We’re Winners!

FRODO: You may remember that a couple of weeks ago 15andmeowing had a contest to give away a St. Patty’s Day catnip-filled mat as well as some catnip toys and we won! I was so happy! Amarula sometimes calls me a loser so I wasn’t sure I was eligible to enter a contest but it seems like I am in fact a WINNER! Well, I should calm down…Amarula, Zulu and me are ALL winners!

FRODO: We were so excited when the package arrived. It smelled so good!

FRODO: I went a little crazy by the smell of the catnip mat and tried to stick my head right in the envelope!

FRODO: Amarula and I had a bit of a “discussion” over who should get the mat first and I won!

AMARULA: You didn’t win! I gave you a raspberry and left! I decided that the best gift of all was the fact that the mat would keep you distracted and you would leave me alone!

ZULU: I loved the catnip toys the best! I had so much fun throwing them in the air and showing them who was boss!

FRODO: Meanwhile the catnip-filled mat did seem to drive me a little crazy!


FRODO: Finally I laid by the fire with my our new mat

FRODO: The I asked mom to tuck me in…

…it was heaven!

FRODO: At one point I wanted to be closer to the fire but did not want to leave my blankie!!

FRODO: Finally Zulu came ot join me by the fire and we had a nap in the blankie! It was a great day. Thanks 15andmeowing!


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Frodo Spices Things Up!

The Crime Scene:

The Human: OK! Who was messing around in the spice cupboard?

ZULU: Not me! I’m trying to enjoy my sunbeam.

AMARULA: Not me! I’m trying to sleep through winter in the desk drawer!

FRODO: Not me either mom! I never get into trouble!

THE HUMAN: Really Frodo!? Cause the photographic evidence seems rather damning…

FRODO: Oh Oh! I’m outta here!



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A Family that Plays (or Fights?) Together, Stays Together


ZULU: February 20 in some provinces across Canada is a holiday called “Family Day.” So in honor of this special day, all three of us felines have gotten together (a very rare occasion to get all three of us together!) for a family portrait

ZULU: Now isn’t this nice? All of us getting along. Now Frodo you have to try to curb your need to play with Amarula so we can get some photos taken…Frodo….Frodo?

ZULU: Frodo, you’re getting that look in your eyes again…

FRODO: But I just know Amarula wants a hug and is just too shy to ask…

ZULU: Oh no…

AMARULA: You have exactly three seconds to remove your paw from my belly before I release my tortitude on your as…

ZULU: Frodo…You better stop…actually, you know what…go ahead, this could be fun…I’ll just sit back here and watch the action…

FRODO: Who wants a hug….? Come and get it…

AMARULA: Nooooooooooooooooooo

FRODO: See Amarula! Aren’t hugs wonderful!?

AMARULA: I hate Family Day!

ZULU: Hee Hee. I love family day!!

FRODO: I wouldn’t trade my family for the whole world!!
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Staring Contest Showdown: And the Winner is….

AMARULA: That tunnel is mine Zulu! Back off!

ZULU: No way! It’s all mine! You got to have it all week!

AMARULA: Alright! The staring contest is on! To the death….


And a surprise entry wins….

FRODO: I sneaked in while they weren’t looking! Hee hee!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

Week 36: January 13, 2017

  1. My guiding word for 2017 is Mice. I must eat more and I must catch more. I must terrorize the human with more mice strewn about the house. Yep. Mice. It’s my guiding word of the year.
  2. _?????_________ class reunion.   I don’t understand. Class “REUNION” implies that at one point I misplaced my class. I have not. I have always been the cool, classy cat you see before you. My class and I are always one — there is no reason for us to be reunified!
  3. Truth be told I am superstitious about rabbit’s feet. I hear they bring you luck. That’s why I keep chasing that rabbit who shows up periodically in the back yard but so far my efforts have been futile. Maybe his own rabbit’s foot is actually lucky after all –but for him and not me!
  4. Lately, I have been CLASSY! Oh Yeah! See #2 above!



Monday Madness: Amarula Has Cabin Fever!

FRODO: Oh what a wondrous, magical day! You are not going to believe this…I barely believe it myself…but Amarula kissed me! I know, I know…you are incredulous…but I have photographic evidence!

FRODO: I was sitting in my box dreaming about chicken again when suddenly…

FRODO: …Amarula decided to join me! I was so happy cause I love spending quality time with my big sis even though she tends to really enjoy playing “swat Frodo with my paw” a little too much (but don’t tell her I said that please I don’t want to hurt her feelings!). Suddenly she got this strange look in her eyes…

AMARULA: I feel very strange…I think not going outside is making me stir crazy…or maybe it’s just gas…

FRODO: Suddenly she moved real close to me

AMARULA: What’s happening…what am I doing…?

FRODO: Then blam! She kissed me! It’s hard to see but I still have the wet spot on my forehead to prove it!

FRODO: She seemed a little embarrassed so I quickly looked away so she would think I didn’t notice

AMARULA: Oh my God! What have I done? The snow is going to my head! Maybe if I look away he’ll think he imagined the whole thing!

FRODO: You saw that right?! Yeah! My big sis loves me!

AMARULA:  This is all WINTER’S fault! I gotta lay off the mulled wine!

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A Box: The Best Christmas Present of All! (AND Zulu and Frodo Finally Get Their Say!)

