by Gentle Mousie, cutiepie and tail chaser.
Good morning, friends. We'll keep this short since it is hard for Grammy to use the keyboard. The old girl's arm is purple from shoulder to wrist and has a long way to go before the broken humerus bone heals. Her wrist has to rest on the keyboard to allow her fingers to type... tiring and somewhat painful. BUT, she insisted I tell you she watched me chasing my tail again the other day.
I like chasing it. It teases me as it wiggles and wafts elusively past my paws. I cannot help it. Grammy laughs because when I do finally catch it and bite it I yelp! I keep forgetting it is attached to me. *giggles*
Enjoy the photos... and hopefully we'll be back next week with another short blog.
Comments are welcomed. Keep them cute like Sweetie and me or funny like Etude and Rondo.
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 Whiskers, Matriarch of Mischief.
Happy Monday, dear friends.
We have decided to take it easy on Grammy today. She is on a roll with her knitting and we wish to support this. Maybe if we do she'll make us some nippy mice to play with or give us extra treats. What do you think?
So instead of a long blog we are going to cut it short and give you a video slideshow to watch... it is a repeat but from a while ago so hopefully it'll feel new again. As you know, Grammy loves living in the city. It is close to amenities, has great health care, and has a vibrancy that energizes her. This video is from Grammy's many walks around her neighbourhood and to and from appointments.
So without more ado, here is the link to our Youtube video Toodling around Toronto.
Have a wonderful day.
Comments are always welcomed.
Good morning, dear friends.
This post is coming from all of us.... and will be brief. There are things going on at Mischief and Mayhem Central and poor old Grammy is doing her best but as a result our page is very close to the bottom of her list at the moment.
We wish you all a very happy, healthy and fun-filled week.
Whisker, Mouse, Sweetie, Etude & Rondo.
We love you.
by Sweetie, blogger and sad cutiepie,
Good morning, dear friends.
We are saddened that our friend Sadie has passed. She was adopted by Grammy's friend, our Aunty Lynda. Age unknown. Previous health record also unknown. But from this point on Sadie the beautiful calico would live the good life - food in her bowl, fresh water too, litterbox always kept fresh - and loads of places to lay her head and snooze. Her favourite was snuggled atop the sofa, or better yet, atop mommy on a blanket. And she was loved and adored. It was a life to be cherished, a life of ease and comfort.
For years there was only one downside to Sadie's life. That was when Grammy visited. Sadie would go on high alert. She knew there was a very good chance nails would be trimmed. This was not appreciated by Sadie. Not at all. And yet, it was a necessity to prevent her getting caught up in blankets and clothing. Despite this the challenge was on. Each time it became a little harder to find Sadie - under the blankets on the bed? under the bed? in the back corner of her wee condo? who knows where? She was a mistress of disappearing.
In her later years illness visited Sadie with a vengeance. She had stomach issues that for a time were controlled by diet but as she aged these became harder to manage. Add on that she was going blind and often got disoriented and life became a sad litany of meows - Hunger? food was in the normal place. - Fear? where am I? where are you, mom? - Pain? … it was hard to tell, but finally her quality of life had diminished and a decision had to by made.
It is with great sadness we tell you...that time had come for Aunty Lynda to let her sweet Sadie go. We send our condolences to our dear aunty and hope she feels our comforting purrs across the city.
Please check out our slideshow of sweet Sadie.
by Rondo, aka Chatty Charlie
Is this a misnomer? Today is Labour Day and yet, we don't know anyone who works on a statutory holiday … so shouldn't it by called non-Labour Day or just Rest Day? But then, here am I working hard at writing this blog so for me it is definitely a labour day. *Sigh*
If I have to write we might as well move to more fun topics. How about we feature a few of our friends? You know all of us as we posted photos last week, maybe more pictures than you'd want to look at... but hey, we are so adorable, fun and goofy that how could you not want to see photos of us?
So, here we go... a few furry friends met through Grammy's close friends, then many on Facebook and the infinite fun things we all have gotten up to over the years.
First off, there is a pair of beauties ... Murphy and Bella, the fluffy sweethearts of Grammy's oldest living friend.... not that she's the oldest but that they've been friends the longest. These two fluffballs are well-travelled between home and cottage as well as totally pampered. Grammy calls Murphy 'the Murph'. Silly Grammy!
