by Janet Blue on October 5, 2013

Hi Efurrybuddy,

Have you missed us? Our visiting and commenting have been minimal and sporadic. But it is not our fault. Our lame-a-roo, gallivanting, thoughtless and neglectful humans left us again. This time they were gone for ten months weeks.

What? Days? No way. That’s just a big, fat fabrication on Mom’s part.

Though we managed to post a few times and leave a few comments, we had to do it by sending smoke signals to Mom in Canada ’cause that’s where she and our dad went. As usual, she took all the electronic devices with her. Without being able to keep up with our friends, we know we missed birthdays and other events, which, of course, has our furs ruffled.

And, the humans did not even visit our sisfur Nylablue while they were in Canada. We think the fact that she lives about 1,000 miles from where they visited is an excuse with no merit whatsoever.

We’ve been bored to hissing and growling without being able to go out on the catio (and it was 89 degrees F. yesterday). We can see a couple of our bird feeders from the kitchen window, but the minimal counter space requires us to take turns…more hissing and growling.

And, of course, Fiona is required to go UTB when Maggie comes to feed us. The rest of us made appearances, and Giulietta even let Maggie pet her, but that doesn’t mean we were happy about having a stand-in.

The humans arrived home as scheduled last night. That doesn’t happen too often. All of us, except Astrid, who was staring down from the top of the stairs, were swarming around the foyer by the time Dad got all the luggage inside. But only three of us, Mauricio, Misty May and Calista Jo, deigned to sleep with them. Lily Olivia managed to get herself closed up in the guest room overnight. Mom didn’t even see her dash in when she opened the door a fraction of an inch to switch off a light she accidentally left on when she left.

We were absolute angels during the absence. We only left three big hurls and threw another and different lamp on the floor busting the bulb. And Fiona got and still is nekkid.

Mauricio was fitted with a calming collar before the humans deserted us and did not manage to remove it. Mom hasn’t as yet had the opportunity to inspect the entire house for spray, and Mauricio is not talking.

Even Astrid is enjoying the catio today. Sorry her eyes are close, but we wanted to use the photo that showed her cute little buff-colored paw.

Even Astrid is enjoying the catio today. Sorry her eyes are closed and the photo is a little blurry, but we wanted to use the photo that showed her cute, little, buff-colored paw.

We are all looking forward to life getting back to normal. We are enjoying the catio right now and can’t wait to start visiting and letting all of our friends know what we think about their recent comings and goings.

Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

P.S., Mom only saw two live kitties while she was away. She was having withdrawals when she got home. That should get us even more attention that usual. Bonus!

P.P.S. Mauricio got his official Cat Scout membership card in the mail! He is itching to get back to earning merit badges now that the humans are home. His friend, Wally, from The Island Cats has surged way ahead with Karma points which has Mauricio’s competitiveness revved up and raring to go.


Today’s word is Spark so we couldn’t resist showing you a photo of our handsome, neighbor, man-cat, Sparky. Sparky spends lots of time hanging out at our house, including in this photo, which we originally posted on September 23, 2012.

Sparky settles in on our upper deck after our pusses have come inside for the night.

Sparky settled in on our upper deck after our pusses had come inside for the night. Now that we have the catio on the lower deck, Sparky no longer has access to the back decks.


Timmy Tomcat October 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Wow you cats are really being nice after being deserted and forgotten for, what was it, 10 months? I bet you have something planned for next week, then again, with a cat scout in the house maybe you are all trying to be a good as he is.
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Clooney October 7, 2013 at 1:09 am

Whoa, lots going on at your house for sure! You all must be so happy that your Mom and Dad are back home! Where in Canada did your Humans go? We are Canadian kitties…
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Flynn October 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

How dare your Humans leave you to go off gallivanting. My Beans do the same to me. Mum says she hopes they had a lovely time.
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Savannah's Paw Tracks October 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

whoa!! that’s almost like 10 years!!! And no catio time??? And no human to warm up your bed for you??? cruelty!
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Texas October 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

Wow! Ten weeks?! That’s AT LEAST, 2 treats and toys a day the humans owe you for leaving you for ten weeks!
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Mythreemoggies October 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

