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Title: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 13, 2012, 06:50:18 PM
I tried to get the kitties into the Christmas spirit...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm1_zps86c6be71.jpg)
I do NOT want to wear this stupid hat!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg1_zps9dff476a.jpg)
I know I am handsome in my new bell collar!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm2_zps997d10b4.jpg)
This is much more comfortable than that stupid hat!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on December 13, 2012, 07:13:58 PM
LOL Ned, in that first picture, I'm surprised the look didn't incinerate you!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 13, 2012, 09:38:15 PM
Oh, it's been a while since I could get my Smog fix!   :D

LOL at that last photo.  "Can you hand me the remote, please?"   ;D

Wonderful holiday spirit!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on December 14, 2012, 01:50:40 AM
Oh my!  Look at the "evil eye"!   :D  Handsome kitty pictures, though.   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 14, 2012, 04:29:20 AM
hehehe They both look lovely...and handsome.  Good grief, how do you tell them apart?

I thought about it, but didn't bring the fancy jingly collar home.   ;D 



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on December 14, 2012, 05:03:30 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on December 14, 2012, 05:18:01 AM
Those are some cool Christmas cats! (It does look like they don't quite agree, though)
How are YOU doing, Ned? It's good to hear from you again.
hugs,
catmom5


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on December 14, 2012, 07:24:34 AM
 ;D ;D Do you still have all of your fingers ?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 14, 2012, 01:47:06 PM
 ;D ;D They are just so beautiful and furry!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: bug on December 14, 2012, 04:39:50 PM
Super cute, Ned! At least one of them is in the spirit!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 14, 2012, 05:24:27 PM
Hee!  I love the second one.  Handsome is right!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 18, 2012, 09:44:57 PM
I still have all of my fingers! She just gave me the evil eye all day!

merrihart, I often can't tell them apart!  ;D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/godz4_zps535580f7.jpg)
She's still not in the Christmas spirit.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/godz3_zps066e7161.jpg)
She still loves relaxing on the couch though.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on December 19, 2012, 04:09:39 AM
 :-* :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on December 19, 2012, 08:02:36 AM
Cute Christmas pictures of the kitties, Ned.

Hugs


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on December 20, 2012, 05:51:12 AM
 :-* :-* :-* to you all & best wishes from over here for a great (kittie) Xmas


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 21, 2012, 03:39:47 PM
Such cute pictures! Black kitties are so gorgeous; they can be hard to photograph, so good captures like these are not easy to get. Purple is one of my favorite colors and it makes such a perfect background for cats.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 08, 2013, 09:18:06 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/godz5_zps563f0725.jpg)

"OMG! Scotty, we need warp speed now! NOW!"


(Stormy attacking Smoggy's Christmas present. Naughty kitty!)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 09, 2013, 04:27:03 AM
LOL That's wonderful, Ned!  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 09, 2013, 04:29:29 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 09, 2013, 05:09:13 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 09, 2013, 06:30:11 AM
OMG I am one of the biggest Trekkies on the planet! My cats need an Enterprise plushie!  ;D ;D ;D That is so cool!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on January 09, 2013, 02:32:43 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Ha ha ha! Cat speed vs. warp speed, I'd bet on cat speed to be faster!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on January 09, 2013, 09:43:09 PM
Great photo :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 09, 2013, 11:32:55 PM
That is so cute!!!


I'm somehow reminded of the SNL where they went to the Star Trek restaurant and ordered up some Chocolate Scotties.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 10, 2013, 10:49:05 AM
Hee. I can only imagine what it would be like from inside the Enterprise:  "It's a gravity well! It's a black hole! No, wait, it's a black cat!"

Well, they can bend space-time, you know.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: tesla on January 10, 2013, 01:48:40 PM
That is so funny, Ned! Love it!  :D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on January 10, 2013, 09:50:21 PM
Love it, Ned!  Stormy, make it so.   ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 06, 2013, 02:12:50 PM
Sorry I haven't posted more often. My "new" camera decided it was time to say goodbye cruel world, and of course it's just a few months out of warranty. So I don't have many new pictures. I should get my really new camera in a few days so hopefully more pictures then.

My old, old camera still works though!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/godz6_zps0c37b289.jpg)
This happens whenever I try to make my bed!

For catbird:
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stfab_zpsd3762987.jpg)
Thought you would get a kick out of this fabric!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 06, 2013, 03:35:49 PM
*Dies of envy*

Joann Fabrics order, eh?  Hmmmmm....and I like the ball of yarn, too!

I also like the semi-symmetrical black cats!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 07, 2013, 08:04:27 AM
Cutie pies!  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on February 07, 2013, 08:38:27 AM
Lovely kitties!  Cool fabric.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on February 12, 2013, 02:15:32 PM
Lovely furry black kitties! Nice fabric, too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on February 14, 2013, 03:16:02 PM
Lovely kitties.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 14, 2013, 04:26:56 PM
Finally got my new camera today!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm4_zps8ab3d47a.jpg)
Godzilla relaxing on the cat tree.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg3_zpsd59c5e74.jpg)
Smog Monster sees a bird out the window!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm3_zps54143371.jpg)
Fooling around with the fisheye lens.  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg2_zps7265c987.jpg)
Serious cat is not amused.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on February 14, 2013, 04:36:00 PM
I absolutely love that 1st pic !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 14, 2013, 04:40:42 PM
Awesome photos!  Many of us know how hard it is to photography black cats, but your new camera does a great job (along with your own skill). Smoggy and Stormy look beautiful.  Those eyes!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on February 15, 2013, 08:04:55 AM
Gorgeous kitties, Ned  :-*  :-*

Thank god the cats don't really look like the one in the fish eye lens.   ;)  Though I suspect I'd find them cute anyway.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 15, 2013, 08:26:13 AM
LOL, fisheye and serious cat!  Great pictures!  Love the first two.  Have fun with your new camera  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: julia on February 16, 2013, 03:31:16 PM
love the fisheye!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 16, 2013, 09:52:57 PM
Oh wow, seriously - the eyes!  So gorgeous.

I gotta say good choice on camera!

And subjects, of course.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on February 17, 2013, 09:16:01 AM
LOL That serious cat pic says it all, no other words are needed!  Ive seen that look from Sophs.....right before she attacks me.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on February 17, 2013, 02:42:42 PM
Wow! The difficult quest to photograph black cats is so worth it when you get pics like these, with those beautiful silvery highlights on their fur!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 17, 2013, 03:15:15 PM
They are two very good looking cats! Great closeups!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 17, 2013, 05:18:20 PM
Happy Birthday Smoggy! He is 3 years old today!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg4_zps890f8e33.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg5_zpscbb94b09.jpg)
Getting a kiss from his big sister.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 17, 2013, 05:40:22 PM
Happy Birthday, Smoggy!  It's hard to believe he's 3 already.  And he certainly has an auspicious birthday!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 17, 2013, 07:19:29 PM
Happy birthday Smoggy!  You're so adorable!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on March 17, 2013, 07:59:36 PM
Happy 3rd Birthday, Smoggy!  Another kitten we have watched grow into a gorgeous cat!   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 18, 2013, 02:04:28 AM
Happy Birthday!!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 18, 2013, 05:17:59 AM
Aw, Happy Birthday, Smog Monster  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on March 18, 2013, 05:35:16 AM
Happy Birthday Smoggy ! I can't believe he's 3 already , it seems like yesterday that you adopted him !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 18, 2013, 07:30:29 AM
Happy Birthday Smoggy!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: julia on March 19, 2013, 11:22:10 AM
Aww, all the best to the gorgeous birthday boy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 19, 2013, 07:07:43 PM
Happy birthday!  Seeing those photos -- all the memories of when you first got little Smogster and everything came dancing to my mind.   :-*

It's hard to believe he's 3 already.  What a handsome little man he's growing up to be!   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on March 20, 2013, 06:01:56 AM
Happy birthday Smoggy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on March 20, 2013, 01:24:50 PM
A belated Happy Birthday to Smoggy! He is lookin' so good!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 24, 2013, 12:40:33 PM
Oh my, Smoggers, Happy Belated Burfday!  Ned, werent they not getting along a little while back?  That kissy from the sister says maybe things are much more peaceful between the 2 of them now?  Pretty kitties with gorgeous eyes!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 26, 2013, 11:01:11 PM
Sandi, they still have disagreements but it's gotten better since I've been treating Smoggy's bleeding gums and playing with him regularly. He really just wants to play a lot and Stormy is not interested. Grooming sessions usually end up in a fight if I don't distract Smoggy with some toys.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 28, 2013, 07:53:03 PM
Ned, thats great to hear that they are getting along some better.  Kids will be kids.  What are you using to treat Smoggy's bleeding gums with, Im always interested as Sophs still has her juvie gingivitis which isnt so juvenile now that she is turning 6 years old shortly!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 29, 2013, 10:08:05 PM
I'm using Petzlife gel every other day and it's definitely helping. I can't believe Sophers is going to be six! Time just flies doesn't it?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 04, 2013, 06:21:57 PM
Smoggy always gets serious when the camera comes out.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg6_zps1bdf22df.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on April 04, 2013, 07:59:15 PM
That's a really good picture of Smoggy!  Your camera is very good to so clearly show the shading in his fur.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on April 05, 2013, 03:49:29 AM
Hello, handsome Smog-monster  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on April 05, 2013, 05:26:07 AM
That is a great picture !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: julia on April 05, 2013, 11:22:53 AM
Handsome devil! ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on April 05, 2013, 04:23:38 PM
I love his expression, even if it is serious.  Smoggy is magnificent! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: BW on April 05, 2013, 05:38:02 PM
Oh Ned, I have not been in the den for a long time, and how wonderful to see such an outstanding photo my first time back here.  Smoggy is absolutely gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 08, 2013, 07:07:29 AM
Aww, that is a great picture of Mr. Smogs! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 10, 2013, 12:18:06 PM
Love how his coat is so sleek and shiny in that picture!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 10, 2013, 10:42:12 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/godz7_zpsaec91e09.jpg)

Godzilla hangin' out on the cat tree!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on April 11, 2013, 05:06:23 AM
What a glamour shot!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on April 11, 2013, 04:09:19 PM
Looks like she had a makeup & hair person for that 1 !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on April 11, 2013, 10:14:14 PM
What a gorgeous photo of her!  And the recent photo of Smoggy is just so handsome (even though he doesnt appear to like his picture taken).  Why I dont know, tell him he's stunning!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 11, 2013, 11:36:43 PM
LOL at the cat tree shot!  What a position!

And this might be strange to say, but I love Smog's nostrils.  There is something about his nostrils that stand out to me and they are just really cute.   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on April 12, 2013, 02:06:13 AM
Love the pic of smoggy - the lighter looking fur all around under his eyes make them look really large.  And the T of light down his nose....  Guess its the way the fur is lying & catches the light, but its very fetching.

And Godzilla looks so smug in that tree, like she's only just fitted & saying 'so, you have a problem with my position?'


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 13, 2013, 01:56:12 PM
How gorgeous she looks! How is she staying up there?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on April 17, 2013, 01:28:57 PM
Wow, great pictures! Wonderful black cat illumination!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 02, 2013, 08:46:16 PM
I've been having difficulty finding a dry food the kitties will eat since the Evo recall. Here's the result of testing:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/foodtest_zps47ea7978.jpg)
Why why why?!  >:(

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/gsmg1_zps0190b86c.jpg)
We eat what we want, when we want and there's nothing you can do about it.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/godz8_zps0eff1416.jpg)
Can't be mad at a face like that. (I love the tufts of fur below her ears.)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on May 02, 2013, 09:34:44 PM
Cats!   ::)

Love the pictures, though!  They look great!   :)  And, so nicely sharing that scratching post!   ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 03, 2013, 02:53:17 AM
They are gorgeous. Love the expressions...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 03, 2013, 07:33:07 AM
First picture:  L O L !   :D

Second and third pics:  Awwww :-*  They look so healthy and content!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 03, 2013, 09:02:33 AM
heeheehee!  I'm glad mine eat anything (and everything!).


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 03, 2013, 10:45:28 AM
Hee! That looks like a victorious fist pump in the second picture!  They do look wonderfully sleek and healthy.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on May 03, 2013, 03:20:42 PM
I dont know Gkit, I think I see a middle finger....err toe....in that pic.   ;D  Silly humans, when will they learn that we win every time.   ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on May 03, 2013, 04:17:17 PM
I think Sandi is right , that looks like a salute to me too ! Of course they liked the food you disliked, they are cats after all !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on May 03, 2013, 04:43:36 PM
LOL Stormy and Smoggy have got the "just try and make us" look down pat!  And I agree, that is a middle-finger salute there. Guess they have made their opinion perfectly clear!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on May 05, 2013, 12:44:26 PM
 ;D  They almost look sort of gang-like when they get together in the bond of opposition!  Gotta love these kids.  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on May 05, 2013, 01:38:28 PM
A real treat to see these two cats, even when they are joining together to express one lofty, solid attitude. And ha! just like a kitty to use the cute face of distraction around the computer screen!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 07, 2013, 11:44:16 AM
Smoggy had his check up at the vet today. He has been having problems with his mouth on and off for the last 6 months - pain when eating and some blood drops in the sink when he drinks from the faucet. It turns out that he has a huge tongue! It's too wide for his mouth so the vet thinks he bites it when he eats. Weird! So I just have to keep an eye on it. He now weighs 13 1/2 pounds - all solid muscle! He is a big strapping boy! I also asked about his aggressive behavior since I'm thinking about bringing in another kitten and the vet said I should get a girl kitten since a boy kitten could be trouble with Smoggy's dominance issues. Unfortunately the kitten I picked out is a boy so I don't know what will happen. :-\ Other than that, he is a healthy, happy boy.

Stormy will get her check up next week. She seems to have some weakness in her back legs so we'll get that checked out.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on June 07, 2013, 03:01:35 PM
LOL! I'd missed those photos up there!  That one of the both at the top of the tower is a riot!  Good grief, that's a lot of cat!

So weird about the big tongue.  How do you keep an eye on that?  Oh brother!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on June 07, 2013, 04:24:34 PM
Why is it none of has normal animals !? Too big a tongue , how do you watch for problems with that ?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on June 07, 2013, 07:49:24 PM
Ned, Im glad to hear Smoggy's check-up went relatively well.  Im sorry to hear he is having problems with biting his tongue, Ive never heard of such a thing, leave it to Smoggy to have something not normal.  They dont think its anything like an allergic reaction, do they?  I know humans can get a swollen tongue in an allergic reaction.  Poor lil guy.  I hope Stormy's check-up goes well.   


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on June 08, 2013, 04:58:53 AM
I'm glad Smoggy's overall health is good, but poor guy with that tongue! I was wondering the same thing as Sandi, about allergies--when I had a bad allergic reaction, my tongue swelled up to the point that I kept biting it, too.

I hope that Stormy will have good results at her checkup, too.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 13, 2013, 09:17:45 PM
The vet said it was not an allergy problem. His tongue isn't swollen, just huge! If he bites it again I just need to keep an eye on it and take him in if it causes a problem such as an abscess.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on June 14, 2013, 02:27:38 PM
I'm glad that most of Smoggy's checkup went well. I hope it goes well with the large tongue of his. Hmmm, I wonder if foods that are softer and less "chewy" might help keep him from using as much biting action when he eats (?)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 22, 2013, 07:46:38 PM
Stormy had her check up and she is also 13 1/2 pounds! The vet checked her legs, hips and spine and there was nothing abnormal and she didn't have any pain. I have to keep an eye on her water intake since back leg weakness is a symptom of diabetes. I don't think she is drinking excessively. I am going to switch to a low carb dry food because the idea of diabetes makes me nervous. If she still has problems then we'll have an xray and probably a blood sugar test just to be safe.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on June 22, 2013, 09:29:24 PM
Ned,
Doesn't your vet do some routine labs when your kitties have their check-ups?  Should be done yearly, but, even if that is not your vet's routine, with a complaint of back leg weakness, I would think that at least a chemistry panel would have been done to check on potassium (low potassium is a common cause of back leg weakness), and the glucose if diabetes was a potential concern.  Good idea to switch to low carb dry food anyway, even without the potential of diabetes.  Those high carbs are also hard on the kidneys long-term.  Ideal diet for all cats is meat-based high protein, moderate fat, and low carb.  Happy she had a good check-up otherwise.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 24, 2013, 04:57:08 PM
Mandycat, they don't do routine labs on young kitties. The vet seemed to lean more towards having an xray than blood work. I should have just asked for at least a glucose test. I'm a little concerned even though she's not showing any other symptoms of diabetes. Stormy also has some neurological problems (tic-like spasms that look a lot like the focal seizures Thunder had) that could be related. She's also overweight so that could be contributing to her difficulty jumping. She is happy and healthy otherwise. She gave the vet headbutts!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 08, 2013, 01:33:04 PM
Glad the vet didn't find anything wrong with her hind legs, hoping whatever problems she's having will be temporary.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 12, 2013, 08:07:15 AM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg9_zps837c1c18.jpg)
This is how Smoggy sleeps in my lap. Foot in the air!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 12, 2013, 08:18:00 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on July 12, 2013, 09:14:03 AM
Awwww Smoggers, you are darn CUTE!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on July 12, 2013, 09:56:04 AM
Rub-able belly!  Too cute! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on July 12, 2013, 01:09:39 PM
Must resist belleh...must resist belleh...

He's been taking "sleep yoga" lessons from alek0's Max!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 12, 2013, 03:38:30 PM
That's just like my Yoyo!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 12, 2013, 03:46:52 PM
I want to grab that footsie, love that pose!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 13, 2013, 10:51:34 AM
That was my first thought August! It's a Yoyo foot!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on July 14, 2013, 11:58:12 AM
That's one comfortable kitty.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster vs Cosmo!
Post by: NedF on July 25, 2013, 09:58:55 AM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo2_zpsfb66d9fa.jpg)
I am Cosmo! Ruler of the Universe!


(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo1_zps52026695.jpg)
You can see his smattering of stars whence he gets his name!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/gcmo1_zpsd7e10bd1.jpg)
Godzilla is not impressed. In fact, she's a little annoyed by the little upstart!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on July 25, 2013, 10:01:44 AM
Adorable face!  :D  Godzilla will forgive him in time.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Spartycats on July 25, 2013, 10:25:13 AM
Hi Cosmo!  (You have Spock's ears, but I'm sure you'll grow into them)  ;D



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on July 25, 2013, 02:01:02 PM
Welcome to the Itchmo family, Cosmo!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on July 25, 2013, 02:25:19 PM
My, what big ears he has!  And the most adorable little face!  How can the other two kittehs resist that cute kitten face.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 25, 2013, 02:54:38 PM
I just love that sweet little face!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on July 25, 2013, 03:40:51 PM
Greetings from Earth, Cosmo! I hope you like it here. Your stars are really cool.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on July 25, 2013, 03:42:55 PM
OMG ! That picture is adorable  :),Godzilla definitely looks a little annoyed though .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on July 25, 2013, 04:23:45 PM
 ;D  Very, very cute!!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on July 25, 2013, 07:33:53 PM
Cosmo is so adorable.  I just love the last pic.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 26, 2013, 07:09:37 AM
Wow, his eyes are hypnotizing!  What a cutie pie.  Give it some more time, they might become BFF :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 26, 2013, 05:33:19 PM
COSMO!!!!!   :D   SO ADORABLE!!!

Ned, I'm absolutely thrilled for you and your family!

P.S.  Wow, he's already grown a bunch hasn't he!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 30, 2013, 01:29:43 PM
Cosmo has one of the cutest little kitten faces! That photo of him peeking up over the enormous Godzilla is a scream!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 02, 2013, 10:35:20 AM
That last picture is so cute!  She has got the "I am not amused" look down.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 05, 2013, 05:45:45 PM
That last picture is so cute!  She has got the "I am not amused" look down.

She is definitely the queen of the castle!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo5_zps028c8655.jpg)
"Don't bother me kid!" Smoggy is not amused either!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo4_zpsf264aab8.jpg)
"This is not logical. Everyone should love me because I'm so cute!"

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo3_zpsec45eec4.jpg)
"You're cute enough to use as a pillow when the need arises."

Things have been going pretty well. No big fights between Smoggy & Stormy. However, Smoggy has decided to try and assert his dominance by regularly trying to hump Cosmo. Cosmo doesn't seem bothered unless Smoggy pins him down for too long, then he will start to cry and that's when I make Smoggy let him go. I don't want this behavior to get out of hand so I have been trying to distract Smoggy when it looks like he's going after Cosmo, and also giving him lots of attention so he feels that he is the #1 boy cat. I have also been feeding Smoggy before Cosmo so he knows he's top cat - well, after Stormy anyway.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 05, 2013, 05:54:20 PM
LOL seeing Spock with Cosmo's ears right next to his is too cute!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 05, 2013, 09:02:53 PM
The ears!! Perfect!  The furry feet are adorable also.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on August 06, 2013, 07:06:56 AM
It can get very complicated, can't it?

Great pictures, Ned. Hope that things continue to settle down for all three of them. Of course, Stormy is the "top cat". No, she does not look amused at the baby, but she will adjust, hopefully. It's very interesting how they adjust to kittens. When I still had Spartycat's 3 boys here, two of my cats loved them and would play and snuggle with them. The other three wanted no part of them! In fact, after they left for Spartycat's home, Rascal and Jess would walk around calling for them and looking for them.

catmom5


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 06, 2013, 09:39:10 AM
Oh, too cute :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on August 06, 2013, 03:50:28 PM
OMG ! I love that giant paws next to the tiny kitten picture ! Hopefully they will both continue to adapt to their new brother . Punkin, Trooper & Fragile loved all babies here but Remy & Oreo wanted absolutely no part of them .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 07, 2013, 05:38:33 PM
Super so cute!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on August 09, 2013, 10:49:03 AM
Very cute pics!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on August 15, 2013, 07:46:33 AM
Aawwww, life is so complicated for lil kittens, always new things to figure out.  He's adorable, Ned!  I think Smoggy and Stormy are doing great with him, all things considered. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 15, 2013, 08:43:43 PM
Things are going pretty well between them. Smoggy has been sick these past few days - vomiting, not wanting to eat much, and hiding. I'm keeping a close eye on him. I think he may have another big hairball in there. He did a little better today and seems to be feeling better. I'm waiting for him to poop to make sure he doesn't have a blockage. No poop yet.

Since Smoggy hasn't been feeling well, Cosmo is happy since he's not being humped all the time. Unfortunately he is now trying this humping behavior on Stormy! She just gets up and walks away with him clinging to her back like a little cowboy. I hope this doesn't continue as he gets bigger.

Yesterday, I noticed Stormy was scratching so I combed her and oh no! she has fleas! I ordered some Advantage for all of them and it should be here on Saturday. I hope nothing else happens because my credit card is melting!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 15, 2013, 10:25:51 PM
I had to laugh reading about Cosmo on Stormy.   ::)   I hope you can get a photo of that.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on August 16, 2013, 06:07:52 AM
At least Cosmo is getting a chance to be dominant ! Don't forget you can use Capstar with topicals to kill the fleas on them immediately .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on August 16, 2013, 07:35:45 AM
I'm sorry to hear Smoggy is feeling under the weather, but laughing at Cosmo.   :D  Hope Smoggy will be all right.

Don't forget to either wash or roller brush all their bedding with the masking tape type.  That'll help alot.,


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 16, 2013, 07:53:16 AM
I guess I've led a sheltered life, I've never seen cats humping!  LMAO!  I hope Smoggy's feeling better soon, along with your credit card.  :) 

Fleas, ugh.  Sending flea-free hugs to your house!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on August 16, 2013, 03:29:10 PM
Forgot to remind you ,empty the vac & take it outside after using .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 16, 2013, 04:31:14 PM
Hey Cosmo, you are one precocious boy!  ;D  A little guy with a lot of will! Obviously, he learned from Smoggy.

And gaaaah! about the fleas. We had them a couple of times in years past.  Although I dislike putting the stuff on them, thank heavens for Advantage for Cats; it's much better than back in the day when we had to have the cats dipped at the vet and have the house sprayed.

Here's hoping that Smoggy will get that big old hairball through and be back to feeling well.



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 16, 2013, 06:45:24 PM
Fizzy, I've never seen humping cats either. I suddenly find myself in the middle of a cat-kitten-cat hump-a-thon.  :o There's no actual humping going on, just the pinning down and mounting posture. I hope it stops soon. I have not seen a hump today thank goodness!

I am glad to have Advantage too, Catbird! I remember dusting cats with flea powder. Advantage can't be worse than that!

Thanks for the flea tips Leslie and Merrihart! I'm re-reading my old Stormy and Smoggy have fleas thread to make sure I don't forget anything.

August, I've tried but they run away when they see me take my camera out!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 17, 2013, 02:14:07 PM
August, I've tried but they run away when they see me take my camera out!  :D

Who wouldn't under the circumstances, right?   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on August 26, 2013, 07:00:05 AM
Ned, is Smoggy feeling better now?  Hope things have calmed down now...and how is the flea battle going? 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 27, 2013, 11:23:16 PM
Smoggy is eating again and no more vomiting. I've started brushing him regularly so we don't have any more hairball problems. He is still acting depressed though - he usually doesn't want to be in the same room as the rest of us. He doesn't like Cosmo being the center of attention.

I haven't found anymore fleas.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg10_zps84d9bfb0.jpg)
Smoggy in his jacuzzi.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg11_zpsa5d45c30.jpg)
Smoggy preventing me from working.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm7_zps39a88e4d.jpg)
Stormy in hiding.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg12_zps669d1c7b.jpg)
Smog nostrils for August.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 27, 2013, 11:33:20 PM
Ohhhh, I LOVE my Smog nostrils!!  I imagined the very soft, lightly warm nostril breeze blowing on my lips as I closed in for a kissie!   :-*  Smoochsmoochsmooooch!!

That's so generous of you to give Smoggy a jacuzzi.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on August 28, 2013, 06:47:26 AM
Poor smog monster.  So used to being The One, and now upstaged by that upstart kitten.   :D  Don't worry, Smoggy.  We still love you.  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 28, 2013, 09:20:25 AM
Great pics, Ned!  I feel bad for Smoggy.  Please give him some extra scritches from me :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 28, 2013, 03:49:41 PM
Smoggy in the "jacuzzi" is a riot!  ;D ;D ;D Love that look! And I'm glad the fleas seem to be gone.

But I hope he adjusts soon. I still wonder if maybe he doesn't feel a little off, somehow, and so is less tolerant.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 30, 2013, 10:10:04 AM
He attacked Stormy yesterday when she was just lying there minding her own business. It was loud enough that Cosmo got scared and puffed out his tail. I might try a little Feliway and see if that helps settle him down.

He just now ripped a big chunk of hair out of his chest and swallowed it before I could get to him. I think this is how he gets the hairball problems.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 30, 2013, 03:05:19 PM
 ::)

Fingers crossed that the Feliway works its magic.  Hopefully the sudden pounce didn't get the trio's dynamics off balance!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on August 30, 2013, 04:13:04 PM
Maybe a little rescue remedy in the water too ?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 30, 2013, 04:58:33 PM
Hmmm, I think Feliway is a very good idea. The depressed behavior you mentioned upthread, along with the hair-pulling, suggests to me that there might be a physical problem that is making him feel "off", too, underlying this all. I just wonder if he may have picked something up from Cosmo. But the Feliway is definitely IMO the place to start, and I hope it resolves the problem!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 30, 2013, 08:04:43 PM
Catbird, he has done the hair pulling in the past even before I got Cosmo. I'm wondering if it's a behavioral - territorial issue since he appears to want to be top cat but really never has been. His attacking Stormy and mounting Cosmo are clear signs he's trying to assert his dominance. Stormy fights back and Cosmo ignores him so he's not getting what he wants. He's eating and drinking normally. I do feed him away from the others to try and lessen the tension. Also, him occasionally biting his huge tongue could be a factor. When I see blood in the sink - well that must be painful and he could be reacting to that.

Leslie, I can't use Rescue Remedy in the water because Smoggy insists on drinking from the faucet! He won't drink from a bowl!

I don't know if anyone noticed, but in the picture of Smoggy sleeping on my desk, if you look closely you can see Cosmo snuggled up to Smoggy's butt!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 30, 2013, 09:03:23 PM
I don't know if anyone noticed, but in the picture of Smoggy sleeping on my desk, if you look closely you can see Cosmo snuggled up to Smoggy's butt!

OMG!  SO CUTE!  Hehehehehehee, totally didn't notice!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on August 31, 2013, 04:47:02 AM
I don't know if anyone noticed, but in the picture of Smoggy sleeping on my desk, if you look closely you can see Cosmo snuggled up to Smoggy's butt!

OMG!  SO CUTE!  Hehehehehehee, totally didn't notice!

ROFL  I saw ... something...and hoped it was not some sort of deformity.   :P  How cute!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 31, 2013, 08:17:57 AM
 :D :D :D You know, I thought there was something a little odd back there when I first looked at the photo, but attributed it to a reflection or maybe an object that was on the desk. Now, it's obvious that it's Cosmo! Smoggy just can't escape!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on August 31, 2013, 05:07:37 PM
I thought it was his tail on top of something on the desk ! Looking now that I know , I see a kitten  :D.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 31, 2013, 10:43:55 PM
That's so cute!  :D.  I totally missed him...thought it was part of a Smoggy foot or tail, except now that I see kitten, I don't know what I was thinking before!   Good job on the camouflage, Cosmo!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on September 01, 2013, 09:00:03 PM
Cute photos.

I hope Feliway will work for you. For my cats, it is funny, seems to be working for girls but not for boys.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 07, 2013, 09:43:27 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgco_zpsa1a353af.jpg)
Sometimes Smoggy is pretty tolerant. Look at Cosmo's stars!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgtoes_zps674c41d2.jpg)
His grey toe hairs have grown out again! They disappeared for a while but now they're back.

