Monday, May 7, 2012

Catching Up

Hi Kitties (and Doggers, too)! We have fallen behind again - nothing new there - so we thought we'd catch everyone up on the happenings around here.

Saturday was a lazy day for us! Mom stayed home all day and watched horse racing on t.v. It was Kentucky Derby Day, which seems to be a big deal around here. We don't understand all of the excitement. It's just a bunch of horses running in a circle, or oval as it were. Anyway, mom got into two Derby pots at work for $1 each. One was for the winning horse only, and the other would be divided between the win, place, and show horses. That's first, second, and third place for those who don't know anything about horse racing. Mom had the winning horse in the first place only pot, and the second place horse in the other pot. She spent $2 and got back $26. Not a bad return.

And now for mom visit with the Acro-Cats! She said it was a very fun show. She loved see all of the kitties, but she said Tuna was probably her favorite. Tuna is the star of the show. Buggles, a black kitty, looks a lot like our cousin, Gracie Ninja-Vader. The kitties rang bells, jumped through hoops, pushed a shopping cart, and raised a flag. Oh, and one of them balanced on top of a ball and rolled it along by walking on it. They are all very smart kitties. And they get rewarded with fresh tuna or salmon!!!

Sometimes a specific trick doesn't work out like it should, either. Maybe the kitty gets distracted or just decides he/she isn't in the mood. That's okay too. A few of the kitties decided they were not going to cooperate and they started wandering around. One of the gray tabby kitties checked out mom's shoes. He kept smelling them, then would look at mom, then smelled the shoes some more!!! Mom thought that was very funny. And we know he smelled our scent on mom's shoes.

Samantha, who is the trainer, said all of the cats are rescues. Some are even from Puerto Rico! There are 13 performing kitties and she has another 8 at home. Besides the kitties, there are four rats, a chicken, and a ground hog in the show. The ground hog rides in a cart that is pulled by a remote control car.

We've also been having the hots around here. It's been in the high 80s most days and in the 60s at night. It's suppose to storm later today and then drop into the 70s by the middle of the week.

Stay cool, kitties!


  1. There were rats in the show? You know what? The peep says, mice must be nice 'cause they rhyme. Well, rat rhymes with cat so... maybe they're good like us?

  2. Your human got to see the ground hog? He wasn't performing when my human went to see them in Los Angeles a couple of months ago. The great thing about the show is it's different every time - the kitties keep you guessing!