Friday, December 30, 2016

First World New Years Eve Kitty Problems

Maxwell: "End of the year tomorrow, Allie."

Allie: *sigh* "I know, Maxie, I know. Although it feels just like any other day to me."

Maxwell: "Except for the fact there's a nest of baby bluejays below us. That kind of rocks."

Now if we can only get the mom to buy birdseed for our newly upgraded BirdTV channel ...

Anyone else have an exciting day planned? 
Ours might yet turn into something ~ you know what they say about bored cats.


"Oh, and happy anniversary to our mom & dad!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Binkie

"Well hello there! My name is Binkie and, I don't mean to brag, but I'm one of the most popular guys at Wayside."

"I was found as a stray, but clearly I was someone's pet before, because I love people so much. (uhh, betcha can't tell now, can you?)"

me, being all sassy and cute and stuff.

"People say I'm one of the most beautiful cats at Wayside, too, although right now I look a little bedraggled because I've been shaved.

You see, when I came to Wayside, I had such a bad case of fleas, that was the best way to give me some relief. But when my hair grows back in, look out!"

pet mah belleh, anyone?

"I was also very skinny when I came here, but I'm gradually putting on some weight. I can't put into human words what all I went through out on my own, but I do want you to know that I'm so happy now to be around people.

I'm an affectionate guy who gives wonderful headbutts. I also give great paw massages! Seriously, if you could use a shoulder rub, I'm your guy. Come a bit closer ... I can allllmost reach you!"

kitty massage, anyone?

"My Felineality is Sidekick, which means that my favorite thing in life is to just hang around with my favorite person or people. Do you think that could be you? I'm conducting interviews now at Wayside!

Binkie's available and ready to begin his great adventure - at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Allie embraces Call a Friend Day

"So, I was all, like, 'ewww, that's just so gnarly!'
 and she was, all, like, 'I KNOW, right?  
 I mean, it's totally tubular!
 ... and ermagerd, I nearly had a cow, it was so totally ah-MA-zing --

"and then he was all, like -- oh gag me with a spoooon 
 and I was, like, oh puh-leease, that is sooooo BOGUS.  
 Just take a chill pill already, okay?
 Yeah, like, for sure!"

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Hannukah Edition


Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) - where our mom works, too!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Prepping for Boxing Day

Wait, wait, gotta spiffy myself up here ...

Okay, NOW.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Wishing you a happy holiday

From all of us to all of you ....

 However you celebrate, may this weekend be a joyous and blessed experience.

~   Maxwell, Faraday, Allie (and us humans, too!)


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Padme

"Hello fellow freedom fighters. Can you hear me out there?
I've been working undercover, as you can see ... "

"I'm here at Wayside Waifs and I would love to use my influence as Queen of Naboo to help liberate as many as I can before the holiday season."

(*psst* Did you hear? Han Solo left on Sunday to join the Rebellion - that's one more force for good out there in the world!)

"While I await your assistance, I'm patiently monitoring any uprisings from my secret Rebel Base at Wayside."

"I'm one of the youngest Queens elected to lead the fight for truth, at only a little over a year old, but I promise I will not fail you! I have abundant energy to spare, the most adorable stubby Manx tail, a luxurious coat, AND ... I am willing to train endlessly (as you can see in the video below).

Who will help me against the agents of chaos as a defender of truth?"

"Yours faithfully against the Evil Empire,

Padme's available and ready to begin her great adventure - at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Day

Faraday: "Hey, Maxie, what's a 5-letter word for obnoxious older sister?"


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

'Toon Tuesday: Holiday Pests


Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) - where our mom works, too!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Did anyone else celebrate this yesterday?

Yes, folks, yesterday was National Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day.

And as you can see, Maxie went there.
All day long.
Indeed, he did.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Stupid Toy

Allie: Now where did I put that catnip fish ...

It was just here a moment ago.  Have you seen  ---


*cue inarticulate ladycat grunting*

Pardon us. Delicate and ladylike grunting.

Allie: You mock me.
Allie: You. The toy. Life.

I think I'll just nap now, if you don't mind.

Happy Stupid Toy Day.
How do you plan to celebrate?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Han Solo

"Hey, psst! Yeah, you! I sense the Force is strong in you. Can we swap news of the Rebellion?"

"I'm a bit young in the ways of the Force. At only a bit over a year, I haven't even fought my first battle. I'd sure love it if maybe I could come home with you to train to become a fierce warrior and defend the causes of freedom and justice and good."

"I hear this time of year is magical with many wonders, like lights and wrap and glittery things - I'd sure love to experience some of that myself. 

You know, while perfecting my pounces, dives and general stalking of prey-- ah, um, I mean Imperial Stormtroopers."

