Monday, October 31, 2016

Faraday celebrates Knock Knock Joke Day

Faraday: hey Maxie, wanna hear a few knock knock jokes?
You know, in honor of today?

Maxwell: Do I have a choice?

Faraday: Um, no.

Faraday: Knock knock.
Faraday: *exasperated look*  Maxie.  You're supposed to say "who's there?"

And don't say you know who it is, because we all know that you know.
Just say "who's there" -- okaaaaaays??

Maxwell: I'm going to regret this, aren't I ....

Faraday: Knock knock.
Maxwell: Who's there?
Faraday: A little old lady.
Maxwell: A little old lady who?
Faraday: Seriouslies, Maxie, I didn’t know you could yodel!

Ahh, I crack myself up.

Faraday: One more for the road, Maxie? On account of it's Halloween and all.
Knock, knock.
Maxwell: *sighhh* Who's there?
Faraday: Ivana.
Maxwell: Ivana who?
Faraday: Ivana suck your blood.


Faraday: Priceless!!!

Maxwell: Wait - I have one.
Faraday: YOU???
Maxwell:  Yeah, knock, knock.
Faraday: Uh ... Who’s there?
Maxwell: Sadie.
Faraday: Sadie who?

Sadie next word and watch me disappear, dood. Watch me disappear.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

POSTED: Catnip Gone AWOL

Hello, Mommy. 

Let's have ourselves a little chat about borrowing other people's things without their permission ....

Head on over to the Hallmark and Community Facebook page and share a photo of your fave kitty for a chance to win a plush kitty of your own!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Tomorrow: National Cat Day

National Cat Day PSA, from Faraday Richman

Just remember:
Innocent Until Proven Guilty.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Aiden

"Hi my name is Aiden, and I am a 6 years old handsome boy at HELP Humane in Kansas City. I am currently in the market for a loving, permanent home."

I am very shy, but will warm up to you if you give me time, love and attention. This shelter is a wonderful place but I am under a lot of stress and frankly, I'm ready for a home of my own."

"I've been here for a while and can't wait to show someone all my love -- and to be loved in return. I would do best in an adult only household. (kids kinda scare me a bit!)

Come meet me at HELP Humane. I promise, you will be glad you did! If you promise to love me and take care of me - and never let anyone or anything come between us - I promise to do the same.

Purrs, Aiden"

Aiden's available for adoption today at HELP Humane, in Belton MO.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Just in time for Halloween


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, October 24, 2016

National WHAT Day?

Allie: Honestly, Maxie, isn't it cheating to make Mother bring the toy to you?

(inarticulate mancat grunting)
Allie:  ... Maxie ... oh MAXIE ....

(more inarticulate grunting)

Allie: *sigh-h-h*
It must be a mancat thing.
Either that, or you're fully embracing National Crazy Day.
Honestly, Maxie, no practice needed for that ....

Maxwell: WAIT. Who're you calling crazy, huh?

Allie: *pointed look*  I rest my case.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Smart is Cool Day

Faraday: Whatcha doing, Maxie?
Maxwell: Calculating the spring constant for this toy. You know, F = -kx and stuff.

And maybe doing a little levitation.

Faraday: Are you going to be done soon?
Maxwell: Wasn't planning on it. Why?

Faraday: Beeeeee-CAUSE, Maxie. You're playing with MY TOY. An' I want it BACK.
Maxwell: Patience, grasshopper. Good science can't be rushed.

Faraday: *stalks away, muttering under breath*  That is so NOT cool, Maxie. SO not cool.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Lexy


"Hello out there! Can anyone help me with my classified ad submission? (no opposable thumbs and all, you know)

Or maybe I should just ask for one lap that would be made available to me - a lot of the time.

Thoughts? Ideas? The wording for ads like these is so critical, I think - don't you?"

"I may have been classified as a 'stray' when I first came here, but let me assure you - I know all about laps. You could even say I'm a bit of a lap connoisseur!

The folks around here say I'm quite the social cat. If you come near my kennel, I'll be right there, waiting to see if you are going to open the door. I'm exceedingly pettable, if I do say so myself, and I have incredibly soft fur. If you'll come over to visit, just take a seat so I can test drive your lap, please?

I don't ask for much in a forever home, just people who will love me -- and let me sit in their laps. (and no other kitties, please - I am kind of selfish of your time that way. *embarrassed look*)

And at 11 years young, I've left all that silly kitten-headed nonsense (like ricocheting off your forehead at 4 in the morning) behind me, too.

Winter's coming!  Wouldn't you like access to a gorgeous lap-warmer like myself?

Purrs and head-butts,

Lexy's been at KC Pet Project's Main Adoption Center for a long time. In fact, she's been there the longest of all the cats there, so it's time she finds her forever human, don't you think?
Come meet her today!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect

Maxwell: Hmmm. If I'm going to be accused of pole dancing ...

