Thursday, August 16, 2012

Have you tried Mom's Ipad?

Dexter told Delilah that while Mom was busy making dinner, he tried out her Ipad and discovered it is quite fun.  Mom even has a game loaded on it just for cats called Jitterbug.  Dexter also explained that the Ipad is so much better for cats than a laptop because you don't have to type on a keyboard.  It is so much easier to just paw at the screen!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dexter's New Spa Treatment

Dexter told Delilah that he's invented a new spa treatment called "Tongue and Sun Bath".  It involves relaxing in the sun while he licks your face and neck.

Delilah reports that it really does feel all warm, fuzzy and relaxing.  She says everyone should let Dexter try it out on them.  It is really worth it!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Please can I have some of your steak

Dexter told Delilah that Mom is mean. She cooked a steak on the grill tonight and would not share with him even though he used all of his best manners. He said he sat up straight in the chair and tried to be patient, but Mom just ignored him.

Delilah told Dexter that the problem was that Mom had already fed him - twice. She told him that he couldn't have been hungry after eating wet and dry food.

Dexter told Delilah that he would NOT have eaten those foods if he had known that steak was going to be on the menu. He said he will get even by waking Mom up at 3am tomorrow. That will teach her to share!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yawning is essential

Dexter told Delilah that every cat has to perfect his or her yawn. The more tongue the better.

Delilah asked Dexter why. She pointed out that it isn't very lady-like.

Dexter says you have to be able to show your humans how bored you are and how you really don't care about doing what they want you to do. The perfect yawn conveys so much.

Delilah still isn't convinced, but she does admire Dexter's giant yawning abilities.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hello to my Fan in Bristol, England

Dexter told Delilah that a "little bird" told him that someone in Bristol, England has read and enjoyed this blog. Dexter was half asleep and lounging on his favorite chair when he announced this, so Delilah wasn't sure he wasn't dreaming.

Delilah wanted to know this fan was following all of the advice too (like her).

Dexter laughed and said no. This reader is not of the feline persuasion. However, he enjoys reading about his exploits.

Delilah wanted to know if this person was a nice person.

Dexter assured her he is very nice. He can't speak cat, but he can speak like a pirate which can be very entertaining!

"Larf" said Delilah

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Live it up on your birhday

Dexter told Delilah that you have to let loose on your birthday. It is the only day of the year when Mom will let you have extra dry food and more treats than usual.

Delilah told Dexter that she doesn't need extra food. She just likes playing with the new catnip toys.

Dexter agreed that the toys were great too. In fact, he forgot all about acting aloof and like he was in charge. He just took one sniff of the catnip toy and let it all hang out!

Delilah agreed that he was really "into" the new toys and wore his tongue out licking them. She prefers to throw them into the air and jump up after them.

Dexter said that was too much work.

Happy 5th Birthday Dexter!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cat Yoga

Dexter told Delilah that cat yoga is good for the body. It helps to keep you flexible and mellow. He noticed that Delilah is wound a bit tight and gets startled easily. He thinks she should join him for cat yoga.

Dexter told Delilah that the Panda Pose is his favorite (see photo above) and he refuses to do the doggie pose.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Always dress up for Christmas

Dexter told Delilah that Christmas is a special day and it makes it more festive if you dress up a bit for this special day.

Delilah wondered if she needed to get her claws manicured and her whiskers frosted, but Dexter said that was going a bit too far.

Dexter said that a nice festive Jacket and maybe a matching hat, and then he did a little fashion show to show her what he will be wearing.

Delilah said Dexter looked dashing!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

TV cabinets can stand in for trees

Dexter told Delilah that people often think he must have a boring life because he is an indoor cat.
Delilah looked worried because she knows what it is like to live outside and it was scary out there.
Dexter told her not to worry. Although he wouldn't say no if invited on an outing in the backyard, he finds lots of excitement indoors as well. Then he proceeded to show Delilah how climbing up on the TV cabinet was just as thrilling as climbing a tree. After the TV cabinet, he got really brave and continued up to the fireplace mantel.
Delilah watched from the floor in awe. She is not yet ready to give this one a try.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Try a new perspective

Dexter told Delilah that he recommends looking at the world from upside down occasionally. It can be fascinating. He says you will be amazed at the things you will see that have been right under your nose but unnoticed before. Just today he discovered that there are some fun things to play with on the underside of the sofa.

Delilah agreed that it can be enlightening, but admits that she has trust issues and is not comfortable exposing her belly to the world like Dexter. She says this trick is best performed by exhibitionists like Dexter.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm back from hiatus

Dexter told Delilah that he just needed a break. Being a blogging cat is hard work and he just got too pooped to publish for the summer.

