Tuesday, December 30, 2008

X-mas round up

One holiday down, one to go! The tree is gone and I miss it so much, in the short time I had with it (I named her Tina), I grew to love her delicious needles and all the great hiding spots. But life goes on, and I'm sure the empty spot in my heart will be filled with a paper bag.

I received two mice from Ernie's mom, suspiciously the packaging said there should be three mice... It seems one of my country cousins must not have learned that its better to give than receive.

Sleepy Cat

Santas little helper

Monday, December 22, 2008

Non-Cat Related Post

The boys made the trek downtown so I thought it was only fair that I post a few of their pics. Its the most snow we've had in December since 1968!


West Hills/Pearl District

Willamette Bridges

Skidmore Fountain Old Town

Pioneer Courthouse Square X-mass tree

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Arctic Blast 08

We have six inches of snow with five more on the way! I don't know if any of you are familiar with Portland, but its not supposed to snow this much. Now to make things worse, my regular cat litter is out of stock at the neighborhood purveyor, the only store in the city that sells it. For the moment, I'm using an inferior product, one of those litters that clumps, very sad and icky. I usually use The Ultimate Cat Litter and I love it, but due to the weather I have to slum it and use the Arm and Hammer. Any litter preferences out there?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bird Feeder News

The snow is starting to pile up and that's bringing more exotic birds to my feeder. Today's bird is a red breasted nut hatch, very exiting! Two more days of snow are predicted so stay tuned for more updates.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tastiest Time of The Year

Winter definitely has its cons, mainly the cold, and here in Portland the wet (right now more cold than wet). The pros are tasty bows and the tastiest and most entertaining thing of all, the x-mass tree. I love this tree from its tasty lower branches to the prized fragile ornaments of the upper quadrants. I think I'm going to lurk under the bows and pounce the boys.

Love at first taste

Helping decorate

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Blast 08

It's colder than a well digger's chicken in Portland, but luckily its warm by my heater.
Burt has been busy trying to keep the hummingbird feeder thawed out. Every hour or so he goes out and replaces the water so the little birds can have food. I would just like to say that I don't get food every hour, but these wild savage birds get to eat, and in plain site of my bed!

I had a little snow experience yesterday, I begged them to take me out just to sniff for a few minutes. I will continue appreciating it from one of my warm indoor perches.

This is yours truly. I call this one "Awe and Wonder"

"Mildly Annoyed and Displeased"

"Hatred and Rage"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winter Break

Yes I'm still alive, sorry for the blogging break but Burt needs all the help he can get with nursing school. It's now winter break and he has successfully completed the first term, only five more to go. I have included a few pic of me touring Burt for the final.

A&E might remember Burt's desk from their Seattle days, note Burt's inspiration in the top right hand corner.

This is me showing Burt the best place for a SQ shot.

Hitting the Books

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fear Not the Robot!

For Baby & Blackie, my feline relatives in Indiana who are tormented daily by the robotic vacuum cleaner, I offer this video, and a word of advice. Don't hide from the Roomba. It looks like it can actually be a lot of fun!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cat vs Printer

I don't know what that thing is, but she hates it!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How to Tell if your Cat is Plotting to Kill You

Some human is posting these blatant lies about my pure feline intentions. He must be stopped before he reveals any more of my secrets, uh, I mean, these damn dirty lies!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Hope everyone made it out to vote! I think I will just nap the day away and wait for the smoke to clear.

Its true this is my 4th of July pic Burt is to busy with school to take another.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Martini on the Rocks

I saw this article in the Pearl District Neighborhood Notes. This is a great opportunity for you humans to help out some street kitties.

Have a Cocktail. Save a Kitten.
by MT21
Event Date: 11/03/2008 05:00 PM
Event Location: Vault Martini, 226 NW 12th Avenue (at Everett)

Vault Martini and Neighborhood Notes are joining forces on Monday, November 3 in a happy hour benefit for the Feral Cat Coalition. The event is from 5-7pm. There will be a happy hour menu through the event: $5 martinis and food specials!

