Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Purina Cat Food Recall: Colorado, Idaho and Oregon

To Our Friends in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon:

We just read at the Big Cat News Blog
that there has been a recall of 
dry Purina Cat Food in your states.
Here is the text of the warning,
and the batches that are involved:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ST. LOUIS, MO, June 27, 2011—Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only the following products with both the "Best By" date and production codes shown are included in this voluntary recall:
Product Name Bag Size "Best By" Date & Production Code* Bag UPC Code
Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food 6.3 lb. AUG 2012 10331083 13 17800 11320
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food 3.15 lb. AUG 2012 10381083 06 50000 08450
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food 16 lb. AUG 2012 10381083 06 50000 57578
* "Best By" Date and Production Code is found on the back or bottom of the bag.

For more information,
please follow the link to
and pass the word around!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


According to Wikipedia, via the Dangerous Minds
article about this video,
these cats are playing with 
an instrument called a 
"Theremin", which

“[was] originally known as the aetherphone/etherophone, thereminophone or termenvox/thereminvox [and] is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player. It is named after its Russian inventor, Professor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.”

Now, what would 
Pişi do with that?
(since she's deaf! --
The BTLO would sure love to try,
to see if there was a frequency
she can hear!)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Third Floor Adventures


This is MY special space,
and it appears no one is up here!

Let me make sure no one's behind me --

No one's coming!  Oh Goodie!!!

I can be up here alone with our
Big Two Legged One,
and I see my brushes right over there!

Uh Oh--

Just thought I'd check things out,
and make sure
you're not getting too much
special attention! 


Oh drat!
I guess I have to share --
what a drag--

We Hope Everyone Is Fine!

With love,
Pişi and Squeak

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Solstice To Everyone!

It's been a beautiful summer solstice
in our neck of the woods,
sunny and just hot enough --

The BTLO is pretty amazed
at her African Violets.
I especially like this one --

the really deep purple one,
that one hasn't blossomed for almost two years!

Yes, you'll note that I,
have gained access to one of the coveted
here by the Violets and the Window.

I really don't know where she is. . . . .

That's because Her Pişiness
is here,
traveling on a higher level:

in my book, everything is better
on a higher level--

I'm always looking to see things 

If it's over my head,
it's really bugging me.

and I have to see it,
and sniff it,
and overcome it.

And then I'm a happy cat.

It's true, I'm really not supposed to be
on the counter, but occasionally
I get away with it 
for a little while,
or at least as long as it takes
the BTLO 
to take these cute pictures.

Of course my other motivation
is to find out what she's cooking:

and all and all,
it just doesn't look appealing 
to me.

No meat.

Oh, well.

See ya all later!


Pişi and Squeak

Meditate With Us

Oh, our BTLO
is really into meditation
right now.

What she doesn't seem to get
is that we've been doing it all along:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pass The Watermelon

We absolutely love the videos
at Big Cat Rescue.

Here's the latest:

for more information, please go to:


More on Larry The Cat

We realize we're quite behind the news on this topic,
and especially our British and Canadian reader will find this to be
old news, but since our posting of the bobby letting Larry in at Downing Street,
we've taken quite a shine to the 
Minister of Mousing 
(or whatever his title is)

We found some great pictures of Larry the Cat --
follow the link, and you'll see
why we think he has quite an impressive profile:

Dusty the Cat Burglar

We both want to give an eight-pawed applause
to Dusty,
the Cat Burglar of San Mateo, California.

( sfgate )

Cute, eh?
Oh, he's a deceptive little kitty, he is! 
He knows how to play the cute hand for all it's worth!
It appears, though, that he steals an average of four objects a night
from different people in his neighborhood.

Here's some news coverage about him.
We love the nighttime photos of him dragging his loot home:

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( sfweekly )

Follow the link below the picture for full details!

more soon --
with love from 
Pişi and Squeak

Friday, June 17, 2011

Could Someone Please Let The Cat In?

Scene: 10 Downing Street; London, England.

Demanding Admittance: Larry The Cat

Squeak's New Career

Well, I finally found something useful in this house full of books:

This one -- I've been reading it,
and I've decided that I'm going to become
the next 
Tennessee Williams,
Arthur Miller,
Eugene O'Neil --

none of them are female,
and none
are cats.

I may have an angle I can really play, 

and best of all,
I have a wealth of inspiration and material
in my psycho cat house mate --

I'll see you all at the Tony Awards --

with love,
from Squeak

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pollen, and Squeak Strings A Guitar

Well, kitty blogger friends,
it appears our
Big Two Legged One
is having a little trouble
thinking these days,
because of this stuff:

She just keeps sneezing and not finishing anything she starts.

So I thought I'd help her string
this here ol' guitar --

(I love the way those strings wiggle around!)

It's not my fault that first string keeps breaking!
Brush me, will ya?

See everyone later;
hopefully that pollen count will be down

Monday, June 13, 2011

the beginnings of a beautiful relationship:

Another great video
suggestion from Arbroath:

His very appropriate title is:

"Sleeping Kitten Plays Invisible Harp"

You've heard of Cock-A-Poos and Golden Doodles?

Well, of course,
a Liger
would be a cross
between a 
and a Tiger,
and it appears that that 
can have some side effects.

Here's another fabulous video
about examining and observing
after they were saved from a back yard in Mississippi:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lamb Chop: A Conversation Between Pişi and Squeak

Hey, Fluffy,
would you please bring me that lamb chop?

Lamb Chop?  What Lamb Chop?

That lamb chop, Fluff-head

I don't see a lamb chop,
unless it's
that Lamb Chop:


Saturday, June 11, 2011

She's Back Home, And We Are So Happy!

We've been silent
for a week or so
our BTLO
was out of town!

But now
she's home,
and we're so happy 
we're even willing
to tolerate each other!

Here's Pişi,
with the African Violets:

Note the really deep purple one on the left --
it hasn't bloomed in nearly two years!

And of course,
Squeak too likes the flower room:

We'll be back again, soon!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

smart cat!

there appears to be a problem with viewing the video from here.  If you're interested, please click on this link to the video, as it was posted by its original owner:  vancoosh

Friday, June 3, 2011

travelin' mom and call for photos!

well. . . . 
she's been gone a day.
We're stuck at home,
and we can't blog too much,
for at least a week.

So be well, all our blogging friends,

and in the meantime, you may want to check out this website
that is looking for pictures of
Cats in Windows--

We bet you'll be able to help them!

We will, when the BTLO gets home!

Cats in Windows | An online photo gallery of cats in windows.