Latte's rules and Meowdel Ellie Mae

What's been going on at our house over the past few months? The cats would LOVE to tell you!

EM: Ellie Mae Kat [black, gorgeously floofy lady cat] 
L: Latte [tortie/tabby lady cat aka "Kitten"] 
MK: Momma Kat [Latte and Ellie's human Momma, named Kat] 
The Boy: Momma's fiance, Daddy to Latte and Ellie 

Bossy Kitten has spoken

{Momma Kat dishes up the noms, and Latte jumps up on the counter and starts eating her food}
MK: Umm ... excuse me?

L: You're excused.
MK: But ...
L: I'm busy eating! Come back later!
MK: Ummm ... 1) you're not supposed to be on the kitchen counter. And 2) you're certainly not supposed to EAT on the kitchen counter.
L: Humans make stupid rules ... and cats laugh.

MK: I don't think that's the saying.
L: Plans ... stupid rules. God ... cats. Same diff.
MK: {sigh} So you're eating on the counter?!
L: Bossy Kitten will consume her tasty noms on the counter. Bossy Kitten has spoken. Glad we could have this discussion.
MK: It wasn't a discussion!
L: Same diff!
MK: NO! No, it's NOT!
L: Whatever. I have no use for stupid human distinctions.

Latte finds her balls

MK: WHAT?!?! There's a sparkle ball in my bed!
L: {running into the bedroom} Oh, good! Bluey's safe!

MK: From what?
L: The vacuum! When Daddy got the vacuum out yesterday, I buried as many sparkle balls as I could find in your sheets before he turned it on!
MK: There's more?
L: Duh. I'm so glad they're safe!
MK: Latte, Daddy and I pick up all your toys before we turn the vacuum on.
L: I just wanted her to be safe. 

MK: How do you know if a sparkle ball is a her?
L: Because I said she's a HER.
MK: Umm ... okay. Makes sense ... I think.
L: Hey, while we're talking, can you dig the rest of them out of your bed?
MK: I believe sparkle ball management is on your resume.
L: I have to do everything around here!
MK: Ummm ... WHAT?! You do NOTHING around here!
L: I do nothing that you appreciate.
MK: Just wondering ... the sparkle ball is purple and named Bluey?!
L: Do you have a problem with that? 

MK: Umm ... no, of course not!
L: Do you expect me to explain her name to you, as well as her gender?
MK: Erm ...
EM: What Bossy Kitten wants ... Bossy Kitten gets.

Kitty snuggles

Our first YouTube video!

While this was filmed two years ago, Kat finally got around to editing The Smackdown: Latte vs. Ellie Mae. If you have issues playing it here, check it out on YouTube.

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Taking biscuit orders ... first come, first served. Limited quantity!

The treat bag

Ellie Mae, the supermeowdel

If you remember, the kittens in Ellie Mae's litter were named after supermodels (including her). So it seems appropriate that she enjoys strutting her stuff in front of the camera. However, Ellie has some complaints about having her picture taken ...

Kat got some softboxes to add light for her photography ... of course, she needed a kitty model, and Ellie was happy to oblige for a few days. 

EM: MAN! Modeling is hard work! If I'd known it was so demanding, I wouldn't have signed up.

L: You didn't sign up. Momma just made you.
EM: Wait ... YEAH!
L: Normally, models make a catzillion dollars!
EM: REALLY? You mean models get paid for being pretty?
L: {sigh} Yes. You've been working for free?!?
EM: Momma! I demand a RAISE!

MK: But, Ellie, you're so pretty! Of course, I want to take pictures of you!
EM: Oh, well, yeah. Thank you for noticing!!!
L: Do I have to do everything around here?! Ellie, don't fall for her flattery! You deserve to be paid to model. I'm Ellie's agent, and I say pay her or ... or ...
MK: Ellie, you don't want Latte as your agent.
EM: Why?
MK: Because she'll take a cut of your earnings.
EM: I have earnings?!
MK: Erm ... well, no. Not yet. 
EM: Even I know that 0% of 0 is 0. If Latte can get me some earnings, including her percentage, at least I'll get more than 0!
L: Let's negotiate.

MK: Come on, Ellie! 
Will you take guaranteed lap time as payment?!
EM: YES! Sold!
L: You're no longer allowed to talk to my client! All communications will go through me!
EM: Wait, does that mean that Latte gets a percentage of my lap time?
L: Stay strong! End the tyranny and free labor!
MK: If she's your agent.
EM: You're fired, Latte!

L: Thanks, Momma! Wouldn't it be unfortunate if your new equipment had an accident?

L: I just need to find a weakness ....

EM: Shut up, Latte! It's time for my close-up!

{Ellie poses for a few minutes}
EM: We're done here!
MK: Oh, come on!