Smoggy has been pretty calm this week. No humping or attacking and he seems to be feeling better. He has been hanging out with the rest of us, not all the time, but at least he isn't hiding out in my bedroom all day.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on September 07, 2013, 09:54:00 PM
Maybe the kitty family is starting to settle in!  That pic of Cosmo and Smoggy is cute.  I guess Smoggy says if you cant beat em, join em.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 07, 2013, 10:44:34 PM
That is such an adorable photo of Smoggy and Cosmo!  Wow, Cosmo is getting so much bigger already!  And yes, his stars are awesome!!

Heheh, love the gray toe hairs.  Yoyo has that, too.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on September 08, 2013, 05:53:27 AM
What a cute picture ! Hopefully Smoggy is starting to accept Cosmo  :).


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 08, 2013, 10:31:05 AM
Great picture :D  It's clear that Cosmo adores Smoggy!  Awwwww.  And Oh My Stars!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on September 08, 2013, 11:23:33 AM
Those grey toe hairs are neat!  I've never seen a cat with those.  Unique. Such cuties.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on September 09, 2013, 08:42:03 AM
They are both wonderful, with the little tuffs of color in their black coats :)  Glad to see things are getting on better now.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on September 09, 2013, 09:04:03 AM
I'm glad to hear that cat relations are smoothing out. Cosmo clearly loves his big brother; hopefully in time big brother will reciprocate!

And those toe floofs are very unique, indeed!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on September 09, 2013, 11:19:29 AM
That's just adorable!!  Cosmo's gray toe fur is really cool looking. Very ninja.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 17, 2013, 08:18:48 PM
Cosmo doing what kittens do best...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo7_zpsf2c05e36.jpg)
Thanks for the awesome toy! This is my toy right?

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo8_zps77c40130.jpg)
Chair arm = jungle gym!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo6_zpsc6e78167.jpg)
Captain! There seems to be a malfunction in the warp nacelle!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/godz9_zpsd66a23b8.jpg)
Kids these days!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on September 17, 2013, 08:35:23 PM
Great pics of Cosmo, Ned!   :D  I'm not very good at telling Smoggy from Stormy, but can tell that whoever is in that last picture is trying hard to be patient!   ;D  Cosmo sure has grown!  They don't stay tiny kittens for long, do they!  Very naughty Cosmo with those paper towels, but how can you keep from laughing anyway!    :D   :D 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 17, 2013, 08:44:25 PM
That's Stormy! You can always tell Smoggy because he shuts his eyes when I take his photo.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 17, 2013, 09:15:10 PM
Wait, is Cosmo a cat or a bat??   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on September 18, 2013, 05:14:31 AM
 ;D ;D ;D Cosmo is amazing! I just love his ears, and I hope they stay big. So cute!

And I'm glad to know he is into Star Trek. My kind of cat.

ETA: My standard for identifying Smoggy is that he has a bigger nose, typical of a male cat.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on September 18, 2013, 07:33:49 AM
Cosmo is just too cute for words!  Love the enterprise picture and Stormy with her patient expression.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on September 18, 2013, 03:46:25 PM
Love the paper towel picture ! Of course it is his toy , isn't everything his toy ?  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on September 18, 2013, 04:51:50 PM
Cosmo is so big now!  His ears are just adorable.  :-*  Stormy's coat looks so gorgeous and shiny.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: BW on September 18, 2013, 06:08:51 PM
Gorgeous photos, and oh my,  Cosmo is a Trekkie!!  Who knew!   Good for you Cosmo, so am I!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 19, 2013, 07:18:22 AM
Wait, is Cosmo a cat or a bat??   :D

 :D  LOL!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on September 22, 2013, 02:28:39 PM
Very enjoyable series of pictures, Ned. Cosmo is just so cute! I admit I didn't see him in that first picture with Smoggy, but in that second picture, he's very much in evidence; no way Smoggy, especially, could miss the fact Cosmo is there!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on September 26, 2013, 07:01:26 AM
Great pictures, Ned!  I think Cosmo has been looking at the pictures in August's thread....ut oh.  Quick, hide the computer!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 26, 2013, 02:55:04 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on September 26, 2013, 03:02:31 PM
Cosmo is getting so big! I wonder what it is about paper towels!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 26, 2013, 05:58:48 PM
Cosmo is getting big! He will be 6 months old the first week of October. He is really a handful right now.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on September 26, 2013, 06:08:33 PM
Ah, that "teenager cat" stage! World, look out!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on October 02, 2013, 09:47:30 PM
Cute photos, Cosmo has grown quite a bit.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 03, 2013, 06:57:35 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo9_zps3bf890e7.jpg)
Cosmo sees a fly and there's no way to get to it!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo10_zps0e0d2fcf.jpg)
I want that fly! He's starting to look like a cat rather than a kitten.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgco1_zpsddee4fa9.jpg)
He still wants to cuddle with Smoggy though.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm8_zps601c4ca8.jpg)
Mine, mine! Stormy guarding her new catnip toys.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg13_zps23b3a94e.jpg)
So Smoggy stole her catnip snake!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg14_zps86223f1f.jpg)
Yummy snake!

Everything has been going well. The kitties behaved themselves while I was sick. Smoggy has harassed Stormy a couple times but has not tried to hump Cosmo. I think he has accepted the fact that Cosmo isn't going anywhere, but he doesn't like it. Smoggy has now taken to sleeping in bed with me which he has never done before. I guess I picked the wrong time to downgrade to a twin sized mattress! There isn't enough room for both of us!





Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on October 03, 2013, 09:42:31 PM
Good pics of all of the kitties, Ned.  Smoggy looks like he tolerates the snuggling by Cosmo quite nicely.  Very alert fly catcher you have there!  I'm sure he was very frustrated that he couldn't get it!   :D  Looks like the new toys are being enjoyed.   ;)  Cat owners can NEVER have a twin size mattress, Ned!  What were you thinking!   ;) :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 03, 2013, 11:09:26 PM
I got a Queen size.

I love this series of photos!  I can't tell which is my favorite - that first one, is Cosmo chirping at the fly?   :D  And the snuggling one, that's sooo heartwarming and adorables!  And the yummy snake is so cute, too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on October 05, 2013, 04:38:58 AM
ah, excellent photos Ned. :)  And it does look like Cosmo is doing the bird chatter to the fly.  LOL

I also upgraded to a queen, back in 2008, because a twin just wasn't big enough. :D  good luck with that.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on October 06, 2013, 03:24:02 AM
Fantastic photo series. Also agree on the bigger bed! Cats expand when they sleep, as you know.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on October 06, 2013, 10:14:50 PM
Oh goody, new cat toys, yessss!  They all look like they are having fun with them although Cosmo would probably enjoy a roll of paper towels just as much.   :D  Im so glad that things seem to settling down with all of them, Ned. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 07, 2013, 06:24:48 PM
Cosmo was indeed chirping at the fly! Smoggy was right next to him doing the same thing!

I had a queen sized bed but only Cosmo would sleep on it. I figured he would grow out of that so I got the twin. Now both Smoggy and Cosmo sleep with me and this morning Stormy was there!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on October 17, 2013, 03:57:33 PM
Cosmo is growing up! Love the pics of everyone, but especially those of Cosmo reacting to the fly.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 15, 2013, 10:32:31 PM
It's been a while since I've updated so here we go. The kitties are getting along fine now. Smoggy is feeling better and not hiding in my bedroom all day. I don't seem to be having any allergic reactions to Cosmo anymore which is great since he does like to sleep with me. Cosmo is now 7 months old and weighs 7 1/2 pounds. I hope he doesn't get much bigger!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg15_zps812c984b.jpg)
Smoggy is too big to fit on my lap no matter how hard he tries!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstm_zpsac93ca34.jpg)
Sharing the couch! This has never happened before. Smog is obviously feeling more comfortable now.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo12_zps526af460.jpg)
Cosmo likes lime jello! You're a strange one, kitty!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo11_zps14b16978.jpg)
How can he sleep in that position?!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 16, 2013, 03:22:52 AM
That lime jello one totally made me laugh.   :D

It's so funny to see your cats now, good grief : Big fluffy black cat #1, Big fluffy black cat #2 and Big fluffy black cat #3!   ;D  That's what everyone probably sees when they see my 3 orange ones : Big orange cat #1, Big orange cat #2 and Big orange cat #3.   ;D

It's so wonderful to hear the great update.  I'm really so happy for you guys.   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on November 16, 2013, 05:36:48 AM
That's awesome that they have blended into a nice cat family, Ned. :) And yay, your allergies are gone!  Kisses to the awesome black kitties.  :-*  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on November 16, 2013, 08:40:03 AM
It's cool that Cosmo has retained his stars! But green jello? Really, Cosmo? Green jello?

Glad to hear that both you and Smoggy are doing better these days.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 16, 2013, 09:40:18 AM
Lime jello  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on November 16, 2013, 10:26:18 AM
Love the photos and the news that peace reigns.
cm5


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 16, 2013, 11:16:04 AM
Quote
It's so funny to see your cats now, good grief : Big fluffy black cat #1, Big fluffy black cat #2 and Big fluffy black cat #3!     That's what everyone probably sees when they see my 3 orange ones : Big orange cat #1, Big orange cat #2 and Big orange cat #3.   
I feel a pop quiz coming.   ;D

The first picture of Smoggy snuggling is such a picture of cute bliss! I love the way his hind feet positioned!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 16, 2013, 02:04:01 PM
We're going to have to start a Matching Bookends With Centerpiece thread soon.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on November 16, 2013, 06:27:51 PM
Cosmo is such an appropriate name - between the lime jello pic and that sleeping position, he looks like he is right off the Enterprise.  Are those white spots on his shoulder?  They look like stars!

The Smogster sure is a big lovely fluffball now!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on November 17, 2013, 07:17:04 AM
They all look great & I am very happy it is going well ! Those do look like stars on Cosmo .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on November 17, 2013, 06:15:46 PM
Ut oh, Ned, if they keep sharing the couch like that, you might have to get a 2nd couch so you have some place to sit.   ;D

Those stars could even be asteroids shooting across his fur!  Awesome!   :D 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 18, 2013, 09:29:14 AM
Love the pics!  I'm so happy you aren't allergic anymore, Ned!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Spartycats on November 18, 2013, 10:49:05 AM
I missed these latest pictures somehow. 
What a handsome family, Ned!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 18, 2013, 11:43:43 PM
Yes, Cosmo is still covered in stars! He has one right near his butt and it looks like a comet is shooting out of there!  :D

Sandi, I now have to sit on the floor! I even have a memory foam pad to cushion my bum!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on November 19, 2013, 05:14:24 PM
Well, we know who rules the roost in your home....well, errr...in mine too, lol I bet they have a sense of satisfaction making you sit on the floor while they lounge on the couch.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on November 24, 2013, 03:29:35 PM
Wow, Cosmo did grow fast! Beautiful pictures!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 25, 2013, 03:45:43 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgmo_zps4e44aa06.jpg)
Cosmo and an unimpressed Smoggy

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg16_zps3224bdcb.jpg)
Smoggy enjoying his new catnip toy

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmsngmo_zps9bf510c6.jpg)
Chewie, get us outta here! (I couldn't resist the Star Wars cat toy at Petco.)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo14_zpsb99f9db1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo13_zpsba16fdff.jpg)
Hellllllllllllllllllllp!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/dacat_zps9b0d7283.jpg)
The Prime Directive prohibits me from interfering in the natural order of things. Perhaps you'd care to hear a poem? (My new picture for my living room!)



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on November 25, 2013, 04:25:54 PM
Such funny pictures! Lookit all those claws!

Like your new living room decor, too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on November 25, 2013, 05:16:21 PM
 ;D ;D Love the new picture !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 25, 2013, 06:53:49 PM
LOL   :D :D

I love that Smoggy and his catnip toy.   :D

And Cosmo and that Star Wars ship!  Heheh!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on November 26, 2013, 03:19:42 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Love the playtime pics and those fearsome gold eyes in the last photo!

Also like the new picture, as well as your wall color. I like highly saturated colors for walls, not the old lighter colors used to be the usual choices.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 26, 2013, 07:15:08 PM
 ;D I'm not sure whether I should be rooting for Hans and Chewie or Cosmo, there!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on November 27, 2013, 04:13:07 AM
Oh, that's an awesome picture, Ned!  Love the new toy too.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on November 27, 2013, 01:50:14 PM
I almost feel sorry for the new toy!  :D  ;D  And look at Cosmo's slanty eyes in that photo!  He's looking more and more like Spock, but it cant be....Cosmo shows too much emotion to be Vulcan....but still, I'd watch him very carefully to make sure.... ;D 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 01, 2013, 06:10:13 PM
I love seeing your kitties :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 04, 2013, 09:41:40 PM
It's that time of year again:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm9_zps01cc46a1.jpg)
Stormy getting into the Christmas spirit!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo15_zpseea96c29.jpg)
The outfit was a little large for Cosmo!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmsmgmo_zps70f3d377.jpg)
OMG! They're all together on the couch!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on December 04, 2013, 11:05:39 PM
Ned,
Stormy looks quite proud of the Santa outfit!  Cosmo not so happy.  You have your bookends plus centerpiece!   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 05, 2013, 04:06:53 AM
The first photo could be in quotes.   "It's that time of year again urgh."   :D

And the second one could be "Stormy trying to get out of the Christmas spirit."   :D

And the third one, yay!  Another matching bookends with centerpiece!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on December 05, 2013, 05:03:48 AM
LOVE your photos! What stunning cats you have . . .
catmom5


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on December 05, 2013, 06:02:36 AM
 :-* :-* :-*
Looks great fun chez Ned - they are gorgeous


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on December 05, 2013, 06:28:51 AM
LOL at Cosmo! He looks like he is trying to back out of it, and not being very successful.  :D

Stormy's Christmas spirit looks to me like, "Sigh, this again. Do I really have to do this?"

All three of them on the couch without mayhem was no doubt their early Christmas present to you.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on December 05, 2013, 07:00:41 AM
That is definitely a present to you !  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 05, 2013, 08:00:25 AM
Ned, your cats are lovely!  Great pictures.  I love the one of Stormy in her christmas dress.  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 05, 2013, 08:18:34 PM
LMAO!  Is the Santa suit still in one piece?   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 05, 2013, 09:23:42 PM
The Santa suit is still in one piece! Stormy actually didn't mind wearing it. Cosmo, on the other hand, wanted out immediately! Smoggy wasn't too fond of it. He prefers his bell collar from last year.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on December 06, 2013, 03:07:26 AM
They are all such beautiful and sleek cats!

It's Stormy Claus!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 06, 2013, 11:43:53 AM
Stormy looks gorgeous in her outfit.  Their individual expressions on the couch pictures are so much fun!  Is that Smoggy on the right?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 06, 2013, 02:20:31 PM
That is Smoggy on the right, squinting because he hates the flash from the camera.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 24, 2013, 06:23:27 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstmmo_zpsd60edd2d.jpg)
All three on the couch again!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg16_zpse48cedb4.jpg)
Smoggy checking out my knitting

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm9_zps3be1dda2.jpg)
Stormy was very flirty today!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 25, 2013, 03:07:09 AM
Sweeeeet photo of your three!   :D  It's got a very magical aura about it!   :D

And Stormy's flirty pose is adorables.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on December 25, 2013, 03:11:55 PM
Nahh...we're not spoiled or anything.   :P    :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 25, 2013, 10:23:54 PM
Poor Smoggy is not having a merry Christmas.  :( He has had vomiting and diarrhea. I'm not sure what has caused it. The other kitties are just fine. He has barely touched his food today. He's sleeping right now. I hope he feels better in the morning. He wasn't even interested in his new scratcher he got for Christmas. Even though he is a big strapping boy, he is the fragile flower out of the three of them.

I have noticed when Smoggy is under the weather, Stormy becomes much more outgoing and demanding of my attention. It's like she's happy that he's feeling bad. They did have a big fight this morning while I was in the shower. I heard the screaming and I came running out of there dripping wet, and they both ran for cover. That must have been a frightening sight for them!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 25, 2013, 11:45:57 PM
Oh, Ned, as I read your post I sort of was nodding knowingly.  Isn't that just the way it is.   :P

Sending good vibes for Smogster and hope your flooring didn't get too much shower water on it.  <<hugs>>


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on December 26, 2013, 06:52:08 AM
Poor Smoggy! I hope that he is better this morning.

Maybe something he ate disagreed with him--any chance he could have grabbed some of your Christmas goodies, stuff he's not used to eating?

I see dynamics like that between Phantom and Linley if one or the other is under the weather, too, especially if Linley is having an allergy attack. Phantom becomes all that much more screechy and angry at him.

And as to this morning, maybe the water taught them a lesson!  ;D Although it might have been a little chilly for you!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 26, 2013, 07:10:08 AM
That has happened to me once or twice.  I usually stick my head out the door and yekk "what are you doing" and whoever is yelling goes quiet.  I hope smoggy is feeling better this morning.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on December 26, 2013, 07:23:06 AM
I hope Smoggy is feeling better now ! It's weird how they will pick on whoever is sick isn't it ?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 26, 2013, 08:33:44 AM
Oh no.  I was happily reading along and enjoying the new pics of your cats and then see that Smoggy is under the weather :(  I hope he's feeling all better today.  Please let us know :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on December 26, 2013, 03:33:40 PM
I hope Smoggy is feeling better.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 26, 2013, 09:05:03 PM
Smoggy is feeling better today. No vomiting but still having a poopy butt. He has eaten some but not as much as usual. I didn't have any special Christmas foods around and he usually won't eat anything except his cat food (unlike Cosmo who will eat anything - I'm looking at you lime jello). It could have been that their wet food was out too long and perhaps wet bad. I have been gone more than usual with holiday activities and I just left the food out while I was gone.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 27, 2013, 02:20:46 PM
Good to hear Smoggy is feeling better!  Stormy does do a beautiful flirty pose.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 27, 2013, 03:02:59 PM
I'm glad it was temporary.  Its funny how things seem to hit the fussy eaters more readily than the vacuum eaters.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 28, 2013, 05:50:03 PM
I should have called Cosmo "Dyson"! He ate a giant leaf of iceberg lettuce yesterday.  :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on December 28, 2013, 06:12:16 PM
Ah, does he have a preference for things that are green? :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 28, 2013, 06:36:40 PM
Cosmo does like unusual things! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 31, 2013, 05:36:00 PM
Smoggy was back to vomiting yesterday and refusing to eat his dry food. I'm wondering if it's just a bad bag of food. I told the vet about it and if he keeps being sick then I'll bring him in after the holiday. I picked up some canned ID since that has helped with his upset tummy before.

Cosmo does seem to like green things! Reminds me of Shelly!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on December 31, 2013, 08:04:32 PM
Sorry to hear Smoggy is vomiting again. Any chance that he might be working on a big hairball or something? Still, with my experience in 2013 with a bag of food that made 3 cats sick, I don't blame you for suspecting the food. I hope you'll be able to figure out a good solution.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 31, 2013, 08:35:21 PM
Usually when he has vomiting it's a hairball, but the diarrhea makes me suspect the food. The other cats are fine and they don't eat the same dry that Smoggy does. I did just start a new bag last week. Now I'm giving him the same dry as the others so we'll see if that makes a difference. He doesn't like this food though.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on December 31, 2013, 10:18:21 PM
I think I would return that bag of food, Ned.  Don't take any chances with it.  Get another bag with a different date.  I hope that Smoggy is feeling better soon.  Not a good way to start the new year!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 01, 2014, 07:00:36 AM
Maybe Cosmo is Shelly re-incarnated ! I hope the food change works, and Smoggy feels better soon .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 01, 2014, 01:39:50 PM
I hope you were able to find a store with your pet food that's open!

Sending good tummy vibes!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 02, 2014, 08:52:56 AM
I hope Smoggy is doing better with the new bag of food.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 02, 2014, 01:47:13 PM
Smoggy hasn't vomited since Monday so hopefully the problem is solved. He and Cosmo played hide and seek last night. He seems to be feeling better.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 03, 2014, 06:53:16 AM
Oh Im glad to hear that Ned.  I hope he continues in good health.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 03, 2014, 02:22:52 PM
Oh good.  It's so cute they play together! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 06, 2014, 09:28:31 PM
Well, now it's Cosmo's turn to be sick.  :( I hope it's just the change in food. He vomited and has had some stinky gas and he's not his normal frisky self today. Hopefully he'll feel better tomorrow.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 06, 2014, 11:03:58 PM
It's always gotta be somebody.   :-\

Sending good vibes!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on January 06, 2014, 11:17:34 PM
Hope Cosmo will feel better soon. Sometimes for no obvious reasons or after a food change cats may develop "musical bowels" (lol at the expression) and then in a few days it goes away. Just watch them and likely in a few days everyone will be fine.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 07, 2014, 06:23:52 AM
Poor little guy! It seems to me that young cats are more sensitive to food changes than those a bit older. I hope that is all it is.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 07, 2014, 08:23:28 PM
He had diarrhea today. Poor boy and his musical bowels! He still isn't eating as much as usual and he spent most of the day in my lap. Smoggy is a little depressed that his playmate doesn't want to play. Stormy on the other hand, is just as happy as can be!

A weird thing just happened. Cosmo was sitting my lap and Stormy decided she wanted in my lap as well. So I had two cats in my lap at the same time and neither would leave! This is quite odd as Stormy never wants to sit in my lap.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 07, 2014, 09:12:03 PM
 :D  Oh yay, that sounds awesome!  As soon as they got comfortable on your lap did you totally wish you had your camera with you?   :D

Continue to send good tummy vibes!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 08, 2014, 09:48:33 AM
oh I hope Cosmo feels better soon.  maybe its a miild stomach bug?  keep your eye on Stormy.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 08, 2014, 10:41:07 PM
August, that was my first thought! Get the camera! No way to get to it though darn it!

I found more vomit in my bedroom today so someone is still not feeling good. I suspect it was Smoggy as he likes to sleep in the cat tree there. Stormy seems just fine.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 12, 2014, 10:06:13 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/14smg1_zps517531ec.jpg)
Smoggy not looking too excited about New Years Day

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Cosmo discovering his shadow. He has taken to chasing the shadow of his tail. He spins round and round after it!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/14smgcmo_zps237c2b88.jpg)
Sorry Cosmo, there is not room for both of you on the tree anymore. You are too big now!

I finally found a place that has Innova dry food so we have switched back to that. I haven't been able to find it since the recall months ago. Hopefully the digestive problems are over with for good. Everyone is pooping normally and I haven't seen any vomit since the 8th.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on January 12, 2014, 10:17:42 PM
Glad everyone is feeling okay now, Ned.  Gosh!  Cosmo has grown so much!   :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 13, 2014, 04:22:37 AM
Oh what great photos!   :D

Smoggy!  Looking so dandy!

That's so cute about Cosmo and chasing his shadow and tail.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on January 13, 2014, 05:01:28 AM
No vomit, good poops are certainly something to celebrate!  ;)

Love the photos of your cats. They are such beautiful creatures and getting so big . . .
How much time do you spend grooming them?



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 13, 2014, 06:24:12 AM
They are looking good & Cosmo is getting huge !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 13, 2014, 09:48:52 AM
Glad everyone is feeling better! They are all so shiny and beautiful. And how funny about Cosmo and his shadow!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 15, 2014, 08:50:28 PM
Cosmo is 9 months old and weights 9.5 pounds! Please stop growing kitty!

Catmom, I usually spend about a half hour grooming Stormy and Smoggy every couple days. Stormy loves it but Smoggy tries to run away. He's such a baby!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 16, 2014, 08:29:44 AM
Lol Ned.  he's probably done most of his growing by now, but still  is developing muscle.   so, he's still going to put on mass. ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 16, 2014, 09:15:32 AM
LOL Cosmo  :D


Title: !
Post by: catbird on January 16, 2014, 09:59:13 AM
Oho, maybe Cosmo is gonna be a big one! I like those big boycats! Those that are not fat, just BIG.

(My dear departed Mac weighed over 16 lbs without any excess fat, and Linley weighs more than Mac did, how much I don't know, because his appointment is coming up in spring.)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on January 17, 2014, 05:07:32 PM
Adorable pictures, Ned!  Cosmo is only 9 months old and weighs 9.5 lbs?  You might want to tell the other 2 they should think carefully before harrassing Cosmo....he'll be able to get even soon.  Although I suspect its Cosmo doing the harrassing, not the other way around.   ;) 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 17, 2014, 08:38:34 PM
I hope he doesn't end up a big cat since he likes to sleep on my chest. When he was a wee kitty he would snuggle under my chin to sleep. He did this while I was sitting at my desk so I would hold him up there with one hand and use the mouse with the other. But now that he's getting big he still wants me to hold him there, but he's getting too heavy to hold with one hand!

Sandi, Cosmo is such a sweet cat he wouldn't even think of getting even! Stormy on the other hand is not to be messed with! Things are going really well now. We don't really have any harassing going on! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes! Cosmo does try to get the kitties to play with him and Smoggy usually does. If he doesn't get much response from them he will try to get me to play with him. He's a smart kitty!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on January 18, 2014, 08:59:59 AM
Its so great they are all getting along so well, Ned!  What a sweet boy Cosmo is. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 18, 2014, 01:03:47 PM
I just saw a photo someone posted elsewhere of two photos side by side of a guy sleeping in bed with his puppy - the first one of the puppy sleeping cradled in the nape of the guy's neck, and the second one of the puppy now a dog sleeping in the same position but pretty much smothering the guy.   :D

It's so fantastic that your family is getting along so incredibly well!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 18, 2014, 04:33:26 PM
I have a picture somewhere of myself on the bed with my 5 & Sammy & Gus the Grandpuppies.  Makes me look a lot smaller than real life , kind of like your rear view mirror  ;) :D.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on January 19, 2014, 04:13:38 PM
Cosmo is such a sweet boy :) My Mitzie likes to sleep on me, and she is 6 kg (used to be heavier when she was fat). Actually right now it is Mitzie and Max sleeping on me, Sophie snuggled in next to me, and Stefie sleeping in the other room in the path of warm air from the a/c  ;D

So don;t worry, you'll get used to it no matter how heavy he gets ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 20, 2014, 01:16:46 PM
I have a feeling I won't have a choice no matter how heavy he gets!  :D

Merrihart, you were right. Now it's Stormy's turn for diarrhea.  :( It was all over the house when I got up in the morning. Took an hour to clean it up. I gave her a butt trim and she was very unhappy about that.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 20, 2014, 01:29:45 PM
Oh dear. Hope Stormy feels better soon.

I think it takes kittens a while to realize they weigh more, if they ever do.  I don't think Taggy realizes he is 15lbs, and that using my stomach as a springboard is not the best move! :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 20, 2014, 01:42:38 PM
The joys of long fur.   :-\

Sending good tummy thoughts for Stormy.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 20, 2014, 03:07:15 PM
Ew, sorry that it's hit Stormy now. Not a fun situation to get up to, for sure. I hope it will only be the one time!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 20, 2014, 03:12:45 PM
Poor Stormy! Poor you with an hour cleanup! Not fun! Sending good tummy healing thoughts for Stormy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 20, 2014, 04:15:31 PM
Hoping for a clean wake up tomorrow !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 22, 2014, 07:03:06 PM
Stormy is better today - just some soft stools but no diarrhea. I think the butt trim helped. She gets so upset when she has poop stuck to her fur!

Smoggy is feeling happy. He brought me his favorite toy and sat there staring at me, waiting for me to play with him. He hasn't done that since I got Cosmo. I played stealth fetch with him for 15 minutes and he was so happy! I call it stealth fetch because if we don't play quietly, Cosmo will come barreling in thinking it's his game. Smoggy doesn't want to play when Cosmo is there and he gets upset if Cosmo takes his toy. Ah, kids!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 23, 2014, 06:48:59 AM
Ah, I know all about that "I won't play if that one is here" phenomenon!  Glad Smoggy is feeling well enough to play, though! Maybe as Cosmo winds down a little, Smoggy will feel more confident.  Kittens these days!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 23, 2014, 02:03:48 PM
That's so sweet and cute about your private playtime with Smoggy.   :)

Glad to hear that Stormy is feeling better!  I'd be upset if I had poop stuck to my fur, too!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 24, 2014, 09:14:02 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg18_zpscd7d5a77.jpg)
Smoggy feeling flirty in a manly sort of way...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg17_zps6ca7b014.jpg)
OMG! He's a mutant!  :o

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm10_zps67d87c91.jpg)
Stormy is unimpressed!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo11_zps71e4a439.jpg)
Cosmo still enjoying his space ship toy.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg19_zpsf821d633.jpg)
Smoggy on his old scratcher, ignoring his new one on his left of course!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmsmg_zps4f1d8f76.jpg)
The most amazing photo of all! Godzilla and the Smog Monster doing the yin/yang!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 25, 2014, 01:41:28 AM
LMAO at the alien!  Wow!  Right out of Star Wars!  He's preparing for this transformation in that first photo!

Your kitties are so Ned!   :D

Glad Smoggy likes his new scratcher.   :)

Everyone looks very peaceful and happy, Ned!   :-*  And shiny and spacey!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 25, 2014, 08:48:33 AM
I am sitting here giggling at the pictures of Smoggy, and my family members are looking at me in an odd sort of way...

