Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Four Letter M-Word

Hello Blogosphere!

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. I was really touched. We didn't do much for my birthday this year, but I've been promised a big party next year for when I turn 5!

We've been very distracted lately as Harlie and I get ready to embark on a very big adventure... though we're not looking forward to it that much. We are moving! We moved once a little over two years ago, but this is a very big, very serious move. We are moving out of New York City, and we are moving into a HOUSE! Our very own house! Mom says there will be more windows than we can count, and there will also be stairs! We've never seen stairs before!

The move will take place this weekend. We are very worried because we will have to be in the car for about 5 hours, and neither Harlie or I have ever been in a car that long. The drive is really a little more than 4 hours, but since we will be traveling with the Girl, we will have to stop at least once. Our carriers are out and lined with fresh towels. We know that Mom and Dad will be with us and they won't ever let anything harm us, but we are still nervous. Fortunately, Harlie's cat bed will be coming with us, and so will my recliner (both shown below), so we know we will have someplace to sleep. Mom promises lots of updates when we get up there because there will be so much to show you all and tell you about. New smells, new sights, new sounds... and lots of snow in the winter (we are moving to Syracuse!).

Wish us luck! We'll post when we get there with directions and we'll have a big housewarming party! We are thinking of you all, even though we don't blog much.

Mattingly (and Harlie!)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Loving the Girl

You can't hear me purring here, but perhaps you can see it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Birthday!

Thank you everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes! Max it was so sweet of you to remember! But I suppose I shouldn't expect anything less from such a courtly, gentleman cat!

The day did not start out well. Mom saw that we were low on crunchies over the weekend so she went to the store. On Monday morning, my actual birthday, she went to fill our bowls only to find that he accidentally bought... DOG FOOD! What??? How could she make that mistake?? So we had wet food for breakfast, which for most cats would be great, but I don't really like wet food that much, and I had to meow all morning for my crunchies. Then Mom went to work and didn't even spend the day with me. And I should point out that I got locked out of Mom and Dad's bedroom for simply going in and announcing my birthday. I know it was 4 am, but I was excited, and I DID wait FOUR hours before going in to play.

So my day started out lonely, crunchy-less, and Mom-less. But then I got my cake from Max and all your well-wishes and that was wonderful. Then Mom felt so horrible about the lack of crunchies that she put a handful of Temptayshuns... in. my. bowl. So that was pretty good. Then she busted out the nip for Nip Fest for me. We got this scratcher for Christmas, so it's not new for my birthday, but the fun was new. And we ended the day cuddling on the couch. So all in all, turning 3 wasn't so bad. Here's some pics of the NipFest!

Thanks to everyone for your help in making it a good day after all!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Daddy's Furry Girl

I've always been partial to Dad. It's true that when I was a baby and had to be kept separate from Mattingly, it was Mom who slept with me in the spare room every night so I wouldn't be alone. All other duties Mom and Dad split evenly when it comes to taking care of Mattingly and Me, but I am just Dad's cat. Maybe it's because he picked me. There were a few other kittens in my litter, but Dad chose me. I'll never forget that, and I guess that's why he's my go-to guy.

When Mom had our Girl in her belly, I was Mom's kitty for awhile. I loved snuggling with that belly, and Mom was pleased that for once I would choose her. They used to say I was trying to help her hatch a baby because I was always on her belly. But once Girl arrived, Mom's lap was always full and I had no problem going back to being Dad's cat, almost exclusively. The second he sits down anywhere in the house, I'm right there to be on him. Here are a few pictures of what I've been up to the past few months...

Watching TV with Dad:
Helping Dad play Guitar Hero:
And when I have to give up the lap to Girl (because really, she's ok), I find a way to still be snuggly:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentines Day! (Belated)

We've been away for far too long, and there is no good excuse really, so I won't offer one... except for the usual, it's Mom's fault, not ours that we haven't been blogging.

First and most importantly, Harlie and I have some very special wishes to send out. We missed Christmas/Chanukkah, New Year, and Chinese New Year, but we will not miss Valentine's Day! Ok... we did miss it, but we're going to fix it quick.

First, to my lovely Tipper, I give these roses, and hope she can forgive me for being silent for so long. Though we've been sneaking little visits to each other, it's been some time since I declared my feelings for her openly, so Tipper, these roses are for you:

Harlie sends this box of catnip treats to her special guy, Max. She would be here to write her own Valentine's wishes to him, but she is on a very important bug hunt in the kitchen. I told her I'm sure Max understands. We have a lot of new important duties with the blurpy girl around. Anyway, here is her gift to Max:

We actually have several stories to share... some good, some bad, some harrowing, but for now we will just pass along a few pictures and begin the story telling next time. I did mention that we have new duties now though, and one of them is talking with our girl. We can just call her Girl. Here we are having a chat on the bed last month:And here is Harlie trying to teach her how to roll over. Harlie is an excellent teacher and coach for these types of things.And here is a picture from yesterday. Mom and Dad are real proud of this one. Apparently this is a big deal. It seems blurps aren't born knowing how to sit up and they have to learn it.
So that's all we have for now. But we'll be back in a couple of days with more. Purrs and lots of love to all our kitty friends!