by Janet Blue on May 24, 2013

We’ve had an eventful few days. Sunday was our humans’ 40th Wedding Anniversary. That seemed like a pretty big deal to them. Since none of us were around 40 years ago, we didn’t get too excited, especially when they didn’t give us any of the prime rib or short ribs they brought home from dinner.

Also on Sunday, Mom’s nephew’s wife, Andrea Parks, won Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. She owns Frost Cupcake Factory in Campbell, CA. Again, the humans were atwitter with excitement. We didn’t understand what was such a big deal, until we heard she won a $10,000 prize. She can sure buy oodles of treats for her kitties. If you have an interest in meeting Andrea, click the link above.

One other thing occurred on Sunday, and it is what precipitated this post. We were minding our own business and mostly napping on another rainy day when suddenly our radar systems started to send out WARNING messages. Deciding to investigate, we discovered three large suitcases in the bedroom. We know three suitcases is an indication that both humans are planning to leave us alone and not just for overnight or a long weekend.

Now we’re thinking this is pretty nervy of them as they were just gone for four days two weeks ago. Dad used to travel lots and lots and be gone for a few weeks at a time, but the thought of both of them leaving again so soon was causing us bucketfuls of distress.

On Monday we noticed the tandem on top of the car. Unless no suitcases are involved (day trip), that always adds up to too many days away. We begged for a copy of their itinerary and length of trip, but were denied any such information. We tried to see the check for PlayTime Pet Sitting to get an idea about how big the money number was but couldn’t see it.

After all that effort we took to moping about, napping (still raining) or snapping and clawing at Mom and Dad to show them our displeasure.  All of us, that is, except Fiona and Calista. Fiona was into the second day of following Mom around the house and whining. Fiona pretty much goes into hiding as soon as the humans leave until they return; thus, her added complaints. On the other hand, Calista Jo was her usual happy-go-lucky self. Since the humans went away for 12 days just 12 days after she became our meowmate, she doesn’t know any better.

Mom receiving her award.

Mom receiving her award.

The one thing Dad shared with us was the fact that they have to go away. It seems our mom is receiving some kind of award from USA Volleyball at a banquet. Unless they are having a bazillion courses at the banquet, we can’t imagine that would take too long, so something else must be happening as well. But they are not talking. (Dad sent photos for us to share.)

Mom speechifyimg.

Mom speechifying.

Monday night Mom checked under the frig and stove and liberated the toys we had stashed there. She also gave us one of the catnip toys from the batch she made for Barn Cat Buddies. This was very thoughtful, but just not enough to get in our good graces before leaving.

Maggie will be coming twice a day to take care of our needs. Again, not enough! And no Jeanmarie as she’s at home in Virginia Beach, VA. Maybe we can convince Maggie to tell us when the gallivanting humans plan to return. That way we will know when to begin working on any surprises we’d like them to have upon their homecoming. MOL!

Maggie has permission to let us out on the catio when she comes in the morning and let us back in at evening feeding time. BUT SHE WON’T! She’s afraid one of us might escape. At one time, Mom thought this was being a little overly cautious. However, now that she and Dad have found Fiona on the wrong side of the catio door with some regularity, they have decided to withdraw that allowance. Of course, as Fiona will be hiding from Maggie the entire time, we don’t think this should stop the remainder of us from being outside, but we have absolutely no say in the matter.


L-R Top: Fiona and Lily Olivia
L-R Bottom: Astrid and Misty May

So here we are…stuck…again! And we have no idea when we’ll be sprung from the daily doldrums of just hanging out and napping and probably squabbling with each other.

Finally, before she left, Mom asked us to post two things for her. We have no idea why we are accommodating her, but here they are.

  1. If any kitty bloggers who follow us live in or near Louisville, KY, (So that’s where they are!) and would like to get together (How long could that take?), please leave a comment.
  2. To all of our bloggy friends: If any of you live in Oklahoma or have family or friends there, we are praying for you after these terrible and destructive tornadoes. Please let us know if you have anything you need or anything we can do for you.

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

As you can see, Giulietta's methods leave much to be desired.

As you can see, Giulietta’s methods leave much to be desired.

P.S. We’re trying to keep up with our Comments on the blogs of all our friends, but if you don’t hear from us everyday, please accept our apologies. The humans took both laptop computers, and we do not have access to either desk-top computer. So we are left with an iPad. Giulietta is the only one of us who knows how to operate one. She is much better at reading than typing due to the hugeness of her paws. And she is a champion napper as well who must be dragged into action. It took her four days to complete this post. Argh!


Spitty the Kitty May 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

The Human says: Congrats on the Big Anniversary! And the niece’s Cupcake prize! And the Volleyball Award! Woo-hoo!

I say: How DARE they leave you like this????

Timmy Tomcat May 26, 2013 at 7:43 am

Well we congratulate your very wonderful peeps on that huge millstone, uh, milestone. Excuse that, sometimes the Dads mumbling in the background.

