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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!!




Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hi Everyone!

Sorry we disapeared - with Thanksgiving things go kinda crazy around here. But now we are back and all the cats are doing great. Barney is so much better - back to his normal crazy self. Thanksgiving went really well and for the most part the cats were super brave and came down - only Lola didn't, but mostly she is just a bit lazy (if she had been down she would have stayed - that is how she is - where she is she stays).  Gus was super lovey with everyone, and even Barney was down - he was much shyer last year. And Virgil entertained everyone with his new trick of trying to get the ice maker to work - I managed to get some video of it the day before which I posted below.

 Anyway, I am so behind in everything - I am waiting on a shipment so I can finally send out the prizes for the Halloween contest and some other things. And don't think I forgot about the Christmas Card exchange - I will contact everyone over the next couple days. I can't use the computer to visit much from work, but I was able to do our Christmas Card design for this year - I think it turned out great!

I will do a longer post tomorrow - I hope everyone is doing ok and has had a great weekend, and will have a great week ahead!

Ok, so here is the Virgil video - ignore all the mess in the background and the bags on the floor - there was a lot of pre-Thanksgiving cooking going on, and it took up the counter so I put some bags of stuff on the ground (plus it makes it easier for Kirzon to lick the bags, which he loves to do - luckily he doesn't chew on them). We had a lot going on and were doing lots of cleaning and cooking but then Virgil started trying to get the ice from the ice maker, so of course we had to stop all the cleaning/cooking and try and get it on video!  I hope you like it!!

43 comments:

Kea said...

That was too cute! We think Virgil's very determined and very clever. Our fridge is just a basic one, no ice-maker, so we don't know if we'd also be fascinated! :-)

P.S. Look how big Gus is! Wow!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We likes that video! I enjoyed watching you jump for the ice!! That must be interesting living in a house with an ice maker. Here mom has to use icecube trays!!

Sagira said...

So happy to hear that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Glad that Barney is feeling much better. And oh my...Virgil, you are such a smarty pants to figure out the ice maker like that. That is an awesome trick!

The Creek Cats said...

Great to hear from you guys!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!!! *Clapping and standing ovation*!! Awwwww Virgil is just amazing - look at his determination!! LOL! I love how he's surrounded by all the ice he got! Oh and I love your lampshade too!!

And Gus is a big boy now isn't he?!?! Awwwwww great to see him too!!

I'm so glad that you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and that all the kitties are doing well!!!
Take care
x

OKcats said...

We are glad that everyone is doing well. We hope you had a great weekend. Don't forget, it's time to start being good - Sandy Claws will be watching!!

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

P.S. hahaha, speaking of being good, our verification word is 'badione'!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is so cute. Did he get more than just chips? He looks do tiny!

A few Good Cats said...

Way to go, Virgil! You're one clever cat.

We were also happy to see Gus and how much he's grown.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khute!!!

Thanks fur sharing!!!

Welkhome Bakhk too ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cat said...

Hi Amy!!! :-) Glad to hear you had a nice thanksgiving. I absolutely loved the video of Virgil getting ice cubes...how clever is that!!!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Hello! It's great to hear from you...the video was a scream! Virgil is quite the Smart Cat. How did he learn to do that, I wonder? Just by watching?

Sparkle said...

Your Thanksgiving sounds like it was fun! I think Virgil is a little bit nuts for trying to get ice out of the ice maker, although that might be a good trick in the summer.

Natalie said...

That was adorable! Virgil is such a determined, smart kitty.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Just dropping in to wish you a peaceful and joyful between holidays season. We know it's busy, and we can't guarantee how much we'll convince Moma to help us with the blogs, but we wanted you to know we're thinking of you. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

xxoo
Jake and Fergi

Au and Target said...

What a clever kitty Virgil is! We love this vid.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so impressed wiv Virgil's skills! The video is awesome.

Rene said...

Wow, that's just crazy, Virgil! We don't know any other cats who will go to all that effort just to get some ice! We liked seeing the close ups of you too. You're a handsome mancat.

