While the Dogs are Away....

Posted by F&S

While we dogs were busy having fun at Skylands, our home in Maine, the cats had free reign of the house and you never know what goes on when we’re gone.  We decided to set up a motion cam in the kitchen to see what they dare to do in our space.  We must admit, those new Persian cats are pretty cute and quite athletic.

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I'm so excited Kublai Khan and I have been allowed to explore more of the house...these cool marble floors in the kitchen are fun to slide around on!

1 I'm so excited Kublai Khan and I have been allowed to explore more of the house...these cool marble floors in the kitchen are fun to slide around on!

Wait a minute....what's that?

2 Wait a minute....what's that?

Why, those look like feathers!  Is it a bird?  I better bat at it with my paw and find out...

3 Why, those look like feathers! Is it a bird? I better bat at it with my paw and find out...

There it goes!  But it's so high...how am I going to get that?  I'm  feeling an overwhelming urge to pounce on it and bite it!

4 There it goes! But it's so high...how am I going to get that? I'm feeling an overwhelming urge to pounce on it and bite it!

Hi Chin, how's it going?  Hey, what are you staring at so intensely?

5 Hi Chin, how's it going? Hey, what are you staring at so intensely?

Oh I see...it keeps going back and forth...it's almost hypnotizing...but Chin, it's way too high for our tiny little kitten paws to reach!

6 Oh I see...it keeps going back and forth...it's almost hypnotizing...but Chin, it's way too high for our tiny little kitten paws to reach!

KK, did you forget that we are cats?  We can jump 6 times our body length!  We have incredible strength in our back legs that allow us to launch ourselves up to eight feet in the air!  Allow me to demonstrate...

7 KK, did you forget that we are cats? We can jump 6 times our body length! We have incredible strength in our back legs that allow us to launch ourselves up to eight feet in the air! Allow me to demonstrate...

I think I got it, KK!

8 I think I got it, KK!

Um, Chin?  It's still up there...Are you going to try again?  Should I try to get it?

9 Um, Chin? It's still up there...Are you going to try again? Should I try to get it?

I've suddenly lost interest in catching that silly feather.  Not only are we known for our jumping abilities, but also are notorious for being aloof and changing moods in an instant!

10 I've suddenly lost interest in catching that silly feather. Not only are we known for our jumping abilities, but also are notorious for being aloof and changing moods in an instant!

Comments (12)

  • Hello little kittens,
    You must be really good because it seems you now have the run of the house.
    You are very cute. Do you wake up in the middle of the night and start thinking like me?
    I woke up at 3am. I read about you at that time and then I was going to comment. But I decided to wait till the morning to see if anyone else commented. And again no one did.
    I hope we hear from Zoe and Cora-Belle today. I am going to check back in later to see if we do. Enjoy yourselves little kittens. Just leave the canaries alone and you should be fine
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hello Ladies & Glue Squad,
    How very smart of you girls to put a camera in place while you are away. The kittens are so cute. It seems they are ever curious and not bothering your things. Aren't they lucky to get freedom from the craft room?

    Now for what we Glue Squad are wondering....Where for art thou Cora Belle, Zoe, and Chloe????

    I think I know what is going on. Zoe got a hold of a Kawasaki and picked up Chloe and Cora Belle and they are on their way to the Jersey Shore. Now if you girls are off playing around, shame on you for not being in touch with the Glue Squad here. We miss you all and in case you didn't know it by now, we worry lots. That is our M.O. I am anxiously awaiting to hear from all of you today. Hope you aren't too tired from the weekend of boarders, Abby. And Rebel, Dudley and Kirby, I am so glad your weekends faired well and your week is starting out good. And Missy Chow, don't worry about things, you are doing great girl.

    Pam, I wanted to tell you that each day will get easier. You will forever miss the Bos, but it will get easier. Next week we will be without our Warrior Prince Basil 3 months, and I still cry for my loss. They are so ever present in our lives and so close to us, it only shows when we miss them so,how great they were. For a long time, I could just see him in his sick times, but am getting better now at remembering all the other times in his life that made him my special Basil Boy. That will come in time for you, but know the best healer of all is the one and only Glue Squad. Basil and my friends have helped me come a long way, and I couldn't have done it without them. So, Pam, let us be your rock. The Glue Squad will stick by you through thick and thin. Hang in there lady! She has her angel wings now and is watching over you. Take care.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Hey Ladies,
    How sneaky-smart of you to set up the nanny-cam!
    Those kitties sure are sooo cute! I wonder who put that toy there for them?
    Got a quiet day. I'm staying inside & watch Mimi pull some weeds. She says the hot weather & a little rain gave the weeds lots of growing power & it's time to show them who's boss.
    Have a great day all.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Gosh what gorgeous fur-balls! :-) I would hate having to clean up all that fur everyday, it's hard enough for me with one Gato in and out of the house, especially with this heat, Kitty is shedding so much...I'm forever pulling fine fur off my lips and from my nose (this is the first time ever this has happened.) Phvue, Phvue all day long...hope I don't get a fur-ball ;-(

    Maybe the fact we don't hear from some of our glue squad friends, is the fact they could be on vacation, it's always a possibility ;-)

    OK got to run again, getting results for my blood-work for endocrinologist doctor appointment tomorrow.

