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Amarula Has Tunnel Vision

AMARULA: Finally, a nice place I can sleep outside away from Zulu!

AMARULA: He’s behind me, isn’t he?

PLEASE NOTE: The human is away on a trip to Switzerland next week so there may be no postings or comments on other blogs-sorry!!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs! We are also participating in feline Friday by Comedy-Plus.

  1. Being me is exhausting. Believe it or not being perfect and gorgeous takes work even for me sometimes!

2.If hairballs were worth money, then I would be rich.

  1. I am proud of my tortieliciousness.

4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year whatever year it was when Egyptians worshiped cats as gods. Clearly, they really valued our superior intellect and divine beauty.


 

Frodo’s In Deep Water (A Review!)

It’s a very exciting Monday today! It’s the cats’ first product review. Disclaimer: We received a free water fountain in return for our HONEST review.

 

THE HUMAN: We were sent the Drinkwell® Zen Fountain. It holds 3.8 Liters, which is perfect for three cats and I’ve read a lot about how beneficial it is to get cats to drink more water. It’s also easy to put together and stainless steel (much better than plastic if your cat is prone to chin acne–I’m looking at you Frodo) and top-rack dishwasher safe aside from the pump. The only issue I had was that we have really hard water here and I did have to wash the fountain thoroughly once a week to prevent water spots. But that’s not a big issue. The faint sound the Zen fountain makes wasn’t loud at all and is similar to a babbling brook, which I found very soothing. In fact, I was going to move the fountain into the bathroom once the cats got used to it and I was done observing how they responded to it but I like the soothing sound so much that I’m keeping it in the living room!

But enough about what I think! Here’s how the cats reacted.

FRODO: Oh Boy! Oh Boy!! This sure looks exciting. Is it a new litter box? An electric food bowl? A magical device that will finally make Amarula love me??

ZULU: It moves and looks like a trap Amarula would devise to drown me. I’m outta here! (Seriously, as predicted, Zulu was afraid of it. It’s been two weeks and he is slowly moving closer to it but he may never take to it. But he’s afraid of his own shadow so I don’t blame the fountain!)

Frodo and Amarula took to it immediately. In Amarula’s case, something very strange happened. She actually seems to be completely enamored with it (I’m not joking). I think she must like the sound and find it soothing. I am constantly finding her laying and sleeping beside it. Sometimes she just stares at it, mesmerized. Essentially, if she’s in the house, she’s likely beside her new best friend–the Zen (appropriately named) water fountain!

AMARULA: Finally the human gets me a companion I can truly love! It tastes delicious and doesn’t try to constantly play with me.

Frodo (like Amarula) has definitely been drinking more water with the fountain.

FRODO: Yummy! This machine must somehow melt chicken and mix it with water. How else could it taste so good?!

Of course, Frodo has tried several times to actually crawl into it. But after a few wet paws, he’s finally (if slowly) learning that the fountain is not meant for swimming!

We all give the fountain five paws up! (Aside from Zulu, who remains convinced it’s a trap set by Amarula, but we hope he’ll eventually come around!)

To find out more about the fountain go to the Pet Safe/ Drinkwell website!

We’re doing the Awww Monday Blog hop from Comedyplus!

 

 

 

 

Life Behind Bars With Frodo, Zulu and Amarula!

 

BEFORE:

AFTER:

FRODO: What the heck (oh pardon my language) what the goodness is going on outside?

Ta-Dahhh!

 

THE HUMAN: Surprise! I got the cats an outdoor cat containment unit from Habitat Haven a wonderful company from nearby Toronto that makes safe outdoor areas for cats and dogs!!! They have hundreds of different kinds and sizes and they will install them or you can order them to install yourself. (PS I do not get anything in exchange for mentioning the company. I just think it’s a great idea and want other cat lovers to know their options!). I added the wood planks that the cats use as steps and places to rest (though you can also get those installed as well) and mats.

The cats can go in and out anytime they want through a cat door inserted into a Plexiglas window. If I don’t want them to go out (like at night or in the winter), I just close the inner kitchen window!

Of course, Frodo was the first to embrace it. He loves it and spends hours and hours out there:

THE HUMAN: The plan is that I will still take Frodo and Zulu out for some supervised visits outside but otherwise they can hang in the containment anytime they want.

While Frodo loves it, Zulu is taking a little bit longer to come around. Which is as expected because new things terrify him. But he is taking more and more steps outside!

ZULU: I’m not sure bars look good on me.

Amarula is likewise a bit apprehensive as she seems to think I may force her to stay behind bars with Zulu and Frodo (which I won’t)

AMARULA: While I refuse to be contained…

AMARULA: Spending a little bit of time behind bars might heighten my street cred!

FRODO: I think it’s the best gift ever, filled with perfect napping planks!

Can’t wait to see the creative ways the cats think of to use their new containment unit!

We are doing the Awww Monday Blog hop from Comedyplus!

