Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Selfie: So You Think You Need
to Go Back to Work Tomorrow?



Because, really, you don't.

You can just stay home here with me all the time.

As I would prefer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

IKEA Cat












Some assembly required.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

               Mr. Manly ManCat

Now, ordinarily, my mancatliness is a matter taken for granted,
and I feel no need to comment upon it. However, today the Human
managed this additional close up (below) which wonderfully highlights
my very substantial, meaty upper arms. Spitty's got guns, Kitties.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Trickery

This nice throw was a gift to the Human many, many moons ago (not to be confused with the most excellent blanket-size version Punapippuri sent us last fall).

We like our throw, but it is missing, oh, je ne sais quoi? There's a Tuxie, and a Calico, and a Meezer, and a Ginger, and a Tabby and a Whitester. But . . . but . . . well, surely you see the glaring omission

Monday, April 17, 2017

                                                     Cat by a Hot Tin Radiator



These gray and rainy skies are signs that Spring has not Sprung. However, the chill in the air has motivated the Human to turn on the radiators and me to take up The Position directly in front of it.

Do I not look adorable?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

              Hoppy Easter, Efurrybody!

                       We hope you have an eggsciting and eggstraordinary and eggscellent 
                       day filled with good times and good noms!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Exciting Times!


Kitties, I know I may not *look* excited, but believe me, this is as worked up as I get these days, ha ha meow.

Yes, Spring Break has sprung and perhaps it is time for my Christmas Blanket to be put away. The Human should be doing lots of chores for me in the next 10 days. 

Starting tonight.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

One more sleep and wake-up and the Human will be on Easter Break, midday tomorrow till the 24th. Just imagine what I can demand she do for me!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

                     My Patented Two-Way Stretch

Yes, you Loyal Readers know I have a fetching two-part stretch 
that the Human mocks me for, saying I am a freak of nature. 
What care I for her opinion of my ManCatly habits
I frowed up a furball and some kibble on the rug today. 
If she'd been nicer to me I would've tried harder to make it to the kitchen.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Snacktime Selfie

I dunno what putrid Fancy Feast flavor the Human tried to pawn off as breakfast this morning, but Uh-uh, no-how, no-way was Yours Truly going to consume even a morsel. Finally, around 3:00 p.m. the Old Bat took pity on me and opened a new can. If she cared at all, that would've happened like seven hours ago.

I wonder how long you are expected to starve and suffer before your Human replaces the poisonous offering with something more to your liking? Is there a rule?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Peaceable King(dom)





























It is Caturday. The rain has let up. I am warmwell-fed & brushed. The Human is home
Is this the Complaint Apocalypse?

Friday, April 7, 2017

OMC!






















I was *just* emerging from the transporter when the Human 
snapped this photo! One second earlier and my hindquarters might 
have been left behind at -- oops! Almost gave away a tad too much 
information there, didn't I? What a close call!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

(Sort of) Thankful Thursday

The Human has Spring Break coming right up (they have a half day on Thursday, April 13, and then she is officially on vacation till April 24). That is 11 whole days (I am excellent at counting.)
She has promised me that this break will not follow the pattern of previous vacations when I have been shunted aside,  abandoned for days & days while she goes and has funtimes with her other friends. Oh no, she is staying right here with me even if I have to sink every one of my 18 claws into her. See? There's that counting thing again.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

              Tuesday Top Cat

You really think I'm gonna let that mutton on the hoof 
hog the spotlight on my blog? Phfffft. It is to laugh, Kitties.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Baa Baa Black (White) Sheep (Lambie)


The Human struck gold this weekend when a friend who is redecorating offered her this really, really, really adorable* quilt.

* Now, Spitty knows what you're thinking, Kitties: How can anything that isn't one of US be "adorable," and to be honest, you're absolutely right. If this were a kitty, it would be adorable3, no question about it. But for a Lambie, he's pretty cute.






