Meerkat’s Posts

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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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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!

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oooh i knew it! they were flirting with other kitties!

on saturday, mommy and daddy went to this event called “paws for a cause”. i wrote about it on saturday morning. it was an event meant to help kitties and woofies find their furrever homes. (there were 5 kittens and 4 woofies adopted.)

well, just look at these photos!

this is mommy holding a cute little tuxie kitten. in the background, another paws volunteer is bottle feeding a baby kitten that was only about 4 weeks old!

mommy with black kitty

Kitty

i had a feeling that there was going to be some flirting going on. i could tell by the looks on their faces, not to mention the fur on their clothes!

mommy with kitty

daddy with kitty

and oh. my. bast. just look at this:

daddy with a little woofie

 daddy with woofie

who knew mommy and daddy would flirt with woofies?

mommy flirts with a woofie

of course, i am happy that other kitties and woofies were adopted to their furrever homes! but did mommy and daddy have to flirt with other kitties and woofies quite so much?!

in other news, kelly cat inquired as to when panda bear’s and my birthday is. i don’t remember exactly the day we were born, but mommy was told that it was in the middle of may. so panda bear and i will be celebrating our very first birthday this friday, may 16! more later about the party!

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mommy and daddy keep saying “paws for a cause” over and over! so i asked them what it means.

they explained that the rescue organization that helped us find mommy and daddy is called paws. it stands for “public animal welfare society”.

paws helps find good homes for kitties and woofies in our area. panda bear and i (and our 6 other litter mates) were fostered by a very nice lady who helped take good care of us while we were waiting for our furrever homes.

padre was fostered by diana and her husband chris at their house while he waited for his furrever home.

mommy explained that “paws for a cause” is today’s event is to help other kitties and woofies find their furrever homes. any funds raised go toward helping pay medical expenses for the kitties and woofies in the foster care program.

so i guess that means that mommy and daddy will be flirting with other kitties today. hmmm. i’m not sure how i feel about that. i mean, of course i want the other kitties to find great furrever homes, i just don’t want them to join us here in ours. i hope that doesn’t sound too selfish.

Mom here: I hope that David and I don’t wind up bringing home anyone else! My asthma doctor is not happy with me as it is… Oh well. That hasn’t stopped me before!

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

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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!