Thursday, February 27, 2014


Thanks for everybody's suggestions on yesterday's post on ways to help me cope with all the changes going on around here.  Mommy is going to try some of the calming things suggested on me but we have to be careful about Isabella getting any because if she gets any more calm, her bones will disappear and she'll turn into a true Tortie slug.  Yes, she's really that calm.  Anyway, I'm not calm at all so until we get anything we're going to move Mommy's office into the master bedroom.  It'll be a quite a change since she'll have to work on a laptop at a card table instead of her desktop at a, well, desk but she'll do it if it helps me get farther away from the noisy remodel.  I also requested my crinkly paper be moved too...
The real loud noises start tomorrow so we'll be do the office switcheroo today so we're going to take a short blog break until Monday.  

Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What's Going On?

As if working on tax returns all week isn't enough, other things are going on around here causing lots of commotion.  First of all, the noisy stranger is coming back soon to remodel the human guest's litterbox.  Also, the dishwasher started making loud noises that scairt me so this huge box appeared bringing a new one...
I'm the sensitive type so I don't do well with lots of changes.  As you can tell, my sisfur Isabella isn't phased by anything...
Okay, I admit the box is kinda cool but I think I need to be held so can you come pick me up Mommy?
Sometimes a kitty just needs her Mommy!

We will be posting sporadically for awhile until things settle down around here.  We'll try to keep visiting though!

Hope you have a great day!

Mommy here:  Angel does not like changes and she doesn't like strangers including the contractor who's been stopping by to prepare for the remodel.  With the latest disruptions, she's been clingy to me but also has been overgrooming and even starting fights with Bella for no reason (they rarely get rough with each other).  We've been giving her Rescue Remedy and that seems to have helped but the remodel will start either this week or next and they'll be confined to my office with me which happens to share a wall with the guest bathroom where all the noise will be.  I can confine them in the master bedroom but then she'll be away from me so not sure if that'd be more stressful.  Is there anything thing else we can try besides Rescue Remedy or does anyone have any suggestions?  I'm afraid it's going to be a long 4-6 weeks so I'm trying to prepare her as best I can but I don't know what else to do.  Thanks for any ideas!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tortie Treats Day

We were asked by the nice folks at if we'd like to try some treats and being the wonderful Tortie that I am, I said yes!  We received some Orijen Regional Red Freeze-Dried Cat Treats...
I let my little sisfur try these treats out too and she went right to the taste test while I gave the treats a more thorough inspection first...
The Orijen Regional Red Freeze-Dried Cat Treats are made with 100% ranch raised bison, wild boar and lamb freeze dried to lock in the natural goodness.  They are grain free too so your humans can have peace of mind letting you have one or two or twenty.  Let me tell you, there's a lot of goodness in here...
As if the fact that Angel's face hasn't left her bowl wasn't enough, I can say that these treats get four paws up from us!  Can I have a little more?
Since I don't chew my food, Mommy was always concerned with me having freeze dried foods but she was able to break them up into smaller pieces for me so she can stop worrying.  
Many thanks to for letting us try these yummy treats!  Be sure to check out these treats and everything on their site.  Free delivery on orders over $49!

Have you tried freeze dried food or treats before?

Have a treat filled day!

Disclaimer:  We received one bag of treats from but that did not influence our review in any way.  We like what we like!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekend Inspiration

This month's BBArtisans challenge was thought up by our Mommy and it is:

"Love is celebrated this month so show us what you love!"

Well, when she thought that up back in December she figured it'd be easy to create something to show what she loves but now in the midst of tax season she loves everything except work!  She got overwhelmed with ideas which means her creative side came to a standstill so we had to help (again).  We narrowed it down to three things she loves - cats, hearts and purple...
We had to keep her on task with plenty of snoopervision...
But she ended up doing okay...
She made herself a kitty necklace with amethyst hearts and various shades of purple Swarovski crystals...
We do have another kitty so could make one for our BeadedTail shop if we can make her find enough time, motivation, focus to make it!  Anyway, once again we provided the inspiration for another challenge.  What would she do without us?

What is it that you love?

Happy Monday!
Angel and Isabella 

Friday, February 21, 2014

We Declare it the Weekend

We've had enough of the week so we're declaring it the weekend!  So find your favorite channel and enjoy the matinee...
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you enjoy it very much!  We'll be back on Monday!

Happy weekend!
Angel and Isabella

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sending Birthday Wishes to Kansas

Today is a special day because it's our Grandpa from Kansas's birthday!  We hope he enjoys his day as much as we always enjoy when he visits us...
And gives us chin scritches...
And leg massages...
If he enjoys it that much, he'll have the bestest birthday ever!

Happy Birthday Grandpa from Kansas! 
Lots of love from all of us!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tortie Tuesday

Yay!  It's Tortie Tuesday, the bestest day of the week!  Unfortunately I don't have a lot to say today because yesterday Mommy took the day off for her one three day weekend of tax season so she didn't have time to help me get my post together.  I know you're thinking - 'with a day off she should have had plenty of time to help you beautiful Tortielicious Isabella'.  Normally you'd be right but this time I thought it was best she took a true day off so I made sure she stayed off the computer by occupying the office chair...
I know you're now thinking - 'wow Bella, not only are you incredibly Tortielicious but you are super thoughtful and such a hard worker.'  It's a tough job but someTortie has to do it!

