Monday, December 31, 2007

Cat Blogosphere Award

We would like to bestow our Above And Beyond Award to The Cat Blogosphere, for all they do. We will be sending them a smaller vershun.

Friday, December 28, 2007


The snow keeps falling, everyday, in the Big Piney Woods.

A new kitty has been showing up the last few days, to eat. It is a tabby with white paws; taking up residence in one of Mistrie's beds under the deck (she is in the woodshed right now.) I followed it's tracks and they led deep into the Piney Woods, and finally ended up on the neighbors property line, so I turned around. The cat is small, very hungry, and very wild. Mistrie would love a companion, but we are hoping it already has a furrever home. I have named it Winter Storm. It looks like it could be one of Precious' kittens. Please send purrs.

In other news, we are getting company, so won't be around for New Years. We want to wish you all a safe and Happy New Years! See you when the company leaves.

~CalicoMom Toni~

Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Wonderful Gift

Momma got this picher frame from EdselsMom, Sue, for Christmouse. She got the two black kitties from EnglishSue, several years ago, and the napping kitties from EdselsMom, before she had her eye surgery. She added our pichers in, what she calls, a collage of cats. (The frame is magnetic.) It is hanging in the TV room.

~Patches Lady~

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Day After

I am exhausted, after yesterday. Momma and Daddy left us and went to the Big Gurl's house and we asided to party! Momma left us some tuna that Edsel gave us, and Santa left us mousies. We made a slight mess.

~Precious Flower~

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

The Best Christmas

The best Christmas ever
When we were very small
Sneaking down the staircase
Tiptoeing down the hall.

They were all snug in their beds
Everyone sound asleep
So we were very quiet
Tried not to make a peep

Looking at the Christmas tree
It's lights were all aglow
The moon in it's fullness
Shone down upon the snow

Two tiny kittens nestled
Under the Christmas tree
One was for my sister
The other one for me

The kittens were sleeping
In a basket side by side
In awe we looked at each other
Our exuberance hard to hide

We pinched our self in disbelief
We dare not wonder why
Running to the window
We saw Santa flying by

Scooping them up in our arms
Christmas was complete
A gift beyond compare
Two kittens, oh so sweet

~Calicomom Toni~

Weather Update: It has been snowing since yesterday. Last night, the limbs on all the trees were hanging heavy, the ornamental crab, especially gorgeous, with an inch of snow on every branch. The power went out in the middle of the night, but was back on several hours later. The wind came up, and the snow is off the trees, now. Time to dig out, until the next round.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Please Asplain

Momma tolded me that yesterday was the shortest day of the year. It seemed to me it was just as long as all the ofurr days. I had my nap times, snack times, play times, lovin my Daddy times, biscuit times in Momma's belly, chasing Patches times, watching Mittens hide from me times, watching for Mistrie times, checking out purresents under the tree times, tem-ta-shun treat times, and looking out at the marshmallow world times. Momma putted me in my soliary confinement at 9:00 PM and Daddy let me out at 5:30 AM, just like always. So where does the shortness come in?

~Precious Flower~

Friday, December 21, 2007

Time To Wake Up

I woke her up this morning
A kiss upon her nose
She promptly went back to sleep
Then I attacked her toes

~Patches Lady~
Dec., 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Two Year Anniversary

Patches says I could tell the exciting news! Today we have been blogging two years. We have met so many wonderful friends and we love you all! Here is to another year.

~Mittens Pollypaws~

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Thanks to all of your for your support in my new venture.........interior design consulatant. Momma took this picher of me to show how grown up I am now, and able to take on the asponsiblity. She says I look like a poster gurl. I have had great suggestions on a name:

Artsy Catsy suggested "Feline Design" or "Precious Interiors"?

Mr. Hendrix suggested "Precious Patterns."

What do you think?

~Precious Flower~

Pee Ess: Hi to my handsome Beezer man!!

Pee Pee Ess: Many of you were worried about me in my speshul nappin place in yesterday's post. I was fine and lay like that a lot, all akimbo. The place is at the top of the stairs. Momma and Daddy have a bedroom that has a railing going around, and it looks down over the main part of the cabin. I love to lay their and watch the goings on. It is MY speshul place.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful

We getted more of the white stuff last night, about 6 inches, I think, and it is still snowing. We are apposed to get a big storm tonight, and there is no end in sight. Momma says efurryone knows what it looks like, so no picher is needed. Snow is what we get in the Big Piney Woods, in the winter. She laughs when they say how much ofurr places are getting, cuz that is just normal for the Pacific Northwest.

