Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all of our furriends and their beans.
Saturday, March 30, 2013

Photo Hunt - Wind

Brulee likes to sit in front of the ceramic heater and let the warm wind blow in her floof.

Angel Sweet Praline always like to sleep in front of the AC vent and let the cool wind blow in her floof.

We want to wish our grandpa bean, Paul, a happy 80th birthday today!
Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday at the Movies: Baby Brulee

Mom Terri sent this video to Mom Paula when Brulee was 5 weeks old.  The big kitty is Brulee's mom, Mikayla, and she's a golden shaded Persian.  Brulee has shown no fear of Truffle from day 1; even when Truffle was twice Brulee's size!  We think Mikayla was training Brulee at an early age to be able to take care of herself and to become a prize 'rassler!  

Don't worry!  No kitties were harmed during the filming of this video!
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Brulee was very thankful that Mom Paula had a ceramic heater to keep us warm when the heat/ac unit broke.  Thankfully, we have a new one that is keeping us warm during this unusual cold Spring  in SC.  
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Truffle Tuesday

Truffle decided to watch a little TV while Mom Paula is working on getting everything backed up on her computer before she begins the setup of the new computer.  At least Mom Paula backed up everything on Carbonite, so we hope we don't lose anything.  All of the documents and pictures are uploaded.  Now, she's uploading the videos of Sweet Praline and us.  We can't believe how much time it takes to do all of this and it's not even counting the time it will take to do a fresh install of all the software!  Good thing Mom Paula set up our blog posts a week in advance.

Pee ess - Update on computer!  Mom Paula said a few choice words last night when she lost her email files from Mom Terri about Brulee during the transfer!
Monday, March 25, 2013

Working on Computer

What do you mean we need to move to you can get to the computer?  We're afraid you'll lose all of our pictures and videos, so we're going to stay right here!  MOL!

Pee ess - Mom Paula is having a bone density scan this morning.  The doctor wants to check everything since Mom Paula's Vitamin D level is so low.  Mom Paula also received the results from her biopsy and her skin cancer is back.  She has surgery to remove the cancer on April 8.
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

We're looking forward to an easier week this week because Mom Paula isn't traveling overnight anywhere.  However, she finally has her files backed up on Carbonite and the long process of setting up a new computer begins.  So, we're going to take it easy on our Peggy Blankies and stay out of Mom Paula's way!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Photo Hunt - Flow

The stream of water in our fountain flows to provide us with fresh clean water.  Brulee has a long, flowing coat of fur and likes to stick her head under the flow of water.

Special Notice! 

Donate an item ~ or as many as you would like!  

All you need to do is PHOTOGRAPH your item(s) and email the pictures to MARG
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Please note whether shipping will, or will not be included 
(and whether you will ship domestic and/or international).

We will let everyone know as soon as the auction is up-and-running and open for bidding!

To help make this a successful event, feel free to share this information with your pet 
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items do not need to be pet-specific.  
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday at the Movies: Baby Truffle

Truffle has been an independent and determined little ladycat since she was born.  This is one reason Mom Paula fell in love with her.  This is one of the first videos Terri sent Mom Paula of Truffle showing how determined she was to climb the up the bedspread to get on the bed with Terri.  Isn't she adorable?  She was 4 weeks old in this video.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Mom Paula comes home today!  She said she'll finally be home for a little while before traveling again.  We hope that's the truth because even though our sitter, DJ, takes good care of us, she's not Mom Paula.
Come home now!!!

We want to send out special purrs and purrayers for two special human ladies today.  Auntie El who belongs to Cousin Trooper is now with hospice.  She's fought a tough battle with cancer and we are proud to know her.  Our purrs are with Mom Sharon.  You can leave comments for Auntie El and Cousin Trooper at the Friends Furever blog.

We're also very concerned for Mom ML from KC & and Giggleman Gang.  Mom ML has been part of the CB for a very long time and recently had to take a leave of absence from running the CB to take care of some personal matters that are taking longer than expected.  She's been very ill the past few weeks and is asking for purrayers from the CB.  We love you, Mom ML and hope you are feeling better and are back with us very soon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Truffle Tuesday

Truffle can be a little diva around Mom Paula, but she's very shy when people come to visit.  Even our pet sitter has learned she has to come in, sit down on the floor, turn on the tv, and eventually Truffle will come out to visit.  Last week, Mom Paula's nephew William and his girlfriend Courtney came for a visit.  William hasn't seen us in over a year and this was Courtney's first time to see us in person.  The first words out of her mouth were "they are so small!"  Truffle did her usual thing and stayed out of reach for a little while but Courtney never gave up.  We think Courtney won Truffle's trust based on these pictures.
Come out Truffle

Truffle  posed with Courtney.

After about 2 hours of Courtney playing with and holding Truffle, Truffle was totally relaxed with her.  Look at her laying on her back and looking into the camera!

Truffle even let Courtney hug her close!

We were very sad to hear about our furriend, Eric, who went to the bridge yesterday.  We know Angel Sweet Praline was there to greet him.  We're sending our comforting purrs to his brother, Flynn, and his human mom, Jackie at https://twodevoncats.blogspot.com/.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Not Again!!!

