Sweetie, chronicler of Important Dates and especially Mischief.
Good morning, friends.
We've been gone most of the summer... but we're back. We cannot promise to be back weekly but we'll do our best to keep Grammy in line. She is still knitting like crazy... nothing new there but in addition she's been busy with us.
Firstly, Mousie had her birthday... August 10th is her designated date and this year she turned 10 years young. She's such a precious little mischief. We love her and hope despite her many health challenges she'll be with us for a long while yet.
And I'm sure you all know that we lost our dear matriarch, Whiskers, 5 weeks ago. We do miss her terribly but are happy she isn't in pain anymore. Mousie is adjusting to life without her mummy... and has decided that Grammy is her new go-to for comfort, attention and cuddles. Grammy is over-the-moon happy about this - even when it means Mousie disturbs her sleep in the night for kisses and head butt or sits paws on her arm so she cannot knit. The old 'pay attention to me' trick and with that adorable face how can Grammy refuse? That's right. she cannot.
And since we are on the subject of Mousie... Well, she is now our eldest kitty and should take on the title of Matriarch of Mischief but she is so tiny and so frail the crown seems a little heavy for her head. She is happy to pass it on but to whom? Me? No thank you. I'm the youngest... and am not quite ready for it. So should it be passed to one of the boys... Patriarch of Mischief? Heaven forbid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe we ought to go to a democratic system. What do you think? Maybe we'll retire the 'ruler over all' society and just go with our group name... Mischief and Mayhem Central. Members all in equal standing/sitting/lying down... whatever position we are in.
Yes, I think that's it. Of course that makes for a problem when we come to a vote - 4 members / 4 votes / 2 girls / 2 boys. So.... what do we do to break a tie should there be one? Pass it to Grammy? *grimaces and groans all round*
What's that, Rondo?
You don't think we'll ever have fun again if Grammy makes the decisions?? Well, it hasn't stopped us in the past. Even when she squashed our plans we ignored her and went ahead with the mischief without her consent.
Etude? You have something to contribute?
We should rotate monthly as Group Leader - and during our tenure as GL we get 2 votes?
That sounds ominous - especially if you boys hang together... You'll outweigh us every time. Oh, what am I saying? You boys outweigh us anyway. In fact, you outweighed us when there were three girls and only two of you.
Well, I guess we'll have to toss this around for a while... but the day is moving on and Grammy wants to too. Yes, that infernal knitting!!!! Will it ever end? Not likely! But it keeps her happy and out of our hair when Mischief and Mayhem are on the menu.
Have a happy day, week.... dear friends... We are thrilled to be back.
P.S. And before we close .... Happy Birthday, Aunty Mommy Person, aka Aunty Maron, Virgin Islands.
Comments are welcome. Especially if they are funny, punny or just plain adorable.
by Rondo, frustrated blogger
Good morning, dear friends.
As you can see if you read my post yesterday on Facebook Grammy made a fibber out of me. NO BLOG WAS POSTED! No it wasn't. The old girl gallivanted all afternoon and came home 'tired'. After feeding us she sat down and tuned out our pleas to take dictation. Not only that, when she did tune in again she ignored us and NOW she's saying she doesn't have time all week to help us with our blog. So here we are posting a very short one - THAT WILL TAKE HOURS TO TYPE - as we have terrible typing skills and our paws are too big for the keyboard.
Mousie has the smallest paws so she's been conscripted to do the keyboarding. I must say she's doing her best to fix mistakes as she goes but please excuse any typos.
Let's keep this short. We don't want to hurt Mousie's wee digits. So, back to the delinquent Grammy (Mousie interjects - "Don't call Grammy that! She's busy looking after us! She's not delinquent!) Grammy has a busy week ahead so we may not be on Facebook or Messenger as often as we'd like but Mousie will try to post our Thursday and Friday posts. If you are starved for Mischief and Mayhem may we suggest you check out some Youtube videos or our previous blogs.
Our very first and second - Moth Day and About US and there are many more... including Whiskers' adventure to Austria in the Category Austria. And if you still haven't had enough of us you could rewatch our video slide shows.
Our early years - https://youtu.be/_pwLimmkVIo
or you can Toodle around our city with Grammy - https://youtu.be/g-172LP7h60
Well, friends. That's all Mousie's wee paws can do today. Hopefully we can spare her next week and get our Grammy in gear to take dictation. Meantime, have a wonderful week and know that we love you....
Oh, and don't forget! It's Valentine's Day Friday! Send your favourite sweetheart love and kisses.
by the Mischief and Mayhem crew with Grammy's help.
We have created a new video slide show that we hope you will enjoy. Grammy suggested this would be quicker than making her think through and write a proper blog. Boy was she wrong. It has taken us all day... and we mean ALL DAY to put this together.
It includes us, of course, our family, our in-laws and our friends local and far away. Check it out, you may find yourselves in there. And if we've missed you, please forgive us. We tried to include everyone whose photos we had in our albums.
We hope you will enjoy it.
And if you haven't already done so, go to BIOS to read about our foster/adoption stories and to various categories for us and for our friends - Categories like All About Us, Family, Other Kitties and Fur Friends and Photos, Videos & Slideshows.
So here is the link for our latest YouTube video.... Facebook Friends and Family
Dear friends, we love you and look forward to your comments.
by Whiskers, Matriarch of Mischief
Good morning, Friends.
Today's blog will be a mishmash of topics.
Starting off, let us remember the fallen. Those whose lives were lost keeping our country free from tyranny.
