BABY PANDA at San Diego Zoo

The baby is not so small any more. Click here to see him!
CLICK ON "X" (arrows) to make really big!

NEWER BABY at the NATIONAL ZOO (Washington, D.C.) Click HERE.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Guess what?

Exactly 2 years ago today, Sweet Praline talked me into starting a blog!
I miss her, but I think the 2 little kitties her Mom adopted are cute.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and tell you all how much I love each one of you.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Enjoying a Little Autumn Sun

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile.
I've been keeping Dad company.
He hasn't felt too well.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Toy!

I got a box in the mail from my friend, Marley!
I could smell it clear across the room.
I asked Mom to help me get the box open.
It was.....
A catnip sausage!
What to do?
Toss it?
Lick it?
Sniff it?
Fall asleep on it?

I just love it!  Thank you, Marley!!

Marley will be 3 years old on Thanksgiving Day!
Go tell him "Happy Birthday!"
(Click on the "Happy Birthday" words.)

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

She Left Her Chair

Time to take a bath.

Oh, No!  She's back!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Guest Puppy Portrait

Happy portrait taken at Monserrat, Spain.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hanging Out in the Kitchen

It sometimes takes awhile for them to come up with the snacks!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

I'm Back. Things are Fine.

I am very sorry I have been gone so long. 
The storm left some branches down, but look who came to see me.

A whole family of wild turkeys!

There were so many, and they stayed a long time to eat in front of my window!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Long-Haired Kitty Kare, Part 3 (The End, or the Rear End)

Last, but not least, this is the most difficult, troublesome and touchy area for long-haired kitties to get clumps in their furs. It is bad enough when someone starts running a brush over your back, but most kitties don't like peoples pulling clumps from their sensitive areas. Sometimes they will call in another family member to hog-tie you so you can't move. (So I've been told.)
In case you can't tell, this is my clump-free derriere.
As you can see, there is real potential here for problems. I spend a lot of time every day smoothing out my furs so they look nice. Mom sneaks up from behind now and then and quickly runs a comb through, just in case there's a problem there. (She hasn't found one yet.)

So, I need your comments here.

Why do I not get clumps like other long-haired kitties?
Is it because I am a boy? 
(The Mandu before me was a girl and she had LOTS of problems with clumps.)
Mom read somewhere that long-haired RagDoll kitties don't get clumps. 
Could it be that my great-great-great-great-grandfather was a RagDoll and that's why I am clump-free?
(By the way, I am not bragging--just thankful.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Long-Haired Kitty Kare, Part 2

I have to tell you that I take very good care of my furs.
However, I know a lot of kitties with long furs have a real problem with clumps developing under the legs, where they connect with the body. When I am lying on my back (picture not shown), Mom takes a soft brush and, starting at the neck, she brushes all the way to the end (where my tail connects). I have never had any clumps anywhere on my body, but it can be a problem for some long-haired kitties in the late Spring (when the weather starts warming up). Some kitties need some combing and scissor snipping here, in addition to the brushing.

A little secret:  I am VERY ticklish on my tummy, when Mom brushes me there!!

Next (and final posting on the subject): The worst place to get clumps .

Monday, August 8, 2011

Long-Haired Kitty Kare, Part 1

OR, How to avoid getting a Lion Cut.
Trouble Spot #1

Every day, get your person to check behind your ears.
Using a comb or brush, gently run it behind the ears.

While your person is feeling for clumps (aka "rats") behind the ears,  he/she can do a little massage. 
That feels soooo  good!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Out Socializing

Time to go see my friends at the Companion Animal Hospital.
Mom explained where we were going, so I was OK with it.

This is the only time I ever get to see one of these........a dog. I turned my back on him, and he shut up. 

The scales. I weigh 12.8 pounds.  Exactly what I weighed last year, they told me.

"Where are your toenails, Mandu?", she asked.

I can't believe she is still looking!

This is the first time I got to meet Dr. Swinamer. She was very nice!

The spa lady is back for more petting.

And, I didn't say any bad words the whole time. (See the needle in her hand?)

That was fun!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Good News, Bad News

The Good News is that next week is the second anniversary of my GOTCHA day. (I was Mom's birthday present that keeps on giving.)

The Bad News -- Back to the veterinary lady for shots and stuff (in that cage thingy).

Sorry I have taken so long to post. (My secretary hasn't felt well.)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebrating International Box Day

I almost slept through this International Box Day thing.
Thank goodness, my friends reminded me.

Allie, from Friends Furever.
(Lots of cats in box pictures over there!)

My friend, ADMIRAL.
Isn't she cute, peeking from her box?

Here's POPPY again. She is one of the ultimate box kitties. Click on her name to see other box pictures!

And I can't forget my friend, GJ!

The tail end of my friend, Brian.

There are so many more, but I will just include another of my international friends, Kareltje. She probably didn't even realize she was part of International Box Day. Hi, Kareltje!!