Saturday, December 29, 2007

One Last Holiday Thought

We all hope you had a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Chrissy Mouse, . . .

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Jingle Bells

A thoughtful commentary appropriate for a few days before Christmas.

(my first attempt at posting a YouTube video. We'll just have to see how things work.)

UPDATE: It turns out musaeri has a longer version of this video as well, at around three minutes. We just thought you might be interested in knowing about that.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I Love Cats . . .

I love cats because I enjoy my home
and little by little
they become its visible soul.

Jean Cocteau

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Our Box of Life

Radcliff here. We expected to have a lot of trouble doing this meme, because with four kitties

SIX kitties!

Be quiet. You're strays who sneaked into the house. You don't live here.

Don't be so sure!

That's what worries me.

Anyway, as I was saying, We FOUR kitties expected a lot of trouble reaching any kinda agreement, but once we started listing things, we pretty much agreed right from the start.

So, what we think important enough to keep in our own Box of Life:

  • Our Furrever home. The building itself has changed several times, but everywhere we go The Food Source is always there, keeping our food bowls full and the littler boxes cleaned.

  • Our beds. The beds themselves are just boxes, with folded towels in them. Some are less than that. The thought behind them is what is important. All of us are either shelter kitties or adopted strays, so a warm safe place to sleep is important to us all.

  • Affection. We have many kitties in our home, but The Food Source always tries to give each of us a little personal attention every day. If one of us gets upset in the middle of the night, The Food Source always cuddles with us, and helps us get back to sleep.

And some things a couple of us insisted had to be included, even though the rest of us thought them unimportant.

  • A sunny spot to sleep, especially if it is in the middle of the floor. (Allie)

  • Head bonks with The Food Source. (Luna)

  • Wrestling in The Food Sources lap. (Ozzie)

  • Living inside. IN is differently better. (the two black kitties)

Hey! How'd that get in here?

Anyway, for all the kitties, buns, woofies, and all other critters and all their beans of the Cat Blogosphere. It is nice to know there are others out there living, loving, and thinking as we do.

A big {{hugg}} for you all.

(And a technical note from The Food Source. Since most of the entries in their Box of Life were feelings or emotions, rather than physical items, the kitties and I all agreed that a logical place to store them was a Klein Bottle. A little searching on the web lead me to Walter Myers Arcadia Street gallery, and he was gracious enough to let us use a copy of his Bottle for this meme. Check out his gallery if you have the time.)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Are we OK?

Radcliff meows:

Hi, Kelly Cat. We all appreciate your concern.

Are we OK? Sorta depends. See this?

You don't remember any of us mentioning any black cats before, do you?

That's because these two interlopers just moved in a few weeks ago. The Food Source SAYS he's trying to find them homes, or at least a foster home, but he said that about Ozzie over a year ago, and he's still here.

It is getting to the point where The Food Source spends all his time tending to and worrying about those strays and ferals living across the street, and ignoring the kitties he already has in his home.

(Food Source here. I really am trying to find these kitties another home, but I thought I ought to post some signs and wait a bit, in case they wandered away from home, rather than being dumped. They're great cats, but I really don't need, and
really can't afford, six cats. Even if I really like black cats.)

Radcliff again:

Yeah, right. We'll see.

To TT - We are still planning on doing our Box of Life meme you tagged us for, but we wanted to think about it a bit.