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Why is the door to Mommy’s office closed?  Usually, that door is open all the time.  In the photo, you can see me sniffing at the gate, trying to understand this mystery!

What is the big idea?  We love to look out the window in Mommy’s office, and now we can’t get in there.  Hoomph!

Kittehs of the Blogosphere, why do you think that the door is closed?  Inquiring Furry Bambinos want to know!

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recently, mom and dad visited our furriends Clarence and Alabama while their parents were away.  our mom and their mom are friends, and they also work at the same place.

both Clarence and his sister Alabama are very friendly kittehs, and greeted our mom and dad at the door.

Clarence and Alabama also live with a woofie named Fritz.  but Fritz was away, so the kittehs got to enjoy some time to themselves.

Clarence is the handsome all black kitteh.  his parents also call him “Puma”.  you have to admit that he does resemble a puma, except he looks much friendlier.

Alabama is the pretty tabby lady cat.  she is very sweet.  both she and her brother enjoyed it when mom and dad gave them scritches and pets.

both Clarence and Alabama were very happy that our mom and dad visited and fed them.

after supper, mom and dad visited with Clarence and Alabama.  Clarence is one handsome ManCat!

mom worked out with Alabama, who decided that she did not like pilates.

we hope you enjoyed meeting our furriends!

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If you have been following our blog recently, you know that we have had two foster kittehs staying here at Casa Furry Bambino.  They came here at three months of age on June 5.

Cookie and Caramel are no longer fosters.  They have been adopted!  To a safe, wonderful, and loving home.  And they get to stay together …

… Here!

Cookie has become especially attached to Daddy, and Caramel has bonded to Mommy.  And Mommy and Daddy love both little girls!  Caramel likes to climb all over Mommy and purr and purr and drool.  Cookie likes to sit on Daddy’s lap while he is at the computer.  Sometimes, she takes a bath.  She often takes a nap in his lap.

So Mommy and Daddy decided that they should adopt Cookie and Caramel themselves.

And the rest of us Furry Bambinos love Cookie and Caramel, too.   I am still a little nervous around them (they move so fast)!  Panda Bear now thinks he has a harem!  Even Meerkat isn’t as mean to them anymore.  So now Cookie and Caramel are officially part of our furry fambly!

Cookie, Panda Bear, Caramel, Meerkat, and Padre

The Furry Bambinos: Cookie, Panda Bear, Caramel, Meerkat, and Padre

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Greetings, everyfurry! Sorry that we have not posted in a while. Lots of things have been happening here at Casa Furry Bambino, so I will give you a brief update.

Mom dug up some dirt in the front yard and planted some stuff.

The nice people who live next door adopted a tuxedo kitten!

Mom and Dad went to visit Gramma and Grampa in August.  Mom and Dad took Cookie and Caramel with them.  Mom and Dad and Gramma went to a festival called a “Llama Plop”.

Grampa had surgery in August, so Mom and Dad visited Gramma and Grampa again.

Introoder kitty, AKA “Blackberry” has been introoding in our back yard!

Mom and Dad visited our friend Tammy Faye while her parents were out of town.

Mom and Dad visited our new friends, Clarence and Alabama, while their parents were out of town.

We’ll tell you more about each of these exciting events in our next few posts.  Just wanted to let ya’ll know we’re still blogging!

And, we have a Big Announcement. Coming soon to a Furry Bambino blog near you.

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Hi Everyfurry!!  It’s Cookie the foster kitten here!

I have been enjoying living here at Casa Furry Bambino with my sister Caramel.  At first Caramel and I stayed in our apartment upstairs, but now we are free to roam about the house.

It has been fun getting to try out new and creative napping locations.  Recently I took a nap on the big people bed, and the pawparazzi snapped a photo of me:

Apparently, this postion is known as “The Full Monty”, so I will enter this photo in Monty Q’s contest.

In other news, I am a little bit worried.  Apparently, Mommy likes to (gasp!) eat cookies!  And she likes to eat caramel, too!  She has never tried to nibble us, but I am still a bit nervous.

