Side surfing #ChewyInfluencer

During Winter, Momma spends most of her sleeping hours with the covers over her head, laying on her side. The cats often climb on Momma's side. Occasionally, the effort to stay on her side involves some claws digging into tender flesh. Momma's tried to help a cat down - but the harder she tries to move, the harder they try to stay on her side. It's become a bit of a game. I don't have pictures of this - but I swear it happens! Momma can't help but feel like a rodeo horse! Because I lack pictures to illustrate the story, I hope you don't mind [quite possibly gratuitous] random pictures of the cats - my favorites of late.

BC: Bear Cat
EM: Ellie Mae
MK: Momma Kat

BC: I came up with a new game!
EM: SHH! Momma's sleeping! She said that if we wake her up again ...
BC: Watch this! The cowboy mounts his trusty steed. He's ready for the rough and tumble ride ahead. Yippee ki-yay, mother-meower!
BC: And he's OFF! Watch out!
EM: I really don't think that this is very smart ... 
EM: ... but it does look kind of fun ...
BC: He holds on for dear life! The steed almost throws the intrepid rider off!
EM: You're THE MAN, Bear!
BC: OBVIOUSLY! Say it again!

EM: Err ...
EM: You're the man?
EM: Err ... you're the man!
BC: HA! Tell The Boy that! I am THE MAN. He hasn't gotten the message yet.
EM: Hold on! Hold on! You're going to get thrown!
BC: Ride em' cowboy!
EM: That looks like so much fun!
BC: Momma! Try harder to throw me off my horse!
EM: It's MY turn! Momma, tell Bear it's MY turn!
MK: {from under the covers} It's no one's turn! I'm trying to sleep and Bear's surfing on my side.
BC: I prefer to think of it as a rodeo. The ladies dig that stuff. I'm a rough and tumble cowboy.
EM: But it's MY turn! That's not fair! Bear got to play bucking bronco! I want to play!
MK: AND I WANT TO SLEEP! Not have either of you lying on my side, trying not to fall off.
BC: Phht. Trying. Succeeding.
MK: This isn't a game!
BC: Go faster, Momma!
MK: Are you just not listening to me?
BC: You sound surprised.
MK: Uh huh.
BC: RATS! Oop ...
MK: OWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Claw! There's a claw!
BC: Just one? Hold on ...
EM: She threw you off!
BC: SHE DID NOT! I ... I ... slipped!
EM: It's MY turn!

MK: Ellie ...
EM: WHAT?!?! Bear can do it but I can't?
MK: Technically, Bear couldn't do it either. I kept trying to knock him off and he just held on.
BC: It was fun! Let's do it again!
MK: NO! I want you off me so I can sleep.
BC: Not with a wet nose in your ear.
MK: Hence, part of the problem. Thus the covers over my head.
BC: Finding your breathing hole and sticking a claw up your nose is just as effective.
BC: I don't know why you're so grumpy! You act like you haven't slept in days!
EM: Technically ...
BC: Oh, SHUT UP SUCK UP! Humans. Always whining. 
EM: That's not really fair, considering how you act when something isn't as you'd like.
BC: I don't WHINE. I kick some wimpy, mother-meowing butt!
EM: Oh, really? What did the facial tissue box do to you that you didn't like?
BC: It looked at me!
EM: Which time?
BC: ALL OF THEM! I don't expect you to understand a feeling of superiority ... and the poor saps who just want to knock you down.
MK: Bear, can't I sleep?
BC: Phht. I dare you to try.

MK: This isn't a game!
BC: Last night you were working and told me not to bother you while you finished a post!
MK: I lose track of what I'm thinking when I'm interrupted so often!
BC: Right. Because you're INTERRUPTED. It has NOTHING to do with you being a hair-brained ...
BC: WHAT?!? You said not to disturb your work last night and now you're mad because I want to be close to you while you try to sleep?
MK: Ummm ... hmm ...
BC: So when am I supposed to get my cuddles, woman?
MK: I see your point.
BC: You see my POINT? Singular? You know me better than ...
MK: Yeah. Because your other ones are embedded in my flesh.
MK: A little petting time can't hurt ...
{Momma pets the cats for a few minutes by sticking one arm out of her cocoon}
EM: I wanna ride! It's my turn, Momma!
MK: {mumbling to herself} Geez. This is just ridiculous! How about you both just curl up NEXT to me?
EM: That doesn't sound nearly as fun!
MK: {unintelligibly} Wah-roun-et-fellll ...
EM: She fell asleep! How rude! I want my turn! Oh, sure. The PRINCE gets to do what he wants but I have to do without!

