Thursday, April 11, 2024

Thankful Thursday with the Ts

 

Tommy: "You back? I'm bizzy".  

Teaghan: "Where you been all this time?"

The Ts:  The pawrents are home! The pawrents are home! We are so thankful for all the great care we got from Auntie Mary and Uncle Mark. They played with us three times a day. Mom gave them special instructions to make sure they played with us in our tunnel. We like the snake game remember. And while they were gone a REAL snake a loooooong black snake much bigger than our stick fake snake, was in our yard! So Mom is thankful she wasn't here to see that in person, even though she knows they are good snakes.  And we got fed lots and everything is good. We are very happy they are home and so are they. 

The other best news we could give the Mom is that we got our story about our BIG MOVE from Connecticat to North Carolina (warm land) published in our local community magazine, CAT-TAILS, April 2024 edition.  That's something to be thankful of for sure! 

Mom B:  We also heard the news about Brian's Home Forever's Dad, Terry, and are sending prayers and love that he gets the best care ever and heals quickly and can come home to all his furry loves. xo.

We hope to be back to a normal blogging schedule very soon and post some Australia photos. Happy to be home!

Purrs,

Tommy & Teaghan and. Mom B

Joining the Thankful Thursday Bloghop at Brian's Home. 

And GREAT NEWS! Terry is home! 🙏

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Caturday Art and Travel with the Ts

Travel Time and Happy Easter

Hoppy Easter! We got turned into bunnies! MOL

This one is a little softer looking for Easter. We just found out the beans are going somewhere. Good thing there's lots of eggs here but where are the chick-hens?

Teaghan: Wait, what? Where you goin? Is it far? What??? That far?!!! Oh my! (then nervously starts quickly cleaning herself up) 

Busily cleaning myself up to be nice and clean for Auntie Mary who feeds me. Schmaybe she'll give me more food. 
Keeping an eye out on the neighborhood. This is our room and we want to make sure she knows it.

Does anyone know where this is? We might want to teleport over for a visit too.

Purrs, Teaghan and Tommy, and Mom Brenda






 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Caturday Art with the Ts, Freya, and Brenda

Caturday Art with the Ts

We had some fun with this one in NightCafe using only the prompt "Freya the goddess of love and Queen of cats in her chariot being pulled by two long-haired red and white Norwegian forest cats".  It really captured their cat faces, well at least I think it looks just like Tommy. He must have a classic face for a Norwegian Forest Cat. At least it got one of them dressed as a female cat so Tommy and Teaghan are represented. For all who might not know, (quite a few of my friends on facebook think they are both boy cats... lol) Although the name Teaghan can be used for a boy or girl, our Teaghan is a girl :-)


 Prompt for this one and no chariot... "Freya the goddess of love and Queen of cats being pulled by two long-haired red and white Norwegian forest cats". Again it's like looking right at Tommy. 

And here's they are in real life. They've had this kitty condo since they were kittens. It was given to them by an old friend and they still use it every day. It's not used like this every day where both of them are on it at once. Teaghan got the top spot and Tommy let her stay there.

And lastly, I do real paintings not just AI :-).  Here's one mixed media painting I'm working on for a friend. It's almost finished, just some more line work and tweaking. I'm not sure I like how it came out enough to give her this one. I am starting another one soon as well.


I learned how to use the technique of incorporating imitation gold leaf and gold relief outliner onto the paper from an online art course I've been taking for a while now. It doesn't always work out right getting the gold leaf to look perfect since the sheets are small and sometimes leave a line between them. And my relief work tends to be a little shaky since I'm still learning.  If you want to check out the classes it's abyssimoartschool.com. And no, I do not get anything for recommending her classes. They just worked out wonderfully for me and inspired me to create many pieces of art using mixed media. It's a joyful freedom in creating freely with many materials. And it also uses a facebook group to share your work, learn and be inspired by others. 

Have a great weekend efurrybody! It's rainy today in warm land here in NC.  We think this weekend will finish off the cooler weather and bring in much warmer southern Spring warmth. OK, off to find a puzzle or two in the cat blogosphere. It takes me sooooo long to do them! lol!

XO

Purrs and love,

Brenda, Tommy and Teaghan


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Happy St. Patricks Day from the Ts

 Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's a fantasy day at the beach! 

Disclaimer: Clicking on the photo will bring you to owr page in NightCafe. Mom was amazed to get it to make this ai art without extra paws, heads, or tails.
 

And these are our real Sunday selfies.  This is the pose we do most frequently now with ears sharply pointed downward to hear when the "fake" snakie is coming under the tunnel. We love learning about Snakie 101 and can spend hours jumping on it in the tunnel, on the tunnel, or around the tunnel. 