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Greetings! Daisy and Harley’s Mom, Parker’s Mom, and Fin’s Mom have done the Mommy Meme recently. It was so much fun to learn about their mommies, that the Furry Bambinos decided to let me play too. Here are the rules:

Either:

(a) post 7 facts about yourself AND photos OR

(b) post 10 facts about yourself with no photos, OR

(c) post a childhood picture of yourself.

Since I am the type of person who likes to bend the rules when it makes sense to do so, here are some facts about myself, and some photos.

1. I grew up in Pittsburgh PA, City of Champions!! Go Steelers!! Go Pens!! (I’m not a baseball fan.)

2. I have always been a geek, even before it was cool to say that. (It’s probably still not cool, and I am so uncool that I don’t know that.) In the third grade, I alphabetized my books by author’s last name, and have done so ever since. Growing up, I was inspired by Marie Curie, and wanted to be a scientist like her. I love science shows like NOVA and things on the Discovery Channel. MythBusters rocks! This photo is from my First Communion. That’s my Aunt Stell with me. Below that is a photo of my family.

3. I went to high school and college in the 80’s, era of big hair, cool alternative music, and ugly clothes. To this day, I still feel pressure to match my socks to my sweater or shirt. Below are my high graduation photo, with my parents at high school grad party, and senior prom photo (I’m the short one in the bright blue).

4. I went to college at Case Western Reserve University. No, it’s NOT a military school. I changed majors from biomedical engineering to BS chemistry after the first two years.

5. While in college, I volunteered at the college radio station. I got my FCC license to do a radio show before I got my driver’s license.

6. I live in enemy territory (see fact 1) because I met this really nice guy through the college radio station (see facts 4 and 5). After graduation, I stayed in town because he was here. We dated for seven years before getting married. We have been married for almost thirteen years.  (Yes, that is a real waterfall, not a studio backdrop.)


7. I work as a Data Manager at a university. What that means is I design databases and data entry screens for medical research studies. I also prepare data sets for statisticians to analyze.

8. The people I supervise at work think I’m sooooo old. “Wow, you were alive for the first Moon Landing!” This is with my sister, brother, and Dad.  I’m a firstborn, so I’m the tallest child in the photo.

9) I love to garden. However, living in northeast O-Hi-O, the gardening season is quite short, so I have to maximize every opportunity during the non-snow months of June, July, August, and September.  If the Bambinos let me, I will do a separate post about my garden.

10) I volunteer for a local animal rescue group called PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Society). A few months after adopting The Furry Bambinos, who had been in the PAWS foster system, my husband and I began volunteering at events.  Now he does transports (transporting woofies and kittehs to and from the V-E-T, to and from PetSmart locations, etc.), and we are fostering two kittens, Cookie and Caramel.

This has been a lot of fun! I would like to tag the following Mommies:

Poppy Q’s Mum

Miles, Sammy, and Billy SweetFeets’ The Mom Lady Person

Titus, Tazo, and Earl Grey’s The Mom

Everyone, please play along if you are so inspired!

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Honestly, ya’d think they never get fed!

When the fosters first got here, we got fed separately.  We big kittehs got fed downstairs in the kitty feeding room (AKA fambly room) in peace and privacy.  The fosters got fed upstairs in their room.

However, now that the fosters Cookie and Caramel Hoover and Oreck have been mingling with us for the past month, we all get fed downstairs. Either the COG (Can Opener Guy) or the COL (Can Opener Lady) prepares our food for us in the kitchen. The big kittehs eat in the kitty feeding room. The fosters are fed in the human feeding room.

Well, we big kittehs like to TASTE our food, savor it, ya know?  But Hoover and Oreck just suck down their food and then come over to our bowls for more.  While we’re still eating!!

Just read these quotes from the Oreck and Hoover web sites:

It [Oreck] is so light and not hard to carry. It has very good suction, and I feel like it is getting my rug clean. It adjusts from room to room automatically.

… great performance in a little package! … it [Hoover Nano Lite] has great suction …

… my Oreck is so easy to use and light weight and feels as though it is self propelled.

Tell me kittehs, does this describe Caramel and Cookie, or what?