The Apostles Killed a Mouse! And Other News


Greetings, furries!  It’s me, Caramel, Lady Floofilicious here!  I have an update of what has been going on here at Casa Furry Bambino.  We are going to try to get caught up reading your blogs and commenting over the next few weeks.  We really miss all of you!

It has been awhile since we last posted, so here is a summary.  But first, a recent photo of me.  Look at the toe-hawks on my back paws!  Cookie and I are 9 months old now, so my floof is really growing in!

Awhile ago, Mommy was sick as a pig.  A lot of people where she works were sick at that time.  Mommy said that the worst part of pig flu was that it made her really really tired.  On the plus side, I was able to score lots of extra naps with Mommy!

Regular readers of our blog know that Mommy and Daddy volunteer with an animal rescue group called PAWS.  On November 15, The Apostles went to a PAWS adoption event held at PetSmart.  They did not get adopted that day though.

There were lots of cute kitties, including these sweeties, Faith (grey), Hope, Love, and Charity.  Hope, Love, and Charity are all sisters, and Faith is a female from another litter.  Faith and Charity got adopted that day.

As you may know, PetSmart does not mind if you want to go to pick out your food and treats yourself.  Usually, we trust Mommy and Daddy to do that for us.  That day, a pet skunk decided to come to PetSmart to check out the food selections.

In other news, we got to have Real Live Fresh Dead TURKEY on Thanksgiving!

Padre is very fond of Real Live Fresh Dead Turkey.

Cookie and I are also very fond of Real Live Fresh Dead Turkey.  I like it even more than Cookie does.

Meerkat doesn’t really like it.  You can tell by the expression on her face.

Neither does Panda Bear.

Mom thinks that maybe the eye infections that Meerkat and Panda Bear had as kittens affected their sense of smell or taste, since the rest of us nom nom nommed.  As for The Apostles, Matthew, Mark, and Luke liked the RLFDT, but Joann did not.  The Apostles were at boarding school (PetSmart), but came home for Thanksgiving break.

The day after Thanksgiving was a very busy day.  The Apostles went back to boarding school.  Here they are in their dorm room.

Then Padre, Cookie, and I were taken to the V-E-T!  Cookie WILLINGLY climbed into the PTU that was intended for Padre.  And then she refused to come out.  So Mom shoved Padre into the PTU intended for Cookie and me.

That left no PTU for me, as Mom did not want to put me into Padre’s PTU, and the PTU Cookie was in was too small for Cookie and me.  I was thinking that I might have played my cards extremely well, but no such luck.  Mom grabbed me and held me in her lap on the ride to the V-E-T.

When we got there, Mom walked up to the desk to check in, and the girl behind the desk was very complimentary to me!  She said that I was Beautiful!  She asked Mom if she could hold me, and Mom let her.  The girl was very nice to me.  She said that she needed to show me to the Office Manager, or she would get into trouble for not showing her a really cute cat.  So the girl took me back to a very nice lady who held me and cuddled me.  She said that my furs are very soft!  And that the way I let her hold me made her think that I might be part rag doll kitty.  At last, proper treatment for a floofilicious cat like myself!  I was beginning to think the whole V-E-T business was not so bad.

However, Padre was absolutely miserable.  He tried to hide in the back of the PTU.

Cookie explored the exam room, giving it a thorough sniffing, and reported back to Padre and me.

Padre, Cookie, and I each got weighed.  Padre currently weighs 13.0 pounds, Cookie weighs 10.2 pounds, and I weigh 9.2 pounds.

But then!  Oh, the horrors!  Mom asked them to trim my pretty furs!  (Something about litter box issues on a long-haired kitty.)  So they took me to the back and gave me a buzz cut on my derriere.  Oh, the shame.  I am so embarrassed, I can’t believe I am even admitting this to all of you.

Later that same day (Friday, November 27), Luke and Matthew got adopted into two separate families!  And someone else applied to adopt Joann and (possibly) Mark.  I guess because it was “Black Friday” it was a good day to adopt black kittens!

As it eventually turned out, Mark was not adopted by the family that adopted Joann.  Joann went to her furrever home on Sunday November 29.  Luke’s new family calls him “Shadow”.  Matthew’s new family calls him “Neo”.  And Joann’s new name is “Inky”.  But Mark is still Mark.  Or Marko.  Or Marko Polo.  And he still lives with us.  But now he is allowed to mingle with the rest of us instead of having to stay in the foster room.

So Dad cleaned out the foster room.  He removed the food dishes, litter boxes, and toys.  Dad took out the rug-sucking monster, and ran it over the whole room.  While Dad was cleaning, he came across this:

A dead mouse.  Apparently, The Apostles are good mousers!

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Monday, December 14, 2009 6:43 am

Parker @ 6:43 am #

Oh boy! You guys have been busy! I am so happy that the kitties found great homes!

Monday, December 14, 2009 7:49 am

Millie @ 7:49 am #

Wow! Thanks for all the updates! Mom’s been wicked busy, she hasn’t even been in the sewing studio since Turkey Day. Oh, the indignity of having your butt shaved! Eek! I think Mark is very cute, in a little brother sort of way, but Mom says no little brothers or sisters for me!

Glad your Mom is feeling better!

Monday, December 14, 2009 7:24 pm

We like it that there was so much good news — fancy top-shelf food and plenty of adoptions mean happy cats everywhere! And even the bad news like sick-as-a-pig flu did not hang on and on. (We will pretend we did not even read about any indignities involving hair-cutting implements.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:25 pm

Charlemagne and Tamar @ 1:25 pm #

Wow, it’s been busy at your place! We are happy to hear that Luke, Matthew and Joann found homes and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for little Mark.

Sorry to hear that your momma has been sick, but ever so glad to know that she’s better. It’s scary when they don’t feel well.

We’re not sure if we would like RLFDT – we had special kitty food on Thanksgiving and we liked it just fine.

Happy holidays to all of you and wishing you a purrfectly pawsitively wonderful New Year (just in case we don’t make it back to visit before then – silly mom has “stuff” to do)

Charlemagne and Tamar

Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:43 am

Tammy Faye @ 2:43 am #

Meowsa! This was an eggseptionally eggsellent blog with lots of news. Sorry you human mom was pig sick. Did she eat too much ham? PLEASE tell your mom that if she gets bad sick like that again to call my mom so my mom can make chicken soup and bring other stuff as needed. What’s a friend fur, anyways?
Apostles, my mom is sad that she didn’t get to meet you, but glad that you are all adopted into good furever homes, Mark , too. Mom says she is sorry about not being available for Christmas visits. Mom will visit over New Year’s weekend, though!
Hugs and Kisses,
Tammy Faye
p.s. We rofled over that mouse!!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010 3:58 am

Kimo & Sabi @ 3:58 am #

We wish you a healthy and happy new year 2010!

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