Neko

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Secret Paws!!

Hope efurryone is having a great Xmas! We sure are since we got our great Secret Paws gift from The West Terrace Cats! They gave us all kinds of neat stuff for Xmas.

Here's Abbie opening the card:

Lookit all this stuff!


Eliot really liked these fevver-butt balls:


Emily went crazy for this catnip jumpy-worm:


Percy liked the blue taily-toy but what he really wanted was the treats. Everybody got one!


Thank you Geoffrey, Calico, Friskie & Bugby!

-The Cats Stephens

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Percy's Contribution to the Contest


Percy Stephens here, and I would like to announce a category I am sponsoring for my stupid, I mean my cute sisfur Abbie's contest; I am proud to announce the Percy B. Stephens I Wish I Was an Only Cat Award. This award is for kitties that do not have a fur sibling to irritate them on a daily basis. If you are an only kitty, make an entry about the best thing about being an only kitty, and the kitty that makes me the most jealous will win a trophy and a prize pack. Being a generous Ginger, entries for only kitties are eligible for the $1 donation to Project HAM. You only kitties sure have it good. You don't have to share laps, toys, pets or cat trees and I really envy you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Best Fur Sibling of the Year



I haven’t lived here but for a year and there’s one thing that I already know fur sure… I love my brofurs and sisfur. Emily is so awesome to play chase with. She runs so fast I can never efur catch her. She has azma, so momma gets mad when I chase her so much she loses her breath. Eliot is really great to give me baths, he’s a super sweet brofur, he doesn’t even seem to mind that I always want to bunny kick his face. And Percy is super fun to aggravate. So in honor of all my wonderful siblings, I would like to announce The Sibling of the Year contest. Please go to fursiblingofyear.blogspot.com and use the login email fursiblingofyear@gmail.com and password bestsibling to post an entry about why your brofur or sisfur should be sibling of the year. Entries will be accepted until 12 noon EST time on December 28, 2007, voting will open later that night at 8 pm EST and go until midnight December 30. Winners will be announced at 12 noon EST on December 31st.

We will have a winner for best brofur and a winner for best sisfur as well as a runner up in each category. The first place winners will win either a $25 gift card to Petsmart or a donation of $25 to a blogosphere cause as well as a surprise prize pack. Second place winners will win a $10 gift certificate and a small surprise prize pack. We’re not the most tech savvy kitties on the internet, so if anyone wants to help with the contest by making badges for the winners and participants, or by sponsoring a new and different category, please feel free. We just want to spread the love and cheer of what it’s like to be a part of a multi-cat family.


Purrs,
Abbie

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween Contest

Hi everybody! Eliot here. My sister Abbie just posted her Halloween costume to the costume contest. Check out her costume:


Doesn't she look great? Click on the picture below to see the contest! I also wore a costume...


Happy Halloween!

Purrs,

Eliot

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stupid Collars

Hi efurryone!

It's been a while since we posted, so we thought we'd let you all know what's up here.

We hate our new collars. Here's Emily's:















And Eliot's...













And Percy's...


And I would show you mine, but I lost it, so here's where my collar SHOULD be... notice it's not there.


Also, we want to say thank you to Karen Jo at Kitty Limericks! She made a limerick for each one of us last week! Mom and Dad really liked it, cos of their English majors.

Emily says hi Shamy, teleport over and snuggle!

Purrs,

Abbie

Monday, September 3, 2007

Rememberance Post

We will never purrget! We will miss you all.

-The Cats Stephens

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Oscar the Puppycat


We're so sorry to hear about Oscar! We're sending lots of purrs toward Oscar's family today.

Purrs,

The Cats Stephens

Sunday, August 26, 2007

We're purring for Anastasia!



Please be safe, please come home!

love,
Emily, Abbie, Eliot and Percy

Monday, August 13, 2007

Midnight Monday Mews

Hi efurrybody! Today I wished daddy good luck on his job interview. I waited until he got all ready to go out of the door and then I gave him a big good luck tail hug on his leg. I don't know why, but he didn't seem too happy about it.

