Wednesday, December 31, 2008

(Previously) Wordless Wednesday

So this was supposed to be a super, all-me kind of day, but I thought we should tell you what happened with our river. Usually we have a peaceful river in our back yard with tons of grass and shrubs and trees - in the summer it's fun to hunt near and in the winter it freezes solid so that beans can skate and ski on it.

But because of the warm weather on Sunday lots of snow melted and the ice on our river broke up, creating a big ice jam at one of the bridges - and that made the already full river come over it's banks to our house. Mommy and Daddy were up all night Sunday and Monday with pumps and sandbags and lots of coffee trying to keep the water from getting in our house! Happily the fire department managed to get the jam cleared and most of the water went away. Not too much water came in the house, but we are going to need a new carpet.

The good news is that if any of you kitties want to come over for a skating party - our back yard is one big skating rink!

- Bert

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Too Much Water!

Strangely enough, both Mommy and Daddy were home yesterday, but they didn't let us or George out. We think that it may have something to do with this...

Someone turned our yard into a swimming pool/ice rink! It took all of Sunday night and Monday, and the nice men at the fire department, and our super nice friend (with a big water pump) for some of it to go away. Mommy and Daddy are super duper tired and ready to sleep through the new year! Hopefully the water won't come back up and we all can get some rest (I have to tell you there was a lot of snoopervising out the window)!

- Pearl

Monday, December 29, 2008

Make-Up Monday

Well, there is some good news about Mommy and Daddy leaving for a week - they do tons of stuff to try and make up for it!

When they first got home we got tons of treats and pets. And then on Saturday we got brushing, we got to go outside and play around, and then we got to help un-pack the suitcases (which is way more fun than when they pack :-).

The very best thing is that tons of cards and packages came for us and we got to open all of them on Sunday! Just look at this stack of boxes - all for us!

Here's Pearl's Secret Paws from Scooby, Shaggy and Scout. Just look at this great stuff, Mommy didn't even have time to get the card off the pink feather before we attacked it!

And then we all wanted to help out with Bert's package from Wally and Ernie of the Island Cats there was a nip cigar and all of us wanted to get a hold of!

And not to be out done, Spirit & Ezra sent a great bunch of toys to Jake. With a personalized shipping box! Did you notice the gianormous bowl of nip?!

And last but not least, Jake and George got a package from Queen Snickers and Renna. Under this spiffy wrapping paper were treats for George and more toys for us (well, really Jake, but Mommy said we had to share)!

So between all the making up and the fabulous house trashing party - we think we're about ready to forgive Mommy and Daddy (though we may not tell them that)!

- Pearl, Bert and Jake

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

We're wishing all our furriends and their families a very Merry Christmas!

- Pearl, Bert and Jake

Monday, December 22, 2008

Mad ManCat Monday

No matter how much of the suitcase I tried to take up they still left! Can you believe that?!

And now there's so much snow that the pre-teen beans are having trouble getting to feed me. They made it just in time, but sheesh - the things an abandoned ManCat has to put up with!

So to show our displeasure, we're going to be throwing a House Trashing Party Starting RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!! So come on in and trash away, the blinds are perfect for climbing and this sofa over here needs some extra claw marks! And when we're all done, we can all head over to the Hotties' Chrissymouse Eve Party on the CB!

We'll have a great time and make Mommy and Daddy jealous that they had to go to Catifornia!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tattle Tail Tuesday

Now normally we don't like to tattle on Mommy and Daddy too much, after all they are the providers of stinky goodness, openers of door and laps to nap in. But then this happened - the winds were soooooo crazy this morning that the tree BROKE!

Oh sure, you're thinking how could a Bean do this? Well, trust me - it's their fault. Mommy showed Daddy the crack in the tree months ago, and all summer long they have been looking at the crack thinking that they should do something about it, but they never did. If only they had got the tree trimming guy out, maybe my tree wouldn't be so broken.

