martes, 31 de agosto de 2010

I'm okey, the hurricane is gone

First of all, I want to thank all the anipals, my old friends and some new ones, that sent me a lot of purrrsss wishing me to be safe during the visit of hurricane Earl. And I want to say thank you, too, to Amy and the House of Cats for talking about me in her blog and asking her visitors to visit my blog, too.

Earl is the first hurricane that passes near Puerto Rico this year. It was a scary one because it was already a classified 4 hurricane before coming nearer. After Earl, there's another storm, Fiona, but it will not come so close- we hope.

What happened yesterday night and this morning? Well, a little while after I said goodbye on Twitter, we went out of electricity, water service went almost out, too. In the afternoon Mom allowed me to be in the garage, but at night she didn't let me out. I wanted to go to my funpark, but she said no, so I got grumpy. She wanted to sleep, but I was miaowing and acting all stressed out. So, she put a table at a side of a close window for Prince and me to see outside the house. I liked that and stayed calm the rest of the night. Prince liked it, too, and stayed there until the morning.

He even took a bath there.

But Mom was a little stressed worring about the roof of the garage that is made in aluminum; nothing happened to it.

During all night, the winds were making a lot of scary sounds and it rained a lot.

I got scared with the thunderstorms and hide under a chair. My sister Kala gets so nervous with that kind of noises that she starts to pant like crazy.

At home, we only got some fallen branches. Kala is inspecting the damages.

But around the island there were some floods, some people had to leave their homes and go to shelters and there were thousands of houses without electricity ( The worst part was at Culebra and Vieques islands, two of PR's municipalities and the two most exposed to the winds of Earl.

At home, it was raining until early in the afternoon. Then, Mom and The Other One, went out to clean the backyard; they didn't had to go to work today, everyone was free. They cancel work and classes. Me? Well, I had to stay inside all day, sleeping, until Mom cleaned the funpark, that was full of leaves and small branches. The rain already stopped and the services are back (water and electricity). Everything is normal again. Thanks for worrying about us, I appreciate it.

Ola kala!

lunes, 30 de agosto de 2010

Warning: There's a hurricane near my home

It's already raining a lot with thunderstorms and strong winds. Check out here what's happening in my little island of Puerto Rico:

miércoles, 25 de agosto de 2010

About pets, love and abandonment

Strange title, isn't it? I just want to share some insights about this issue.

A few days ago, my Mom went to a government agency and saw this puppy in the parking lot. The puppy, a mix dog with beautiful light blue eyes, was playing with everyone that arrived to the parking. Mom saw that she was running with some children and was jumping around to meet everyone. In short, she was a happy puppy... because she was too young to know what had happen to her: she was abandoned by her former family. One of the agency's employees told Mom that the puppy was dumped there like two or three days before. Mom though of taking the puppy and find her a home, but the puppy was gone when she came out of the office.

I think that some people misunderstand the importance of having a pet in the family. And I will talk particularly about dogs now. For many people, human relationships are hard to maintain in peace for long periods of time. Some say that love declines through the years and even some people end up hating each other. So, many decide to have a dog for a reason: they need someone that gives them unconditional love no matter their looks or age; someone that waits for them even an entire day and receives them with a party; someone that fully trusts them and remains devoted to their master even if mistreated. Many people can't find some or even most of those characteristics in many human relationships; but they can find all of them in a single dog.

People that dump their pets, specially dogs, don't realize that they are throwing away maybe the only opportunity to have a perfect relationship in their entire life. Those people are throwing away a furry symbol of faith, devotion, forgiveness and, specially, love.

The people that dumped the happy puppy will never know the meaning of real happiness. I just hope that the happy puppy will find someone else worth of her.

I have been blessed, every time Mom moves from place to place, she always bring us with her no matter how difficult it have been for her and for us. We appreciate her unconditional love, and that is why I often think about this issue.

Can you, my friends, share your thoughts with me about this issue?

Ola kala!

lunes, 23 de agosto de 2010

Reality show

I was telling a friend that I live like in a reality show. Living with Mom and The Other One, who have several flashy things and follow me up and down, in and out, taking pics of me, leaving me with little time for my private affairs.

Do you see my point? Who can take a bath, take a little nap, eat a peaceful meal or do anything with flashy things illuminating you from head to butt?


Okey, okey, you're right, I do love to be photograph. Who am I kidding? Can I have my own TV show now?

Ola kala!

sábado, 21 de agosto de 2010

Beauty secret

Some of my friends have been asking about my secrets to be so handsome. Modestly, I remind them that if I'm handsome is because nature have been kind with me; that it's not my fault if I'm a mancat model.

Well, I have to admit that it's some of my fault because
it's not easy to maintain THIS full body;
as you know, it's not that I'm fat, I'm just a husky little cat.

Anyway, I decided that I'm going to share a little secret with you all. Yes, one of my beauty secrets is that I have my own water fountain.

It's not the fountain of youth of Ponce de Leon, but the thing that amazes me is that the water is so fresh everytime I drink from it. So, it's out in the open, have your own water fountain and you'll be nearly as handsome as me.

A little more Mom, please.

Thank you, that's enough.

