Monday, June 30, 2008

Mancat Monday

Hey kitties! Happy Monday to everyone. We had a very busy weekend here at the Black Furrball - let me show you how me, Fagin, the Mini Mancat helped out!!
This is a picture of our guest bathroom. Mommy took it to show everyone the cat shower curtain that is in there. Yes, the whole bathroom is cat themed - Daddy calls it Mommy's bathroom beause only Mommy would have a cat bathroom. However, there is one thing Mommy hates about her cat bathroom....
The COLOR! Its an awful, seizure inducing bright yellow. Mommy's least favorite color on earth is yellow. The previous owners of our house painted it this color and Mommy and Daddy had not gotten around to changing it - til this weekend. Yep, we painted the bathroom and me, Fagin the Mini Mancat helped them lots!!

One thing I learned about painting is that its messy! Daddy got sheetrock mud dust everywhere first (to patch any holes or imperfections in the wall) and then had to clean it up. I helped out! See? Here I am playing with - I mean inspecting - the paper towels that they used to clean with..

And here I am attacking - I mean inspecting the ceiling for further messes. I did it laying down on my back and upside down so I would not srain my neck. Also, the laser eyebeams helped illuminate any dirt that I needed to clean.
After cleanind, Daddy put down a drop cloth to catch any paint spills. I helped here to but holding down the drop cloth while Daddy gor ready to paint. I think I did a great job too!! Mommy and Daddy are not quite done with the bathroom but here is what the new color will look like.

The color is called Shark Loop and is a very pretty blue grey. We'll post more pictures of the cat bathroom when Mommy and Daddy are completely done with it. I think its pretty so far!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Finally Friday!

We are so excited it's Friday!! Not only is the weekend here so Mommy and Daddy will be home and we can sleep late and cuddle and stuff, but Mommy told us a great secret surprise last night!


That's right. She is taking a vacation from work and unlike at the end of the month when she doesn't go day hunting but she and Daddy go away, she is going to be staying home with us. She says she needs a mental health vacation and we are totally with her! YAY!! We cannot wait for her to come home and the day hunting vacation to begin! Happy Friday everyone!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

This is where Mommy and Daddy are going at the end of July for 9 whole days. We think they saw Dante's birthday party last week on our private pirate kitty island and got jealous! We may even have the whole house to ourselves because the doggies may be going to stay with Aunt Susan and Uncle Dave so we think a house party may just be in order!! What do you kitties think?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Is it Monday Already?

Oh no, it cannot be. I am just not ready for it. Captain Jack, please say it is not so!!

I am just going to lie here and not open my eyes. If I do not open my eyes, it won't be true - it won't happen.

Sorry kitties, it is. It's Monday. I hate Mondays. Mommy, look at me. Aren't I cute lying on the bed. Don't you want to stay here with me instead of going day hunting. Please? Sigh! When does Friday come again?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Easy Like Sunday Morning

My twin and I want to thank all of our friends for coming to our party. We had a great birthday celebrating with all of our friends and we hope that you guys enjoyed yourselves too! Thanks everyone!! We may just have to make the joint Dante and Kellie Birthday Celebration an annual event!

Whew! I think its going to take me a week or even longer to recover!! I think I may be a bit hung over from all the niptinis and nip rum so I am just going to take it easy - maybe take a few naps and then take a few more!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Kellie and Dante

Ahoy party guests! Please watch your step as we board the decks of the amazing pirate cat ship, The Black Furrball. The weather is a lovely 80 degrees and getting warmer and we have a light breeze with only slight swells today. It should be a relaxing ride to our pirate cat island.
And we've arrived! The sun is shining, the fish are biting, and the soft sounds of carribean music is coming from our very own pirate cat band.
Oh, here's the birthday boy now, sitting on one of our many pirate chests waiting for his guests to arrive! Maggy and Zoey from Zoolatry took this picture of Dante, isn't it fabulous? And now for the annoucement of the special birthday guest! Her dashingly handsome boyfriend brought her over early this morning so that she could freshen up and be ready to greet her guests when they arrive. Have you guessed who it is?
That's right, it's Kellie, Dante's cosmic twin! Dante is thrilled that he can share his birthday party with his big sister. Kellie will be seven years old tommorow so be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!
We know that all of the salt water and sun may be making you kitties a bit thirsty so please help yourself to some drinks! We have our special pirate cat rum punches...
And all the niptinis and nip-ritas and nip and tonics you could possibly want! Please help yourself.For all of you underage kitties - this means you Fagin and Billy and Lego - we have nice, cool, and refreshing milk for you!
If you would like a little snack to keep you going, please try some of the Temptations. We are fully stocked for all of your snacking needs.
As we said, the fish are really biting. We got some fish earlier this morning and have them in this tank so you can pick out your own very fresh fish if you do not wish to catch your own. Of course, we have plenty of nets and poles if fishing is appealing to you.
We also have a seafood set up filled with everything you could want - shrimp, crawfish, lobster, scallops, clams - the list goes on and on....Our human slaves will cook it anyway you want. Just go and tell them what you want and sit back as they serve you. For those that prefer red meat to seafood we have some fabulous hamm

And delicious steaks too!! And its a birthda party so we have some great cakes too!
Happy Birthday Kellie! Maximillan picked out this cake for you because he said it was only fitting for his princess.Happy Birthday Dante!! We got your a pirate cake that comes complete with whappable humam pirate toys!!
We hope everyone is ready to party into the night and next morning!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Heya kitties. Fagin here! For this Thursday 13 I am going to tell you about 13 things I get in trouble for. I have no idea why I get in trouble for these things, but either the beans or my brothers get on to me when I do them so maybe they are bad things. Tell me what you think!

