Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, we did!!!!

Our mom & dad bought us wonderful gifts! And we gave them gifts that they loved too!

On Christmas eve, we all watched a Christmas movie together, and then I woke everyone up really early on Christmas day (and every other day) so that M&D could give us presents. They bought us a few cat toys, and we also got special treats! Cool Whip for me, and Deli turkey & ham for Oscar! Yum! We also got wonderful toys from our grandparents, and great grandma!


Merry Christmas! I know that I probably look like I was a good boy and let M&D put this ensemble on me. But, dad just placed this hat on my head, and mom got the picture at the perfect time! See outtakes below!

Oscar LOVING his new toy from his Great Grandma! He would stick his face in this little well to steady it, then try to pull the ball out! That's why I won to get to write the holiday blog... because he's too busy with his head in his toy.

Guarding the gifts mom bought for dad from him. She didn't want dad snooping. Mom's gifts for dad are wrapped in the bows, and for our wrapping, we just decided to write all over the box with marker.

Oscar's turn to guard the gifts. But, he chewed on the bows and then mom got upset.

Thanks for our gifts everyone! We loved them, and even more than the toys we LOVED the wrapping and bags they came in!
 
 
In addition to the holidays, it's been ONE WHOLE YEAR that we've had this blog!!! We never thought we would keep up with it as much as we have. Even though we've had some writers block over the past few months, and mom gets lazy on us, we've still done an OK job!
 
Thanks everyone for reading, and staying with us! We hope we have some good posts to share in 2013!
 
 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope all of our friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We are thankful for so many things this year. Our mom & dad, our toys (mousey, pink ball especially), our cat trees, food, faucet water, tons of sleeping spots, family time, and cardboard.
We are already making our Christmas list...

Doesn't this picture look so cool? Mom made it that way! Mom says she is SO thankful for dad & us. We are thankful for you too, mom!
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Caticure.

Or as mom likes to call it, a "manicure".

I happen to love doing my nails. I love to be well groomed. M&D think it's SO weird when I do this. Oscar never does it, and anybody who has seen me do this, says they've never seen another cat do this either. I *AM* very unique, but I am wondering; do any of you out there groom your nails like this? Or am I alone?

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Storm Prep Part 2.

So this was exciting...
Dad had to bring in everything off of our balcony. We don't know why we even have stuff on our balcony. M&D never go out there because they don't trust we won't run out and try to do acrobatics from 12 stories high.

So anyway, dad went and got a big piece of cardboard to put the heavy furniture on, and we immediately played on it!! We didn't know cardboard came in rug form, it's wonderful!

WOW M&D!!!! This is amazing, THANK YOU! You'll notice we got so excited we immediately put a hole in the box. Dad tried covering it with duct tape, but it didn't take us long to rip that up and bat it around.
Karl getting rid of that nuisance tape so we could continue to work on the hole and make it bigger.

Fun & comfortable!


 
So after that, dad brought in the heavy table & chairs that live on the balcony. Talk about fun! We were drawn directly to them. They were dirty, so mom made dad cover them with his ugly towels that he had when he was still a bachelor. Mom hates them, but was happy that they resurfaced for this particular occassion.

Check us out!!!! We can make a sleeping spot out of anything. Our new favorite place to be. If M&D would just move our food and litter to this cardboard box island, we wouldn't even leave it.

We are ready for the storm. But still worried about stray cats. We think we can fit a few extra cats on our cardboard island...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Storm Prep.

According to mom, a hurricane is headed our way. Mom is not pleased, because it is going to impact many plans and appointments she has next week. We, however are THRILLED! This means, M&D are locked in the apartment with us for possibly days! We have so many ideas of ways we can all entertain one another! Fetch, sleep, laser light, more naps, eating, sleeping, treats, watch the storm from the window, sleep some more.... It will be great!

In an effort to help prepare for the storm, we are helping out by doing the laundry. I mean, we kind of feel obligated to, since Oscar's hair is all over everyone's clothes.

Oscar preps the dirty clothes. He sheds a lot, so nobody wants him laying on freshly washed clothes.

