Monday, October 11, 2021

Doing My Stretches

 Hi, my furry friends!

And, here we are...another Monday, but this time, I'm geared up for a good week!

I'm even back to my exercises, doing stretches so I can stay limber and maintain my exquiseet fizzeek! What sort of exercises do you do?



I can't put my foreleg behind my head yet, but I'm working on it! 

And, remember, to stretch your mind as well as your body for a completely awesome you!

~~Tom

Monday, October 4, 2021

Selfies on Parade!

Hi, furriends!

I thought I would do something a little different this week.

We want to show you our best sides, or some sides...hehe

Starting with Selfie #1 - me



#2 Selfie  - Bridget


Very shy yet queen of the stairs..she always wants me to say the password before I can get by her..I say, "Is it meow?" Of course, every time, it is and she lets me go....


#3 Penny or we've started calling her Penny-wise


So that's the three of us, our best looks on parade!

Have a good week!




 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Vanity Fair?

Hi, furriends!

In an effort to be helpful (and relieve some guilt since I pick on her so much) I have made a list of all the magazines and their cover editors in order to suggest a model for them. I know they must run out of ideas, so I've taken it upon myself to propose that my Bridget be the perfect solution.

This is the photo I chose for her.


She has the "look," the eyes say it all!

And, here she is!!


A cat's dream has come true!

(I hear some loud purring coming from somewhere *looks around*)

😊




Monday, September 20, 2021

Time to Get Away

Hi, furriends ~

My little hobbit house...it doesn't really exist except in my mind, but every once in a while, I need to escape. A nap doesn't really do it - too short. You wake up and you're back to square one.

If you have a place to go to either in person or in your mind, it's a good way to escape the boredom that gets to us every so often. No matter how many toys, trees, visitors, pats on the head, variety in our food or bird tv, squirrel tv, bee tv or neighbors, we get bored.

So, here I am in a place that's quiet, gentle on the nerves, and completely in my mind. When I get so this doesn't do it anymore, I don't know what'll happen.  Maybe you have some suggestions?

Let's hear 'em!

(Isn't this place cute? - Oooh, I think I have a new neighbor!)




Monday, September 13, 2021

My Beautiful Sisfur

Hi, furriends!

You want to meet a beautiful kitty?

Here she is..our Anastasia who left us about four years ago. She was the most easygoing cat I've ever known. A soft bubble of fur, she brightened my days and I miss her. The anniversary of her passing is this coming Thursday. She died right here at home, full of love, at the age of 16.

Anastasia Marie Nadine Delilah..we keep your purrs in our hearts always along with memories of  cuddles so affectionate.


She would often read to me...just kidding!



Who can forget my buddy Tinker here on the left. He had a thing for Anastasia but she wasn't interested. They were the two senior kitties in the family, Tinker repeatedly trying to win her affections. She must have felt something because she joined him at the Bridge less than four months after he went.

While kitties spend their lives, or at least part of them with us since we're all adopted, we know there's always plenty of love and we're happy. 

See ya again someday, guys!


 

Monday, September 6, 2021

No Labor Today, So We'll Play!

Hello, furriends!

I'm so happy we have a holiday right now, I can't tell you!

The housekeep is off somewhere which means we have the whole house to ourselves, Bridget, Penny and I. I don't think things will change much, just we'll have peace and food is readily available until she shows up this evening.

When Bridget and I get along, we like to play with our ball toy and it's a lot of fun.


If the ball rolls right, it's Bridget's. If it rolls left, it's my turn! Funny how it always stays on the track and never slips out. I guess if it did, we wouldn't know whose turn it was!

Hope you all have a fun day and a good week ahead! 

Purrs and nosetaps,

Tom, Bridget and Penny xxx


Monday, August 30, 2021

Something in the Way It Moved..!!

 Hey, I thought if I ignored Monday, it would go away..

NO!! It's still here..

Guys, it's good to say hello to all of you on this first day of the work snooze week!
I came across this photo and it prompted a question: What the heck was I looking at here?

Do you ever come across a pic your catmom or dad or somebody else took and you wonder
what was going on?

In this case, was it a bug, a strange sound, something weird like the pillow wasn't really a pillow at all?