"As you can see, I'm an industrious student. I promise to dutifully hone my skills - and to use the Force only for good."

"Wait - was that Jyn I saw striding past? 

Yours faithfully against the Evil Empire,
Han Solo"
Han's available and ready to begin his great adventure - at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Does this keyboard

...make my butt look big?

Asking for a friend.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Pinterest Edition


Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) - where our mom works, too!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Would you take the #WasteLessLitter Challenge? #ad

Okay, confession time: I've been using World’s Best Cat Litter™ for years. So when I was asked if I wanted to review it, well ... it's easy to say positive things about a product you like.

So I asked the cats if they wanted to weigh in on the topic. Allie stepped right up and volunteered to be the spokescat for the group.

Allie enthusiastically endorses this litter as she cozies up to the bag
Tell us how you really feel, why don't you Allie?  ;-)

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But before I give Allie the floor, I'd like to share a few reasons why I like World's Best Cat Litter.

I like that it's a natural, green product. I like that it's biodegradable. The company uses a patented process to compress the naturally absorbent corn into concentrated granules that feel lighter than clay litter.

I like that by using a natural product, I'm not buying a clay or silica-based litter that might irritate feline lungs if its dust is inhaled.

And I love - LOVE! - that this litter is flushable.

Three cats + 4 litterboxes (in the basement) = a ton of hauling up and down the steps with clay litter.  Heavy bags go down, and heavy waste must be lugged back up. No thank you!

With World's Best Cat Litter, I can shovel and flush, and everything is all in within a few steps.
It's very convenient, and I don't sacrifice clump-ability (is that a word?) in the process.

World's Best Cat Litter clumps beautifully
Does it clump? You betcha!

I also love that they have six different formulations - and some of them are unscented. As a cat's sense of smell is 16 times more sensitive than a human's, you can imagine how strong a perfumed litter might be to their noses.

Allie: Not as annoying as the stink bombs a certain boycat drops, Mother.
It's a good thing World's Best is so good at odor control.

Allie glares pointedly at Maxwell
Uh oh, dood. Looks like some girlkitty's outing you. That's quite the accusing glare!
Maxwell: Wait, uh ... why're you staring at me, Allie?

Maxwell attempts to look innocent
Dood, that innocent look's not working.

Allie: I'm just saying, a courtesy flush every once in a while wouldn't hurt, Maxie.
And I do mean a literal flush.
Can you coordinate your "business" a bit closer to Mother's scheduled bathroom duties?

Maxwell: Well ... huh. That bad, is it?
Allie: Epic, Maxie. Epic.

Again, odor control? In this house, it's mandatory.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

The Advent of December

Hm. That looks like ...

Maybe if I look at it sideways ...

Nope, December's still there. *sigh*

If anyone needs me, I'll be sitting by the fireplace.

Happy December!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: April

"Thank you for reading about me!

My name is April, and I'm a pretty, dainty little shorthaired brown tabby girl. A nice lady found me and my kittens as a stray. I was a good mom and took great care of my babies, and now I'm excited about being someone's baby, myself!"

"People here at Wayside say I'm a quiet, shy little cat, but I do really enjoy attention and affection.

If you speak to me softly and pet me gently, I will warm up in no time. I will let you know how much I'm enjoying your company by purring softly and making biscuits with my paws."

"I'm very curious, and I love to watch all the activity around me at Wayside Waifs. I sure hope my new home has a nice, comfy window I can watch the world from. Maybe we could take up some new hobbies together, like bird watching!

I'm so looking forward to starting off my new year in a new home with a wonderful person or people. I can't wait to meet you!

Love, April"

This sweetheart - whose story is remarkably similar to a girlcat we happen to know - is available at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

(almost) Wordless Wednesday

Oddly beautiful, and a bit haunting, how the lounger fabric reflected onto his face and eyes.

(Taken with very low ISO. All I did was brighten the image.)


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: The Naughty List


Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) - where our mom works, too!

Monday, December 5, 2016

#sundayselfie Solemn Monday

We join our good friends at The Cat on My Head, the hosts of the #sundayselfie as we reflect on the loss of so many precious companion animals recently.

The Cat on My Head's Fiona • One Spoiled Cat's SammyEasy of Easy Weimeraner 

You will be sorely missed.

Friday, December 2, 2016

In Honor of Let's Hug Day

Allie: Hello, scratcher. I hear tomorrow's Lets Hug Day.

You're my Designated Huggee for the day.

(like I'd voluntarily wrap my paws around one of the boys, I ask you?)

Are you ready? This might sting a bit ....

Happy Let's Hug Day!

(not to be confused with National Hugging Day on Jan 21st. Just sayin')

Anyone else want an Allie-style hug? 
Faraday's standing by to pass out Band-aids ....