Friday, June 30, 2006

Keeping In Shape

Justs because the 'lympics are over, that doesn't mean I can stop doing yoga.
Mittens Pollypaws

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Present For Dad


Yes, Momma, what is it?" I asked in my softest voice. I could tell she was upset by the crackly tone in her voice; it was too high and spikey.

"What is this," she asked............. no, she demanded to know. Her arms were crossed and she was pointing at my "statement" with her toe.

"Mittens did it," I whispered as I felt my tail growing.

"Patches, I KNOW you did it, you have done it before, two other times to be exact. When Daddy goes fishing and stays overnight. Don't give me that innocent look."

"Max told me to do it," I explained, as I felt my tail move on it's own.

"Dont blame Max," she almost shouted at me."

"Maybe Mistrie got in and did it," I said, a little louder. I could feel my tail growing longer.

She just looked at me, shook her head, and got a paper towel.

Oh, well, I always wanted a long tail, like Buddah.

Patches Lady

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Raising Squirrels

This is Leigh, the oldest Boyson, who lives on Sugar Mountain with his wife, Paige; Billie, the ginger girl cat; and Princess, the woofie. They have become foster parents to two motherless squirrels.

The neighbor lady, who takes in homeless critters, told them there was one of each; boy and girl. She gave Leigh and Paige some kitten milk to hand feed them. (This one has a hurt leg.) They are doing fine!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

4th Of July

Here are the Pet Uneas. Momma started the plant from a tiny bedding plant from the greenhouse. The Pet Uneas grow daily and require more care than a baby, Momma says.

Momma and Daddy decide to stay home this year for the 4th of July. The Girl-daughter and the little girl wafer are coming from Winnemucca, Nevada, and the other Girl-daughter and her husband and the little boy wafer are coming from Hauser Lake with their trailer. Then the Boy-son and his wife from Sugar Mountain are coming and, maybe, the Boy-son from Bear Butte Road. Are you confused yet, we are!! Mittens said she is going to hide........not me, I love company!

Momma says they can all camp here in the Big Piney Woods! Problem solved....

Patches Lady

P. S. Some of you asked about us going camping. I go, no problem, but Mittens would rather stay home. Momma promised me that sometime she will tell you about our trips south in the winter.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Yard Work

Yesterday, Daddy was riding on the big grass eating monster. When it would get full, he would dump it's stomach (It has two of them, they are black and you can see everything it eats!!!) and then get back on, so it could gobble more. (Counter productive if you ask me.)

Momma was watering her many flowers, which Daddy says there are WAY too many of, because how are they going to be able to go camping now? He says you can't expect the neighbors to spend a bazillion hours watering your stuff. So does that mean they won't be leaving to go camping like they usually do every summer, for the 4th of July family celebration??? Stay tuned.......

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Gree Is Coming

Gree is coming to visit! Her Momma let us know last night to expect her today. Mistrie is waiting and very excited. Gree is one of Mistrie's new bestest friends (along with Princess Mia.)

The following events are planned:

1. Watching fish in the big pond.
2. Taking a nap
3. Having some catnip.
4. Taking a nap.
5. Go to the best mouse hunting grounds.
6. Take a nap.
7. Climb the climbing tree.
8. Take a nap.
9. Hang out and visit.
10.Take a nap.

We need to send healing thoughts and prayers to Grandma at House of the (Mostly) Black Cats on Tuesday. She is having some sort of heart thingy done. We wish her well and know all our friends will join us.

Patches Lady

Saturday, June 24, 2006


Sometimes naughtiness just takes over my life. Take last night, for example. At 2:00 AM I just had to get them up. I was up, they should be up, too. Mittens was snoring away next to Momma, she is safe there. I tried all the tricks, yowling by the food bowl downstairs, walking on them, licking them, talking away. It didn't work, Momma just yelled at me to shut up and stop it.

Later on, after they finally got up, I attacked Mittens, who was on her chair under the dining room table. I actually pounced on her and she set up the worst kind of fuss ever. Of course, Momma came running and shouted at me, and clapped her hands together, getting really cross, yelling at me to stop it. I am so misunderstood......

Patches Lady

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Let's all send healing love purrs to Meezer Mom..

Momma Toni

Friday, June 23, 2006

Thinking To Myself

Patches: (thinking to myself) I will raise my paw, maybe that way Momma will pay attention to me.

Mom: OK, Patches, what do you want?

Patches: Please give me and Mittens and Mistrie extra stinky goodness because we have been so good.

Mom: No, once a day.

Patches: (thinking to myself) I shall walk all over her tonight.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Long Days

Momma said yesterday was the longest day of the year. I thought all the days were the same length. I may have to adjust my naps....... possibly, maybe take more. She said Dec. 21 is the shortest day. I suppose my naps will be cut in half then!! I feel tired thinking about this.

Mittens Pollypaws

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Catolympic Pictures

Here are a couple of pictures, taken during the games.

Mittens in her curl; she got honorable mention.

