Cat Toys

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yesterday panda bear and i did not greet mommy and daddy when they got home from “work”.  usually all three of us furry bambinos meet mommy and daddy when they come in the front door, but not yesterday.

at first mommy was worried that something had happened to panda bear and me.  but then even with the lights off mommy could see that panda bear and i were on a mission.  (cue the mission impossible music)

mouse patrol, part deux!!

so daddy turned on the lights in the fambly room.  i had the mousie in my mouth.  next, i bunnykicked the mousie, threw the mousie across the room, and grabbed it again for more bunnykicking and throwing.  panda bear watched my technique closely.

i guess i was a little too rough with all the games i was playing with the mousie.  by the time mommy and daddy got home, the mousie was a little bit dead.  sorry mousie!

mommy spoke to gramma and grampa today on the talkie thingy.  she told them that millie’s mom is done making gramma’s quilt and will be mailing it soon.  mommy also told gramma and grampa the story about the mousie.  grampa said it was a case of “the mousie being at the wrong place at the wrong time”.

mommy and daddy feel very sorry for the mousie.  normally mommy and daddy catch the mousies and release them outdoors.  mommy refers to the mousies as “the lenten mice” because the mousies tend to come inside the house during lent.  probably because there is usually snow on the ground and they are looking for food.

now mommy and daddy are calling me “killer”.

Meerkat Lounging About

who, me?  (wide-eyed innocent look)  😀

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Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Kwanzaa Efurryone! We hope that you all had nice holidays with your families and furriends.

This was our first Christmas in our furrever home at Casa Cabán. First, Mommy and Daddy felt the need to take our pictures.  Mommy and Daddy made us dress up for the occasion. They made Panda Bear wear a jester’s collar with jingle bells.  (snicker)

Panda Jester #3

Meerkat had to wear a red muffler with big fuzzy white balls.  Meerkat and Panda Bear do look cute sitting together on their Gizzy Quilts on the rolling foot stool thingy.  They look so different from each other, but they are siblings.

 Kittens pose for Christmas

Oh, the indignity of it all …  they made me wear a Santa Hat. (Note how pretty my blue Gizzy Quilt is. If you want to learn more about Gizzy Quilts, check out the Bizzy for Gizzy web site.)

Padre poses for Christmas

The photo shoot completely exhausted us, so we caught up on our napping.  We had to be well rested for the rest of the day’s festivities.  Meerkat slept on the rolling foot stool thingy next to our stockings.  (Mommy was afraid to hang our stockings from the mantel.  Something about a certain male kitten in the house who has a fetish with dangly things.)

Meerkat on Ottoman with Christmas Stockings

Panda Bear chose to sleep under the tree among the presents.

 Panda sleeping in the presents

I slept in a basket that Mommy and Daddy said used to belong to “Clyde”.  Mommy and Daddy were all weepy because they said I looked just like Clyde in the basket.

Padre in Clyde

After we got all rested, then we started opening presents!  I got this really cool catnip sock that Panda Bear kept trying to steal from me.

Padre with Yellow Sock

Panda Bear gave a good sniff to his toys.

Panda with Various Toys

Meerkat had fun playing with the neato pink boa toy:

Meerkat with Pink Boa

Panda Bear and me sniffing the neato pink boa toy:

Padre & Panda with Boa

Meerkat gave the DVD of Season One of “Meerkat Manor” to Mommy.  Note how Meerkat is posing just like the picture of the meerkat on the box.  Doesn’t Mommy look happy?

Meerkat & Meerkat Manor

We had a wonderful Christmas, and it was the very first Christmas for the kittens.  We are all very grateful for having such a great furrever home!

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Kwanzaa Efurryone!

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Wow!!!

Check this out:

Mom and Dad left us alone Saturday night, and at first I thought it was because I had woken them up so early. Apparently they went to visit Mom’s family in Pennsylvanicat for Saturday and came back home on Sunday.

Well, Monday was Christmas Eve, and I was seriously doubting if we would get to have a Christmas tree. I had seen such beautiful looking Christmas trees on other cats’ blogs, but it looked like it wasn’t going to happen for us here.

But then! Daddy went to the basement and dragged up these huge plastic tubs and began putting pieces together. Naturally, Padre and I offered to help:

Padre and Panda chew the tree

Meerkat chose to catch up on her napping, so she didn’t get to see it until Daddy and Mommy finished putting it together:

Meerkat chewing the tree

It is so cool!! Look how high I can climb in it!!

Panda Bear goes climbing

Daddy got a closeup picture of me, too!

Panda in the branches!

Mommy and Daddy said something about being “glad they didn’t put ornaments on the tree this year”.  I think it was a slight against me because I think they mean the dangling things that I like to play with.  Daddy’s mommy gave us some ringy-dingy dangling things for the tree.  Daddy put them way up high in the tree so the tree goes “ringy-dingy, ringy-dingy” when Meerkat and I go climbing.  We like to try to bat the ringy-dingy objects.

We LOVE this new cat toy!  Best of all, it take up lots of space in the room and it’s all ours!