Sunday, November 30, 2014

ManCat Monday

This is Brighton, one of the three Man Cats at Curlz and Swirlz...

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But Brighton is so handsome, it seems kinda unfair to Cartoonize him, don't you think?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

ManCat Monday, Furlinghetti Style

This handsome ManCat is Furlinghetti, fondly called Furli by all who know and love him... He lives nearby, so Teri gets to see him from time to time, something she doesn't often get to do with our extended family that live far away!

He was diagnosed with small cell intestinal lymphoma a year ago, but had responded to the chemo and with the TLC of his CatMom Kaye, he is in remission...which makes us all smile!

Teri especially likes this photo cuz he looks so...contemplative, and then she realized he is sitting on the heater vent and is more like toasty warm and contented...not deep in thought, hahameow!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday, Kely Style

Most of our friends are also on Facebook and everyone enjoys seeing the 'Week Day Kely' photos that Teri takes of Kely on the days she takes her to her day hunting place with her.

Now, most cats think the VET is a bad place to spend their free time... 

but Kely loves the attention, the heated bed, the extra snacks and all her adoring fans who stop by!

AND, weather permitting, every day after work...she gets to GO OUTSIDE! The rest of us Curly Swirly crew only get to go outside in our stroller or in the condo out on our deck! Should we be jealous?

Well, we aren't jealous at all, cuz we know that granny cat Kely deserves a little something extra in her dotage... and we are happy she is having a lovely 'Autumn of her Life' now and giving Teri something special to smile about, too!

Oh, and since everyone is starting their Holiday Gift List right about now... don't forget, you can ask Teri to send you a pawtographed copy of the new book featuring our housemate, Coco the Couture Cat! 

For a mere $15 plus $6 postage, Coco will sign your copy, with a pink paw print, of course! Just leave us a comment, and Teri will handle the rest!

So, now that you are all smiling,'s the purrfect time to join in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop... even if you add words like we did, HaHaMeow!

Monday, November 10, 2014

ManCat Monday, Karl Style

Don't you just love how Cornish Rex wrinkle their nose when roaring?

This is Karl, who is obviously king of his domain in his new home!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem #blog4peace #blogblast4peace

Today, November 4th, we cats, and bloggers all around the world, are gathering together for a BlogBlast for Peace


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix

Some of our hopes for the day...purr loudly; don't stay angry longer than 15 minutes; breath deeply, and love just as deeply...that sounds peaceful to us!

Ps: Want to learn more about BlogBlast for Peace? Click this link Blog4Peace

ManCat Monday...Sammy Style

Teri used to breed Cornish Rex and our Sammy was a daddy cat for 3/4 of his 13 years, living a pretty solitary life...

Though he did get to share a few years in his man cave with his partner in crime, Taddy Porter, so while he wasn't alone, he was lonely and didn't really learn how to interact with other cats (well, except at mating time).

Taddy Porter was only a daddy cat for a few years, before he was neutered and went off to live with a lovely family in Pennsylvania. But Sammy wasn't neutered until he was about 10 years old and he had quite the spray marking habit, even after he was neutered. Teri already deals with that with Disco, who is on Paxil to help him feel less jealous of the other cats, so she doesn't want to give Disco or Sammy more reason to pee outside the litter box!

But this summer she set up a big floor to ceiling cat condo in the breakfast nook and worked on getting Sammy used to being a 'house cat' and getting to know us kitties.

Because he and Kely are about the same age, and Teri knows Kely is lonely now her friend Bebe has found a new home--she takes Kely to work with her so she can get lots of attention and lap time.

Teri thought wouldn't it be nice if Kely and Sammy could become friends, and were able to share the nicest room in the house, which gets lots of sun and overlooks the backyard and lake. Both Coco and Brighton tend to pick on Kely, and so she isn't under undue stress, she is our guest bedroom kitty.

So, starting a couple of weeks ago, Teri started letting them have some supervised time together. Well, Sammy is so wanting to be friends with Kely, but Kely is so hot and cold towards him that he is having trouble reading her!

Teri had their two burrow beds separated--one at the head of the bed and one at the foot, most of the time when Sammy elicits attention from Kely, she lunges and swats at him. He can't hurt her by biting as he only has his molars left (he had very bad resorptive disease) and they both have their nails clipped short, but Kely could bite him and so she checks him over thoroughly every day for wounds.

Kely is more bark than bite, but Sammy knows how to act around bitchy females, so he just backs away and turns his gaze elsewhere and curls up a safe distance away. But tonight, she seems in a happy space so Teri moved their 2 beds closer together and low and behold, they both settled in and while kind of ignoring each other... she heard no grumbles from Kely and that's a good sign.

Before we go to bed tonight, Teri will separate the beds again so they don't surprise each other in the dark, but she is hopeful that soon, they will be curling up in the same bed together! That would make us all purr with delight!