Monday, February 8, 2016

ManCat Monday

The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal. - Sir Compton MacKenzie

Why not? We have every conveniece at our paws thanks our beans. Comfort, foods, loves. Why rough it?

We had a super sunny day yesterday, the snow is melting, and the sun is coming north. It is now hitting the door frame in the back.
 AM above, PM below
 Door frame and hitting the little litter box room cabinet.
OK, me, well I just hung out in the house. Napped, played, ate some noms, mum even gave me some ham!

Final Feetsball Report

Mum has bragging rights for this year. She picked them Broncos and Mr Peyton. Those black kitties just couldn't keep up and Mr Newton proved gravity exists. Letting the ball drop to the ground and getting dropped to the ground to himself.

So no more feetsball until  pre-season. Mum thinks since Grandpa Brett got elected to the Hall of Fame, the Pack will play in that game come August.

Saturday, February 6, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday! Me and mum are off to a great start. Lots of cuddles this morning, playing mousie, watching fevvers, had our respective brekkies. Wow, that is a lot to have gotten done for far today.

So mum has her usual chores to do, mainly getting foods to eat. She says she doesn't need much this weekend. She has so much stuff in the freezer to each that she needs to work at getting it eaten!
Yeah, mum is still in her robe and jammies. Nothing that pressing to do to get going fast, we both like it when days start that way.

Tomorrow is the Stouper Bowl. Mum found a quiz on line that told you what team to cheer for. Well, we have opposite tastes. I like them black felines, she wants the horsies to win. So tune in on ManCat Monday to see which one of us is the feetball picking champ of our house!

Happy Weekend.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Garden Thursday

Hey, look who poked their noses out from the snow pile! Oh dear, I can't amember their names. Ummm, Frick and Frack? Yeah, that works for me.

Since we got more rain and no snow over the weekend, the snow piles are going down. Mum likes it with not much snow!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday This and That

It is late, but happy Groundhog Day. All cloudy and rainy so no shadows here. The snow storm they said was coming didn't come. We just got rain.
 My hammick borked! The little tube fell out, but mum fixed it for me. Thanks!
 Sunday while we were watching fevvers the hawk flew through. The birds got all scared and one flew right into the big window. It fell to the ground and didn't move again. Mum took it and buried in the snow by the fence.
 Time to hop down and go do something else. Maybe nap or snuggle with mum. She took the weekend off and didn't work on the blankie, no feetball game to watch. Guess she will get to work on it this weekend with the Stouper Bowl.

Monday, February 1, 2016

ManCat Monday

If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up. - Joan Asper McIntosh

We had a bit of sun on Caturday afternoon, but not a huge amount to nap it. Here is a picture mum took while she was outside on Caturday taking the Christmouse lights down.
 Here are the lights and all the other stuff for outside bad inside the bag and mum got it down to the dungeon until next November. A couple of the strings weren't working right. Mum replaced the fuses and they still didn't work, so she just tossed them out after saving a few of the lights for spares.
 Mum did get all her chores she had planned to do done, plus a couple extra so she is happy. She even had time to take a nice nap on Caturday afternoon. Yep, I snoozed with her.
 So mum finished her Sunday stuff and sat down to read. I sat on the tower to keep an eye on her. Then we sat and watched fevvers or she readed a book too.
Happy new month, it is February. Me and mum get to cellybrate this month. Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Hey everyone, Happy Weekend! Woohoo!

Me and mum have gotten it off to a good start, we had a nice long in the bed cuddle while it was all still dark. That way I know she won't be getting out and going someplace on me. Well, other than a short trip to the litter box room!

Mum has most of her weekend chores done. She paid the bills, finished filling all these forms for work, got the foods bought, got the metal monster all washed off. Still is planning on taking down the Christmouse lights outside (she still has them running for the evening hours), plus starting to get her tax stuff organized.

Me? I have had my brekkie, done some early morning zoomies for exercise, watched outside from various windows. Nap time is fast approaching!
Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday This and That

A few more snowflakes today, not much, but still. Me and mum both want spring to be here now, not in a few months. Mum says first day of spring is in 54 days.