Uh oh!  It's happening again!
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

We know it's St. Patrick's Day, but since we aren't Irish, we are going to take it easy on our Peggy Blankies and watch TV.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Photo Hunt - Footprints

When we saw the theme for today's Photo Hunters, we knew we had to go back to December 2010 when Angel Sweet Praline left her footprints in the rare snow we get here in SC.  This picture is even more special because it was the last winter Angel Sweet Praline was with Mom Paula.
 Angel Sweet Praline's footprints

Angel Sweet Praline's beautiful tortie floof.  Notice Mom Paula's footprints beside her tail.
Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday at the Movies - Playing with Courtney

Mom Paula's nephew William and his girlfriend Courtney came for a visit.  We don't know who had a better time playing with our Cat Dancer and daBird:  Courtney or us!

Here's a picture of William and Courtney with us.  Aren't they a handsome couple?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thankful Thursday

We're really thankful for all of our furriends and their humans on the CB.  Mom Paula is a little "blue" because of some financial and health issues and everyone from the CB has reached out to support and comfort her.  Mom Paula is really thankful that she has the two of us to bring some comfort, warmth, and sunshine into her cloudy days.
A new picture taken by Courtney (Mom Paula's nephew's girlfriend)

Please continue to purr for Mom Paula as she deals with these financial and health issues.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Truffle Tuesday

Truffle decided she wanted to be glamorous for today's Truffle Tuesday.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Snoopervising the New Heat/AC Installation

As many of you read last week, we had to get a new heat/ac unit!  The unit is right underneath our bedroom bird TV, so Brulee had a great time snoopervising the technician who installed it for us.
 Brulee snoopervising from the bedroom bird TV

Truffle was happy to snoopervise from under the bed.  She didn't like all of that noise and the strange men outside her bird TV and under the house.
Truffle snoopervising from under the bed.
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

We're taking it easy on the black leather chairs today catching up on that hour of sleep we lost last night!  Mom Paula said something about needing to transfer all of her files and doing a fresh load of all of her programs on a computer.  We don't think that's going to be an easy task, so we're going to stay out of her way!
 Brulee taking it easy.

Truffle taking it easy, but keeping a watchful eye on the computer

We hope once this transfer occurs, we'll be able to start visiting more often.  Our current computer is so slow and many times during visiting, it freezes on us.  Between Mom Paula's travels and old technology, we're a little behind on things in the CB.
Saturday, March 9, 2013

Photo Hunt - Monochrome

Mom Paula converted this photo of Truffle to "gray scale" or monochrome.  Even though the background is not monochromatic, Truffle looks pretty much the same whether she's in color or monochrome - shades of white and silver.
Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday at the Movies - Office Jungle

Mom Paula recently obtained a new "ride" and had to clean out her old sports car.  Keep in mind that Mom Paula basically lived in her car traveling all over the state for her job and there was no back seat in the car.  The result is about 5 bags/boxes of stuff that had to be brought into the house and now the once clean home office is an office jungle again.  We love exploring in the office jungle.

Pee ess - Our heating/AC unit died yesterday!  The first repairman that was sent out said it would cost more to fix the unit than it was worth.  He gave Mom Paula a quote that almost caused her to faint!  She checked with several other companies and finally received a quote from a member of the church where she plays the piano that was about $1500 cheaper.  Unfortunately, the new system still costs a lot of green papers!!!  Mom Paula says she'll be eating ramen noodles for the next couple of years and will have to decide which bills will need to be paid when.  At least we're warm now and will be cool when the 100+ temperatures arrive this summer.
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Yay!  Mom Paula is finally home (for a little while, that is).  She said she is going to take an extra day and stay home with us today.  The only problem is that it's cold in our house.  The heater is running, but there is no warm air.  The heat/ac man is supposed to come this morning. Paws crossed it's nothing major!
It's cold in here, Mom!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Truffle Tuesday

Truffle loves to eat, but she's a little hesitant to approach the bowl when the pet sitter, DJ, gives it to her.  Mom Paula has asked DJ to send pictures of us to her when she's out of town so she can see us each day while she's gone.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Meeting in Florida

Mom Paula was able to meet Mo, Sharon, and Ann (Zoolatry) while she was on a business trip in Florida this weekend.  Mo (Purrchance To Dream) brought along Flat Isis, Sharon (Friends FurEver)brought Flat Raz, and Mom Paula brought Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee.  Mom Paula said if she hadn't been so sick last week that she would have made a Flat Maggy and a Flat Zoey for Ann since she's done so much for us.  Someone on Facebook asked what we ate at the restaurant and Mo said we ate Flat Shrimps!

We're ready for Mom Paula to come home now!
Sunday, March 3, 2013

Easy Like Sunday

Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee decided to take it easy on Mom Paula's hotel bed while she was in meetings all day. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Photo Hunt - Steel

The teeth on our Bamboo Comb has rotating steel tines.  The steel tines on this comb rotate to reduce snags and unnecessary pulling on our floof.  We like this comb a lot better than the traditional steel combs.
Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday at the Movies - Office Sit-In

We've decided that since Mom Paula works so much at her office downtown, that we'd stage an old fashioned "sit-in" in her home office so she won't work so much.  Some of your humans may be too young to remember what a "sit-in" is, but it's basically a non-violent protest of something.  We hope this will work - at least for a little while.

We know today is Dr. Seuss Day, but Mom Paula has been so busy lately that she hasn't had the chance to help us with a new graphic or poem, so we thought we'd share the poem we did last year since it's appropriate for this year, too.

We forgot it was Dr. Seuss Day.
All we wanted to do was play.
Mom's on the road
Or so we've been told.
We must put up with the sitter,
Truffle almost bit her (just kidding)
So, while Mom's away,
We'll just continue to play
For another whole day!