Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Faraday Misunderstands National Mousse Day

Seriouslies, Mommy. I unnerstand PURRfectly.

Its not MY fault somebody doesn't know how to spell mouse. Right, Mister Mousie?


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Extended Family Edition

Ahhh, those holiday dinners ....

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, November 28, 2016

Sleepy Monday

A little yin, a little yang, a lot of Z-z-z-z-z ....


Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Pie-In-The-Face Day!


I know this might seem backward and all, but I thought I'd get nice and clean for Pie-in-the-Face Day.
You know, in case one comes my way.

This way, my tongue is good and limber and ready for whatever delicious goodness might go splat in the night.

That is, if somekitty actually leaves the rest of us some.

We're going with the home team on this one, even though it's a bit sketchy (we couldn't verify this date outside a mention in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
Got any pie left after Turkey Day you plan to toss around?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Uninvited Guest?

*big eyes* Is that ... turkey?  And gravy?

*reaches for plate*

Can you push the stuffing closer, pleez? I can't quite reach it from here.

*prepares to snag --- *

What do you mean, "you're not invited"?
B-b-but I washed my paws an' ... an' ... everything.

*cue lower lip quiver*

(Yeah, this is how he got the turkey. And the pumpkin pie.)


From our home to yours:
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thursday's Purrs (on Wednesday): Blossom

"Hullo folks, I'm Blossom, the rare orange girlcat! Did you know most orange moggies are of the male persuasion?

Although some humans may call me a bit ornery, I'm really a very sweet and fun-loving girl -- with a healthy side of catitude.

My loves are playing, sun bathing and long afternoon naps. What are yours?

I love to be with people, and let me tell you, those head and neck scritches totally rock!"

"My dislikes are being picked up and taking my medicine, (well, duh, what kitty would like that, I ask you?). I've been told I need the stuff twice a day, though, for a delicate tummy.

"I've been called a 'chatty cathy' (whatver THAT is). I am pretty talkative and would love to chat you up if you're willing to chat.

I'm an Independent Girlcat of Means, and I take my role of House Investigator very seriously.
When not working, I do love a good round of Red Dot.

Being a Proper Ladycat and all, I'm a diligent  kitty post scratcher -- and I never scratch the furniture.

I get along well with dogs, but prefer to be the only cat of the house.
In exchange for your love, I promise cuddle up with you at night and be a loyal companion. I desperately want a home of my own and a human who adores me and accepts me for who I am. (Which if you ask my foster parents, is a pretty darn great!)

Won't you come meet me and see how we get along? I'll bet we'd get on famously!

Orange girlcat purrs,


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Thanksgiving 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, November 21, 2016

National Start Your Own Country Day ... ?

Faraday: MOM!!! Maxwell's disrespecting the sovereignty of The Nation of Faraday!!!

Maxwell: Dood. *sniff* Your nation needs a cleanup on Aisle 2.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Tomorrow: National Adoption Day

According to the Dave Thomas Foundation, National Adoption Day is a national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families.

We believe it's also a good opportunity to raise awareness of the more than 3.4 million cats in shelter care each year - hoping they're the lucky few who find loving homes, and not a death sentence.

Having been there myself, having experienced being homeless and without a family to call my own, this is a cause that really speaks to me.

Won't you consider opening your heart and home to a cat who needs rescue?
To a cat who needs someone to love and to call their own?

(But not my humans. I already share mine with two other cats. And at times, that feels like two too many. But I digress.)

Someday soon, I'll share my story with you. Believe me, it's worth the wait. ~ Allie


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thankful Thursday

It is good to have annual reminders of the things we surely feel every day, yet often do not voice.

With Thanksgiving one week from today, we'd like to take this opportunity to say:
We're thankful for YOU.

~ . ~

Be sure to check out this week's uber adoptable kitty, Punkin!

Thursday's Purrs: Punkin

"Hi there, and it's soooo nice to meet you!

My name is Punkin, and the volunteers over here tell me I'm the epitome of a friendly cat. I do love me some human interaction, if I do say so myself!"

"I have to admit, I'm mostly a low-energy kind of a girl, but I completely endorse playtime -- as long as it doesn't require too much exertion. Purrsonally, I think iPad games are da bomb. And red dots? Totally pawesome. If you meet with my approval, I'll even sit on your lap while you brush me!"

"And oh - by the way - any accusations of me scrounging for food in other cats' kennels are completely unjustified *delicate burp*. (wait, what do you mean by "she ate the evidence"?!?)

I've been told I'm 'plump, pretty, and happy' but I prefer to think of it as there's just more of me to love!

Hope I get to meet you soon,
Purrs, Punkin"


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Better Get Drive-Thru


They say you're s'posed to wash your paws real good before touching foodables an' stuffs.
And I totes did that (pleez see photographic evidence) before packing Mommy's lunch for her.

 Did you know yesterday was Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day?

After a good wash, I had ta inspect the lunch bag.
An' then I went and got lotsa bonito flakes - from Maxie's share of the supply.

Maxwell: dood, uh, wait ....