Anyway, while nobody was looking, I decided it would be a lot of fun to get up on the top of our new kitchen stuff and play Queen of the Kitchen. But then Emily thought that would be a good idea too. And so did Eliot, even though he's a boy! So this happened:



I don't think mommy and daddy would like this very much!

Percy actually came out from behind the bed today. He loves the new tent Grandma got for us! She's the best grandma ever!




Purrs,

Abbie

Friday, August 10, 2007

Furry Friday

Sorry we haven't been able to post anything lately--we've been so busy helping mommy and daddy move into our new home! We've been arranging our fur-niture. Doesn't it look nice?


The new carpet has TONS of room to stretch out on!


Emily's favorite new place is the side of the bathtub.


Percy likes to hide behind the bed still. He's getting used to the new place. But we love it!

Promise we'll post lots more soon,

Eliot

Saturday, July 14, 2007

We're in Furginia...

Oh my gosh we have so much to tell you guys, we've been thrown in a car, had to be stuck in our cages for eight hours, Eliot figured out the lock on his PTU, we had to sleep in a hotel and then we got here. Our place is so big I haven't even finished flopping down in each spot, and there's so many windows. Mom and dad have had a few mishaps so we've been super busy purring for them. We'll post pictures in a few days when things get more settled. We can't wait for you guys to teleport over!

purrs,
Abbie

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

We Gots Our Secret Paws

Hi kitties! Sorry we haven't posted in a while, our mom and dad got married and we've been busy sell-a-braten. But look at all this great stuff we got from our Secret Paws friend! (BTW, mom said that we should say that some lucky kitty will be getting our Secret Paws soon--we sent ours PRY or a T on Friday. I wish she knew which one so I could tell you!)

What IS this thing? *sniff sniff* it smells like... like... TREATS!

IT IS TREATS AND TOYS!

Lookit, it's from our furreind Chey and Gemini!

Look at all this STUFF!

"MOOOOM open this!!"

This purcoopine is furry good to sit with. I think it looks like a mouse too, Chey.

We also got squiggles! Thanks, DKM! Here's Eliot playing with both a squiggle and his treatie ball.

RAR! But the purcoopine is most fun when you POWNCE it!

--The Cats Stephens

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wedding Wednesday/Emily's Party Plans

Next Tuesday our mom and dad are making us lee-jit-uh-mit - THEY ARE GETTING MARRIED!

They will be leaving Saturday for California, and they did not invite us! Humpf! They tell us that we are the most important thing to them and then they leave us for TEN WHOLE DAYS and we can't even go see them get married? They said they are e-loping, and no one is coming, but I still think we should be able to go - we're they're babies!

So, to rebel like any good kitties should - we are having a 10-day wedding bash while they are gone. Teleport on over starting Saturday and prepare to party. There is a pet sitter who stops by so you may need to dart under the bed for a bit, but he's just here to open the fancy feast.

Happy wedding mom and dad - we love you!



-Emily
(and Eliot, Percy and Abbie)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem

Being Aloof for Tummy Tuesday

Hi Everyone, I'm ready to show you my fluffy tummy now...
My tummy is very fluffy...
I'm a little shy...
Are you sure you want to see the whole thing?
Ok, here's the money shot...

-Eliot

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Daddy Edition

Well, we're a week behind, but this week our TT is about DADDY!!!

1. Daddy works at a fort, the biggest fort in the whole country. He does data entry and is not allowed to play with the guns.

2. Daddy just got a duh-gree in English from the University of South Carolina. He gots all dressed up like Harry Potter to get it for some reason.

3. Daddy grew up in a teeny tiny town. He lived in a trailer! That's kind of like a shoebox, but not as nice or fun. Mom pretends he didn't.

4. He's in a club with the President. He says he means the last lej-it-amit president, whatever that means. It's called Fi betta cappa. Is that like betta fish?

5. He's too thin to give blood.

6. But he played football. Kind of.

7. Now that he graduated, he is happy that he will actually have time to read all the things that he was supposed to read for class.

8. His favorite writer is Terry Pratchett, who he says is a science fiction and fantasy writer. I don't think he read that in a class.

9. A little while ago he left us FOR A WHOLE MONTH to go to Cambridge to study. He said he kept looking for "Hawking". I think he meant some kinda bird. He got to come home early because he couldn't take any toothpaste on his plane.

