Hot Hot Hot!
by Theo - Boy Meows - Comments (2) - July 30th, 2009

It’s been really hot in Portland the last few days, reaching well over 100 degrees F on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We do not like it, no we don’t! We have mostly been napping, so Mom has only really been able to get pictures of us napping.

tigsy_july30 Here we have Tigerlily snoozing in the back part of the house. She slept here for most of the day, until she moved later to find a chair to sleep on.
theo_july30 I found a place to snooze in the kitchen, on the built-in bench. It’s part of a little nook and is quite cool, most of the time. Later, I found Mom & Dad’s bed, and slept all stretched out like a sausage.

It is supposed to gradually get cooler. We hope so, since we do not like the hot weather. Dad has been leaving the little air conditioner on during the day, even while he & Mom are gone, so at least the house hasn’t gotten into the triple digits. We will be glad when this heat spell is over!

The Story of Theo Part 2
by Tigsy - Girl Meows - Comments (1) - July 28th, 2009

theototalsnoozeIn Part 1 I told you about Muffin and how she went to her furrever home with Mom’s mom. After that, Theo came to live with us.

Mom & Dad got in the car and drove a long, long way, all the way up to Coeur d’Alene Idaho, where they met the Bengal breeder lady who had Theo. Theo was little, and cute, and a total bundle of spotted energy. Mom & Dad  somehow managed to get him into a kitty carrier, took him out to the car, and off they went! But they were hardly down the block before Theo started YOWLING! AND YOWLING! He DIDN’T WANT TO BE IN HIS CARRIER! YOWL!

Once they were on the freeways, they decided that they could let Theo out if he would stay mostly in the backseat or in Mom’s lap. He decided that the spot down by Mom’s feet where the cool air was blowing was a good spot, and took a nap.

Now here’s the funny part. Mom & Dad stopped for lunch at a sandwich place and Mom got turkey. At the first sniff of that turkey, Theo came alive and decided HE MUST HAVE TURKEY NOW PLEASE.  He turned into a growling little beast-monster, trying to walk down her outstretched arm to OM NOM NOM on her sandwich! It was so funny, he almost got the sandwich because Mom was laughing so hard! He was so little, but had this great big GROWL! He still growls when he has something good to eat.

Once they got home, we were properly introduced and I’ve tolerated the beast ever since… Next is MY story!!

Floofs & Paws & Noses
by Theo - Boy Meows - Comments Off - July 25th, 2009

Oh Hai!! Theo here. It’s been warm again here in Portland, warmer then we really like for fun in da sun outdoors. So we did a lot of sleeping today while Mom went to work and Dad read a book and did other Dadly things on his day off.

ct-tigsyfootfaceMom did manage to snap this piccie of Tigsy taking a nap on our favorite perch/tree-thingy by a window. Mom thought it was cute the way Tigsy’s nose was sticking down and her paws are all soft and paw-like. Mom loves kitty paws.
ct-theostretchyHere I am, all stretched out and ready for some snoozin’! Check out my tummy floofs! I iz all spotty on my tummy, cuz I’m a Bengal! Tigerlily likes to sleep all in a little bundle, but I like to stretch out and sleep like a sausage roll. Mom & Dad think this difference is funny cuz Tigsy is a Bengal too. When they catch me in a ball they also take my pic, just like they take a pic of Tigsy if she’s stretched out. Humans sure are funny!!

This is one of my favorite places to sleep, on our newish rug by my favorite chair. All the specks and stuff on the rug? That’s stuff we tracked in on our paws, Mom says Thanks Kitties!!! NOT!!! Now she has to vacuum.

Mom says it’s supposed to stay hot all weekend, yuck. We hope it cools off a little soon! Is it hot where you live?

The Story of Theo Part 1
by Tigsy - Girl Meows - Comments Off - July 22nd, 2009

In order to really understand the story of Theo, one must first hear about the story of Muffin, which really beings with the story of Tigerlily. But, I’m going to begin in media res with the story of Muffin, leading to Theo.

muffinaMuffin is a beautiful calico cat. Muffin came to live with Mom and Dad when she turned up on Mom’s Auntie’s porch one day and wouldn’t leave. Mom went to visit her Auntie and ended up bringing Muffin home. For a few years, this worked okay. I used to beat Muffin up but mostly we got along okay. Then Mom and Dad moved into a studio apartment, which wasn’t all THAT small but was really too small for two girl cats to get along. Muffin developed a bad peeing habit, and Mom asked her Mom if Muffin could come live at her house. Grandmommy said yes, and Muffin went to live with her. Now, Muffin is her cat and lives a very happy, spoiled life where she has a large house to run around. There are other cats, but also a lot more room and everyone mostly gets along. Muffin likes being Grandmommy’s cat.

