Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Back Away ... Slowly, Dood.

We continue Monday's saga:

Maxwell: ... she's behind me isn't she?


Faraday: Hey Maxie, if you don't make it through this, can I have your lounger?
Maxwell: (releases mousie like it was a hot potato)


Allie: Were you playing with my mouse, Maxie?
After expressly being told not to?

Maxwell: Uhh-h-h ....
Allie: How many times do I have to say it?


Allie: STAY AWAY FROM MY THINGS!


Allie: (primly) I think that's a very reasonable request. Don't you?


You won't catch us arguing with you, girly. No sirree!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: Punny But No





Poor Jerry. That must have stung ... #yeswewentthere
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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, August 21, 2017

She'll never know. Right?

We continue Friday's saga:

Maxwell: Allie's sure taking her sweet time with that nap. And this mousie's just sitting here, all lonely and bored.


Really, when you think about it that way, I'd be doing mister mousie a service by playing with him.


And I'll bet I could sneak in a good solid hour or so of mousie play, and she'd never know ....
*reaches out to nip at mousie wire*


Faraday (from under table): I wouldn't do that if I were you, Maxie.
Maxwell: Uhh, why not?


Faraday: In fact, I'd step away from that mousie real quick, I would.
Maxwell: *gulp*


Hey dood, is that what a "deer in the headlights" looks like?


(To be continued ....)
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Sunday, August 20, 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, August 18, 2017

Whose mousie, again?


Maxwell: Cool, Allie. A mousie. 
Allie: That's my mousie, Maxie. And once I'm done with my nap, I intend to play with it.

So paws off--- *yawwwnnn* -- 'k?


Allie: Really, I'd hate to have to hurt you over a mousie infraction.
Or have you forgotten the lounger incident from last week so soon?

Maxwell: (casually stretches paw out and snags mouse while giving leg a nonchalant lick)
Um, yeah, sure Allie. Whatever.


Allie: I saw that, Maxie. I think I'll just nap with my mousie, if you don't mind.
(hugs mousie chastely to her breast)


Allie: ... and maybe I'd better sleep with one eye open.


... or maybe both eyes ....

That's probably a good idea, girlie.
(To be continued ....)

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday's Purrs: Rose

"Hi! My name is Rose.
Due to very unfortunate events, this is my second time at KC Pet Project. No, it’s not my fault. The first time, it was because my human passed away.

I was adopted by another wonderful human and she says I’m the sweetest, most cuddly cat she’s ever met. She wished with all her heart that she could keep me, but she was moving away and was afraid the stress of the move would be too much for me.

I admit, I do start off as a very shy kitty, but with time, love, and effort…I will be your best friend, honest."



"I am very scared of the shelter, so I need your help.

I prefer quieter households. My mom isn’t sure if I get along with other cats, but I can tell you right now that dogs aren’t my favorite.

Oh, and I do have one requirement: I MUST be able to sleep with you. You see, I'm a real cuddler. Feet and bellies are my favorite!

I love to play, too. Jingly balls are my fave, but wand toys are okay, too. I eat dry food, but I absolutely adore wet food. YUM!"



"Let's see.... what else can I tell you about myself?  Oh! I’m real a lady.
In fact, always cross my legs when I sit.

I know I’m scared and quiet right now, but if you take me home, you won’t regret it.
Won't you come meet me?

Shy purrs,
Rose”

Rose is available at the Main Campus of KC Pet Project. Come meet her today!


https://kcpetproject.org

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Sneak peek at our new kitchen window and sill (coat of paint to come!).



And it looks like somekitty's getting in a bit of practice for next week's National Be an Angel Day. Keep at it, dood.
You could use the practice.

Just sayin'.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: Overheard at Hallmark





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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, August 14, 2017

Never Mess with a Girlcat in Pearls

Remember the epic battle Faraday tattled on while the mom was out of town last week? 
Here is the full tale, unredacted.

Allie: Move over, Maxie. Let someone else have some lounger time.
Maxwell: Yeah, riiight. Think again, Allie. This lounger is TAKEN.


Allie: I said---
Maxwell: And I said it's TAKEN!


WHAP! WHAPPITY! WHAP!


Maxwell: You want a piece of this, Allie?

Well, DO ya?


(moments later...)


Maxwell: All right. All right, FINE.

Just quit it with the CLAWS, Allie!


Looks like Maxie fell for Classic Blunder #3, "never mess with a girlcat in pearls."

Dood, look out for Sicilians and land wars in Asia, too. Just meowin'.

