Monday, December 31, 2007

Party time!!!

We're at the Cat Blogosphere party, 'cause our people are boring! Come join us everycat!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Catmunity Service Announcement

This is a catmunity service announcement!

I got one of these balls last year, and I've noticed several kitties got them this year.

But when my OTW took a good look at it she noticed that the sparkles are really easy to pull out, and that we had bunnykicked several half out!

My OTW just wanted to warn the catmunity that while these balls are great fun for kitties, they probably shouldn't be left out to be played with unsupervised, as the sparkly tinsel can do bad stuff to our insides, though these pieces are probably small enough not to be too dangerous.

Making up for being good

Mommy wrote a new song.

Guess it's a good thing Santa already came!

Tainted Love

Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Jump away, I’ve got to
Run away
From the pain you claw into my arm and thigh
All the love I gave
Still you won’t behave
And my toes you bite
So I toss and turn, I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you
Now I run from you
This cupboard love you’ve given
I gave you all a bean could give you
Take my foods and that’s not nearly all
Oh…tainted love
Tainted love

Now I know I’ve got to
Sneak away, I’ve got to
Hide away
You don’t really want any laps from me
You sit and purr
To have somewhere to shed your fur
And you think love is to pat
But I’m sorry I don’t pat like that


Don’t knead me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you whap me so
Now you blink at me when I tell you no!
Tainted love, tainted love (x2)
Knead me baby, tainted love (x2)
Tainted love (x3)

We got Squiggles!

And fresh mousies!

And a ParsNIP!!!!

And we got a new cat grass pot! And Daddy said this time HE'S going to be the one growing the grass!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

'Twas the night before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, (well, about quarter to six Christmas morning really)when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,except Persephone's mouse

The stockings were hung by the uh...TV..from vishus deers... with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas could be bribed with alcohol to show up anyway, even though it was WAAAAAY after his scheduled date;

The kitties were nestled all snug in their hidey-holes,
Muttering about humans who stay up too late

And mamma in her ...oh, nevermind.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Weird things my OTW hangs up for Christmas

My OTW hangs weird things for Christmas.

I don't have pictures of most of them 'cause she didn't own a camera for the longest time. Like, I don't have a picture to show you of our Christmas Cactus the first year when I was born. The Crazy Lady we lived with had a big cactus, but no room for a tree 'cause she would 'rescue' stuff other people would throw away and then never find homes for it all and wouldn't throw it out. (Though she also rescued cats that other people threw away, like my cat-mom, and never manage to find homes for them either.)

It had a sombrero, and my OTW put a wreath around the brim, and they hung balls off the spines and all their necklaces, too!

But some stuff was just weird!

Like this;

She used have these (and a few more she gave away),

hanging over her desk until Halloween, and then she hung up bats! And when Christmas came, she STILL hadn't taken down the bats, so instead of taking them down, she gave the big one (not the Big One!) a Santa Hat and cotton ball beard, and two more got elf hats, and nine got pipe-cleaner vishus reindeer antlers and one got a red nose! She said she used to do that with a pipe-cleaner-and-yarn spider she hung over her dorm door, until someone stoled it!

And then last year it was this in our Christmas tree!

She says she wouldn't do it again this year though, if we had put up a tree, because now she has like a SQUILLION of them! (ed. from OTW- only 56 at last count! ...and 5 new christmas ones...)

And then there's this.

Hmmmm...If I think of more I'll add them... the Big One is cleaning out the storage closet, and I need to go snoopervise!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Uh Oh!!!!

Exhibit "A"

Table cats are not allowed on.

Exhibit "B"

Location of Squiggles For Christmas when Squiggle Maker went to bed.

Exhibits "C" and "D"

Locations of Squiggles For Christmas when Squiggle Maker awoke.

Exhibit "E"

Suspected Squiggle Thief


Furs: Black
Eyes: Gold/Green
Height: 12 inches approx.
Weight: 10 lbs approx
Sex: Female
Age: 22 months
Notes: Four-pawed Foot-pad suspected to be clawed and dangerous.
Several priors for nip-related domestic disturbances, and tin-robberies.

Uh OH!!!

Look at my innocent face, Mommy!! I couldn't POSSIBLY be the Squiggle Thief!

Quick!! Everycat, help me find out my Evil Twin's name before Santa Claws comes!!!!!! My Evil Twin must have done it, and I have to tell Santa her name or he'll think it's me and Jack says I'll get coals in my stocking!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tummy Tuesday Again

C'mon... rub my belly! You know you wanna! ~Jack

Come closer...closer, little human paw!!! ~Persephone

PS. We know it's really late now, but if there's anykitty who still wants a Christmas card from us, and hasn't e-mailed us yet, please do! My OTW made us not-really-Christmas-y-looking-at-all ones 'cause she knew the Man in Blue Shorts' dogsled doggies are really slow and doesn't think very many of them will get to where they're going in time anyway, so you can still hang it up after Christmas! Please e-mail us with your address if you want one!

jackofallshadesandshadows AT hotmail DOT com

You can get cards from Almost-at-the-North-Pole!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Special Formerly Feral Friday!

