posted by Wally & Ernie on Sep 22
posted by Ernie on Sep 21
I AM the Guardian of the Stairs!
Nobuddy shall pass by me!
Jeez, this guardian stuff is exhausting.
I’ll just close my eyes for a second.
Oh no! Fine Guardian of the Stairs I am! I fell asleep!
I wonder how long was I out.
Hey…you guys didn’t see anybuddy pass by here, did you??
posted by Wally, Ernie & Zoey on Sep 19
Avast ye hearties!
‘Tis Meow Like a Pirate Day!
Yo ho ho! And a bottle o’ catnip rum!
Three fine pirates arrrr we
Sailing the seven seas
Come join us on arrrr adventure
t’ search fer buried treasure!
Scurvy landlubbers beware
Cross us if you dare
And ye shall be walkin’ the plank!
posted by Wally on Sep 17
Hey everybuddy! A while ago…yeah, we’re a little late on this…us Island Cats were invited to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour by two different bloggers. The first was Christie from Happiness is Siamese who blogs with her two kitties Mikko, a Siamese…and Jax, a gray and white tuxie that sorta reminds me of Scooter, the cat that came before us. Christine, Mikko and Jax are kinda new to blogging so we encourage all of you to go over and say hello.
The second invitation came from our good furiends, Isabella and Angel from Beaded Tail. We’ve known these 2 for a long time. Isabella is the laid-back tortie (is that an oxymoron?) and Angel is a floofy kitty with the prettiest blue eyes. Their mom, Miss Sharla, creates beautiful beaded jewelry that she sells through her Etsy shop. Of course, Isabella and Angel help with the jewelry-making, too! A portion of the proceeds from their sales goes to animal charities which we think is pretty cool. The mom was lucky enough to meet Miss Sharla at BlogPaws earlier this year and said she was one of the nicest people she’s met.
So let’s get on with the Tour, okay? There’s 3 questions we’re supposed to answer:
1. What are you working on/writing?
Well…not much! We rarely write our blog posts in advance, so right now, we’re working on ones that we’ll be posting this week. We have a couple of product reviews in the works…photo shoots are in our future. And the mom is still working on that blog redesign she’s been talking about for ages. Jeez…get on with it already!
2. Why do we write what we do?
The mom always wanted a website that she could share pictures and stories about us. She thinks…and rightfully so, we must say…we’re the best kitties and she wanted to share us with the rest of the world. She also wanted a way to document our lives. But the mom’s not very techy and didn’t know the first thing about creating a website. So as a surprise for one Christmas, the dad-guy had this blog set up for her.
At first, the mom was gonna do all the blogging. But then we decided we could tell stories about ourselves a lot better than her. So we hi-jacked the blog and the rest…as they say…is history. The mom still has to help us with the typing and stuff like that…and occasionally we let her post something…but only if she’s really nice to us.
3. How does our writing process work?
Honestly, we don’t have much of a “writing process.” In fact, we try to keep the writing down to a minimum! The mom takes a lot of pictures of us…and we mean a lot! We select those that tell a story or something interesting about us. Most of the time, she sees us doing something funny or interesting and she’ll grab the flashy box saying…”this will make a good blog post.”
Like I said, we don’t write our blog posts much in advance…maybe a day or 2 ahead of posting…and we have the mom editing right up to the end. We gotta get it right!
We have a schedule to our posts and we stick to it pretty consistently. Sunday is Ernie’s day…or what he calls “Easy E Sunday.” I bet you didn’t know Easy E is Ernie’s rapper name, did you? Monday is Mancat Day…and usually involves some banter between me and Ernie. Wednesday is “What’s That Wally Doing?” because you all want to know what I’m up to, right? And Friday is for Zoey…the former feral and resident She-Devil.
So, that’s it. We hope you enjoyed reading about our “writing process” as unprocess-like as it is. We’re supposed to invite some other bloggers to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour, but many of you have already done it. We invite our good furiends, Quill and Greyson, over at Housecat Confidential. We bet they have an interesting writing process. And if any of you haven’t done the Tour and want to…consider yourselves invited, too!
posted by Wally & Ernie on Sep 15
Hey Wally! Did you see?
The hummingbirds have been hanging around the feeder more.
Yeah Ernie. It’s that time of year again.
The hummers are fueling up
before they make their long trip down south.
I watched this one on our feeder…
It sat there for the longest time…
drinking and sitting…sitting and drinking.
Afterwards, it went and sat on the patio chair nearby.
I think it’s standing guard…
making sure other hummers didn’t try to use the feeder, too.
Hummers can be real territorial.
I watched this one chase other hummers away from the feeder.
Just like me, hummers aren’t much into sharing.
Whatchoo looking at??
Hey, hummer! We’ll keep the feeder filled.
So go ahead…drink up!
You’ve got a long trip ahead of you.
We hope you have a safe flight.
(Sorry ’bout the quality of these pictures.
The mom took them through the window
’cause she didn’t want to scare the hummer away.)
posted by Ernie on Sep 14
This is my sleepie selfie.
I’m pawticipating in
The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.
To join the Hop or to see other selfies