Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year to Everyone in the World!!

Thanks to anyone who has ever followed this crazy story from Barn Cat Mansion.

What do we love most about our barn cats? 
   1.  We have no hair on the furniture.
   2.  We have no cats on the table
   3.  We have no hairballs on the living room
And our absolute favorite??!!
   4.  We have no litter box to empty.
All the best for 2014 from BCM and FF. :)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Now that was close.....

Now that was more luck than good management!!

We all heaved a sigh of relief when Big Kitty popped his head up.  The King of the Mansion had fallen asleep, alone, in his royal blue king sized sleeping tub. By the time he heard all the commotion, Whiskers had slunk quietly from the scene and Big Kitty was none the wiser.

Whew!!  Another Christmas catastrophe avoided.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Whiskers in bed with the girls!!!

This looks bad! 
I mean really, really bad!!

After Christmas pictures, the party moved back into the Mansion.  Party Mix, Temptations, Milk Bones......you name it, they ate it.  Some passed out on the floor.  Some fell asleep in the straw.  A couple of them even toppled into bed with Chick and Blue.

But in the morning, this is what we found and it's not going over well with Big Kitty!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

A few minutes later, we were back on track.  Big Kitty took his customary position next to Freezin' the frosty snowman, and put on his best Bumble Butt look ever.
Chick ran back to the Mansion, tail between her legs.  Don't worry, we invited her to sit in on the photo shoot, but she said she had better things to do than sit around with a bunch of pussy cats on Christmas Day.  Hmmph!

Chick, go home!!

Christmas is our busiest time of the year, at least where decorating is concerned.  Firstly, we shake the dust off the bag and grab some Party Mix.  Every cat in the Mansion picks up a garland and gets to work.  This year
December 25th is a warm and comfortable day, so we take the party outside.  Just when we have everything ready and are about to start snapping a few shots, we get


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Our lucky day!!

In our eyes, 13 is a lucky, lucky number.

A day like Friday the 13th, 2013 wouldn't have  a beautiful sunset if it was an unlucky
day.  BCM cats loved Friday.  It marked the first day of Christmas Break and suddenly sitting on posts became a "Freestyle" event.

Sit wherever and however you like, Pinkerton.....for a couple of weeks anyway.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Class clown!!

H"C"S strikes an almost perfect pose as she demonstrates what she learned in PS 101.  Granted, her tail position is far from perfect, but she didn't graduate with a PhD or anything, just a simple diploma!!

Again, Pinkerton is goofing off!!

He's making faces at Whiskers, who is about to be cuffed along side the head by our notorious instructor.  OT may jump just to be safe!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tutorial: Demo 1A

Post Sitting 101

Demo 1A
Big Kitty practises every possible post sitting maneuver.  Perhaps "over exaggeration" for Pinkerton's benefit is the only way to get that Hillside Warrior to forget about future conquests and pay attention in class.

1.  Jump up on the fence.
2.  Climb to the top of a tall post.
3.  Carefully lower front legs, one at a time.
4.  Place back toes close to edge of post.
5.  Squarely plant front feet on top plank.
6.  Raise head and look alert.

...to be continued.....

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Nope!! That's not it!!

Under the watchful eye of Big Kitty, Pinkerton has ignored his first post sitting lesson of 2013. 

He just doesn't get it!!

The first mistake?  He picked a post that is even with the plank in front of him. 
Pinkerton!  Look for a post that's higher than the fence it supports.  That way. you can get the proper back end to front end support and the tail will sit quietly in a cute little curl beside the back feet.

Big Kitty!!!  Demonstration please!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Enroll today!!!

Post Sitting 101

Introducing the Class of 2014.

From left to right:
     Little Orangey Blue Green Eyes

Side note:  Pinkerton's original class 
graduated in 2012.  Maybe he should open his eyes and pay attention!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The challenge begins.....

Winter is the absolute best time for post sitting.   Sun warms the wood and wood warms the cat.

Big Kitty is a Professional Post Sitter!

It took 5 years, but he finally trained OT.  Here you see her butt on the post, her front feet placed squarely on the top plank and her tail curled in a relaxed position.

As winter progresses, we'll see if Big Kitty can train the rest of the cat herd.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

No harm, no foul???

Poor little Timbit!!

What in the world happened to our resident beauty? 

That ear got caught on something, or by something, and we didn't even notice.

Lucky thing it wasn't ripped up any worse or Dr. T would have had to get the sewing utensils out.

We'll never know what happened, but we do know this:

You're lucky to be alive, Timbit!!