I fold. Because I barely shed. Also notice this perfect combination... a laundry basket, laying on top of a box! It's like I'm in heaven! Not to mention, this box is from Saks, and I'm a bit of a label cat.

The only thing making us sad about the storm, is all the cats out there that don't have homes or a safe place to be. We hope that they are OK and find someplace safe to hide until this is all over. Mom is seriously considering hiding open cans of cat food throughout our parking garage to lure them there, where they can hopefully wait out the storm. I wonder if they would smell the food from a few floors up?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Zoo.

Another place we weren't allowed to go. Sigh.

Mom took dad for his birthday, and they had a great time! They took loads of photos of the animals and showed them to us, so they are forgiven.

Since everything is ALWAYS all about *US*, mom made the following two comparison photos!
Oscar having a sleep off with a real life Snow Leopard! I think the Snow Leopard may have him beat... He looks pretty cozy on that rock.

The tiger looks so happy in this picture to see my mom!! I don't blame him, she is really nice and loves all cats. I'm obviously moody in this picture. I don't remember what my problem was. Probably jealous of all the cat pictures they took. What? are we not good enough anymore?


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Birthday To Our Dad!

Dad's birthday is tomorrow, but we are going to be so busy celebrating that we don't know if we'll have time to blog!

It goes without saying, our dad is the absolute best cat dad we've ever met! He takes such good care of us! He takes us to the vet, he plays with us, he feeds us, he scoops our litter, he let's us get away with murder, and he NEVER stays mad at us long no matter how bad we are!

We get so excited every morning for him to wake up, and we love laying between his legs at night. We are so happy & lucky to be his "little buddies"!!!

Even though we are difficult sometimes, we hope our dad knows just how much we love and appreciate him.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! We love you so much! Thank you for being the best ever.
We are highly considering letting you sleep in a little later than usual tomorrow as your gift... But we haven't decided yet. If we don't, it's because we are really excited to see you for your big day!

Mom helped us make this for dad. We have other good pics of us cuddling, but we didn't want to show his very handsome face. Mom was scared someone may try to steal him from her... Afterall; he is the most handsome & wonderful man in the world :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Just Like Dad...

You can't see it, but dad is laying on the couch next to mine, in the same exact position. Copy cat!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Box Head.

I. Love. Boxes.

I don't care what types of toys M&D buy me. I love nothing more than a used box.

I particularly love putting my head inside of boxes, and running around my apt with my head still lodged inside while bumping into things! The smaller the hole, the better. Soda can boxes are fun, but I also love small tissue boxes.

I run around with my head in the box, I sit with my head in the box, I walk around with my head in the box. I can't explain it... I just feel so good when I wiggle my head into a small open space in a box, and am totally surrounded by darkness and the scent of cardboard. Anyone else????

Here I am wearing a box from Arizona Iced Tea. This is actually going to be very big for fall*.

Just calmly laying down with my headdress...


Sitting, moving my head/box around and loving life.

** This is Karl's mom. Please don't listen to Karl. Boxes aren't in for fall. He's just trying to convince himself of that. Peplums, the color burgundy, and brocade patterns however, are very big. Give those a try before lodging your head into a box.



 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Vacation. Karl's Perspective...


I tried to write this last night after Oscar wrote his. But, I got so tired from partying on vacation, I couldn't keep my head up another second.
Our experiences were totally different, and very unexpected. M&D expected ME to be the nervous one, who didn't quickly adapt. But they were wrong! I was so EXCITED to be on vacation and to explore a new house! I met my great grandma for the first time, and there were all sorts of things for me to touch, and knock over, and new places for me to lodge myself into. My GGMA thinks we should be in commercials!

This is actually the second time in my life (first was when I lived with my breeder) that I ever saw the suburbs! We are city cats. It was really weird to see grass, and houses so close together. But I was really intrigued.
So, Oscar mentioned in his post a little bit of trouble I got myself into... I scared M&D to almost near death. First. I have to say they cat proofed the heck out of the bathroom we were in. They left no stone unturned. So imagine their surprise when they came to check in on us, and I was nowhere to be found. Mom was scared I snuck out, and dad was just about to start blaming her when.... they heard a muffled meow! It was obviously me, but where was I? Mom thought I was stuck behind a wall. But, dad found me! I somehow opened an empty drawer, jumped into it, and it closed behind me!!!!!!! Everyone was SO scared and upset. Mom filled the drawer up with towels to prevent me from getting stuck, but then Oscar made a bed out of it. So they just took the drawer off of it's track, and of course I slept in the hole.

