Wednesday, July 4, 2007

i'm baaaaaaccccccccckkkkkkkkkkk

as promised, i'm back today. mom and i have had some terrific cuddles. first thing in the morning, last thing at night and lots of times in the middle!

thank you everyone! thank you for not forgetting about us while we had some time off. it was good, and what we needed. mom's still having a bit of a hard time...and i'm still loving on her lots.

i've been 'secret paw'ed, received suzanne's secret paw, gotten extra presents, and mom has realized i just want to eat friskies stinky goodness like i used to.

in the food department, i've gotten to practice the 'back of disdain'. it's taken awhile to train her. even so, i'll give her credit for opening so many cans of stinky goodness to tempt me. even with her lack of delicate scent awareness, i know she didn't like the smell much more than i did. (heh)

we didn't do much in the picture department over the past week. mom does wish she had snapped a few of my sprawling on my back with my tummy relaxed and soft (not engaging in bunny-kicking warfare). she says this is a good step as i haven't sprawled on my back in several months.

mom ordered her new old lady camera on monday and it should be here next monday. it has 'image stabilization' so the pictures should be clearer. a friend at work is buying the old young lady camera. (heh)

on to the pictures we did take:
my new zoom groom. the 'teeth' are soft, so there are no more gouges in my tender skin. i love this...and like others, i purr up a storm while getting a session.

there were presents from cousins daisymae and the feline americans. see my new little squillion? he looks a lot like me. the one that looks like suzanne is awfully sweet! and stinky goodness, yay! (there was a cute box of note has that at work)

thank you to my secret paws, bartholamew and pepper from roanoke, virginia. this is some swag! i've already eaten the stinky goodness!

thank you to suzanne's secret paw, bat in houston, texas. bat, mom said i can keep some of suzanne's presents, and then we're going to share with another kitty who didn't get to participate in secret paws. we hope that's ok.


Tina T-P said...

Boy, aren't you lucky - what a haul! Looks like you got some fun stuff and it is very nice of you to share with somekitties who don't have anything.

Glad to see you back! Give your mommy a head bump for us.

Tina & all the critters on the farm.

jcfloresinc said...

Oh Benjamin, we are so glad you are both back. We missed you. Great Secret Paws for yourself and so nice of you to share. Give your Mommy, purrrs and (((hugs))) from us. Have a Happy 4th of July!Your FL furiends,
Samantha & Tigger

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, what great prezents you got! And we've all missed you bunches. Big hugs to you, and snuggles to your sweet momma.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

DaisyMae Maus said...

How wonderful! I'm glad that you like your squillions (and that they got there all in one piece.

Wow! Bat's momma made a furry nice kitty quilt. It's pretty! An' you got all of that terrific stuff: toys, treats, and stinky goodness.

Happy 4th ... an' welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Glad Your Back...Have a Happy and Safe 4th Of July :)

Caesar and Princess said...

Ben, we are having rain here so mommie is here in the house. We are being forced to watch Jane Eyre. It's not so bad....

It is really good to hear form you. We have been thinking of you so much... and your mommie especially.

That baby squillion looks just like Suzanne. How wonderful it that. She was soooo special, we miss her too.

Happy 4th dear friend.


小芥 michico said...

Dear boy, looks you have recieved a nice gift, have fun~!

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

O h much I have missed you! I am glad you are here again. So happy to see you with so much fun things from your secret paws. The zoom groom is so cool my furrrend Henry had one of those and it hmade his fur sooooo soft after a good brushing. I got a bath today because it was 104* and mommy thought I was getting over heated.
Sweet Suz also got such nice thingies from her SP. I am sure you will dream of her when you sleep on her pretty quilty. My
mommy better get her act together because she has something special planned for Toni. It has been a busy week:)
Love your adoring sister Peach

Lux said...

Great gifts!

Tell you mom congrats on her new camera! And happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

Hi, dear Ben Fuzz! I'm so glad you're back, my sweet, fuzzy brother... I've missed you so much. Sounds like you and your mom had some good cuddle time, and I send snuggles and love to you both.

What great presents you got -- I love how the Squillions look like you and sweet Suz. And your Zoom Groom sounds intriguing -- I will have to try one of those because I shed a whole lot!

