Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Unfairness in the House of Ham

Hello everyone, it's HAMMY here!

And a special hello to Miss Brulee!! *tee hee*

It's so unfair. I want to play with my toys, but I can never find them! Do you know why?

It's because RUMBLES likes to take EVERY toy from the fun, sunny living-room and transport them into the back bedroom!

Well hello toys. I've been looking for you.
I don't understand it. It is not a short trip either! He has to drag them alllllll the way down the long hallway...

Long hallway is long
And then it's like he just makes a pile out of them! He doesn't even PLAY with them, he just likes to surround himself with toys.

 Why can't I have my OWN toys. HAMMY toys?

Do you know what he says when I ask him? I bet you can guess... he says....

*innocent eyes*
Is it any wonder I look gruff sometimes?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Beware the gruff

That Ham... he has the nickname 'Gruff-puff' because THIS:

Bah humbug!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Office manager

Rumblemum gets to work from home on Fridays, and I get to be her supervisor.

Without me, nothing would get done.

You're not working hard enough, Rumblemum

If you have a moment to spare today, please stop by the Sparkle blog to leave a comment on the comment-a-thon in honour of Miss Sparkle. Her wonderful human will contribute $1 for every comment to Tabby’s Place - they do amazing work and it's a beautiful tribute to Miss Sparkle's beautiful life.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hammy the diva

Rumblemum has been trying to get a photo of "her big handsome Ham" in honour of this being his calendar day on the CB calendar.

He says he won't look at the camera for anything less than two packs of ham.

As his agent, I claim 100% of any ham revenue gathered from his image, so I'm trying to encourage him that he needs to have a photo taken. He's still refusing (I think he may be smarter than I suspect...)

And so, I give you... ME!

Behold the paw perfection!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Action Sunday!

I figured you guys must be getting sick of Sunday Ham, so here's a few shots of me in action. I'm a very mighty hunter, as you can see. My prey? A blue spring. I am very careful, they say the blue ones are the most devious ones of all...

See my mighty stance? I am poetry in motion!
I'm too fast for the camera!!
My handsome tocks are mocking your camera, Rumblemum!
Now I pause to give a little bit of 'Boo-Boo Steel' 
(for the ladies)
Then I'm back on the hunt!

Friday, August 22, 2014

The sad part of blogging

We lost a beautiful friend today, one of our very first friends from the blogosphere.

Sparkle the Designer Cat was more than a beautiful ladycat, she was kindness and an encouraging voice for us. Her stories about life with Binga and Boodie made us feel like they lived next door. Funny and educational and never dull... Sparkle was the total package. 

Our heart goes out to her family. She will never be forgotten. 

Comments are closed on this post, but if you could please stop by her blog and leave one for her family.

Friday, August 8, 2014


RUMBLES! It's time to PLAY!

You can see the mischief in my eyes!
Not nap time! NO NO! It's PLAYTIME!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Ham

Hello everyone, it's HAMMY!! I know Rumbles posted some photos of the new tower a couple of days ago, but he neglected to post any photos of ME!

Welcome to Hammy Towers! 
We both love the tower, but it's a bit of a competition as to who goes where. Lately I've been enjoying being on the very, very top!

How's it goin' down there, Rumbles?
I'm pretty sure Rumbles doesn't mind me being the tallest kitty in the whole world. I think he quite likes it actually.

Hmmm... you know, if we broke through the ceiling, we could add another
level on to Hammy towers...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Attention: Ladycats of the interwebs!

I'm just going to sit here... on my soft
fluffy blankie... ALLLL by myself...

If any ladycats wanted to come over for
a snuggle...I could probably find some room 

for you...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It has been far, far too long...

Hey... mum!!

Psssst... Rumblemum!

As you can see, our tower was looking MIGHTY ratty... so we borrowed the RumbleVisa and bought THIS!

This is the new RUMBLETOWER. 
No Hammy's allowed
Perfect size for MEEEEEE!
We've been having all kinds of wonderful adventures in our new tower, and we haven't been blogging nearly enough. Hammy and I are going to make sure that Rumblemum behaves and does more blogging for us now. If she doesn't toe the line, she's going to find some hairballs in her shoes.

