Phyllis and the Aliens

Phyllis and the Aliens (Renatta and Rosalie Pettibone) are all kittens adopted from the Humane Society of Pierce County via the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee. Phyllis was born on October 27, 2007, while the Aliens were born on May 16, 2008.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New blog official

Ok gang!  For those of you with bookmarks to this page, time for an update!

Phyllis and the Aliens are now playing in the

Hope you enjoy our new home

Friday, September 11, 2009

Phyllis and the Aliens are moving!

Ok, not REALLY moving.  But their blog will be moving to very soon!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A taste of the WILD side... or is that just tap water? YUMMY!


RoverLee & Phyllis "Shozing each Udder"

This is a sweet little video I just shot of Phyllis and Rosalie grooming like they LOVE to do! Phyllis doing all the work of course!


DOES ANYBODY WANT A TREET? or My cat voice is getting out of hand!

One of the best things about my life is the time I spend alone with my kitties. Like any four friends we have developed a special style of communicating. They sound pretty much how you would expect. Some chirps, purrs, meows and all completely adorable. On the other hand I use my "cat voice". It is loud and high pitched. If that weren't enough most statements end with "MEOW, MEOWMEOWMEOW". For instance I might say when I find Roverlee eating something she shouldn't " NOW THAT'S NOT WHAT A GOOD KITTY DOES, RUBBER BANDS ARE YUCKY!!! M,MMM! (Shorthand for you know what)
While here in the house no big deal. They really do respond to it. Most mornings I open up my "beauty parlor" and give them a chance to face the day freshly coiffed. When done my "cat voice" doles out the rewards. DOES ANYONE WANT A TREET!!!! WHERE ARE THEY? ARE THEY IN HERE? M, MMM? (Picture me pointing to the cabinet where they are stored. Cats swarming, pandemonium without the pandas.) YOU ARE RIGHT!!! M, MMM! Phyllis crunches as she eats her hard treats. The Sisters munch quietly on soft treats. What could go wrong?
Sooner or later I must leave the confines of The Little Blue House. Fact is my "cat voice" comes with me. If I encounter a cute baby I inevitably stop and remark OH, LOOK AT YOU, M, MMM! YOU SMELL A LITTLE FUNNY BUT YOU ARE SO CUTE, M, MMM!
This can be awkward. Not nearly as difficult as my encounters with dogs. Almost always dogs smell better than babies. Problem is the owners of dogs are more sensitive than the owners of babies when it comes to how you address them. Small dogs present the biggest dilemma. The first M,MMM and the owner feels insulted. I am NOT calling your dog a cat. As if! It's just that I don't have a "dog voice". My "cat voice" has to cover all cute things. If I knew a way to make dogs smell a little worse while making their owners a little less sensitive that would be ideal. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED! M, MMM!

Someone else is a Bear Lover too!

Ms. Renatta has decided Phyllis can no longer hog the bear all to herself!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ms. Phyllis found a cuddly friend for the sock basket!

Her favorite brown bear!!! Yeah Phyllis!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Baby Whiskers Napping on a Sunday Morning

Matt put a white slip cover on the "kitty couch" in their bedroom and they just LOVE their "new" couch!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ms. Phyllis in her sock basket... without Socls!!!!

She's such a doll. Anything that changes she wants a part of... even if it's an empty basket of socks.

Monday, August 3, 2009

How Hot Was It?

It was so hot that I gave the kitties new names to "celebrate" the heat wave. See if you can guess who's who! Spicy Southwestern Chipotle is a special kitten to me. I also love Lemon and Rosemary. I can't forget Garlic and Herb either! Funny names for sure. After sweltering for days I was calling the ladies "my three rotisserie chickens!". It seemed only natural to find a "flavor" to match their personalities!
They really didn't let the heat get to them. I was only worried when the power went out. A lightning strike was the cause according to my emergency radio. As the temperature rose I activated my Plan K. Before I had kittens it was called plain old Plan B. That plan just didn't anticipate feline needs well enough. So it was back to the drawing board and Plan K was hatched. I would scoop up all the ladies and whisk them to my air-conditioned car! Or die trying since they tend to resist both scooping and whisking. As luck would have it the fans and A/C roared back to life and Plan K was put back on the shelf. No scooping or whisking on this day-but a valuable drill like this keeps me sharp.

Spicy Southwestern Chipotle is.....
Our own little senorita-ROVERLEE!
Lemon and Rosemary is..........
My little kitchen helper-PHYLLIS!
Garlic and Herb must be..........
The main dish herself-RENATTA!
Kitty Kisses to All Who Played!

Spicy Southwestern Chipotle is...........

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Phyllis has lazy days too...


Beat the Heat...

I'm not sure how many of you have heard, but the Seattle area has had record breaking heat over the past week or so and it has been MISERABLE! Last Monday: 92, Tuesday: 95, Wednesday: 105, Thursday: 94, Friday: 89. Expecting a break today of ONLY 87!

Last Sunday Matt surprised me and told me we were going to Sears and buying an Air Conditioner... for the kitties! I was SO excited knowing very well that when the kitties got something like A/C I would be able to also benefit! :)

Well, they really weren't very impressed by A/C. As a matter of fact, it made too much noise and they preferred to stay in the kitchen where it was still 95 as opposed to coming into the living room where it was merely 83! After the first couple days they did discover the trade-off between noise and comfort and did finally move into the much more agreeable living room temps.

Now, the A/C unit is affectionately referred to as MBB (Marvin's Big Brother, as you might recall, Marvin is the automatic poop box we bought that terrified them also).


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Guest kitty from Maine!

Matt and I are on vacation in Maine ("Downeast Maine" in Machiasport) visiting my family. Well, Mom & Dad's kitty, "Scooter" is such a loverboy!!! He lets me hold him and love on him, but he doesn't ever let anyone else ever hold him! He's such a doll!

We accidentally locked him in my bedroom yesterday and when I went in he was trapped behind the blinds of the window and was just there tapping on the blinds trying to get his attention.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Cat Encryption

Matt took these of Phillis atop our wireless router.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Introducing... our new puppy!

Well, we've been putting off the inevitable... getting a puppy! Y'all might be surprised that we named the new puppy a similar name to one of our kitties. Our new puppy's name: Roverlee!

Wanna see a picture? Here she is!

Ok, so you might be a little confused. Ms. Roverlee has gone through a species change. We're pretty sure she's mostly puppy! She sort of makes puppy whining, barking type noises and eats until she can't stand... just like a real puppy!

We've always understood that Roverlee was different, but we really love here. We're very accepting of diversity in our household!

Welcome Roverlee!!!