Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Dreamin'

(an older photo, but still stunning)

Well, helloooooo ladies....


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where oh WHERE did it come from?

Allie: Several people asked where my amazing cat scratcher came from that I modeled for you yesterday, so I asked my Personal Secretary to fill you in on it today.

Watch it, girlie. I'm the one who feeds you, you know!

This is actually a pretty awesome cat scratcher, and we've placed it — with a Feliscratch application, to encourage appropriate scratching — against our new sofa on one corner.

Together with an upright one on another corner (all corners covered, so to speak!), our girl is now properly scractching, instead of taking her claws to Marty's new sofa!

Below is the Amazon link where we purchased.  

Please note: it's an affiliate link, so if you purchase one by clicking this link, we will get a small commission if you click on these links and make a purchase.

Pet Hup Hup Elegant Cat Scratcher, Round, with Tassel Toy,

Let us know if you end up getting one — and if you enjoy scratching on it as much as I do!

~ Allie

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

(almost) Wordless: Predator 101 Lessons

Allie: Are you watching, Faraday? Feel free to take notes.

Predator Level Expert: ACHIEVED.



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

'Toon Tuesdays: Foxy

Anyone have any idea why the mom is laughing so hard at this?
Anyone? Bueller?

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 27, 2018

Vishus Predator... or not

Faraday: *inarticulate attack-y noises*


Allie: *sigh* Sure you are, Brat. Until you go outside. And then you turn into a whiny baby, jumping at every sound (like blackbirds).

Faraday: Are you threatening an' stuffs, Allie?
I 'm not skeered of no burds. I'm a vishus predator!

Thirty minutes later....

Faraday: Uh, Mommy? Can I come sit wif you onna deck? 

And don't pay any attention to what that squirrel's saying. I'm not a wuss. 

I just happen to like the deck. Okays?

Sure, kiddo....


Friday, August 24, 2018

Maxwell Holmes and the Secret Scratcher #sponsored

Our Siamese Sherlock is at it again, and this time, he's gathering evidence on the Maven of Mayhem herself, Miss Kitty Klaws.

Her crime?
Wait for it, gentle readers.
It's not for the faint of heart.
This is your last chance to click away...
Don't say we didn't warn you.

This Feline Femme is accused of...
Sofa Scratching.

(We join our sleuth mid- ahh... sleuthing.)

Maxwell: *humming to himself* doop-dee-doo-dee-do ....

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Faraday: Hey Maxie, wanna go count squirrels in the front window?
Maxwell: Don't bother me, boy. I'm working here.

Faraday: Working?
Maxwell: Yup. Momma caught Allie red-pawed, scratching their brand new sofa (the one that took Papa elebenty billion years to decide to buy, but I digress).

Faraday: *skeptical look* And you think you can solve the problem of her scratching?
Have you seen those claws she has?
I think Mommy's gonna hafta kiss that new sofa smell goodbye.

Maxwell: Dood, what's the smell have to do with her shredding the new sofa?
Faraday: *sigh* You say tomato, Maxie. (No one gets me anymore....)

"I'll scratch where I want to, thank you very much."
"I'll scratch where I want to, thank you very much."

This is actually a serious problem in our home, and Marty's none too happy when he catches Allie scratching up the only sofa in a four-state area that he likes (and spent way too much $ on, but like Maxie, I digress).

So when the folks at FELIWAY® told me about FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY® I got pretty excited, and couldn't wait to see if it would work with Allie.

"Looks like you and I are going to go a few rounds, FELISCRATCH...."
"Looks like you and I are going to go a few rounds, FELISCRATCH...."


Cats are territorial by nature. They like to feel in control of their territory and have their own way of telling other cats “this is mine”!

So they scratch in visible places, leaving marks and “territory messages” that come from the pads of their feet.

FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY® encourages cats like Allie to scratch where its own "territory messages" have been applied.

She can see them in two ways:
  • visually, from the line of blue the liquid leaves on the post when applied
  • through invisible “territory messages” within the liquid itself
These messages transmit an encouraging "scratch here" message.

Maxwell: But wait, did it work? Inquiring Investigators™ want to know...

See for yourselves dear readers!

FELIWAY® recommends a full 4 week protocol, which consists of once-daily application for 7 days, to help reinforce the message to the cat and modify their scratching habits, followed by the application of 1 pipette at the beginning of week 3, and another at the beginning of week 4. 

