Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday?

Grace seems to be thankful for a nice, calm Thursday morning.

Ruse seems to be thankful his Momma hasn't come back to her little bed ... so he can take over!

But Audace seems to be most thankful of all ... after chasing Ruse out of their Momma's bed!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Another mind-blower!

Clearly, Grace doesn't even know Audace is there!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Waking up in a cold house!!

Look what I found when I woke up in a rather cold house! No wonder I have leg cramps!!


Audace gets brave!

When Grace is really zonked out, Audace can get this close to his momma!

Once she wakes up, though, and she realizes who's cozying up to her, she goes into hissing-and-spitting gear! She's about to do that here!!

Ruse (smart boy that he is!) stays far away!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

How to handle a cold night!

Grace joined me the other night to keep warm. Her boys must have taken over her bed, naughty boys!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Very clean ear!!

Last night, I came upon this sight:

Audace's left ear should be VERY clean by now!
Then they went back to sleep and never even noticed when I left the room!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Very sad news...

Our hearts break whenever we hear of anykitty who has to go through awful stuff. Purrs and prayers for Dr. Tweety and all his family.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Audace in the evening

Sometimes, Audace is just soooooooooo relaxed. Not much "rattles his cage," not even the sound of the camera being turned on!

Back to sleep, big boy!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Unusual sight!

Now HERE'S an unusual sight! Normally, Grace hisses and growls if Audace comes anywhere near her. He usually acts subservient and leaves. Yesterday morning, though, he waited for her to go back to sleep after breakfast before he tried to get close ... and it worked! See? She's still asleep! And he's still there!!

Ruse, though ... he's about three feet away from me!

They work very hard to make sure I'm up by 5:30 am to feed them every day ~ earlier if they can pull it off! ~ and then when they're fed and I'm fully awake, they all zonk out again!

Uh-oh! Grace woke up and discovered Audace trying to cuddle with her. That's an absolute no-no!

Grace must be making sure he doesn't come back!

The brothers always like to cuddle and keep each other warm!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans' Day - 11-11-11

We are all so thankful for all our military men and women, past and present. They have made our country what it is today ... and kept it safe for all of us.

We have had many military men and women in our family, and there'll be more in the future. In our family, we honor all military, and we're especially in awe of those who were or are on active duty!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Must be fall!!

Cooler nights mean getting out the blankies and cuddling up!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Primary reason to keep pets indoors!

A cougar in our neighborhoods?

These guys won't be his appetizers!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Today is Audace's turn!

Today was Audace's turn at the v-e-t! Here he is in his carrier in the car. He wasn't nearly as loud as Ruse was yesterday, but he still was an unhappy kitteh!

Claw clipping!

For some reason, Grace, Audace, and Ruse aren't able to keep their claws worn off by means of all the scratchers and tile floors in this house, so I have to take them to the v-e-t for their pedicures! The photo below is of Ruse when we got to the v-e-t's office yesterday. He was NOT amused!!

Once one of the nice ladies took him out of his carrier, though, he became amazingly well behaved. Why doesn't he do that for me when I'm trying to get him into that carrier in the first place?? =)

Today is Audace's turn, and tomorrow is Grace's. They both are usually better behaved, but I'm not making any predictions. They all seem to like to make a liar out of me!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ruse's turn!

... and then it was Ruse's turn at the toys!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Audace after breakfast!

After waking me up around 5:30 or before and after gobbling down breakfast, Audace usually feels VERY frisky!! This morning he was running from one window to another, hunting down Henry Jack or Zoe ... or maybe both! Then he turned his attention to the toys, and here he is!!

Then he returned to their placemat ... as if I'm going to feed him a second breakfast! Hah!!

Beautiful boy!!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

We are all enormously grateful for our Anne's successful battle with cancer. We also pray for success and recovery and healing for all others who are battling this insidious disease, no matter what form it takes.

Please go here to find out how YOU can participate in this year's Livestrong Day! We Livestrong Today <~~Click here!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lazy Sunday afternoon

These guys have mastered the art of napping their afternoons away!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ruse hunts!

Usually, Ruse and Audace play together ~ hunting each other, chasing, pouncing! You know, all the normal sibling stuff! But a week or so ago, Ruse was going through all this hunting stuff by himself!
Uh-oh! Who is he hunting? Who's there??
Oh, my ... whoever it is should get ready for a surprise leap!
It was Grace! She wasn't fazed, though ~ just walking through the room to find her favorite pillow to knead!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What is that stuff outside, anyway?

Here are the "boys," watching the rain ~ Audace is looking in the direction of the front door and windows; Ruse is looking out the back windows. It's a sort of juxtaposition, I guess!

We're just so happy to get rain, we could all watch it all day long!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lolling about!

Audace and Ruse are now (almost 3 pm) stirring from their all-morning nap! My question is this: Why are they suddenly taking their morning naps here, not under a bed somewhere? I can't crochet when Audace is close by. It seems he can smell the yarn, and then he kicks into yarn-chasing gear!!

Here's the culprit in all his glory! 

Recently, they've also been very busy in the garage, and I couldn't figure out why ... until I started finding dead bugs and one dead lizard in the house! Yikes!! Well, at least the critters were dead. These guys haven't the foggiest clue how to hunt successfully!

Friday, September 02, 2011

We love Mommy ML!

We cannot imagine our lives as we know them if it hadn't been for Mommy ML.
Thank you, thank you, thank you ~ for all you do for cats and the CatBlogosphere.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Be safe, everyone! (UPDATED)

Our hearts and purrs and prayers go out for all those in the path of Hurricane Irene, including our own family (beans and furries) who live very close to the projected path in NY. Please be safe, everyone -- and get out of the way if you can.

UPDATE (6:40 am CDT, 8/28/2011): We're in contact with our family in Scarsdale, NY, and they seem to be to the west of the path of Irene's eye. We hope and pray this continues and they are all safe and secure.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Audace, master napper!

Audace usually disappears around 9 am each day and snoozes under a bed or somewhere else equally dim and hidden. This day, however, for some reason, he chose to stick around. He stayed about two or three feet away from me all morning! Made me chuckle!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

They think they're hiding!

Audace and Ruse seem to have perfected the art of disappearing during most days, especially in the mornings and early afternoons. In the first two photos, Audace's back feet are giving him away. He must think it's cool under that bed, though, because he's there just about every morning after 9 am!

In the two photos below, both Audace and Ruse are snoozin' under a chair and footrest in my room. They do love these nice, cave-like places!