Now it may not look too bad in that picture, but get a load of this...

And poor Georgie - the darn tree took out her fence and now she can't run around and play by herself.

Of course the worst news for me is that half of a really great climbing tree is gone and Daddy said that he may have to take down the whole tree! And if they take down the whole tree what are Bert and I supposed to chase around and around and around before we head off into the bramble? And none of us are allowed out until it's all cleaned up.

There is some good news, no Bean or Kitty or Pup was hurt, nor (we think) were any of our bird or squirrel friends. And even though the fence is really broken and there are a bunch of other broken trees, there's no damage to the house.

Whew, it's already a crazy week and Mommy and Daddy still aren't packed or ready to go to Catifornia!

- Pearl

Monday, December 15, 2008

Manic Monday

Well, it's a bit crazy around here. Mommy and Daddy are heading off to Catifornia for the holidays earlier than they expected, so now they are running around preparing to abandon us. Yep, those pre-teen beans are going to be looking out after us starting on Thursday. And as much as we miss Mommy and Daddy, we do try to enjoy our Georgie free time (she'll be headed to Camp on Wednesday night).

So first off today, we're going to apologize for not being able to visit much last week - and now this week as well! We'll do our best to catch up with everyone as soon as we can. We're hoping that they'll leave the laptop so that we can visit while they are away :-)

And now for the rest of the day, we wanted to take care of a little business!

There's the 6th Photo meme from Siena and Chili. You go to your photo file, then find the sixth picture (you may have to go to a sixth folder like we did, but you can figure it out). This one wasn't a very interesting, but we wanted to be true to the spirit of the meme!

It's me playing in our kitty tent - even though you can't see very much of me (ha ha)! Now I know that a lot of kitties have already done this meme, so anykitty that wants to do this can consider themselves tagged.

More importantly, we want to thank our friends the Island Cats for this really cool award!

The Lemonade Award is given to sites which the giver show either great attitude and or gratitude.

The rules for this award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 10 others.
4. Add a link to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

So we'd like to nominate The Furry Kids, The Purrageous Pirates, The Royal Kitties, Milo & Alfie and LC, Ayla and The Big Thing!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Floofy Friday

While I do normally try to be very modest - I have to say that my floofs are looking very flooftastic today!

- Jake

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thoughts on Thursday

Today we're thinking of our friends and their families - today the Bridge has three new angels. Yesterday both Skeeter of Skeeter, LC and Ayla and Cloud Chaser of the Cafe Cats both went to the Bridge. And now we just found out about Kelly from It's All Good left for the Bridge as well.  We know that they are healthy and whole again now, playing together and watching over their families - but we will miss them.
    A Pets Prayer

    If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
    And pain should keep me from my sleep,
    Then, you must do what must be done
    For this, the last battle, can't be won.
    Don't let your grief stay your hand,

    For this day more than the rest,
    Your love and friendship stand the test.
    We've had so many years,
    What is to come can hold no fear.
    You'd not want me to suffer, so
    When the time comes, please let me go.

    Take me where my needs they'll tend,
    Only, stay with me to the end
    And hold me firm and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see.
    I know in time you'll see it is a kindness you do for me
    Although my tail its last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I've been saved.

    Don't grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
    We've been so close, we two, these years,
    Don't let your heart hold tears.

    - Author Unknown

We've lost good friends and we're sad, but their families are really hurting right now. Please take a moment to visit The Big Thing. Mama-Ann and Kelly's Family and give them some purrs and head-bumpies.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Woofie Wednesday

George was trying to steal my sunbeam (and the heater vent too) again - but I figured maybe we could share it after all!

I know it's crazy, but I sure do love my dog!

- Bert

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tortie and Tuxie Adventure

Pearl and I had such a wonderful adventure the other day!

First we started off we a fun chase around the brambles (well I had fun chasing Pearl anyway!).

Then the chasing led up the tree - Pearl sure can climb them!

