Monday, July 30, 2007

What a day!

Well just like a true gentlemancat, Max sent flowers ahead before he came on Friday! Are they just lovely?

He showed up with the rest of the Crew about mid-morning. Tipper and Mattingly of course greeted each other right away, and I greeted everyone else before Max. Now, we've met before, but this time I was all of a sudden very nervous! I gave him a tour of our home and showed him the best window spots. Since we were so nervous and couldn't really talk much yet, we played with the sparkle ball he brought, and then we went through my toybox (well, mine and Mattingly's), and we all six of us played with crinkle balls and the red dot. We used up lots of energy running around so much. I got to show Max how I like to slide on our slippery floors. Then Mom said we could have the snack of Fancy Feast that Max so thoughtfully brought, followed by a few Temptations for dessert. Everyone was pretty sleepy after that, so we all took naps. George and Misty each took a room in the condo, Tipper and Mattingly took the windowsills in the living room, and Max and I each took a cube. The cubes are connected by a hole though, so we were able to whisper to each other!

After the nap, we all partook in some of the nip Max brought and got all silly and giggly. Then Mattingly took Tipper, Misty, and George to see his Meow Closet (the closet he likes to go into then meow real loud because the acoustics are so good), and Max and I batted around my favorite crocheted toy and got to talk some more. He is so smart! He is also very funny and made me laugh a lot. And he was very sweet to me and said nice things about how pretty I am and how much he likes me.

Then it was time for them all to go. I just didn't know what to do, but Max gave me a little lick on my forehead and I almost melted! I was sad that he had to leave, but very excited because it all went so well and I like him so much!!! I've been in a dreamy state ever since, thinking of my special Tuxie Guy. I can't wait until we get together again, and next time he has a wrestling match, I'll be right there on the sidelines cheering him on! Purrs to you my handsome mancat!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Getting Ready!

Harlie has been very busy with preparations for Max's first visit as an official gentleman caller later today. She's been checking out some boxes to play in, and making sure our cubes are nice and clean. The excitement here is palpable. We'll be sure to let everyone know how the visit went on Saturday!

Also, I want to thank everyone for their Gotcha Day wishes to me. We all forgot about it over here until the comments started coming in. That was really sweet of all of you and I appreciate it. Mom says she will give me a proper tribute next week when her head is on a little straighter. Whatever that means!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Real Busy

Harlie and I can't blog much... we're busy looking forward to Friday when Max, Tipper, and the rest of The Crew come over!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mattingly Thirteen

Harlie has been doing a lot of the blogging lately, and now it is my turn. This is thirteen things about me in response to the tag I received ages ago to list 7 things about me. I'm just going to do a baker's dozen instead.

1. I am the first cat my Dad ever lived with.
2. I am really quite shy with new humans. I usually don't introduce myself until they have been to our home at least five or six times.
3. Probably only 10 people have ever pet me because of my shyness.
4. Before Harlie came along, I used to lick my Mom's face extensively at least a few times a week. I haven't given her more than a few licks once or twice on the face since Harlie has been here.
5. If Mom or Dad comes into the bedroom and I am sleeping on the bed, I am very happy when they come over to give me some love. However, if the other one enters the room, I will quickly get up and leave. I am easily overwhelmed, even by Mom and Dad.
6. There isn't anywhere you can't pet me. However, I love chin and neck pets the most.
7. You will rarely hear me purr. I do purr alot, but my purr is better felt rather than heard. When I am REALLY happy though, I purr loudly through my nose, almost like a snore or something. Otherwise, there is nothing to hear.
8. I do not like to have my nails trimmed. Mom has to hold me while Dad trims, but I don't try to get away. I sit patiently until I feel Mom starting to put me down, then I RUN!
9. I have a very distinct "meow" when I'm bored, and I use it every night. Right around 11 or 11:30pm when I am ready to play, and Harlie isn't, I run around saying "Mrow-ow-ow-ow-ow!" and the top of my lungs. Eventually, Harlie comes to play with me.
10. My favorite toys are feathers, foil crinkle balls, catnip-filled toys, and whatever I manage to knock off the desk or coffee table.
11. I keep a pretty tight schedule. I sleep in different places depending on the time of day, and those places and the order I visit them almost never change. I know exactly when dinner should be and always arrive 20 minutes early. I am energetic at the same times every night.
12. I am very careful when I play. I never use my teeth or my claws, even by accident. I have never scratched Harlie, though she has scratched me a few times when she gets over-excited.
13. I'm not a fan of my collar. I tolerate it most times, but when I can get it off, I chew the clasp until it is broken. I have tried to free Harlie from her collar by chewing the clasp while she is still wearing it, but it doesn't bother her to wear it, and I've only successfully gotten her collar off her once.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fabulous, Fantastic Friday!!

This is a very wonderful Friday.

First of all, it's our 100th post!!! It took a long time because we don't post that much, but today we finally reach 100!!

Mattingly was nominated as a Rockin' Boy Blogger by our new friend Tigger!

I was nominated as a Rockin' Girl Blogger by the lovely Lemieux!


