Friends

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Hi Efurryone!!!  ::: waves paws excitedly :::

Today is the Anniversary of our Adoption Day!!!  You are never going to believe what we got as a present…

Mom and Dad gave us a CAR!!!

Panda Bear on Car

We Furry Bambinos have been here in our furrever home for exactly one year!!!  We are so happy to be here, that we decided a great way to celebrate would be to have a CONTEST and a PAR-TAY!

The CONTEST will be two drawings for prizes.  One prize will be an all-expenses paid shopping spree to Coventry Cats.  Panda Bear will do the shopping, based on your personal preferences.  Shopping spree amount to be determined, based approximately on the number of entrants, like $1 per entrant.

The other prize will be a donation to a U.S. shelter or rescue group of your choosing.  Amount of donation to be determined, based approximately on the number of entrants, like $1 per entrant.  The drawings will be on Wednesday, October 22 at 9:30 pm EDT.  Leave a note in the comments if you want to enter. Deadline to enter is 6:00 pm EDT tonight, Wednesday, October 22.

PAR-TAY starts at 9:00 am EDT, and lasts until the last kitty goes home.  All are welcome!  There will be toys and games!

Bambinos and Wand

There will be lots of food, and naps, and nip!

Meerkat Nip Sardine

Stop by for our party!  Enter our contest!  Take our car for a spin!

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This is the sixth post in a series about what we did while Mom and Dad abandoned us to help Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris with the M word. Our poor cousins Rainbow, Muse, Cinnamon, Toast, and Bruiser (the woofie) had to endure being cooped up in rooms that moved for days and days. If you want to know what Mom and Dad were doing, go read their stupid blog.

Dear Mom and Dad,

We confess! We had a few friends over Friday night, August 1st. The usual suspects came over, along with some new kids on the block — Sheldon, Rae, Gordon, Tammy Faye, and who knows who else.

Everything was mellow at first. Some of the new kids started a poker game at the dining room table. Actually, it was strip poker. A few collars and soft paws were shed. When they brought out the cigars, we said no way! This is a nuclear and smoke free zone!

Another group wanted snacks so we let them have some of our leftovers. They got a little raucous and soon a food fight was happenin’! We think Gordon started it because he has kind of a bad reputation, but we don’t really want to point the paw until we know for sure. Someone pukied in a few places, but we are not sayin’ who cuz we don’t want to rat on our friends. We cleaned up best we could, but some of it is still around. On Saturday morning, August 2nd, when Aunt Deb stopped in to feed us, she wanted to use the big noisy thing that sucks up stuff, but she thought that Daddy might not like that.

Just before midnight, lots of water and light and noise came form the sky outside. We were ascairt, so we all piled up on top of each other under the sofa. After the storm ended, everyone put on their little yellow rain slickers and tiny boots and left us Furry Bambinos to ourselves. We slept until Aunt Deb came over on Saturday morning to feed us.

Panda Bear Waves Goodbye

Mom and Dad, please don’t be mad at us! We promise we will be good!

Your loving bambinos,
Panda Bear, Meerkat, and Padre

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First of all, we want to apologize for not visiting everyone as often as we would like. Something about Mommy having new reespawnsa, new responsobul, new duties at work.  She has been furry furry busy lately, and has had less time to help us blog.  Even when she comes home from work, she has been doing stuff for her job WHEN SHE SHOULD BE HELPING US BLOG!  We hope that she will get back to normal soon!  We miss reading about how all of you are doing!

Second of all, we were recently tagged by Bear and Shadow to do the “Seven Useful Things” Meme!  We couldn’t decide who got to post this, so we decided Mom said we have to do this as a joint post.

Padre’s Useful Things That I Do to Help Mom and Dad:
1) I say “Bless You” whenever anyone sneezes.  Each time.  This is especially important to do if Mom or Dad is home, but the other one isn’t around to bless them.

2) I help Mom fall asleep at night by joining her on the bed.  Then when she’s good and drowsy, I sit by the door and ask her to be let out.

3) I often snoopervise when Dad scoops our poop boxes.

4) I greet Mom and Dad when they come home from “work” (whatever that is).

5) I inspect all shopping bags that come into the house.

6) I do daily Squirrel Patrol, Bird Patrol, and recently, Chipmunk Patrol. I spend most of the day looking out the big tall windows and keep an eye on the wildlife.

7) I like to purr whenever Mom or Dad comes near me.  It makes them feel very special to be loved by a Great Grey Kitty like me!

Panda Bear’s Useful Things:
1) I perform the very important role of Life Guard whenever Mom is in the human litter box room. Especially if she is in the rain maker thing. I push open the door of the human litter box room and check on her.

2) I help Dad keep the office just the way he likes it. If something unusual happens and the room starts to look too tidy, then I help restore it to its “natural state” (see photo below).

daddy

3) I help Mom eat breakfast. I finish the last of the milk in Mom’s cereal bowl for her.

4) I am a Big Help when Dad changes our poop boxes. I sniff all the materials, make sure that Dad cleans the empty boxes to my liking, and inspect the new litter immediately as it is placed into the box.  Occasionally, Dad is too slow, and I need to make a deposit before he is all done.

5) I say hello to Mom and Dad when they get home from wherever they go all day. I sit in the front window and meow at them. Once they come in the front door, I greet them at the door.

6) I am on regular Neighborhood Watch duty.  I sit at the front window and make sure that all is right with our world.

7) I am friendly and cuddly and lovable! I keep Mom and Dad entertained with my antics!  I am definitely the comic relief around here!

meerkat’s useful things:
1) i catch bugs, like moths and spiders. i deadify them so that mommy and daddy will be safe.

2) i help mommy when she is at the computer. i keep her company and roll around and help her type.

3) sometimes i snoopervise when dad scoops our poop boxes.

