Candy & EK Have Arrived!

My new fursibs have arrived. Mom picked them up on Friday from Duncan’s Place.They are very little, and I guess they’re cute. But boy have they taken over! They’re constantly climbing on Mom and rubbing and purring on her, the little suck-ups. EK’s climbing all over her right now while she’s trying to type for me. They climb all over my cat tree and have usurped my little red tent. So far they haven’t gotten in my stroller, but I bet that’s just a matter of time. They haven’t slept in Mom’s bed yet, either, so that’s still all mine, too.

 EK (short for Evel Knievel. And he’s definitely evil.)

Candy. She’s ok. She’s quieter and doesn’t bug me as much.

So far they don’t seem very interested in toys, so my toys are still all mine! I did get Mom all to myself yesterday for #PPPawty so Mom could type and upload pictures for me. Mom’s also been trying to give me special treats just for me, but I didn’t eat them. Not sure which squirt wound up with my shrimps.

Speaking of toys, most of my favorite little toys have been missing for a long time. Mom looked all over for them. She even got a friend’s kid to help her look under the furniture. She even looked under the fridge. No luck. Well yesterday, we heard all this squeaking and EK wasn’t playing with my squeaky mouse on a stick toy. So Mom goes to see what he found and he was reaching under the little wine fridge. Mom moved it and there were all my toys! Over a dozen of them. I was so happy to see all my toys again. I guess squirts are good for something.

Anyway, Mom went crazy with the flashy box. There’s lots of pictures and even some video. I’m in some of the pictures, too. Because of the video, I did a link this time to the album. Click on the picture below to see more pictures. Enjoy!

New Kitties

So far we’ve sold 25 copies of ‘Summer at the Lake with Petie‘. I’m not sure how much money I’ve raised because the website keeps some and Paypal takes some, but its around $70 and probably more. Copies are starting to arrive at pals homes. @LilyLuWhoT has gotten her copy. Mine should arrive tomorrow. As you know, my goal is 100 copies sold. If anyone has ideas how to sell more books, please DM me. The kitties at Duncan’s Place and the humans caring for them really deserve the help. I did look into Amazon, but that would just make the books more expensive. I guess I need ideas how to publicize it better without being annoying about it.

Speaking of help, my wonderful friends, @whsker and @dashkitten, are not only getting a copy of Summer at the Lake with Petie, but they wrote about it in their blog: Dash Kitten’s Mewsings, I was so surprised!. I think that was such a nice thing for them to do. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised though. Dash and his human are always writing about others and are always looking for ways to help everyone. They are some of the most thoughtful pals out there in the Anipal Twitterverse and the Cat Blogoshpere.

The other excitement this last week was Petie and Pandy’s shower. The guys went hiking and the girls went shopping, and all kinds of interesting happened while we were out. Everyone had a wonderful time, and a few pals wound up in Twitter jail! That’s all I’m gonna tell you. What happens in Twitter stays in Twitter!

*purrs and pawhugs*

Sunday musings

One of Mom’s friends got a stroller for her kitty, and another is thinking about getting one for her kitties. Soon we’ll have a whole kitty walking club! We’ve had icky weather, so we haven’t been for any walks lately. When the weather gets nice we’re going to meet up with Mom’s friend and spend the day in the park. I can’t wait to make new kitty friends. Mom says they’re Maine Coons, like me, but about 3 times my size. I can’t imagine kitties being that enormous!

Mom’s been very busy making music. Last week it was Beatles music. Next week it will be Broadway music. Later this month she’s singing in two very special pieces – John Adams ‘Transmigration of Souls’ and Beethoven’s Ninth symphony. One is a tribute to the people that died in the World Trade Center, and the other is a celebration of life. Sometimes I wish I was a person so I could go to the symphony and hear the chorus sing.

I don’t know why some things I do annoy Mom so much. Just cause I have to smell everything she eats. I climb on her and sniff her breath (I practically stick my nose in her mouth) and stick my face in her plate. She always pushes me away and tells me I have no manners. I also follow her into the bathroom all the time. She says she doesn’t bug me when I’m in the litter box, so why do I bug her in the bathroom? But bathrooms have all kinds of interesting smells. Don’t people understand that kitties like to smell things? And people smells are very different from kitty smells. I have to investigate those!

My new cushion and harness came, and they were both too small. The cushion was too small for my stroller and the harness was too small for me. It’s Mom’s fault. She didn’t measure the inside of the stroller, and she didn’t measure me! She figured I’m a little kitty so she got me a small harness. Turns out I needed a large! If a little thing like me needs a large harness, I don’t know what people with enormous kitties get for them. Anyway, Mom sent them back and is now waiting for the bigger ones to come. Sigh.

I guess that’s enough musings for a Sunday. Kitty kisses to all my friends! I miss you all and as much as I’m proud of Mommy’s music making, I’ll be glad when she’s not so busy and I can spend more time online visiting with you all. At least I get to keep up with your blogs, but I don’t get to spend much time on Facebook or Twitter. TTFN