Friday, August 7, 2009

Pahli's New Friend!

OK so, mom has officially abandoned Pahli's Place, so I (Jordan) am taking it over for anyone who cares to read!

Today I brought home a new friend for Pahli--my new painted turtle, Picasso! Pahli was absolutely intrigued by that thing in the tank that moves...she spent a long time sitting on the table staring into his tank. She also had an odd fascination with his can of food (probably because it smelled like fish...) and had lots of fun batting it off the table, while, in typical ADD cat fashion, often getting distracted by the turtle!

Check out the fun pics and video!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Simple Things...

We have now discovered that no expensive toy could measure up to Pahli's new favorite plaything: plastic bags! She sleeps on them, gets inside them, and protects them from her toys when they get too close! At this very moment, she's lying on top of one in the sun by the window.

Pahli has also gotten so attached to us that she seems to always wait for us when we leave, no matter how uncomfortable! A few days ago, we went out walking and left Jordan home with Pahli. After hearing Pahli "crying" for about 30 minutes, she went to find her downstairs, and went searching all around the house without any luck. Turns out, Pahli had scrunched herself up into the basket we keep by the door for keys--a basket much smaller than Pahli, and filled with pointy metal keys! So we're trying to teach her that we'll come back and she doesn't need to wait by the door!

Here's another video of Pahli--the toy must have been trying to take her bag away! The best part comes at the end...she must have known she was a celebrity cat being filmed, so she had to pose!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Potty Problems:-(

Maybe I should put a potty in front of the litter box?

I'm determined to solve this mystery! After impeccable use of the litter box for a month, Pahli has started urinating in front of or beside the box sometimes. She hasn't completely stopped using it because I'm still scoopin' clumps each day. For some reason, she just won't go in there sometimes???

The worst part - It's so hard to be mad at her! She knows I'm not happy with her today though - we're kind of ignoring each other and it makes me sad:-(

Back to litter box problem research...I'm up for any and all advice from anyone reading this! Thanks!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pahli Plays!

If you turn up the sound, you can listen to the morning news too:-) She got a little testy this time and made some interesting (scary!) growling sounds and one big hiss. yikes!

Stupid Cats?! Definitely NOT Siamese!

Well, it was kind of hard to do but we left Pahli home alone overnight this weekend. Randy and I went to the mountains on Saturday - we stayed at Cripple Creek Cabins for the night and hiked a little on the New River Trail on Sunday. The Taneys came over to play with Pahli on Sunday. I haven't talked to them yet but I hope Pahli didn't scare them - she can really get crazy when she plays! (I'll try to get a video up soon)

When we arrived at Cripple Creek, we were greeted by....... A Siamese Cat! (and a whole bunch of other cats!) This sign was posted at the entrance to the cabins and when we were greeted by the human owner, he claimed that the Siamese was one of the stupid cats! I'm sure he's completely wrong about that though. That Siamese is obviously so smart that she is just making him believe otherwise:-)
Pahli was glad the see us on Sunday afternoon and we missed her too! As soon as I finished unpacking, she promptly jumped into my lap and we both took a nap! It was a nice getaway but it's good to be home!

Friday, April 24, 2009

There's lots to see out that window!

Finally! Pahli has discovered her perch! Right now, she's enjoying the bee, bird and butterfly show. She's also decided it's a great place for a bath or a nap. The feather toy is still begging to be played with though!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Nurse Pahli

Pahli's been quite busy during her 2nd week with us. She has been my constant companion since I got sick Sunday night and then split time between the 2 of us Wednesday and Thursday when Randy came down with the same thing:-( We're both feeling much better today so Nurse Pahli gets a day off:-) What's a kitty do on her day off?!.........

PLAY! We didn't expect Pahli to be a playful kitty but WOW! She has definitely gotten in touch with her inner kitten!

Sit under the "sunlamp". She's not at all interested in the perch by the sunny window but she loves to "sun" herself under this table lamp.

Go exploring! Right now, she's in the storage area behind the coat closet. She found a blanket in there up on top of some boxes. I guess she's getting some much needed "Pahli time" after all the laptime she's put in this week!

It's hard to believe that it's only been 2 weeks since we traveled to VA to pick her up - it feels like she's been with us so much longer. She's already gotten into a daily routine and isn't skitish with us anymore. She seems to fully trust us now - our only last hurdle is to be able to pick her up (which might take a while but then again, maybe not. We didn't even really expect her to want to get in our laps this soon!)

