Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween, Anniversary and Birthday

First, yesterday was the Mommies' 22nd Anniversary of being together. YAY Mommies!!! So I guess that makes it their Gotchya Day for each other :-) Or maybe Gotchus Day :-)

Second, Yesterday was Halloween and I had a costume and everything but with all the hubbub of the Anniversary I forgot to ask to go to Cat Scouts so they could see me in my costume. :-(

Here's a pic of me in costume....





And lastly today is Mommi's birthday! So as you can see it is a triple busy time around here in only 2 days for us around this house. :-)



Hope everycat enjoyed Halloween or Samoween at onespoiledcat, and hope they have a good Caterday.



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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fright Night Scary Clowns

Tonight is the Fright Night Scary Clown at the Campfire for Cat Scouts!
We were invited to dress like a clown -- Mommi says I don't need an outfit for it, that I am always a clown.  (sigh) Moms....



Wanna see me in makeup?   Here's how I look....


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just Joined the CatScouts!

I just joined the CatScouts this morning.

Trying to figure out what to do first. Hope even if I can't play everyday that it's still okay :-)

And naturally I clicked to join Sammy's group :-)


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Villain Looks Down

Do you see this villain?



Book, my own brother, see how he looks down at me. I wanted up on that collapse cave thing. But he, he bopped me on my head a few times and pushed me off... :-(


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Saturday, September 27, 2014

October is coming! October is coming!

October is coming!

October is the mommies favorite time of the year because of all the pretty Halloween things. If they had they're way the house would be full of Halloween decor as standard house decor. Or at least 80% of it would be as such.

Also they like Halloween because it was their favorite holiday BEFORE they met and it later became their anniversary of when they became a couple 22 years ago!

In other news...


Don't I have the cutest toesies!

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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day

Here's hoping everyone is "laboring" to do nuthin'!  Kinda like an Easy Sunday part 2 :-)



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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lazy Sunday

Our dear friend Sammy has invited us all to a lazy Sunday.  Pretty cool!

I've a lot of energy so this invite doubles as a challenge.  I can sit still and do nothing... for... a little bit. Here it goes...


UPDATE: I'd like to thank all my furriends that have shown their support in the comments section.  These sort of comments really help and encourage me. Thank you :-)


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Squirrel TV

The Mommies installed antennas so I could receive reception to "Squirrel" and "Bird TV."

In this episode Nutzy is helping to organize the inventory at Red Shack. Nutzy is sure to get that promotion now! Look at how he sorts!




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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I am a Huntress

This morning... about 4:30am I alerted Mommy to a critter. Six Legs, exoskelly, U.G.L.Y., and causes Mommy's blood to turn to ice.  We do have Orkin, so the Evil Ones that get in are sluggish.  I cornered the Beast under the Entertainment System Stand and batted him around some.  He came out and I smacked him back. Mommy got Gramdma to try to help. But the Beast would not show himself again, and so Grams went back to bed.  About 4:45am Mommy got Mommi up and she stood watch for a while. Grams got back up. After about 10-15 minutes of no-show, Mommi moved the Stand to find the Beast on its back. Twitching a single back leg in ssssssssslooooooow-mo. Grams gave Mommi her flashlight to see behind the stand, and Mommy handed her a broom and dustpan (kind with a stick attached) and then Mommi swept the Beast up into the pan and carried it outside to throw out.

Then about and hour or so later Mommy had to take Grandma into work (Mommi staying home, sick). Mommi went back to the bedroom.  Mommi was doing stuff until Mommy returned. About 5-10 minutes before Mommy got back, Mommi heard something fall -- When Mommy got back she said "Oh God!" she saw that the lightweight vacuum thing had fallen and between the cords was "there's another one!" as Mommy stated, still in the garage side of the door.  I was trying to get at it. Mommi grabbed a shoe and *CRUNCH* moved the vacuum and placed the shoe on the New Beast before I could investigate further. Then Mommi shooed me away while she got paper to scoop it up and throw it out.

So, yeah two yucky things before the sun came up this morning.  But I helped save the Mommies.  I am a Huntress.


Sorry no pictures... that would be creepy....

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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bad Kitteh

OMC! I have been such a bad kitteh and not keeping up with this... last entry June 4 (that's 82 days without me)! I didn't mean to have a hiatus.

I enjoy my time with all of you, so why haven't I been on more?  It's so easy to say "I'll get to it later, lemme do this first, or I'm so tired, maybe later, or the Mommies are having some sort of issue...." and then before you know it it's been ages since I've visited. If anyone has any tips on how to be a better kitteh with this... please share!

I think I should have plenty of pix to share from the last 80-odd days. So there should be some stories in there, with or without words. I should be able to post some things soon.

Here's hoping I do better. Please bear with me.



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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Soaking It In

There are some days where you just need to steal all the sun.


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Monday, June 2, 2014

Found my GOTCHYA DAY pictures!

OMC I was so cute!  These were taken on the very day the Mommies brought me home! Flash back with me on July 20, 2012... I was 67 days old... and "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen was number one on the charts... Whatever that means... Mommi got it from here.




Now... I'm cuter. ;-)
Don't let airplane ears fool ya... I'll get that tape Mommi has!


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bath Time and Salt+Vinegar Chips

 It's about a five minute bath, but I'm a really cute Bath Taker!





