All my Dear Furriends, furry ones and humans,
Sorry for the long silence. Milou is doing better but my human caught a huge cold and she was doing nothing (except saying she was turning into a cat because she spent much time sleeping – she wished!). We know your purrs and purrayers and thoughts helped Milou a lot and we can never say how much we are thankful.
We are thinking of all of you while we are getting ready for Christmas. In our house, “all is calm, all is bright”…
Well, except for the kid in the house, and that would be Mademoiselle Kitshka!
[We will be back on Thursday for, we hope, more regular blogging and visiting]
Let’s start with WordPress and issues with comments and the reader. For a couple of months now, there have been some bugs (not the yummy ones) with both:
If you’re in one of these categories, and have noticed some problems I apologize on behalf of, yes, WordPress. Hopefully they are going to make things work better in 2013.
Nevertheless, I don’t want to complain too much as they make available for free a wonderful tool that enabled me to find new furriends all around the world. So thank you and keep up the good work, WordPress!
I thought I would show you some pictures of what we got from our humans, for Christmas. I’ll also do another post later with pictures of our Secret Paws lovely package – thanks to Marg and her furry family!
So, from the humans, we got a Pet Fusion Cat Lounge. We love it!
We also got a selection of toys from Nips & Bones, you know the ones that smell really good!
I got a silvervine fishie. I love my fishie. AND SILVERVINE!
Kitshka and I also each got one of the new Neko flies! Here you can see me play with one of the (silly) humans:
Milou got a catnip heart and a honeysuckle octopus:
Kitshka got, well, a neko fly (but she hasn’t played with it yet, she played with mine – hmpf) and a lizard wool toy:
So yes, basically, while Milou and I were
getting a little high checking our sense of smell was working, Kitshka nomed and conquered a lizard. I’m so proud of my little sis!
See you tomorrow for the last day of 2012! And remember on January 1st, it is one of my best furriends ever’s birthday: it’s Sammy‘s birthday and he’s hosting a pawty!
Today, Mademoiselle Kitshka is 6 month old! Happy birthday, Kitshka!
Now that you’re almost not a kitten anymore, could you stop playing with my tail? What? No. Pfft. Okay.
Here are pictures of little K. striking a paws on (in?) one of our Christmas gifts!
Since today is Boxing Day, we didn’t want to miss it! We LOVE boxes! And that is part of the wonderfulness of Christmas: boxes left behind!
I know on this day we are supposed to give our humans a gift, but aren’t we, kitties, a year-long gift, really?
And last but not least, I would like to say thank you to Ann at Pawsitively Pets for making me a drummer kitty in her fabulous Anipal Tribute to the 12 Days of Christmas. Check it out, it is fantastic! Here’s little not-so-old me:
Thank you Ann!
Purrs to all!
From our family – Texas says ho!, Milou says ho!, Kitshka says ho! (the humans are cooking but they say best wishes!) – to yours:
a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Kitshka will be 6 months the day after Christmas and the humans say it is time to get her “fixed.”
Huh?! I know Kitshka can be a little fury but not so much that you would want her “fixed.”
Then my human reminded me when they brought me to the V-E-T a long time ago, too. I sighed.
Kitshka is going to the V-E-T tomorrow. My human says she has to, although my human seems to be a little sad and nervous about it. Can I please ask that you send some purrs toward K. tomorrow?
She’ll be back home on Friday. My little K sister.
In the meantime, Kitshka is being herself alright. In fact, she is competing to become the naughtiest kitty of the year at our furriend Sammy’s place. Check it out, you can vote for the naughtiest kitty! Maybe Kitshka?
You see, my food is inaccessible to Milou because he has a special urinary diet, and so far was inaccessible to Kitshka too, because she, too, has her special (kitten) diet. She couldn’t reach my food.
Although she cannot jump to the top of this piece of furniture yet, she really wants to. Well, she wants to reach my food!
Clever little K quickly found out how to use the drawers’ ledge to climb her way to the top!
It took some time to my human to get the final close-ups, because she is quick! It also forced the humans to be extra creative and redecorate the drawers ;-)
What do you think? Naughty Kitshka? She’s not alone though! Go check at Sammy’s and vote!
