martes, 29 de junio de 2010

Questions game

My very dear friend Max, is playing a game with some funny questions. Well, Max, I'd like to play with you, I love games!
The questions are:

1) How did you get your name?
I really don't know, but I think it was because my Mom thought it was a funny name.

2) How do you feel about baths?
Oh, I love baths. We cats are very clean creatures, so I bathe myself several times a day. But I HATE baths with water. Water is only for drink. Mom tried to give me a bath once, but it was a war. I told her that baths are a personal process, so she should stay out of mine.

3) What is your favorite food?
I love my Science Diet food, it's very tasty. But I also love salmon dinner and prawns.

4) If you could have any animal sibling, what would you pick?
Mmm, I think I'd like a mousie... he, he, he.

5) On a scale of 1-10, 1 being "roses" and 10 being "kill you dead" how bad do your farts stink?
That's a really funny question. I asked Mom and she said that she has never have an "encounter", with that side of me, so maybe I'm just a neutral, non-smelling kind of guy. But the litter box, oh, that's another story.

Max, thanks for letting me play.

Ola kala!

sábado, 26 de junio de 2010

Extended fun park and a little hanging out time

When The Other One saw the fun park (jail) Mom did for us, she said: "It's a miracle that Prince hasn't gone out of it!" It was because she saw a little hole and she knows that Prince is like a Houdini-cat. It seems like Prince heard her: that very night, Prince escaped and call Mom at 5:00 A.M. to enter the house. The Other One said that it can be easily fixed and she did. Mom had thought of making an extension of the place and told The Other One, so yesterday she decided that the "boys" needed more space and she worked all day and made a big extension of it. Mom was happy with the outcome.

Now, we can see to the front and to the backyard of the house.

And we have three separate spaces to go in and out. We can hide or see more of the premises.

Still, I don't know why I can't be free around the yard like Kala is.

But, this morning, our loud and sad meaws melted Mom's heart and let us roam free around the house for two hours. Prince ran to eat some grass and I began to search all around. Thanks Mom, we needed it. But now you know that I can be out without problem. With a little hanging out time daily we'll be more happy (for now). We still need our freedom - lets see if time keeps melting Mom's heart. What do you think?

Ola kala!

jueves, 24 de junio de 2010

Grooming day

Yep, today was a grooming day, fortunately not for me, but for my sister Liah.

Mom has been working soooooo hard... I don't know how she can do so much work each day. But, she took some time to take Liah to the groomers.

She looks nice, right?

Ola kala!

lunes, 21 de junio de 2010

A new roommate

At last, some good news with the moving issue: I have a new roommate. It's human and it's a good thing because... because... because... wait, I know this... ah, yeah! It's a good thing because she loves to give Prince and me prawns. She's an old friend of Mom's that needed a place to live so she rented and moved to an apartment that Mom has at the back of the house. But, there's a door that I can use to access her apartment and go eat some snacks that she gives Prince and me. She loves us and we like her, too. Her name is: The Other One. Here's a video of her giving us some snacks.

Ola kala!

sábado, 19 de junio de 2010

A visit to the vet

Mom took me to the vet today. Did I ever mention that I hate the vet? Anyway, Mom took me there because every six months I have a swollen lip- I really don't know why- and Mom says I need a shot to fix it. So, there I was in the pet taxi.

Most undignified.

But I got back at Mom and peed again on the new sofa, only that, this time, Mom put a plastic cover on it, so the pee didn't touch it. I have to admit it: Mom is pretty smart for a human.

Ola kala!

jueves, 17 de junio de 2010

Curious Cat

I've decided to make the most of my new house and check out every corner. Mom says I'm nosy; I say that I'm curious.

Ola kala!

martes, 15 de junio de 2010

I've been moved... Part IV

Finally, the time has come: it's time to talk about the new fun park. First of all, Mom says it's in progress. What does that mean? Apparently, that it will change in size or form, I don't know. Until now, it has two main areas. This is like a balcony, we can see out form here.

