Monday, June 18, 2018

Big Sister Problems

Faraday: Hey, Allie. Can I have your treats today? 
Mommy sez you're still on a diet an' we should all be supportive an' stuffs.
So, like, can I haz your treats?

Allie: Eat my treats and you'll be the one needing support, Brat. Life support.

Allie: What?!? I didn't touch him. Did you see me touch him?

Allie: Really. I thought it was "innocent until proven guilty" on this continent.
Maybe it's time for a social studies refresher course, Mother.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday Fracas

Faraday: Seriouslies, Maxie. You don't scare me.
Maxwell: I should, dood. Imma whup your fuzzy butt.

(moments later....)

Faraday: Uh, Maxie can we, like, talk about this an' stuffs?

Maxwell: Nope.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wordless Wednesday: Summertime Walkies


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

'Toon Tuesdays: Father's Day Edition, Part 2

Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (Hallmark approved. Sorta.) - where our mom works, too!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday: Not Approved.

Allie: Did I say I was ready for another Monday???

I didn't think so.


Friday, June 8, 2018

Feline Fisticuffs? Ease away with Feliway #sponsored

Allie: Mother-r-r-r! Faraday's pestering me. Again.

If he doesn't cease and desist immediately, I'll have to act...with extreme prejudice.

 Faraday: Seriouslies, Allie?  You an' what army? Huh?

Allie: Don't even tempt me boy, I would mop the floor with your little—
The Mom: ALLIE. Inside voice, please!
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Has this ever happened in your home?
Our three are constantly bickering.
And while Allie would have you think Faraday is a sullen, bratty little bully, Faraday swears he's the innocent, wronged victim.

Faraday: An' what about Maxie? He pounces on me alla times wifout provocations! Seeeeriouslies.
Maxwell: Dood. No jury would convict me.

 Uh, dood....we have photographic evidence...

As much fun as these cat conversations are, sibling friction can be a major issue—especially if the status quo in the home gets shaken up a bit.

Around out house that's happened recently with the deadline for my next book. Add to that several week-long visits from our west coast family, and you have enough disruptions to seriously mess with a cat's sense of security and stability.
When the folks who make FELIWAY® first contacted me to ask if I might like to share about the benefits of their feline pheromone based calming products, I was absolutely interested. 

I've experienced the benefits of their calming products many times over the years and have a huge respect for the important role they can play in de-stressing stressful situations. These moments can occur anywhere: in the home, at the vet. Possibly most important of all is the positive role they can play in a shelter situation, where a FELIWAY® product can help calm stressed cats awaiting adoption.

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They're called pheromones.

One product in particular is targeted to sending "harmony messages" by mimicking a special appeasing pheromone.  This helps to maintain social bonds between cats of all ages.

It's called FELIWAY® MultiCat, and it's been clinically proven to help reduce signs of tension and conflict between cats...even if they've been getting on each other's nerves for years.
(yes, I'm looking at you, Faraday)

Faraday - aka the Guilty Party - examines the goods
Faraday - aka the Guilty Party - examines the goods

The 30 day starter kit comes with one diffuser and a 30-day reservoir that screws into the diffuser plug-in. As the cats love to hang out in the kitchen area and sun themselves by the back windows, I've plugged it in here. 
The diffuser will cover up to 700 square feet of space, so depending on how large your area is and where your cats hang out most, you may need more than one in order for it to be most effective.

Maxwell - aka Guilty Party #2 - supervises the installation
Maxwell - aka Guilty Party #2 - supervises the installation

And, as Maxie's so helpfully demonstrating, it works best if the diffuser is not blocked behind a piece of furniture or under a cabinet or shelf. Ours has plenty of room to diffuse into the air without obstruction.

Maxwell: It passes inspection, Momma. Now let's get Faraday over here to sniff up some of these calming phero-thingys....

Ears forward, tail high. One confident, happy kitty.
Ears forward, tail high. One confident, happy kitty.

Faraday: You'd better hang out here awhile too, Maxie. Just meowin'....

We've had positive experiences with FELIWAY products before—we'll share one with you next month with a photo-essay tell-all!
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Less smacky-paws...
Less smacky-paws...

...and more of this.

and more snuggle-buddies.
and more snuggle-buddies

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

AWOL Tell-All

Allie: I'm taking over the blog today for my Tell-All Memoir.
You see, my humans went AWOL recently to go flitting around.

At least they left us with our Aunt Jen -- who very kindly photo journaled my plight for me.

I must admit there were a few bright moments, just hanging around with someone who gets me like Aunt Jen....

But Maxwell was a complete slob the entire weekend. Honestly, he never left his lounger....

And of course, Aunt Jen kindly documented this Incriminating Evidence, so that I could properly report The Brat's infractions while they were away.

Exhibit A: Casualty #1, The Lamp.

Exhibit B: He's behind me, isn't he?

Why yes, yes he was.
Faraday: Seriouslies, Aunt Jen!  whose side are you on anyways?!?

(Exhibit C: Disgruntled Cat, caught in the act)

And what about the Guilty Parties? 
Where were they?

Somewhere around 6,500 feet, over Oklahoma. Or maybe it was Texas....

(but at least the Dad gave the Mom a pretty cool shirt. Can you see what it says?)

We'll consider forgiving them ... after many Bonito flakes, and much wand toy play!