Kittens in the Kitchen

Hello Humans and Furry Friends,

Alberto here. Today I want to opine on the female humans attitude about our assistance in the kitchen. Oliver and I are completely befuddled when we reach out a paw to help and it isn’t appreciated.

For instance, take Ollie’s willingness to act as sous chef. Being the stocky little fellow he is, lithe leaps onto the stovetop or the counter are not his forte, so he approaches his kitchen duties very methodically.

  

First he sits patiently, watching the human work and assessing the situation. The fact that he is a bit vertically challenged does require that he may need to stretch up to attempt to obtain a better view. Remember, Oliver is a deep thinker and serious about any task he takes on, case in point, his current Purresidential campaign. If you need to get a job done, Ollie is your cat.

  

Yet, no matter how willing Oliver is to assist the female human, she never seems to appreciate the fact that he wants to lend a paw for  the task at hand. 

As for me, I prefer a more casual approach. My strength and length allow me to leap onto counters in a single bound, so I choose to peruse the cooking situation from my perch on the kitchen window while I snack on some nice wheatgrass. 

  

The female human does not appear to appreciate my services as supervisor and she is constantly removing me from my lookout post.

In light of the human’s less than gracious attitude toward our services while she is cooking, Oliver and I determined we would find another task more suited to our tastes and talents. We happily took up our new post and still the female human complained. Sheesh, go figure. 

  
If any of you felines or other furry creatures have any suggestions as to how we can better extend a paw of help, please chime in and let us know. We may be young but we are always willing to learn.

Your friend Alberto (Contador)

  

Oliver Takes the Today Show to Task

Hello Humans and My Furry Friends and Supporters,

Oliver here. It appears that my declaration of candidacy for Purrresident has not been taken seriously. I believe I laid out an excellent case in my presidential opinion piece of February 5th, 2016.  Imagine my shock and dismay when I read the article on the Today Show Pets and Animals online site where they presented my feline opponent and some canine opponent I’ve never even heard of as the sole furry contenders for the office.

OllieTimeMagHere’s a newsflash Today show, Oliver Twist Aurit is also in the race. I can only suppose that you have some sort of “ageist” issue with me. The feline opposition is six years old and the canine contender is 9 years old. I admit I am a kitten (7 months) but what I lack in years I make up in enthusiasm.

As it is clear that Today has not taken the time to read my platform ideas, I had my crack team of human research slaves, uh, assistants scratch out some information about my opponents.

 

Lucy Lou, the Border Collie
Now here’s a prime example of what’s wrong with paw-lo-tics today. She’s been in the mayor’s office of Rabbit Hash, KY for eight years. Can you spell, “canine crony capitalism”? Practiced and polished politicians entrenched in office can’t hold a stick to my youthful effervescence and enthusiasm.

I do not think that the fact that she won over her competition is necessarily anything to bark about, when you find out that ten dogs, one cat, one opossum, one jackass and one human being vied for the position.

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Lucy L0u 2016

And can we talk about her fashion sense (or lack thereof?). What’s with the baggy skirt? Seriously, doesn’t she have staff? Who would let her out of the house looking like that? (Oops, I was just reminded by my feline mentor Tucker that only cats have staff, dogs have owners.)

 

 

Limberbutt McCubbins the Feline
I discussed in de-tail my thoughts about candidate Limberbutt in my February blog but, can I just say, do you really want a president with the first name “Limberbutt”. How are we Americans going to feel when “President Limberbutt” is introduced to foreign dignitaries like the Queen of England? I think the sound of “President Oliver Twist Aurit” is much classier!

I would also like to point out that I am neither a Demo-cat or Republi-cat but a true blue

Limberbutt 2016

Limberbutt 2016

representative of the KittyCat Party, the party of less human intervention in our food choices, freedom for all household animals to choose where and when they want to sleep and the concept of servant-leadership (the humans are the servants and we provide the leadership). Although I initially ran as a Conserva-cat, I have grown and expanded my ideas although; I must say that Limberbutt’s stand on the legalization of catnip does come into alignment with the KittyCat party’s platform.

So Today show, I want to be clear that there is another cat-i-date in this race and I also want to state that as a pragmatic kitten who has less life experience than the other two cat-i-dates, I would be very willing to reach a paw across the aisle and discusTrumpCat2s a Vice-Presidential position. (And I have some high profile supporters!)

Your friend and KittyCat Party Cat-i-date
Oliver

 

 

 

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Pawsitively Honored

Hello All,
Many thanks to https://peanutfreemigrainemom.wordpress.com/ for nominating us for the Liebster Award.   The felines are otherwise engaged so they have asked their human assistant to do this posting.

The Liebster Award is a new-comer award given by bloggers to other bloggers.  It creates a great platform for new blogs to be discovered and build communications. The best thing about this award is that it creates a lot of encouragement and support within our blogging community.

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Thank your nominator.
  • Share the award on your blog.
  • Answer 10 questions asked to you.
  • Ask 10 questions to 10 new nominees (who have fewer than 300 followers).
  • Notify them via social media.

My responses to the 10 questions asked of me are:

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
    I’ve been blogging for quite a while but when I discovered pet blogging, I never looked back (nor do I update my other blogs as often as I should because I enjoy writing this one so much)
  2. How did you decide on your blog name?
    My blog is written from the point of view of my felines. I absolutely believe that if my cats could write (or speak) they would have some interesting and funny things to say. And I can assure you that even though they can’t speak or write, they “opine” on just about everything.
  3. What is your favorite blog post on your site?
    It’s hard to say but The True Adventures of a Flying Kitten is a good choice. It has all the things a good story requires, drama, suspense, adventure and some heart stopping action.
  4. What is your best advice to anyone considering blogging?
    Blog about what you love and blog often.
  5. What is your favorite blog to read (besides your own)?
    Phew, that’s a hard one. As a member of the BlogPaws Influencer group I have so many to choose from. This week’s favorite is Stunning Keisha.  Keisha is a ghetto cat who shares her view of the world.
  6. How did you celebrate your last Birthday?
    In my kayak on a lake, couldn’t invite our feline bloggers as they have issues with      water.
  7. Do you prefer winter, spring, summer or fall? Why?
    Fall is my favorite time of the year. The colors are beautiful where I live and the feline bloggers and I enjoy sitting on the upstairs deck enjoying the fall weather.
  8. What is your favorite home cooked meal?
    Paleo Shepherds Pie
  9. If you could be any type of animal, which would be? Why?
    A feline of course, because they are fabulous!
  10. What makes you smile?
    Watching our kittens play together.

Liebster

The new blogs I am nominating are:

These are the 10 questions I have for my nominees (notice the animal theme)

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
  2. How did you decide on your blog name?
  3. What is your favorite blog post on your site
  4. What one piece of advice would you give to other bloggers?
  5. What new blog have you discovered lately and why do you like it?
  6. What is the best thing about animal/pet blogging?
  7. Is your blog purely an act of love or does it also bring in income?
  8. Do you celebrate your pet’s birthday? Why (and how) or why not?
  9. What is the one thing you would do for your local rescue or shelter if you had unlimited funds?
  10. What is your fur child (children’s) favorite toy?

I hope you all participate, this is a wonderful way to meet new bloggers and get your blog out there!
Regards,
Anita,
the Human Lackey and servant to Five Fabulous Felines.