This blog is dedicated to the memory of Baggle, Chester and Aunt Azzie.
Great cats who we will meet again someday at the Rainbow Bridge

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

So, It's Gonna Be Google

Kitty of the sunny spot to kitty of the blog spot!

Hi everyone!

Remember I said I'd let everyone know where I was going to end up when Yahoo went... Well, when it went away. Mommy said that it wasn't nice to say "teats up." I don't know why. It just describes what you look like when you lay on your back, like in the sunny spot, but she says I shouldn't type "teats up." So I won't type "teats up" anymore, although "teats up" is what is happening. Yahoo is lazy and they aren't fixing anything - "teats up." But I didn't say "teats up." That was a quote.

Anyway, I'm going to blog at blogspot now, same as Mommy. Mommy put all my Yahoo blog on my new blogspot page already. But I haven't moved there yet. I need a logo, so Mommy's making me a logo! Cool or what? Kaline Cat Business Solutions, or Kaline Inc. Like a big company with a logo! Or maybe I’ll be the Kaline Cats track and climbing team! Yeah, a team logo!! But I’m not gonna wear a jersey! Mommy can put my logo on a blanket!

Mommy says I'll need a logo to join the Simply Davine Group, a web network. I know what a network is! I must be going on TV!! Simply Davine is Mommy’s web page that she hasn't done anything with in a while. What does that have to do with TV? It’s part of that web outline she was making. Whatever. I just wish she’d make a mistake on it so I can get a paper ball!

Anyway, when I get my logo, I’ll be on blogspot, alexiskaline.blogspot! I like that! I like to blog and well, spot makes me think of the sunny spot. I LOVE the sunny spot!!

I’ll let you know when I’m officially a blogspot cat. I can’t wait...I’m gonna get a LOGO!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Same Old Stuff and New Stuff (5/9/08)

Hi everyone! It's the middle of the afternoon. I should be asleep! But, Mommy is taking break, so I have to take advantage when she’s not hogging the computer.

It’s been busy since Mommy and Daddy came back from Iowa. Mommy really did need that vacation. She seems more relaxed now. She’s been recording longer samples on her phone-thing. I still don’t see how that will help her get a job. She said there was someone on the other end...

Uh huh.

I think maybe Mommy needs more corn. I can see the whole phone-thing she’s talking to, She is the only one there.

But, I like Mommy’s voice. It makes me purr when she sings to me! She could get a job as one of the guys who talks in the radio, but she’s to big to fit in the radio. That’s too bad. If she had a job in radio, she’d have a job and I’d always know where she was. It’d be a win-win situation.

Mommy made a drawing, she calls it a web outline, whatever that is. She says it will make her web page a portal and my blog will be part of that group. I’m not sure what that all means, but Daddy wondered if I’d move my blog when Yahoo goes teats up. That confused me! I mean, when I am teats up, it means I feel safe and it makes me look really cute when I wiggle around! But I couldn’t possible get my blog done that way! I think that’s the point. Yahoo 360 is going to retire and just relax and be safe and cute.

Mommy says I’ll probably be moving my blog to Google when she gets the “Simply Davine Group” site done. I’m just going to trust Mommy. She knows Internet. I know blogs. I could know Internet if I wanted to, but I want to know blogs. Mommy can do Internet for me if I need it.

Okay, Mommy is back and I’m sleepy! I’ll let everyone know when I move!

NOW I Get It! (3/11/08)

Well, Mommy AND Daddy left us for almost a week! But Mommy wasn’t going for therapy at all! She was trying to tell me they were going somewhere, not that she was distracted! As it turns out, there is a state called IOWA! Daddy had to go with Mommy because she had never been there before, so he had to show her how to get there! It was a vacation. Daddy decided to make Mommy have a rest BEFORE she needed one! Daddy is so smart like that!

I was looking on a map and saw where Iowa is. Let me tell you, I‘m really glad Baggle and I stayed home! We don’t like the ride to the doctor’s office and Iowa is farther away than our vet! I don’t know a lot about Iowa, so maybe they still shoot cats in Iowa too. I’ve said before that I don’ like shots!