The other area is a little tool's house that is almost empty and we have space to sleep, hide and our litter box is there, too.

This is the communication hole to enter the tool house.

I still miss my hanging out days. Laser eyes for Mom.

Ola kala!

sábado, 12 de junio de 2010

I've been moved... Part III

I didn't believe Prince when, the day before the move, he told me that it was our last day of freedom.
He was right.
The thing is that he invited me to have some drinks to say good bye to our hanging out days. I said no, but he had his drinks alone anyway.

Prince likes the Puertorrican "ron".

I think that Prince went a little our of control. I told him that he was wrong and that he shouldn't drink that liquid. He never listens to me.

He told me that he was going to get drunk with or without me.

He's already a little dizzy.

Look at him laughing at me.

But now he's locked with me. Who's laughing now? Mmm, nobody.

Ola kala.

Note: No pet was harm during this post.

viernes, 11 de junio de 2010

I'v been moved... Part 2

As I told all of you before, I'm in the new house... well, technically is not a new house, but the old one and we are returning. Today, Mom let me out of the bedroom, but not out of the house. Immediately walked around looking for an open door, but Mom was very careful.

The only good thing today was that Mom saw me so stressed that she took me and gave me a relaxing head rub.

Ahhhh, that was good.

I'll continue tomorrow with the story of what Prince did just before we move and pictures of the first phase of my new fun park.

Ola kala!

jueves, 10 de junio de 2010

I've been moved... Part 1

Hi, friends. Just a quick note to let you know that Mom took me from my home and I'm in a new house now. I'm physically fine, but not so much emotionally speaking. I AM STREEEEEESSSED!!! Oh, I can't even continue writing know. I have the need to walk and walk and walk around this house. Maybe tomorrow I'll write some more.

Not so Ola kala.

martes, 8 de junio de 2010

Out and about... and with a gift basket

Yes, I'm alive. I stayed out aaaaaaaalllllllll night. Well, at 12:30 A.M. I knocked the door and Mom, lucky for me was still awake, opened. She told me: "Oh, so you decided to come in after all". I didn't bother to answer, I went straight to my food and ate as fast as I could. Before 5 minutes I was ready to hit the road again. So I began my little "dance" where I meaw and do little jumps to tell Mom I want to go out again. She looked at me with disapproval, but opened the door anyway; Prince and I ran out as fast as we could . How sweet is the freedom. Anyway, after a while, been out got old, so I went to the back of the house and slept on the balcony until the morning came.

Meanwhile, the stack of boxes is getting higher. It's like been in a labyrinth, but I like it a lot because I can explore and supervise at the same time.

Mom says that her things are like gremlins and they multiply by the minute.

And about the gift basket. I'm so excited: I won The Anipal Times raffle for @Schmittysays' New Yorkie gift basket generously donated by! Cokie the cat gave me the news, I couldn't believe it. It's the first time I win something and this is so amazing. I hope it arrives soon. Thank you very much, Cokie the cat and Schmittysays!

Mom says that, for this, I should behave to show my gratitude. I think she's right. So, for this wonderful gift, for the comments of all my furry friends telling me to be a good boy and for Mom I promise I'll try harder to be a good kitty.

- He's crossing his paws!
- Shut up, Prince!
It's not true.

One last note. Maybe I will not write for two or three days because of the moving, but I'll tell you all about it the next time.

Ola kala!

lunes, 7 de junio de 2010

I have a confession to make...

As you know, I don't have a fun park anymore, so I am free as the wind. I wake up Mom at 4:00 a.m. and off I go all day until she puts me inside against my will, at 10:00 p.m. I am tired she puts me to sleep as if I were a human kid. Does she don't know that cats like to hang out preferably at night time? Does she don't know me at all? I've been with her eight years, so she should know my likes and dislikes, don't you think?
Well, because I wanted to stay up all night I and she didn't let me, I got naughty and misbehave: I peed on Mom's new sofa. That should teach her to respect my wishes.

