Get Your Holiday Cheer On

Hello World,

Black and white cat with Santa hatOliver here.  I don’t know about the rest of you furry folks but none of the #TribeOfFive like play “dress up”. We’ve told the humans just to walk on by when they are tempted by fancy New Year’s bow tie collars, jingely elf hats or red and green sweaters. 

You may recall Albert’s post about the Great Halloween Indignity, that pretty much sums up our attitude about feline fashions.

Still, the female human pines for pictures of us in costume so we’ve struck a deal. She can humiliate us photographically (with photoshop and other apps) all she wants and boy has she taken us up on that offer.

This made me think, I wonder what photos are out there in Internet land of dapper dogs and fancy felines. We’d love to see them (whether you’re actually sporting the ensemble or photoshopped to fashion purrfection.)

My new Christmas photo is featured above and I’ve also included my adorable kitten photo from last Christmas and there’s a few other photos of the Tribe to get your creative juices flowing.

Cat in hat and glasses
Siamese cat with hat and bow tie

Siamese cat with a crownBlack and whit kitten with a red ribbon and Christmas frame

Changing Your Purrspective

Hello World,

Alberto here. I have been observing the humans lately and the female human appears to be in a state other humans refer to as “stressed out”.  As a feline, I am unfamiliar with this. It is not in the feline nature, particularly the nature of a spoiled indoor feline living in a fear-free environment to have this “stressed out” condition.

Still, I care deeply for the feline human and pondered how I might go about assisting her. One morning it occurred to me. She needs a change of purrspective!

As the female human is on the “shortish” side (she requires a stool to reach the highest parts of the cabinets) and definitely not as coordinated or flexible as this feline , I decided to help her by finding her a new purrspective.

Siamese cat on top of refrigerator This was no easy feat.  had to balance myself on a stack of antique suitcases in the corner of the dining room. From there I had to jump up to the top of the buffet and make my way through the slalom course of  numerous crystal and silver candlesticks . From the buffet I leaped to the top of the kitchen cabinets and from there, I was at the highest point of the house.

I made myself comfortable on top of the big, white cat food keeper and was delighted to find that if I kicked my foot in just the right way, I could actually open the door of the cat food keeper. This was a bonus.

As I settled in to contemplate my lofty purrspective endeavoring to find some insight for the female human I heard a gasp and then “Alberto!”

Siamese cat on top of refrigerator Evidently the female human did not appreciate my efforts to assist her. She dragged her little stool over, stood on it and dragged me from my spot.

That’s the thanks a feline gets for trying to help the humans with a problem. I am sorely disappointed that she did not appreciate my efforts. Next time I will show the same lack of concern as my brother Oliver, who is always more interested in his own state of being than that of anyone else.


Good-bye for now, your Friend,

The Great Halloween Indignity 

Hello Friends,

My regular readers may have noticed that I did not do a “Walk Through The Web Wednesday” post.  There is an important reason for this.

The male human purchased a thing they call a “Halloween costume”.  The humans have been draping this on me in order to get me used to it. This Tuesday they had the temerity to strap the thing on me. I was not amused and announced that I wouldn’t be walking through the web or anywhere else until they drop this ridiculous idea.

To all my feline friends, please let me know what you think of stuffing felines into these “costumes”, paws up or paws down? Also, the humans tell me there are many of my species proudly displaying these costume things on the internet. If this is true, please share your photos with us.

In the meantime, I remain your “uncostumed” friend,