Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We really hate to have to ask you all

We really hate to have to ask you, especially now with Christmas and all the other kitties and beans that need help.  But it looks like we are going to have to get some help somewhere to pay for the lights and heat for this month.

Anything you could spare would be deeply appreciated.  Anything left over would be donated to the next unfortunate critter.

Thank you all, whether you can spare anything or not.  We enjoy being part of the Cat Blogosphere and hope we can get back to helping others in a few months.

ppuurrrrrrrrrss to you all.

Update: The ChipIn widget seems to be a real pain to change or update.  We really don't need $400, but there seems to be no way to change the number, or end the ChapIn prematurely.  sigh...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas to you all

A nice Christmas video we found a long time ago.  The Drifters* sang the song, and Joshua Held did the animation.

Go here to watch the video directly on youTube.

We don't post much anymore, but we still think about you all.

Love from Anne Bonny & Mary Read, and the angel kitties Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie.

* There is a Drifters web site here, if you are interested, though none of the singers in the video are involved anymore.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

And Now For Something Completely Different

If you are familiar with cyriak, you pretty much already know what this is going to look like.

If you aren't, trying to describe this video is pretty much pointless.

Enjoy.  Maybe.

If you are having trouble viewing this video, try linking to it directly on youTube here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ultimate Cat Tree

A long time ago, I came across something called Savage Chickens. The guy draws cartoons on sticky notes. Usually the cartoon is one panel, on one 3x5 note. Sometimes he will combine multiple notes.

This might well be the ultimate cat tree, taking up five sticky notes. Enjoy.

The original post is here, if you want to check it out. Supposedly, there are 22 cats playing on this tree.

As always, click on the image for a larger version.

PS: For some reason, Blogger's 'larger' version is still only about half the size of the full blown image from Savage Chickens. FWIW.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Labor of Love

For ML and the Sherwood Bunch. Without them and the CB, we'd still be 'Two Black Kitties'.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In Honor of Kismet, and his Whisker Humps

Radcliff, the big white boy.

Allie, proving that girl kitties can play this game, too.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Luna came for a visit

Luna came for a brief visit a few days ago.

In the dream, I was outside, by the back door.  She came walking around the old garage.  I was immensely glad to see her, and I picked her up and hugged her.  We cuddled on the back steps for a few minutes.  Then the alarm went off, and I woke up.

She hasn't visited again, so it looks like she just wanted one last cuddle.

What is weird is that garage was torn down couple decades ago, and the back porch was remodeled at the same time.  Luna had not even been born when those places were around.

I just thought you might be interested in knowing about that. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tonight, on National Geographic, 700 cats

A note from the Food Source -

For those of you who think you might be a Crazy Cat Lady (or Man), something you might enjoy.  (or maybe a goal to aspire to?)

Lynea Lattanzio is founder and head of Cat House on the Kings, a no-kill, no-cage sanctuary and adoption center in central California currently housing more than 700 cats.

Tonight National Geographic is showing a special on Lynea and her cat house.  For the first time in my life, I regret not getting the National Geographic channel.

The Lady With 700 Cats premieres July 30 at 10P et/pt on Nat Geo WILD

From today's Freekibblekat.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mimi & Maty

Hi.  Just a quick note from The Food Source.

I suspect many of you are familiar with the Freekibble and Freekibblekat sites.  The last time I played, I noticed a link to an online book mimi and maty to the Rescue.

If you click on the link to the book, Freekibble will donate another meal to a shelter.  The book is short and happily upbeat, as well.  I suspect even most kids could read it without major help or problems.

I almost missed it, so I thought it might be worth pointing it out to anyone who drops by.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

For Luna - June, 1996 to June 23, 2011

For Luna


Amongst all the posts we've made, no one ever covered how Luna became part of the family.

In 1998 I decided I was ready for a new cat. At the time I was working long hours, often in an erratic schedule. So I decided that getting two kitties that were already buddies would work out best. That way, they could keep each other company when I was working. As it turned out, the shelter I was dealing with did not have any pairs. So I wound up picking two kitties of about the same size, age, and attitude, and hoping for the best. Those two turned out to be Radcliff & Allie.

There were several other kitties I considered, and I kept an eye on them as my two settled in and started ignoring each other. Over the next few months most of them found homes. Luna was the exception. I was in Petsmart most every weekend, and I would check with people from the shelter. Somehow, she was
always there. I'd play with her through the glass, and cuddle with her if the door to the area was open. Along the way, I found out that she had been taken home at least once, and then returned.

Eventually, I decided that Luna was fated to become my third cat, whether I really thought that was a good idea or not.

It soon became clear why she kept showing up in the shelter. She had a fairly serious urinary tract problems, that took a three vets several years to get a good handle on. When she was feeling poorly, she would get really cranky, swatting and snapping at any one who tried to pick her up or pet her.

Eventually, one vet got a little bit of a handle on her problems, and she started showing some of her true personally. Still a little cranky, but a sweet snuggler once she trusted you a bit.

More recently I spent a couple years taking care of my Mom. I spent most of one summer trimming trees, raking leaves, and generally giving the yard the first clean up in several years. Luna was my dedicated helper for most of that. I had to check before I dropped anything, especially if I was up on a ladder, because Luna was usually hanging out around the bottom. Whenever I took a break, Luna was usually right in my lap, or at least along side of me. If I managed to get out of the house without Luna noticing, it usually wasn't very long before Mom would be calling me to come get my baby.

More recently, Luna got to be something of a loner, finding some out of the way place to sleep until it was time to feed the kitties. Somehow, she always managed to show up to help with that, or at least to supervise while I opened the cans.

I'm telling you this now, because Luna left me for The Bridge sometime during Thursday night.


Monday, April 4, 2011

No Translation, No Sub-titles, No Need

Luna, here.

We usually don't have much use for woofers, but if you haven't already seen this, watch it, please.

Japan 'tsunami dog' Ban reunited with owner after surviving at sea

If you don't smile
after this, check your pulse -- you might be dead.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Love and a kittie

Hi, all. The Pirate Girls (AKA the two black kitties) here, with a really nice happy ending tail we thought you might enjoy.

From the an article in the Democrat and Chronicle.com (Rochester, New York):
The Dec. 1 picture showed what was said to be an abandoned and blind 12-year-old
New York City cat. With no hope for adoption, it was about to be euthanized.

"There was something about his face, his posture," says Dr. Michelle M. Brownstein, a veterinarian who operates the Henrietta Animal Hospital. "It just got to me. The cat had absolutely no hope."

Well, Dr. Brownstein decided to do something about that cat, named Nick. After a bunch of emails, Twitters, Facebook and plain old telephone calls, Nick had a home. With her.

More information is available from Dr. Brownstein's blog here, here, and here.

We found out about Nick via paper bag & string, a really nice blog we just stumbled across a day or two ago.

Mick, hanging out in his new home.

PS: It turns out Mick isn't even blind.