Friday, September 22, 2017

Allie's Fashion Faux Paws

Allie: The Fashionable Feline knows how to take advantage of the lovely fall weather.




Allie: Before it gets too cold for window whiffs.

Perish the thought, young lady!

No, really. 
Perish it. 
Now, please.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday's Purrs: Savannah

"hullo there! I'm Savannah.

I'm known around these parts as the Grand Lady. I love greeting guests, and will reach up to you and 'knead' you with my declawed paws - right in your belly, if you're standing close enough for me to reach. And if you're not paying attention to me.

(I can't help it if I was raised to believe it's rude to ignore a lady sitting right in front of you, so a gentle paw-biscuit session is just my way of reminding you that I'm here)

Savannah:  Don't I have the most stunning green eyes?
Don't I have the most stunning green eyes?

"Due to certain circumstances, I was brought here to Great Plains, but I was very well loved in my last home and am ready to join yours -- today, if you'd like.

Because I'm declawed, I have a touch of arthritis in my back at the base of my tail, so I prefer that you focus all your attention on ear and cheek scritches, if you please. I simply adore them!

It's been said I'm a bit lippy, but can I help it if I am a lady who knows what she wants? I may reach out with my soft front paw and grab your hand to give it a gentle nip, but that's only to instruct you. Sometimes it's a gentle reminder that means you're ignoring me, and sometimes it may be to remind you I've got a touch of arthritis back there. But it's always gentle and quick."

(my opinion of shelter life. I'm soooo ready for my forever home!)

"Speaking of quick .... I'm not terribly fond of fast movements. They make me nervous and I may nip to let you know you spooked me! But honestly ... if you'll just go a bit slow with me, especially at first, we'll be fast friends in no time at all!

As you can see I am a beautiful girl. I'm considered a senior, but don't let that fool you. It just means that I've got all my kittenish behavior out of my system, and I now act like a civilized cat.

So if your looking for the perfect cat, please come down and say hello!

Purrs,
Savannah"

Savannah's available at the Merriam Campus of Great Plains SPCA, where she ruled the roost last week when our mom and her Hallmark crew filmed all morning long (shh, it's super top secret, and Savannah's sworn her lips are sealed!).

http://www.greatplainsspca.org/adopt/adoptable-cats/




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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday




Something about the curls and swoops of the patio furniture seems to accent our girl perfectly.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: Traumatic Experience





 Not overly dramatic. Nope, not at all.
#humansdontgetit #theydonthavefur

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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, September 18, 2017

Bad Reception

Allie: *worried look*
 Still nothing, Maxie?
Are you sure they haven't returned?

Maxwell: Answer's still the same from over on this side of the table, Allie.
Still no squirrels.


Allie: But the window construction's been complete for almost a month now. Surely our SquirrelTV channel should be back online by now, don't you think?

Maxwell: Well yes, but .... Ohhh-h-h.
Allie: What is it? What do you see? Do you see them?


Maxwell: Uh, yeah. Kind of. Looks like someone forgot to reinstall the antenna in the right spot.


Oops. Sorry about that, dood.

Anyone else having trouble locating an old friend?
Yesterday was Locate An Old Friend Day.
Did you celebrate? 
If so ~ how?


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Picture Me This Photohunt

Created for friends, fellow bloggers and anyone who enjoys a creative challenge, Picture Me This is a weekly idea-starter for social media posts. Any platform, anywhere.

No following, no submitting required. And certainly no pressure!

We're just filling a void made when last year's Photohunt host went on hiatus.

This Week's Theme:




Be sure to tag your entry with #PMTphotohunt so others can find you.

If you tag us as well (@tonkstail on Instagram & Twitter, @atonkstail on Facebook) we'll be sure to like and share your entry.

Enjoy!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Prepping for Gymnastics Day

Allie: What are you doing up there, Brat?


Faraday: Seriouslies, Allie. Tomorrow's Gymnastics Day an' I hasta get in shape for it.


I plan on running all over the house, leaping from shelf to shelf and performing daring feats of physical prowess.


Faraday: So I'm, like, practicing my chinups and stuffs.

How's my form? Count for me, Allie, willya?
I'll bet I can hold this chinup a reeeally long time.
Longer than anybuddy.

Allie: *sigh* Fine.  One ... Two ... Three ...
Let's see if you can make it 'til ten.


Allie: Does it say in the rules you can use your claws?
Isn't that cheating a bit on the forearm strength, Brat?

Four ... Five ...
I mean, a real athlete would be able to pull himself up by the strength of his forearms alone.

(note how Faraday's eyes begin to bug out ....)
If you ask me, yours look a bit on the puny side. Are those arms shaking, Brat?

Six ... Seven ...


*cue crash*
Allie: Eight ... Oops. Guess I got a bit distracted. 


Cue fulminating silence from Tonkinese.


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