Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

First, we'd like to apologize to all our friends for not being online much. Mom claims her life is crazy... Since she is not helping we are telling ya'll a secret... today (12/17) is her birthday! We know better than to mention her age. What can we get her or do to her? We are leaning towards leaving her a hairball.

Purrs & woofs to everyone.... Ghost, Jade & BG

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Purrthday, Derby

Happy 5th Purrthday... we only could find this old photo of BG for 'Tocktober.

Monday, September 29, 2008

For Auntie Deb

Auntie Deb - we wish you many purrs for you your back... Thank you to Zoolatry for the graphic...

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Golden Memories
They say memories are golden, well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place no one else could fill.
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane.
I'd walk the path to Heaven and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.
But as we are called back one by one, the chain will link again.

Until we meet again Pixie...

Our thoughts are with Daisy & family... Many purrs to you...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget

In case you have not seen or heard, I recently received this in an email:

Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center!

It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center .

It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.'

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'

The ship's motto? Never Forget

Please take a moment to remember the families and friends who lost their lives on that fatal day. As well as thinking of all the men and women serving our country, especially the ones on foreign soil today. We do not take for granted, the freedoms we still enjoy today!

Purrs to all our friends - we are grateful for all of you.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Floofy Friday

Good luck Ryan (Mom's nephew) in your soccer game tomorrow... Mom isn't dragging herself out of bed for it (she said she going to one later this month).

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wondering Woofie Wednesday

I was just wondering if anyone remembered my 2nd gotcha day. I didn't see any extra treats. I did get a new monster on wheels to ride in though (in case my aunt is reading - yes, a new car has been purchased). Labor Day 2006, I came to this house and much to the dismay of Ghost & Mia I stayed. Mia has since left us and Jade has came here. So much has happened in the last 2 years that we have shared both the good and bad. We are all glad to have such good friends to share with on the blogosphere.

BG (AKA Baby Girl)

Mom is playing around with updating some she said it is work in progress as she had to stop tonight to work.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mu Shue

Mu Shue September 27, 1992- July 22, 2008

Cat's Prayer

Although I am too proud to beg,
and may appear to be a very independent creature,
I ask for your loving care and attention! I
rely on you for my well being..much more than
you may realize!

This I promise you, my benefactor, that I will
not be a burden on you nor will I demand more of
you than you care to give!

I will be a quiet peaceful island of serenity for
you to gaze upon: a soft soothing body to caress,
and I shall purr with pleasure to rest your
weary ears!

Since I am a gourmet who appreciates different
taste sensations, I pray you will give me a variety
of nutritious foods and fresh water daily!

You know dear friend, how I love to go nap!
Allow me! I pray, a warm sheltered place where
I can rest peacefully and feel secure!

If I am wounded in battle or suffering from
disease, please tend me gently, I pray, and see
that I am treated by loving and competent hands!

Please protect me from the inhuman humans
who would hurt and torture me for their own
amusement! I am accustomed to your gentle
touch and am not always suspicious nor swift
enough to avoid such malicious acts!

In my later years when my senses fail me
and my infirmities become to great to bear,
allow me the comfort and dignity that I
desire for my closing days and help me gently
in my pain or passing!

Our purrs go out to Mu Shue's family...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Floofy Friday

I had a request for more pictures of my floofy self! I'm so excited - thanks Grr, Midnight, Cocoa, Riley, Rascal & Max's Mom. Here is my picture for you.

Mom said I don't have a very exciting gotcha story. I wandered up to where Mom works and hid in the bushes. Everyone knows Mom is sucker for cats so she is one who fed me while I was up there. Her and some other people looked for my home but they couldn't find anyone who had lost a Calico so I came home with my Mom to my forever home. Ghost still doesn't like me but BG and I just ignore each other.


Monday, July 14, 2008


I received this award from my handsome mancat Beau.

Here are the rules:
1) Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

This award was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. Let me say that it is hard to only pick five and we may duplicate someone who already had received it but here is our list of five...

1) Dragonheart & Merlin
2) Roxy & Lucky
3) Empress Bee
4) Forty Paws
5) Grr, Midnight, Cocoa, Riley, Rascal & Max

There are so many more that we could pick but we will limit ourselves to five. Also I haven't been around because our Granddad was in hospital but he is home & better now.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

More cats???

Look what Mom brought home... I don't even hiss at these ~ Ghost

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tattle Tail Tuesday with Jade

Hi, I have more questions to answer and some tattles too. Mom has misplaced her camera cord so she can't upload the pictures. I will get her to look tonight to try to find it. Now on to some questions...

Skeeter, LC & Ayla asked :

1. Is yer tail naturly that floofy or was ya annoyed when yer picture was took?
My tail is naturally floofy

2. How didya get THREE colors furs? We all have perzactly TWO colors.
Just came that way - maybe I got into paint

3. Where did the name "JADE" come from? Ya dont look greenish.
My eyes are very green but none of the pictures show that very well.

Ghost is still all hissy at me. I hiss some at BG but overall we tolerate each other pretty well.

Also today is 4th birthday for our Meezer friend Sammy. We also have a family birthday today. Mom's sister is having her birthday today (she is older than Sammy). Happy Birthday Sammy & Gail!!!

Purrs ~ Jade

Monday, June 02, 2008


We thought we might have confused things with the last post on who is who so here are brief introductions of everyone.

Ghost - white 14+ year old cat... lived here since 1995ish

BG AKA Baby Girl - brown/white Jack Russell woofie... lived here since Labor Day 2006

Jade - Calico cat... newest arrival been here less than month

Mom saw this on Luxor's blog and decided to give it a try - we'd have to say it is right on for her as she has lived in Alabama her entire life.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South

That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.

