August 20, 2014
In the county where I live, the kids started school this week. It has only been 3 days of me driving to work and I am already too frazzled and exasperated to even discuss what the traffic has been like for me to deal with (hint: it was awful… it took me almost an hour to get to work, crawling at a speed of approximately 6 mph). Rather than exerting any more energy than necessary, I thought I’d let Jazmine express my feelings for me…
Thanks Jazmine – I feel much better already!
So how about where you are? Are the kids back in school yet or is it still summer vacation? Are you someone who has to drive in traffic or does back to school not affect you? Either way – have a great Wednesday all – for those of you that still are on summer vacation, enjoy the reminder of your time off and for those of you who have kids, or go to school yourself, be safe and remember that the weekend is just around the corner!
August 16, 2014
The lovely Jackie…
Editors Note: As you know, my beautiful 15 year old step-daughter, Jackie, has been visiting us for the summer. She has already been with us for two weeks and we are blessed to have her company for another two before she has to head back home to Boston. While it’s been wonderful having her around, not all is fun and games… I decided I may as well put her to work while she is here and take advantage of her many talents, one of which includes writing! That’s right… why should I write a Caturday post when I can get someone else to do it for me!! So, without further ado, please enjoy Jackie’s take on what it is like visiting the Zee and Zoey household! I love her perspective on my feline gang and I think you will as well! Read more
August 13, 2014
One can never plan too early for dinner, so Zee is looking through his host of toys to find one suitable to offer to the “I want to eat now Gods.”
If you have a cat, chances are you have cat toys. Or, like in the case of my cats, hundreds of cat toys. I always assumed they had a basic purpose – to be a toy for the cat to play with. Naturally, as usual, I was proven wrong. Turns out in our house the toys have magical powers and are used as some sort of bartering system to bribe the Gods from above to do things for the cats. For example, a toy strategically placed by the back door is done so that eventually it will cause a powerful enough surge that the door will open, letting the cats go outside for an adventure (admittedly, the power of this toy rarely works but it doesn’t stop the cats from trying just in case!).
The most powerful toy is one that can cause a food dish to be filled and apparently it really works, because without fail, at some point or another the FOOD DISHES WILL BE FILLED! Heavens only knows that if the cats don’t assist it this process we probably would never remember to feed them… Clearly the incessant meowing for 15 minutes prior to feeding time, the dizzying circling of them around my legs to let me know they are hungry, and the fact that THEY GET FED EVERY SINGLE DAY LIKE CLOCKWORK are not enough to make certain they will be fed.
Zee looks completely perplexed… I put this dang Angry Bird in my food dish over an hour ago… why has it not been filled with food yet? Are the magic powers in this toy broken? Work Angry Bird, work!
August 9, 2014
Ah… so far, so good, says Jazmine. Jackie is giving me loving scratches behind my ears and spoiling me just like I planned…
Well, Jackie has been here for over a week and we thought our plans of having her give us extra loving, snuggles, treats, and playtime was under control. I mean really, what more could she possibly want than to spoil us kitties 24/7? Hmmphffff…. turns out humans sure can be selfish… Can you believe it, Mom and Dad actually take Jackie out at all times of the day and night to do things with her… Things that DON’T INCLUDE US! We know… Shocking, right? Well, if you don’t believe us, just look at the pictures to follow… Read more
August 6, 2014
As you know, Jackie is here visiting us for a whole month this summer and one of our favorite activities that we like to do together is make cookies… Turns out that is one of Jazmine’s favorite activities too and we thought perhaps a “Cooking With Cats” show might be something we need to pitch to the networks. Lights, camera, action…
Before the cameras roll, prep work begins on the set as the actors get ready for the “mixing the cookie dough with a wooden spoon” scene.
And action… Don’t you just love it how Jazmine instinctively knows to pose and smile for the camera!!? Hey… wait a minute… how did Zee get in this shot? He wasn’t part of the script… Actors…
Happy Wednesday All – we hope you are having a great week so far – with chocolate chip cookies in the house we know we are!! Oh, and what do you think, should Jazmine host her own cooking show?