Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wow! Look at this cake!!

Mommy's brother in law likes to fish, mainly for catfish and he catches quite a few (not that he's shared any with us!) but does the catch and release gig. For his purrthday, this is what his cake looked like:
Mommy, can we have a cake like this for next year's gotcha day, but with a real fishie on top?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Purraying for all those in the path of Hurricane Irene

Mommy was telling us about this big, bad storm that is moving through the Atlantic Ocean and heading for the East Coast and she sounded worried about all those who are in the path, so we just want to say we are purraying for everyone and hope to hear that the loss of life is none.
Be safe!
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna
(thanks to Zoolarty for the great graphic!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friend-shaped holes in our hearts

We learned this morning, before mommy went to work, that Miss Peach had traveled across the Rainbow Bridge. While not totally unexpected, it still made us very sad and our hearts have Miss Peach shaped holes in them. We hope that the memories of her will help fill them during the coming days for not just us but for all her friends. We especially hope this for her Miss Karla and LapDaddy, for Cole and for HoneyBunny. Snuggles and purrs to all!

Then, we found out about sweet little Beignet. While it sounds like he will have a good life, it makes us sad that he won't be going home with his sister, Truffle, and his mom Paula. We want to say we wish you the best, little one and hope your life is filled with all the love you can gather.
Edited to add: We awoke this morning to hear about Sweet Beignet's passing. We are so very sad that somecat so young should be called to the Rainbow Bridge, but we figure Sweet Praline wanted a new playmate and Beignet, being the good boy he was, volunteered. Our thoughts are with everyone who was getting to know this little furrball!
So, here's to our friends, old and new, and to the ones we have lost...May we always remember to say I love you and to give that extra snuggle while there's time.
Taz, Runt, and Charles...and mommy, Anna!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Runt's turn and a plug for donating kitty litter

Runt was upset that Charles got featured for World Cat Day, so mommy is going to give a little time to the Runtster today.
Runt came to live with mommy and Taz when Charles did. They both lived with mommy's nephew and his wife until the marriage ended and her nephew had to move back in with his mommy and daddy and the boys couldn't go with. But her nephew knew that they would have a good home here, so mommy took them both in. Runt is gray and white and has food issues. He is wheat gluten intolerant and still manages to try and eat the dry food ( he's not supposed to!), so he has sores on his mouth that mommy is trying to heal up. He gets Stinky Goodness and the only reason Charles doesn't eat it is that he can't get his fat butt up where mommy feeds Runt.
Runt is mommy's little love bug and his tail curls over his back when he's happy or excited. Here is a picture of Runt from last summer (or the summer before) watching mommy doing yard work.

Love you, baby boy!

Now, the plug for donating kitty litter. Every so often, World's Best Cat Litter will run a contest between 3 worthy shelters and donates cat litter to these shelters based on internet voting. Mommy always picks one of the shelters and votes for it each day. There really are no winners or losers, as all three shelters receive cat litter for free, just in different amounts. And, right now, until September 16th, you can vote for your favorite of the shelters. As of today, over 7000 pounds of cat litter will be donated and this round started on August 1st.
So, check it out:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy World Cat Day! featuring Charles

Well, it's been over a month and we are just getting a post done...It's been so terribly hot that mommy just comes home, fixes something to eat for all of us and then crashes in front of the fan or air conditioner!
Mommy decided yesterday to see if she could get a weight on Charles. He is mommy's big boy and after seeing the scale reading yesterday, we now know why...Charles weighed in at a solid 19 pounds! No wonder mommy says "oommph" when he jumps up on her lap!
Charles is a tuxedo mancat, with 4 white spats, some white on his tummy and a little smudge of white on his forehead. He's a snuggler to the nth degree and loves it when it gets cold out, since he can snuggle with mommy without her kicking him off because he's too warm.