Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Whisker Hump Wednesday

Last week I forgot to post the boys' whiskers for Whisker Hump Wednesday....

Here they are... Do you know which one is Bugsy and which is Knuckles?

A =



B =





The answer.... A = Knuckles and B = Bugsy...

Have a great day....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Max on ... Earthquakes and Cats.


We have had some crazy weather, haven't we? Well, I hope everybuddy is doing well from the hurricane. Please let us know that you are doing okay.

And, who felt the earthquake? Did you also hear it before your beans? I never was in an earthquake, but I just learned that cats can sense earthquakes long before human beans. The first time I heard this it was in reference to the fact that cats are known to carry their babies out of a building prior to an earthquake. Pretty smart, huh?

Well if you want to know how we get the signals early, here's how. We have super sensitive hearing and we can hear the noises of the earth shifting and thus we are warned that an earthquake is upon us. Now that's a skill that should be worth something. I mean, why don't those weather men all have cats. They might be right a great percentage of the time.... HEE HEE

Yep... it would be good for everybuddy living in an earthquake prone area to have a cat. Maybe, just maybe, I'll look into setting up an earthquake detection agency and I'll staff it with all feline personnel...

Have a great day.....!

Let us know if you had the hurricane and that you are okay.... Okay?

On our schedule? Easy Like Sunday


Bugsy just checked the schedule and learned that it's Easy Like Sunday time. We watched the weather channel on and off all night, so we are ready for a nap. That doesn't mean that we're not thinking of our friends still getting rain and wind from Irene....

Please.... report in and let us know how you are doing when you can.... Until we hear from all of you.... BE SAFE!

pawhugs, Max

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Goodnight Irene...


We're sending out purrs to all our pals north of us. Be safe... We'll talk to you on the other side of the Hurricane..... We've got paws crossed that Irene will take an early exit out to sea.

Sending lots of love... Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Max on ... Joe, The Painter

Wow.... it's been a fun week at the condo. The boys have had a ball with Joe (he's the one who is peeling paper off the walls and then replacing it with paint). He has come everyday this week cuz HH had him do the kitchen, hallway, and two bathrooms....

So... the boys chased little pieces of paper he peeled from the walls and you know Bugsy had fun climbing the ladder. The only part they didn't like was when the paint was wet and they had to stay on the porch for a while...

Here's the next edition of Bugsy and Knuckles: Double Trouble to commemorate their time with their new friend Joe...


(click on the image to biggify)

Have a great day...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bugsy ... The Great Snoopervisor

Good Morning Pals...

I hope you can read the message on this picture. I just wanted to thank all of you for pawticipating in the commentathon yesterday. Thanks for making it a success.

(if you can't read this, just click on it to biggify)


While the commentathon was going on yesterday, HH had a painter (Joe) in to work on the kitchen and the bathrooms. Guess who appointed himself chief snoopervisor... yep, it was Bugsy.

Whenever Joe wasn't on the ladder, Bugsy climbed to the top of it and watched Joe's every move. At one point, Joe just put the ladder in HH's office to get it out of the way. Bugsy climbed it in there too, but with no painting to snoopervise in that room, Bugsy got distracted by the ceiling fan. When Joe walked in, Bugsy looked as if he was trying to figure out how to jump from the top of the ladder onto the blades of the ceiling fan... Luckily, Joe nixed that plan...

Good try, Bugsy...



Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Commentathon for Judi, Sammy, Andy and Shelly



We love you... SAS and J...

from Max


Knuckles...


and Bugsy

We are so happy to be pawticipating in the commentathon for the Sammy, Andy, and Shelly (Judi too). Now, most of the blogs participating are doing so because they were hatted by Judi ... Well, somehow, I never got around to asking her to hat me and the boys, Bugsy and Knuckles, that is are too young to know much about that.

But.... we wanted to participate anyway, so we are having a bare-headed commentathon to help them. Please be sure to leave a comment on the blog and HH will donate $1.00 for every comment... So............. send everyone you know this way today so we can tally up lots of comments.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Max on... Cat Talk Time...

The boys and I are pleased to pawticipate in Cat Talk Time. Thanks to the Zoolatry for thinking of this wonderful activity. We have put our heads together. Here are our favorite cat talk phrases and words...

food human (or food machine): That's what we used to call HH before we started calling her HH. Food human is another name for the bean who feeds and takes care of us cats.

