Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our blogging friends a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Sound We All Hate

 That better not be the click of the flashy box that I hear!

Is this payback for me getting you up so early in the morning to feed me?

Friday, December 13, 2019

Flashback Friday

One of my favorite photos of my angel mancats from January 2010.  In fact, it's the background on my computer.  


All the fog from yesterday and the rain this morning has left us just exhausted! Looks like it will be another day that Mom can't make the bed.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Where Are the Decorations?

This is the extent of our decorating for Christmas so far because Mom has a cold and just isn't up to it.  You'll notice my Cat Advent Calendar from Trader Joe's behind me and only three of the doors open.  Well, the treats are too big and hard to eat even broken up.  Oh well, it was a very cute idea.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Flashback Friday

In this flashback from January 2010, Laila is showing off her excellent balancing skills.


What a balancing act Laila has going on there!  Even Minchie is impressed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Keeping My Eye On Mom

Peek-a-boo Mom!  I'm keeping my eye on you while you are on the computer.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Flashback Friday

Today's sweet flashback from January 2010 shows these two precious angel mancats waiting for Mom to come home from being gone for a weekend. 


This is Angel and I waiting for Mom to come back from her scrapbooking weekend. Angel's mom took very good care of us while she was away. Out of all of us we think Angel was the happiest to see Mom. It was so cute and she was squeeing up a storm.

This is the house where Mom stayed. It had some killer icicles hanging all around. Luckily it was bitter cold so they weren't melting and in danger of hitting someone. Yesterday morning the actual low got down to -10F/-23C.

All of her friends who had cats missed their furries and were anxious to get back home to them. Mom's real good friend was working on an album of her kitties. She and her fambily have always had black cats. The picture of her friend with the reindeer ears holding her kitty is taken in his "deluxe condo in the sky" on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. What a view they have!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Love My Tissues

Oh how I love laying on my tissues!  Pretty soon Mom will have to put out Christmas ones for me.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Flashback Friday

Such a sweet flashback to January 2010 with Laila and Angel and Minchie photobombing in the background.


Mom couldn't believe how close Angel and I were on the bed.

She then scooted me over right up next to him and we laid like that for a very long time. This would never happen first thing in the morning (usually 4:50am) as we are too busy growling and hissing at each other. Mom says "Go figure!"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Laila Ali vs. the cube

 One of my favorite things to play with is my cube.

Sometimes I get a little carried away and beat the you-know-what out of it!  Mom gets a huge laugh from watching this.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Flashback Friday

This funny flashback with Angel is from January 2010


Angel is waiting for Mom to open the refrigerator so he can sneak some ham.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Early Christmas Present

If there is a Trader Joe's store near where you live, be sure to have your mom or dad go there and get you one of these cool advent calendars for cats.  They sell out fast and ours only gets one box of them per day, so go early.

Here is mine and I can't wait for December 1st!!!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Flashback Friday

Such a sweet flashback of our angel mancats from December 2009


Since we mancats don't have a Chrissymouse tree to sit under, we will sit on the couch with our Chrissymouse quilt.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Looking Forward to Turkey Day

So, how do you like my little buddy?  He comes out every November and stays with me through turkey day.  Hoping I get some leftover turkey this year.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Flashback Friday

What a funny flashback from December 2009 of Angel being a whiny baby.


Auntie Peggy! Laila won't get out of the box! It's my turn in there!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Snow White Tummy on Tuesday

Since snow is in our forecast this week (!!!) Laila thought she'd show off her snow white tummy.  It's a full time job keeping it that way.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Flashback Friday

This awesome tent in today's flashback from December 2009 is still a favorite napping spot for me. 

Je veux la tente
Our buddy, lokithecat, was giving away a new tent and to win all you have to do is to write “Je veux la tente” in the comments for a chance to win.  Our name was chosen and we won the tent!

Laila and Angel checking out this big box with all the interesting smells.

Bubble wrap!  Boy, mom better get this out of the box quick since I love to nom on this sort of thing.

Oh, what have we here?

Nice and cushy!

A mancat tent, just like the one Loki has!  Minchie is checking out underneath the cushion.

Laila snuck in but we have a feeling she won't be in there for long.

WOW!  An Angel sized tent!

Minchie horning in on Angel's turn.

Minchie is the true owner of the tent.  It's his absolute favorite spot to nap!

Thank you, Loki, for picking our name!  We love it and think it's so cool you have the same one!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Laila Does Tock-Tober

 Here is my latest Tock-Tober shot of my tocks in honor of Derby.

I'm sure Derby would approve!


Friday, October 18, 2019

Flashback Friday

This flashback from December 2009 is me with our angel mancats who we miss so very much.


This is where we will be spending our day.
Please turn off the light on your way out.
Thank you very much.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Visitor From Montana

Last month a friend of Mom's from Montana was in town for business (a yearly trip) and this was the first time it worked out that they got together.  They had met for the first time years ago at O'Hare airport when he transported a kitty his former neighbor (when he lived in Illinois) was going to adopt.  They have known each other since the very early 2000's via his website and cat cams (  David brought me a bag of these awesome Yeowww!!! toys that he sells in his online stores.  She took him to the shelter I came from and who he donates to a lot and they got the royal tour.    He also got to see in person the Buddy brick he bought back when the shelter was built.  We have a brick there too.  Maybe next year when he comes in I'll get to meet him in person.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Flashback Friday

This sweet flashback from December 2009 shows how thankful we were for each other.


Hold on Minchie, I see a spot on the top of your head that needs cleaning.

While I'm checking your ear out for cleaning, Laila, I'll tell you a little secret. We are both very thankful to have each other to help out with the cleaning of the furs that are so hard to reach.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

I Think Not

So, Mom, you say you want to wash your hands?  Can't you see I'm chillaxin' in my sink?

Friday, October 4, 2019

Flashback Friday

Laila and Angel Minchie were great wrestling buddies as this flashback from November 2009 shows


Minchie is down for the count.

Now Laila is down for the count.

Laila resorts to two paws!

And once again, as always, Miss Laila Ali is the winner!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

No Bed Making Today

Mom, don't even think of making the bed today!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Flashback Friday

Flashing back to my sweet angel mancats from November 2009


I am President of the Mancat Club in our house.

             And Angel is the Vice President.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Anyone Up For It?

I'd invite a handsome mancat to join me in this box,  but it might just be too much of a tight squeeze.  But it sure would be fun trying!