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Sunday, August 13, 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, August 11, 2017

A Little Construction Advice


A few weeks ago, construction began on our house as we had a few windows replaced.
Some kitties wisely decided to retreat from all the loud noise and chaos.

And then there's Maxwell.

Part I: Deconstruction
  
Maxwell: ... and after you remove that one, there's another storm window over here ....
 

Maxwell: Ah, yes. Very good. Very good.


Maxwell: Dood, I think you missed a screw. No, down here, in this corner ....


Maxwell: Yeah, that's the ticket. Now, after you remove that one ....


The crew was entertained by Maxie's "dedication" to the project!

We'll show you the "after" photos soon.


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday's Purrs: Hera

"Hullo! I'm Hera. You know, like the Greek goddess of women and of marriage? Except, no offense, but I'm kind of over the whole family thing.

You see, I got thrust into motherhood much earlier than I really wanted. Six kids - and three of them weren't even mine!"


"But honestly, what was a girlcat to do? I was still practically a kitten myself, but those poor little things, they had no one else. So I took them in, along with my own three.

But now they're all off on their own adventures, and me?

Well, I came to KC Pet Project a bit exhausted, to tell the truth. The nice lady who fostered me said I looked utterly worn out. Like a skinny, nervous teenager needing a place I could just crash!"


"Bless her; she gave that to me and more. I now know what it will be like to have a family of my own and let me tell you, it's nice to be able to let go and be taken care of myself, for a change.

"I've discovered head butts and tummy rubs! And ooooooh, I love them!"


"Do you have room in your life for a young, former teenage mom who is now ready to enjoy a long life with her BHFF*?

Come meet me, please?
Purrs and headbutts,
Hera"

*BHFF = Best Human Friend Forever

Hera's available at the Main Campus of KC Pet Project. Come meet her today!


https://kcpetproject.org

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

National Lazy Day




Allie: Can you push that feather a little closer, Brat? It's just out of my reach ....
Faraday: Seriouslies, Allie. After you hired Maxie to turn on his own brother?

You could do with a bit more physical activity. Get it yourself.


*cue creepy scary murder music from Psycho*
*Faraday sits paralyzed while his life flashes before his eyes ... *

(okay, well, maybe he's just sitting there...)

Allie: ... FINE.
 Then you can just find some other chair to sit in.
 OUT of my sight.

Faraday: *relieved breath* Works for me. I was just leaving ....


Allie: Hrmpf. The little plebeian obviously is unaware that tomorrow is National Lazy Day.


And what better way to observe than with one's favorite feathers?
*deep inhale* Ahhh yes, these were a lovely vintage.

Faraday: (mutters from safety of living room) ... at least she didn't reference Chianti and fava beans ....

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Tomorrow is National Lazy Day!
(how do you plan to observe?)  
 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: They're Playing My Song




#discofever

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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, August 7, 2017

International Cat Day #FAIL



(we join our story in progress....)

  
Faraday: This cat bed sure isn't very comfy, Allie. Good thing Mommy didn't buy it for me.
Allie: *sigh* That's my new litterbox, Brat. And I don't recall inviting you to sit inside it, either.
 

 Faraday: Well I don't see your name on it anywheres, so I think I'll just stay right here.
Allie: We'll see about that.

Faraday: ... what? That's it? No smacky-paw?



Allie: I just had my nails done, Brat. You're not worth messing up a pedicure over.
 No, that's what the hired help is for.
Faraday: Hired--- hey! Maxie?!?!


*cue well-placed nip*
Faraday: Owww! Fine, awright, it's yours, Allie. Quiddit, Maxie!


 Faraday: Why me, Maxie? I thought we were brothers and stuffs.
Maxwell: Yeah, well, dood ... Allie said she'd give me all her turns with the wand toy for a whole week.

Besides ... I'm not the one who thought a litterbox was a cat bed.

Faraday: That's cold, Maxie. Stone cold. *sniff*



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Sunday, August 6, 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, August 4, 2017

Allie "Works" It

Allie: Lower, please!


 ... What do you mean I have to "work for it," Mother?


You want me to work for it?
Oh, I'll show you how a fashionista works it, all right.

The "Winsome Look"
The "Winsome Look"
Modest and Demure
Modest and Demure

Strong and Independent (showing just a little claw)
Strong and Independent (showing just a little claw)
The Debutante Wave ("elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist")
The Debutante Wave ("elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist")
Coy and Flirtatious
Coy and Flirtatious


Allie: I believe I've worked it hard enough, Mother.
Now give it!


Happy Single Working Women Day
(not quite the original meaning, we know, but you work with what you have)
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