Momma says efurryone is asking "are you ready for Christmas?" She says efurry year that same question is asked. She says she is ready as she will efurr be. She baked cookies and gave them away, bought and wrapped presents, put up holiday decorations. Now we are hoping for good roads as they are going to the Oldest Gurls house for Christmas. I guess that means we are going to have to nap the day away.

~Patches Lady~

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I Am TWO Today!!!

Chey and Gemini suggest I become an interior design consulatant, after seeing how well I decorated the cabin. Patches says I am still too much of a baby to start my own consulting furrm. She is always so stuffy and telling me to be more grown up. I am going to ignore her. After all, I turned two today.

I have to go plan my strategies. For example, a name for my furrm, how much to charge (I think three temptations an hour would be fair,) and someplace to set up my off-us.

~Precious Flower~

Friday, December 14, 2007


Here I am, helping Momma hang decorations on the railing.

There, that looks purrty good.

~Precious Flower~

Thursday, December 13, 2007

On Sunny Spots

To sleep
Purrchance to dream
Of mice and birds
Of sunny spots galore.

To wake
Purrchance to watch
A mouse or bird
In a sunny spot outside.

To meditate
Purrchance to think
Of mice and birds
In my sunny spot on the floor.

~Patches Lady~
Dec. 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


If you look close, you can see I am sticking my tongue out at Squirt. She is such a pest. This is MY chair, but she doesn't seem to understand the concept of "I was here first." I hope Momma doesn't see what I am doing in this picher; please don't tell her.

~Patches Lady~

Monday, December 10, 2007

A Good Start

Momma looks at me really close and says, "I love you to pieces." I say, "Merow" in my highest squeeky voice. Momma says, "oh, you little love, you little sweetie, you make me so happy." I purr loudly and say, "Merow," again. That is how we start our day, me and my Momma.

~Mittens Pollypaws~

Friday, December 07, 2007

Hide And Seek

Under the table
On the chair
High in the cat tree
Oh where, oh where.

Inside the closet
Behind the bed
Looking for Mittens
She finds Precious, instead.

~CalicoMom Toni~
Dec., 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Momma is busy hogging the computer, for days now. She is putting together photo albums. So far, she has bought five of them, and has one of all camping pictures, one on fambly stuff, one on just fowlers. These are now done. Now she is working on one she calls The Big Piney Woods, which will be all photos taken of our home, mountains, sunsets, trees, winter scenes, wildlife, etc . The last one, and the most time consuming, is called Cats, Cats, and More Cats, (it is going to take two albums for just us!!!) She says now her and Daddy can enjoy four years of digital pichers, cuz Daddy doesn't know anything about computers and doesn't want to. It is all so furry tiring.

~Patches Lady~

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Rise And Shine!!!

Marching in place
On the bed, today
I am telling you
Get up, and stay.

You can't be tired
You've napped all night
The moon has set
Soon it'll be light.

I stare at you
My eyes so black
I paw at the covers
Get out of the sack!

~Patches Lady~
Dec. 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Monday Mews

Snow, snow, and more snow!!!!

Winter has really come to the Big Piney Woods, and all of the Pacific Northwest. Even Seattle got snow! It started Saturday night, and by last night we had well over 2 feet! Then it turned to rain, so has packed, and is so heavy it is almost impossible to shovel. Yesterday, it was incredibly beautiful, a marshmallow world. The ski area is set to open on Wednesday, so hope they don't get the rain we are getting in the valley. The schools are closed and the plow has gone passed our place four times yesterday, and again early this morning. We lost reception on our dish 5 times, and had to clean it off. Luckily, we still have power, although the lights have flickered. The cats are unaffected, except when the snow slides off the roof!! Mistrie is keeping warm in the woodshed.

CalicoMom Toni

Friday, November 30, 2007

Possession Is 9/10 Of The Law

Is this my Daddy's shirt?

Oh, yes, I luvs it!!!

It belongs to me, now.

~Mittens Pollypaws~

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday Thoughts

Momma said, maybe I could be good, so she left me out in the house, last night, instead of going in my bedroom. I started out good; I stayed on the floor, then got on the bed and I snuggled on Daddy's legs, for a long time. Then, I saw a blanket monster, and had to kill it, so it didn't get Momma and chew her tosies, cuz it was right by her feet. She sat up and told me, I was inches away from going downstairs. I moved closer to Patches, who was on the edge of the bed taking her nightly bath. I inched closer and closer and then made myself real long, pushed my tosies out forward as far as they would go, until they were almost touching her. She sat up and batted at me.......well, for sure, she wanted to box, so we started a match. Momma said, "that does it," and whisked me to solitary.

Well, I slept better, not having Patches around to watch, or having to protect them from monsters. I guess Patches must protect them, as they have all their tosies.

~Precious Flower~

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cat Blogosphere Honorary Day

Mittens checking out the new calendar. She found her picture and the rest of the Big Piney Woods Cats' pictures.

