Monday, March 29, 2010

ManCat Monday: Carried in Style

My humans bought me a new carrier.  My old one was bulky and plastic.  Not a good fit for a mancat like me.  Especially considering Jen couldn't carry me in it without banging it into a wall or something.  I did not like that.  It was time for a change.

I inspected all the corners.  I had to make sure it was sturdy.
The carrier is an interesting shape.  It could double as a tent, but my humans aren't smart enough to think of that. 

It does smell nice.  It has that new carrier smell.  Ahhh...mine, all mine.
It's nice to rub the face up against.

I personally think I should be carried around on a throne all the time, but this will do for now.  It's a start...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


On this fine day we have a tummy, some toes and the tip of a tail!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Tail of Volunteerism

My humans were changing the sheets the other day.  Being the fine, upstanding kitizen I am, I volunteered to help. 

First, I needed to inspect the situation.  All responsible mancats know that you must learn what's going on.

OK, move over humans, I got this corner!

This is hard work.  Maybe, I'll just lay down for a second and rest.  (Or at least that's what they think...really, I know that this is the purrfect opportunity for a great hand attack.)

Hey, what are you doing?  Let me go, I wasn't going to attack you, I was just tired...c'mon dude, don't be so suspicious!

Now see, you have forced me to put the bitey on you.  We'll see if I ever try to help you again.  You humans are on your own.  Forget you.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Terrible Story...Help Needed

I just read the most horrible story in my local newspaper.  State officials in New Jersey are considering banning TNR in local communities.  Instead, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council wants to make it legal to HUNT feral cats.  That's right, the politicians in this upstanding state I live in, want to give hunters the right to shoot cats.  I'm so angry about this I can barely speak.  The thought of these poor cats, who are already forced to live their lives in the elements, being shot just for fun breaks my heart.  Here is a quote from the story:

Jeannette Vreeland, acting chair of the Fish and Game Council, asked in 2007 if feral cats could be added to the list of animals that could be hunted, according to council meeting minutes. This week she defended the 2007 resolution.
"When a cat is left to roam outside the house it becomes a character who kills birds and small mammals -- rabbits, chipmunks,'' she said on Thursday. "It's really not a natural, native animal. They are exotic and not meant to be outdoors.''

Read the full story here

The Humane Society, ASPCA and several other animal welfare organizations have sent letters condemning this proposal, but I'm afraid it won't be enough.  The Fish and Game Council has their next meeting on April 13th.  I'm asking that you all help me by emailing or writing to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to let them know that this  proposal in unacceptable.  The contact information is below.
N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 400
Trenton, NJ 08625-0400 

Here is a link to the email form on the web site Email the Fish & Game Council Here 

Please ask anyone you know to email or write to the Council, we cannot allow this to happen.

Jen (Tuck's human)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Workin' for a Livin'

It's been a crazy few weeks over at my neighborhood.  My human always works late hours, but suddenly, she was working very late hours...she was up and out early and not home until very late.  A big project she said.  When she was home, I only wanted to cuddle with her.  Then suddenly, she packed a bag and was off to this place...


Thankfully, it was a quick trip.  She left late Monday evening and was back in Jersey on Wednesday morning!  She said it was very exhausting and all she wanted to do was sleep.  Back to work that same day though!  
Then there was a cold...too much work makes my human sick, I think.  Now, it appears that things are returning to normal.  I hope at least!  I think I'll have a little weed to celebrate...


 Hey, what did ya think I meant??