My lovely, adorable, sweet kitties have been posting so much lately that I haven’t had the opportunity to report on a few random things.
1. I have updated the FELINES page with head shots of all the kitties. If you have never looked at that particular page, I hope you’ll visit and learn a little about all the past and current meowmates. Even if you’ve visited before, I hope you’ll check out the new photos.
2. I must apologize to all who got caught up in the dratted Captcha Code. It was a WordPress plug-in that my WP guru thought might help with a bit of a spam problem. Unfortunately, the only thing it accomplished was to make those who tried to comment GRUMPY. It was long gone in less than 12 hours, but being up that long was too much of a bad thing.
3. A couple of months ago I won some Tidy Cats with Glade Odor Solutions litter at CatLadyLand, for which I would like to thank Angie Bailey. It arrived a few days ago, and I will report back after the kitties have tried and rated it.
4. During the past 10 months, I have been using a variety of names (Janet Blue, Janet@TheCatOnMyHead, janetblue, Blue Kitties and Kitties Blue) when commenting, as I really hadn’t figured how I wanted to be identified. As the kits do write most of the comments for me, we are now trying to use Kitties Blue, exclusively. Two different photos of Fiona are being displayed on any site allowing a personal (gr)avatar.
5. Before my whiney, constantly complaining mounds of cat fur can get all up in your faces about being left alone yet again, I’m going to tell you about it. They were left to their own defenses for exactly 24 hours and 17 minutes from Saturday until Sunday afternoon. Prior to our leaving, they had close to eight hours on the catio and enjoyed an abundance of treats as a reward for returning to the house prior to our departure. They were given three heaping bowls of food, five bowls of fresh water and five clean litter boxes to see them through their ordeal. Upon our return, we were summarily dismissed as all sprinted outside for three hours of birdy watching on the catio prior to being served dinner.
Of course, Mauricio had his usual story to be told in three acts about how, in our absence, he was required to protect the house and his meowmates, bathe all the others and scout for creative places to spray that we wouldn’t find right away. He concluded by informing us that we are the worst humans on planet earth and should be flogged and dragged around the block by our hair until rendered too stupid to drive or leave the house by any means of transportation, including the tandem.
It became evident after dinner that Calista Jo had no idea we were even missing as she had slept through the entire 24+ hours. We figured this out when after dinner she began running in and out of the kitchen at full tilt and launching herself onto the kitchen counter with each pass.
As a mini payback, they left us three nice gifts of throw-up (a normal day’s worth).
All have now retired for the night, three with us: Misty May, Lily Olivia and Calista Jo. (By morning, Mauricio, Giulietta and Astrid had joined us as well.)
And finally, any stories about this latest abandonment (their word) that the fur monsters may post in the future and which malign us for our sheer neglect and thoughtlessness when it comes to their well-being, should be regarded as total fiction.
ROFWL Janet!!! I can so relate to leaving a cat for 24 hours & 17 minutes….If I come home late I am always left with a ‘gift” (throw up) & if I am REALLY in the cat house I find a POOP left strategically placed where I may step on it… 🙂
If I go away for more than a day I have a trusted catsitter who comes in & assures that Nylablue is well taken care of…..
On my return I get ‘THE stink eye’ for at least 1/2 an hour whether I deserve it or not!!
I truly beleive I am merely a humble servant for my ‘Queen’ & as such I must heed & obey…..such is the lot of a Feline Slave, lol!!
Sherri-Ellen xo (don’t tell Nylablue I was here…)
It sounds like you did a good job of taking care of the house while the humans were gone! We hope they learned their lesson 🙂
Hi Kitties! There’s nuffing so much fun as making the Humans pay and pay and pay and pay for their crimes of abandonment. My philosophy is revenge is a dish best served again and again and again and again and . . . XOXO
ha ha! Your kitties sound like fun!
Giulietta is so cute!
I’m sorry, what were you saying?? I was busy ogling Giulietta
We know you guys no matter what name appears!…We will never understand what those humans do that is more fascinating than staying with us 24/7=they should NEVER leave us!!…Sorry Kitties Blue, we feel your pain=our Mommy leaves us everyday (can you believe that??) for about 14 hours!…Pfft!…Happy Tuesday, sweet friends…kisses…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat
Our mommy left us for 6 hours several days last week and we didn’t appreciate it at all! She’s not allowed to be gone more than 2 hours or else I put on a hunger and drink strike and show her how hungry and thirsty I am when she gets back and I can finally partake in those activities. I have to keep her in line since Isabella always sleeps through the whole thing!
