Monday, December 31, 2007

Fun package!

Thanks to Ruis and the kitties at Kattenpraat's Catwalk for the package of goodies. Audace was ALL OVER IT, and pretty soon Ruse had to come and check it out, too. Grace was watching from her usual high perch!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Fun with garland!

Ruse and Grace - and eventually Audace, too - really love to play with the extra Christmas garland. Be sure you watch the two little movies, too!

Friday, December 07, 2007

All snuggly!

Here's another of all three in one photo (lazer eyes and all!), but this time they were all snuggly, keeping warm together! They'll be doing a lot more of this as we get into winter!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Fambly pix

Our boybean Austen took a few photos of the three of us -- but he insists on turning off the flash! And while we admit that we don't end up with the laser-eye look, these photos always turn out fuzzy (because he moves slightly when he presses the button, we think). Oh, well. It's not every day anyone can get a photo of all three of us this close together. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Paper bites the dust!

Friday was the last day for this bunch of paper. Audace really shredded it by the end of the day! I'll add a link for a little video of all this below.

Last night, he was really wild, and I realized it was because he missed his newly discovered toy - the paper! So I got some tissue paper out and crumbled three sheets into nice, crinkly "toys," and now he's happily playing with paper again. I don't know how much of this stuff we'll actually go through! Crinkly paper and peacock feathers - the toys of choice at this time!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

More playing with paper

I received a box that included paper stuffing instead of styrofoam or plastic bubble-sheets. Oh, what joy that crinkly-noisy paper is!


Funny cats! Unfortunately, every time Audace was playing in the paper, he stopped whenever he heard the camera turn on! Little rat!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cats at play ... daily!

All the toys that are in the baskets and scattered around the house -- yet boxes and paper bags are MUCH more entertaining! Here are a couple of videos from yesterday.



Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What did he find?

The other night, Ruse was suddenly very interested in the fireplace and whatever was up the chimney. I wonder what he thought was up there, anyway!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Somewhat ruffled!

As Ruse and Audace were napping together the other evening, I noticed a bit of non-smoothed-down fur in the middle of Ruse's back. Apparently he was just too sleepy to care!

Here's the "ruffled" part of Ruse's fur! Funny boy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Entering Catster's Contest

We've entered the contest currently going on at Catster and Dogster.

Please vote for Audace at The 3rd Annual World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show

Please vote for Ruse at The 3rd Annual World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show

Please vote for Grace at The 3rd Annual World’s Coolest Dog & Cat Show

It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

All wound up!

Audace is normally very zippy and "full of it" in the mornings - sometimes in the evenings, too - but a couple of days ago, even he outdid himself. He wanted to PLAY, and he didn't care if anyone else played with him! And he's at it again this morning, too!

He really made a mess -- every single toy and feather was dumped out of the baskets (cats' toy boxes, you know), and the kitty gym was knocked askew and at one point was blocking access to the hallway! What a guy!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

More cuddlin' to keep warm

Amazingly, all three were cuddled up on this nice fuzzy pink blanket -- then Ruse left for some reason. But I got some good pictures of Grace and Audace keeping each other warm!

And here's Ruse, recovering from all that coziness ... or maybe he just didn't want to share his mommy with his brother!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

New stuff

Grace and Ruse are checking out the empty boxes that some of their canned food came in plus some of those marvelous Nip Raviolis that Robyn makes. (Find the little badgey/linkey on the right.) They love them -- flipping them, carrying them, hogging them!

Audace is showing us his mancat size on a snoozing mat his Auntie Midge made last winter. This is becoming his favorite place for an afternoon nap -- and they are L-O-N-G afternoon naps!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Cooler weather snoozin'

For the first time since early spring, Audace and Ruse are cuddling up together for their long afternoon naps and lat nighttime snoozes. Daytime -- still the same -- on their own, but when it counts, when it's cooler and cooler in the house, they cuddle up!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Open windows, at last

Grace, Audace, and Ruse really love it when I open a window or two or three in the house. Finally, the weather has cooled down so that we can do this ... and here's Audace, enjoying the fresh air!

And here is a little video of Audace in the window.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cleaning up!

