Monday, August 19, 2019

Mancat Monday

It's been almost a month since I posted, but no news is good news!  The boys are all doing well, and enjoying life!
Rusty loves to play and will lie on the floor waiting patiently.  I was super proud of Rusty yesterday.  Auntie and I along with our parents are heading to Alaska tomorrow, so the new pet sitter came over again to make sure she understood everything.  Rusty started out under the bed, but eventually came out and took treats from the sitters hand!  Harrison stayed under the bed until she had left the house, but I hope with time, he too will be more comfortable. 
Harrison has been living on the edge lately!  Sorry bud, but I had to get a picture before pushing the bed back on the chest!

Harrison loves to burrow under the covers...he is teaching Rusty to do this too! 

Flynn prefers to lay on top of the covers :)

I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, and my friends and I exchange gifts for the cats.  The boys were excited to see what they got... This is a new bed...they will have to take turns using it!
There were some fun rawhide type sticks for cats, that Oliver and Rusty really enjoyed.

Flynn knows there are more treats in the bag... 
We also bought a new vacuum cleaner...Oliver, Harrison and George are giving it the stink eye.  George followed it around puffing up and hissing at it!  It does a great job on the carpets...I think we vacuumed up at least 5 more cats! 
Oliver lets us know that he prefers the dyson.  She does a better job on the hard floors because the wand is easier to use.

Harrison is getting excited/worried about all the canned food being placed on the counters...We will be gone for two weeks, so it is a lot of food! 
A rare shot of all 6 cats in the house...l-r they are George, Flynn, Rusty, Oliver, Harrison and Pirate.

We hope you all are doing well.  Thanks for visiting!  See you in September.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Mancat Monday

This post will feature Harrison and Flynn...they had a big week!
It was time for their annual vet visit!  Boo Hiss!  Here's Harrison waiting patiently...

Flynn is both nervous and drugged.  He gets so upset that we tried a new medication to see if it would help him.  He was a bit better, so we will try giving it earlier next time.  We did an hour prior, but maybe 1-1/2 or 2 hours would have been better.

Harrison is a good patient.  Although he gets really floppy and can't support himself on the table!  He made me a bit nervous when the doctor was listening to his heart for what felt like FOREVER!  Finally, he said that when Harry's heart was racing, he could hear a slight murmur, but when he was beating normally, it wasn't there.  He doesn't think we need to be concerned at this point.

Finally, it was Flynn's turn.  So far so good...They didn't have to break out a towel to make a purrito this time, but his exam was noticeably shorter than Harry's!

All was forgiven by the weekend though, and Harrison was ready to play!

Flynn says it is too hot these days...he likes to lie around and air out his parts.  He is back to being a big goof ball!

Maybe next year, we will get the dose and timing right for him.  I don't like seeing him so upset!

We hope you all are having a good summer..thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mancat Monday

Rusty was well celebrated and loved for his birthday.
His last picture as a 1 year old!

His day started with treats...of course all the brothers participated in this activity!  They are so supportive of their brother!  Or maybe just pigs :)

He got a new cardboard scratcher, and took to it right away...
So handsome...

He was given a new feather and string toy in his color of navy.  He loved the feather, but the string is terrifying!  Don't try to wave it around...he will run off!  I think Oliver is rubbing off on Rusty and he is becoming more dramatic! 

After playing and having treats, it was time for a nice toe wash...2 year olds know the importance of being clean

Every time I cranked my car, it reminded me it was Rusty's birthday!

Near the end of the day, he was given a small plate of tuna...one of Rusty's favorite treats!

Do you mind?  I'm trying to eat here.  2 year olds are developing some sass!

Finally, with a belly full of fish, it's time for a nap in his favorite spot.  I think he had a good day!

Happy Birthday sweet boy.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Happy Birthday Rusty


Happy 2nd Birthday to Rusty!  It is hard to imagine that you have been with us for 2 years now.  You are learning the ropes and have won over all your brothers.  You love to wrestle with Harrison and Flynn.  I think you have a man-crush on Oliver and swoon when he washes your head!  You are a silly boy who loves to play.  I am thankful that you are asking for more snuggles, especially in the mornings.  I hope you will grow more confident through the years, as you realize your family isn't out to get you!  You have been a blessing in our lives and I pray there will be many more years with you to come.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Mancat Monday

Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends!  

The boys have had a good couple of weeks, and are looking forward to the holiday and some time off work, oh wait, that's me!  I'm sure they will be thrilled that I am home with them :)
I bought a new bed a couple of months ago, and had it in my bedroom.  No one noticed it, or used it, until I brought it downstairs to the den.  Flynn was the first to try it out.

Rusty thought it was quite nice too...

Rusty helping with my laundry...this is the look I got when I told him, not to get comfortable because I needed to hang these shirts up!

Harrison looks cute in the bed as well.  He was playing with his string when he needed a quick rest.

Rusty still loves this bed in the craft room.  I was able to get a good look at his toe the other day.  The nail is still there, but he broke it back as far as possible!  On a positive note, I won't have to trim that one for a few months!

Oliver hasn't been in the new bed because he still loves this little donut box...

Pokey stick play time!

Silly boy :)

Well, there you have it.  Another fun week at our house.  Hope you are all having a good time this summer...stay cool!


Monday, June 17, 2019

Mancat Monday

The mancats have enjoyed themselves this week.  Auntie got her new Fair Trade Friday box in the mail, and inside was a "beach towel".  Now this towel is more like a tea towel and will probably not absorb any water, but it is very pretty.  Auntie wondered if it would look good as a runner on the dining table, so we tried it.  The boys took right to it, trying to make sure it was straight.  Such big helpers!
Oliver thought it had been placed there for him...this is HIS table after all.

Flynn also checked it out...its very slick!

A group photo...Oliver is near the wall on the hardwood floor...he is a bit hard to see.

Harrison has been in a funny mood these days.  Much more relaxed and confident, which I like to see.

A good swipe under the stove revealed many lost toys, one of which was Harrison's favorite green mesh toy.  He brought it over to this mat and played for a long time! 

Later, I was lying in the floor playing and he was fascinated by my phone.  I sat it down, and took a few pictures of him staring at the screen!  

We hope you all had a fun week...see you next Monday!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Mancat Monday

The mancats had an exciting weekend.

Flynn started things off with an old fashioned paper roll shred...do any of you have cats that like to shred the TP?

On Saturday, Harrison got the thrill of a lifetime, when he spotted two baby doves in the tree.  They were just sitting on the branches waiting for their parents to come feed them.  One was super close, and the other was a bit lower in the tree.

Here is a rough picture of one baby and the mom.  

Eventually, Oliver, Rusty and Harrison were all sitting there watching intently.  This provided hours of entertainment for the boys.  They would leave for a bit, and then go back and look for the birds.  If we didn't see the cats around the house for a while, we knew they were looking out this window.

Flynn could not be bothered to look at the birds.  He spends his weekends sleeping extra hard.  I don't know what he does to get so tired, but he acts like he is wiped out on the weekends!

We hope you all had a fun filled weekend too!