Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Terrible Twins

Before I introduce you to my two sisters, let me announce that Captain Jack and Dante have honored me with an award! I am so excited! I am purring as I type. Here it is!

I would like to share this award with some of my new friends! Momo, who is also new at blogging, and Derby who welcomed me and had his owner take pics of pretty things while she was driving in her metal monster! If I could, I would give it to everyone, but I think most of you have already received this award, anyway. That's how wonderful we kitties are! =^_^=

I also want to thank all of the wonderful kitties who welcomed me! I purred all night, I was so happy and excited! My sisters couldn't wait to get introduced today. They knocked over mommy's trash first thing this morning in celebration.

The title of this post is "Terrible Twins" because that is what my mommy calls my two sisters, Holly and Ivy. They are two very, very naughty kitties. Sometimes they even draw me into their diabolical schemes! Even though I am a prince, I am still their little brother, and there is two of them and only one of me. I try to remind mommy about that everytime she catches us. I don't think that explanation works for her really well, though. I am going to have to work on my innocent look more.

Holly and Ivy just turned three years old on September 30. We celebrated with tuna, and mommy and grandmama sang Happy Birthday. Mommy always celebrates our birthdays so nicely! Later on, when mommy went to bed, we all celebrated more by opening all the drawers in the kitchen to see if we could find anything new to play with. Like I said, my sisters are naughty.
Holly and Ivy were adopted by mommy when she was celebrating her first Christmas in her very own house. At the time, Mommy was just living with Loki, my doggie brother. He was a handful and she knew he needed a friend, plus mommy was missing having a purring kitty in her lap. Mommy found out that her cousin was fostering some kittens that had been abandoned on the side of the road, and she took this as a sign that she needed to adopt a Christmas kitten. When mommy first saw the kittens, they were tiny and starved, with little scrawny tails. They looked so pitiful! But she noticed that nothing was stopping them from running and playing and trying to steal food from people's plates. Mommy soon learned that the kittens had been living with a pig, and having to fight it for meals! Grandmama says this explains the twins' manners (or lack thereof). Although mommy had only intended to take one kitten home, she adopted both sisters, and Grandmama helped to name them Holly and Ivy. As soon as they arrived in their new home, Holly and Ivy settled in and began their reign of terror.

This is Ivy.

She may not be the naughtiest of the two, but she is the one that gets caught the most. She tries to use her big eyes to look innocent, but mommy knows better. Ivy gets caught red-pawed too often for mommy to believe that she is an angel! Ivy likes to believe that she is mommy's favorite. She loves to get in mommy's lap and snuggle up to her at night. She also stretches out her paw to pat mommy on the face, in an effort to make herself more endearing, I'm sure. Mommy would find this much more cute if Ivy didn't have litterbox issues. Ivy's paw does not always smell so nice or look so clean. When Ivy was a kitten, she had some tummy problems. Loki says that when she would use the litterbox he would cry and howl and beg mommy to let him outside so that he could escape the smell! Mommy tried all sorts of different types of food in an effort to end everyone's misery. Finally, Ivy's tummy settled down, and we haven't had a stinky house in quite awhile. Ivy still hasn't mastered covering up in the litterbox. Her sister usually goes in right after her to tidy up. Occasionally, Ivy even flings poo! I think Ivy secretly believes that she is a monkey. Just see how she likes to climb! This is Ivy being naughty and climbing on top of mommy's tv in order to attack Pepe Le Pew. Even though she knows it is forbidden, she does this at least once a night.

This is Holly. She is being naughty, too, and planning an attack on Puss n Boots.

Holly is extra special, because she has thumbs! Holly likes to use those thumbs to make it harder for mommy to get away when she wants to give her some serious love and attention. Mommy says Holly has an incredible grip. Because of her extra toes and the claws that don't retract all the way, you can hear Holly walking on the hardwood floors. *CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK* Grandmama says that Holly sounds like a velociraptor (just like in that scary big lizard movie Jurassic Park!) Holly is an expert at opening cabinets and drawers. She would make a great burglar kitty. Holly doesn't want to be a burglar, though. She wants to be something called a familiar. Holly thinks my mommy should be a witch so that she can help her cast spells and ride on broomsticks. I got upset at Holly for saying that, because my mommy is not bad! She is a sweet mommy! Holly just smiled at me and told me not all witches were bad. I don't know if I believe her or not. Sometimes when Holly is nesting and she has her eyes half shut in contemplation, I just know that she is thinking dark and mysterious thoughts. I refuse to allow her to corrupt my mommy!

Just look at her! She is planning something.

This is me shunning Holly and her dark plans for my mommy.

That is it for my kitty sisters! Tomorrow I plan to share more about Loki. Thanks again, everyone, for such a wonderful welcome! I can't wait to read what everyone is up to today!