And it's great to see Stormy and Smoggy curled up close together like that! I guess it shows there is always hope!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 25, 2014, 11:05:01 AM
Kitty Bellies! (In a manly way, of course, Smoggy.) ;)

They look so shiny and happy, Ned!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on January 26, 2014, 01:35:29 PM
LOL Smoggy and Stormy acting so adult...errr, well sort of....and then there's lil Cosmo chewing on his kitten toy.  How adorable!!!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 26, 2014, 02:31:59 PM
They are all so good looking!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on January 26, 2014, 07:05:27 PM
They are all very cute, especially Cosmo.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 27, 2014, 08:37:15 AM
Awwww.   :-* :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 03, 2014, 08:47:24 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo12_zps070423d6.jpg)
Cosmo is now too big for me to hold him when I'm at my desk, so this is how he solved the problem.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg20_zpsd91397d9.jpg)
Smoggy just squeezes into my lap the best he can.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgco2_zps33d8b3f6.jpg)
Now it's Smog and Mo doing the yin/yang!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/treasure_zpsb9b12e59.jpg)
I moved a bookcase and this is the treasure I found behind it!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 04, 2014, 04:22:01 AM
 Looks like the cat treasure troves I find under furniture here! ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 04, 2014, 05:20:46 AM
Awwwwwww  :-* they love their daddy!  Sooo sweet, Ned.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 04, 2014, 09:09:41 AM
LOL at the treasure you found :)  They'll be so happy to have even more toys to play with!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on February 04, 2014, 12:28:38 PM
OMG look at the harmony going in your house!  It awesome, good kittehs! Is that Cosmo sitting next to the treasure pile?  He's thinking "now I have to put all of them back behind the bookcase".   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 04, 2014, 04:59:21 PM
LOL, I know all about that kind of hidden treasure too. Such a sad little face looking up at you.

I love Cosmo's "if you can't hold all of me, just hold my head" solution. Very creative on his part!

How is it that they suddenly seem to be getting along so much better? It's wonderful!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 07, 2014, 04:26:17 PM
That is Cosmo next to the treasure pile Sandi! He was so excited when I pulled all those hidden toys out of there!

Catbird, I think Smoggy has slowly come around to having Cosmo as a family member. Now that he has accepted Cosmo, things are much happier for everyone. The boys play together when they need to burn off energy and Stormy gets left alone. Everyone's happy!

Unfortunately, they all have diarrhea again!  >:( I think I may have to switch back to the Royal Canin. I really don't want to feed that but they all did well on it. I would like to try Wysong Fundamentals but I can't find it locally.

Today, I fell asleep on the couch while watching tv and when I woke up Smoggy was sleeping on me! This would have been much more pleasing if he hadn't been covered in diarrhea!  :o I let him stay there for a while though because he was so happy.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Spartycats on February 07, 2014, 04:46:07 PM
You are indeed a good Daddy!

Sorry about the problems they are having, though.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 07, 2014, 04:48:45 PM
That's so great about the boys being able to rough around together.   :D

I totally laughed about your waking with Smoggy on you and how it would have been even that much more awesome if he hadn't have had diarrhea all over him.   ;D  Wednesday likes to come snuggle in bed with me and then he'll move and be on my pillow to lick my forehead to tell me it's time for breakfast.  This is such a wonderful ritual that I love all the more when he hasn't just pooped.   :P


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 07, 2014, 05:58:56 PM
Well, it might have been an unpleasant experience, but the way you described it made me laugh!

Sorry about the diarrhea again. Is it possible that it is something to do with the water?  Knowing that you are in a drought, I'm wondering if there's a greater-than-usual concentration of something? (Unless you are using bottled water or have a good filter.) Whatever it is, I certainly hope you can resolve it once and for all.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 07, 2014, 06:17:18 PM
August, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with affectionate poopy-butt cats!  :D I have noticed they are often affectionate after using the litter box. They must feel all happy afterwards or something!

Catbird, I use purified water from a vending machine. I did get a refill recently. It's only Stormy who drinks that water. Smoggy and Cosmo drink from the sink. I think it's the food. I just started a new bag. I'll get some Royal Canin in the morning and see if it helps.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 08, 2014, 03:16:44 AM
Ours are always happy after a poopy too.  It's so nice to have them affectionate and close though that we try to ignore the poopy smell-not easy.  :P
They probably think us humans smell weird using soap and shampoo and all. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: ranger on February 08, 2014, 07:02:15 AM
You guys really made me laugh out loud ;D.  Sammy sometimes has a poopy or peed butt due to long hair, is it wierd that I often sniff his butt when he gets up close and personal?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 08, 2014, 12:48:40 PM
Awww! I love how Cosmo has solved the problem on not fitting on your lap.  Hope the new bag of food clears up the poopy-butt.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on February 08, 2014, 07:25:15 PM
darn! The dreaded diarrhea strikes again!  I hope it clears up quickly Ned, I know it can be hard dealing with it all, and with 3 cats too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 08, 2014, 08:20:10 PM
So I started the Royal Canin last night (I didn't want to wait til morning since we had a big storm coming in) and no diarrhea so far, just some soft poop this morning. We'll see how the rest of the evening goes.

Ranger, I do admit to giving the kitties' butt a sniff when I've heard someone in the cat box and then one of them wants in my lap! It sometimes prevents me from having a change of clothes!

I was going through my cell phone pics when I saw this one of baby Cosmo at the adoption event:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/babycmo_zps7dc2fa34.jpg)

He was using one of the other kittens as a pillow. This was at the end of the day and they were all very tired. He was about 6 - 7 weeks old.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 10, 2014, 08:33:54 AM
Cosmo and his pillow  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 10, 2014, 02:36:29 PM
Awwwwwwww!  How cute!   :-*   Aren't you so happy that you took that photo?  Did you know at that point that you'd be adopting?


ETA : I'm remembering now that you didn't think you'd be adopting a black kitty, isn't that right?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 10, 2014, 09:26:55 PM
August, yes I knew I was going to adopt him when I took the picture and I'm glad I took it! I was indeed looking for a light colored girl kitty but Cosmo just stood out from all the other kittens there. He and his brothers were love bugs that really liked people. There were three of them, all covered in stars! I think Cosmo had the most stars though.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 11, 2014, 10:41:48 AM
Just wanted to add that poops are back to normal with the Royal Canin. I was really hoping to return to using Innova because it's significantly cheaper but I guess that's not in the cards. >:(


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on February 11, 2014, 01:55:05 PM
I hear you on that one, Ned!  the food that seems to help beau the most is Earthborn, $1.69 a can, $40 a case online.

I'm glad your kitties are responding though.  such a relief when their bodies perform properly.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 11, 2014, 02:57:40 PM
Oh that is the sweetest picture of Cosmo as a baby!! My heart just completely melted. :D

Glad the poopy butts are better all around.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on February 11, 2014, 04:45:28 PM
Sorry about the $$ , but at least no more poopy butts !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on February 11, 2014, 11:03:50 PM
Ah well, sometimes its worth it if it helps the poo problem.  Im so glad they have straightened out again..I wonder if its the cottage cheese? 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 14, 2014, 05:49:12 PM
Sandi, cottage cheese?

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg21_zpsfe8bb323.jpg)
Smog having a snooze

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstm1_zps6938e0af.jpg)
Why is he in my spot?!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgco3_zpsdae9eced.jpg)
There's a bug on the ceiling!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo13_zpsfc796a0f.jpg)
I can't get to it!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 14, 2014, 06:18:13 PM
LOL especially at those first two and how the 2nd photo is pulled back to show the "punch line."  :D

Cosmo's starry fur is truly awesome!  I've never seen fur like that!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on February 14, 2014, 06:45:51 PM
hehe, I get that look a lot!  epsecially from Bella when Beau is in my lap.  heehee

they look great, Ned.  Cosmo looks like he's on the verge of becoming a long haired kitty.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Spartycats on February 15, 2014, 05:46:16 AM
Great pictures!

(SandiK is referencing the cottage cheese that is in the Innova, I believe)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on February 16, 2014, 05:58:54 PM
Oh Im sorry Ned, yes I meant maybe the loose poo's were from the cottage cheese in the Innova....


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 17, 2014, 08:29:00 AM
LOL, great pics!  Cosmo's stars are so cool.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 17, 2014, 09:12:17 AM
They are all very good looking-love the stars too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 17, 2014, 11:07:19 AM
Great pictures! I especially like the one with the bug on the ceiling. You can really see Cosmo's stars!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 17, 2014, 03:04:07 PM
All the cats look so sleek, but Cosmo's stars are truly unique. I have never seen a cat with that coat pattern before.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on February 23, 2014, 03:04:13 PM
Those are nice photos, and those stars on Cosmo, I've never seen anything like that, either.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 27, 2014, 10:07:07 AM
We're finally having a rain storm so I have time to post pictures!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstmmo1_zps19c3720b.jpg)
We're waiting for you to entertain us, human slave!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo15_zps45e96ae2.jpg)
I am waiting for my toy. Where is it?!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo14_zpsf505bf2b.jpg)
There it is!

Cosmo is quite the acrobat when chasing his toy. I have yet to get a photo of him in midair though. He has even done a back flip trying to get that space ship! Stormy and Smoggy just watch from a distance!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 27, 2014, 01:37:47 PM
 :D   I love it when kitties put their whiskers forward like that.

That three shot is great!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 27, 2014, 03:15:46 PM
Those eyes! Three sets of them in black cat faces--they are hypnotic. Yes, oh cats, your human slave is under your mind control and will obey your every command.

Congratulations on the rain!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 27, 2014, 04:08:48 PM
Great pic of all 3 handsome kitties together!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 27, 2014, 05:24:21 PM
Great action shot of Cosmo!  They all look so shiny and sleek. And commanding!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on February 28, 2014, 02:37:09 PM
They are so shiny and gorgeous! Love that action shot. The rain is happy news!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 01, 2014, 04:10:17 PM
Awww, the kids are looking fantastic, Ned!  How old is Cosmo now?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 03, 2014, 02:22:02 PM
Cosmo is 11 months old! Pretty soon we'll be having a birthday party for him!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 04, 2014, 10:47:35 AM
Can't believe it's been 11 months already!  :-* for Cosmo


Title: Happy Mardi Gras
Post by: NedF on March 04, 2014, 06:29:46 PM
I made a nice cajun dinner for Mardi Gras - corn bread, red beans & rice, cajun chicken and a beer of course!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/mgra1_zpsc9b95419.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo16_zpsf69070a8.jpg)
And here's Cosmo - one second before he learns what cayenne pepper is.  :o   :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg22_zpsedd48a27.jpg)
Smoggy has a relaxing Mardi Gras despite being too big for the cat tree!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 04, 2014, 08:32:55 PM
Oh.Yum.

I'd have my face in that plate, too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 04, 2014, 09:51:50 PM
Cosmo's Mardi Gras just turned bad. He came to sit on my lap and he has a bloody cut along his nose.  :( He must have gotten a swipe from one of the other kitties but I didn't hear any fight or anything. His nose is fine in the pic above from 3 hours ago. They're all sleeping now so nobody is upset. I guess it's just part of growing up.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on March 05, 2014, 05:51:39 AM
Dinner looks good - minus the chicken  :-\  . Love your photos - have been reading, but not posting much.
Probably Cosmo needed to be reminded of his place in the family - glad that everyone is calm and peaceful now.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 05, 2014, 06:39:22 AM
 ;D ;D

Love the caption for the second picture!

But I'm sorry Cosmo got scratched. I know how bad it feels; Cara appeared with a bleeding scratch on her ear the other day, too. Kittens just forget their boundaries sometimes, and cats being cats, that's the kind of thing that can result. Fortunately most of the time, the injuries are minor and quick to heal.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 05, 2014, 08:23:55 AM
Poor Cosmo!  Dinner looks delish.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 05, 2014, 10:56:57 AM
Hmmm. Yummy cornbread!   :-* for Cosmos' nose.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 06, 2014, 11:21:04 AM
Cosmo's nose is healing and he doesn't seem bothered by it.

I had to take Smoggy to the vet this morning. He had been having problems with his eye and squinting a lot. The vet said it looks like there's a cut on the inside of his lower eyelid. I have to put antibiotic ointment in his eye for the next 5 days. Oh dear, that's going to be fun. Smoggy does not like eye medicine. I had a real struggle with him when he was only a kitten. I shudder to think how I'm going to get that medicine into 14 lbs of solidly muscled cat! Other than the eye, his checkup went fine and he got his 3 year vaccination. Hopefully no more trips to the vet for him until next year!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 06, 2014, 01:08:20 PM
Ointment in his eye?  Oh man.  Good luck with that.   :P  At least you could do the eye checkup at the same time as getting other stuff done!

Glad to hear Cosmo's nosie is doing well.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on March 06, 2014, 02:28:46 PM
Oh, that food looks good! Glad Cosmo's nose is healing fast. Hoping you somehow don't have too much trouble getting the eye medication into Smoggy's eye.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 06, 2014, 03:10:16 PM
I certainly don't envy you having to do that eye ointment! I wish you luck and success. I hope it's only once a day. I wonder if he got the scratch when Cosmo got the nose scratch? Maybe the two of them had a tussle.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on March 06, 2014, 04:30:20 PM
Can they give you drops instead ? Easier to get in but need to be given more often .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 07, 2014, 07:12:33 PM
Catbird, of course the medicine is twice a day! Once a day would be too easy!  ;) I managed to get it in there but it was a struggle and he won't let me come near him now.  :(  He has had this problem with his eye for a couple weeks now although Cosmo could still be to blame.

Leslie, they didn't give me the option of drops which is probably for the best since I can't even get eye drops in my own eyes. With the ointment it's a little easier to get it to go where I want since it comes out in a slow ooze. I get it in the corner of his eye and when he blinks it spreads over his eye. It seems to work ok.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg23_zpsfc754d2f.jpg)
Smoggy looking like a pirate with his sore eye.  :(

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo18_zps438c52a9.jpg)
I was trying to wind a ball of yarn... such a temptation for Cosmo!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo17_zpsa93ebdb6.jpg)
That's for me to play with right?!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on March 08, 2014, 06:12:42 AM
Chantilly, my smallest cat, is a major pain to do anything with - nails, medication, etc. I end up doing a kitty burrito wrap with a big towel. Feel a bit like a bully restraining an 8 pound cat . . . but it seems to help, although she never gives up.

Good luck with the ointment. Hopefully, his eye will heal quickly.
 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 08, 2014, 08:08:03 AM
Oho, fun times with yarn for Cosmo!  I have to lock Cara away in a separate room to wind yarn. The look on Cos's face is soooo sweet and innocent. Just don't turn your back. ;)

All the best to Smoggy for quick healing of his eyelid.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 08, 2014, 11:00:58 AM
Oh, I hope smoggy's eyelid heals up quickly.

LOL with yarn!  Beau gets the same look.  and when I pull out my cross stitch floss, he goes nuts!  Bella likes the cross stitch floss too.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 08, 2014, 11:29:52 AM
Poor pirate Smoggy, I hope the med works quickly. Ooh that "yarn" look, I know it well too.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 08, 2014, 02:14:41 PM
Good luck with the eye ointment! I hope Smoggy relents once he realizes it is helping his eye feel better.

LOL Cosmo and the yarn!
Quote
Beau gets the same look.  and when I pull out my cross stitch floss, he goes nuts!  Bella likes the cross stitch floss too.
Taggy thinks the operative word in cross stitch floss is floss. Never mind I tell him I've already brushed his teeth this morning please leave my thread alone no? okay then. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 08, 2014, 03:01:52 PM
Smoggy  :-*  What a cute wink.

And Cosmo's little face!   :D  That's amazing you're even able to work with yarn at all!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 08, 2014, 06:52:26 PM
Wonderful that you have a cat who will floss his teeth, GKit! ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 10, 2014, 07:36:44 PM
I've got my technique down so I can get it in his eye quickly so he doesn't get too upset. The trick is to catch him before he has a chance to run away! If he gets under the couch I can't get him. It's been 5 days of ointment now and he is still squinting. It doesn't seem to be getting better.  :( I think I'll have to give the vet another call.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 10, 2014, 07:45:08 PM
Well, shoot.  I hope he just needs a different med.  Sending healing thoughts :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on March 10, 2014, 08:44:06 PM
I think you probably need a different med. Eye usually improves obviously after a day or two.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 11, 2014, 01:34:27 PM
Awww, poor Smoggy, is he doing any better now with the eye, Ned?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on March 11, 2014, 03:40:18 PM
I second Alek0 ! You usually see improvement within a few days with ointment or drops . Also some animals are allergic to the base ingredients in the ointment , Remy was .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 11, 2014, 05:16:04 PM
His eye looked pretty bad this morning, with goop in the corner that looked yellow. But by this afternoon it looked cleared up and he wasn't squinting. If he starts squinting again I will call the vet. He and Cosmo were wrestling last night and I could see Cosmo clawing at Smoggy's face near his eyes. I'm pretty sure that's what caused the problem. I'm going to trim Cosmo's claws tonight.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 12, 2014, 07:31:03 AM
I find eye injuries to be very  frightening.  it's only happened once here, a small scratch just above bells's eye.  it looked clean and by the morning she wasnt squinting any more, but i was worried.  i hope smoggy's eye continues to improve.

you should make a video record of your nail trimming adventure.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 12, 2014, 08:19:29 PM
Smoggy's eye seems ok today. I managed to get a zoomed in shot of him on top of the fridge and it doesn't look like he's squinting:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg24_zps3f418eb1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo19_zpsc32a704f.jpg)
In other news, Cosmo is getting too big for the cat tree!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm11_zps537cc824.jpg)
Stormy looking so beautiful!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo20_zpsc980e230.jpg)
Cosmo does his best to look handsome!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on March 12, 2014, 09:40:28 PM
Smoggy's eye does look good in that picture.  I hope that the problem is gone for good!

Cosmo is really going to be a BIG kitty!  Stormy IS beautiful, and both Smoggy and Cosmo are very handsome guys!   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on March 13, 2014, 05:34:21 AM
Great photos - no squinting is wonderful! Yep, you have some big, beautiful cats!!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on March 13, 2014, 06:16:11 AM
What gorgeous looking black cats - stunning pics


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 13, 2014, 07:53:03 AM
ohmy!  Look at those kitties!  They look so gorgeous and healthy :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 13, 2014, 08:30:20 AM
It's all that good nutrition you've been feeding them!  Cosmo is obviously going to be a great looking cat, just as Smoggy and Stormy already are.  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 13, 2014, 02:07:43 PM
Wow, yeah, shiny and alert and handsome!

So glad that Smoggy's eye finally seems to be better!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 13, 2014, 03:39:32 PM
What a great group of shiny black cats!

So the eye cleared up even without changing meds? That's great, especially considering the struggle it was to administer the ointment.  I hope the problem is completely taken care of and all will be well.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 13, 2014, 04:54:01 PM
They are all so good looking! Glad the eye is better!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 13, 2014, 05:03:38 PM
Glad the eye is better! I can't believe how big Cosmo has gotten.  He is quite the handsome kitten in that photo.  :)  And Stormy is doing a beautiful portrait pose indeed, though it looks a little like she might be expecting a treat for holding it.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 16, 2014, 09:07:24 AM
Awww, I love your clan, Ned!  So pretty and what personalities they have!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on March 16, 2014, 02:16:14 PM
They are sooo gorgeous.  Black cats have always always been my favorite so it's a real treat to see pics of your crew. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 16, 2014, 05:07:03 PM
Smoggy started squinting again, not as bad as before but his eye is red and irritated, so I gave the vet a call. He's back on the eye med for another seven days and if it doesn't get better or gets worse he'll go back for another exam.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 16, 2014, 06:55:23 PM
Oh darn!  Just when you thought things were getting better, why does that happen, ugh!  I hope Smoggy's eye gets better soon, did they give him a different eye med this time or the same as before? 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 16, 2014, 08:20:41 PM
Darnit.  I'm sorry to hear about Smoggy's eye.  I hope he's feeling better soon.  That's no fun to have to squint!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on March 17, 2014, 06:08:57 AM
I wonder if he has a hair poking at or something else continuing to irritate it ?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 17, 2014, 06:15:49 AM
:( How irritating.  Poor Smoggy.  I hope it gets and stays better this time.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 17, 2014, 11:51:07 AM
It's the same eye med. There may be something in there irritating his eye but the vet did see a cut in there. I would think the cut would have healed by now. When this started I thought I did see something in his eye. It looked like a hair but those usually get gunked up and wiped out on their own. The vet did say she had a case where a cat had a carpet fiber stuck in his eye so I'm sure she'll check for that if it doesn't get better. I do think they will have to use anesthesia to get a good look at his eye. He won't allow more than a few seconds to look at his eye.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/a44b3261-2374-44e3-9c05-ef4b36e6b7ba_zpsce55f89a.jpg)
scared kitty at vet  :(


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 17, 2014, 03:36:48 PM
Poor sweetie boy! I hope you can get it cured soon, Ned.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on March 18, 2014, 01:50:51 PM
Hoping Smoggy's eye gets better soon, Ned. Those are some really nice pictures of your whole crew upthread. I'm a little bit partial to black kitties. Love Cosmo's expression in the last pic!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 27, 2014, 08:20:58 PM
We finished Smoggy's eye medicine on the 21st and so far he has not resumed squinting. I think it's all healed and I sure hope it doesn't happen again! In other news, Stormy barfed up some HUGE hairballs two days in a row. I obviously need to step up on brushing all of them more often. She is fine now but must have felt pretty bad with that much hair in her stomach. Cosmo is being his normal kitten self - getting into some trouble but generally being a good boy.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cstsm1_zps8f8e23b1.jpg)
I got a new desk weeks ago. I haven't been able to use it yet.  :-\

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo22_zpsb0d7e955.jpg)
Cosmo making use of Stormy's old bed!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo21_zps82828b86.jpg)
All tired out from doing kitten things!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 27, 2014, 08:46:20 PM
It does my heart good to see your kitties.   :-*

They look so happy.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 28, 2014, 12:13:08 AM
It looks like you're using your new desk to me!   :D  Looks great!

That's great about Smoggy's eye.  Fingers crossed that it's all done with!

Yeah, it's fur season again, isn't it.   :P   I better step things up over here, too.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 28, 2014, 01:33:23 AM
Good news about the eye! Looks like you have lots of help with your paperwork!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on March 28, 2014, 04:46:42 AM
Just think , if you keep using the desk this way you don't have to assemble it ! ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 30, 2014, 01:00:14 PM
Your desk looks like it's being put to good use as is!  ;D.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 30, 2014, 03:15:35 PM
Hey, great new wide-base cat roost you have there!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 31, 2014, 12:46:03 PM
Uh. You mean you got the kitties a new desk.  Where's yours?    ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 31, 2014, 03:45:05 PM
I hope to use my desk someday! It's a drafting desk with a tilt-able glass top - perfect for doing some art! I have a whole list of art projects to start on if I can ever get the kitties off the darn thing!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm12_zps9d10c85f.jpg)
Stormy didn't like Cosmo using her bed so she had to reclaim it!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmmo_zpscb38b74b.jpg)
Cosmo and Stormy helping me with the laundry!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 31, 2014, 04:24:55 PM
Sounds like a cool table!  My guys love sitting on glass tops.   :P   :D

Good for Stormy to get her stuff back from the pesky baby.   :)

I love the laundry shot!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on March 31, 2014, 05:48:39 PM
 ;D ;D You could put that last photo on the bookends thread!  I think they are telling you to go with black as your wardrobe color theme, by putting black cat hair on your laundry.  ;) They want you to match the three of them.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 01, 2014, 05:43:11 AM
Oh cool, a drafting table! I've always wanted on of those, not that I would know what to do with it.  It would be more challenging for the cats once the tilt top is set up. I think.  :D

The laundry picture is awesome. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 02, 2014, 07:25:33 PM
That was my thought too Gkit - they would stay off it if it was tilted. I have a feeling it's not going to go as planned!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 06, 2014, 03:15:19 PM
Ack! Cosmo got into my knitting last night and destroyed my current project.  >:( He managed to open a drawer and pull everything out. There was yarn all over the house. Now I'm keeping a close eye on him for the next few days since I don't know if he ate any yarn. I hope he didn't. He also gnawed on my cable needles but not all the way through. I was very upset with him this morning.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on April 06, 2014, 04:02:00 PM
I hope he didn't swallow any of it !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 06, 2014, 04:54:27 PM
Gah.   :P   Can't blame him for wanting to play with all that fun stuff though.  I hope nothing got in him.  I hate that waiting and worrying.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on April 06, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
Oh, Cosmo! Here's hoping he didn't ingest any of the yarn in long pieces. If it's wool, likely a short piece would pass through just fine (like mouse hair!) And I'm really sorry about your project getting destroyed.  :( I think if he dragged the yarn all over, it's less likely that he ate any; he was probably having too much fun with it to stop and chew off a piece.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 06, 2014, 06:17:39 PM
Well i looked through the yarn and I don't think he ate any long pieces unless he did it while he was chewing.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmodam1_zps43d330ac.jpg)
The ball of purple baby llama is what was dragged around the house. It was a ball but now it's unraveled and in two pieces - he chewed it through the middle so I don't know if he ate any of it. He also unraveled a wool mitten but did not chew through the yarn.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmodam_zps53b49b8b.jpg)
Lastly he chewed through a thin cotton/linen yarn that I was using to knit a washcloth. It's still on the needles but he chewed through the yarn right at the needle so I'll have to frog it.  >:( I was only a couple hours into the washcloth so it's not too bad.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm13_zpsa00de7a0.jpg)
Stormy was the good cat this week. She helped me with my taxes!  :D



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 06, 2014, 06:59:01 PM
Oh boy, lots of fun stuff!   :D

Sorry to hear about your lost work (and they look really pretty!).  But I'll bet Cosmo had a most excellent time!   ::)

So sweet of Stormy to help with the taxes.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on April 07, 2014, 02:50:27 AM
Oh Cosmo! I hope he's ok and didn't ingest yarn! Just when you think they are behaving they manage to do something that throws you
 for a loop! :o
I've had to put my craft projects into containers that latch or are otherwise hard for a kitty to open. They do learn quickly how to open drawers. The one thing that couldn't be secured was that small sewing basket that Smokey overturned in Dec.  :P

Cats probably think that all our possessions are cat toys...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on April 07, 2014, 11:22:01 AM
Oh cosmo!

I use plastic afghan storage bags for my yarn projects.  They have zippers and are pretty tough.

good Stormy!  Make daddy proud.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 07, 2014, 06:40:46 PM
Oh Cosmo!  Yikes on the gnawing on the cable needles!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 09, 2014, 07:56:30 PM
Cosmo seems just fine so I think we dodged a bullet with the yarn! Whew!

He is such a trouble maker. Yesterday he was in the bathroom while I was brushing my teeth. He made a grab for something on the shelf and EVERYTHING came tumbling down RIGHT INTO THE TOILET!  :o Of course he immediately ran off while I, swearing loudly, fished out what I could. I think some jewelry I made a while back went down the hole.  >:( Oh well, no point in crying over toilet jewelry!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 09, 2014, 08:39:15 PM
LOL!  Of course it's gotta go right into the toilet, why make it easy?   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on April 10, 2014, 05:47:16 AM
Yeah, aren't kittens fun?  We keep the toilet seat shut, for similar reasons. (Don't ask.)  Glad he's OK, though.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on April 11, 2014, 06:15:05 AM
Yup, I keep my lid down too, as a matter of habit.  Just easier that way LOL


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 11, 2014, 07:10:06 AM
Yikes!  I'm glad he didn't have any problems with the yarn.  He is a troublemaker, isn't he! :D  Sorry about your lost jewelry, but I don't blame you for not fishing it out :P.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 11, 2014, 01:58:15 PM
Smoggy found a new hiding spot:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg25_zps9c925166.jpg)
I don't know how that giant cat fit into that tiny box!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 11, 2014, 02:01:58 PM
It's just another mystery of kitties.  How DO they do that?  Lol

I can still see you, Smoggy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 11, 2014, 03:02:31 PM
What a fun, big mountain to climb!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on April 11, 2014, 04:53:10 PM
 ;D They can scrunch themselves up, can't they?  :D He looks like he is waiting to pounce on something (or someone) unwary.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on April 12, 2014, 04:54:02 AM
Clever Smoggy!  What're you hunting?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on April 14, 2014, 04:27:22 AM
What I love is when they spend ages levering themselves into such places, then look out at you reproachfully, like it's your fault the destination spot is really big/comfortable enough  ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 15, 2014, 09:29:24 AM
How did he get up and in there??


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on April 16, 2014, 06:22:58 AM
I think Cosmo was trying to add his own creative touch to your knitting project, lol    Smoggers is so precious in his box....one can only imagine what that look on his face is saying.  How adorable!   :-*  Looks like your crew is keeping you hoppin, Ned!   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 16, 2014, 11:16:20 PM
For a big cat, Smoggy can really jump! The box he's sitting in is actually on top of four plastic bins - about 5 feet high. I think he likes the view from up there!

Got a new toy for the kitties:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/c99ea911-4ad1-4e93-b7dc-a6add9158c9a_zps417151fe.jpg)
It's Whack-a-Mouse! Get that mouse Smoggy!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/c4db80fa-8f89-4b49-b160-9b51c779857d_zpsef589a52.jpg)
Just missed it Cosmo!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/03910115-bd7b-43b5-a3cd-209134de33ca_zps189d3d56.jpg)
Missed that one too!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/af9763db-22c3-4e46-9035-16c4292d09d8_zpsd4b074f7.jpg)
Got 'em!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 17, 2014, 01:38:02 AM
Oh boy new toys!  That looks like fun!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on April 17, 2014, 01:41:02 PM
That looks like so much fun! Much better than chewing up knitting projects and knocking stuff into the toilet, eeergghh! What a rascal Cosmo is!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 18, 2014, 11:04:10 AM
That is a cool, cool toy.  I think we'll be getting one for here too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on April 18, 2014, 02:02:26 PM
I saw that on Amazon and couldn't figure how it'd work LOL  Looks like it really captured their attention.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on April 18, 2014, 04:24:22 PM
Oh-oh--I think we may have to have one! How sturdy is the mouse?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 18, 2014, 10:15:50 PM
The mouse itself seems to be made from a corduroy material. It's your usual stuffed mouse but it's just glued to the end of a stick and it seems like it could come loose if pulled on hard enough. The box is made from hardboard and is sturdy. I think it's a good deal for $10. I got it at thinkgeek and there's a video of a cat using it:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1270/

They also have an awesome Captain's Chair pet bed (a little out of my price range though).


