Friday, October 16, 2015

Old Enough to Vote!

A vintage birthday greeting from Zoolatry.
PATTY:  He made it!!  Eighteen years old!  YAY!  xoxo

BHU:  Now I'm old enuf to vote! 

P.S.  We have no internet this weekend, but when we are back online we will have a REAL party!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

17 to 18

BHU:  Hello, furrends!  It's been a long time!  Didja miss me? 

PATTY:  Just popping in to say Bhu will be 18 in just 17 days.  I hope we all last that long.  He's keeping us awake all night with excessive vocalization (loud screaming, howling and screeching).  Sleeps like a baby all day.  We are not amused but we are taking him to the V-e-t next week.  I know what she will say, though:  I'm almost certain it is cognitive dysfunction.  In addition, I'm positive that the adult humans in this house are suffering from sleep deprivation! 

BHU:  Why waste yer time sleeping when you could be petting or feeding me??  I don't unnerstand you humans. 


Thursday, July 16, 2015


10:00 am and sound asleep!

6 pm and sound asleep!
 PATTY:  So, yes, we have been gone a while and I know it worried some of you; it always worries me a lot when someone doesn't post for a while.  Although we have had some family turmoil (my father-in-law passed away in June, as well as other things going on), but the number one -- NUMERO UNO -- problem we have had is Bhu.  He sleeps all day and at about 9:30 pm when we are winding down and getting ready for a night's sleep, he's bright as a button singing/screaming/yowling his brains out!! 

Egads, for a while there we thought he was gravely ill, he cried out so much.  But for such an "ill" boy he was having no problems packing away the Whiskas and Fancy Feast Appetizers and all of his bodily functions were functioning -- especially his MOUTH!  So, we are still in that mode, not getting any sleep at night, using ear plugs and shutting the bedroom door . . . but mostly we get up and tend to his effurry need all through the night.  I wish there was a Pawrents' Union I could complain to! 

Beautiful Mimosa blossoms outside my bedroom window!
So, instead of sleeping I look out at the yard and enjoy the mimosa blossoms.  Watching the bees digging down into the blossoms of this tree is quite a bit of fun.  They have to manipulate the feathery froth to the side; fun to watch!

These apples are much smaller than they look!
And watching the apple trees to make sure no deer try to eat the new fruit!  I'm afraid the deer are on to me because I did fall asleep the other night and woke up to find the lower rung of apples gone.  Drats!

Anyway, being an elder kitteh pawrent is no picnic.  Share stories if you will!  Is it going to get better, worse?

Hope your summer is going well!  xoxo  Patty & Bhu

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Snow What!

You know what I want!

Face furst into the white meat chicken primavera!
PATTY:  Yes, it snowed all day yesterday and some this morning, but eventually the sun came out and the sledding began!  The hill behind our house is filled again with happy, sledding kids. 

BHU:  I will stay inside, thank you. 

PATTY:  Well, me too, aside from shoveling the drive and what not.  But a snowy day is always a good day for working in the sewing room, so head on over to Sew Sew Patty (tab at top) and see what happened!  Stay warm and remember Spring will be here very, very soon! 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Waiting for Spring

I will just be here in this chair waiting for spring!
PATTY:  Lucky boy to have a warm and cozy sunspot!  I see your fur is growing back, too! 
BHU:  It's all good, mom. 

xoxo Stay warm and dry!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Retro Bhu

Cleaning a little waiting for the snow to start falling and I came across these three photos of Bhu from long, long ago.  Isn't he handsome?  Doesn't he just exude confidence?  When he was a kitten, we were setting something up in the living room and a box wound up in the corner.  Box + Kitten = Permanent Installation.  So this wound up as his little "safe corner," where he could go whenever he felt he needed centering.  We gave him this vintage atlas to exercise his claws and another vintage book sort of wound up there, too, right alongside the basket where we keep all his toys. 

"Hello!  You wanna see mai Lair?"
"There's mai box and the claw strengthening equipment.  Just ignore mai mom's dum sun hat."
"I'll just sit here and guard mai toy basket.  Ahem."
Stay warm and safe today!  xoxo Patty

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Are you kidding me?  FEBRUARY?!! 
BHU:  That was a long nap!  What happened to January? 

PATTY:  You just snoozed through yet another month, Bhu.  But don't worry; that box lid looks really cozy and you seem to fit just perfectly.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What's Out There?

A new year!
PATTY:  Bhu perched in the window on the first day of the new year and it was a lovely, sunny day.  Today, not so much.  A BIT CHILLY!  Oh, well, it's winter; what can we expect? 

BHU:  Ice on the window.  Can't see through the ice on the window!

PATTY:  So a few things have happened in Bhu's world the past several weeks.  Recently, Bhu has become excessively vocal.  No surprise:  he IS part Siamese and he's always sung to the ghosts.  So, I asked for help.  On Facebook.  Paula, Brulee and Truffle's mom, saw my plea and signed me up for a very cool group on Facebook.  It's always good to have the wisdom of those who have been there!  I got some great input and found a very helpful article on Catster ("What to do when your cat shows signs of senility.") 

BHU:  I'm Feline, not senile.

PATTY:  Ahem.  Sabryin and I changed our behavior, recognizing that he just wants more attention and so we stop what we are doing and give him pets.  He immediately quiets down and typically curls up and takes a nap.  I just want to thank the two groups on Facebook that made me feel less desperate about the situation:  The Cat Lady Coalition and Cats With Blogs.

Though we missed the Happy New Year hoopla, we look forward to all that 2015 has to offer and hope that some of it is great joy, superb health, and plenty of kitty treats for all our peeps and furrends!  xoxo

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dear Santa Paws,

All I want fur KissMess is mai FURS BACK!!! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Me and mai pal Gumby up on the fridge, circa 1999!
It was 17 years ago that Patty and Sabryin came to get me at the Furry Felines Cattery.  I didn't want to go.  I ran everywhere, hiding under chairs and couches and whatever I could find and wherever I could fit.  I ran and ran and ran, but they got me anyway.  The first night they were very good at playing chase me; not so much anymore, 'cause they are getting old.  Ahem.

Speaking of old, this is a very old photo of me and mai pal Gumby.  We had what mai mom calls a "fatal attraction."  The first time I met Gumby, he was so spindly I just wanted to gnaw his little arms off!  It's the feline in me -- those uncontrollable urges.  Mai mom kept trying to put Gumby in places she thought I couldn't go . . . like the top of the fridge.  Guess what?  I got there!  You can see how happy Gumby is to see me. 

PATTY:  What you can't see are the deep fang marks on Gumby's poor little arms.  I had to save him, I had to.  He is now inhabiting a very special spot on the top shelf of the wall to ceiling bookcase, but don't tell Bhu.

Anyway, Happy Gotcha Day Bhu!!  We absolutely love you!  xoxo