Then I let her come back down and we chased around a bit more, till Pearl found a nice perch on an old log. Meanwhile I decided to climb the willow tree.

This sure is a great tree to climb, lots of spots to grab hold - kinda like those climbing walls that beans have!

I wish Mommy had gotten better pictures, but we were pretty far off in the other yard! In any case, we had a heck of a good time :-)

- Bert

Monday, December 8, 2008

ManCat Rule Monday

Whew - it was a busy weekend around here! Mommy spent the whole weekend getting the holiday cards done, so of course she needed a lot of snoopervising. And all that work made me tired.

So that leads us to todays rule - If your Mommy makes you work really hard all weekend it's ok to spend all of Monday napping.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Friends on Friday

Look at all the lovely things that Mr. Hendrix sent us for our November Swap 'n Tails!

The theme for the month was brown (which our Mommy completely forgot, duh Mommy) - and everything matches perfectly! Of course Mommy is very excited about the little snowman, she just loves snowmen - but we were excited about the toys.

In fact I didn't even wait for her to finish the pictures - I stole these two off the table before she could take anymore pictures (hee, hee, hee)!

Thanks Hendrix!

- Pearl, Bert and Jake

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Santa Paws

We're doing our best to get ready for Santa Paws!

We've made our lists and mailed them off to the north pole.
We're going to help Mommy get all the decorations up this weekend.
We are due for a bunch of snow, so maybe it will be a white Christmas (which we think Santa would prefer).
We're all signed up for Secret Paws, and we've already sent Mommy out shopping.
And best of all, we're almost done helping Mommy get our Holiday cards made.

Here's the important part - Mommy needs a final tally. So are there any other kitties that want to trade cards with us? That's right, it's your (almost) last chance to get a super-duper handmade PB&J card! So if you're interested, just click on the our email link on the right side of our bloggie - or you can click here and send us your information so we can swap cards.

- Pearl, Bert and Jake

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

Oh, sorry, I'm trying to get all cleaned up, I've got big news! I mean I'm just so excited, I want to look all presentable!

Not only is this the make up post for the last day of the Week of Pearl, but the super, duper Karen Jo gave me my very own limerick (please pay no attention to the fact that Jake and Bert got them too - I'm sure that Karen Jo was just being fair)!

                      Pearl was feeling a bit neglected.
                      She didn't get to blog, though she is respected.
                              She got the blog for a week,
                              Which her interest did peak.
                      Let's hope that Pearl no longer feels neglected.

Thank you so much Karen Jo for giving me such a perfect end for the Week of Pearl!

- Pearl

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tabby Toesday

Well, they don't call me "Otter Paws" for nothing!

- Jake

Monday, December 1, 2008

Manners on Monday

Mommy calls me Mr. Manners - and for good reason as you can see! I sat ever so patiently in my chair at Thanksgiving dinner, waiting for a little taste of turkey.

Unlike some kitties in my family!

- Bert

P.S. Bert's just jealous because I managed to steal this...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Frustrated Friday

I'm a little frustrated today. I've been trying and trying to go out all week.

But it won't stop snowing and being super cold, so I'm not allowed out!

- Pearl

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just know there's some turkey up there!

We're wishing all of our friends and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Purrs and Hugs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday

So I found a cool new spot to hang out - especially when there's a fire to warm up to. There's lots of good sniffs from the wood pile, the bag is pretty cozy, and it's close to the fire which is the best part. Tazo, I think there may be room enough for two here!

Well, there's room enough for two as long as it's not your brother!

- Bert

Monday, November 24, 2008

Miffed Mommy Monday

So Mommy is a bit miffed! The other night some mean lady said that I was fat for a girl kitty! Mommy was very offended, since I am not a very big kitty. I mean, I weigh like 7 and a half pounds soaking wet - sometimes I look big, but it's just floof! Then the lady said that my brothers are fat - can you imagine?! Two such handsome, perfectly weighted ManCats - fat?! Sure Jake is almost 16 pounds, but he's a Maine Coon. And Bert's 11 pounds and he looks very lean and panther-y.

