American Grit

Oliver was very excited about American Grit when it started. People pushing themselves to the limit. Girls being interviewed in front of chirping birds.

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Then it turned out to be about people climbing giant kitty towers. What’s the challenge in that?

People Kitten

Dear peoples of the bloggysphere,

Oliver here. Yesterday, The Boy left the house. Whatever, he does that. Then he came back and got My Girl. I tried to tell her she wasn’t allowed to go. She distracted me with treats and left.

And they were gone for forever. Like, all day.

So this morning I decided I’d just hold My Girl down all day to keep her home where she belongs.

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But then The Boy brought in two huge boxes. Obviously, he needed help.

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Okay, he didn’t actually need help. We checked and saw he was building a cage for the people-kitten we’re getting.

But there was a huge box in the hallway and it was perfect for bathing.

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There was also a lot of packing paper.

We DID check out the people-kitten cage, but My Girl didn’t have the camera ready. And it wasn’t really interesting. We went back to the box before she had a chance to take a picture.

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My Girl had gotten confused about things lately. Like, she’s always asked us if we should go downstairs and put on our pajamas. We go with her to help her put on hers, but we’ve been clear: cats don’t wear pajamas.

We thought she understood.

But today she was pulling these out of a bag.

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Sigh… We’re nudists. It’s a lifestyle, not a lack of personal shoppers.

She seemed more than willing to take no for an answer. But I’m concerned that she and The Boy will be pushing their weird clothing-dependent lifestyle on the people-kitten.

We’ll try our best to save him.

Later,
Oliver

Mousie Attack!

Throw. That. Mousie.

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Kill the mousie!

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Throw. That. Mousie.

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Kill the mousie!

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Don’t balance mousie on my head.

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I’m outta here.

Wait… Is that a different mousie?

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Kill the mousie!

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Hampered

Sometimes, even as you’re doing something, you wonder if you’re about to do something stupid.

Like, when Kitten Thunder got excited about me unwrapping the baby’s
hamper. This, they thought, was going to be good.

Turns out they were right.

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It’s upright and in the bedroom now. They keep hopping in and out of it.

So far it’s in one piece so maybe in not as stupid as I think I am.

Short and Fast

My birthday is Tuesday, and three of my fantastic friend threw me a baby shower, so there was a lot going on this weekend.

Family came. Including Cousin Jigger. Obi disapproves of cleaning and dogs in equal measure.

But baby showers seem to be awesome. Look at all the presents people bought for my kittehs!

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That’s a mylar giraffe balloon that is three kitty condo stories high.

Lori, Bestest Kitteh Sitter in the World, did actually buy the boys some toys so they won’t feel unloved when the baby arrives. There was a lot of conversation about how similar baby toys and cat toys are.

By this afternoon, Oliver was ready for a nap and a snuggle with his Girl. The Girl was WAY past ready for a nap.

But it was postponed slightly when my parents got to the interstate and found out it was closed. We all know better than to travel without checking road conditions, but it was raining. Snow never crossed our minds.

They returned to the house for two hours – Jigger and Obi has a contest about who was less happy about it, but it was short lived because they were both so tired. Naps happened.

Oliver decided I could stay awake if I wanted, but he was getting his snuggle and nap.

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Brushy Brushy

It’s that time of year again, where Obi gets brushed at least once a day. We’re so grateful he likes it.

No. He loves it.

His first brushing is in the morning during his belly rub. He’ll stretch out on his blanky and let The Boy brush one side. And maybe his belly. And definitely his face. And his face. And his face.

Brushy his face.

Sometimes he’ll roll over. Sometimes we have to remember which side still needs to be brushed.

And then there’s Tail. Tail does not like to be brushy brushied.

But Tail needs to be brushy brushied.

Insisting on tail brushing generally ends the brushing session. And causes a bath.

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Not that he’s going to bathe while I take a picture. I mean, he’s NAKED.

Taking it to the Mattress

In the ongoing attempt to prepare a room for this little person, Kitten Thunder helped me do laundry and make the bed.

The plan is to fill this bed with pillows for lounging. We want to get it finished first so we can lounge while we contemplate the other parts.

The cats want us to leave it clear for wrestling.

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They do approve of all these fabrics though. So the fabrics can stay.