Oh don’t I know it! Austin throws a hissy fit and sulks if I leave him for two hours! Oh the betrayal!! I feel so guilty lol
Archie sulks for two days and will not come near us, Oscar talks and even yawns still talking, Henry is rubbing all over us 🙂
I know mew!
Oh goodness, I will admit every time my human goes out I feel abandoned. And then I feel bored…and then I feel sleepy. MOL!
It sounds like we will be hearing about this abandonment for a while, MOL! That is okay though, us kitties gotta stick together.
But the treats should make up for it a bit, we just like to complain.
We know your comments, too.
We’re so sorry about the abandonment you kittehz had to suffer through. It you’d let us know, we could have trashed the house and horked up lots of extra hairballs for the humans! Oh well, there’s always next time…..
We used to wonder about Kitty Blue and Cat on my Head etc etc., but honestly, who can understand any of the million stupid things the Humans do every day? It’s not even worth 5 seconds of our time to think about! So you want me to come over, eh? Well well well….I guess somebody wants a Furrari ride!
We always know who you are when you comment! 🙂
We know who you are and that you are not a stalker!! Heeheehee!
Kitties! For those of you who actually slept through the 24 hours and 17 minutes of utter disregard for your well being and total abandonment by your pawrents, in their near negligible absence… you actually simply SLEPT without a seeming care in the world?! We need to TALK! And soon!! Your new motto should now be…”One for all and ALL for one!!”
the critters in the cottage xo
3 heaping bowls for EACH of them!!?? Heh-heh. My only complaint would be that you should have a url to the blog on your Google+ page. I don’t have Google+ but luckily you’re now in my cache.
Dang, all lone for 24 days and 17 hours…I know we will hear the real numbers from the kits!
Our humans have never, ever left us alone that long. That would require a full-blown mutiny. And though we know we’re capable, we’re a little too lazy to expend that much energy! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette.
There’s an event horizon for going out of town. If it’s for a few days, we get annoyed and give you the cold shoulder. If it’s for a week, we have given up and we’re so glad to see our peeps home that we forget to act angry.
Ooh we hated that dreadful WV procedure that Blogger had…we would use it but after a few tries we would give up too. We are glad you were able to solve yours without any problems.
We had a cat once that would join us in the living room after we returned from a trip and turn her back on us for the entire evening. It was quite a hoot!
I too was caught by the captcha thing. I figured you’d get it sorted out.
Didn’t you have an orange stray for a while that you were calling Chester? Or am I thinking of another kitty family?
Hi Sparkle, The only orange kitty we have ever shared our home with was MacKenzie. You can see his photo on the Felines page.
Well I have the same problem when I’m gone from home for just one night. We come home to one of two scenarios: (1) Sam is right inside the door with his BACK to us….(we call it “the back of pout”….) or (2) Sam talks and talks and talks and talks and has much to tell us (we think he’s just complaining about abandonment). You know and we know that they are just fine on their own. They just want us to feel bad about it – silly cats!
Ohhhh. Mommy was GRUMPY when she kept typing the captcha code but it kept asking her to type new ones. MOL. She kept at it for a while, until she finally gave up. Glad you have that sorted out!
We like Kitties Blue. 🙂
I thought I would stop by and invite you to join “Digger” the cat, where he has his own page for friends link and talk about your favorite feline Cats Cats Cats
Have a pawsom week!
Hugs & Purs
So, so cute. Sophie loves to hear all about the kitties’ antics, possibly taking notes for future mayhem plans. I know you take excellent care of your fur babies and I didn’t believe a word of their stories when you were gone! Welcome home.
If you have a spam problem look at Brians comments.
Just a nice check box.
Meowzers! Come on Janet and admit you and the other left those poor kits all alone with nary a snack or cuddle!
We like the Kitties Blue. (We let Dad sign any way he likes as long a meals are on time)
Timmy and Dad
MOL….doesn’t matter how long you are gone – it is a tragedy!! 🙂
I know who you are when you comment! 🙂 I go through the same problem. On WordPress it comes up as Dakota, on Blogger I changed it to just come up as me since I have the two blogs, but I am still not happy with it!