December 31, 2006

Happy PURRfect New Year

My first Christmas holiday was exhausting and I worked my little kitten-self silly. I heard we needed to sit on the table, or did she mean set the table?

Revving up now to celebrate my 1st New Years Eve in fine fashion -bring on the bubbly! But first I have to inspect the stemware for spots. Ah a kitten's job is never done.

I'm not stressing out this year, going to kick back while knocking some bubbly back. Paws down on hot mulled catnip cider and I'm going for the real thing!
Now you have a glorious and nonCATastrophic New Years!

Happy New Year to YOU from Guido - The Global Italian Kitty and Baci too

December 17, 2006

You've Been Naughty or Nice? - I'm Not Telling

Meowy Christmas preparations are exhausting and here's my Momma Kitty extraordinaire
"La Baci. Is it a Pawsability that she's maxed out on the decor AND might we asume this marvelous kitty maven is crossing her paws that she didn't have to get into that get up of reindeer horns????

Tis the season to be jolly and seek comfort and I found it in Mrs. Claws an older full figured woman who just loves me for mia stripes. Molto Bene and Felice Everything -whatever you may celebracat!

Amore (hey you Americanos - that's like Peace Love & Brown Rice)
Meowy Catmas from me, Guido - The Italian Kitty

December 10, 2006

Wrapped Up and Ready To Go-Ho Ho Ho

It's no secret - Victoria Secret bags are the cat's meow

I'm wrapping my 1st christmas gift with misbehaving ribbons

Ribbon gone wild - there must be an end somewhere.

Got to get the gifts delivered so I'm doing the best I can to fit into the Priority Mail box - that's personal delivery.

On Dancer, On Prancer and Giddyup Mailman. I'm ready to drive my postal sleigh! Where's Rudolph when I need him?

December 4, 2006

Holly Jolly Feline Folly

Mi cara mia, do you hear what I hear? My 1st Christmas tree is coming!

Oh by gosh by golly, it's time for the tree and garlands too! PURRfect for repelling to the fireplace mantle top - just 3 more feet and I'm there!

This tree is infested with blinky things so I caught one of the fireflies!

Like any good inspector I checked it out from the inside out - giving my 1st christmas tree 5-Paws of approval.

November 25, 2006

Literary Laundry

Laundry schmaundry! I should be having turkey leftovers! but instead I've been tossed the task of laundry which is not at tiptop of my 'kitten must do' list. At least I make it a literary event
and paws thru the pages of my favorite NY Times travel section, seeking trips to Catalonia or a weekend shopping spree to Neiman Marcats.

Ariverderci mi Amici!!

November 9, 2006

Feline Fab Abs

Working on my muscles to get bionic kitten biceps by Christmas as my ears have heard rumor that a tall tree is to be delivered to the center of my living room. Now that's creature comforts at its best and I intend to have a high-rise climbing experience and limbo-ing on the fresh limbs! All I need is a waterfall and I'll feel like I've landed in the wilds of Yosemite. Seems seasonally PURRfectly appropriate for me to be building my fab abs and stretching daily to pump up my kitten-toids.

Ciao & Meow from Guido Alberto "The Italian Kitty"

October 30, 2006

Meows and Howls For Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! So get kittenish on Halloween, let your paws down - celebrate the Guido and Baci way - Do anything you want!

Halloween Hisses

Any kitten would jump to bob for apples so I looked everywhere for the bucket to bob my paws in. These big pots produced only cob webs with no apples in site.

It's my 1st Halloween and I'd purr to be in MousekaCat ears instead of this silly pointed hat. Finding the right costume was exhausting!

Tonight, all hallows eve, I'm going to have my paws on point while on patrol for anybody flying by our windows on a broom!Hisses and feisty kitten spits are in order for any ding dongs ringing our bell early...

October 22, 2006

Shocktoberfest Kitty Couture

Catzowey - Baci and I are trying on various nonCATastrophic Halloween kitty costumes and not sure if these work for our furry feline figures. Would you care to vote on what you think we should deck our full figured feline bods out for Tricks and Lots O Treating? It's guaranteed we're not flying to the Bates Hotel in PA and we we're not into bobbing for bobbled mice heads nor candied canaries. We're peaceful kitties living atop Nob Hill so we must have our meowster manners on at all times.

I feel like a French sailor in this ridicucat hat... need to smoke home grown catnip to wear this millinary piece that shall be shredded soon - real soon!

Check out Baci here trying to emulate the Hunched Hallmark Halloween Cat . She thinks she's sleak and slim so no chuckles from you please! Hey give the girl a break, she's going to be 11 on 10/31/06 and I think my momma kitty is cool - big, but way cool!

October 11, 2006

October 2, 2006

Paws A-Go-Go

There's an echo in our house "Guido if you keep doing that you're going to be up for Daily Adoption!" This week I helped wrap a gift,thought I was a helpful helper, but with no scissors, I had to use my little kitten ivories to curl the ribbon.

After wrap-class, I went to the Falls where I zoned out in a meditative moment creating nonCATastrophic kitten karma for me. Where or where does the water come from?