Delilah said she understood, but that people are complaining that he isn't posting and he might lose some readers if he doesn't start back up.

Dexter told Delilah that she is probably right. Beginning today he will force himself to stand up on all 4 feet and begin blogging again.

It was so nice though lounging all summer on his back in the sunshine.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sharing the chair

Dexter told Delilah that when someone takes your favorite chair, the only thing to do, join them. He proved this when his Mom was in his favorite chair. Instead of complaining, he merely used his mom as his bed and stretched out for a long and delicious nap.

Delilah wanted to join him, but Dexter took too much room. There was none left her her.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happiness is a soft couch

Dexter told Delilah that he loves the new couch. The arms are so soft and squishy that it feels like sleeping on a marshmallow. He has decided that it will be his new spot of choice for cat napping.

Delilah commented that he likes to sleep in the strangest positions, but Dexter didn't care. He says it just shows how blissful it is and that no one outside the house will see him anyway.

Delilah whispered so that Dexter couldn't hear "That's what you think!"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tanning in comfort

Dexter told Delilah that he loves sleeping in the scratching post, but it would be more comfortable if it was just a wee bit longer. He told her he just loves working on his tan by the open window in Spring time, but his legs hang out the other end.

Delilah, who prefers the top level, said she sympathizes, but that it has never been a problem for her since she is so short. She also commented that his tan was looking nice.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Forget those pesky candles, just give me dinner!

Dexter told Delilah that he knows it is his 4th birthday, but Mom putting candles in his dinner was over-the-top. He said he just wanted his dinner which was already 2 whole minutes late.

Delilah told Dexter that she thought the candles were quite pretty and worth a sniff or two.

Dexter didn't answer because his mouth was full of "Tender Beef with Liver."

Saturday, February 20, 2010

There's a bit of room here if you'd like to join me

Dexter told Delilah that he is SOOOOOOO tired and he wanted to take a nap in the sunny chair in the living room. Delilah complained to Dexter that she wanted to nap in that chair and she thought of it first.

Dexter responded to Delilah, that he was quicker and got there first; however, there was a bit of spare room on the edge, if she wanted to join him. She agreed and they enjoyed a nice, long and sunny nap.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cat's can play fetch too!

Dexter told Delilah that he is crazy about those new mice Mom and Dad gave him. He says he just goes wild when he hears that "rattle" they make.

He told Delilah that he is getting lots of exercise to because Mom and Dad keep throwing them across the room and he has to bring them back so they can be thrown again. It is soooooo much fun to do this and he never tires of it.

Delilah agreed. She runs after the mice too, but unfortunately, Dexter always gets there first.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I think it's for me!

Dexter told Delilah that December was the absolute best month. Nearly every day the doorbell rang. Either people were coming to visit, or packages were being delivered. Someone named Amazon was very generous and sent many, many packages. It was so much fun even when they weren't for Dexter, he had another box to play with.

Dexter told Delilah that the doorbell ring is the best sound in the world. He always races to the door to see what great thing is on the other side.

Delilah told Dexter that he is such a risk taker. It could be "anyone" or "anything" on the other side of that door. She told him that when the doorbell rings, he should follow her lead and dash to the basement and stay there until the coast is clear.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hey There Delilah, there's a tree in the living room

Dexter told Delilah that a tree has appeared in the living room and it is so much fun to play under. It is almost as good as catnip.

Delilah agreed. Delilah told Dexter that playing under the tree makes her frisky and she feels like a lion.

Dexter told Delilah that he agrees. He said he tried to climb it yesterday, but it didn't work. It is best to just run around underneath.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Why can't I have a candle?

Dexter told Delilah that he really, really wants one of Mom's Christmas candles. Even though she hid them in a gift bag on the table, he couldn't be fooled. He found the bag, took one of the candles. The problem was that he dropped it as he jumped to the floor and Mom heard him.

Dexter told Delilah that he tried to run away with the candle, but Mom was too fast and took it from him.

Delilah told Dexter that she is sure he won't let that stop him!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I needed a new outlook on Life

Dexter told Delilah that he woke up on Saturday and was craving something new. He was just plain bored with the usual views out of the downstairs windows. He had noticed that the bathroom window was really big and it was easy to look down on the birds so he tried to look out but the blind was in the way.

Dexter told Delilah that Mom tried to help but pulling the blind up halfway for him, but while she was in the other room he had a great idea. He climbed up to the top edge of the shower stall. The view as fantastic from up there!

Delilah asked if he was scared up so high.

Dexter told Delilah that being high was fun, but it was a bit narrow and not too comfortable to sit on the cold metal shower. He also told her that Mom was really shocked when she found him up there.

