The answer is right here. We have a lazy typist. Who prefers facebook. But we have news mostly good some questionable. We are getting a human brother in March. thats good. Bad is well. They tossed my ( pixel) favorite thing the treadmill. And they are doing lots of cleaning and throwing out lots of stuff to make room. I heard dad say he was going to throw our cat tree away. And mom said she has to go threw our cat toys and make sure they are safe. Not liking this. They are even mentioning moving to a bigger place within the next 6 month. Not sure we like the changes. But aside from that we are fine. Samba has lost weight he is only 20# now. We are hoping it continues. We have been getting extra run around play time. The humans are also talking about the best ways to keep us from getting jealous and how they need to enforce snuggle time once the baby is here. There is talk about playing baby noises on the computer to get us used to it.
As you see we are sorta fine. They are taking our stuff away but we will survive. And we will try and blog more
Pixel and Samba
Note: yes there ratty 3 foot cat tree is meeting the dumpster but after christmas and the tree is gone we are getting them a nice new 5-6 foot cat tree. Something bigger with more hidey places so they can observe the baby and be far enough away . So any ideas on good priced sites for trees are welcome
Yesterday we lost another CB icon Beau.. This is so sad on many levels. I was getting off I cruise when I found out about his mom Cathy passing and was terrible upset. I was more upset at the thought that Cathy had died alone. Yes I know Beau was there but I do wonder how long she was there before found and it saddens and also scares me. The cats come and go not the people behind them. And I had recently spoken to Cathy on Facebook . Although Beau passing was not terrible unexpected but it was sad. He and Cathy were very bonded. And even with the best of care no one could replace his person.
This got to thinking, The CB over the years has changed a lot. It started With Robyn’s vision and blossomed from there. I have had a cat blog at least 6 years. Starting with a cat that passed and not this one. I am not a big writer like others. But we have met so many cats and there people over the years so it is coming on the time where animals are starting to pass. We have lost quite a few of our legends. And quite a few of the people behind them too. I get so used to seeing the daily lives I feel like we all get invested in them and when something happens it is like a loss in the family. I find it easier when a cat passes than there human because you know the animals have less years in life. Now the humans are starting to go too. And it is so hard to see them leave and also wonder what happened to there cat.. We are loosing another human too soon. Judibug, she has let us in in so many different way. Through her cats and her illness. She has let us in. But also reminded us just how human we are and why we blog.
The CB is a great place with beautiful people. There are so many great things. The Chatzy partys. Be it a party or because of a loss and we want to grieve together . Or I personally love how it is opened up on the major holidays. I am fortunate to have family close to spend holidays with but I know many who are not and there are some on the CB ,so this is the way to help everyone celebrate and be included no matter where you are .
I remember Violet and the sadness of that time and how we rallied to get people to the funeral and the quilt that was made from the love. I rem when Kimo and Sabi got there blurpy and the shower that was thrown. Or when Skeezix asks Daisy to be his. Or how one of our Cats Max is published. There are so many more story’s like these. There has been so much joy and sadness shared through out the blogs . And there will be many more joyous days and sad ones too. More Joyous though. ( I hope) Although with Facebook and such blogging has changed. We all try to read everyday. But facebook has made the replys more real time and the humans not just typists but the face behind the keyboard.
I enjoy the blog world and the people and friendships in it. I am looking forward to where everyone is going in the future and how the cats will bring us there. I can not wait for the many more weddings, births and other celebrations both human and cat. And the day that Not the Momma marries I know will be a day for all on the CB to remember. Because I know at least half will be there the rest will blog and Chatzy and there will be bridal party of flat cats..
SO here is to the future of the CB and we will never forget the ones we have lost…
Karen ( Pixel and Samba’s typist)
Come over and Party!!!. Humans aren’t home till later they will never know..
Samba here and I am doing a Techy Tuesday post.
We want to remind everyone to keep up with updates on there computers, anti viruses and websites. Most updates help patch security vulnerabilities. There are a lot of mean people who look for ways into things. We all sometimes get lazy with things but this is important. Bad people also tend to target blogs/ site with large numbers of traffic. Also if you run PC a great free antivirus is http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials , If you run Mac a great free one is http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx. For Malware on both Mc and PC http://www.malwarebytes.org/. All of these have FREE versions that are great and will help protect you computer.!!!
I will also tell you that we are working on updating our page as it has a older version. We have to update out database before we can update to the new WP. I will watch and learn as my daddy does that…
We are at grammy for about 4 weeks. We got here in Christmas. Mom and Dad are going on vacation for 2 whole weeks and bought us up on christmas so that they could hang with us for a while and do the last minute stuff and make sure we are ok. We do fine at grammys she is good to us. I ( pixel) am not as happy as I normally am. I love my parents. I follow mommy around. I picked them as my humans when I was 6 weeks so we are all so bonded. I normally cry at the door for them when they leave me. At home I cry when Mom goes to get the mail. SO Sunday, I jumped on the counter , there was food there but I wanted to see what was going on. Mommys brother yelled at me and chased me into the other room . I became hissy and growly. Very! Not to mom or dad but to grammy, Moms brother and samba. Mom and dad were leaving and Samba was blocking the way to the ptu so I yelled at him to get out of my way and hoped in. But mom and dad did not take me ;(. Samba was also very dopy as he needs to be sedated to travel long distances or he will get car sick, and hurt himself. he once clawed his carrier so much he made his paws bleed. Well back to me. I was hissy and growly for another day after too. I finally let grammy pet me. I heard that mommys brother might visit I may hide. He yelled at me I am sensitive. But I was also yelling and swatting at Samba too. I have given him a few I am sorry head licks but am spending time under the bed. I hope mom and dad come home soon. I miss them. They come from from there trip on the 15 so hopefully by the 17th we will be home.
Happy Wednesday all. Dad is on Work travel all week in Vegas so mom is home with us. I wanted to share with you about the new Etsy store . Mommy has made some toys using re-purposed bottle caps. They are cute and fun and have nip. Come shop with us
Hi it is Samba, Pixel is letting me post because mommy made her. Things are good here. Gizmo that kitty of moms friend is now doing great. Just time and patience and she is good. I have been bad lately. For a whole day when dad would come near I would hiss and growl at him. I still growl occasionally at him. Mommy has been out of the house a lot working. She was helping a friend and gone long hours. And she has not had a job since 7/10 so I missed having her here. And dad is not the same. but she is back and no work in sight so she is all mine. She keeps warning me she is trying to get a job but I think she likes me too much to leave me. Mom also started a Etsy store selling cat toys. Pixel will do a post about it later but here is the link.
On a different note I also want to complain. I am a full figured man cat. And I do not like the pet names I am called, Dad calls me lunchbox, or chuck. Mom says that because Dad didn’t let her name me ” mega” than I can not get pet names. He told her to rename me . I also getting called mini pooper and smelly. And they even clean me with wipes. Pixel only gets called bad pixel and I have lots of names I do not like. I have started to talk back though when they say them. Although I am the most handsomest tuxy is the whole wide world. Mommy tells me that every day. Oh she was mean and put a outfit on me. I did not like it but there is a picture and that is how I will end this.
Samba did not agree to the photo taking so it is only me for Halloween. hope everyone has a fin and safe day. Stay out of the chocolate…
And can you please vote for me in the contest too Halloween costume contest
So this week I got some super great stuff from my boyfriend Smokey. I was so excited to get gifts. He is wonderfuls and handsomes too. He got me a great box and also, a heart and a gragonfly, and a bowl and Salmon and Temptations and scarf and it is awesome. I am waiting for him to port over so we can eat Salmon and snuggle. It is cold here and I need a snuggle.