Posts

The Best Seat In The House

ZULU: Mom’s lap is always the best seat in the house!

ZULU: And after my brave investigative efforts on Monday, mom rewarded me by letting me sit in her lap for a whole afternoon!!

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

1. October is the perfect time to _celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving which is on Monday Oct 9 this year! The human always gives us some turkey!!

2. Halloween _is the best night to terrorize young children and steal their candy! I am so dark they don’t see me when I stand in front of their feet to trip them! Boo! Mwahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

3. Every October, I  start plotting out how I am gonna get my passport and papers in order so I can fly back to South Africa (from where the Human stole me from the streets) and avoid the upcoming Canadian winter.

4. My experience with the supernatural world is plenty!! Cause I am SUPER and ALL NATURAL! (unlike Zulu who has had work done–and don’t let him tell you otherwise)!

Psssssssssst! Frodo Has A Secret!

FRODO: Zulu, come closer I gotta tell you a real important secret.

ZULU: I don’t like the look in your eyes Frodo! I have fallen for that one too many times!

FRODO: No really, Zulu, just move in a little closer…it’s real, real important

FRODO: Gotcha!! Now I am gonna slobber you with kisses! It works every time!

ZULU: Not the ears! Not the ears!

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

  1. I would never be friends with someone who… what is this thing you call “friend”? I don’t understand. I have worshipers only.
  2. I will never refuse __to speak about myself– that would just be cruel to a world that so desperately needs to hear about my greatness!_
  3. I have never been to __Cat Island in Japan , but  I know they would make me their queen if I ever visited!!
  4. When it comes to   __what I want most right now   , I  think most about Phoebe from 15andmeowing who is not feeling well and I (along with Frodo and Zulu) send her and her family lots of love!! It’s the only thing the three of us can agree on!

Being The Boss Is Hard Work

AMARULA: Why am I napping you might ask? Because I have spent the day overseeing the construction of the neighbor’s deck…and it does NOT meet with my approval. They refused to take any of my suggestions!

AMARULA: Where are the scratching posts? Where is the flat-screen TV to watch my favorite Garfield reruns?

AMARULA: And where are the private alcoves for litter boxes?

AMARULA: Humans just have no sense of aesthetics and decor!

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

Week 70: September 8, 2017

  1. September bucket list:  1) torment Frodo, 2)  torment Zulu , 3) repeat 1 and 2
    2. If I came with a warning label, it would say something along the lines of that quote by Joanne Clancy — ‘Be the kind of woman feline who, when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says Oh, no! She’s up.’
  2. Truth be told, what is this thing you call Truth?? Sounds like something I would eat for breakfast!
  3. I would rather give up Friskies tuna treats for a week then endure another Canadian snow-filled winter!

 

Stop, Look, Listen…and Ignore

AMARULA: Oh yes human. I am listening to the details of your day with rapt attention. Do tell. Do tell.

AMARULA: Just wake me up when your exciting tale is over. And has anyone ever told you that you make a better door than a window!? Now move out of the way of my sunbeams!

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

  1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to my backyard bird feeder. Though the little buggers have thus far eluded my grasp, I bet it’s the best restaurant in town.
  2. My favorite room in my home is any room where Frodo and Zulu are not.
  3. Back-to-school time makes me think of the peace that will return to my kingdom once all those screaming little humans have gone back to their September prisons.
  4. My favorite year of school was…School! I didn’t go to school. I school others in the ways of Tortietude!! And the teacher is always in!

 

The Coveted Window Seat

Today Amarula learned why the window seat isn’t always the best seat in the house:

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

  1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is _look menacing and gorgeous in equal measure!
  2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is _update my list of nemeses—it just keeps growing –I can never keep up.
  3. I could really do without …you know what I’m gonna say…Frodo the Creamsicle Cretin and Zulu the Zero
  4. I would love to have more mirrors in the house so I could constantly be reminded of my own stunning Tortieness and my own private litter box. It’s so beneath me to share                                  .

 

The Sad Fate of Amarula’s Hexagon of Happiness

AMARULA: Ah, finally a few moments to myself in my beloved Hexagon of Happiness

AMARULA: Now I can finally take a well-earned nap…wait a minute…I sense something evil headed this way…

AMARULA: Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!

FRODO: Hey big sis. That sure looks cozy! Can you scooch over so I can come in too?

AMARULA: Get away from my one-cat-only Hexagon!

FRODO: Looks more to me like a Cube of Companionship! Push over!

AMARULA: A cube!! Fool! Do you know nothing about math, geometry and the importance of right angles!? This is clearly a Six-sided Hexagon of Solitude, now don’t you dare come in here!

FRODO: Come on Sis! I see plenty of room in there!

AMARULA: Get down! Get down or you’ll break the whole thing!

FRODO: I’m turning this HexaGON into a HexaCome-On-In! Wheeeeeee!

AMARULA: Thank God I had the foresight to install an escape hatch!

