Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dear Santy Paws

Dear Santy Paws,

I have been a very good boy all year. I mean I hardly did anything that got the mombean upset. I snuggle with her every evening for lap time, I give her losts of purrs and love eyes (which she really likes).

This year I'd really like to have a new bed that is big enough for a king-sized mancat like me. As you can see my bed is too small for me when I want to stretch out for a nap.
Oh, and some treats would be nice. I love temptations of all flavors, and seafood bestest of all. The soft chewy kind like Pounce are good too!
And some stinky goodness would be nice.
Maybe a few rolly balls, and soft pouncey toys, and some jumpy toys if you have a little extra room.

And for the mombean ... she has a list I'm sure she'll be sending along but a zip up sweater that doesn't show my ginger furs would be a good start!

Your Pal,

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Now This is Funny!

You Are Blitzen

Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.

Yeah, that's me a par-tay kinda guy!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


My mombean has been so inspired by Millie's mombean and the great cooking stuff that she does that she decided that she wanted to make something too. So, when she saw the cookies that she made she wanted to copy her. On Millie's mombean's blog Cooks With Love She posted a recipe for White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries and Peanuts.

Of course mine had to do her own thing so she made Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate Chip with Cranberries. (no nuts coz she sez nuts upset her tummy) I'll turn over the blog to mombean.

Oatmeal is good for you, dark chocolate is good for you, and cranberries are good for you.
So this is like a health food right?

I like chewie bar style cookies so I put the whole batch in to a square Brownie pan and will cut up after baking. Its easier to bake too.

Here they are all mixed up and ready to go into the oven. (the white stuff around the edge is just the bakers style pam I sprayed into the pan. Its got oil and flour mix together for point and shoot ease.)
Just out of the oven .... Mmmmm Smells so good!
After cooling, I cut into serving size chunks. See all the good Cranberries and dark chocolate chips?
All but 3 of the cookie bars are packaged up and ready for the freezer. Once a week or so I'll put a treat into the lunch I pack to take with me to work. Also, if they are frozen I won't scarf them all down when I'm plopped in front of the TV. I had to eat one right away -- for quality control (that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!) and The other 2... well one will be for my lunch and 1 for TV time tonight.

Psssssttt! Psssst!! Wanna know a seceret?She used a package mix!! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Yeah, she's great baker alright.

Hey, Beezer!! That's not nice. I was gonna tell. Besides we have such a small kitchen that if I were to buy and store all the things to make cookies from scratch and have all the gear like a big stand mixer there wouldn't be any room for Temptations or cans of stinky goodness.

Well, you did steal the idea about adding the cranberries. I - I mean thought up, yeah, that's it, thought up the idea about adding the cranberries. Now, that, my loving mombean, was genius!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gottcha Day!!

(I'm chillin' on the Futon watchin' the sunbeam move away this morning.)

It the best day of the year!!
Its my 8th Gottcha Day!

Eight years ago I came to my forever home on the day before Thanksgiving. We always celebrate the day rather than the actual date (November 25) because I'm really thankful for another year together.

You can see what I wrote last year for my Gottcha Story.
This year she spruced up the bloggie a bit, do you like it? She needs to do a bit more, but sez she doesn't have a lot of time. Besides we rather be visiting our friends.

Below are a few pics from when I was little.
(We didn't have a digital camera way back then so these are snaps from the cranky old film camera. Sorry they are a little blurry, its kinda hard takin' a picture of a photo)Awwww.... I was a sleepy little shaver. At just 2 pounds and 9 weeks old here.

Peek-a-boo!! I discovered I could climb up the back of the Futon.

And then I discovered the bathroom sink!
I was a very active little guy, huh?

This time of year we always send a contribution to the San Francisco SPCA (where I came from) to help all the kittens, cats, puppies and dawgs find their forever home just like I did. The SF-SPCA will do a Holiday Windows adoption this year. I'll have the mombean take some picture and post them in the comming weeks.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mancat Monday - Happy Guy

I should be thinking of what I should do for my gotcha day post coming up on Wednesday. But, it is so warm here on top of the computer and my most favorite person is here, so I think I'll just rest my eyes and purr and purr for all the kitties that need a little extra love today.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Where did that come from?

I'm a spoiled guy.

I've got lots and lots and lots of toys. Way too many to have out at any one time, so mine mombean puts a few out for me and the rest are put away so I forget about them and get surprised when I see them again. Here are the ones I currently have available.

I like to keep them all over the place, but she picks them up and puts them around my scratchy post. She says its so no one will trip over them and get hurt. Instead she arranges them so I can see what I'd like.

Eh. I wasn't really in the mood for any of them.

So I went to my secret place, (no one knows where it is, and I ain't tellin') and I brought out this ball that is really like a bunch of rubber bands all wrapped around a jingle bell. It was sent to me by my pals Eric and Flynn a long time ago.
Here's a close up ------>

Boy, was the mombean surprised!
"Wha'!!" She said.
"Where has that been? I forgot all about that toy."

So, I've been batting it around and putting the bitey on it and carrying it around. Every time I do I hear, "I have no idea where you hid that, but you really are giving it a work out now."

He-he-he! I gots ta keep her guessing.

Now if I could just get her out of the desk chair when I want to nap there...
*Sigh* a mancat's work is never done, but keepin' her guessin' is a start.