Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sunglasses Day a la Ranger....


Here's our pic for Sunglasses Day.  HH got so excited when we told her that we had read on Frankie and Ernie's bloggie that today (June 27th) is Sunglasses Day.  You see... she just started a series of paintings called, Cats with Shades.

This is the first one of them...

The Great Noodles ready to spin some tunes!

Some of you who've been around the blogosphere for a while (and especially Twitter) will remember The Great Noodles... He was a pal to Max when he first started on Twitter and blogging.  

Anyhoooooo... his human gave HH a photo of him with sunglasses a while back and HH decided to paint it as the first in her Shades series... So there you have it....

So, we thank Ranger  .... by the way, join in the blog hop for Sunglasses Day today by going to Ranger's bloggie at ...  Thank you Ranger for having this wonderful event and Thank you Frankie and Ernie for telling us about this event.  It has made HH very happy to have a reason to show one of her Sunglasses cats.... And after the frig caper last week, we are working extra hard to keep HH smiling... you know what we mean, right?

So have a great day, and be sure to hop on over to Ranger's place to participate in the blog hop.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Note to kitties and their humans.... if you have a photo of your precious feline with sunglasses on, HH would love to use it for reference for the painting series.  There will be no pressure at all to buy the painting after HH finishes it.  She just wants photos to use while painting.  So, if you have one, please send a good jpg of it to Lou AT LouBelcher DOT com.  Thanks... we know that will make her happy too....

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hidey Ho!!!

Has anyone seen Knuckles this morning?  Me either... he's around but I'm hiding in this bag and he hasn't been able to find me.

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on the refrigerator caper post.  We had a hard time convincing HH that squirrels had raided the frig, but when Frankie chimed in supporting the theory and the rest of you got on board, she finally said that she thought it might be true.  HEE HEE....

Hope everybuddy had a great weekend.  I gotta get back to hiding from Knuckles now.  See you soon.

hugs, Bugsy

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Great Refrigerator Caper starring Knuckles and Bugsy

This is what HH said it looked like when she came home the other day.......  we were in trouble.....

Have a great weekend.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Howdy on Thankful Thursday...

Good morning.... We are very late getting around to our posting today.  It's Thankful Thursday and we're thankful that HH didn't finish the cartoon she was drawing of us breaking into the refrigerator.  It's only a brief respite from our humiliation though as she says that she'll post it once she gets it looking the way she wants.

However, over on Cat-A-Day Paintings, she did post her most recent ColorCat. Have a look if you want. It's at

Have a great day everybuddy....

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tooona Tuesday Everybuddy!!!!

We woke up this morning with energy surging through us... It's TOOOONA Tuesday.  Happy Dance for sure. A you can see, I'm waiting patiently for HH to prepare the Tooona...

... but Bugsy is a little impatient, so he decided to spin some tunes while he waits. In any case, we are inviting all of you to join us for a great and wonderful Toona Feast.  

See you soon..... we're wishing everybuddy a Happy Toooooona Tuesday.

hugs, Knuckles

Friday, June 14, 2013

Yesterday was quite a day!

Look what Katie Isabella's momma sent us.  She gave the portrait HH did of Katie to her son and this is a picture of it in his office at work...  What a great spot for it. We love it.

TGIF.... and that's for sure. We had a rough day, then a great day, then a rough day yesterday... three days in one.  And no pictures of any of it.

First off, we had to go to the vet for our Annual Check-ups.  We hadn't been in the car since the last time we went to the vet, but we did a good job of not meowing our heads off..... When we got in the exam room, HH let us out of our carriers... We were nervous, so we stayed close to HH.  But when the vet was talking to HH, Bugsy got his nerve up and jumped up on the counter where they keep the dog bisquit jar... Well before you know it, Bugsy was nudging the lid (ceramic, mind you) off the jar with his nose.

HH warned the doc and he grabbed the lid just in time.... That commotion didn't faze Bugsy...he was on a mission and he stuck his head right in the jar and grabbed a dog bisquit for himself... He didn't think to grab one for me too... but he was lucky, the doc let him have it, so Bugsy got a treat....

So we survived our physicals and are doing fine.  When we got back to the condo, HH gave us each a treat and went off to the DMV to renew her driver's license.  She was only gone an hour, but we made use of that time.  When she got home, she peeked in the kitchen window while she was opening the door and saw that the refrigerator door was open......  Yup... we got into the refrigerator.

She's hoping that she left the door ajar, because if she didn't, the other possibility is that we now know how to open the frig.  We're not telling her which is true..... So today when she left for the studio, she took packing tape and taped the refrigerator door shut so there's no chance of us getting in it today.