BC: Hardly. That might be true of the PRINCESS - Her Royal Princess Buttercup Black Bear Cat of the Forest.
EM: Who's THAT?
EM: But you can't be a princess! You're a boy!
BC: That's discrimination! Just because I'm a boy doesn't mean I'm not princess-y.
EM: You're ridiculous.
BC: Why does everyone keep saying that to me?
{Momma snores lightly}
BC: Oh, great! You let Momma fall asleep!
EM: You made Momma wake up!
BC: That's my job!
EM: Being obnoxious? I don't know about your job, but you're definitely good at it.
BC: I'm hungry. See you later.
{Bear jumps down off the bed and Ellie sits on Momma's side}
MK: BEAR! Knock it off! Stop side surfing! I'm trying to ...
BC: {from the other room} WHAT?!? I'm not doing anything!

BC: Err ... really. I mean, I know I usually say that I'm not doing anything even when I am - but this time, I'm really not doing anything!
EM: Hi, Momma! You told Bear to get off but I'm sure you don't mind me side surfing.
BC: Phht. Like you could get us confused. I don't weigh a pawtrillion pounds, like a certain moose of a sister. Not to mention I have handsome stripey-pants ... and not whatever you call ... THAT!
EM: A luxurious black coat! That's what I call it!
BC: The only thing luxurious about you is your weight.
EM: Shut up!
BC: After you!
MK: {coming out from under the covers} I'm starting to think you two do this on purpose. You switch places while I sleep or do other stuff - and since it's the exact same spot, I'm sure it's the same cat.
BC: AHHH! It's a woolly mammoth! No! A furry ogre! RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!
MK: Bear? It's just me!
BC: In the body of a woolly mammoth? I don't even want to know HOW THAT happened.
MK: No. I had the sheets over my head and that messes with my hair ...
BC: Oh.

BC: Momma's out of her igloo! We won!
MK: WHAT?!?! The game was really about ...
EM: Bear's pretty smart.
BC: Underestimate me at your own peril.
EM: What do we get for winning?
MK: Err ... new food to review? 
BC: What about that 'v' word?
EM: Victory?
BC: It'll be violence if you don't shut up.
MK: This isn't working. 
BC: No. It's just YOU that's not working.
MK: {sigh} Might as well just get up.
EM: YAY!!! Food ... and ... and ... laps ... and ... and ... so much fun!
BC: So help me, if I see even one vegetable ...


Disclosure: We received Natural Balance Delectable Delights O'Fishally Scampi Stew Grain-Free Wet Cat Food [2.5-oz, case of 12] - for free in exchange for an honest review. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat only shares information we believe would be of interest to our readers. The content is ours - neither Natural Balance nor Chewy are responsible for the contents of this post. #ChewyInfluencer


MK: As part of Chewy's Influencer program, we're trying 
Natural Balance Delectable Delights O'Fishally Scampi Stew Grain-Free Wet Cat Food.

{Ellie noses around the closed box}
EM: I thought you said this was fish! It doesn't smell like fish!

BC: That's the box!
MK: BEAR! Be nice. I wasn't really clear I suppose ...
BC: So. Stupid. It. Hurts. Heck. A head injury would be an improvement.
MK: This Natural Balance Delectable Delights is labeled as stew. Chewy says it features lean, premium meats, limited carbohydrates, hydrating stew and gravy, and zero grains, corn, soy, wheat, artificial flavors, colors or bleached ingredients.

BC: I really hate when she does this.
EM: Yeah! Just feed us, Woman!

MK: It looks pretty tasty! Tuna, salmon, uh oh. Err and shrimp!

