We received our Christmas in July Package, right in time for Christmas. We got this awesome package from the gang over at http://royalkitties.blogspot.com/. Thank you so much QUEEN SNICKERS AND EMPRESS!!! We loved the toys, the stinky goodness and the card. We especially like the treats too! Especially Dante!
The cats really loved to "help" me when I was wrapping presents. By "help" I mean, sitting right on the wrapping paper and making tons of wrinkles. Both Yaffa and Sebastian did the same exact thing 1 hour apart. I thought that was funny.
WE ARE SOOOO EXCITED!! We received our Secret Paws from Winchester! Thank you sooo much. We love all the fun goodies in the package. Stinky goodness, toys, a notepad and the COOLEST stickers! We've never seen 3D pictures like that before!! We also got these yummy Salmon snacks. Dante especially loves all the bitey toys!! Thank you, thank you, we love everything!
It really starts to feel like Christmas when you have a good snow storm. It's been snowing most of the day and the entire hood is blanketed with snow now. It's awesome. Better yet, I haven't left the house ALL day.
The cats have been snuggling together on the bed. Sebastian has been feeling a bit sick, he's been sneezing and I think he might have a runny nose, since's it's pinker than usual. Since he's not feeling so well, I allowed him to have treats and some Fancy feast as a special something. Poor kitty, feel better soon!
Yaffa and Sebastian love to play cat fight. If I knew how to use the video recorder on my camera, this would be a video, but here are 3 pictures instead. They are so cute, they "pat" each other on the head and pretend they are fighting and pretend bite each other. They love playing this game. If Dante was in this mix, he wouldn't be pretending, he'd be doing the real bitey.
Last month we were invited by friends to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! What a show! It was our first time seeing it and it was amazing! The Rockettes were stunning and fantastic dancers! If you ever get a chance, it's a show you should not miss!! The wooden soldiers, this was so neat to see! They were all moving together! Dancing Santas!
Our new vacuum was acting funny. It seemed to not be sucking up any dirt like it used to. So we investigated the suction hose, and pulled out this toy mousey. Haha, we must have sucked it up accidentally. It was full of dust so we gave it a good washing. Poor little mousey! Thank goodness we found out the vacuum problem.
One of the highlights of this year, (besides getting married) was seeing Jim Gaffigan LIVE in person at Town Hall in Times Square. Oh my goodness, if you don't know Jim Gaffigan, search for him on You Tube. He is by far the funniest comedian out there. He is on tour right now, called The Sexy Tour, and we had the best seats. We sat in row H of the Orchestra. Front and center. I laughed and laughed and laughed. It was fantastic. AND the best part, after the show, Jim Gaffigan came out to the lobby to SIGN AUTOGRAPHS. Not only did I get to meet him and shake his hand, I also got him to sign my ticket. Rock and Roll!! The only thing I wish was that they would allow us to take photos. There was absolutely no photography allowed at the show. Even in the lobby. Darn!
Yaffa was a street cat when we found her and became our forever kitty. She never was very affectionate when we first got her. She used to hide under things, the couch, the bed, the closet. She still does from time to time. Whenever she is scared, whenever she sees Dante kitty. She also hates being picked up, hugged, and sitting on us beans laps. But lately, she's been more affectionate, and there has been a few times where she actually would sit on my lap. Mom bean's lap. She loves dad bean, she always jumps on his lap, but me, not so much. It's so nice that she gives me her attention now!!
This is Dante kitty playing with one of his favorite cat toys. He loves anything that is tied to a string and stick. This is a fishy, with a little bell on it. He gets so excited whenever he sees this toy. See how he does the bitey?
In our last post, "the staredown", I wanted to followup with that and mention that Dante is on a leash for his protection and for the safety of the other cats. We have had Dante be off his leash a few times, and the second he sees the other cats, he races over to them and takes a huge bite out of their fur. Big clumps of fur comes off and he's very aggressive. Yaffa and Sebastian are very docile cats and they don't fight back. So... we've resorted to putting the leash on Dante because he really doesn't know how to play nice at all, and the water spray bottle does very little to deter him. He even does the lunge and bite thing on us beans. And I can attest that it hurts, he's broken skin and made us bleed a couple of times. He's still a young kitty, so I'm hoping the older he gets, the calmer he will be. I just can't imagine what his previous owner did to him to make him not trust anyone or any other kitty. All we can do is to be patient as possible, and introduce the cats while keeping all safe.
This staredown reminds me of two western cowboys about to have a fight. Dante is still as bad as ever, and can't be trusted without his leash. He always lunges after Sebastian and Yaffa and wants to give them a big bitey and scratches. Dante kitty has to learn to be in the same room with them without wanting to hurt them. I'm starting to feel like that day will never come.
Don't you just love lazy afternoon naps? It's so great for cuddling and keeping warm. I smile when I see this photo!! Notice the towel underneath Sebastian and Yaffa. That poor chair gets so much cat hair!
When we were in Mexico, we saw a lot of street cats. They were very friendly when you ate at the street cafes / restaurants. One night, we were having Italian at this nice restaurant that opens out into the street, and we had 2 street cat visitors. They literally walk right up to your table, and sit right next to you begging for food. For the most part, they were really friendly. I guess they were so friendly because all the tourists feed them. Cute gatos, wish I could take them home.
I am so behind on posting photos. I am just digging myself out! Here, I am finally posting my photos from when we went Apple picking last month. We went the day after we got married in upstate NY. We went to Dubois Farms right outside New Paltz, NY. What an amazing farm!! There were so many apple trees with really delicious apples. Royal Gala, Rome, Macintosh, Granny Smith, Macoun, Red Delicious, you name it, they had it! We picked enough for an apple pie. The farm also had some other amazing fruit, like Concord grapes. These are great for making jelly. On the farm, there was also an amazing corn field maze. It was pretty neat to walk through it, and got pretty lost. And don't forget the pumpkim patch! So cool! So many pumpkins to choose from!
I'm still up, a bit of insomnia here. And feeling hungry, so I thought I'd post some cool photos of the food we ate in Mexico. This was our first dinner in Mexico! Shrimp and Codfish with lobster sauce over rice. Talk about seafood heaven!
This was our free breakfast, ham and cheese tortillas, cappuccino and oj. So good.
Mexico is known for its superb street food. One day we stopped for some tacos! Tacos de bistek y carnitas. YUM!
We drank A LOT of margaritas!!
We had Mayan food, this was fajita shrimp and onions with corn tortilla.
And also, corn with mayo, cheese, lime and chili pepper. So delicious!
For dessert, we went for these delicious fruit pops. It was literally 100% fruit juice with sugar frozen on a pop. My favorite was Limon, which is lime juice. YUM.
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