Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mancats Sing

On Friday morning, Smokey, Tanner and Cousin Pirate all had annual vet appointments. They were packed up while Auntie was home to help me, and therefore had to wait about 20 minutes before being loaded in the car. Tanner and Pirate calmed down quickly, and just sat and waited. Smokey, not fond of being closed up, sang his heart out trying to get free.
Tanner is in the big blue carrier, Smokey is in the green at the bottom of the photo, and Pirate is in green at the top.

I was so thankful to be able to catch some of Smokey's singing...he has the cutest voice. It's almost like it never changed from being a kitten, and is still quite high. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday in a Garden

This week, we are letting mom show you some pictures from her recent trip to Minnesota. She, Auntie and a friend spent a week just driving around and seeing what they could find. This was a fun place for them, and we'll let mom tell you about it now...
Thank you boys for letting me take over today, and again I'm really sorry for not even getting the 'flats' out of the bag while on vacation! This roadside farm stand and homestead were a wonderful find for us. We passed by and turned around to go back...we are so glad we did!

The owner of this place is a lady named Donna. She is in her seventys and is a spry and spunky lady! Owning a farm had always been a dream of hers, and she is making is happen!

We walked around the yard and loved all the bright flowers we found...these purple ones are just gorgeous!

I don't know what these are called, but they are unique with a lovely color...

This is the house Donna lives in...There are fields with soy beans planted this year, next year they will be corn. There are chickens and a large vegetable garden too...I'll post more about this lovely place next week! Stay tuned...

To see more gardens, check out the Society of Feline Gardeners.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tails on Tuesday

Devon loves to puff himself up! Here is an example of his bottle-brush tail...he's just been running around the house like a mad man! Devon is a nut!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Contest and Commentathon are over

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest and commentathon.

The winners of the contest are ...... drum roll please...

USA - Meowmeowmans

International - Old Kitty

Please email the mom at ( scanipe1 at nc dot rr dot com ) with your address, so she can get your prizes in the mail.

We had 17 comments total, so the mom will dontate 20 green papers to SAS for their mom Judi.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Contest and Commentathon

Cascades e-Boutique launched a new line of cat houses last month. Some of you saw the Tee-Pee on Catsparella's site, and entered to win. Well, we are running a contest as well, and you can choose to win either the Chalet or the Teepee. We selected the Chalet for our home and the boys love it!
Smokey was excited when it arrived...he is waiting for me to open the box. The instructions are clearly printed on the packaging...
Devon, Cousin Sophie and Tanner all watch, as I try to assemble the chalet...
Hurry up will you?
Devon is making sure I am following the steps correctly...There were quite a few steps, but it was easy to follow...
Still working...the chalet is quite large!
Finshed!! Sophie has already gone in to check it out...Devon is inspecting the outside...
Devon heads in...what fun!
Tanner takes a turn, so even large kitties can enjoy the chalet.

If you would like to win a chalet or a teepee, please leave a comment below. This will be for US viewers...However, if you live in another country, please feel free to enter, and the Four Crazy Cats will send you a gift package as well!

In the comments, please note where you live...comments accepted until August 21st at midnight, EST. Mom will select the winners on the 22nd.

Also...Mom will donate $0.50 for each comment to Sammy, Andy and Shelly's mom. In case you haven't heard, they are having a difficult and uncertain time, and this may help ease their stress a bit.(One comment per household please)

Ok great...let's get started!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mancats and the Snake

Tanner loves playing with the fuzzy snake. It is great fun trying to shove it under a door!

Monday, August 08, 2011

World Cat Day

Today is World Cat Day...of course we believe everyday should be cat day!
Our mom has always been a cat lover, but Smokey was her first cat as an adult. He was rescued from an ad in the newspaper. He was so tiny and mom loved him before she ever met him! Smokey has blossomed into a super snuggly, sweet boy, and we all know he is mom's favorite :)
Devon came along had caught the 'black cat bug' and wanted another one. Devon is a lover boy and although not as snuggly as Smokey, he loves to be near mom regardless of what she is doing. He keep her on her toes with his crazy antics and diva attitude. How could you not love a boy like Devon?
Tanner was third and is the baby of the group. He is close buddies with Devon, and mom always claims how happy that makes her that her boys have a friend. Tanner loves alone playtime with mom too, especially with her feet and a string toy. Tanner is on the sensitive side and wears his emotions on his sleeve...Tanner is a momma's boy.
Mojo brought such joy and heartache into our lives. Mom loved being his health care provider, advocate, friend, and snuggle buddy. Mom hated that he was so sick and wanted him to just 'be a cat' for a while. She loved this boy, and he loved life. Mojo showed us all that life is good, no matter what. He will always hold a special place in mom's heart. Fly High Superman!

Mom here: Cats make the world a better place, at least my world. I love all my boys equally (even if they think Smokey is the fave!) They have brought me such pleasure with their craziness, zest for life, friendship and love. Here's to World Cat Day...may everyone be so blessed as to be owned by a cat!

Friday, August 05, 2011

House Trashing Party

Welcome to our first ever House Trashing Party!! We are so excited that you came...let's get to trashing...We have lots of good things to eat and drink, so we'll have energy enough to do a proper trashing job!
We have lobster...nom nom

Fish...our personal favorite
Ham - a crowd favorite!
Hamburgers...our mom would be so jealous!

This lovely Nemo cake...we hope it tastes as good as it looks!

You can't have cake without ice cream...Tanner will love the chocolate sauce!
Drinks to wash it all down...
And some more lively drinks to get the party started! Trash on everyone!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

The Flats are packed and ready to go with mom and Auntie on their annual summer trip to Minnesota. Our flat selves are tagging along to keep them out of trouble!
The house is ready for the pet the pet sitter ready for us? Can someone say House Trashing Party!! Come on by Friday August 5th for a par-tay! Invite your friends...the more the merrier!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Trio on Tuesday

Devon, Tanner and Smokey hanging out in the den waiting to play...

Monday, August 01, 2011

Mancat Monday

Today's Mancat Monday is brought to you by Cousin Pirate...he is 8 years old.

Cousin Pirate has an obsession with the curtains in the den. He loves to get behind them and chase his tail!

Do you like to hide behind the curtains in your house?