Monday, April 29, 2013

Mancat Monday - A video

This is how a 17 year old mancat plays...he has been so frisky lately...I'm loving it!  The toy he is whapping is a Chinese yo-yo.  These are Tanner's favorite toys and we had been playing with it when Smokey decided he wanted to play too.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two on Tuesday

Tanner and Smokey enjoy a nice nap...The pad Smokey is laying on will warm up when you lay on it.  It is always a favorite spot when it is cool.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mancat Monday

Smokey and Tanner have both celebrated birthdays this month.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to wish them well!

 Smokey enjoyed a nice plate of tuna for his birthday.  He plays some, but not enough to earn a new toy :)  He did get lots of sunggles with me throughout the day and seemed to enjoy our time together.  I know I cherished every moment!
 Tanner scored a few new toys and this one hasn't as big of a hit as I had hoped...he is warming up to it, but it is taking a while...oh well, it looked fun in the store!
Tanner did love his two new green toys...the ball of soft 'rabbit' fur and the catnip fish...

I'll take these, thank you very much!
All in all, the boys each had a good birthday and I hope to celebrate for many more years with them.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday in the Garden

We haven't been outside for a few weeks because the pollen counts are pretty high in our area right now.  Our whole town is currently green with all the pine pollen floating around and sticking to everything!
Auntie has been outside working in the yard and found this on Sunday...
 One whole egg in the yard...
One empty egg nearby.  New life has emerged somewhere...
 A few weeks ago, this was the scene at the bird feeders...a very brown, bare bush with a few buds on it...and now...
This is the same bush on Sunday...full of life and new blooms!
 A close-up of the blooms...Spring is here and we are thankful.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Smokey

Smokey is 17 today!  It is hard to believe he has been a part of my life for so long.  Each year, Smokey develops more and more personality.  He is so funny these days and I love seeing these sparks of life and spunk. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Tanner

Finally home and able to load the graphic I made for Tanner's birthday.  We have been catching up on some snuggling today, and I look forward to spending more time at home this weekend!

Thanks for everyone that has already been by to celebrate my boy this week!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Happy birthday Tanner

Happy birthday sweet boy!  Today you are 11 years old.  I'm sorry I forgot to post the graphic I made for you before I left on a business trip!  You got your new toys last week so we will post you playing with them.  Missing you and Smokey this morning.  See you both on Wednesday!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Mancat Monday

These are some older pictures of the mancats...they are still some of my favorites.
 Smokey is doing this 'cute' pose :)  He goes to the VET on Thursday to have his blood pressure checked and possibly some more blood work.  He is eating pretty good these days and either maintains his weight, or gains slightly each week.  Allergies are under control and the hair on his legs and arms is growing back...
Tanner loves laying in this bed still, especially in the late morning, early afternoon when the sun passes by...The trees are starting to bud and it won't be long before the leaves appear.  Tanner is still working hard to lose weight...he gained most of his weight back, but we have another game plan with him, and at least he didn't gain this week.  We are cutting the food back a touch more this week, so maybe see some loss.

My boys have both become super snuggle bugs lately...Tanner enjoys laying across my lap and watching tv with me.  Smokey still loves to be held like a baby and rest his head on my shoulder.  They have figured out how to both lay with me at the same time and not get upset. 

That's what is going on with us lately...sorry we haven't been very regular about posting.  Our lives are rather boring/routine at the moment and not many opportunities for photos.