Sunday, July 24, 2011

Simply Sunday Evening...

Well, here is it the weekend and time for chillaxin for everyone! Teri even had time to take pix and help us with our blog!

And we had a visitor, Carol of Coffee, Cats 'n Yarn. She came over to help Teri make up BlogPaws Swag Bags and stay for dinner--bbq'd steaks, salad and fresh corn on the cob (we asked for some steak and butter but we didn't get any!).

Teri made a pretty drink with Prosecco and Raspberry Cabernet Sorbet, and they had Klondike ice cream bars for dessert (um, Teri had 2!). We love Carol and she gave us lotsa lap time, as you can see here...

BlogPaws is only 5 weeks away and we are gettin excited about our Meet and Greet with so many of our bloggy furriends and making some new ones!

Teri decided that Coco will be able to join us in the fun (not Flat Coco, hahameow!). So today she picked out our outfits and got a new carrier for Coco to travel in style in, a Sherpa Sport Pop Tote.

We are so luvin' our BirdnSquirrel Watchin' Station being open again! Teri gets to sit at her desk and watch the birds 'n squirrels and TomTom, too just like us! Of course, we distract her demanding attention, as this video clip of Coco shows!

and Disco got in some squirrel watchin', too! (Biggify to see him!)

Even Sammy gets some 'Window Shopping' time now! He is enjoying Disco, Brighton's and Coco's company (one visitor at a time or he gets kind of overwhelmed) and when he out and about, he has to wear 'shorts' so he doesn't spray mark anything.

Here's two pix of him enjoying some R & R, and the scenery outside...

Oh, and an update on Kiki, too! Once she began giving 'headbutts' to Bear, the dog...we knew she was thinking of him as 'family', and was ready to have rambunctious Cheddar join her! We are looking forward to hearing how they get along and of their T.H.O.E. events!

We got an update from Bosco and Bette Blu's family, too (you might remember them, two of our 'extended family'). Here's some pix of them their family sent us this weekend! They live the pampered life in New York City!

Lick, Lick, Bite...

Bette Blu Loves Spinach!

Bosco looking Fab!

Elegant kitties on an elegant countertop!

Recently, Au and Target asked how Teri found such good homes for the Cornish Rex she raised. She promises she will write a blog post about that someday soon, as it's something very important to her and might help people who help find homes for kitties anywhere...

We haven't gotten to visit our CB furriends much this week, only making it to the L's on our blogroll, but we were very sad to learn that Tristan had to be helped to the Bridge and Penelope and Kozmo's buddy, Sammy, is now flying free, too and not hurting anymore. We know her family got to spend some very treasured extra time with her as she had been battling kidney disease, but still there is never enough time to spend with a beloved kitty, is there?

This week, Teri has been helping a couple of kitties of the CB with dieting advice. You all may already follow Mr Puddy and Yogi and of course, all our followers know of Disco 'Battle of the Bulge' and Teri has shared his diet info with them and thinks we should form a 'Weight Watchers Club for Kats' (and give a prize to each when we reach our goals!).

Teri is still not being a good 'personal trainer' though and hasn't been Stairclimbing with Disco, but she says she will do better, so he maybe can lose some weight before they go go BlogPaws in a month!

Here's a link to an easy to use calorie calculator that Teri shared with Mr Puddy and Yogi, that maybe some of the 'overconditioned' kitties of the CB can check out:

Disco is stuck at 15# 2 oz, and Teri is cutting down on his treat of t/d kibble and bought him a bag of Stella & Chewy's Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner. It's a dehydrated Raw Diet, but Teri is feeding it as a treat, in it's 'pellet' form, and Disco loves it. He would love more than 2 morsels but it will give him some variety and she may even feed it rehydrated for him if he likes it that way, too. It was recommended to us by the cats of Coffee, Cats 'n Yarn.

