Thursday, January 31, 2013


Since the month is a few hours from being over, we had to give our Mommy a nudge to complete the Blogging Business Artisans monthly team challenge but it worked because she got it done!  This month's challenge is from Storybeader and it's to work on a new technique and blog about the project.  Well, Mommy has always wanted to learn how to paint and/or do mixed media stuff but is clueless how to do either.  Since the materials used to do these techniques involve paint and glue, we weren't allowed to directly help but we provided the inspiration (as always).  Here's some of the things she used including OUR crinkly paper...
She painted a canvas in the same purple paint as she painted one wall in the bedroom and she tried to add dimension by mixing white paint and also some black paint in the purple.  It didn't turn out as she thought it would.  She then wrapped a big heart in OUR crinkly paper and painted it the Red Pepper paint that's on a wall in our living room.  Then she made a small heart with a thick coat of blue paint for somekitties eyes...
She had wanted to paint words on it but we knew that would be a mess so she wrote words on it with a Sharpie instead.  It turned out pretty plain but alright.  It doesn't look as good as we do...
She asked Daddy his opinion on what to write on it.  She wanted something related to love and every quote she came up with Daddy added his input.  He was surprised that she actually wrote his input at the bottom of the quote...
Humans can be weird.  Anyway, thanks Deb (Storybeader) for the challenge!  We had fun watching Mommy from afar even if we had to sacrifice some of OUR crinkly paper!  She enjoyed it too even if she needs to stick to painting walls instead of canvas!

Hope you enjoy something new today!
Angel & Isabella

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tortie Tuesday

It's Tortie Tuesday so I decided today would be the purrfect day to return from our short blogcation.  We spent lots of time relaxing over our break but I also was taken to the dreaded v-e-t and they stole my bloods since I have to go have my teefs cleaned and have a cyst removed from my neck.  Anyway, Daddy took me in but I wasn't able to see my regular vet and the one I did see was flat out rude!  Per the scale there I have actually lost 1 lb which is more than we thought so Daddy was very happy but the vet wasn't impressed and said I should have lost more!  She said I was too fat! Then she said my legs were so fat she had a hard time stealing my bloods.  Daddy was taken aback and I was very surprised at her rudeness but obviously she was jealous of my Tortieness...
I am extremely mellow and nothing gets me riled up but I didn't like her at all and wanted Daddy to say something to her but he wouldn't.  He was afraid if he said what he was thinking she'd do something mean to me and he didn't want anything to happen to me.  He did say that I am never, ever going back to that vet unless it's an extreme emergency and nobody else is available.  Anyway, my regular vet called with the test results and my blood work was all good although my thyroid is a little low so we have to watch that.  I'd rather just watch birdies...
Have you ever dealt with a rude vet?  What do your beans do?  Mommy wanted to call her and tell her where to go (she wouldn't tell me where though) but she also worried about retaliation so what's a kitty to do? *sigh*

Hope your Tortie Tuesday is filled with only pleasant things!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Taking a Break

Hey there everybuddy!  'Tis the season for Mommy to get too busy to help us blog so we're going to have to take a little break for a few days.  I hope this doesn't become a regular occurrence for her through April or else we'll have to make sure she re-reads the job description for a CPA (Cat's Purrsonal Assistant).  Anyway, since it's cold and rainy, I'll be spending the break right here with the hot air thingy blowing my floofy tummy furs up...
Don't worry, I'll be keeping my eye on the birdies too!
We hope to be back by Tuesday at the latest since Isabella won't miss that day!

Hope you have a good weekend and stay warm (or cool depending on where you are)!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This and That

What do you get when you combine busy work days for Mommy plus our hogging the computer watching birdie videos?  A little of this and that for today's post.  We'll start with my starvation diet.  I have lost .6 lbs in nearly two months so am down to 12.6 lbs but at least I'm maintaining my Tortieness.  Here's a side view of me and you can almost see my feets...
Lin asked if we have a bird feeder outside that we can watch birdies since we love the videos so much.  Yes, we do and there are a lot of birdies but they aren't quite as close as the video...
A lot of people asked why in the world do we get up when it's dark outside and it's because Mommy and Daddy get up to go to the gym at 4am.  Crazy huh?  Daddy works early so our schedules are all messed up but even if they get up early, I usually stay in bed until noon...
I have never had trouble sleeping in or sleeping a lot or sleeping anywhere.  Besides treats and my Daddy, sleep is my favorite thing ever!

Well, hope you enjoyed a little of this and that!  Some days we gotta make do with quick posts and using not so great quality cell phone pics because we don't want to cut short nap time!

Hope you enjoy your day doing a little of this and that!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tortie Tuesday

It's Tortie Tuesday so why in the world was I woke up when it's still dark outside?
I prefer to get up four hours AFTER sunrise, not four hours BEFORE!
Mornings are so overrated!  The early birds can have the worm.  I'll just wait for the bird taking the afternoon siesta!

I hope you have a restful Tortie Tuesday!