The Inland North
The Northeast
The Midland
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

Answering some of your questions...

ZS&S asked about the woofie. BG AKA Baby Girl came here in 2006. She is a Jack Russell so she isn't very big - see her picture above. We have no idea where she came from - she just showed up. She only barks when she chases the cows or gets mad at evil squeaky toys. She is scared of Ghost because of the scary Ghost HISS!

Parker asked how old I am and we aren't entirely sure of the answer to that. Our best guess is probably between 2 and 3 - Mom said she could be way off cause it has been a long time since she was around younger cats.

Tybalt asked how I was lucky (?) enough to be Ghost's new sister. As much as she has hissed, I'm not sure she thinks it lucky! Mom said the short answer was it was the right time when I showed up.

Hopefully, Mom will be able to get my gotcha story up soon. Thanks to everyone welcoming me. Ya'll are a lot nicer than that grumpy white cat is to me.


Monday, May 26, 2008


Happy Memorial Day to all our American friends and a big salute to the troops who gave all serving our great country!

Mom said I had to introduce the brat (oops, Mom gets on to me for calling her that). Anyway, I'm told this is my new sister (I didn't order one - still don't know how I ended up having a d-o-g as a sister either)... She is getting ready to tell you her story or at least the little we know of it. So the brat finally told Mom her name... so here is Jade getting ready to talk to all of you.

Jade can be quite shy so we may have a hard time getting her to talk. Ya'll list any questions you want to answer & that might make her talk faster.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Family Friday

That thing is still here... what does Mom mean calling this post family???

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

An Irish Toast (raising glass)

May those who love us love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping!

Mom said the following song lyrics describe her very well...
You take a black Irish temper and some solemn Cherokee
A Southern sense of humour and you got someone like me

First kitty (or woofie or bun or Karen Jo) who can identify sone and artist will get a prize. We don't know what it will be yet - might depend on who wins!

UPDATE... We have a winner. Tybalt got that song was Melancholy Child by Pam Tillis. Go wish him a Happy Purrthday today & we will get Mom to work on prize package.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tornado Tuesday

Hi, everyone... we just wanted to let everyone know that tornados came thru our area early this morning. Everyone is alright but BG has gone to help our Aunt with all her downed trees. Mom is going to work and she will be able to see how much damage there is around. Hope everyone is okay...

Purrs & arfs.... Ghost & BG

Mom made me use BG's picture cause she was going to help with the trees ~ Ghost

UPDATE - our Aunt's house is fine just some trees down. Our neighbor has damage to their chicken house but didn't have any chickens. However, a friend of Mom's and her family have lost their house. It slid completely off foundation and is unsafe for the family. Mom's friends, husband & their two sticky little people (they were in house when storm hit) are all okay but they have spent the day trying to salvage whatever they can. Another house near Mom's friend is just gone - it was swept away by the storm and our friend's Aunt (she was just leaving for work when storm hit) is in hospital in critical condition. Our thoughts are with them and all the other families who have lost family or property to the storms.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thinking Blogger Award

My friends Skeeter and LC gave me the Thinking Blogger award. To quote them they said "She makes us think of how hard life can be, an how lucky we are not to know of those things. We don’t know of anofer kitty that goes on with such dignity after such hardship an loss." about me. As a kitten I did have a very hard life and suffered some health problems as a result of that and other things. Since this blog started, my family has lost some very important members (Grandmother, Mia and most recently Great-Grandmother) and we have all been grateful for the support of the blogosphere. I don't know that our posts really have great cause for thinking especially when we post so erratically. We know our friends will stick with us no matter how lazy (ummm... maybe I'd better change that to busy) Mom is and neglects blogging, emails and anything else that she doesn't have to deal with at immediate moment.

Here are the rules attached to this award:
1. You must write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think. (No fish or bird blogs, they'll just make you hungry)
2. Acknowledge this post.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award" with a link to the post that you wrote.
4. Go tell your humans to fork over the treats!

I know this award has made the rounds so I'll just list five blogs that make me think and if they haven't received & would like to post it then that great but if you already have it or don't feel like posting that is okay too.

1. Mozart & Gonzo make me remember when I first came inside and yes, I agree with Mozart that In Is Better.

2. Muddy, Myst & Dandelion were the first bloggers we found and they inspired us to start ourselves. They live near my cousins cats too.

3. Missy, KC and family because Missy makes me think of Mia (blue eyes, coloring, stripes). The kittens are too cute but I couldn't stand that many cats near me. Oh, and BG misses her friend Bear terribly.

4. Grr has my personality so of course I have to read about her. The rest of her family is so cute but I'm glad I'm an only cat.

5. Beau makes me think about how sweet and handsome he is everytime I go to his blog. I'm not a very good girlfriend cat to him (mainly because of Mom not being available) a lot of the time but he is always a gentlecat to me.

I could list so many more.... DK & the fluffies, the Meezers, the Hotties, William, etc...

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful I can now sleep in peace since the holidays are over.
And that Mom thinks it is wonderful that I'm coming out of my safe room to be in her bedroom more now.
And for all my friends on the blogosphere.
And for so many other things that I couldn't possibly list them all.

One other I must list... Happy 13th Birthday Ryan!!! Ryan is my cousin (Mom's human nephew) and he is owned by 2 kitties (Lena & Frisky), a woofie (Abby) & a guinea pig (Ivy). We hope you have many more.

Purrs to everyone... we hope everyone had a safe & happy new year. Here's to a great year in 2008