2008 Archives

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sorry that we haven’t been blogging much lately. mommy has had a busy week and was usually too tired after work to help us blog.

like our friend millie, i was shy at first around mom and dad. while my littermate panda bear and adopted brother padre were all outgoing and friendly with the humans, i held back at first.

then last month mommy was sick for a whole week! so she stayed home from work, and i got a chance to get to know her better. and actually, she’s ok as humans go. when she napped in bed for a whole day, i kept her company and napped with her.

it was during that week that i discovered that mommy has a very comfortable lap! and, mommy is very good at giving pets and scritches and love shnugglies. (a love shnuggly is an extended pet and scritch-fest.)

Meerkat schnuggling with Mom

me sitting on mommy’s lap

so then i started approaching mommy and daddy more readily. to their credit, they waited for me to be ready for when i asked for attention. i love my mommy and daddy very much. now, i like to follow mommy and daddy around the house: upstairs, downstairs, to the basement while mommy does laundry or daddy scoops our poop boxes.

i am very lucky to have such a great furrever home and such great adoptive parents. purrrrrrrrrrrr.

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Hi efurrybody!! Padre here. I have been thinking of creating a meme about nicknames. Although I have lived here with Mom and Dad for just three months, they already have bunch of nicknames for Panda Bear, Meerkat, and me.

And yesterday on JB’s Small World, she wrote about all the nicknames her Mom has for her and her sisters. So, in the spirit of cat blogosphere collaboration, this is the Nickname Meme, created by JB and Padre.

Here are the rules:
Post a link to the kitty who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
List your real name, how you got your real name, nicknames you like/tolerate, and nicknames you wish your humans would stop calling you.
Tag several kitties, and write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Real Name: Padre

Padre Plays Well

Named Padre Because: I am a dark grey tabby with a white patch of fur on my neck. Mom and Dad think that the white patch makes me look like I am wearing a minister’s collar. Padre is Spanish for “Father” as in a priest’s title.

Nicknames I Like/Tolerate:
Big Grey Kitty
Silver
Mr. P.
Bambino!
Puss
Padre-Man

Nicknames I Do Not Like:
Clyde (because I look like one of the kitties who came before me… named Clyde. Sometimes Mom and Dad accidentally call me Clyde.)

Now, I tag my adopted siblings, Panda Bear and Meerkat, as well as:

Miles and Sammy Meezer
Max, The Psychokitty
Buddah
Monty Q. Kat
Poppy Q

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Padre tagged me for the Nicknames Meme he created along with JB of JB’s Small World. We have also been tagged for a meme by Poppy Q and Meerkat was tagged by Millie. We are busy working on those memes! We’ll post those in the next few days.

Here are the rules for the Nicknames Meme:
Post a link to the kitty who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
List your real name, how you got your real name, nicknames you like/tolerate, and nicknames you wish your humans would stop calling you.
Tag several kitties, and write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Real Name: Panda Bear

Laughing Panda Bear

Named Panda Bear Because: I am a black and white tuxedo kitty. Mom and Dad wanted to name me something to do with my markings and personality, and panda bears are cute and cuddly. (I am glad that they didn’t choose to name me Skunk!)

Nicknames I Like/Tolerate:
Bambino!
PB
The Purrmeister
Little Guy

Nicknames I Do Not Like:
Trouble
The Food Bully
Pot-Bellied Pig (Mom and Dad think they are funny by calling me something with the same initials as Panda Bear)
Poopy Butt (again, not funny, but maybe I should poop on their pillows)

Now, I tag the following kitties:

Captain Jack and Sir Dante of Purrageous Pirates
Queen Snickers and Empress of Royal Kitties
Tybalt, the Prince of Cats

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padre and jb of jb’s small world created the nicknames meme, and my brother padre tagged me. so here goes.

here are the rules:
post a link to the kitty who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
list your real name, how you got your real name, nicknames you like/tolerate, and nicknames you wish your humans would stop calling you.
tag several kitties, and write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

real name: meerkat

Meerkat Lounging About

named meerkat because: i am a gold and brown tabby kitty. mom and dad wanted to name me something to do with my markings. they also really like to watch the tv show “meerkat manor”. mom and dad think that my markings make me look like a meerkat, and i make chirpy sounds like meerkats make. mom and dad also say that i eat like a meerkat. i take some offense about the eating part, as i do not dig up bugs or scorpions. so what if i chew with my mouth open?

nicknames i like/tolerate:
meer meer
ms. meerkat
meerkitten
little girl
girly-girl
bambina!

nicknames i do not like:
food bully (hey, i happen to be going through a growth spurt right now and need my nourishment…)

now, i tag the following kitties:
millie
dragonheart and merlin
kimo and sabi

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we have been tagged by poppy q and by millie for two more memes! hooray! memes are fun! today i will do the meme that poppy q tagged us for.

poppy q tagged us for the meme created by the charming cats at www.petspics.blogspot.com/.

here are the rules:
you have to post who tagged you and link back to them and then to petspics.blogspot.com. then you have to tag 3 other kitties, beans, woofies, or any other assorted animal.

what three things would you do that you have never done before, if you knew you wouldn’t get caught, get in trouble, or suffer any consequences?

hmm… this is hard…

1. i would go visit gramma, grampa, and uncle jim in pittsburgh.  mom tells me that her fambly really likes kitties.  while in pittsburgh, i would visit aunt patty and meet our feline cousins rainbow and muse!

