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Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Keeping our Fingers and Paws Crossed!

Ok, so we are hoping that this will post - I am saving frequently in case of overheating. First, I have to say Barney is firmly in the terrible twos of kittenhood. I have more bites and scratches then I can tell you. Trying to type this is nearly impossible because he is so hyper right now. I know he will grow out of it - all the rest did - but right now he is driving me nuts! When is is sweet he is very sweet but he is the most hyperactive cat I have ever seen. He is currently in time out in an attempt to calm him down (once he is overstimulated the only thing to stop him is to put him in your lap under a blanket- he will meow and Brad will let him out but I know he just needs to calm down and usually keep him there.)

Anyway, the post is supposed to be about the new toys we got! We have ordered a bunch of kitty toys because we are going to be doing Paw it Forward (we are doing it with Mr. Grumpster Wilfred III right now) and I wanted to get stuff from some of the kitty bloggers. Today our order from The Casbah Kitten came. We got the fat goldfish for our kitties, and there was also one of the jelly beans in there (not sure if it was supposed to be or not but it has to stay now because it is covered in cat spit.) I have to say that although the fish was popular, the jellybean is Kirzons very favorite toy - not since his fishy about 10 years ago has he had a toy he seemed to love so much. He would get really mad when anyone went near it (he is older, so he is resting now because playing takes a lot out of him, again, he is old) and growl a bit. And he would walk away, but it would call him back to play. I wish I had a picture of that but the look on his face was as if it had him in a trance when he would walk away. So my next purchase from them is going to be a double order of the jelly beans - they are small, so I thought Barney would like it, but he didn't even really get a chance with it - you will see the pictures that it looks like he is going for it but Krizon put that to a stop really quick.

So I have to say, The Casbah Kitten makes great cat toys. I have also ordered from two of our other favorites, Mouchois (Melvin's mom makes those) and SuppliesJust4Pets.com, which is run by Baby Patches and her mom. When those get here we will let you know what we think - we got some different stuff this time but we are sure it will all be great.

Of course, now Mr. Crazypants (which is Barney's new nickname) is sleeping - thank goodness! Maybe I can post this with minimal problems (other than the blue screen of death - I can feel how hot this is getting so I better go - plus I need to heat up the risotto I made last night for dinner - leftovers).

Enjoy the pictures (I hope)!

ETA: I forgot to mention that there are a couple pictures of Barney with the tissue from the package - he went for that before the goldfish. I had to take it away because I didn't want him to eat it.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

They look innocent enough BUT the little raspberry pikhk is a giveaway!


Jasmim said...

Seem you're having fun too much!

The Kitty Krew said...

Haha! Barney looks so funny with that fish, it's almost bigger than him!

We just got some new toys from Baby Patches, and The Mommy says there's even more that we got from her that she hasn't even given us yet. But once we've been through all those, and gotten bored (MOL!), she said she'd try Casbah's and Melvin's toys too. We can't wait!

Enjoy your toys, kids!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Mishkat said...

We love Casbah Kitten toys! They sent us a free jellybean too - it was white (but now it's kind of gray!)

And re Barney and the terrible twos - we had a horrible time with Tasha biting and scratching us when she was a kitten. We had to yell "NO" and "OUCH" a lot. We thought it was because she was a formerly feral tortie, but maybe not! She did grow out of it, though - now she never does that. So here's hoping Barney grows up soon.

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, how fun!

The Monkeys said...

We love the Casbah Kittens (and their Mom)!!

We have some jelly beans too and we love them. We haven't tried the fat goldfish yet but it looks like so much fun!

We hope your computer problems get fixed really soon! It can be so frustrating

Cory said...

Ok...I need to bug my mom now...MOM I NEED NEW TOYS!!!!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

Oh my, that looks soooo fun... I wanna play too!!!

Baby Patches is such a good kitty, she sent me my springs :swoon:

Milo and Alfie said...

Oh so adorable! We are fans of Barney cos Alfie is a bit of a zoom kid too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for doing a post with our toys in it!! We LOVE the pictures and we're glad the toys are a hit! Our jelly beans were the first toys we ever made and we put a free bean in every order so you can test it. At home we keep about a million of them under the fridge.....

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Amy,
Great post and pictures today...I feel for you on the terrible twos...I need to write about some of the things Madi did during her first few months with us...oh me was she bad. I often said if she had been our first cat there would not have been a second cat!!!

Your NEW FLOORS are Gorgeous!!!
Madi and Mom

Mr. Grumpster Wilfred III said...

these pics made me and my mom real happy! i love Barneys Rasberry face, hehe! let me know when your package gets there!! i feel like it is taking forever!! i don't even remember when i sent it out. ha.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Amy....Madi does love tummy rubs and had rec'd several before that picture. That angelic look can become a demonic in an instant if she gets over stimulated with the belly rubs...but then you know about
that!! HA Cecilia

Anonymous said...

Mr. CrazyPants!!!!!!!!! MOL we love it!!! Those toys are super pawesome!!!

Misha said...

Those jellybeans are the best!