Wednesday, March 20, 2019

30 seconds

30 seconds with Goldfish and Daiquiri

(by the way - Goldfish will chase that spring ALL over the living room but has some weird 6th sense about the phone camera being turned on and will stop)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Weekend report

we did a lot of this....Junior had a great idea

OK - and mom did some yelling at the tv. Basketball tournament time has arrived. sigh....

And....for those who never believe a picture can make all the difference, a lady came to the rescue on Friday specifically to meet Pocahontas cause she saw this picture:
Her application was approved and she came back Saturday to take her home!! Woohoo

Friday, March 15, 2019

Rescue pics

Mom was taking pictures the other day at the rescue with her phone:

This is Pocahontas
She is 7 years old and came to the rescue
from an elderly owner that was evicted.
Her favorite place was the laundry room until she
was kicked out by another cat so she has taken to
hanging out in the bathroom and more and more
at the adoption desk. She is short and round and adorable.

This is Ivy
She is 8 years old. 
She was found as a stray and came to the rescue 9/16. 
She certainly deserves her
second chance.

This is Esparanza.
Remember mom's adventure New Year's Eve?
This is the girl she rescued. She is almost 6 years old.
She is still uncertain at the rescue with all the other
cats but she is out and about and looking for attention.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

we haz a box

Mom ordered some stuff online and as always, the best part is the box. Goldfish and Junior weren't to interested, but Daiquiri spent most of Monday evening curled up in that box. Mom offered her and Chanel for sale on our Instagram account, but no takers....  haha

Monday, March 11, 2019

Excuse me?

Yep - that is Chanel in the foster room. No - mom didn't let her in there.

Somewhere along the line, Chanel has discovered that she can get up on the kitchen counters. Mom is NOT amused.

The other day there was a thunk that sounded like Chanel jumping back off the counter and hitting the floor. Fine...whatever. Only a couple of minutes later mom heard noises behind her chair from the foster room. She got up and found a certain tuxedo cat in the room.

Chanel obviously got up on the counter, went through the kitchen pass through into the dining room (knocking things over as she went) and then was stuck.

Next project - figure out how to completely block the pass through. Mom is pretty sure that any momma cats we get to foster won't be big fans of tuxedo cats coming to visit unannounced.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Random Fridays

Is it just us or does Chanel always look like she just woke up from a 3 day bender??

Have a safe and hopefully warmer weekend (for those of you in the midwest and north).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

feeding toy

We were asked if we wanted to try a new food puzzle called Pipolino and decided to see what would happen. We received a medium sized one which was larger than mom was expecting. It is heavier than you would think and mom is making this an "only when she is home" toy to avoid someone crashing it down the steps.

**we got this puzzle free of charge for our review. receiving the puzzle did not influence our review. all opinions expressed here are our own

The one end unscrews to fill and then the inner part rotates 
to open the holes to different sizes

since we have never used one of these before, 
mom filled it with treats for the first run
as you can see, everyone was pretty interested 
(ok - except Ivy who just is not food motivated)

trying to figure out how it works.....

Interestingly enough, Chanel was the first to get anything out of it. While we would love to say she outsmarted it, we think it may have been more accidental. She kept trying to stick her head under the puzzle, it would roll out of the way, treats would come out, and repeat.... She did keep trying to stick her paws underneath it as well - not sure what technique that would be.

Mom has since put some regular food in it and while that will never be as interesting as treats, it did keep our attention. All in all, we call it a success.

Obviously this would only work with dry food, but if you have a cat (or dog) that eats really fast, this is a great way to slow them down and keep them busy. Chanel was entertained for quite a while.

Monday, March 4, 2019

drinking fountain

We won a new drinking fountain from another blogger and got it in the mail last week. Mom got it set up on Saturday and we spent the day checking it out. We have had fountains before but they seem to have a short shelf life in this house or are seriously complicated to clean.

This one is from Catit and has a stainless steel top which mom prefers.

Of course the box was a big hit with everyone. 

the mistress of suspicion stared at it for a while

her minion soon arrived to help the investigation

Ivy was the first one to use it but by Sunday everyone had tried it. It came with a nice rubber mat that mom is using. There isn't a good space in the kitchen for the fountain - the cord isn't super long. With the floors being water proof and a good mat, mom put it just outside the kitchen. It really isn't in the way and seems to be in a good spot.

It is VERY quiet and the instructions make it seem easy to clean. Mom has high hopes. Goldfish sat and stared at it for a very long time before wandering off. She seems to be the only one still a little unsure of the fountain.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Random Fridays

we don't think that bear is going back in the foster room

make sure to keep your tuxedo cats properly organized
(and she is going to be disappointed when mom finally
gets around to putting all her books back on the shelves)

As most of you know by now, Daiquiri has a "minor" obsession with foam soccer balls and spring toys. She will play with other toys, but those two are her favorites. She has a stash....somewhere.... and mom has found several under the sofa more than once.

Well, the floors are proving to be even more fun with the springs since now they really fly all over the place.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Remember this guy from October 2012?? That is Kyan and he was part of the group known as the gemstone kittens. And older gentleman found his mom and the kittens on his porch and couldn't care for them so mom agreed to take them.