1. Tring to eat dinner with Mommy. I mean, she has a whole plate of delicious, nummy foods - why is it wrong to want to try some myself by whapping pieces off the plate and into my mouth?

2. Putting the bitey on anything and anyone I play with. I love to put the bitey on Mommy cause she screams and says "FAGIN! STOP! NO BITEY!" If I did not bite her, she could not scream this and obviously she likes to scream it cause she screams it all the time!!

3. Stealing Dante's Temptations. I think he has to be done eating his cause I already finished mine and he still has some left. I do not want good treats to go to waste.

6. Taking Captain Jack's catnip. I am only trying to save him from himself. He's a nip addict and besides, he always gets more nip than I do! Not fair that he does not share!!

9. Attacking Samwise's tail. if he does not want me to attack it why does it have all of that nice lovely long furr and why does he move it so much? So enticing!

7. Attacking Mommy's hair. She has pretty hair so I want to grab it and eat it but she yells at me when I do this. WHY?

11. Climbing on the counters and onto the stove. Daddy puts foods there. I needs the foods! Who cares if its hot? What does burn paws mean?

13. Whapping Mommy on the nose and leaving a scratch on the very end of her nose. I think the stratch is stylish and now everyone knows that she is my Mommy too!

Is that 13? I do not think I can count right. I hope it is because I am tired of this now. I gots to PLAY! BILLY! COME AND PLAY!! PLAYPLAYPLAYPLAY!! Oh, sorry kitties, but sometimes a kitten just has to PLAY! YAY!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Are You Ready to Party?

Hey kitties and woofies and buns and beans. Are you ready for the most fabulous birthday party ever? Dante's third birthday is Saturday so we have decided to throw him a party on Friday the 20th and it will last thru Saturday the 21st (his actual birthday). You are all invited!!We're going to have Dante's party on our special Carribean island that only us pirate kitties know about. The party will start about 9am when we will begin ferrying party guests to the island via The Black Furball.
On the island will we have swimming, fishing, beach combing, sunbeam bathing, sand castle building, and of course food, food and MORE FOOD! Also, we will have a very special guest with who Dante will share the title of birthday honoree at the celebration. Can you guess who it is? Don't tell her if you do know who it is because its a surprise!! We hope to see everyone there!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

All my Mommy and Daddy are talking about lately is the Orange One's Birthday (Mommy says we will have the full details tommorow for everyone) but I think that they have forgotten an important milestone for me too! I am four whole entire long months old this month!! You will not believe how much I have grown in those four months or how much my life has changed either!!

This was my very first picture I ever had taken. I had no name and my eyes were barely open. My last sibling had just gone to the bridge and the Food Lady (Aunt Susan) was afraid that I would join my siblings at the Bridge too.

This was the first picture of me and my Mommy - but I did not know that she would be my Mommy (or even what a Mommy was) when this picture was taken. All I knew was that I was sad and hungry and my tummy hurt. Well, the Food Lady (Aunt Susan) took care of that and just look at me now!!

Mommy just weighed me and I weigh FIVE WHOLE POUNDS!! My eyes are not blue anymore either but mostly gold. I am not sure how big I will get to be but Mommy says I am getting HUGE!

Oh wow, Mommy took this picture of me this weekend. What you see is all of the doggy toys piled into Jack's cat bed and I love to sleep on top of them. In this picture the bottom half of me was still trying to sleep and the top half of me was trying to play and well, I kinda fell out of the bed. Mommy laughed at me lots when I did this.

And here is what I did for Daddy's Day on Sunday - I cuddled up and slept on my Daddy as much as I could. He likes it and I do too. It's very mancatly too sit around and watch tv on Suandays. Aren't I getting big and mancatly? I think so!! I cannot wait to see how much bigger I will be in four more months!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Furry Fighter Friday

"What Cancer Cannot Do"

Cancer is so limited
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot erode faith
It cannot eat away peace
It cannot destroy confidence
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot shut out memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot reduce eternal life
It cannot quench the spirit
It cannot lesson the power of the resurrection

We will see you at the bridge. We cry for you because we cannot be with you in body, but we know you are with us in soul and in love - always.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thursday Thank You and Annoucement

Kitties, our pirate cat attack - it worked!! Mommy was able to do something she has not done is a very long time - she came home early! She was home, the dogs were let outside, and she was giving us nummies but the time on the clock!! Woohoo! She is not usually home until like three hours after that time so we were thrilled!!

