By cataff on Dec 3, 2013 at 2:31 PM
Many thanks for the beautiful and comforting LOL and for the flowers. Tabini and Fanta are right that Blackie has made it to the Rainbow Bridge, and I'm sure their purrs were helpful to him. He was getting rather weak near the end, but he still managed to get up on the bed beside me his last night here, and he purred. I may have lost his physical presence, but those memories are mine to keep. The vase of sweet-peas is gorgeous, and I'm going to put some of them on Blackie's grave. We may be having snow, sleet, and freezing rain Sunday. If so, we will pack up some in a cooler for you and the bois.
By SovaPlum on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Ohai cataff! Tabini and Fanta have been hiding under the bed with the toys Prudence sent, feeling teh sads. They have been transmitting purrs to Blackie and tell me that there is no longer a receiver for them. So I'm guessing Blackie made it safely over the Rainbow Bridge. We made you a card and have picked some sweet-peas from my Mum's garden. *places card and vase of sweet-peas on transporter, presses Make It So* http://cheezburger.com/7936468480
By cataff on Nov 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM
Thank you for the funny Thanksgiving comix! The band did an excellent job, but I was never a bandie. I didn't inherit a bit of the musical talent my mother's side of the family has, but I love to listen to music. I'm glad the cold air was a hit. We all luv the bumble bees. No kitty even tried to bat at them, just watched with great interest as the bees went about their business among the sweet clover blooms. That took everyone's mind off the sad we have here. Blackie is leaving us to go to the Rainbow Bridge either tomorrow if he is feeling really rough or Monday. He has cancer that has spread--was a lost cause even before there were any symptoms. He sends final greetings to his friends Tabini and Fanta and is having Prudence send some of his favorite toys to them. He says he knows they will enjoy them as much as he did. They are small fish and mice and squirrels with catnip inside and the purrfect size to be carried around in the mouth of an adventuresome kitteh. I hope you've had a good weekend. Keep enjoying that summer weather!
By SovaPlum on Nov 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Ohai cataff! Happee Fanks Gibbons! http://cheezburger.com/7926793472 I hope you had a nice short week and that you alma mater's band did you proud. Were you a Bandie? ___ Please thank Prudence Extremely Much for that box of cold air! We put it in the middle of the bed and carefully punctured a few holes in the sides so the chill air would seep out over the swealtering night. Best night sleep that week! Silly Fanta kept pressing against the side to get Moar Cools. Which ment more for me and Tabini. The bois are in the garden right now. They are lying in ambush, waiting to catch wandering warm breezes with a wind sock. They promise to send some soon. Meanwhile, here is some goodies to share. *puts small box with bumble bees in and bunch on clover on transporter, presses Make It So*
By cataff on Nov 25, 2013 at 3:34 AM
I'm glad you liked the Cosby video. He is one of my favorite comedians. The weekend flew past, and now it's freezing cold and I don't want to go out there and scrape frost. I gots to tho. We have Wednesday through Friday off, so there is something to look forward to. I did watch The Day of the Doctor (glad they explained how Galifrey appeared near earth that time) and am eagerly awaiting the Christmas show. We don't have a Thanksgiving parade in this area, but I can watch the big parade in NY on TV. My alma mater has its band in the lead in the parade this year and will have a special number at the end of the parade. I'm looking forward to that. It's their third time in the parade. I even made an LOL about it because I couldn't stand not to. Of course it's not very popular, and I didn't expect it to be. I like to go into my Stuff and look at it though. I'm glad you are enjoying the warm weather. The kittehs thank you for the warm grass (I put my face in it for a moment myself). I like the idea of cats pulled by power chairs (CL gets around with a cane). They would have to be some very calm kittehs tho. So you and the bois won't forget winter, Prudence is sending a sealed container of -6.6 degree C. air. Enjoy that blast and have a good week!
By SovaPlum on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Ohai again cataff! 'm glad you warned me not to be eating when I watched that Bill Cosby clip. I would have embarrassed myself for sure! I got the feeling that woman doesn't watch much t.v. It's a testimony to Our Bill's skills as an interviewer and decency as a man that he didn't make her feel mocked. I really don't like interviewers who go out of their way to make people look fools. She seemed so sincere. I bet she never realized the audience was laughing at her. Thanks for the funneh!
By SovaPlum on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Ohai cataff! How was your weekend? Did you watch the Day of the Dr? It screened at 9am here. I loved it. In case you haven't watched it, no Spoilers! - How come when River Song sayes that, it always comes out with a capital?___ Are you at vacation type time right now? Is Thanksgiving a week off school type event? I hope so. Those parades look like lots of work. How mobile is CL these days? It occurs to me that Formation Mobility Scooters could be fun. If he doesn't need one he could always fake a busted something OOOOH! I just thought of something! Maybe fancee kitteh carriers on trailers towed by mobility scooters! In FORMATION! What do you think? ___ Meanwhile. The bois have got me drying and floofing grass (20+degrees, lately) for playtime. They have packed a banana box full of sun-baked grass for all to enjoy *pushes banana box onto transporter, presses Make It So*
By cataff on Nov 14, 2013 at 5:53 PM
Prudence sez she's glad the clicker beatles were a hit. They are big favorites here too. Thank you very much for the divine looking and smelling sticky bun! I'm saving it for the weekend. Everything is even nicer when work is not rearing its ugly head. LOL Hope you are enjoying nice weather and will have a great weekend.