BC: What aren't you telling us? I don't like surprises.
EM: I thought you didn't like vegetables.
BC: That too!
MK: {setting down the plates for the cats} Okay you two. Fishy coming up!
BC: Numnumnumnumnumnum ... VEGETABLE!
BC: Phht. Phht. PATOOEY! Yuck! No, thanks!
EM: WHAT?! So we can't eat this food? Because it smells really tasty ...
BC: Be strong. I'm not eating this on principle!
EM: Okay. I'll lay on the couch and try not to think about that fishy goodness.
BC: Don't cheat!
EM: I won't!
{Thirty minutes pass}
{Momma comes back to the same room as the wet food plates}
MK: WHOA! Ellie ate all of hers! 
MK: You win some. You lose some. Bear refused to eat his plate, but Ellie emptied hers while I wasn't watching.
EM: I ate my food, Momma! It was good, too! We're so lucky you get us tons of good stuff.
EM: Look out, fur ball incoming!
BC: Nope. Just a kiss up!
EM: I'd rather be a kiss up than grounded for the rest of my nine lives like you! 
MK: I'm going back to bed so I don't have to listen to this.
EM: YAY! We should play bucking bronco where I ride your side and you try to knock me off!
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Featured post:
If you missed Bear's announcement about being a princess: in "Conversations" With Bear Cat: Part 22 ("On tiaras," part 1 and part 2).


  1. That sure sounds like great food. We will have to give that a try. You all have a wonderful day.

  2. We had the Purrfect Paella and loved it!

    The Florida Furkids

  3. Hooray for good food and snuggly bed times!

  4. Bear, you just want to be the center of attention ALWAYS, and will take on any title that permits such an activity! Angel climbs on The Hubby while he's on his side too, where she must perch like a birdy...

  5. Bear, here we two bestest fans...mommy and me.

    1. Thank you! That means so much to me! I always accept the admiration of gorgeous ladies! ~Bear Cat

  6. Very well done, EM and BC. We can't get Chewy in Canada and i usually don't read the posts but you trapped us with your sweet tak. mol


    1. Aww ... I wish they could figure that out! I don't understand all the complications ... but I imagine it's along the lines of Target. It shouldn't be that hard!

  7. You two make side surfing sound like a lot of fun...for kitties that is, not humans. It's a shame the food had to be ruined by vegetables, Bear!

    1. No kidding! My Momma's lucky I didn't cause more of a ruckus! ~Bear Cat

  8. Fishy food! TW was a meanie and didn't order no food for me this month. She said there's too much going on to write reviews. Bah humbug!

    1. WHAT?!?! We hope you well and truly teach TW a lesson or ten ;)

  9. What beautiful cats. The black one is of course our favourite as she looks a lot like Nubia. :D

  10. THat food sure does look tasty, Bear and Ellie! And hey, we think side surfing sounds like FUN!

    1. It is! Well, maybe not for the human ... but that's just details. ~Bear Cat

  11. Love the 'balancing act' going on in your crib. And tasty treats are the icing on the cake.

    1. They are quite talented ... as they should be with all this practice!

  12. Maybe someone will get Momma a thicker blanket for Christmas, one that claws won't go all the way through!!
    That looks like a food Sam might like, with lots of gravy. We'll put in on the list (we don't switch until she tells us it's time - LOL). BTW, she's still eating the American Journey you recommended!

    1. We're so glad to hear that! We finally finished ours and I'm considering re-ordering!

  13. I will have to get somme of this for my kitties. :)

  14. My Mom laughed when she read this post! Queen Nellie was a side surfer! Mom hated it! But she says she now misses it. I told her purrhaps I could try and she said NO! but Kozmo did it when Mom was laying on the sofa at Dad's house and Mom remembered that Kozmo did it too!
    I think I should be able to, too!
    Don't you agree?

  15. Ya'll do have some fun. Mommy sleeps on her back kind'a sittin' up, so there's no side surfin' here. But, that doesn't stop us from chest surfin'. She always complains that she can't breathe. We can't 'magine why? We're with you Bear, no veggies fur us either. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

    1. The Boy's woken up several times and been sure he's having a heart attack because Bear likes to lay on his chest. They can be pretty adorable!

  16. Hey, if the hoomins lay down... it's all fair game, right? Meowwy Christmas!

  17. Sophie loves to side surf on her Pops. I guess it’s a thing everywhere! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

  18. AMARULA: Bear you will always be a princess to me!! You have all the perfect attitude of a great Diva!!

  19. Those luck absolutely scrumptious! Don't tell Lexy, but maybe I should do the choosing for our Chewy reviews. What's that Lexy? Am I talking about you? I'd never do that. Gotta run, guys!

    1. They'd be better without those yucky veggies! Why do cats need veggies?!?!?


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