Maxwell: Don't you need to put people food in there too? (not that I'm trying to protect my bonito flake stash or anything)

Here, let me lend a paw. You know how she likes chocolate. Drag that bag over here and I'll nudge a few of these chocolates in there for her.

Allie: *sigh-h-h* Thank cod today's Fast Food Day.

Something tells me Mother won't be touching anything in a bag those boys have put together!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Pilgrim 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, November 14, 2016

What's your Monday setting?

Ours is on "early-morning low," but we plan to increase the volume to "afternoon rock-out" as soon as Maxie gets his second wind.

Now, if only we could figure out how to stream this ....


A few weeks ago, we were contacted by Thoroughly Reviewed who informed us we were in their top 50 cat bloggers list - and we thank them for including us.

We also want you to know there are many amazing cat blogs out there that were not on the list.

Here is a sampling of just a very, VERY few of them. These are blogs that we love visiting, and whose antics make us laugh out loud.

They include Summer of, the crazypants kitties of Katnip Lounge, and the devotion to research from authors like the human of Ashton, Pierre and Newton over at Sometimes Cats Herd You.

There are so many more, but to keep this from being TLDR*, we'll end with three truly unsung heroes, the ones who devote countless hours to fostering and being a voice for shelter cats, as chronicled by the Random Felines , Animal Shelter Volunteer Life and our sweet aunt Connie at Tails from the Foster Kittens.

(And if you haven't heard, she and our uncle Glenn lost their sweet Kit to cancer this week. Please go over and send them loads of hugs and love. They sure could use it right now.)

*TLDR = too long, didn't read  :-)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Livin' in the Danger Zone

Faraday: Uh, Maxie, I wouldn't touch that pink toy if I were you ....

Remember Wednesday's post?


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Penny

"Hello, and thanks for taking a moment to hear my story.
My name is Penny. I'm a torbie girl (that's a tortoiseshell/tabby combination) and folks say I got my name from the beautiful coppery spots in my luxurious coat.

I came to Wayside because my previous person passed away.

It's sad, and a bit daunting, to be honest -- starting over at the age of 10. But that's just middle age for a cat."

"I'm thankful to have a second chance to start a wonderful new life with a very special someone. I do tend to be shy at first, but if you approach slowly and gently, I warm up pretty quickly. And even though I am shy and cautious, I do love people very much.

It might take some time to get to know me, but trust me, I am worth it. I'm really a big cuddle bug at heart, and would love to snuggle next to you. I love being brushed, and will purr like a little motor boat for you!"

"I'd love to go to a home with a nice window that will let me observe all of the interesting things that the outdoors has to offer. (I've been known to binge-watch the BirdTv channel here at Wayside *embarrassed look*)

I don't mind being picked up sometimes and i have also done well coexisting with other feline friends. Let's have our first conversation today, at Wayside!?
Love, Penny"

Penny's available at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

(almost) Wordless Wednesday

Pity the poor creature who tries to come between a girlcat and her pink toy.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Which party, again?

Oh wait, we don't think he's talking about a political party ....


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, November 7, 2016

Tummies Don't Fall Back

Faraday: Seriouslies, Mommy. You'd make me wait a whole 'nother HOUR for foodables just because you moved your clock back?

I think I might starve and stuffs.

Do you even care, Mommy?

Allie: *sotto voce* That's it, kid. Play that sympathy card. Sitting on her face didn't work. I already tried that.

*whispers off screen* Maxie, get in here. You're up next. 

Maxwell: okay, I'm ready. *cue sound of shuffled papers* If sympathy won't work, maybe scientific reports on malnutrition will do the trick.

Allie: *groan* We want her to get up, Maxie. Not fall back asleep!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Fridayth Fangth

Or, uh ... FANG.

The mom theth to tell you that the'th thorry this ith late. Work got in the way. ~ Maxthwell


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday's Purrs: Darla

"Pleased to meet you! I'm Darla, a very pretty torbie (tabby/tortoiseshell) girl with just about the most gorgeous green eyes you've ever seen.

I was surrendered to Wayside because someone in my previous family had allergies. I also came to Wayside with my previous housemate, Dixie. We can be adopted together or separately. As you can imagine, I like other cats (Dixie's one, after all!)."

"I lived with dogs and kids in my old home, too, and co-existed with them, sort of. My previous family describes me as an independent cat who loves to cuddle at night.

Here at Wayside, people say I'm a shy kitty who does enjoy attention once I feel comfortable. I prefer people who are calm and patient. So I probably would be happier in a home that's more like a library than a carnival.

At age 8 I'm right in my prime, ready to be a loving, loyal, steadfast companion. I can't wait to meet you!
Love, Darla"

Darla's available at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Zen Wednesday

You know how soothing those zen gardens can be, right?
Raking designs in the sand, meditating, taking deep, soothing breaths ....

Well, somekitty decided to try her paw at this.

We're kind of wondering if it helps Allie manage her stress levels. 
You know, where a certain Brat is concerned.

Faraday: Hey Allie! Does Dad know you're messing with his pendulum? Huh?

Maxwell: ... aaaand there goes her peace.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

'Toon Tuesdays: Election Edition

Hm, maybe that'd be a better indicator?

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!