Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hanging Out

Mom fell asleep without posting for us last night. Shame on her. So, we are late today - but here is a picture of me hanging out under our food table. We aren't sure where we are going to be fed at the new place - maybe on Mom's dresser, or by the sink - Mom has to think about it.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Jump and Shout Entry & Congratulations

Here is Tavi's entry into Kimo's and Sabi's Jump and Shout Contest. I was so excited to get into my PTU that I am but a blur. HEHE. My Mom is holding it, and Papa is taking the picture. We must have taken a hundred pictures before they finally got me jumping. At first, Papa was holding my PTU and Mom was taking the pictures, but I refused to jump for Papa. Then they switched places, and I finally jumped for Mom. Of course, when the camera was off, I jumped in another 20 times. I just love being contrary.

In other news, Mom has said that this is the weekend of the M-word. We should be able to post every day, because we will still have the internet at Papa's, but we aren't sure when we will get the internet at our new place. Mom is worried about how we are going to get Cody. We are going to start bribing him to get in the PTU with Temptations starting tonight and go slowly. Fortunately, our new place is a short block away from Papa, so when Mom walks Camie each day, she can go over and make sure he is okay too, until she can get him in the PTU.

Congratulations Karl and Ruis! As the Vulcans say - Live long and prosper!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Try It....You'll Like It

About 3 months ago, a very nice lady asked all of us cats on the blogosphere if anyone wanted to test a new kind of litter and report back to everyone else about it. We wrote to her and said we wouldn't mind being guinea pigs.

We got 3 boxes of litter 6 weeks ago, and we started using the new litter on May 1st. Since we were already using Fresh Step, we just added the new litter on top of the clean old litter. It had a nice pleasant scent, but it wasn't overpowering and it wasn't very dusty. Mom particularly liked the lavender scent.

Fresh Step lives up to their claim of being scoopable. As we wrote before, we have a littermaid, and it had no problem picking up the clumps of the "new" Fresh Step Litter.

All in all, we have to give Fresh Step Lavender Expressions Scoopable Litter 2 paws up. It had a nice LIGHT scent. It smelled good, but wasn't too strong. It didn't have a lot of dust, and it clumped well. We hope they start selling it in the giant tubs that we get at the warehouse store, so we can use it again. We would definitely buy this again. Thank you Fresh Step for coming up with this new product. You did a great job!

Tiki, Tavi, and Cody

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Meezer Rule Wednesday

Always take advantage of an extra snuggle day.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

Waiting for my nightly Temptations. I come and demand them.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

To thank all men and women who have fought to defend our freedom.

Please take a moment today to remember what this day is truly about.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hugs on Sunday

Getting hugs from Mom are the best.
((((HUGS)))) to all of you too.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Saturday Hugs

Here are our (((((HUGS))))) to everyone for today. We love you all.

Here is Cody's entry for Kimo's and Sabi's Contest. What fun!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Holiday of Hugs

The Meezers had a great idea. They decided to give out hugs to all of their friends. We were talking in the Chatzy room last night and decided instead of just one day of hugs, we should give out hugs all weekend long. We want to thank all of you for being our friends, and tell you a little bit about how we came to start blogging.

About a year and a half ago, Mom had to be in bed for 9 weeks with a back disc that was bulging and pressing on her sciatic nerve. It eventually ruptured and had to be repaired surgically. Before this time, we had read some of the blogs, but we didn't really spend a lot of time with you all. While Mom was in bed, the only thing that kept her sane was her computer and all of our friends' blogs. We read about you, laughed with you and cried with you, and watched from the sidelines. Mom had her surgery, got better and went back to work, and we still watched from the sidelines, reading and laughing and crying. But most of all, admiring. We admired the way everyone came together to lend a shoulder to cry on, or to encourage one another when they needed it, but most of all, how everyone helped out in whatever way they could whenever some cat or bean needed it. But still we watched.