Frequently, Ruse cleans Audace or vice versa -- when their mom isn't cleaning one or the other. Now, they're all perfectly capable of independent cleaning, you understand, but I'm sure this is more thorough in some of those hard-to-get-to spots!

And here is a little video, showing that efficient cleaning action on Ruse's part. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

All tuckered out

Grace and Ruse were all tuckered out after their exertions while putting last weekend's COTC together! Audace, however, is not tired at all -- in fact he's plotting his next surprise attack on his mom and brother!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Carnival of the Cats, #186

Grace, Audace, and Ruse welcome everyone to the Carnival of the Cats, #186. We think some terrific posts have been sent in, and we hope everyone else enjoys them, too.

From Dusk and Dawn, we get to see Misia’s various playtime activities.

Here’s a question from Small and Big: Were these two separated at birth?

Luna at CatSynth has found the purrfect place to rest … in complete camouflage.

At Sisu’s, Tiny and The Babe show the polite way to wait for dinnertime – and, in addition, a new way to make animation became clear!

Bebe at The Poor Mouth asks what all the fuss is about human toys!

No Deep Thoughts posts a wonderful photo of KatieDon’t in repose – little Miss Innocent herself.

Very deep thoughts here: anniemiz asks what Clara could be thinking about. Maybe we all need to get a copy of the book Do Cats Think?

There’s a terrific Profile in Courage at The Scratching Post – magnificent!

Mind of Mog showcases some very adoptable and adorable kitty-cats. Not to be outdone by cuteness, there are some wonderful Meowza tummy-shots, too! And what fun when it’s boys’ night out!

Kitties galore at iInfidel on a Wordless Wednesday - well, it doesn't take words to describe this scene, does it?!

Dragonheart is getting ready for Halloween. Is everyone else making cool preparations, too?

Matata at Blog d’Elisson is just begging for a little attention. Isn’t she irresistible? Beautiful li’l tummy!

Kittykitty has made a reappearance at StrangeRanger – and what a beautiful kitty she is, too. Don’t skip the video!

Texas Oasis’s Henry gives us all a lesson on manners – and a terrific close-up photo.

Aloysius at Catmyology wonders about the lifespan of the feathers on a dreamcatcher he recently received.

Did TiGrr get more than he bargained for? See his mail-order bride and Kokopellibelli on composite drawlings!

Ferdinand T Cat, the Conservative Cat, shows us all the proper way to take a nap – and protect his Gremlin’s picture at the same time.

Hrimnir at The House of Chaos was caught fighting with a very strange saugage. Be sure to read the whole story – don’t peek at the ending first!

Musings at Windyridge shows us piles of laundry – and what their cat thinks of it!

Chey, at (where else?) Chey’s Place, demonstrates the BEST meezer laugh – wonder what the joke was!

Samantha and Tigger have a wonderful Life from a Cat’s Perspective – at the beautiful beach today. Life’s this easy on a Sunday morning, huh?

At Watermark, we can see a grand variety of cats in art – which do you like best?

Grace at MANX MNEWS is having a wonderful time playing and scratching and peeking around her playtoy.

This, That &The Other Thing provide us with a movie of Mouse and the screensaver – fun pix here!

Perfectly Parker and pals are showing off their wonderful toesies, nosies, tummies, and beautiful faces.

And what’s better than a meezer-pile, courtesy of crazy meezer.

Charles at sleepingmommy got a make-over – and the results are wonderful. He’s even embarking on new territory!

At Elms in the Yard, Rahel celebrates some friends’ birthdays with excellent photos of several cats, including (of course) Lady in Red.

Aha! A cautionary tale for chefs – and their cats! – from The GOOD, The BAD & The MISCHIEF – “Gourmet Cat.”

And a wordless tale with a help-yourself kitty in it from Mind of Mog!! We are laughing ourselves silly about this one!

Here’s a little mystery story from murmuring trees called “Intruder Alert.” Just the thing as we all make our preparations for Halloween!

And last, but definitely not least, is a wonderful poem at qarrtsluni called “Known Them.” Be sure you don’t pass this one by! It’s a wonderful read.

We'll be adding posts that come in after we publish ... so if you haven't sent yours in yet, please do so! Here's the submission form.