Wednesday, December 26, 2012

RumbleMelt

My cod, it is SO hot here the last couple of days! Apparently it was the hottest Christmas in 80 years!

Rumblemum followed us around with fans and that helped a bit. Here's how I was for most of the day:

Where's that air conditioner I asked
Santa for?
I hope you all had a great Christmas. Today is Boxing Day, which me and Hammy were looking forward to... but I see no boxes?

We both miss Rumbledad, who is away visiting Rumbleuncle. Hammy is especially sad. I tried telling him if he gave me some of his ham it would make him feel better, but he didn't believe me. That boy is getting smarter...

Friday, December 21, 2012

I loves my fishie

And I love my fan!

Stay here in the breeze of the fan, little fish

PS - World hasn't ended. Worst thing that's happened so far is Hammy eating my treats, but he does that all the time and no apocalypse.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Just a quick one...

Hi guys! Sorry we've been pretty bad at posting lately... but we wanted to post about this cause we thought it was cool!

Our pals at Kritter Kommunity have created a cat scratcher and they're trying to convince Target to start selling it! It looks super cool and has been tested by some pretty awesome kitties, so we know it's gotta be good.

It's so nice to see a small company, run by anipal friends, do well.

Please can you leave a message on their blog post or send a tweet to help convince Target that they've GOT to start carrying this in their stores. Kritter Kommunity is offering a $50 Visa gift card to be given to two random winners - a great thing to have in this holiday season!

We adore these guys - they're the people that make the Kritter Kondos. We'd be lost without our Kondo (and we're demanding to go out in ours NOW) so we know they make great stuff :)

Comments are off for this post :) I hope you're all doing well. We're a bit cross because now Rumbledad has gone away for a month! What's with the Rumbleparents? How can a 'holiday' be better than us??

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Naughty Rumbledad

Rumblemum was having some roast chicken for dinner tonight when she discovered that Rumbledad has been VERY naughty... he taught us to BEG!

may have tried to take the package of chicken right out of Rumblemum's hand...

Why yes, I do think that is for pussycats!
Of course 'begging' is in the eye of the beholder. Really we're demanding. But politely.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Hip hip HOORAY!

It's my BIRTHDAY! In honor of this very awesome occasion, I invite you all to participate in a BIRTHDAY BLAST!

My sweet pal Miss Gracie has done up some excellent graphics for the occasion, so everyone grab a plate, fill it with noms, eat em then smash da plate - cause it's that kind of party! I've volunteered Hammy to do the clean-up, so don't hold back!


Mmmm... a TUNA cake!

I don't even know where to start noming!

Me and the BOOTIFUL Miss Gracie are gonna have
some fun TPing the place!! Everyone grab a roll!

And the best for last - look at what Miss Gracie got me!!! It's my own JET! So now I can jet over and visit you guys, get cuddles and smoochies and be back without the Rumbleparents noticing!! I'll even let Hammy be my co-pilot (as long as he salutes me every time he sees me)

I'll look handsome in a pilot's uniform!

Thanks to the very sweet Miss Gracie, and thanks to all my friends in the Blogosphere, Facebook and Twitter. I feel very lucky to know you all.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rumblemum is HOME!!

We are SO happy we forgot to snub her!

We raced over to greet her and smell all the new suitcase-y smells. We smelled that far-away cat but chose to ignore that *glaring at Rumblemum*

She brought us a wonderful gift - but it's so warm here today that we didn't feel like playing too much.

Here's a photo of us being cat-loafs. I have the tail end of our new toy in my paw.

Honestly, I love the new toy. It's just tooooo hot


This is how Hammy and I fight when it's too hot


Hammy's trying to steal the spotlight. We know my pink nose makes
you forget all about him and his blue eyes



We've gotten some AWESOME gifts and awards from our friends out there, we'll post on those soon. Rumblemum is still getting over her jet lag and is thinking of stalking the Hobbit Premiere tomorrow... so we'll see how we go with posting this week :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rumblemum WHO?

Well my friends, still no Rumblemum. Apparently she is somewhere cold called 'Canada'. HaHA Rumblemum! Without our cuddles you will be FREEZING!

