Friday, January 30, 2009

Fish: Guest Blogger

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animal

This is why I can't go to the Vet next week
This isn't a picture of me. I'm ADVENTURE CAT!

You get the idea anyway,


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cat School: Take Home Exam

Cat School Take Home Exam
Class: Human Interaction
Instructions: You may use Chapters 1-5 of Dr. Fluffy Tendertoes' Human Interaction for House Cats, 2007. Carrboro Cat Press books.
Student: Dubby

1. When your human is working on either a technical, craft or housework project, you:
a. stand where the human is working
b. sit where the human is working
c. play with tools, string or material of human
d. take a nap in another room

2. To wake up your human, you:
a. bite nose of human
b. put fresh litter box paws on human's mouth
c. start a Cat Party!
d. wait until the alarm clock sounds

3. If your human is sewing, knitting or crocheting, you:
a. play with thread or yarn
b. try to sit on human's lap or working area
c. pay no attention

4. If your water dish is empty, you:
a. stand in bowl and wail
b. kick bowl with paws for noise
c. wail
d. wait until the bowl is filled to drink

5. When a human enters the bathroom, you:
a. insist on coming into the bathroom
b. want to sit on human's lap if human sits
c. stare at human with amazement, every time
d. allow human privacy

6. If your human is reading, you:
a. keep the human company by sitting on the reading materials
b. yell for food
c. dash through the room acting terrified
d. curl up on the floor and take quiet nap

7. You are accused of bad cat behavior, you:
a. look innocent
b. refuse to move from offending area
c. take a good long bath
d. roll on your back, paws in the air and ask for forgiveness

8. When humans are away from your home, you:
a. do whatever you wish
b. find projects you are denied when humans are home
c. play with toilet paper or paper towel rolls
d. write poetry about how lonely you feel

9. Where is the highest place you can jump to to knock things off?
a. bedroom bookshelves
b. bookshelves in family room
c. pull down linens in linen closet
d. take a nap instead

10. How often do you try to run outdoors?
a. every time the exterior doors are opened
b. every day or so I make a run for it
c. tear the weather stripping off most exterior doors
d. never

Bonus Essay Question: Why Cat Contact is Important to My Humans. One page, single spaced.

****Dubby made an A+ 110 points

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shhh! Top Secret Diary Entry

Dear Diary,
this is dubby. guess what? mom is cleaning LD's room. i went in there to help and mom left me in there with the door closed. oh,it was scary. then, i needed to do my daily constitutional. i was stuck without my litter box. the only litter i could find was in the dust pan. that's where i did it. mom came in later and i ran out. she was mad because she smelled cat business. then she saw where i did it and gave me a hug for ingenuity. don't tell anyone because this is a secret.
love, dubby

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Yorker Cover

Woo! Woo!

Whistle, a New Yorker subscriber, is featured on the cover of the newest issue!
We are so proud of him. He's never been to NYC but somehow he's on the cover!

Fish, his brother

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dubby Completes Christmas Cat Cookie Tutoring

Dear Prof. Whiskers:
Dubby learned to eat cat cookies from a human's hands during the Christmas Break.
He is a fine young cat who works hard to do his studies.
Sister, Cat Nanny

Dear Prof. Whiskers,
Dubby is bogus! He pretends to need tutoring in cat cookies! He just pretends!
A friend

Dear Professor Whiskers:
I know how to eat cat cookies from my human's hands! It's fun!
I am a big cat now.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cat Report

Whistle: I've had a great time with my gifts and Greenies. I wish the President of Greenies would make me the Poster Cat. I'd be good at it. I've visited with Aunt Songbird. She loves me best. She brought a ball of string to me! I have to be "supervised" because I am a "string/ribbon eater" according to my people. I am not ready for Cat School to begin.

Fish: Loved being with my Aunt Songbird! She loves me best! She understands contemplative kitties who are serious by nature. She thinks I am very smart. I spent most of my holidays under the covers thinking deep thoughts about avoiding all of the Boy's friends. It's noisy here all the time. I finished my paper on Scottish Cat Saints days ago so I'm ready to go back to Cat School.

Dubby: My Aunt Songbird thinks I am so smart and wonderful! She likes me best. You can tell she understands me really well and thinks I am a great Bearnaise Sauce Mountain Cat. I learned how to eat Cat Cookies from Mom's hand. Prof. Whiskers sent home a note about cat cookie tutoring during the holidays. I practiced over and over!
Mom thinks I'm studying cat cookies! Hee Hee. I want to go back to school to see my friends.

Andy: Worked hard. Came inside to eat and take a few naps. Avoided the Gingers and Tappy Toes. Can't stand these cushy indoor cats. Chased squirrels, terrorized the birds and kept the property free of vagrants.