Friday, October 12, 2018


The Mom: "There's a hole in the litter bag!"

The Hubby "Someone nibbled!"

Chili Bruce: "Not Me!  Look it, I'm all snuggly and sleepy here!"

Manny: "Don't look up here!  I'm just minding my own beeswax."
Voiceover: "A mysterious case of evidence, with no proof!  The humans claim that it must have been a cat, but the cats won't admit any wrongdoing, and think that the humans had better watch it!  Could be another unsolved casefile."

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Springs!

Prezzies from The Cat On My Head Blog!
Spring toys at the top!

Way back in August, Sawyer from The Cat On My Head Blog reported that he'd recently learned to play with spring toys, and when I commented that maybe Da Boyz might enjoy springs too, they mailed us a few, plus a handful of other coolio toys!

I've been trying since then to snap photos of Manny racing after his favorite spring toy (yellow), or Chili Bruce batting his around (blue), but all you can see are blurs of action.

This Thankful Thursday, sponsored by Brian's Home Blog, I gratefully thank The Kitties Blue for their generous gift of prezzies for The Eastside Cats.  The Hubby is NOT so thankful, since he's the one who fishes the springs out from under various household items using a yardstick, but he's thrilled to see Da Boyz so active. 😸

Da Boyz LURV the springs!

Let's Hop!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Sparkle Cat Scarf

See how the silvery cats shine?
Modeling the scarf in front of my office Cat Collection
Three Chatty Cats knew that I'd love this scarf, so they mailed it to me!
Love it!

Thank you, Three Chatty Cats!

Please visit their blog; it's hilarious!

Update on The Cat Hotel: no residents yet!
Thank you for the 'don't worry' messages, yet I won't rest easy until I see pieces of straw sticking out of Sweetie and Paddy's fur, as they climb out of their sleeping quarters.
I'll keep you posted!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Am Afraid That I've Stepped In It...

Michigan is having a few days of ultra-warm weather.  I figured it was a good time to fit out The Cat Hotel for the upcoming cold season, and had The Hubby pull it out from under the new awning he'd created.

To my horror, I found mold.  I pulled back the silvery insulation that we'd attached on the inside, and found it.  DAMMIT!

The Hubby said, "Okay, let's pull off the old stuff, give the inside a quick coat of 'die-mold-die' paint that we have.  In an hour, it will be dry, then we'll tape in new insulation, you'll fill it with fresh straw, and VOILA!"  Included in that list, was to insert the warming pad on the bottom floor.

Unfortunately, the paint didn't dry fast enough, but dusk was falling soon.  Between the two of us, we cut and taped, while Sweetie and Paddy snoopervised.


Even the lid was painted and repaired
It was about 8 pm when we slide the new, improved Cat Hotel back into its slot.  I put out some kibble for the cats, and explained to them what we'd done, and how the mold abatement procedure will keep them comfy and cozy.  I apologized profusely for allowing things to get in such a state, which is why I had insisted that we build a new awning and wind breaks.

Both cats seemed purrfectly fine with everything.  In the past, I had freaked out every time I replaced the straw in the old Mama's House, thinking that I'd scared them off.  Yet, they returned every time.

Except last night.

The 'O' Cats's overnight quarters

This morning

Both cats slept in the cardboard boxes that we set out for them, and replace often.  While filling The Cat Hotel with straw last night, I threw some into one box, and forgot to fill the other.  But that's where they were when I left them last night around 9 pm, and where they jumped out of, for breakfast this morning. 

The Cat Car window, dripping with fog
And, we have FOG this morning.  Everything is dripped with moisture, and visibility is low.  And my cats stayed outside all night!  WHA!  *sob* *sniffle*

I am beside myself, worried that I've screwed it all up, and they won't use The Cat Hotel!!!  Neither cat seemed too distraught, but you know how well they hide their feelings!  The Hubby has reassured me...several times...that they will go in once the paint finally dries (it didn't 'dry in an hour').

And now, I look outside, and it's pouring rain at my office.  If it's raining at home...

The New Awning, with old windows used as windbreaks

The PO'M sleeping under the awning, on top of The Cat Hotel in July
 Am afraid, and quite sure, that I've screwed up this time...