Mum is furry mad at the sqwerls. They started eating at the lid on her box she keeps the nyger seed in for the finches. Stupid, destructive creatures! She puts out stuff for them to eat, why do they have to chew on the storage box. They don't even like nyger seed! Sunflower seed yes, mum keeps that stuff in metal containers they can't chew!

Miss Megan from Sydney, way down under had a comment on my post from last week Answer your Cat's Questions Day

Here are some questions that I'd be interested to know the answers to:
- how come you're a cat and your mum is a bein? Who decides that? And how is the decision made? Me and mum discussed, we don't or didn't decide this, guess God did.

- who designs the arrangement of the orange and white furs on your body? I'll give this one up to the man upstairs again.

- cats aren't natural hunters of fish, so how come most cats like fish?  It tastes good. I like ham and I am not likely to hunt a pig, or grilled beast, not gonna take down a cow.

Mum got a new puter at work. Says it is being a pain having to set stuff up, specially when the network is being wonky on her. She says the webs here at home is faster!

Hope every one is getting dug out of the snow out east. We haven't heard from Uncle Flip, but he is known for not communicating much.

Monday, January 25, 2016

ManCat Monday

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.- Mark Twain

Made it to Monday, gotta send Mum back to day hunt! We just did the regular weekend stuff.
 Watched fevvers and mum readed her book, a big fat one again.
 Mum work on the blankie, with my help while we kept track of the feetsball games.
Here is where the blankie is at now. She has turned the last corner, the one down in the bottom. Mum says she is making progress much faster than she expected.

Feetsball Report. 

The Stouper Bowl is set. Mr Peyton and those wild horsies against the black kitties. Hmmm. I think me and mum want different teams to win the next game. Should be interesting.

Have a good week everyone.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Answer your Cat's Questions Day

Hey, how did I not get advanced notification of today. Answer your Cat's Questions Day

Ducky: Mum have you been keeping this from me?

Mum: Not really, I just saw it on the webs late yesterday. Since I wasn't feeling well and going to bed early, I didn't have time to sit to answer questions.

Ducky: Do you have time now?

Mum: Yes.

Ducky: OK.

Mum: So what is your next question?

Ducky: Ummm, I'm thinking. I need advance notice on stuff like this to think up good questions!

Mum: Take your time, we have all evening for this.

About 30 minutes later.

Ducky: Why is there air?

Mum: So we can breathe and stay alive.

Ducky: How much does it cost to feed the fevvers outside each year?

Mum: Last year it was $377.70 for the food I buy for the birds and your foods too. So just over a dollar a day. I buy as much as I can on sale to help save green papers.

Ducky: Do you love me?

Mum: Yes I love you, very much.

Ducky: Do you mind when I sleep with you or on you?

Mum: No, I like cuddling with you, and I am surprised when I wake up sometimes and you are laying on top of me. I didn't even feel you walk up there.

Ducky: Thanks mum. I guess that is all the questions I have right now.

Mum: OK, you know you can ask me questions any time. You don't have to just wait for the question day. OK?

Ducky: OK.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday This and That

We are slowly coming out of the deep freeze. It was up to double digits today for the high temperature and it isn't supposed to go below zero tonight.

Mum says she will open the drapes and curtins tomorrow morning. They haven't been opened since Sunday evening. Don't worry, I have other windows I can look out of to see what is going on.

Me on Caturday night while mum was working on the blankie.

Monday, January 18, 2016

ManCat Monday

Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes less than themselves. - A. S. J. Tessimond

BRRRRRRR, BRRRRRRR, BRRRRRR. I try to purr but my purrs come out as Brrr's, it is burry cold here. Below zero and all. Mum got all her chasing around done on Caturday, while the temperature was a little bit warm. She could stay home on Sunday and stay in the house with me. She did venture out to feed the fevvers, but that was it. That only took a few minutes. We did see one guy jogging on the snow covered trail in the back.

