Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Freaking New Year

whoopeeeee!  Is it here yet?  Can I go back to sleep?

Another year gone.  Where has it gone?  I don't know!

This year had it's ups and downs.  Mom got a job, that is an up.  She isn't happy, that is a down.  We miss her, that is a down.  She can buy us food, that is an up.  We miss her, that is a major downer!  and it stresses her, even more of a downer!

What is on tap for the next year?  Lots of things I bet!

  1.  lose weight.  Both Mom and I need to lose weight.  I am not happy about it and neither is Mom but we need to, we have to do it.  
  2. not kill heathens.  Yeah, that will be difficult.  I really am not thrilled with them.  Mom likes them so I better not do anything too mean to them.
  3. Sleep more!  cool, I got that one covered
  4. snuggle Mom.  oh yes, this is a good one.  I do it really well.  And I like to throw myself across Mom to make sure she stays in bed.
  5. not kill heathens.  this is important I guess.
those are all good goals I guess.

Mom says she is going to look for something different to do.  She still has those vibes.  Those damned vibes.

here I am in my skinnier days.  I look pretty darned good!  Mom still thinks I was younger than the mean doctor lady said.

And this is where Mom wants to get back to.  Lots of treadmill and elliptical time in the future for Mom for SURE!

Well, I hope everyone has a safe new years eve.  And I am going to work on my resolutions.  First up, snuggle Mom!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry

The fat old guy arrived last night.  No, Mom has better taste than that.  I can tell you from first paw knowledge.  Anyway, Santa brought stuffs to us kitties last night.  I've not looked too much.  I keep hiding under the bed when Mom walks into the bedroom.  I am sure she wants me to come out and participate but I refuse.

There were lots of things for us.  The boys got to look first.

Louie got pushy and went right for the presents

Louie, catnip cigar.  Getting high.....

 Hermie got into it too
Robin got a big tub of catnip.  He thinks it is grand!

Robin loves the toys too

I'm still hiding in the bedroom.  I'll come out at dinner time.  I can smell the pork roast smells good.  Mom will have some mashed potatoes with sauerkraut and gravy, green beans cooked with some bacon too.  And that cherry gum gum stuff that her Mom used to make all the time.  Seems this is one of Mom's favorite meals.  It reminds her of Grandma and Grandpa.  She misses those holidays, when she was younger and when her parents were younger and still at home.  

Christmases were pretty fun back then.  Lots of love and laughter.  Still lots of love and laughter.  We all love Mom, she loves us...and we make her laugh  

Merry Christmas everyone!
Love and purrs,

Saturday, December 24, 2011


It is almost Christmas!  I have no idea what it is but it sounds wonderful.  Lots of yummy foods, gifts, loved ones.  Wait, is it Christmas every day here?  Cause I get yummy foods, I have gifts and toys and I have loved ones and must be true, it is Christmas in our house all the time. 

And Mom is home for the weekend.  Even better.  She has 4 days off...2 down, 2 to go. 

And the bags from Santy Claws were all filled and Mom turned her back.  Yup, that is Louie, he got in one and took it away and LOVED it.  Silly boy.  Mom had to rehide the bags from prying paws. 

Everything is good in our house.   Mom is good, she has lots of friends and some who even love her (yea, that is silly but she does).  The heathens are doing good too.  For heathens.  Robin is gaining some weight, he needs to.  Hopefully the mean doctor lady will be happy next time she sees him.  Louie is very healthy and goofy.  I hate him but Mom likes him so that is good, I guess.  Hermie is perfect.  Perfectly heathen!  He makes Mom laugh with his antics.  And I am perfect.  I'm doing my best to make sure Mom gets rest.  I wouldn't let her out of bed yesterday.  I plopped down on top of her and wouldn't let her get up. 

ooooo, looks like the tabby heathens were fighting.  They better be careful, Santy Paws might not bring them anything....cause they are naughty. 

Wow.....I bet I am going to get lots of new toys cause the heathens are so on the naughty list.

OK, I need to sleep cause I want to be awake when Santy Claws shows up.  I bet he has special treats for good little kitties like me. 

Merry Christmas everyone, have a safe and enjoyable holiday.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our Annual Holiday Video

Mom did the annual holiday video yesterday. 

Ellie and the Heathens 2011 Christmas Video (opens in a new window)

Since there are a few folks who cannot view videos, Mom said she would put the slides on here.  Pretend you are hearing the music from A Charlie Brown Christmas while viewing!

Yup, those are the pictures from our video this year.  Mom says that it makes her giggle.....she needs to giggle more.

I hope Santa brings Mom some happies. 

