Marcy and Penelope Kitten take out Cynthia’s red Bug for an epic road trip! …
|Brooke Shaden Photography|
*Introducing Marcy’s and Cynthia’s weekly faves of stuff around the web. (because really, there is just so. much. fun. stuff.)
1. Men Trapped Inside Anthropologie had me LOLing for hours. Poor human men.
2. Cindy wants to wear this dress and pretend she’s in a Downton Abbey episode.
3. Sage advice: Resident cat advises kitten on how to deal with family’s new puppy.
4. If you too have a style crush on Zooey Deschanel you will SO adore this site.
5. Kilkenny Cat Art is ready for Halloween. Are you?
6. This man raised $21,000 for cat rescue by collecting coins in the street.
7. Our fave photographer, Brooke Shaden, delves into her creative process and shows you how to find your own creative inspiration in her new book, Inspiration in Photography: Training your mind to make great art a habit.
8. Your little girl stuffed animal collection: Come to life. Cuteness overload alert!
9. Is everyone as excited as I am that the brave and awesome Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize?!
xo and meow,
cynthia + marcy
Alarmed and distressed, Penelope Kitten races into the office where Cynthia and Marcy are blogging.
penelope kitten (sounding the alarm): food bowl is empty!
No response as Cynthia glances at Marcy apprehensively.
penelope kitten: it’s empty!
Cynthia: I know.
penelope kitten: then why is it empty? where are my dry crunchies?
Marcy (smugly): You don’t get anymore dry crunchies. You’re on a diet.
penelope kitten: Gasp!
Cynthia: Marcy. Let me handle this. (To Penelope) We’re switching you over to a mostly wet food diet.
Penelope is stricken with horror.
Cynthia (gently): I’m sorry, Penelope, but you’ve gained too much weight so we have to cut back on your dry food. According to Dr. Pierson of CatInfo.org, it’s not natural for a cat to eat food with grain and corn all day long. Too much dry food is causing the diabetes epidemic among house cats.
Marcy: Yeah. You look like a bowling ball with feet.
Marcy: What. It’s true. We all saw her fall while jumping up on the bookshelf yesterday.
Cynthia (to Penelope): You don’t want to get diabetes do you? That’s scary.
penelope kitten: but i love my dry crunchies.
Cynthia: You can still have them, just not all day long.
Marcy: Yeah. You wolf down the crunchies the same way Cindy devours a box of cookies.
Cynthia: Marcy’s right about that. Eating dry food is like eating junk food. It’s got too much plant protein which is bad for cats, not enough water, and too many carbohydrates.
Marcy: Cindy’s obsessed with carbs now.
Cynthia: Marcy. I am not obsessed. I am concerned.
penelope kitten: i won’t be able to live without my dry crunchies all day long.
Cynthia: But you like wet food. I promise you won’t be hungry.
Marcy: All-you-can-eat Friskies Pate is the best.
Cynthia: You need to exercise more too. I’m joining a ballet class to help get my own blood sugar levels down. Why don’t I sign you up for kitty ballet?
|The Cats Ballet Studio by Kilkennycat Art for Sale on Etsy|
Penelope looks doubtful.
Marcy: If you ate wet food like me, you’d be able to jump up onto the bookshelf without falling and having me and Scooter laugh at you.
penelope kitten: okay. i’ll go. but only if i can wear a pink tutu.
penelope kitten: and have dry crunchies after.
*Kilkennycat Art is having a 20% off sale of artwork, ornaments, and prints over $18. Code is Birthday.
Cynthia enters. She is dancing around in her cat ears with a margarita and a plate of nachos.
Cynthia (shouting): Happy Cinco de Meow!
Marcy: Are you kidding me? You actually said that ? You actually went there? On our blog?
Cynthia: Well, none of the other cat blogs did, Marcy. I waited all day for someone to say “Happy Cinco de Meow” and no one stepped up. Someone had to.
Cynthia takes a big swig of her margarita.
Marcy (whipping her tail): I want to be a classy blog. A fashion blog. Not a cheesy blog.
Cynthia: I like cheese.
Cynthia takes a big bite of her nachos.
Marcy: Sigh. At least make it a nice Brie. Velveeta is so demode.
*Ryan Conners (of the artwork above) is constantly updating her Etsy store, Kilkennycat Art with fabulous cat folk art. Check her out if you love cats and folk art! She’s like the Frida Kahlo of cats. Most of her work is cute. Some of it is dark. All of it is fabulous!
Marcy: What happened to the spectacular vertical Christmas Tree, Cindy? This one is boringly round.
Cynthia: You mean the tree you destroyed last year? The tree you used as a scratching post and then shattered all the ornaments because you thought they were mice mocking you?
Marcy: Yes, that one.
Cynthia: It’s gone and in its place we have this lovely wreath that we placed up high and out of your reach.
Marcy: Ha. That’s what you think.
Cynthia: We decorated the wreath with custom made ornaments from the fabulous folk artist, Ryan Conners of Kilkennycat Art. I am in love with her creative, quirky, and whimsical cat folk art. They are fairy tales about cats. And, since I have a cute red VW bug that constantly transports kitties, how could I resist?
Cynthia: This one is of you and Scooter. Notice you are in the drivers seat.
|Marcy and Scooter|
Marcy: As it should be.
Cynthia: Here is one of Penelope Kitten taking her BFF, Hamlet, for a spin in my VW beetle.
Marcy: I hope they get a speeding ticket.
Cynthia: Marcy. Not necessary.
Marcy: But I don’t like Penelope Kitten. She never obeys the kitty laws. She always wants to be boss and she always whaps me on the head. She needs to get some kind of citation!
Cynthia: Still, show some holiday spirit for goodness sake.
Marcy (begrudgingly): Okay. I hope they have a nice time.
Cynthia: Thank you.
All of a sudden Marcy’s pupils widen to the size of marbles and her ears flatten out like pancakes.
Cynthia (scared): Oh my gosh. What is it?
Marcy: I spy a dangly disco ball mouse hanging from the round Christmas Tree and it’s… mocking …me. I must kill it. Now.
Marcy leaps 10 feet in the air. The wreath comes crashing down.
Cynthia (groaning): Marcy… not again…
*Kilkennycat Art has really adorable cat ornaments and paintings. Check out Ryan Conners’ Etsy shop for her sweet cat folk art. Here’s a painting of kittens having their first Christmas up for sale in her shop.