One last note....Pahli has had the best time getting to know Meredith this week while she is home for spring break. Every morning, Pahli goes on high alert waiting (and waiting and waiting....) for Meredith's bedroom door to finally open! Photo of Pahli and Meredith (and maybe Scott since he will be here over the weekend) coming soon..........

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pahli the Acrobatic Magician Igloo Building Kitty

Pahli is definitely celebrating her 1 week anniversary with us today! She got up this morning in a chipper, talkative, and curious mood and for her first trick of the day, she showed us how she knows how to open cabinets! That was quickly followed by the flying leap the top of the refrig! It was a daring, net worthy near miss - yikes - we are trying to convince her that she is old enough to retire from circus tricks!

Next trick on the list was the disappearing act. Meredith frantically searched the house and finally found her here:

We still can't figure it out but somehow, she arranged that blanket into an igloo herself!

It looks like our adventures have just begun! No need to go out or take a vacation - we've got plenty of entertainment right here:-)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lap Time! Nap Time!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Polly a.k.a. Pahli...

We've been in contact with Polly's original owner's family and have made an exciting discovery - Polly has a "pen name"! Her original name "Pahli" is a place in Thailand (Siamese cats originated from Thailand) and we find it unique and exotic so we have decided to spell her name "Pahli".

Pahli's top 10 ways to entertain the new owners:

10. Carry on a conversation about how to cook dinner.
9. Get a catnip rush from the kitty toys.
8. Try out every dining room chair for a napping spot.
7. Watch some kitty "reality TV" a.k.a. the front load washing machine.
6. Try to figure out how to get to that "other" kitty behind the mirrored closet doors.
5. Turn up nose at food but then come back and eat it all when she's not looking.
4. Only let them pet me when it's my idea.
3. Turn on my motor full blast.
2. Ignore that perch they built for me.

And the #1 way to entertain the new owners......give 'em a lap dance! YES!!! She got in our laps tonight!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Well Traveled Cat!

With nearly 850 miles of road behind her, Polly is home! We had a quick and easy trip today after meeting Judy and Patti in Suffolk, VA. Many, many thanks to Judy and Siamese Rescue Metro for helping us adopt Polly!

She rode pretty quietly in the carrier for the first couple of hours. I sat in the back with her and she would talk to me occasionally but mostly just rested and seemed fairly relaxed. About an hour from home, I unzipped the top of the carrier to pet her and she popped out and started checking out the car! I quickly corralled her and soon she laid down in my lap and let me pet her. She even gave me a nose kiss! After about 30 minutes, she jumped back into the carrier and settled in again, very content. It was like she said "OK, I've checked you out now and I'm happy with you!"
We arrived home about 4pm, blocked off the kitchen, and let Polly out of the carrier. She circled the kitchen about 100 times, checking everything out. She is VERY well behaved - she knew what we meant when we said "no jumping on the counter" and "down" the one time she jumped on the kitchen table. And she has such a polite little "meow"! [Huge contrast to Ashes who could be heard "meoooooooooooowing" blocks away!] She drank about a gallon (in kitty measurements) of water and ate some Little Friskies salmon (ahhhh, I've so missed the aroma of cat food:-) She's still warming up to Randy [who she only knew as "the driver"] - he has a small battle wound from moving a little too fast to try to pet her.

Around 8pm, we could see exhaustion setting in. She tested out the carrier, a kitchen chair, the top of the dryer and finally settled into the basket with the blanket we smuggled (shhhhh!) off the plane a couple of weeks ago:-) She's sleeping with her face all tucked under her tail (smart cat - built-in eyemask!)

Hopefully tomorrow we can bring her up to the media room and introduce her to the Polly Perch!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Siamese Watch!

I love this picture!

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Polly Perch!

Here it is! The Polly Perch. Just waiting for a curious kitty, someone to raise that shade and some SUNSHINE since it's been raining for the past 3 days:-(

Hopefully, Polly will love it and spend many hours on birdie watch here. She better love it - that carpeting job was not easy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Long Lost Kitty Kin?

Ashes at 10 years old (above) and Polly, 11 years old (below). We can't wait to bring her home!