Thousands of cats and kittens in the Portland Metro are in need of homes. Feral is another term for cats born in the wild. These wild cats are often a result of mama cats dying during birth or from pets that have not been spayed or neutered. Sex education for your pet, cat adoption and community awareness will put and end to feral cats.

The Feral Cat coalition dedicates their efforts to finding homes for thousands of furry little friends who have been left in the wild.

Don't worry, we won't be sending you home with a kitten. However, 15% of your tab will be donated to saving cats and kittens across Portland. Party favors will be sent home with all cat owners.

We hope that you can make it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

In Praise of Black Cats

Praise seems appropriate on our special day.
Local kitty blog The Cats Meow, reminds us today that we black cats are indeed genetic marvels. The genes that make my fur so dark and luxurious are recessive. It takes two copies of the black fur gene to make us black cats so mysterious...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pom-Pom - Mighty Huntress

If only I were a better artist, damn these paws! I have the perfect trashy '30's pulp novel cover in my mind with that title, featuring Pom-Pom the upstairs neighbor.
Its hunting season, and she's been taking advantage of the healthy squirrel population that passes through the area en route to the giant walnut tree across the street. Ernie took me out to gawk tonight when he got home from work, and there she was, comfortably resting in her "squirrel stand," waiting for an unsuspecting fluffy tailed rodent to wander by.

I'm not judgin, but it seems Pom-Pom is getting wider and the squirrel population is getting scared. Damn girl, at least clean up those fluffy tail parts you left in the alley.

She looks like some sort of crazy squirrel eating monkey!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy 167th

On the twenty second of October Ernie will be turning 167 in cat years. In human years it's the big 30. I am a little distraught over his b-day not due to his age, but the fact that all the attention will be on someone other than yours truly. Maybe putting on a birthday hat will be the cute distraction to turn the tide in my favor!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

He's a cat, flushing the toilet

the music video... (Caution, the audio is really loud on this clip, way too loud for feline ears. Turn it down a bit before you press play.)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Flags of Tastiness

Well I'm in trouble again and sulking, but whats new. Today Burt tossed me off the desk twice due to the fact that I enjoy eating the tabs he has put in his school books. I figured that these little crinkly pieces of brightly colored plastic where being placed in secret spots for me to seek out and destroy, judging by Burt's response, this was not the case. It also doesn't help maters that the tabs of greatest importance are the most tasty.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mean In Japan

Not even cats are safe from the humiliation of Japanese game shows.
Unsuspecting homeless felines are lured in with fish of increasing sizes, until they're so large that many cats give up, but the smart cats know to just eat the fish down to a size that is manageable, then carry it off to a quiet spot to eat the good bits.
The video is kinda long, and Ernie said it took awhile to figure out exactly what was going on because he says its "all in Japanese," whatever that means...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Brown Menace Strikes Again

This is a warning to all cats in the Midwest! The Brown Menace has come out of retirement and is once again causing mischief. I have put out this warning because I know that I have readers in Ohio and that's within the Brown Menace's sphere of influence. You have to read the story for yourself on My Other Blog's a Future Blog, luckily our good friend Sidney made it out OK but we are wondering how she will manage covering up all that dog puke.

Buttons for Change

Not that I care about politics, especially since it has started taking attention away from me. For example, last night I received my kibble one hour late due to the VP debates. This button on the other hand makes me crave change.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Word From Mortimer

This is more of a statement than a word, and that statement is "I am not a hand towel!" That's right Burt, I see through you and your wet-handed petting. I know that I am merely a means of drying your hands even though the dish towel is just a few feet away.
Do you know how long it takes me to clean my luscious fur? Its not like I roll out of the bed looking this good, no, it takes hours of grooming and rest.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Broadway Veterinary Portland

The real title for this post should be "Worst Day Ever" but for search reasons I have chosen the Broadway title. This was a bi-annual checkup to keep my Impending Death Syndrome (IDS) in check. It seems that B&E are doing a good job, my BP was 114 and my heart murmur today was level two. That's down from a level three! I still have a thyroid test that comes back Monday, so keep your paws crossed that all is well.