24 meows:

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Holly is a Hemmingway kitty because she has 6 toes like Ernest Hemmingway's kitties! Mommy says that Hemmingway was a famous author who loved kitties and would really love two pirate kitties like us. She says when he died he left his whole house to his kitties and that they still live there today (Mommy and Daddy visited there once and met all of the kitties!) Can you imagine? A whole house to ourselves? We could really open some drawers then!!

Dragonheart said...

Your two sisters sound like quite the characters! I can sympathize with Ivy's previous tummy problems - we are currently trying to find a food that works for me. Holly is special - she's a polydactyl! Very cool.

Gemini said...

Oh you has such lovely sisters!

DEBRA said...

Both Holly and Ivy sound like my kinda girls! It was ever so nice to meet both of them. They are both beautiful and spunky. We all love that over here in our house.


Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Hi there its nice to meet you!! Your sisters sound great but then again all female cats are!


Victor Tabbycat said...

Hi, Tybalt! Yur sisfurs are pretty, but I know bout girl kitties an their tricks. Bonnie gets me in trubble cuz when I wanna play an chase her, she makes all kindsa hissin an growlin noises. I get into cupboards too, but only the snack cupboard is werth the trubble. Purrs!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Ivy and Holly are beautiful!
It was very nice learning about them.

~ The Bunch

TT said...

Welcome to bloggings Tybalt.

I joined too, cuz Mommy Bean showd's me Pippys blog. His blog was enough to get me goings.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi again!! Wow, two sisters. I'm not sure about that. I know all about tummy trouble. I have IBS. yuck. Maybe Ivy can join Baby Mao's "Smelly Cat's Club"
Then she can find supportive kitties.
By the way, Mittens Polypaws at the Big Piney Woods cats is a Polydactyl too! That is so cool. I wish I had thumbs. Then I could open the stinky goodness cans myself!

You guys must have lotsa fun planning schemes. My evil alter ego Bendrix plans all mine...

Daisy said...

Holly and Ivy are so cute! And they sound like more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Thanks for introducing them to us. I sure wish I could make clicking sounds like a velociraptor when I walked around. That sounds cool!

LHK said...

You have some great sis-furrs!
I'm glad that you feel so welcome, being a cat blogger is fun.

Dorydoo said...

It's wonderful to meet you -- what a beautiful kitty family you are! And you mentioned on your Profile that you like to play with straws -- you and my brother Mao would be great friends. He loves playing with coffee stirrers (sip n stir straws)!

Thank you for coming to my party and helping to make my birthday the best one I've ever had!

Love and cuddles from Dorydoo.

MoMo said...

Greetings, YHRPT (Your Royal Highness Prince Tybalt)! Thanks for calling in so soon and thanks +++ for sharing the award. My first award since turning modelling! There are so many firsts since I join Cat Blogopshere that I am positively dizzy with all the attention. Your sisters are pretty but I still think you are tops. Wonder if Maggy and Zoey at Zoolatry are considering you for a portrait.

Purrs and nudges,

Maggy & Zoey said...

Wow... look what MoMo said, she's got the "sixth sense" we think !!!
We got a picture for Prince Tybalt; with Holly & Ivy... sort of. Sort of on the holly-and-ivy part that is. But you'll need to email us, so we can send it to you.
We are Hope to hear from you soon. And welcome from Maggy and Zoey.

The Cat Realm said...

Welcome Tybalt, and congratulations on your award!!! All three of you seem like really very nice cats to me! Nice to meet you.

Mickey said...

Yer sisfurs sound like quite the characters,heehee
My sisfur Georgia has extra toes front & back AND she is also a Tortie!!

Fat Eric said...

It must be busy in your house!

Derby said...

Thank you Tybalt, that is so nice of your.

Nice to meet the twins too!

Orable said...

Hey, Tybalt! You have a cool website, and some really groovy-lookin' cat-friends! So how about Jack's party! My owner likes your name and wishes to know how you got it - are you named after the Saracen King?

licks and kisses
from Charlies DogBlog

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Gee Tybalt, we haf something in common. I am da only guy wif two sisfurs and I am da baby. My sisfurs don't get into trubbul very offen, dey leave dat up to me, hehehe.

Catzee said...

Ooooo! Ya gots tortis! Yay!

Karen Jo said...

Hi Tybalt. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your sisters sound like a handful. I agree that Holly looks like she is plotting something in that picture. I love meeting new kitties and I will add you to my blogroll.

michico*Adan said...

Congratulations for your award~!

And I am so happy to know Ivy & Holly. They look very adorable and have many adorable characters, heheheh~!!! Nice to know more interesting cats in the world~!

Alasandra said...

We enjoyed learning how Holly & Ivy came to live with your Mommy. Mommy said Samantha on Bewitched was a good witch. We will have to see if they have it on DVD so we can watch it. Mommy said that was a TV show that came on when she was little. Gosh those big lizards must have still been roaming around, back then.

Reading about Holly reminded Mommy so much of Whiskers he eyes started leaking. Mommy said Hemingway cats are very unique and special.

~Socks, S & C