Sunday, February 06, 2011

Our New Recliner and News

Okay, this is Percy with a bulletin for Jan: If you didn't want claw holes in your new recliner, you should have picked one that doesn't show the holes. Because, Jan, you KNOW I'm going to check it out, test it and CLIMB IT! The claw holes don't bother me, they don't bother the other Funny Farmers, so what's your problem with them?

Yes, you guessed right. We finally made a unanimous choice. We all agreed to get a recliner chair for Jan, thinking - erroneously! - that she would share it with all of us. But she only shares it with us kitties. Buddy, Merci & Sam are threatening to send back their share of the chair and let her sit on the floor with them. But we kitties don't want to let it go.

Cyndi and Sam check out the chair after it's been assembled. Jan says this is the easiest piece of furniture she's ever put together. And you know what a klutz she is!

Shhh, Sam, I wasn't going to tell everyone that Jan didn't put it together, her brother did. I was trying to be nice.  But I don't blame you for tattling since she won't share with you.  So what if you weigh more than the chair does?  One of the things Jan likes about this chair is that it is fairly lightweight and she can move it easily around the room.

Notice who claimed the biggest part of the chair? Rusty, the biggest cat. He thinks Jan put that cushion there just for him. She actually put it there to protect the chair from us. Sheeeesh, as if ....

Now this is the perfect spot for a cold winter evening. As soon as Jan sat down and threw a blanket over her legs, I made my move. The other cats cuddle too but not when Jan has a camera in her hand. If you notice, Sam is standing to the left and Buddy is looking forlorn on his bedding on the floor.  They really want to share the chair too.

This is what the chair looks like at the moment. Jan hung a blanket over the back and I did what any self-respecting cat would do - I climbed the back under the blanket. Oops, more claw holes. The pink behind the chair is a sheet over the small couch. She finally gave up on pinning that together.  I always managed to get underneath and climb the back.

So now there is a quilt hung over the chair, with the bottom end tucked through between the top and bottom cushions, and pinned in the front. It's a bit lopsided from Her Majesty who exiled the dogs from the new chair reclining in it, but this is only temporary. We've been told there's a giant towel headed this way to use to make a cover. Don't worry, I'll find a way under it. I'm a cat!

So what does Jan think of our present? She sat down in it when I started typing.  Jan, in one or two words, how would you describe this chair?

Jan: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Thanks, Jan. We're glad it has your snooze of approval. As your friend Pat suggested, perhaps you should just let us have the bed and you sleep in the chair.

We're sad for the family of Pablo. They have lost their special kitty and will miss him very much. You can leave a comment for his family on Pablo's blog.

Laila & Minchie lost their cousin Bonnie. Their mom was there to help her niece bring Bonnie home as well as to send her off to the bridge. They, too, are sad.

There are a number of sick cats posted on the Cat Blogosphere, including a couple of our senior gal pals, Momo and Sweet Praline.We hope they will both be okay. Thankfully, there is also a lot of good news posted on the CB too.

And Asta has a plea on her blog for her friend Oliver from the dog run. Oliver's mom will be moving to Germany and will not be allowed to take her pit bull mix because of German laws. So Oliver is in need of a new home.


  1. Nice new chair - sure looks like a great place for a good snooze. We have leather in our basement but we aren't allowed down there unless the humans are there too. And of course, no pups on the leather. What's the point of having all these chairs and sofas if they aren't all occupied? We just don't get it.

    Hope you are all having a nice weekend.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. w00fs, mama lovesss ur chair...and me so sad the kittys went to the bridge...and will keep the sick ones in me thoughts...hope they can find a wonderful home for the doggy..

    b safe,

  3. What a beautiful chair - plenty of room for all of you!!!! Yay!!!

    Me and Charlie are purring and praying for all these sweet kitties and doggies! Take care

  4. That looks like a real nice chair ! We like the cushion an blankie, too. Our 2 chairs just have sheets coverin them...

  5. No furniture is complete with out claw holes.
    It's a rule.

  6. Any piece of furniture that's brought in belongs to the kitties. Thank you for your well wishes on your blog.

  7. Very nice looking chair...looks very comfy for all of you. I bet those holes are very tiny so that shouldn't hurt anything. Yep, we believe you when you say you will find a way to get under all those covers and climb up the back. Mumsy keeps all the chairs covered here too, but we don't know why. Hugs and nose kisses

  8. Nice chair.....I would put my ownership label on it right away.

  9. That is one nice looking chair. You all look like you have made yourselves at home in it. I don't believe for one moment that when Jan isn't home the doggies are not in the chair. Shhhhh! Don't let Jan know.
    I cannot see you new banner. I am on my lap top and sometimes it does that. Just shows a little x. I will get on the big machine and check it out tomorrow. Glad you liked it.

  10. congratulations on the new chair!

  11. Hey farmers,
    GReat chair, we'd give it a day or two max in our place. Mom has declared the big blue recliner, dad's favorite, as "ruined" because of cat claws. We jump on it from the top of the cat tree and need to hold on to keep from falling. Jan needs to get a cowhide top cover for the back of her chair. The dogs don't like the recliner because it rocks.
    - TBH&K
    - TBH&K

  12. Lovely chair. I can just see you all piled on top of each other. Lovely, isn't it?

    Thanks for your kind words and purrs for Au. He is eating a little several times a day so I'm crossing paws he's getting better.

  13. that's a great chair! we see no problem in completely taking it over

  14. Wow..thats what we call a spiffing new chair!

    Seems to be passing the comfort test with everyone! Good choice Jan!!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  15. Theese was really great that you got yourselves (uh, I mean Jan) a new chair! Looks mighty comfy. I loves your new banner and would like to be your Valentine, so you can sign me up.


  16. Wow I like your new chair Jan - must be a great place for a short nap.


  17. YOUR new recliner is beautiful!
    Benny & Lily

  18. That looks like a great chair! And a few claw holes will only give it character, right?

  19. Furry nice!

    I'm pretty sure I'd hear some lovely 'sounds' khoming from my mom if she was in a chair like that!


  20. That looks like a pawsome chair.

    We are purring for all the sick kitties and woofies.


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