Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sorry I haven't posted today....

I've had SUCH a migraine!

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Berry Snatcher

Write this day down in history....I finally got a good photo of one of our cardinals! Many hours of bone-chilling-sitting-butt-on-driveway and squatting-in-bushes-til-feet-went-numb went into trying to capture a good photo of one of these birds. Not to mention as I "stalk" our fine feathered friends, I usually have a furry friend rubbing around my ankles the entire time. (Um, that would be NIKKO who is the culprit! LOL)

Anyway, I'm so excited I've finally captured this beautiful bird. You can get a signed print here if you would like one.

Friday, December 26, 2008

My Christmas Present from my Husband

Isn't it sweet? He went outside and picked me a flower. I figured I'd better get a photo, as I knew it wouldn't live long. That teacup is a miniature from a china set I played tea with at my grandparents house back in Pennsylvania when I used to visit as a little girl. (yeah, it's pretty old. :))

I've put a verse with this and edited the print for production. You can see the print here in my new Etsy print shop, and products with this image at JaiCards.Com.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Oreo's in big, big, big trouble!

Pssst....Oreo is in big trouble. HUGE. She did something very, very bad today!

Mom was so upset with her...and she had to do it on Christmas....tsk, tsk, tsk.
Shame on you Oreo!

I don't understand what the big deal is. It's Christmas. So I brought home Christmas dinner for the family. Big deal....you think my brothers and sisters would *appreciate* that nice big fat squirrel I hauled up the driveway. I mean, gosh, it's definitely a better meal than the bird I captured on Thanksgiving day. But nooooooo...one of them was a big tattletale and ran to tell Mom. She wasn't too happy with me. But she'll get over it. The next time I give her one of those cute-kitty-looks...we'll be best buddies again. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas...and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We wish you a Merry Christmas...we wish you a Merry Christmas...
We wish you a Merry Christmas........& a HAPPY NEWWWWW YEAR!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Oreo, Rowdy & Nikko!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

One tasty eyeball....

The kittens received a tantalizing catnip eyeball for Christmas. Oreo is shown here giving the eyeball the official kitty workout. Of course, she hogs the eyeball side to herself, so you can't see it in these photos which Bill took with that wonderful new lens (oh how I long for a Nikon....with all of those awesome lenses...sigh). Click on the link above to see what this adorable catnip toy looks like on the eyeball side!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Nikko, playing peek-a-boo with Bill. Photographed by Bill with his new lens.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

You can take the bacon out of the pig...

....but you can't take the pig out of the bacon.

This is the only piece of bacon left after all other pieces were eaten today. His "tail" is actually a separate tiny piece that just happens to be laying there...right in the perfect position. I haven't touched the bacon - I haven't edited the photo other than to add my name at the bottom right. Cool, huh? :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Rowdy...then and now.

I used to be just a little blondie...

And then as I got more handsome, my dark hair filled in.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ho Ho Ho! I AM Santa Cat.

Since Bill *forgot* (ahem) that we have *5* cats...I thought I'd better post a photo of the big guy who stays hidden indoors. This is Pistol - seen only about once a year. Sorta like Santa, ya know? :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Keeping up with all these cats....

...simply exhausts me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm almost as long as the wholeeeeeeeeee driveway!

Remember what Nikko used to look like....

And here she is now, almost as long as the driveway! :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

The kittens had a friend visiting tonight.

This isn't the first time this big guy was here...but it might be the last because tonight I scared him so bad, he might never come back!

And where were the kittens during all of this? Lounging on the chairs watching him eat.

Oh, btw, we've had our first injury....Oreo was injured in a fight yesterday. She has a chunk of fur missing off of one foot. I'm training Max to chase away the other cats that come around, but this happened when he was inside and I let him out as soon as I heard the squalling and screaming, but not soon enough. Our little fuzzball had blood on her belly fur, which Allyson noticed later, and after inspecting her closely, I found the injury. She seems to be fine, though...she's been playing and being her normal self today.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

And it's time for Oreo's Christmas Wish List...

The Polonaise Petbed, Versailles by




Kitty Cat Food Bowl by


Unicorn Costume for Cats by


Indian Headdress by


Red Christmas Hat for Kitty Cat by


All that glitters... is gold and red by


Huskyplus Catnip Love Sock by


Custom tutu by


Pink Ice From The Daisy Collection by


Home decor prints (No. 3) mix catnip birdies, 6 count by


The Original Catnip Ravioli by


2 oz. Wild Caught Salmon Treats by


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Help Oreo Pick Her Wish List!

It's easy to help Oreo pick her Christmas wish list...simply visit ETSY.COM and select cat items you think she would like! She loves to model (cute kitty outfits?)...and she loves toys that move (especially anything that looks like a bird!).

So go to Etsy, pick your favorites and email the item numbers to me here. I'll be posting her list by tomorrow morning, so don't delay!

Nikko's Christmas Wish List

Commission a REALISTIC Needle Felted Likeness of your Dog or Cat - Custom Order Sculpture by


Cuddle Muffin ... kitty cat and small dog plush bed by


Cuddly cat snuggle bed - Neapolitan Ice Cream by


The Second Empire Petbed, Geisha by


Retro Modern Pet Bed in Midnight Tweed by


Holiday Red and Gold Hand Crocheted Cat Bed by


Buy it!

Bella The Catnip Butterfly
Lime Green and Pink Kitty Quilt

Huskyplus Ladies Catnip Love Sock
Deluxe African Savannah Playset for Cats


Choice of Red or Blue Christmas Fortune Cookie Catnip Toy
Christmas Catnip Bird Cat Toy Set

T'was a rain day for Nikko...

It rained yesterday. Four inches or so. I got a tad wet.
Mom brought me inside to dry off my long fur...

Oooooh this towel feels good and so warm...I could stay under it forever!

Now this is the life...

Oh man, here comes that pestering dog shoving his toy in my face.
Do I *look* like I want to play? Leave me alone, you brute!

Alright, that's it. First the evil eye and if that doesn't work, I'll give you THE CLAW.
Try me, buddy...c'mon...I dare ya!

Ahhhhh...he finally went away. Now that I'm dry and feelin' good...
I think I'll play with my tail!