Sulk big time for a few days so they spoil you even more as that is what we do 😉 xxx
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Sam and Pam October 6, 2013 at 6:38 am

Well gang, I know you missed your humans and it seems you gave them a few surprises when they returned as punishment for deserting you but I DO think you could have done much better! Only three hurls and one broken lamp? Goodness! Things just aren’t RIGHT when our humans are gone though – I know that myself and I get upset when my humans are gone for a few HOURS much less DAYS! Well, have a nice easy Sunday getting lots of pets and attention – you deserve it!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy
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speedyrabbit October 6, 2013 at 3:46 am

this is good news that everybody is safely home,hope they had a nice time,xx Speedy

Sometimes, Cats Herd You October 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

It’s about time your peeps got home. We’re sure you’ll be back to ignoring them in no time, except for mealtimes.
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Cathy Keisha October 5, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I missed seeing you while you were gone. You guys could’ve done a lot better than a few hairballs and a broken lamp. I do that when the peeps go to Shop Rite.
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. October 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Yow me Sisfurz n Brofur: me iz so glad yer Hu’Manz got back to ya in one piece…
It iz ok dey not come here to bizit…a thpusand milez iz a bery bery long way. maybee on dere next trip…way in da future!!!
We are so happy da Pawentz had a guud vacashun n ya did so well wif only three hurlz n nuffin else bad!!! 4 PAWZ UP!!!!
Dat Sparky Kiteh iz hansum too!!! He lookz alot like me Aunti Mingflower’z boyfurend Monty…dose Orange boyz are so nice to look at!! 😉
Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen (who did a bloggie beehind me back today wifout me purrmisshun n she iz so lucky me iz still meowin to her!!!!)
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prancer pie October 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Glad to see you back! Way to go on the three hurls. Impressive, very impressive.

Have a great weekend!
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Brian October 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Well, homecomings are much more fun that homegoings!!!
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Whisppy October 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Welcome home, Mom and Dad! We hope you had a wonderful holiday (but don’t tell our Mommy – we don’t want her to get ideas)!
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LP October 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

We hope your pawrents had a wonderful time in Canada! We live in Vancouver, Canada. They should have visited us! 🙂

BTW, our pawrents are leaving us next weekend so we completley understnad your ire! How lame and irresponsible of them!! ;p

the critters in the cottage xo

McGuffy Ann Morris October 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Humans are not nearly as reliable as critters! ~xo~
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sassmuffins October 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Oh, I so want to take a vacation but with all these guys running the house while we would be gone…I don’t know. Need a really good pet sitter I guess! Glad you enjoyed the trip and obviously your guys are very glad to have you home. They do like keeping things normal, don’t they.
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Molly The Wally October 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

LOL galavanting……pfffff ……humans are so selfish. Glad they are back and make them pay we say for abandoning you. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Sparkle October 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Humans and their galavanting! At least they are home now. They are lucky you did not trash the place in their absence.
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The Island Cats October 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Well, it’s about time the humans got home. We don’t understand why the humans think they need to take “vacations.” Sheesh.

And Mauricio, I hope you start working on your merit badges. I was named “Cat Scout of the Week.” *blushing* I was so surprised…and very honored. ~Wally
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Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey October 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm

What is with humans and their insatiable urge to roam and mark territory elsewhere? We do it and they get all cranky and crazy about it… geez… buncha hypocrites! Anyhow, not that you should admit it any time soon, but it probably is nice having them back home…
Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!
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Loupi and Zorro October 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Glad to see that your mom finally came back home. Human are used to leave “for a short while”… Pffftttt… Purrs
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Beverly October 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Glad you’re back to blogging, kids. I always love reading about what you all are up to (even when the humans are home).
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Caren Gittleman October 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

So glad your Mom is home where she is SUPPOSED to be and we are sure you are all quite happy about it!
Love that you featured a REAL “Spark” named “Sparky!”
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HH and The Boys October 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Welcome home. We hope your folks had a great trip… And we know that you all are glad to have them back.. Enjoy all the extra snuggles you get.

Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles
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The Creative Cat October 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Those humans simply can’t be trusted!

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