September 2008 Archives

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to thank aunt deb for taking such good care of us while mommy and daddy were away, mommy decided to get a thank you gift for aunt deb.

mommy knows that aunt deb really enjoys reading and visiting her favorite bookstore, joseph-beth booksellers, so mommy got aunt deb a gift card for that store. so far, so good.

while mommy and daddy were in meowssouri, they visited the university bookstore and bought a stuffed tiger for aunt deb. tigers are very important in meowssouri. something about being the mascot. in this  picture, the tiger mom got for aunt deb is on the right. again, so far, so good.

but then mommy went and gave aunt deb the common cold! all right, it was a stuffed animal version. it is the creepy looking blue thing sitting next to the tiger in the above photo. i hope the tiger didn’t catch the cold!

personally, i thought that the common cold gift was actually rude. and kind of gross. (apparently, aunt patty agreed with me.)

but mommy said that aunt deb (gasp!) loved the common cold. maybe aunt deb has a weird sense of humor, too.

Mom Here: Actually, several months ago, Deb was the one who emailed me the web site link about the “Giant Microbes”. They are beanie baby sized plush toys, made to look like what the microbes appear like under a microscope. Well, except for the eyes. They were originally intended to be a learning tool. I think they’re a scream, and I forwarded the link to other friends who either studied bio and/or who have a similar sense of humor.

The University of Missouri Bookstore had Giant Microbes for sale in their medical section. I bought a “Common Cold” for myself, as well as a “Bookworm”.

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last weekend, mommy and daddy were flirting with other kitties!  woofies, too!  we know for sure, as we have both photographic and sniffologic evidence.

i guess there was an “adoptathon” at the local petsmart.  so mommy and daddy agreed to help out, because they volunteer with paws.  paws is the animal rescue group that saved us furry bambinos, and helped us find our furrever home.  paws was one of the organizations at the event.

here is some of the photographics evidence: exhibit a: mommy cuddling a tuxie kitty!

Mommy flirts with another tuxedo.  Boo hoo!

and this is a tiny baby kitten that a nice man found in his back yard, in the dark, in the rain.  the kitty somehow got separated from his mommy.  mommy said that the kitten was only about two weeks old. gail, another paws volunteer, is holding the tiny baby kitten.

See the little kitty!

so the nice man went to petsmart to get “kmr”, which is kitten milk replacer.  kmr is a powder that you mix up with warm water and bottle feed to tiny baby kitties.

Kitten Milk Replacer

so here is exhibit b: mommy helping gail bottle feed the tiny baby kitty. that’s mommy’s left hand holding the tiny baby kitten’s chin to the bottle.

kitty gets bottle feeded

this is a close up of the tiny baby kitty.

Awwwwwwwww

this is a “pile o’ kittens”. can you tell how many there are?

Pile O Kittens

and here is photographic evidence of the sniffologic evidence i hinted at.  when mommy and daddy came home that afternoon, they were COVERED IN OTHER KITTIES’ FUR and they SMELLED OF OTHER KITTIES!!!

We smell other kitties!

I smell another kitty!

sigh, those kitties sure are cute, though.  and i really hope that they find their furrever homes soon!  i just hope that mommy and daddy don’t have any ideas of replacing us!

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We thought that you might like to meet our cousins.

When Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris got married this summer, they became a blended family.  Sort of like the Brady Bunch.  They all live in Meowssouri now.

Rainbow and Muse are girl kitties who have lived with Aunt Patty for several years, adopted from a shelter.  Rainbow is a calico kitty, and Muse is a tuxedo kitty.  They are very shy, and hide whenever Other People come to visit.

Rainbow and Muse

Toast is a kitty that Uncle Chris was fostering, and just couldn’t part with.  She is a calico kitty who has extra toesies.  Here is Toast checking out Rainbow’s Gizzy Quilt.

Toast

Several months after adopting Toast, an urgent request for a foster home went out to the rescue group that Uncle Chris was part of.  That’s how Cinnamon joined the fambly.  Cinnamon is a gorgeous ginger Big Man Cat.  Uncle Chris calls Cinnamon “The Cat Ambassador” because he is so friendly.

Cinnamon Big Man Cat

And Bruiser is a woofie that Uncle Chris and Aunt Patty used to visit at the shelter.  Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris were both happy and sad when Bruiser got adopted.  But the lady who adopted him became sick, and wanted someone to take care of him.  So that’s how Bruiser joined the fambly.

Bruiser

Bruiser is a beagle – basset hound mix.  He is very gentle, and (ahem) a bit overweight.  Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris take him for walks to help him lose weight.  Bruiser has lost almost 5 pounds since joining their fambly.

When Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris moved to Meowssouri this summer, Rainbow, Muse, and Bruiser met Cinnamon and Toast for the first time.  There was some hissing and fur flying amongst the kitties.  According to Aunt Patty, the kitties are still working things out amongst themselves.

So those are our cousins!  We hope you enjoyed meeting them!