Their website says their patented food safety process was designed by a Professor of Food Safety at Kansas State University and the food safety programs in place at Stella & Chewy's would be in the forefront of human food manufacturers and are years ahead of the pet food industry. Here's a link to their website if you want to check it out:
And for your viewing pleasure, here's another pix of Disco and a movie clip, too! (especially for Stella):

Teri got a few more things crossed off her 'to-do' list this weekend, too, besides helping us with our blog. She put a little more shelf liner on the kitchen shelves, so she's about 2/3 of the way finished. It had been so long since she started that job that they stopped making the pattern of liner she started with. But maybe no one will notice it doesn't match exactly, as who opens every cupboard at the same time, hahameow.

She also ordered an 'Ant Proof' bowl for TomTom and MamaKatz outside. Besides critters like possums and raccoons, keeping ants out of the kibble Teri puts out twice a day for them was a big problem.

She put the food in a small stainless steel bowl set inside a larger bowl with water in it, to make a kind of moat to keep the ants out. Trouble was that the kitties dropped kibble in the water and it would get smelly and gross every day.

She googled Ant Proof Bowl and thought this one was the best design, so she'll let you know how it works! This company donated a bunch of bowls to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, too and we thought that was a very nice thing to do!

She was also going to buy a new pump for our Drinkwell 360 fountain cuz it stopped working. But while looking round for the best deal, she came across this site that told you how to take the pump apart and clean she tried it and MeWowZa, it works again! That saved her about $20, so she wanted to share the link with our furriends!

She cancelled her TV cable to save some more green papers, so we won't get to watch the Animal Planet channel anymore, or watch Jackson Galaxy on The Cat from Hell either, but she then spent some and got a new 32" digital TV for 'our' bedroom and tonight we get to watch a show about cheetahs (we hopes it's got a happy ending but sometimes those nature shows don't...we'll keep the kleenex handy). Once she's saved enough by not having cable to pay for the TV, maybe she'll get it back again if she finds she's watching enough TV to make it worthwhile again.

The big screen TV in our Rumpus Room isn't digital so we won't get as many channels on it, but can enjoy all the shows on PBS on it, like this one on endangered species called "Lonely Animals' like Iberian Lynx that Brighton and Teri watched...

Oh, the other mews is that Teri has a 'date' on Thursday! She says she hopes she doesn't look too tired cuz this 'Meet and Greet' happens after work on Thursday. Just to be safe, a couple of friends will know who she's meeting and where she'll be...that's what friends are for, right?! Of course, if they hit it off, the guy will still have to pass muster with us!! You know...Must Love Cats!

Well, that's all the mews we can remember, and's past dinnertime and we are hungry!


  1. HOLY COD! This isn't a blog post it's an epistle! MOL!

    Like I care anyhow. I went right to the movie of my beloved and kicked everyone out of the room! After all, a Ladycat needs her privacy with this online dating thing.

    When That Woman figures out how to do a *good* vid of me I will allow her to post it. She will try soon.

    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

  2. Oh my goodness! You guys must have sat on Teri in shifts to get her to type this much!

    We have three drinkwell fountains so thank you for the link, Mommy will bookmark it.

    Everybody looks so happy and healthy, in your extended family, too...paws crossed that Teri enjoys her date!

  3. Thanks for the update! My human is looking forward to meeting Coco in person at BlogPaws!

  4. Me and Charlie enjoy the very sultry raspy meows of Disco and Coco in the clips!! Yay! Glad all is well in this corner of the world full of beautiful Cornish Rex kitties!!! take care

  5. Epic update. :) Glad you guys are enjoying the windows. And we love the shorts and suspenders - they made mom giggle.

  6. What a story! We're glad to see you back and happy. Meow from Malaysia!

  7. We appreciate you letting us know mousies can be bad to eat. That's kinda what we thought, so definitely any more caught will be tossed too.

  8. MOL @ Ms. Stella! Excellent update folks! Looks like great Squirrel TV! Hope Teri has a nice time on her date.


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