Today we honour them and those who continue to serve - our military, police, fire, medical and so much more. We truly appreciate their sacrifice.
As you may have read on our Facebook page our power was turned off to facilitate a maintenance issue. Things went well and the power was re-established an hour or more before anticipated. This was great.
Our only incident was one light which Grammy forgot to turn off. It lit up the condo at 4:30 AM. Etude and Whiskers were upset by this and decided to battle it out on Grammy's pillow. Groggy with sleep, Grammy tried to shoo them off the bed and ended up with a 19 pounder's hind foot, claws extended on her left eye and cheek. There is some swelling around the eye and the lid and cheek are scratched but the eye seems to have been spared. Might you call this an eye-catching experience?
Now here we are this morning, the gas has been turned off to repair a faulty valve. We'll see how this goes. So far we have hot water in the taps and heat coming from the furnace but as the boilers cool that could change. Hope it stays warm for the rest of the day. Meantime we are snuggling with each other. Sweetie is in her wee condo bed. The chubbos are together on the sofa and Mousie is in her tent waiting for me to finish the blog and join her.
And it is snowing outside. Upon waking there was a dusting on the rooves around us. Now it is accumulating on railings and planters as well while that which hits the ground melts. The weather people are calling for 10 - 15 centemetres… that's 4 - 6 inches. While it'll look so pretty we don't really like the idea of Grammy going out in it - especially if the wet ground freezes as the temperature drops. Yuck!
And lastly, the exercise plan for Sir Chubbo Etude has gone off the rails. Grammy is going to give it another go after we post this blog. Grammy got busy and then overtired and let things slip. Tsk, tsk, Grammy.
Well, dear friends, that's all for this week. Enjoy the photos... and we'll see you in the funny papers. *giggles* What does that mean? Grammy says it and it sounds so goofy.
Comments are welcomed... and if you know the answer please let us know.
By Rondo, handsome blogger of infinitesimally boring stuff
Good afternoon dear friends.
It has been a while since my last tapping of the computer keyboard. Of course, you'll all be wondering why I was absent.
Well, I wasn't. Not really. I just decided it was time those other furballs carried their weight for a change. Not that they'd do a bang-up job like I would but hey! ... I do ALL the work around the house as it is.
For instance, I
But that isn't the purpose of my blog today.
I hear Mr. Plumber is coming this afternoon. You know... The guy who fixes drippy faucets, drains in kitchen sinks and such-like, changes out toilets and whatever else Grammies need fixed of the plumb nature. I imagine it's a plum job too!
Well, I've decided to help him. I'm sure he'll appreciate me getting in there to verify that he's using the proper copper piping *giggles* Oh, that sounds funny. Proper copper. *giggles again* I wonder if he'll use solder to seal the joints or maybe new technology has come up with something better? I should have researched that one. I guess I'll find out soon.
Only thing is, if he's using solder I'd better high-tail it outta there until that part is done. Maybe I'll send Etude in to investigate that part. He won't mind the fire-breathing dragon. I don't like those blow torch thingies with hot flames. Scary stuff.
*Knock, knock* Oh, he's here. Etude, you go supervise while I finish up the blog.
Dear friends. The girls are locked in the bedroom so that Sweetie doesn't get underfoot and end up with singed whiskers. She's fearless and a curious one, that girl. And there's no controlling her if we let her out.
*What's that, Sweetie? No, You can't come out just yet. There are No insurgents today. Relax. It's just the plumber. I said TAKE A CHILL PILL! Yikes she's a bossy one.
See you next time, friends. Gotta go take over from Etude. He's looking quite concerned... but then, unlike me he doesn't know anything about plumb stuff.
Comments are welcomed... especially the funny ones.
by Sweetie, cutiepie, mischief and blogger.
Good morning, dear friends.
Sweetie here to revisit one of the early mischiefs in Grammy's home - her beloved Monty. As you know if you have read our earlier blogs Grammy's first pets were bunnies and then later she, over number of years, adopted three kitties.
The first she named PussPuss - a muted tabby who needed to be rehomed. followed by Malcolm only a few months old found, frostbitten and ill, in a farmer's field in the middle of a winter blizzard. Once on the road to health again he was adopted to be companion to PussPuss when Grammy's job would take her away for long days and the occasional overnight. Monty, her third kitty came along after PussPuss passed and a buddy was needed for Malcolm. Read on....
This was Grammy's little slinky cuddlebug. Montague, aka Monty, was adopted by Grammy after he had been abandoned at a veterinarian's office, unwanted by his family. He was 14 months old and had behavioural issues. But Grammy went to see him anyway because otherwise he would be PTS and Grammy couldn't bear the thought of that for such a young, otherwise healthy kitty.
While Grammy chatted with the vet tech Monty reached out a paw and tapped her on the shoulder. He had picked her to be his new mom. And so, home he came.
It took 9 months and a very laidback Malcolm for Monty to get past his fear of using the litter box. (His litter sibling/brother had bullied him whenever he tried to use the box in his previous home.) Malcolm, on the other hand, was willing to share anything - facilities, beds, food, Grammy's lap - whatever the little duffer wanted, as long as he kept Malcolm entertained with his silly antics and would cuddle with him.
Grammy was blessed with a further 9 months of his mischief, cuddles and silliness before his wee heart gave out.
Grammy says I have the same long, slinky, sleek body that he had. *giggles* That's important because it is easier to slip out of Grammy's arms and get into more mischief. He was a master mischief-maker and I, Sweetie, aspire to be one too.
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.