Friday, September 26, 2008

Cats Obsessed with Local, Only Cat Tree

By Sara
Morning Scratch reporter

We have the most fab cat tree ever. Wait. Wait. Bogdan just hissed that I have to write like a reporter. (He never writes by his own rules, might I point out.) ......

At 8 feet tall, the Drs. Foster and Smith Super Deluxe Cat Tree is a cat's dream tree! It deserved 5 Paws Up for fun factor, and 5 Paws Up for style (take note how nicely is blends with the decor).
Next up in this newspaper's continuing efforts to turn a garage into a stylish cat habitat: beautiful wall art.
Now for photos of our Editor testing the lovely cat tree addition to our playground, I mean, our room.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen (No. 9): Why I haven't been reporting

By Bogdan
Morning Scratch editor

13 reasons I haven't been doing my reporting ...

1. Jeff is distracting. He follows me everywhere! It's hard to write or report when somecat is looking over your shoulder.
2. We got a new GIGANTIC 8-FOOT cat tree. I had to test it out -- thoroughly. That takes time.
3. I rather eat my vishus deer.
4. Jack from next door has been hanging out on my porch a lot. Therefore I must assert my position by patrolling in the window, and hissing when needed.
5. It's extremely distracting when Jeff and Kat 3 "play."
6. Have I mentioned that grandpop made me a catwalk, and that I must use it daily? It gives me great perspective for hunting! (I hunt Jeff for fun. Don't worry. He doesn't mind.)

7. Temp-tay-sons, first! Reporting, second!
8. "I forget what 8 was for."
9. It's better to sleep and eat than do anything else!
10. This is NOT a good reason, but a reason none-the-less: The typist has been busy with work and volunteer activities. Not acceptable. I should start looking for a new typist.
11. But my typist is my investor. Well, I guess I should also start looking for a new investor. And, yes, this is a reason I'm not reporting.
12. I like to do nothing. Often.
13. Because, I'm busy doing other things. Why you bugging me about this??

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bye, our friend

Our friend Daisy's sister is no longer with us.
This makes us very sad. We will miss Pixie and her bananer stories. We love you, Pixie! - Morning Scratch staff

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sara's Saturday

By Sara
Morning Scratch reporter

When you are a model like me, hygiene is very impawtant.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Easy Like Sunday ...

By Bogdan and Jeff
Morning Scratch editor and reporter

Jeff: I got my snuggle back.

Bogdan: The Investor was happy about an artichoke - that she's not going to eat?!?!

Bogdan: And Sara ruined a great photo of ME! That's not "Easy Like"!

Jeff: And The Man made Tofu Devon.

In Tofu Devon (not for those on a diet; this is the vegetarian -- certainly not vegan -- version of Chicken Devon):
1 cube extra firm tofu
1 large package frozen broccoli/ or fresh farmer's market broccoli equivalent amount!
2 cans cream of broccoli soup
1.5 cups mayo (Best Foods)
2 tablespoons (about) of lemon juice
2 teaspoons curry powder (The Man wants to clarify: "I put in a lot more than that - but I love curry.")
2 cups cheddar cheese
4 pieces of white bread

Cut tofu into smallish squares, fry with vegetable oil until browned. (Set aside browned tofu while you do the rest.)
Mix the cream of broccoli soup, lemon juice, mayo and curry powder.
In a large pan, dump in the broccoli! Then add tofu. Then evenly distribute the soup mix.
Add as much cheese as you want on top; rip up bread into pieces and distribute over the top.
Cover with tin foil and bake for about an hour at 400.
For the last few minutes - take off tin foil to brown the bread.

Posting of ingredients inspired by DKM.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sara Saturday: "I stole Jeff's snuggle" (A true tale as told by the thief)

By Sara
Morning Scratch reporter

I couldn't help it. *giggle* I just couldn't. I'm sure you all understand. ...
The snuggle was BRAND NEW! Full of fresh catnip, too!!

I know. I know. It's Jeff's. I have my own. But ....


That's right, Jeff. I'm bunny-kickin' YOUR snuggle.

Whatchu gonna do about it?


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Addie has been found!

By Bogdan
Morning Scratch editor

It had been a week - almost to the hour - that Addie was lost in the hills of Pismo Beach. But a woman heard her cries early this afternoon, and she followed the sounds to a ravine. And there she found Addie, who had gotten herself tangled in brush. This little maltese lives to tell the tale! Dehydrated and a little skinny... but OK! Thank you so much for your purrs and prayers and keeping this little miracle dog in your thoughts.

PLEASE! Leave your happy comments on this post! I want to share them with Addie's owner! Thanks!!!