GRAÇA said...

I also miss you already, has been a little sick masminhamamy the coast, and with the draw ... After the Christmas party will all come back to normal, but I still come back!
Ronrons of
Kika

Sammy and Andy said...

Good job, Virgil!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Monday to all of you. xxxxxxxxx

Pierro said...

Virgil is a good boy and he is persistant! Bonks to him. We love the ice maker too. Sometimes dad puts the chair near the ice maker so we can inspect it thoroughly.

Our kitchen is messy too hahabonks

bonkbonkbonks!

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

No ice maker on the front of our fridge, but I feel CERTAIN that Magic would figure out how to work it if we did.
Cute.
Glad to know Barney is back to himself.

Meowers from Missouri said...

our t'sgiffin' was kinda disjointed, too, but mom swears she'll get back onna postin' an' visitin' wagon after fallin' off. that's killer video of virgil an' the ice maker! our woofie does that, although she don't hafta jump quite that high.

Cynthia Maniglia said...

Hahaha, Virgil is good at getting ice - and your new bling for a lamp is pawsome - serious lamp envy here! Happy belated Birthday, Amy! Now I can hear what you sound like...

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely hilarious!! OMC I hope Madi doesn't learn that trick...
Thanks for the LOL
Madi and Mom

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Virgil is such a cutie!!!! I love that smart boy :)

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Marg said...

That is a great video. Virgil, did you enjoy that ice. It would be fun to bat it around the floor. Very clever of you to figure that out. Good jumper too. Take and have a good week.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

That video is great! Well done, Virgil!

Glad o hear Thanksgving went well and everyone is feeling good!

Purrs,
The Chans

Remington said...

Too cute! Ozabella says Hi to Gustin! I made the mistake of telling her about Gustin asking if they could be boyfriend/girlfriend and now that is all she can talk about! She really wants to be Gustin's girlfriend! She wants to know if he has a letterman's jacket? We are still discussing this matter as she is so young. But we know that Gustin is very mature and we could trust him....I am certain there will be an answer very soon.

Oskar said...

Great video! We love Kirzon's socks!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Ayla and Iza, said...

Sounds like things have been busy at your place guys!

We loved Virgil playin with the icemaker (we dont have one). But we thought it was funniest listnin to Mom in the background... Did we actally hear her say "C'mon girl" ta Virgil?

Brian said...

Way to go Virgil!!! Hey, we've been missing you too but we know you're out there thinking about all your friends!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are happy to hear things are going well at your place now!!!!! Woot!!
Virgil...what a guy! heehee
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Laila and Minchie said...

The Ice Man commeth! Great job dude!

Danielle said...

Cute! Virgil you are such a smart mancat. It was very clever of you to make it dispence ice for you! *kitty kisses*

Dani

Jan's Funny Farm said...

He's sure determined. And it looked like he hooked a few little pieces.

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Wow! Virgil is a VERY high jumper...Go Air Virgil! Glad your holiday turned out well and that all enjoyed the day.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Virgil that is ridiculous! And your humans stand there and watch. You could train them to do more things.
norwood

Neeko said...

This is sooo cool how Virgil is after the ice maker and so good at it :o)
Glad you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Smooches,
Neeko :o)

Meowers from Missouri said...

fanks fur visitin' us again today--we's glad yer mom's gettin' to sneak a peek now an' then so youse guys can keep up wif the cat blogosphere. yep, ed's got a snuggly cuddle spot, an' if he gets scairt, he can just plug his head into her armpit an' nuffin' can hurt him!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Virgil what an athletic cat you are! Those are great jumps!
And a special guest appearance by Gus!!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Great that Virgil can get ice anytime he wants it. Good Job! Now I hope the next video is Sweet Barney. Glad to hear that he is back to normal.

Cloon said...

Theese one is a funny one! Now is Virgil OBSESSED with ice? I once heard of a feline that had an ice cube obsession...

cats of wildcat woods said...

No ice maker on ours - we have to make sure no one walk in when the door is open too long! The cats like to check out the goodies on the shelves.