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 30, 2014, 04:07:06 PM
Stormy had her annual trip to the vet yesterday and everything is fine except she now weighs 14.8 pounds!  :o The vet said she should weigh 13 pounds so I have to figure out how to put her on a diet but still make sure the boys get enough food. That's going to be fun I'm sure!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg26_zpscac551d3.jpg)
Smoggy having a scratch

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo25_zpsc4ca0695.jpg)
Cosmo looking his starry, handsome self

Stormy did not want her picture taken because she's so fat!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on April 30, 2014, 04:42:53 PM
Wow, she's a big girl! Even 13lbs is big for a female cat. Is more exercise a possibility? That might be a way for her to lose weight without the complication of trying to restrict her food when you have two other cats.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on May 01, 2014, 05:20:51 AM
Would she let you up the wet food & limit the dry more ? That would help too .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 01, 2014, 09:01:41 AM
I'm glad she had a good vet visit.  Tell her she's not fat, she's Fluffy!  :)



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 01, 2014, 01:27:02 PM
I sure love Cosmo's fur.  Look at that falling stars display!  Awesome!

My vet told me the same thing about my 3 oranges - if you find a good way to get Stormy's weight down, let me in on the secret!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on May 01, 2014, 04:25:33 PM
My Mitzie lost weight after I started rationing dry food strictly.

I also like Cosmo's fur and that new toy looks very interesting.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 01, 2014, 09:05:41 PM
I want to try limiting the dry food but I know from past experience Stormy does not respond well to that! She gets really destructive and will tear apart anything within reach until she gets what she wants (remember the Dr Pepper can?). She could definitely use some exercise but she is such a couch potato! Plus she has problems with weakness in her back legs although that has gotten better. She can jump up on the counter if she really wants to but that doesn't happen too often.

The boys aren't too much of a problem as they aren't really food motivated. Smoggy will only eat wet food. Cosmo prefers dry but he usually only eats breakfast and dinner. Stormy grazes all day long.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 01, 2014, 10:55:58 PM
The boys look great! And Taggy says it's "Insurance Fluff" for in case when your peeps forget to feed you (as if that has ever happened!).  Should you find a way, we need tips too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 02, 2014, 09:45:17 AM
Ned, try putting the grazing food up on a surface she has to jump up to, if you haven't already.  not too high that she might not make it on the jump.  It's just to get her moving and spending calories.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 06, 2014, 01:13:09 PM
Stormy actually played with Cosmo's spaceship toy yesterday. So for about five minutes she got some exercise!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo26_zpsf1b34efc.jpg)
Don't even think about it Cosmo!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on May 06, 2014, 04:16:53 PM
 ;D ;D Cosmo looks like he wants breakfast !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 06, 2014, 04:25:16 PM
I know that "Please can I have some?" stare!   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 06, 2014, 04:33:52 PM
Oh, yummy! I'm with Cosmo on this one...that's some serious temptation there!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 11, 2014, 07:55:40 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo27_zps947aca3f.jpg)
This new scratcher is awesome!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg27_zps082ce7d2.jpg)
This is MY scratcher, pipsqueak!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo28_zps3764683a.jpg)
Don't get your undies in a twist, Smoggy!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg28_zps1d345300.jpg)
MINE!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 11, 2014, 09:05:02 PM
 ;D   That was a fun comic strip!   :D

I love that you can see them all in the 3rd photo. 

And I'm just seeing the pancake one, too.  Mmmmm, pancakes.  Yuuuuuum.  I'd be there with Cosmo waiting for my serving, too.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 12, 2014, 02:19:40 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 12, 2014, 10:54:28 AM
LOL Cosmo, sweetie, life is full of scratchers.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on May 13, 2014, 05:07:51 AM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on May 13, 2014, 01:48:15 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Funny pictures! And Cosmo at breakfast, looks like he's already thinking about it, just a little . . .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 13, 2014, 05:47:26 PM
Awesome series of pictures! That third one, the expression on Cosmo's face totally made me laugh.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 14, 2014, 08:21:10 PM
    That was a fun comic strip!   

No kidding!  Lol!

Cosmo, you're so funny :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 16, 2014, 07:46:18 PM

I love that you can see them all in the 3rd photo. 

Stormy often watches the boys from afar with a mixture of trepidation and annoyance!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on May 17, 2014, 08:36:03 AM
Stormy's attitude reminds me of my Phantom!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 20, 2014, 06:05:35 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg29_zpsf11a2d0b.jpg)

Smoggy all relaxed!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg30_zps0adff577.jpg)

I think he wants me to turn off the light!

I'm having a bit of a rough week - hurt my back can barely move, my credit card was stolen AGAIN, doctor says I have to have another alien probe  >:(, and this morning I walk into my room to find this:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/sadtv1_zpsd72e0174.jpg)
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/sadtv_zps67f73c8d.jpg)

Someone was using my tv as a jungle gym and knocked it over.  :( I think we all know who it was.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on May 20, 2014, 09:25:56 PM
Oh, Ned!  That is terrible.  I hope the week improves!  Expensive week, too!   :(


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 21, 2014, 06:29:40 AM
Oh dear! I hope things do get better for you! Soon! With everything else the last thing is you need is a broken tv!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 21, 2014, 06:53:42 AM
Ugh, that was worse than my laptop screen.  I hope your week starts to improve.  Soon.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on May 21, 2014, 07:43:04 AM
Wow , you are really having a bad week !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 21, 2014, 01:26:50 PM
Oh gosh, Ned, that sounds like it could be a bad comedy movie starring Charles Grodin.  What can even be said?   :P

I'm sending lots of good thoughts to you and know that at least the week has got to improve!


Smoggy looks so adorables!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on May 21, 2014, 03:43:52 PM
Good heavens, that is more bad luck than any one person should have in several years, let alone all at once! At least you have cute cats, even if one of them is responsible for the TV incident. (Is there any possibility that one of them is the credit card thief, too?)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 22, 2014, 10:20:13 AM
Geez Ned!  I don't know which of these is the worst. :o  I really hope your back is feeling better now.  Hang in there!  :-*



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 23, 2014, 12:59:05 PM
Yeowza, Ned, I hope the rest of your week was better. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on May 23, 2014, 01:22:01 PM
So sad about  the loss of your TV, (but the kitties had fun - if that thought helps any-which I'm sure it does NOT.)

Hugs


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 23, 2014, 06:41:05 PM
Thankfully my back is getting better - well enough that I could wall mount my new tv. Not taking any chances this time. On the other hand, I discovered that Smoggy had gotten into my closet (he's learned how to open the door) and dehaired my violin bow.  ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 23, 2014, 07:06:33 PM
I'm glad your back is better!  That's just such a miserable feeling. 

You play the violin?  What can't you do! :o   Bad Smoggy :(


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on May 23, 2014, 08:21:19 PM
Ned,
This has got to be the worse naughty kitty week ever for you!  Sorry about the violin bow.   :(  Time for a hook and eye lock on the closet door as extra protection!

I'm glad your back is feeling better, though!   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 24, 2014, 06:33:23 PM
I'm glad your back is better!  That's just such a miserable feeling. 

You play the violin?  What can't you do! :o   Bad Smoggy :(

I can rock Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as well as any third grader! ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 24, 2014, 06:57:41 PM
Stormy was not feeling too good today. She vomited up some big hairballs. When I went to feed them dinner, Stormy, who is always the first one waiting to be fed, was nowhere to be seen. I searched the whole house, even under the couch but I couldn't find her. I was worried that she was really sick since she didn't come to dinner. Then I saw a bump under the curtain and there she was, looking intently out the window. What could be so interesting that she would miss dinner?

OMG guess who came for a visit?!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizziereturns_zpsf788ccd5.jpg)

 :D


(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg31_zps47ec78f8.jpg)
You're not supposed to be up there kitty!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgco8_zpsed1ddcab.jpg)
He was just making sure the sink was safe. 'Mo looks confused!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm14_zpse892ce9c.jpg)
The queen of the castle relaxing!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on May 24, 2014, 09:08:02 PM
Oh, yes!  A lizard is much more interesting than dinner!   ;)   :D  Of course, Stormy could have been thinking - that IS dinner!   :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 25, 2014, 04:07:41 PM
So now we know spring has indeed arrived!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 25, 2014, 05:49:32 PM
Her Majesty looks quite content with her throne.    :D 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on May 26, 2014, 06:55:44 AM
Ooooh, lizard! I have a feeling it wouldn't look so good if you caught it, though, Stormy! I hear they can taste pretty awful.  Hope you are well from whatever ailed you, gorgeous cat.

And how funny that Cosmo thinks he needs to supervise everything!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 26, 2014, 01:22:27 PM
Too funny about the violin bow!  That must have been so fun to destroy, oh man!

So funny, too, about a visit from Mr. Lizard!  I can see how that might trump dinner.  I'm glad she was just preoccupied and it wasn't an issue of her feeling bad.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 20, 2014, 08:45:37 PM
We got a package last week and the kitties were excited!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgco9_zps43c2d9ff.jpg)
What's in here?! Cosmo and Smog check it out!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgcostm1_zpsb0834421.jpg)
OMG toy! Stormy gets her toy after the boys already took theirs.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmmo1_zps0a67c64b.jpg)
"Toys are for babies."  >:( (Stormy, a little annoyed by Cosmo's enthusiasm)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm15_zpse19d262e.jpg)
"Except this toy! This toy is cool for me to play with!"

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgcostm2_zpsd532ca9c.jpg)
Of course the best place to play with the toy is IN THE CROTCH OF MY PANTS  :o  :D

That was quite the fun day for the kitties. They very much enjoyed their surprise package!

A few days later they wanted more fun so I put out some catnip toys...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo29_zps7e3870d7.jpg)
"This is MY nanner!" (Actually it's Stormy's nanner)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmostm_zpse67f8cf1.jpg)
"I want my nanner back!" "Nope."

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo30_zps248282af.jpg)
"I didn't want that nanner anyway!"



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on June 21, 2014, 01:54:43 AM
What fun!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on June 21, 2014, 02:29:32 AM
So cute!  I especially love the "toys are for babies.....except this toy!"   :D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on June 21, 2014, 05:21:07 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 21, 2014, 09:58:58 AM
LOL!  Hey, at least you weren't wearing the pants when they decided that was the best location!   :D



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on June 21, 2014, 10:20:53 AM
Oh, they have got the "catnip look" in those latter pictures, for sure!  :D

Just be glad they don't catch mice and put those in your pants!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 21, 2014, 10:23:42 AM
Oh, they have got the "catnip look" in those latter pictures, for sure!  :D

Just be glad they don't catch mice and put those in your pants!

 :o :o :o    :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on June 21, 2014, 12:35:26 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 22, 2014, 10:52:34 PM
LOL!  Hey, at least you weren't wearing the pants when they decided that was the best location!   :D

Every cloud has a silver lining!

Oh, they have got the "catnip look" in those latter pictures, for sure!  :D

Just be glad they don't catch mice and put those in your pants!
We don't have mice but we do have spiders, lizards and the occasional errant cockroach. I would be very glad to NEVER find any of those in my pants!  :D

So cute!  I especially love the "toys are for babies.....except this toy!"   :D :D
That's Stormy's modus operandi! She acts like she's not interested when the boys are playing, but really she wants to play too. Just not with the boys!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 09, 2014, 08:10:07 PM
I bought a new toy for Cosmo - a cat wand with 4 different toys to attach on the cord. When I brought it home Cosmo was mildly interested. I tried to get him more interested by waving it around quickly but not much excitement from him. Then all of a sudden Smoggy came racing in at top speed after the toy! He was so excited! I haven't seen him act like that since he was a kitten. He just loved the new toy. He would run off into the other room and I'd keep waving the wand around and BOOM! he'd come tearing in to pounce on the toy. He kept that up for about 20 minutes, back and forth from room to room. He was really happy and got a great workout. Cosmo was a little jealous I think.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 18, 2014, 03:24:26 PM
 ;D ;D ;D They look like they're having such a good time!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 21, 2014, 01:08:26 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo31_zpsb5270e5a.jpg)
Got a new ball for the turbo scratcher

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg32_zpsc19cb8ac.jpg)
Smoggy's magnificent armpit hair!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm16_zps96fcb56c.jpg)
Stormy helping my friend decorate a t shirt


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 21, 2014, 01:16:35 PM
New Toy!  Oh boy!  LOL, Smoggy, that's quite impressive!  And all shirts are improved when they're decorated with kittehs.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 21, 2014, 01:23:14 PM
The toy looks like a lot of fun...but helping to decorate a t shirt is the best time of all!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 21, 2014, 01:23:57 PM
Wow, Smoggy's a furry guy! And Stormy really knows how to help!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on July 21, 2014, 01:47:24 PM
Fun times at Ned's house! I hope if the Tshirt was being decorated with paint, it was dry before Stormy decided to help! Otherwise the paint must have gotten a little extra texture to it, and you may have had a decorated cat as well.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on July 21, 2014, 02:02:57 PM
Smoggy's got a little Wolverine thing going! Stormy looks so sweet helping with the T-shirt decoration.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on July 21, 2014, 05:20:52 PM
 ;D :D That looks like a furry tshirt !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on July 21, 2014, 07:02:47 PM
New definition for a hair shirt  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 22, 2014, 12:31:45 PM
I think my friend was using fabric markers. I'm not sure how long they take to dry but Stormy didn't care either way! :D

Cosmo had his annual exam at the vet today and OMG he weighs 12.4 pounds! He doesn't look that big at all. I thought he'd be about 10 lbs. His checkup went fine and he got his vaccine. He was a good boy and didn't give the vet any trouble. He did howl in the car though. He does not like the car!

Smoggy and his armpit hair... it's like he has a ruff around his chest instead of his neck! It's so strange.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on July 22, 2014, 02:11:43 PM
Good to read that Cosmo had a good exam at the vet today.

Hugs


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 22, 2014, 02:22:33 PM
Bahaa!  That armpit fur is very stylish!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on July 22, 2014, 03:01:03 PM
No, Cosmo certainly doesn't look that big!  He must be solid muscle.  Glad to hear he had a good checkup. The car ride is always the worst part for my cats, too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on July 22, 2014, 03:09:34 PM
Yikes, Cosmo must have the lead body thing going on, like the Manxes.  He does not look that big.

I dare you to find a rock star lookalike to that Smoggy armpit pic...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on July 22, 2014, 04:21:49 PM
Glad Cosmo had a good vet visit ! He doesn't look that heavy !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 22, 2014, 05:14:25 PM
Cosmo weighs that much!?  No more pancakes for him!   :D  He wears it well!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on July 22, 2014, 07:58:14 PM
Ned,
Cosmo certainly does not look that big!  I'm glad he came through his exam with flying colors! 

Did your friend appreciate Stormy's help!   ;)   ;D

Smoggy's armpit hair is awesome! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on July 23, 2014, 08:27:58 AM
Wow, hard to believe Cosmo is 12 pounds!  Must be all that green superfood he is into.  ;D I'm glad he had a good checkup. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on July 23, 2014, 09:08:18 AM
Awww, thanks for the new pics!  They are adorable and it looks like they were having so much fun! Weeee!  :D

I dont know how you do it, getting their action shots!  Everytime I try to get a pic of Sophs in action, she just sits down and stares at me.   ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 23, 2014, 11:13:26 AM
Yay for Cosmo's good vet visit! I wouldn't have thought he was that heavy, either!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 28, 2014, 06:16:26 PM
Last week I ordered one of those crinkly play tunnels for the cats. Only Smoggy was game enough to go inside it...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgco10_zps903a92e4.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg33_zpsbd3e82c9.jpg)
Unfortunately he was too big for it and he got stuck! I had to pick it up and shake him out of it. No one goes near it any more.  ::)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo32_zps3e1c4826.jpg)
Cosmo looking all grown up and manly!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on July 28, 2014, 06:45:05 PM
 Cute photos, Ned.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 28, 2014, 07:49:43 PM
Stuck?!  In that tube?!  LOL!  How on earth did he get stuck?!  Oh, Smogster!!   :-*

That tube brings back good memories of myself showering with mine.   ::)

Maybe if you run a toy through it they'll get interested in it again?  Those things are awesome!  (Except when someone barfs in it.)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on July 28, 2014, 08:49:58 PM
Too funny that he got stuck, Ned!   ;D  That one does look pretty skinny, but cats can usually squeeze through such tight spaces that it is hard to believe he got stuck in it!   :D   Maybe you can return it since no one is interested. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on July 29, 2014, 06:47:13 AM
I stopped using mine for the same reason, NedF.  It's really for kittens and very small cats.  Beau is too bulky for it, and bucky loved it, but had to crab walk his way out of it.   :-\ 

August, it's just too short for them to move in it comfortably.  What we need, NedF, is a Kids tunnel, sold at Ikea, $20 (I think?) but plenty big for our kitties.  unfortunately, not stuffed with paper to make the crinkle sound.  LOL


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 29, 2014, 08:02:03 AM
Merrihart, that Ikea tunnel looks perfect! It's twice the diameter - plenty big for Godzilla sized cats! I think I will take a trip down to Ikea. I've been meaning to go for a while. Now I have an excuse!

Smoggy got stuck in the tunnel when he tried to turn around in it. There was just not enough room to do that.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on July 29, 2014, 08:15:18 AM
That is a pity, mine all love that sort of tunnels. Sophie probably would not be able to turn in it but she has never tried that, but Mitzie (6 kg cat) can turn and she actually loves to sleep in the thing.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 29, 2014, 12:26:53 PM
They are all so good looking, wow time flies and Cosmo is all grown up! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on July 29, 2014, 03:03:59 PM
Well, scratch those tunnels off the list for my cats, too! Sounds like Linley would for sure get stuck.  Poor Smoggy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on July 29, 2014, 09:51:21 PM
I had one of those tunnels for Mandy, but it was shorter and much larger in diameter.  She liked sleeping in it.  My daughter's cat is now using it.  It has been too long ago to know where it came from.  I think my daughter bought it as a gift for Mandy.  Cats like the ones that make the crinkly noise, I think! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 02, 2014, 04:44:22 PM
August, I did try pulling a toy through the tunnel and Cosmo loved it! He now loves to zoom through but only if there's an enticing toy at the end. He'll wait at one end, do the butt wiggle, and then tear after the toy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on August 05, 2014, 12:29:15 PM
Sophers loves her tunnel, Ned, so I hope you can find one they fit it comfortably.  DH will drag the tunnel down the hall and Sophers will come come running and jump in while its moving and sort of tunnel surf.  He pulls her all around the house and she just loves it.  That and ball-go-round-round are her 2 favorite toys. 

P.S.  Hope you have fun at Ikea, I wish we had one!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 05, 2014, 01:51:39 PM
Tunnel surfing LOL!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 05, 2014, 07:46:05 PM
Sandi, Sophers is a brave one!  :D When I pick up the tunnel Cosmo gets scared and runs away! No tunnel surfing for him!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 06, 2014, 02:54:25 AM
There's not much more cheerful than a butt wiggle pre-pounce!   :D

And the tunnel surfing -  ;D !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 08, 2014, 04:05:19 PM
Looks like there's something interesting outside...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm18_zps84dcdb80.jpg)

What is it?
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizzie3_zps5daa69b7.jpg)

Lizzie has come for a visit!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizzie2_zps4dac7ee3.jpg)
It looks like she had a run in with a predator. Her tail is shorter and you can see the healing nub.

Meanwhile, Cosmo on my desk. Why is his head hanging down like that?!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo33_zps1339be28.jpg)

He's sound asleep, that's why!  :o
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo34_zps87d6b0ed.jpg)

Her highness is not amused!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm19_zps3cd6450c.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 08, 2014, 04:48:37 PM
The lizard!!! Yay! Much amusement for the cats to watch.

And Cosmo has obviously got such a hard life that he just crashes like that, falls over sound asleep.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on August 08, 2014, 04:59:02 PM
 :D Yay Lizzie is back!! And about the tail  :o . Cosmo must be telling you that he needs a new bed  ;D .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on August 08, 2014, 06:29:48 PM
LOL Cosmo!  And glad Lizzy made it back to your yard safe and mostly sound. :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on August 09, 2014, 02:14:27 AM
Glad Lizzy is back, shorter tail notwithstanding. Oh Cosmo..how can you be comfortable?  :P They are all looking good!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 11, 2014, 09:32:13 AM
Great pics!  LOL Cosmo, surely there's something more comfy than that!  His stars are really showing up there.  And Stormy's expression says it all.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 11, 2014, 02:31:31 PM
Bahahaaa, great series of photos!  Their body placement (and head placement lol) tell such a funny story.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 11, 2014, 03:21:36 PM
Lol Stormy's expression.  ;D That's perfect.

How does Cosmo manage to be asleep in that position?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on August 16, 2014, 01:12:33 PM
Ned, the kids are all looking really good...including Lizzie!  My oh my, the kids fur is so shiny!  You never did tell us, did you buy anything at Ikea?   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 18, 2014, 06:38:58 PM
Sandi, I haven't gotten over to Ikea yet. I'll have to wait a bit after Smoggy's big vet bill.

Stormy was at the window again today...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizjr1_zps5527228a.jpg)
I think it's one of Lizzie's babies!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizjr2_zps26e7a07d.jpg)
He wasn't moving so I went outside to check...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizjr3_zps30d92e0d.jpg)
He skittered off just after I took this shot!

He's a juvenile about 4-5 inches long. I have seen really cute babies about 2 inches long but it's impossible to get a picture of them!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on August 18, 2014, 06:55:48 PM
Oh, a baby lizzie! How cute!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on August 19, 2014, 06:26:18 AM
He or she is adorable !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on August 19, 2014, 02:02:38 PM
Aw, Lizzie is a mom!  What a cute little teeny lizard!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on August 20, 2014, 09:00:35 AM
LOL.  Too funny. The look on kitty's face is priceless. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 26, 2014, 07:27:05 AM
Your kitties have a baby lizard for a pet LOL!  It sure is cute.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 27, 2014, 02:47:27 AM
Awwwwww, so leeeeeeettle!  Cutie!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 04, 2014, 03:39:54 PM
My friend came over to do some crafts...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo36_zps26c5be23.jpg)
That tempting yarn!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm20_zps191430b0.jpg)
Stormy was also very tempted!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg34_zpsabaac77a.jpg)
Smoggy enjoys watching tv

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg35_zpsbd2c7c35.jpg)
OMG a goat!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo35_zpscc3a3346.jpg)
I'm not in your way am I?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on September 04, 2014, 03:54:05 PM
Fun times at Ned's place!  :D Cosmo is looking to be in good form, both in his shiny coat and his adventurous nature. I really like that last picture of him.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on September 04, 2014, 04:09:06 PM
Craft loving kitties! I see that little paw sneaking up on the table....Love the reflections of big gold eyes!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on September 04, 2014, 06:04:51 PM
 :D Their coats all look fabulously shiny! And what is it about the sitting right in front of the monitor with cats?  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on September 04, 2014, 08:13:28 PM
Ahh . . .yarn loving kitties!   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 05, 2014, 12:50:52 AM
Totally what I thought, too - wow, shiny!   :D

And those laser eyes in the TV screen reflection are awesome!   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on September 05, 2014, 03:38:06 AM
And my first thought is "what pretty yarn!" LOL

Your kitties are so fun, NedF :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 05, 2014, 07:02:16 AM
That yarn is beautiful!  I think the cats need hats!  Stormy looks like she's planning something there.  ;)  Great pics!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on September 10, 2014, 06:42:49 PM
LOL Ned, it looks like it was a fun evening at your house!  All the kids are looking just super!   Ha!  I just realized that goat was on tv, not outside your window.  Smoggy, you silly goose.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 13, 2014, 05:54:14 PM
Remember how Cosmo loves green things? Well I tried to have a healthy salad yesterday and this is how it went:
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/salad_zpsc5e268de.jpg)
(he's on my lap going after that tasty salad!)
Silly boy!  ::)

Stormy loves being brushed:
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm21_zps04930697.jpg)

Cosmo has learned, by watching Stormy, that brushing is awesome and now he will let me use a zoom groom on him! Smoggy still hates being brushed though.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 14, 2014, 12:35:51 AM
Heehee, does Cosmo eat greens?  Jazza loves my her greens!

Isn't that funny how some cats love to be brushed while others just hate it?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on September 14, 2014, 08:11:57 AM
Cosmo and his greens. It's so funny you're having to do that hold-high-and-away thing with a salad.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on September 14, 2014, 09:24:17 AM
 :D  :D  :D Silly cats  ::)  Sorry you could not eat your salad in peace, Ned. Did you give him any?



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on September 14, 2014, 09:32:08 AM
My girls go after salad, too.  Small enough pieces they will actually eat but sometimes they just like to stick their paws in when I'm not looking and pull out the big funny green "toys".


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on September 14, 2014, 10:40:19 AM
Cosmo is one smart catboy! How cool that he learned to like brushing from watching Stormy enjoy it. (Good thing he wasn't studying Smoggy!) I wonder if it is the color or the smell that makes him go for the green stuff? Did you ever get to eat your salad?  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on September 14, 2014, 01:45:10 PM
Oh, that is just too clever!  :D  I love how he loves salad.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 15, 2014, 07:52:34 PM
I did get to eat my salad but I had to stand up in the kitchen.  ::) Every time I dumped him off my lap he would just get up there again! I did give him a little of the chicken but no lettuce. He does love to drag big lettuce leaves around the house like a toy! He will also eat it if gets the chance.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on September 24, 2014, 07:49:19 PM
That is so funny, Cosmo is really intent on that salad!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 26, 2014, 09:37:14 PM
At the window again:
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmmo2_zpsec1435a0.jpg)

They were really excited at something out there - their tails were whipping back and forth in a frenzy! When I went to the window to look, there was a tiny lizard about 2 inches long right up at the glass! He was staring them down, the brave little guy! He zipped off when he saw me so I didn't get a picture.

The next day:
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm22_zps270a5cf5.jpg)
Stormy was intently looking at the cement blocks...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizjr4_zpse616b837.jpg)
Another little guy just hanging out! This one was about 4 inches long and quite handsome!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on September 26, 2014, 10:10:35 PM
Its so cool that you get lizards there!  Love the picture of the kids going bonkers over the lizard they saw.  Good times for the kittehs!   :-* 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 26, 2014, 10:47:26 PM
That is so awesome!  And yes, he is quite a handsome little guy, isn't he!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on September 27, 2014, 09:00:52 AM
Those lizards are really cool! And entertaining to the cats, as well. Mini dinosaurs!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on September 27, 2014, 12:16:20 PM
That first picture with them concentrating so hard out the window is a riot! That's one brave little lizard to stare down two cats.  :D Great picture of the other lizard too; I really like how you can see his eye so clearly.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 27, 2014, 01:00:47 PM
Yep, that's one brave lizard!  Lol.  Great shot of him, too.  And who needs any old toy when a live lizard is around!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on September 27, 2014, 01:52:31 PM
My you kits have it so lucky to have a brand new live 'toy' just show up outside your window.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on September 28, 2014, 12:01:03 PM
Wow, interesting lizard. I would have stared at him, too. But for a different reason . . . ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 28, 2014, 04:42:05 PM
Lots of lizards this year. I wonder if it's because of the weird weather we've had this year. Summer was warm and really humid rather than the hot, dry summers we usually have. I also noticed the produce at the farmers market hasn't been very good either. I sure hope we get back to our regular weather pattern - some rain would be nice in this horrible drought we're having.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 04, 2014, 09:29:19 PM
Oh that tempting, tempting yarn!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo37_zps93214444.jpg)

This time, after being put off the table, Cosmo dug into my friends craft bag, grabbed a skein of yarn and took off with it! My friend had to chase him down to get it back!  :D

Meanwhile, I can't move the mouse:
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg36_zps55478c7a.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 05, 2014, 01:00:21 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

I love that tilted head!

And the mouse.  Haha.  "Excuussse me."


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on October 05, 2014, 02:16:58 AM
Cats love crafts and all types of crafting! Especially yarn... I can just picture "The great yarn caper"!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on October 05, 2014, 05:11:19 AM
 ;D  Did you have Cosmo arrested for stealing the yarn??  :o  ;D  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on October 05, 2014, 05:31:28 AM
I love Cosmo's expression. :)  and the mouse, lol, hope you managed to retreive it.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on October 05, 2014, 08:27:53 AM
Lol Cosmo's speculative look! Too funny about the mouse.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on October 05, 2014, 11:33:22 AM
That makes yarn even more fun, if you can get a goofy human to play chase with you.
Cosmo is looking great!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on October 05, 2014, 12:15:34 PM
Cosmo clearly grasps the true cat philosophy:

"Everything is a cat toy, whenever I choose to make it so!"


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on October 08, 2014, 07:12:37 PM
I dunno, it looks to me like Cosmo was very much interested in learning how to knit himself!  Get a kitty-sized pair of needles and yarn, toss them at Cosmo and let him have at it.  Maybe he will surprise you and make a beautimous kitty creation that you could sell for millions of dollars!  Errrr...or he could just eat the yarn and end up at the vet clinic.   :-\ :D

Which kitty is that on the keyboard?  Were they sleeping?  How hysterical!   :D
 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 08, 2014, 07:56:34 PM
That's Smoggy's big butt on my mouse! He was snoozing there without a care in the world!