So, I guess they have a lot of stuff to make you relax in Iowa. Corn is a really big deal there, so corn must be good for stress. I’m glad Mommy got to have corn. Now she won’t get dentia after all! Mommy and Daddy found trains there too, so that was a bonus for them!

Our visiting help was nice. She gave us food and brought her job description so we knew she was our new contract staff. That was a nice touch, very professional. Baggle and I were impressed!

Now Mommy and Daddy are home and things are back to normal. Daddy left in the morning today and Mommy spent the day looking at computer job stuff and recording samples of her voice for companies. Most important of all, now I know that if she get stressed, I need to make sure she eats corn!

Rough Week! (3/4/08)

I am NOT letting my poor dented Mommy go anywhere!

How tough can it be for a little kitten, anyway? I found out that I was adopted. Mommy and Daddy aren’t my real parents. I guess it does explain a few things -- like how they are so not furry and don't use the sand box. Mommy and Daddy love me though and Baggle too, just like if we were their own offspring. That’s what really matters anyway, right? I think Baggle is adopted, too.

Mommy packed a suitcase today. I don’t know where she’s going. I don’t think she does ether! Every time she starts to tell me where she’s going, she remembers money problems. She says, “We’re going to...I owe a....”

I’m kinda worried about Mommy. She needs to get one of those job things she keeps talking to people and writing them letters about because she is way too worried about debt! I could let her go away for a few hours a day if it would make her stop worrying about what she owes so much!

And what’s this "we" thing anyway? She can’t take Daddy too! He doesn’t owe a...whatever Mommy owes. He's gone lots of hours a day working out of the house. If Mommy goes away because she owes a, it’ll leave Baggle and me short-staffed as it is! Daddy will have to stay home all day to take care of us. She may be worried about owing something, but that’s a lot to put on Daddy, taking care of us all by himself.

Oh, I know sometimes they go away together and we get a cat-sitter who comes to visit. They usually get us good cat-sitters, but it’s just not the same as a full time staff. We NEED a full time staff!

I think she’s getting dented! Dentia is something people get when they get old and Mommy is way over 40 now! I think Aunt Azzie had a little dentia and she was old too, not as old as Mommy though! Maybe if she pays whatever she owes the dents will go away too. I hope so!

Well, I need to go do a little cat-management stuff before bed, but I wanted to stop in and say “hello.” Also, if anyone knows how to get Mommy over her dentia so she can remember what she owes, I’d really love it if they’d help!

So Much For Super! (2/4/08)

Me with Daddy and Baggle watching the Super Bowl

Baggle and I watched Super Bowl with Mommy and Daddy yesterday. It was fun. I like football! I usually watch from on top of the TV with Puff and Don’t Panic so I can chase the players when they run across the screen, but yesterday Daddy looked so comfy to sit on!

It wasn’t a happy ending! We all cheered for the Patriots. There was no way I was going to cheer for an underdog! Besides, the Patriot wanted to be like cats. They were on the verge of perfect! But I guess it just wasn’t meant to be, even with cats watching and cheering for them!

January was a quick month! Mommy and Daddy put away my tree. Now I’ll have to wait until Christmas again to play in it! Phooey! I didn’t even get a lot of play time this year! Would you believe they even yelled at me after the party, where I did NOT get a chance to show off my climbing skills? That’s because of Baggle. He gets scared when there are people over, even people we know if there are a lot of them. He stayed upstairs under the bed and I had to go and comfort the woose. He is my brother, ya know!

I think Mommy and Daddy were a little disappointed that I didn’t come and show off for their friends and that’s why they kept yelling if I started to climb. After a while, I just thought “the heck with it.” I got to climb a little when they were taking it down, but I sure miss having my tree up. Now the corner is just Daddy’s silly old projector screen. He shows trains on it, but they don’t move like the football players do! His screen also doesn’t have anyplace to sit like the big TV does.

