Thursday, June 30, 2011

International Box Day

Today the Four Crazy Cats celebrate International Box Day...what a great day in the life of a cat, because really, who doesn't love a good box?

Tanner loves to sit in boxes with paper in them...

Devon is curious about this box, and comes over to check it out...

Devon has claimed this box for himself...sans brother.

Boxes can be fun turned on their side too...

Boxes that are too small can be fun...

Decorated boxes are loads of fun too, especially when they are sitting in a chair!

BIG boxes are great for sharing with your brother...

Here's a video of Devon sitting in a box, shredding paper. Multi-tasking never looked more enjoyable!

The fun is never ending when a box is around! Happy International Box day everyone!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mancat Monday

Mancats, especially Tanner, love to be covered up...
Tanner has always loved to be covered with clothes from the dryer. In our townhouse, the laundry was upstairs in a hall closet, and so we could sit in the hallway and fold clothes. Tanner would always come around to help, so he could be covered with the warmness.
In the house now, the laundry is in a separate room, and so we have to take warm clothes to Tanner. He loves to help fold clothes and be covered.

Do your mancats like this too?

Friday, June 24, 2011


Tanner and Pirate are what I would call Frenemies. They seem to love to antagonize each other on a daily basis. They have a routine I think they secretly enjoy tormenting the other one.

Example One:
Pirate gets brushed in the mornings by Auntie. Tanner and I play in the hallway, or in the kitten room. Tanner blocks the door, so Pirate can't get out of Aunties Room. Pirate then lays on the stairs, so Tanner can't get by. Tanner runs by anyway, and Pirate chases. Both boys get called down. Every morning!

Example Two:
Pirate goes into the litter box. Tanner comes over and blocks the door. Pirate runs by, Tanner chases, both boys get called down.

I think they secretly like one another, but they are picking on each other all the time it seems.

Do you have frenemies at your house? How do you handle it?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two on Tuesday

Devon and Tanner checking out their new ESS toy...everyone loves this new toy, and scratch on it often!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mancats love Catnip

Devon and his brothers all love a good catnip toy...Devon was trying to be slick about his and not let us see what he was doing. I was sitting on the couch and continued to hear this raspy noise...turned around and Devon was licking his new toy, with his back to me. I still see what you are doing crazy kitten!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday in the Garden

Today in the Garden, we want to show you some of the pretty blooms we have at the moment...
For more wonderful gardens, visit Jonesie and the Society of Feline Gardeners.
This picture doesn't have any blooms, but do you see all the baby catnip that is growing? We can't wait for it to get bigger...we'll have to host a nip fest!

In the front yard, we still have some pansies, and the peony is getting ready to bloom. You can also see some of the Gerbera's in the background.

I am not sure what this flower is, but I love it's bright yellow color!

This is a bloom on the butterfly bush in the back yard...the birds love these plants.

More pansies still going strong in the back, along with a sunflowerzilla! We hope ours will do as well as Raymond and Busby's did last year!

This is a neat pot that Auntie made...we think she did a good job, and would love to be out there chewing on that grass!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Two on Tuesday

Devon and Smokey (in cube) wondering why I am on the ground with them! The world certainly looks different from this level!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mancat Monday

Hey Brother, do you want to come and play with me?
Tanner asks to play with his toys by sitting next to them...
Well, I can wait a while longer if you're not ready right now...

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Thursday in the Garden

Today we are focusing on our vegetable's been a while since mom went out to take pictures, but everything is growing nicely. Auntie picked a grape tomato the other day for them to share. We'll turn it over to mom now to tell you about the garden, since we aren't allowed outside to inspect, we have to take her word for it...

Here is a shot of our garden isn't large, but it holds enough for us!

The heirloom tomato has a large fellow growing...doesn't look too pretty, but should taste lovely in another week or so when it ripens. We can hardly wait to have a good tomato sandwich!

One of the bell peppers...we planted a red and a yellow bell this year. Both have a pepper growing and we hope they will change colors soon!

Here are all the tomato plants...we have a grape, heirloom, and two better boy plants. We should be set for tomatoes!

The squash and zucchini plants are full of blooms...nothing better than fresh veggies!

Check out more wonderful gardens at Jonesie's page.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Tails on Tuesday

Whose tail is it today?
Heading into the red cube...

Inspecting the purple cube...

It's Smokey!! He has been a frisky kitten lately, and I've loving it! He has taken to sitting in the cubes too, so I was happy to get a shot of him in both cubes.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Mancats are tired

For Memorial Day weekend, I was gone almost the entire time...helping a friend at a convention in town. The boys and I took this past weekend to catch up on some much needed sleep! Not having mom at home makes mancats tired!
Smokey found a good spot in the guest room!
Tanner loves the purple puff!
Devon snuggled in a snuggie on the couch!

We hope you all had a restful weekend as well...

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Thankful Thursday

We are thankful for many people today, who have helped to make this card possible. Thanks to Wendy at the LOLSpot for finding his picture on our blog and posting it. The people at Cheezburger saw it and decided it was card worthy.

It was an on again-off again project for them, so we have been waiting and wondering if it would actually happen and now we have confirmation that it will indeed be a card. We received our sample pack the other day and are thrilled with the results! The Christmas Cards will be in stores that carry the line starting late summer/early fall.
Here is a link where you can find out if they will be near you :) Madison Park Group, Cheezburger Network.

I also want to thank Daisy and Sparkle for the advice they gave about whether we should or should not give the photo rights to this company. I'm glad we did it!

There is a byline on the back that says Thx to: Tanner, photo by Suzanne Canipe. They did not want to put the blog address on the card, which is fine with us. We are so happy Tanner's name is mentioned!

If I have left anyone off that helped make this a reality, please accept my apologies and my thanks here!