Fun and Games

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this is the second 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.

aunt deb made it over to our house by 10 am on tuesday (july 29).  padre greeted her in the front room.  panda bear was sitting under the front room window.  we bambinos had eaten all the fancy feast crunchies from one bowl, and some iams, but still had a full bowl of dry fancy feast crunchies, and plenty of water left.  aunt deb replenished everything, and gave us our stinky goodness!

after we chowed down, we played with the feather toy!  padre and i were into it, but panda bear just sat near aunt deb and groomed himself.

Padre and Meerkat Go After Red Feather Toy

aunt deb sang songs to us: a butchered version of frere jacques, a silly rhyming song that she made up about us, and a few more.  we especially enjoyed when aunt deb sang “the wheels on the bus”.  when she sang “the wipers on the bus go whoosh whoosh whoosh”, i got all excited.  i rolled around on my back on the floor next to aunt deb.  she reached out to me, and i met her finger with my paw, like ET.  awwww — so cute!

we saw a yellow and black butterfly and a squirrel.  that was fun!  aunt deb stayed about 1/2 hour and reminded us about the NO PARTIES rule before she left.  we didn’t promise anything.

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Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris did the M word.  From Pittsburgh Pennsylvanicat to Columbia Meowssouri.  Two weeks ago.

Our poor traumatized feline cousins!  Poor Rainbow, Muse, Cinnamon, and Toast!  Even Bruiser, the woofie, had to endure being cooped up in rooms that moved for days and days!  And to think that Mom and Dad (gasp!) helped.  How could they stoop so low?!

Over the next few days, we Furry Bambinos will report on the events of the cross-country M word, as we experienced them.  If you want to know what stupid stuff Mom and Dad were up to, go read their stupid blog.

We should have suspected that something was up when the big rectangular boxes with zippers started appearing all over the house.  Mom and Dad put lots of clothes into them.  They even brought home two new PTU’s (Prisoner Transport Units) and two new comfy cat beds.  Meerkat slept in the pink comfy cat bed over the weekend, thinking it was for her.

Then on the morning of Monday the 28th of July, Mom and Dad mysteriously left.  When they returned, they had a ginormous room that moves with them!  This is what it looked like:

The Ginormous Room That Moves

It made all of us a bit nervous, what with the ginormous room that moves and all.  Mom and Dad put all of their rectangular boxes with zippers into it.  Then they left us all alone.  Hoomph!  And I wanted Mom to help us blog!  Well, at least they didn’t drag us along!  We had a relaxing day, napping, watching the birdies and squirrels, and munching on crunchies.  We knew that Aunt Deb would visit us, give us our stinky goodness and crunchies, and play with us, so we weren’t worried.  And with Mom and Dad away, maybe we could try to get a few cats together for a par-tay!

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… The Furry Bambinos had a great time with Aunt Deb! Aunt Deb is Tammy Faye’s Mom, and she comes over to visit us when Mom and Dad abandon us go places without us. Aunt Deb makes sure that we have lots of food and water, and she takes the time to visit with us, play games, and sing songs. Aunt Deb even took pictures of us to share with you, so that you could see that we had a wonderful time while Mom and Dad were away at Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris’s wedding.

We Furry Bambinos welcomed Aunt Deb, and kept her entertained during her visits, as you can tell by the toys all over the place.

Padre and Panda Bear Enjoy Visit with Aunt Deb

I was affectionate, and purred, and let Aunt Deb give me a lot of scritches. Meerkat was playful and a little sneaky. Panda Bear was a little shy at first, but then he started a very emotional and philosophical conversation with Aunt Deb. Aunt Deb got a good photo of Panda Bear giving her the Stink Eye when she photographed him eating.

Panda Bear Gives Aunt Deb the Stink Eye

As the senior Furry Bambino, I believe it is my responsibility to report that although we were well-behaved MOST of the time, we did get into, ahem, a little trouble Thursday night (July 17). We were bored after napping in our hammicks, watching birdies through the window, and playing with our toys all day long, so we decided to invite a few of our furry feline friends over to keep us company. One thing led to the next and soon the fur was flying!

Panda Bear admitted that “just a few good friends came over — Tammy Faye, Onyx, Oreo, and well, maaaaybe some others dropped by, but I don’t want them to get in trouble by naming names. Pretty soon the catnip was flowing freely. You already know that Tammy Faye is one big flirt with the guys, so you can just imagine what went on. It wasn’t my fault! I tried to tell doze guys that they were acting like wild animals. Meerkat is a little sneak, too!”

After we ate on Friday (July 18), Aunt Deb noticed that someone had VOMITED! No one would confess, but she saw greyish hairballs in the area. Meerkat admitted that “I can be a little sneaky sometimes, but I wasn’t the one who pukied on the carpet”.

Meerkat Greets Aunt Deb in the Messy Living Room

A Big Bambino Thank You to Aunt Deb!

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For Father’s Day we three Bambinos pooled our spending money and bought Daddy a really great gift.

We got him a remote controlled electronic mousie! This is a picture of the mousie charging up.

Charging up the mousie

But then when Daddy tried it out on Father’s Day morning, the mousie just went in circles. Meerkat and I are studying the mousie closely to try to diagnose the problem.

Mousie is stuck

Since Daddy had to leave to do his radio show (Sundays at noon), he didn’t have time to fix it then. But when Daddy got home, he pulled out his tools and set to work! As you can clearly see, Meerkat is helping.

Daddy adjusts the mousie to work gooder

This time, the mousie worked much gooder! Padre and I gave the mousie a good sniff.

Padre and Panda Bear take interest

Daddy had lots of fun controlling the mousie! Oh, and we liked playing with the mousie, too.

Panda Bear gets the mousie!

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Hi Efurrybody!

We have been hard at work on the post-production for our new film MY Catnip Bananer”!  We shot all the footage recently and have been synching up the music with the images.  It’s very exciting!

Daddy went and made us a poster for our film, too!  Here is a copy of the poster for you to see!

Our upcoming movie!

We hope you will join us for the movie premiere on Tuesday!  It will be so exciting!

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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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Mom Here: When we adopted Panda Bear and Meerkat back in October, they both still looked like kittens. We were told that they were born in the middle of May 2007. So we have chosen to recognize their birthdays today, May 16. Both Panda Bear and Meerkat have grown so much since we adopted them!

Brother and Sister

Now, I’ll hand things over to “The Kittens” as we call them! Happy Birthday!

Time for my closeup!

hi efurryone! it’s our birthday today! mommy and daddy are home from work today, so they will be here to give us lots of love shnugglies. and lots of temptations. please stop by to party with us if you can teleport over!

Go ahead … try and get closer!

Hi! Panda Bear here!!! I’ve been asking Mom if now I can finally do a “Mancat Monday” post since I am one year old now!! Woo-hoo!!

Anyway, teleport on over for a nip-filled day of fun and Thundering Herds of Elephants games! I’ll make sure that Mom opens whatever flavor of stinky goodness is your preference!