We just realized that it's been nearly elebenty squillion days since we had a blog post (MOM!!!!!!!! Seriously! This is BEYOND embarrasing!)
We could fill our page with Mom's lame excuses, but legitimately, her computer crashed and burned and because her work computer belongs to the government she can't blog stuff on it, and the old machine that our super genius dad cobbled together is older than dirt, (and a bunch of other blah, blah, blah stuff), including that she can't get pictures from her camera to the computer (and a bunch of more excuses...) WE have had no voice in the blogosphere for ages.
Well, we want everybody to know that we do still try to keep up with everyone, and we are definitely doing Secret Paws and Christmas cards this year, so you'll be hearing from us for sure! Mom and Dad are asking Santa for a new computer for Christmas, and we've been EXTRA good (wink, wink) so we know we'll be getting one by then if not sooner!
So our apawlogies, but know that you are all in our hearts and minds (and on Mom's facebook page) and we do miss you all tons. Please grant us the serenity to not go all whappy paw upside Mom's head, but instead give her purrs of gentle (albeit impatient) understanding.
With love, your pals in the great white north of the Michigan Mitten (where November 9th shall henceforth be known as the 1st day of Winter...)
One year ago today, I became the happiest mancat in the blogosphere! August 19th, 2013, Miss Pia Bean Cole of the Colehaus Cats told the whole wide world that she had the loves for me!!!! It was a Mancat Monday of Summer Love ... but who was to know that I was the Mancat who was the focus of such floofy ginger affection!
Well, even though we live about elebenty squillion miles apart, we manage to keep our loves going through our blogs, but today was even more special. There was something super special waiting for me when I woke up this morning....
NO DUDES! IT'S FOR ME, REALLY, IT'S GOT MY NAME ON IT....
There's a card and everything... just for me!
Mom helped me read it... And it's got something reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaalllllly special in it!
LOOK! Pia made me a heart out of her beautiful furs!
Oh my, she smells like ginger sunshine!
Then, mom helped open the package and OH MY COD! I nearly fainted it was so amazing!!!!!
oh and LOOK! it says "Love and Kisses"! ( I wonder if her dad knows she said that... gulp!)
Oh my dearest 'lil bean, once again you have made me feel like luckiest mancat in the whole of the interwebs! This is the pawesomest gift ever. Mom says it's to special for me to lay on, an I sure don't want to share with those other doods (you heard me bro's, get your own special ladycat!), so we'll put it up on the wall near our giant tree so I can be near it always. Thanks so much to Ms. Stacy and especially to your mom (Thanks Mom Cole!) who helpeded you get this super special present together. Now, I'm just imagining this is truly you as I zoom in for a little kiss! MUAH! Love always from your ginger prince... Dexter pee ess: Make sure to visit the Tabby Cat Club today... there's another little something special going on over there in honor of our special day.... heh, heh, heh.... D.
We don't know exactly when this picture was taken, but Mom comed across it in the wee hours this morning when she couldn't sleep. Judging from some of the other pictures in the file I was about 8 months old. This is the youngest picture mom says she has of me and I was her teeny tiny tabby back then. Now she calls me her "giant puma kitten" on account of I'm a big ginger grown up mancat!
Also, here is a picture of my Angel Brother Yuri in his young an handsome days...
Mom says she misses her "Yur" tons... he was a barn kitty, but he was also her lover boy. She would hold him and he would purr soooooooo loud and then shower her with drool. She said she never minded because he only drooled when he felt like the happiest cat in the world. She gots a little teary eyed missing him, so I'll sign off now and snuggle with her so she's happy again. Love you Mom, miss you Angel Yuri (and pee ess, love you 'lil miss pia bean!)
So imagine my surprise when Mom, blog slacker that she's been told me
that she was going to do a post today... just for me! She said it was
a very special day because of 3 things. She said it was my day to be
on the Cats of the Cat Blogosphere calendar, AND it was Friday the 13th
and I was Black Cat, AND it was adopt a shelter cat month, so it was
kind of an "all about me" time.
Ok, so I know I'm not ALL black (they wouldn't call me Tipp otherwise), but in my heart I'm all House Panther!
Here's a little something for you, it sounds like a joke, but it's not funny, it's a great suggestion...
"What do you do if a black cat crosses your path
on Friday the 13th ???"
wasn't on a Friday the 13th, but that's what my Mom and Dad did with
me, they adopted me from the UNCats Feline Rescue, which is a group that
has a sanctuary for FeLV and FIV+ kitties.
Mom said it was a lucky day for all of us!
Which reminds me...
While some folks think that black cats on Friday the 13th are unlucky, sometimes black cats are lucky indeed! Did you know....
In Australia and Britain and other parts
of the world where black is a protective color, black cats are though to
be lucky. It was believed that their color gave them the power to ward
off negative forces.
Stroking a black cats tail can cure a sty in your eye?
A black cat in the audience of a play means a successful run?
If a black cat greets you at the door it is a lucky sign?
In the south of France, black cats are referred to as "matagots"
or "magician cats." According to local superstition, they bring good
luck to owners who feed them well and treat them with the respect they
wives kept black cats while their husbands went away to sea believing
that the black cats would prevent danger from occurring to their
husbands. These black cats were treated like royalty and were
considered so valuable that they were often stolen. At one point, they
became so expense that few fisher folk could afford them.
Advocates of FengShui remind us that cats are drawn to harmony. Therefore a happy cat is the sign of a happy, harmonious home. A figurine of a black cat is often placed in the home, facing north, to ward off evil.
In Finland black cats were thought to gently carry the souls of the dead to the other world.
See, we're awesome!
I'm feelin like a pretty lucky guy today, so Happy Friday the 13th
everyone, and I'm glad to be crossing paths with you all on this very
My girlfriend Pia's brother, Quint the Artist Cat from Colehaus Cats finds his colorful inspiration on walks in the garden and you know what? It works!!! Mom took me out for a walk with her and I found some colorful inspiration too. The color that inspires me most is, of course, the beautiful color Ginger, the color of my true loves (and my own handsome) floof! But what I happen to know is that her favorite color is Purple, and when we got outside the back door, and around the yard, and the cottage, and by the fence, and the birdbath, and the garage.... well, it was EVERYWHERE!
Mom calls them Violets... but I know from purple.
I like to hang out in all these purples while mom picks them. They are in so many places in our yard and there are even some in our woods too!
Look Pia! I picked these just for you!
So Quint found his green and it was called Kiwi...
I found my purple and I calls it 'luv....
Thinking of you my sweet 'lil bean... love, your Dexter.
According to the fabulous "Cats of the Cat Blogosphere" daily calendar, Thursday May 8th is Harry Nutkin Day!
We know we haven't been around much, but we really are still out here and all of you, our friends, are not forgotten! We do prowl around when we can, and try to keep up with you on FB too. We all are well and happy that we can finally see green grasses starting to grow again... man, we thought spring would never come. Best wishes to all our friends from your pals up north in the Cherry City... Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow