October 31, 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween from us at Haunted Headquarters!


(Yes, Neytiri is wearing the Ladybug costume from the tunnel!  Actually, both Neytiri and Clooney were going to be Ladybugs as Ladybugs in nature are both female and male...so those who guessed both were onto us!  However, given the circumstances this week of Clooney's dental, he was given a free pass not to dress up this year!  Clooney is still eating without the appetite stimulant Wednesday and today. Not as much as with the pill, but still eating.  He has a recheck on Nov. 7 and we are purring that he will be cleared for his crunchy kibbles as he really is missing them!  Again, thanks so much for all your purrs!)

October 29, 2013

TUNNEL TUESDAY


TUNNEL TUESDAY: TAKE A LOOK AT THEESE ONE!

 Well hello there felines.  So I goes to my tunnel in the wee hours of the morn...and what do I find?  There was Chicken Baby Food!  Can you believe it, felines?


Well, I thinks the baby food is much better than Jell-O, don'tcha agree felines?  I was really hoping for some dry crunchies though...oh how I miss my crunchy kibbles...

I also wanted to show you the dangers of welcome back parties and cerveza, felines...Someduck got carried away with the party games and stole my furs while I was sleeping!  

Join me each TUESDAY felines for other magical and mysterious appearances in my tunnel.

**UPDATE ON CLOONEY:  RETURNED TO THE VET MONDAY AND WAS PUT ON AN APPETITE STIMULANT (for 3 days) AND TAKEN OFF ANTIBIOTIC (CLAVAMOX) AS IT IS THOUGHT IT WAS MAKING HIM FEEL SICK AND NOT WANT TO EAT.  MONDAY HE HAD BEST EATING SINCE THURSDAY!  HOPEFULLY NOW WE HAVE REALLY TURNED THE CORNER.**

Thank you all so much for your purrs and prayers and suggestions.  We appreciate your friendship very much!  (Since he cannot have dry crunchies for 2 weeks, we have been trying everything including baby food, A/D from the VET, tuna with tuna water and of course all soft, canned Num-Nums.) 

**TUESDAY UPDATE: HAD ANOTHER APPETITE PILL AND IS EATING WELL, DRANK WATER LAST NIGHT FOR FIRST TIME**

October 26, 2013

Power Of The Purr


**POWER OF THE PURR**

Please keep Clooney in your thoughts and prayers as he has only eaten very minimally since his return home from his dental on Thursday afternoon and he will not drink water.  If we don't have a change by Monday, he will have to go back in to the VET.  If you could send some good vibes our way, it would be appreciated as we are going through a stressful, personal time right now.  Thank you for your friendship.

 

October 24, 2013

Super Cloon

(Super Cloon scouting the horizon for his missing toofs)

*Update on Clooney*

Clooney's surgery got pushed to late Wednesday afternoon and he had two extractions.  He is being kept overnight at the Hospital so he can be monitored.  At 5:30 PM (PST) the report was that he was doing well.  I will be bringing him home around noon today and will update again later.  Thank you so much for keeping the Cloon in your thoughts and if you could keep the purrs coming, that would be great too! 

*Update #2*




A Public Service Announcement from The Cloon:

"To the person who took my toofs and to the person who took away my crunchies...I salute you with my tocks!  It is Tock-Tober after all"...

 ~

When I arrived back at Headquarters, "Ducky" had a brewski waiting for me.  Apparently, I'z on a liquid diet for awhile...I was so relieved that I wasn't really ousted from my CEO position at Headquarters and that everything was still in its proper place when I returned and went from room to room meowing investigating.  I gots lots of luvvins from my Human, some brushies and some Num-Nums (which I happily ate).  I appreciate all the purrs for me from my dear friends!  Thank you all so much!  Well, I thinks the cerveza is making me a bit sleepy so I'z off to get some shut-eye folks...

(Cloon's Human: Overall, Clooney is alert, has an appetite and seems to be doing very well.  He has wanted to be close to me this afternoon and is definitely glad to be home!  Thanks again, everyone!)   

October 22, 2013

TUNNEL TUESDAY


TUNNEL TUESDAY: TAKE A LOOK AT THEESE ONE!

 Well hello there felines.  So I goes to my tunnel in the wee hours of the morn...and what do I find?  There was a box of Jell-O!  Can you believe it, felines?


Neytiri got all excited because she thought it was a new ingredient to once again test out her Martha Stewart Baking Lessons!   But then we both realized that Jell-O has nothing to do with baking...


Suddenly, my spidey-senses kicked in and I had deja-vu...Audience, remember when my tunnel made me Jell-O before?  Oh, oh...stay tuned...

Join me each TUESDAY felines for other magical and mysterious appearances in my tunnel.

**WE WOULD APPRECIATE PURRS AND PRAYERS FOR CLOONEY AS HE UNDERGOES DENTAL SURGERY FOR AN EXTRACTION ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23.  WE WILL DO AN UPDATE LATE THAT DAY.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP**

October 16, 2013

National Feral Cat Day


This was the first picture my Human ever saw of me on the interwebs when I was about 5 months old.  She found me at Happy Cat Sanctuary (a rescue group for abandoned and stray cats run by volunteers who trap, neuter/spay, release feral cats and provide long-term care and feeding).

I was found outside with my sister (who was named Dellilah by the rescue) when we were 2 months old.  