And then I (Tiki) was diagnosed with diabetes, and Mom realized that she was tired of making us sit and watch from the sidelines. She saw the fun the other cats and beans were having, and she wanted to make sure we had the same fun. So, we thank you for welcoming us into the community with open arms, and we thank you for being our friends, and we wrap our arms around all of you and give you a giant HUG!
PS - Oh - and Happy Birthday Mom ML!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Goodbye Bonnie

We are so sad. Our hearts are broken.

Thursday Thirteen - Dinner

We decided to help Mom eat dinner tonight. She was having egg rolls. Those are very good. She wasn't eating fast enough for us, so we decided to help her open the container, and then we helped ourselves. Here are 13 pictures of us "helping" Mom eat dinner. As you can see in some of the last pictures, she encouraged us to help.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Meezer Rule Wednesday

My Rule for today - Always be willing to change beds. The dog's bed makes a great cat bed too - lots of room to spread out.
As you can see, there is still swelling, but Mom says it looks better. I slept even longer with Mom last night, so she is happy.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Meme & Tail Tuesday

Herbie of Purrs n' Snorts tagged me for a meme:

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player than tags 4 or 5 people and post their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you have posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Well, since I will be 11 sometime in June, and greyhounds typically start racing between the ages of 18 months and 2 years of age, I was training to run races 10 years ago.

2. Five Things on my to-do list today. Take a walk with Mom, eat breakfast, mess up Mom's bed when I take a nap there, eat dinner, whine at Mom.

3. Three snacks I enjoy. Scooby Snacks, The cat's food, Temptations - They are really good - but really small - they should make them bigger.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire. Buy Mom a house with a yard big enough for me to run around in. Build a huge no-kill shelter. Educate people on how to take care of their pets. Work to get greyhound racing stopped. Give the rest of the money to Mom to take care of. I would be rich, so I wouldn't have to deal with it.

5. Three of my bad habits. Waking Mom up "way to early" on the weekends, counter surfing and getting into food type things I am not supposed to, trying to steal the cats' food.

6. With the racing greyhound breeder with my mama and my siblings, at various racetracks, in the retired kennel at the racetrack in Tiajuana, Mexico (part of the American Racing Circuit), at my forever home.

7. Five jobs I have had. Money maker (racer), tree hider under (in the retired kennel - its what got me my forever home), being cute, loving the cats, Alarm Clock on the weekend. Mom's never goes off then, so I have to make sure she is up.

I am not going to tag anyone because I am sure that most everyone has participated already.

In tail news, it is still swollen, but I am using the whole tail. I don't want to have to deal with anyone really - I have turned into a grumpy, old man. I have been sleeping in this chair and will love on Mom when she comes to me, but if she picks me up and puts me in her bed, I tend to hop down and go back to my chair. I did sleep with her for about 3 hours last night.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Meezer Monday

Mom said I was really helpful on Saturday. As soon as Tiki's tail got hurt, and he ran to our room, I ran right after him and sat in front of him so no-one could hurt him again. I also kind of leaned over him to protect him further. He is doing better, but Mom wants to let him rest for the next couple of days. He is sleeping a lot and not wanting to cuddle with anyone. Mom said if the swelling doesn't go down in the next couple of days, he is going back to the V-E-T (which means I have to go too - for moral support).

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Well, Mom couldn't sleep Friday night, so she didn't go walking yesterday, so all is good you think, right? More time with Mom, right? Boy could you not be more mistaken. In case you can't tell, we are in our carrier, and I am not happy! Something horrible happened to put me in here, and unfortunately, Tavi had to come along. (sorry for the bad pictures, but Mom only had her cell phone with her).
I had to go to the V-E-T. Mom was opening the door when Papa came home, and my tail got caught between the door and the jamb (on the hinge side) when she tried to close it. Boy did it hurt. She was almost in tears, but she called our V-E-T, but they were already closed. So, we have a new clinic that opened up a few blocks aways from our house that have longer hours, and a 24 hour emergency clinic. They were able to get me an appointment 10 minutes from Mom's call, so she scooped me up carefully and put me in the PTU, threw in Tavi (because I don't do car rides or the V-E-T by myself well, but do much better with him), hopped in the car and took off for the clinic. The V-E-T there was very nice. He said I didn't look 15 (I'll be that old in a month) and said that fortunately, my tail doesn't look broken. It is just swollen, and since I was using it well, he didn't feel comfortable giving me any pain meds because of my age.
As you can see, it is still swollen, and Mom is still really upset with herself, but I have forgiven her. I even gave her a few licks on her face last night, and it has been a while since I have done that.
I am moving it, and Mom can stroke it lightly without it hurting me. This picture is right after she took the other one and as you can see, I moved it to a different position. I think I am going to be alright.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saturday without Mom

