Mancat Monday: New Stuff, Old Stuff plus Awards


Gee, I’ve got three different categories going on here today, New Stuff, Old Stuff and a couple Awards.  Do notice that I’m not complaining about the weekend monsoons and lack of window whiffies MOL!  Lets get started, shall we?

New Stuff

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I got my new Forty Paws Ham-mick and I love, love, love it. Notice that this one is not sagging down to the floor, yet.  But speaking of our friends at Forty Paws, their Smokey has cancer, so if you haven’t stopped by yet with purrs and prayers, please do so today.

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Sister Zoe got her new scratching tower and she is one happy girl.  Her tower is her most favorite snoozy spot and she was quick to break it in with a nice long nap!!!

Old Stuff

Well of course the old stuff I would be referring to would be our Dad.  I want to thank you for all the purrs, woofs and prayers, our Dad is doing pretty darn good and seems to be getting along just fine.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
Anyone who knows our Dad knows he loves his coffee and as soon as he woke up after surgery he asked for coffee.  He said the coffee was pretty darn good even if the cup was kind of small!!!


My friend Piranha from A Day in the Life of Piranha Banana shared two awards with us…

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
Thanks so much Piranha!  If you don’t know Piranah, please do stop by and you will be glad you did.  Piranah is quite the woofie and is a Therapy Dog, has a regular newspaper column and runs a socialization group for doggies.  I know you will enjoy this fun blog!

That’s my Monday wrap-up, but don’t forget the Opt-to-Adopt Blog Hop tomorrow.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Sometimes, Cats Herd You

We are purring loudly for Smokey. We’re glad your Dad is doing OK.. Our head peep never thought of asking for coffee after surgery. She is SO doing that next time. She thinks it’s barbaric that they make you go without coffee the morning of surgery. Have a great Monday, Brian!

10 years ago

So happy that your dad is doing great! He is so funny about that coffee!

10 years ago

Oh Brian, that Ham-Mick does look really really comfy. You look so happy there. And the new scratching tower looks terrific. Glad the Dad is A OK. Good news.
And congrats on the two awards.
Hope all of you have a super duper day.

Traveling Cats
10 years ago

Congratulations on the awards. I’m glad your dad is feeling better.

mollie and alfie
10 years ago

So So pawleased Dad is doing well, I like tea 🙂 Big conCATs on the lovely award. xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Molly The Wally
10 years ago

We hope dad is getting better. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Fuzzy Tales
10 years ago

Concats on the awards, Brian! And the new hammick and scratcher are awesome. Especially that scratcher!

We’re glad your dad is feeling better — too funny that his first request was for coffee. That could be our human, double cream, please. 🙂

Pat Hatt
10 years ago

Can’t say you are fat anymore with no sag haha glad all is better at your sea too

Angel Abby
10 years ago

We feel so bad for Smokey and Maw and Paw because this year has been so difficult and now dear Smokey is ill. We are purrarying very hard. We are glad you got a new ham-mick and you look very cozy. We are so glad your Dad is doing well and we will continue to keep him in our purrs too. Everyone has our purrs even those who don’t think they need them. I think we all need to start a big nap pile of purrs just to keep the good vibes going.

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
10 years ago

Awwwww your poor dad! Awwww! We are cranking up the healing purrs and hugs for your lovely dad!

Yay for your hammicks!!! Take care

prancer pie
10 years ago

You look adorable on that new hammick, Brian! We are glad you’re Dad is doing well, too.

Have a great Monday! XOXO

Hannah and Lucy
10 years ago

We are purring hard for your Dad and we had to smile about his first request being for coffee. We are sending hugs to him and whiskery kisses here’s hoping we don’t make him sneeze!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Laila and Minchie
10 years ago

So glad to hear your daddy is doing well. It’s very scary when the ‘rents are not 100%!

Madi and Mom
10 years ago


Angel and Kirby
10 years ago

We are glad your new ham-mick does not sag! That looks like a cool tower.

We know your Dad does not always drink coffee through a straw, but hospitles are funny like that!

10 years ago

In order: The new hammock and tower look pawsome. Enjoy!

So glad the dad person is doing well. It can be scary for us kitties when the humans are sick.