To all the kitties that joined our crew and helped attacked Mommy's Day Hunting People, we thank you. We were honoured that so many of our friends answered our call and joined the crew of the Black Furball: PB&J (You were fearsome Black Pearl), The Meezers (even though Fagin and Billy running around everywhere screaming PLAY kinda screwed up the sneak attack), Dragonheart and Merlin, Pirate LadyLove -Miss Boo, Chey and Gemini, China Cat and Willow, Daisy (you looked smashing in your pirate outfit), Kellie, Sweet Empress Stripy Legs, All of the Furry Kids, Hendrix (and Bendrix of course), TT (the yack attack was awesome!), Mickey, and the Taylor Cats too! Consider ourselves official crew members of The Black Furrball! Please accept our gift of the crew badge above for your blog so that everyone knows you are members of the most fearsome pirate cat crew in the universe!!

And now, a special annoucement. Here's a hint!!
Yep, the fearsome first mate, Sir Dante Barbossa, turns 3 years old next week on June 21st. To celebrate, we are going to have a party for Dante on our blog next Friday, June 20th. Everyone is invited and we do hope you will come!

Okay, last thing, we promised to let our woofie brother Beaux ask a very special pup a very special question. Here he is:
George - I do not mean to be forward or anything, but I was wondering, would you like to come to Dante's party with me? Dante said we woofie's can come and I think it would be fun if we could come together. I promise to be a gentleman woofie and we'll have plenty of chaperones. Would you like to come with me? - Beaux

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pirate Kitties Unite

That's it! We've had it!! Mommy was supposed to get some pictures edited for us so we could blog while she day hunted but did she do it? NO! Why you may ask? Because she is so tired from day hunting that she did not feel up to it. We've had it! Pirate kitties unite! We're putting our plan into action!! After we've freed our Mommy from the evil Day Hunting People we will go and free everyone else's Mommys and Daddys too!! Who's with us?!?! ME-ARG!!!!!
When we're done, we'll pull out the pirate cat rum and the primo nip we "borrowed" off that special nip boat we boarded last week and have a party on the Black Furrball! Pirate Kitties, let's go!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Pirate Lesson

Hello kitties! Captain Jack here. It's time for our next piracy lesson - this one will help you to develop your hiding skills. Hiding skills are very important to any pirate cat as they can mean the difference between getting away with the crime and getting caught red pawed! For me, it also means the ability to avoid annoying, hyper demon kittens who never want to leave you alone!! So here we go!
Your assignment is to find YOUR special hiding place. Some kitties do not realize the vital importance of having that one hiding spot that no one knows about other than you (and maybe your Mommy). Trust me kitties, its well worth the work to find this special place. Take this room for instance. This is actually our smallest guest room that Daddy converted into Mommy's closet (we have a small house with limited closet space and Daddy soon realized that he would not have anywhere to store his clothes unless he did something so he made Mommy her own walk in closet). Do you see a kitty anywhere in here? No, I bet you don't. Why is that?

Because I am just that good at hiding! What can I say, they do not call me "The Captain" for just any reason! Yep, this is one of my very special hiding spots. I go in here when I need to relax and be left alone. And I can cuddle with Mommy's sweaters and clothes and old stuffed animals and be all warm and comfy. No kittens allowed!

"But Captain!" you might say. "You just gave away your special hiding spot! Now Fagin will be able to find you." Never fear kitties. When I tell Fagin I am going to the closet, he has no idea I mean my special hiding spot in Mommy's closet room because I taught him that my special room is called "the guest room." He thinks Mommy's closet is actually the master bedroom closet. Hahaha! Take that as a lesson in deception kitties. Sometimes, you must plan your hiding places well in advance -say when they first move the little kitten menance into the house!
Yep, there's definitely a reason I am the Captain. I hope you enjoyed your lesson....Now, I am going back to sleep to dream of my Pirate Lady Love.......

Friday, June 6, 2008

Finally Friday!!

Mommy used to have a shirt that had this design on it. She says that lately this picture completely describes how she feels. Unfortunately because of her looking like that picture we have not been around as much lately or visiting our friends like we want to. First we want to say we are sorry and second we want to tell you it's because the bad people where Mommy day hunts are making her really stressed out. She is trying to help get people set up for the upcoming new fiscal year (she says that that year starts in July but we thought New Year Day was in January. Why does humans have different years going on in the same 365 days? So confusing!) and its not that easy.

We've decided that if Mommy does not get a break soon we are going to her day hunting place and taking it over by pirate kitty force!! We found this picture online and are making Fagin practice this look because we think he can pull it off as the scary pirate tabby kitten. While he's distracting the bad humans that are making Mommy stressed with this frightening look, we big pirates will slide in and take over, planting the flag of the Black Furrball to show our domination. What do you kitties think? Do you think it will work?

We hope to get around to all of our friends soon and we hope all of you kitties, buns, woofies and beans have a great weekend!