My friend stopped by today and this time Stormy was acting frisky!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm25_zps51698329.jpg)
I'm trying to crochet here kitty!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm24_zps20bf3b16.jpg)
What do you mean? This is my toy!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm23_zps40281223.jpg)
Not getting any more crochet done today!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 08, 2014, 08:18:35 PM
 ;D

Oooh, say, this is quite toasty for napping!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on October 09, 2014, 05:08:27 AM
Love these photos and captions. You and August could put together an ItchmoForumFriends book.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on October 09, 2014, 05:24:58 AM
Well, I guess we know who gets the blanket once it's finished... :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on October 09, 2014, 10:50:15 AM
LOL  Smoggy is a good kitty!  I get a similar reaction when I crochet.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 09, 2014, 01:43:55 PM
LOL Kitties!  What fun they have when you get your yarn out.  :D  (Please make sure it's always stashed out of their reach.  I know you do, but I still have to remind you.  :D I don't want to hear about any ER visits!   :P )


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 09, 2014, 08:24:33 PM
Don't worry Fizzy! After Cosmo got into my yarn projects a while back, everything is packed up pretty well!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on October 13, 2014, 04:59:44 AM
 ;D For me? Thanks for the new cat bed! (Of course, this is unless you are intentionally crocheting them a cat bed, in which case you will most likely be ignored.) :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 14, 2014, 05:19:45 PM
Sorry Stormy, I'm afraid the cat pad went to my friend's sister's cat!  :D

New pics:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg39_zps21abfcb6.jpg)
Smoggy enjoys his new toy!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm27_zps85864c55.jpg)
Stormy enjoys smelling my socks!  :o

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmmo4_zps1d75d3a5.jpg)
Looks like there's a war brewing...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmmo3_zpsde544604.jpg)
Shots fired!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg38_zps4e4e74d2.jpg)
Smoggy calmly observing the war on the bed.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm26_zps17e10382.jpg)
Stormy Victorious!  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg37_zps02dfc217.jpg)
Smoggy says it's time to eat!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on October 14, 2014, 05:43:12 PM
 ;D  Thanks for the new pictures, Ned.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 14, 2014, 05:48:31 PM
LOL with the socks, and the victory photo!   :D

Ooh, we have a similar shiny toy like that.  We love ours.  I have to be careful about making sure to put it away or else Wednesday tries to eat it like pasta.   :P


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on October 14, 2014, 06:12:41 PM
Haha - good for you, Smoggy, for staying out of it!  Why waste precious calories on such trivial things.  You're supposed to serve the snacks DURING the fight, Ned, not after!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on October 15, 2014, 04:50:16 AM
But if he serves during, the participants get left out. :; 

I.enjoyed the pics, Ned, especially the victorious pose. :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on October 15, 2014, 05:27:52 AM
I burst out laughing when I saw the "Stormy Victorious" picture and the people around me are eyeing me like I'm crazed! Wonderful series of photos!

LOL August--eating it like pasta! We had a similar experience, so I don't even buy those any more. (A certain orange Manx cat whom I won't name would open closets and climb up to get it...)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on October 15, 2014, 05:47:01 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on October 15, 2014, 08:34:56 AM
They are so adorably mischievous...love their antics!
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 21, 2014, 07:19:18 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on October 21, 2014, 01:46:58 PM
The picture of Stormy victorious is a riot! ;D Is that "Gallifrey Burns" on the TV? If so, very apt backdrop!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 23, 2014, 10:30:55 PM
Yes it is GKit! Good eye you have! I discovered my new tv has wifi so I was testing Amazon's streaming. I didn't notice the tv when I took the pic of the kitties. It was a funny surprise!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on October 26, 2014, 05:01:57 PM
It's a great shot of war brewing.  :) All you need is some tense, dramatic music!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 02, 2014, 07:00:37 PM
Smoggy killed a flamingo!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg40_zps8b298f84.jpg)


Stormy gave it last rites...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm28_zps7850e790.jpg)


My friend tried to start a new blanket, didn't get very far!  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm29_zps8394af70.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on November 02, 2014, 07:39:47 PM
Oh, Oh - Poor bird. :(  ;)

 Sorry your friend was finding it difficult to knit at your house.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on November 02, 2014, 09:39:03 PM
 Cue the dramatic music & lighting ! You have serial flamingo & knitting killers !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 03, 2014, 01:02:34 AM
I totally laughed at the flamingo.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 03, 2014, 03:12:40 AM
Nothing is more tempting to a cat than yarn projects...except maybe flamingos!  Cute pics! I hope your friend was able to get at least some of the project done!
 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on November 03, 2014, 02:26:37 PM
 ;D

I hope last rites will not be needed for the blanket as well!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on November 03, 2014, 02:50:02 PM
Ned, I dont see what the problem is, Im sure there is a perfectly good bathroom you and your friend can knit in so the kitties dont interrupt.  One of you can sit on the toilet and the other can sit on the edge of the bathtub.   :D  I cant wait to see your friends face when you invite them over to knit but tell them you have to do it in the bathroom so the kitties dont get in the yarn.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on November 03, 2014, 03:57:27 PM
Sandi, Sandi  ;D  ;D  ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 03, 2014, 05:10:14 PM
I hope last rites will not be needed for the blanket as well!
Oh dear.  :D ;D

I hope your bathroom is spacious.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 03, 2014, 06:01:16 PM
I think it will be the kitties hanging out in the bathroom! They all run in there every time I use it!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 05, 2014, 01:49:22 PM
Oh great, now Kozy's going to be begging for a flamingo!   ;D  Your kitties have all the fun!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 10, 2014, 07:24:31 PM
I was thinking of getting rid of the kitties' favorite cat tree because Cosmo has been eating the carpet off it. I moved it near the door and Stormy and Smoggy both climbed in and settled down. They don't want to lose their favorite tree.

Smoggy (the camera auto-focused on his foot!)
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg41_zps1abc9300.jpg)

Don't take my tree!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg42_zps5aacd85c.jpg)

Stormy on top!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm30_zps0509ce82.jpg)

That tree looks tasty!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo38_zpsf7ab63c9.jpg)

Let me up there!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo39_zps548d44ba.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on November 10, 2014, 07:38:58 PM
 ;D  Oh, poor babies! But very cute series of pictures, Ned.  :)



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on November 11, 2014, 09:04:27 AM
Sure, anything you move is something new, so they are extra-attracted to it. That's a cat law! I hope you can figure out a solution to having a tree vs. Cosmo's eating it.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 11, 2014, 11:02:33 AM
Aw.. they're trying to save their tree...it must be quite delicious! Cats think of the darndest things to chew on!  :P


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 11, 2014, 05:13:20 PM
"That tree looks tasty!"  LOL

When I got rid of our old cat tree from the 2nd floor, I slid it to near the door and just like Catbird said, it became the "new" tree and all the Larges got on it like it was the best thing in the world. 

Then I moved it to the stairwell and all the Tinies got on it like it was the best thing in the world.

 ::)

That's such a bummer that Cosmo is trying to eat it.  He only eats it off of that tree?  Is it from a certain spot?  Could some food have gotten on that spot?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 11, 2014, 08:44:36 PM
The tree was in my bedroom so no food in there. He pulls out the carpet bits from wherever it's convenient. I think he learned it from Smoggy. It's weird because neither of them eats the other two cat trees, just this one (the most expensive one of course).


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 12, 2014, 06:00:27 PM
 :D They're so cute. That's a great picture of Stormy. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 14, 2014, 07:48:04 AM
That's a bummer about the tree.  I wonder if there's something you could put on it that wouldn't smell bad but doesn't taste good.  Cute kitties, cute pics!  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on November 14, 2014, 02:31:28 PM
Maybe you could spray some Bitter Apple on it.  I don't think it has an odor, but the taste wouldn't be so appealing.  Maybe that would train Cosmos to not bother trying it eat it!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 15, 2014, 12:06:24 AM
Or maybe putting something he would like to chew on more than the carpet in that area?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 20, 2014, 05:01:12 PM
I decided to move the tree back into my bedroom since they all have been sleeping/playing on it while it sat near the door. I may try some bitter apple if I see him nibbling on it again. They really love that tree!

Meanwhile, while the tree was in the hallway they managed to pull a picture off the wall and now I can't find the nail it hung from. I hope nobody ate it!  >:(


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on November 20, 2014, 05:44:12 PM
Oh dear! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 20, 2014, 09:11:36 PM
 :D  too funny


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: ranger on November 21, 2014, 05:02:12 AM
Sammy did that Ned, he pulled several pictures off the wall and I'm not sure if I ever found all the nails/tacks.   :P


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 21, 2014, 05:10:02 AM
Go over the area with a vac and/or a magnet? I think all cats instinctively know just how to get our nerves... :P


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on November 21, 2014, 05:31:06 AM
Just walk around barefoot , that guarantees you will find it !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 22, 2014, 08:34:05 AM
I think I'll try Meowli's suggestion before yours leslie!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on November 24, 2014, 08:59:03 PM
They are so cute. Concerning nail, I guess nothing else to do but observe whether everyone's eating and toilet habits are normal, and carefully vacuum the area. After a while you can stop worrying :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on November 27, 2014, 09:41:25 AM
Oh my!  I can see the kitties have been keeping you busy, Ned!  Ay yi yi!

Sophs does that too, I find if I put one of her 30,000 beds away and then bring it back out, she all of a sudden loves it again.  The only toy that seems to have out-lasted all the others as her fave is ball-go-round-round.   ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 27, 2014, 11:22:50 AM
Even after cleaning the house for Thanksgiving, I still haven't found the nail.  ::)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg43_zps519daaa2.jpg)
Smoggy snuggled in the cat tree

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo40_zps67fe8558.jpg)
Cosmo still enjoying Stormy's bed!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 27, 2014, 05:22:39 PM
They are adorable asleep and curled up like that.  Cosmo must realize how nicely Stormy's bed shows off his shiny coat!  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on November 27, 2014, 05:40:40 PM
I love sleeping kitties. They look so innocent that way.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 28, 2014, 02:18:32 AM
Ohhh, that photo of Smoggy is just adorable!   :-*

And Cosmo looks so adult and handsome!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 04, 2014, 03:11:24 PM
I went back several pages ...nice series of pictures, with some great captures of those gorgeous gold eyes ... not so easy to get! Really cute cats and, er, knitting assistants.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on December 05, 2014, 12:47:56 PM
Yikes, they wouldnt have eaten the nail, would they? Im guessing you would know by now.  Good grief, talk about worry!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 15, 2014, 02:34:42 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo41_zps4aef1837.jpg)
Hey kitty! That's my sandwich!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm32_zpsf016c4fa.jpg)
Stormy comfy in her bed.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg44_zpsa01560e2.jpg)
I think you're a little too big for that box Smoggy.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmosmg_zpsd8cedee9.jpg)
The boys discuss their Christmas apparel. The Santa vest fits Cosmo perfectly now and he didn't mind wearing it. Smoggy is wearing his favorite bell collar.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm31_zps01754cf0.jpg)
Get this ridiculous hat off me right now! Stormy really hates this hat!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on December 15, 2014, 02:55:07 PM
 ;D  Merry Christmas kitties! It's that time of the year that you must endure your human's picture taking with clothes on!

Such cute pictures, Ned.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on December 15, 2014, 03:22:07 PM
They are all adorable! Did you end up losing that sandwich to a hungry cat?   ;D
 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on December 15, 2014, 05:55:12 PM
Hmmm....that must be Cosmo in the sandwich picture, zeroing in on the green stuff.  Unless there's chicken or something that one of the others thinks might be tasty?

And just how many puncture wounds did you have after putting that hat on Stormy?  :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 16, 2014, 08:17:33 AM
And just how many puncture wounds did you have after putting that hat on Stormy?

 :D  Yeah, you're pretty brave, Ned!



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 16, 2014, 06:51:04 PM
I was going to say that has to be Cosmo with the sandwich, on account of the lettuce!  ;D 

I like the one of the boys discussing their outfits. They sure do look like they are!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 17, 2014, 08:44:33 AM
That pic is a perfect catitude pic.  Lol. Lovely photos ned. :-)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 19, 2014, 04:02:42 PM
That is Cosmo after the lettuce! He is such a funny cat. I managed to save my sandwich!

Luckily Stormy does not use her claws when giving me a swat. I am puncture free!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 20, 2014, 10:13:16 PM
LOL at the Santa vest photo.  I love the look on Cosmo's face.  Not to mention the face I can imagine Smoggy is making.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 21, 2014, 02:31:47 PM
Close call with that sandwich! Fun pictures!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on December 22, 2014, 09:18:24 AM
OMG if I tried putting anything on Sophers, Im afraid I wouldnt be alive to talk about it.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 25, 2014, 02:39:17 PM
Merry Christmas!

Testing out my new lens:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo44_zpsabf1d8ff.jpg)
Cosmo in his favorite place!  ::)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm33_zps5e467515.jpg)
Stormy not really wanting to pose this morning.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg47_zps1eee61d1.jpg)
Smoggy loves his new scratcher!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/wood_zps7cfe9e68.jpg)
Weathered wood. Had to try some outside shots but there's not much to photograph in the parking lot.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on December 25, 2014, 03:48:36 PM
 :D Nice photos, Ned. Enjoy you new camera lens. Looking forward to more pix.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 25, 2014, 06:08:53 PM
Nice new lens! Smoggy is certainly claiming that scratcher as his, isn't he?   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on December 26, 2014, 04:24:58 AM
Great pictures! The cats are looking good!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on December 26, 2014, 02:45:35 PM
Great pictures of them ! The new lens works well  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 26, 2014, 03:25:49 PM
What a stunning photo of Cosmo!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 28, 2014, 11:44:40 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo45_zps20b8ab87.jpg)
Do I smell something?

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/sal1_zps052bf5c6.jpg)
Tasty Christmas salad!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/pudding_zps1eea5c18.jpg)
Flaming Christmas pudding!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo46_zps8216b551.jpg)
OMG!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on December 29, 2014, 07:53:31 AM
Dracula returns.   :P


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 29, 2014, 09:19:00 AM
LOL JM

Gorgeous photos, Ned.  I had to wait till I got to work to see them!  For some reason, your pics wouldn't load on my phone.  (and my pics wont upload from my phone.)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on December 29, 2014, 10:06:59 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on December 29, 2014, 10:35:22 AM
Cosmo is no doubt saying, "Anyone besides me who eats that green salad will get hurt!"  :D

I want your Christmas pudding.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on December 29, 2014, 11:51:16 AM
Yummy food - I'll be right over for the leftovers.  :D

I love your close-up kitten photos.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 29, 2014, 02:10:56 PM
The lens is working well! Cats are looking good and the food looks delectable!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 07, 2015, 06:52:29 PM
A few pictures from over the holidays...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmostmsmg_zps7d00e3f9.jpg)
The kitties checking out their catnip bag. They were really interested at first!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo48_zps95f0fbdf.jpg)
Cosmo didn't like it at all! After about a minute they all ignored it.  ::)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmostmsmg1_zps24d3c91b.jpg)
That's ok though. My friend got them some bacon and eggs catnip toys. That toast looks worried...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg48_zps28dc87b1.jpg)
... and it should be! Stormyy takes a bite!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm35_zps2c3598b7.jpg)
"Help me!" Godzilla towers over the helpless toast.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmosmg1_zps87b30140.jpg)
Moving on from the toastercide... We got a package and the kitties could smell the catnip toys inside. They jumped in the box before I could take everything out! (Smog and 'Mo)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmostmsmg2_zps4ca4f024.jpg)
Seconds later, everything was on the floor! Smoggy was rolling around with the catnip scented wrapping paper while Stormy and Cosmo played with the toys.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg49_zpsc35da3fd.jpg)
"Yummy, yummy, did I say yummy!!!"
Smoggy eventually got a hold of one of the toys - a tiny Yeooow! fishie. He went to town on it! He absolutely loved this toy and won't let anyone else play with it.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm34_zps6df11b2c.jpg)
Stormy enjoyed my her new bathrobe.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on January 07, 2015, 07:25:58 PM
 ;D   ;D   ;D

Looks like your kitties had loads of fun over the holidays!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on January 07, 2015, 08:33:41 PM
I love the Smoggy vs. fishie pic - yeooow is right!  Thanks for opening my eyes to the plight of toast - no wonder they frown all the time  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on January 07, 2015, 09:47:29 PM
It looks like a good time was had by all (with the exception of Mr. Toast lol)!  Happy Holidays at Ned's house for sure!   :D 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 08, 2015, 05:34:06 AM
Nothing like wild catnip parties to liven up the holidays!   ;D
Kitties are having fun and looking good!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 08, 2015, 03:55:14 PM
That looks like a fabulous holiday party!   :D  I love how you've captured so many of the kitties' different expressions. My favorite is Smoggy and the fish; though I really like Stormy bites the toast too.  It looks like Cosmo (?) is sitting right there going "Well? How'd it taste?"  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 08, 2015, 04:18:12 PM
Fun times! I don't blame that toast, not one little bit. (Kind of reminds me of Mr. Bill, if anyone is old enough to remember that...)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 08, 2015, 04:52:37 PM
Unfortunately I am old enough ! ;) Love the expressions as they demolish the fish & Mr Toast !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 09, 2015, 04:50:25 AM
Cool toys!  It looks like they had fun.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 10, 2015, 12:22:32 AM
I'm going to stock up on those fishies. Stormy and Cosmo have both played with it when Smoggy was asleep!

OMG! Look what just happened!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo47_zps818e7247.jpg)

This is a first!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 10, 2015, 03:09:49 AM
Awww nothing like a nice warm lap for a nap. What a sweetheart!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 10, 2015, 07:10:41 AM
Aw, cosmo finally got the lap.  *)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on January 10, 2015, 08:54:13 AM
Congratulations, Ned and Cosmo!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 10, 2015, 12:42:38 PM
 :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on January 10, 2015, 01:05:12 PM
 ;D  Yay, a lap kitty at last!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 10, 2015, 07:02:46 PM
Aw!   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on January 10, 2015, 09:20:18 PM
It's fun to see the kitties with those catnip toys, going for the toast and the fishie! Yay for Cosmo becoming a lap kitty!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 11, 2015, 11:01:40 AM
Hey, Kozy!  Come look what Cosmo did!  HINT HINT.   :D  That's awesome!

Fun times at Neds house.  Toast doesn't look like he's enjoying himself, though.  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 12, 2015, 12:30:24 AM
I'm pretty sure it's just the cold weather that's got 'Mo so cuddly. Oh well, I'll just enjoy it while I can!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on January 12, 2015, 03:13:44 PM
OMG, a lap kitty at last!  He's finally discovered people are nice heated combo cat beds and massagers.  At first it will be sporadic, then it will get to the point where you'll never be able to sit down without a lap full of 'Mo.   


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 14, 2015, 03:18:25 PM
LMAO!  Those photos of them opening presents are hysterical!  Cosmo and the bag - his face and ears!   :D  And Smoggy bunny-kicking the wrapping OMG   :D!   I adore that bacon, eggs and toast trio! 

I have that tiny Yeooow fishie, too, and it is so popular.  Why?!  It's so small!  You'd think something bigger would be more fun to play with but the tiny fishies are really It!


That's the first time Cosmo is sitting on your lap?  That is so sweet!  How awesome that you had your camera!  He looks very content... I guess you can expect to be sitting more often from now on.   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on January 15, 2015, 01:00:36 PM
What adorable pictures of the goofy kids.  I cant believe how wide Smoggy has his mouth open for that fishy toy   :o  ...if only I could get Sophers to do that when I need to brush her teefs!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 08, 2015, 05:04:29 PM
Cosmo is at it again...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo49_zps48562ee5.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo50_zps0536d6b8.jpg)
I'm innocent! I swear!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo52_zps837c6122.jpg)
See? I'm calm and dignified!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo53_zpsfc401198.jpg)
Can't be mad at a face like that!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on February 08, 2015, 08:10:49 PM
Poor Cosmo!  :D He says, 'I can just look, can't I?'



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 09, 2015, 01:41:38 AM
"I'm bein' taunted here!" 

 :D

He's got such a sweet face.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 09, 2015, 02:58:49 AM
What a sweet little face! Maybe he wants to supervise the project!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on February 09, 2015, 09:42:58 AM
Awww - he just wants to help!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 09, 2015, 03:02:29 PM
I love the look on his face in that second picture!  :D  Maybe the Spartacus knitting bag has astonished him...Or the fact that Spartacus appears to have his sword pointed right at Cosmo's head!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 10, 2015, 06:09:20 PM
Oh that's precious! :D Cosmo does the "But I didn't do anything! (yet)" face very well.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 25, 2015, 02:57:00 PM
So I picked up a new Yeooow! nanner for Stormy the other day...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstmmo1_zpsf7u4q1uc.jpg)
Big mistake! I should have picked up three of them. What was I thinking!?

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg51_zps8rj6mxah.jpg)
The fight went on for a few minutes until the big brute Smog Monster got a hold of it...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstmmo2_zpsdu9tzywt.jpg)
He's got my nanner!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg53_zps6hi99r3w.jpg)
Bunny kick!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg52_zpsi8tgd7nj.jpg)
Om nom nom nom!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg54_zpsvnlnwatj.jpg)
Sleeping off the nip in his tunnel.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 25, 2015, 03:02:39 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on February 25, 2015, 04:03:40 PM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on February 25, 2015, 04:38:13 PM
 ;D Yes, Only ONE.  :o  Just what! were you thinking!  :P

Love those pictures, Ned. :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 25, 2015, 06:35:18 PM
  ;D ;D ;D Oh, that is hilarious. Awesome pictures!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on February 25, 2015, 09:15:40 PM
Oh, no, no, no!  You can't just get ONE, Ned!   ;D   :D  Smoggy did enjoy it, but I hope Stormy got a turn after he snoozed off in the tunnel!   ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on February 26, 2015, 09:31:16 AM
Aw, Stormy, it's okay, sweetie, daddy will get you another one.

She's got a look of consternation there in that one photo. LOL


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catbird on February 26, 2015, 09:58:04 AM
Agree you need 3!

(If I got just one of anything catnip at my house, there would be blood and mayhem. You were lucky!  ;D )


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 26, 2015, 02:35:15 PM
 :-* :D ;D

I'm sure the minute you took it out - the second everyone gathered to see what you had - you thought, what was I thinking getting only one?   :P

Those Yeooow! catnip toys are absolutely the best, aren't they?



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 26, 2015, 04:59:26 PM
When I realized what I'd done:
(http://i.imgur.com/1SdePSU.gif)

Yeooow! toys are always a big hit with the kitties!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 26, 2015, 11:25:06 PM
LMAO

Looks familiar to me.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 03, 2015, 08:28:00 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg50_zpssapsjsx0.jpg)

Smog sleeping on Stormy's tree, showing off his grey belly!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 03, 2015, 08:57:24 PM
That soft tummy looks like my face would just fit!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 04, 2015, 07:18:07 PM
That's what I call sleeping with abandon!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on March 05, 2015, 01:03:23 PM
I dunno Ned, I think even if you had gotten 3 nanners, they would have still picked one and fought over it.  You know how these kids are.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 18, 2015, 03:21:04 PM
I don't make the same mistake twice!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stmcmosmg1_zps4i4pmcgh.jpg)

The yeowww balls weren't quite as popular as the nanner...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg55_zpsnxmcydl8.jpg)
Probably because they are really hard to bunny kick!

This box looks suspicious...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/bx1_zpseuifgtvl.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/bx2_zpssrjjs8uh.jpg)
There's a kitty in there!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/bx3_zps4vdknxqd.jpg)
I think I interrupted his nap

This is what I woke up to this morning:  ::)
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/yrnboo_zpsd5e9osmi.jpg)

Cosmo dragged two balls of yarn and some entrelac all the way from the other side of the house to my bedroom. I think he wanted to share his awesome new toys with me. He's sweet and a butthead at the same time!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 18, 2015, 04:50:27 PM
heehee, Cosmo is certainly a rascal!  And yes, balls are harder to bunny kick, unless you buy the supersized tennis ball meant for mastiffs. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 18, 2015, 06:41:31 PM
That photo of the threesome is adorable!

LOL, yes, I can see how they would be harder to bunnykick.  I wonder if I should get some of those Bananies...

Agh, the yarn photo.  I'm sure you gasped when you saw it out,.. and then I guess you saw or witnessed the vomit.   :P  I can totally imagine that and the awful feeling that then comes. 

I'll be checking your threads to hear the updates.  Sending lots of hugs in the meantime.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 18, 2015, 07:45:56 PM
That was at 7am and I didn't realize he had eaten any of the yarn until he threw up at 5:15pm. So the yarn sat in there all day. Plenty of time for pieces of it to have gone into his intestines. :( When he vomited, a bunch of yarn came up but it was still down his throat and into his stomach. He ran away in a panic with the vomity yarn flinging about. There is vomit all over me, the floor, my laptop and my phone. I didn't want to pull on the yarn but he was choking and panicking, and clawing my arms as I tried to help him. I tried to gently tug it and eventually it came loose. I'm not sure if he bit through it or not so there may be more yarn in his stomach. What a nightmare.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 18, 2015, 08:04:27 PM
Oh Ned, I'm so sorry.  That must have been just terrifying to see.   :-[  Your heart must have been racing.  You must have felt such relief to have been able to gently get the yarn out.

I have a number of scary string stories.  Thankfully they all worked themselves out - once via endoscopy, once via poop, and once, it just simply vanished and I have no idea where it went but everyone took goopy furball medicine for a week. 

Did you say that Cosmo likes hairball meds?  Did the vet recommend giving that goopy stuff to him?  If there is more in there, it wouldn't hurt to have some goopy to get things sliding down.  I gave all the Tinies furball medicine for a week (as recommended by Dr. Ueda) when I didn't know who had eaten the string.

I'm sending lots of good vibes - I know you want it to be finished and you want the few days to hurry up and go so you know everything is all right! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 18, 2015, 08:14:57 PM
Cosmo does like hairball medicine and I plan on giving it to him every day for a week. The vet said it wouldn't hurt, but he didn't say it would help either.

I remember when you had to take a kitty (who was it? I know it was a boy!) for the endoscopy. He ate a ribbon right? Boys are such trouble makers.  ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 18, 2015, 08:35:21 PM
Yeah, it was Wednesday.

Twice.

 :(

The first time was a long ribbon-type string from a toy, and the other time was the fishline-type string from Da Bird.

Boys.   ::)

 ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 18, 2015, 08:58:02 PM
Wenny you bad boy!  :D I didn't realize it was him both times. Hello gray hairs!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 18, 2015, 09:42:22 PM
No kidding on the grays.   :P  Wenny's also the dope who likes to eat plastic.  I can't keep anything out.   ::)

Sending more hugs for the Cosmeister!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 19, 2015, 03:12:55 AM
Oh, Ned, poor Cosmo! Poor you!  I hope all the yarn comes out asap without any more upset...

((hugs))


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 04, 2015, 06:57:49 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg56_zps3m4yqalm.jpg)
After Cosmo's trip to the vet, Smoggy decided to sleep in the carrier.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo54_zpsrzd3ft2a.jpg)
Cosmo wanted his picture taken so he stuck his nose in the camera!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 04, 2015, 08:47:50 PM
Cosmo!   :-*

And so super cute Smoggy.   :-*

When I bring the carrier back from the vet usually Wennie sleeps in it.  You'd think the last place they'd want to sleep is in a vet-smelly carrier!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on April 05, 2015, 08:05:59 AM
So glad that Cosmo is OK after the yarn eating and vet trip.  :-*  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 06, 2015, 04:38:26 PM
 :-* Cosmo's nose!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 06, 2015, 08:29:30 PM
Sorry I haven't posted pics in a while! Yet more medical issues are getting me down.  ::)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo55_zpsvodh8szt.jpg)
Cosmo "helping" me with paperwork.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg57_zps2oecbfue.jpg)
Smoggy relaxing

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg58_zpsgphn8dop.jpg)
Lately Smoggy has taken an interest in the TV. He will bat at the people on the screen and check behind the TV to see where they've gone!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 07, 2015, 12:13:14 AM
I'm sorry you've been having some stuff come up, Ned.

But your kitties don't seem to be affected!

That first one doesn't look like Cosmo at all!  Course I guess I've never seen him at quite this angle before.   :D

And so funny about Smoggy checking behind the TV for the people in the TV.  How smart!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 07, 2015, 02:23:05 AM
Sorry you are having more medical issues, Ned. I hope you feel better soon.
Handsome cats! Love the interest in TV,thats so funny!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 07, 2015, 07:06:26 AM
Oh, I hope the medical issues straighten themselves ouy soon, Ned.

Your kitties are adorable, especially Smoggy.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 07, 2015, 05:25:08 PM
That first picture of Cosmo is too funny. He's such an adorable little guy.

I see Spock and Kirk are properly terrified of Smoggy.  ;D

Hope you feel better soon, Ned.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: ranger on May 08, 2015, 03:05:42 AM
Sorry you are having more medical stuff. Hope it isn't too serious.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 10, 2015, 11:53:51 PM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone! The earliest appointment I could get with the neurosurgeon is at the end of July.  ::) The waiting is the worst!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 11, 2015, 01:21:32 PM
Yeah, the waiting IS the worst.   >:(


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 11, 2015, 06:16:05 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo56_zpsynn1etzy.jpg)
Cosmo looks like he's flexing his muscles!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on May 11, 2015, 06:26:36 PM
 :-*  :-*  :-*  Kisses for Cosmo!



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 12, 2015, 01:28:45 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 12, 2015, 12:41:22 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 21, 2015, 11:34:27 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo57_zpscxerrann.jpg)

Cosmo feeling frisky trying to steal my Pixy Stix!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on May 22, 2015, 03:16:48 AM
 ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 22, 2015, 03:25:23 AM
That's a cat toy too!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 22, 2015, 03:26:18 AM
Cosmo just loves that pixy stix! Everything is a cat toy I guess!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 22, 2015, 01:27:55 PM
LOL, that does look like a Pixie Stix!   :D  More sugar!  More sugar!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 23, 2015, 11:06:50 AM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 23, 2015, 09:21:39 PM
Well, I'm in a bit of trouble with my vet. Stormy had her checkup yesterday and she is 17.2 pounds.  :o How did that happen!? So now we're on a strict diet. She needs to lose 4 pounds. I have to figure out how to do that and still have the boys get their regular food. The vet also suggested I give carnitine to help her lose weight. Anybody have experience with that?

On the positive side, the rest of her exam went well. Her urinalysis had no bilirubin this time and I was very happy about that!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 24, 2015, 02:51:54 AM
In his younger days, my Amir was heavy to the point of just not quite being able to wash himself right...What I did was feed him the same food as usual except a bit less quantity. And food police! I had to become vigilant so he would not go after the others' food. Didn't take long, in a few short months he soon got to where he was more...er..flexible. He didn't seem to notice a little less in his dish either.
I do not recommend commercial "diet" cat food. Full of fillers and non-food. I hear cats just get hungrier with that. Good high protein regular food and limiting extra treats will work. Slow gradual weight loss is safer, too.