We are joining Cat on my head for Sunday Selfies. It's a special day because it's their week #500 post. That's something to celebrate for sure. So we are dancing and having a pawty at the beach to celebrate. She also wrote a wonderful tribute to a friend, Jean. So stop on by to read all about it.

How are y'all spending your St. Patrick's Day today? 


Saturday, March 09, 2024

Caturday Art with the Ts and NightCafe

Saturday Caturday Art Day

Continuing on the theme of "two cats eating fish by the seashore" here are a few that I did recently in NightCafe  


"Hey T, is this the appetizer? There is not as many fish as there used to be in the order." It used to be 9 fishies, then next time it was 7, now it's 5 and it costs more green papers too!

"I shoulda ordered the whole fish instead of the salad. I guess you got that cause yoo have a bigger paw to eat it with." 😹

"Does this taste fishy to you?" 

"These fishies are so fresh dey are jumpin' off da plate!"

This one should be clickable to bring you to NightCafe if you would like to see the prompt that created this.  I really like how the background came out and it's inspiring me to do a real painting like it. 

One of these days I will attempt to actually do my own painting of Tommy and Teaghan. I'm thinking I will start with a pastel to work out the shapes then go on to an acrylic painting. Wish me luck!  Have a fun artsy Saturday y'all! xo

Purrs and love,

Brenda, Tommy and Teaghan




Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Tuesday in the tunnel

Teaghan: Hey Mom! I think there is a snakey inside this tunnel! I see a black stick like thing and it's pokin' around in there. 


Tommy: That's my tunnel Teaghan! Get away from there.


 Teaghan: I'll play here all day if I want to. It's my turn in the tunnel. 

Mom:  And then Tommy got jealous and jumped on Teaghan and that was the end of play time.😄 And it happened so fast I didn't even get a photo! 

Purrs, 

The Ts and B



Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tommy's Girl Trubble


Ut oh. I got girl trubble here. Hey girl kitty! What yoo fink yoo doin takin a poop in owr yard? 

Purrs,

Tommy

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Happy Birthday Tommy and Teaghan

Happy Birthday Tommy & Teaghan!

Adobe firefly generated image. AI doesn't seem to understand numbers so they get one candle instead of seven 😹. Prompt:  two red and white long haired tabby cats dancing and celebrating their birthday with a cake with 7 candles


Today they are 7 years old. Wow has the time gone by so quickly! But then again so many things have changed in that time for all of us. From their birth in Troy, New York at Finnishline Norwegian Forest Cats to their beautiful Mom McKenzie with her litter of three with their first Mom, Colleen. You can read about their birth story on that first post about them "the kitties are born" here.

Tommy:  "Yeah, lots have happened in that time. Our first scary ride away from our house to our new house. We had lots of fun there, looking out the windows and watching the squirrels eat peanuts right next to the door. We had lots of human friends come to visit us.  Then we had the loooong car ride from our big house in the land of snow to the land of no snow and lots of warm weather and pine trees."  

Teaghan: "And we have learned to not jump on Mommy at 3 or 4 am but to directly leap right onto Dad the food man.  Also we now sit in one room now with the birdie TV all around us."

The Mom, McKenzie, with Tyler, Teaghan, and Tomas
Teaghan's face looks a lot like her Mom's. 

Teaghan looking like her Mommy


Tomas (Tommy) kitten 1st week with his signature white heart on his back
Finnishline Teaghan - (with Angie's red spot on her back)


Tommy

Tommy with a T, or heart, or Angel marking depending on how you look at it and how the white fur lays

The T's tunnel standoff. Seven years later and they are still playing together, playing hide and seek, sometimes cuddling, most times not :-)

Here you can see his marking looking like a heart. 

Thanks to all our blogging furriends for reading our stories and visiting us all year. We appreciate it! 

We will be celebrating our purrthday today as usual, watching bird TV, eating plate after plate of food, and sleeping. :-) 

Purrs and love as always,
Tommy and Teaghan

EDIT:  We made another picture and didn't even ask AI for 7 candles and it gave it to us! WOW!

Created this one in NightCafe. 



 


Monday, February 19, 2024

Aww Monday with Teaghan

Awww Monday
with Teaghan

"What? I can sleep any way I want to!"


"Bet you can't do this!"

Purrs, Teaghan
xo



 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Southport Birds

Happy Saturday! Today is all about the birds. 

First, there has been a Robin migration going on with hundreds of them in our yard and the neighborhood. They have been feeding on insects in the grass and under the pine straw in the back yard. The outdoor bird TV has been quite entertaining and exercising for us as they go from window to window to watch them.

