Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good Feng Shui




When there was only me (Clarissa) I wasn't allowed to get onto the kitchen counter or breakfast bar. I would get fussed at by my grandpurr if he caught me up there. It got a little harder to control two of us when Sable joined the family, but we still weren't allowed on those things. But after grandpurr crossed the bridge mom stopped fighting our urge to get on the counter and bar. She was at work all day and knew we were doing it anyway. And with 15 of us at home now it's impossible to keep everyone down. However, we aren't allowed to climb onto the stove! Mom caught one of the boys on top of the refrigerator one day because that's were the containers of kibble are kept. He got up there by jumping onto the stove first!

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Big Breakthrough for Ginger!!!!

As most of the readers know, mom brought home five adult cats from Northern Ohio in June 2007. All of the cats are friendly, but Ginger was the only one who would not get in mom's lap. That changed this morning! Ginger jumped up on the arm of the chair to steal a few laps of milk from mom's glass. Mom gently stroked Ginger's back, being careful not to startle her. When Ginger finished drinking she stood there for a bit, wondering what do to. Finally, she laid down in mom's lap! Mom continued to stroke her back and scratch behind her ears. Ginger purred softly and flexed her front toes on mom's leg. Mom was so excited. Mom let Ginger lay there until she decided she'd had enough attention. It probably wasn't more that 10 minutes but what a breakthrough!!!!

Yay Ginger!!!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Feral Friday News

We may have mentioned that mom saw a little black kitten where her brother works. This was about 3 or 4 weeks ago. She tried to coax it to her but it popped down into a hole where a downspout drains into the sewer system. They reported to the kitten to her brother's supervisor and he said they'd call animal control to try and catch it.

Mom and her brother saw it again last night. It popped up out of the hole! It's small - appears to be around 12 weeks old to mom. It ran behind a cabinet where propane tanks are stored and watched her intently. It wouldn't come out for her and finely ran through the back (sticking close to the wall) and hid behind a long line of potted plants. It finally got bold enough to bolt out again and ran quickly back to the hidey-hole in the sidewalk.

The good news is someone at the store is taking care of it. There was a lot of kibble scattered about on the sidewalk and some fresh water.

Of course it's killing mom to know it's alone and living wild. However, she also knows she can't keep the little thing. It is definitely feral, but may be young enough to be tamed IF someone can catch it.

Should she contact one of the rescue groups and ask if they can set up a humane trap or leave well enough alone? If Metro Animal Control catches it more than likely they would put it down.

*scratching our furry heads*

Purrs,
Clarissa & Co.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cat Massage (video)

Mom said we could give her a deep massage like this tonight:

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sneezing Kitteh (YouTube video)

We love this little kitteh with the big ears!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Real Life comic

Mom said she remembers the days when me (Clarissa) and Sable were kittens!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Spilled Milk

No one was crying over spilled milk at my house this morning! No-sir-ee! Mom was pouring herself a glass of milk this morning and she wasn't paying attention to what she was doing. She left a large puddle of milk on the kitchen cabinet. Lily Rose was watching her and she was the first one to start lapping it up. Once she was finished Sable jumped up there and got some of it. No one else seemed interested in it after Sable was done, so mom cleaned up the remainder of the milk.

While Lily and Sable were cleaning the spilled milk, Batman, Daisy, and Jazzpurr took turns drinking from mom's glass.

Oh, and Spunky, Lily, and me (Clarissa) all got some brushies this morning.

Purrs,
Clarissa

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ah GotsThe Biscut Makin' Blues

Mom saw this on CuteOverload

Oh you know I'm sad and lonely, got that water in mah eyes,
I keep poking and-a prodding, but I never get a rise.
I'll wear out these shoes,
Ah gots the biscuit-makin' blues...

Now won't someone adopt me, now don't you make me plead,
Just my blankie and some pillows, and that's everything I knead,
Ah've done paid mah dues,
Tired of these biscuit-makin' blues.



My sister, Serendipity, used to knead the blankets and suckling on the. She will still lay on mom or mom's brofur and do the same thing on occasion. My brofur, Bandit, and sisfur, Jazzpurr, are bigger kneaders too. And my sisfurs, Daisy and Fiona, love to knead on mom with their "kneadle claws"! hahahahha

Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Monday

Sometimes we post "Meezer Monday" or "Man-Cat Monday." Today it's just Happy Monday. Why are we all so happy today? Because mom stayed home with us all three days of her long weekend. The only times she left the house was to take her brother to work and then to pick him up each day (he doesn't drive).

We let mom be lazy on Friday, so she napped with us on/off all day. Some of us took turns snuggling with her in the big recliner. She stayed busy around the house Caturday and Sunday, so we didn't get a lot of snuggle time. But we'd get ear scritches and belly rubs and snorgles whenever she passed one of us. The only thing most of us didn't like was when she got out the vacuum monster! However, it's not half as loud as the old one was. That's definitely better.

We hope everyfur had a great holiday weekend and got to spend time with their humans.