Oscar & I exploring... Oscar is soooo tall!

Mom loves this pic. She thinks it looks haunted. So don't be surprised if you see it again around Halloween!

 
 
So all in all, I really enjoyed vacation! I hope for our next vacation M&D will take us somewhere tropical. I have visions of myself laying on the deck of a private over the water bungalow in Tahiti...
I'm ready for another vacation! I've been sitting in my carrier in hopes we'll be traveling again. Bora Bora here we come!
 
 
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vacation. Oscar's Perspective.

Vacation was ... interesting to say the least. Karl & I felt totally differently about it, so we decided to each write our own blogs. Not sure when Karl will get around to his, because he's catching up on TV he missed while being away, but here is mine!

At first, when I found out we were going on vacation I was really excited. I immediately got in the carrier, and waited to be whisked away. See? Don't we look ready?
Sorry this photo is dark. Dad isn't as good at taking pics as mom.

Dad strapped us into the back seat, and off we went! I quickly learned that while traveling, I prefer quiet. Everytime dad got on the phone or talked to us, I meowed at him. Karl on the other hand was so quiet in the car, dad pulled off at a rest stop to make sure he was OK.

Safety First! Cat's need seat belts too!
After an hour long drive, we got to our great grandma's house. Mom was already there and we were excited to see her! We were whisked upstairs to our room, which mom had already set up for us. But, we were nervous. We've never been away from home before. Karl stayed in his carrier, and I hesitantly came out.
"Where am I?"
 
At this point, I'm really nervous. Which is really unlike me because I'm usually so social! I got so nervous, that I stuffed myself into Karl's carrier with him. 
Karl. I KNOW there isn't really room for us in here. But I am SCARED. So deal with it.

After a while though, I came around... I wasn't my ususal happy self, but I was content. Later on, Karl did something crazy (I'll let him tell you about it). It resulted in M&D having to stuff a drawer full of blankets, which of course made the PERFECT place to nap!
Could I be ANY cuter? I was laying long ways in there! As dad pulled me out, he said it felt like I was never ending! Nobody can figure out how I got into that position in the first place.
 
All in all, I was OK with being on vacation. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as Karl. Oh. and to top it all off, M&D only bought themselves tickets for Madonna! Can you believe they excluded us? We were excited to go! We thought that was the whole reason for us going on vacation. Oh well. At least they took us and didn't leave us home! But, we think Madonna would have really loved us.
Here I am, finally coming around. I really liked this table. And of course, we both loved the rug. Check out Karl photobombing the regal photo I was trying to take.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Vacation!!!!!!!!!

Finally! Mom & Dad took us on vacation with them. We are spending the weekend at our great grandma's house and we have tickets to go see Madonna! We can't wait to see her in concert. We hope she pets us... And we better have good seats.

We'll post photos & details from our vacay when we get home. We were just so excited we couldn't hold in our news another minute!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spa Day.

Oh. Not for us, for our dad. We don't deserve one by any means. We've been embarrassingly delinquent on our blog. Frankly, we're ashamed of ourselves. In our defense, New York Fashion week has rolled around again, and we have been distracted. The weeks before that was a combination of writer's block and pure laziness. It's tough to concentrate on writing when there is a window with the warm sun beating in on us...
Back to the spa. As we may have mentioned, we adore sitting in the bathroom with M&D while they shower. Oscar hangs on the counter, and I perch myself high up on the shower doors. It's almost like I'm tightrope walking. But, there is something special I do for dad, that I never do for mom. I clean his hair after he's showered! Yes, you heard me correctly. Dad simply doesn't clean his hair as good as I can. So, when the water is off, and dad is drying off I keep my back legs on the shower door and put my front legs on his head and start licking away at his hair. Sometimes, when he isn't in a rush he let's me keep doing it, because I get upset when he doesn't. I'll stalk out of the bathroom grumbling. I mean, I don't want my dad to have dirty hair. It's really embarrassing, considering how luscious and clean my coat is.