4) i am the head food taster here at casa cabán. when mommy or daddy is preparing our meals, i give the food a taste to make sure that it is acceptable.

5) most evenings, i am on mouse patrol to make sure that no mousies are in the house!

6) i do performance artwork on the furniture when my soft paws claw covers fall off.

7) i am friendly and cuddly! i like to flop down at mommy’s or daddy’s feet and ask them to pet me. it makes them smile and feel loved!

OK, now we need to tag some kitties to continue this Meme. We tag:

Kelly Cat, Lizzie, Caitie, and Nicky from It’s All Good

Parker, Powder, Puff, and Rudy from Perfectly Parker

Millie

Poppy Q

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i thought that i would introduce our good friend, miss tammy faye kitty girl to you all. her mom and our mom are good friends. tammy’s mommy visited us and took care of us when our mommy and daddy were away.

this is tammy faye’s picture. mom said tammy faye got her name because of all the pretty colored furs around her eyes. isn’t tammy faye just adorable?

Miss Tammy Faye

tammy faye is a devon rex kitty, just like our friend daisy the curly cat!

Mr. Demille, I am ready for my closeup!

last weekend, tammy faye’s parents went really far away. so our mommy and daddy went to visit tammy and fed her and kept her company. tammy faye gave our mommy the perfunctory “oh you’re not my real mom” treatment.

Youre not my real mom!

but tammy faye really really liked our daddy! check out this photo of tammy flirting with daddy!

Miss Tammy Faye flirting with Daddy!

isn’t tammy sweet? she is a tiny kitty, like daisy.

Hmmmm … what

note tammy’s pretty purple claw covers:

Pretty Purple for Miss Tammy Faye!

tammy does not have her own blog, but here is what she wrote as a comment about my post from a few weeks ago (about mommy and daddy flirting with other kitties):

I hope you guys don’t mind, furry feline freinds, but your ma and pa flirted with me while my beans were out of town last weekend. Your ma and pa are sure nice; you are so lucky to have them! They took real good care of me so i was not too upset when my beans came home from visiting their other beans in Chicago. So, can we just all get along and share your ma and pa’s love?

tammy faye is our friend. since we know and like her mommy, we know that tammy faye is OK for flirting with.

Sunbeam napping is the best!

in other news, we were tagged by bear and shadow for the “7 useful things” meme.  we will post our meme in the next few days!

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Thanks to efurryone who gave us birthday wishes yesterday! It was great that so many of you made it to the party! And we got to meet some new kitties, too!

Thanks to efurryone who partied with us, for the kind birthday wishes, and:

Queen Snickers and Empress for bringing niptinis and crab puffs;
Junior for bringing some primo nip;
The Artsy Catsy staff who brought All-Natural Temptations.

Before the party started, Mom noticed how long our nails were. Rats. So we all got a pedicure! Hoomph! And on our birthday, too!

nail trim

Then, Daddy opened the windows so we could sniff the fresh air. Do not worry about Padre’s head. He still has it. Padre just has his head tilted in ecstasy from sniffing all the outside smells.

sitting in the window

This is the birthday card I got from the fambly:

panda

pandas card inside

Check out the neat presents we got:

the loot haul

We got a whole bunch of toy mousies:

mousies!

I got a nifty new harness that is a “walk in” type. I gave it a good sniff.

my new harness

It is not comfortable to sit in, but it is easier to walk around in than the other harness that Mom got me. In this picture, you can see the goatee that I am growing, now that I am a ManCat.

my new harness is uncomfortable

We got a way cool magic wand thingy! It’s got red and shiny stuff that is fun to bat around. Even Padre had fun with it!

playing game!

Panda Bear gets the red thing

attacking the red thing!

Meerkat got some cool presents too. I’ll let her describe them.

hi efurryone!! it’s meerkat!! mommy bought me a fuzzy bathrobe that says “princess” on it! it is very warm and soft. and i even got a matching mousie!

posing with mousie

this is the birthday card the fambly gave me. the kitty cat on the cover looks alot like me!

meerkats card

meerkats card inside

thanks again to all of you who came to the party and who gave us birthday wishes! purrrrrs!

meerkat poses for the camer

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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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over the weekend, our friends maggy and zoey (and their mom) from zoolatry sended me this family portrait!!! looky!!! here i am with my long lost relatives in the kalahari desert! wow, what a thoughtful gift! i am so thrilled to receive such a fantastic portrait!

thanks, zoolatry!!!

Meerkat Family Portrait from Zoolatry

you can see how well my furs blend in with the desert landscape. mommy and daddy named me meerkat because of the color of my furs, and because of the sounds i make. i don’t really meow, i prefer to make chirpy and trilly sounds. when i was a kitten, i had a really long tail compared to the size of my body, and i like to run with it straight up, like meerkats doing their war dance. my tail is still especially long, and is very useful for whapping. 🙂

(i am still learning how to stand on my hind legs. it takes lotsa practice.)

a little while ago, i was tagged by the nice kitties at meaouwy troops for the middle name meme. i thought it would be appropriate to post my meme with my family portrait.

Here are the rules:
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.

2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don’t have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother’s maiden name).

3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person (or blogger of another species) for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.)

i haven’t been given an “official” middle name, but daddy and mommy call me “meerkat girl” often, so i decided to use girl for my middle name meme.

g: great, gentle, gorgeous

i: intelligent, incredible, internet-savvy 🙂

r: reserved, rambunctious, regal (hey, they don’t call me “queen of the kalahari” for nothing)

l: lady, loving, lovable

so now i need to tag some friends. i tag:

sophiekitty
adan, lego, & michico

and if my brothers want to play, i tag panda bear and padre. (mom made me do this. sigh.)

thanks for tagging me, meaouwy troops!