We are constantly amazed by the wondrous Cat Blogosphere website, and all that is done by Mom Robyn, and all the volunteer repurrters. We want to send out our special thanks to all of you for such a wonderful place, our own newspaper. So much good is done by all of you and we don't think you get the praise you all deserve. So, in no particular order, below is a big thank you to all the repurrters, from the Big Piney Woods!!!!

In honor of all the volunteers below, we would like to make this honorary Cat Blogosphere day! Please go to their site and give them special thanks, add a banner to your blog, or do some shopping.

Sophia, Diva Kitty
The Bad Kitty Cats
Emma's Cat
Grr, Midnight & Cocoa
Mr. Hendrix
Samantha Black and Tigger
Skeezix the Cat

Also, please try to help find homes for Dina and The Six Mites. Mary Lynn has done such a wonderful job of taking in Dina (MomKitty) and socializing the lovely Mites. (Mary Lynn also does so much for everyone, so a special hats off to her.) Now they all need furrever homes!!! Check out their website, and PLEASE consider one, or more. The following is posted on their site:

Thank you all for your help. We've used Continental to fly kitties everywhere, so the mites can travel if necessary -- they charge by weight, so it wouldn't cost that much to fly a Mite! If anyone wants information on how the Mites would "fly", here is the website. If you want to adopt a mite and can't afford the flight fee, arrangements can and will be made to pay it for you! Continental website is HERE.

~CalicoMom Toni ~

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

As main spokescat for the Big Piney Woods Cats, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Momma and Daddy Happy 42nd Anniversary. Wow, that is a lot of naps! Here are seven facts about them.

1. They moved to N. Idaho from central Minnesota, 32 years ago.
2. They raised 3 children, 2 boys (one is MeezerDad) and a girl.
3. They builded houses for a living, in Idaho. Momma designed the plans for the cabin, and her and Daddy builded it. It is their tirement home.
4. Daddy USED to be a *dog* purrson, I said, USED to be.
5. Momma has always been a cat luver, her first cat was Mimi, a grayboy, she had for 12 years. She got him when she was about two.
6. In Minnesota, Momma worked as receptionist for the Burlington Northern Railway; Daddy worked in the Parts Department at Ford, in Brainerd (you know, the movie Fargo, well, that wasn't actually Brainerd in that movie.)
7. They love the outdoors, camping, fishing, (Daddy) flower gardening (Momma); but love us gurls best of all!!


Pee Esss: We gotted at least 8 inches of white stuff. It fell out of the sky and made efurrything purrty and made works for Momma and Daddy. I don't know why they just don't leave it alone!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Meezer Monday

Momma and Daddy had Fanksgiving at The Meezertwin's house.

Look at dem bloo i's.

Who is who????

~Patches Lady~

Friday, November 23, 2007


Hunter went in for her gardenladiectomy on the 20th. She is cuperating at home.

~Patches Lady~

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Meme And Award

The Meezer tagged us for a Meme........random facts about us. Here goes.......

Patches: I sneak Mitten's speshul food, so Momma has to put it up.
Mittens: I sneak Patches' and Precious' food so Momma has to put it up.
Mistrie: I have my own hidden boundaries, and never venture far from the cabin.
Precious: I wait for Momma in the morning to get her coffee, so I can make biscuits in her belly.
Patches: Momma says I am the talker of the group.
Mittens: Momma says I am the purrer of the group.
Mistrie: Momma says I am the mystery of the group. It is a mystery why I won't come in the cabin and a mystery where I came from.
Precious: Momma says I am the clown of the group.
Patches: I attack the stairs with bunny kicks when I am happy.
Mittens: I purr and talk at the same time.
Mistrie: I purr, headbutt and drool for Momma, and for her only!
Precious: I jump straight up in the air when I am surprised.

We aren't going to tag anyone cuz we think everyone has played.

Dragonheart gave us this lovely award. Thanks so much!!! There are so many friendly sites, we couldn't choose five to tag. We just know we would furrget somecat.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Daisy asked a very interesting question in my post on "Things are Afusing." She was wondering where time goes when it flies by. We know we have places we go.......the litterbox, the food bowl, the sleeping places, the hidey holes, some of us go in the Out, or up on the counters (which gets the NO word in our house.) Patches gets to go out on the upper deck. But there is not one furrless one, or kitty or woofy, for that matter, that can tell me where time goes. I know there is an hour that hides in the clocky. I think, prolly, time is up in the trees, with the birdies, that's what I think.

~Precious Flower~

Sue would like to thank all of you for your kind comments on the loss of English Daisy.

Calico Mom Toni

Monday, November 19, 2007

Till We Meet Again....

