2008 Archives

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last weekend mommy and daddy visited one of their favorite cat supply stores called “coventry cats“. it is in cleveland heights, ohio, on this hippie street called coventry.

mommy had seen that other kitties in the blogosphere have the catnip bananer, and have raved about it. so when she saw that there were catnip bananers for sale at coventry cats, she got us one. operative word being “one”.

mommy and daddy let padre sniff it first. well, of course, panda bear and i had to investigate this new toy, too.

Sniffing the magical banana

that’s when padre got, uh, shall we say, “overprotective” and downright possessive of the catnip bananer. well, i wasn’t going to take that sitting down, nosirree. so i let padre have it!

How dare you take MY banana!  It

when panda bear tried to take the bananer from padre, the two of them also got into a spat:

Go ahead … grab the banana … make my day

who knew padre, of all cats, would be such a mean drunk?

It

eventually mommy and daddy took the bananer away from us and putted it way up high on a bookcase. harrumph!

Mom Here: Have any of you kitties in the blogosphere had a similar reaction to the catnip in the “Nip Banana”? Maybe we just found a really potent one. The Bambinos have gotten worked up over other catnip toys, but this nip bananer brought out the worst in all of them!

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today i will be writing about my fashion modeling debut!

normally, i do not like to wear clothes. since i already have a fur coat of many colors, i need to be careful that the clothes do not clash with my furs. today, i am wearing a cute orange tee shirt that complements my brown and gold furs nicely.

Modeling my new outfit

since i consider myself to be the main mouser here at casa cabán, the message on the back is purrfect!

The message says it all …

this shirt is difficult to walk in because it is a little bit too big. i am still a growing kitten, so mommy hopes that it will fit me better one day.

Okay, it is a little big.

panda bear decided to horn in on my modeling shoot. as you can clearly see, he is a mere amateur at modeling.

Panda Bear tries it on for size!

this shirt clearly looks much better on me! and i got several temptayshuns for my work!

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Hoomph!

Mom and Dad have recently been calling us “The Fussy Bambinos” instead of “The Furry Bambinos”.

Something about us being too picky at meal time.

We told them that it’s in the Cat Code of Ethics to be as fussy as we wanna be, but they don’t want to hear it. Well, they can just sniff my butt!

Now Mom has created a chart for the kitchen bulletin board to record our likes and dislikes. This is what it looks like:

The Fussy Bambinos Chart

Mommy started her dopey chart today. I maintain that of The Furry Bambinos, I am the least picky. Meerkat and Padre sometimes turn up their noses at the stinky goodness, but usually not me!

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Mom Here: We don’t know when Padre’s birthday is, not even what year he was born.  When we adopted Padre (and Panda Bear and Meerkat) six months ago, Padre’s age was estimated at between four and five years.  So I chose today, six months from their adoption day, to celebrate Padre’s birthday. It seems appropriate to celebrate Padre’s birthday on Earth Day. Happy Earth Day everyone!

Now, I’ll hand things over to the Birthday Boy.

Contemplating the day ahead

Hi Efurrybody! Padre here. As Mom said, today we are celebrating my birthday! So teleport on over. Both Mom and Dad have to leave for “work”, so there will be plenty of fun without them butting in! I’ll do my best serving up the niptinis, or if you prefer your nip in pure form, we’ve got that too! We’ve got lots of windows to study the birdies and squirrels from.

We also have lots of great napping spots, like this one on the sofa in the living room.

All cushy and soft!

Or this comfy cat bed next to the sofa:

In Clyde

If you get sleepy watching the birdies out the back window, you can always take a nap here:

Sleeping Soundly on the Sofa

Or for some warmth and comfort, this cat bed is in the Mohawk and Clyde Shrine (bedroom where Mom’s computer is), and situated right next to the heat vent:

Sleep now, play later

We have two sets of stairs, for playing Thundering Herds of Elephants!

Up the down staircase

I am putting Panda Bear on Parent Patrol, so he can let us know when Mom and Dad pull in the driveway after work.

"Neighborhood Watch" Captain

Mom said that they will give me my presents after they get home from work, so I’ll post tomorrow with photos!

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Thanks Efurryone who could teleport on over to Casa Cabán for my birthday party! It was fantastic getting to spend my day with my friends! There were lots of great games of Thundering Herds of Elephants up and down the stairs, lots of good bird watching and squirrel watching, and best of all, time with friends!

Well it was a big busy day for sure. Of course there was our big virtual party, which was way cool.  Cats started showing up shortly after Mom and Dad left for work.

Thanks to Daisy for bringing some primo quality catnip! Thanks to Alexi from Krasota Castle Cats for bringing some salmon and some home grown nip! Thanks to the Meowers from Missouri for bringing a tray of real live fresh dead shrimp!

I really appreciate all the warm birthday wishes!  It made me feel really good to read all your comments. Thank you! It was nice to hear from so many cats on my birthday!

King of the perch!