I must've held my breath, kept my eyes sharp and my ears sharper and looks like I'm ready to give whatever it is plenty of room (either that or me outta there, hahaha!)

Have a good week and keep an eye out. You never know when an innocent object might come to life!!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Plush Lusciousness

Hello furriends!

Just like humans, sometimes we cats just feel like a million bucks. I don't know what it is, maybe it's how the sun strikes our furs, or how we look when we're freshly brushed, but we feel good when we look good!

Here's my freshly brushed, sunny outlook selfie to cheer your Monday!




 

Autumn is coming! Already the days are shorter and the breezes from the outside crisper..!

Have a good week, everyone!

Monday, August 16, 2021

A Week for Penny & Birdie

Hi, furriends!!

This Monday belongs to Penny and her birdie. One of the most fun toys for all of us is the birdie at the end of a wand. The housekeep swings it around and we try to catch it. Lots of times we don't but then we outfox her and turn real quick and pounce!!


Penny likes the birdie, but also wants to chew on the wand. I think she just likes to play with anything that moves..!! There's this real thin belt that gets slid along the floor, and Penny goes after that, too. There's never a shortage of toys. They're always coming into the house like bouncy balls and toy mice with extra catnip which we got from Target.

I'm still getting my glaucoma drops in the right eye which stays closed a good bit after. I hate going through this, but I'm told if I don't, the pressure will get too intense and not good for me or my eye. So, here's to you kids (as I'm winking at you!!)



All for now. If things got any more exciting, I wouldn't know what to do with myself! 

~Tom

Monday, August 9, 2021

A Tribute

Dear Furriends ~

There's no doubt that whether it's our blogs or other social media venues, we get closer to some furriends more than others. I've never really thought about why that's so. It just happens. All of you who regularly visit, we consider precious furriends and we know we can count on you to stop by and say hello..

We lost one of our furriends this week to the big "C." What the heck is taking so long to figure out how to handle the devastating bugger? Two of our own family members - Anastasia and Tinker - both went to the Bridge after wrangling with the deadly disease.

Now, we've lost our furriend Paddy O'Malley from https://eastsidecats.blogspot.com  It was a post  about Irish eyes smiling. We thought Paddy's eyes were always smiling. His presence in our cat community brightened all our days.



 

Our hearts are sad and we have to say, probably will be for some time. 
Miss you, pal!

Monday, August 2, 2021

An Op-Ed by Tom, Not Ed

 Furriends~

You know what the trouble with Monday is?
I finally figured it out.
It's like standing at the beginning of a rope bridge stretched across a deep ravine. Only 
thing is, with the bridge, you can look over to the other side.
On the Monday that begins our week we can't.
That's the problem.
We can't see next weekend from here.
No telescope, no binoculars, no birds to fly over and back to tell us it's there..
It's frustrating and a disgrace. There outta be a law!


Now, let's see..

We had a Gotcha Day celebration for Penny. She spent the day under the covers. 
I guess she didn't want all the fuss. 

I saw my heart doc and my ticker's tickin' away. I saw it on a big, black screen and
there was my thickened wall, but nothing to worry about yet.

Our neighbor is moving. They were sooo nice and our time with them was much too
short. I'm glad there are no changes pending in my little world. I'm gonna stick close
for the time being. 

Hope you all are well and let's cross the old bridge together. Next weekend, here we come!

Nap first!








Monday, July 26, 2021

An Anniversary!

Hello, furriends!

This coming Thursday, we'll be celebrating Penny's first whole year with us. I can't believe it...time has really gone by fast!

Here's when we first had her in our house, all separated and everything. Very shy, it was best just to look at each other through french doors (we have four of them, would you believe?). 


I'd never seen a kitty that started out Siamese with added tabbiness on the legs and face...a lynx point, I think they call her. Very exotic..!!


After a year with us, she's still a mystery to me. She's either shy or aloof. The housekeeper thinks she's had a tough time of it, so is gentle with her. I try not to be too macho..

Here's to another year...maybe I'll work on my charms a little more..!


Monday, July 19, 2021

Green Acres!

Hello furriends!

