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Starring: KonaKitty * The Baby * Grayce * Tiny Johnson * Felix * Rupert * Scouty * CC * Sweet Pea * Maui * May Ling * Salem * Sylvester

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Caturday Housekeeping


The Mommy here.

First off:  There's been a new computer control system installed where I work that went live last week.  I do the lion's share of commenting and blogging while I monitor the system (I love my job), but I'm going to have to actually work the next couple of weeks while all the kinks are getting ironed out.  Which means that Teh Kats' presence in the CB is gonna be virtually non-existent sparse for a bit.  Stupid updated programming, wreaking havoc on my purrsonal life!

Secondly, I'd like to get an approximate head count for the meet-n-greet at BlogPaws with GJ's Mum and Dad so I can reserve space for a get together.  The two restaurants at the hotel are rather pricey, so I thought perhaps we could do something else--there's a cabana bar by the pool that does drinks, burgers and pizza that's pretty tasty--plus we can all roil around and not have to sit at a table and act like adults.  Can you leave me a comment or message me if you are going to be there?  Thanks.

Thirdly, the Rhino Returneth:
You guys are a terrible influence on me...

Happy Caturday, Y'all!

XX  Mommy Trish  XX

Friday, April 18, 2014

The BIG Reveal!


We had another terribly traumatizing day...people banging on the roof, and strangers inside the house, again.

The good news is the groomer stayed away!
The bad news is that the peeps only managed to get photos of three of the four nekkid we hope you're able enjoy this paucity of noodity, the biggest noodist--John--managed to stay off camera.
(but not for long--ed.)

So without any further ado, may we present the Katnip Lounge shave'd felines:
Miss KonaKitty got her first-ever shave at the advanced age of 17!  It's never too late to try something new...she refuses to let Mommy comb her any more and her mats were beyond what could have been regularly groomed out.  So far she's liking feeling the wind on her hide.

Maui enjoys having all his raggedy furs gone--he has the finest, staticky, matting fur in the world which make huge dreads on his tummy, no matter how often Daddy combs him.

Flasher alert!

Mommy loves Maui's striped skin.

And who does Mommy spy?

None other than the fourth shavee:
Sweet Pea!
Who, although she didn't want to pose for the camera, seems to be enjoying her short summer 'do quite a bit--she was a wild thing this morning, galloping around the Catio, and snuggling under the covers with Mommy at bedtime.  Mommy says Miss Pea's fur is even thicker than Johnny's, and her shorn pelt feels like incredibly plush velvet.

So there you go!  We long-haired kitties are all ready for the HOTS this summer.  And don't fret, Mommy will get more, and better photos of everybody, just as soon as the construction is over--hopefully Saturday.

Happy Friday!

XX  Kona, Maui, and Sweet Pea  XX

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Truncated Thursday


No photos (or much of anything else) for today's post...yesterday there were contractors in the house doing drywall repair, contractors on the roof installing solar panels, and the dreaded mobile groomer made her annual appearance as well...and now FOUR of us are nood.  We spent the day herded, huddled, and hiding on the Catio...

That is all.

Happy Thursday!
(it can't be any worse than Wednesday--can it?)

XX  The Katnip Lounge  XX

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Word Wednesday


heh heh heh...

Happy Wednesday!

XX  Scouty and John  XX

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Titillating Tuesday


Late last night Scouty was caught on camera stepping out on his BFF Tiny Johnson with none other than Rupert, a.k.a. "The Thin Grey Duke"!  Shortly after this photo was taken both parties slunk off in opposite directions, and although neither was available for comment, Rupert was observed grooming his nethers.

It's all Highly Suspicious, Don't you think?

Happy Tuesday!

XX  The Kats  XX

Monday, April 14, 2014

Treating Oneself!


We have a very-belated treat review today, all the opinions are our own and we received the bag of treats to try for free from

Almost a month ago we received from the nice Andrew at a package of Vitality by Catswell Salmon Recipe treats.  Mommy put the bag on the counter, where they sat, and sat, and sat, waiting on her thumbs to open the packet for our review!   Meanie.

Salem finally had enough of Mommy's shilly-shallying procrastinating ways and took matters into her own paws:

or click HERE

And you know what?  Grayce gobbled down those treats as soon as Mommy quit videoing!  In fact, we all did, except Kona, of course...she's a picky kitty hard nut to crack.  We polished off the entire package--seeing how it had been irreparably mangled--in one sitting.  They were delicious, and we give the Catswell Salmon Recipe treats a resounding TWELVE sets of paws up!  Mommy liked them too, because they are good for us.  Here's the 411 from Catswell:

• High in protein and free of grains to align with a cat’s natural diet
• 100% USA-sourced chicken breast and salmon
• Crunchy texture that cats love!
• Natural and boosted with vitamins and supplements for functional benefits
• Flaxseed and vitamins maintain eye, skin, and coat health
• NO grain, corn, wheat, soy, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Nothing bad about 'em!

Mommy would like to say that she loves doing business with, their customer service has gone the extra mile for us on more than one occasion--and she appreciates that very much.  The free delivery over $49, no sales tax, and auto-ship really sweetens the deal, too...and our foodable supply is uninterrupted.  SCORE.

Thank you Andrew, we enjoyed doing another treat review!

Happy Monday!

XX  The Kats  XX

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Friends and Kitties!

Sheebie here.

I have some disturbing humorous interesting weird news to report.  
There's a Rhinoceros at work.

No, not a working rhino, rather, an actual physical animal where *I* am employed...and I have photographic evidence:

Hello there!

Here's the story--I'm at work, pumping sludge into the drying beds (because no matter what I do, it's always all about "the poop"--not really actual poop in this situation but that's my brain at it's finest) and I notice an animal-like silhouette out of the corner of my eye.  My first thought was "man, that's a big f---ing lizard" (without the "---") and my second thought was "and it's not moving, either--what the hell is that?"  So I walked over to check it out...and people, it was a plastic rhino, nearly a foot long, and it had been placed on this rock, deliberately--there's no other explanation!

I almost wet my pants laughing.

Consider this:  Where I work is completely fenced and gated, so Sir Rhino was brought to work by Employee X and placed there, deliberately.  Who does this?  What kind of statement does this make?  What purpose does a plastic toy rhinoceros serve at work?  Moreover, who the heck manufactures miniature rhinoceri?  It's not like they're attractive as a centerpiece...

In any case, I've had elebenty kinds of fun this week, telling people that there's a rhinoceros at work, then showing the photo and telling the story.  Everybody seems just as enchanted as I by the whole thing--but nobody's 'fessd up to it--maybe that's even better.

Have I mentioned that I just love where I work?

Happy Sunday, and have a Great Week!

XX  Sheebie  XX