Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Early!

We wanted to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all our American kitty friends.  The mom is going to The Girl's new apartment to cook dinner there for her and all The Girl's friends who can't make it home for the holiday.  Its very exciting, and the mom is already feverishly cooking and baking away.

Since we won't be around, we still wanted to express our well wishes to all and to take this moment to thank everyone for all their many kind words and friendship.

To those traveling, have a safe trip and to all, have a great holiday.  To those who aren't celebrating, we cherish you too, and have a great week.

One other word, for those who would like to do more fighting men's cancer during Movember there is a group you can contact at the Dollar Shave Club..  For everyone who signs up, they are donating $10 to the Movember Foundation.  If you have been thinking about it, here's your chance!

We apologize for not visiting and leaving comments, the mom is running out of time but promises we will as soon as she can.  Purrs, friends.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

And Our Winner Is . . .


Rafflecopter had spoken!  Our giveaway for 250 full color holiday cards with envelopes has ended and the winner is . . .


A big round to meows to them and everyone who entered.  Thank you to everyone who particpated, we had a lot of fun hosting this giveaway.

We'd also like to thank PrintFirm and in particular, Katherine, who was so helpful and such a nice person.  We even got to know her cute dog, Hunter!

Hunter dressed as a Taco.
Its obvious he needs his own blog!
Look at his bright little face, we're sure he has a lot to say.

So, concats to Fur Everywhere and happy holiday!  We can't wait to see what your cards look like when they are printed!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Oui Oui shows her support.

November is Testicular and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and to show support, everyone is encouraged to grow mustaches!  A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with testicular cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.  That is an incredible statistic!

Any type of cancer is a horrendous ordeal, for the patient and all their loved ones, and we'd love to see better treatments so this scourge is wiped from the face of the earth.

So, here is our Mo team, all decked out.  Some of us can't grow a 'stache, so we had a little online help.  (OK, we ALL had help!)

I might have been able to grow my own
if someone hadn't stolen my bits! 

 I hope this comes off!

Even MMM can pawticipate in this event!

One of the mom's former coworkers gave her this.
Her son, who had testicular cancer 
when he was in his early 20's,
painted this cat while he was in high school.
It sits on the kitchen counter as
a reminder of all the people the mom 
has known who have had cancer.
The list is way too long.

Monday the Tabby Cat Club is having a Movember event, so stop by to see kitties sporting their lovely 'staches!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Friday Fun

Everyone have a fun Friday!
And Saturday and Sunday.
Stay safe and warm! 

If you haven't entered our giveaway, there's still a couple days!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Poor Mom

I am thinking hard which of the mom's silly things I should tell you about.  When she writes and puts the pen down, in the flash of an eye, the pen is lost!  She can't find it, she hasn't moved, but where did it go?  Ok, this happens enough to be common place.

A couple months ago she noticed kitties were wishing Julie and Carl a Happy Gotcha day, and the mom was, "Huh?  What's this?"  Totally clueless!  Kitties from around the world remembered, but not her.  Ok, we all know she doesn't remember like she used to.

But maybe the funniest happened earlier this year.  The furnace conked out and an introoder came to fix it.  Being smart kitties, we scattered.  After he left, kitties started showing up, one by one.  All except for me.  Hours later, she started searching but I didn't answer.  She walked right past me several times.  I didn't let on.  Why ruin a good hiding place?

Finally, even though she was fairly sure she had been careful and I was inside the house, she went outside to call me.  With all the neighbors out, she starting calling, "Mew, mew, Oui Oui!"  (There's no "Here kitty, kitty" in our house!)

Naturally, most of the neighbors were outside, not at a restaurant or movie enjoying themselves like they should have been.  Having Mew Mew Oui Oui'd her way around in every direction so as to convince as many people as possible how nuts she is, she went back inside.  If they thought she might be a crazy cat lady, here was proof!   Maybe a few thought she is a psychotic, not crazy, cat lady.

It made for a good laugh later and when we kitties had laughed ourselves out, I showed up, like nothing had happened.

For more kitties sharing silly stories about their parents, visit the Tabby Cat Club.

If you haven't entered our giveaway for 250 custom, full color greeting cards with envelopes, click HERE to enter by Rafflecopter.  There's still time!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Back and Back to Normal!

