Friday, November 27, 2009

Blurpy Alien Girl Has Arrived!

Here she is!

Chloe Renea, born on November 19 at 6:40 PM . . . Mommy and the blurpy share a birthday now! She was 6 pounds and 14.7 ounces, and screamed a lot when she was born. That is supposed to be a good sign for alien blurps.

Mommy has been busy, so I haven't been able to blog or visit my friends, and it took me over a week to finally get mommy to let me announce the big news. I apologize to all of my kitty friends for being so neglectful, but what can a kitty do? Sigh.

I pretty much shunned mommy and the blurp at first. After all, she abandoned be for several days, and when she came back she brought THAT with her. But I've since checked out the blupr and sniffed her, and I got some quality time in with mommy, so I think I may be ok with her. The Tortie Twins took to her right away, and Loki cries whenever he sees her and wants to go give her some love, but he isn't allowed to do that yet because he is way too big and the blurp is very small.

Welcome to the world, my new blurpy sister!

More pictures can be seen at this link here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mancat Monday - Making Biscuits

Not sure how you other mancats do it, but this is how I make biscuits.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Flirting

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rest in Peace, Patrick Swayze

We've lost another talented bean, kitties. Patrick Swayze was a very talented manbean, and he was proof that you could not only be very manly, but also a beautiful and graceful dancer.

Patrick, you will be missed.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Cuddles

(The FD took this one)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday AND Thursday Thirteen!

First off, let me say that I am thankful to be friends with The Whiskers and Purrs Gang, and I am also thankful that a wonderful bean like their mommy Jenny exists in this world! If you didn't have a chance to watch them last night, you can see them again tonight on TLC at 12 a.m.
You can check for your area's schedule at the TLC website.

And now for the Thursday Thirteen, which I haven't done in a loooooooooooong time. (Thanks, mommy.) Anyway, earlier I posted a picture of my handsome self all prepared to be packed for a trip. No, it wasn't to the hospital to get the blurpy alien girl - that doesn't happen until much closer to Turkey Day. Mommy and the FD decided to finally have a short honeymoon while they still could - they also called it their babymoon, because it will be the last trip they take together without the blurp being here. (Although she was there for the entire thing, just in mommy's tummy. Silly beans seem to forget that.) Mommy and the FD visited Saint Simons Island and Jekyll Island on the Georgia coast (without us furries, for shame!) and took some pretty nifty pictures, so I thought I'd share them with you for this Thursday Thirteen.

Mommy is silly and gets all excited when she sees palm trees. The only other coastal tree she gets even more excited about are the live oaks which are all drippy with spanish moss. I won't tell you how excited she gets about those . . . it is far to embarrassing.

Here is a picture of the beach on Saint Simons, right in front of the Saint Simons Lighthouse.

And here is the Saint Simons Lighthouse.

And here is a view from the top of the Saint Simons Lighthouse.

The FD got friendly with some sailor and his doggie. I don't think mommy kept a good enough watch out for the FD, purrsonally. If you are going to get friendly with some strange cardboard bean, daddy, you need to find one with the good taste to have a KITTY.

Here is the historic Christ Church, also on Saint Simons.

Across the street from the church is the Wesley Memorial Garden, with a Celtic cross in the center dedicated to the Wesley brothers, who came over with James Oglethorpe to found the colony of Georgia. Charles Wesley did missionary work on Saint Simons Island, and John Wesley later founded the Methodist Church.

Here is the Jekyll Island Club Wharf, at the prettiest time of day, sunset. This wharf is where a lot of really rich northerners would land every winter a squillion years ago for "hunting season" at the Jekyll Island Club. Now the Jekyll Island Club is part of the Jekyll Island Historic District and is protected by the state of Georgia.

Here is the sunset over the Jekyll River.

And here is the Jekyll Island Club's Clubhouse, which is now a hotel that you can stay at. It is very pretty, and my mommy loves it.

This is Moss Cottage. This is my mommy's favorite cottage in the Historic District, and I think it may have been the FD's, too. Besides being a very pretty house, it is special because the wife of the man who had it built actually came from Cherokee County, Georgia, which is where my mommy is from and where we live! According to the tour guide, they were very much in love all of their lives. It was very sweet. Mommy and the FD actually got to look inside during the tour.

Here is a picture of the marshes . . . Georgia's poet laureate, Sidney Lanier, actually wrote about them in the poem "The Marshes of Glynn." If you want to read it, you can find it here.

And speaking of Sidney Lanier, here is the Sidney Lanier Bridge. It's pretty impressive. The FD liked it a lot.

I hope you enjoyed the Thursday Thirteen, and congratulations once again to the Whiskers and Purrs Gang!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Don't Forget!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tortie Tuesday - Mark Your Calendars!