Well, as happens from time to time, sadly, he was returned to the rescue. His family was being transferred to Hawaii. Turns out that state has a miserable quarantine process to bring domestic animals in and he would have had to be kenneled for about 6 months - regardless of paperwork or anything else. His family couldn't do that to him, so he came back.

He is currently in the "zen" room at the rescue which has a door and is a place for cats to come in that is a little quieter and protected from the open space of the general population at the adoption center.

He is a BIG boy but so very sweet and a little shy. He loves gets pets but hasn't been brave enough to venture out of the zen room yet. Hopefully with time - though he can hang out there so long as he is comfortable. Mom has suggested him to a few people that she thinks would make a good home for him, but no takers yet. Oh - and he was renamed Chester.

Monday, February 25, 2019

weekend report

When the guy came to do that last part of the flooring (putting in the transitions between the floor and the carpet), mom didn't lock the us in the back. Most of us disappear when people show up and mom figured with any banging, no one would come out. As you can see....she was wrong. MOL

It is interesting to watch what will or will not interest Miss Curiosity and her minion. Chanel is definitely interested in what goes on around here. What is more interesting is to watch Goldfish. Her curiosity seems to overwhelm her fear which can be interesting to watch.

Speaking of the minion, she is pretty funny to have around. She LOVES the cat ladder and spends quite a bit of time hanging out up there....sometimes doing more hanging than mom is comfortable with though.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Random Fridays

We got nothing.....seriously. It has been a weird week and it is cold so Chanel hasn't been going out.

Here - enjoy this that mom posted to instagram:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


We got snow last night. Since mom's office was opening late due to bad roads, she brought some inside for us to check out.
 Ivy was skeptical. She sniffed it and went back to sleeping on her bed over the vent.

 Chanel was pretty interested. Daiquiri sniffed it a few times then wandered off.

 Goldfish was convinced to come check it out. She was probably the most interested.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Messing around

Daiquiri seems to have a weird sense when mom points a camera at her. Phone, video, camera....doesn't matter.

Mom has been trying to get video of the girls playing on the floor. The girls?? Not helping:

Friday, February 15, 2019

Random Fridays

we've had that cube for somehow got flattened
notice someone doesn't really care

spyin' on the neighbors


Should be a fairly quiet weekend around here - if you can ignore the mom yelling at the tv while she watches basketball.

No kittens yet....pretty much too cold here and too early. However, if you need a kitten fix, our friends over at Love and Hisses have some cuties (just born 2/13)

Oh - and mom took Chanel for Valentine's pictures and they were processed:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Phone pics

Chanel on the cat ladder
check out the one paw over the rung manuever

she loves to lay like this - partly to tease everyone
else that can't pull it off

the kasa was moved over next to the sofa and 
NOW she likes to sleep in it

this is the bear we got from Miss Julie
it was in the foster room but is now in the living room
since it was dragged from the bedroom by some cat

mom heard rattling in the kitchen the other night
and found this

her normal morning perch

Monday, February 11, 2019

up close with the girls





Mom loves taking up close pictures of everyone. She finds our markings interesting and loves to show them off to everyone.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Random Fridays

judgy cat likes to judge YOU

feel the love (Chanel snuck up on Daiquiri)

Things are still being moved around the living room. The Kitty Kasa (see above) used to be by the bookshelf. Mom is trying to create a "run" along the window wall so we can see out but also get from point A to point B. That said, she moved the Kasa over under the one window and next to the sofa. And....for the first time ever Ivy climbed in to check it out. Proving once again it can be all about location. MOL

How to scare the mom at 6am:
The transitions from the new floor to the areas that still have carpet haven't been completed yet. Apparently the installation guys are not the carpet transition guys. That appointment has been made.

However, the closet door at the top of the steps was taken off and can't be put back on until that is done. Rather than chasing cats out of the closet all the time, mom took the door and has it leaning against the door frame.

Now, mom can't be CERTAIN if a cat was involved or not (you take your best guess), but Thursday morning there was a HUGE bang from the living room. Mom jumped out of bed, and using every 4 letter word she knows and some she made up, dashed through the condo. Turns out the door had fallen and the bang was it hitting the floor. No damage to the door, the floor or any cats. But it sure got mom's heart racing.....

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

smarty pants

Chanel has NO idea what is going on 
and is sure she has NOTHING to do with it either

Some kitten figured out where mom is hiding the toys. She also pulled a blanket out of one of the larger orange bins too. It may be time to get the doors back up to block off the foster room. MOL

In other news, a friend of ours came over last week to fix our wireless connection (yes - it WAS in fact user error and mom hooked it up wrong). She brought over a toy that connects to an app on a phone and runs around the room (it is called a Sphero mini). Mom wasn't sure what Goldfish was going to do with a strange person in the house.

Turns out, Goldfish's curiosity is stronger than her fear of weird things. The ball started moving over the floor and Goldfish stuck her head out of the bedroom....then snuck down the hall....then ran after the toy and had a blast. She even braved up a little and snuck up on our friend when she was sitting on the floor with her back turned. Mom and her friend kept talking the entire time and while Goldfish would get startled, she could be coaxed back out. Mom was very proud of her and treats were had by all.