I went to my new Ohio doctor for the first time this week. He says I’m 9 1/2 pounds. That’s 2 pounds bigger than my Aunt Azzie was! The doctor says that I’m normal, not too fat, like Baggle. That’s what he gets for hogging all the treats! I don’t like going to the doctor! Mommy and Daddy put us in our carriers and took us out to the car. IT WAS COOOOOOLD!!!! How could they be so mean?? I had my afghan that Grammy made me, but it wasn’t enough to keep me warm like when I sleep near the heat vent at home. I admit, I cried like a kitten when I was out in the cold! Then, I got shot. They say it’s supposed to keep me from getting sick, but that shot always makes me feel sick and sleepy for a day or so after. I just sleep until I feel better. Mommy and Daddy pay a lot of attention to me and try to get me to feel better, but I just need time to get over getting shot!

Well, now Super Bowl is over and the next big holiday is Valentine’s Day. I like Valentines Day better than Super Bowl. Nobody loses the Valentine game! Mommy and Daddy have lobster bisque and usually that means Baggle and I get a lick, well I get a lick if I’m lucky. Baggle takes the whole bowl! But our doctor says nicer stuff about me!

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! (12/19/07)

I just LOVE Christmas! All the toys and everything moving around and it’s all new and all fun to inspect.

I remember my first Christmas way back when I was a kitten. I had so much fun with tinsel to roll around in and paper balls on Christmas Eve and THE CAT-TOY TREE! WOW! That was the coolest climbing toy ever! I would have never gotten a Christmas toy like that at the truck stop!!!

Last year, I moved to Ohio at Thanksgiving time. I didn’t get to play with the cat-toy tree. When I was little, I wanted to try to get the angel on top. That was my goal. Last year I didn’t even get to try! I thought that maybe it was only a toy for kittens. Imagine my happiness this year! They put my toy back up!!!

Mommy and Daddy both said they didn’t think I’d climb it or that I couldn’t because I was a lot bigger now. When I first climbed it, I was 3 pounds. Now I am a grown up 8 1/2 pounds. Heck, I’m bigger and stronger now! I can get that angel tis year for sure!

Just to show Mommy and Daddy, when they got the tree up, before all the lights were on and when it didn’t have cat toys on it yet, I jumped a full half way up and started climbing. I stopped for a rest and they YELLED at me! They yelled a few times when I’d go back on it to warm up for the games. I guess they want me to wait until all the cat toys are on it. We’re having a party Saturday and I think they want me to wait so they can show off how well I climb to their friends. Maybe they don’t think I can, but I can do it again. Daddy yells and I think it scares my brother more than me...but it scares me too. I don’t like noises and when Daddy yells, he makes a lot of noise!

Well, it won’t be easy, but I’ll try to wait until they have all the cat toys on it to climb it again...I’ll TRY!

I love Christmas!!!

And Now A Word From My Brother.... (11/7/07)

Hi everyone! Baggle is very excited about an educational video he saw on the computer. So, since he's been nice to me today and he even said "please," I'm going to let him write in my blog today. Here's Baggle!

Hi. I'm kinda new at this blog thing, but if Kaline can do it, I sure can!

I want to show you this video I saw. It's a great "how to" video with lots of great ideas! There are things I've never even tried, and I thought in my almost 12 years, I'd done it all! This is just such a great video. Well, I'll let you see it yourself. It's just great.

Halloween, Happy?? (11/1/07)

Any other time of year, it's a nice cat-TV!

Well, I made it through my first Halloween in Toledo! Whew! I don’t know if Daddy, Baggle and I would have made it without Mommy’s heroics!

You see, on the two Halloweens I’ve had so far, I was living at Papa’s house. I never understood what Mommy was talking about when she said there wouldn’t be any kids because the houses were so far apart. We had kids at Papa’s house! Tori, Rina and Eddie all came over. JR and GR were over too. We had lots of kids and I didn’t think how big Papa’s yard was mattered!