Princess Mia Bella featured me this week in her Female Feline Friday post!

Mattingly and I are so honored by all of this recognition! We don't know who all has been nominated for the Rockin' Blogger Awards, and we just think you all rock!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Harlie Thirteen

Mattingly and I were both tagged to do the 7 things meme... but we are way behind. Some other kitties did it as a Thursday Thirteen, and we are going to do the same! I wanted to go first, so here are thirteen things about me, Harlie!

1. I am good with my paws. If I am curious about something, I try to pick it up in my paw and bring it to my eyes for closer inspection.

2. I can open doors. I know how to turn knobs (I've done it in our new apartment too), and I can get into just about any door I want.

3. I love garbage. I like to touch it and smell it and play with it. Our garbage is now hidden behind a cupboard door that I cannot open. But sometimes I try to get in it.

4. I am very curious, much more so than Mattingly. I like to inspect all new things and all new people that come into our home.

5. I love to play. If Mattingly is sleeping or off doing something else, I am happy to play by myself. If I can't find any of my toys or I am bored with them, I will scoop a piece of dry food out of my bowl and play with that.

6. My favorite toys are flat and round. My first favorite toy was a nursing bra that came home in our clean laundry from the laundromat once. I also have a small crocheted disk that Mom made. She was working on making it into a kitty ball, but I took it from her when it was only half done, so it never got to be a sphere shape.

7. If you throw my little crocheted disk in the air near me, I will jump up, catch it in my paws, and put it in my mouth. This is the only toy I will do that with.

8. When I decide I need some lovin', I need it right away. I will crawl all over whoever I can find and rub my face all over them until they pet me.

9. I prefer to sleep with Mom and Dad at night, but around 3am I require a lot of attention. I'm not allowed to sleep with them anymore.

10. I hate closed doors. If I can't open one for any reason, I will claw and scratch and push and try to get it open. I will also cry and cry and cry and cry... even at 3am after I have been put out of the bedroom. I will also cry outside the bathroom door if someone is inside, and sometimes even outside the closed door of an empty room... just 'cause I don't like to be left out of anything!

11. I am curious about Outside. I would like to go out our front door, but have never been allowed, except in the PTU to go to the VET. Maybe someday.

12. I am very clean and tidy. If you pet me while I am sleeping, I will wake up and clean everywhere you touched.

13. Sometimes when I fall asleep, I sleep very deeply. It can be quite hard to wake me up at these times, and if woken up, I am often wobbly and confused. It can take several minutes for me to get my feet under me and open my eyes all the way.

PS... I really like this picture of me because it doesn't make my eyes look quite so crazy as they normally do.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


This post is very, very overdue. I just wanted to post a bit more about our move. Here is the process of Mom and Dad unpacking some of our books and putting them on the shelves. You may notice here that I am not really taking an active role in assisting them. That's because Mattingly and I worked really hard to organize everything before we moved, and then Mom and Dad just threw everything on the floor. I was a bit frustrated and said, "Fine, do it all yourselves!" And they did. But as always, I was too curious not to watch! They really know how to make a mess, don't they?

Once again you will notice Mattingly's absence in the activities taking place in our new apartment. That is because we hadn't been living here for very long when Mom and Dad unpacked and shelved the books, and he wasn't very comfortable here yet. While he is curious about things, he likes to stay out of sight and have me report what's going on. He's my big brother, and I look up to him, and he takes care of me. But really, he's a bit of a wimp.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Saturday Friends

Ok, I think I'm done being humiliated over yesterday's post. I don't like being a bouquet. Fortunately, it doesn't happen very often. It was very nice of Daisy to compliment my long stems though. I am becoming more of a ladycat, and I have the long legs to show for it.

Part of being a ladycat I think is to great new guests to our home and make them feel comfortable. This is J. She is one of my Mom's closest friends ever. They have known each other a very long time, and J even new Mom's very first cat! Anyway, a few weeks ago, J came to see our new apartment for the first time. This was also the first time I ever met her! Sometimes I can be a bit pushy with people and rub all over them too much and this is not very ladycat-like I've learned. So when J came to visit, I tried to be a little more considerate. She has not always been comfortable with cats, so I didn't want to come on too strong. I think I did well. I tried to give her some space, and even asked permission in my own way if I could come up on her lap. Mom said I am becoming much more respectful, and J was even comfortable enough to pose in a picture with me! I know it seems like I'm about to run away in this picture, but sometimes when someone is petting me and they approach my rump I just have to lift it way high up in the air!

You may be wondering about Mattingly and how he treated our nice guest. Well, he is so darn respectful of visitors that he comes off as rude and antisocial. That's right... he hid. The entire time. And for two hours afterward.

So that's my story about my new friend J!

Also, we have another friend to announce. She is a friend of J's. She likes our blog a lot. So...


We are glad to be your friend too, even though we haven't met you!!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Friday Flowers

Living in a city apartment, we don't have much to post for Friday Flowers. I'm excited to participate this week. This is a bouquet our Dad gave to Mom, just because. Pretty, isn't it?