Caturday and the mystery of the flying fur

Yes, evidently the fur flew. I don’t know when or how. It was done in stealth mode or I would have heard it. I awoke to a cold apartment and got up to turn the heater on and when I got to the hall there were a  bunch of tufts of white hair lying about. It was white hair, but it wasn’t Miss Jenny’s. You see, Tito’s hair is only charcoal at the tips. He’s white underneath. I also saw tufts sticking out of his fur that had not hit the floor yet, so it was clear that Miss Jenny was the offending party.

What was she doing?

Miss Jenny
I’m sure Miss Jenny was plotting evil. Oh, what is that behind her?
Tito's feets
Feets!
Tito
Tito is wondering what she is plotting

Was she creating a wig? Did she think she might look like this? (Our thanks to shironekoshiro at Youtube)

Sadly, she would have probably looked like this instead. (thanks to Cheezeburger).
Wig

Whatever happened, it was during playtime as I’ve seen no evidence of malice. They are nestled together on the cushion as I type.


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Caturday: Blanket forts kitty style

When I was young, I made a lot of blanket forts. I built them so I could hide with a flashlight at night and read. Mom wanted me to sleep and I wanted to READ darn it!

Our furkids are pretty fond of blanket forts. Tito likes the one we make when we sit in bed and read or watch tv. He stands on us and paws at the blanket until it’s lifted and then he scoots under to sleep under our knees.

Fort Tito
Tito is happily ensconced in his fort made by papa.

Jenny isn’t so fond of sleeping that close to a human. The only time she spends a lot of time close to us is when she is in zombie mode. Then she stands by daddy’s head and nibbles on his eyebrows and bald head. I’m sure she just wants to get at those brainzzzzzzz. Instead, she makes her fort on the cushion using the sheets we have hung up over the window to make it darker.

Fort Jenny
Here Miss Jenny is peering out of her fort.


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Caturday late edition

My first Caturday in quite a while is dedicated to Miss Jenny, the fabulous  kittoon… I’ve not been able to sit and type about our pointy eared folk since Mazuzu passed, partly because the whole experience was so puzzling, like some sort of s****y real life cliffhanger.

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For Mazuzu Whang

There was the possibility that Jenny introduced the virus which ultimately took over Maz after we adopted her. We don’t know and never will since there is no test for FIP.  Rudha-an read up on this more than I and it may be that this disease may be a growing threat, affecting many more pets. At this point my understanding of it is largely empirical and  will require a lot more reading. Be that as it may, both Jenny and Tito have been coming out of their shells ever so slowly these past few months.

Tito
Moi?

Tito now spends time on our bed, sometimes under covers when he’s not playing with Jenny. He coos and trills happily, greets me home from work with a game of ‘fetch’ and is generally more relaxed than I’ve ever seen him. As to Jenny, she likes to rove around on the bed, once in a while stopping by to nibble an eyebrow, lick my skull or lightly ‘bite’ it while purring up a storm.

Jenny
Sugar and spice and a touch of evil

And still, despite better diet, she’ll ‘grace’ me with a fart, in her completely innocent, matter-of-fact way.  Her way of putting a spell on us is to fart in our general direction…

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Caturday: After the storms

It’s not raining right now. It’s an amazing thing. While we were safe enough, there were floods and rock slides and trees falling all over. It was a mess, to say the least. We had horizontal rain and hail thanks to high winds. Tito was NOT amused and spent a lot of time hiding as a result. He’s happier now.

Tito
Tito lurked nervously after the last storm
Miss Jenny
Meanwhile, Miss Jenny got over her fear and settled in to watch the seagulls that were taunting her.

Our thanks to Cheezburger.com for this one.
storm

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Caturday: Two kitties and a recipe

We’re not doing anything exciting for Christmas. We picked up a leg of lamb and some fancy taters. With luck, Miss Jenny won’t be able to steal one and bring it to bed like the last time. We might go off to the park or the beach for a good walk though. 🙂

I would like to apologize for not posting lately. I’ve been doing some major maintenance on the blog (behind the scenes). I should have it all tidied up soon.