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

  1. My next _Hexagon of Happiness_ will be better hidden from Frodo!
  2. Fireworks scare the bejesus out of me! But I really feel sorry for the sky who must be experiencing terrible indigestion to create such terrible sights and sounds!
  3. Freedom is what I plan to actually experience one day when I can finally figure out how to take off the horrible collar the human makes me wear! Damn I wish I had thumbs!
  4. This week, I am thankful that I live in Canada; the best cat-loving country in the world! While I complain that my Human took me from Africa and moved me to a land filled with snow for half the year, I know how lucky I am to live here! (But don’t tell the Human I said that!)

 

Frodo Tries To Get His Foot In The Door

 

It’s the human here! I made the mistake of trying to close my office door to actually get some work done. Someone had different ideas…any guess who?

At first Frodo was quite patient

Frodo’s patience did not last long! Now I know how the scratches got at the bottom of the door!

You have to admire his persistence!

Even Zulu tried to get in on the act

Success!

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

  1. A law I would like to see passed is _all catnip and Temptation tuna treats must be immediately surrendered to the best looking tortie in a 5-mile vicinity!
  2. My favorite card game is _Go fish, of course.
  3. With Summer unofficially here,  I can reclaim my dominion over the great outdoors .
  4. A favourite Summer memory is  when I first met my true love Charlie (who has sadly moved!).

An Uninvited Guest

AMARULA: I am in a bad mood! Wanna guess why?

AMARULA: My number one nemesis Frodo. As per usual, I was having a pleasant nap and the Orange Menace snuck up on me.

AMARULA: All I have to do is give him one good kick with my back leg and he would roll right off the couch! Should I do it?

AMARULA: Well maybe I won’t bother just this once. As long as he doesn’t snuggle closer! Best I conserve my energy for chasing all the squirrels in the back yard!

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

  1. My idea of roughing it is what you see above! Letting Frodo nap near me without beating him up! I truly am a martyr. I should be sainted really!

2. I never get sick of talking about myself of course! Just as I am sure, dear readers, you never get sick of hearing about me!

  1. My youth returns in full force every time I get a sniff of catnip or spend time chasing Frodo and Zulu around.
  2. My “golden years” would be a lot more golden if the Orange Menace and Zulu the Zero were not around!

Nap Time Interrupted…Again!

AMARULA: Doh dee doh…oh I am so looking forward to my nap. I got my favorite scratcher beside me and there’s no sign of Frodo nearby (so he can’t interrupt my nap like last time) so I can enjoy a pleasant snooze….

AMARULA: What the…? Where did you come from!?!

AMARULA: Get off my scratcher Zulu!

ZULU: Hey there Amarula. I know how much you hate to nap alone and how much you love to share your things so I thought I would join you. Hehehehe…Pftsssssst!

AMARULA: Do you see what I have to put up with!!

 

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

Week 47: March 31, 2017

 

  1. The first thing I think about in the morning is how can I best terrorize Frodo and Zulu today?

 

  1. The last thing I think about before sleep is _Have I done enough to terrorize Frodo and Zulu today?

 

  1. I am looking forward to finally finding my passport and returning to South Africa from whence the Human stole me (naturally I would have to burn Frodo and Zulu’s passport to make sure they don’t follow me there!).

 

  1. I am so pleased when at the end of the day I’ve gotten lots of attention, treats and mice and I can fall asleep knowing that the day has been all about me and I’ve really put the “I” in tortie once again!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

The cats all want to wish you a happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

AMARULA: Speak for yourself! I don’t want to wish anyone anything! And certainly not a happy day!

AMARULA: Get this off me…oh the indignity!

AMARULA: That’s right human… just a little closer…just get a little closer and you’ll be drinking green beer in the emergency room!

ZULU: You who…over here…mom…take my photo!

ZULU: Oh no my eyes were closed! Try again!

ZULU: Oh yeah! That’s my good side…hey ladies! Now let’s try one with the hat too!!

ZULU: I almost feel bad that one cat can look so darn good!

AMARULA: Ha! You look like a cross between a pimp and the Green Goblin Zulu!

ZULU: Quiet Amarula! You’re just jealous of my inner suaveness and gorgeousness! Hey Ladies!

…and then there’s Frodo…he partied just a little too hard on green catnip…

FRODO: Happy St Patty’s day!

IMPORTANT: pls visit fellow cat blogger Frimousse’s site (lives in France) he was just diagnosed with cancer and is not doing well!

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

  1. The oldest item in my home is the mouse I hid behind the fridge that the human has still not found!
  2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is _see above (yep, I also hid one IN the refrigerator!).
  3.  My family heritage is NOT the result of a co-mingling of road tar and a pumpkin exploding (as Zulu would have you believe) Rather my heritage includes some African lion, Tasmanian devil and wild boar with just a dash of stallion (that’s where I get my effortless grace from)
  4. My favorite family tradition is beating up on Zulu and Frodo…ok ok I admit it’s not actually an allowable family tradition BUT IT SHOULD BE!