Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Never Trust A Cat

See these faces? They look all cute and innocent, sitting nicely together posing for the camera, all fuzzy and adorable...but Sophie and Ms. Wiggles are not to be trusted! If you leave a cup unattended around here, you can pretty much operate on the belief that if you left it alone for any amount of time, someone else's tongue has undoubtedly been in it! Ha!

The minute you turn you back, if even for just a few seconds, they quickly get to work...with Ms.Wiggles acting as the lookout, while Sophie goes in for the first drink!

Working as a pair, they switch off, with Ms. Wiggles taking her turn, diving in for a drink!

Slurp Slurp Slurp

So if any of you stop by for a visit, you can't say I didn't warn you! ;)

Monday, April 27, 2009

High Cotton's One True Love

If there is one thing that has become apparent about High Cotton, it's that he has a deep and abiding love for one thing, and that one thing is water! In a bowl, in the sink, in the toilet, it doesn't matter how it comes, just as long as he can have some! Haha!

Just having lots of available fresh water sources isn't enough for Cotton, he is most happiest when he can be close to them (preferably with a paw on them) and he even has been known to take naps while "hugging" his water bowls!

Not only does Cotton love his water bowls, but he loves the toilet bowl as well! Haha! I don't know how many times I have walked into the bathroom only to catch a glimpse of this...

Or sometimes even this...

What? I can't help it if I prefer my water served in a porcelain bowl.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Little Spring In Your Step

Every year about this time, a very curious thing happens. As it warms up and spring grows closer, the ground awakens and this can only mean one thing. Grubs! Yes, that is right, my dog is obsessed with hunting for grubs! Ha!

Anytime I put Red out in the backyard, my dog turns into a deer, bouncing, springing, and pouncing all over the yard! It's useless to try and distract him with our usual games of fetch, or chase, because until the prime grub hunting season passes he's got no time for me. Haha!

After a couple of trips out back with the video camera I was able to catch some of this silliness!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


It appears that something happens when you have one dog with six feline siblings. Without another dog around to play with on a daily basis, it seems that the cats have rubbed off on Big Red!

Examples to follow:

Kitty beds are fair game, no matter how small or even if the cat you have displaced is highly unamused and is sitting above you contemplating your demise...

"What!? It was empty!"

"What do you mean it's not normal for dogs to climb cat trees?"

"But they make great lookout towers!"

What can I say, he's a silly guy!

The Big Red Dog Blog

After much procrastination on my part and encouragement from my friends I have finally started my blog! You know that crazy cat lady down the street who has all the cats...well, I'm her + one dog! Ha! I kid, I kid...sorta! I currently share my home with 6 fuzzy felines and one ridiculously silly red mutt who is always bringing the laughs, my dorky boy Big Red.

My four Persian cats are members of the Persian Mafia along with their fellow cousins up in New York City - Dee Doo (The Don), Sweet Pea, and Miss Pan
Top Row: Sophie, Dee Doo, High Cotton
Bottom Row: Miss Pansy, Ms. Wiggles, Bella, and Sweet Pea

While they are busy enforcing things over on the East Coast, their canine friends, The DogFathers, are busy breaking knee caps taking care of things out on the West Coast. So if you are ever in need of a favor or some protection, I happen to know some people, and as it turns out they are very affordable as they prefer to be paid in cookies! ;)

There never seems to be an end to the silly antics my crew manages to orchestrate around here, so hopefully you all will enjoy them as much as I do!

For those not familiar with everyone, a quick rundown on whose who...

This is Abby, my rebel without a cause, the queen bee (just don't tell Bella she thinks that!), and Big Red's best friend. She secretly has a soft side, and I may be risking my life by telling everyone, but she can be a softie when she wants to!

Bella, the matriarch of my crew...a true love who is so very easygoing and makes it impossible not to just want to squeeze her every time you see her.

High Cotton, my most chill and laid back kitty. It takes a lot to phase High Cotton, and he is all about attention and the loves, and if you dare to ignore him he will make it be known, as he is a big talker.

Itty Bitty, my first foster failure. As far as perfect kitties come, Itty Bitty is as close to it as it can get, he is so good natured and very rarely ever gets into any trouble, and is just a sweet boy.

Ms. Wiggles and Sophie, are my youngest and are sisters. These two are a silly pair, who love to be together and pair up against Bella for games of chase. Ms.Wiggles lives for her people, so as long as she can be close to you she is happy. Sophie on the other hand, is a bit more of a Diva...okay, she is very much a Diva! Ha! Sophie does things her way or no way, but she still loves her attention, just as long as it is on her terms.

Last, but not least, there is Big Red. My super silly, all about the fun, dorky boy. A mutt of unknown origin from a rescue, Red is all about living it up, and having as much fun as possible! He never fails to bring a smile to my face, and is an endless source of laughter.