Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Dare

Yo ho yo ho, a pirate's life for us!! Hey kitties, First Mate Dante here. The Captain and I were quite impressed with the large crew of kitties that we were able to recruit for Talk Like a Pirate Day yesterday. In the next couple of days, we will be coming by to let everyone know that they were awarded the highly prized Black Furrball Crew Member badge, but if you cannot wait until then, please feel free to take the badge now for your bloggie.

On other news, we have accepted Karl's dare! Although our beans do lots for the enviroment - they recycle, use green household cleaners whenever they can, and Mommy even takes the commuter bus to work 5 days a week (and the bus runs on natural gas too) - they do one thing that we really love in the spring and fall - they turn off the AC and open all of the windows to cool the house! You see, we are kitties of a southern clime and its way too hot to open the windows and turn off the AC in the summer, but we do this every chance we get. In fact, this is the first weekend since late spring that we've done this and just look!!

Here I am showing Fagin how awesome the windows in the den are for window sitting. You see, we have a great ledge that runs along one side of the room underneath the windows so we can sit and lay and stare outside all day long quite comfortably! In fact, there is so much room here that Samwise has been known to get onto this ledge in front of an open window and sleep too!

Captain Jack, should we tell him? Should we give him advance warning or should we just let him enjoy the weekend and tell him Sunday night?

Let's wait. I do not feel like having to answer his questions all weekend. The open windows are way too nice to ruin with kitten excitement! He'll know somethings up on Sunday when they take our food and water away.
Hey guys, what are you talking about? Are you talking about ME? What's going on? Why would Mommy and Daddy take our FOODS away? Did ME do something bad??

*SIGH* How do you prepare a mini-mancat for their hooha-ectomy? Fagin's is Monday - should we warn him or just let it go and see if he notices anything after he wakes up??

PS: Once again, thank you all so much for your kind words following Merlyn's passing. You thoughts and love meant a lot!! Mommy is worried about Fagin on Monday since he will be having his hooha-ectomy so if you guys could purr for him to be okay on Monday, we would really appreciate it!! Have a great weekend!!


whatloknows said...

You crew looks so similar to our crew at wlk. We have a stiped tabby Mcat, a black furball and a tux.

We too have to wait for the cooler temp for bean to open a window. We tell her just crack it for goodness sake and we will squish down to peek out.

Daddy bean built shelves for us on the front porch which is closed in with screens so NOW we can get fresh air always. Meow!!!!!

Bean just pick up the black furball badge for sis fuzz-butt.

-wlk crew.

whatloknows said...

bytheways- speaking of mancats, is there a Mcat badge of honor? My fursis's are getting these other badges so i was curious where mine be at so mom can go pick it up for our computer to have too (really for me )

sir stripes
wlk crew.

Daisy said...

I will be sure to purr for little Fagin on Monday. Have a happy weekend!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We will start purring for Fagin right away. Don't you worry, he'll be just fine!

Isis said...

Tesla ALWAYS sits by the windows like that.

However, i'm too big. I can rest my head on the ledge sometimes!

Fat Eric said...

Will purr for Fagin. I do not think you should tell him, just see if he can work out what's missing when he comes back from the v-e-t!

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

We will definitely purr/ay for Fagin's hoo-ha-ectomy! We know how important that is.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh, it's time for Fagin to have his hoo haas ectomied? We will start the purring already! We are sure that he will be fine! We are sorry that we missed out on the Pirate Fun! Mommy was just not feeling well!

Many purrs from us to you!

Anita said...


We also have always the opened windows and only we use the ventilator or the air conditioning when it does so heat.

Nice to meet you.


Evie/VampyVictor said...

What a wonderful spot you guyz has!
A big ledge AND a good views.. I iz very jealous!! ;)
I iz purring for little Fagin, but we knowz he will be just fine, it is much easier to get rid of man bits than lady bits ;)
Haz a great weekend!! :)

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for accepting the Dare! Yes, shutting off the A/C sure helps! Good idea.
I would tell Fagin, we all go through it as a rite of passage (is that what I want to say???) and it is something to be proud of!
(We'll purr for him Monday)

michico*Adan said...

You guys are making good example greening the earth~!!!!!
Happy Sunday to you all.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I would not tell Fagin what's happening tomorrow. I will keep him and your Mommy in my thoughts.

Do you get a lot of birdies in those bushes outside the window?

Mr. Echo said...

Be brave Fagin! I'm purrin'.

We bin gittin our windows open for the first time this fall too! I'm in Texas. We gots a grate window seet in the bedroom and even a pillow to lay on wile yoo sniff the world. Whut a life!

Black Cat said...

I've just taken the badge, thanks!

Oh, your windows and ledge are wonderful. What a view! Enjoy the fresh air!

Thinking good thoughts for Fagin tomorrow. I'm sure he'll be fine:) xxx

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

That is a good think you do for the environment. I'm glad it isn't usually at hot here in Ohio. We're glad you got to open your windows.

Hey Fagin, don't worry about tomorrow. You'll never miss those hoo-has and afer your snip snip, you'll get all kinds of attention and treats!

We'll purr for you all day

Mickey said...

Pirate Day was so much fun!! Thanks for leading us!!!!!!!!
Open windows make a super DARE!!! Fresh air is pawsome and smell so good :)
Poor Fagin,heehee!! One step closer to a real Mancat!!!
Purrs Mickey

Puffie said...

What a beautiful open window. We's loves ours too!
(nope, don't tell him...)


Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Hurray fer open windows!

Katie and Da Katz said...

I finks you shoods wait n sees ifns he notises anyfing.

oh btw, ifns we furgots ta say - tanks fur da award! We posted it today.

Weze bin lettin Mawmee sleep latelee cuz she gotted a new jobbee!

We gots ta make hur go ta werk now... bye bye.
Bootsie Woo.

The Crew said...

Hey guys, we enjoyed sailing with you!