Happy New Year's Eve!

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and fun New Year's Eve sans any fireworks.

I plan on hanging out in my safe room with my nip bananna and Dick Clark.

To bad I have to tolerate Seacrest to do it.

Until then, I'll help hang the decorations!


Getting Ready for 2012

My beans are getting ready for their annual "lock the kitty in the 'safe room' to keep him away from all the noise and beans (including lots of sticky little people)" New Year's party extravaganza. I'm glad to be locked up safe, but it stinks I'm all by myself. At least I'll have a plate of stinky goodness to keep me company.

I'm a big helper. I make sure these hanging decorations are all on tight.

I hope you're all ready to ring in a brand new year filled with fun, friends, good health and catnip. Lots and lots of catnip.


Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope your day is full of love, snuggles, food and catnip. Lots and lots of catnip.

I am so so stoned.

I am counting all the good things today. Or, I will, once I stop seeing these purple hippos and pink mice dancing by in their tutus...


Semi Wordless Wednesday

Um Santa, I didn't put the stinky um, I mean sweet boy's nativity under the tree where I usually lay. He did that. Totally not my fault they fell over. Totally not my fault. Really. I am a good kitty. At least for the next five days....


Crunch Time for Toys

Why am I so interested in the Toys R Us catalog? Because the more the stinky boy gets for presents, the less time he'll have to spend chasing me!

OK boy, you can pick out whatever you want. Santa will bring it. Pick out something good...and quiet.

Now where is that Drs. Foster and Smith catalog???


Stinky stinky boy wins again Saturday

So, the stinky boy has been around for what? 29 months? Yeah. I've been here for seven years. Seven years!

I get the sofa most of the time, but sometimes I have to share space. I get to sleep on a chair by a window. I get the space under the Christmas tree. I share a queen sized bed with two, TWO beans. And frankly sometimes I get kicked, or moved or rolled on in the night.

The little shnit gets this.

I don't even get to share with the stinky boy even if I wanted to cause he has a "child proof lock" on his doorknob so they door has to stay closed.

Why don't I get a bed? A bed all to myself? Santaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I wanna big bed with a quilted top and a soft fleecy blanket puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

I wonder if I can trick him back into the crib and then the bed will be all mine! Mine I tell you, mine!


Help Wanted Please

Hi! Mommy has been "busy, lazy, tired" and never got on rebuilding my blog roll.

Can someone please help me figure out how to build one on a separate page. I really want to get all my friends together again so we can visit easier!

Thanks very much!


Meanest Mommy on Monday

Now, old friends will remember the glory of my Christmas Village.

Last year the village was stuck in the dining room where it was fenced away from the stinky boy and any damage he would have done (not I said WOULD have done).

Now, this year, mommy has been uber tired so she decided to "trim down" the decorating. My village is a pale shadow of it's former self but still, I was very excited to see my minions back. Bendrix is so ready to start ordering them into mischief.

We were very excited that mommy said she was going to get a new piece to make up for having to leave so many boxed up. What would it be????? Then we saw it....

That's right. She got a VET's OFFICE! I don't even know what to say...except thank Bast it is a doggie in the window being treated.

I think the only Christmas present she'll get from me is a hairball on her pillow in at 2am. There is a word for people like her, but this is a "clean blog." Bendrix says it starts with a "B"


Sunday Snoozin

I've got a great new snoozin spot. One that keeps me out of reach of the stinky boy.

Under the Christmas tree! Mommy got a new tree skirt that some ladies hand make. She bought it with me in mind. How do I know this?

Can you see what is on this layer?

That is right! Kitties of many shapes and colors. It's like having my blogging friends right under my tree with me.


Thursday Thirteen Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, and my friends around the world who celebrate on different dates. I'm thankful for you all (OK technically that is 14 things...)!

Today I am thankful for many things but I'll limit them to just the thirteen.

