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Old 04-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #621
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Morning all! You know you're feeling better when you chow down two slices of peanut butter toast without sharing the crust with the dog, and realize you need MORE! Whew! That was a long run of icky.

I'm going to get started on making these coffee beans. *ties on apron* I've never had milk chocolate ones, but they sound AWESOME. I just happened to have about 1kg of Callebaut milk chocolate in a slab that needs a job. I think I found that job.

Need some tunes...anyone know where that iPod docking station went? I left it on the fridge...wait a second...I KNOW it wasn't on the counter a minute ago. Elves? You here? Want some chocolate? Hey PF, I can feed them right?

Speaking of feeding, has anyone noticed the kitties are a wee bit um, fat? Maybe we need some kind of system that lets us know who's already fed them so we don't overfeed these gluttons.
They can be fed, just no real clothes. They are magic so they can hear you ask a question. They try to anticipate, which can cause some funny dances, but they never mean to trip you like the cats will.

Those two kittens are trying it on everyone. I suggest a timed feeding bowl and only one diet kitty treat per visit from each visitor. That should keep it down and post a sign that says the kitties are cons, they are not going hungry! We don't need diabetic cats!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:24 AM   #622
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Those two kittens are trying it on everyone. I suggest a timed feeding bowl and only one diet kitty treat per visit from each visitor. That should keep it down and post a sign that says the kitties are cons, they are not going hungry! We don't need diabetic cats!
FUR PIGS. That's what they are. FUR PIGS.

You should let me take them to the farm in Brenham for the summer. Let then catch mice in the barns to earn their supper.

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #623
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addie, how would you feel about taking buttons and domino for a time again, to your home where they could be maintained on a dietary program for awhile? do you think you would like a go at it? even a few weeks of a controlled diet would make a big difference for our two butterballs. i know it wouldn't be easy....
In a heartbeat. I miss them so much. And I know Teddy will love playing with them. With a controlled diet and running around the apartment with Teddy, those pudgy pounds will come right off. I certainly don't want eith of them on YouTube as a freak show. Send them right over.
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I vote for sending them to Addie. I'm afraid that if they went to the country, they would be a danger to our elves when they got back.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #625
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I vote for sending them to Addie. I'm afraid that if they went to the country, they would be a danger to our elves when they got back.
Absolutely. I don't like the idea of them eating critters that carry disease. I also saw some cute leashes for cats. They could run along side Brunhilda when I make a run to the store. Or even just around the block a couple of times. I will get that weight off them without starving them. Both Spike and I agree that there is no excuse for overweight pets. That's why Teddy gets three walks a day for a minimum of one hour each. He goes spastic when he goes down to the ballpark or the beach. All his friends are there for him to play with. The kitties too will get much needed excercise.
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Ummm...having put two cats on leashes and tried to walk them before...it's nigh unto impossible to get them to go in the same direction, especially when something scares them and you end up with a kitten stole around your head and neck with claws...

Yes, best not to train them to eat small critters. Although if we ask loud enough the elves can keep them busier during the day to get the weight off. I'm surprised the elves haven't already taught them some fun "Keep Away" games.

Thanks Buddies, you are so good, they've dug out all the cat toys from under the furniture and other places the kitties hide them.
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I have a lot of patience. And if all else fails, I can put them in my large basket and bring them back home. Maybe I will try one at a time.
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Whoo. Sorry I've been a bit absent for the last bit. I ate a bunch of the beans I messed up on and got a bit...buzzy. It was crazy! Those things are AMAZING! I particularly like the milk chocolate ones tossed in cocoa.

I have a confession to make. I fed some to the elves. They got a little bit hyper and they polished EVERYTHING. Be careful on the stairs.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #629
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They won't eat anything that's bad for them.
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i can't believe how quiet this place is with the kittens gone. it's like church on a monday morning, a real dark, empty kind of quiet...still, it should be good for the kitties to spend a month at their aunt addie's fat farm up in boston. boy, are they in for a surprise! they probably thought it was going to be like their christmas visit there--all treats and petting and plenty of snuggly naps with aunt addie.

hah! instead, our two pudgy cuties will be put through their paces at aunt addie's boot camp, with plenty of exercise and healthy portions of food, no more all day all-you-can- eat kitty banquets they have been accustomed to at the coffee klatch.

addie, i trust you guys are all settled in at your place by now.:) good luck with those two and the challenges ahead. listen, i forgot to ask you before, but i hope you have a way to get a starting weight on the kitties, so you can chart their weight loss progress. just be extra careful with buttons. she tried to scratch me when i attempted to weigh her the other day. but i think she is more gentle with you, not letting out her nails like she does with me, the wild little tiger....:)

i know we'll miss having the cats running around here, they can be most entertaining with their antics and cute ways. but they will benefit from their healthy lifestyle change. the elves will benefit too. with the kitties gone, they will have some time to get better acquainted and adjusted to us humans at the house. i'm hoping the elves will get more comfortable in our company, now that there will only be us and them as the only species around. i am eagerly waiting for the time they will show themselves in my presence.

i think they might be getting used to me a little bit, cause i've seen flashes of movement from time to time, and articles of mine get moved around and strangely rearranged. i think they might be playing with me. i hope so....

alix, the tea towels you left for the elves, is there pink yarn in them? i keep seeing fleeting streaks of pink colored shapes from my side view, visions of pink somethings, dodging here and there across my view momentarily....
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