N.B. What's doubly insulting about this is that it's an "art quilt." And what the Sam Hill is that, I want to know! The only use of a quilt I can think of is to lie about on it and squirm and fur it all up real good, till it's nice and comfy and smells just right. I mean, what do I get from staring at it hanging on a wall?


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Selfie Sunbaff























Nuffing like a good Spring Cleaning on a sunny Sunday. Makes a Boy feel fresh & feisty.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

No, It Most Certainly Does Not Need to Be Washed

But I know something that will need a rinse in Bactine if you try to lift me off here. Capisce?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On the Good Ship . . . .

¯Lollipop ¯¯

This is so humiliating, Kitties. For the third day this week she photographed me on my favorite tower by the window, where the afternoon sun streams in. 

That much was A-OK. You know how we kitties love our sameness, day-in, day-out. 

But then (oh, how I blush to say!) she started calling me her ©-shaped Little Lollipop Man cause my dangly foot looked like the stick part.

Gag me.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Messy ManCat Monday?

Okay, I get that reasonable felines might conclude that I am a tad, well, rumpled springs to mind.  But messy? As if!  This ManCat meows Nyet to that nonsense.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Selfie: Springtime Sun Puddle with Sparkly Ball

This was *supposed* to be a Caturday Artsy post, but I'm sure I don't need to explain why it morphed into a Sunday Selfie, do I now?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gimme Them Old-Tyme X's & O's

So the Human brought me to the 
girls' flag football game today.

Things were not going too well for
the Home Team, until I stepped in at
the half and showed those girlies a
thing or two about how to make a play.




And just look at how they perked up after a special S'Pep Talk!

Okay, okay, they didn't exactly win or anything, but they did score two count-'em-two TDs, their very first offensive points of the season.

Monday, March 20, 2017

What a Crybaby!



So her hand got in the way 
of me and my toy
Cue the Waaaaaaambulance!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Splish-Splash Sunday Selfie

























It's important for a ManCat to be clean and fresh all over. You never know who might be dropping by, right? Yes, I know: My pom-poms are not as perky as once they were, but they can still be fresh and floofy!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

And We're Back . . .

Just in time for Caturday, too. You would not *believe* how hard it was to properly motivate the Human after her few days of sloth. She was on a roll there for a week or two, and then a little "obstacle" came along and she completely derailed -- really, why doesn't she just quit already?  She might've worked a little harder to artify this photo if she weren't binge watching True Detective. How did she never see this before? She's riveted!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday (of Few Words)

Are you going to make it worth my while to get up and greet you?











Okay, really? It better be something good.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Time Lord Tuesday

Kitties, Gather round! I have something to discuss with you. For about a week I have been ruminating, and stewing, and--yes--even brooding over this ridiculous notion of the Humans that they can manipulate time! Do they think they are Gods? Time Lords? Observers? Q?
Still, I had not quite decided how I, Spitty the Kitty, could manipulate this "Saved" time to my best advantage. Until today, when it came to me in a flash from . . . well, I don't know. The Tardis? The Enterprise? No matter.

I claim my Daylight-Savings Hour on my schedule, please, and I will have it from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. this week. I expect bright sun, warm puddles and soft breezes.
I will let you know later when I expect to see it next week.

Monday, March 13, 2017

? ? ? ? ? Twenty Questions ? ? ? ? ?

Q1) What is the light green thing above the poorly-folded orange shirt (worn only for Giants' games, we hasten to assure you), and why is it in the bedroom with the clothes and shoes?

Q2) Why does the Human watch old episodes of Sherlock and (worse) 24 when she should be sleeping? Why does she have a little portable DVD player under one of the pillows?

Q3) Look carefully where the box spring meets the bed frame. Do you see the little white threads there? Whose masterful work is that?

Q4) Why is the bed always so messy? We observe in other Kitties' blogs that lots of Humans are sooooooo much neater than mine.

Q5) What is the most attractive thing in this picture? Okay, then, what is the second most attractive?

Imagine there are 15 more.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Selfie: So You Think You Can Photo?