It has been raining and raining here. I don’t mind. As you can see here, it makes our hills a very pretty shade of green.

Here are the beasties.

Miss Jenny was using Tlito as a pillow
Miss Jenny was using Tlito as a pillow

Here are our two “angel” kitties.

Our sweet and comical food thief. Kitsy is missed
Our sweet and comical food thief. Kitsy is missed
The Boober
The Boober. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body. We miss him too.

And now for the recipe. I love pumpkin bread, but most times I find it dry and mealy. This recipe is NOT dry. It’s moist and wonderful. My mom and dad have made it for years.

Mom and Dad’s Pumpkin Bread

5 cups pumpkin (1 large and 1 small can)

2 cups white sugar

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cloves

2 tsp cinnamon

4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup nuts

5 cups flour

Mix all the ingredients well.  Makes 2 large bread loaves, or up to ten smaller loaves.  Bake at 350 for 1 hr. and 5 minutes.  May take longer.  Bread is done when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

We always greased the pans and sprinkled them with sugar (rather than flour).  We also sprinkled a bit of sugar on top as it made the top crunchy.

Obviously, this is NOT diet food. 🙂

This is why we do NOT have a Christmas tree in the apartment.

funny-pictures-cat-is-stuck-in-your-christmas-tree

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Caturday morning mania: It’s NOT Pon farr

No, I am NOT a Trekkie. The proper term is Trekker, thank you. That said, the playtime of Tito and Miss Jenny bears a close resemblance to Klingon foreplay. Pon farr? Not so much. Be aware, Tito is neutered and Miss Jenny is spayed. We are responsible kitty people. I figure that whoever wrote about the Klingons and their sex life had to have had a fascination with cats, big and small.

Jenny as Klingon
jIH dok !!!
Tito as Klingon
maj dok !!!

After the playtime and violence that occurs, this is the result.

Tito and Miss Jenny as Klingons
Tlinghan jIH !!!

Miss Jenny, as an orphan did not have a jinaq. Tito didn’t mind.

Ok, here’s a bit of humorous Christmas music. It may not be safe for work, so beware. This is brought to you by rathergoodstuff at Youtube.

catnuts


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Caturday: World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. Today is a day for people around the world to come together in the fight against AIDS. In that spirit, Tito and Miss Jenny are wearing their red ribbons and encourage their fellow felines the world over to join them in the fight. If you are able, please consider a donation to help the fight.

You can read about World Aids Day here.

Tito
Tito
Miss Jenny
Miss Jenny

Clicking on the photo below will take you to our post about the National AIDA Memorial Grove here in San Francisco. It’s a very beautiful place, but we hope for a day when no more names will need to be added to the list of those lost to this horrible disease.

National AIDS Memorial Grove
The Circle of Friends in the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park


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Caturday: The Neighborhood Watch

It’s Caturday. We survived the holiday the easy way. We did NOTHING. Ok, Lastech had to work, but you get my meaning. Yesterday we didn’t indulge in the Black Friday lunacy either. Instead, we went off and mingled with the tourists to get a few night photos that we’ll share later.

Tito
Tito’s Eyes by Lastech
Jenny
Miss Jenny likes to lay on my old doll bed and gaze out of the window. She’s the official neighborhood watch cat

Here’s a bit of humor from Simon’s Cat.

And now for something mind numbingly cute.
Whatisdat


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Caturday: The rainy season has begun

The rainy season has now begun. It’s been raining since yesterday and it’s wonderful. It will turn our brown hills green and spring will bring plenty of wildflowers. In the meantime, it tends to make us lazy. Tito and Jenny are no exception. Here they are practicing being lazy. It’s what they do best.

Tito
Tito is practicing the art of camouflage as well as the art of napping
Jenny
Miss Jenny watching tv with daddy.

Since we posted photos of the California sea lions at Pier 39, we thought you might enjoy this video from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Alaska. Cute doesn’t always come in small packages. Sometimes they’re big with magnificent whiskers.

Speaking of cute…or bizarre. Recently I wrote a post called Beware of cats bearing gifts. Today, I found this lol pic.

cuke crook


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