Bright and sunny outside, so while the sun was shining it felt good, but when the sun went away, it gets colder, faster.
 Me soaking up what sun I could yesterday morning. Felt good while the direct light was on me.
 Later in the day, just before it got dark, mum dropped the shades on the front windows. Helps keeps the cold out and the warms in. Me, just hanging out on the hammick getting a few naps and the warms blowing beneath me.

 Mum does the same for the big windows that go to the floor. We won't be looking out that way for a day or so, until it gets a bit warmer. It should be decent temps and stay above zero overnight in a few days. Then mum won't have to close these windows off. She even pulled out her flannel PJ's!

Feetsball Report

The Pack - the season is over for them. They tied the game on the last play of the regular time with a Hail Mary from QB ARodg. That forced overtime. In over time the red birds of the desert had a Hail Larry play and won after 3 plays and 65 seconds.

The Broncos - played the steel men and Mr Peyton played the whole game. They only scored one TD, but the kicker kicked the ball good through the uprights, so more points than the other guy. Now they get to play the guys named Pat next week.

Me, I am thinking that black cat team. We felines need to stick together!

Saturday, January 16, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here, happy Caturday! A little later than usual getting my post out. Mum wanted to get out and get her stuff done early. She is now home and ready to cook! Soup and pulled pork.

It started off all cloudy, now bright and sunny. That means grate places to nap in the sun. 
Yeah, this is the life, just soaking up the sunshines. It may be sunny but mum says it is going to get furry cold here over the weekend. So we will stay inside and be warm.

Mum got her annual box of orinch balls from Florida, good stuff to eat she says. Enuf to have one a day, or at least one each work day for her lunch, and be good until spring and warmer weather show up.

Later we will be ready to watch feetsball. The Pack is back playing the red birds in the desert. Hopefully it won't be a repeat of the game they played a few weeks ago.

Happy Weekend.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday This and That

Yay mum is back home, all safe and sound. Another trip for her and Miss Lynn to the mayo place. They had good driving, dry roads and mostly sunshine for the trip. There was a bit of snow overnight and some furry cold air, but that didn't bother them.

Mum was barely gone a whole 31 hours, didn't leave until mid Monday morning, back by 5 PM on Tuesday! Just about the time she normally gets home from day hunting.
It gives me lots of time to snooze. I am in my backup spot here for the heaty spot. You can just see it behind me and the table helps keep the warms down by me. Lots of sun during the day, a tiny bit of snow overnight here too.

Mum says she needs an early night. Too much driving hard to get places on time. Oh, Miss Lynn's checkup was terrific!

Monday, January 11, 2016

ManCat Monday

No tame animal has lost less of its native dignity or maintained more if its ancient reserve. The domestic cat might rebel tomorrow. - William Conway

Yeah, be nice or we are going to take over. Heck even if you are nice we are going to take over. Yep, world cat domination, you know it is coming.

We had a bit of snow on Caturday night, not much. Mum cleared off the driveway and with a sunny day it melted all clear. It is the coldest it has been so far this winter, so me and mum have been snuggling. She has been watching the mooving picture box, mostly feetsball, news, weather. Mum says we didn't win the jackpot, she had one number right! But then no one else won it either!
 Mum watch at least some of all of the feetsball games, all four of them, so she got lots done on the blankie. I was helping her above and below is how much is done as of halftime in the Packer game.
Feetsball Report

The Pack -Well the good team showed up this weekend. So they won, beating the Sunburns and moving on in the play offs. On Caturday they play the RedBirds, who beat the Pack pretty badly a few weeks ago.

Someone asked if I had to worry about getting dumped off mum's lap when she cheers. No, mum is not the type to jump off the couch and cheer. She may cheer, clap or if a touchdown is scored, raise her hands over her head. 

Playoff games were strange, all of the homes teams lost! That usually doesn't happen. So we will see what happens next weekend!

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Happy Weekend All! Nice to get through the first week of the year. Mum survived working all five days!
Me mooching treats early this AM. It is sort of icky lately. All foggy and such, can't see very far. Mum says it is going to get cold, so we have to be ready to snuggle.

