Friday, July 30, 2010

Finally Friday!

I'm so happy that the weekend is just about here!  I don't have any plans, but the weekend means Mama has more time for me.  Well, I do have plans, but they aren't any different from any other day.  It's a cat's life!

Yesterday, I got to skip the stairmaster in the morning.  Mama was going downstairs with my food when she saw a huge spider.  It was early and Papa, aka spider-catcher, wasn't up yet.  Therefore, we stayed upstairs and away from the hideous beast (Mama's words).  Well, she wasn't wearing her glasses and she found out later after Papa went to catch it (and then release it outside) that it was a cricket.  Knowing her, she still wouldn't have gone downstairs.  Worked out great for me.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Any plans?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Show and Tell

Today, I want to show some of my things.
My bed

My ratsie

My flowers (when Papa buys Mama me flowers)

My nemesis

My sunpuddle

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Monday

Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  It was hot and humid here, but we got a storm with lots of booms yesterday.  Believe it or not, I'm still on my diet but I still sneak some of Simba's fattening kidney food from time to time.  I have to be very stealthy about it.  Mama makes me go on the stairmaster at least twice a day.  Otherwise, I'm very careful to conserve all my calories and lounge around as much as possible.  Oh, just one exception is that I need to keep Simba in line and sometimes that requires a good batting.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cats on Tuesday

It's still hot and humid here.  Sunday afternoon, Simba and I enjoyed spending time on our patio.  There are birds and squirrels to watch, smells to smell and fresh air to feel on the furs.  Life is pretty darn good.

Please visit Gattina and friends at Cats on Tuesday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mancat Monday: Simba's Story

We thought that it's finally time to tell you about Simba.  Simba came to us in 2000 when he was approximately four-years-old.  I belonged to a cat e-mail list.  One day there was a post about a cat rescued from the street by a woman who also belonged to this e-mail list.  Below is an excerpt from that e-mail:
"Simba is one of the walking wounded.  He was rescued from a cat collector, where he was getting enough food to live, but not enough to thrive.  Nor did he get any medical care at all when he'd been hit by a car."

We were living in Southern California and Simba was in Reno, Nevada.  He ran in front of this woman's car, so she grabbed him and took him home.  Since he was limping, she thought that maybe she had hit him.  The next day, she and her husband went back to that neighborhood to see if they could find his home.  A neighbor saw them and told them that he belonged to a cat collector and that he had been hit bit a car previously.  They took Simba to their vet.  He got an x-ray.  Here's what she wrote:
"Turns out Simba's leg appears to not have been broken.  From the x-ray, the vet said the knee cap was terribly displaced (about three inches!).  It looks like either the muscle or the cartiledge tore and the kneecap is now scarred in place.  He didn't think there was anything we could do."

Well, she put him on plane, we picked him up from the airport and the rest is history.  He gets around just fine on three legs, hopping around, not even knowing he's different.  He  can jump up and even run.  He's my husband's side-kick; they're inseparable!  Now, 10 years later, he's having some issues with his kidneys, but with a special diet and fluids given subcutaneously, we're hoping he'll be ok for a very long time.  He seems to feel great.

We're very glad Simba no longer has to dodge cars.  He's very happy, and we can't imagine our lives without him.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Recipe for Comfort

Recipe for comfort: one tortiseshell kitty, sunshine, multiple beds and two blankies.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday Morning - Sunday Afternoon

OK, Mama, you go to church and grocery shopping.  I'll be right here when you get back.
See?  I told you I'd still be here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cats on Tuesday - Claude the Mouse

I've known Claude for a long time.  Mama used to only bring him out on special occasions.  He now hangs out all the time. 
Yes, even I concede he looks worse for the wear, but I love hangin' with him. He smells really good and makes a good pillow too.

Visit other friends at Cats on Tuesday.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy Independence Day!  I'm so happy and blessed to live in this great country!

Friday, July 2, 2010

As the Diet Turns

I'm still on my diet, which isn't different foodies, just more canned, less dry and less overall food intake. 

Note from Papa to Mama this morning. My new diet plan.

There's a new plan that's been implemented.  I was thinking about calling PETA or the ASPCA for help.  I am now being fed at the bottom of the stairs.  I have to go all the way down and then up a full flight of stairs just to have some food. On top of that I have to eat next to their stinky shoes.  Mama's pictures are lousy because not only can you not see ALL the stairs but I have laser eyes.