Monday, December 31, 2007

Cards from Friends

We have some animal friends that we exchange cards with. Sasha, a girl Himalayan is my best card friend. Dandelion knows some dogs, though Myst probably would never write a dog!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

An Armful

I am an armful because I like to squirm and protest when I am held. In this pre-operation picture of me, Jenny is barely able to keep me still.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

"This Chair is Mine!," says Myst

Terry says this is a constant problem. She gets up for one minute and her chair is commandeered.

Well, of course it is! We know these humans like to warm chairs for us and we are smart enough to make use of their kindness.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Too Much Heat

It's cold outside and someone has been sleeping on the monitor too soon after eating and getting a little sick so Terry has to limit his time up here.

Of course you know what that means. Now he wants up there more than ever!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Dandelion the Brave

Seems like more humans are coming and going from the house this week. Myst and I keep our distance from strangers these days (especially little short ones that like to chase us around) but Dandelion will go up to them all, even little children for hugging and holding. We let him get all of that attention and everyone is happy. I am glad he will volunteer for "meeting strangers" duty these days.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

This is the best part of Christmas -- playing around in the paper pile! Wishing you and yours a good holiday season.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Fluffy Myst

Myst fluffs out very well. Whenever he hears me getting brushed, he comes into the room and looks very pretty and sweet until our pet humans can no longer resist him. We do a good job of keeping our pets under control. Terry says she has fun doing these pictures. If any of you want a picture like this, send it or a link to me with an email address to return it to.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ole Blue Eyes

Due to popular demand, here is one of me. I have sexy blue eyes, Terry says. I do know they come in handy for getting my way around here. Nobody can look as wide-eyed and innocent as me. Terry says they should have named me "Frank Sinatra," but I don't get it.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Dandelion Collage

Terry has too much time on her hands because now she is doing silly pictures of us. Of course, we are never silly, being very serious and proper cats at all times.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dessert All Over the Yard!

We were going about our business as usual when suddenly, we heard it! A THOUSAND black birds landed at our place. Myst and I ran to the door and window. Myst wanted our humans to hurry up and open the door QUICK! He kept pacing back and forth because Terry was not hurrying fast enough. It was an AMAZING sight! Dessert ALL OVER THE YARD!

Here is Myst afterwards, back at his post as a computer monitor.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Baby Human Visitor

I suppose that is the picture of utter relaxation. One of Rocky's pet humans came over, the young one, age 1 & 1/2 in human years. Myst wisely stayed on top of the monitor, out of reach. I decide to move to another room and we both let Dandelion get all of the attention because he likes little humans just fine.

Monday, December 17, 2007


We've been chasing each other a LOT. Terry says we must be taking energy pills. Myst did not want her to sleep last night and constantly meowed and jumped in her face. Usually he is so quiet, but she had gone to bed early which was not the routine Myst was used to, so he objected.

She said she dreamed of a giant white tidal wave hitting her city and everyone fleeing in alarm. She woke up to giant white fluffy fur in the face. Hehe, I guess that explained it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Play or Sleep?

We are trying to decide whether or not to play. In this house, it is often just a bunch of noticing each other, before we part ways and go take a nap. This is a before-I-was sick picture and I think both of us just wanted a nap that day.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Found My Voice

I am getting my voice back now. Richard was gone on a long trip and when he got back, so did my voice! "Meow! Meow!," I said because I was not happy that he had left and I made sure to tell him. Even though Terry brushed me, it is not like when he brushes me and I missed him.

Everyone seemed happy because I was sounding like my old self at last.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Trees

It's that time of year that we cats get to climb indoor trees. Terry's friend says her two cats are climbing their tree this year which surprised her since they did not climb it last year. Our pet humans put smaller trees on table tops around. We have no desire to climb these trees though I wish it was a real climbing one!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Leaf Watcher

There are lots of leaves right now. Myst especially loves to watch leaves blow by and likes humans to bring one in for him to paw around. The weather is amazingly warm and we even have some green grass, but then this is Alabama.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sleep and Play

Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. A very good thing. Last night, though, I wanted to play and Terry was thrilled to play with me. It had been a long time since I went over to the toy feather and wanted her to shake it around.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Gaining Weight

In the efforts to make sure I eat well, Terry is trying an expensive, fancy brand of catfood treats. Of course, she is careful and does not give me too much and leaves my regular food out, but its working. I like them. Wow, I just love being fattened up. Terry is envious that I am supposed to be gaining weight.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Sun is Good

Dandelion gets the best places in the sun, but usually there is enough leftover for me, too. Myst is not big on sleeping in the sun, preferring dark secret places like the chair under the desk. He likes the monitor so much that he gets pretty warm while Dandelion and I are too big and heavy to be comfortable there though we are pretty warm, too.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Getting Better

There is Myst again. Because he sleeps by Terry and her clicking box right where she works, he gets lots of clicks made.

I am doing ok. I was a little sick yesterday, but I have gotten over that and I was very demanding today for attention which Terry takes as a good sign.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Getting Even Better

The sun shines so well in our windows in the winter. I can't get enough of these rays. I took my daily trip to the vet to get my medicine and now I am glad to be home. I was brushed so well this morning and Terry was glad to see me actually pouncing on Myst, for a change.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Quietly Getting Better

Wow! Time flies when you are mostly sleeping. I got my staples out and I did not make a peep. In fact, I think my vocal cords were greatly reduced in power and I will not be singing in the bathroom much anymore. This makes Terry sad because now I have a very soft meow and she is used to long conversations with me. It's ok, I think. I am down to just one pill a day and I do not have to go on special catfood because I am too finicky of an eater. The vet just prefers I take a pill every day then eat what I want. That works for me, though I HATE pill taking times!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

In the Wheelbarrow

I love this wheelbarrow that the family has padded and set up for cats. We even have a step stool to get up here. And the best thing is the sunlight which shines in and makes us feel all cozy. Most of the time, I like sleeping here more than in the house (cause this is more like a den than a garage and is well insulated and cozy and it is never used for cars anyway). Now that I am having to swallow pills when I am in the house, I find being out here with Dandelion EXTRA enjoyable these days.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Useful Winter Tool

Myst spends more and more time on the monitor. Terry already wonders what to do when the day comes that she has to get a flat panel. She is thinking of getting him a heated bed because she loves his company up there.

I get my stitches/staples out on Friday and I will start my new cat food diet that Dandelion can share with me, the vet said. She will make a gradual change over for us. I hope I like this new food. I hope Dandelion does and I also hope I can still have a moist treat once in a while.


Before I found out how sick I was, I promised to review a book. Terry says being sick can be a good time to read cause humans are supposed to stay still while recovering and books help them do so.

This book is titled "ALL I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM MY CAT (AND THEN SOME)" by Suzy Becker.

Personally, I think humans need to learn more from cats. We are always trying to train them. The advice in this book is very good. One page says to "Be a Good Listener," something I work hard at making sure my pets understand. They still need practice.

Another page advises us to know all of the sunny places. I take this very seriously. Thank goodness winter around here is a time when the sun seems to shine in the windows more.

And my humans have not yet learned to "wash behind your ears" inspite of my trying to show them every day.

This entire book was cute, funny and sweet.