Friday, December 31, 2010

Soon to be 2011

This picture is on Tuesday, just one day after our big storm.  It's cold, but we have some lovely sunshine, and I'm soaking it up.  I even went out on our patio a few times in the snow to get some fresh air.

I'm a bit annoyed at Mama for making my backside look so large in this picture.  After all, the camera adds 10 pounds.  I'm not that voluptuous.  (If you can get past Lucy's bum, you can see that she's giving me a rather dirty look.)
Any plans for New Year's celebrations?  I'll be eating Fancy Feast, and Mama made a big pot of chicken tortilla soup.  We're going to watch a movie and eat.  We'll probably be all tucked away well before midnight.  

We wish all of you a peaceful, happy New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Warm Christmas Memories

We had a great time on Christmas.
 From Mama and Papa, we got two toys from Nip and Bones.  Simba was excited over the envelope they came in.
We got a nip nanner and a stinky sardine.

Our Grammy (Mama's mama) in California sent us two different flavors of Temptations and a hedgehog.  Even though the hedgehog has no catnip or smell, it was a really big hit with both of us, especially Simba.  If you pull his tail, he wiggles, which makes us want to attack him (I can never resist a wiggly tail).  Thank you, Grammy!
Snow started last night, and we're having a snow storm and possibly a blizzard today.  This is all the more reason to be cozy in my warm home on my warm blanket. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Waiting for Christmas

Mama and Papa are back from their trip to New York.  They walked all over and saw lots of the city and all the Christmas decorations. They stayed in New Jersey, just a few minutes away across the Hudson River, because they drove and Papa's goal is to never drive in New York.

I'm glad they're back.  Simba and I are getting excited for Christmas.  There are always good smells, happiness and catnip at this time of year.   

The lady-cat with the color-patched coat sleeps on the hearth.
She dreams of catnip toys, soft blankets and tasty treats.
The wind rustles at the windows, trying to get in,
but she's warm and happy, waiting for Christmas.

Friday, December 17, 2010

My Hectic Week

Hi Friends. It's been a busy week!
First, as you know, I helped with Christmas cards. (The white mousie was no help.)
Then, I ate one of many (many) meals.

Next, I helped Mama with her work.
 Please disregard the mess.

Oops. I got distracted by her vanilla yogurt.

Finally, I got to rest.

Friends, if you help around the house, be sure you get some treats out of it.  I plan on hitting Mama up tonight for some.

p.s. I'm being left behind while Mama and Papa leave tomorrow for New York for a few days to see all the Christmas decorations.  I don't mind since I like the cat sitter now.  After all, she scoops my poops and feeds me.  What's not to like? 

p.p.s. Mama changed my blog thanks to some very helpful advice from Judi, Sammy and Andy's mom. She put your Christmas cards on a separate page.  If you have a card that we don't have on this page, please let us know!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Yesterday, I helped Mama get some Christmas cards done. I was willing to get off my blanket just so I could snoopervise and make sure she finished these. I really have no idea what she would do without me.

As they were about to leave to the post office, Papa noticed there was a nail in the tire.  They spent the rest of the afternoon getting a new tire.  It was expensive and time consuming, but Mama says they're blessed because the mechanic in town was able to fix it and they were able to afford it. 

Mama has a cold so I'm going to go sit with her while she watches movies this afternoon.  We hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Card and Stuff

We saw that a lot of you have Christmas cards, so we wanted to make one too.  We both wish that Mama was more talented.  Everyone's looks so good.

We haven't had snow since Thanksgiving, but it's been pretty cold.  The high this week has consistently been about 35F.  Mama says I've turned into Velcro.  I never leave the electric blanket. It's like I'm stuck on it.

Mama is off work today.  She's gonna wrap gifts and send out some Christmas cards and do a little Christmas shopping.  Me?  I'll be on my blanket if you need me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cats on Tuesday: Ratsie Watch

I've been on ratsie patrol lately.  I can go weeks with ignoring him and forgetting he exists, and then I hang out with him again.  Sometimes, he makes me mad (but not as mad as my nemesis makes me), but usually I just enjoy smelling his wonderful scent and chewing on his tail.

Do any of you have a favorite toy or item that you consistently like to spend time with?

 Please visit Cats on Tuesday hosted by Gattina and her kitties.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Exciting Times

This was an exciting week.  Now, I'm sure some of you are thinking exciting must mean I found a mouse or chased a squirrel or at least ran around the house.  Well, when you're a 14-year-old lady cat like I am, excitement means the flannel sheets and the electric blanket were put on the bed for the first time this season.
The bed has been so warm. I never leave!