Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chillin' in My Hammock

I've seen a lot of kitties on the CB sleeping in these awesome hammocks. I kept asking Jen for one and she finally agreed and let me order one from super cool cats over at Forty Paws. The hammock arrived yesterday! It took Jen forever to get it together and I kept trying to climb up on it during the process. (Jen says that it only took a couple of minutes and that it was quite easy, but I think she could be exaggerating -- it seemed like a long time to me!)

So, I spent yesterday evening lounging in my new hammock. Not even the nip that was sprinkled on it kept me away! (For everycat who didn't know, I'm one of the strange kitties who doesn't like nip. Won't usually touch the stuff.) If you bigify the picture you will see there's actually a piece of it stuck to my head!

Friday, February 27, 2009

5th Photo Meme

My new furiends, Mr. Black and Elvis tagged me for the 5th photo meme. Here are the rules for anyone who hasn't played yet:

The rules are:
1. Open a document or file folder.
2. Click on the fifth folder.
3. Click on the fifth photo.
4. Post the photo and describe it.
5. Tag five other bloggers for the Meme.

This picture is of Jen's nephew Ryan right before his 6th birthday party. Jen's mom and brother are in the background arranging the tables. This picture was taken last year -- before I was born! The little human is going to be 7 next week. He lives far away and keeps telling Jen that he wants to see me. Why wouldn't he? I'm a cute little mancat in training and everybody wants to meet me!

The five bloggers I have tagged for this are:

Lily's cats over at Adventures in Cat Philanthropy
The human Mike over at When Lives Collide
Rufus at Rufus Raves
The kitties over at PDX Pride
Maggy and Zoey at Zoolatry
Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Confession

I have a confession to make. I talk a lot about what a fierce mancat in training I am, but what I don't talk about is how much I love to cuddle. I even like to be held like a baby. Everyone says to me, "But Tuck, you were feral, how could you be such a lap cat?" I guess I'm just smart. When the humans trapped me and my brothers and sisters to take us to the V-E-T, I noticed that it was warm inside, there was plenty of food and that the humans wanted to pet us. My brothers and sisters hated it, but I thought it was kinda nice. So there you have it, despite all the running, jumping and playing I do, and all my tough talk, I'm really a mush. I hope I haven't ruined my reputation around the CB now...

Monday, February 23, 2009

My New Toy

I got a new toy yesterday. It's this soft, green furry thing that fits around a doorknob and has two toys that hang down from it. They clip on so that the humans are able to take them off and let me play with them when they want. As you can see, there is only one toy on the bottom of it now.

That's because it only took me about 30 seconds to pull off the toy I wanted. Jen hung it up and went to put something else away. When she walked back in the room this is what she saw.

Those kitty toy makers are not so smart after all!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Whatever Happened To Relaxing?

It's a dreary day here in Jersey and all I want to do is relax. I've found myself a nice comfy spot on a sweatshirt that was carelessly left on the couch. I was having a peaceful nap when suddenly the flashy box comes out. No reason to flash me -- all I was doing was napping. But she wakes me up anyway. This is my best "leave me alone or I will claw you later look." It must have worked because she went away. So much for a relaxing Sunday!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tuck the Builder

The humans finally got me some new food and water bowls fitting of a mancat-in-training. These are the kind where you have to put together the holders for the bowls. Frank was trying to put it together, but I could tell he needed my help. First, I had to read the directions.

Then, I had to check out where the project stood.

Hey you Frank! I'm watching you!

Let me get comfortable so I can supervise this project

I definitely need a closer look

That's not the right way!

Now, I have to inspect the inside to make sure it looks correct

Yep, seems sturdy enough

I'm so proud of my creation that I can't stop staring at it!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Out Like a Light

The humans had the day off yesterday and I spent the day running and playing. Now I'm so tired I can't keep my eyes open. I usually sleep a lot during the day, but I was making the most of having company on a weekday. I think I'll just rest today so that I'm back to normal this evening...after all, the best time to play is at night when the humans are trying to sleep!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Tail of the Chase

Every once in a while I spot my tail following me around. Sometimes it's cool; I'm flattered by it's attachment to me. But sometimes that tail is just annoying. What I really hate is when the tail goes to one side while I'm on the other.

When this happens I have to try to catch the tail and explain to him that this is unacceptable.
I almost always trap the tail and put a good bite on it. He never learns though. Silly tail...I don't think he is very smart!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope that you all have a purrfect Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tummy Time!

It's Tuesday and for the first time ever I present you with my tiny little tummy! I usually try to avoid tummy pictures, but they caught me sleeping all stretched out. Those humans have no respect!

Monday, February 9, 2009

An Interrogation

Frank and Jen were cleaning yesterday and found my stash (oops, I mean a stash) of playthings under the couch. I tried to tell them that it wasn't my fault, but they wouldn't listen. So I had to find the culprit.
I had a good guess who was responsible, so I tried to talk him into confessing.
But the suspect wasn't cooperating, so I had to put the squeeze on him.

In the end he got what was coming to him, because I am a fierce mancat-in-training! Just look at those teeth!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hide and Seek

She definitely can't see me in way she'll find me hiding behind the blanket
AH! She found me! And she flashed me! This is a stupid game anyway.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bad Kitty!!!

I've been bad...
Very bad...

I know I'm not supposed to be on the TV. But really, how can a kitty resist? It's so warm up there. Besides, I'm trying to figure out why the humans stare at the thing all the time! Sometimes I catch them asleep, or in a different room and get to stay up there for a while. That's worth a squirt from the water bottle!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thanks and Pay It Forward

A special thanks to Fin who gave me my first award! This award is meant to be shared so will continue to pass it on to some of my new friends on the cat blogosphere.

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Every blogger is supposed to pass it along to 8 more. So I decided to give it to:

Just Say No...

I will not give in to peer pressure. Or pet parent pressure for that matter. I will not use cat nip. Over the weekend Jen and Frank bought me some new toys. A couple of them had cat nip inside. I have no interest in the nip. Won't touch the stuff. I completely ingore the toys with nip inside. The humans are disappointed -- they wanted to see me get all crazy. I wish they'd just get over it and go get me some more feather toys to rip apart...

On another note: A BIG thank you to Maggy, Zoey and their human Ann over at Zoolatry for the awesome banner they made me!! Now I look all official! Thanks again guys -- you rock!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tuck the Destroyer

Yesterday I got a new toy...with lots of feathers But it doesn't have any feathers anymore!

I showed that toy who is the boss around this joint...