Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Garden

 This is the tree in the living room...where we all spend most of our time.  Our Chalet is tucked next to it, and we love to lay on the presents underneath the tree.  Some of the packages are quite squishy, like a blanket or something...
 This is the tree in the study...Smokey's tent is behind here...he enjoys laying  in the forest. 
 In the Christmas Garden, you'll find many this orange cat...looks a bit like Tanner!
 Black cats...this one is round on the bottom, sort of like Devon.
 Crabs...our mom loves blue crabs and can't get enough of them when she's at the coast!
 Pretty red birds...
 Even some birds wearing sweaters!
 A long skinny black cat...this could be Smokey
 Tanner's weight loss inspiration...a skinny orange cat :)  Maybe we'll attach him to the cabinet in front of his food bowls for the new year!
And finally a peacock showing off her feathers in green, blue and purple...

We hope you enjoyed a look at the Christmas Garden this year...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Two on Tuesday

The first two shots are Devon and Smokey...Auntie put this blanket in the bed that stays on the ottoman, and the boys loved it!  Smokey was in it, and when he left, Devon took over.  Devon enjoys being covered up, so Auntie laid some blanket over him.  Smokey went over and laid on top of Devon! 
 Smokey is not one to go and lay with someone this was a special moment!  I am not sure he realized Devon was there :)
 Devon is like, get off me man!
Tanner was enjoying the action and a nice snuggle with mom.  Mom is trying to get in extra snuggles this week because on Friday, she leaves for Japan for 18 days...returning on January 3rd.  We may not be blogging much during that time, unless she can get some stuff scheduled.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mancats love Christmas

The mancats have been busy over the last few weekends helping get the house and yard decorated for Christmas.  It is less than two weeks away now!
This is the black tree, used for Halloween this year, and moved into the dining room and decorated for Christmas!  Nothing like a good multipurpose tree!  Mom thought she was clever putting the snowman hat on the top!  You may need to biggify to see it better.  We decided to mainly use color our ornaments on this tree...Purple for Smokey, Blue for Devon, Green for Tanner and Red for Mojo.  Mom loves to buy sets of ornaments in our colors and is ultra happy when she can find one for each of us...see below.

^Angel^ Mojo
Here's our family ornament for got it at the beach this year...we love fish!

We have two other trees too, normal green forgot to take a picture of them, but we'll try to get her working tonight :)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Foto Flashback

Devon is the craziest of the boys...he also enjoys wearing clothes at times, especially a pretty scarf.  I had this small tree skirt for a tiny tree for my office, and wondered what it would look like on him. 
Devon looks so pretty in his fancy collar!

Great job modeling the tree skirt look very festive!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Toes on Tuesday

Tanner and Auntie show off their toes...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thursday in the Garden

Today we are back in the garden...this time at mom and Auntie's family home...enjoy!

 Thanksgiving day was beautiful in the foothills of North Carolina.  The ground was covered in leaves and pecans!  Auntie is driving the tractor over to one of the trees to give it a good shake.
 Before the shaking begins though, the leaves need to be raked and the pecans on the ground already picked up.  Mom and Aunties parents, L and M, are working hard...
 This is one of their dogs...Samson. He is a treeing feist.
 L is shaking the tree would not believe how many pecans fell off!  They were everywhere!
 In the end, we had 5, 5 gallon buckets full of pecans....and more trees to collect from.  Thankfully the sun was going down, so we didn't have to pick up any more :)
 Here's Auntie raking more leaves...
 L is picking them up to put on the truck...he's going to take them to the blueberry bushes as compost.
Just a cute shot of a calf with it's mom...aaaawwwww.

Check out more fantastic gardens over at Jonsie's place.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our US friends today.  We hope you are enjoying your turkey day feast!
 We are thankful for fresh water...many people and kitties around the world struggle to find clean drinking water.
 We are thankful for window whiffies...
 We are thankful for fresh nip...we would be thankful for dried nip too, but mom doesn't have a picture :)
 We are thankful for a brother that "has our back"
We are thankful for comfy sleeping spots...this is what we'll be doing while mom is gone to her parents house for the day.  We will be dreaming about the leftovers she had better bring to us :)

We are also thankful for friends and family, and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

What are you thankfor for today?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tummy Tuesday

This is the dead kitten pose by Devon.  He lays like this and whimpers until you notice him.  We usually make some joke about him stinking before the trash is taken off :)  He loves it! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fevvers Friday

 We are so excited to see the Eastern Bluebirds at the bird feeders again.  They have returned in full force, and we hope that Auntie will buy some mealworms for them because that is their favorite food!
 Flat boys with an owl at the NC State Fair...
A pelican on a channel marker down in Galveston spent the other weekend down there visiting a friend.  (You may need to biggify to see him better.)

Well, there you have it folks...Fevvers on Friday!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tanner Update

Thanks to everyone for the purrs for Plavix...Tanner has been on this for a whole week now, and no adverse reactions have been noted!!!  YAY for Tanner!

He is now a walking pharmacy though, as we take two pills morning and night.

Morning time we get 1/2 of an Atenolol, and a whole Enalipril.
Evening time we get 1/4 of the Plavix, and 1/2 of an Atenolol.

Tanner is a great at taking pills, and usually doesn't give any trouble.  We have been doing his heart meds in varying doses now for 7 years.  He was diagnosed at age two with HCM.  I hate that any of my boys have a medical condition, but I am thankful that it is Tanner because he is so laid back with taking his medicine!  I think it would be much worse, if I was having to struggle with him daily to medicate.

Our next heart recheck will be in June of 2012 at the NC State Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Cardiology Clinic.  I feel so blessed to live close to this wonderful facility.