The Story of Tigsy Part 2
by Tigsy - Girl Meows - Comments (2) - August 4th, 2009

0804-tigsyBefore they brought me home, Mom & Dad had a discussion about “the rule.” Dad’s rule was No Cats in The Bedroom. Mom didn’t like this rule, she liked having a kitty sleep on the bed at night. But she said okay anyway.

The first day home, I settled in pretty good. I figured these humans were pretty nice people, so I wasn’t scared or anything. I liked getting the pets and the treats and hanging out with the humans. Then they went to bed, and SHUT THE BEDROOM DOOR! They LOCKED ME OUT!

I was having none of this. Srsly, the NERVE! I proceeded to yowl and yowl and scratch at the door and tear up the carpet under the door and yowl some more. Mom said Oh Poor Kitty, she’s lonely! Dad put a pillow over his head. Mom said She’s going to damage the carpet! So Dad said I could come in JUST THIS ONE NIGHT since it was my first night in my new furrever home. I trotted in with a MEOW and jumped on the bed and settled in.

You can see where this is going. The NO CATS IN THE BEDROOM rule didn’t last a single night, and I’ve been sharing the bed (or bedroom, I have a cozy bed of my own I like) ever since. Sometimes I even sneak UNDER THE BLANKETS when it’s cold and snuggle between the humans. I have them trained right!

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!!

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!