Mom captured a few photos. But don't worry... It's just me and the very top of my dad's head. He would have killed mom & I if we took, then posted photos of his nude body. We are totally PG in this household.

Assuming Position...

I just started and already his hair is much cleaner!

Your hair is getting long dad. Maybe you need a haircut?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Love.

Karl & I when I was still a little baby.

We could never both fit on there together anymore.

Guilt Trips...

As most of my cat friends already know, our witching hour is in the middle of the night. Pretty much every one of my evenings play out like this:

- Family time with M&D. Oscar & I lay on the bed with mom & dad and watch TV.

- Dad, Oscar & I fall asleep at a reasonable hour. Mom is a night owl and has no bed time.

- Anywhere from 12:30-4:30 everyone is in constant danger of me waking up. Once awake, I scream really loud in the bedroom while jumping on top of furniture or hiding behind it where I can't be reached. Mom scrambles to find me before I wake dad. It's a REALLY fun game!!

- Mom locks me out of the bedroom & I go about my business. Oscar gets to stay because he behaves better, and has no interest in hopping off the bed.

- This is where the guilt comes in. After I'm thrown out, and mom comes out of the bedroom later for a drink, etc I start being the sweetest boy in the world!!!

I weave in and out of her legs until she sits with me. Then I head butt her and purr, lick her hands, and a knead her. At that point, she feels so guilty about kicking me out, she gives me another chance!!! Which I ruin in 5 mins by being bad as soon I come into the bedroom. Then dad gets upset with both of us....

We go through this almost every night.

And if mom doesn't bring me in, she feels really bad for me all alone in the apt while everyone else is in the bed. So, she'll come out and visit me and pet me a few times throughout the night. And if I'm lucky, she'll blog with me!

Here is a collage of me sleeping! M&D say it's the only time I'm a good boy.



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gross & Funny.

Sorry, we have no picture to go with this post. But, we had to tell a story from dinner tonight! M&D felt like being bad so they got fast food.

So we had already had our dinner and we felt like pestering them. Mom gave me a small piece of her hamburger, and I sniffed it and didn't even want to lick it! I looked at it like I was appalled and just walked away from it.

Then, dad gave Karl a small piece of his burger and Karl tried to cover it, like it was poop! He scratched the counter and when he realized it wasn't being covered, he started covering it with the mail on the counter! Gross!

M&D lost their appetites after our reaction and probably won't be eating fast food again for a really long time. See? We are helping to keep them healthy & skinny. You're welcome M&D!!!

Our picture below has nothing to do with tonight... But, mom thinks its a cute pic.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Just Like Mom...

M&D always say Oscar's personality is like Dad (calm, patient, sweet) and my personality is like Mom (tempermental, stubborn, and affectionate only when nobody is looking).

Mom loves shoes and fashion (not more than us) and I share the same sentiment.

Recently, I've been insisting on sitting within a pile of mom's shoe boxes. I just like to be around them. She doesn't like when I do it, because I almost always knock all the boxes over like bowling pins. But, too bad. We're stubborn, so she should understand when I do it even though I know she doesn't like it. I don't chew on the boxes, so she should be happy about that.

She snapped this photo of me. Don't I look chic & glamorous amongst the boxes? I'm just wondering when dad will buy her a new box to add to *our* collection... It's been a while...

Monday, August 6, 2012

That's MY Spot!

If you know me, then you know my favorite place to sleep at night is right between my dad's legs. It's just where I prefer to be. Karl on the other hand, sleeps in various places around the bed, including (only when I allow him) between dad's legs. The other night, I just wanted to lay in my spot and Karl was in it! So I decided to teach him. I went and laid directly on top of him! M&D thought it was so funny & cute! Karl, not so much. But, too bad.

Plop!

Karl is so tired, he hasn't even realized yet that I'm laying across him.