Hope you have some really nice treats all ready to snack on as that visiting pet person who pets you all looks very nice.
Maybe you can think up some good tricks and mischief to keep her on her toes!
Timmy T

Cathy Keisha May 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Concats to your Mom on her award BUT how dare she leave you without giving you an itinerary. What if something should happen? An informed kitty is a proactive kitty or something like that.

LP May 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Congratulations on forty years of wedded bliss!! 🙂

Congratulations on your Mama’s award too!

Now kitties, go forth, create bedlam and give Maggie a really hard time so she never comes back again and your pawrents learn their lesson once and for all!

the critters in the cottage xo

Sherri-Ellen T-D. May 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Yow Yow All of you Kittehz!!! Me so understandzhow much it upsetz ya when da ‘pawentz’ go away too much!! 🙁 At least dey gave ya toyz n got ya a guud kittehsitter..
It IZ pawsum dat yer ‘pawentz’ have bin together 40 yearz….dat is a bery long time!! Soundz like dey iz both smart too get awardz!!!
So Fiona iz a ‘Who-dini” like me iz?? One kitteh makez it bad fur da otherz…MOL!!!
Me hopez da Mum n Dad comez home soon!!!!
Yer furendz in Canada, Nylablue n Sherri-Ellen xo

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey May 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Gosh!! What a great post (except the part about the kitties being abandoned) so much to be thankful for!! Congratulations on the 40 year anniversary and the award and Andrea’s cupcake win!! Enjoy your trip and we are sending prayers to Oklahoma as well.

Purrs from the Zee and Zoey gang!

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) May 25, 2013 at 2:14 am

Wow, 40 years is impressive and I agree with Caren! Have a wonderful weekend and holiday!

grandmasmad3ringcircus May 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Congratulations on 40 years!

Sweet Purrfections May 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Three suitcases??? We go into panic mode when one suitcase comes out.

Ann Paws May 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Awww you POOR little kitties! 😉 That is so cool about the Cupcake Wars thing. I was just watching Chopped last night and my daughter told me she liked Cupcake Wars better.

prancer pie May 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm

You poor dears! Aren’t suitcases horrible things? Concats to your Mom on her award and tell them to have safe travels! xoxo

Abby May 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Wowie all of this means there needs to be a whole bunch of celebratin goin on!
Concats to everyone. We hope you enjoy your vacation and be safe and travel well.

CATachresis May 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

So many congratulations! Happy 40th anniversary to mom and pop. Like Caren I don’t believe mom is old enough!! Congrats on the award too, and to the cupcake queen (went and had a look, yum!).

We think you guys managed pretty well considering all your obstacles! xox

Flynn May 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Congratulations to your mum and dad on their 40th wedding anniversary. Concats also to your mum for her volleyball award, and to her nephew’s wife for winning cupcake wars. Are you having a house trashing party while they are away? I will be there for it if you are.

Blue Kitties May 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

We pretty much have to wait until Maggie’s last visit to trash otherwise she’ll text the humans and let them know what we’ve been up to. Since we don’t know when the humans are returning, we are pretty well stuck unless we can get Maggie to spill the beans about their return date. As soon as we have this information, we’ll let you know when you can come and help us make the mess they deserve. Purrs and hugs.

Sam and Pam May 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Well forty years is definitely something to celebrate! I hope your parents have fun even though in order to DO so, they left home! Yeeks! Well don’t take it pawsonally kitties – I’m SURE you will eventually get bored but until that happens, just enjoy having the house to yourselves. Move things around to suit you, raid the refrigerator, you know – make them sorry they left you. Concatulations on your Mom’s award too – way cool. If you get totally bored, give me a buzz on the phone thingie – Giulietta’s paws might not be right sized for the iPad but the phone should be easier!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

meowmeowmans May 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Holy Cat! There’s a whole lot of excitement going on at your house, kittehs!

Congratulations to your mom and dad on 40 years of marriage. That’s just awesome!

Good for your nephews’s wife, too. WE love watching Cupcake Wars, and now we know of TWO winners (the other one we know is in Orange, California). 🙂

And congratulations on your mom’s award from USA Volleyball! Very, very cool!

Sorry you kittehs have to get stuck at home again. Moosey says he knows the feeling…

Hugs to you all!

McGuffy Ann Morris May 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

So many wonderful things! Congratulations on all of them! HUGS!

Caren Gittleman May 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

WOW!! Sooooooo many EXCITING things going on!!!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR HUMAN’S 40th anniversary! (Your Mom looks waaaaaaaay too young to be married 40 yrs! Did she get married when she was 10????)
And…Mom LOVES the Cupcake Wars but this time didn’t watch 🙁 Congratulations to your nephew’s wife! That is BEYOND cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations to your Mom on her super cool award!!!
And…Mom said she wishes she lived in Kentucky, she would get together for sure!
Have a great trip!
Love, Cody

Beverly May 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

You consistently create the cutest posts! The “catitude” is “purr-fect!” Have a nice vacation (said to the humans and the felines).

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