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the furry bambinos want to know … did you get to eat turkey on “turkey day”?  take our new bambino poll over on the right side of the screen and answer! 

we got turkey.  padre was a food bully about it.  he ate his, then he ate mine, and then he ate panda bear’s. 

but me and panda bear didn’t really care.  me and panda bear didn’t really like it all that much.  it was too dry for my taste.  so really, i let padre eat mine. 


Hi everybody!

I was tagged by Tybalt the Prince of Cats and Tigger the F.B.I. Cat and by the cool kitties at The Cat Realm for the “Seven Weird or Interesting Things about You” Meme. I am so excited!!

Here are the Meme rules:
* Link to the cat who tagged you and post the rules on your blog
* Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
* Tag 7 random cats at the end of your post & include links to their blogs
* Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

1. I have only one eye. My right eye was stolen by a doctor when I was a wee kitten because I had an “infection”. Having one eye does not hinder me one bit when it comes to running or playing, though!

2. I was one of eight kittens born in my litter! Mom and Dad adopted two of us, my sister Meerkat, and myself.

3. I like to investigate everything I can. Once, I even investigated the indoor rain room and discovered Mommy in there!! Why would she want to get all wet like that?

4. I really like to eat. That is one of my favorite things to do. Mommy mentioned this to the Cat Bully (the doctor) the other day, and he called me “The Food Bully”. Now Daddy and Mommy have been calling me The Food Bully.

5. I prefer to eat cat food to eating treats like baby food. Of course, I show up and eat some of the baby food just so I am not left out of the fun.

6. I have found all sorts of “non-traditional” cat toys around the house here. I particularly enjoy playing with the dangly chain on Mommy’s lamp on her desk.

Panda Bear swatting the lamp cord

7. I like to chase my tail in unusual locations around the house: the landing at the top of the stairs leading down to the basement, the ledge above the basement stairs, inside the clothes hamper in Mommy and Daddy’s sleeping room, to name a few.

Now, I have to tag 7 others, but this will be a challenge, since I think many of the cats in the Cat Blogosphere have already played this game. So I tag Meerkat, and let her figure who to tag next!


daddy added a new feature to our blog which sounds fun. 

sometimes you might forget to come read what we have been up to.  so, daddy made it so that you can now get an email update every time we post a new entry here. 

he says you’ll just get an email every time we write something, and you’ll get it the next day, sometime in the early morning. 

daddy’s nice like that sometimes.


we were tagged by Tybalt the Prince of Cats and tigger the f.b.i. cat for the “seven weird or interesting things about you” meme. thanks!

here are the meme rules:
* link to the cat who tagged you and post the rules on your blog
* share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
* tag 7 random cats at the end of your post & include links to their blogs
* let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

1. i love temptations treats! i also love baby food which the mommy lady feeds to us when she is home in the middle of the day. therefore, i also like it when the mommy lady is home in the middle of the day!

2. mostly, i prefer to make what the mommy lady refers to as “chirpy trilly sounds” rather than meowing. this is part of the reason that the mommy lady and the daddy decided to name me meerkat. i have only just begun to practice my meowing, and i’m 6 months old now.

3. i was born under a porch in may of this year. i also got the eye infection that two of my siblings got. my brother panda bear lost his right eye to the infection, and our sister nod lost both of her eyes. fortunately, i have both my eyes, with just a little scarring on my right eye.

4. i am a tabby girl, with both butterscotch-gold and brown-grey stripes.

5. when i eat, i prefer to eat with my mouth open, like my namesake meerkats of the kalahari desert.

6. i like to sit on the mommy lady’s desk while she works on the computer. the lamp light keeps me warm. like my brother panda bear, i also enjoy playing with the lamp cord.

7. i like to jump very high and do acrobatics while playing the chase-the-bird-on-a-string game with the daddy. daddy is very fun to play games with!

Meerkat - The Flying Bambino!

now i tag castor and pollux of the meezer brothers and my adopted brother padre to do the 7 interesting things meme.


Sorry that we have not been blogging recently!  Mom has been too busy to help us blog much lately.  She has some really lame excuses, too:  cleaning the house for visitors, having visitors, getting sick.  Really lame excuses if you ask me.

Anyway, there have been lots of fun things going on around here lately!  Padre and Meerkat want to tell some of the stories too, so we agreed to each tell some of the things that have been going on here.

First, Mom got real busy rearranging things in the house.  She called it “tidying up”.  Well, it amounted to lots of moving things around, which of course, we had to sniff and snoopervise.  It was kind of entertaining to watch her scurry around and go up and down the stairs a lot.

Mom put newspapers into paper bags, which I climbed inside of to sniff, and to hang out in.  Mom kept adding more newspapers to the bags until I could not fit inside anymore.  And then Daddy carried the paper bags to the end of the driveway.  Daddy refers to the end of the driveway as “the curb”.  I have never personally gotten to sniff the curb, but it sounds interesting.  Then some big-ass very large truck drove by and took the paper bags away.