That being said I need to take a lesson from my own words. I give the girls one treat and DH will treat them several times over. I am going to have to hide the stuff from DH. Bug won't overeat but Smokes will and has learned that begging and crying gets her treats.

Good luck!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 24, 2015, 03:18:44 AM
Glad to hear her report was good... except for a little uh, water weight.   ;)

Hope nobody gets grumpy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on May 25, 2015, 05:30:36 AM
Carnitine is also used for people with kidney problems & people & dogs & cats with heart disease. We used it with Remy & I have taken it . You want L-carnitine , not acetyl  . I've gotten it fairly cheaply at Puritanspride.com .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 26, 2015, 07:05:31 PM
Meowli, Stormy has problems cleaning herself too. I have cut their dry food amount by about half and added more wet. I smelled really stinky poop this morning so the change is upsetting somebody - probably Stormy. She has digestive issues which is why she gets the dry in the first place. I hope she won't go back to scooting.

Leslie, thanks for the info. I will probably order some from iHerb.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 24, 2015, 04:06:42 PM
I have a little free time today so it's picture time!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo58_zpsjtequyde.jpg)
Early morning preening.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg59_zpsysrcm6ot.jpg)
Playtime with Smoggy. He loves this toy.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg60_zps6ytispph.jpg)
"I'm gonna git choo..."

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg61_zpsjuebjlr1.jpg)
"Mine, mine, mine!"

Cosmo doesn't like the feather toy so I got out his new favorite...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo59_zpswbqcnj8v.jpg)
"OMG, I see my toy! My toy! My toy NOW!"

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo60_zpsqzgbxike.jpg)
"This is the best toy ever!"

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo61_zpsmx01gkbr.jpg)
"Didn't mean to lose my cool. It's still mine though."

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm36_zpshxoixk2z.jpg)
Stormy surveying those crazy boys from her safe perch on a stack of boxes.

The kitties are all doing well. I think Stormy might have even lost a little weight. Now that the hot weather has moved in they all sleep all day so not much exercise to help with the weight loss. Stormy has been cuddling with me which is unusual for her. I think she's trying to butter me up to get more food! She's no fool! But she doesn't get any extra food.

Smoggy has had a couple episodes of vomiting but nothing requiring a trip to the vet thankfully. He has been tolerating his nightly brushing. He still hates the hairball medicine - lots of running away and hissing.  ::) He always forgives me later though. He's such a sweetie.

Cosmo is his usual rambunctious self of course. He's always bringing me his toys for a play session. When he's not playing, he's sleeping on my desk while I'm on the internet.

When I woke up this morning all three of them were in bed with me. Four of us in a twin sized bed. That was interesting!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on June 25, 2015, 02:55:12 AM
What beautiful kitties they are!
You've heard of a "3 dog night"...well there is a "3 cat night" apparently! ps Did they try to hog space and push you into a corner?  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on June 25, 2015, 04:59:29 AM
Nice to see your cats and to hear that things are going well for all of you.  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Sandi K on June 26, 2015, 11:38:23 AM
Awww such sweet kitties..... :-*  They are looking so good! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 26, 2015, 01:22:37 PM
What beautiful kitties they are!
You've heard of a "3 dog night"...well there is a "3 cat night" apparently! ps Did they try to hog space and push you into a corner?  ;D

 :D They just fitted in wherever there was an empty spot - no hogging at all. They are such sweeties! (I didn't have room to move though so I had to get up.)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on June 26, 2015, 01:24:46 PM
Where's the pic of all of you together in bed?   :D

Oh my, toys toys toys!  Your babies are so adorable - they're so excited about new toys!  Wooo!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on June 27, 2015, 01:30:22 PM
Love to see the kitties having fun and looking adorable while they're at it!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 01, 2015, 06:28:26 PM
I didn't have a camera handy August so here's a diagram:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/bed1_zpsjhi7xkgy.jpg)

Smoggy having a snooze next to my desk:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg62_zps4bc8bjtk.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on July 01, 2015, 08:27:32 PM
OMG that is way too hilarious, and amazing!!  You need to show that the covers are half off you and you can't put them back on because it would disturb the cats.  Just a tab of sheet covering the one shoulder.  I need to make a diagram with 2-3 dogs on the bed with me...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 01, 2015, 08:44:57 PM
 ;D I could make a similar diagram since lately Bud, even in the warmer weather, likes to be close to us for night sleeping.

Great new Smoggy picture!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 02, 2015, 01:30:20 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on July 02, 2015, 03:27:42 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Ned, that drawing is priceless - abs brilliant!!!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on July 02, 2015, 11:21:22 AM
Bwah! ;D  :D ;D  Love, love, love the diagram. Especially the details on their hair length and sleeping positions!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 13, 2015, 07:09:48 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmosmg2_zpsqp3wdndr.jpg)
Smoggy and Cosmo on my desk. Someday I will actually use my desk for the original purpose I bought it for.  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo62_zpsp6lax0f8.jpg)
Cosmo looking a little disappointed that he can't get at my yarn. It's all bagged and packed in a locking bin now. Not taking any chances, Cosmo!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 13, 2015, 08:11:27 PM
O.M.G.  That hysterical diagram needs to be a T-shirt so badly.   :D   All cramped up with that look on "your" face is an absolute riot!

You should totally frame that and put it on the wall.  That is just so cute.

LOL about all that bagged up yarn and Cosmo looking in despair.   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 14, 2015, 11:17:08 AM
OMG, that is a look of utter incomprehension on Cosmo's face! Secured yarn. Makes no sense to him. ;D

Cute photos, Ned!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 14, 2015, 11:50:05 AM
Cosmo's expression is priceless! He looks like he's thinking that you took HIS yarn away! HIS fun toys!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on July 14, 2015, 11:44:43 PM
Nice photos and great diagram  ;D

Reminds me of this:
(http://spillmybeans.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/funny-girl-sleeping-pets-bed.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 15, 2015, 07:47:57 PM
Petris describes it perfectly!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 15, 2015, 09:22:31 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on July 16, 2015, 04:24:19 AM
That looks familiar  :D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on July 16, 2015, 09:42:02 AM
Love the 2 on the desk - ut they're just getting in practice for the bed really..... ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 01, 2015, 09:56:46 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg64_zpsdq2hsb2p.jpg)
Smoggy enjoying a new Yeowww fishie!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg63_zpsu4camsen.jpg)
Mmmmm, this fishie is awesome!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm37_zpsiegwnhrd.jpg)
Stormy was a little more reserved with her fishie.

Cosmo rejected his fishie. He's not all that interested in catnip. I did find it in my bed later so maybe he was just saving it for later!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on August 02, 2015, 11:44:43 AM
They all look so cute in their various ways of checking out a catnip toy! I just adore black cats (think I've said that before  ;D )


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on August 02, 2015, 01:27:27 PM
I love watching cats play!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on August 02, 2015, 02:43:10 PM
I love the pictures you post of your 'kids', Ned.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 02, 2015, 03:13:22 PM
I love that you can see a little bit of tongue in that first pic.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 02, 2015, 07:13:11 PM
 ;D Stormy's ears of suspicion.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 03, 2015, 01:07:55 PM
 :D Smoggy's behind her and she doesn't trust him one bit!

In other news, Cosmo ate some Pixy Stix.  :o I forgot to put the package away and this morning I found it on the floor, pixy stix nowhere to be seen. I finally found 2 of them ripped open but have not seen the others at all. I think there was about 5 left so he possibly ate 3 of them.  ::) Pixy stix are like really sour sugar. I can't imagine how he could eat them but then again he does like lime jello. He seems fine, but he's being an exceptional pest today!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on August 03, 2015, 02:48:32 PM
Cosmo is on a sugar high.   :o  .I once had a cat who went after candy, too, had to lock the stuff away.  ;D
ps -I didn't know pixy stix were still being made, wow.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 03, 2015, 03:10:37 PM
Pffffft!  :D  Did you check the color of his tongue?  I wonder which flavor he liked best?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 04, 2015, 04:30:42 PM
There were only orange flavor left so I guess that's his favorite! It would have been funny if he got into the maui punch flavor. That one turns your tongue bright blue!

I don't normally eat candy but for some weird reason Pixy Stix helps settle my stomach when I have a migraine. I usually have a stash of them for emergencies. Cosmo grabbed the package off the shelf! He's such a trouble maker. He gets into everything!  ::)

Thankfully, his sugar high has worn off and he is just his normal frisky self.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on August 04, 2015, 08:06:23 PM
Lol at Cosmo :)

I use candied ginger to settle my stomach when I have a migraine, cats are not tempted at all :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 01, 2015, 10:57:47 PM
Finally some new pictures:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg66_zpsoz9e7cat.jpg)
Smoggy's shaved tummy a few days after he got home from the hospital.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg67_zpsbpmrevlk.jpg)
He's a bit embarrassed about it.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg68_zpsv3zah3ig.jpg)
He's covering it with his tail!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm38_zpsxmxcfykx.jpg)
I think Stormy was secretly laughing at him.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/zoomie_zpse9oag5nl.jpg)
I thought this was interesting. I bought a new Zoomie for Smoggy and you can see how worn the old one is in comparison.



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on September 02, 2015, 02:44:00 AM
Awww...what a cute little shaved tummy!  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: petslave on September 02, 2015, 07:41:09 AM
That's so funny!  It's cold, so good use for that big broomy tail.  Interesting about the zoom groom wear, great observation!  Makes you wonder how much rubber or whatever it is is left in their coats, then going in their stomachs.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on September 02, 2015, 12:00:07 PM
Smoggy is lookin so good! Very cagey use of that beautiful fluffy tail.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 05, 2015, 05:23:56 PM
Oh what cute pics!  That shaved tummy is just too much!   :-* :-* :-*

Wow wow about the Zoom!  I wonder if mine are like that, too?  I guess they must be - it never occurred to me that they would become like that!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 13, 2015, 09:12:38 PM
The old Zoom Groom was Thun's so it has had about 6 years of heavy use. Strangely, Smoggy just loves the new one. It was not too long ago that he wouldn't let me brush him at all. Now he loves it and even rolls onto his back so I can zoom his tummy.

I bought a nightstand at the thrift store a few days ago...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg69_zpsv8hio1ax.jpg)
Smoggy claimed it immediately.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg70_zpsqmshyvhr.jpg)
Stormy came to investigate.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg71_zps3fdq9cqf.jpg)
Oh no, she's got the high ground!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg72_zpse7wtvoya.jpg)
Smoggy was not happy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on September 14, 2015, 02:25:07 AM
They look like they are enjoying the new cat bed you bought them!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on September 15, 2015, 02:16:54 PM
That was such a good find, it fits the cats perfectly  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on September 15, 2015, 03:53:45 PM
If you put a footstool next to it ,all 3 will fit  :D.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on September 18, 2015, 11:50:32 AM
That is an awesome find!  Your clowder is going to really enjoy it.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 19, 2015, 10:56:32 PM
Ooh, what great cat furniture you found!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on September 20, 2015, 04:25:48 AM
Maybe they'll learn about timeshare??  ::) ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on September 20, 2015, 09:04:05 PM
Lol, great cat furniture, indeed!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 23, 2015, 06:17:45 PM
Smoggy is using it as a bed so my plan to put my crossword puzzle books in it have been foiled. It looks great next to my bed though. My room looks like a "real" bedroom now. I even got a neat $5 lamp that I really like to go along with it. I'm sure Martha Stewart would be jealous.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 13, 2015, 09:34:19 PM
The boys check out a new toy:
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgcmo_zpsuio4bhpo.jpg)
Smoggy is not too thrilled with the camera or Cosmo.

Stormy looking very photogenic!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm39_zpsm4hhyspc.jpg)

Stormy looking not so photogenic!  :D
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm40_zpslvlaxfpw.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on October 14, 2015, 07:32:35 PM
Lol, great photos!

Do they like those toys? My Sophie is nuts about them.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on October 14, 2015, 10:01:35 PM
Stormy is practicing the "vampire look" for Halloween!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on October 15, 2015, 01:26:06 AM
Looking good as always!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on October 16, 2015, 08:34:56 AM
stormy's pics are adorable, as they always are.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 30, 2015, 04:36:53 PM
Lol, great photos!

Do they like those toys? My Sophie is nuts about them.

They liked the toys the first day then not so much. Typical cats!  ::) I find they really like it when I drag the toys around on the floor, but when they pounce they get my hand. Owwie!

I got a new cellphone so I had to test out the camera:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo63_zpsgkceequy.jpg)
Cosmo relaxing

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm41_zpsgp2mrhff.jpg)
I was sitting on the couch watching TV and Stormy came and sat in my lap.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg73_zpstkswfen0.jpg)
I guess that gave Smog an idea so he claimed my lap when I was working at my desk.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on October 31, 2015, 02:50:20 AM
What adorable expressions, I could just kiss those noses!   :-*  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 01, 2015, 01:50:30 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg74_zps816zu6pm.jpg)
"Come here often?"  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm42_zpsei3eyxcj.jpg)
Stormy


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on November 02, 2015, 07:14:39 PM
They are sooooo cute! And its great that they are all same colour, that way there can be at least something you can wear with the cat hair not showing  :D

Btw, what works great for toys in my house is to put any old toy in a ziplocvk bag with some yeooowww catnip toy for a few days and then take it out, they go nuts over it. Even just pretending to unpack an old toy after a day or two works fine ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 03, 2015, 08:22:18 PM
Stormy's eyes. Who could resist? :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 04, 2015, 07:06:10 PM
They are sooooo cute! And its great that they are all same colour, that way there can be at least something you can wear with the cat hair not showing  :D

That is a plus!

Btw, what works great for toys in my house is to put any old toy in a ziplocvk bag with some yeooowww catnip toy for a few days and then take it out, they go nuts over it. Even just pretending to unpack an old toy after a day or two works fine ;)

I have done the ziplock bag trick and it works great! I don't have to buy new toys as often.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on November 05, 2015, 02:18:34 PM
You are getting such great photos of beautiful black kitties, including the gold eyes. I always found the gold eyes hardest to photograph well. That last one of Stormy is just spectacular, the eyes, the shining whiskers, and the fur texture.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 09, 2015, 07:47:48 PM
Thanks catwoods! The camera does most of the work!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg76_zpsic91suad.jpg)
Smoggy in a majestic lion pose.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on November 13, 2015, 02:48:30 PM
Wow, that is a good pose. I love being able to catch them during the fleeting moments they stay in an especially interesting pose.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 21, 2015, 08:35:23 PM
That's an elegant picture! His coat looks so soft.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 22, 2015, 10:07:05 AM
I so enjoy seeing your kitties!  Kisses and scritches! :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 24, 2015, 05:58:41 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg77_zps2brqqnsi.jpg)
Smoggy going to town on his nanner!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgcmo1_zpsns4gekem.jpg)
Cosmo checks out a new toy while Smoggy sniffs his butt.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg78_zpsjrocczoc.jpg)
Smoggy in the afternoon sunshine.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 25, 2015, 03:19:33 AM
I love to see cats having fun!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on November 25, 2015, 05:08:44 AM
They are a great bunch of cats, Ned.  I see Cosmo is working on his patent leather shine :D  And Smoggy and Stormy can come sit on my lap any time they want.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 25, 2015, 06:38:23 PM
That first picture is just LOL awesome with the laser eyes.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 27, 2015, 01:12:20 PM
omg those eyes!  lol


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on November 27, 2015, 02:44:50 PM
Just so cute and beautiful! Great action shot of Smoggy and the nanner!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 28, 2015, 03:56:22 PM
What vivid awesome photos!

And the one with Smoggy and his banana, OMG, LOL!!  Going to town - more like going to outer space!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 29, 2015, 10:12:20 PM
I think he was just so happy that his ear didn't hurt anymore!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 05, 2015, 05:57:09 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm44_zpsxblwpic1.jpg)
Stormy, on my lap demanding pets.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm45_zpsmy61e4m4.jpg)
That's the spot!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg79_zpsfm2qt1p7.jpg)
Smoggy was much calmer.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/all1_zpshqlq6adn.jpg)
Looks like I'm sleeping on the floor tonight!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on December 06, 2015, 04:14:38 AM
Aww, cuddly loving kitties just make me melt....
Of course they will be glad to share a little corner of their space with you... ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on December 06, 2015, 06:30:41 AM
Maybe if you can twist yourself around them you can fit !  ;D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 06, 2015, 04:37:43 PM
That first photo totally reminds me of some cartoon - what could it be?  I can't place it!

Your bed!  LOL.  I can see the position you'd be sleeping in.  It's not comfortable.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 07, 2015, 06:20:45 AM
You need a bigger bed!   :D  Cosmo has gotten so big! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on December 07, 2015, 08:47:59 PM
No matter how big the bed is, kitties can always stretch enough to fill it  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 07, 2015, 09:15:07 PM
Stormy, if your mom won't give you enough pets, I'll fill in for her!   ;)

Bedtime?  LOL  No room for you! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 07, 2015, 11:41:52 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg80_zpseqo0up3s.jpg)
Smoggy loved his new scratcher! :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 19, 2015, 04:36:07 PM
Oh that is a happy look Smoggy has! LOL on the furry take-over of (almost) all sleep space!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 22, 2015, 09:44:59 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo64_zpshcxzjr0j.jpg)

Cosmo "helping" me with my knitting.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 23, 2015, 05:05:32 AM
He's such a good supervisor  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on December 26, 2015, 02:38:57 PM
Love those eyes, such a contented expression.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 12, 2016, 10:33:20 AM
Stormy being silly
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm46_zps40golve9.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 12, 2016, 11:19:33 AM
all that fur!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 12, 2016, 02:15:55 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 12, 2016, 11:41:34 PM
 ;D The feet!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JoMax on January 15, 2016, 10:39:19 AM
Stormy - that is sooooo (?) elegant  ::) ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 15, 2016, 07:15:35 PM
Stormy grabbing her Christmas catnip toy right out of my hand!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm47_zps1uersrvv.jpg)

That's my gaming hand kitty!
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmo65_zpsheslrchk.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 16, 2016, 08:44:59 AM
Lol Cosmo's expression! He looks like he's expecting something!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 16, 2016, 09:33:35 AM
Such an intense look!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on January 23, 2016, 03:09:32 PM
Great pictures of kitties who love to help around the house!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 16, 2016, 05:27:59 PM
My last picture of Cosmo, taking care of Smoggy after his ear cleaning. He was such a sweet cat.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/cmosmg4_zpst2xgabmw.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg81_zpslqq4kn7h.jpg)
Smoggy decided he wanted to be on my lap. He's been doing that a lot.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on February 16, 2016, 05:39:28 PM
I think cats sense when we need some comforting.  Smoggy is trying to give your some TLC because of your loss of Cosmo. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on February 16, 2016, 07:32:31 PM
I think so too, they know when we need comfort.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 17, 2016, 03:18:46 AM
I agree too, that they know. They are such sweethearts.
((hugs))


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on February 17, 2016, 05:40:18 AM
I agree , they do know and try to fill the void for us .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on February 17, 2016, 01:37:20 PM
I agree, cats are very tuned in, very comforting.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 19, 2016, 10:39:46 PM
Stormy has been sleeping with me every night. She has never done that. I wonder how long she'll keep it up. I'd like to think she wants to be with me but really I think she just wants to get away from Smoggy. Smoggy is lonely without 'Mo. He tries to race around the house by himself but he stops after just a minute or two. He is back to picking fights with Stormy although it's not as often as before. We are still adjusting to life without Cosmo.

I have had a couple of dreams about Thunder. In them, she seemed to be letting me know she was fine and she was taking care of us. I was really comforted by that. It's the first dream I've had of her since she died.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: BW on February 22, 2016, 06:04:11 PM
Ned, I feel certain that your dream about Thunder was a real communication from her and that she is indeed fine and is watching you and taking care of you.    I am so very glad you had this visit from Thunder.  Sending you many blessings.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on February 22, 2016, 09:14:09 PM
Ned,
I am glad that the dreams about Thunder have been comforting.  I think that she was also letting you know that Cosmo was now with her and that they will both be watching over you and Smoggy and Stormy.  {{hugs}}


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on February 23, 2016, 06:51:30 AM
We have had no ends of issues between Rascal and Cassie since Buffy died. In fact, Rascal is on kitty prozac because she was so anxious and stressed. I think that some of that is quite normal while they adjust to the new family dynamics. Hoping that things settle down for you very soon. You've been through a lot.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 27, 2016, 06:51:32 PM
catmom, I hope Rascal is doing ok. Is the medicine helping? My kitties don't seem stressed out, just Smoggy is bored and causing trouble once in a while. Stormy is still sleeping with me most of the time.

The other day I was sitting at my desk and I heard a loud boom! against my sliding glass door. I run over there to see what happened and it was Smoggy. He had run at the glass when he saw this:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg82_zpswmsmgy5j.jpg)

 :D That baby lizard was not intimidated at all. Smoggy was very frustrated he couldn't get him!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on February 27, 2016, 06:57:26 PM
 :o

And you did NOTHING to help Smoggy get to the lizard ??  Maybe he just wanted to be friends with Lizzy?

Just kidding Ned.  ;D



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 27, 2016, 07:04:41 PM
 :D I'm afraid I just watched! That lizard spent all day climbing up and down the screen door. He's in between the glass and the screen and he was having a grand old time! Smoggy kept scratching at the glass and the lizard just ignored him.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: caylee on February 27, 2016, 07:10:05 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on February 29, 2016, 05:18:54 AM
 ;D  Braze lizard!  Bless Smoggy for trying.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 14, 2016, 08:23:46 PM
Stormy is still sleeping with me every night. Sometimes Smoggy tries to join in but that causes upset and they both end up leaving.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstm2_zpsatoawcs3.jpg)
Waiting for me to go to bed.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg83_zpsxzbfwm3g.jpg)
Smog feeling comfy. There's a hot water pipe that runs under the floor here and he loves to lie on the warm spot.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg85_zpsemxtejq8.jpg)
Smoggy on my lap while I'm working.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg84_zpsyiu92icm.jpg)
And again. He's feeling silly this time!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 15, 2016, 02:36:23 AM
They are looking good! And looking comfortable!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 15, 2016, 03:48:49 AM
Sweet gorgeous fluff balls  :D  I have the same problem with mine at night, Ned, Beau does his powerplay to get any girls hanging on me to move.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on March 15, 2016, 09:45:26 PM
They are very cute!!

As for bed power struggles, that sounds familiar. Imagine how much upset it causes when one cat spots a perfect snuggle place and then realises that there is another cat under the blanket  :D Max always sleeps under, Mitzie and Stefie on top of the blanket. How can Mitzie recognise its him and not my or dh's leg for example, I have no idea, but the moment she steps on him, its instant battle. Sophie fortunately likes to sleep in the bay window next to the bed, or at least near the pillow, so no fights since other three prefer the area near the feet.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 19, 2016, 01:00:03 PM
I love that last picture! He's such a silly fluff ball.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 20, 2016, 08:41:08 PM
That sounds like an interesting bedtime alek!  :D I think my cats would share the bed if there was more room. They are both so big there is just no way for all of us to fit. They share it just fine when I'm not there!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 24, 2016, 12:24:43 AM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg86_zpseusunv6y.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on March 24, 2016, 03:21:22 AM
Love!  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 24, 2016, 09:14:21 AM
Good looking!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 03, 2016, 11:53:30 PM
Smoggy really reminds me of Mooch.   :-* :-* :-*

LOL about their waiting for you to come to bed.  Wherever it is that you sleep on that big cat sofa.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 05, 2016, 06:50:27 AM
Oh Smoggy.  I want to reach into the screen and pet you!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 07, 2016, 09:29:29 PM
Ned, Your avatar is cracking me up!!  So cute!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 11, 2016, 05:26:33 PM
Look at those furry foot pads! Too cute.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 14, 2016, 08:18:08 AM


(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg88_zpsrnsvef2g.jpg)
Smoggy feeling relaxed

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm49_zpso83ec3ma.jpg)
"I'm not in your way am I?" Stormy getting cuddly while I was reading in bed. She just plopped right down on my arm!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 14, 2016, 02:37:30 PM
"I'm not in your way am I?"

 :D :D :D

That's so cute.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on April 18, 2016, 04:00:57 AM
Love it.  Stormy and bisi must be exchanging notes.  Bisi gets right up on my shoulder and starts head bopping me when I read.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 18, 2016, 04:17:06 PM
That is relaxed!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 22, 2016, 08:18:39 PM
Stormy had diarrhea all over my bed tonight.  :( I wish these things would happen earlier in the day so I would have time to do laundry!  ::) I just started a new case of Sheba and I think that's what is causing the problem.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 22, 2016, 11:21:18 PM
 :-\

I'm doing my bedding laundry right now, too.  But mine's pee.   ::) 

Hope tummies are settled soon for you.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 23, 2016, 03:25:24 PM
Ugh, August! You have my pee sympathies!  :D

I had more poop all over my floor this morning.  ::) There was quite a lot of hair in it so I think the problem is hairballs rather than the food. I guess the warmer weather is leading to more shedding, making life miserable for both of us. She spent all day hiding so I know she's still not feeling too good. She did eat though. I think I'll give her some hairball medicine and see if that helps.

Meanwhile, there's some drama in the back yard:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizzo2_zpsy0jyj6dx.jpg)
A new handsome male has moved in and is fighting off other males. I see him doing his push-ups to intimidate them.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/preggoliz_zpsbfdqftui.jpg)
And I think this is why. This appears to be a pregnant female (note the love handles).

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm50_zpsnfht2ips.jpg)
This has caused much tail swishing! (Stormy)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/lizzo1_zps8nkr2vyc.jpg)
Helloooo ladies!  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 23, 2016, 04:52:46 PM
 :D  COOL!

That's so funny about the pushups and the tail swooshing.

That guy is rather handsome, isn't he!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 24, 2016, 11:26:03 AM
Lol. Mr Lizard's telenovela!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 30, 2016, 05:15:17 PM
I saw Mr. Handsome yesterday and he was missing half his tail.  :( At least he got away from whatever was trying to eat him.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on May 01, 2016, 05:43:40 AM
Poor guy !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 01, 2016, 10:07:23 AM
Oh, I hope Mr. Handsome doesn't run into any more trouble!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 03, 2016, 08:28:28 PM
I haven't seen Mr. Handsome but I did see his rival and he was also missing a bit of his tail. It's a rough life out there!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm53_zps4pkpznn1.jpg)
Stormy keeps me company when I'm brushing and flossing.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 04, 2016, 03:17:50 AM
Awwww, Stormy is such a cutie!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 15, 2016, 01:59:11 AM
I get a supervisor when brushing my teeth, too.  ;D 




Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 18, 2016, 03:50:09 AM
:D  Sir keeps me company when I brush my teeth.  But he spends the time stropping my ankles.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 04, 2016, 07:17:09 AM
Lazy cats among the tax records.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smgstm3_zpsdmcrx44b.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 07, 2016, 05:29:09 PM
Huh, that's what I look like after doing MY taxes.  Lol

I want to kiss those bellies! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on June 07, 2016, 05:51:08 PM
Yes, I think that sums up doing taxes quite well.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 07, 2016, 08:12:43 PM
Fizzy  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 14, 2016, 02:58:08 PM
Smoggy in another weird pose  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg89_zpsrmtq30c4.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on June 16, 2016, 03:40:51 AM
 :-*  Smoggy love, you have no ears.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on June 16, 2016, 01:27:50 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 26, 2016, 07:39:48 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm51_zpsacpmnn07.jpg)
I tested out some catnip spray on a paper towel. Stormy approves!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/Mobile%20Uploads/0b3b6026-26bb-4e3d-998c-0f0d9fa7c9c1_zpsbfxm8yxa.jpg)
Smoggy being his silly self!  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 13, 2016, 08:23:22 PM
Smoggy still being silly
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg90_zpspxjbjouq.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm54_zpsifzon64t.jpg)
Stormy being entertained by birdie videos!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on July 14, 2016, 03:23:26 AM
Lovely Smoggy with the belly!  He loves you :)  And what's more entertaining than bird videos, I would like to know!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on July 15, 2016, 05:25:52 AM
They look so stressed in the photos, Ned.  ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 16, 2016, 07:41:56 PM
They are definitely enjoying themselves!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on July 17, 2016, 10:03:36 PM
They look so stressed in the photos, Ned.  ;)

Indeed! Such a hard life...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 18, 2016, 12:53:46 PM
Nothing like a good educational video! Kitties look SO relaxed... ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on August 01, 2016, 06:59:40 PM
Great fun seeing Stormy and Smoggy enjoying themselves!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 03, 2016, 10:15:09 PM
 :D :D :D

On toilet paper?  Wouldn't it be better on regular paper so it doesn't dissolve?

The photo, whatever the case, is hysterical.  Love the tongue and eyes.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 04, 2016, 07:17:34 PM
 ;D Taxes. Yup.

For some reason I really like the Earless Pose. Silly goose.  :-*  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 08, 2016, 07:28:07 PM
August, it was a brawny paper towel! It lasted a few seconds longer than tp would have!  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg91_zps9bele5sg.jpg)
Smoggy really wanting to be out with us on the patio.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm55_zpsx1pf9uej.jpg)
Stormy keeping me company in the bathroom again. I don't know if you can tell, but she now has one white whisker!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 09, 2016, 04:10:04 AM
Heheh, Brawny's CM immediately came to mind.  Yes, I can see how that would last much longer than toilet paper, and also regular paper towels, too!

