Remembering our Dear Friends

We have lost dear Anastasia, Oscar, new friend Ubee and Brendan.

Good-Bye My Friend Lyrics
Karla Bonoff / Linda Ronstadt

Oh, we never know where life will take us
We know it's just a ride on the wheel
And we never know when death will shake us
And we wonder how it will feel, so

Good-bye, my friend
I know I'll never see you again
But the time together through all the years
Will take away the tears
It's ok now
Good-bye, my friend

I've seen alot of things that made me crazy
And I guess I held on to you
I could have run away and left, well maybe,
But it wasn't time and we both knew, so

Good-bye, my friend
I know I'll never see you again
But the love you gave me through all the years
Will take away my tears
I'm ok now
Good-bye, my friend

Life's so fragile and love's so pure
We can't hold on but we try
We watch how quickly it disappears
And we'll never know why
But I'm ok now
Good-bye, my friend
You can go now
Good-bye, my friend

Fomerly Feral Fashion Friday

It has been a very sad week on the blogosphere. We'll be participating in Kashim & Othello's Weekend Cat Blogging Remembering this weekend. We will light our candle tonight. Please stop by their blog for the lovely candle they made for our friends who left us to soon.

Mommy started her new jobbie this week, and I decided since she was home 2 days a week, I would need two outfits. Mommy will work from home Wednesday's and Thursdays. I saw Mao's tie from a few posts ago, and although flowers usually are a girl pattern, I thought it could be my "casual Thursday" outfit, showing my softer, fun side. Of course, I do have my power tie for important meetings and decision making.

Off to work!

Here is my "Paying Attention" face

I can still look tough in flowers.

Ah my power tie for meetings. Here is how I'll look watching a slideshow presentation.

This is how I'll look when Lumberg brings up the TPS reports again.

These photos were all taken during my lunch/siesta break. I am to serious about sitting on files, walking on keyboards and watching the printer print to be interupted for a photo shoot during work hours. Perhaps next week I'll let mommy take some "action shots" of me at my post.

See, with a lot of effort and smarts, a former feral can make it all the way to a board room.


Oscar Tribute

Rest in peace sweet Oscar. You will be very missed.

Please stop by his blog and offer warm thoughts to his family who has been through so much already.


ManCat Monday - New Camera

I love the way the new camera highlights my ManCat muscles and furs even in our dark basement. I used to look like a big black blob, but now I have highlights on my furs and muscles! I can't say I enjoy the flashy box, but this one is certainly an improvement.


Blog Blast for Anastasia

Come home safe Ana!

Saturday Sweating

Hi all! It has been so hot here that my typists don't want to be upstairs (the master bedroom is on the first floor). They don't have curtains up here where the computer is so it gets really hot and they've been keeping the doors shut to the rest of the house. It has been at 100 degrees this week!

They have been moving furniture around up here and adding a file cabinet (nice cool seating for my tushy) so when mommy is working from home she is more organized. They hoped to have curtains up too, but haven't found what they like, and they don't want to run many errands because of the heat.

Thanks to all my friends who kept my company while my beans were gone. It was a great time of lotsa playing, napping and eating all the good treats. Max is right, it is kinda good they go away. Why? Because when the grandparents visit, it is all about ME!!! Me, me, me. No laundry, dusting, cleaning, cooking. Just play time and treat time and pet time.

My daddy gave my mommy a new flashy box. A nice Cannon Power Shot S315 when they got to Gatlenburg. She has been taking a squillion photos of me since they got back. What was he thinking? More on that later.

On a serious note, I am very upset our dear friend Anastasia is missing. We are purring and praying for her quick and safe return. We are also thinking of her bean family and brother Karl. Please stop by and lend your support.