10. Emily thinks his lap is great. She likes to jump in it and cuddle when he's typing at the computer.

11. Abbie likes to nibble on his toes the best because he always lets her have her fill of toe.

12. Eliot loves when Daddy cleans the litterbox, and he stalks around until Daddy leaves so that he can use it first!

13. But I'm his favorite (don't tell the others!) because I keep his feet warm every night! I love sleeping on my Daddy's feet and I know he loves us a lot.

--Percy

Monday, May 21, 2007

Midnight Monday - Belated Gotcha Day!


Hi effruyone. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent my weekend with my sisfur Emily. It was her first gotcha day and we got all kinds of presents and had very special nip in her honor. Mom and dad spent all day Saturday in bed with us kitties to celebrate... so I'd like to use my midnight Monday to honor my wonderufl sisfur Emily. She's so much fun, I really like to chase her. Happy gotcha day sis!


HAPPY (late) FIRST GOTCHA DAY EMILY!

Love, Mom, Dad, Percy, Eliot and Abbie!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Edition 4: The Bride

We've enjoyed learning about Skeezix's people so much that we wanted to share about our people. Since our mom and dad decided to finally legitimize us and tie the knot next month, we'll make it a countdown to the wedding. So this Thursday Thirteen will be about mom with four more Thursday Thirteens to go before they get hitched.

1. She did ballet when she was a little girl. She said she's glad she quit because she isn't very good at not eating. And her leaps looked like hops.

2. She was a cheerleader in high school and she was captain her senior year until she got really sick, missed a whole bunch of school and was told she couldn't cheer because she didn't have any grades. She had mono-nu-clee-oh-sus and her immune system hasn't been the same since. She still gets strep at least three times a year and catches anything anyone has.

3.She is from a place all the way on the other side of the world called California. She lived in the same house since she was born until she came to live with daddy (and when she went to college).
4. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She said when she lived at school she lived right next to the beach and the sea lions barking often kept her up at night. We know she has to be lying 'cuz lions don't bark, they roar, Emily saw it on Animal Plant.

5. She is really allergic to spider bites and makes daddy kill every spider he sees so it doesn't bite her and kill her, or have babies that may bite her and kill her.

6. She was a vegetarian for 6 years when she was younger, she finally broke down at a get together with friends at a steak house when her friend told her that if a cow could, it would eat her. She is almost ready to become a vegetarian again and she really doesn't like meat. She's crazy. She does make all of her food from scratch though, and it's very tasty. She mainly cooks Italian. You guys should come over for dinner sometime.

7. She is what daddy calls "liberal for a liberal" but that's ok because she comes from California and they are like that over there. Mom calls it being "progressive."

8. She has had at least one cat her entire life. She also usually has a dog. She is a hardcore animal lover and cries when she sees an animal hit by a car or without a home. Dad says if it was up to her we would be a shelter. Mom thinks every animal deserves love and a home of their own.

9. She just became a certified paralegal. She will soon be leaving her job to seek paralegal work. She hates her job, she doesn't like working for someone that she knows she is smarter than. She's in the middle of trying to get into law school. Right now she has dropped out of the current round to try to get a better LSAT score to get more money from the schools that accepted her this time or maybe even into her dream school University of Richmond. She says she wants to defend the environment, whatever that means.

10. She reads Vogue and Vanity Fair and makes fun of the way daddy dresses. She often tells him he can't go outside wearing what he's wearing because she reads Vogue and it's not kosher. She is also a celebrity gossip addict; it's a habit she picked up in college when she was so tired of finding meaning in everything she just wanted to read something that had no value or interpretation. This is Percy's favorite thing about her because after she reads the magazines he licks them, sometimes he doesn't even wait until she's done.

11. She has very strange sleeping habits. She wakes up a bajillion times in the night, but it's ok because she pets us when she does. Sometimes she goes days without sleeping, we tell her to just take a nap already but she says she just can't. She also has times when she wakes up all cold and sweaty screaming and crying from something daddy calls night terrors. We all have to run and let her pet us so she can forget what made her so scared and fall back asleep. She even sees things that aren't there, she'll jump up from trying to fall asleep and make daddy look for whatever she saw until she realizes it wasn't real. I looked it up on Wikipedia, it's called hypogognic hallucinations. She has a real hard time sleeping after that happens.

