Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Post-Dental Pearly White Demo

Score:  10 out of 10


Monday, February 25, 2019

Holding Down the Clothes Fort

Maxwell: What do you mean by, "Maxwell, get off, those are clean"?

...why do you think I'm sitting on them?

(Humans sometimes....)


Friday, February 22, 2019

Do What Again...?

Allie: ... Mother ....

...there's a Red Dot on the carpet! 
The Mom: I know, Allie. You're supposed to chase it.

Allie: Well, that's rather ridiculous....
The Mom: Maxie likes it.

Allie: I rest my case. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

One Word Wednesday



Monday, February 18, 2019

Winter Not-so Whites

Maxwell: Some of you may have heard that we had a bit of an adventure a few weeks ago.

Remember the snow I shared with you on Friday? Loads and loads of it?

Well it was so heavy it broke tree branches, and many in our area were without power.

Allie: Including us. But we had a generator, installed professionally, so we stayed safe and warm.
Or so we thought.

Faraday: Yeah, until the generator caught the house on fire because of a recall the humans didn't know about. And then we ended up outside, inna big ol' crate, wif loads of strangers milling around!

Maxwell: Well now, hold on, dood. Those strangers were cool.
They had firetrucks and power tools, and hoses, and stuff.

And loads of pretty, flashy lights that made the front yard look like a Disney movie!

Faraday: Yeah buts... Seriouslies, Maxie, did you see what happened?!?!?
Here, lemme show you. 

(*grunt* canz I get a boost, pleez?)

Look!  It's right over here! The house is burned an' stuffs!

Generator, hooked up outside the house (properly). We had not been notified of the recall.
Yes, the house caught fire. 
We called 9-1-1 and, thanks to fire preparations we've had in place for years, the evacuation went smoothly.

I keep a portable pop-up pet kennel (one in the basement and one in the bedroom where Faraday — our most skittish cat — usually hangs out).  It opens in seconds, and I popped the cats inside, zipped it up and took them out the front door.

On the way, I grabbed the packed bags I keep in our front closet — one for the humans and one for the cats. 

I was out in two minutes, and that included traversing two flights of steps and going into three rooms to round up cats.

In theory, I could have cut that time in half... hopefully there's no "next time" for me to gauge how I've improved.  I'm good with that remaining theoretical!
 * * *

Faraday: Seriouslies Mommy.
It was incredibly traumatic for an impressionable young kitty like me.

Yes, but Faraday...the front yard looked like a scene out of Frozen !!

Faraday: Not worth it. Soooo not worth it,  Mommy.

(but it was pretty!)

The house is still livable, and we're in the process of getting repair estimates.

Still. How about we start 2019 in February?
January wasn't all that great...!


Friday, February 15, 2019

Winter Whites

Maxwell: Sure has been a snowy winter.

Lots of that white stuff fell a few weeks back. Made everything awfully pretty.

Even this useless thing Papa kept trying to get water from.

(Why he didn't just use a faucet like I do, I'll never know....)


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

One Word Wednesday



Monday, February 11, 2019

Dental Etiquette

Allie: Want to know what the Fashionable Feline wears to get her pearly whites polished?

You guessed it—pearls, of course!

And of course, pink pearls are totally in this year, too, right girlie?

We never doubted it for a minute....


Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday Ablutions

Faraday: It's kinda nice, being the Only Cat inna house today.

Allie an' Maxie are getting their toofs cleaned, and that means I get Maxie's lounger ALL to myselfs an' stuffs.

The Mom: You know what that means, though, don't you, kiddo?

Next Friday, it's your turn.

Wait. Mommy, I think we needs to talk about this....


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One Word Wednesday: STRETCHHHHH


Monday, February 4, 2019

Exercise: the more-than-4-letter word

The mom: Hey, Allie.... You really should get up and exercise a bit. You know, burn off a few holiday calories.

Allie: You did not just say that to me, Mother. Move along, and we'll just pretend this never happened.

The Mom: but I have a wand toy....
Allie: Oh, well, in that case, bring it on!

The Mom: Um, Allie, you're supposed to chase after the toy. Not wait for it to come to you.

Allie: You do things your way, Mother, and I'll do things mine.

SO very hard to train....


Friday, February 1, 2019

Approved...and NOT Approved.

Faraday: So, the mommy had another book publish yesterday.
She says it's about these two humans, Calista and Jason.

All's I care about is that I get in a lot of lap time while she writes (#score!).
But she sez I should care about the book for another reason, cuz I'm, like, this muse for one of the characters inna book.
Epsilon Eridani, available now at

Here's the Great White Housepanther from da book. His name's Bequerel — Beck, for short.
(seriouslies, Mommy? another physicist name??)

An' she claims that he gets inna LOT of trouble inna book, too. Like me.
She wants to know if you see the resemblance....

Seriouslies? I didn't think so eithers.

Oh yeah, an' we hadz, like, a polar vortex an' stuffs.

Faraday: Seriouslies.

 It was not Faraday-approved. (Beck wouldn't approve either, Mommy, so theres!)