Concatulations on your well deserved awards!

10 years ago

Snuggles for your dad Brian hope he continues to get better,xx Speedy

10 years ago

The new scratching tower looks pawsome!
Sending purrs to your dad. I hope he makes full recovery quickly. Glad he enjoyed his coffee after waking up from surgery 🙂
Congratulations on your awards! Have a wonderful new week!

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

We’ve been so worried about your dad and relieved the worst is over. Sending continued purrs for getting back on your feet. Kitties need you!

Random Felines
10 years ago

nice hammick!! and we are purring for Smokey – and your dad!!

10 years ago

I’m still purring for you dad and Smokey too. So good to see your dad looking good, even if he is flat on his back. Hope he gets all better soon. You and your sisters will have to take extra good care of him. Congratulations on all the new stuff.

Emma and Buster
10 years ago

oh we love to have a hammick someday. maybe mama can make one for us 🙂

glad to know your dad is doing so well.

and congratulations on all your awards. well deserving.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
10 years ago

dood…did yur dad putz coffeez in hiz eyee vee !!! whoa…bet him wuz buzzard up ta beet all ~~~~~~~~

10 years ago

We are glad that your dad felt good enough for coffee and that he even got some!

36 Claws of Attitude
10 years ago

Old, new, but it is all good stuff! Hope dad is feeling better real soon!

10 years ago

Concatulations on your awards and paws up for your new lounging places! I’m glad your human is bouncing back in time to come to Barkworld – my human is looking forward to seeing him!

Colehaus Cats
10 years ago

Love your old and new stuff! Congrats on your well deserved awards! Purrs for your Dad!

10 years ago

Great new and old stuff!!!!!
Great awards too!
I need coffee to live!!!!!!!!!!

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
10 years ago

Oh Brian, it was so good to see your Daddy. He must have been in the 1 day surgery unit I hope? He is looking good there. You all need to hold him down. (My mim feels that way about coffee too!)

I love MY ham-mick too! It is nice and sturdy and doesn’t sag under my 11 pounds. Let me go see about Smokey. Sister Zoe, you look awesome up there on your new tower!!

Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Hope your Dad is continuing to recover.

Mom would love to have Phantom sleep on a doggy bed that is like those hammicks, but the bony old guy prefers the hardwood floor.

Congrats on your very sweet award.

Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Austin Towers
10 years ago

My human is the same as your dad over coffee and she is not supposed to have it!! glad he is doing ok. That hammick looks very comfy 🙂 xx

Katnip Lounge
10 years ago

Your poor Dad…drinking coffee with a straw! better than none, Mommy says.

We are taking bets for “how long until the hammick sags”…MOL!

Mags Corner
10 years ago

You two look very happy and comfy on your new Ham-mick and scratching tower. We are thrilled to hear your dad is doing so well and is getting his coffee. Keeping prayers going for him to stay doing well. Hugs and nose kisses

Savannah's Paw Tracks
10 years ago

ummm…Brian…I stoled a photo of you off this post…I hope you don’t send the catpawlees after me or Mom Linda…it’s for my bloggy for tomorrow about you know who…

Kitties Blue
10 years ago

Brian, does Dad Terry know you posted his after surgery photo? Your new ham-miPurrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jock and Zoe’s new tower are catabulous. And concats on your awards.

Caren Gittleman
10 years ago

I am so sorry but my Mom is not polite at all! She was LAUGHING at your Dad’s photo! The NERVE of her!!!! Do you believe it? It reminded her of her lithotripsies and she is the same as your Dad. As soon as she gets out of a litho the FIRST thing she asks for is coffee!
Let me say for my rude Mom, that we are BOTH glad that you are doing well and Mom cannot wait to see you in a few days!
Love, Cody

10 years ago

well that is a post chock full of good things 🙂 Glad to hear all of the good news..