12. Right now she's on a diet because she doesn't exactly fit into her wedding dress, but she believes it will happen. We like to help out by doing bad things and getting her to chase us.

13. She always puts us first and makes sure we're taken care of. She buys us the best food she can find, always brings home toys, grows us grass and nip. She's just the bestest most greatest mom we could ever ask for and we love her very much.

-Eliot

PS. We will update with a picfurof mom later.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Seven Random Facts About Us

We got tagged! Our friends Skeeter & LC tagged us for the "Seven Random Facts About Me" meme. (Thanks!)

The rules: Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Cats who are tagged need to write on their own blog about the seven things and the rules. You need to choose seven cats to tag and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment that they have been
tagged and to read your blog!

Abbie:



1. I have a foot fetish! I love toes! I love to bite toes and ankles! I nibble them gently but mom says it tickles. And it's weird.

2. I sleep in the kitchen almost all the time. I also help mommy cook and help dad wash the dishes. See? My sisfur is under the door.




3. When I go to wash my foot I don't sit down and hold my leg up, I lay on my back and bring my foot to my mouth like a bear.

4. I can't resist a tail. If anyone moves their tail at all I must swat them.

5. I like to reach for things I want. If you were just out of reach and I wanted you to pet me, I'd roll onto my back and very slowly stretch out my paw to you over and over until you pet me.

6. Just after mom and dad got me, mom had a bad fall and got a concussion. I was by her side while she was assigned to bed rest. I haven't slept in mom and dad's bed since.

7. I like to take the rubber bands off the cabinet in the bathroom that is banded for our safety and hide them.

Eliot:



1. I am smart. I totally understand doors and other complicated things. I like to figure things out and I'm learning to do tricks. So far I can sit when they tell me to. I get treats. Speaking of treats,

2. I am treat obsessed. I will run for miles when I hear a treat bag open. Also, I inhale my treats so I can attempt to steal the other kitties' treats when it's treat time.

3. My nose is perfectly heart-shaped. I have the softest sweetest mew which I use in long sentences composed of lots of short mews.

4. I am a momma's boy. Every day when mommy gets home, I run to great her so she can pick me up and tell me how pretty I am, give me a kiss and put me down. On days when I have other things to do, I let her pick me up, but as soon as she does I kiss her so that she will put me down. I also come to her in the mornings and nibble her hand if she doesn't pet me right away.

5. I use my paws to investigate everything. You will often find me pawing new things I find and concentrating very hard to figure out what they are and if they need to die. My favorite things to paw and kill are shoes.

6. I love bouncy balls and will run towards the bounce whenever I hear the sound.

7. Most of the time I just wrassle with my two sisters. I prefer to wrassle with Abbie because Emily bunny kicks my face. However, when Percy and I wrassle, it's for dominance and mom and dad always break up the wrasslin'.

Emily:



1. I pray all the time. Before meals I pray that it's extra good. I pray that I can get out the windows and get the birds. Whenever I want anything, I get on my hind legs and put my front paws together and pray.

2. Eliot won't wrassle with me much anymore because every time he does, I go right into bunny kicks. I even scratched his eye once and he had to go to the vet to get the green stuff in his eye.

3. When we get new food, I sniff, then I get some on my paw and try it.

4. I almost never meow. The only times I meow are when I'm really unhappy (like at the vet when she puts her hand in places that it doesn't belong) or mostly I meow to compete with Abbie when mommy's making dinner. I have to tell mom I want some too. I whimper and
whine, but I hardly ever meow.

5. I wake mommy up at least twice a night to get pets. I used to try to wake daddy up, but he's a super sound sleeper. She wakes up and rubs my head a little. It's not much, but it's better than nothing. I also sit with my mom when she takes her bath at night, we gossip about boys!

6. I try to bury my food in the carpet after I finish eating. So far, this has not worked well.

7. I go crazy for the whirly-bird. I do flips off the bed. I'd do anything to catch it and I growl when I finally get it and someone tries to take it from me. I would break my neck to finally get that stupid bird on a string. I also go nuts for the laser light and run to daddy when I hear him pick it up.

