Thursday, January 9, 2014

What An Insult!

Deer Furriends!

Dis is Tigger, and I is taking offur blogging dooties frum Jigsaw today, cuz he dun fell over frum shock when he read dis notice we found posted today.

We got to da kitchin, and der, on da fridge, wuz dis note:

Rules for the Cats:

  1.  The hallway is not a race track!
  2.  Your sister is not a punching bag; do not bop her on the head.
  3.  There is nothing in the closet that concerns cats.
  4.  The sound of shoelaces being tied is not a call to action!
  5.  The water bowl is not a washing basin for toys.
  6.  The couch is not your scratching post.
  7.  Two O’clock in the morning is not playtime!
  8.  Human food, not cat food is kept in the refrigerator; keep your noses out!
  9.  Pillows are for human heads, not cat butts.
  10. Pens, pencils and electrical cords are not for chewing.
We wuz incensed!  How dare da hoomans make up such roolz fur us, after all we haz done in bein' der, and taking care wif purr songs and all.

What does you finks?  Should we haz a hunger strike?  A mutiny?  Excape owtside?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

We Are Still Alive!

Yes, furrriends, don't be shocked or fall over in a dead faint.  It is I, Jigsaw Puzzle, back from exile to assure you that the Talk With The Paws crew is still here and still functioning.

Dad had a very rough year last year, but is still hanging in there, and the doctors seem to have gotten his medications adjusted so that he is at least stable.  He no longer needs the oxygen machine, because it turns out the problem with his breathing was too much fluid in his system, so on one of his hospital stays, they gave him medicine that made him lose like 2 gallons of excess fluid!!  After that, no more breathing troubles, so that was a big relief.  He is now on a very tightly restricted fluid intake per day, though, and that can be tough, especially in the warm weather!

Mom had her own adventures in 2013; after finally officially becoming an old lady by turning 65, she was at last able to get medical coverage, and get her knee fixed.  It turns out the fix was surgery to install a new knee!  She had a bit of a protracted recovery, though, because just when she started to be able to do her exercises and drive again, is when Dad started being in and out of the hospital, and she had to become his full-time caretaker.

All of that is the excuse we've been given for being denied access to our blogging duties.  Can you imagine??!!

Well, here it is a brand new year, and we cats have all gotten together to create our Resolutions for the year.  Here they all are, complete with the names of the contributing kitties:

  1. Get better at blocking mom's view of her monitor--she needs to pay more attention to ME!  (Nugget)
  2. Grow some more.  I need to block dad's view of the TV (Lil' Miss Fuzz)
  3. Lose more toys under the furniture. (Bobbie)
  4. I will get under people's feet more often, so I can scream for attention when I get stepped on.  (Tigger)
  5. Open dad's drapes earlier so he wakes up to pet me! (Nugget)
  6. Turn on the faucet in the bathroom on my own, so I don't have to wait for hoomans! (Munchkin)
  7. I, Jigsaw Puzzle, need to get better at learning to steal toys from the others!
  8. Just sleep and wander around some more. (Patches)
  9. Find a way to hide the claw trimmer. (Munchkin)
  10. Step on the "off" switch on mom's computer! (Tigger)
  11. Perfect the art of begging for hooman food. (Nugget)
  12. Learn to jump up and open the door lever on the office.  (Bobbie and Tigger)
That's a pretty good list, don't you think?  We are rather pleased with it.  Do you think mom will agree?