Friday, December 28, 2007

Family Friday

Hi every-buddy! I hope you all had a great week with your Beans home a lot to give you turkey and Temptations. We had a good Christmas week here at Granny and Poppa's. I've had a lot of great naps and Sophie came out from her hidey place on Sunday. She and Sassy play Thundering Herd of Elephants every night. They're really good at it.
The mini-Beans came over a couple of times this week, too, and I let them scrunch my nice soft furs:
Sorry I haven't been blogging this week. All of this visiting with family is exhausting. I'm gonna catch up with you all today and tomorrow!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Happy Christmas Eve-Eve! Coco and I are very comfy here at Granny and Poppa's, and we snooze on Momma's bed downstairs:

On Friday Aunt Betty Jo and Great Aunt Carolyn drove up to celebrate Granny's birthday, and Auntie Jane and the mini-Beans came over, and we had a nice party and everyone commented on how big and impressive I am.

Sassy is still growling at me. She is very spoiled. She's fascinated by Coco, though. Coco hopes that they can play chase soon. I just want to be able to fuel up at the kibble bowl without having some little pip-squeak having a hissy fit. I told her that Santa is watching, but she just glared.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Riddle Explained

Oh man, every-buddy, thanks for your concern and support. Well, the day I had been dreading came yesterday. Momma was getting all sorts of bags ready all day on Wednesday, and then yesterday morning, I thought I'd just hang out with the bed sheets, hopin' she's just pass me by. But no--she got me and stuffed the little pink pill down my throat, and then I spent the next 11 hours in the prison box in the car.
Things were fuzzy and I heard the voices from the cat-fairies, and sometimes I think Coco would schnuffle at the cage front of the prison box, and Momma would say "wave to the Meezers, Jimmy Joe!" or "wave to Parker and her family, Jimmy Joe!", but I didn't know where we were. Momma said I was a "space cowboy," and suggested I use this picture to show you all:

Maggie and Zoey and Miss Ann at Zoolatry made this for me on the astronaut day, which I missed, but I guess it works for this adventure, too.

Momma giggled and sang "ground control to Ji--mmy Joe!" in the car, but I don't think there's anything funny about it.

Well, apparently we went over the river and through the woods, and now we're at Granny and Poppa's. Luckily, everything at Granny and Poppa's is good. Sophie is playing hidey-cat again (I thought she'd remember me and Coco, but she is sulking), and I met Sassy the kitten, but she's a brat and she hissed at me and fluffed her tail and glared at me for eating from the kibble bowl. I sat there patiently and explained to her that I am a big mancat and that she is a little kitten brat and she needs to learn how to share, and I tried to touch her nose, but she just made a spoiled squeek and went under the table. Oh man, kittens.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Weekend Report

We got a snowstorm this weekend:

Momma said, "No, thank you" when I offered her my nip, but we watched movies and ate popcorn!

Popcorn and movies is a good way to spend a snow day.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Fun Friday

What a great week! We played lots, and Momma took the rest of her Thanksgiving turkey out of the freezer so Coco and I got pieces of turkey after dinner. Momma said lots of bad words again yesterday, though, because it snowed all day. I told her, "don't worry, be happy, Momma!" and I even offered her some of my fresh catnip. Look at my pretty catnip plant:

See how happy I am when I get some fresh 'nip? I think Momma should try it. I bet her butt wouldn't be so big, either, if she used catnip instead of M&M's and wine.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ginger Cat Strategies

It has been a good couple of days here, with lots of playing, and Momma's been home all day for the past three days. So why haven't I been blogging? Because Momma is super lazy and hasn't been helping me out. She sits on the couch and reads and writes notes and watches movies and brings out the evil carpet-eating machine but she won't type up my bloggie posts!!!

So look what I figured out:If you sit on the computer, the Beans can't do their shopping or read their e-mails until they help you blog first! This is a very good strategy. I encourage you all to try it out.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Saturday Night Games

Hi every-buddy! Parker's party yesterday sure was fun. Momma was jealous that I got to go to a party and she was staying home on Saturday night, so I came back and played with her last night. The mini-Bean Katie picked out this Barbie tree for us last year:

Not only is it a beautiful shiny pink color, but it also has shiny cat toys on it!

So we had fun last night: I would get up on the bookcase and bat at the balls, and Momma would say "Jimmy No!", and then I'd hit them off and under the bookcase and she'd get up and fetch them. I can even knock the whole tree off and then she gets to put it back up and put the balls back on it, and then we can start all over again! Coco wanted to play, too, but she has little stubby wiener dog legs and can't get the shiny balls out from under the bookcase.

Momma's lucky she has me to make sure she gets some exercise, because she was just sitting on the couch, drinking wine and eating peanut M & M's and watching T.V. shows on the computer. Christmas decorations are a good way to play and get some exercise!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Box of Life meme

A while back, my buddy Mickey tagged me for Miss Peach's beautiful Box of Life meme. We are finally getting around to putting this together.

A SIMPLE BUT VERY IMPORTANT MEME: List your treasures and tag other kitties and their humans also, as many as you like. Let this reflection spread through out the world. We need to count our contentments as Blessings!
~~~What do you look back over and treasure enough to place inside your BOX OF LIFE?~~~

Here are some things I treasure enough to place in my Box of Life:

1) My momma and my sister Coco, and Granny and Poppa and all of my Bean and kitty friends.

2) All of my blog buddies! I have such fun reading about all of your adventures and visiting you, and I love it when you visit my bloggie.

3) My tastee t/d crunchies. I wish Momma would give me more.

4) The grass outside and my catnip plant! Greens are good for you, kids.

5) My mousies: there's zebra mouse, stripey mouse, fancy mouse, red mouse, and knitty mouse.

6) Snuggly mornings in bed with Momma, and snuggly evenings on the couch afghan.

7) Summer days running across the yard, prowling in the tall grass, and finding voles!

8) Fall days getting the wind-crazies and running in the crunchy leaves.

9) Cold winter days making warm bread and pies with Momma.

10) Spring days stalking birdies who sit outside my window.

I think my box is full of great things. Be sure to put together your Box of Life if you haven't already!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Mancat Monday: snow

Momma said a bunch of bad words when she got up yesterday morning. Something about living in the (bad word, bad word) Arctic. We got snow this weekend. Then there was icy rain last night, so some of the snow is gone now, but there is going to be more snow coming down today. I don't like the cold either, but I'm a polite sort of guy, so I don't say the bad words like my momma.
When it's snowy outside, Coco has to wear her sweater so she doesn't get snow on her tummy. She likes the snow, though, and she sticks her whole head into the snow piles. Dogs are kinda clueless that way.
An important job for a mancat when you live in the (bad word) Arctic is curling up on your momma and keeping her feet warm. Momma says she doesn't know how she'd get through the (bad word) winter without my gravy, as Sunny's Momma would say!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Catching Up

Hi every-buddy! Sorry I haven't been posting and leaving very many messages this week. Momma kept leaving and I couldn't turn on the computer. This was the last week of classes! Maggy and Zoey and Miss Ann sent this to me a little while ago, and even though it's not really graduation, I think I deserve it because I was so helpful in getting Momma through the semester:

This week Momma had to go to classes, meetings, student presentations, shows, and a root canal. But now I can catch up with my blogging, although I still have to help Momma out with all of the papers she has to read and grade. Oh, and her last dissertation chapter, too. This is me in snoopervision-position:

Grade, Momma, grade!