Ola kala!

jueves, 19 de agosto de 2010

Model cat

The Other One has a new cell phone that has a better camera than the previous one. So, as always, I was the model she picked to try it.
Am I a mancat model or what? (Sorry, Rumbles, I borrowed your idea.)
I think the camera is good, but, what camera wouldn't be with me posing for it?

Ola kala!

martes, 17 de agosto de 2010

Good ol' Facebook

I've been a little lazy lately, I know.

But today I wanted to write. What did I find? That The Other One was using MY COMPUTER to check her Facebook account. Well, the truth is that it's her computer, but when I use it it's mine, right? Anyway, I told her that, "if I can't use the computer, I will sit at your side and read everything that you write".

She was a little uncomfortable, but allowed me to stay. That Facebook has a lot of things going on at the same time and you can read almost everything that your friends write on their pages, it appears in your page instantly. I don't know if I should open my own Facebook account. Are you in Facebook? What do you recommend?

martes, 10 de agosto de 2010

My gift basket!!!

Last June, I wrote about a great news I received. Cokie the Cat sent me an e-mail telling me that I won a gift basket The Anipal Times raffle for @Schmittysays' New Yorkie gift basket generously donated by! Well, I finally received it and I'm very exited!

But first, I want to talk about Schmitty, The Real New Yorkie. I took the information from the label of Schmitty's beautiful plush:

Schmitty the Real New Yorkie is a five pound pooch living in the big city who's puppy love for canine couture and posing for cameras came in handy after 9/11 when Schmitty started a greeting card company to give back toher brave firefighter friends. Schmitty continues to give back 5% from the sales of her New Yorkie and Real New Yorkie products to good and worthy causes.

Wow, Schmitty has a big and beautiful heart! More information here.

Now, my gift. Mom brought this really big box and I was amazed, I love boxes. But Mom told me that the box wasn't the gift, the real gift is inside; so I went inside.

I love boxes!

Mom and The Other One helped me take the things outside. Do you want to know what was in my gift basket? Here they are:

A lot of things!

Schmitty sent me a set of beautiful cards with different themes and the beautiful Schmitty, too.

I don't know how to write with a pencil, but I surely love this beautiful notebook.

This leash is personalized with Schmitty's trade mark; beautiful color, don't you think?

I told Mom I want to be like Schmitty and have my own calendar. This one has pretty pictures of Schmitty and healthy do's and dont's. Really clever idea.

Finally, Mom allowed me to check all my gifts.

In the basket came also a t-shirt. Here Mom was trying it on me. I think that my husky body (as you know, I'm not fat) will fit a little tight there.

Then, I checked the collar. Here I'm reading the instructions.

Schmitty even sent me a beautiful plush.

I even took a little nap with Schmitty's plush; a good nap company.

I wanted to make sure that Mom didn't leave anything in the basket.

Then came that nosey Prince to ckeck my box.

Mom told me that, as a good brother, I have to share my gifts with the rest of the family. I don't like the idea, but I think she's right.

"Come on, Piru, I never receive anything."

He said hello to Schmitty.

And he tried on the cap, but I think that it doesn't fit him well.

He decided to take one of the cards, the John Lennon "Imagine" Memorial in Central Park, card. It's just his style, he said.

The Other One loves caps, so I let her have it. She was thrilled.

Schmitty also sent me a very big and practical canvas bag. Mom loved it and said that it will be perfect to carry her books. So I let her have it; she's my Mom, after all.

Then, Liah came to check out the things.

She inmediately fell in love with the plush, barked at it a little and then started to play. Now she takes Schmitty's plush to bed every night to curl up with it. Mom and The Other One were laughing so much with Liah playing with the plush that they took this little video. I think you're going to laugh, too.

Note: No plush were harmed during this film.

Finally, Liah tried on the t-shirt and it fitted perfectly on her. She looks pretty, doesn't she?

Cokie and Schmitty, I'm deeply touch and grateful of all the joy you have bring my family with all these beautiful gifts. I'll remember this all my life.

Ola kala!

miércoles, 4 de agosto de 2010

Good mistake or wonderful oversight

Oh, my dear friends, yesterday was a great day. Mom left inadvertently one of the fun park's doors open.So, I roam free for more than three hours. What else could I do? This was my first unsupervised hangout in the new house. Ah, those three hours were an absolute delight. I walked, and walked... touched every inch of grass I saw.
I did some exercises.

Checked everything around.

I even checked Mom's car, you know, to be sure she has a save ride.

I walked, and took a nap of course, inside a wooded area.

I checked the premises of the cat-wash to make sure it is a good construction.

And I saw strange critters... oh, I'm sorry, it's just my sister Kala.

I even tried to go farther, but the neighbor have three snappy dogs and they wouldn't let me near their house. Because of them I didn't go visit my other neighbor's yard. But, don't tell Mom this was the real reason. I want her to believe that I am capable of staying around and near the house.
The problem was that, after all those hours, food was needed, so I called Mom. When she saw me she said "how in the world you got out there?". "Simple Mom, you left the back door wide open and I thought it was open for me to leave. Don't blame your mistake on me, I behave, see?... nothing happened to me. This is enough prove that I am responsible to be left alone in the yard."

But no, it wasn't enough prove for her. Now, I'm back into the fun park. She's so overprotective.

martes, 3 de agosto de 2010

Too lazy

I'm too lazy today. See?