Revenge is truly a dish best served cold. FREEZING cold.


Rumblemum WHO? I don't know any Rumblemum


See how I keep my nose warm with my tail? And I don't even
NEED to stay warm cause it's SUMMER here

Oh! Did you see me as 'Hot Mancat of the Blogosphere'? *strut* *strut*

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hunting high and low - Rumbles

It's been DAYS since we've seen our Rumblemum! We thought she might just be hiding, so we launched a full scale search.

Hammy (who is just silly) thought she might just be inside the flashy box, so when Rumbledad brought it out, Hammy gave it a close up look.

Rumblemum? Are you there?

I thought she might be hiding in a new bag that Rumbledad brought home. It had really enticing crinkly paper, so I could see where she'd want to hang out inside.

RUMBLEMUM! Come out NOW!
Neither of these seemed to work. The hunt continues.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Once I figure this out - Rumbles

My mean, mean Rumblemum is off cavorting with foreign cats, so I find I must make do on my own *sniffle*

Rumbledad has sent her this video so she can see her REAL cats, and how we hardly miss her at ALL *sob*.

I've almost worked out how to open my toy chest to get at my Silvervine Fishies! That Ham came over to help, but he's not as clever as I am.



Before you know it I'll have figured out how to open my own cans of food!

Here is a picture of the far-away pussycat that she is cuddling. I notice a slight resemblance to ... WAFFLES!? *dun dun dunnnnn*

All your Rumblemums are belong to ME!

Is this a coincidence? Could it be that this is a relative of Waffles, and my Rumblemum is being kidnapped by a Waffles cartel?

Maybe me and Hammy need to get a jet plane and sort this out.



A note for my Twitter pals - there's a big Twitter party on Tuesday Nov. 13 from noon to midnight EST - hashtag #BlogPawty. Here's an invitation: http://twtvite.com/BlogPawtySurprise. I will be spinning my awesome tunes starting at 1pm EST, so be sure and stop by!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Waffles Task Force - day two

So many excellent theories, and so many willing to help! Some interesting questions arose from yesterday:

(1) Andrea and the Celestial Kitties made a comment that got us thinking: Waffles looks a LOT like that handsome orange fella Wally from the Island Cats. AND both their names begin with a 'W'... coincidence?

Wally...? Waffles...?

(2) Dorothy Abernathy suspects Waffles may be an undercover operative... I think she's on to something! Maybe Waffles is an agent of the Silvervine Collation, trying to undermine the nip industry! Actually I could get behind that movement... Waffles if you are  part of the Silvervine Collation, let me join your cause!!

(3) Miss Penelope raised the theory that Waffles could be a figment of our imagination. I have to admit that I wondered this myself. We all know Glogirly is highly skilled at photoshop - could this be a clever illusion (like those photos where you can see more than one thing... those freak me out)



(4) Da Tabbies o Trout Towne think that "waffles be de huzband oh katie; they meeted at a salmon swap bak in september N it wuz lovez at furst site.....at de salmon that iz...then it wuz loves at second site when they sawed each other.....let uz noe what we can due ta help find him....we still haz de code ta de spiez plane from R visit a few bak !!!" This is an intriguing idea, but I do not want to believe that BOOTIFUL Miss Kaite has a husband *sniffle*

(5) Elyse K suggested we stake out Catbucks, the last known whereabouts of Waffles. An EXCELLENT plan - I suggest that we take shifts till this mystery is solved!

To all of you that have volunteered to help - I give my hearty thanks, and say that we start acting on some of these tips!
Please don't forget to vote for Miss Katie - today is the last day and she deserves to win! http://enter.thefriskies.com/katie-is-accused/

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Task force ENGAGE - Rumbles

My friends, a matter of deep concern has gripped the blogosphere for over a month now. That concern is...

Who is Waffles?




The first mention of the mysterious Waffles was during Miss Katie (of Glogirly blog) campaign to become 'Cat Ruler of the World' Waffles was instrumental in the victorious election of Miss Katie... and then he DISAPPEARED.  

Every now and then we catch a flash of him, but nothing substantial. Inquiries into his whereabouts have been unanswered.