Hi Kitties, Furries, and Beans! It's the infamous Tortie Twins, Holly and Ivy, speaking here. I'm sure most of us already know this, but some very good friends of ours, the Whiskers and Purrs Gang, will be on television this Wednesday night! It is very, very exciting!

We know our kitty friends over at the Whiskers and Purrs Gang, and their super awesome wonderful mommy, are all a little worried about how the show will go, so we are asking everyfurry and bean to watch and send pawsitive thoughts their way . . . with fingers and paws crossed for luck!

Here is the show description, taken from the TLC website:

Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told: I'm Obsessed with My Pet

TV-14 (D)

To some, their animals are more than pets, they are companions, surrogate children and are the main focus of that person?s life. This is the case with Judy and her beauty pageant dog, Trixie, Debby and her service monkey, and Jenny's 11 rescue cats.

We've marked our calendar . . . have you?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mancat Monday - Traveling

Mommy, you forgot to pack the most important thing!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Ivy Nesting

Tortie Tuesday - Quality Check

And the stockpiling begins . . .

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

Blurpy alien girls do have some pretty awesome stuff.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

We are all thankful that mommy and the FD painted the bedroom and moved around the furniture to make it more aesthetically pleasing. We know it was all for us. Who else could it be for?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mancat Monday Updates

Happy Mancat Monday, everykitty!

I thought it was time for an update . . . you know how hard it can be to get your mommy to help you blog and visit everyday. I really do miss the good old days. *sigh*

As you all know, we are expecting a blurpy alien GIRL. She is still due on November 25, right in time for Thanksgiving. The last ultrasound showed us that she is perfectly healthy and right on target. The only problem is that the placenta is low, so mommy has to be careful to not lift anything or do anything strenuous, and the next time she goes back to the blurpy alien V-E-T they will do another ultrasound to see if the placenta has behaved and moved out of the way, or if mommy may have to have a C-section to keep her and the blurpy alien girl healthy. There really isn't anything to worry about, though. Mommy and the blurp both are doing great, except for the usual stuff that mommies carrying blurpy aliens go through, like being tired and achy and not being able to sleep through the night.

The blurpy alien girl already has some stuff that the twins and I are testing out to make sure it is satisfactory. If we like her when she shows up we may share her stuff with her.

Mommy missed a great photo op with Loki and the FD yesterday . . . Loki LOVES the FD, and he was snuggling with him on the couch. It was really cute (as far as doggie pictures go) and would have made a great picture to share with you guys, but for whatever reason (probably pure laziness) mommy didn't walk the 5 steps it would have taken her to reach the camera. Instead she just stood there and said "awwww." Way to miss great blogging moments, mommy.

Our house is still a mess. Oh, and mommy didn't cook this weekend, so no extra goodies. I guess that is balanced out with the extra time mommy spent on the bed snuggling with us.

The FD has become a pro at cleaning the litterbox and feeding the doggies, but I'm sorry to say he has learned to see through my temptation begging and doesn't give me any unless he checks with mommy to see if she already has given me some or not. RATS.

Now it's time to get mommy to help me visit all my friends and catch up . . .

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ain't Gonna Break Dana's Stride!



I found the PERFECT SONG to do the WIGGLEBUTT DANCE to! And I think I want GLOVES and a GREEN LEOTARD to WIGGLEBUTT DANCE in, too!

(Mommy: What were we thinking in the 80s?)

Monday, July 20, 2009

One Small Step For Man . . .

One Giant Leap For Mankind.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Alien Blurpy Update!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Home Improvement Take Two

(Torties aren't the only brave kitties!)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Movie Review- Star Trek

First off, I would like to apologize for how VERY VERY LATE this movie review is. Mommy and the FD and Uncle Sean and his girlfriend (and me as a stowaway) all went to see this movie the day before the FD and Mommy got married . . . which is almost a month ago.

I guess Mommy has been busy.


Yes, kitties, it is another one of those blockbuster sorts of movies that my mommy and the FD adore so . . . one that is in some way related to a nerdy interest they have. I, of course, am a professional movie reviewer, so I HAVE to go watch these sorts of things. I mean, it isn't like I practice my Vulcan Nerve Pinch on Ivy or anything . . .

Now you discriminating furries out there may be wondering "Why would I want to go see yet another "Star Trek" movie? Haven't there already been like a hundred of them? What else could they do with it? What would make this one so great?"

I am here to tell you, kitties, that this one is most definitely worth the 127 minutes you will spend sitting watching it.

"Star Trek" successfully pulls off a "what if" plotline by making events in the future change the events of the past for James T. Kirk and Spock. In this version, Kirk loses his father at the moment of his birth, and Spock's entire home planet of Vulcan is destroyed. This changes pretty much everything.

Kirk is even more wreckless than before.
Spock struggles with his human side, and is even more emotional.
Kirk and Spock don't like each other at all, with Spock doing his best to have Kirk kicked out of the Starfleet Academy.