I hope you and your mom had a great Independence Day!

Purrs and snuggles from your loving sister,


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We missed yoo! We'z glad yoor back and dat yoo guyz is doing better. We hope yoo can come to da party at our bloggie, it starts Friday and runs thru da whole weekend.

Parker said...

It's nice to see you back Ben! Those are some great prezzies!

Dragonheart said...

Benjamin, it is good to hear from you! Your zoom groom sounds great, and all the packages you received are wonderful! Wonderful presents from your cousins and great Secret Paws packages. Enjoy!

Christine and FAZ said...

Hi there by lovely friend, Glad you're back. Wowwee, love your secret paws presents - to quote Tony the Tiger "they're grrrreat". FAZ

p.s. we're assuming you get Tony the Tiger in the US of A?

Gattina said...

Wow, you were really spoiled ! It looks like Christmas without tree ! No wonder that you purr !
Rosie is 2 months old today ! time is going by so fast !

The Cat Realm said...

Welcome back! We are very happy!
And give your Mom lots of Purrs, please.

Cheysuli said...

Hello Benjamin. I have to admit I didn't know you were gone, but it's nice to meet you. I came by via Simply Siamese.

Anonymous said...

Wow you sure gots some good stuff. We sure are glad yore back to blogging because we missed you.

Purrs and hugs to you and yore mom Benjamin.

Daisy said...

Oh, I am glad you are back. Those are some very wonderful presents. And so sweet of you to share some of Suzanne's things, too. I think she would have liked that.

Ali & Fiona said...

That is awesome, you got a lot of much deserved gifts!

Derby said...

I love my Zoom Groom. Mum uses it on me lots and it makes me purr.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Hey Ben Fuzz, we're so happy that you are back. We love our Zoom Groom. It rocks!

It's really nice of you to share Suzanne's secret paw gifts.

We hope you had a love July 4th.

Ohh, and Mommy says that she's really happy that your Mommy is considering taking classes in stained glass. It's a really cool hobby (and it's about the only time Mommy wears shoes in the house).

Gretchen said...

I'm glad you're back. I like all your neat stuff. Have fun with all.

Halloween said...

Hi Benjamin. Looks like you got quite a haul there! It sounds as though you are taking good care of your mom. I am sending you all lots of purrs.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

What wonderful presents. And that zoom groom looks interesting; we wonder whether we'd like that. You have fur like a sister we had a long time ago. She was a Maine Coon cat and Mom used a slicker brush on her. She loved to be brushed.

We look forward to more pictures with the new camera!

Come visit--we're having a 200th post contest.


Karen Jo said...

I'm glad to see you back, Ben Fuzz. I missed you. You got some really nice presents. The baby Squillions look just like you and Suzanne. It is really nice of you to share Suzanne's gifts with a kitty who didn't get to participate. I hope you keep that great quilt. Congrats to your Mom on the new camera.

Karen Jo said...

I forgot to answer your question when I was here before. Sadly, I didn't get to see any fireworks. They were all over by the time I got off work. Maybe next year.

DiNkErDoO said...

Yes, i still have my ears :)

Chairman Mao said...

Guess what, Ben! I nomminated you for the Rockin' Boy Blogger Award! Come see my bloggie for details.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Wow, you got so many pawesome things!!!


Anonymous said...

"Wow" what alot of cool stuff.This secret paws sounds like fun.

muffinmidi said...

Glad you're back. I know yourmommy is having a rough time. It's very important for you to take care of her right now.
Glad you're enjoying your Secret Paws pacakages.It's always fun getting mail. A lot of time they get m name wrong. It's Muffin not Occupant.
Mommy and I watched the fireworks on TV.Our idiot neighbors were lighting them off and it really got on my nerves.

caricature said...

Wow Ben I am sooooo glad that you are back!!!

I'd taken a few days off myself ~ glad to be back and see you and mom toni in great spirits. Congrats on all these great presents ~ can hardly wait for your new pictures ~ love.

Why don't you come check out the daily quizzes at cat blog. I'm sure you will ace them all with all the genius genes that run in the family :)