Archive for January, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Last night, “The Boys” and I got somewhat of a cryptic message from Spitty at SpittySpeaks.

All he said was that we ought to drop by his site today.

Well, we did, and lo and behold, we discovered we had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award.

The acknowledgement does come with some requirements–like we have to list who we are passing the award along to, and we have to share seven things about us.

I’ll be putting all of that together for you in the next couple of days, so stop by to see what we have to say.

Yours in accepting awards from our furriends,

and “The Boys”

P.S. Thanks again, Spitty, for this honor. We’re thrilled!

Here’s Looking At You!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

It’s a good thing today is “Wordless Wednesday”, as Billy
has “wordless” down pat.

He is very good at “just looking” at you.

Actually, he’s probably wondering what the thing is that I’m pointing at him that flashes. (It’s been a long time since I’ve had a camera around here.)

The others are having a pile on; sleeping with each other beside me in the background.

Yours in taking photos,

and “The Boys”

Photo: Billy, January 2012

No Matter What, Look the Other Way

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

So here it is Sunday afternoon, and nobody pays any attention to

As you can see, they’re all balls of fur, looking the other way, lost in thought.

This was supposed to be one of those “lazy Sunday afternoon” shots, and I suppose it is in some ways.

Although after looking at the result, it reminds me there are a couple things I ought to be doing besides snapping this photo.

Yours in lazy Sundays,

and “The Boys”

P.S. We hope you’re having a lazy Sunday afternoon, too!

Photo: Billy, front left; Jonny, center back; Mikey, front right

It’s Billy Time!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

If you’re planning to “sleep in” tomorrow/Saturday morning, you may want to rethink that plan.

As, with Saturday’s issue of “Mews Nooz”, you will get to see a brand spanking new photo of Billy!

He’s 14 now, and since I got a (new) camera, in my practicing, I managed to get a new photo of him. Which I am publishing in tomorrow’s “Mews Nooz”.

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Yours in new photos,

and “The Boys”

P.S. It should be noted that for every “good” photo I get there are at least three or four that do not pass muster. I am also practicing getting shots of Mikey and Jonny. Oy!

Photo: Billy, in his youth!

He’s Working on “Monster”

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

That’s Mikey; “Monster” Extraordinaire!

This “wild child kitty” has been giving us all grief this morning. Running and jumping and chasing and ducking down hidey holes.

I think he’s got a bit too much energy to burn!

He even wanted out on the front porch so, he thought, he could watch the latest in bird TV. (They are nowhere in sight; they’re tucked in warm somewhere!)

Although I knew it was way too cold for Mikey to go out there, I opened the door and out he went. He “took a turn around” the inside of the porch, almost going up to the outside door, lifted up his front paw ’cause it got cold, and then scurried back in.

Even though the sun is out, we did have 3 degrees below zero last night and it has not yet warmed up all that much.

And so Mikey is now rethinking that going outside on the porch thing, as he’s finally settling down to take a nap…bath comes first, though!

Yours in taming the monsters,

and “The Boys”

P.S. I think I ought to send Mikey off to Amazon to see if he can find some new toys to play with. He needs a diversion of some sort.

Jump On, Jump Off!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I don’t suppose you can guess who I’m talking about in the “jump on, jump off” title above.

It’s Mikey…when he’s doing his best imitation of wanting me to get up in the morning to feed him.

He jumps onto the bed, “says a few words”, then jumps off. Over and over.

He is relentless, too. Until I get up.

Yours in getting up before my time,

and “The Boys”

P.S. Maybe I ought to get him a diversion; several of these Springs toys.

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Kitties and Beans,

I don’t know how you do it! Get photos of your kitties to post on your blog, I mean.

Case in point, Jonny is really cute when he eats, as he will put one front paw on the plate (to hold it, I suppose). So, I decided I’d get out the “new” camera and take a picture of him.

I got to the kitchen just in time to have him look up from eating, and look right at me! I took the “shot” and then reviewed the still. Jonny was not looking at me then, but rather he was facing the stove!

Good grief. So I tried again and this time I got a shot of him walking away, even though I know he was not walking away when I pushed the button.

Of course, “candid shots” are nice, but needless to say, I deleted all of those because they were not “postable”. I’ll keep trying, though.

Yours in camera practice, practice,

and “The Boys”

P.S. In the meantime, I’m posting one of my favorite photos of Jonny!

A Kitty Request

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Can you believe it, Kitties?

“The Boys” and I had a request from one of our kitty reader furriends to “update” our site with a new post and a new photo!

I did get a new digital camera. And I have discovered I am extremely good at getting good shots of some subjects; but with those I really want, not so much!

So I have to keep practicing.

In the meantime, I’m including a photo here of “The Boys” on their beloved front porch. Although it is too cold for them to watch bird TV from the porch ledge these days.

They are purring real hard that spring will come early so they can get out there very soon.

Yours in updating our blog,

and “The Boys”

P.S. “The Boys” and I hope you have a nice weekend. And if you’re not yet signed up for our weekly ezine, Mews Nooz, get your name on our list now….over to the upper right in the box, just leave your name and email. We publish on Saturday mornings.

Nap Time!

Friday, January 6th, 2012

funny pictures - So where are YOU gonna sleep?

Yours in dibs on the bed,

and “The Boys”

Photo source: I Can Has Cheezburger

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

You may have noticed we’ve been a bit missing as “The Boys” and I took a couple of months off to regroup after we lost Chuck, and Jonny showed up with lymphoma.

Now, we’re trying to “get back into the swing of things”,

and the getting is still not up to a good gear.

Here’s to a 2012 for you that’s all you dream of.

For those of you who have been ill and/or lost loved ones that we missed knowing about, we purr, head-butt and send you warm thoughts.

Yours in getting into a routine soon,

and “The Boys”

Video source: YouTube

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