"Star Trek" successfully updates the usual Star Trek storyline, all the while paying homage to the original. Classic lines are interspersed throughout the movie, to the thrill of such moviegoers as my mommy who squealed everytime she heard one, including Scotty's "I'm giving her all she's got, Captain!"

I give this movie two paws up, and a "Live Long and Prosper" (which is pretty tricky for a kitty to do) for being full of action, humor, and managing to be a great tribute to the original Star Trek series. . . and let us not forget Leonard Nimoy!

And for your viewing pleasure, here is the trailer.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dana's Karaoke and Dance Party Birthday Bash!


Yesterday was my BIRTHDAY and I turned all of FIVE!!!!! I'm a LADY now!!!!!!! And I'm such a special LADY that I get TWO WHOLE DAYS for my BIRTHDAY instead of just ONE like other furries get! And I got to PICK what kind of PARTY I wanted and I wanted . . . .

BILLY SWEETFEETS!!!!!!!!! Will you DANCEDANCEDANCE with me?!?!?!?!?!

There are CUPCAKES and HAM and TEMPTATIONS for the CUTECUTECUTE KITTIES and Loki is DJ again because he is good at that and isn't good at dancing and I should know because he can't do the wigglebuttdance like me and BILLYSWEETFEETS can so it is better if he doesn't even TRY because then he'd be EMBARASSED and probably wouldn't stay for the party and then I'd be HURT!!!!

Let's DANCEDANCEDANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Home Improvement

Ivy's Great Ladder Adventure

PS: Today is Dana's Birthday! Thank you KC for remembering her special day. =^_^= Keep posted for party details.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mancat Monday - Update

Hello, kitties!

Alas, once again there is no new picture today. Mommy has good intentions I know, but somehow the picture taking just doesn't commence. It's a shame, because I was extra cute this past weekend.

Mommy and the FD had a super long and tiring week last week. The FD started his summer classes (this is his next to last semester for his BBA!) and mommy had work and classes, too. Mommy needs to stop thinking she is superwoman, because taking classes this summer while being pregnant sure is wearing her out. She's halfway done with them this week, though. The FD's classes started after hers, so he still has 6 weeks to go.

Grandmama and the FD started painting our bedroom a nice brown color that the FD really approves of. Apparently he wasn't a fan of the gold color it used to be, although he didn't tell mommy that until they started painting on Saturday. Mommy and I supervised the painting, and for the first time in what seems like a very long time mommy cooked dinner for everyone, so there was a lot of excitement for us furries. It was chicken!!!! I managed to look extra adorable and hungry, and even hopped right up in the middle of the table once.

Now that the FD is with us all the time, Ivy has calmed down quite a bit. All of her lovely furs have grown back, and she has cut down on her outside-of-the-litterbox poo to once a day. The FD REALLY wishes she would cut that down to NEVER. Mommy said to give her time and maybe she'll quit that once and for all once she is assured that the FD isn't going anywhere. Mommy didn't have the heart to tell him that she may start it all up again once the alien blurpy comes home . . . Ivy may need some extra time to adjust to that.

Ivy has been spending a lot of time with her FD, and Holly has been spending some extra time grooming mommy. Apparently mommies with alien blurpies in their tummies need A LOT of grooming. I snuggle with mommy every night, and refuse to budge for her during her frequent potty breaks. A handsome mancat needs his beauty sleep, after all. Dana and Loki are both doing well, except they are losing their coats like crazy. Mommy caught me playing with some of their floof the other day and took it away from me before I swallowed it (even though I was extra cute doing my best bunnykick on it.) Toby is still our little doggie brother, only he's not so little anymore and is making his Forever Home next door with his brother Riku and Grandmama. He got so comfy over there, and is so close to his brother, that mommy and Grandmama decided it was best for him to stay over there. Mommy and the FD still see him every day, and Loki and Dana like to visit with him and Riku through the fence. We kitties see him through the windows, which is FINE with me. Holly and Ivy love doggies, but I'm strictly a mommy-loving kitty.

I think that is all for now . . . I wanted to let everykitty know how we are doing, even if we are picture-less. Mommy is very tired and busy, and has been headachy again the past few days, so I don't really have my secretary back yet, plus I've been busy snuggling on her and catching up on my naps, too.

Purrs to you all, and I hope to have both pictures and the Friday Movie Review back up soon!
(Hint: Star Trek!)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's Official!

This past Saturday Almost Dad officially became our Forever Dad.

And guess who was there?

The Purrageous Mom

So far Almost Dad being Forever Dad is working out pretty well. I'm still trying to train him on where his spot in the bed is, and I'm working on getting him to not listen to mommy and give me Temptations even if I've already had them. He's already a pretty good litter box scooper, and he plays well. Ivy is in seventh heaven. This morning when mommy was getting ready for her dayhunting gig, she saw Ivy snuggled up against the new FD purring like mad.