Patches poses below the balance beam.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Mistrie's New Friends

Mistrie has two new best friends. They are Princess Mia and Gree. She spent a lot of time with them at the Catolympics, and they forged quite a furrendship. Mistrie took them out in the woods and showed them some hunting tricks. Mia told her all about the big city of Houston, Texas and her Dad's BBQ skills. Gree shared adventures at the House Of The (Mostly) Black Cats and what went into making their new blog. They even had breakfast on the deck the next day. Mistrie says Mia and Gree can teleport over anytime. Momma is calling them "The Happy Threesome."

On a more serious note, Mistrie brought a dead bat and put it by the back door sometime in the night. Momma says this is not good, she worries about rabies. Momma read, though, that the bat has to bite you.......rabies is carried in the saliva.

Patches Lady

Monday, June 19, 2006

Catolympic Medals

I won a gold in tub soccer. It was most unexpected because I only signed up for that at the last minute. Momma and all us girls want to congratulate everyone that participated in the games. Also, how much fun we had hosting it. She also wants to thank everyone who helped pull it all together and make it such an exciting event.

She says, if you want, she will personalize your medal too, like she did mine. Just email her the following: (Our email address is in the sidebar, under our profile)

Winner's Name
Medal Color
Size (Large or Small)

Momma put mine in the sidebar next to the catolympic banner.

Please go read FINAL THOUGHTS on the Catolympic Site.

Patches Lady

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Lighting Ceremony Pictures

The lighting ceremony for the Catolympics last night was viewed by thousands as ESPN filmed the event. Go to the Catolympic Site and follow the exciting events as they unfold today.

Mistrie lights the cauldron

Some of our runners pose under the cauldron.
Left to Right: Max, Beau, Smeagol, Mistrie, Timmy, Miles, Mattingly
Seated: Egypt and Mia

Friday, June 16, 2006

A Visit With Max

Max made it here yesterday afternoon. We had a great feast and a wonderful visit. We learned a lot about life as a Catifornia cat and especially living with Buddah.

Max was so excited, he couldn't contain himself, as he told us about all his adventures on the highway. Max swung through Boise and was met by Jim Risch, the newly appointed governor. He stayed for lunch, wondering why picketers were outside the capital building. Mr. Risch said something about "property tax evaluations and people upset," but wouldn't elaborate. Max was most impressed with Hell's Canyon on the Oregon/Idaho border and even stopped at a roadside farmers market to price Idaho spuds for his Mom. Here you see how excited he was. He was too excited to eat!!
Momma gave him some petting and he finally calmed down.

He was pretty tired, so had a nice long nap.

After he napped, the four of us got together on the stairs; Mistrie even came in.
(Max has taught us a lot. He is one crazy cat!!!)

The lighting ceremony is tonight. For a full report, go to the Catolympics site and watch the lighting of the torch at 6PM PST. Follow the Catolympic games there.

Patches Lady

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Torch Is Here!!!

Yipee, the torch arrived. After many miles and many cats passing it on, it finally has arrived at it's final destination. Here are pictures as things unfolded.

Mittens and Patches wait patiently.

Mistrie hears lots of noise as Max and an entourage of excited participants, family and friends enter the Big Piney Woods.

Max, oh have arrived!!!!!

Mistrie takes the torch over to the main Catolympic Center where the cauldron is. She will set it in a holder until tomorrow night's lighting ceremony.

After safely putting the torch in it's holder, we welcomed Max with lots of stinky goodness, fresh water, and crunchies. Full report on Max's visit tomorrow. We hope Max will stay here rather than teleporting home, until after the nap-a-thon.

Great News Update About Edsel's Mom~~~ SHE IS HOME!!!


Patches and Mittens told me today is the day! This is so exciting; imagine the torch coming to me!!! Imagine!! What an honor.

I am patroling the yard, making sure it is in tip-top shape for all the company. I have warned the geese to be on their best behavior, they tend to poop all over the place. They are molting right now, I had to pick up feathers they dropped all over.

Stay Tuned.......

Mistrie Rose

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Is He Here Yet?

Mom: What are you girls doing?
Patches: Watching for Max. Will he come through that snow?
Mom: You are looking North, he will be coming from the South, from sunny Catifornia. You are still a day early anyway, he won't be here until tomorrow.
Patches: How many naps is that, Momma?
Mom: Oh, it depends, probably about eight.
Patches: Lets go take one, Mittens, then it will only be seven.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006



All of us in the Big Piney Woods will be thinking of Edsel's Mom, Sue, today. Leave us a comment here, if you joined in the healing/prayer chain. I will send a copy of this post to her, when she if feeling better.

Here are the times:

lst........5:00 PST; 6:00 MST; 7:00 CST; 8:00 EST (Time surgery is to start)
2nd......10:00 PST; 11:00 MST; 12:00 CST; 1:00 p.m. EST
Anytime you wish, if you can't make these times.
Please remember: You don't have to be on your can post your comment later.

Toni Momma

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Healing/Prayer Chain

Note from Momma:

Edsel's Mom is having her surgery tomorrow. I just heard back from her regarding time of surgery. The following are the times (AM): healing/prayer chain tomorrow at 7:00 CST. That is 5:00 PST; 6:00 MST and 8:00 EST. Let's all send healing vibes to her, whatever your belief. Light a candle, say a prayer, cuddle your kitty and think of her. I hope everyone reading this participates. We hope you join us, if you do, leave a comment in tomorrow's post. Together, all of us.....will heal Edsel's Mom!!!

