Harry’s Kitty Korner #4: It’s Cold Outside but Warm in Grandma’s House

I’m glad my sister and I are indoor cats because it’s gotten really cold outside. There was supposed to be a snowstorm here, but we were lucky and only got the freezing temperatures. We had just a little snow a few days ago. I’d never seen the white stuff before because Hermione and I were born in the summer. I had fun looking out at it, but I was able to stay warm inside.

Hermione and I have been having fun playing with all the toys our grandma person, Debbie, has gotten us. One of our favorites is the “bee” toy. I love catching it in my mouth. After I jump and fly in the air after it a few times, I have to take a quick cat nap.

 

I still wish the old cat, Stripey, would become pals with us. He seems interested in us but then hisses or growls when he sees us and runs away. It’s okay. I’m sure he’ll come around one day. I’ve seen him sniffing around the house looking for us, and he even plays with our toys.

It’s great living with Debbie and her daughter. Hermione and I are treated like babies. Debbie even put a bumper sticker on her car about us.

Until next time. Handsome Harry aka Harold when I’m naughty.

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Hermione’s Kitty Korner Post #3: I’m a Curious Cat

Purrs, it’s Hermione with more adventures from my kittyhood to share. Now that my brother Harry and I have been exploring the Big House, we’re having so much fun. I’ve discovered many new things. Here are some of them.

Debbie’s desk is a great place to perch, but I don’t think she agrees. She tells me to get off her computer. I don’t understand why she objects. She keeps so many papers and other stuff up there.

A room they call the “kitchen” is full of fun spots. There’s a door that opens to a cold place with delicious smells. They call it a refrigerator. When someone opens it, I like to stick my head in and check out the yummy stuff inside.

I also found an invisible machine in the kitchen that makes water sounds. Debbie calls it a dishwasher. I can’t figure out what it is, but I’m very curious about it.

Further down the hall, there’s an interesting room. The people in this house go in this small place they call a “bathroom.” I think it’s similar to my litter box, but they close the door behind them when they go in there, and sometimes I hear a strange flushing sound when they leave.

Besides being curious, I’m also quite nosy. I love checking out what that girl Holly is doing on her phone all the time.

Now you all may be wondering the progress between my brother and I and the old cat, Stripey. It’s slow but sure. He still growls at us and occasionally swipes the air, but no fur has flown between us yet.

I’m almost six months now and, as I’m growing up, I’ve mastered some interesting skills. I can balance on my scratching post with my cute white booties.

I can also stretch high on the post. Aren’t I long?

Hope you’re enjoying my adventures. Purrs until next time, Hermione.

Harry’s Kitty Korner Post #3: My Mew Year’s Mews

Meow, there. It’s Harry with my third Kitty Korner post . Sorry I’m a little late wishing you all a Happy Mew Year, but I’ve been busy. Hermione and I (and Stripey, too) received lots of fun toys for Catmas. In fact, our stocking runneth over. Debbie put all our toys in a paw-printed box that has a lid, but she keeps it open, so we can jump in and take out our favorite playthings. As you can see, Hermione is quite adept at that.

  

What else have I been up to? Well, sis and I have been allowed to go into the big rooms more lately, and we’ve had some encounters of the Stripey kind. In fact, I got to sit on a window with the big cat, but I couldn’t get to close to him because he still hasn’t accepted us yet.

The younger human they call Holly has tried to introduce me to Stripey on his cat tree, but he bares his teeth and hisses.

On a happier note, I’ve been exploring the big house. I still can’t go in unescorted to the back room, bathroom, and master bedroom, but I love chasing toys across the kitchen floor with Hermione, and I found a hiding place under the pantry.

 

I also discovered this literally “cool” place when Debbie opened up this door in her kitchen. Not only is it cool, but it smells nice, too.

That’s about it for my New Year’s mews. Whiskering you all have a purrfect 2019.

Hermione’s Kitty Korner Post #2: Spring Toys are Fun but Socks are Better

Purrs, it’s Hermione. back again with another post for Kitty Korner. I know my brother, Harry, filled you in on our spring toy game match (https://wp.me/p7XcB0-vZ),  but I have my own special game called “Catch the Sock.” I mastered it when my teenage human, Holly, threw a sock down on the floor, and I retrieved it for her. Seeing that I was so good at catching socks, she tossed a bunch on our cat tree and the game began.

  
Harry also had some cute shots of us playing with our spring toy, but I can top that. I have a video of my sock game that Debbie took while Holly and I played.

I hope you enjoy my sock story as much as I enjoyed sharing it. I can’t wait to discover new games. I’m sure the stocking I share with Harry will be full of cat toys from Santa Claws, but the stocking itself will probably be more fun for me to play with. Merry Catmas and Happy Meowlidays to you all.

Harry’s Kitty Korner Post #2: The One Thing I Want for Catmas

Meow, there. It’s Harry writing my second post for Sneaky’s Kitty Korner column. My topic today is Catmas; or, as people refer to it, Christmas. I really don’t have much to ask for from Santa Claws, and I know Debbie has already hung a stocking for me and my sis, Hermione. We’re sharing one stocking because we do everything together. We are inseparable and that’s why Debbie and her daughter, Holly, adopted us both from the Golden Paws Society shelter after seeing us at the Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe.

I don’t mind sharing a stocking with Hermione because we play with the same toys together. In fact, we even have a favorite game called Catch the Curlicue. Let me explain the rules. Hermione and I both love these spring-like coils that Debbie calls curlicues. We love to bat them around the kitchen floor and then pick them up in our mouths and carry them around. The basic goal to the game is that whichever one of us catches the curlicue earns a point. We play until we flop down from exhaustion. The kitty with the highest points at that time wins. I don’t like to brag, but I beat Hermione in a recent match because I have longer legs and am fast on my feet.

   

You can get an idea of how long my legs are in this photo of me napping on our cat tree.

Besides long legs, I also have a pretty long tongue. Check it out below from this picture Holly snapped at me at just the right moment..

Sorry I got off topic. What do I want for Catmas? Like I said, I pretty much have everything I need — a nice home with people who love me, a sister who is the best playmate ever, cat food, treats, and lots of fun toys. I’m so lucky that I was rescued. It’s the best gift Santa Claws could’ve given me, although it was two months early. I think I speak for all pets when I say rescuing an animal is the best gift you can give them — not only for Christmas — but anytime of year.

The only gift I wish I could get this year is the friendship of the 10-year-old resident cat, Stripey. I’ve been trying to befriend him since I came to live with Debbie and her family; but, for some reason, he’s afraid of me and Hermione. It may be because he’s not used to kittens, having lived only with Oliver, the senior Siamese who passed away last year. I know Stripey’s curious about us because he peeks in our room from time to time but then backs away and hides. When we’ve come out to see him, he does the same and sometimes growls at us. I’m still hopeful he will come around.  It would be wonderful to become good buds with him.

That’s it for now, Sneaky’s readers. I’ll be back in the New Year for more of my tales. Have a very Merry Catmus and Happy Meowlidays to you all.