Friday, May 28, 2010

A Snafu Friday and So Long for Now

The master of charm himself, Snafu!

He is quick with a sharp bite or a sweet nose tap!

He wades through broken glass to explore strange new cabinets!

He sleeps on spinning washers and rubs his face on...

well, just watch him and see...

Watch it on YouTube here.

That Snafu!

Two more things for today:

1 - We want to give our thanks to Nimbus of Lynx217 for awarding us the Versatile Blogger award! And thank you very much to Kat from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde for awarding us the Catnapping Seal of Approval! We’ll be proud to add them to our sidebar!

2 - This will be our last post for a while as we’ll be taking the summer off from blogging. I can’t totally rule out a post now and then and I may visit but may not comment. I have thoroughly enjoyed blogging in the Cat Blogosphere (way too much) these past nine months. I had no idea such a large (and likeminded) cat loving community existed. It’s been so heartwarming to be a part of it. But, I need to work on a couple new projects for the summer and I’m looking forward to them, too.

Everyone is welcome to peruse old posts through the labels at the bottom of the blog or in the archives. Comments are always welcome!

On behalf of the whole Cat of Nine Tales gang, my humble thanks to everyone who visits us. We wish you all health and happiness and a wonderful summer (or winter, depending on your hemisphere)!

~Lisa Co9T

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bed Buddies

I read a couple of posts recently about where kitties sleep on the bed with you. I had these pictures kicking around so I thought I'd put them to use. 

This is generally where Penny sleeps.

Can you tell I'm not really sleeping?

One day, I was sick and stayed home from work.
Everyone wanted to help me get better, but Penny wasn't about to lose her place of importance.

It was pretty crowded...

~Lisa Co9T

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Two Cat Tuesday - Nick and BJ

Two Guard Cats

BJ and Nick are on alert for "introoders,"
 which in this case would be Rocky, one of our neighbor's cats.

Rocky is an unneutered male who likes to claim our sheds as part of his territory, leaving a lovely scent behind. In defense, Nick likes to leave his lovely scent inside our house.
Lavender, it's not...

Short of keeping Nick doped up on Amitriptyline, we manage the problem okay with all the usual products. Nick has such a bright and happy personality when he's not doped up. We've missed him and are glad to have him back to his old self.

~Lisa Co9T

P.S. The Semi-Finals of Kitty Fight Club are going on and Snafu is up against Cookie. Check out the post on Misha's Blog and vote today!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Mancat Monday Morning Hangover

Yukon looking out

When DP plays ball with the dogs in the backyard, Yukon likes to sit on the back of the futon, hang his paws over and watch.

~Lisa Co9T

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday ML!

We wanted to shout out and wish ML of Missy, KC, Faith, Sol, Smokey & BJ  and The Sherwood Bunch,  a very Happy Birthday today!

ML is the Master of the Cat Blogosphere Universe - The Information Super Goddess.

If you haven't already, please stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday.

~Lisa Co9T

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Snafu Friday

Thank you to everyone who voted for Snafu during the Kitty Fight Club! We are honored to have such good friends (with great taste :)!! And for those who voted for the other kitty, we love you too! You're here reading this afterall...

This is one of Snafu's favorite places to play.

He'll take a toy, usually a mouse, and bat it in and around my legs while I stand at the sink doing dishes.

That Snafu!

~Lisa Co9T

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday in the Garden

Guess What?
We are members of the Society of Feline Gardeners, but until this post we have only been dreamers of gardens.

I thought it was about time we did a gardening post.

So here is Wizard lounging around inside the cat enclosure
- the kitty garden, sorta.

Nick and Penny have found something interesting that caught their attention.
Nick is under the ramp.

Snafu in full ruff - always looking directly at you.

This is the full shot of them all.

You can see we have a bumper crop of dandilions this season, some plantain and crabgrass too.
This kitty garden was totally rearranged and trimmed back this past weekend by DP. The shot above is still in winter mode, but now it looks much neater with wider spaces to romp.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of our kitty garden/cat enclosure.

~Lisa Co9T

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two Tabby Tuesday - Yukon and Owen

The new cat tree provides many more opportunities
for fun photos like this one.

 Let's get an aerial view...

Of course I barely got this shot before Owen got up.

~Lisa Co9T

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Snafu Friday

Snafu loves the doggie backpack.

We use it to carry elder (stubborn) terriers on walks.

Maybe he is hinting that he'd like to come along with us on our outings?

Wouldn't it be fun to take Snafu along?

He fits inside perfectly!


Maybe not a good idea...

We are talking Snafu...

See ya later, Snaf!
(What was I thinking?)

This most holy terror was once an adorable kitten!
Please check out his face-off against Ronny of Forever Foster at Misha's Kitty Fight Club quarter-final match TODAY and VOTE for the cutest (not the nicest)!

~Lisa Co9T

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two Cat Tuesday - O & P

Owen is in Penny's spot...

She is giving her "square eyes" look."

~Lisa Co9T

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mancat Monday - BEEE JAY!!!!

Are you talking to me?

BJ, the mancat. Exclusively at Cat of Nine Tales. 

(Pink Mousie and Secret Agent Cat not included)

~Lisa Co9T

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Snafu Friday

Now that the cupboards are locked, and the contents of our counters are stored in the microwave, Snafu needs to be more creative to get our attention.

Here we are in the office where he is using the direct approach.

All the cats are taught the keyboard is strictly off limits at all times. Period. But we are talking Snafu...

If you have trouble seeing the embedded version, try my YouTube Channel here.

Take 2
Don't worry, he was fine.

If you have trouble seeing the embedded version, try my YouTube Channel here.

Thank you all so much for voting Snafu the cutest kitten in his first round! The competition was fierce against our friend Andy and we are nervous about the next round! So much cuteness!

On another, different note...

Check out Snafu's first day home, kitten picture, which was chosen by Dr Jon's as one of the Top Ten "Ugliest Cats".
He is the 3rd one in (I think) the slideshow.

 ~Lisa Co9T

Thursday, May 6, 2010

In The Closet

In our small tightly packed house everything has a place, and when that thing is missing, a space opens up.

In this case, every time I moved the package of paper towels, a secret hidey hole is revealed in the linen closet.

If a kitty happens by, it is irresistable!

On different occations, I managed to capture Angus...



And Penny in the hidey hole.

~Lisa Co9T

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Toesy Tuesday

Penny's speckled toes!

Penny has an adorable little spot (or beauty mark, as I like to say) on the back of her left hind leg.

Let's biggify for better viewing.

See it?

Wait, biggify one more time...

There it is! All by itself!

And let's not forget that other adorable spot...

~Lisa Co9T