I mean... I guess this is kind of comfortable.

Mom! Don't just stand there taking pictures. Get Oscar off of me. This is ridiculous!


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Then & Now.

It wasn't all that long ago that I was so little! 3.5lbs to be exact! Mom snapped the picture on the right of me yesterday. M&D are still so shocked at how big I ended up becomming considering I was so underweight as a kitten. 18lbs! I'm even bigger than Karl!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Embarrassed.

I feel really bad about what happened this week with Karl. But I can't help it!! He smelled different!

He got really fed up with me yesterday morning. I hissed at him, and he jumped on top of me and tackled me to the ground! He sure showed me. I'm no longer hissing at him, but he's still a little hurt by my behavior. So, I'm laying low until he's over this whole thing... SORRY KARL! I love you, I hope we can be brothers again soon.


Me. Mortified!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Not This AGAIN...

Well, I had to go for a blood test at the vet today. As usual, I was a good boy and everyone fawned over me and told me how handsome and good I am! I came home to tell Oscar all about it, and he's forgotten who I am again because I don't smell the same!

Oscar isn't blind, so I don't know why he keeps acting like this. He relies way too much on his nose, which is always crusty with boogies anyway, and M&D always have to clean it out. I don't even know how he smells half the time!!!

M&D decided since he isn't trying to fight with me (like last time) and is just hissing at me, and scared, they aren't seperating us. As it stands, we are in the same room and Oscar is ignoring me. If I get too close, he hisses. He is so dramatic <eyeroll>.

I'm totally over this. But karma is going to get him, because M&D said from now on Oscar is coming along with me to the vet even if he doesn't have an appointment. hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Here is a video of his antics from last time. Luckily, he isn't behaving this way tonight.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sleeping Angel?

Moms says when Karl sleeps, he looks like a perfect angel. It's when he wakes up that all hell breaks loose!

Doesn't he look so angelic sleeping in our bed? You would never think it was the same cat who behaved so bad the other night.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Baddest Boys...

Mom has been working long, crazy hours the past few days. And our way of helping her relax when she gets home (way past midnight!) is by whizzing around the apartment screaming while she tries to rest and dad tries to sleep. We are pulling out all the stops, and even digging out our noisest toys.
It is 4:30am, and she is SO angry with us right now! We keep trying to break into the bedroom where dad is because we want both of them awake to play with us!

Check out Karl breaking and entering:

Does this not look like the perfect toy to play with in the middle of the night? It's especially perfect when you live in an apartment building and the neighbors that live below you are trying to sleep! Another thing that is great about this toy (aside from how loud it is), it's not heavy so we can easily drag it out from under the couch where mom tries to hide it.


And since blogging relaxes us so much, we've calmed down now that we've startled mom multiple times in the past hour. She can no longer relax because she is so wound up from us. I think Karl jumping on top of the lamp pushed her over the edge. But, lucky for her we found a nice cozy spot to curl up in if she changes her mind:

We can fit you mom. Just pick a corner!








Sunday, July 15, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday, Karl!

Today is my 2nd/14th Birthday!

My day has been wonderful so far! Mom & Dad showered me with kisses and pets at 12am. Then, I woke everyone up really early so we could start celebrating me. I was really bad and crazy. Dad played laser light with me, amongst other things then I decided it was time for a nap.

While I was sleeping, dad setup my birthday present. Birds! M&D wanted to get me something really special, so they bought a few different types of birdseed, and put it on a plate on our balcony so they would come eat it and I could watch them from inside! Wasn't that so nice of them?! No birds actually ended up coming... But, it's the thought that counts.

For dinner, I had a can of tuna! and for dessert I was allowed a few crackers (I love crunchy crackers & chips) and for my "birthday cake" a dollop of Cool Whip!

Here are some pictures from my special day. Thanks again Mom & Dad!

Here I am waiting for my birds to come. See the plate outside? That was filled with bird seed & peanut butter! There was a plate on each side of the mat, and dad even put seeds on the railing to try to lure them over.

Oscar & I blowing out my Birthday candles!

A collage mom made for me!