Mum says lots of feetsball this weekend. That means mum will be working on the blankie while she watches. The Pack plays the last game of the weekend.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday This and That

Hey gang, hope all is well. Me and mum are just hanging out, watching the moving picture box. Mum did a lot of work on the blankie this weekend while she watched feetsball.
 It is now as wide as it will get, but it has to be longer. More feetsball games ahead to be able to work on it. Or just take time while watching the moving picture box.
This is me on mum's lap while she is trying to work on the blankie. Her lap gets kinda full!
Here is a short moovie with one mousie from my Secret Paw package. Thanks Colehouse Cats. Love this little mousie.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Mancat Monday

One cat just leads to another.  - Ernest Hemingway

Hmmm, I would like to stay as an only cat if I can. I like getting all the attention, treats, cuddles, toys and all. Mum has sometimes looked at kitties, but, she has talked to her furiends that she is happy with just me.

Well, the holly-daze are over. Mum has to go back to day hunting fives days a week. She hasn't done that for a month! She took some days off, then was sick, then the holly-daze. Oh, she wasn't gone super long on Caturday. Got her stuff done in a couple of hours, snagged some free lunch and then back home with me.

Yeah, I am using the hammick. It took a few days to figure out it wouldn't crash when I sit on it. The warms blow under the thing, so I still get warms. 

Feetsball Report

The Pack - played in prime time. First, mum didn't watch the whole game. She stopped to watch Downton Abbey in the middle of it. Mum sort of thinks the Not Ready for Prime Time Packers showed up again, they did have a bit of a spark at the end. The end result of the game was a Packer loss. So they are a wild card and will play the Washington Sunburns next weekend.

The Broncos - Mr Peyton played!  He gave them a spark in the second half. They will be the top seed in the playoffs, so they get next weekend off. Mum even got to watch the game which she was happy for that.

Happy week everyone!

Saturday, January 2, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. All bright and sunny this morning as me and mum get up. We had our usual snuggles in the sleepy spot, a bit of fevver watching and some play time already.

Mum has to go in and do something at her day hunting gig today, so she will be leaving soon. Something about aging numbers. I don't get it, she does!
See all those sun beams! Mum may be gone, I know where I will be, sunning myself.

Happy Caturday.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy Mew Year!

Happy 2016 everyone. One year has ended and a new one started. Wonder what this new year will bring.

We are getting off to a slow start. Nice cuddles in the sleepy spot this morning, followed by a leisurely brekkie and mum gave me little bites of her bacon.

Here we are this morning, mum finally up, fully dressed, washed and fed. We are settling in to watch the purrade. Have a good one guys!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday This and That

Winter has arrived with a vengeance. Mum left for work on Monday, all quiet. It started to snow and blow. Mum was home by early afternoon and just did what she could from home.

Got up early, cleared out the snow to get to work and home at the regular time. The back outside to finish clearing out the snow. Now she is resting, feets up. Heaty pad on her back. I am purring on her so she can still move!

Mum didn't take any pictures but said it was probably 7-8 inches of snow. Guess we will have a white New Year.

Monday, December 28, 2015

ManCat Monday

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat. - Leo Dworken

Yep, we will always amember Derby. Mum and I didn't do much over the holly-day weekend.  Mum went to her furiends house and guess what I found? A picture of a woofie!
This is me checking out the hammick. Mum moved it over the heaty spot since I like to hang out there. But I haven't gone on the hammick.
I want to be by the heaty spot so I crawled under the hammick. Mum says I am missing the point here. No, you are messing up my nap spot mum!

Sunday, mum did her usual Sunday stuff. Plus she worked on the blankie while she watched the game.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - PEEEEEE UUUUUU! They stunk things up again this week and lost big time. Iffy defense, pretty much no offense. They did manage to score, but not until the third quarter. Yeah, they are in the playoffs, but mum says they aren't likely to go far.

The Broncos - play on Monday night, Mr Peyton still on the sidelines this week.

Winter is coming, we are supposed to get snow, ice and wind today. Drive safely if you are out in this mess. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Derby Sunday

Yeah, I knows the horsie race is the first Caturday of May. Today is the day that Derby went to be an angel. We miss the big guy.

Even a couple with his first Christmouse tree.