Seagulls and their usual scavenging ways were the entertainment on Friday as  Mom took a walk down to the pier in Southport to sit on the bench and drink some coffee that she got from the Southport Coffee shop. She also got a little to go box with a blueberry scone in it. As she made her way to the waterfront, the seagulls spotted the box, and started flying from the pier to the grassy area near the water and the benches. When she sat on the nearest bench, they cried out and made all sorts of commotion, some even walking up very close to her. One brave seagull, (musta been the leader) walked very close to her, all the while yelling at her to open the box! Then the other pretty black birds, the ones with the glistening shiny blue and black feathers started in calling out for food too. They made all sorts of noises with their heads thrown back yakkin' away to the sky. She felt bad that she didn't give them any of her food but 1) even though people often feed the birds bits of bread, bread and sweet foods are not healthy for them, and 2) she might have been swarmed with seagulls all flying over her and you know what might happen then right? Bird poop! 
There were also a bunch of Ruddy Turnstone birds (I thought they were Plovers, but Google says differently...) digging for insects in the grass. They were not interested in looking for scraps. 
Eventually, our food man daddy showed up and quickly ate the rest of the yummy sweet blueberry scone. The birds went on their merry way looking for the next person to come with some food.



The Robin migration is here. There were hundreds of them in our yard over the last week.

Say what?

The Seagull yellin at Mom

Ruddy Turnstone feeding on bugs


Purrs and love,
Tommy & Teaghan (with help from the Mom taking the pictures :-))

Friday, February 16, 2024

The Ts One or Two

First there was one, or was it two? 😹



Not very often this happens where they are sitting together. And, they also groomed each other without Tommy taking a quick bite out of poor Teaghan. They must have liked the tv show we were watching last night, something on Acorn TV. 

Purrs, 
The Ts and B






 


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Snooperbowl Sunday Selfies with Tommy

Sunday Selfies on Snooperbowl Sunday

Tommy

Tommy

Two different days of Selfies of me with the Mom. She says I'm a Momma's boy. She's right! But mostly this is what I do when I want her to get up and give me more food. Hah! 

Today we are going to have lots of food for the Snooperbowl. Our chick-hen treats (chicken jerky) are already baking in the oven. We can smell it and it's making us drool. When they are done Mom throws them and we chase them and then eat them. We will be running and chasing just like football players. 😸 AND, we get an EXtrA TrEat every time they show someone named Taylor during the snooperbowl! Yay!

Which team are you rooting for? The Chiefs or the 49ers?

Created with Dream.ai using Tommy's photo as reference


Created with Dream.ai using Tommy's photo as reference


Hope y'all have a fun day no matter if you are watching the big game or doing something else you love.  Cheers!

Purrs, 
Tommy and Teaghan
(and the Mom, Brenda)

We are joining:



 

Thursday, February 01, 2024

Thankful Thursday in North Carolina

Thankful on Thursday

Yesterday was the 2nd anniversary of being in our new house. We are so thankful for our new house and especially after that little time in the condo (...excuse me, Tommy, but that was 5-1/2 months remember?).  So we'd like to show you some pretty areas outside of our world. Now we don't get to go out there except when we get hauled out to the stabby place at the v.e.t. so we haven't been there ourselves. We have lots to be thankful for, especially my our new tunnel, but there's an ocean, a big river, and sand, and birds all nearby. The Mom took some pictures to show you.  Enjoy! 

First, we have lots of different kinds of trees in our backyard for the birds to hang out in. They are Magnolia's, Wax Myrtles, Willow Oaks, Long Leaf Pines, and plenty of places for the birds to fly and eat. Even the tiny hummingbirds come by.

Here's the intracoastal waterway a few streets away from us. Those are oyster beds in the water. 

This is one of the big birds that fly all over the place here. We don't know what kind it is but we think it's looking for lunch. 👀

The oysters here are the Eastern Oyster.

A close up of the oysters busy doing their job of cleaning up the water.

Next we have this area on the Cape Fear river in Southport. It is even pretty on a cloudy day.

The water view up the Cape Fear River looking north from the pier in Southport

The pretty seagulls that rest on the pier. Mom says she thinks it's "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" :-) 

Next we have the beautiful beach on Oak Island, NC. If we walked a straight line it would be about a mile away from our house. But it takes a while for the big metal monster to get there from where we live.

The dunes on Oak Island, NC

The walkway to the beach on a windy day.

Looking at the dunes at low tide

The pretty ocean waves on Oak Island, NC

This was low tide on a windy day in January when the sea foam blew over the sand. Mom said it was funny looking and was blowing and jiggling all over the beach. 


And a view from the backside of the Ocean Crest fishing pier on Oak Island, NC 


That's it for now! We hope you enjoyed the views and thanks for stopping by!

Purrs,
Tommy & Teaghan