By SovaPlum on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Ohai cataff! OOOHHH Clicker Beatles! We LUBBS Clicker Beatles! FANK YEW! I had no idea they are world wide. Good! The bois took the ones you sent out to play on the concrete all night long. The CLICKED so loud I thought someone was letting off fireworks again! ___I see your enterprising goggie has made it to ICHC FP! This calls for celebratory VC! *places large chocolate sticky bun with coconut icing, coconut and chocolate sprinkles on transporter, presses Make It So*
By cataff on Nov 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM
Oh, my Ceiling Cat! There are creatures flying and crawling all over the place, and the kittehs are in ecstasy chasing them all around. Now they want me to take them outside to light the sparklers, but I told them not tonight. It's cold out there. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, and we can play with sparklers then. They thank you very much for all the great fun! I'm glad you have time to do things around the house this week. It's so hard when work takes nearly all of one's time. I hope you had a great time setting off your sparklers Tuesday night. Woodee and Prudence have caught a bunch of click beetles for Tabini and Fanta. I hope the noise doesn't drive you crazy. http://buginfo.com/article.cfm?id=91 Here they come!
By SovaPlum on Nov 5, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Ohai cataff! Things are Bedlam ant work! This means good things for me. We are busy enough to divide our day into two shifts this week so I am Getting Things Done. Curtains dry and re-hung, laundry sorted, errands run and so on. I'm even squeezing in a little Cheeze. Joy! ---The bois have been bug hunting! They've packed a Huhu bug, a Weta bug and four lizards for Hello'een treats for your kittehs. And I've included a box of sparklers. It was Guy Fawks last night! I didn't let mine off as it was pouring down when I got home. But tonight. . . .*places rustling box on transprter, adds sparklers and matches, presses Make It So*
By cataff on Nov 4, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Sorry you have been so busy. I hope things will slow a bit. I'm glad you liked the card but am sorry it rained on your clean curtains. Hope you and the bois have a good week!
By SovaPlum on Nov 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM
Ohai cataff! It's a good thing you sent those lovely catnippy toyis! So far neither he nor Fanta have let me play with any of them. Tabini was cross about my giving tois away. You'd think he would be used to it by now, after all my toi rescuing and donating.___Hooray! Now that the BBQ Season has begun, work is starting to come in two shifts some days. This is the first morning off I've had since August. I'd just watched the delightful ecard you sent (that painting was Watching Me!) and was about to start msging when the rain came bucketing down. . . on the sunfilter curtains I'd just hung out! *sight* So I re-watched the spooooky ecard to cheer me up. Fank YEW!
By cataff on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:24 AM
Sleep therapy is most wonderful, and I'm glad you had some. That's great that you had Trick-or-Treaters too! Our best to Fanta and Tabini. We will have a cloudy but very warm Halloween tonight. The kittehs have packed up a box of catnip stuffed tois for Tabini and Fanta. Here they come!
By SovaPlum on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Ohai cataff! I'm delighted the kittehs enjoyed the warm grass box. It's just started raining for the first time all week. I'm going to have to start a new floofy grass pile.___I didn't go to Armageddon in the end. I got something better than Retail Therapy. Sleep Therapy! A bout of insomnia has been knocking me about lately. But FINALLY I got to sleep Caturday night. Followed by Sundog spent all afternoon curled up with the bois snoozing blissfully. I felt so good by Labour Day I actually enjoyed gardening etc! Such a refreshing change!!!___It's Halloween in NZ tonight. I saw trick-or-treaters on my way home. It seems kiwi kids have finally woken up and smelled the chocolate! I've given out chocolate Christmas tree decorations and stuffed tois. Tabini doesn't like these fairies and vampires taking his toys but Fanta appears to have forgiven me. He's playing with the ribbons on my pants pockets right now. He says to say "Meow" and send you a chirrupy purr! *pushes meows and purrs into interwebby tubes*
By cataff on Oct 27, 2013 at 5:25 AM
Hooray for sunshine! The kittehs love the warm grass and are all squished into the box together and appear to be settled in for the day. I hope you are enjoying Armageddon. We go in for Retail Therapy here too. Some things are universal. LOL Enjoy your extra day off!