Don't make me get rough with you, Rumblemum. You wouldn't like it.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sunday Ham

Hello everyone! It's HAMMY!

It's getting SO COLD here. I don't like cold. Well I like one thing about it I guess, I love going under the blankets and snoozing next to the Rumblefolks! And I love the big fuzzy warm blankies that come out... so actually I love two things...

This blankie is soft AND it matches my floofs!
I also love keeping an eye on Rumbles. I'm so happy he hasn't had to go away again.

I see you, Rumbles!
So in summary, I don't entirely hate winter, and I really love Rumbles.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Feeling good!

I'm getting to be more and more like normal, the Rumbleparents are so happy.

Keeping the floofs white is a full time job!

You can see in the photo where they shaved my bootiful floofs - Rumblemum thinks it must be from when they were looking at my heart.

I was chasing Hammy today - Rumblemum was SUPER happy. She's so weird, usually she gets cross when me and the Ham wrestle - but today she was happy. Go figure.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The very best possible news

Not only is my boy home, but he's almost back to himself. Rumbledad just brought him home, and the verdict is that he most likely had a bout of gastro-enteritis that caused the pain and fever. It could be because he's been stressed his immune system is down - he's had this and a bad bout of feline acne - but the x-rays today showed that there is no blockage.

He's not hiding under the bed (like he was yesterday) he's out and confident again. Hammy is happy (but I think a little envious that we're fussing over Rumbles so much - we're making sure to fuss over him as well).

Once again... thank you all so, so much for your support. I know that Rumbles has felt all the love and good wishes you've all sent to him, and he's sending out a BIG RUMBLECUDDLE to you all. I hope you all know how much I've appreciated all the messages and comments and the #pawcircle. Your kindness has been amazing.

~The Rumblemum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

An update from the Rumblemum

Hi all,

It's been a while since we've blogged, I'm sorry we've been so slack.

As those of you on Facebook know,  Rumbles hasn't been well.

Two days ago, I came home from work - Hammy and Rumbles met me at the door as usual. Rumbles was his usual super-loving self. We had lots of scritchies, and Rumbles and Hammy both ate a lot of chicken in addition to having their dinner.

Rumbles didn't come out to greet Rumbledad when he got home, which was odd but not unheard of. I went to give Rumbles his antibiotic (he was on antibiotics for some feline acne) he was under the bed, and wouldn't come out even when I offered treats. I knew that he didn't love having to take this medicine and just assumed that he was avoiding me because of that.

About an hour later, Rumbledad when in to try and give him his antibiotic. By that point it was obvious that Rumbles was in pain. He was cringing away from us, and whimper-mewing.

We gathered him up and took him to the after hours vet. He had a slight fever by this point, and the vet thought he might have a bladder infection or a blockage. She gave him pain relief and we took him home.

At his regular vet the next day he still had a bit of a fever and was obviously in pain. They kept him overnight.

Today they discovered, when they x-rayed him, that his heart was enlarged.

As some of you know, this is what happened with our sweet Inigo. He passed away because of a heart condition.

I was devastated. Absolutely devastated. We took Rumbles to the cardiac specialist who took care of Inigo - she is an amazing doctor and we're so very lucky to have access to her on such short notice.

Thank God, and thank all of you for sending him healing purrs and thoughts... the specialist says that while yes, his heart is enlarged, his valves are ok. She thinks his heart was enlarged because of the stress of his situation. We need to take him back in 6 months to reassess, but for now... it's not that.

So we're sort of back where we started. Rumbles is home with us now, he's very frightened and he's on pain medication but he's alert and seems happy to be home. Hammy is VERY happy to have him home. We're all very happy to have him home. They have given him some pills that will glow when he's x-rayed tomorrow, so they can see if he has a blockage.

Thank you to everyone that has sent us good thoughts. I can't tell you the dark place I went to when I heard he had an enlarged heart - the same as our Inigo. It helped so much to have so many of you purring for him and keeping him in your thoughts.