Now, all was well and good with the tidying up, until Mom and Daddy took out the gigantic Rug-Sucking Monster, and they took turns dragging it all over the house!  I was beginning to doubt my belief that this is a wonderful home, but I remembered that other kitties in the blogosphere also mentioned that their humans also utilize such a monster from time to time.

All this tidying up was apparently due to an impending “visit” from Aunt Patty and her boyfriend Chris.  Aunt Patty and Chris came to visit to help Mom celebrate becoming very old.  Mom said that she is now older than Jack Benny.  I dunno what she’s talking about.

Aunt Patty and Chris brought us a gift to celebrate Mom becoming very old.  It is called a mobile.  Aunt Patty said that the three kitties represent The Three Furry Bambinos!  Here is a photo of the mobile:

The Kitty Mobile

Daddy hung it from the ceiling fan thingy in the kitty feeding room.  I like to circle it and study it and think of ways to get it down.

Here is a picture of Aunt Patty holding me!

Patty and Panda Bear

Aren’t we cute together?

Aunt Patty saw some of the juicy friendly looking squirrels dining outside the back door (Mom and Dad feed the squirrels every morning).  Aunt Patty thought that the squirrels were rather, well, uh, rotund.  She said the squirrels looked as big as beavers!  She called the squirrels the “beaver squirrels”.  Here is a photo of one of the squirrels enjoying his or her breakfast:

Super-sized Squirrel

Padre, Meerkat, and I enjoyed the visit from Aunt Patty and Chris very much!


Mommy ordered us Gizzy Quilts as a special Christmas gift.  Mommy asked us what our color preferences were, and then she contacted Millie’s Mom, Lynne, about making the Gizzy Quilts.  For those of you who don’t know, Millie has her own blog, Darling Millie, which we love to read every day.  The quilts are named for Gizzy, Millie’s big brother, who went to The Rainbow Bridge earlier this year.  You can see other Gizzy Quilts that Millie’s Mom made at the Bizzy for Gizzy Quilts web site.  Millie’s Mom is furry talented indeed!

 When the quilts arrived, of course Panda Bear and I had to sniff the box:

The boys sniff the quilt box

Not to be outdone, Meerkat also gave the box a thorough sniffing:

Meerkat Sniffs the Quilt Box

And then we had to sniff our quilts.  Here I am on my “Warm Cheery Blue” Gizzy Quilt:

Padre on his blue quilt

And this is Meerkat on her “Brown and Beige Kalahari” Gizzy Quilt (note how well her quilt matches her furs):

Meerkat on her quilt

And this is Panda Bear checking out his “Dark Brick Red” Gizzy Quilt.  Note how well Panda Bear’s quilt matches the curtains.  (You can see the curtains better in the picture of Meerkat on her quilt.)

Panda Bear on his new quilt

Plus, here is a photo of Panda Bear on my “Warm Cheery Blue” Gizzy Quilt.  Apparently, Panda Bear is not particular about where he stretches out:

Panda on Padre

Obviously, I have some “educating” to do here!

The Gizzy Quilts are absolutely beautiful.  The photos do not do the quilts justice!  Plus, it was so much fun to get to choose exactly the colors that we wanted!  Thanks so much for creating such beautiful Gizzy Quilts for us, “Mom Lynne”!


I tell you, every day I discover more cat toys around the house.  There are some really cool things to play with here.  So today I thought that I would share with you some of the toys that I have found recently. 

This is one of my favorite “Non-Traditional” cat toys.  I have posted this photo previously, but for sheer pleasure as well as the potential to drive your humans nuts, batting around the dangly lamp pull-chain is second to none.

Panda Bear swatting the lamp cord

I discovered this next one entirely by accident.  Meerkat and I were wrassling on the stairs one day when we banged into this thing hanging on the wall.  These dangly chimey things make beautiful music if you bat them just the right way.  And they are pretty and shiny, too.  This is a photo of Meerkat playing with the wall chimey things.  I am on the floor looking up at Meerkat playing with the wall chimey thing.

Meerkat rings the doorbell

This next cat toy makes lots of noise.  I discovered this one a few weeks ago at about 4:00 am.  I immediately showed Meerkat how to play with it.  She even has developed her own technique of biting the big tall spokey things on legs.

Fireplace Playtoy

This next one is also dangly (do you notice a theme here?), but this one is soft unlike the last one, which is hard to the touch and bite.

Dangling Tassles!

And my new very most favorite game to play with Dad is The Closet Game.  Whenever Dad goes upstairs, there is a fairly high likelihood that he will open the door to his closet in the human sleeping room.  Once the door is opened, I run in!  Woo-hoo!!  I love to sit on the floor of Daddy’s closet!!!  (Does this make me a closet closet lover?  Hmmm, probably not, since I just told all of you about it.)

Panda Bear in the closet

After awhile, Daddy takes out this magical snake thing that he calls a “belt”.   Daddy can make the magical snake thingy dance and play.  I run out of Daddy’s closet to play with the “belt” and then Daddy puts the magical snake belt thingy away for next time.

This last one is Mom’s tea mug and spoon that I discovered on the table the other day.  When you clink the spoon inside the mug, it makes a very pretty sound.

Panda with head in mug

There are so many cool non-traditional cat toys to play with here!!