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Tad Obsessed

Last week Mommy showed me a birdie video and although for some reason she wishes she didn't, I'm so glad she did!  I love to watch birdie videos all day long!
Hey Birdie, you lookin' at me?
Yeah, you better not be lookin' at me!
Sometimes my sisfur watches the birdies with me...
But usually I watch them alone...
For some reason, buttons on the keyboard tend to get pushed and things gets messed up but Daddy came to the rescue and fixed it for me while mumbling happily...
Thank you Mommy for showing me the videos!  Can you tell how happy I am?
If you wanna watch me and see my cuteness watching videos, you can do so here...

And here's one of me and my sisfur who exhibits extreme concentration while watching the birdies - be sure to notice my cute face too!
Do you like birdie videos too?

Hope you have a purrfect day!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Sadieday!

Yay it's Sadieday!  We're always happy when it's Sadieday!  Our sisfur Sadie taught us important lessons such as to smile and enjoy adventures and she also taught us one of the rules of being cute - the all important head tilt...
Our mommy is a sucker for the head tilt and always turned to putty in her paws when Sadie did it so we learned it quickly.  How's this?
Isabella took it to the extreme...
We get away with a lot because of the head tilt thanks to our sisfur Sadie.  She had that move perfected...
She was pretty darn cute wasn't she?

Do you use the head tilt to your advantage too?

Be sure to smile this Sadieday and spread those smiles around!
We hope you have a Happy Sadieday and a great weekend!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Features

Welcome to Friday Features!  This post nearly didn't get done because I created two monsters by showing birdie videos to Angel & Isabella!  They watch them on my laptop over and over again!  If you dare, show your kitties this video but I have to warn you, they may take over your computer too!  Anyway, since it's all about birds around here, today's features are birdie finds.  Hope you enjoy my picks!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thankful Hearts

We recently received a package all the way from Germany from our friend Duni.  It was a beautiful little fabric heart that smelled devine...
Duni uses such lovely, feminine fabrics in her creations and she knew how much our Mommy loves hearts and her favorite color is purple so she absolutely loves the little heart!  Angel obviously loves her treats so wasn't cooperative for the photo shoot...
Once Angel was done with her snack, we all decided where the heart should be...
We found the purrfect spot, don't you agree?
 Thank you Duni for the special heart!  We all love it and seeing it every day makes our own hearts happy!

We hope your heart is happy today!

PeeS:  To see more of Duni's beautiful creations, check out her PeriDot by Duni shop here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tortie Tuesday

It's Tortie Tuesday!  Hope you don't mind but I'm going to do my post right here from this particular spot...
The reason I don't want to go to better looking surroundings is because the hot air blowing thingy is underneath these cabinets and it feels good on my Tortie furs and feets...
It's cold in our neck of the woods and I don't like being cold.  At all. 
I sure wish summer would hurry up and get here!

Hope you're warm this Tortie Tuesday!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Supermodels or just Supernatural?

So many times we're woken up happy to help Mommy model jewelry.  Of course each photo session is like a box of litter, you never know what you're gonna get!  Isabella thought her paws looked rather artsy in this photo with Mommy's newest bracelet...
And I look very Angelic in this photo don't I?
I knew I was a purrfect Angel but it's not always captured in a photo.  Of course, no matter the photo, our beauty always shines through!

Let your beauty shine through today and every day!

PeeS:  Thanks for all the birthday wishes and comments for Isabella last Friday.  We're going to round up the number of comments so our donation to Alley Cat Allies is $50!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spreading Love on Sadieday

Happy Sadieday everybuddy!  Since yesterday was my birthday, I get to do today's post too so I was contemplating what Sadieday means to me and decided that it is a day to reflect on how we should all learn to get along and understand others even if they are different than us.  Although Sadie was our woofie sisfur, I loved her as much as my kitty sisfur Angel...
Even if she didn't admit it, I'm pretty sure Sadie liked hanging out with me too...
Most of the time...
Sadie may have wrinkled up her snooter at me but she never, ever snapped at either one of us.  We just confused her because the kitties before us always ran and since we didn't, she didn't know what to make of us. Anyway, in the spirit of Sadieday, I hope everyone is open to those who are different from us because it just opens the world up to finding those we love...
Be sure to explore your neck of the woods and as always, spread smiles this Sadieday and always!

Have a Happy Sadieday and a great weekend!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Isabella!

It's my 7th birthday all day today!  Isn't that exciting?
I should be showered with treats and toys but instead I just get this...this...this thing-a-ma-jig...
Is this not the lamest thing you've ever seen Angel?
It doesn't even taste good!
Oh well, it's still my birthday so that the most important part!
Since Mommy saved so much money on my presents, we're going to donate $1 to Alley Cat Allies for each comment left on this post through midnight tonight.  Since my bestest present is a nice warm home, plenty of foods and lots of love, we want to help Alley Cat Allies protect feral kitties and to know we care for them too!

Hope you enjoy a treat today in honor of my birthday!