Category Archives: Play

BlogPaws Treats #2

The BlogPaws box gets a lot of attention. Reggie likes to sit on it.

We got a lot of toys from BlogPaws, too. First, Robin got some toys in her conference bag of goodies. Then, some of the exhibitors gave toys to participants who stopped by their booths. Finally, she entered a raffle in the Catification Lounge and won a pile of Modern Cat Studio toys.


Because Becket isn’t open to new tastes, Robin gave him the first toy. He played with it a little but then returned to our nip banana.

Nutmeg, however, loves the new toy! She added it to her playtime on the kitty condo. She was moving so fast that every single photo Robin took of her is BLURRY.

I got to play with one of the wool knots from Modern Cat. It’s pink and orange and a very fun toy. Note that I’m playing on my new nip pillow. I let Nutmeggy sit on it last night for a little while, but it’s MINE and I’m taking good care of it!

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BaboonPawty is TODAY

CELEBRATE BABOONS!

Join us for #BaboonPawty on June 2 from 12 – 6 EDT.  We’re going to the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. There will be music and noms and lots of learning about baboons and celebrating. (Note that this pawty isn’t a fundraiser.) You won’t want to miss it!

Here’s the Twitvite for you to RSVP.

Our Twitter friend @Kolo_Martin LOVES baboons! He loves them so much that he’s been sending his pals little ones (and some bigger ones too) to rehome. A baboon is traveling to our house even as I write this! That’s the reason we decided to have this pawty. Then we decided to invite everybody!

@Flicka47 is catering the event. Check out the menu! We’ll have DJs spinning tunes and Barktenders serving all the tasty noms! The schedule for DJs and Barktenders is on Flicka47’s site along with the menu.

We’re staying in cabins at the Sable Mountain Lodge in the game reserve.

Everyone’s room has a great veranda with a VIEW:

Lots of baboons live in the Selous Game Reserve. They will be our hosts while we’re in Tanzania.

Isn’t the baby baboon cute?

We are near a great source of water that attracts shore birds. Here, we see Egyptian ducks and a stork.

You never know what animals you’re going to see in the water hole!

All of these photos are by Keven Harber, who originally published them on Flickr.com. I put links in the text to each photo as it appears in his photo stream. He’s got lots of other wonderful shots in the Selous Game Reserve, and I hope you’ll look at them all!

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BaboonPawty Coming Up and You’re Invited!

CELEBRATE BABOONS!

Join us for #BaboonPawty on June 2 from 12 – 6 EDT.  We’re going to the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. There will be music and noms and lots of learning about baboons and celebrating. (Note that this pawty isn’t a fundraiser.) You won’t want to miss it!

Here’s the Twitvite for you to RSVP.

Our Twitter friend @Kolo_Martin LOVES baboons! He loves them so much that he’s been sending his pals little ones (and some bigger ones too) to rehome. A baboon is traveling to our house even as I write this! That’s the reason we decided to have this pawty. Then we decided to invite everybody!

@Flicka47 is catering the event. Check out the menu! We’ll have DJs spinning tunes and Barktenders serving all the tasty noms! The schedule for DJs and Barktenders is on Flicka47’s site along with the menu.

We’re staying in cabins at the Sable Mountain Lodge in the game reserve.

Everyone’s room has a great veranda with a VIEW:

Lots of baboons live in the Selous Game Reserve. They will be our hosts while we’re in Tanzania.

Isn’t the baby baboon cute?

We are near a great source of water that attracts shore birds. Here, we see Egyptian ducks and a stork.

You never know what animals you’re going to see in the water hole!

All of these photos are by Keven Harber, who originally published them on Flickr.com. I put links in the text to each photo as it appears in his photo stream. He’s got lots of other wonderful shots in the Selous Game Reserve, and I hope you’ll look at them all!

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Nutmeggy Loves to Play

I’m not sure I would have CHOSEN to invite a kitten into the house, but now that Nutmeg is getting a little older, I am having a lot of fun playing with her.

We play a lot, actually. Sometimes, I trick her a little while we are playing. I hide, meow to call her into the room and then pounce on her. Other times, we work together to beautify Upstairs Human’s sweatshirt shelf.

I can hear Nutmeg coming!

She’s pretty fast, so she’ll be here in no time. I’ll run over to the shelf and wait for her. She’s energetic. I like to get situated in a place where I’ll have an advantage.

I do a pretty good job of holding my ground, but Nutmeg gives me a good workout. It’s been a bit more than a year since I played with anyone this energetically. I think it’s helping me get back in shape.

Robin says that Nutmeggy takes it easy on me, but I don’t agree. Nutmeg is always telling people she wins all the games, too. They don’t give me enough credit.

Pals, I’ve got to come up with strategies to convince them that I’m a rough, tough mancat. What shall I do?

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Secret Santa Loves Me!

Biting inI got a package in the mail today from Secret Santa! I know it’s after Christmas, but Santa took extra special care with this one and MADE IT HIMSELF. I got so excited about my gift that I almost didn’t want to take my medicine, but I did. Then I bit right in to my present.

Santa was nice enough to send along a present for my human as well. She was wearing it when she took these pictures of me with my nip pillow with elephants on it. Her scarf has elephants on it also and matches my nip pillow exactly. I think Santa made the scarf too.

I love my pillowI am going to play with my nip pillow some more and then take a nap so I can stay up late to welcome 2011 at midnight.

Happy, Happy New year wishes to all of my anipals and their humans, and to all of the anipals and humans I haven’t met yet or don’t really know too well. I hope that everybody gets some of their wishes in 2011 and has lots of happiness even if they don’t.

I am very happyThank you all for being my friends.

I LOVE YOU, SECRET SANTA! Please, feel free to pet me next year when you stop by our house.

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Becket Loves Karma, too

Becket and Karma are best of buddies. Becket was her foster mother, too, just like he was mine. Becket also taught her all the basics about fighting. They love each other very much.

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