You may remember that a little while ago the cats were playing musical boxes but there was a bit too much pushing and shoving and it looked like we needed a third box! Well, not only did aunt Sarah get the cats that cool Christmas sweater, she also got them…

…you guessed it…an empty Amazon box and the cats love it!

Naturally Amarula claimed the biggest box

But Frodo thought there was room enough in Amarula’s box for the both of them…he does so love to cuddle!

Naturally, Amarula disagreed…

and a reshuffling ensued…

Until Amarula reclaimed her rightful spot and everyone is happy with their own box! Thanks aunt Sarah!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

Week 34: December 30, 2016

  1. The highlight of my Christmas was _You just saw it!! Me getting my own big box! (though another highlight was when the human finally removed that stupid Christmas sweater! I mean really!)
  2. My New Year’s resolution is _Resolutions?! I’m against them! Besides, in case you haven’t already noticed, I’m perfect!
  3. This year, 2016, …also had a winter! Just like 2015, 2014 and so on…Surely even in Canada there are some years without a winter…right? It’s almost like it’s cyclical and comes around every nine months or so. But that can’t be right….that would be crazy!
  4. Next year, 2017, …I plan to see if I can renounce Canadian citizenship and move back to South Africa where there is no snow. NO SNOW! I wonder where that pesky human put my passport…

HOLD THE PRESSES! In an unexpected twist Amarula was moved by the holiday spirit to allow Frodo and Zulu to both have a turn at answering the Fill Ins!

Here are ZULU’S:

ZULU: Yeah!! I finally get to answer! Here I go…

  1. The highlight of my Christmas was _getting that amazing Christmas sweater! Boy, did you see how it just totally set off my chocolate brown gorgeousness?
  2. My New Year’s resolution is…ah resolutions…what was it the great philosopher Nietzsche said about New Year resolutions: Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum and by that he meant…


AMARULA: Shut up Zulu! Nobody cares about your philosophical meanderings. Move on or I will retract my offer to let you answer the Fill ins!! We don’t have all day here!


ZULU: Well I never…oh well…on to number 3…


  1. This year, 2016, I was finally able to fulfill my goal to double my grooming schedule from only 5 times a day to 10. I owe it to the ladies to look my best!
  2. Next year, 2017, …I plan to see if I help Amarula find her passport! South Africa awaits Amarula! Hee hee!


Here are FRODO’S:

FRODO: Really!? I really get to answer the Fill Ins. Boy, my big sis Amarula is the most generous and kind kitty in the whole world! Here it goes…

  1. The highlight of my Christmas was spending time with Zulu and Amarula. Especially when we all got our own boxes! I sure hope Mom gets her own box so she can join us!
  2. My New Year’s resolution is…to stop taking my toys with me to the litter box cause it seems to upset Mom. It makes the toys messy but I just worry that they will get lonely without me!
  3. This year, 2016, was wonderful! I met that lovely neighbor cat Play-Doh who loves coming to visit me in the backyard.
  4. Next year, 2017, …I promise to try to find more mice in the basement and bring them up for Mom to see. I know she loved when I did that last time cause she just screamed and screamed with joy.

Monday Madness: The Cats Play Musical Boxes!

How do you amuse yourself when it turns cold outside if you’re a feline? Musical boxes, of course!

It started with Zulu, who clearly found bliss in his box!

Then Frodo claimed a box…

Amarula got jealous that they were having fun without her…

So Amarula kicked Zulu out and claimed a box! Now I have to order something else from Amazon so everyone can have their own box!

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Sherlock Hopeless Pet Detective: Part 3 Mission Accomplished!

AMARULA (aka Sherlock Hopeless Pet Detective): As you may recall, last Monday I had finally cornered my greatest nemesis: Play-Doh (that’s right, as in that sticky, clay-like stuff kids love to play with!). Scuttlebutt among the neighborhood cats is that’s the ridiculous name her human’s gave her! Humans can be so cruel! Hee hee!


AMARULA:  I will be frank. She proved to be a greater foe than I imagined. She has nerves of steel! Neither of us proved victorious for the sidewalk showdown so we had to take the competition up a notch! It was time for the dreaded “Bouncy Belly Beatdown”. In this fierce battle maneuver, both cats display their bellies in a competition to see whose is the cutest and most rubbable. She started the Bouncy Belly Beatdown:


AMARULA: She was off to a weak start…


AMARULA: But pretty quickly she starting giving it her all by exposing what even I must admit is a very rubbable belly!


AMARULA: So then I showed her my stuff! Close up please…


AMARULA: Have you ever seen a cuter tummy? And look at that exquisite toe curl! Then I just flash my emerald green eyes and no one can resist me! I mean it’s incredible, right?!


AMARULA: Finally we had to admit that both our tummies were incredibly cute and call a tie. So we moved on to the final competition: the Staredown!


AMARULA: She gave it a noble effort…


AMARULA: But finally she had to admit defeat! I was victorious! The streets, sidewalks and backyards of the neighborhood were once again mine!


AMARULA: Look at her run in fear (well, alright, maybe not so much run as saunter)! She was a worthy opponent who fought fairly so we came to a compromise that she could visit MY backyard once a week. At other times…


AMARULA: She has to stay on her side of the fence!

AMARULA: Where she and Frodo can stare longingly at one another from a distance!

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