Delilah was impressed and asked how he got back down again.
"Well" said Dexter. "Getting down was the tricky part. Good thing I have good balance."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How could anyone resist these eyes?

Dexter told Delilah that he is good at getting what he wants. The trick is to just look at the person with wide open, innocent eyes. No pleading is necessary. Just look expectant. In the rare case where it might not be working, try tilting your head to one side and look like you adore the person. Dexter guarantees it will work every time.

Delilah said that she has not had as much success with this technique, but then she has more exotic, slanted eyes. They are not so innocent looking! However, she recommends tilting your head to the side, touching it to the floor and looking up. This works for her!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Real cats like to bake

Dexter told Delilah that he had fun helping dad make pumpkin bread today.
Delilah says she doesn't like human food.
Dexter told Delilah that it is the making it that is fun. He would personally would have added some sardines.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkins are interesting

Dexter told Delilah that he thinks pumpkins are really cool. They are even better when they are being turned into Jack-O-Lanterns. They smell good and are so round and smooth. It also means that Halloween is just around the corner.
Delilah is not happy about the Halloween part.
Dexter told her not to be afraid. He adores Halloween because the doorbell rings constantly and so many interesting people come to the door just to meet him!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Psst ... I know a secret

Dexter told Delilah that he knows something she will want to know. There are Germans moving into our house on next Friday.

"What!" shrieked Delilah.

Dexter told Delilah not to worry. All three are really nice and won't bother her at all.

Delilah agreed. She informed Dexter that she intends to stay upstairs under the bed or downstairs under the couch just to make sure that nobody bothers her.

Dexter shook his head in dismay. He is looking forward to showing off for the guests and can't understand Delilah.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tricks for Treats

Dexter told Delilah that he is a pro at getting extra treats. He knows that Mom and Dad have said they can only have treats once a day, but there are ways around this rule.

Dexter said, for example, try one of the following:
  • Get on the counter and sit there looking smug while they yell at you to get down. Just as they get up to make you get down, jump to the floor. Then as soon as they sit down again, jump back up and repeat the process. Do this enough times and you will either get treats or get locked in the powder room for time out.
  • Lie down on the floor on your back near the cabinet where the treats are kept and expose your cute tummy. Make eye contact and put on your sweetest "putty cat" face. If necessary, purr or make sweet little meows and curl your toes.
  • If they are sitting on the couch or in the arm chair, get up on the back and start licking their hair. (Hint - this works best with Dad because Mom's hair is too long and gets stuck in your throat.)

Monday, August 24, 2009

I hate vacations

Dexter told Delilah that he thinks vacations are overrated. Every year Mom and Dad go away on a long vacation leaving him and Delilah at home with Granny.

Dexter explained that Granny is fantastic and fills up the dry food bowl twice as full as normal and she gives out treats like they grow on trees, but it just isn't the same. He always starts to feel a bit blah while they are away.

Delilah said she understands. She knows Granny is great, but she is still a bit fearful when people come into the house so she has to entice Granny upstairs to get her cuddles.

Dexter suggests that if they smoother Mom and Dad with affection all year, perhaps they won't take a vacation next summer.

Delilah is skeptical, but is willing to give it a try.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I've never seen one so small!

Dexter told Delilah he was perplexed when that strange woman visited and brought a black furry creature into the house. At first it was in a container and it was hard to see what it was. Then it was let out and kept getting up close examining his belly.

Dexter told Delilah he was just curious and wanted to touch the creature. He didn't mean to knock him over.

Turns out this creature was actually a baby kitten who was hungry and thought he could feed it. Eventually the woman came back and gave the tiny kitten his lunch.

Dexter told Delilah she really must stop running away all the time. She misses all the interesting things that happen when strangers come over.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dad needs a Shampoo

Dexter told Delilah that Dad's hair gets really salty when he sweats and it means that he often is in need of a quick shampoo. Dexter likes to be helpful so while Dad watches TV or reads, Dexter gives him a quick shampoo with some vigorous exfoliation.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I warned you about catnip

Dexter told Delilah that catnip can be dangerous. If someone gives you something with catnip on it, don't be surprised when you start leaping in the air and doing other embarrassing acts. As you get older you will be able to handle it better, but youngsters always go a bit wild.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The best part of a birthday is the wrapping paper

Dexter told Delilah that the best part of birthday presents is not what is inside, but what is outside. Bows and crumpled papers are so much fun. You can chew, kick, chase and attach the paper and the bows. You must not play with ribbons however, They can be really dangerous. Cameras are also dangerous because while you are blissed out playing, someone may snap your picture and post it on the internet, so don't get carried away.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sundays are for cat naps

Dexter told Delilah that Sundays are for cat naps. Sunday is perfect because Dad will also be napping and he is a really comfortable pillow for a cat nap.