We MUST find Waffles. 

I propose a task force to investigate and uncover this mystery, and I ask WHO IS WITH ME?

The truth is out there!!
UPDATE: There is some evidence from the BOOTIFUL Cathy Keisha that Waffles MAY not be a 'he' !


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treats

And we will accept Greenies!!

Many thanks to Miss Wendy who made us these AWESOME avatars! I'm an excellent wolf, and how perfect that Hammy is one of the three little piggies! *noming on Hammy's tail*

Is it wrong that I find myself nommy?

Hey Hammy! C'mere a moment!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Goodbye winter - Rumbles

Soon I will not need my beloved mink blankie... and there will be sunpuddles!


If you haven't seen it already, check out our pal Katie and vote vote vote for her cool video!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A man-cats box is his castle - Rumblepurr

A man-cat needs a box to sit and think in.

I think about bootiful lady-cats, little fishies and
cuddles with the Rumblemum

No Hammy. There isn't room for YOU in here.
Only me.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Something special here - Rumbles

Hello my friends! I'm gonna do something I've NEVER done before... review some BOOKS!

Rumblemum has been reading me some very special books, written by friends of mine from the Katz Tales blog.

Katz Tales The Adventures Of Scoop and Au - telling the story of two handsome man-cats in Malaysia, this book gives insights not just into the titular characters, but also to the relationship I have with Rumblemum. The 15 stories in this book are funny, touching and always entertaining.

Katz Tales Au And Target The Early Years - The second book really hit home for Rumblemum - it takes place after the loss of sweet Scoop, and adds new little brother (Target) to the family. These stories reminded Rumblemum of how I had to learn to be a big brother to that Ham, after being the little brother to Inigo for so long.

Target says BUY MY BOOK!


While I don't read many books, Rumblemum does. She says that these stories are remarkable - incredibly well written and the type of stories you stay up to finish.

The proceeds of the books go to the Trap Neuter Release of feral kitties, so you're not just buying very cool novels you're also helping some unfortunate kitties to a better life. Priced at $2 USD for digital copies you can't go wrong!



Friday, October 12, 2012

Hamtastic!

It's HAMMY here! I have a dilema that I'm hoping you can help with. I'm BORED of my toys!

I used to love Da Bird, but lately I'm meh about it. Rumblemum has tried all the different attachements but no dice. Same with the laser. Just not interested. But I want to PLAY and I mew mew mew so sadly!

 What do you guys recommend?
Entertain ME!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pudgy Pugs and Fat Cats

Hi all,

I've been asked to post a sponsored post on behalf of VioVet (based in the UK) about the troubling obesity issue in pets.

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As the UK has been confirmed as the fattest nation in Europe, it is unsurprising that our pets also struggle with their weight. It has even been predicted that by 2020 over half of the pets in the UK will be obese and there is soon to be a pet stair lift on the shelves.

 People laugh at overweight pets even more so than they do at people and, granted sometimes it can be amusing to see an overfed Dachshund or pug, like Dennis Quaid’s ‘Pudgy’, waddling along (their legs are short enough as it is) it simply isn’t fair to the animals to allow them to become so unhealthy.


Dennis Quaid and 'Pudgy'
It is not just dogs that get overweight. Indeed, last year, my cat Bobby put on a bit of weight after having to be on a special diet to manage his urinary tract disease. Luckily, helpfully, once he had recovered, I discovered that there are other special diets to aid management of animals prone to obesity and who are overweight. I began by using Hill’s w/d. One of my main concerns was the possibility of Bobby continuing to lose weight past the point of the ideal weight but the maintenance of the ideal weight is one of the key features that Hill’s includes.

 Bobby says 'NOM'

Unfortunately, as Bobby is so fussy, after about two months he decided he was bored of this food and refused to eat it so I had no choice but to search out another. So then I bought Purina OM which claims to do the exact same thing and I have had no problems with it at all.

Some people prefer not to change their pet’s diets if they know their pet’s food tastes are fussy, in which case the best thing to do would be to make sure they get the exercise they need. For indoor cats this means making sure to have a lot of play-time and toys. With dogs you can really get involved and dog toys are a great way to do so.

