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Neighbor Cats
Feb 18th, 2011 by Jessica

Cheetoe Watches the Neighbor's Cat

Cheetoe Watches the Neighbor's Cat

We have new neighbors in the house next door to the west, and they apparently brought with them a herd of outdoor cats.  In the past three weeks, we have seen at least four different new cats in our yard, much to the excitement of our indoor feline friends.

One problem is that two of their cats look nearly identical to Olly (solid white Turkish Angora) and Lucky (solid black American Shorthair).  When we see them running through our yard, I always think that one of our kitties somehow managed to get outside and is happily and gleefully exploring the outdoors on his own.

The other problem is that these new visitors are scaring away the birds which we are trying to attract for the entertainment of our own kitties.  On the bright side, we’re using less bird feed now.  I guess it all evens out in the end!

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Video Archive: Cheetoe Catches 7 Shrimp
Feb 16th, 2011 by Jessica

Our cat Cheetoe loves to eat dried shrimp treats. Here he is catching 7 shrimp in a row in mid-air!

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Just for Fun: Cheese in a Circle
Dec 28th, 2010 by Jessica

Cheese in a Circle, July 2006

Cheese in a Circle, July 2006

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Just for fun: Baby Cheese!
Dec 1st, 2010 by Jessica

Here’s a picture of Olly and Cheetoe sharing the top of the kitty tower at our apartment in Ahwatukee.  This was taken on July 15, 2001 just a month or two after we brought home the Cheese.  Olly was just about two years old.

Olly and Baby Cheetoe

Olly and Baby Cheetoe

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Cookin’ for the Kitties
Nov 28th, 2010 by Jessica

My kitchen skills are improving slowly.  I’m no longer afraid to cook chicken or pork, and create meals for my husband and I to eat.  I decided to take this new-found skill and make a gourmet meal for our four cats.  Yesterday, I picked up a recipe book for our kitties and went shopping this morning for ingredients.

The stuff in this “gourmet” cat food is not something I ever would have touched before: chicken livers, ground beef, bonemeal, corn oil and iodized salt for starters.  I actually cooked chicken livers.  That means I had to touch them.  Bleh!

Our four cats showed their appreciation by way of sticking their noses to the sky and walking away from their gourmet food bowls, tails in the air.  I was so proud of this fresh home-cooked kitty dinner, but they did eat a single morsel of it.

Oh well.  At least I conquered my kitchen fears and successfully cooked liver and ground beef!  At least, I think I was successful.  Maybe there’s a reason they refused to eat it…  I’ll never know…

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Just for Fun: Kitty Train
Nov 10th, 2010 by Jessica

One of these things is not like the other… One of these things just doesn’t belong… Can you tell which thing is not like the others by the time I finish my song?

Hop on the Kitty Train!  (November 10, 2006)

Cheetoe, Olly and Tumbles

Cheetoe, Olly and Tumbles

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Corn Tortillas – Kitty Style
Oct 16th, 2010 by Jessica

Olly eating a Corn Tortilla

Olly eating a Corn Tortilla

Tumbles eating a Corn Tortilla

Tumbles eating a Corn Tortilla

At lunch today Andrew had some homemade tacos on corn tortillas with pulled pork and peach salsa.  He had a few tortillas left over and decided to let the kitties get a little snackage out of them.  They look really funny when they try to snag a piece of tortilla!  Just look at that flippy fast tongue action from Tumbles.

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Just for Fun: TumbleSprawl
Oct 6th, 2010 by Jessica

Tumbles just loves to sprawl out on the carpet.  He usually does this in front of the television, and watches us while we’re watching TV.

TumbleSprawl, March 2004

TumbleSprawl, March 2004

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Just for Fun: Tumbles in the Window
Oct 2nd, 2010 by Jessica

Tumbles in the Window - February 23, 2005

Tumbles in the Window - February 23, 2005

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Just for Fun: Baby Tumbles
Sep 22nd, 2010 by Jessica

Tumbleweed on his first day home (6/2/2003)

Tumbleweed on his first day home (6/2/2003)

Tumbleweed on his first day home (6/2/2003)

Tumbleweed on his first day home (6/2/2003)

It’s baby Tumbles!  We brought Tumbleweed home on June 2, 2003.  Olly and Cheetoe were completely enamored with him.

We didn’t recognize how much our life was going to change with Tumbles.  He never stops meowing.  I’ve written on the blog about him several times before, like here and here.

He’s such a fuzzy ball of fun.  Ya gotta love the Tumbles.

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