Wednesday, July 8, 2020

(almost ) Wordless Wednesday

The girlcat, guarding her garden patch.


Monday, July 6, 2020

The Dread Feather Roberts

Did you hear about celebs remaking The Princess Bride to feed people during the COVID crisis? 
Maxwell decided to do his part....

Maxwell (as Inigo): Hello there! Slow going?
Dread Feather Toy: < climbing cliff >
Look, I don't mean to be rude, but this is not as easy as it looks, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't distract me.
Maxwell (as Inigo):  Sorry, dood.
(Hey Maxie, dood, that was off script. Maxwell: *calls out* LINE!)

Maxwell (as Inigo): I do not suppose you could speed things up?
Dread Feather Toy: If you're in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.

Maxwell (as Inigo): I could do that, but I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.
Dread Feather Toy: That does put a damper on our relationship.

Maxwell (as Inigo): I promise I will not kill you until you reach the top.

Dread Feather Toy: That's very comforting, but I'm afraid you'll just have to wait.

Maxwell (as Inigo): Who are you?
Dread Feather Toy:  No one of consequence.

Maxwell (as Inigo):  I must know.
Dread Feather Toy:  Get used to disappointment.

Maxwell (as Inigo):  Hello, my name is Maxico Montoya. You keel my feather. Prepare to die!

Hey, we never said he was a good actor....

For a look at the remake that inspired this post, check out


Friday, July 3, 2020

Prepping for a Pandemic 4th

Since the pandemic has taken out so many holiday fireworks displays, Faraday had an idea....

Faraday: Okay then, who's up for a bottle rocket war?

Hey, we never said it was a good idea....


Monday, June 29, 2020

Sneaking up on...


Maxwell: Shhhh...I'm incognito.
If it doesn't see me coming, then maybe I can scare it away....


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

That look you get....

...when the pesky squirrel who's been taunting you just gets hosed down by the automatic sprinkler.


Monday, June 22, 2020

When your nap is rudely interrupted

Faraday: Z-z-z-z-z-z.... Whuuu—?


Maxwell: Don't look now, dood, but she's at it again....

Heyyy, I'm sharing MY chair with you guys!


Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Faraday: $@&!%$@

(someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning....)


Monday, June 15, 2020

An expert speaks

Faraday: Hey, Maxie, Allie sez you needs schoolin' in the finer points of wand toy play.

So imma giving you pointers an' stuffs, k?
First you rawr at it all big an' skeery-like....

An' then you goes after it wif all claws.

It's okay to use a bit of assistance to trap it, you know, if your skillz are rusty an' stuffs. A nearby chair works fine, and we won't even deduct [many] points.

AN' THEN.... You put the BITEY onnit!

Sees? It's easy as—

Mmmmmpf — *splat*
... Uh, Mommy? ...
You needz to edit out that last picture an' stuffs.
'kay, bye.


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A wand toy stalker

Maxwell: Uh, don't look now, Allie, but we have a stalker....

It's that blue wand toy from Monday.

Allie: Well, don't just sniff it, Maxie. Play with it.

Maxwell: Hey wand toy, you wanna play? Wait, are you defying gravity? How are you standing up on end like that? Maybe this deserves further study....

Allie: *sigh* Maxwell, you're hopeless.

Maxwell: But inquisitive. Hopeless, but inquisitive. Right, mister wand toy?
Uhh, you're getting a bit close there, buddy. Wanna back off a bit?


Monday, June 8, 2020

Monday Blues

Maxwell: Hullo, mister wand toy. Do Mondays make you blue, too?


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Feline Version of "Get Off My Lawn"

Now that's a glare.... 
I'm sure that squirrel got the telepathic message.


Monday, May 25, 2020

COVID Lockdown Woes

Allie: So, boys, what do you think of this lockdown, now that we're almost two months into it?

Maxwell: Well, I believe social distancing is just the responsible thing to do.
Allie: *sigh* I've been telling Faraday that for the past decade, Maxie.
Faraday: (from off-screen) I HEARD THAT, ALLIE!

Maxwell: It's getting to him, you know. He might just crack under all this pressure.
You know, having Mama around 24/7.

Allie: Oh, bother. If that happens, we'll have a Brat In Meltdown on our paws.

That could get messy, Maxie.

Faraday: Messy? Messy?
Having peoples around alla time is interfering wif your naps toos, Allie, an' you knows it.

Faraday: I thinks I need a break from all this human-ing.
Anybuddy wanna figure out this covid cure thingy, like, nows?

The Mom:  We went flying a few weeks ago and were the only ones in the airspace of a major midwest airport. It was surreal, seeing all of the Delta airplanes, parked on the runway....

Almost 100 planes, off my left wing....

We know these are tough times. 
Stay strong – you're not alone!

~ Purrs from Maxie, Allie, and The Brat ~


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A Snooze and a Derp

Faraday: We commandeered Mommy's chair for naptime today.' then she had to go get the flashy box, 'cuz  someone was derping.
*cue eyeroll*

Yes, but...but...but....
That tongue!!!

Faraday: *sigh* Humans. Whatcha gonna do anyways?


Monday, May 18, 2020

Sentinel Duty

Maxwell: Hullo, lounger. What're you doing in this room?

Ahhh. A Room with a View, I see.

The purrfect spot for today's Sentinel duties, against the Dread Squirl Roberts.
And the Six-Toed Mancat. We mustn't forget to watch out for him.

Or those ROUSes.

...and, of course, one should never trust a Sicilian cat, when bonito flakes are on the line.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Tell us how you really feel, dood....


Monday, May 11, 2020

May Bird Watching

Allie: A cushion might be a nice addition, Mother.

Just a thought, mind you.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

This Wednesday is brought to you....

By the letter "T".

That is all. 🤣


Monday, May 4, 2020

May the Fourth?

Maxwell: I sense a disturbance in the Force....

Maxwell: INDEED. What say you, young Jedi?
Faraday: Call me Baby Yoda once again, Maxie, an' I swears, I'll...I'll....

Maxwell: Dood. I can't help it that you have the ears for it.
Faraday: They're out to the sides so much cuz you're buggin' me, Maxie. You're buggin' me.

Maxwell: *sigh* I worry about this younger generation. I really do.

Faraday: Maxie. Seriouslies. You're, like, four months older'n me.


Maxwell: Sucking the fun out of life, you are. Bite you, I might.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Cinco de-- HEY! Did someone say guac?

Ready to taste-test.

Sorry, what? M-O-V-E?
I don't think that word's translating properly.....

Besides, dood. You're, like, a week early. 
Cinco de Mayo's next Tuesday

And the avocados aren't even ripe yet....