1991-1992 (?) - Nov. 19, 2007

Alone and sad
Always thinking of you
Alone and sad
and terribly blue.

"But I am here," you say
With a twitch of your tail
"I am here" you say
Not sick and frail.

In memories cherished
Never to die
In memories cherished
Please, don't cry.

I have a place
Deep in your heart
I have that place
We are never apart.

~CalicoMom Toni~
Nov. 19, 2007


Daisy's Mom, Sue, helped her to the bridge today. Daisy's Mom and I have been good internet email friends for years. Sue lives in Loughton, which is outside of London, England. Daisy came to live with her Mom Sue and Dad Stephen, 4 1/2 years ago, at the age of (about) eleven. She was an honorary Calico Girl and teleported over to our kitty napathon in January, 2006. She had a heart of gold, was timid and shy and always such a good girl, touching everyone who knew her.

She reminded me so much of my Mittens. While I never met her, I will really miss her as I feel I knew her, through Sue's many emails.

CalicoMom Toni

Saturday, November 17, 2007

We Are The Kitties

The latest book from Max is ready to order. Momma just ordered ours. You can go to Max's site, HERE or go directly to order, HERE.

~Patches Lady~

Friday, November 16, 2007

Frosty Friday

Jack Frost was here last night
The wind in the trees has a special bite
Snow covers the slopes in the mountains high
As the geese and their young begin to fly.

November transitions from warm to cold
As winter begins to take a hold
Bare trees shudder and go to sleep
Awaiting the snow so white and deep.

Soon December will enter in
And winter will say "I win, I win"
Thus, for a time, the world stands still
Bundled up warm, we wait, until

Springtime again shows her face of green
A more lovely site is never seen
As we watch life starting up anew
Something we always look forward to.

~CalicoMom Toni~
Nov, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Things Are Afusing

Momma says time is flying. It is already half past November. I wonder, if time can fly, then would it be a good thing to catch and eat, I mean release? She says birds are a no-no, but bugs are OK. She also says plants are a no-no cuz they can make me sick, but grass is OK. I am so afused.

~Precious Flower~

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Look what my mancat, Brainball, gave award!!! (Well, he gave it MOSTLY to me.) Thank you my sweetiecakes.

Momma just ordered our 2008 Cat Blogosphere calendar! Yippee! Our pichers are in it!

~Patches Lady~

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

'Tinky's Tuxie, Tosies, Tummy Tuesday

Tinky has the cutest black toe leathers,

and the purrtiest soft, white belly.

~Patches Lady~

Monday, November 12, 2007

Kitty Sitting

Momma has been going across the road to Hunter and 'Tinky's house, taking care of them while their Momma, Diane, went to Seattle. Diane is our pet nanny and we luvs her.

Look how Hunter has grown. Hunter was rescued from the woods, close to Hunters, Washington, this summer. The MeezerDad founded her and Diane asided to give her a furrever home!

This is 'Tinky, the sweetiest of tuxies.

~Patches Lady~

Friday, November 09, 2007


I am listening.........

We have a little, bitty, jumping, singing buggy. It is somewhere in the cabin. Momma calls it a cricket. I call it noisy. We also have a toad that gets into this thingy in the wall that is supposed to give us fresh air, and he makes a lot of noise. Momma goes outside and peeks in there and she can see him. She calls him Prince. Why would you call a toad Prince, I wonder.

~Precious Flower~

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

1. We don't smell you in inappropriate places.
2. We don't bark, at everything, all the time.
3. We don't have to be walked, but use our litterboxes.
4. We purr.
5. We eat slowly, and with manners.
6. All we need is a window to keep us entertained for hours.
7. We smell good, and never need a bath.
8. We don't jump up on you.
9. We treat company with respect.
10.We don't get into the garbage, strewing it all ofurr.
11. You can leave us for a few days, and we are fine.
12.We are independent, not slobbery, but we love you, just the same.
13.We are a mystery, and all furless ones like a good mystery.

Composed by Patches, with help from Mittens, Precious and Mistrie.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

To My Kitties

Painting by Nicole Jahan

My kitties give me love
Wrapped up in a purr
Sweet bundles of wonder
All covered up in fur.

Independent and elusive
A mystery to me
Strong willed, yet charming
That's the way they'll always be.

All these things endear me
To their sweet and gentle way.
I wouldn't change a thing about them
I love them more and more each day.

~CalicoMom Toni~
Nov., 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ode To Mistrie

A lone cat passes
through the shadows of the night
Quietly, unseen, unheard
Pounces with delight

The tiny mouse scurries
As the coyotes start to howl
Watch out all you rodents
Mistrie's on the prowl

~CalicoMom Toni~
November, 2007