I had enough and let her know by putting my paw down!
Mom goes back to work today after a week-long staycation. I'll miss her, but it will be nice to have the house to myself again.
Today the Photo Hunters' theme is "surprise." I thought I would play a game of peek-a-boo and see if I could surprise you!
Just who is the floofy kitty? It's difficult to make heads or tails of the kitty because of so much floof! Look at the toe hawks, the tortoiseshell color, and the seal-pointed toes.
Usually, mom takes most of my pictures when she gets home at night and you see my beautiful dilated eyes. Since she was home during the day this week, she was able to get some pictures of me and you can actually see my green eyes. The green eyes are the main thing I got from my red Persian father; everything else, I got from my Himmie mother.
Have a floofy Friday my furriends!
Some of you may remember this live concert from a previous post, but I think it's worth posting again. Anytime Mom shakes the Temptations bag, I run to her side and sing! I know, I know . . . I should get Temptations just for being cute! Enjoy my mini concert!
You may need to bigify the picture to see me singing at the top of my lungs!
COOL CAT SITE OF THE DAY AWARD
I also received the following award from Pet Supplies Place as the Cool Cat Site of the Day Award. I am so honored! This was the email I received:
Your cat related blog was chosen by our webmasters, to honor your hard work and dedication in providing a quality website.
1)Excellent Quality Content.
2)Website Ease Of Use.
3)A Cat Blog That All Would Love To Read.
Bhu from Patty Skypants
Mayor G.Jasper, "I've called you all here this evening at the request of Sweet Praline, the village Diva. She truly believes that we can all get along, without hissing and swatting and the rivalry among us. In fact, perhaps we can teach the humans a lesson about that (they do need it now don't they?). I've invited you here to my humble abode (we mayoral types are poorly paid!) so we can share food and nip."
Praline: "Thank you, Your Honor. As you said, I do believe we can all become furriends and still enjoy each other's company."
Mayor G.Jasper: "Will you all take your seats at the table please? The humans wish to begin serving us." (He clapped his paws and Paula, Peggy, Ann, Sachi, Rone, and Carol jumped to attention and begin serving the group.)
Praline: "May I sit beside you, Your Honor?"
Mayor G. Jasper: "Of course, dearest."
The Mayor (again): "Bhu, get out of your bag and come to the table. Romeo, I know you're tired, but sleeping on the table is totally not permitted in my home, move to your chair please!"
Bhu: "I like being in the bag, or in a box, or behind something, or under something... or, or... oh well, I'll sit if I must."
Romeo: "Stop complaining GJ, I did one-hundred-and-one surgeries today! I worked far harder than any old civil servant like you, and I'm am tired! But, out of deference to your position, I'll be seated."
The Mayor (again): "Goma, get off the sidebar and come join us. Melvin, you too, put your mousie away and come to the table, Mouchois."
Goma: "But you know I can get much better photographs from over here, and I do have to publish tomorrow in both the political section and the social pages! Though I am concerned GJ, about it being "free advertising" for your next mayoral run in 2010; will I have to give equal space to the other candidates?"
Melvin: "I don't wanna come to the table. I mean I do wanna come to the table. I don't wanna sit in that high chair, that's for baby-kitties, and I am growing big now. Besides, where I go, my mousey goes!"
The Mayor (again, with a heavy sigh): "Goma, you can take pictures after dinner. And don't get all hissy about the advertising, I'll give you green papers if you insist! Melvin, just push your high chair up to the table by Romeo please; I have no other chair. Besides, Romeo will cut up your tuna cakes for you, since you're not allowed to use a knife yet."
Praline: "Shame for shame! You are all fussing and arguing over the silliest little things. This is not a good way to start our evening of harmony and getting along together."
The Mayor (frowning): "And so where is Maggy? Didn't she come, or is she late as usual?"
Praline: "Mmmm, Uuhh, she's way back there in the corner. She says she won't join us unless Khyra can come to!"
The Mayor (totally exasperated now): "OK, OK... Khyra please join us. After all... wouldn't you all agree that's a very good way to begin getting along?"
Everyone, in unison: "Yes, oh yes it is. Purrs all."
Praline: "And that dear friends is "how the paw turns". It turns towards you, with friendship."
In the meantime, Sweet Praline touches both Mayor Jasper's and Bhu's paws under the table and little Melvin spots them while he is retrieving his mousie . . .
To be continued one of these days . . .
Sweet Praline goes to the Furrsville Salon & Spa for her daily floofing and Zoey has worked her in to have her "highlights" brightened and a complete body massage. After a great day with Khyra on the motorcycle, Maggy has come for her weekly nail trim and a paw massage. To their surprise, Zoey has secretly booked them both into the same room at the same time (That little Zoey is a great prankster!). Zoey slowly closes the door on Praline and Maggy.