I'm going to be good now.  Not that I am not good all the time, I am.  Just right now I have to be extra good.  I want my goodness to help Mom out.  I have to make up for the heathen naughtiness.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Things We are Thankful For - 2011

Mom is letting the heathens say what they are thankful for.  I don't think it is fair of course......

Robin here.  I have lots of things to be thankful for.
  • Antidepressants.  I"m not depressed but I have pee issues, bladder cystitis.  My antidepressant makes it better for me to pee. 
  • Mom.  She doesn't scare me so much anymore.  Yes, she shoves a pill down my throat 2 times a day but she does it with love.  I do make her chase me a bit first of course.  I call it 'exercise'.
  • Gravy.  I only like gravy foods.  I like to lick the gravy.  I eat dry foods but the gravy is yummy.  Oh and appetizers, the Fancy Feast kind.  YUM!
  • Home.  I'm inside, safe and sound, with Mom, my brothers and that girl kitty Ellie
Hi, Louie the lover here.  I'm thankful for many things too
  • My sex appeal.  Oh yes, everyone wants me.  I flaunt it too.  When someone comes over to our house I will show them my gorgeous tummy and ask for rubs.  Sometimes I even get them.  Mom calls me a slut for tummy rubs.  Yup, I am!
  • Feather Toy.  I can't jump as high as I used to but I still LOVE the feather toy.  So much so that Mom locks it up from me.  But sometimes I sneak into the closet and try to get it. 
  • Treats.  Whiska's Dairy Treats and Friskies Crunch treats.  I get some when Mom goes to work and then some more at bedtime.  Sometimes I eat them too fast and then I upchuck them. 
  • Mom.  Yes, she picks me up and cuddles me (I squirm) cause it is icky and she kisses me.  But she is still a good hooman. 
Hello there!  Hermie the MAGNIFICENT here.  I too am thankful for stuff.
  • Lizards.  Spiders.  Slugs.  Yes, I love them all.  And I bring them in the house.  I do it out of love for Mom.  She isn't a good hunter but I sure am! 
  • Thumbs.  I have them and I do know how to use them when I want to.  And it makes Mom giggle when she sees me walking on my tip toes (it is what it looks like to her)
  • Lizards.  Yeah, I really am thankful for lizards
  • Mom.  I get lots of snuggles from her.  I don't try to get away like my brothers do.  I LIKE the snuggles.  She kisses me and hugs me and calls me her little Hermie Wormie. 
  • Lizards
Finally, it is my turn.  Those stoopid heathens, they talk too much.  Now I get to tell you all what I am thankful for.
  • Home.  I like living inside.  I lived outside before I rescued Mom.  It was scary.  People yelled at me.  I had babies and couldn't take care of them very well.  I was hungry and sick.  Then Mom came along and the rest is history. 
  • Mom.  She is my heartMom.  The day I found her, she was sad.  She needed me as much as I needed her.  Now that I have her I would never give her up. 
  • Food.  Yes, I said it, I am thankful for food.  I LOVE to eat my dry food.  And I sneak and get some of Robin's kibble too.  I don't tell Mom but I think she knows. 
  • Exercise.  hahahaha, get real.  I am so not exercising.
  • Everything.  I'm thankful for everything.  I have a great home, a Mom to love, heathens to hate.  What more could a kitty ask for!
OK, so the cats got to say what they were thankful for, now it is my turn!
  • Home.  It isn't just a house, it is a home.  It feels right. 
  • Friends.  I'm thankful for all of my friends.  Those that I now in real life and those that I know online.  You are all very special to me.
  • Employment.  Yes, I am thankful for employment.  There are always pitfalls wherever you work, just have to learn to roll with the punches.
  • Kitties.  There, I said it.  I'm thankful for my cats.  I love all four of them.  I cannot imagine not having all of them.  I'm sad that I wasn't able to save gorgeous boy earlier this year but am glad I was able to help him be at peace. 
Finally, everyone is done with their thankful stuff. 

This is probably 1977 or so.  That is Mom next to her nephew Matt making the moose ears.  You can see Matt's parents shaking their heads on the right there.  And Grandpa has the plate full of turkey, he is REALLY thankful!  Mom remembers Thanksgiving fondly from growing up.  Grandma was an outstanding cook.  The kitchen smelled wonderful and there was always lots of laughter at the table.  Constant talking.   Mom's been to friends houses for Thanksgiving....nothing is quite like the ones she remembers. 

Well, our turkey is in the oven roasting.  Mom has to make the dressing and broccoli side still.  It is just us kitties and Mom which is fine by me.  I will get some turkey even!  I'll skip the sides thing.  Those sound very icky. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Love and smooches,