1. Having a warm safe home with a loving family

2. Having enough food to eat and clean water to drink

3. Catnip

4. Having places to hide from the stinky boy

5. Temptations

6. Having a clean litterbox

7. Soft sofas to nap on

8. Catnip

9. My beans letting me sleep on the bed

10. Mommy's Nook. She doesn't have to get up and turn the lights on when it gets dark so I don't have to be disturbed

11. Soft blankets to nap under and on

12. Shoe strings to chase and chew on

13. Oh, I almost forgot...Catnip!!

I hope you all get lots of turkey and stuffing and other nommy treats today. Also take a moment to count your blessings. We are very lucky with what we have.

We are sending many purrs and prayers for the speedy safe return for our friend Kimo who is missing. Please remember his family today as well.


Midnight Monday - Recovery Edition

Wow, that was some party! Thanks everyone for coming. I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Not to be tacky, but I think I'll be burping up shrimp and ham for a few days now.

My beans are going to be cleaning up longer than that! ha ha ha even the stinky boy had to get involved.

Now, it may look like only the human dudes had something to do, but mommy had a very important job.

Petting the birthday boy!!!

So the birthday weekend extravaganza may be over, but I got one more present last night. Mommy told me that the stinky boy is going to grandma and grandpas today! That means we have all day today for just me and mommy.

The quiet, the naps, actually hearing General Hospital...It will be glorious. Mommy bought a new book just for today!


Number 9, Number 9 Happy Birthday to Me!

The party cont:
Wow, we are partying like rock stars (and I should know). We've got hairballs and shrimp tails everywhere, mommy had to repair the stinky boys bean bag chair (that made for good whapping!) and she had to make another run to the meat counter at the grocery for us.

The stinky boy has been kept busy watching college football on the little TV with daddy (we've of course taken over the big screen) but I'm sure you'll all agree that when he turned his nose up at his ham for dinner and started throwing it on the floor (where I was laying) things got interesting. One bite for him, two thrown bites for me.

I'm glad you're all here to share my awesome present!

and the fabu catnip sprinkled all over it.

Mommy and daddy have scooped the litterboxes, refilled all the water dishes, food trays and reshelved the book shelves and are going to bed early. So, lets play that Caddyshack dancing gopher and bounce on the sofas (then hack up more hairballs on them...)

Thanks everyone for coming! You're all the best.

And in the beginning, the party started:
Hi everyone! It is my NINTH birthday and my SEVENTH Gotcha Day today! Wow. It has been 7 years since this picture was taken.

On November 3, 2004 I was a scared, sick, semi-feral kitty. I didn't know what was going to happen when I was plucked off the side of the road by my beans. I had no idea I'd have a warm, safe place to live (and my mommy says with a chuckle "grow"), a loving family (stinky boy only semi-included) and have all these great blogging friends!! My mommy celebrates my Birthday and Gotcha Day on the same day since she said my "birth day" doesn't matter. My real life started on November 4th.

This is me in 2007 that so many of my friends came to.

Many kitties weren't as lucky as me. When my beans found out I am FIV+, they decided to give me the best and healthiest life I could have. I gotta say, I'm loving it.

I hope you'll all come to my birthday weekend bash. The beans will be around, but they promised to keep the stinky boy away from all of us as long as I keep off the bookshelves.

Note, I promised I wouldn't get on the bookshelf, not Bendrix and not any of my friends! Start climing and whapping!!

My nip plants may look scrawny, but they pack a punch (the other two are in the other room)

Blue tuna gizzys for the over 1 year old crowd

Tuna cookies and milk for the under 1 year crowd

Shrimp and seafood platter


and of course I have great tunes downloaded to my mommy's iPod for rocking out.

Have fun everyone and thanks for sharing my birthday and the last five blogging years with me!

I'll tell you what we've got to do, ceiling walk. It has been ages since I've been flipped upside down to the ceiling. Fun! any kitties that don't have claws, no worries, I've got sticky tape to help

I have to wait until my daddy gets home from work to get my other present, but then we can sll share...or not...it depends on what it is


Happy Halloween from all of us

Now lets go pillage for some stinky goodness. Forget that candy crap


Fab Friday & Super Saturday Early Birthday Edition

So, I turn 9 next week. November 8th to be exact (the big story will come next week...)