The intimacy and quiet of the salon allows Praline and Maggy to chat amicably. They agree that the ongoing rivalry between them is of no benefit and they must find a way that all can live happily with one another in Furrsville. After all, Praline and Maggy have been friends since the cradle and no mancat should come between them. Praline immediately texts the Mayor (G. Jasper) requesting he call everyone together for dinner that evening at his home...
Mayor G. Jasper quickly spreads the word around town about the evenings' big event at Sweet Praline's cottage. Melvin made an early appointment at MANCAT'S (it is "thee" salon for the men in town, and a clotheir, too!) and is waiting for the others to arrive. After all, he wouldn't want to show up at Sweet Praline's house in nothing but the best for an up-in-coming mancat. Romeo, G. Jasper and Bhu arrive at MANCAT'S and see their good buddy, Goma. Of course, Goma is preparing to take quick photos on his cell, to email back to the newspaper for the evening edition. A party at Sweet Praline's is a social event! Goma takes his time to get the best pictures of all the mancats after their grooming appointments and in their new finery. He has already captured a great pic of Melvin, but just as he presses the button for the photo, Melvin, being a typical kid just has to clown around for the camera!
Just look at all of these handsome mancats in one location! Get the smelling salts, ladies!
Back in his office, G. Jasper is tired, but he still has to confirm the guest list with Praline and doublecheck with Goma on the news coverage. Sweet Praline would never forgive him if everything wasn't just purrfect! G. Jasper looks at the clock and thinks a short nap won't be a problem. He falls asleep as he looks at his two ladies, as they are his favorite screensaver.
Muff was my mom's first kitty ever. She grew up with woofies and had never had a cat. When she got married, she wanted a pet, but her husband didn't like (or was afraid of) woofies. So, they got a cat during Mom's senior year in college (yes! She got married when she was 19!). Muff lived to the ripe age of 19 and went to the Bridge one month before mom's divorce was final. Unfortunately, I never met Muff, but Mom says she was a very special kitty.
We found some pictures recently and have scanned them into the slide show below. I hope you enjoy these and you may need a tissue because Mom did (the music adds to this!).
Mom messed up - the last slide should say 1978!
They will not go quietly, the cats who've shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think we hear a meow at the door.
Or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night, we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts belongs to them....and always will.
~ Linda Barnes ~
I couldn't let World Cat Day go by without including a Baby Praline photo! My 14th birthday is next month!!!
This beautiful blue item is very functional for the beans, but I think it's great for us kitties. It's an aromatherapy heat/cold pack. It's loaded with natural herbs (mom says it smells funny). The beans can either put it in the freezer and use it as an ice pack or heat it in the microwave for a heating pad. My mom keeps the packs in the freezer and unfortunately, she has been using them a lot lately.
The funny thing about this pack is that I am extremely attracted to it. Mom takes it off of her shoulder/neck after 20 minutes and places it beside her before the next 20 minute session starts. My nose immediately goes directly to the herbs and I sniff very deeply.
After all of the sniffing and digging I decided to lie down on it and take a snooze. This herbal pack is great for kitties because it smells good (like catnap) and it's cool to lie down on. Mom just thinks she is getting this back for her hurty shoulder. It's mine now!
Just in case you're curious, here are the ingredients in the pack:
- Cinnamon - Antispasomodic, bronchitis, fever,warming stimulant, carminative,antiseptic.
- Camomile - Relaxation, breathing, burns, anti inflammatory, nervine.
- Lemongrass- Nerve pain, headaches, cold sores, antibacterial, antioxidant, reduce fever, anti-rheumatic.
- White willow – arthritis, toothaches, muscle pain, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, reduces fever, anti-rheumatic, astringent.
- Peppermint – relieves flu symptoms and its pain, carminative, relieves muscle spasms, increases sweating, stimulates secretion of bile, antiseptic.
- Yarrow – Promotes healing, antispasmodic, astringent, bitter tonic, increases sweating, lowers blood pressure, reduces fever, mild diuretic and urinary antiseptic.
- Rosemary – Relieves headaches, tonic, stimulant, astringent, nervine, anti-inflammatory, carminative.
- Yellow dock roots – Improves circulation, strengthens, cleanses & tones the entire body, excellent for boils, ulcers, wounds, and cleansing the blood.
- Spearmint – Relaxation, valuable herb for stopping vomiting during pregnancy. It is gentle enough to use for colic in babies, while aiding in curing colds, flu, and gas.
- Valerian – Calming, sedative, relieves muscle spasm, lowers blood pressure.
- Lavender- Atthritis, stress, circulation.
OK . . .All of my smart kitties out there, doesn't this sound like the purrfect catnip kitty cool pack???