The smell is so awful even I can't stand it.

When she noticed it, she got furious. She used some cleaners trying to take the smell away and then put a fan directly at it to dry it. I heard her say: "tonight I'm gonna let him stay out all night, if he gets loss or something happens to him, that's his problem". "I am tired of him, everytime we put him inside the house without his approval he does the same thing, but this time is worse because its a new sofa". "He should be grateful that I care about him, and that is why I put him inside the house, I am only protecting him". "Enough is enough, today he will have his wishes fulfill, he will be out 24 hours a day until we move".

Wow, that was harsh. I heard her fighting and I stayed close by but far enough so she won't see me. Who knows, what she will do to me if I get too close.

If I don't post anymore on my blog two things may be the reasons: we move and I don't have access to my computer or that I really got lost. So my dear friends, hope for the best. Bye.

domingo, 6 de junio de 2010

Yes, we are moving...

It's confirmed: we are moving back to Mom's house. It's the house that I grew up. I don't remember that much about it, but I think that, when we get back the smells will help my memory. Anyway, I noticed some strange movements in the house and I consulted it with my furry siblings; they noticed the same things as me. So I decided to inspect the works. To my surprise, one of the first things to get down was my fun-park. It's all just junk now. I'm not worry or sad because that means that I can be out AAAAALLLLLLLL day. Yes! All day to hang out and take naps wherever I please. It's been some days now that I'm out from 4:00 A.M., when I knock at Mom's bedroom door to ask her to let me go out, until 10:00 P.M., when Mom gets me and throw me inside the house. I don't know why, because I can sleep out during the night, too. Mom has been telling me to enjoy myself these days because she's constructing a new fun-park for me and Prince at the house. But the truth is that I like to live here and I don't want to move. I told her that I'm staying here, but she told me that I'll move with her. What do you think? Should I stay here, Momless, but free to walk wherever I want, or should I go with her, where I'll be confine to the new fun-park? Tell me your opinions, please.

viernes, 4 de junio de 2010

Wild herb and seeds

One of the reasons that made Mom decided to fleece me was because my hair got all tangled and it caught all kinds of seeds, wild herbs and straws. Today was Liah's turn. The backyard was wild because my human brother couldn't cut the grass, there have been some rainy days that haven't let him do his work. As you can imagine, the wild herbs were really wild. Today, Liah decided to go to the backyard and have a little exercise running. But, in her paws she caught all the seeds of the grass. Look at that! Mom was horrified when she saw that! She began to pull all those seeds from Liah's fur, but it was almost impossible. So, she took the scissors and cut Liah's leg hairs that were tangled with the seeds. Liah was a little sad about her lost fur, but I told her not to worry, that it'll grow again soon. Mom says that now she has to take Liah to the groomer to fix that horrible haircut that she made.

Liah, before.

Don't tell Liah, but I think that she looks a little funny now- he, he.

Liah, after.

Ola, kala!

jueves, 3 de junio de 2010

Gradually, back to normal

Things are getting back to normal at home after Piccola's journey through the RB. Mom has been cleaning and re-arranging the office, it's where Piccola used to sleep; now, Kala sleeps alone there. We are moving this month back to Mom's house (now we are renting this house). So, working a lot is helping Mom with the sadness.
On a funny note:
Mom has been working and dealing with so many things these days that she's a little absentminded, I think. The other day, my human sisters where here and, when they and Mom get together they talk A LOT. So, they were talking and Mom wanted to drink from a bottle of water she had near. But, instead of taking the bottle of water, she took a bottle of rubbing alcohol that was besides the water. When she drank it, immediately spited it out and my sisters began to laugh and make jokes about Mom. Later, they continued with their conversation and Mom was going to give Liah her antibiotic pill. At that same moment, one of the girls told Mom to remember to take her pill. So, Mom, instantly put Liah's pill in her mouth. Thanks God, a second later she realized the error and spited the pill. Again, the girls began to make jokes and Mom was laughing, too. When they left told Mom to try not to make herself ill drinking or taking other's pills. Mom laughed.