Today's my Gotchaversary!!! I came here to live with mommy and Daddy and Jack and Whisper 1 Year ago!!!

Me, one year ago!

Jack got me a present!!

It's a Nip Ravioli!!!!!!

I lovelovelove it!!!


I will bite it and squeeze it and call it George!

Now George and me are gonna nap!!! My head is all spinny!

The nip ravioli actually comes from Kashim and Othello, via Hot(M)BC! It was my prize for being the 1000th commenter. Thank you Kashim and Othello!

I gave it to Persephone for her Gotchversary 'cause she's CRAZY for nip! We even had to give it to her a day early, 'cause she went crazy as soon as the Big One brought the mail into the house! My OTW culdn't figure out why until she realized it was Persephone's Nipping Call!!

I like it too, though. And got to lick on it later!

The paper was fun too! Thank you!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Easy like Sunday

Really, almost every day is like Sunday around here, now that the Big One hunts from home. I mean he still gets up early, but no rushing around to get ready to go into the Out most days. And my OTW plays with string or types on the computer all day, every day since we moved up here. And she gets up after the sun has already gone to the other side of the building, so we even get to nap on the warm all morning. Still, everycat needs a day where they just lazy about and let even cat stuff take care of itself.

Wake me when it's time for gooshy foods...

Stop typing, mommy! It's disturbing my nap!

PS. We know it's kind of late, but we saw several kitties are collecting addresses to exchange cards with. We'd like to, too, so we can make the Man in Blue Shorts' mail-delivering dogsled doggies jealous! We tried to catch the ones we found, but we're sure we didn't see all of them. Please e-mail us with your address if you want to exchange cards!

jackofallshadesandshadows AT hotmail DOT com

You can get cards from Almost-at-the-North-Pole!!!

Friday, December 07, 2007

So-Glad-We're-Not-Feral Friday

I'm so glad we're not feral.

This is what it looks like outside. It's -29 out there. That's Canadian. In American that's -20.

Remember what our Vishus Deer Guardpost looked like?

This is what it looks like now. Even Persephone runs away when my OTW opens the window!!

She's been finding stuff to keep her occupied though.

Lots of stuff. All over the floor. Little niphead.

Me, I've mostly just been napping.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen-Art inspired by ME!!!!!!

My OTW was taking some pictures of her dyes for someone and while she was flipping through her sample books from school, I saw these as I snoopervised. So I thought I would do a Thursday Thirteen on all the art I've modelled for to help my OTW! It's all me! MEMEME!!! Not Persephone, the ear-biter! (I think she's been reading your blog too much William, and she's been getting ideas from your sisters!)'s just 'cause Persephone hadn't come to live with us yet. But Grumpybutt lived with us the second year she was in school and it's STILL all ME!!!

(ed. by OTW: That's because it's easier to draw outlines of a solid colour cat. Don't get too big for your furry little pants, cat-face!)

Hey! OTW, get off my blog!!!!

This is a couple of stencils she made of me!

What happens when my OTW doesn't do what I want. I think she's not taking me seriously though. Hmph.

The stencil of me again. With a tree. In the sun. I miss the sun.

This is me from a sketch, painted on her strings.

Paw prints walking all over her fabric!!! Heeheehee!

An old and very pale drawing of me as a kitten!!!

Excuse me? "Damned Cat"?!? Of course I wasn't sitting still! I was trying to protect you from that evil thing that was attacking your hand!! Ungrateful human!!!

Because I'm gorgeous and what better subject for your art is there?

Well, if you insist on letting evil things attack your hands instead of letting me kill it and letting you pet me in gratitude, what do you expect?

At least she wasn't flashing the flashy box at me while I tried to sleep. She still would have done better to pet me.

I decided to show her my back to show her what I thought of all the not-pettingness going on. This is the sketch that she made the weaving from.

And of course the piece my OTW made for Eclair's art contest last year!

A close up to show my whiskers and my shiny black nose.

And a close-up of my evil fev-ver-butt mousie onna string!

Hee!!! And my OTW's staff shirt! I should make her put this on ALL her t-shirts! Maybe if I make her wear a uniform around here I'll get better service!!!

(ed. by OTW: did you notice I put pawprints all over it to show how he walks all over me? Ungrateful cat! I oughta smooch your nose!)

Hey!!! Off the blog!!!!