 

 

 

 

 

Frodo Strings His Friends Along

Sometimes felines are just not on the same page!

FRODO: Why aren’t Zulu and Amarula chasing me and the string? I’ve explained the rules to them. I don’t understand what is so complicated! I pull the string and they chase me. We’d have so much fun! What’s wrong?

ZULU: This does not look like string woven from Egyptian cotton to me! I’m certainly not playing with common household string! What the heck is Frodo thinking?

AMARULA: Who told Frodo that I have a weakness for string? I will not look at the string…I will not look at the string…String drives me crazy and really brings out my playful side but I will not give in and play with that Marmalade Miscreant!

FRODO: Sigh…I must be doing something wrong. Surely they would want to play with me, right? This is all my fault somehow…Is it possible I’m not as lovable as I think I am?

ZULU: I mean, is this stuff even made of cotton!? Gasp…oh my God…is it…could it be…polyester?

AMARULA: Frodo is my enemy…String is my enemy…I will not be tempted to play with the Marmalade Miscreant…

FRODO: Nah! Of course I’m as lovable as I think I am! Alright, I’m gonna grab the string and give it one more go…

ZULU: If I touch the string I wonder if I could figure out its thread count…But if it’s cheap polyester and it touches my delicate skin will that cause permanent damage?

AMARULA: Look away! Look away! I will not give in to the sweet siren call of string…well, maybe just one quick peek…

We are doing the Awww Monday Blog hop from Comedyplus!


Who’s In the Driver’s Seat?

AMARULA: What are you doing here Zulu?? This is my seat!

ZULU: No it isn’t Amarula. I use it all the time to enjoy sunpuddles. Look, I’ll show you how it’s done!

AMARULA: No way! Let’s just each stick to our own corners.

ZULU: Fine have it your way!

ZULU: Are you sure you don’t want to watch me groom myself? There is so much I could teach you! God knows you could use some practice!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs! We are also participating in feline Friday by Comedy-Plus.

 

  1. I would like tickets to the new Mamma Mia Movie. All right, I admit it, I’m an ABBA fan! I’m not ashamed! Cats can have musical passions too you know!
  2. Please don’t ask me to _________. Just don’t ask me anything. Humans ASK. Torties ORDER.
  3. I’d rather ORDER than ASK. See #2 above.
  4. By this time next year, I will have amassed enough wealth via selling refurbished litter boxes on Amazon.com to live out my days on my island escape in the Bahamas away from Frodo the Feckless and Zulu the Zero!!

Amarula Closes The Book On Cuteness!

Shhhhhh! Amarula looking incredibly cute as she sleeps on my bookshelf!

So cute…I gotta take a photo!

AMARULA:  Is that a camera click I hear? Put it away now or taste the terror of my claws of death! No one should see me sleeping. I am terrifying not cute!

AMARULA: Come back here with that camera!!!

We are doing the Awww Monday Blog hop from Comedyplus!

Guess Who’s Back?

It’s Tony! He’s the neighbor’s cat who comes to visit my backyard sometimes. You may remember that Frodo befriended him and then was promptly let astray.

Tony clearly feels very comfortable here.

Amarula is not so enamored with Tony!

Zulu has not made up his mind yet…

ZULU: He has such nice fluffy fur. Is it possible that this Tony character is as good looking as me? That will not do…

Frodo was quick to welcome Tony back for the first visit of the summer as Amarula looked on cautiously!

FRODO: Yippee! Tony, my brother from another mother!

Amarula could not decided whether she wanted to let Tony stay or not…

Finally Amarula let the two boys hang out together!

After all, who could say no to that face?!

We are doing the Awww Monday Blog hop from Comedyplus!

AMARULA: The work day begins when I say it begins and right now I have a litter box in need of some attention!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

  1. Fireworks go off every time I enter a room. My very presence is just that exciting!
  2. My favorite 4th of July picnic food is hotdogs. Sadly, I have since learned that they don’t actually contain dogs.
  3. I begin every day with fireworks. It’s just the way I roll cause I am cool like that!
  4. Unsliced bread_is the best thing since sliced bread. It’s just easier to shove in your mouth when it’s not sliced!

Amarula: Caught In the Act of Being Cute!

AMARULA: Yummy yummy catnip-covered toys!

AMARULA: Hey, What’s going on here?

AMARULA: Did I say you could photograph me in one of my cute, playful moments??

AMARULA: No! I certainly did not! No siree!

We are joining Feline Friday from Comedy Plus.

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

  1. My favorite Disney character nemesis is Mickey the Mouse. One day my friend you shall be mine. One day!_
  2. If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be age _tortie’s are timeless! Age matters not as long as my claws and canines stay sharp!
  3. __Keeping Frodo and Zulu in line_ is my NOT SO secret talent.
  4. Life is like a box of…litter. It’s messy with many dangers buried deep inside. But it’s also wonderful once you just dig in and let loose!