiming a Wii controller as his own.


Sleeping on Mom's computer chair.

Helping rip up the old carpet.

Playing String with the Beans.

Mom here:

Today is the anniversary of one of the saddest days of my entire life. But I know he would not want to remember the bad things. He would want me to remember the good things.
So I will try to remember. I remember how we got him. There was an ad on the bulletin board that a cat needed a good home. His first Mom, Ms.C, who is now a friend of ours, had to move, and could not take more than 2 of her cats with her. Texas really wanted to be an only cat anyway, so we found out this was really for the best. And he definitely enjoyed it when Ms.C would come visit him here!
He was a BIG kitty. But he was terrified when he came here. He stayed by our roommate's fridge in the basement for about 4 days and would not leave. He barely ate for a few days. But then, we came downstairs one day to find that he was eating. And not only that, he had a very unique way of eating! He would carefully pick out his dry food and swish it around in his water, and then eat it. We showed all our friends and everybody was just absolutely amazed and no one had seen anything like it before. It was so fun to watch.
A few years after we got him, we had a minor mouse problem for a few months. He would always dutifully bring them to his Dad (DEFINITELY not me, he knew better!!) and Dad would dispose of them. Well one day, not really meaning it of course, I asked him if he really had to kill them. Well, the next time he brought Dad a mouse, Dad asked for it, and Texas would not give it up. Texas gave him Dad asked for it several more times, and finally Texas gave a "are you sure?" look, and released it-- ALIVE. From then on, all of the mice he brought Dad were alive. (Granted, we only ever had a total of maybe 10 mice in the house ever, so we are talking about maybe 5 or 6 times here). Dad was nice enough to then put the mice in a container and walk them several blocks from the house before releasing them.
Texas loved to chase "imaginary mice" too. After starting chemo, Mom knew she had her Texie back for a little while when he started doing that again, at least for a few weeks.
He also loved to look out the window and sniff and sniff and sniff. But he didn't like outside all that much. He would lay in the grass for a little while, but then when a car would come by he would run back to the house and that would be it for that day.
He loved to play "Lion Tamer" with his Dad. Dad found out one time when yawning that Texas absolutely loved to sniff an open mouth for some reason.
He also loved people food. He "begged like a dog", according to our roommate. After starting chemo it was just a waiting game for several days to see if he would recover. Mom's birthday was shortly after he got sick, and Dad had promised to make Mom a candlelit dinner at home to celebrate. She didn't really feel like celebrating because she was still so worried about him. But as Dad was cooking dinner, Texas came upstairs for the first time in about a week! And he didn't just slowly wander around. No, he RAN around the living room, climbing on another chair near the table, BEGGING and meowing and meowing and meowing for some of our dinner. That was the best birthday present ever.
We will see him again at the bridge one day. For now, he lives in our hearts. We love you, Big Guy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

We are fine!

Mom says she's just been "Busy" again and so didn't have as much time to help us blog.

If you call antics like this "Being busy". Yes, technically that's Dad stuffing me in the box, but she took a pictor of it! Oh, the Catmanity!
But we have posts scheduled for the next two days at least.