However.... we are living high on our memory of yesterday's snack.  We got bread out of the frig and Knuckles worked on that. You know how much he likes bread.  I got out a bag of cheese and chewed through it and snacked on that.  Also on the floor: butter, salad dressing, jelly, two apples and a bag of fresh broccoli.... Some of that didn't interest us. It just fell out when we were grabbing our favorites.

HH was shocked, then she looked at us with her "stern" face.  We knew we weren't supposed to be in the frig, but who could resist... am I right?   Well, amazingly enough... with our full bellies, we napped right through dinnertime and ... that's our story of yesterday's adventures.

Have a great day.

hugs, Knuckles

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Operation Toy Retrieval II

Good Morning pals...... It's here... It's finally here.  Today is Operation Toy Retrieval. It's the day HH moves the couches and big chairs and lets us look underneath for our lost toys....

Bugsy and I got up early to be ready for the first movement of furniture, but you know what I found first... HH had retrieved ( pulled it from where she hid it) my tunnel.  I think she put it away a long time ago becuz she thought we had too many toys... you can never have too many toys I right?

Well, she got it out and I immediately slid into it.  "Welcome home little tunnel. I've missed you so."

Then we started looking around for other toys and HH decided that she might as well get on with the moving of the furniture. So before breakfast we had raked in all these long lost balls and stuffed mice, etc... We are so lucky. Here they are piled up on the couch...  We are going to try to be careful not to push them under the furniture any more. 

Here's our stash ...half way through Operation Toy Retrieval

Bugsy was in charge of inventory.

All this and it's only 6:30 AM.....  We even have time for Easy Like Sunday.

Have a great day everybuddy.

Hugs, Knuckles (and Bugsy)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Knuckles on Thankful Thursday

Good morning.....  I have retreated to my office to contemplate Thankful Thursday... Here are the things that I'm thankful for.....

my office
turbo track
kind words
cupboards I can break into
the empty (now that I emptied it) shelf in the closet
more naps
and more treats

Have a great day..

hugs, Knuckles

Cat-A-Day Paintings

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Come one... Come All... It's Hug Your Cat Day... We're open for business.

Now... we're not saying that HH doesn't give us plenty of hugs... She does. She's always hugging on us, but we're willing to fill the gap if any of you don't have cats.  Just come on over today and get your fill of our wonderful, soft fluffiness on Hug Your Cat Day.

See how soft and cuddly we look.  A hug from us will do wonders for your blood pressure and for your disposition...... See you soon...

Have a great day...

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Boys schedule Operation Toy Retrieval

Good Morning Pals....

Knuckles and I were sitting on the couch yesterday a little too close to HH. Knuckles almost didn't make it into the picture, but I'm my handsome self, so I decided to post it anyway.

HH has schedule our Yearly Operation Toy Retrieval.... it's going to be this coming Sunday... so we'll give up a little of our Easy Like Sunday time to retrieve toys from under the book cases and under the couche. We're excited, cuz we know how many toys we've knocked under all those places in a year.

If you want to join us and show all the toys you retrieve... we'd love that.

Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy

Cat-A-Day Paintings and Sketches by Lou

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Annoucnement from Bugsy

Oh Oh.... I have my bow tie on, so you know what that means.....

I have an announcement to make.....

Good morning everybuddy..... Saturday Announcement.  HH has been wanting a place to put her sketches and finished pieces where people can go and enjoy them or laugh at them just for fun. So she has started a blog called Cat-A-Day Paintings.  AT first she was gonna just keep it to herself, but then she thought that some of you might want to have a peek... So..... as of today, you are officially invited to follow that blog and see the behind the scenes triumphs and failures of her art attempts..... Hopefully, it'll encourage others to try their hand at art too.

So without further ado.... I introduce you to (click on the name)

On some days, you'll see finished paintings... on other days you'll see sketches of ideas she wants to try.  Always, if you want to send her a photo of your cat that fits the category she's painting, she'll be happy as can be to have a reference photo to go by.  So far her working categories are....

Cat Portraits
Cats in Motion
ColorCat Series
Cats with Shades 

If you decide to send a picture.... use her email address at Lou AT LouBelcher DOT com

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Bugsy

PS... Just an aside to Mario and M.... You are right M... Knuckles and I are part Siamese... On our gotcha day we were white with the Siamese markings and of course we have blue eyes.  But every year, we're getting a little darker.....MOL  if we keep up at this pace, we'll be black cats before long....