Maxwell: As you can see, FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY® successfully turned the Maven of Mayhem back into Daddy's Favorite Girl.

Faraday: *gagging noises* Seriouslies, Maxie, you just ruined my appetite. And that's saying something.

In all seriousness, we do love the fact that the product was so effective.

I also love that it's non-sedating and will not interfere with any other medical treatments or conditions.

And studies conducted by FELIWAY® show that it's clinically proven to effectively redirect unwanted scratching in the home, on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.

(see what we mean?)

Yes, Miss Kitty Klaws is now a reformed felon, thanks to FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY®.

Have you ever had issues with inappropriate cat scratching?

Given how often this problem contributes to the practice of declawing—and in many instances, the relinquishing of companion animals for rehoming in shelters—we honestly see this product as something that can have a positive impact on the number of less adoptable cats in shelters.

And that, alone, would be enough for us to give it our 5-PAW Rating.

Thanks, FELIWAY®

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

(almost) Wordless Blues

Dood. We're (almost) speechless.

Maxwell: Awwww, Momma. Don't make me blush.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

'Toon Tuesdays: School Daze Edition

We think that's best when served with a catnip chaser.
(what's this "bourbon" of which you speak, dad?)

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 20, 2018

Skeery burd. SKEERY!

Faraday: I dunno, Allie. I think you kinda ticked off that blackbird. Mommy'd make him wash his mouth out wif soap if he used that kinda language around her.

Allie: Honestly, Brat. He's yelling at you, not me. I'm certain of it.

Faraday: I ask you, could a blackbird yell at this face?
Well, could it?

I didn't think so.


Friday, August 17, 2018

We interrupt our daily cat for a book review

Faraday: I dunno why Mommy keeps sitting there, tippy-tapping on that keyboard, but she seems to think this week's speshul or something.
An' it has to do wif THIS.

Her latest book released yesterday and she's already working on the next one, an' the NEXT one, can you believe it?

If you like science fiction, you can pick it up on Amazon at this link here

That guy wif the glowy eyes looks skeery too.   (He is, kiddo. Very scary.)

Maxwell: Dood, that's because he's the book's nemesis.
Allie: Maxie, you need to put it in words he understands.  
*looks pointedly at Faraday*
That's the book's DOG.

Faraday: ohhhhhh.

Wait, did you just insult me, Allie?
Imma just go stand on Mommy's computer now and stare at her an' stuffs.

 Put a cat on the next cover Mommy! Like, nowz an' stuffs.

  You mean, like this?

The next book (sorry, Faraday didn't make the cut) is out November 1)

Faraday: YASSS! Now that's a book cover, Mommy. Handsome Space Kitty Superhero.

I'll be sure to take it up with the cover designer....

(Maybe not for book 3, though.... sorry kiddo)

Happy Release Day to our mom!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

(almost) Wordless Wednesday

In hunting through photos for today's post, I came across this gorgeous shot from the US's National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.

The sun is reflecting in the lighting grid at the base of the memorial....

And of course, the requisite cat   ;-)


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

'Toon Tuesdays: Lucky Edition

Wait. We think we need to rethink the whole black cat myth.
Maybe it's bad luck to cross a meezer's path too. Just meowin'.
Uh, and if anyone asks, we prefer Extra Crispy.

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 13, 2018

Monday Fly-By

Ahhhh, there's nothing like a good Monday Morning Feather Session.



Friday, August 10, 2018

Scritch Session #FAIL

Faraday: No, not there...

A little to the...

Seriouslies, Mommy. You need to sign up for Remedial Scritches 101.




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday Morning Side-Eye

Girlie, you're doin' it right.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

'Toon Tuesdays

Uhm.... well, that's a good thing. We think.

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 6, 2018

Monday Morning Derp

Maxwell: (jolts awake) 
Four hundred eighty-three! 

Uhhh, what was the question again?

Go back to sleep, Maxie. Sorry for waking you, dood  ;-) 


Friday, August 3, 2018

Nip Head

Faraday: Whaddaya mean I'm a catnip addict?

Seriouslies, Mommy. I can quit any time I want to.

(why would I want to again?)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Dog Days are here!

Allie: It's the Dog Days of August...
I think I'll take it easy on the workout.

Wouldn't want to overheat or anything.

Allie, you're in air conditioning.

Allie: *sigh* Reeeeally, Mother.
You say tomato....