HH: That's what we call our bean. It's an endearing abbreviation for Her Highness.

bean: That's another term we use for humans. Usually we call the humans who take care of our friends beans, such as "How's your bean doing?"

pawsome: This is a term that should be used frequently. It is an exclamation to express how wonderful something or someone is...



jazz paws: This is a gesture. Humans often use jazz hands when they are talking about something they really like. Well, I use *jazz paws* to help when I'm talking about something I really like.

four-paw surfer slide: Wish I had a picture of this one. This is where one of us runs, jumps on a counter or table and slides (surfer style) across it dumping everything onto the floor.

ceiling cat: This is a cat statue position where the cat stares at the ceiling or wall to try to make you look too.



throne: This is the name Brian gave his cat scratcher and Bugsy picked up on it.

throne... you can either sit on it or under it...

nip: This is short for catnip. It is often used in conjunction with the word coma... nip or catnip coma is when the cat zones out from too much of the nip.

tock: An endearing term for the hind quarters...

purrfect: This one is just a purrfect word.

bi-pawler: This is when your cat is acting really affectionate and suddenly bites the puh-tooties out of your hand.

bird tv: This is when we sit at the window and gawk at the birds.

summer camp: This is one I used when Lindsey and The Great Noodles came over when their food humans went on vacation.

jungle adventure: This is a game the boys play where one hides under the blanket and the other jumps on him.

hair nest: This is the fur deposit the boys leave in a chair. They generally go back to the same spots to try to build up the nest before HH can get around to it to vacuum.

clock-in: This is what the boys were starting to do before the food experiment. Basically, they set their internal clocks for one hour before an event and they come to their bean to clock-in and remind the bean of the event. Clocking in is most consistently connected to regular feedings.

synchronized napping: This is when the boys nap at the same time in a harmonious configuration.




Hope you enjoyed our list. Have a great day...





Monday, August 22, 2011

Max on.... letting go of old toys...

Oh...oh... pals... The old throne finally bit the dust. Something drastically happened to it yesterday. It is smushed to the ground.



Bugsy takes one more ride before HH takes it away.



It's a good thing that this happened on only the second day of the food experiment or HH might have thought Bugsy had gained too much weight.

As it is, the experiment is going very well... The boys are happy with the new arrangement.

Have a great day everyone...



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Easy Like Sunday with Max

I have put up so many pictures of the boys snoozing and getting on their Easy on Sunday. Today... it's me. Those boys are so darned cute, but I could get my easy on with the best of them...

Anyway, hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Oh and by the way... the food experiment is going well so far. The boys seem to be eating only when hungry... Paws crossed.

Have a great day.



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Max on... The Food Experiment


Bunny and I are reporting in... The Great Food Experiment started at the condo today...

When I surveyed all of you about whether you get a meal at a time or food down all the time, the majority said food down all the time. Well..... HH has decided to try the experiment of putting down a full dish and seeing if the boys will pace themselves.

She's not doing this blindly though. First, she weighed each of the boys, then she measured out the food. Then.... here's the exciting part.... she put it down. The boys looked at the bowl, back at HH and then at each other in confusion... They hadn't seen a full bowl of food since living here. It was as if they weren't sure whether the food was for them.

Finally, they decided to dig in. HH held her breath, but they did stop eating when they seemed to get full. Each returned to the dish to see if they were right that there was food leftover, but they walked away without eating the rest.

Paws are crossed that the boys will pace themselves, so they won't have to show so much attention to their food. We'll see how the experiment goes... and of course I'll report back to you.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

Yours in crunchies! (hee, hee)


Friday, August 19, 2011

Turbo Champion Paws



Okay.... so we have talked about the turbo track a lot.... I mean A Lot... but we do love it. We had a certain quality of play before Turbo Track and now after Turbo Track.... Just wanted to show you the paws that can whap that ball with lightening speed. Who do you think belongs to those paws?


Here is just one of those paws in action ....


Yep, you're right... It's me, Bugsy... Turbo Champion.

Hope you have great plans for the weekend...


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thankful Thursday... the turbo track and beyond...


Yes, we are thankful for our turbo track, but you all know that. For those of you who wondered where the ball was hiding yesterday.... There it is...



We're thankful, too, that Max is writing again. He was always HH's paperweight when she wrote. So, we're excited because Max has said that one of us can be his paperweight. Here we are trying out for the job. Knuckles, as you can see, has scrunched himself down on the papers, hoping Max will pick him. I am trying to get him to move... We'll see who he picks.



Anyway, one thing we know for sure is that we are thankful for all our friends. Have a great day.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuna Tuesday... Is everybody happy?



There's nothing better than Tuna Tuesday. Do you get tuna or at least tuna juice every Tuesday? If not, you should start participating in the tradition. It sure does brighten up the week.