2. i would go outside and play in the yard and sniff everything and climb trees!

3. i would remove these silly soft paws claw covers and claw all the furniture to my heart’s content!

now i have to tag 3 other kitties, so i tag:
the gang at jan’s funny farm

my brothers panda bear and padre will also do this meme later this week.

thanks for tagging us poppy q!

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i was tagged by my good friend millie to do tigmuthep’s meme.

you need to tell everyone 3 things that are new with you! link it back to www.tigmuthep.blogspot.com and the purrson who gave it to you (millie) and pass it on to 3 more kitties you’d like to know more about! 🙂

1. i have discovered recently that mommy has a very comfortable lap! i like to sit on her lap while she pets me and gives me scritches.

2. i am currently going through a growth spurt, so i have been extra hungry. if panda bear and padre don’t eat everything in their bowl before i am ready for more, i (ahem) eat from their bowls, even if it means pushing them out of the way. in fact, mom and dad are even calling me (gasp, this is embarrassing) the food bully.

3. recently, i like to go into the human litter box room when mom or dad is in there. i like to lie down on the carpet and roll back and forth, showing off the stripes on my tummy!

these are the three kitties that i am tagging:

my brother panda bear

gandalf and grayson at it’s all about meow

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Hi efurrybody! Padre here.

Sorry that we haven’t been blogging for a few days. We did not have access to a computer because we were AWAY FROM HOME. The Furry Bambinos are back home now at Casa Cabán, safe and sound. We are very very very happy to be home. This is where we were:

The Barkley Pet Hotel Sign

On Wednesday afternoon, Mommy scooped us up and shoved us into the evil cat carriers. Immediately, I voiced my protest, but to no avail. Daddy and Mommy put us into the room that moves and we drove away.

At first, I didn’t know what was going on, and I was afraid that Mommy and Daddy decided to give us back to PAWS, the rescue group that they adopted us from.  I was extremely upset, because I really love this furrever home, and I really love Mommy and Daddy. I was afraid that we did something bad, so they were giving us away.  🙁

But we did not go back to PAWS. Instead we went to The Barkley Pet Hotel and Day SpaTM.

The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa

Panda Bear and I complained the whole way there. Meerkat kept quiet, but she was quivering the entire time.

Once at The Barkley, they showed us to our “suite”.  At least the three of us got to stay together in the same unit.

Our Kitty City Condo Unit at The Barkley

Apparently Mommy and Daddy were going out of town for a few days. Winter weather is unpredictable here in Northeast Ohio. So they did not want to ask a friend (like Miss Deb who visited us before) to try to navigate our driveway in bad weather. Dad kept saying things about “beaching the car in deep snow at the end of the driveway.” Whatever that means.

They let us explore the “Kitty City” at The Barkley. There was a climbing tower thingy, and Meerkat climbed all the way to the top!

Meerkat explores the jungle gym at The Barkley Pet Hotel

There were also some trees in the corner, so Meerkat checked those out, too.

Meerkat hiding among the trees

Panda Bear got hissed at by a kitty named Daisy who was staying in another condo unit. He was not miffed in the least, and looked at her as if to say “What’s with you?” Panda Bear also inspected this thing called a “step stool”.

Panda Bear explores The Barkley Pet Hotel

I preferred to hide out in the lowest level of our condo unit, which is where the litter boxes were.

Checking out the litterboxes at The Barkley Pet Hotel

Exploring the floor at The Barkley Pet Hotel

Mommy was very sad and gave us lots of hugs and kisses. Daddy gave us hugs too. Then they left!!! At least the humans who run The Barkley were nice, and checked on us while Mommy and Daddy were away. The Barkley humans fed us and gave us fresh water and emptied the litter pans.

While we were there, we found out The Barkley is mostly for woofies to spend the day or night, and that Kitty City is a special area just for us cats.  We heard through the grapevine of other kitties and snippets of talk from the humans that there is a pool, and a fountain, and massages, and accupuncture, and even  limousine rides for woofies!  Despite this imbalance of care for woofies, I consulted with Panda Bear and Meerkat and we give The Barkley a “4 paw” rating for cats!

Finally Mommy and Daddy came back on Saturday afternoon and rescued us from The Barkley. While it was a nice place to visit, all of us Furry Bambinos are so glad to be home!!

The Barkley did not have a computer for us to use, so we have a lot of catching up to do reading and commenting on blogs…