This is my first slideshow, so I hope it turned out well. These are pictures from the big event! Thank you all for your congratulations, love, and support. It means a lot to me and mommy and the FD!

If you can't view the slideshow, then try clicking here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Do you remember me? The devastatingly handsome and romantic mancat with lovely floof and sultry blue eyes?

In case you don't, let me refresh your memory.

Those were the days, my friend. Back when my mommy would help me pose and look my handsomest. She said something to me last weekend about doing a photo shoot, but WE NEVER DID! Granted, we did take a few naps together, but still . . . my blogging has been neglected. I've lost all touch with my furry friends, and my poor tuxie princess has been lonely!

Never you fear, Sammie-pie, this dedication is for you.

I can't breath when you're away
It pulls me down
You are the question and the answer am I
Only you can see me through
I leave it up to you

(And I think Billy Sweetfeets may like it, too!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Alien Blurpy Humor

Mommy got this sent to her in the email and thought it was too funny (and true.) Since I know there are several of us out there with alien blurpies on the way (or pretty new blurps), I thought I'd share.

The five best prenatal yoga postures

The Pringle. Lie on your back with a can of chips balanced on your stomach. See if you can eat them all before you fall asleep.
The Sneeze. As the sneeze approaches, squeeze your knees together, breathe in and out, and try to remember what it used to feel like to "hold it in." Keep this pose while you hobble to the bathroom to change your underwear.
The Calf Cramp. Try to stretch around your belly and rub your leg while simultaneously screaming loudly enough to wake everyone in your zip code.
The Pesto Burp. Bring your chin to your chest and exhale as silently as you can through your closed mouth. Reward yourself with a nice, meditative Fudgesicle.
The Sleeping Hip. Lie on your side until you lose all feeling. Roll onto your other side and repeat. Namaste!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Proof That Furries Love Their Mommies

. . . whether their mommy is a bean or a furry.

When I read this, I thought it was purrfect and had to share with all of our moms out there. It made me and my mommy all leaky-eyed. (Of course, mommy gets leaky-eyed a lot easier these days, but I still think this was totally worth a leak or two.)

A poor doggie got hit by a big metal monster on a busy expressway, but her son rushed to the rescue and kept traffic away all by himself until the police came . . . and even after they arrived, he stayed to make sure his mommy was taken care of properly, and that no one else hurt her. *sniffle*

If you want to skip straight to the story, here is a video:

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Great Phil Harris

You all probably know Phil Harris the best for his voice acting in classic Disney movies . . . he was Baloo in "The Jungle Book," Thomas O'Malley in "The Aristocats," and Little John in "Robin Hood."

Mommy has loved him since she was a kitten. He had a wonderful voice and a great sense of humor. We were playing on youtube and found one of his quirky and funny songs, "The Thing," and wanted to share it with all of you kitties.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Finally - Pictures

Well, mommy and I are giving up on saying we are going to edit pictures before we put them up . . . if we wait for that, they will NEVER be posted. So, without further ado, here are some pictures we wanted to share with you all.

Early this month, Mommy and Almost Dad and Grandmama and Uncle Sean all took a trip up to Helen together so that they could look for a wedding spot (which they did find and booked so hurray for them). It was SUPER pretty for their trip this time, unlike the chilly and cloudy yet romantic Valentine's Day trip that Mommy and Almost Dad had when they got engaged.

Mommy loved all the flowers, and she's pretty proud of how well this picture turned out.

And because mommy is a sucker for all things furry, she had to take more pictures of horsies.

Mommy is also a sucker for pretty scenery, so she had to take more pictures of the river, this time from under the bridge.

Then a few weekends ago Mommy and Grandmama and Uncle Sean and his girlfriend went to the Georgia Renaissance Festival. It was another beautiful weekend, and they had a lot of fun. Mommy and Grandmama spent most of their time looking for a wedding dress, which they found, so hurray again.

The first thing they saw when they arrived was a DRAGON!

Dragons must not be as fierce as I thought, since there is a blurpy in a wagon RIGHT THERE and no one seems to be worried . . . unless drangonslayers come younger than I thought.

They watched the Barely Balanced Acrobats. The show was both funny and amazing.

There was also a very pretty English Water Garden. Mommy really liked the froggie.

And last but not least . . . a picture of two of us furry babies. I know, it's just Loki and Dana and not us kitties, but they were being very cute using their doghouse as a double-decker napper. Loki is on top and Dana is inside. Mommy had to take the picture through the window because she knew they would run up to her if she went outside to take it, so it isn't very clear.

As you can tell, mommy has been spending A LOT of time away from me on the weekends. I don't understand why I'm not allowed to go on these trips with her . . . anykitty have advice on how a mancat can stow away?