What human? I was naughty too when I was a kitten? Meeeee?! Nah! That’s different: your wallpaper was ugly, I was helping you redecorate!
So I had to help my human wrap gifts to our winner RumblePurr as well as to our Secret Paws (shhhh!).
I love wrapping activities (especially when it involves ribbons, although my human is always holding the ribbon).
It took a little longer because my human picked up the wrong package at the post office. So she had to go back…
Kitshka and I did inspect the content of the package to make sure nothing was missing.
[there’s also a little something on its way to Mollie and Alfie]
[The awards post will come later today – I have something to show you first]
Star’s and Leo’s human, Andrea, is making (herself! – it’s not my human who could do that!) beautiful Christmas ornaments, some of which can even be purrsonalized with our names!
Here are ours:
You can even ask for catnip inside. Since the humans won’t have a Christmas Tree (they are afraid
we Kitshka will destroy it), the ornaments serve as toys for us. Yep. Ours have catnip.
For a donation of $15 you get three ornaments. Additional ornaments are $3 each.
Every dollar above postage and a very tiny materials amount goes to Winnie’s Wish! That’s about $12 a basic set! Winnie’s Wish is dedicated to rescuing abandoned or feral kitties and finding them great homes where they can be loved for the rest of their lives!
Go check the details here!
They were instantly successful with us. They are beautiful, smell sooooo good and make great pillows too!
Look at my reaction first!
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Kitshka was first hesitant, but that didn’t last long!
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Milou was a little shy because he’s not used to being featured on a blog…
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Okay Milou. Thanks for this but the goal was to play with the ornament. Never mind.
As the nip guru, I of course had to try each and every ornament, to make sure the nip was extra great quality. It was.
Be sure to check the fundraiser.
Back in 2010, we had an early, very cold and snowy winter. My human was living and working near Paris, while her husband was living and working in Brussels, Belgium. Don’t ask. Humans stuff. Complicated.
Anyway, they would visit each other during weekends and when I got to stay alone, my human’s Mom was visiting me or pet sitting me at her home. During the Christmas/New Year holidays, they usually spent one in one country and the other in the other (aren’t humans a bit complicated?)
But back in 2010, when my human was going to Brussels for Christmas, it had snowed A LOT just a couple of days before and traffic was bad and chances were my human’s Mom wouldn’t be able to come visit everyday. She had no other pet sitter. Yet she had to go to Brussels for other matters than Christmas too. She knew I’d rather stay in the comfort of my home, but she decided to take me with her because there was no way I was staying alone for a week, of course.
It was very cold outside so she put lots of blankets in my carrier and we went to Brussels together. She had upgraded her ticket to a First Class ticket so that she could easily have the room to take me on her lap all the time. There were not too many people in the train so I even got my own seat.
I hated train though. I am really calm in cars but I fought to get out of my carrier during the 1 hour and 20 minutes of our train trip. My human did her best to comfort me but I didn’t like it at all. It was noisy, moving all the time… Hated it. I know she felt bad about it but once we got out of the train it was okay.
We arrived safe and sound. And I got to visit my half-brothers who had been living with their human there for a couple of months.
The apartment was an old apartment with a lot of decorations made of wood. Also you can tell that, er, my human wasn’t living there because, er, it’s a bit messy. Plus the three of us, I have to admit, added to the mess a little.
Below, this is me behind a cat door. Because one of the rooms was not well heated, keeping the door closed was better. But the cat door made sure we could get there if we so wanted. We don’t like closed doors.
Striking a pose on an old, out-of-order chimney…
Cat chatting with Grouik…
It’s tiring to be a globetrotter cat…
And enjoying local drinks. Yep, just the empty bottles (you should see the humans get all nostalgic now at the sight of a bottle of Serafijn Grand Cru beer…).
You probably expected to see me photographed with the Manneken Pis, but we never went out, it was too dangerous out there.
BUT, just for you, I asked my human to make a bit of an effort to help me for once and thanks to the magical Photoshop tool here we are!
Wishing you all a great week!
In fact, my other half-bother, who happens, too, to have received a new bed just a couple of months ago, also occupied my new bed that Santa Paws sent to me because I was nice.
Makes me want to hiss!