Lots of business today. First off there's an auction going on for Sammy, Andy and Shelly. I don't know if you know but they are having some problems. Take a look, there might be something that you're interested in. Both of HH's books are in the auction.


Another piece of news is that HH has signed up for a book fair in November. That means that I'm gonna have to write my little paws to the bones in order to finish My Tenth Life in time. Don't worry, pals, I will finish. Failure is not an option.

Hope you have a great day planned. Enjoy whatever you do.. and remember: Max Loves Ya!!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Bugsy on quirks


I'm watching for Knuckles... This is his tape measure. He takes it with him everywhere... well, almost everywhere... He doesn't have it with him right now.

I've been playing with it for about 15 minutes and now I'm all tangled up in it and he hasn't even noticed. Usually, if anyone touches his tape measure, he's there in a flash. I'm living dangerously here, but I just wanted to see what the fuss was about. Frankly, I don't get all that big a kick out of it. In fact, I wouldn't even classify it as a toy, but don't tell him I said that.

Here's an old picture of Knuckles.... he's dragging the tape measure from room to room...


Oh well, we all have our own little quirks.. Tell me one of yours...



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Easy Like Sunday


Good morning and thanks for your opinions yesterday about that spectacular cat toy. HH still says the condo is too small for it, but we're going to work on her some more. Never fear... the boys and I will prevail.

So, today... we're getting our easy on. HH will be cleaning around the condo...hee hee... it seems we have every little toy strewn about every room... But, her puttering about won't disturb our Easy-Like-Sunday napping.

Whatever you do... have a great day....!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Max On...Thinking ahead to Christmas Shopping

"Wooooohoooo, what a toy I found."

Oh...oh... I think we're gonna have to add a room to the condo. No sooner do we get over the great birthday party.... and I noticed this gem of a present for the boys... What a wonderful toy...

I haven't shown it to HH yet. I think she will nix the idea. I mean, we have the 6 foot tunnel, and the turbo track and the throne.... I just don't know if she'll think that the condo will be able to hold any more big toys, but... it's a long time until Christmas. I'll slowly work on her and spoiling the boys will win out. I'm sure of it.

Hope you have great plans for your weekend. Have a good day.

pawhugs, Max

Friday, August 12, 2011

Knuckles... Happy Weekend


Woooohoooo... Friday is here and I'm spending my time getting ready for the weekend. I don't know for sure what we're doing, but Bugsy and I will think of some way to keep things hopping over here.

We hear that it's still hot, hot, hot outside, but we do live in air conditioning, so that doesn't bother us much. Now, I want to ask you something.... How many of you have food in your dish all the time? We heard stories that in the old days, people used to leave a bowl of crunchies out for the kitties so they could graze when the mood hit them.

We think this is a good idea and are trying to convince HH to try it. She's afraid we won't self-regulate the amount of food we eat.

What do you think?

Have a great weekend everybody....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful Thursday... HH starts back to art class





Good morning pals... I'm just sitting here in a sun puddle waiting for HH to leave for class. You see, it's Thankful Thursday and we're thankful that HH is starting back to art class today. It's a good thing for several reasons...

1. When she goes to art class, she comes home fired up and maybe we can talk her into working on the cartoons of Knuckles and Bugsy.

2. When she goes to art class, she brings home pretty things that she made. We critique them for her and that stimulates our brain power.

3. When she goes to art class, we get free run of the condo for a few hours with the full knowledge that she won't come in and catch us doing something on the "NO" list.

So you see, art class is a good thing for her and for us, and we are thankful for it.

Have a great day everybody... pawhugs, Max

PeeeeEs... I'm not supposed to show you this sketch... Oh well, what's done is done. Tee Hee!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

National Book Lover's Day....


Remington just reminded me that it's National Book Lover's Day... (thanks Rem). Oh.... how could I have missed that? I love books. There is one whole book just about me...

So, I went in search of how to spend this wonderful day... I found this great article over at Weekend Notes

It'll give you some good suggestions on how to spend the day. Me... I'll probably take a nap with a book. That sounds good to me.

But I can't let National Book Lover's Day go by without showing you the books that HH has written. They are both available in print and in Kindle format...





















The Zen of Max .................and......... Ready...Set...Tweet

Monday, August 8, 2011

World Cat Day at MaxtheQuiltCat




Happy World Cat Day Everybody!!!

Here are a few pictures of us in honor of the day.
We are celebrating our catness and yours!!!
Have a wonderful day!

love from,

Max,
Knuckles,
Bugsy
and
HH







And here's one of Max's poem... food for thought...

Crunchies on the floor...
That's what I adore...
Oh Yeah....

Have a great day everybody...