L: You get what you pay for!
MK: But ... Ellie!
MK: Latte?!
L: No, thanks!
MK: But I got this expensive equipment to take pictures of you two!
EM: Let Daddy pose for you!

MK: Then Daddy will get your guaranteed lap time!
EM: {GASP} You wouldn't!
L: Hahahahahahaha. Daddy? Sitting on Momma's lap?! And sticking his butt in her face?! THIS I've got to see!
MK: Okay. Maybe that's a bad idea.
EM: So I still get my Momma lap time? Even if I don't pose for another 500 pictures?!?
MK: {sigh}. I wouldn't take it away from you.
EM: Phew.
L: Do you have no self-respect?! Power to the cats! No free labor!
L: {looking around} No one is listening to me! Bossy Kitten speaks! Hello?!?!?! I'm not done inciting revolution! NO FREE LABOR! Cats rule! Ignore me at your own peril!

After some time posing for her Momma, Ellie Mae rolls her eyes and runs when she hears Momma set up the lights. In Ellie's defense, "some time posing for her Momma" yielded hundreds of pictures, so I guess I understand. Hopefully, Ellie Mae will change her mind about posing for me soon ...  she really makes an excellent meowdel!

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  1. MOL MOL MOL I learned early when you have felines...rules are foolish.
    The only time you can keep them off anything is if they don't want to be there
    Hugs and Happy Valentine's Eve

    1. My Momma usually doesn't make a big deal about me being on the counter. She picks her battles. But my demanding to eat on the counter was just egregious enough that she made a big deal about it. ~Latte

  2. That video was too much. Loved seeing the swishing tails and the wap, wap, wap. You guys need to take your routine on the road! Too clever and funny.

    1. We're thinking swishing tails mean something completely different in your house!

  3. Loved those waving tails! Momma Kat may as well give up, she is never going to win!

  4. Great photos, captions and video ~ fun at your house ~ hugs,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Lovely pictures, so clearly, the new kit (as opposed to a kitten) has helped/added to your models and your skill. Can it double up as a sun bed? Maybe your staff can expand their clientele and have outside stars come in for a photoshoot. Maybe even some of those AI cats we see so much. They, Latte and Ellie take note, do need to be paid or bribed ;)

    1. Hahaha. So far, the cats aren't fans of the light boxes. I thought they might bask with their warm furs ... but no. Latte is too busy trying to destroy them and Ellie is annoyed by the light.

  6. Such a beautiful super model you are and I sure did enjoy your fun video!

    1. Maybe Latte's right and I should demand payment ... ~Ellie Mae

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    1. You never know with Latte. But I have my doubts ... ~Ellie Mae

  8. AMARULA: Latte I would like to order some biscuits please! At least a dozen! Do you ship to Canada?

    1. YES! I'll send Ellie Mae as a bonus since you're ordering a dozen! ~Latte

  9. You two look amazing! Remember you can adjust the light on the soft boxes too (or add a layer of thicker white fabric. You can experiment with intensity then.

    Toulouse (why empathises with your lack of modelling fees).

  10. Kitties Blue: We got the invalid URL message that we get on several (bot not all) blogs with this type of comment form. Latte definitely is a bossy kitten, but we can see that would keep life interesting at your house. Mau was our super meowdal. Kizmet does a pretty good job. Thanks for some good chuckles. XOCK, angels Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta & Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  11. You both make beautiful meowdels! "God ... cats. Same diff."...MOL! Love it :)

  12. So true- I am sure cats do laugh that we think they will follow our rules. :)

    1. "Get off the counter! Dur dur dur!" I'm pretty sure the cats mock us when we're not looking!

  13. Look at your tails go in that video! We love them! :)

    Ellie Mae, you are definitely supermeowdel material. In this case, maybe Latte is right about you getting paid!

  14. I enjoyed every word! Still smiling. And I guess it's easy to know by now after these years that if Ellie Mae says's law. Love that girl. BUT...Latte, I would like a dozen biscuits please. I'm headed back to see your video, you two!

    1. The biscuits are in the mail! Sorry, I don't have any more sisfurs to give away as a bonus for the order of a dozen (I shipped Ellie to Hairballs & Hissyfits) ... ~Latte

  15. That video! You girls! And I love eavesdropping on your convo. Or should I say fight?

  16. But Ells, you make modeling look so easy!!! ~Woodrow

  17. Dear Ellie Mae, at my house we have big huge umbrella lights for photo shoots. And we have pretty backgrounds for seasons. However, we have managed to keep Momma really really busy since she bought the equipment, and therefore photo shoots have been few and far between. I am not... wepeat... NOT a meowdel. I'm a Bweaking Nooz wepurrtor looking for my next feature. Love, Dori

    1. You're all business, Dori! We get it! When you're under the umbrella lights, does it feel like you're at the beach sunbathing?!

  18. Love the eye level photos, those two are so cute!!!

    Marjorie and Toulouse


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