Maxwell: ... then I suppose I'd better ...

Maxwell: ... begin rehearsing.

Maxwell: I want to be sure I have all the moves right.

Maybe I can earn a little spending money with my tips.

Faraday (off screen):  Waitaminit. TIPS? Maxie, we need to talk ....


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays Puns: A Crazy What?

Not a political reference. No, not at all.

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, October 17, 2016

Once more, with feeling.

Faraday: Maxie, you don't just stand there staring at it.

Faraday: That's not how you do it, Allie.

Faraday: Seriouslies, Maxie! Ya need to pounce on it an' stuffs!

Faraday:  Like this.

And this.


Good thing today's Mulligan Day, cuz you both need do-overs.
Or remedial pounce training.
For realz.

Happy Mulligan Day! 
(how do YOU plan to celebrate?)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy Birthday, Allie!

Maxwell: Is that a gray hair I see, Allie?
Allie: Most likely, Maxie. I am a gray tuxie, after all. 
Maxwell: No, really. I think even your gray hairs are turning gray.
And is that a new wrinkle I'm seeing over here?

Allie: Enough with the gray hairs, Maxie.
Maxwell: Is your temper fraying a bit, Allie?
Maybe you're going through Meownopause.

(long pause)

Did you hear what I said? Allie?  ALLIE?
Holy cat, she's losing her hearing ....

Allie: *sigh* I can hear you just FINE, Maxie (although I wish I couldn't at times).
I was just counting to ten.

Maxie: Counting to -- oh NO! You're having cognitive function issues, too?
How many paws am I holding up Allie?


Allie: Wonder if I'd get a senior discount on Pest Control?
Maxwell: Pest Control? We have no bugs, Allie.
Are you seeing things now? I hear that's a sign of senility.
Have you had your geriatric screening yet?
Just trying to be there for you, Allie.
You know, being a senior cat now, and all.

Wishing Allie a Happy Birthday!

We're not exactly sure what day Allie was born but Wayside Waifs, her Alma Mater, estimates early October of 2007. So, happy birth-month, Little Princess!

And, uh, somemommy got it WRONG last year. She's only now turning 9.
To help keep her honest in the future - and to avoid any messy "birther" issues, we've decided to publish her "birth certificate" from PetPoint.

Faraday: Wow, Allie, you were actually skinny back then.

Allie: That's it. I'm never celebrating another birthday. EVER.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Alfie

"Hey, is there such a thing as Tongue-Out Thursday?
Because if so, I'm so there."

"How'd I do?

You know, for an older guy like me, it's kinda hard to keep track of all these new-fangled social media trend things. But I'm game for anything.

I'm especially game for a new home. My fur may be a bit scruffy around the edges, and these bones creak a bit more each year, but I sure do have a lot of loving left to give.

Are you looking for a snuggle buddy, someone to curl up with you while you play on one of those devices all the young'uns are using these days, like Netflux and HulaHoop?

If so, I'm your mancat.

Please come out and see me. At 12 years, I've learned to value every second of every day - with none to waste. So I'm all packed and ready to head home with you, any time.

Just ask for the dapper orange moggie when you get out here, and they'll direct you to me straightaway.

Purrs and soft paw-pats,

Alfie is waiting for you at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PeeMail #1701: The Scandal

(Thanks to Jen D. - truly the best cat sitter ever - for letting us use her photo!)


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Punny


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, October 10, 2016

Maxwell helps with laundry day again

Not to worry, Momma, I've got your sock right here.

Although I could have sworn you had two of these ....

Maybe the dryer ate it?


Friday, October 7, 2016

... on little cat feet?

Somekitty must have misread that famous poem.

"What? Isn't it 'the sheets come in on little cat feet' ...?"

(Mommy, I'm crushed. You're smothering my Artistic Soul.)



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Sissy & Missy

Every kitty has a story to tell, and Sissy and Missy's is a short and bittersweet one.

These sisters are only a year and a half old. And they have been in the care of Kansas City Pet Project since June 15, after the death of their former owner. You can tell they were much loved and well cared for. Both have bright eyes and beautiful coats, and they're both affectionate and playful.

All this story needs now is a 'HEA' (that's Goodreads lingo for "happily ever after").

Sissy & Missy photo courtesy Photography by Jill ReneƩ. Used with permission.

These girls are a bonded pair, and we're so happy to learn that Pet Project insists they be adopted together (it's so great when a shelter is sensitive to the needs of the cats in their charge!)

Interesting in helping to write a dynamite happy ending to this story? Come meet Sissy and Missy - they are available for adoption at KC Pet Project's Zona Rosa location, across from Dillards.