Yes, I do see the white whisker!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on August 09, 2016, 09:48:15 AM
Stormy has such a pretty face  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 09, 2016, 03:56:55 PM
The Pose, Stormy! You're looking gorgeous.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on August 17, 2016, 02:25:27 PM
Love the pics! I had a black cat that developed a white whisker, too. Just one, she never got another.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 18, 2016, 05:56:13 PM
lol, Kozy gets a few black whiskers which he would trade for Stormy's white one.   ;)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 26, 2016, 09:38:10 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg92_zpslbt9t3aw.jpg)
Smoggy wanting to be toilet monitor.  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm56_zpsib0cm4wz.jpg)
New cat toys!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm57_zps37juefun.jpg)
Nom!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/sadtoy_zps2pohxxwj.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on August 27, 2016, 12:33:04 PM
Lol.  ;D Those are some full on laser eyes! And what an awesomely gloriously tail you have, Smoggy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on August 27, 2016, 01:12:37 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 28, 2016, 12:59:43 PM
LOL, does Smoggy always hang out on the potty?  Cute!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 28, 2016, 05:42:58 PM
Usually only Stormy is allowed in the bathroom since that's where she gets her food that smoggy isn't allowed to eat. When I take a shower, I clear out all her food because he likes to supervise.  ;D I have to leave the door open so he can come in and out to check on me!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 29, 2016, 03:28:15 PM
The OMG closeup!  LMAO!!   :D 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catmom5 on August 30, 2016, 06:15:20 AM
Love seeing your boys. Always nice to have help in the bathroom!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 30, 2016, 02:16:25 PM
I can't get enough of that close-up, Ned.  It totally cracks me up.  The way the toy is positioned combined with the monster gums and flashy eyes.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 11, 2016, 12:44:12 AM
So I was watching tv the other day and Stormy came wandering in...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm58a_zpsbcvrv1ux.jpg)
... wearing a pair of my underwear!  :o  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 11, 2016, 04:11:39 AM
OMG, LMAO!!!!  How on earth?!    :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on September 11, 2016, 05:06:31 AM
 ;D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on September 11, 2016, 03:23:02 PM
 :o  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: ranger on September 12, 2016, 04:33:15 AM
OMG that is too funny ;D. I have had cats get stuck in things before but never my underwear.  ???


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on September 12, 2016, 10:51:42 PM
 :o :o  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on September 14, 2016, 02:38:02 PM
 ::) ::) So funny, kitties do get into everything!

It's fun to see them enjoying their toys, too!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 15, 2016, 07:30:20 PM
I don't think anyone would be too surprised to learn this isn't the first time she's done this!  :D If I don't put my clothes in the hamper right away, she's rolling around in them! She is a silly cat!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 29, 2016, 09:37:57 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg93_zpsxdwv9gaw.jpg)
Smoggy, you are a silly, silly boy!  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm59_zpszfkf99lz.jpg)
Stormy keeping my crocheting friend company (and showing off her almost white undercoat).


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 30, 2016, 02:48:40 AM
Chillin on that cool table top!   8)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on September 30, 2016, 08:00:36 AM
Kitties just love to "supervise" our activities  ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 03, 2016, 10:28:52 AM
I dunno, those cats look pretty stressed to me.   :D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on October 03, 2016, 01:50:22 PM
I love to see kitties reclining peacefully with no cares. Stormy is practicing good, sensible paws-off supervision. Paws-on supervision just doesn't work with yarn projects.  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on October 18, 2016, 02:43:07 PM
You didn't need that table for anything, right?  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 18, 2016, 03:15:51 PM
 :D My friend usually puts her bag of crochet supplies there but Stormy got there first!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 09, 2016, 08:58:00 AM
I was sitting out on the patio the other day when I saw something...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/teenyliz_zpstc4knmqy.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/teenyliz1_zpsh1xeqp4u.jpg)
Isn't he just the cutest thing you ever did see? So tiny!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on November 09, 2016, 05:01:16 PM
He's [or she's] adorable !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 09, 2016, 06:08:42 PM
He/she is so itty-bitty!  :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on November 09, 2016, 09:35:24 PM
Really tiny!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 10, 2016, 02:35:39 AM
Cute!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 10, 2016, 06:00:21 PM
Oh, super cute!  I guess nobody "else" was around when you spotted him!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 13, 2016, 08:31:12 PM
Everyone else was sleeping August!  ;D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm60_zpsnoeudton.jpg)
I had to have some more medical tests so I treated myself to some new yarn. Stormy had to check it out!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/mantis_zpsswcxhoqa.jpg)
The weather has been really warm so I've been out on my patio and this guy kept me company!

I haven't been online much because a pipe broke under the floor and I had a gusher in my kitchen. It took the homeowners association a week to get a plumber to fix it. That did not put me in a very good mood!  >:(


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 23, 2016, 10:47:53 PM
Oh!  This reminds me I've got something to post!   :D

I hope your tests went smoothly and everything is all right.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 24, 2016, 12:07:19 AM
Medical tests all came back fine except I have high cholesterol. Oops!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on November 24, 2016, 12:43:30 PM
Take fish oil , it will help lower it


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 24, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
Your praying guy is really fancy now that I'm really looking at him!

Glad to hear the tests came back fine.  High cholesterol should be easy enough to fix!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on November 25, 2016, 10:49:04 AM
Wow on the praying mantis pic, Ned!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on November 25, 2016, 01:55:37 PM
Cute pictures, and very good results on the medical testing. As others have said, high cholesterol can be worked with and improved.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 29, 2016, 05:39:56 PM
It's Christmas time again!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/Mobile%20Uploads/stm62_zpsziqpju7r.jpg)

As you can see, she now has two white whiskers!  :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 29, 2016, 08:50:24 PM
Very festive!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 30, 2016, 03:26:59 AM
Great picture!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 01, 2016, 03:58:52 PM
 :D :-* :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 01, 2016, 06:24:35 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/stm61_zpsvuuazdzg.jpg)
Stormy can barely squeeze into her Santa costume.  :D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/smg94_zpsplhqhhgo.jpg)
Smoggy loves this quilt my friend made for me.

There's something wrong with Photobucket so I haven't been able to post pictures.  >:( Just trying to log on has been a nightmare.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on December 01, 2016, 09:42:53 PM
So cute! I don't think mine would tolerate costumes...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 03, 2016, 03:43:45 PM
 :D  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 03, 2016, 06:06:19 PM
Wow, Stormy with the bright beautiful eyes and white whisker accents!

Smoggy's lookin' snazzy! Nice quilt, it suits him perfectly!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 12, 2016, 06:43:40 PM
Oh I missed this one! Stormy looks adorable! And Smoggy is rockin' the "looks intensely at the camera" male model pose.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 13, 2016, 03:27:19 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ufFJOTk.jpg)
Stormy is feeling a little frisky!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 13, 2016, 09:54:07 PM
 :D  Heheh!  Open sesame!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 18, 2016, 02:37:25 PM
 ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on December 26, 2016, 02:53:14 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on December 27, 2016, 04:43:58 AM
*drops in to kiss smoggy and stormy*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 14, 2017, 09:31:15 PM
I only have a few pictures during this busy holiday season:

(http://i.imgur.com/8aqmGxL.jpg)
Stormy attacking her new snowman toy! She likes to grab her toys while reaching around my foot!  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/nsEj7nY.jpg)
There's someone behind you Smoggy!

(http://i.imgur.com/Rt9fnpm.jpg)
OMG there's so many of them!  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/Ir3yYoD.jpg)
Stormy having a rest after killing her snowman!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 15, 2017, 04:46:51 AM
They are looking very happy! Good to see them having fun!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 15, 2017, 08:41:15 PM
 :D Love the foot "hug"! The TV pictures are too funny. Thanks for the smile of the day!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 18, 2017, 04:37:53 PM
Yes, yes, love foot hugs.   :-*

And that's quite an optical illusion with the penguins!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 21, 2017, 12:55:23 AM
Smoggy was very excited to get his Christmas presents!
(http://i.imgur.com/XYS73nc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gsNwUcm.jpg)
Then he remembered he is a cat and should therefore not care about presents.

(His presents were 12 new scratchers - one for each month of the year)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 21, 2017, 07:33:03 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 21, 2017, 02:56:42 PM
 :-*

Wow, a new one each month!  Sweeeeeet!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 22, 2017, 11:42:15 AM
;D LoL Smoggy acting all cool.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 31, 2017, 06:16:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YUgQZRd.jpg)
Enjoying his new scratcher


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 01, 2017, 11:25:21 AM
 :D Those eyes!   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 02, 2017, 04:06:25 PM
Woo!  Yay!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 03, 2017, 12:56:52 PM
Looks like fun! Cool stripes too!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 03, 2017, 10:49:13 PM
He's already torn it up pretty well. I'm not sure 12 of them are going to last to next Christmas!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 04, 2017, 11:57:36 PM
Maybe you meant 12 weeks?   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 19, 2017, 07:58:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2yUvXmO.jpg)
Nothing too exciting, just Smoggy relaxing.

(http://i.imgur.com/8n3DKWh.jpg)
This bug kept me company while I did my crossword puzzle.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on February 20, 2017, 03:19:21 AM
Sleepy kitty...so relaxed....
cute little bug too....


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 21, 2017, 02:30:58 PM
Yeah, that's a cool bug!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on February 21, 2017, 09:36:36 PM
That appears to be a Green Shieldbug.  It is in the same family as the dreaded Stinkbug that has invaded my area in  recent years.  Some people have had them come by the hundreds, but I have only found a few occasionally.  The bad part is that they like to over-Winter inside the house and you usually don't see them until Spring.  They hide in cracks around windows, for instance.  They are harmless to people, though.  If you squash one, however, the odor is quite potent!  I don't know if the same applies to Ned's friend here, Green Shieldbug.

           http://www.gardensafari.net/english/shieldbugs.htm


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on February 22, 2017, 06:37:21 AM
That does look like our East coast stink bugs !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 23, 2017, 12:20:10 AM
It's a southern green stink bug and I am glad he didn't feel threatened!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 11, 2017, 08:29:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cNiK94O.jpg)
Stormy giving me another foot hug!

Not much to report lately.  The kitties are generally doing well. Smoggy is still having ear problems which I am now treating with an over the counter medicine. It seems to be working just as well as anything else we've tried (which is not all that well, it just helps clean out the junk). They both go in for their annual checkups next week.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 12, 2017, 01:13:57 PM
Glad the kitties are well and that the OTC ear stuff is at least on a par with the more $$ prescriptions.
Cute pic of Stormy  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 13, 2017, 03:07:22 PM
Aw, foot hug.  Do you also get bunny-kick kisses?   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 13, 2017, 11:08:57 PM
She's too fat and lazy for that!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 17, 2017, 01:32:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wIVsbD5.jpg)
Stormy with traffic cone!

(http://i.imgur.com/QCCzCfQ.jpg)
Smoggy with stolen traffic cone!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 20, 2017, 12:10:23 AM
I love seeing your cats, Ned.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 24, 2017, 10:52:09 AM
I haven't seen yours in a while August!  ;)

I got up from my desk to get a snack and when I came back Stormy was in my chair. So I went and got a folding chair, put it at my desk, went to get a drink and came back to this:

(http://i.imgur.com/Rha86rf.jpg)
 ::) I can't win!  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/OM79RYB.jpg)
Smoggy enjoying the heating pad at the foot of my bed.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 27, 2017, 11:07:32 PM
Too funny about the chair.

I finally had to replace my scratched-to-bits dining chairs and yet I still have nowhere to sit when I want to eat.   :D

Yeah, you know, my computer crashed and I got all disorganized and lazy.  I need to get out of that mode and start posting again like you.   :-*  It is fun to see everybody's kitties - it's weird how they become like distant relatives.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 27, 2017, 08:04:23 PM
Well gee, it's been a while since I've posted! A lot has been happening this month. I'm having my place updated a bit and adding a private bathroom for the kitties. I didn't realize how much stuff I've accumulated until I had to move it all so the work could be done! I was worn out last week.

(http://i.imgur.com/hC1E4qu.jpg)
Stormy found my sweaty shoes irresistible!

(http://i.imgur.com/X69xo9M.jpg)
She was not so happy when we went to the vet for a checkup  :D

Both cats had checkups and have lost a little weight which is good for Stormy. Smoggy is still having his ongoing ear problems. I'm now using Zymox every other day and that seems to be working just as well as all the other treatments we tried. I prefer it since it's not an antibiotic.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 28, 2017, 12:31:47 AM
You always get those cool eye beams.   8)  That's great about the lost weight.

Ooh la la!  Private kitty bathroom!  Sweeet!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: BW on April 29, 2017, 05:22:21 AM
Ned, I seem to be having a problem.  I read that the last post was from August on April 28, and yet when I enter the forum, I do not see that post, instead, this is the last post I see listed is this one in March.
However, that said, there does seem to be much more traffic in this thread than in all the others.
It just seems that my board is not reflecting the most recent posts, except for your wisteria photo.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on April 29, 2017, 05:41:05 AM
BW- mine does that sometimes to the last post made . Go to home & scroll down to recent posts & you will be able to see the last post made.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 01, 2017, 09:08:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WCaInpw.jpg)
I was repairing my screen door and Stormy jumped on my back!  :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 02, 2017, 01:26:18 AM
 :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 06, 2017, 10:24:28 PM
How else would she get the best view?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 07, 2017, 09:19:22 AM
LOL.  Ouch!  Silly kitty  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 07, 2017, 10:40:40 PM
Yep! I had punctures in my shirt and back! Owie!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 14, 2017, 03:42:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dLF6wYG.jpg)
Stormy loves my sweaty socks! :o


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on May 16, 2017, 03:22:16 AM
I can't see your pictures :(  Still love hearing about them!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: JustMe on May 17, 2017, 12:01:57 PM
So cute! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 20, 2017, 11:06:59 PM
Baha!  Yes, I can clearly see she loves them and doesn't want to give them up!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 08, 2017, 09:55:23 PM
Nothing too exciting around here lately, just a couple of lazy cats!

(http://i.imgur.com/tBYmmFw.jpg)
Smoggy curled up on my lap

(http://i.imgur.com/irvBCTl.jpg)
Stormy relaxing


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 09, 2017, 07:47:32 PM
 :) :D :-* :-* :-* :-*

Nothin better than lazy cats.  Life is good!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on June 10, 2017, 10:40:29 PM
I agree with Fizzy1.   :-* :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on June 20, 2017, 04:00:08 PM
As always, great pictures of beautiful black cats, Ned! I've been enjoying them even though I haven't been around to comment for a while.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 03, 2017, 08:04:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/36VAzLg.jpg)
Stormy knows how annoyed I get when she blocks the TV screen. I think she does it on purpose!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: ranger on July 04, 2017, 04:33:59 AM
No I'm sure she doesn't do it to annoy you ;D. She thinks she is better to look at than whatever is on tv ::).


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 05, 2017, 10:25:51 PM
 ;D She does have a bit of an attitude!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 06, 2017, 01:01:22 PM
LOL  :D

Always the laser beams...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 07, 2017, 09:32:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Wp5q7OP.jpg)
Current white whisker count: 3  You're getting old Stormy!

(http://i.imgur.com/kIcQSg5.jpg)
Not a white hair in sight for Smoggy


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 08, 2017, 01:57:10 PM
Heheh.  You know, when Mooch and Yoyo were babies, the only way I could identify who was who was by Mooch's one white whisker… until it fell out and grew back black!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 17, 2017, 02:20:46 PM
Nice kitty portraits!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 15, 2017, 07:39:34 PM
This is how Smoggy let's me know he wants a drink  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/18vD1m4.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on September 16, 2017, 05:04:15 AM
Apparently he isn't sure you would understand unless he is very obvious !!  ;D :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 16, 2017, 03:16:31 PM
That's a good fit!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on September 17, 2017, 09:29:42 PM
Lol, this is really on topic of this year's Ig Nobel prize, on article whether cats are liquid ;)



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 20, 2017, 10:25:19 PM
They certainly seem to be comfortable just about anywhere!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 25, 2017, 06:18:20 PM
Just a few new pics of the beasts!

(https://i.imgur.com/2Lucg3V.jpg)
Stormy the couch potato!  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/qLpeY7y.jpg)
Kitties on the bed. As you can see, there's not much room for me!

(https://i.imgur.com/Ai1EOYO.jpg)
We're not moving. Deal with it.

(https://i.imgur.com/7bBZhVx.jpg)
Stormy still uses her bed although she spills out of it now!   ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on October 25, 2017, 08:37:47 PM
Amazing how much surface area of the bed can a kitty cover  ;D

They look great and very relaxed.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 26, 2017, 01:45:50 AM
"We're not moving. Deal with it."

 :D :D :D

The glare is hysterical.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on October 26, 2017, 03:34:45 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on October 26, 2017, 05:41:25 AM
I recognize that look !


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 07, 2017, 09:54:40 PM
Got some new catnip toys for the kitties. They were supposed to be for Christmas but they smelled them in the package and grabbed them when I opened it!

(https://i.imgur.com/JsrnzQ5.jpg)
My fish, not yours.

(https://i.imgur.com/oaFc4aw.jpg)
Stormy loved the carrot!

(https://i.imgur.com/q4irPJc.jpg)
Smoggy sees Stormy having way more fun than him.

(https://i.imgur.com/bTKTlfB.jpg)
The fish is forgotten as Smoggy sets his sights on Stormy's carrot (now all covered in drool).

(https://i.imgur.com/RM0GFs9.jpg)
Smoggy enjoying the drool-covered carrot!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on November 08, 2017, 06:46:01 AM
The toy you don't have is always better !  :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on November 08, 2017, 06:51:19 AM
Cat drool is a condiment... :P  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 09, 2017, 02:07:51 PM
I wonder what it is that makes one toy soooo better than another?  Silly cats!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on November 09, 2017, 08:38:01 PM
I see carrot is a big hit for yours too! Sophie and Leo go nuts over those, while other two are kind of meh, nothing special...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 15, 2017, 04:13:43 PM
I bought the carrot because I remembered your cats enjoying it so much! I got the chili pepper too but saving that for their christmas stockings!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 16, 2017, 03:11:21 PM
I remembered that carrot from Alex's collection.

Now I want a carrot.  And a chili pepper, too.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 24, 2017, 08:49:23 PM
It's time for Christmas presents!

(http://i.imgur.com/KinK3bK.jpg)
Pick your catnip toy!

(http://i.imgur.com/WnoF8Iq.jpg)
Smoggy chose the chili pepper!

(http://i.imgur.com/oCYJ4Kh.jpg)
Stormy got the carrot of course.

(http://i.imgur.com/6zGd5l4.jpg)
Smoggy really going to town on his chili!

(http://i.imgur.com/L7QcIHV.jpg)
Of course, Smoggy was again envious of Stormy's carrot

(http://i.imgur.com/OJCedZ0.jpg)
He stole the carrot and tried to guard his ill gotten gains

(http://i.imgur.com/9uPJGTR.jpg)
Stormy wasn't having any of that and immediately stole his chili!

(http://i.imgur.com/hv9fTuW.jpg)
Proper grooming is important when you've won the day!

Merry Christmas everyone!





Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Mandycat on December 24, 2017, 09:36:12 PM
Merry Christmas, Ned!  Thanks for the chuckle!  Looks like the Christmas presents were a big hit with Smoggy and Stormy!   


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 25, 2017, 01:01:52 PM
Awww, Merry Christmas kitties!  They are so cute. :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 25, 2017, 03:35:45 PM
OMG the chili pepper photos.  Where is the cry-laughing icon?   :D :D :D



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 25, 2017, 07:04:38 PM
Too funny!  :D  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on December 27, 2017, 12:35:33 AM
They are really having fun with those :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on January 03, 2018, 10:34:14 AM
Merry Christmas, Ned, Stormy and Smoggy!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 15, 2018, 06:06:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4R122tu.jpg)
Smoggy can't resist a box, especially a box in a box! :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on January 15, 2018, 06:48:38 PM
That is so cute!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 16, 2018, 03:23:37 AM
 :D  I can see how two boxes would be better than one!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on January 16, 2018, 06:07:41 AM
 :) :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 25, 2018, 06:39:22 PM
Time for some pictures! I haven't been on much lately because my monitor died! I have a new one now so pictures!

(http://i.imgur.com/3izmQb8.jpg)
Stormy causing some crochetus interruptus!

(http://i.imgur.com/p96xK75.jpg)
Smoggy pondering the universe

(http://i.imgur.com/nWXYGAs.jpg)
Smoggy's ear of suspicion

(http://i.imgur.com/SJFTeSr.jpg)
Stormy pondering the universe

(http://i.imgur.com/toSgD9X.jpg)
This camera strap has unwisely captured Stormy's attention

(http://i.imgur.com/XeTUX3w.jpg)
Die camera strap, die!

(http://i.imgur.com/pYhD7GT.jpg)
He's behind me isn't he

(http://i.imgur.com/E6kUOwv.jpg)
He can't bother me on the cat tree

(http://i.imgur.com/mwDx22r.jpg)
Have I ever mentioned Stormy is a shoulder cat?!




Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 25, 2018, 09:42:33 PM
 :D  Very dramatic lighting you have at your place!  Stormy's expression as she's killing the camera strap is equally bold.  :D

That's adorable about Stormy's being a shoulder cat.  Does she allow you to walk around with her as your stole? 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 26, 2018, 07:02:38 PM
She does! In fact, she insists on having a tour around the house before I'm allowed to put her down!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on February 05, 2018, 10:49:40 AM
She does! In fact, she insists on having a tour around the house before I'm allowed to put her down!  ;D

 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 02, 2018, 09:03:29 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HQyRh5u.jpg)
The cats had their annual checkup and they were fairly relaxed. All is good except Smoggy will need a dental cleaning sometime in the near future. Sadly, my vet is leaving for another practice. There's still one good vet but the other one is not so good apparently. My vet gave me her contact info in case I have any questions. She's a great vet and I'm really going to miss her.

(https://i.imgur.com/seH56Jf.jpg)
Smoggy loves his boxes!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on March 03, 2018, 06:48:52 AM
I hate losing a vet!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 03, 2018, 08:06:47 AM
LOL, the box pic!   :D  That is adorable!  How are they so relaxed at the vet?!  That's amazing.  I'm so sorry about losing your favorite vet.  It should be a law that good vets can't move away! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on March 03, 2018, 02:19:24 PM
Wow, they do look relaxed at the vet's.....mine are always basket cases.  ::)



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 27, 2018, 03:45:36 PM
Need.More.Pics.     ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on April 29, 2018, 08:43:47 PM
Lol at the box photo!

Concerning teeth, I've been using this with Sophie, she actually loves the taste and it has been sufficient to avoid the need for teeth cleaning. Not sure if you can get it in USA, I order it from UK store with international shipping:
https://www.viovet.co.uk/Logic-Oral-Hygiene-Gel/c6572/


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 29, 2018, 10:59:23 PM
Oh, I'd missed these photos! 

Smoggy looks surprised to have been discovered in the box.   :D

Sorry to hear about your doctor moving.  I agree with Fizzy1 that it should be the law that the good ones don't move away.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 02, 2018, 10:29:33 AM
Alek thanks for the info on the toothpaste. We have similar enzymatic toothpastes available. Right now I'm trying the Petzlife to see if I can get some of that tartar off.

I'm trying to get more pics of the kitties but they are not feeling photogenic lately! I think I'll get my good camera out and try for some portrait shots.

I miss my vet. She moved to a practice about 30 minutes away so if I really needed to, I could still see her. Don't think the cats would enjoy that long of a car ride though!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 10, 2018, 07:43:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UVBxLFJ.jpg)
Stormy - current white whisker count: 9!

(http://i.imgur.com/MmOgWh8.jpg)
Smoggy not wanting to pose as usual

(http://i.imgur.com/fm3BlyF.jpg)
He let me take a pic of his ear tuft though  :D



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on May 15, 2018, 04:30:43 AM
Kitties are looking good! I love those little white whiskers


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 18, 2018, 09:51:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oh7eka0.jpg)
Stormy all cozy in her purple blanket

(http://i.imgur.com/68HbPW7.jpg)
An oldie from 2012 - Stormy and Spidey


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 20, 2018, 11:51:22 AM
(How strange - I'd commented on the cute ear tuft photo... did I leave the page before it posted?  Anyway, I love the ear tuft!   :D)

2012... wow, time sure flies.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on June 04, 2018, 11:34:35 AM
Smoggy sticking his tongue out in the box is hilarious! Great capture. And Stormy looks very regal in purple!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 03, 2018, 04:01:27 PM
Ah beautiful black cats Stormy and Smoggy! They always have a special kind of elegance!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 09, 2018, 05:00:57 PM
It's been a while since I posted some pics. I hurt my back pretty bad so I haven't been too active. It's slowly getting better so here's a couple photos!

(https://i.imgur.com/bYqX3lU.jpg)
I put a new cover on my couch to protect from cat hair

(https://i.imgur.com/XKnl2BG.jpg)
It didn't work. Thanks Smoggy.

(https://i.imgur.com/i48XoA4.jpg)
Stormy likes my lap more than the couch


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 10, 2018, 12:39:36 AM
OMG that first photo and caption TOTALLY FUNNY!!   :D


ETA:  I got so caught up in the funniness of that photo that I totally zoned out to comment about your back!  Argh, back issues are the worst!  I hope you're able to continue walking and moving, and that you find some good, easy stretch routines to help you heal.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on July 10, 2018, 05:30:37 AM
Bruce & Shadow do the same thing here !  ;D Sorry about the back , hope it keeps improving.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on July 10, 2018, 11:02:37 AM
Haha that is funny about Smoggy finding going right under the couch cover and delivering the cat hair. And what a lovely picture of Stormy with those big eyes!

But I'm so sorry to hear about your back! Take care of yourself, I hope you continue to improve!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on July 16, 2018, 06:51:06 PM
Hope your back is better. And no, there is no way of getting rid of cat hair. I gave up long time ago  ;D



Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on July 22, 2018, 09:01:48 PM
Smoggy loves to throw a wrench in my plans.  :D My back is still hurting a lot but today some of the feeling in my toes has returned! I think that's a good sign! Now I'm looking for a back support chair for my desk and maybe getting a standing desk. Apparently my problem is caused by bad posture and too many hours sitting in front of the computer.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on July 23, 2018, 12:25:34 AM
My friend (a writer) uses a standing desk and he says it's fantastic!  I hope you'll be able to get more and more comfort quickly.  Good grief, feeling in your toes!  That sounds pretty awful!  Definitely look into that standing desk!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on July 23, 2018, 03:47:56 AM
So sorry about your back - I know how awfully painful it can be. I hope you find the perfect chair / desk for your back very soon - it will definitely help!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on July 23, 2018, 05:38:12 AM
My neighbor has the vari-desk at work & she loves it ! She can sit or stand easily.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 02, 2018, 10:54:55 PM
I bought a standing desk and two new chairs and now the cats are unhappy since there's no lap to sit on.  ::) Smoggy got his revenge tonight though when he tripped me up and I fell hard. This after my back finally started feeling better. I thought I broke my foot but I can move my toes. It's just one adventure after another at my house!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on August 03, 2018, 04:44:29 AM
Don't ignore your foot Ned ! I broke mine in January & did not go see a Dr right away . The result was it did not heal well & I had to have surgery in June . Then 6 weeks of keeping it elevated above my heart  :( Much better to go now !!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 03, 2018, 02:09:24 PM
Oh yeahhhh, no lap.  How did none of us realize that.  Now with that standing desk you're in danger!   :D

Glad to hear your back is continuing to get better... I hope your foot is all right.   :P


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 03, 2018, 02:22:17 PM
Ouch leslie! That sounds like a nasty ordeal you went through! I hope you're ok now! My foot feels better this morning so I think I'm in the clear but I was almost in tears last night. I thought for sure I'd have to go to urgent care. I must have jammed it pretty hard.

(https://i.imgur.com/wpW7tsX.jpg)
Here's Smoggy showing his disappointment in the lack of lap by stealing my cherries!

(https://i.imgur.com/p8mPdLS.jpg)
My portable sit/stand desk for doing art


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on August 09, 2018, 08:15:32 PM
Hope you feel better! Leo is constantly trying to trip me up, which scares me more from fear I'd injure him she I fall than from fear of my own injury (doing quite well on that front even without his help, currently dealing with wrist injury from aerial silks, switched to hoop since I can do that without rotating my hand, and now have bruises behind the knees from hanging on the hoop).


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 13, 2018, 09:57:13 AM
Wow Alek it sounds like you are quite the gymnast! Except when Leo is in the way.  :D

My foot and back are much better now thank goodness. The cats are still cranky about the lack of lap which is really funny considering lap sitting used to be pretty rare before they learned from Cosmo.

One weird thing that happened recently is when August suggested using a rug when grooming them with the gloves. Well now they line up at the same time every evening to get their nightly brushing! They really love the rug. Smoggy especially was really hard to brush - he hated it no matter what I did. But now when I put the rug down he wants brushing NOW. He will sit there and wait until I'm done with Stormy. He doesn't want to miss his turn! He really seems to enjoy it now which makes me happy! The rug I use is a soft memory foam bath mat.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 14, 2018, 12:53:43 AM
How strange I didn't get any notification that you'd posted earlier this month.   ???

Hehe, those cherry "strings" look fun to play with.   :D

I'm not understanding the configuration of your desk - it's in the sit position and placed on something else?

That's so awesome and cute about brushing time!  I'm so happy to hear that the rug ended up being such a hit!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 14, 2018, 05:25:39 PM
The desk is adjustable in height. It's sitting on my kitchen counter and is raised up a bit. Normally you would put it on your desk in the lowest position when you're sitting and then you can raise it up when you want to stand. I haven't put it on my desk yet because I have to clean all the junk off it first!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 15, 2018, 01:29:06 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 20, 2018, 06:14:36 PM
I don't think Smoggy had a very relaxing time at the vet this weekend. He was exhausted and has been sleeping on my desk most of the day. Poor kitty.  :-*

(http://i.imgur.com/gx68t7F.jpg)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on August 21, 2018, 12:23:10 AM
Is this the new desk?   :D :D :D  Glad to see Smoggy's using it without hesitation. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 21, 2018, 06:18:07 AM
 :D Actually that's my jigsaw puzzle board! He loves lying on it but that does make doing puzzles a problem.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: BW on August 27, 2018, 05:47:01 PM
Oh Ned,  I have not been here for such a loooong time, I was unable to log in, and finally gave up, and tonight I just thought I would try again, and  here is one of your gorgeous Stormy photos again.  How wonderful to be able to see it!!!

