Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm getting less and less thrilled with this 'baby brother' thing...

I had to go to the VET today!!! All cause I needed my mighty claws trimmed before the baby comes! The INDIGNITIES!

The vet was super nice, and the vet nurse came out to admire me... but that doesn't mean I have to like it!

(I did get extra treats when I got home, but that's beside the point...)


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's in a name? You tell me!

We're getting closer and closer to the arrival of the Lance Corporal. The Rumbleparents are unable to come to a conclusion about what his name should be. The current idea is that we wait till he lives here for a while, then we give him a name, but I thought I'd get some of your opinions...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I got MORE mail today!! And even better than getting mail? I got more FOOD!!!

The sweet people at the Christchurch SPCA sent a card and a bag of food to say thanks for the fundraising -what a lovely thing to do! And the best part was a lovely handwritten card! Even Rumbledad was touched that they took so much time to handwrite a sweet card!

So I pass on my thanks again to all of you that donated, or promoted or put the widget up on their pages. You can still make donations via their site.

I also have to give BIG thanks to my sweet and beautiful Cosette in New York! She sent me the most delightful treats. It's been so nice getting all this mail, I swear I only keep the humans around so they can open my mail...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I gotta be me!


We've all seen the horrors in Japan... you can help by joining the blog-hop to support all the animals impacted by the earthquake.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Minimew update

Well, we have a date! Rumblemum and dad will pick up Lance Corporal Minimew on 1 April!

Bit of sad news, his poor brother, Captian Tinycat, doesn't have a home of his own :( The family that was going to take him decided not to, they thought he would get to be 'too big'! Harumph! Thinking like that and I'd NEVER have gotten a home! Rumblemum is working to persuade Rumbledad that we need TWO little ragdolls to keep me company.

Anyhow, I showed you daddy Layfaette the other day, here's his mummy! She's a real cat model, she's been in adverts all over NZ for Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pumps, she's very bootiful!

On another note... me and the Lance Corporal are really lucky to have found a home with humans that love us so much. It's not so lucky for a lot of kitties and woofies out there.

So many are looking for safe, loving forever homes. Today is adopt the intranet day, and I've 'adopted' a kitty that I'd like to promote. 

His name is Austin, and not only is he SUPER orange, he's listed as being 'extra large' (I can relate to that!)

That's right, you KNOW you want me

Austin is in Magnolia,Texas, in the USA. Let's get this sweet fella a forever home!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Preparing for the 'what if'

There's been so many crazy things happening lately, and some have been really close to home. Rumblemum has been taking some steps to make sure we're prepared and she thought you guys might want to do the same (her philosophy is 'it's better to have it and never need it than need it and not have it)

(1) Pack a 'go bag'. A 'go bag' is packed with things that you can grab quickly and get out to safety with. Keep a set of clothes (if you have to run out at night, you won't be wearing day clothes) Make sure you've got a waterproof jacket and a blanket to keep you warm.

Some food (like power bars or granola bars) and water, a first-aid kit, a few packs of baby wipes, a radio, a flashlight, a lighter... but don't forget about us furry friends! Make sure you've accounted for food and water for us - Rumblemum has packed my light metal dish, crunchies, treats and three cans of soft food. Also take a blanket for us! Have an extra set of any medications we might be taking, and some Rescue Remedy to help calm.

In case of emergency, please pack RUMBLE

(2) Even tho I'm an indoor only cat, Rumblemum and dad have me microchiped. It'll make it easier to reunite with me if needed.

(3) Find a hotel or motel that will let you stay with pets. Quite often Red Cross shelters won't accept pets. You'd better do your hotel research now, after an emergency it's unlikely you'll have web access.

(4) Make sure your carrier is somewhere that you can get to it quickly. Leaving it out will also help with any fear that may be associated with bringing it out (I used to hide when the carrier came out, but now it's out all the time I don't notice it)

(5) Always have a recent photo of your pets with you - not just because we're cute and you want to show us off - if we're separated in an emergency you'll want to have photos to take to shelters to find us.

I hope that we'll all never have to use these tips... but it's good to have just in case.

Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm a little bit worried...

I've been hearing things about my soon-to-be brother... they're saying he's starting to look exactly like his daddy!

This is his daddy

My name is  Lafayette!

Yes, he's super handsome. Yes, he looks like a lion king. But... he's almost bigger than ME!! *worried face* Does this mean little brother may not be so little?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hangin' around

Will this amplify my rumble?
Somebody asked the other day if I've ever had a bath. I have not, and I suspect I wouldn't like it much if I did... that being said, I do love sticking my head under the tap, then shaking it all over like a puppy dog!!

We're most likely going to get the Lance Corporal in April - we better get him soon, I need someone to ZOOM with!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

The final total

I'm so pleased to announce that the final total for the Christchurch SPCA is...

$3156.03 NZD!!! 

I've just made the donation, here is the message I put along with it:

"This money has been donated by people all over the world that are thinking of you. Speaking for all the donors, let me thank you for helping all the poor animals that have been displaced or injured by the recent earthquake. 

Our thoughts and purrs and prayers are with you all."  

Once again, thank you so much to everyone that has donated. It's been amazing that people all over the world have contributed, and really restores faith in humanity.

On a not-unrelated note, one of our friends has been doing beautiful art of the kitties and puppies from the earthquake and she's selling it with proceeds going to the SPCA. Here is the blog, stop by and say hello and see the beautiful art!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lounge cat

Rub my tum!

I gotta say, I don't know what's going on with the Chip-in widget, it's displaying a weird amount that's not what's in the paypal overview... anyway, the update as of 5.19pm on Tuesday we've got $2,109.05 USD (which is) $2,730.62 NZD!