Saturday, August 17, 2013

Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Today, all day, is Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Bailey:  Weeeeeeeee!!!  A whole day of appreciating MEEEEEEEE!!!
Tatiana:  Hey, hold on a minute.  I'm a black cat, too.
Bailey:  No you're not.  You're a Torti. 
Tatiana:  That's true, but according to Allie, Faraday and Maxwell from A Tonk's Tail, I'm a black cat, too.  And, they are super smart, so they know what they are talking about, humph!
Bailey:  Maybe...but it's still a day of appreciating MEEEEEE!!!!!!
Tatiana:  *Sigh*  There will be no living with her now....
Bailey:  Weeeeee!!!!!!  Meeeeee!!!!!!
Tatiana:  If you want to know what all the celebration is about, check out this pawsome Blog post from our furpals at A Tonk's Tail.
Bailey:  Meeeeeee!!!!!!! 

Lori: Hey, don't forget about me, I'm a black cat, too!  I'm just living here temporarily (foster) until my forever family adopts me! 

The Dog:  ADOPT A BLACK CAT TODAY TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION!!!!!!! (we have 2 you could have...)

The Dog:  Ouch!  Tatiana, stop smacking me!  Ok, Ok, if you want to adopt a black cat, go to Wayside Waifs, or your nearest local animal shelter. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday, Tatiana!!!

Our little Chatty Tatty, full of Tortitude, is 10 years old today!!  Happy Birthday, sweetiepie!!!

What'd you get me?  Where's my present?

Hey, where's my birthday cake???

Friday, May 3, 2013

When I Am An Old Cat

Mom found a magnet yesterday with this poem on it.  She liked it so much that she bought it. 

We want to know where OUR diamond collars are!

WHEN I AM AN OLD CAT (author unknown)

When I Am An Old Cat I shall wear
a diamond collar and leave my footprints
on white couches; I shall drink my cream with
a touch of brandy and spit out my vitamins;
I shall sit on the laps of dog people
just to irritate them; I shall nap on top of the
neighbor's petunias and perch on top of
birdbaths and grow charmingly chubby.

But for now I must tolerate the dog
and use my litter box and not sharpen
my claws on the sofa, so no one can doubt
the truth that cats are superior to dogs.

But every once in a while I wonder
if I should be naughty now and then
and nip a few toes, so my humans
won't be too shocked when suddenly
I become an old cat and
start to wear a diamond collar.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy 9th Birthday to Bailey!!!

Mom went to the KC Pet Expo today, and brought back presents for my birthday!!  I don't normally like treats, but I couldn't resist the stinky salmon jerky she got for me, and then there was this fun toy that I chased down and caught!!

Whoa, getting a little crazy!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Do We Have a Star in the Making?

Mom has been fostering Evelyn since September.  We keep hearing how intelligent and talented she is.  Apparently, she can learn things quickly, especially when a treat is involved.  Heck, we'll stand on our heads for the right treat! 

So far, Evelyn has learned how to walk through a hoop, run through a "tunnel" (box), walk across a board raised above the ground, jump in the air on command, go to her food mat on command, can say the word "mat", she walks through agility weave poles (and chews on them occasionally as well), she knows to jump up onto something or jump down if asked to.  Oh, and did we mention, she knows how to use the treadmill? 

So, we got to thinking.  What does it take to be a star, and does Evelyn have it?  Well, let's see.  She can be temperamental.  She must be properly rewarded (Friskies Crispies treats will do).  She has her own personal staff (aka Mom).  She has her own private room to prepare for performances.  She has demands as to what she needs in her private room - cat fountain, fresh food, variety of toys, comfy ledge to look out the window, and a heated bed.  On set, she needs her cat expert handler to keep her focused.  After 3 takes, she gets it right, and is done for the day.  She loves applause.

Does Evelyn have the personality to handle celebrity-ism?  Again, she can be temperamental, but she knows when to seek out the "press" and when to walk away.  She gets overstimulated at times, and needs her space during those times.  She likes to pose for photos, and demands attention, especially when it isn't being focused on her.

Does she have the look?  What do you think?

What about Evelyn's love life?  To our knowledge, Evelyn did have a tumultuous affair with a handsome cat named Mr. Kitty.  Alas, it was not to be, and was short lived when Mr. Kitty started to boss her around.  Evelyn has been enjoying the single life since then, and prefers to be the center of attention anywhere she goes.

So, what do you think?  Does Evelyn have Star-quality?  Know anyone that migh want a gorgeous, spirited Calico in an ad or commercial?  Someone that is cat experienced is a must, you know!  Nothing but THE BEST for Evelyn.

Still not sure?  Check out this video showing just what Evelyn is capable of learning, and please share share share.  Maybe Evelyn'v video could go viral!!  How cool would that be?? 

Most of all, though, Evelyn just wants a home and family who accepts her for who she is.  She's still a simple girl, after all.