Sunday, January 24, 2021

Raccoons

 I have never seen one of these but mom has. 


She said at the old house there was 
one that started
hanging around. Looked really sick 
so mom called
to have it picked up.

This is a raccoon. 
Did you know that the raccoon is
the wild animal for the state of TN.,
our state symbol. It became our
wild animal symbol in 1971.

Raccoon Facts

Raccoons are highly intelligent and curious creatures, but they can also be a nuisance to any homeowner. These nocturnal mammals can destroy gardens, make a mess by tipping over garbage cans, and can cause structural damage in search for food.  The can range in size  to 12" tall; 24-38" long; 14-23 lbs. and their average lifespan in the wild is only 2 to 3 years. Although raccoons only live 2-3 years in the wild, a raccoon can live up to 20 years in captivity.

Nocturnal in nature, raccoons are mostly active at nighttime. Females are called sows. They usually give birth to 1-6 baby kits in April or May. Raccoons communicate with each other using over 200 different sounds and 12-15 different calls. A raccoons possess amazing dexterity that gives them the ability to open doors, jars, bottles and latches. Did you know that a  raccoon will rinse its food in water prior to eating it. When there is no water close by, a raccoon will still rub its food to remove debris. Some hypothesize that the purpose of a raccoon's black mask is to reduce glare, helping it to see better in the dark.

Interesting little critters. 

CheyAnna Bella    

Friday, January 22, 2021

Different Looks

 Mom says that I am beautiful. She says that I am beautiful in a very colorful and bright way.

She says Rat Muffin is beautiful also. That she is beautiful in an 
regal, exotic way. Something to do with that triangle face.

Where I have bright bold green eyes, Misty's are darker
and not as bright. 
We are different for sure but mom says she loves
us both the same but also different.

She tells me she loves me special cause
I was her first and I will always hold a special
spot in her heart. She says she loves the Rat
in a special way cause she is a baby and cause
the Rat shows her how much she loves mom.

Oh well, I love mom, I just
don't show it like the Rat.

Lily Bit





Package of Dynamite

      I am right at 3.5 months old now. Can you believe

          that? Mom says I am still very tiny.  I am a small

       package of dynamite! 

I love the run!

I like to play too.


I like to play too.



A friend of mom's sent me and Lily

these springs to play with. 

Lily don't care for them much. 


I love to sleep too.




Esp. if I am sleeping on my mom.



I love my mom. 

I can be sound asleep and mom get 

up to leave the room, and just like

magic, I am behind her. I just like

to be around her.

Oh and let her go to take a bath!!!

I am in the tub at the back waiting for 

the water to catch up to me.

Mom says that just not right.

She thought cats did not like water.

Oh well, I keep her on her toes!

Misty River



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Springs and Tub Play


Monday the cat girls got these in the mail from a friend of mine that lives in Massachusetts. They are plastic springs, cat toys. 

My babes are so well loved. 

About a week or so ago threw some balls and pom poms in the 
tub. Misty had a ball in there slapping balls around.

Then one evening I was in the living room and I heard her in the 
tub playing. I keep the balls in there for her. But after a while I noticed
the balls and pom poms were gone. She plays but when she is done she
grabs them and takes them with her. 

So last night I hear her in there again...playing. I go and look and she has
taken a spring to the tub with her. She is in there batting it around. 
She stayed in there for over 30 mins, just slapping and playing. 

My guess is that she realized that if she plays in the living room or 
dining room the ball usually ends up on the stairs. In 
the tub it is contained and don't get away from her. 
Smart little muffin. 
However, when she was ready to stop playing, she
took her spring and left. 

Yesterday afternoon, and usually once a week I end up
picking up toys off the stairs where they have been batted
down there. I used to think that Lily Bit would line up
her pom poms at night while I slept and bat them off through
the rails and right down the stairs!

Lily girls.

Pam
The furs said HI...



Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Unknown

 Lily likes to sit up high and look out into the unknown.


Misty River



Saturday, January 16, 2021

Waking Mom and Stealing the Show

 Saturday morning I got mom up at 6:15, and I have learned a new way of doing it.....

To begin with I would sit at the side of the bed or right at the bedroom door and meow.

Then I got wild and decided to run across mom's upper body. She wakes up laughing, she never gets on to me. But the fun has run out of those ways so I found the NEW way.

Mom has this big fan that hangs over the end of her bed, and there is this chain that hangs from that. I have learned if I jump up, I can hit that chain and make a rattle noise that wakes mom. That is how I got her up Saturday morning. 

Mom got up laughing, opened the door to Misty's room and we moved on. To the dining room we went to fill the bowls. Mom went straight to the couch and out she went. 

Misty and I were just doing our own thing but then Misty got tired. I did too but I go to the top of the cat tree, Misty however goes to mom. She is always trying to steal the show.

Mom woke later and since her phone was there, she took these pics.

Misty sleeping....

:



And these next ones were taken Friday night before we
all went to bed. 






Mom says she is just a bottle baby. Lots of people told mom
that she probably will never out grow being a bottle/mommy baby.

Lily Bit






Us

 This is us....

Lily Bit


Me - Chey

 And Misty River

In the early hours of Saturday morn.

Chey




Such a Mess

"This child is such a mess", is what mom says. 


Last night mom was running her water for a bath, turned 
around and when she looked back this is the site she saw.  See the water line?

I just think she is a show off! 

Lily Bit

Friday, January 15, 2021

Snuggle Buddy

 My snuggle bunny is Chey. She lets me lay on her when I nap.


Isn't that sweet?

Misty




Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Floating in the Tub

                 HAHA....Look at this folks!

Amber, mom's daughter, guess that makes her my sister?? haha
Anyway, Amber used to be my mom before my other mom
(mom's mom)....are you still with me? Anyway, Amber
used to be my mom at one point. 

Now how did I get off on that subject? Who knows, 
I was headed on telling you that Amber
sent that Tick Toc pic to mom. 
Why would she do that?
Well, it seems that mom adopted a Rat Muffin
that is really interested in the water. 

Mom says that she don't think Misty loves
the water but she is interested in it.
Since being here she has fallen in the 
water in the tub once, while mom was draining
the tub. Then another time she just jumped in 
when mom was filling the tub. 

Every time Rat Muffin hears the tub water
running she takes off running herself.
While mom takes a bath, Rat Muffin sits
on the side of the tub.

However, one night last week mom laid back to
soak her old back and BAM....
Rat Muffin jumped right in on her tummy.
Since then she either jumps in on mom's leg cause
mom never puts a lot of water in and wants to 
sit there or reaches out her paw trying
to get mom to move closer to that side of the
tub so she can jump on moms leg. 

With that all being said, mom had told
Amber about it and then last night Amber sent
that pic to mom.
Yep, since moving here, going through stuff of
my 2nd mom and some of this mom's stuff 
she has a lot of empty bins like that and plans
on seeing if Rat Muffin like
floating in the tub.

Oh by the way, mom told me to stop calling
her Rat Muffin, so if you don't know who I mean,
I am talking about Misty River. Hey maybe that 
is it, maybe she likes water cause her middle
name is River!!!

I am pretty smart, aren't I?
Chey




Monday, January 11, 2021

Hard to See

 Sunday night mom was having one of those nights, you know the ones, where you can not go to sleep!!

She laid in bed and was TRYING to watch TV. Only she said I was making it a tad hard for her to be able to see much. 


Really don't have a clue at what she is talking about!



Lily Bit


Raccoons

 I have never seen one of these but mom has.  She said at the old house there was  one that started hanging around. Looked really sick  so m...