Thursday, December 18, 2014

So Far, So Good.

Well, the teeny tinies have settled down over the cat tree. Plus, the lights and garland survived the night! We will be keeping our paws crossed for the next week.

I know why they have complained about the location -- there's no room for dual flying leaps at it like the Thunderbirds doing practice flyovers! I think the rest of us are relieved with that.

We've got another storm coming in, so we're all looking forward to more snuggle time with Mom. Have a great weekend, everyone! And stay out of the decorations -- remember, Santa is still watching!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Caroline's Day.

The boys are all having a fit because Mom moved the cat tree, especially those teeny tiny ones and especially that dopey Ivan. Mom did not want anyone getting any ideas about the lights and garland at the top of the sliding door and how they might be fun to pull down or swing from.

Before those teeny tiny boys came, the cat tree would not have been moved. In fact, we would have a real Catmas tree up with decorations and stuff if it weren't for them.

Of course, I was not consulted about their adoption. No matter. I have clearly been the best cat ever this year and I expect Santa will be very good to me.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Izzy Scores A Bite.

I was inspired by the report of The Baby's quality control of chicken on Katnip Lounge. I have a story, too! My mom was making a dinner salad the other night and I was paying close attention. I have been known to play with bits of greens when she has her back turned.

Well, I didn't do that but when she was adding the chicken and found a piece that was too tough to eat, I watched as she put the piece in the sink for the disposal. I guess she didn't think anything about doing that, seeing as how the sink had dishes and whatnot in it.

About a minute after she sat down to eat, I flew by her, thinking if I was fast enough that she wouldn't notice. But she did. I had nabbed that piece of chicken and was running with it, and she chased after me demanding that I spit it out. Can you imagine? Let go of a prime piece of chicken just because it had been in the icky sink and might have germs on it? Who cares? I led her on a chase all around the place and finally dropped the chicken, but not before I took a bite and then left the rest in a hidden spot. She had to go hunting for it!

Yep, life is pretty good!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Planned Obsolescence.

So you probably don't know that my mom was a Girl Scout. The Girl Scout motto is "Be prepared." This can account for why she has two working DSL modems on hand at any given time.

Wouldn't you know, then, that today both modems failed to connect to the interwebs. No amount of troubleshooting could correct the problem; nothing made either modem talk to her DSL carrier's server. Amazing, right? Since she depends on connectivity to do her job and help with my store, she was in a tizzy to say the least! She asked the DSL carrier's phone tech (rhetorically, of course) if both these modems were so old why they couldn't have alerted customers in advance of this problem, and of course there was no actual answer to that. (But they sure do appreciate her loyalty!)

Bottom line: her DSL carrier would overnight a modem (argh, with delivery probably about 5:30 in the afternoon), or she could go to Best Buy and purchase a new modem with credit for one of the old ones (no, and she would rather put her eyeball out with a fork than go into Best Buy) or go to a local mall to the carrier's store and pick up an exchange modem (maybe, but she would rather put her eyeball out with a grapefruit spoon than to go to a mall, and on December 15 no less!). She finally decided on the latter, still has both eyes and we have a brand-new modem now. She, however, hasn't quite worked through her snit yet because the day was pretty much lost. Start with her and she'll point out that she hasn't even read the morning paper yet!

Plus side for us: the office is strewn with all manner of cables and wires to play with, and NO PICTURES intruding on our day!

(Speaking of December 15, our sale ends tonight at 12 midnight MST!)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sad Thursday Wrap-Up.

I just learned that my bud Orbit left for the Bridge last night, and even though I know he will have lots of new and old friends there, I'm still sad he's gone. Please stop by and leave a note if you can. His dad and mom are pretty sad, too.

Goodbye, old friend.

See you all next week.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Caroline's Day.

Don't tell anyone I'm here. I'm hiding from those icky boys.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I Am Ignoring You.

Mom. My name is Izzy. I will not respond to "Izz-its" or "Izzies."

Now, let me eat in peace please.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Thursday Wrap-Up.

It's raining finally, after being pretty overcast all week. We hope it lasts all weekend, because this kind of weather usually means reading on the couch with Mom. We like that.

We might even snoopervise some Catmas decorating, too. The no tree rule is back in effect this year, though. Can you guess why?

Well, have a fun weekend, everyone! And don't forget that my store is having a sale!