But then last night, I found out what she meant! Halloween is a scary holiday! Kids you don’t even know dress up in scary costumes like vampires, wizards, giant lady bugs and cheerleaders! The first one came running towards our door to scare us, and boy did she! Baggle and I almost ran each other over running up the stairs trying to get away from her! But Mommy knew what to do!

Mommy sprang up from the couch and grabbed the loaded ammunition! She made kid-bombs out of plastic bags, ribbon and candy. She knew that if you give them candy, they’ll stop scaring your cats. But they kept coming! For TWO HOURS they swarmed on our house! I think Daddy was afraid of them too. He sat on the couch that could see the door and called for Mommy every time they came near, just like Mommy calls him when she sees a spider! Well, Daddy would get scared and tell Mommy more were coming and Mommy would throw more candy bombs in their bags and made them run away.

I was worried Mommy would run out of candy bombs and they’d get into the house, but the swarm ended just as the candy bowl was getting close to empty. Thanks to Mommy's know-how, Daddy, Baggle and I were safe! I think next year, maybe we should turn off the porch light. It didn’t work to scare away the scary kids in costumes!

The Red Socks Nation (10/21/07)

Well, today was certainly a confusing day! Mommy and Daddy were gone all day. They do that a lot when it's really sunny out. They left really early, talking about trains again, and got home just in time to see baseball on the big people TV. Daddy’s team is playing. He likes the Red Socks. What I don’t get about that is you can’t see anyone’s socks and they all have gray socks from the games I watch! The people TV is cool. It's big and I sit on top of it with my friends, Don't Panic Bear and Puff the Magic Dragon. I can lean over and see when they hit the ball. I try to catch it.

But tonight, when Mommy and Daddy got home, Daddy tried to turn on the big TV and it kept turning right off. Mommy knows TVs and she came to see what was wrong and asked Daddy to give us our Sunday treat. Daddy gave us Salmon and Crab dinner! That’s one of my favorites! I ate a bunch of mine and then Baggle ate the rest. He didn’t eat it because I said okay! He ate it because Daddy had to run downstairs to turn on the other TV to see baseball because Mommy was still trying to make the big one work. She called Daddy. She thinks there was water in the TV. How did that get there?

Well, she did get the TV to stay on but said the picture was really bad. It had messed up shapes and color lines or something. Like I said, Mommy knows TV, but I don’t. Daddy came back upstairs and they decided that it was good enough to watch. Then they said the picture was getting better. Mommy said it must be the little bit of water burning off and drying out. They were happy that the TV was going to be okay. I still can’t figure out how the water got in the TV!

Well, things got okay and Baggle laid down next to Daddy and I jumped onto the top of the TV to watch the baseball game with Puff and Don’t Panic. I watched a little TV, washed and then went back to the middle of the TV. I had to do some looking and I still haven’t found them! Mommy bought Daddy some baseball carnations Monday and she put them in a glass on the TV. I laid them down this afternoon so I could eat them during the game and now they’re gone! Someone moved my flowers!

Oh well...Go Red Socks anyway!

My First Yahoo Blog! (10/14/07)

Well, hello there everybody on Yahoo! And welcome to all of my friends who read my “growing up” photoblogs on my website, “Alexis Kaline - My World” I just switched to doing a Yahoo 360 blog so I can write stuff more often and because Mommy and Daddy can help me sign in. It was a lot more time to do my website and Mommy and Daddy are very busy, so I had to wait longer to write! It’s the thumb thing. I need thumbs for some of the stuff and I have to borrow theirs. I might even get lazy from time to time and get Daddy to type for me. I’d get Mommy to do it, but I type better than she does!

So, since I just wrote in my website photoblog, I don’t have a bunch of stuff to say. Definitely go there and check it out! I figure I can tell you all when things are interesting here or when Mommy and Daddy just don’t understand and I have to tell someone! I also think I may let my brother, Baggle, write every now and then if he’s nice to me!

I think this will be fun and I hope you’ll all think about joining me on my friends list! For now, this is Kaline signing off!