The capture

Cat sculpture on the building, there is also a dog one that drools when it rains.

Peanut the shop cat, The only cat happy to be at the vet!

The weigh in, 13lb

After having my temperature taken (not under my tongue)

Bad doctor art. I've entitled this one "Are You Threatening Me?"

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well, the boys are back from Manzanita and as promised, they brought me a piece of art. Fish this time, a departure from all the bird art they've been hanging above my dining nook. I'm getting it framed, will post a pic of it when it is complete.
Here's a couple snapshots from their weekend at the coast that were categorized as "cat related."

Four Paws on the Beach, Manzanita's local pet store.

Caution! Cat crossing

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Paper Anniversary

Wow, I have been so busy napping that I totally forgot that the 15th was my anniversary with B&E. I cant believe how time has flown by. My memory was jogged by coming across my saved profile, I went by Moscow because I thought it sounded tough. Note that there is no mention of a very audible hart mummer, and can you spot the bad pun.


Domestic Short Hair-black

Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male


Moscow is almost 4 years old and a super sweet boy who gets along with dogs. Definitely the strong, silent type, he's affectionate and friendly. At 14 pounds, he's an armful, but he'd really like to be your armful. He's a peace-loving kitty who's hoping you'll soon be "Russian" in to get him.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY the "Better with a Buddy" program is back! Adopt one cat or kitten and get $50 off of the adoption price of a second cat or kitten!

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** Please note: All kittens must be altered before they can go home with their new family. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Kittens are generally altered between 10 and 11 weeks of age because we have a surgery minimum weight requirement of 2.25 lbs. If you are doing a pre-adopt (adopting a kitten before alter surgery) please inquire about the kitten's current weight. Kittens gain about 1/4 of a lb per week and you can estimate alter date from there. Remember this is just an estimate. Thank you for understanding that these policies are based on ensuring the best possible start for our kittens.

  • Pet has been declawed

This pet is up to date with routine shots.

This pet is already house trained.

This pet has been altered.

Cat Adoption Team

Sherwood, OR

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Big Bird

The Alberta Street fair was last weekend and Burt and Ernie went out and promised to find me another painting for my art collection. Right now I only have two pieces, and a collection is three or more.
Long story short, they returned empty handed and all I received were some sloppy drunk pettings, and this lousy picture of a papier-mâché pigeon. Ick!
This weekend they're going to Manzanita and they best not return empty handed, if they know whats good for the house plants!

I love birds, but even I don't care for pigeons...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Girls That Cry

My crush on the upstairs neighbor has finaly ended due to a fourth rescue by Burt. I'm a modern male that deserves a hip modern female that can fend for hersellf and not need rescued every week, the count is now four. Why are the pretty ones alwys so needy?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Spider Candy

I'm in trouble with Burt. He has been bitten by a spider for the fourth time. He tells me that one of my only jobs is to be the spider hunter in the house. He has also accused me of scaring the spiders out from under the bed and into the sheets. While I do enjoy my under the bed lair, I can not be held responsible for the spiders' actions. Due to my busy napping regimen, I don't have time for spider hunts. I think the easiest solution would be for Burt to start sleeping with bug spray on.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Snoop Dogg

This commercial for Snoop Dogg's new reality show is a fairly good representation of how we cats look at humans. Yeah, Snoop Dogg has a reality show....

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Waste Not Want Not

My new bag of Felidae was opened this morning and Burt almost threw out four whole kibbles! Luckily I was there to point out Burt's wasteful ways.

The acquisition

The clean up

The victory stretch