It's been a weird time weatherwise! Rain and more rain and then even more! It's cloudy today, but I'm not going to let that affect my mood. 

You can now call me Farmer Tom! Look at my grass crop! 


 Chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp...I would have posed with it holding a pitchfork, but we didn't have a pitchfork and I decided just to dig in.

Who knew grass could grow in the dark? The only thing I ever heard that would grow in a spooky, dark place was mushrooms. The housekeeper's always complaining about having to mow the grass outside because it grows so fast, and she's not happy. I tell her just to go out there and have a chompin' good time!

Here's me again..


Oh, yummmmm!

So, that's about it for me for today. 

I hope the coming week is a happy one!




Monday, July 12, 2021

The All Clear

Hi, Friends!

Thanks so much for all the support and kind words for my blood letting. I love how they sneak up on you, distracting you in the front (nice try) while they poke you in the leg. It hurts! But, I guess, not as bad as if they didn't try to distract you. The technician was very nice and gave me treats after. The results? Everything looked good according to the vet, except I have to drink more water. No problems with hydration, but it could become a problem which we want to avoid. The housekeeper's looking into getting me a fountain. Sounds good to me. Could it be...?



This would be lovely, would it? I can play with the horsies, get a bath (cod forbid) and drink from the fountain, all at the same time!

Bridget and Penny say hello. They seem to be getting along better and better, but still at a distance. Good things take time, I guess!


See ya around!









 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Another Crazy Week

Happy Monday!

I know most people are particularly happy since they're off work due to the Sunday 4th of July holiday. The housekeeper is here, however. I asked on bended knee that she take a day off in order to give us peace, but so far has ignored my request.

I'm off to the vet on Thursday for a blood draw. it's just senior privilege, I call it. A royal pain in my leg, too. But, we've got to figure out why my street ways are getting the better of me. I'm nipping, chasing Bridget and generally find myself bored. Could be something with my innards.

Have a good day and week, my friends. I'll leave you with one of my fluffier selfies!




 

Monday, June 28, 2021

On the Lookout

Hi, friends!

This is THE week for expecting....

1. My Chewy shipment!

2. The housekeeper will hear yay or nay on a job. How DARE she! Isn't taking care of us
enough for her? Noooo....! The nerve!

3. Hearing about our roof exactly when we can rip off the *%$#@## old one, leaking and
have a new one put on.

4. I get off the chicken stew stuff I had to eat for two full weeks for my crystals. Yay! Now I don't 
have to sneak food off Bridget's dish.

So, we have a lot coming up! The excitement never ends..!

See us bracing ourselves? Hahaha!! 👀


We'll make Penny keep vigil at the window..especially for the chow!

We'll keep you posted..

Have a good Fourth, everybody!

~Tom

 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Oh, No...

Oh, widdle-dee-dee and woe is me
It's Monday morn and I can see
Friends bracing themselves for another week
Bridget in charge?!! Time for hidey-hole to seek!

That's the extent of my creativity, taking all of my energy. I'm ready to pass out.

I've decided I'm putting Bridget in charge of the week coming up,
perched on her favorite step, overseeing all the activity and making
sure everything meets her high standards...I know, it can be a bit much, but
the housekeeper is out of control and Penny comes up with too many wisecracks!

So, I have no choice.
Bridget'll be watching!!!


She's sitting on the steps leading up to the attic, one of her favorite places, especially this past winter when she hung out there to catch unsuspecting mice. Can you believe this sweet face would carry a struggling mouse in her mouth? 
I know, me neither.

I'd rather see her play.


But..this week it's all business.

She'll make sure the next stretch of days turns out okay and that, my friends, is a big responsibility!

So until the next Mancat Monday, don't drop your kibble, remember to cuddle and don't make a puddle!! Hehe

~TOM


Monday, June 14, 2021

This 'n That

 Sorry, guys *flies into the room*

We have so much going on I don't know whether to poop or go blind...

We're waiting to hear from the vet on what's going on with me. I'm paying too much attention to my privates..and I don't mean Army, either, LOL! Anyway,  have to make light of it until we know how serious to take all this stuff.

I thought I'd do an update on everybody..