I hope you have a Tortielicious day!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Calendar Girl

I'm the CB Calendar Girl of the day!  I gotta get spiffied up for my big day...
There, I think I'm ready.  Oh wait, maybe not...
It's tough being a Calendar Girl so maybe I'll just show you my page...
Pretty cool huh?  Maybe it can be February 17th all year long!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Celebrating the Original Sadieday - Flashback

We think last year's post was perfect so we're going to run it again but this time we're going to add a commenthon.  We'll donate $1 from every comment on today's post to Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon in Sadie's memory.
Today would have been our sisfur Sadie's 13th Gotcha Day!  We thought cute puppy photos of her would be the perfect way to begin the weekend so here's Sadie as she strolled into Mommy and Daddy's hearts...

She sure was a cute little baby wasn't she?

It's easier to see how small she was next to Daddy...

And here she is with our other angel sisfur KC who was 40 lbs.  Sadie grew up to weigh twice that...

We hope you enjoyed seeing Sadie's baby pictures!  They sure started our weekend off with a smile and we hope you're smiling too!  Be sure to spread those smiles around and brighten someone else's day too!

We hope you have some treats in Sadie's honor!  Enjoy your weekend!

PeeS:  If you haven't read about how Sadie became a part of our family, you can do so here if you'd like.

Friday, February 14, 2014

♥ Happy Valentines Day! ♥

Today is our mommy's favorite holiday because she loves all the hearts, colors, love and stuffs.  Basically she loves anything like this heart with wings...
I love hearts with strings...
We hope you enjoy whatever you love today and every day!

Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nada Mucho Going On...

There hasn't been a whole lot going on around here lately except watching the rain melt the snow...
The rain is even putting a damper on Birdie TV.  I can't even have some fun with my sisfur because I can't find her...
I sure hope things are more exciting in your neck of the woods!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tortie Tuesday

It's Tortie Tuesday but Mommy doesn't have time to help me post.  I should take priority over tax returns and pretty much everything else but so far she hasn't figured that out.  Good thing my Daddy is never too busy to spend time with me...
I love being a Daddy's girl!

Hope you are lavished with attention this Tortie Tuesday!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Whappity Whap Whap

Mommy went outside into the winter wonderland and brought some cold, wet, white stuff in with her.  The longer it's inside it expands into a bigger, wet mess...
It's coming after me!
You can't get me before I get you!
Hey!  Where'd it go?
Guess I showed that stuff who's boss!

Oh sunpuddles, where oh where are you?

Hope you have a warm, dry Monday!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snowy Sadieday

OMC Isabella!  Is that the Abominable Snowman?
No silly, that's just Daddy...
We've had well over a foot of snow here which is very unusual and although we love watching Birdie TV with a white background, we're ready for the snow to end.  We know somedog who would have loved to see our deck like this...
Because she was happy when it was like this...
We hope you have plenty to be happy about this Sadieday!  Be sure to spread some smiles around so others feel happy too!

Have a Happy Sadieday and a great weekend!

Friday, February 7, 2014

What a Difference a Day Makes!

On Wednesday we were enjoying sunpuddles but yesterday the sun was replaced by snow and lots of it!  Since Mommy works from home, we don't even get snow days off from doing tax returns.  Don't tell anybuddy but we did take a break or two to watch Birdie TV...
The snow made the reception pawesome!
We could almost hear him saying "You lookin' at me?"

We're not used to snow and freezing temps around here but we hope it's nicer in your neck of the woods!

Sweet Birdie dreams!
Angel & Isabella

Thursday, February 6, 2014


The weekend is so close I can almost see it...
We're all ready for it that's for sure!

Happy almost the weekend!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tortie Tuesday

Since I've been taking meds to help my asthma, I haven't been sleeping all day like I used to and I've been amazed at what goes on in our neck of the woods...
It's unbelievable how many people and critters are actually awake at the middle of the day!
Well, I'll be darned.  Who knew!
All the activity is tiring me out.  I might have to take a nap to recover!

Are you an observer or a napper?

Hope you enjoy your Tortie Tuesday!

PeeS:  I'm still having short asthma attacks in the middle of the night so the v-e-t said to up my meds to two a day for today and tomorrow to see if it'd help.  Once I don't have any more attacks, the hope is to take just 1 or even 1/2 a tablet whenever I need it. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

We hope you had a great weekend!  We did cause we did a whole lotta nothing!  Well, we did watch the Kitten Bowl and the Puppy Bowl yesterday and yes, now Mommy wants a kitten and a puppy.  Thankfully Daddy doesn't and since he's the resident pooper scooper, he gets final say.  Phew!  Anyway, we had every intention of getting lots of other stuff done especially since we got a package filled with beads from our friend Janell from DancingMooney.  I checked everything over and had all kinds of ideas for beady goodies that Mommy and I could make...
But, I got distracted by the show on Birdie TV...
I work so hard during the week that I deserve a weekend off from time to time!

Hope you had a relaxing, birdie filled weekend!

PeeS:  We want to say thanks for all the great beads Janell!  We will be making lots of beady goodies for our shop so we can help more charities!

PeePeeS:  Mommy's work hours increase again by another 10 hours a week starting today so we may be slow in posting and commenting until we figure out where to find those extra 10 hours a week. *sigh*