Sad Saturday

Dear Friends, my mommy told me last night she and daddy are going on a trip. I will not be going with them. sigh. I thought when they said "vacation" they meant more time with me. But no.
They will be leaving today and not coming back on Tuesday. Mommy sayz that if I nap lots it'll go very quickly and that they are off work all of next week (well, mommy works Friday but daddy will be home) and I'll get lotsa time with them then.
She also said that my grandma and grandpa will be coming over 2 times a day (I'll admit, they always stay for a while and spoil me) and they'll be bringing something called "da bird" for me. I don't know what that is, but it sounds AWESOME.
Bendrix is happy to have the bed all to ourselves. I'll admit, between daddy snoring and pillow tossing (sometimes he yanks a pillow from under his head and randomly throws it in his sleep) and mommy's bad back tossing and turning and talking in her sleep, I am WAY behind on my beauty rest.
Of course I feel less guilty hunting those under the cover mousies when they are the reason I'm awake!
So dear friends, if you want to tely-port over, it is a great time. The curtains are open, the catnip plants have recovered and apparantly, there will be "da bird" here!
Your lonely friend (thank goodness I have Bendrix to keep me company....huh, is that a new glass up on the top of the piano???),


Middle Name MeMe & Nose Twin

Hi! My awesome royal buddy Yao-lintagged me for the middle name MeMe. You may or may not know, my namesake is James Marshal Hendrix otherwise known as Jimi Hendrix. Born James Allen Hendrix, his middle name was changed by his father for reasons unknown so it is pretty universal his "official" middle name was "Marshal".
First the rules:
1. Post the rules before you give the facts.
2. List one fact that is somehow relevant to you and your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your post using your middle name and facts about it.
4. At the end of your post, choose one cat to tag for each letter of your middle name. Be sure to let each cat know she/he has been tagged. (It's ok if you don't do this...tag who you want to tag!)
this is what my middle name stands for:
M - ManCat (that was an easy one)
A - Awesomest bug and fev-ver toy killer
R - Really great under the covers mouse pouncer (mommy & daddy aren't sure they like this one)
S - Smartest Kitty (this is what mommy calls me!)
H - Handsome (duh, of course)
A - evil ALTER ego (hi Bendrix!! *waving at himself*)
L - Lionesque. Lions sleep twenty hours a day, so can I. Lions are also "King of Beasts" and I am "King of my House"

I have also found my nose twin. William of Mass Destruction, a kitty I admire lots - especially cause he has to deal with sisters (and one chews his ears!), and I think we look lots alike

This is a condition lotsa house panthers suffer at one time or another. It is called "to dark, no nose syndrome" and it happens when the flashy box comes out.



William with Nose

Me with a nose (getting ready to jump on the pool table...)

This is Tyler and his nose.

This was fun! I have lotsa challenges to catch up on so be ready!
duh, I forgot to tag anyone! I tag:
William of Mass Destruction
My Sweet Lady Brandi
Fat Eric


Toy Tuesday

Hi! This is my new toy that I earned by being so nice when I took my medicine (snicker NOT!) Mommy was just rewarding me for wanting to play again.

hmmmm what does that remind you of????


I got it!

Now I'm gonna eat it!

Now Bendrix wants to play! Kill the squirrell tail thing! Kill! Kill!

Then we went off to scratch the couch. It was a good night.


ManCat Monday - Yoga Style part 2

ManCats should not only be flexible physically as I mentioned in my "Yoga Style" post, but mentally. We should be able to adapt to our surroundings quickly. Skittles' Yoga classes have helped me to focus and relax. Here is an example of what I mean.
In this situation, daddy was hanging curtains. In order to get the ladder by the window, my window box/toy box had to be moved. Daddy put it on the couch next to the window. Well, I wanted to lay on my window box. I meowed and paced and got all upset until I remembered to take deep breaths and focus. I then realized the window box was on my favorite spot on the couch. I got an idea. I adjusted my original plan and I think, found a good compromise....

As you can see, I was in a perfect snoopervisory position.

Wow, all the drilling, activity and snoopervising wore me out!

PS I am finally feeling more myself. I'm playing more and my coat looks much shinier. I even got a new toy I'll tell you all about tomorrow!


Phooey Friday

Hi, I'm bummed cause mommy has to work today AND tomorrow and I was hoping for a loooooooooong nap with her tomorrow. I guess it is just me and daddy. sigh.
Things are "moving thru" just fine but I'll still get my laxitone everyday for a while. I'm still not feeling like myself although I did do some pouncing on a mouse on a string yesterday. That made mommy happy. She said I could get a new toy when I felt like playing again. It is really hot & muggy here and even tho the air conditioning is on, mommy thinks that the heat may be getting to me. Still, when I don't play with my blue fuzzy toy or the red dot, I'm not myself.