But mommy went to the petstore for kitty litter yesterday and got some presents for me so she'd be prepared. It is important to note that it has been many years since I've gotten "new" toys. I've been happy with my regifted ones cause there are many kitties (and beans) who have none but still, my mommy felt bad.

So, this year, she has some extra green papers and decided that I'd been so good with the stinky boy I deserved something great.

Because I'm going to get TWO presents for my birthday, she told Joel that he could give me my gift early. So I got it Friday, one week early!

Doods! It crinkles! And it has a "watch window" so I can see if the boy is coming! Cool!

Thanks kid. Sometimes you aren't so bad...


Midnight Monday - House Panther Action Shots

As I get closer to age 9, it is harder to get action shots of me. I think these are awesome ones! I heart my snake.


Finally We're Back on Friday

We are so glad to be back and plugged in. First, the stinky boy got stinkier with a tummy bug. I don't know what kind of bug that was, but mommy had to get the carpet shampooer out. Gross. Then mommy got it. Gross.

Then the boy got a cold. Then mommy got it...and a sinus infection. I'm telling you, stinky beans are petri dishes of germs!

Then, stinky boy + mommy water + laptop = sad sad sad

Mommy blames herself for leaving the water and laptop unattented. I blame the stinky boy.

Anyway, a couple weeks after that, mommy decided that she'd had enough, she bought another laptop. She got a good deal. I got a 17 inch screen to look at!

I'm thrilled. Right now we're hanging on the sofa blogging. Mommy made some pretty strong statements when she splurged on this laptop. One of them is keep up with my blog.

What do they say about the path to H@ll being paved with good intentions? sniggger. Mommy and I hope she keeps up, we miss you all,

We're also bummed because my daddy is going away on Sunday. He'll be gone for a week. I won't get any attention. sigh.

Also, the stinky boy has learned my name. Sorta. He runs around calling "Hengrich! Hengrich, wanna come and see my car?!?" "Hengrich! Wanna come and sit with me on the bean chair?"

So, now I can't run from him in person, or with my ears..."


Happy Birthday Mommy!

My mommy is 36 years old today. We like birthdays in our house. Every year gets better and better.

Happy birthday mommy.

Now, lets have some treats...or you can just give me more of mine...


Terror on Tuesday

The boy is unstoppable. Now even the dining room isn't safe from him!


Talk / Meow Like Pirate Day

Arg! Ahoy ye landlubbing friends, Talk / Meow like a Pirate Day has finally arrived! I be extra excited to get to blog 'n to read all me bucko's a ruckas messages. These websites Talk Like a Pirate and Post Like a Pirate a big help to anyone needin' it...or just wantin' to have a ruckas

My beans spent all day Saturday talking like a pirate at Pirate weekend at the Renaissance Festival but I didn't feel left out...unfortunately...

I got to wear my Halloween costume early. Guess what our Halloween theme is going to be??

My pirate name is Eye-Gougin' Radley Drake my ship is The Damned Jewel of the North

I'm getting a lot of use out of a pirate translator

For example:

Stinky boy becomes "Stinky Lad"

"Go Away" becomes "Go away Ya bilge rat"

"Give me a treat now" becomes "Give me a treat now Ya bilge rat!"

"I want stinky goodness" becomes "I want stinky goodness Ya landlubber who ortin' t' be keel hauled!"

I could totally get into 'tis 365...Here I be givin' orders to me humans

The Stinky Lad's pirate name is Nervous Hubert Slaughter. He dont look to nervous wit' that sword tho!

I be generally grog-filled bein' a landlubbin' kitty wit' no rum anywhere not in me bowl, but this day, ARG! I'll be a scurvy pirate cap'n 'n runnin' a tight ship.

Heartly enjoy th' day


We Remember Because We Should Always Remember

Honor those appropriate moments of silence today. Nothing, nothing, nothing you are doing is more important than remembering those people we lost that day and the loved ones they behind. We all lost something that day.