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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Laser Eyes

Mommi has a free trial of Photoshop for at home.  She uses it at work everyday. So she was able to fix my laser-eyes... but then she put them back... then fixed them... then put them back... and fixed 'em... put them back... and fixed them...
seriously Mommi, really, seriously :-/



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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easy Sunday and Hoppy Egg Day

I dunno what this egg day is all about... but as long as it doesn't interrupt my nap I'll be fine....

I'm eggscellent at being easy!





Have a hoppy day :-)


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Brother is really coming around

Book, my brother, as many of you may recall started out as a very skitterish cat when The Mommies got him 7/11/12 at three years old. He had been in 5 other homes before coming home with them as the 6th.  His progress has been slow. Being a Maine Coon and Himalayan he should be a little more playful a little more often.  From time to time, he seems to give Play a chance...

Last night, Mommi was playing Blanket Monster with me before going to bed and I was wound up with something she calls Cat Crazies.  Brother was apparently watching the Blanket Monster too... then I went on to investigate something I heard in the other room. Apparently while I was gone this happened:

Book actually played with Blanket Monster!!  For about 5-10 minutes he attacked the Unknown Terror with his paws, held it down ... until it inevitably got away only to be recaptured by him; sometimes using his mouth.  Unfortunately Mommy was busy elsewhere and Mommi wasn't close to the flashy box to take any pictures.  He played like a kitty who was never hurt in the past, it was good to hear about my Brother being able to let go and just play, without being worried he might get in trouble or get hurt.  We often play together, usually with my instigating it; but also he sometimes starts the play.





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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Play With the Rainbow



Skittles are great fun to play with!

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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Saturday, February 15, 2014

To the Moon, Alice... er Brooch

Thanks to Sammy's great connections in this world, we're going outta this world and into Space to visit the Moon!!!

I can't believe the Mommies are letting me go!  I got everything in my bag ready to go, I gots a spacesuit and everything!!

If you want a sneak peek at my suit...

If you want to see the rest, you'll need to follow the Sammy's blog during our trip:
LAUNCH DATE:  Thursday, February 27
RETURN FROM THE MOON: Saturday, March 1


http://onespoiledcat.wordpress.com/

Why did Mommi tell me to write "To the Moon ALICE"??? How is that funny, even with the "er Brooch"?  Is Alice code for something? Like "A Lively & Intoxicating Cat Experience"
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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mountain Monday

Sometimes the mountain you must climb is great. You must traverse over many trials and tribulations to get to your reward. To get the Nip. To get the Salmon or Tuna.

Sometimes the mountain you must climb is small. You have a few stumbling blocks to conquer before you can get your Red Thing, or your string, or your porcupine ball.

And sometimes the mountain you must climb is not metaphorical and is in fact a Mommy.

Mommy sleeps... I watch over her. Stay away bad dreams!

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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Friday, January 24, 2014

Banners by Mommi

Mommi's been meaning to do this for a while and nooooooow she's finally done it and finished the year. With luck my banner will change each month. :-)  Can't wait to see what's she's done for me....
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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

My String








Playing can be tiring
no more pictures please paparazzi

Don't I have the cutest toesies!


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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Kitchen Help

Always the best Kitchen Helper...

Here I am helping Mommi create her famous French Breakfast Puffs / Doughnut Muffins. Finished product looks like this...


In case you hoomans wanna know how to make some yourself... be aware the Mommies call these their 'nip, cause it's hard to stop at just "one hit."

If you have any questions about the recipe, don't hesitate to comment or use the email form; and I'll have Mommi answer.


INGREDIENTS:
1 Mini Muffin Tin
1 Alternate Tin For Excess Batter, Second Muffin Tin, Or Stand-Alone Muffin Liners
3-4 Throwaway Tins 

Muffin Ingredients
1 3⁄4 C All-Purpose Flour 
 1 1⁄2 tsp Baking Powder  
1⁄2 tsp Salt
1⁄2 tsp Nutmeg
1⁄2 tsp Cinnamon
1⁄3 C Canola / Veggie Oil 
3⁄4 C Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
3⁄4 C Milk

Dredging Medium
1⁄4 (+) C Butter  

Coating
1⁄3 (+) C Sugar
1 (+) Tbsp Cinnamon 1 (+) tsp Nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven 350 ̊ .

Spray muffin tins with spray oil (use paper towel to wipe into crevices and take away excess.)

In bowl: Blend together with spoon by hand all of the Muffin Ingredients. 

Once blended: pour into baggie, snip corner, use as pastry bag to pipe into muffin spots to just about full. If any excess remains, pour onto tinfoil lined/spay oiled toaster-oven pan OR stand-alone muffin liners OR another muffin tin with water in empty spots. 

Bake for 15 minutes if using mini muffin tin; up to 20 minutes using standard muffin tins. (Toothpick test for doneness)


While baking: Melt butter, mix coating ingredients. Create assembly line of butter, cinnamon mixture (in a throwaway tin) and empty throwaway tin or plate for finished product. Mommi doesn't measure these parts for real - goes by looks.





 Once muffins done: pop out of muffin tin with spoon and into a throwaway tin to start the assembly line. Dip each muffin into butter then roll around in coating mixture, place finished muffins in tin/plate. Continue until done with all muffins. Enjoy!








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May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina