Long time, no purr. I tell ya, you'd think things would be calm and casual out here in the woods but the whole family are busy with their projects and life in general.
Good news though! The wee lass wants to help us blog again! YIPPEE!!!! WE don't care who helps us as long as we get our voice back! The PM will be helping too so between the two of them we should be back in the cyber world.
Banshee is doing well, laid back and footloose!
I'm my fine furry self and can't wait to be back sharing this man cat magic with the world again!
Party Time With PomPoms! Don't judge me.
We do have some sad news to share though. Miss Shade went to Rainbow Bridge June 2014.
She was an old girl and had had a mild stroke that spring. The PM took her out for a walk every day that spring in her arms so she could feel the wind in her fur as she loved that so. She was happy, eating, and drinking up until the very end. She had a very peaceful death, just went to sleep and didn't wake up.
The PM said we should all be lucky to have such a wonderful passing as that.
Miss Shade Loving the Wilds.
We miss her still very much.
Sweet Girlie. Forever Love.
We'll make our rounds soon to see all of our furriends.
We are back with a post that should have been up and running months ago. The PM was working on developing a home school co-op program so she's been busy. The DVD player died so this poor computer has been getting lots of use and the PM has it only for about an hour a day. She is getting an ipad for Christmas so paws crossed that that will lead to more posts! The Nanny is also getting into the modern ages and just bought her first computer so the PM will now have Internet usage when they are in town which is half of the week!
Enough about the PM and her time management issues, let's move onto the good stuff...US!!!!
We have three surprises to share with you all.
First off, look at this cool mat the PM bought us in PEI! She couldn't pass it by since it looks like all three of us! I was excited to show the comparison but it is hard to see around my body. Believe me, I am sitting on my exact likeness. We are pretending the middle one has some white on the underside for Shade.
Next we won a super fun gift basket!
Well, not us really. The PM took the kids on a Cat Walk to support our local cat rescue group and they were giving away prizes for the best cat costume and the wee lass won.
It contained nip! Banshee could not resist and climbed right in!
Our final surprise was a big one!
When the PM was over in PEI at the end of the summer she went out for lunch with #1 from over at The Poupounette! They had a great chat and plans were made for a get together next year, maybe with some other cat bloggers from the East Coast.
#1 and her crew gave us fantastic gift!
I couldn't wait to dive right in!
Toys and treats, our favs!!!
Banshee got tired of waiting and chewed right into these turkey bites.
Of course Miss Shade watched from the sidelines.
She didn't like the turkey.
Oh well, more for me!
The PM opened the Party Mix for her though so we all had a nice snack.
Thanks so much Poupounette critters and #1!!!
We'll be back next week with a Holiday post for sure.
The PM isn't sending many cards out this year so she promised we'd put up a Christmas post.
It has been way too long. Once a season really doesn't cut it at all. We are aiming for a better Fall!
Things have been busy here.
Shade enjoys some extreme Frisbee.
Banshee enjoyed her critter sitting Summer job.
Ratta the bun.
Flock of keets.
The PM also worked very hard on the wee lass's 7th birthday party, needing lots of feline assistance!
Banshee was in charge of window ledge sea diorama patrol...
while Goldie had the very important mermaid tail guard.
Banshee also tried to be part of the entertainment committee but that backfired a little bit. Two days before the party the PM was in a panic trying to get things planned and the decorating started. Banshee had gone out to the wood room for a snoop and brought back in with her a little friend.
The PM heard a squeal and Banshee dropped something which ran under the stove. The PM hoped it was just a mouse but when she moved the stove she saw a long tail. There was a weasel loose in the house!
It was pandemonium!!!
The beast left the premises but it was quite an ordeal with us cats being locked up in the bedrooms for 24 hrs and the PM sleeping on the kitchen table. That type of help the PM does not need!!
The PM now runs a Young Naturalist Club for home schooling families so lately we are lucky if we get some snuggle time and a quick game of mouse toss let alone blogging time. We said how much more natural can you get than us three fine felines but apparently they are interested in outdoorsy nature stuff.
This morning the PM couldn't sleep and was up at 2am. She was able to get all her work done early so here we are, able to blog finally. Paws crossed for an insomnia streak!!
Last week was Shade's birthday and she enjoyed a walk outside. She is now 13 yrs. old!!
We didn't have too bad of a winter here this year and the snow is now all gone.
Banshee and I have been taking it easy. Keeping an eye on Shade.
A real close eye.
Sometimes Banshee gets into hibernation mode and hides away somewhere for awhile. Normally though she's easy to find as she fails to hide away all the white bits!
I have been dying to share this next photo with you all forever! Last month the two wee ones were sick and up most of the night. I, being the ever helpful companion, saw an opportunity to help and I jumped on it.
I then tossed it up onto the stove so it would be all ready for a quick morning fry up.
The PM failed to share my delight and was not at all gracious when she saw my offering at 3am when she was bringing the throw up bucket downstairs to rinse out.
Christmas is just around the corner and things here are at a constant hum. The family is going away to Nova Scotia in a few days and they won't be back until Christmas Eve, I am looking forward to having some peaceful naps with The Nanny while the rest are gone!!
I have been doing a lot of thinking the past few weeks on Christmas cards. The PM scoured through our iphoto pages looking for the perfect holiday pic to transform into our card. So this is how it turned out.
Not too bad, but let me tell ya, Banshee rarely walks around surrounded in a golden mist.
It just doesn't ring true to how things really are around the holidays.
So I've taken some time to compile some examples of what I think our card should be.
~Go Wild! Enjoy glitter glue this holiday season.~
~Best Wishes to the "king of the castle"!~
~Jealousy abounds this festive time~
~May you find peace this time of year and a fancy bathing mat.~
~Shake things up this Yule!!~
And my personal favorite...
~Remember to clean your eye this Christmastime!~
What do you think?
I bet the PM will be happy that I have things lined up now for many years to come.
From our home to yours, have a very joyful holiday!!!!!
We are two fine felines, living together yet worlds apart on the cat spectrum. Each saved from life in a shelter to be brought into a cozy house in the woods. I am Goldie, the young mancat, brave, fluffy and apricot. I am Banshee, young calico, formally feral, arrived in November. We live with four of them, The Music Man, The Peacemaker and the wee ones. These are our stories.