Percy:
1. I am a jealous cat. When we snuggle on the weekends with mom and dad, if someone else is getting more attention, my leg starts to twitch, I meow real loud, then I go to put the dominate bite on whoever is getting more pets.

2. If you scratch my back behind my tail, I scrunch up my face and if you keep doing it, I have to wash my shoulders until you stop. I don't know why, I just have to.

3. I have a very loud and obnoxious meow. I don't use it very often, but when I do, you better pay attention to me.

4. I love to lay on pants. I refuse to lay on any other article of clothing, but if you leave pants anywhere where I can lay then it is time for a nap.

5. For the first 8 months after mom and dad got me I almost never left the bedroom. I slept on daddy's legs all night and he couldn't move. Now I mainly hang out in the front room, I love my condo...

6. I have inverted nipples.

7. I lick glossy magazines. I recently licked a hole in one of dad's school publications because I licked for so long. Mom and dad hate this, but when they turn their backs I look for something to lick.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

5 Reasons We Love Our Mommy - By Eliot


Hi everybody! Sorry we haven't posted fur a while, everything around here has been very busy. Dad got something called a duh-gree and he had to dress up like a wizzard. What's a wizzard? It must be funny because it made mommy laugh. (He did look pretty funny though.)

So today is Mo-furs Day! I talked to Emily and Percy and Abbie and we came up with five reasons we love mommy!

1. Mommy gives us food--she makes sure we get the good kind that won't hurt kitties, even though I heard that isn't easy now.

2. Mommy gives Emily pets, even when it's dark outside and she headbumps her hand when she's sleeping.

3. Mommy fixes Percy's booboos, even though he doesn't want to take the icky medisins.

4. Abbie says she loves Mommy cause she puts up with her toe nibbles and even says that's cute!

5. I think Mommy has the best tummy to make biscuits on, and she always lets me knead her, no matter what.

We have the bestest Mommy efur!!! Happy Mo-furs Day!

Love,
Eliot, Emily, Percy and Abbie

PS. I know we've been tagged, we will answer tomorrow, we wanted to honor Mommy today.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday Mews


I realize Monday is usually Abbie's deal but there's a lot going on around here and she's way to spastic to stop and tell you...

Mom and dad came to a decision. Mom is going to wait and take the LSAT one last time and then apply to law school again next year. They decided a good place to live would be in the middle of the east coast so they could easily move next year. We will be moving to Richmond in the begining of July. This brings about a big problem for mom and dad - they have to rent as they do not want to be unable to unload a house in a year if we move again, but most 'partments only allow for 2 cats in Richmond. I mean, we're all going, mom and dad are going to have to lie, but mom is awful worried about what will happen if we are found out. Any cats out there in similar situations?

So, in even bigger news WE GOT A WHIRLEY BIRD TOY AND IT IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER EVER HAPPENED TO US EVER! So we've been furry busy chasing it around. I had no idea my life was so empty until that little whirl whooshed by my ear and filled the void.

A special note to my Shamy - it was so nice snuggling with you on my tree this weekend. I hope you stop by more often!

purrs,
Emily

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday... Toesday (featuring fluffy toes!)



My toes are so fluffy you can hardly tell that I have toes!

Percy and I would like to thank everyone for their gotcha day wishes. We feel furry lucky to have found such a wonderful home and such a warm mom and dad to sleep on.

Mom and dad having been talking about our future a lot lately and what they are going to do. It's not looking as though mom is going to get into the schools she wanted and she feels that maybe she rushed things and should take another year to apply. Dad wants her to go for it now, why waste another year not doing what you want, right? Mom's parents told her that if she doesn't get the right offers, they would pay for her to move back to California (with us and dad of course) and help her get into a condo. There's a lot more law schools in southern California and it would help to be closer to her parents so they could help out with things. But dad has lived here his entire life and is understandbaly reluctant.

Do you ever wish the future would get here already so you knew what was going to happen?

Do you think if we moved to California other cats would judge us because of our southern accent?

-Eliot