08 February 2009

sunday morning frost

nitro: yeah, frost. it's my butt that's frosted, howefur!! in both senses of the word. daddy is on the hiss list. boooooo! hissssss! he din't make a nice cozy fire last night OR this morning before he left for whatefur it is he left fur, an' it's so cold . . .
xing (offstage, left) : how cold is it???
n: not so cold that we would efur think of letting YOU inna nap pile, you pr. . .
MOM: Sonny, no name calling. Dad's company is taking part in a trade show, and he's the manager, so he's gotta be there even though it's Sunday. Now, behave.
n: sure. like dad behaved all night. he was out here snorin' an' mutterin' an' NOT PLAYIN' when we wanted to. an' we brought him all our best toys that cocoa hasn't eaten yet, an' all we got for our troubles was additions to the bad word list. an' i bin hafin' to wear ed's tail like a scarf to keep my delicate meower in working order so i can sing throughout the house later.
M: Well, you better stifle that singing tonight. Dad has a cold and is having trouble breathing when he lies down flat, so sleeping in the recliner helps him.
n: hah! he obviously does not haf a grasp on the nature of things in our house. beds in bedrooms is where beans sleep, an' recliners in living rooms is where cats sleep. you guys won't let us sleep in yer bed, so how come he gets to sleep in ours???
M: Mostly because he pays for the bed AND the recliner, you ingrate. It wouldn't be anything at all to you to move to the other recliner. I see you sleeping willy-nilly in all the chairs in the living room all the time. What difference does it make which one you sleep in?
n: the same difference it makes to dad, i guess. it's where i WANNA sleep.
M: Just hush your pert mouth, buster. In his case, that recliner is molded to his butt and it's more comfy. Your butt doesn't care where it's parked. Besides, you guys don't know what cold really is. Look at these pictures from Chicago--it's so cold that the birdies have to leave for warmer climates before their houses fill up with snow, and even the trees have to wear blankets!!
n: ??????
M: Yeah. So cork up.
n: corking up now, mom. (aside, to ed: jeez. she grew up there; no wonder she's so . . .)
M: WHAT??????
n: *ahem* ahhhh, no wonder you're so, um, so brave an' hardy an' stuff . . .
M: Yes, I'm sure that's what you were going to say.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Stay warm and I hope your Dad feels better! We don't like it when our peoples get sick. Purrs.

Fat Eric said...

oh dear, sorry it is so cold and your dad is ill. He definitely needs a kitty nap pile on him to help him get better, though!

I have been amusing myself jumping on mum's lap unexpectedly while she is playing on the annoying netbook that takes up valuable lap space. I did it several times today and sat on the netbook, it makes her say lots of words from the bad word list!!!

Mr. Norman Whiskers said...

It is quite cold here too. Hope your human gets well soon. Purrs

Just Ducky said...

Don't sass your mum! That is the kiss of death, no treats or cuddles could happen.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Hi guys!
We wanted to make sure you all made it through the bad storm OK. Mum was visiting Grandma in Maine and doesn't have a computer...Maine is still VERY cold and snowy but here it is a little melty.Hurray!
Hope Dad feels better!
Toby and Cupcake

Peggy's Place said...

We got a Valentine for you. You can pick it up here:

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh dear, it sounds like a rough winter at your house!

pee ess: ME gotted your message about Valentimes day - ME will try - Billy

Fat Eric said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

The Cat Realm said...

Oh gosh, you better keep cuddling up!
Happy Valentine to all of you!
The Cat Realm

The Meezers or Billy said...

hey guys - we haf missed you - is you coming to the party tomorrow?

Just Ducky said...

You guys OK? Haven't heard from you in a long time.

The Cat Realm said...

We just read at the CB that your Mom has SAD! If she can afford it tell her to buy one of those daylight lamps (you can get a nice big one for under $ 100 these days!), our maid had SAD all the time (in the winter) back in Germany and she got herself one of those lamps and put it over her desk and it sure helped!!! She even has one here now, just in case we might have a grey day, hahahahahahahahahaha.
Sorry. That wasn't nice she said.
Just have her google daylight lamps.
On another note - our maid gets plenty of sunshine every day and does not have SAD right now and STILL does not help us blog.
Go figure.
Lots of purrs
The Cat Realm

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We were reading about your Momma and we wanted to come and send her purrs and headbutts!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Our daddy putted in something called a "daylight" fixture in our kitchen, when da sun is not shining outside mom turns on da big light (it's really bright) in da kitchen and sits der. It helps a little bit. She still gets aprest ::whatja mean dats not right, daprest?:: okay, she still get a little bit daprest...so we unnerstand.

Karen Jo said...

I just read about your Mom's SAD on the CB. I hope that the longer days help her soon. I am so sorry for all the sadness you have had lately.

The Creek Cats said...

We just wanted to stop in and give you all and your mommy lots of purrs and headbonks!!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Sending your Mommy lotsa Purrrrs. We hope the sun getting up higher in the sky will help her feel better!
~ The Bunch

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Hello to our fellow Missouri kitties! We know all about the SAD thing that your Mom is going through, ours does too. And all of the deaths in your family, that most definitely makes it much worse. We will purr and purray that the longer days will help her and that we will get more nice weather here in Missouri, sitting outside helps our Momma feel much better. We are sending your Mom many (((((hugs))))).
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Artsy Catsy said...

We were so glad to hear from you on the CB, but so sorry to hear about all the sadness your Mommy has been going through. We're sending bright sunshiny purrs for her to feel better very soon.

& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Robyn Harton & The (Mostly) Badass Cat said...

We's glad to hear from yall on CB. We's sorry yall's had so many trubbles. We's sending lotsa purrs and bet the sun will make her feel better.
Alla Us Hotties

Team Tabby said...

We sure hope the lengthening days will help your mom, please give her some headbutts and purrs from us.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Anonymous said...

We also want to send bright warm vibes to your human mom so things will get back to normal soon for all of you. Hang in there, and we hope the clouds and sadness pass fast.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending lots of hugs and purrs to your mum so she can soon feel better.
We wondered where you had got to. We did leave a comment a couple of weeks or so ago but it looks like blogger must have ate it cuz we can't see it.

Lux said...

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by ... I hope it's warming up there now!

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

I like that scarf, sounds like a cute way to stay warms. Thank you for the welcome and wishes. We'll add you to the cat blog list we have started. :)

Pinky and Ash