Then the lady said her kitten was only 5 pounds, and Mommy said "you just wait till he gets full sized!" But she was still ticked that the lady called me fat.

So how much do all you kitties weigh (if you don't mind me asking)? Was Mommy right to be hissed off?


Friday, November 21, 2008

Fierce Fighter Day

We know that this is the Week of Pearl, but when Mommy saw that Whiskers & Purrs were doing Fierce Fighter Day she said we should do this instead. She got all sentimental (emphasis on mental) and wanted to introduce you all to our brother and sister that went before - the original P and B.

This is Purdy

and this is Basil

They both died of lymphoma, within just a few months of one another. Purdy went to the bridge in September of 2005 and Basil went in January of 2006. As much as Mommy and Daddy wanted to fight, both Purdy and Basil wanted to go to the bridge. So they let them go with as much peace and dignity as they could.

Purdy and Basil's ashes are still home with us, and there isn't a day that goes by that Mommy and Daddy don't think about them and love them.

So here's to all the ones that went before, all the ones that live in our Mommy and Daddy's hearts forever.

- Pearl, Bert and Jake

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Week of Pearl - Thursday

8 Random Things Meme
The super Tabby Abby  and Little Catzee wanted to help with the Week of Pearl, so she tagged me for the 8 Random Things meme! The rules are:

- Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
- People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
- At the end of your blogpost, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their name.
- Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog.

So here it goes:
1. I love to bunny-kick George's toys. I'm not sure if it's the doggy smell or the fact that they are bigger than any of my toys. But it's super fun!

2. Neither rain, nor snow nor dead of night keeps me from wanting to go outside! I really love my home, and I always come back, but I do love to go outside.

3. I won't let George in the dinning room - I whap her until she leaves. It's where we have our beds and our play cubes and our toy basket, so I really don't like it when she's in there.

4. When I go outside, I like to come inside every hour or so to have a snack. And when I come in I don't like to have treats, I prefer my regular crunchies.

5. I like to sleep with my tail wrapped around my Mommy's neck when I sleep behind her on the chair at night.

6. My Mommy and Daddy call me "Pumpkin Nose" - not because it's as big as a pumpkin, but because it's orange like a pumpkin. And after all, I do have very autumnal colors!

7. I don't like to sleep on the big bed, except after breakfast and only if Mommy goes back to bed. Most of the time there's too many folks there (Mommy and Daddy along with Bert and Jake - and George sleeps on the floor).

8. I love to drag my fev-ver wand around the hall and making a hunting howl like I've caught it. But when I really catch something I prefer to eat it rather than bring it home and howl about it!

I'd like to tag my fellow Tough A** Torties!
KC & Faith Boo
Holly & Ivy
Queen Snickers
and one talented tuxie/house panther Diamond

And just so Dante doesn't get too upset, here's a picture of me - beautifully enhanced by the lovely (and so very talented) Miss Diamond Emerald Eyes!

- Pearl

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Week of Pearl - Wednesday

What the heck is this?!

Is it the new water fountain that we've been hoping for? No? Oh right - it's the warm-water-air-blowy thing. Mommy brings these out at the end of fall, so that we don't go all static clingy! But mostly they're kind of annoying, even though they are fun to play in.

- Pearl

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Week of Pearl - Tuesday

Today is Taste Test Tuesday! Yep, I have a new job - being a taste tester!

Here's me checking to make sure that the tasting fork is ok. Now, on to the important job tasting the chicken salad! I sure do like this taste-testing job.

- Pearl

Monday, November 17, 2008

Week of Pearl - Monday

Mwahahaha! The blog is mine all mine - well for the week anyway!

So today no ManCat Monday, just me laughing and laughing!

- Pearl

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fashion Friday?!