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And in conclusion, here is a handsome photo of me!

Look! Up in the air! It's a BIRDIE!

Friday, October 5, 2012

The face of an angel - Rumbles

My friends on Facebook will have already seen this one, but look at what an angel I am! I am not at all like that brother of mine, who sits and begs for ham! I just flash this face and wait for the ham to come to ME!

I will also accept tuna and chicken!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bye bye Kiwi sweetie pie - Rumblepurr

And so I bid farewell to Mister Kiwi. He's a VERY lucky fella, going to live with the BOOTIFUL Miss Fiona and her devoted Staffperson.

Please give this smoochie to Miss Fiona from me!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hats ON for my pal Pip! - Rumbles

Birthday hats that is!!!

It's a very special day today, the blogosphere is having a surprise party for my very sweet pal Pip!

Pip had a really sad start to life, and we're so very grateful that such wonderful humans were able to turn that around.

If you don't know Pip (or if you do!) please stop by and say some kind words on this special PIPTASTIC day!!

Hey. Hey you. Give Pip some steak. Wrapped in bacon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I work hard to make this place a home! - Rumbles

I am a VERY hardworking mancat. I make sure that things around here are just so.

I even do the menus!

There are some excellent tuna recipes in here!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our new buddy... and maybe yours??

Check out this super handsome fella!!

Front view

WOAH! What a beak!

Have you ever seen anything like him? Probably not because he is SO rare!

This little guy is a rare white coloured 'North Island Brown Kiwi' bird (ok, so he's a STUFFED version, but he's still COOL) They say this kiwi is regarded as a 'special gift' and a 'sign of new beginnings'.

We LOVE him to bits (I may have even nomed his beak a little. But just a little)

Om nom nom
Boop!!

This little guy even TALKED to me!! Of course I had to talk back...

Why yes, I do think you're quite fetching in white!
That Hammy OF COURSE had to nose his way in as well.

Hey, he's MY Kiwi buddy!
What you lookin' at, Mister Kiwi?

Hey, we almost match!
As much as we love our little Kiwi pal, he is not going to be a permanent member of the Rumblefamily. He could be a permanent member of YOUR family though!

Our sweet pal Miss Mini from 'George the Duck' blog has had some serious medical problems of late, and the wonderful Cat Blogosphere has put together an auction to help with the costs of her medical bills. Mister Kiwi is the item we've donated, and that you can bid on to own!

He makes genuine Kiwi 'peeping' noises, in addition to being soft and fluffy (and having a nom-able nose).

We bought him from the Department of Conservation, and part of the proceeds go towards supporting the 'Native Bird Programme'... so if you buy him you're also helping his real-life counterparts!

We will be paying the shipping, including international shipping.

There are heaps of other items on auction - so if you're not into Mister Kiwi, take a look at some of the fantastic things that people have donated!

Please stop by and make a bid on this very special fella, to support a very special lady-cat.

BOOTIFUL Miss Mini

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sorry we've been a bit quiet - Rumbles

Rumblemummy has been a bit tied up of late. She thinks this handsome photo of me being a gentle man-cat will make up for it.

I am an angel. Gimme tuna. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Long Rumble is long - Rumblepurr

I am a secret hidden cat, stalking that Ham.

Gonna GET you, Hammy Ham!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

A wild Ham - Diego

The Rumbleparents LAUGH at me (can you believe it?) When I get really excited about a toy or some food, apparently I go a bit cross eyed.

Laughing ISN'T nice, Rumbleparents!

I think I look quite dignified.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Finally, a Rumble Bum - Rumbles

I was hunting mousies in my tunnel, when Rumblemum took these. She has no respect for the fact that I keep her safe from the massive mice, she just laughs and takes photos!

That mousie is gonna get CHEWED!

Gonna get ya!

... now how do I get out of this...?
That brother of mine - there was a slice of something called a 'hawiian pizza' sitting on the table, he grabbed a corner and tried to run away with it! His little face was quite determined, but Rumblemum caught him before he got too far. She swears he has a 'hammy sense' that tingles whenever there is even a tiny scrap of ham to be found...