18 January 2007

thursday thirteen

(phoned in to mom at work)

why ice storms are not good for kitties:

1. our potty room is furry, furry cold.
2. there are enchanting shadows on the ceiling from the candles & lamps, and we can’t catch them.
3. mom won’t let us sit on the kitchen table while she reads, ‘cause she’s “nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs” that we’ll swish our tails in the candle flames. (OK, I don’t guess we’d like it either.).
4. oil lamp fumes stink ferociously bad, even to a kitty
5. beans get grumpier the longer they’re without power.
6. we get stepped on more frequently, ‘cause lamp- and candle-light aren’t enough to see us by (poor beans, with their insufficient eyesight—not like US!)
7. laps go vertical—frequently without warning—as the beans get up to go toast their butts against the woodstove.
8. there are no warm windowsills for sunning.
9. there is no sun for sunning. period.
10. our suppers are below par on preparation and presentation – again with the poor lighting excuse!
11. that brown cow, cocoa, is feistier than efurr when she comes back inside from a potty trip and chases us with more vim, vigor, and vitality than is good for us.
12. nelson hogs the chair closest to the woodstove—he only leaves to eat and go potty, and if one of us gets into the chair while he’s gone, he rousts us!

And worst of all:
13. WE CAN’T VISIT OUR BLOGGIE FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we’s thinkin’ of yas all, and wonderin’ what’s going on in the blogosphere. mom has read all y’all’s comments and told us about ‘em, but it’s nefurr the same as really seein’ ‘em for yourself! an’ she can’t take the time at work to explore bloggies, so we don’t get much news. we’ll be back eventually, though!

purrs,
nels, ed, nitro, and xingxing

18 comments:

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Oh poor you. I hope the weather will get better soon. Here in Louisiana it is a toasty 45 F today. Of course we think it is freezing! We hope you have enough wood to keep that stove running until the weather warms up and the power comes back. All your talk about the cold makes us want to snuggle. Stay warm sweeties.

Sophia, The Diva Kitty said...

Oh my - stay warm all!

Karen Jo said...

Ice storms are very bad for kitties and beans. Stay warm and watch out for those candles.

Junior said...

I hope it warms up for you! I hope it warms up for everyone!

Daisy said...

Brrrrr! That does not sound fun!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Stay warm and safe everyone! We're thinking of you all.

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

That sownds vary vary bad. I think I wood tern into an ice-sikkul if my heeted cat bed wuzn't werking!!!

Anonymous said...

to the four leggers and the beans of da house. . . been thinking 'bout y'all LOTS and trying to send as much warm thoughts and sunshine your ways as is possible. Have really wanted to call to make sure for my very self that every one is ok. . but even your auntie knows if the power is out that means the phones is out too. . . so instead I faithfully check here every day. with much, much love. . .
da auntie

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We've been thinkin' of all of you and sendin' purrs and warm thoughts! We hopes you get power soon!

Derby said...

Purrs to all of you. Stay warm and safe. Hope the storms leave you alone for a while.

Lux said...

Hang in there, all of you! And *try to stay warm!

Kimo & Sabi said...

You needs to have a big warm snugglefest in that cold weather!

One-Eyed Jack said...

We're all purring for you here, and there's four of us at the moment so that's a lot of purring, especially since my OTW can kinda purr too! I hope it warms up for you, (in a safe way, my OTW says), and in case you were wondering, and couldn't check, I just had a little infection and I got pills which I DON'T want to take, but my OTW is getting stubborn about, and I'm feeling much better! Thank you for all your kind purrs!

Oh, and Persephone says HI, Orange Cat!

brandi said...

Oh, my. We are thinking lots of warm thoughts for you. Mama remembers those nasty ice storms in Missouri, but none were as bad as you all are having. We are glad you are resourceful.
Be warm. Have lots of kittyblanket times.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I'm very very sorry you guys still don't have power! You are lucky to have that nice woodstove. Stay warm and safe!

Latte

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Hope your power comes on soon, keep warm.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no! We hope yoo all are keeping safe and warm. We haf nefurr seen an ice storm but it sownds terrybull. We haf had wind and rain storms the past two days, but nuffin like yoo are having. It's lucky yoo haf a woodburning stove. We haf one as well and are spending all owr time laying in furront of it.
Stay safe.

Pet's are 4 Life said...

omg, number 7 made me laugh out loud! My kitties don't appriciated my lap getting vertical to warm up either...lol