Tillie and Georgia
10 years ago

WOW!!! That IS a lot of stuff, and all of it good too 🙂
That ham-mick looks mighty comfy Brian 🙂
We are glad your Dad is doing better! Woot!!
Pawsome awards too 🙂
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

10 years ago

Where to start? There’s so much going on at your place! First, Brian, you look soooo cute in that pic on your new ham-mick. Zoe’s scratching tower is awesome. I think I may get Annie one. That would be cheaper than a cat tree, but if she likes it, then I’ll know that she would most likely like a tree. (She snubs everything so I’ve been hesitant to buy an expensive tree to have her snub that too.) Your dad looks great, especially for just coming out of surgery, but coffee with a straw is a big bummer. Congrats on… Read more »

10 years ago

Glad your dad is doing well Brian.
The new Ham-Mick and scratchy tower are great. Concats on your awards.

10 years ago

Oh no! What happened to your dadster? Sure hope he is feeling better in no time at all.

That new bed looks COMFY!

Congrats on your award. 🙂

10 years ago

So glad your Dad is doing well!! Still purring for you!

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
10 years ago

Sorry about Smokey. Left some love there. Hope he gets better soon. Those are some awesome new things. Glad your dad is doing well. Congrats on your awards.

Swami Zoe
10 years ago

New stuff is great, but your dad getting better is greater! Me-Ommmmmm

Ann Paws
10 years ago

All of your new kitty stuff looks terrific! Glad you’re dad’s doing OK. That cup is definitely very small lol. PB is one cute pup!

Forty Paws
10 years ago

Ack! You almost look exactly like Dorf on that ham-mick, except that it isn’t sagging to the ground! Maw had to look several times to make sure that you weren’t Dorf! Very cute photo of you on your Ham-Mick!

Glad to hear that you Dad is doing good after the surgery, and that he wanted coffee! That’s the spirit!

Thank you for posting about Smokey. We are very sad that he has the ‘c’ word.

Many hugs to you,


Tell dad to take it easy, Brian……coffee to some of us humans is like catnip to you kitties:)

siku marie
10 years ago

We are so sorry we missed the news of your dad needing surgery; but are howling with happiness that he appears to be OK. Still just to be certain we are sending White Dog healing energies and java coated jolts of positive thoughts. The new nap spots both look VERY comfy. We hope they get LOTS of good use. Smokey, we do not know you, but if you are a friend of Brian’s we know you are a tough Warrior. We ask the universe to fill you with strength and hope as you fight this monster. Please know you do… Read more »

10 years ago

Sounds like Christmas at your house with all the new stuff, how fun! So happy your dad is doing well. You have to swallow your cat selfishness for a bit and take good care of him!

10 years ago

Oh my goodness ~ you must need a snooze after all that is going on at your house. Love that hammock! And I am so glad the dad is doing so much better. Hooray!!!
xo Catherine

10 years ago

That is a lot of stuff 🙂 hope your dad is OK and coffee is the cure xxx

10 years ago

Love the hammick. looks so comfy. Concats on your awards! Sending purrs for your daddy too.

10 years ago

Great news about your Dad! 🙂
Congratulations on your awards AND new hammick and scratcher!

Cathy Keisha
10 years ago

Oh Brian, I love your new hammick. Can I take it for a test drive? MOL! Sending healing purrz to Smoky and to your Dad. He’s the bestest!

Marks Mews
10 years ago

OMC, we LOVE that scratcher tower!

An our purrs fer yer Dad.

10 years ago

Your Dad sure is a trooper getting coffee after his surgery! We continue to send our purrs for his speedy and full recovery. We are so happy you love your new hammick Brian. They are so cool, someday we need to get ourselves one.

Piranha Banana
10 years ago

OOoh – your belly is just begging for rubs on that ham-mick! Love the scratching tower – I wonder why they don’t make ‘biting’ towers for dogs too!? It is a cat’s world I guess! I am keeping little Smokey in my prayers for a speedy recovery and for your daddy – so that he is 100% soon. A little therapy dog tip from me that will benefit you: Petting a cat (or dog) lowers a human’s blood pressure and increases their serotonin levels…sooooo tell your Daddy my recommendation is to give you lots of petting and scratches behind the… Read more »

10 years ago

Thanks for catching us up on stiff, Brian! Tell your dad that his hat looks *almost* as good as the one you let him borrow for BlogPaws. 🙂

Timmy Tomcat
10 years ago

Big Purrs that Dad is feeling better! Meow
Our Ham-mick was a bit saggy and dad washed it and Zip right back to new. Best part is we get to break it in all over again