Now, I'm watching Mom so she behaves properly.

Ola kala!

martes, 1 de junio de 2010

To all my furry friends

My family and I are very thankful to all my furry and human friends for all the support, kind words, hugs, purrs and all the love you have shown us during this difficult time.
Piccola crossed the Rainbow Bridge this rainy first day of june. I think it was raining because heaven was sad that such a beautiful soul had to leave her family, specially her Mom. Piccola was nervous all the time during the trip because it used to make her very excited to get into the car. It was an hour and a half of hearing her cry and walk in circles inside the pet taxi. But, when Mom and Piccola arrived to grandma's house, Piccola was even a little happy. Then, grandma told Mom that Piccola was calm at the Vet's office. She began her journey to the Bridge without a fight, in peace.
Again, I want to thank you all for show us a love that have been coming from around the world, something that I never imagined; the kind of love that Piccola deserved.

A letter for Piccola

Mom asked me to let her use this space to write a letter for Piccola, so she'll be the author of this post.

Dear Piccola:

It is so hard to write this letter, but it's been harder to make the decision that I'll explain to you next.
I remember the day you came to my life. It was just the right time, I was desperately seeking for a companion because I lost my last pet. The house felt so terribly lonely without a dog and I was telling everyone to help me find a chihuahua to adopt. Then you came. You were so tiny that you fitted completely in just one of my hands... yes, a month and a half month old chihuahua. It was love at first sight. From that moment on we were inseparable. I remember that, because you missed your doggie mom, I used to put you in my chest and sit in a rocking chair while listening to music from Enya. You loved that music and got asleep without any problem.
You were so smart from the beginning and always learned everything that I taught you so fast. The first thing you always did from the beginning was to every morning go to my bedroom door to wake me. Then you learned to climb up to my shoulders to ride there as if you were a parakeet; oh, that was always funny. And there was that time when I realized how brilliant you were. We were having the winds and rains of a hurricane, it was really scary. Your sister Melody got really scared, too, so scared that, instead of stay in the balcony where I prepared her a hiding place, she went running to the backyard before I could get her. I was calling her hysterically because it was too dangerous for anyone to be out (things were flying with the strong winds), but she didn't came. Then you came to me, looked at me and looked at the backyard. I told you: "Piccola, go get her, go get Melody and make her come inside the house". With a brave heart, you went into the rain and strong winds looking for Melody in the backyard. Then my heart stopped, because you didn't came back fast enough. Just when I was going to go after both of you, you came running from the backyard with Melody behind you. It was an amazing experience that showed me that animals understand much more than we humans think.
Even in your last years, been much older than the "appropriate" learning age for dogs, you continued to learn some tricks that I taught you, maybe not as fast, but you did learn them.
My dear sweetie, you have been my companion for 19 years. I want you to know that you have been the perfect pet, and that it makes me so sad to lose you. You have been ill for some time now and I know that you're suffering from various aches that make you uncomfortable and sad. I don't want you to suffer anymore and I don't want you to be in more pain. A pain that will only be more intensive from now on.
That's why today, we will have a trip. We will go to grandma's house so you can say hello to grandma, grandpa and the uncle. Then, grandma will take you on another trip to the Vet. He will help you ease your pains. He will give you a pass to go to a Rainbow Bridge. We both like rainbows, so you'll see it's a beautiful place. The Vet will give you something that will make you want to sleep, it's a peaceful sleep, so there's nothing to be afraid of. After that, only you will know what will happen, but I can assure you that you'll be pain free.
I can't be with you in that last journey, but I want you to know that the same way you have always been with me physically, you will always be in my heart and my memory, and I'll always cherish the years you dedicated to me and the unconditional love you gave me. My sweet-sweet Piccola, I will miss you very much and I will always love you.