I have a big day tomorrow and absolutely must go to bed now, but I will BE BACK, now that I have been able to find you all again and have my new password.  I can't tell you all how wonderful it is to see all your names again.
I am now down from 20 cats to 6.  I just found my dearest Sylvester's body on the floor yesterday morning.  So many dear little fuzzy friends are gone now.  I still have Hamish McDoogle, Winifred, Tootsie, McGuffy,  Flower, and Punkin Petunia.
Have a good night Ned, and everyone else.  I am delighted to be looking forward to reading everything and seeing more photos tomorrow.
BW  in New Jersey.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on August 27, 2018, 06:02:24 PM
So glad to hear from you BW! I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering how you were since you haven't been online in quite a while. I'm so sorry to hear about Sylvester.  :'(

I hope your day goes well tomorrow and you can come back soon and let us know how things are going.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: merrihart on August 31, 2018, 05:24:54 AM
I miss seeing your pictures, Ned, and I have no idea why I can't see them.  I don't even see a broken link.   :-\

Kisses to Smoggy and Stormy from my household of mau'o'maus!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 28, 2018, 09:18:33 PM
Our new naughty boy:

(https://i.imgur.com/zrPXQOr.jpg)
Ignorance is bliss....

(https://i.imgur.com/4bjimhn.jpg)
He has no idea....

(https://i.imgur.com/t92lWf3.jpg)
OMG what did you do to me?!

(https://i.imgur.com/v8w5LHG.jpg)
A new toy doesn't really make up for that but I'll take what I can get.

Smoggy has now decided he doesn't like Haboob at all. Lots of hissing, growling and swatting. To be fair, Haboob is quite the little monster. He just doesn't take no for an answer. I'm hoping he'll settle down and they will be the best of friends soon. Haboob is not a pushover like Cosmo was. Stormy tolerates Haboob and sometimes grooms him. She will discipline him when necessary. I think things will be in a bit of an uproar for a while until Smoggy accepts him.

It's been a bit difficult for me to take care of the kitties as I fell while running on Sunday and landed hard on my ribcage. Luckily I didn't hurt anything else but man am I sore. Just turning over in bed is an adventure. But I'm slowly getting better and things are getting easier to do (except for the stretches I have to do to prevent scar tissue from building up between my ribs - owie). Life is an adventure for sure!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on September 28, 2018, 09:33:48 PM
He is so cute and you can see on his face that he is a naughty little terror  ;D Hopefully things will calm down soon.

take care, hope that you feel better soon. I have injured my wrist in aerial yoga and it takes forever for it to heal since somehow I keep re-injuring it, even by simple things like opening a can of cat food. Grrrrr. This time around I', doing wrist physio exercises and slowly stretching it so hopefully it will heal OK and not too stiff.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on September 29, 2018, 02:47:21 AM
Oh gosh, Haboob really is adorables.   :-*  In that first photo, he looks a little like a spider monkey.   :D

How sweet that Stormy sometimes grooms him!  What does Haboob think of that?

Hopefully now that he's neutered he'll calm down a tiny bit and Smoggy will get along with him.  Fingers crossed!

And as for you - holy smokes, running and you fell on your ribs?  That doesn't sound like an easy thing to do, ouch!!  You have particular stretches so as to prevent scar tissue?!  Oh geez!  That really must have hurt! 

Hope you (and you, too, Alek0) are back to regular as soon as possible!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on September 29, 2018, 05:15:15 AM
Hoping too that the neuter will have Haboob settling down a little & that Stormy will start to like him more. Hope you heal quickly too ! I fell on the deck steps years ago & cracked & bruised my rib cage , it took forever to stop hurting ! Don't forget to do breathing exercises , its common to take shallow breaths because of the soreness .


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on September 30, 2018, 09:13:49 PM
Alek, I remember you mentioning your wrist a while ago. Sorry that it's taking so long to heal! Arm injuries are the worst. It's not easy to stop using your hands, elbows, shoulder etc - any joint really. I mean I got work to do!  :D

August, Haboob seems to really enjoy Stormy's grooming. I think he still misses his mom a little bit. As for my poor ribs, I was actually walking during my cool down and I tripped over a speed bump.  ::) I put my arm out to break my fall but it was my weak arm and it collapsed and my ribs took most of the impact. It's worse today and I had to take some pain medicine. I may go see a doctor if it's not better tomorrow. It's been a week and it should be getting better not worse. I wonder if I slept on it wrong.

Leslie I'm trying to do deep breathing exercises and it was fine until today when it was very painful to breathe in. I'm not sure why it's worse. I hate that it takes longer to heal when you're old!

Haboob continues to heal up well. He was being a butthead last night - harassing Stormy when she was trying to sleep, on my bed, at 2am. Seriously kitty, we're trying to sleep here!  :D I put him in his kennel for 10 minutes and that calmed him down enough for Stormy to get some peace. She slept in the cat tree. Smoggy has been sleeping in the living room as he has no patience for Haboob right now.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 01, 2018, 03:43:43 PM
Oh man, imagining that fall makes me cringe.   :-[  That must have been awful.  I hope you were with someone or someone kind was near at hand.  I hope you won't need to go see the doctor again and that you're back on the mend and feeling better today.

Sounds like things are relatively being managed over there with the kitties - that's great to hear!  Looking forward to more photos when you're able.   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on October 01, 2018, 05:27:40 PM
Eek, hope you heal quickly! It is important to be able to breath well and not shallow. Sending healing thoughts...
Little Haboob seems to be giving the other cats quite a run for their money.....his name is accurate!  ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 02, 2018, 12:23:14 PM
I went to urgent care last night since the pain was so bad. Got a chest x-ray no obvious breaks but I guess I didn't do enough deep breathing because I have pneumonia. That was a bit of a shock. I'm on antibiotics for the next 5 days.

August, there actually was a guy who came running over to check on me. He was this really tough looking bald Russian man, and after making sure I was ok, he sternly told me to be careful!

I have now introduced Haboob to the spray bottle to keep him in line. It works great since I don't have to move much, just aim and fire! This is especially valuable when Stormy is trying to sleep and he goes after her. I don't even have to get out of bed. I got this great sprayer that shoots all the way across the room!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 02, 2018, 03:21:52 PM
Oh, how scary, Ned!  That's good that you went to get checked out.  I hope the pneumonia will pass soon.  (That's related to the fall somehow?)

That's nice of that man to run to see if you were all right.  It must have been just awful.  Seriously the thought of it makes me cringe.  At least it sounds like you're having fun with your new spray toy.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: lesliek on October 03, 2018, 05:03:14 AM
Really good thing that you went ! Do the breathing exercises at least 3 times a day so it gets better .Did the give you an inhaler ?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 03, 2018, 09:29:01 PM
Leslie, they told me to do breathing exercises once an hour while I'm awake. I found an app to remind me and that works really well. They didn't give me an inhaler though. The x-ray showed signs that pneumonia was starting so it's not full blown coughing or anything. I think they're using the antibiotics to nip it in the bud. I'm just a little short of breath sometimes but no other symptoms.

August, the doctor said the number one problem with rib injuries is pneumonia because the pain prevents you from taking deep breaths. I thought I was doing enough deep breaths but I guess I wasn't breathing deeply enough. Now that I have pain medicine I can breathe deeper but it still hurts.  ::) Anyway I'm trying to keep active without irritating the ribs. Scooping the cat box is my workout!  :D I think it will be about a month before I can resume running.

Haboob's incisions are almost healed so we're back to using regular litter (stormy and Smoggy are very happy about this). When I woke up this morning Smoggy was sleeping on my bed in his usual place. I was happy about that! Hopefully this is the start of things settling down.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 05, 2018, 11:40:50 AM
Wow, I had no idea rib injuries could do that.  It's good to hear things are under control and you've got your cat box workout and reminder app to help.   :D

Also yay to hear that Haboob is healing well, and Smoggy has taken back his bed!   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on October 07, 2018, 06:27:31 PM
Glad to hear that things are settling down and that Haboob is healing well.

Best wishes for speedy recovery and take care.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 09, 2018, 11:35:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aKwfHnU.jpg)
Smoggy still not feeling friendly

(http://i.imgur.com/gcS61ID.jpg)
Haboob enjoys watching NASA science lectures with me  :-*

(http://i.imgur.com/IkLcH1c.jpg)
He also enjoys destroying things!

I noticed Haboob's breath is really bad so I had a look in his mouth and his adult fangs are coming in. His baby fangs are still there so he has eight fangs! No wonder he's chewing up everything!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 13, 2018, 03:36:50 PM
Haboob and Smoggy's warning!   :D  Haboob is like, "O....k.....a...y....."   :D  Great photo timing.

I can tell Haboob is bigger in that last photo!  Too funny about how he destroyed the cardboard scratcher part.  Those fangs coming in must hurt!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on October 13, 2018, 10:45:07 PM
So cute about watching NASA science lectures  ;D

Leo also had double fangs for a while and he was also chewing on everything. I managed to get the photo of the double fangs and I saved one for memory after it fell out :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 14, 2018, 07:59:28 PM
I thought I should get a picture too! Haboob wasn't too keen though.
(http://i.imgur.com/IrVXymY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zyxjH2e.jpg)
Close up of double fangs!

(http://i.imgur.com/72Q0lev.jpg)
4:30AM my bed!

(http://i.imgur.com/ae5O5MY.jpg)
Haboob sleeps weird sometimes  :D

He is getting bigger and his favorite thing to do now is jump into my arms or on my back whenever I am close enough.  :o This can be a bit of a surprise as you can imagine! He also enjoys snuggling under the covers when I'm reading in bed. He also loves to play fetch!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 14, 2018, 11:35:22 PM
LOL - the closeup!   :D

How awesome that they are all with you on the bed at night!  (Well, awesome for them  :D ;) )

It really is amazing how obviously bigger Haboob is!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 20, 2018, 07:05:19 PM
Haboob's bottom baby fangs have fallen out! He still has the top ones though. He is a pretty smart cat and he has taught me to play fetch (now his favorite game).  :D I have a video but I have to remember how to upload to youtube.   ::)

Smoggy is still acting hostile even though Haboob is trying so hard to be friends. He wants to snuggle so bad! But Smoggy is having none of it. Haboob has settled down a lot in the last few weeks. He is quite respectful of Smoggy when he growls and hisses - keeping his distance and not continuing to run at him like he did before. I hope Smog will warm up to him in time.

My ribs have healed up pretty well and I had my first run yesterday which went really well - just a twinge or two.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on October 21, 2018, 06:07:28 PM
He is growing really fast!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 26, 2018, 05:49:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rqKuV8f.jpg)
Still sleeping weird

(http://i.imgur.com/h4eCBDd.jpg)
Will he become a looooong cat?  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 26, 2018, 07:32:03 PM
Ohhhh, baby teef!  I'd almost forgotten about finding baby teef!

That's great that he and Smoggy are at least tolerating each other.  I wonder what will happen if Haboob grows to be bigger than Smog.   :P  Hopefully they'll be pals by that point and snoozing together.

Awesome that you're feeling well enough to go out for a run and enjoy the pretty autumn weather.  It must feel good to finally be able to go out and be a bit more active!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on October 30, 2018, 09:11:27 PM
He's growing really fast! He may rival Smoggy one day. I just checked his teeth and one of his upper baby fangs has fallen out! Just one more to go!

(http://imgur.com/SmEBsqy.jpg)
You are not recyclable Haboob!

(http://imgur.com/wxEWO52.jpg)
Haboob snuck up next to Smoggy while he was sleeping. Smoggy just about to realize he's there.  :-*

(http://imgur.com/tFBypQe.jpg)
Loooooooong cat sleepin'

(http://imgur.com/VE8w571.jpg)
Loooooooong cat wantin' to eat the mailman!

(I changed the way I linked the photos so hopefully merrihart will be able to see them.)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on October 30, 2018, 09:28:35 PM
Those loooooong cat photos are hilarious  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on October 31, 2018, 04:09:49 PM
Oh that is soooo adorable that Haboob wants to go sleep with Smoggy!!   :-* :-*  Smoggy's gotta warm up to that!  Fingers crossed!   :-*

Whatever the case, Haboob really looks comfortable and right at home, and appears to be feeling good!  Yay!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 01, 2018, 12:09:28 PM
Last fang is gone!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 04, 2018, 02:34:37 PM
Woo hoo!  Congratulations!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 12, 2018, 03:20:15 PM
(http://imgur.com/qRLK2nf.jpg)
He's down there isn't he

(http://imgur.com/FKVA2sg.jpg)
Still sleeping weird

Everyone is doing pretty good with the exception of Haboob, whose ear infection has returned.  :( Giving him Zymox everyday again. I had to stop my runs because of unsafe smoke levels due to the fires. Going a little stir crazy in the house so I started a new knitting project. Got to get some Christmas gifts made!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 14, 2018, 03:06:38 PM
What an interesting cat tree that is!  I don't think I've ever seen one with just little walks up to the top.

And the top is taken.   :D  Too bad, Booby.

What a bummer about the ear infection coming back.  What on earth could be causing that?  Urgh.

I've been reading about the devastation where you are but it still feels weird to read about outside smoke issues. :-[  Stay safe.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 14, 2018, 08:26:59 PM
That's the cat tree I built for Stormy back in 2010!. It has cubby holes and the ledges extend inside so they can climb up from in there. Boob loves it! I call him Booby too!

I think I'll put Haboob on a restricted diet to see if that helps his ear. Smoggy's ear is doing fine with just Zymox twice a week. His teeth are terrible though and he will need a dental soon. Someone has diarrhea now so I think a limited diet will be good for all of them.

I have some N95 masks for outside so I might try doing my run tomorrow. Not sure if I'll be able to do it in a mask though.  :-\


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 15, 2018, 01:34:17 PM
YOU built that cat tree?  Holy smokes!  That is so cool!!!  I guess I shouldn't be surprised what with all the cool things you make but... I'm surprised!  I mean, seriously, a cat tree!  And it's totally cool, too.  That must feel so good to see them enjoying something you've made.

You call him Booby?   :D   Yay!  I'd be calling him Booby, which wouldn't necessarily need an explanation living in Japan.   :D :D

Sending good vibes for the upcoming restricted diet, and be careful running with a mask!  You'll be getting a good facial steam treatment at the same time.   :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on November 23, 2018, 08:05:33 PM
I thought I had posted pictures when I made the cat tree but I guess they're long gone! I'm happy every time the cats use it.

I wasn't able to do any runs even with the mask. We were advised to stay indoors and not go out unless really necessary. The air quality was dangerous for everyone. I was going a little crazy inside the house for more than a week but we finally got some rain and the air has cleared. But I don't really want to run in the rain now! Tomorrow maybe.

The diarrhea has stopped. I think it was Haboob as he is still letting off some really stinky gassers. He seems fine though.

Now it's picture time!

(https://www.imgur.com/SxcZDNj.jpg)
New blankie so of course Smog and Boob had to test it out. Happens every time I make my bed!

(https://imgur.com/18dUK4K.jpg)
Haboob sleepin' weird

(https://imgur.com/oEvmqls.jpg)
Haboob sleepin' really weird. That can't possibly be comfortable!

(https://imgur.com/0mvDE0T.jpg)
"Play with me!"

(https://imgur.com/Rvh80sA.jpg)
"Go away Haboob, I'm watching Sumo!"

(https://imgur.com/ZjfkR8c.jpg)
"I said play with me NOW!"


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on November 24, 2018, 01:14:22 PM
You know, I’ll bet I saw your cat tree when you originally posted it and I probably even commented then how surprised I was that you made it.   :D  It really is a cool tree. 

Wow, incredible that there were warnings about staying indoors.  It’s good you didn’t chance it.  It’s good timing to do some more healing anyway, and then you’ll really be good to go!

Smog and Haboob on the blankie is adorable!  That looks so comfy.   :-*

And I love the one of Haboob sleeping weird.  And LOL about his sleeping oin that uncomfortable-looking spot!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: ranger on November 27, 2018, 03:35:55 PM
Love that tree too Ned. New kitty pretty darn cute and long.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 01, 2018, 08:48:25 PM
(https://imgur.com/3Dgvu05.jpg)
The weather has gotten cold and Boob snuck in behind Smoggy

(https://imgur.com/hO3NmnU.jpg)
Stormy seems surprised!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on December 01, 2018, 10:00:12 PM
Lol at that sat picture!

And Haboob is adorable!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 04, 2018, 01:10:33 AM
ROFL that last photo of Stormy’s surprise!

You made that cat tree?? It is awesome!

Booby is adorable. And so much bigger already! He does choose some interesting sleeping positions, doesn’t he?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 12, 2018, 09:33:50 PM
Sometimes Haboob sleeps normal!

(http://imgur.com/C1NrXmL.jpg)
Stormy and Haboob on the couch. Stormy likes him when he's asleep!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 12, 2018, 11:23:47 PM
That's so sweet.  Haboob obviously loves Stormy.  <3  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on December 27, 2018, 10:50:15 PM
Kitties got their Christmas presents!

(https://imgur.com/ziWD3Ju.jpg)
Boob got the fish

(https://imgur.com/Gbyi26I.jpg)
Then Smoggy stole it!

(https://imgur.com/qbKY6UA.jpg)
Bonus pic: PIE!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on December 28, 2018, 11:22:37 AM
Haboob looks like he’s getting healthy muscle weight! Awesome.

And because it can never be said enough, PIE!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on December 28, 2018, 02:43:00 PM
PIE PIE PIE  I WANT PIE

That fish with the google-eyes is cute.  I can see why Smoggy would want to steal it.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 02, 2019, 08:14:22 PM
Haboob is so freaking cute!  Smoggy wins the fish!   :D   Oh my.  And pie, too.  Lucky Ned :)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 03, 2019, 05:36:58 AM
Aw.....I love to see kitties with their toys. Wow! Haboob is growing up so fast!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 06, 2019, 06:17:57 PM
Haboob is now 6 months old. It seems like only yesterday when he fit in the palm of my hand!

(https://imgur.com/GIsOSaE.jpg)
Boob loves the bathtub for some reason. This time Stormy jumped in there with him! She seems to like him more than Smoggy does, as long as he's not too aggressive. She will play with him once a day. Smoggy won't play with him at all. Sigh.

(https://imgur.com/o57e0HT.jpg)
Today was really cold and Smoggy did let Boob cuddle up to him on the couch.

ps. The pie was tasty but not as good as my berry pie.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 07, 2019, 12:52:04 AM
Is that an apple one with crumble on top?  Did you bake it?  Oh gawd, I want pie so bad.

LOL how Smoggy will play with Haboob "once a day"  :D  Still, I mean, that's very generous of her.

I think Smoggy likes Booby more than he's willing to admit.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 07, 2019, 07:44:34 PM
Yes it's a dutch apple pie! I love the topping. Surely there must be somewhere in Japan you can get pie!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 09, 2019, 08:29:22 PM
Haboob looks big! It’s hard to imagine now he used to fit in the palm of your hand. So gracious of Smoggy to allow a couch cuddle—for warmth.  ;)

The tub pic is cuuute.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 10, 2019, 03:44:38 AM
I haven't had it yet I know I love the topping, too.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 11, 2019, 03:55:07 PM
Yeah, that tub pic is adorable.  Kitten play can be rather annoying, so hopefully when Haboob mellows a little they'll be more accepting of him.  Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 18, 2019, 08:21:02 PM
Haboob is a really smart cat but he is at that annoying kitten/teenager stage. He gets really aggressive and hyper during play and of course the other kitties really don't like that. He jumps on Stormy and bites the back of her neck. I try to stop that by putting bitter apple on her but he seems to like the taste. Weirdo. I hope when he gets older he will slow down a bit and I think everyone will get along. He wants to be friends with Smoggy so bad. He tries to cuddle but Smoggy won't have any of it. Growling, hissing, and swatting. Sigh.

Sometimes they tolerate him:
(https://imgur.com/DdVKRzH.jpg)
There must be something really interesting in that drain!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 19, 2019, 12:11:54 PM
 :D

You gotta love how the other two are hanging back. I’ve seen too many horror flicks; I’d be hanging back too.  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 19, 2019, 03:18:57 PM
Agh, Haboob.   ::)  Don't be trying to mount Stormy like that.  LOL about his seeming to like bitter apple.

Yeah, what's down there in that drain?   8)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 19, 2019, 07:41:29 PM
That's Smoggy looking down the drain, Boob keeping a respectful distance, and Stormy watching those silly boys from the safety of the toilet seat.  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on January 27, 2019, 11:13:55 AM
Yay we're back!

(https://imgur.com/DBZqlkS.jpg)
Boob got a few minutes of snuggle time before Smoggy hissed at him and ran off.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Meowli on January 27, 2019, 04:31:14 PM
Awwww Oh well a few minutes of snuggle time is better than no minutes... ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on January 27, 2019, 04:38:22 PM
Oh that is so cute.   :-*  C'mon Smogster, it's okay to let your guard down!  You're clearly loving Boob's love!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on January 28, 2019, 01:13:09 PM
The expression on Smoggy’s face.  :D Boob sneaking in a snuggle is just adorable.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 31, 2019, 07:22:49 AM
ohhhhh.  Come on, Smoggy, you know you want to!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 14, 2019, 06:24:22 PM
Boob being naughty
(https://imgur.com/E6XBfWF.jpg)
I had to buy a cat proof tp holder to stop him from dragging the rolls all over the house  ::)

(https://imgur.com/S3HbGfA.jpg)
Smoggy enjoying his new heating pad. I bought it for Stormy but she didn't want anything to do with it  ::)

(https://imgur.com/0alw2X2.jpg)
On the couch together. Boob being a weirdo as usual!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 15, 2019, 12:33:28 PM
Oh Boob. What sleeping position even is that?  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 16, 2019, 02:45:54 PM
hahahahahahaha!   :D :D  Omg, Boob!  Is that a new yoga for kitties exercise?!  Too funny.  And the expressions on the other two are priceless, too!

Cat-proof tp holder?  What a great idea!  I dunno, it's kind of worth losing a roll just for the entertainment!

Great pics, NedF.  More please!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on February 16, 2019, 10:26:07 PM
I need cat proof TP holder. Leo doesn't drag rolls all over the house, he throws them into the toilet  ???

Boob is so cute, and if he wasn't being naughty you would probably worry what;s wrong with him  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on February 18, 2019, 01:50:00 PM
I've also got a TP holder.   :D  And I don't have any TP on the actual TP wall hangers.   ::)   Any time I have a guest use my toilet I have to say, "Don't forget to get the toilet paper out of the cabinet!" 

Oooh, heating pad.  Smoggy scored!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on February 26, 2019, 04:10:53 PM
This is the tp holder I got. It's kind of cheap looking but it works! No more stray toilet rolls around the house!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EGVD870/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

(https://imgur.com/ruIBDkQ.jpg)
Boob has discovered the heating pad  :D

(https://imgur.com/OQqFXqZ.jpg)
Seriously Boob?!  :D I guess he got all limber after the heating pad!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on February 26, 2019, 11:05:20 PM
 ;D I see Max got some serious competition for crazy sleeping positions...

Concerning the TP holder, I am starting to think that the only way to protect TP in my home would be to install a safe box in the bathroom. Both Leo and Max are smart and naughty cats, sigh...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on February 28, 2019, 12:48:35 PM
 I’m impressed that he’s actually asleep like that. Looks like he’s dreaming of fun, kitten-y things, that involve a front flip half twist!   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 01, 2019, 11:27:03 AM
Seriously!  That TP holder is doing the trick?  Not over here!  This is the type I have to use:
https://www.amazon.com/InterDesign-Standing-Toilet-Paper-Holder/dp/B004U03NGO/ref=sr_1_19?crid=26S748NNYN41H&keywords=toilet+paper+spare+roll+holder&qid=1551468320&s=gateway&sprefix=toilet+paper+spare%2Caps%2C297&sr=8-19

Booby is so adorable.   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 04, 2019, 11:07:59 AM
What's not to love about heating pads?  Haboob has figured that out!   :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 07, 2019, 05:18:10 PM
(https://imgur.com/wnIgRfX.jpg)
When it's cold, Boob likes to snuggle under my quilt!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 08, 2019, 12:49:15 AM
Awwww, I can see he's kneading!  <3 <3  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 08, 2019, 06:37:26 PM
 :-* Looking snuggly and comfy there, Boob!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 14, 2019, 09:10:31 PM
Smoggy had a dental today and had to have 2 teeth taken out due to resorptive lesions. I was quite surprised and am wondering if that's why he's been so hissy with Haboob. The doctor said those lesions can be quite painful. Smoggy is now groggily walking about the house and the other cats are curiously sniffing him. They told me to keep him separated from the other cats until tomorrow but Smoggy wanted to survey his domain so I let him out. Stormy and Haboob kept a respectful distance for the most part and didn't bother him too much. He has had a small meal of wet food and gobbled it down. He's very hungry since he hasn't had anything since last night. I'm now waiting a bit to make sure he doesn't vomit up his meal. He's being such a good boy.  :-*


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on March 15, 2019, 11:20:26 AM
Oh, Smoggy!   :-*  Owwie!  That's good it's all taken care of.  I hope he'll feel better and that you'll see a change in his behavior with Haboob!  Sending lots of feel-goods!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 15, 2019, 04:38:55 PM
 :-* Smoggy!  It’s nice that Stormy and Haboob are being respectful and giving him space.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on March 17, 2019, 06:29:47 PM
Hopefully Smoggy will feel better soon.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on March 26, 2019, 06:37:40 PM
(https://imgur.com/ksDVT9x.jpg)
That's about as close as you're going to get Haboob! Smoggy's mouth has healed up but he's not being any friendlier towards Boob.  ::)


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on March 27, 2019, 10:49:07 AM
Cuties!! Within a hair, Boob! Maybe next time!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 06, 2019, 12:59:44 AM
Great to hear Smoggy's mouth is all better.  Too bad that wasn't the issue he had with Boobie.   :-\  Still, being as close as they are in the photo ain't nothing to complain about!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 06, 2019, 06:47:09 AM
Oh I wish Smoggy would warm up to Haboob.  Maybe he needs some incentive.  Have you tried giving treats to them together?  Just a thought.  Does Smoggy get physical with him or does he just want to be away from him?


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 06, 2019, 10:54:40 PM
Smoggy will growl, hiss, swat and then run away. He just doesn't want anything to to with Boob at all! He has even bitten ME when Boob got too close. This is less of a problem now since he's missing a fang. Smoggy is not food motivated at all and will not eat treats no matter how tasty. I have tried feeding them together which is hit or miss. On very rare occasions Boob will let Smoggy chase him. Smoggy likes that but Boob would much rather be the chaser. It usually ends in more growling and hissing.

I've been working with Boob to get his manners in order and he is improving, especially with Stormy. He only tries to mount her once or twice a day now instead of every hour on the hour. He is very naughty though and will do things he shouldn't when my back is turned. He is quite the interesting cat. Sometimes I can't stand him, he's so naughty. Other times though, he is so affectionate (especially when I'm doing my physical therapy exercises) that I wonder if it's the same cat!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 07, 2019, 05:41:43 PM
I would be frustrated, too!  Hopefully as Haboob matures, Smoggy will start to find him more tolerable. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on April 09, 2019, 11:09:44 AM
Boob sounds like a handful! Hopefully he will grow calmer over time.

This is less of a problem now since he's missing a fang.
:D You’re my hero. It’s a matter of relative perspective.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on April 16, 2019, 01:12:03 AM
I laughed at that, too, GKit.   :D

He has even bitten ME when Boob got too close.

This, too.   :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on April 24, 2019, 10:14:43 PM
(https://imgur.com/19oRSmM.jpg)
Haboob standing like a human!

(https://imgur.com/6c1rBzq.jpg)
Stormy and Boob on the comfy couch.

(https://imgur.com/NbMKhRc.jpg)
Peekin' kitties

(https://imgur.com/BNchHkf.jpg)
Chargin' lasers!  :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on April 25, 2019, 12:38:21 AM
Great photos  :D

Boob is so funny...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 13, 2019, 04:14:38 PM
The last two pictures! I wasn’t sure there was someone around the corner, but there was!  ;D The dual laser eyes are adorable.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 20, 2019, 09:56:38 PM
Just a couple pics today.

(https://imgur.com/02SqKjO.jpg)
Sunny Haboob!

(https://imgur.com/ILYsIA8.jpg)
Boob about to pounce on poor Stormy


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: GKit on May 21, 2019, 12:06:21 AM
 The look in Boob’s eye!  ;D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on May 21, 2019, 08:14:14 PM
He he he, that look seems so familiar, Leo does the same...


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 26, 2019, 07:33:45 PM
That last pic made me laugh out loud, perfect cat look! 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 27, 2019, 01:47:58 PM
Oh gosh, I missed those earlier ones!

I laughed out loud at that peeking one.   :D

And Boobie!  Standing up!  Does he do that regularly?  Super cute.


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on May 30, 2019, 01:10:34 AM
He stands up whenever the mailman comes by!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on May 30, 2019, 11:37:12 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: NedF on June 06, 2019, 03:04:23 PM
(https://imgur.com/5AaQG5l.jpg)
Boob in my lap trying to get me to play with him.

(https://imgur.com/eBm2x0y.jpg)
Why is he in my spot?! :D


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 07, 2019, 05:57:34 AM
It bears repeating, Boob is adorable!  I love his eyes.  :-*  Great pics, NedF. 


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: August on June 08, 2019, 01:47:31 PM
 :D  Oh, those photos are sooooo cute!  <3


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: alek0 on June 14, 2019, 07:25:35 PM
He is so cute!


Title: Re: Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
Post by: catwoods on June 17, 2019, 01:08:58 PM
Those are really cute pictures of your cats, Ned. I've been following even though I haven't been here, so I'm belatedly saying, I just love the name Haboob!