Caturday Art: Napping Kitties and The Versatile Blogger Award


Everyone seemed to love the photo of Amarula and her “prey” napping on the sidewalk together so much that it deserved to be art! This Caturday Art is in an oil-painting style — it makes the two sworn enemies almost look like friends! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art blog hop (see below)

The Versatile Blogger Award

We also wanted to send a big thank you to our friends Kali and Shoko from the Canadian Cats blog for nominating us for The Versatile Blogger Award– Here are the rules:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Well as to choosing ONLY 15, most of the ones Zulu, Frodo and Amarula picked were already nominated! But we did want to send a very big shout out to 15 and Meowing and The Tabbies of Trout Towne. They were the first two cat blogs to ever follow Hairballs and Hissyfits and make comments! They will always have a special place in all of our hearts…We can’t even begin to tell them how much their supports means to us!

And here are seven things about us that you may not know:

  1. Amarula was a stray cat in South Africa and her human brought her back with her when she returned to Canada.
  2. Amarula was once actually friends with a basset hound and a lovely ginger cat who belonged to her human when Amarula first came into her life (they have since gone to the Rainbow Bridge).
  3. Zulu had a beloved brother named Biltong that mom misses very very much, as does Zulu. Biltong died of kidney disease before he turned three. You can read about him here.
  4. Frodo was not always allowed outside on supervised outdoor treks.
  5. Amarula had to be taught to use a litter box.
  6. Frodo loves babies.
  7. Zulu once challenged Amarula to a fight!

Thanks again to Kali and Shoko and all our new friends in the cat blogoshpere!

A Feline’s Guide On How to Deal With Black Friday Madness

There are lots of better ways to spend Black Friday than shopping! Here are just some ways to avoid the madness:


Option 1: Bury yourself in your work (or your desk drawer)


Option 2: Just hide away until it’s all over


Option 3: Take too much catnip and then spend some time with your favorite toy


Option 4: Hide in your Sour Puss box and pout


Option 5: The best option of all! Curl up with a friend in a sunpuddle!

AMARULA: Hope all our American friends had a good Thanksgiving. Here are my Here are my Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

1. Yesterday, was terrible! All that wonderful turkey fragrance was floating up here to Canada from our neighbors in the USA! It was torture! All I got was a Temptations turkey treat!

2. My idea of regifting is when I secretly throw up the pills mom gives me into her coffee!

3. My favourite holiday leftover is… LEFTOVERS! I’m against them. Leftovers are for humans! I lick everything while no one’s looking that way I always get it first!

4. The best part of a long, holiday weekend is when I indulge by extending my daily nap time from a mere 18.5 hours to 22 hours!


Sherlock Hopeless: Pet Detective

AMARULA: As you may recall, dear readers, we recently had a feline interloper in MY backyard whose interest in Frodo showed she was clearly deranged and possibly rabid. After the last encounter, I promised I would track down where this hussy lives and introduce her to Ms. CLAWS (if you know what I mean!) Being a woman of my word, I have been prowling the neighborhood at all hours hoping to catch site of the miscreant.  I am sad to report that so far I have not found a single sign of the fluffy trespasser!


AMARULA: Yesterday, I thought I was close…I felt an evil presence everywhere I turned and I could not shake the feeling that I was being watched!


AMARULA: The sensation that I was SO CLOSE to my prey haunted me and yet I could not find her! The stress was too much and I decided that what I really needed was a good nap to help revive me.


AMARULA: After a short 12 hour nap, I was still unable to allay my feelings of unease. Where is that felonious feline?! Despondent, I just stared at the sidewalk for hours!


AMARULA: Don’t you worry, I shall never give up! I am a fierce hunting feline. I am legendary for my superior tracking and detective skills and I am sure I will soon find my prey! I shall not give up! At least I can still amuse myself by participating in the Awww Monday Blog hop from Comedyplus!

Selfie Sunday: I’m Ready For My Close-Up!

ZULU: As promised, you get to bask in my beauty dear readers! I even put on my special collar for this photo shoot!


ZULU: Don’t be shy! Come closer, you’re too far away.


ZULU: Come on, closer…


ZULU: That’s right….a little closer…


ZULU: Too close! TOO CLOSE!


ZULU: Perfect!

This is my Selfie Sunday for the blog hop (hosted by The Cat on My Head)


House Rules: Elbows (and legs and tails) Off the Table


FRODO and ZULU: Mom has strict house rules about us cats not being allowed on the table.


FRODO and ZULU: We have strict rules about us cats not following strict rules.

AMARULA: Alright already! Enough about you two! Here are my Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. One Thanksgiving tradition I have is: ….wait a minute…what is this thing you humans call “Thanks” and “Giving” I am not familiar with either of these terms.
  2. Black Friday is not fun anymore since the human took my credit card away.
  3. The best part about Thanksgiving Day is: standing with one paw raised over the cooked turkey until the human sees me and comes running towards me screaming “Nooooooooooooo” at which point I then merely smile causing her to spend torturous moments wondering what exactly I did to the bird and whether she should serve it. Oh I do love the holidays!
  4. One Thanksgiving: I brought a mouse into the house and deposited it in front of the human and her friends while they were eating. I must say they were less than thankful! Humans truly don’t understand the meaning of Thanksgiving.