Bridget's fine, cuddles when she feels like it. Picks on me when she's in one of her moods. I think somebody said something about "tortitude." I guess that's what it is. It does try my patience though.

And, I'll have you know I do get the back end of things a lot with no comment. Hard to know where you stand under these circumstances.



Then, there's Penny. Always wants to know what I'm doing, but won't approach. Tends to hiss. The housekeeper says it's been almost a year and is keeping doors open so Penny can come forward and talk to Bridge and me. She says it's time, hissing or not.

She's not after one of us here, just a toy birdie.


Just trying to hang in.

Is it Friday yet?


Monday, June 7, 2021

Wish I Had Her Energy!

Hi, efurrybody!

Another week, another Monday and full steam ahead!

Penny eats as much as we do, but keeps her slim fizzeek. It's pretty amazing. She's also full of the kind of energy I wish I still had. Oh, I'll play and all, but snoozing is definitely preferable over chasing a toy mouse!

Here she is, ready to pounce! A big gulp of windowsill whiffies and the mouse doesn't stand a chance!




 

And the knock-'em-dead bunny kicks!



I'm glad I'm not that mouse! (Or, is it a bird, can't tell, lol!)

Monday, May 31, 2021

 Hi, Mancat Mondayers!!

Heck, I almost forgot to post! I hope I'm not losing my mind!

It's Memorial Day, 2021 and it's raining, cold and quiet. It's great for a nap, so Bridget, Penny and I probably will sleep most of the day. A friend reminded the housekeeper and fellow humans that our thoughts on this day of remembrance really should go on all the time. I agree. There are those who fought, those who died and the VA hospital is full of those who won't ever forget their own experiences in war.

Here's to dreams of a better world!


And, here's Penny.

She says, "Where there's cuteness, there's hope!"

Absolutely, I say!

Monday, May 24, 2021

Something Nice and New

Hi, furriends ~

That's right. New isn't always a good thing, but when someone says nice and new, that's different.

What's nice and new is my header. And, dear ones, there's a story behind it. The quote from me that I've added was the first thing out of my mouth when I became a cleric. There isn't anything in the Bible that I don't comment about. Now, it looks to me like five loaves would be more than enough for little old me. The two fishes? Perfect!

Back to the story and the miracle so all those people could have a nice lunch. Water gets turned into wine...(I wonder if the wine was watery!?)  Anyway, on top of that, all the loaves were multiplied because people back then didn't bring a lunch and Happy Harry's Mobile Weinie & Burger Heaven never made it..

I try to be respectful of what's contained in the Holy Book, but scenarios like this are just too tempting and besides, it's all the housekeeper's fault. She puts ideas into my head.

So,  I have a new header. It's almost like I have a new outfit.

Bada-bing!


PS - Last week Timmy Tomcat Cusack mentioned something about eye pressure since I talked about my glaucoma. Hope you don't have the same problem I have, pal. Take care.

 

Monday, May 17, 2021

A Closer Look: An Eye With a Veil Over It

 Hello, furriends ~

It's a new week and I'm wondering if I'm the only one who has thoughts like "I wonder what this week will bring. What will happen either in my world or everybody else's?"

Anyway, I'm told I'm a deep thinking cat. I just don't want to overdo it or else I'm not a cat anymore. I'll leave the problems of humans to them.

One thing I do have to deal with is my bad eye. The housekeeper has to order more meds for it. Two things are happening: I have a milky eye from a cataract (even though there's the word "cat" in the term, very few cats get this - lucky me!!) and I also have glaucoma, so eye pressure is an issue. Can't get too high or I'll go blind. Good thing I have a good, healthy cat-nose!!

You can kinda see it here in this photo. (I have a better one, but it's a little too graphic)


Now, the other kitties, Bridget and Penny don't have any health issues, but as all cat lovers know, that changes sometimes real fast and gets really scary. I'm the oldest and I have to set an example of how to handle this sort of stuff. Just in case they get sick.

So, a reorder of meds this week, burrito bundles so I don't freak out when the drops hit and usually a meal or treats after. I've kinda gotten used to the routine, but I still don't like it.

Enjoy your Monday as we kick off another week and remember, fellow kitties, we're in all this together.