It is easy to do. First you make Dad move over and make some room for you. Then you have to lick his hand to get it clean enough to rest your chin on. Lastly, just snuggle down good and close your eyes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Perhaps I should try the catwalk

Dexter told Delilah that Mom has a new camera and he is enjoying being her model. In fact, modeling is so much fun (and so easy) that he thinks perhaps he will get a job modeling on the catwalk.

Delilah pointed out that catwalk models have to wear skimpy dresses and outrageous outfits.

Dexter insisted he wouldn't tolerate wearing any dresses or clothes, for that matter.

Delilah said that if he wants to be a nude model, it would be easier. All he has to do is sit very still and look off into the distance.

Dexter thought that was a great idea!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I love my Granny

Dexter told Delilah that today that she shouldn't hide when Granny comes to visit. "Granny is wonderful. She loves to pet me and cuddle with me. She will baby me as much as I want!"

Delilah remained unconvinced and hidden under the bed during the whole visit. She didn't care if it was Mothers day or not. She was not about to be tricked into visiting with anyone other than her Mom and Dad.

"Oh Well" said Dexter as he cuddled with Granny, "I guess that means more cuddles for me."


Sunday, May 3, 2009

You can lean on me anytime

Dexter told Delilah that that she can lean on him anytime. He will always be there for her. Delilah took him literally and decided to use him as a pillow in front of the fire.

Dexter thought it was funny that she joined him in front of the fire and propped her weary back paws on his ample tummy, but he didn't mind. It was a cozy way to spend a rainy, chilly Sunday.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I need a cat nap

Dexter told Delilah that she has worn him out. She spent all morning chasing him and enticing him to chase her and he is exhausted. "Wake me when it's time for lunch." he asked. Delilah wasn't happy. With Dexter asleep, she has nothing to do except take a cat nap too. It is a tough life being a cat.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My sister is a centerfold! Oh My!

Dexter told Delilah that he is appalled! He can't believe she posed for this centerfold. Delilah just laughed and told him, it wasn't a centerfold she was posing for. She was just doing her happy dance because the visitors are gone and she can relax and be herself once more.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Chillin' with cousin Josh

Dexter told Delilah that she should stop being afraid of her two visiting cousins from England. Just because there are two visitors in the house, doesn't mean she has to run and hide everytime they enter the room. In fact, Dexter told her that he doesn't even mind sharing his chair with Josh and taking a short cat nap with him.

Delilah still is not convinced. She thinks it is safest to stay well out of reach of these two visitors except at mealtimes.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ken Ken Puzzles are Frustrating

Dexter told Delilah that Daddy has started doing Ken Ken number puzzles and that Daddy said they were too easy. So Dexter thought he'd give them a go, but he found them so frustrating he just wanted to eat the book instead.

Delilah said she isn't interested in eating books. She prefers magazines. So much tastier.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I'm three years old today! How old are you?

Dexter told Delilah "Today is my birthday!" He is so happy and excited. Mommy gave him his favorite fish dish for breakfast too.
Delilah was delighted for him and spent the whole day sitting with him on the special chair by the window where they did some bird watching. She even gave him some special birthday kisses.

Delilah was also astonished to find out his is only 3 years old - he seems SOOO big for only 3.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's Mewvie Time

Dexter told Delilah to hurry up because the Mewvie has already started. Today's episode is The Birds and it is his favorite.

Delilah was enthralled. It was the first time she'd seen any Mewvie and it looks so lifelike on the big screen TV.

They both agreed those birds look good enough to eat!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playtime is exhausting - yawn

Dexter told Delilah that playtime justs exhausts him and before she could reply, his head dropped onto the table and he was fast asleep.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oh my goodness what are you doing?

Dexter told Delilah he could not believe his eyes when he discovered her in the kitchen sink. He asked her if she knew how angry Mommy will be if she discovers her there? And more importantly, he would also be in deep doo doo because Mommy will know that Delilah didn't get the idea to jump on the counter by herself.

Dexter reprimanded Delilah by telling her not to do as he does, but do do as he says. But before he could finish they were interrupted when Mommy arrived with her camera.

"Scat Delilah" he shouted before leaping to the floor and racing to the other room.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I love my sheep

Dexter told Delilah that his favorite toy is one of Mommy's sheep from her collection. He says he just loved to hug, kick and chew on it. It has a motor so it squirms and Baahs which makes it feel like a real sheep.