Friday, January 30, 2009

What's New, Pussycat?

For some reason, this bean named Tom Jones makes my mommy squeal. Still, he had the good taste to sing about loving pussycats!

And Alvin and the Chipmunks did a pretty cool cover of the song, too. Mommy has this record. Mommy used to have a crush on Alvin when she was a kitten.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for my sweet tuxie princess, Sammie-pie.

SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

~ Lord George Gordon Byron

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Ahhhh . . . chicken stinky goodness served on fine china.
I don't even mind having to share it with my brother.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!

This year is the year of the Ox!

Mommy helped me look my Chinese Zodiac sign up, and I was very disappointed. I was born in the year of the Dog! Can you believe it?! I guess it isn't all bad:

"Dogs value friendships; they’re loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable and have strong morals and ethics."

Oh well.

Here is what the rest of us are:

Mommy is a Horse.
Grandmama and Grandpapa are both Pigs.
Uncle Sean is a Monkey.
Loki is a Goat.
Dana is a Monkey.
The Tortie Twins are Monkeys.

Boy, mommy sure knows a lot of monkeys! I guess that explains a lot . . .

If you want to look up your sign, you can click here.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Freddie Mercury's Delilah

Did you kitties know that Freddie Mercury of Queen had a kitty named Delilah, and that he loved her so much he wrote a song about her? Check it out!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Mommy is glad she's never seen me do this . . . especially in the middle of the night!

Ghost Kitty!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Why Mommy Can't Have Flowers

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tortie Tuesday - Laps

There is nothing quite like a lap.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr

Let all of us kitties remember just why our mommies and daddies have this day off.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 16, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different

I still have a serious case of reviewer's block, so I have decided to take a break from my movie reviewing this month. My sweet Sammie-pie is reviewing the latest CCSI on her blog, however, so you really should check that out.

I thought instead of reviewing movies, I would do something else entertaining and theme-related.

For the rest of the Fridays in January, I am going to be presenting you with popular songs that pay tribute in some way to us kitties. The first is "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats. Now, we all know there is nothing that wonderful about being feral, and that being FORMERLY feral is the way to go, but this is still a pretty cool song. What do you think, kitties? Two paws up?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mommy's Thankful Thursday

Mommy is thankful to have such a beautiful and special ladycat as her little girl, even with the odd howling cries in the wee hours of the morning and the burgling skills.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Dana's Career


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tortie Tuesday - Napping

I don't know about the rest of you kitties, but I'm exhausted!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Mancat Monday?

Cousin Sebastian sure does enjoy trick-or-treating at our house now . . . even when it isn't the right season for it.

Mommy wants to thank everyone for purring for her on Saturday. She should know whether she passed or not in a few weeks. In other news, classes start for her again this week: Tuesday and Wednesday nights this time. So two more nights a week of mommy coming home very, very late only to leave us again early the next morning for work. Sigh.

Plus we are getting an arctic front moving through this week, so it is going to be way too cold for us delicate southerners to take.

Happy Monday?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Movie Review . . . ON HOLD

Mommy has to take something called the GACE exam tomorrow so that one day maybe someone will let her teach History to young kitties . . . er. . . . beans. Mommy is also recovering from having sinus crud, and is having to get used to her 5:30 am wake-up time again after her almost 2 week break from working. What with me purring on her to make her better and helping her brush up on History by sitting on her textbooks and not letting her read them, it's been a busy few weeks. So, unfortunately, no movie review today.


I am curious to see if anyone would like to suggest a theme for January, and maybe February too? I must have the winter blahs because I can't come up with anything, and that is sooooo unlike me. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments! And please purr for mommy so that she does well tomorrow. It' s been a squillion years since she's had to be tested over History, or take any sort of standardized test at all.

And just so you don't leave my blog feeling cheated today . . . here is my cousin Rudy showing off his best kitty cheesecake . . . "Irresistabley Snorgable Tummy Pose."

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Secret Paws


LOKI: It was very exciting. You can just see how thrilled I was that a package finally came for me in the mail. You know, before all of the other furry babies were adopted, I'd get all the packages to myself. Nowadays Tybalt gets more mail than I do . . . and when I get mail, I have to share it with Dana. Not that I don't love Dana . . . but it just isn't the same.

LOKI: Everything smelled great, too. That box was just full of treats . . . greenie chewies and cookies . . . wonderful gastronomic delights!

DANA: It was so YUMMY I couldn't WAIT!!! I WANT IT NOWNOWNOWNOW!!!!!!

LOKI: I have to admit that Mommy took her own sweet time helping us open the box and unwrap our presents. She can be so slow. And yes, I am embarrassed to admit that my mommy was still wearing her Mickey Mouse pajamas in these pictures. I believe my mommy would LIVE in pajamas if the world would let her.

DANA: AND BILLY!!!! JUST LOOK!!!!! I GOT A SQUEAKY TOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOKI: I do love a good squeaky, myself. These toys were just the right size to carry around, and they give a good loud SQUEAK.


LOKI: Thanks to Riley Dog for our wonderful Secret Paws!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Christmas in Pictures

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tabby Tuesday with Cousin Rudy . . . and Nip!

None of you other kitties out there may believe me, but I never had nip before. Not straight up, at least. I've been given a few nip toys in my time, but I've never had the straight stuff.

So this year, Tybalt's mommy bought me my own pack of nip for Christmas.

At first I wasn't so sure about it. What is it, anyway?

Smells kind of interesting . . . I think I'll check it out some more.


Whoa. I feel sooooooo trippy. Kind of peaceful and full of love, ya know?


Monday, January 5, 2009

Mancat Monday - My Wonderful Tuxie Princess

You all, of course, know my sweetheart, Samantha Black. Such long silky fur, such sultry eyes, such long and elegant whiskers . . .

Not too long ago (but long enough, thanks to my lazy mommy!) I received my Christmas package in the mail from my darling Sammie-pie. She left me a purrsonal message and everything!

And this precious picture of my darling tuxie princess . . . *sigh*

Of course my nosey sisters had to "help" me open MY presents. Pffft. Sisters.

My thoughtful darling included kitty sticky notes and a doggie calendar for my mommy. And there was a wonderful mousie, and a magnificent calendar full of pictures of my gorgeous ladycat herself!

But more wonderful than anything else was the mini-me Samantha included . . . a cute tuxie, just like her! And what made it even more magnificent was that it smells just like her! You can see how I love cuddling with my darling Sammie-pie . . . . thank you, my most precious love! You are too wonderful. I love everything you sent. You are the best ladycat that a mancat like me could ask for. Nosekisses to you, my darling.

Tabby Tuesday tomorrow, with my cousin Rudy's first experience with nip!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Here is wishing that the year 2009 is full of wonder, peace, love, and happiness for everyfurry and their beans. Purrs and nosekisses from our home to yours.

I have told mommy that her break is over . . . more pictures of Loki and Dana's Secret Paws, my pawsome gifts from my beautiful tuxie princess Samantha, and our holiday in general shall be posted soon!