The rescue has a Sanctuary that houses shy kitties.  My sister still lives at the Sanctuary as she is still deemed a shy cat.  This is how she is described in her profile:
Sex: 
Female
Type: 
DSH white and grey
Age Group: 
Adult
Special Status: 
Shy Cat
Date of Birth: 
July, 2006

Dellilah is a very chubby, soft and gentle little girl who purrs as soon as you pet her. She has come a long way from when we rescued her as a feral kitten. She has always been very quiet and sweet. She has a little spot of black on the tip of her nose. Delilah has tried a new home but is far too shy and timid, at this time she is a permanent resident at the sanctuary.  Who knows, maybe down the road we can find her a trusting and understanding owner, but for now she is safe and happy with her feline friends.
 ~
We think about her all the time and feel sad that she doesn't live with us or have a special forever home where she is loved and cherished.  But we are very thankful that she is safe inside with food and shelter and other kitties she likes and the few Human volunteers she trusts.  You can go take a peek at who Dellilah lives with here.

We are very thankful for the rescue Happy Cat Sanctuary and all the work they do to help stray, abandoned and feral kitties.  

Today on National Feral Cat Day we think about my sister Dellilah and dedicate this post to her. 
~

October 15, 2013

TUNNEL TUESDAY


TUNNEL TUESDAY: TAKE A LOOK AT THEESE ONE!

 Well hello there felines.  So I goes to my tunnel in the wee hours of the morn...and what do I find?  There was a Ladybug costume!  Can you believe it, felines?


Now ladybugs have a special meaning here at Headquarters...they remind us of our special Angel Inka.  Inka and I were best friends and I still miss her a lot.  It felt good to give the ladybug costume a cuddle and I even got a bit protective of it...


Then I gots to thinking....Hmm, I wonder why we have a ladybug costume at Headquarters?  Do you think somekitty here will be dressing up in theese get-up?  Audience, who do you think will be our Mystery Ladybug?  
 
Join me each TUESDAY felines for other magical and mysterious appearances in my tunnel.

October 14, 2013

LADYBUG! LADYBUG!


Today marks 4 years of the passing of my special soul kitty, Inka.  When Inka was alive she had a special soft spot for ladybugs, always watching over them and following them around but never harming them (even though she was an expert bug-catcher and eater).  After Inka passed away, I witnessed ladybugs in unusual places and circumstances.  I thought if something was to be Inka's messenger, a ladybug would indeed be fitting.  
  Each year, the week before the Anniversary of her passing, I also see ladybugs.  This year, I was graced by a whole ladybug invasion on my outdoor patio.  Fifty or more ladybugs appeared one sunny afternoon out of the blue.  I had never seen so many ladybugs at one time.  It was truly special...and magical.  

(The metaphysical meaning of a ladybug is "energies of renewal and regeneration", "when it appears it is telling us to let go and let God". It is said that "ladybug teaches us to restore our faith and trust in Great Spirit. It initiates change where it is needed the most. When ladybug appears it is asking us to get out of our own way and allow Great Spirit to enter".)

Ladybug!  Ladybug!
Fly away home.

~Be Well My Sweet Inka~

October 9, 2013

Wacky Wednesday - Chopsticks 101


Neytiri has mastered the chopsticks and is now waiting on her Chinese food delivery...

Ding Dong!

 

October 8, 2013

TUNNEL TUESDAY


TUNNEL TUESDAY: TAKE A LOOK AT THEESE ONE!

 Well hello there felines.  So I goes to my tunnel in the wee hours of the morn...and what do I find?  Autumn had officially descended on my tunnel!   Can you believe that summer is now over, felines?


Here I am sniffing the fresh autumn leaves...There's something very interesting about theese leaves...


And here is Neytiri getting a whiff of the fall...


Aren't theese ones the prettiest, most vibrant leaves ever?


Hmm, I still can't put my paw on it...but something is different about theese autumn leaves...


Wait a minute!  I just figured it out!  Theese special leaves are filled with catnip!  Whoa, how cool is that?  I didn't know that catnip grew on trees...did you Audience?

Join me each TUESDAY felines for other magical and mysterious appearances in my tunnel.

 **Note from Cloon's Human: The catnip leaves are a gift from our friend Malou and her Mama LP from Critters in the Cottage!  Thank you so much!  (I recently visited Critters in the Cottage and because I have a little kitty crush on beautiful Malou, Malou decided to send back some pressies with me so Cloon wouldn't be jealous!)**

October 1, 2013

TUNNEL TUESDAY


TUNNEL TUESDAY: TAKE A LOOK AT THEESE ONE!

 Well hello there felines.  So I goes to my tunnel in the wee hours of the morn...and what do I find?  There waiting for me was the book "Cat Laughs" by Gary Patterson!  Can you believe it felines? I am very excited to read theese one!
 

I happened to be "pawing' through the book and found some very, very interesting information!

Now gather 'round felines...Uncle Cloon is going to read you a few purr-sonal favorites from the page of the book entitled "Things to Do While on a Bird Stakeout"...

1) Take a catnap, of course
2) Text friends to ask for good barbeque bird recipes
3) Watch humans with night-vision goggles (**uh theese one is a good one!**)
4) Practice intimidating poses and flexes (**nothing like showing off them biceps and guns!**)

So are you ready to try theese excellent tips on your next bird stakeout, felines?  Wishing you all lots of luck!

 Join me each TUESDAY felines for other magical and mysterious appearances in my tunnel.

 Note from Cloon's Human:  Audience that tunnel is up to its sneaky antics again, trying to take the credit for giving Cloon the book "Cat Laughs" when in fact we won it many moons ago, in a giveaway on Cat Chat! Thank you so much Caren and Cody!