Then there is Sadie, the sweetiepuss of Grammy's friend from church. She lives the good life too. Her only beef is that Grammy trims her claws when she comes to visit. What gives her the right to steal claw-tips? We agree with her. Grammy does the same to us... then tosses them in the garbage. That's not very nice. If she wants our claw-tips then she should cherish them. Save them in a jar and put them on a shelf to admire. She's so weird and disrespectful. I wrote a poem about Sadie and this terrible deed.
As we move into our internet friends, let's mention Nerissa's Life. Our first blogging friend was Nerissa, aka Nissy. He was the famous blogger who encouraged us to join the blogging community. We finally took his advice and wrote our first blog back in October 2014.
As some of you will remember Nissy has passed the baton across to the equally famous ginger, Seville. This fellow has had a city in Spain and an orange named after him. I tell you... that's awesome! You have to check out his blogs. Be prepared for him to take pot shots at his biped family (Peep#1 and Peep#2) especially #1. Wow, he's tough on her... but so funny. Follow him on Facebook too. You won't be sorry.
Then there is our closest group of friends... those with whom we chat daily. We have had and will continue to enjoy joint adventures with four of these families. First of these that Sweetie met was Little Boy Cat, a Chef of extraordinary abilities and creativity. She encouraged him to meet her big sister with whom he fell madly in love. Soon after Gentle Mousie came out of her shell and blossomed. Amazing adventures ensued ... the first of which was an awesome 3rd birthday party for Sweetie followed shortly thereafter by dates, Cheffy and Mousie together. Nervous mom, Whiskers chaperoned at first, protective or her wee gentle girl. The best part of their dates was when Etude & I would sneakily follow them and create havoc. Those times were delicious fun.
In time the crews from Muddy Waters and St. Croix joined the happy throng and there were more mischief and mayhem adventures. Then there's Raina, our Etude's beloved little songbird. All have taken part in various adventures - in the frozen north, the Sahara Dessert, checking out dinosaur bones, caring for sick aunties in Muddy Waters with adventures during off-duty times, and lots of vacations and parties in the islands and around the world. So many adventures were enjoyed that you'd have to read them in our various posts here on our blog or on our Facebook pages.
In the meantime we'll post a smattering of photos from these adventures for you.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, friends. There are so many other friends we've met. Far too many to list but we'll mention a few, no photos, but we love them dearly for their mischief and unique ways to entertain us.
There are our friends, Team Ginger, whose mom drives us to the vet, Aunty J and another team - Sugar and Gordito, Piper's Pusscats, Pixie Pie and the Speed furries, The Koz Clan Adorapurr including Dora and her family, Clan of Nine, Da Fluffarooniez, Edward Scissorpaws and his family, Lord Fluffington, Bunny Love - Panda Bear and Honey Blossom, Sassy Skye and Cheeky Charlie et al, Keebo, the awesome Mini Kitty, Daisy from Ocean's page, Pumpkin who has since passed on, Toby Murphy O'Toole, and so many more.
We apologize for any we've missed that you feel should be included. Remember, we are dealing with a Grammy who at the best of times lacks in brainpower and what little she has has trickled down the drain as the day and blog progressed. Enjoy!
Comments are most welcome.... we especially love the funny, mischievous and cheeky comments.
By Whiskers, Matriarch of Mischief and Mother of Mousie
This week we are sharing a few of our favourite photo collages... while Grammy is taking a break to knit frenetically. She finished a toddler sweater... thought it would fit a 2 year old. Nope! More like a 12 - 18 month size. Now she's working on one for a girl about the same size... possibly 18 - 24 months. The old girl needs a size chart to work from. I tell you.... we have to get her organized and it isn't easy. You may like to visit her knitting page to see what she's been up to.
Meantime, here come the promised collages... and by the way... do you see the resemblance between that regal lion and me. Yes, I may be a girl but still I think the likeness is pretty amazing. So, I'll post 4 photos of how each of the others see themselves, as well as some others we think you'll enjoy.
Hope you can see the last batch of photos in the Gallery.... this is the first time we've used that format. Click on them to see the full photo. Hover over them for captions.
Enjoy. Comments would be welcome as always.
by Whiskers, Matriarch of Mischief
Good afternoon dear friends. Today I thought we should take a look at our lives at Mischief and Mayhem Central.... not much to say here but check out the Captions under each photo. For our Bios you can go to our Bio page.
We would just like to wish you once again, a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and don't forget to return next week for a short retrospective of our year.
We love you all so very much. Whiskers and the crew... Gentle Mouse, Sweetie, Etude and Rondo.... oh and Grammy too.
We'd love to hear your comments.
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.