Meow!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Can't We Get Any Peace Around Here?



Yeah, I definitely was purrturrbed as you can tell, but I don't remember about what.  Maybe it was Bridget and something she said or did. Or, maybe it was someone knocking at the door. It almost looks like I'm saying.."You mean I woke up for this?" (go away, you bleepity-bleeping bleep!)

We'll be getting our new roof estimate this week. Maybe the housekeeper'll have this same expression when she hears it! Either that, or no expression, a dead faint and a dire need for smelling salts, hehe

Have a good week, furriends!

PS. The housekeeper had a great Mother's Day. Hope your moms did, too!

TOM

~~~~~

 

Monday, May 3, 2021

M is for...

Hi, friends~

Who was it - the Mamas and the Papas with the lyrics "Monday, Monday..can't trust that day...

I dunno, they just popped into my head this morning. I don't really mind a new week, but when Monday rolls around, I think of the end of the week and wonder what the heck is going to happen in between. Maybe it's because of the housekeeper. 

We now have a leaky roof and that means a bunch of people here with a bunch of estimates for getting it fixed. If we haven't been visiting your blogs, we apologize. It's just been so hectic with one thing after another..My solution is to turn my back on it all and sleep.

Another day is on the horizon and I have one request: Let me know when it's Tuesday!! 



Monday, April 26, 2021

Totally Penny

Hi, friends!

I decided it was high time I devoted some space on my blog to Penny. 

The housekeeper and I were able to capture a couple of really great photos of her and wanted to share them. 


When she turned her head to look back at the camera, it was the dreaded red eye..It's kinda scary, if you ask me. Either that or she looks like a stoplight!


 Looks awesomely cute, though!

Still very shy around Bridget and me, but she's coming along. We all just have to be patient. Cats know all about patience, except when we're hungry, right?

Have a good week, everyone and best wishes from me, Penny and Bridget!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Coat of Many Colors

Hello, friends!

One day I decided I would try to count all the different colors in Bridget's fur. After about a dozen colors and patterns, I finally had to give up. I have never known anyone, man or beastie, with so many different--I dunno, stripes, colors, splotches, patterns..Her genes must have gone crazy pants! You would definitely think so if you saw her mother. She was just black and white!

Here are a few photos that show off her furs..



And now, boys and girls, a little cheesecake!!




Surprise!! 



All those colors got stopped at the border! An all-white chest and tum-tum!

She's unique, that's for sure and as sweet as can be, most of the time. I do pick on her mercilessly, but that's just me. She always accepts my apology and comes in for a cuddle.

Have a good week, efurrybody!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Getting Back in the Swing

 Hi, friends!

Finished Easter week - did you notice I celebrated after Easter?

You didn't? *GASP!* You mean I wasn't missed...I was so counting on that..!!

Anyhoo,  I'm back and I have a question. I think my left side is my best side.

What do you think?



The housekeeper thinks all my sides (and my asides) are magnificent! But, I do believe she's a bit biased.

I can't wait to comment on blogs - I'll begin visiting today after my paws get used to the keyboard again!

                                                                              
                                                 OOPS!!

This is more like it!


I have a lot of catching up to do!

Toodle-loo!!




Monday, March 29, 2021

The Resemblance is Uncanny!

Hi, friends!

We're going to wrap up Lent here pretty soon and welcome Easter! I love this holiday because it involves such a sunny way of looking at things. From the Resurrection to the coming to life of all the plants and flowers and trees and bugs and bees..!! See, I'm happy just mentioning all the things I love.

Now, I couldn't love all those things without remembering my mother. Now, I could have saved this for Mother's Day, but I like her hat so much that I'm calling it an Easter bonnet which I wanted to share much sooner! Please note, if you see nothing else on her headgear, observe the framed photo of moi pinned onto it. I've been told that I resemble her almost to a t. I think they might be right. Take away the eye makeup, the hat with stuff on it and ribbons, and you have me...but, you haven't seen her silhouette which is dainty or been captivated by her fragrance which is Highland Nip Flowers which she loves.

I get all my handsomeness from her 😊

So, Happy Easter everybody and enjoy celebrating happiness!!