Daddy is supposed to spend all day with me tomorrow and give me lotsa special time so hopefully that helps. They got me a new pill gun (hack) to replace the one I broke (sharp teeth + rubber tip + yank hard = broken pill gun) so it is easier on all of us for me to take my meds. Bendrix helped with that. It was totally worth it.

Thanks for all your good thoughts for me. Bendrix & I hope to be back to ourselves soon! I can't wait for mommy to start her new jobbie (the week of the 27th) so she can be home with me more! She'll only work 1 Saturday a month and be home 1-3 days a week! Yippie!


Thursday 13 - Happiness Is....

In no particular order....
Happiness is:

1. A full plate of stinky goodness
2. A sweet girlfriend cat like Brandy

3. Birds outside the window (inside would be better tho)
4. Sleeping in with mommy and daddy AFTER I get my breakfast treat
5. Chasing and catching a "mouse" on a string (Ok that was Bendrix's too)

6. A clean litterbox
7. A bowl of fresh crunchies
8. Fresh nip from the plant
9. Playing craps with daddy

10. A fan on a hot day
11. My blue fuzzy toy
12. A nice, safe home with a loving family and a soft bed
13. Blogging! and hanging with all my friends

And one to whine on....Happiness WILL be when mommy gets a new camera so all my pictures show my handsomeness better.


Tuesday Still Sick

Well gang, it has been a crazy week here. I'd not been feeling up to snuff early last week. I bomited once and my litterbox droppings (usually done so routinely you could set your watch by them) were not good. So, Thursday I went to the VET. I had got my temp taken, had my tummy squeezed, but worst of all, I got my tushy "expressed." Kitties, you don't ever want that.

I am not a well behaved kitty at the VET. My evil alter Bendrix has notches on the window sill of the VETs and VETtechs he has scarred. When we heard that after all the above, I would get my blood stolen, get shot in the tushy, we both teamed up and went bonkers. Finally the VET asked mommy if she'd be OK with me getting "gassed." What!?! She said "yes!" I said "%#@&^!" then zzzzzzzzzzzzz

I woke up in my PTU. So, from now on, when I go to the VET, they will immediately give me a shot of gas to make me sleep. How fair is that? I say "hey there VET guy, take it like a man. Man-o E-Man-o"

Turns out my IBS flaired up and I was "backed up" even with the Laxitone every other day. I also have a bladder infection. I have to take pills for 10 days. Bendrix & I have taken to scarring mommy and daddy when it is pill time. I think Grr would be proud. They look like they've wrestled rose bushes. snicker.

This is me telling Mini Me all about it.

Hendrix's mommy here: Yup, It has gotten to the point where Hendrix has to be gassed to be at the VET. The doctor says there are a handful of cats they do that for. It is better because they sleep through the whole thing which is safer and less stressful for all concerned especially Hendrix. He'd only be out for a few minutes and would wake up in his carrier. I wish I'd known they could do that, I would have requested it. I really think this is best for him.
Along with him being sick & us working, we had a surprise 30th birthday for my brother Sat. It went great and Hendrix got a lot of nice attention. He spent most of the time upstairs in his safe room (with the door open so he would be less stressed) but he likes people telling him how handsome he is.
He is still not feeling like himself so any nice thoughts you could send his way would be great.

Our purrs and prayers are with our friend Monty Q's family and his BabyBean who was burned really bad. Thank you for the graphic Skeezix.


Not Wordless Today!

Mommy resigned last week so she cleaned a bunch of personal stuff of her computer. She just realized one thing she took off was all my pictures for posting AND she forgot her camera today to load more. She didn't erase any completely, she has them all saved at home & on discs. She just doesn't have them here when we need them! What am I going to do with her?
No worries, we'll fix that right up tomorrow!

The great news is dear Gemini is home safely from her accidental outdoor adventure. We are very grateful to for that.

Also, it is Brainball's 6th Gotcha Day today. Head over there for a great party.