The house was a tad messy after the party, but not to worry.  Mommy and Daddy will clean it up!

Ooops!  We gotta learn to clean up after such a rockin

For dinner, Dad cooked real live fresh dead chicken boobs, and gave us some!  Mmmmmmmm it was very yummy. Meerkat turned up her nose and said she’s cutting back on such decadence to prepare for her next modelling shoot, but me and Panda Bear enjoyed the food without her!

Yummy real live fresh dead chicken!

This was my haul from the big day!  Now I gots my own Catnip Bananer!  Plus yummy foods and two new milk rings and a feather butt mousie!!  I am in heaven! 

 All my birthday gifts!

Mom and Dad gave me a nice birthday card.  This was the outside of the card:

 Cover of my birthday card

And this was the inside of the card!  Everyone signed it for me!

Inside of my birthday card! 

Well, of course I had to check out my new catnip bananer.  Mommy wrapped my bananer with my new milk rings so we would know it’s mine!

 I got my own banana!  Notice the milk ring decoration!

Meerkat has her own bananer now, so she had a good chomp-fest on hers.

Meerkat gets chompy on a catnip bananer!

And Panda Bear went crazy with his bananer too!

 Panda gets chompy on a bananer

After the catnip bananer games, I was feeling a little loopy.  Turns out I started wearing the milk rings as earrings.  I didn’t expect to see myself like this!

 Ooooooo … too many niptinis!

Then I had to have the feather butt mousie! 

Grabbing for the feather tail mousie!

I gave it a good chomping and tried to run away with it!

Chomping the feather tail mousie

But, Panda Bear had to butt his head in to start playing with MY Toy!

Panda trying to steal the feather tail mousie from me!

So, I just went back to playing with my milk ring!

Playing with my new milk ring!

Finally, Mommy gave me a good grooming.  Ooooooo aahhhhh … she should do this professionally!

Oooohhhh yeah … a little lower … mmmm …. right there! 

Now, for some rest to help me get over this nip hangover …

Steeeerrrettttcchhhhh

I must be really hungover to allow a photo like this one:

We really do like each other … sorta

Thanks so much to efurryone who could make it to the party!!

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Mom here. The Furry Bambinos graciously allowed me to post today in honor of Clyde’s Adoption Anniversary. Sixteen years ago today, David and I adopted Clyde from an acquaintance. I wrote a bit about his adoption a few months ago, when I wrote about the one year anniversary of Clyde’s going to the Rainbow Bridge.

Although we adopted him as a tiny kitten, Clyde grew to be a very large cat. You could tell even when he was a kitten that he would get big. Just look at the size of those paws!

Clyde in Litter Box in his Closet

The nickname “Little One” we gave him as a kitten seemed odd once Clyde got to be full-grown, but we still called him that.

Clyde Dancing With Sue

Clyde, along with Mohawk, were the original “Furry Bambinos”.

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Yesterday afternoon, Mommy put my Red Evil Collar Monster on me. The one with the leash attached. Mommy picked me up and carried me to the Grey Room That Moves! She opened the door, and carried me inside. Daddy got in another door. Mommy handed me to Daddy, where I sat in his lap.

At last, I was going on a Big Adventure!

Goin

Well, Daddy and Mommy came along too. They sat up front. I sat in the back where I could explore.

Mmmmm …. the floor isn

We traveled for a very long time. I looked out the back windows of the room that moves.

Quit stopping and starting!  It

Sometimes I sat on Daddy’s lap, but I liked to sit in the back window the best.

Outside view looking in

We finally got to our destination:

Time to Party!

We were going to a party! Good thing I was dressed in my tuxedo and nail caps for the occasion! “Coventry Cats” was celebratifying their 20 year birthday! Wow, that’s a lot older than me. Meerkat and I aren’t even 1 year old yet!

Mommy helped me see up high on the shelfs!

There was cake…

Big cake for all the

… and food …

Lots of stinky goodness to choose from!  Fancy brands here!

… and a wall of toys!

Hmmmmm … which toy should I pick?

There were even woofies in the store! What were they doing in a place called Coventry Cats? I thought that the woofies were a bit rude. I had to hiss at one to tell him to stay out of my personal space!

I even got to meet a woofie!  I didn

Naturally, everyone I met thought I was the best looking cat they had ever met! I got lots of scritches and pats on the head. The owner lady of the store was very nice to me. Daddy wasn’t sure if I was going to be allowed in the store. Well, duh! It’s a store specifically for cats!

The nice lady who owns Coventry Cats gave me scritches!

I sniffed the whole place over from head to tail. There were lots of interesting places to explore.

Lots of great things to sniff!

After the party, we got back into the Grey Room That Moves and headed back home.

Time to go home!

This time, it was raining, so I sang in the rain!

"La La La La La … I am the greatest cat of all

I really liked to sit in the back window.

This is comfy!

When we got back home, I ran into the kitchen to get a bite to eat! Adventures sure can make a cat hungry!