First, Mom slept forever yesterday. She woke up really late and then took a two hour nap. It was nice except we got fed at weird times.
Now, today, Mom is doing one of her 10 K walks in the morning. Then she will be home for about an hour, and then she is going over to see her nephew for a couple of hours, and then off to a friend's house. Sometimes we wonder if it is worth it for Mom to take a day off if she is going to be gone the next day. She has promised to nap with us today tho.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Fatigued on Friday

Guess what??? This is what we all feel like doing today, including Mom!

So....She is taking a vacation day and staying home with us so we can indulge ourselves and sleep, sleep, sleep (and read blogs all day long). We can't wait!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things Mom needs to make sure she packs and/or moves:

1) Our blue cat blanket (the one we are on in this picture).
2) Our cat stand
3) Our new littermaid
4) The "stand" Mom made for it.
5) Our stroller
6) Our harnesses
7) Our basket bed
8) Our Millie bed
9) Our food
10) Our toys
11) Camie's food
12) Camie's beds
13) Cody and Camie
That is just the beginning. We are sure we will think of more things as the time gets nearer. Mom says we can always come back home for a visit if we miss it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Meezer Rule Wednesday & Doodle 7

This is the last doodle for doodle week. The theme is doodle mad. As you can see, Cody is not happy about the "M" word. As Mom explained it to us, we won't be moving far. We have been very lucky and have been living with Papa. He retired a year ago and wants to take his house on wheels on a trip to see the United States and Canada, and then he wants to settle down in a different state other than California, so that means that our house will have to be sold. There is no way that we can afford to buy a house in California with the price they are going for, but one of Mom's friends found one for rent that they can share.
The really good news is that the house is just 9 houses down from where we are now and across the street. That means that we won't even have to go in the metal monster on wheels to get there. We can go in our stroller if we want to. Mom is not sure how she is going to catch Cody as he hasn't been touched anywhere but his cheek in over 6 years. She is going to call our V-E-T to see if there is something that can be mixed in his food to knock him out so that she can pick him up without stress to him. We will let you know. If we can get into this house, we will be moving by the end of this month (probably).
Now for My Meezer Rule Wednesday
If you sleep in really cute positions, expect to be disturbed by the flashy box and squee's from Mom. Not to mention the pets you have to endure that wake you up.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tabby Tuesday and Doodle 6

Today's doodle is about the abstract. So here is our interpretation of abstract art.

How to eat Temptations:
1) Lean in close to see what she is holding.
2) Give it a sniff with your eyes closed so you can appreciate the aroma.
3) Lick your lips in anticipation.
4) Lean in close and smell it again.
5) Close your eyes as you take it into your mouth.
6) Lean back and savor it.7) Start all over again.

In case you can't tell in some of the pictures, Mom has extra Temptations hidden in her hand - that is the ONLY way she would get me to sit still for that many pictures - well, that and the fact that she took picture after picture after picture.

Oh, hey, I need your help. Mom has mentioned a scary word to me, and I think I am going to need a place to hide out in a couple of weeks. She said a word that started with an "M" and said we would all be going together. I don't want to go anywhere. I like it here. All I have to say is if she wants me to have anything to do with an "M" word, she is going to have to catch me first (and she is really wondering how on earth that is going to happen).