give litter to kitten rescue!

Posted: September 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, good | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Hi friends, it’s me again. I have a quick favor to ask. You see, my very favorite LA animal rescue non-profit, Kitten Rescue, is currently in the running to win free cat litter. Yes you read that correctly – FREE CAT LITTER.

I’m sure each and every one of you share my passion for helping homeless animals and therefore, will have no problem with taking a second to click on the little button below (or in my sidebar) and voting for Kitten Rescue.

Thanks in advance, pretties!

new camera! new camera!

Posted: August 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, food, home, life, love | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

This weekend was even more exciting than I had originally planned, because among other things, I got a new camera. For the past several months and years, the only camera I’ve had access to is that of my iPhone, Blackberry or Macbook. When Julian came into the picture, he brought along a very expensive and very fancy camera, but one that I not only didn’t know how to use, but that I would probably drop and/or break. It made for very few opportunities to fully document trips, parties, and life in general.

“life in general”

But that all changed on Saturday when we decided to just bite the bullet and get a camera! After much research, husband settled on one model that seemed to be better than the rest in the point-and-shoot category – the Sony CyberShot DSC-TX5. It’s touchscreen, has a sweet (and wide) lense, is drop proof (awesome) and even WATERPROOF up to 10 ft. We’ll be putting that to the test next time we are on vacation, for sure. It was kind of a splurge, but everyone needs a camera, and this is one that we’ll have for years to come.

Here are some of the shots from my first day with the camera. As I’ve said before, I kind of suck at taking photographs, so if you see something good on here, chances are Julian took it, not me. :)

Let’s end on a very positive note – lasagna cupcakes.

On another note, I’ve decided it should be illegal for me to work on Mondays. It is not only hazardous to my own health, but detrimental to the sanity of others. Thank you & goodnight.

garfield is real!

Posted: August 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, funny | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Oh this is the best thing I’ve ever seen. You could say I have a thing for fat cats, especially my own fattie, Scout, who sits just like this on our couch. I wonder if Garfield up there is single? It could be a match made in cat heaven.

cats: they have sharp parts

Posted: August 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, funny | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Hyperbole and a Half is hands down one of the funniest comic blogs I’ve ever come across, and as a lover of cats, I particularly enjoyed this “Cat Safety Propaganda” animation she put together. You could say it reminds me of myself just a little bit. I started LOLing around 0:12… but watch the whole thing. And don’t worry, people who hate cats will enjoy this, too.

P.S. Happy 13th Birthday to my little sister, Veronica, the only person on Earth who’s affinity for cats rivals my own. I love you, V!

perhaps the funniest thing ever

Posted: July 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, funny | Tags: , | No Comments »

Are you in the mood for a laugh?* Take a look at this. It’s quite possibly the most hilarious thing I’ve seen on the internet all year! After you recover from your fits of laughter you’ll probably be asking yourself why that sounds so familiar. It’s because the artist is the same guy behind that old spider email. You know, this one.

What a funny guy!

EDIT: Sorry for the broken link! I guess the link was taken down… try it now!

*If you said no, I feel really sorry for you.

windowsill flowers in wine bottle vases

Posted: July 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, home | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Remember a week or so ago when I mentioned how I loved the flowers in wine bottle vases on my kitchen windowsill? Well, my in-house photographer finally got around to taking photos of said gorgeousness. The good news is, the flower food I sprinkled in each bottle has managed to keep the flowers alive and happy EVEN TO THIS VERY DAY. Talk about magic dust!

Here are some of the photos, which I recommend clicking on (twice) to see the full size image.

BEAUTIFUL, right? And yet they are shamefully upstaged by this stunning glamour shot of my Scout:

P.S. We had an earthquake in the middle of my uploading these photos. Dontcha just love living in California?

the best piece of art i’ve ever seen

Posted: June 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: art, cats, funny | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Wednesdays usually aren’t that noteworthy, but this morning was different. It’s not everyday you are woken from a deep slumber to see the most magestic and outstanding piece of art ever created. I beg you, feast your eyes upon.. the beached whale:

Screen shot 2010-06-02 at 2.06.49 PM

One of Julian’s fans drew this realistic interpretation of my darling Scout, made famous by her Papa’s video “Beached Whale.” It really looks like her! In the face, anyway. Her tail is much less like a seal’s, and more like a racoon, with rings. Still….. I can’t believe my eyes. I’m thinking of framing it and hanging it in the hallway.

video: standing cat aka OMG CUTEST THING EVER

Posted: April 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, funny | Tags: , | No Comments »

Start practicing, Scout…. you’re going to be learning a new trick this summer!

Edited to add: Ummmm, this video has already been trumped. See:

Thank you Laurie!

conversation with a sleepy cat

Posted: March 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

This is just presh.

Aww – just let the poor baby go to sleep!

scout sippin’ from the sink.

Posted: January 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: cats, funny | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

As you all know, I love cats. Especially my own cats, Scout & Pepper. If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting my girls, you know why I have such an affinity towards them – quite simply, they are the best. Both are rescue cats (I adopted when they were only a couple weeks old), are cute, smart, funny, I mean they pull “awwwws” out of even the most radical feline-haters (and I’ve met MANY). I’ve had a few requests from people who aren’t friends of mine on Facebook to see pictures of my ladies, and I’m happy to oblige with at least one half of the duo today.

Chunka Monka

Scout is the younger, fatter, grayer of the two, and one of her best qualities (aside from her record-setting bowl-cleaning routine) is her ability to make people laugh. This cat has a ton of personality, and she refuses to be ignored. She is an in-your-face, class clown. While she uses her charm and wit to get her way with more than one naughty behavior (like knocking water glasses off the nightstand or slamming my bedroom door/window repeatedly to wake me up), she is also very cute and clever about the way she drinks water. You see, she won’t drink from a bowl. Scout much prefers the sink. See below.

Scoutie (or as I affectionately call her, Scooba) picked up this habit as a kitten when she’d jump in the tub after I took a shower and start licking from the faucet. She quickly discovered the same water came from the bathroom sink and in all five apartments we’ve lived in together, she’s found her way to the sink almost immediately. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that she was born in a boat (on land, mind you). Over the years, she’s switched her method from lapping directly from the faucet to dipping her paw in the water and then licking the wet paw. It’s precious and all, but it’s also kind of a pain in the butt, not just because I have to leave the water running (huge waste of resources), but because I always fear she isn’t being properly hydrated when I’m not at home for hours or days. I really need to look into buying one of those waterfall cat water bowls. Not that her majesty has ever been willing to settle for second best.

Anyway, that’s my short story for the day. Big ups to Julian for ever-so-coyly catching this on film and for loving Scout and Pep, too.