The Human's photoing skills leave much to be desired. For one thing, she is too lazy/impatient/unimaginative to take good action shots so she's forever sneaking up on me when I am napping (which, to be fair, I--like most 12-year-old kitties--do a lot of). It's easy, she says. I look good, she says (and honestly, who wants to argue with that?)  Still, lots of times I rip around the place chasing toys or imaginary mice and I look way more interesting and exciting. Apparently, her photoing skills are not up to that, or she's too lazy to go get the camera, or she's up to some inconsequential Human activity. 

I could use a new photographer. Maybe craigslist has a section for that? I could pay in kibbles. Or Kitcoin.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

          Sunny, Sleepy Saturday

While the Human and I loves us some winter storms, even we have about Had It 
with the endless downpours. This morning I curled up in my purple beddy and 
worshipped the lovely rays.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Darling Nellie and Spittola Prove . . .

you are never too old! 
I rolled the ol' Furrari right out onto the street and, in a flash, collected Sweet Nellie in British Columbia. We stopped by a nice nature reserve where I had some flowers waiting for her:






















We lunched on a couple of tiny forest creatures, and then sped off to San Francisco, where we enjoyed a little spray from the Pacific and a slightly cloudy blue sky:




























I whisked her home before her Mommy even knew she had run off with me! Though maybe she'll wonder where the flowers came from . . .


Thursday, March 9, 2017

#TBT: Should I or Shouldn't I?

I dunno. Am I too old?
Would I get any takers?
But it *is* a special LoveMobile . . .
with a lot of fantastic memories . . . 
hmmmmm.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

          Some Assembly Required

I was cozy.
I was warm.
I was . . . confused.


"Sweet kitty sleeping under a buffalo"


N.B.  The Human took this about two weeks ago as I snoozed peaceably in the sun. It really is just me, albeit in some really weird position such that it is almost impossible for me or the Human to figure out what is what. Obviously, there is a central ear, and I believe the tippity top of my tailio is peeking in from the lower left. All the other random furs? Well, your guess is as good as mine, Kitties. And that's the whole troof.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pillowtalk?

It's been an age since a certain girlcat occupied her pillow. Just sayin'.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

        Sunday Selfie:Here Comes the Sun . . .

Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
*
Last night's "light showers" turned into a freezing downpour, but this afternoon has brought at least a modicum of welcome sunlight. It's the cheeriest we've been in weeks and weeks and weeks!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pretty in Pink



So we took Janet Dake & Ducky up on their offer to knit PussyCatHats in exchange for a donation to Planned Parenthood.

Our hat arrived the other day and we were so pleased we put it on right away. Well, let's be honest here: She put it on. *I* was not a volunteer, and you might just possibly be able to tell I was not an enthusiastic model.

I still look better than the post-flu Human though. And the pre-flu Human too, when you get right down to it.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Le Selfie du Dimanche:
          Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

Or maybe it's Laissez rouler les bon temps, as the French teacher at the Human's school says. Either way, it works for me. As you can see, we had a wee bit of sun today, and I thought the fevver a festive addition for almost Mardi Gras. I have missed all my furiends, but the Human is moving apace into recovery mode and perhaps our little heads will pop up more often in the coming week. Man, she was sick, though.  Lordy, lordy, lordy.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Update Update Update Update Update

Hi Kitties, Humans and Other Creatures:

The Human has been Down For The Count, as they say, basically since Valentine's Day, She made her return debut at her job today (and wasn't that a pretty thing? not) and feels that a two-day work week was just about the right re-entry speed. Absent major or minor relapses, she tells me we should reappear along about Sunday Selfie time.

This illustration she oh-so-carefully borrowed from Creative Commons (requiring as it said "no attribution" but we're scared anyway, so here) is far too youthful and flattering, but does reflect the general ambiance in Casa Spittola for the past 10 days or so.  Humans. Such a bunch of whiners.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sickly Sunday Selfie: Row, Row, Row Your Boat . . .

Gently down the streets.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
As raindrops turn to sheets.