By SovaPlum on Oct 26, 2013 at 2:27 AM
Ohai cataff! Happily I live in the Winterless North. Bit of a misnomer that. But it means the traditional Labour Weekend Nasty Weather is usually stuck in the South. Yay! Yesterday, a little spit, today Sunshine. Lots and Lots of Sunshine! I got home to mow the lawns and floof the pile of lovely sun-dried grass for the bois to play in some more. And tomorrow is Armageddon! Well actually, the whole weekend is Armageddon. This being NZ's equivalent of ComiCon. So I'm aiming for Retail Therapy. It's really the best kind of therapy. Does CL do it?___Please thank your furbabys for my lubbly purrs and warm snuggles! Tabini and Fanta have lined a box with still warm grass for your kittehs to enjoy. *places box on transporter, presses Make It So*
By cataff on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Greetings! There hasn't been much Halloween preparation here--too busy. I'm sorry you are having such rotten weather for Labor Day. I'm glad that at least you don't have to go to work in the storm and have the easing of the Grind Season to look forward to as well. I haven't seen Gravity yet but fully intend to. I've been hooked since I first saw the trailer. The kittehs thank you for the cuddles and send you purrs and warm snuggles. They hope Tabini and Fanta are staying inside until the weather improves. May real spring start soon for you! Happy Labor Day Weekend despite the weather.
By SovaPlum on Oct 25, 2013 at 1:02 AM
Ohai cataff! How goes the Halloween prep? I have treated myself to some extra solar lights to add to my year round collection in hope of luring in some vic. . .um liddel squeelings! Now I'm crossing my fingers that I wont have an evening shift that day. The Grind Season should be lightening up after this weekend. It's Labour DayWeekend! Gale force winds, snow, driving rain. The Barbeque Season in New Zealand begins!!!!___Have you seen Gravity yet? If not, Hop to it! And take CL, the adrenalin rush will get him climbing trees in no time! Please to give the kittehs a cuddle from their Aren'tee Plumpy!
By cataff on Oct 13, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Glad u n Fanta like teh krinkly toies, Tabini. Sum wif Howl-o-ween deesigns will be great! Ai promise to share wif Blackie n Woodee. Prudence
By SovaPlum on Oct 13, 2013 at 2:04 AM
To Ms cataff. Thank yew for teh krinkly toys. They is just liek teh won. . . ones Nummy makes us from her chokklit payper coloours. Fanta has batted his under teh cold fud box awlreddy. So we plaed with mine under Nummeez bed. I has asks Nummy to keep us sum chokklit paper stuff sew we can maeks. . . make you sum Howl'o'eee prittyz. Frum Tabini.
By cataff on Oct 10, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Halloween is indeed epic here--even the adults have costume parties. However, there isn't much done at the high school level. In the lower grades, the students and teachers dress in costume and special snacks are served during the day. Woodee was the winner of the rip off the sticky tape first scramble. She thanks Tabini for all the head bonks. She is sending two crinkly balls each for Tabini and Fanta. http://www.amazon.com/MYLAR-Crinkle-Balls-Cat-Toys/dp/B00797NHFC
By SovaPlum on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Ohai cataff! I've been wondering. What do schools in Virginia do for Halloween. It's not much of a big deal here. But I gather its epic in America. Tabini wants to know if cats can fly brooms by themselves and if so where can he get one? Oh and he's stuffed a toilet roll with pop-up head bonks for whoever pulls off the sticky tape from one end first. ^.^
By cataff on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Greets, Tabini. Dis iz Prudence. Ai had a gud time playin wif u n Fanta. Ur mom iz really nice. All of u are welcome to the gifts. Ai'm glad u enjoyed 'em. Prudence
By SovaPlum on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM
To Ms cataff and Ms Prudence. Thank you Prudence for cameing over wif Hoov. . . Hover Cat and PLAED wiv us. We lubbed teh nip and so did alla teh kittehs. Nummy saed. . .sayed "Thank you for the yummy Choccies!" an eated them. From Tabini. Teh BIG bruvver.
By cataff on Oct 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM
We are all relieved that plaidcats took prompt care of the snake. Prudence is still going to deliver the nip and the chocolate.
By cataff on Oct 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM
You and Beanie look great, Fanta! All of the kittehs here are admiring your photos.
By cataff on Oct 3, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Hi Fanta. Dis iz Prudence. U r very welcome to the froggies. Ai hope they r singin nicely for u. Ai'm glad Miss Boo iz enjoyin 'em too.
By SovaPlum on Oct 3, 2013 at 1:28 AM
To Ms cataff. Iz meh Fanta. um Tabini saes I has to sae dat kawse he can headbutt meh an chase meh round an round teh howes ai is NAWT teh big bruvver. Tabini saes ai has to say ai is tall butt HE iz mai big bruvver so der. Tabini saes ai has to sae fank yew fur awl teh pwentz ov froggies kawse ai furgot to sae fank yew an ai shud have. sowwee. Fank yew fur teh symmy froggies. Ai lubbed dem sew did Miss Boo. She cawt dem up inna Beautimus Dans! thaxbai Frum Fanta
By SovaPlum on Oct 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Ms cataff! Ms cataff! Ms cataff! iz meh Fanta! LUK!!!!http://cheezburger.com/7825720320 IZ meh an Beanie! Teh top won iz 'beanie when he wus won liek mehiz nao. Teh botum won is us NAO. An LUK!!!! AI IZ BIGGER DAN HIM!!!!!!! Ai is teh BIG BRUVVER NAO!!!! Ai is teh BIGGEST an teh SWONGEST an teh *konk* Ow wut? wai *konk* OW shtap da *KONK* OW