But see, the problem for Mom is that Muffin was really HER cat. I am a Daddy’s Girl. I love to sit in his lap, purr for him, sleep on his feet or his back. I pretty much act like Mom is chopped liver most of the time.  (Of course, I do give up the snugs and purrs for Mom plenty, just to keep the snacks flowing.) But Muffin loved her mama, and Mom wouldn’t agree to take Muffin to a new furrever home unless she was replaced with another cat. Preferably a boy cat, cuz they figured (correctly) that I’d get along better with a boy.

So Dad started looking around for a Bengal breeder, cuz they decided they wanted another Bengal like me. They found a breeder that had a silver boy kitten who would be available soon, and so it was agreed that Theo would come live with us shortly after Muffin went to her new home. More to come in Part 2…

The Cuteness
by Tigsy - Girl Meows - Comments Off - July 21st, 2009

Do you want to see some of Theo’s baby pictures? I’m going to do it a little backwards and show you some pictures and next time I’ll tell you the story of when Theo came to live with us. My typist is a little tired tonight! (Why don’t they make keyboards more suitable for cat paws??)

theo_cute Here is Theo when he first came home. He was a cute little beast, and so very small! Even I thought he was cute, even though he was an obnoxious little kitten.
theo_action He was always attacking something. And he had some SHARP little teeth.
12-theo_windowsill But when he was sleepy, he was cute again. Awwww!

He’s all grown up now, but he sure was a cute kitten. Even a crusty old girl like myself had to admit that!

Mmmmm treats!
by Tigsy - Girl Meows - Comments Off - July 20th, 2009

Theo & I have Mama trained very well when it comes to treat handouts. Here’s how it works (you can try it too!).

In the morning, Mama gets up and has her showers. When she is done with her showers, she makes coffee. This is when it is time to commence light meowing, just little reminders that Yes We Are Ready For The Treats. I prefer to jump onto the counter next to the sink to do this – Mom lets me, as long as I stay by the sink (she can wipe it off easy that way). Meow! Meow!

When she is done making the coffee, she takers her morning pills. Now it is time to start laying it on thick – louder meows, maybe a paw pat on the arm. When she puts the glass down, full-on treat demands must commence.

Since we are Bengals, we specialize in the Yowl. The Yowl always gets results, as it is pitched in just the right way to annoy human ears. We give several good yowls, and then Mom will go to the cupboard and dispense the treats. If Mom is being particularly difficult, Theo will stretch up his full height on her leg and put some claws into her hip. This is especially effective if Mom is wearing pajamas, since the claws go right through. Stab! Yowl! Yowl!

We are picky cats, so there are only a few kinds of treats we like. We definitely enjoyed being a tester for Lainey’s Pawtique, trying out the Chicken Tuscany and Salmon Tuscany Kitty Kookies. We highly recommend these! We also like Castor & Pollux Organic Chicken Treats.

We are discriminating kittehs, we have rejected many kinds of cat treats. But these are the ones we like best, and that Mama like best because they are healthy, safe treats for us. Yay treats!

Castor & Pollux
by Theo - Boy Meows - Comments Off - July 19th, 2009


FreeKibbleKat.com

I wanted to give a meow-out to the company that makes our cat food, the pawsome Castor & Pollux Pet Works. We like them because the cat fud tastes great! Mom likes them because the cat food is certified organic and free of animal byproducts, corn and wheat.

I also want to give them a meow-out because Castor & Pollux are a founding sponsor of FreeKibble.com and FreeKibbleKat.com, two sites started by a 12 year-old girl named Mimi Ausland. When you visit the websites and play the trivia, Castor & Pollux donates pieces of kibble. So far, over 90 tons of food has been donated to shelters!

You can visit every day and play! It’s a small and easy way to help animal shelters help anipals.

Snoozy Day
by Tigsy - Girl Meows - Comments (1) - July 17th, 2009

Hello Furriends!

It iz really hot here today! Well, at least hot  for us, we iz wimp cats here in Oregon and don’t like the heat. Theo and I spent most of the day snoozing in the house, where it’s at least a little cooler than outside. Mom snapped some pics of us snoozing.

theosnoozes717 First, Theo. Theo likes to sleep on da rug, cuz it’s nice and cool down on the floor. He’s really lazy when it’s hot. Mom thinks he so cute with his little turned upsidedown head.
tigsy_snooze717 Mom snapped this one of me, asleep in my favorite perch by the window. She thought it was cute, the way my little paw was resting on the edge. Unfortunately, my new collar isn’t showing. We’ll have to try again to get a good picture of that.

What do you say furriends? What are your favorite things to do on a hot day?

Trying Out Some Video!
by Theo - Boy Meows - Comments (1) - July 17th, 2009

Mom decided to get with the program and try taking some video with her camera! Of course, she had to pick a time when I was taking a bath! Bad Mom! But anyway, here is our FIRST video ever! More to come!

I’m The Face Of Cute Today!
by Theo - Boy Meows - Comments (1) - July 16th, 2009

Hey Furriends! Check it out! I’m today’s Face of Cute at Your Daily Cute! We like that website very much, they always have such CUTE stuffs!

Also, @yourdailycute is on da Twitter!

Here’s the pic in case you need more cuteness!

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