    Lynn, I will reply to your email this afternoon..

    Have a Happy day everyone!
    delia & Kitty >^. .^<

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    OK, OK; so cats can jump really high. The next thing you will be telling us is that they are faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive. I’ll say it again, Cats are for chasing. Why else would they be so fast; but not faster than a bullet.
    And able to jump high; but not as high as a tall building at a single bound. Look, what’s running across my back yard? Is it a squirrel, is it a possum? No, it’s a cat; not superman. Hehehehe Daddy was late turning on the computer this morning so I was a little late making this post. Anyway, I did get in a little nap while waiting for him. It’s almost time for another one before lunch.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello cute kittens, Maddox, Lynn, Rebel and our glue squad buddies,
    So fun to get on the computer today and to seethe persian kittens playing and exploring. James dean is keeping cool upstairs in his lair, laughing about his younger persian days. He has a selective memory since his young life was very hard before being rescued but he definately loved jumping at feathers.
    Zoe, Chloe and Cora Belle, I hope you three are all partying at the jersey Shore with Pauly D. Rebel, stay cool and out of the sun today. Pam, things will get better, some days are easier than others but the glue squad helps so much when our loved ones go to the bridge. Lynn, we enjoyed your comments and send you a hug. Still 19 boarder dogs and some cats at work so catching zzz's. Supposed to feel like 99 today and tomorrow. Maddox, hope you are keeping cool! Good job training Missy Chow- high paws- tired Abby (and James Dean the lilac point PERSIAN)

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Hey girls, thanks for showing us these great photos of your newest baby kitties having fun in the kitchen when you were in Maine! They sure had fun trying to play with that great toy hang above them and thank goodness Martha had such great people there to take care of them while you were gone to Maine! As you know, I love kitties and I love Delia's kitty, too plus all the other kitties! Maddox, I certainly agree with you because I miss hearing from Cora-Belle, Zoe, Chloe and I will check back later, also! Lynn, your comments to Pam were outstanding and my Mom was crying also because she always remembers her beautiful Cricket who has been on the Rainbow Bridge for 6+ years and I miss her too! Rebel, sure hope you and your Mom stay cool! Hope all of you have a wonderful day and that we will hear from you later! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • What a super fun post today! :)

    I was wondering how the two new kitties were getting along.

    Seems like all is well in furland! :)

    I didn't realize how furry they both were.

    Holy cow, if Martha runs out of "Swiffers', one of the kitties can get the job done.

    Hope F&S had a super time in Maine! :)

    Stop by and say hello, I'm in NH! :)

    gail

  • Kublai and Chin are fitting in very nicely. Glad to see to they are enjoying the farm. It's hot as fiddles here in Chicago again everyone stay cool. I have a good feeling that Chloe is enjoying some relaxing vacation time with her Mommy. Cora-belle take it easy out there. Zoe how is your Dad? Kirby how's your tail these days. Rebel, Abby, Missy Maddox and all of the wonderful hoomans have a lovely day! :smile:

  • ..Hi everybody..what cute kitties..yes, Kirby, I agree kitties are for chasing, as long as we don't hurt them when we catch them...I had to baby Lucinda for a couple days..we lounged around, she took some medicine that made her feel goofy but her back quit hurting, finally!... so now we are back to our OLD selves..James went and got us both maple bars and mochas and lots of surprises and treats...sorry we made everyone worry but we just could not function properly..today the chiweenies are coming for a picnic..and we are making Warrior Prince cookies..when I say the chiweenies are coming, I mean we are going to babysit the goofy guys for the day..so I better put my toys away..take care all my glue squad buddies, love, Cora-Belle

  • Cora-Belle,
    You like driving me crazy, don't you? I am so glad you and Lucinda and James are alright. Next time you make me worry like that I am going to find out where you get your Maple Bars and tell them to ban you for a week as punishment. Hehehehehe
    Ahhhh, you know I would not do that to you.
    Ok Zoe, where are you? Are you busy taking care of your mom and dad?
    Maddox

  • Hi Kitties & Glue Squad, Both of you have taken to your new home quite nicely and real fast. I'm sure you will find a lot more things to explore and play with every day. With all that fur, I'm sure you like relaxing on the cool floor; I know I do and I've got lots of fur too.

    It's a real hot day today, not much time outside thank goodness; of course, except for "business time" so that gives me time to get myself into some trouble inside. Already have had two timeouts :( since Mom came home. She just doesn't understand that I'm sooooo excited to see her, think she'll buy into that one????

    Glad to hear from you Cora-Belle, hope you hid all your toys from the chiweenies :)

    Well, time to go and see what else is happening so I can help :) :)

    Hi Lynn, you phrased your words lovely - Hi Pam, it will take time, I know Mom & Dad still miss my big brothers, however, they are definitely not forgotten.

    Stay cool everyone,
    Till next time,

    Missy Chow
    xoxo

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