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!

Monday, June 03, 2019

Mancat Monday

Good news, Rusty's spot on his nose turned out to mostly be dirt!  He had a scab over an almost healed scratch, that was attracting litter dust.  Thankful it wasn't anything to really be concerned over, and that the vet didn't laugh at me!  LOL

The vet scrubbed his nose with a gauze pad and some peroxide.  It looked good for a couple of days, but the dirty spot is returning, just like the vet thought.  The sore is healing and putting off some waxy residue that is attracting the dust.

The next morning Rusty decided to be a bit more dramatic and has either ripped a toe nail out or broken it really far down.  I can't find the nail when I mess with his foot.  He isn't limping, the toe isn't swollen, and he is acting fine, so I'm going to wait and see what happens.  Fingers crossed it doesn't get infected.  I checked in on him that night because I had left town, and he was resting comfortably.  They are so sweet when they are sleeping :)

Well, there you have it...Rusty is a wild child!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Mancat Monday

The mancats have been enjoying themselves and being a little bit naughty!
Harrison stole this package of treats from the pantry.  Thankfully, the boys didn't eat them all before I found the bag!

What is Flynn looking at so intently?

Ah, Mr Rabbit is in the yard...do you see him?  He is close to the window...

Oliver spent some time on Saturday loving on the vacuum cleaner...he is a nut! 



Flynn loves to be under this mat...he is a goof.

Harrison and Rusty are doing well even though they don't have a photo this week.  

Rusty will be going to the vet on Thursday to have his nose looked at.  There are two dark places on it, that I figure are scratches, or bruises, but they have been there for a few weeks now.  Since his visit will be free because of his care plan, might as well have it checked!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mancat Monday

The boys have enjoyed their week.  Lots of play time, and a cat nip party on Sunday.
One of the local rescue groups was having a fundraiser through Etsy, so we bought a few toys.  Harrison loves catnip toys, but I have to watch him because he likes to chew them up.  These toys are crocheted, so I don't want him eating long pieces of string, so I watch while they play, and then put them in a drawer when I'm not around. 

Cousins Pirate and George.

Pirate will be 16 on Thursday.  He is on quite a bit of medicine for his arthritis and stiff back/leg.  He also goes to laser therapy once a week for his hip and knee.
Flynn loves this box from IKEA.  It isn't necessarily meant for cats, but what can you do?
Rusty and the panthers still love this wool and yak fur mat...

Our catnip party...The fresh nip has taken off in the garden!  Auntie had to move some to another location because it is growing like mad.  We are going to start attracting the strays before long!

That's our week and weekend in a nut shell.  Lots of fun all around.


Monday, May 06, 2019

Mancat Monday

 Lots of photos in this weeks post.  I missed last week because I was in New Orleans for a work conference.  While that wouldn't necessarily be my first choice for a destination city, we all had a nice time and enjoyed a lot of delicious food!
Harrison enjoying a new cube style bed.  I put away Santa's Toy Shop and the Cafe, so replaced it with something else they could get in and hide. 

Flynn, Harrison and Cousin George look like they are up to something...the size difference between Flynn and Harrison is evident here.  Flynn is about 6 pounds heavier than Harry.

Oliver helped me change the sheets...

Then we took a selfie... 

Rusty, and all the boys, love this brown paper.  It's been in the floor for a few weeks now, and migrates around the downstairs.  Tonight, it is going in the recycling!

Rusty loves nothing more than to be washed by Oliver.  Oliver will oblige at times, but then can get a little rough with him.  Here's a sweet video of them...


Weekends are hard work...everyone is wiped out.  Here's Oliver.

Flynn

Harrison

Rusty

Flynn loves to be vacuumed!

We are friends with two little boys (human) that love the cats.  Pirate is their favorite.  They are 6 and 8 years old.  The 8 year old asked if the cats all had their own mailbox for their letters?  We, of course, said no.  He explained to us how they should work, and asks about them every time we see him.  So, Auntie and I made mailboxes yesterday for all the cats.  Here are the ones for my four.  I think they turned out super cute!  

Pirate has written a letter to one of the kids guinea pigs.  They were so excited about it!  The letter is hooked on her cage now.  We need to get busy and write the other two now.  This will be a fun summer project for us and a good learning tool for the boys.

That's all that is going on at our house...

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mancat Monday

The mancats are all doing well.  It's been business as usual around our house...

Oliver caught mid yawn!  The boys are always so tired on the weekends!

Rusty and Harrison love to wrestle...we weighed yesterday and Rusty is still a few ounces smaller than Harrison, although it doesn't look like it in this picture!


A video of a wrestling match...


All the boys love these beds in my craft room.  This room is closed unless I am in there, so they love to come in and look around then nap.

A fun game of pokey stick is a great way to end the day...

Although Flynn didn't get a picture this week, he is just fine and as goofy as ever!

Monday, April 08, 2019

Mancat Monday

This post will show that Mancats can be naughty!
Rusty is a swatty kitten, and doesn't mind slapping the others, sometimes for no reason!  Here, Flynn is eating some of Pirate's leftovers, and you can see that Rusty is trying to wait patiently for his turn...

Patience has run out!

Here is a bag of food that was hidden behind a large container...should have been safe from naughty mancats... 
Not safe!  No wonder the mancats weren't hungry for dinner!

The mancats got bored one day and pulled down a basket with some of their toys in it...Probably scared them all too much so they couldn't even enjoy the spoils!

Mancats are funny and keep me on my toes!