Cold season is here and being a savvy smart Italian kitty, I headed strait to the Echinacea. (I'd prefer catnip but have heard 'not yet Guido'. I'm a homeopathiCAT and thought the Echinacea box would be fantabulous. I'm sleeping well more than 8 hours a day, more like 20, to keep my energy high and I'm growing about an inch and hour.

I've been busy this week: even went to Grace Cathedral on Sunday and seemed to be the adoracat of the church. It was St. Francis Day and so many people oohing and ahhing at me made me tired so when the giant organ struck up a tune, I zoned out catnapping thru the service. Momma carried me to the communion railing and when I saw that jumbo gold chalice I thought I should paw it big time and wrestle with the dazzling diamonds that were glistening thru the gold. That was a big hit! And they didn't even offer me any bread! So much for diverse hospitality there!

Ciao and Meow
Guido "The Italian Kitty"

September 24, 2006

Feline Feng Shui

Feline Floral Feng Shui and me - now if my freinds at the SPCA could only see me now! Moving orchid petals is a great sport and puts my Kitty Karma in first gear - as in zooom! And I discovered last week that the vase serves 2 purposes PURRfectly: decor for the home and water fountain for this mini meowster.

With the house in a good state and practicing my petal purrfect talents, I decided to emerge myself in mundane household chores (hey someone has to do the job and I'm low man on the totem poll here) and discovered how to play 'squeezing into the laundry basket', while hoping Momma doesn't see me. AND oh yes folks, this Episcocat crossed my paws while chanting 32 Hail Mother Mary Magnificats that I wouldn't end up in the fluff spin cycle or on deliCat dry mode.


So as you've guessed, my culinary buds are in withdrawal - got the normal Friskies Seafood supper supreme and Kitten Kibbles and not offered any scrambled tarragon eggs for Sunday Brunch nor did I see any purrfect pesto pizza delivered. But alas, I heard catnip is en route from Cincinnati - ahh, the imported nip that I"ve heard so much about. Hmmm - how much more wound up can I get???

Baci is tolerating me and I think I've wooed her. Gosh hope she loves me ... AND I do know she she loves me NOT sometimes! Check out the face Momma kitty is making here - the face of tolerance at almost 11 years young.

I'm jumpingfor joy that this week is over and need to get out of the household chore stuff and back into gourmet caravancery - would prefer jumping for procciuto or cheesy raviolis and if you want to FedEx some gourmet Guido delights, yeah! Being Italian is tough - I need my food fix.

September 20, 2006

Espresso Cat On The Move

My kitten antics find me deliriously embellished into anything Italian – hey I’m the Italian kitty,so I start my day with a PURRfect pound of Italian roast coffee

Then I take my MusiCatical lessons and am learning the Do Re Mi Meows.

Later in the day, I chow my mini molars into great gourmet cuisine- Friday was roasted chicken and tarragon sun dried tomato zucchinis. Friskies?

And what’s a day without drifting into a heavy kitten slumber to get ready for our evening cocktail party.

I did a blind taste tasting and am giving the French Roquefort 4 paws up.................

So it’s a just another wonderful week in San Fran! Ciao and Meow to you

Housecat Housekeeping

Guido Alberto here reporting on a wonderful week and although I’m not even 4 months old yet, I spent most of it doing housekeeping in lieu of playing – hey a guy has to do what he can do to earn his board around here! I put my PURRfect little paws into Williams Sonoma 100% “No Snag In Site” towels that are soothing on my inky dinky pads. No fake fibers for this feline!

Then I ventured to the bathroom where I spent most of my day separating trash as we recycle so that we’re a politicat-ically correct household here on the Hill.

I got wrapped up in my work!

4 hours later, I was still wrapped up in my job – housekeeping is not for me! I prefer pizza box shredding over this.

A multitude of you have asked how Baci is and she’s the greatest kitten Momma at her senior age! We wrestle daily and she is making me mind my manners and cracks the kitty whip around here. The exercise is good for her full figured feline waistline!

PURRfect Pesto Pizza and Me

Hey it's me Guido to tell you life here atop Nob Hill is fantastiCAT. Baci our red tabby kitty momma extraordinare and I sat at the huge dining table for hours hoping for food-eganza and voila, we had pizza delivery and I went bonkers for my 1st pesto pizza smothered with mozzarella bathed in procciutto sitting atop an organic cornmeal crust (it’s far more than my kitten vocabulary can conjure up). So then, pooped to the max, I then recycled – that’s what Momma says we should do – so I sat in the recycle bag! Too much Italian food and recycling activities can do a guy in, so I kicked back in my Jungle Bed with Baci, to enjoy the 3-day holiday weekend.

Catzowey - Guido Has Gusto

May 26, 2006 - a very fine day in San Francisco when Guido Alberto was born, not as Guido though, but as a peculiarly small striped kitten with no name. Success has its cost and this little rambunctious guy spent his first 60 days of life on the planet, circling a number of foster places all thanks to the San Francisco SPCA. Yo Maddie's Adoption Center on Florida Street as they found this giggly guy at the SF Animal Control, and nurtured him until he was ready for finding a permanent household.

Saturday August 5th rolled around and in rolled his new owner, soon to be known as his Landlord and Banker, who was wooed by his lion sized purr. The rest is history -and Guido is on his adventures - life with gusto!

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