Woo Hoo!  Everyone is home and accounted for!

Oui Oui proves she was industrious, no slacking off
while the mom was gone. 

Then snuggled in her favorite place.

Julie lost no time catching a few Zzzzs all snuggled up. 

While Carl occupied the best kitty pillow. 

Mica Moo made up for lost snuggling time too.

Its so cold here and everyone was so happy to see each other, so lots of snuggling is going on!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Exciting Holiday Card Giveaway


We have some very exciting news, and just in time for the holidays!  We are having a greeting card giveaway, sponsored by PrintFirm.  It's an awesome offer, and worth up to $200!  Just how thrilling is that?!  Do you have a favorite photo you would love to share with everyone you know?  Here's your chance!

The giveaway is for 250 cards printing full color on the front and back (the inside is blank) that fold to 4x6 on 14 Pt. Gloss 1 side card stock.  There are also 250 blank envelopes.  Since the design is entirely your own, here is your chance to have cards printed with you, your brofurs and sisfurs, and maybe your peeps too.  Free shipping is included as well.

This is an example of PrintFirm's existing designs.
But of course, use your own featuring
all your sweet kitties!

They have templates you can use, and they can do some minor adjustments to your art, if needed, as part of the giveaway.  But if you need help, there is a lovely lady who can guide you, and if you are entirely lost, their design department will custom design a card for you at a charge of 50% of its retail value.  We will be sending the art guidelines** to the winner so you maximize the beauty of your card.

We like that is inside is blank
because you could use the cards for different holidays
if your design allows.

There are some stipulations.  While kitties can be any age, your peep must be 18 or older, the cards must ship in the USA, and they can't ship to a PO box.  Of course, no purchase is necessary.  PrintFirm would also like to display your card, if you wouldn't mind and with your permission.

An example of what NOT to do!
Low res photography and a sour expression.
Oui Oui is happiest au naturel.

So, how do you enter?  Leave a comment at our blog, then go to Rafflecopter below.  You will win extra points for liking PrintFirm on FB and following on Twitter.  Limit 1 entry per blog.  The giveaway runs to Wednesday 11/20 Midnight, EST.  We will contact you by email and you will need to respond in 48 hours, or sadly another winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, everyone!  We are so excited to be able to give back something meaningful to our sweet and loyal furriends.  Thank you so much for visiting us time and again.  We are truly blessed in knowing you all.

Happy Holidays from PrintFirm 
and all us kitties at TwinkletoeTails!

**  Art needs to be print ready photo or design to size (4" x 6"), high resolution images (300 dpi), and in CMYK color mode.  If your photos are like the mom's, you are in serious trouble.  Don't think of using your cell phone!  If you have any technical questions, please contact PrintFirm online marketing director Katherine Tattersfield at

Monday, November 4, 2013

Giveaways and Pies

We kitties have been really busy here!  Wednesday the mom is going out of town to teach some friends the fine art of pie baking, isn't that cool?  Everyone loves a good pie!  Everyone, that is, except for Mica Moo, who worries she may be the main ingredient.  So we won't be posting for a few days.

OMC!  Those aren't Mica Moo Crumb pies, are they?
We heard the mom say if she had the time, 
she had all the ingredients!

Ordinarily we trash the house while the mom is gone, but we just might break with tradition this time.  Of course, if any kitty cares to visit and something "accidentally" happens, well, we promise we won't notice.  We all know that is what happens when you have cats!

So what will we be doing instead?  Holding another giveaway, just in time for the holidays.  So be sure to visit Wednesday, we will be giving away 250 custom full color greeting cards and envelopes!  Because of the mom's trip we might have to post it a little early, but the giveaway will start 12 AM Nov. 7th, EST.  So don't forget to stop by!

Purrs!  Have fun and stay safe!

South African Melktert
(Milk Tart)
When you die and go to heaven,
this is what they will serve!
But shouldn't the mom have used her nice pie plates?

Sunday, November 3, 2013


If only people could learn from the examples of our pets.
And enjoy the serenity of life . . . 

. . . There would be no reason to wish for peace.

And still, we fear the problem is just too great.