I know you guys weren't expecting to see me on a fashion Friday, but I think I'm looking pretty darn hip! And it is getting cold out!

Has everyone voted in the poll? Pearl's up in arms, but we're going to wait for the voice of all the kitties to be heard!

- Jake

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Are you Kidding Me?!

This is the only picture taken of me this month!!! Mommy has taken tons of pictures of the boys and Georgie, but just this one of me. And then, I looked at the number of posts and Bert has 7 more posts than me and Jake has 5. Oh I know that you've heard it all before from me kitties - but what does a tortie have to do around here to get a little lovin'!?

I've put a poll up on the side, so that you all can vote about how Mommy should fix this horrible situation. Let me know what you think!

- Pearl

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday for Winton

Our sweet friend Winton went to the bridge Monday night. Right now, his Mommy and his brothers and sisters are all sad and missing him terribly. And we're sad too, it's hard to lose a friend even one that has battled so bravely with his illness for so long. Please take a moment to visit them and give them some purrs.

A Pets Prayer

If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then, you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
Don't let your grief stay your hand,

For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you'll see it is a kindness you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Don't grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold tears.

- Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's TUXIE Tuesday

My Daddy is soooooo silly - he doesn't realize that I'm a tuxedo kitty!

Yesterday as I ran out the door Daddy said "have a good time out there little house panther"! Apparently Daddy doesn't realize that House Panthers are all black - and I reminded him that I'm a tuxedo cat.

So then he said "all right then, have a good time mostly black cat"! Jeesh, Daddy really doesn't know anything - I'm not a Hottie! Not that I wouldn't want to be one :-)

I guess I'm gonna have to sit him down and 'splain all this stuff to him!

Oh, and we'd like to take a moment and say thank you - thank you to all our Veterans and everything that they have done for our country and others. Yep, a special thanks to all the men in green, from every nation!

- Bert

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mini-Spa Monday

Mommy has been really tired lately, and feeling like she needs some time to relax. So Daddy suggested that she spend the weekend chilling out and taking care of herself.

So she did, she lit lots of candles, and had a relaxing shower, she did her nails and her toes, she sat and read a book next to the fire - she even had some time to cuddle up with us. We were having a really great weekend until Mommy decided that we should have a mini-spa day too!

We all got Mani-Pedi, we all got furminated, we all got our ears washed out and I got my teeth brushed! Man are we hissed off now - I'm not sure if there are enough temptations to get us over this on!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Finally Friday

Another busy week, Mommy hasn't had any time to help us visit, or do much of anything else. We're really looking forward to catching up with visiting our friends and we found out that it's supposed to be raining all weekend so that means lots of cuddle time too!

But for today we're going to enjoy playing in the sunbeams.

- Bert

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Blogblast for Peace

We're all feeling pretty darned positive after Tuesday night's elections, but it doesn't mean that we can rest on our floof! We still need peace!

-Pearl, Bert and Jake

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

Since Mommy doesn't want us to call her "stoopid" again, she's helping us put up these super awards right away! (I'm telling you kitties, sometime an embarrassed Mommy is a good thing :-)

First off, we got this really cool one from our super duper friends (oh yeah, and Bert wants me to say his most beautiful and fabulous girlfriend kitty) The Furry Kids:
(They passed this on to Georgie as well - so we'll make sure that she puts it up on her bloggie too.)

And then Kilroy, one of the very coolest kitties we know, gave us these two awards!

Kilroy said that we need to pass these on to seven friends, so we're gonna list some kitties and they can take one of them or all of them!

Camie's Kitties
Chance Bond (and his new sisfurr, oh and Shadow too)
Kodak, Winton, Perf and Blossom
Miss Peach's Meowz
Siena, in her Garden
The Cat Realm
Vincent & Mike

Oh and another word or two, we're sorry we haven't been visiting much! Mommy has been super busy, but she promised to help us visit really soon.