Because that is so early here in the West, lets make it an all day healing/prayer chain if you can't commit to the time above.
UPDATE: I think, because of it being so early in the West, we should have two. So I have set up the followng times: All times are AM unless noted.

  • lst........5:00 PST; 6:00 MST; 7:00 CST; 8:00 EST (Time surgery is to start)
  • 2nd......10:00 PST; 11:00 MST; 12:00 CST; 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Anytime you wish, if you can't make these times.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


As you know, we poodins are good at hypnotizing. Here I am working on hypnotizing Momma into giving me more stinky goodness.

Look into my eyes, Momma........
You are feeling sleepy.......
When I count to three, you will be under my spell... Now get me a can of salmon, please...
Oh dear......I just hypnotized myself, darn mirror.
At the count of three, I won't remember anything and be ready for a nap.

Patches Lady

Friday, June 09, 2006


Momma, I was talking to Mistrie, through the screen door, yesterday, as she was cozy in her round bed. She asked me when is it going to be the 16th, the day for Max to come and bring the torch. I forget, Momma......when is it, again? How many more naps? It seems like it is taking forever.

Mittens Pollypaws

Thursday, June 08, 2006


First of all, thanks everyone for being so worried. They are safe!

Mistrie happened to find them; she introduced herself and talked them into leaving their post so she could show them around, just like some of you thought! I guess she showed them the Catolympics track, the cauldron and the climbing tree. Then she took them out on the log that Dad did the cowboy lasso on and showed them how she can jump out on it. She also showed them some secret hunting techniques.

The picture of them is at the start of the path to Mistrie's secret hide-e-hole. Momma scooped them up and brought them in the house and decided they will only go out when she can watch them. I could take them out and watch them, Momma........please!

They are very quiet and shy. We are glad they have each other, with everything so new and strange.

Patches Lady

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Gone Missing

Momma told Sunny and Cloudy (she calls them The Twins) they could go outside, sit on one of her flowersbeds and, maybe, watch for bugs. They were more than happy to oblige. One minute they were there, the next they were gone! Momma is out looking all over for them. She said she shouldn't have let them out so soon after getting here. She hopes Victor's Mom isn't upset with her leaving them out when they are still so little and new.

Patches Lady

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

They Came, They Came!!!

Sunny and Cloudy arrived yesterday. Momma unpacked them from their kennels and we got our first glimpse of them.

Exciting news; there was a package of treats for us!

Thank you so much, Victor and Bonnie and Jennifer Mom, too!! We love them and will find a really nice hang-out for them. Thanks also, for the yummy treats.

You guys are real special. Oh, and Momma checked and said they were both girls. She was kind of hoping there was one of each and she could raise a litter or two.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Watching & Waiting

I am watching and waiting for Sunny and Cloudy to come from Victor and Bonnie. They got them at the Green Wall Garden Ornament Shelter, put them in a kennel, and shipped them to us!!!

It is a sad state of affairs, but we don't have a Green Wall Garden Ornament Shelter. Momma says the town isn't big enough to support one, although we do have a place Momma calls Wally World that has a Garden Shelter. She says they have bears holding welcome signs. I don't know......I dont think I would go into a place that had a bear at the door. Also, there is a mystical place that sells gnomes and crystals. The parents buy barks from them. I can't imagine anyone buying barks; they should at least get the woofie to go with it. (I wonder if they sell meows, too.)

There is a Chicken here that was fried in Kentucky. I think I might like that.

Patches Lady

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Chew Queen

This is exactly why Momma can't have ANY plants in the house, anymore. She used to have 50 of them, yes, F-I-F-T-Y!!! She counted them. She had a garden in the dining room of their other house. (This was before I came to live with them.) There were pretty rocks, pinecones, bird nests, mosses, driftwood. There were hanging ferns and even a resident cricket that would sing to them. Now Momma has 2, yes, T-W-O, both of them up high so Mittens can't gnaw on them. I think a floor garden would be super, but it isn't going to happen, Chew Queen saw to that.

Patches Lady

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Pet Unea

Momma says she has another pet she calls Unea. She gives it water everyday and feeds it once a week. Poor thing, must really get hungry. Well, I better not find any of my stinky goodness missing. I guess I need to start counting cans. I am not sure I like the idea of another pet, but as long as it stays outside.....Momma says it likes the rain!!!

Patches Lady

Friday, June 02, 2006

Are You Asleep???

My Dad is a good napper. He never admits it, though. When Momma asks him, "honey are you asleep," when he is all snorey in his blue chair, he will always say, "no, just resting my eyes." So, I am not sleeping, I am resting my eyes.

Edsel's Mom is having surgery on the 12th, but she won't know until the 9th the time; when we find out, we will let you know what time the healing chain will be. Mark your calendar. Go visit Edsel's blog to see a lovely picture of her and leave a happy note.

Patches Lady