Monday, September 6, 2010


It is Labour Day here in Canada and the U.S. (where they spell it 'Labor').  However, for kitty cats that doesn't always mean it's a holiday.

My intrepid mancats, Dylan and Dante have been hard at work, each in their own way.  They're used to pulling their weight around here, anyway, and today is no different.

So, here's what my mancats have been up to on this LaPURR Day.

Dylan has been entertaining Grampa before we have dinner.  Playing with cats always brings a smile to Grampa's face, and Dylan's doing a very good job at that.

Grampa's using the new furry dangle toy that Dylan got for his birthday.

C'mon Grampa!  You have to make it dance!

Even though Grampa's dangling isn't up to scratch, Dylan is!!!

That's better Grampa!  Now you've got the idea.

What a mancat won't do, just to entertain the elderly!

Meanwhile, Dante is outside, hot on the trail of a wild and wily beast.

His 'Spock ears' detect movement close by.

PURRhaps if he lies low, the beastie will show itself.

Aha!  There it be!!!

What beady little eyes it has!  And it's cunning knows no equal.  It's also very fleet of feet and ...

... before Dante can react, it's up the tree!

PURRhaps some bigger prey might be easier to catch, especially when they're not so smart, like this evil squirrel!

Drats!  Foiled again! 

Sometimes you can work hard, every day -- and even on LaPURR Day -- but you don't get much reward.  Dante had the thrill of the hunt, but nothing to show for it in the end.

Dylan didn't work nearly as hard, but he made someone smile, and that is worth much more an escapist fantasy (Dante's fantasy is to catch a beast, but it always escapes!).  I guess the quality of your reward depends on what you're really after.

Happy LaPURR Day, efurryone!


Cindy said...

Those beady eyed creature are sure lucky that Dante didn't really want to catch them! Dylan did a great job with grandpa. When you see the smile, you know it worked.

Anonymous said...

Chipmunk! Dudes, you are SO lucky. We only have Evil Squirrels!

Happy Labour Day/Labor Day!

Sweet Purrfections said...

I don't get to see chipmunks around here. You are very lucky.

The Monkeys said...

You two are working so hard on Labour Day! We're just lying around!

That chipmunk looks very suspicious!

Anonymous said...

We've never seen a chipmunk--what do they taste like?

SeaThreePeeO said...

What a lot of interesting things going on at your place. Have a great Labour Day!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I think Lapurr day is a good name for it!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy LaPurr Day to you, furiends!

Kea said...

You both have done a great job and worked really hard, each in your own way. We hope this means extra treats tonight! :-)

P.S. There *are* chipmunks around, but we've never seen them. It's rare for even our human to catch sight of one. So we're rather envious of the chipmunks that come into your yard!

Katnip Lounge said...

Evil Chipmunk! We bet he would be sooooo tasty. You ManCats are exemplary workers on LaPurr day!

Mommy says it's funny...she thinks you guys spell "labor" a weird way. heh heh.

Marg said...

Looks like everyone is very busy on Labor day there. Nice of you to entertain the grandpa. Dante, good job trying to catch that bad squirrel. Hope all of you have a great rest of Labor day.

Cat said...

You are such hard working kitties! I hope you take a little tome to relax also :-)

Jacqueline said...

So many wonderful photos!...Happy Labor Day, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Island Cats said...

Haha! Dylan, your Grampie is still learning how to play with you!! And Dante...we hope you catch one of those evil introoders one day!!

Happy Labor/Labour/LaPURR Day to you all!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Dylan, you are very good at keeping Grampa entertained. Better luck next time with the evil squirrel Dante.

Sparkle said...

I think the kind of work Dante did today is a totally acceptable Labor (or Labour or LaPurr) Day activity! Dylan, on the other hand... I think he would have been better off just resting!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Well done for entertaining Grandpa ~ it's a hard job but someone hasta do it.

Alfie xx

And that chipmunk is AWESOME!

Milo xx

PS: Dommy ~ can I fly over and see yoo for a play date today?

8GR8LOLCATS said...

You gotta keep those old folks entertained... and the REALLY old folks too! Gramdpa looks like he was having a really great time! GOOD work on LaPURR Day!