Monday, April 21, 2014

ManCat Monday

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. - Missy Dizick

We hopes everyone had a marvelous Easter weekend. We did, as on Sunday we got a super treat.
See how warms it got?! Mum opened all sorts ot windows, including the big windows that go to the floor! They were open all afternoon.

We enjoyed it so much and so did mum. Smelling all the fresh airs, listening to fevvers singing like crazy. They are out and looking for love! Soon we will have baby fevvers.

We hope you have a good week. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter


Don't put all of your eggs in one basket

Walk softly and carry a big carrot

Everyone needs a friend who is all ears

There's no such thing as too much candy

All work and no play can make you a basket case

A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention

Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day

Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits

Some body parts should be floppy

Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans

Good things come in small sugarcoated packages

The grass is always greener in someone else's basket

An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare

To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell

The best things in life are still sweet and gooey

Happy Easter from Derby, Ducky, Mum

Saturday, April 19, 2014


HiYa, Ducky here.

Well, mum says she has work to do, but sure isn't getting going on it today. Says she has to get motivated. Wonder what store sells that!

She did get enough motivated to put out the hummer feeder this morning. She made up the sugar water last night and has a good supply to start the season.

Mum told us we need to watch now for the hummers to show up. It will be soon. So Derby took over part of the tower.

  I sat on the table for a bit, then move into the little house on the tower to watch. 
Plus I love to smell mum's jacket when she has been outside. All sorts of neat smells.

Happy Caturday, Happy Easter Eve and all.

Mum says she has found a bit of motivation, so guess she will go do her chores.

Happy weekend.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger.

Welcome my friends to the winter that never ends! Yes, we got a little bit of snow this past week. The top picture is from the back on Monday evening.
 These next three are from Tuesday AM. You can just see my back sitting down below the fake gull! Yes it was cold out, but I am a hardy squillion who can take the cold.

But at least it wasn't cold enough to snow over the weekend when we got nearly 3 inches of rain! Man, if that had been snow, we probably still wouldn't be shoveled out!

 Like the boys showed on Caturday, we do have a few flowers. The older crocus are pushing up and blooming in the front bed through the old leaves.

 But here are a few new ones that mum planted, these are yellow. Mum even thinks some of our bulbs didn't get dug up with the destruction last fall, so some old and new daffs and tulips are up but not yet bloomed.
Ducky being my buddy and helping to snoopervise from inside. Love ya dude!

That is it for this week, see you soon. Love, Virginger.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Well, while mum was off gallivanting to the gonad place last week, we did get two awards from our blogging pals.

From The Poupounette, The Sunshine Picnic Award comes with an invitation to a picnic where each brings something to eat. Well, something local that we could bring to a pic-a-nic! Hmmm, lots of what we have lot of German heritage in this area. So we will bring some fun sausages. Bratwurst, yachtwurst, mortadella, knachtwurst. Mum is drooling as she types this for us!

 Now who to invite for the next pic-a-nic. We too want a variety of good stuff from other place. But we will stick to the good old USA!

Florida -Aflie, Effie, Raz and Gabby
Catifornia -Spitty
Oklahoma -The gang at Forty Paws
Illinois - Laila and Minchie
Washington -Cory Cat and company
Nevada - Katnip Lounge gang 
South Carolina - Truffle and Brulee, who by just their names are delish.

Then from Nissy, the YOO-HOO Award! Thank you so much Nissy. We love to YOO-HOO or Yipee or whatever you want to say when you are happy.

The YOO-HOO! Award which, as you know, is one of Nissy's favourite sayings.  It's a saying just made for celebratin' and that's exactly what we're gonna do today.

The rules for acceptin' the Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO! Award are pretty simple.
- Firstly, post the award on your blog and thank the blogger who gave it to you.
- Secondly, visit at least three of the blogs that are receiving the award along with you and leave a
- Thirdly, tell us all three things you have to celebrate.  You know, three things for which you are
- Lastly, pass along the award to seven other bloggers and let them know you have done so.

We thanked Nissy.

We visited some of the other award winners.

Three things to celly-brate
             Miss Lynn's successful surgery.
             Having a great home and mum.
             It is finally spring, although the bit of snow the past day or so isn't welcome!

Seven other bloggers to pass it along to.

Darling Millie
Whipple and Pepper
Eastside Cats
Glogirly, Katie and Waffles
Poppy Q
The Poupounette
Meezer Tails

That is enough!

Monday, April 14, 2014

ManCat Monday

Nobody can truly own a cat. - Old British Saying

Well we own mum! We continued to get on mum for stuff. Making sure she is getting her rest and such. She has to go back to day hunting today.

Mum finally settled down on Sunday to get some easy. She had been running around doing stuff before the rains started.
Derby settling down on the pod to nap and sort of keep an eye on mum.

Ducky to make sure mum got some rest so he sat on her for the longest time. Plus he got a chance to watch fevvers and the rain. Mum got a bit of a nap in.
Still sending healing purrs to Miss Lynn, she is doing good!

Happy week everyone.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


We got abandoned this week! Mum was gone for nearly three full days! We knew something was up when all sorts of extra litter boxes appeared and were all filled up and ready to use. The big bowls full of foods came out too.

This picture is from when she got back and filled up our new food bowls. Of course we had the big bowls of crunchies out while she was gone. We are happy she is home and we have been sitting on her or near her since she came back.
 So where did she run off to? Not to go racy but off to the Minni-soda state where Shaggy and Scout live but mum says she wasn't in their town. But a town that must be famous for sandwiches as it has mayo!

Oh mum says the town is noted for healthy stuff. Mum drove her furiend Miss Lynn there while she had her eye operated on and it went furry well. Mum got up super early on Tuesday AM and didn't get back until Thursday evening. She is/was tired and we have been purring on her and staying close. Plus she told us we had to purr lots while she was gone for Miss Lynn.
 Plus mum and Miss Lynn got a laugh on the book in the hotel they stayed in. Stuff to do listed a tour of the place and talked about the GONAD building. Ahem, gonads? Mum says it is really Gonda and now she and Miss Lynn get a laugh if they are in that building at the clinic.
 The only picture mum took, from their room across the street. Said she didn't have time to take pictures, bizzy caring for Miss Lynn after they operated on her, driving the car and all.
But when she got home, she found that flowers are starting to bloom. Maybe it really is spring.

So we are going to sit more on mum this weekend and soak up loves for her and purr for Miss Lynn to finish healing up and be well.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger.

Slowly making progress on spring. Mum did get some more raking done in the past week. Not quite done but making a lot of progress.

Mum did figure out what to do with her temperature sensor. She put it in a milk bottle!  She cut off the bottom, took fish line and taped it to the sensor and then the line is long enough to come out the top and then she put the cap back on to hold it. Then more fish line through the handle and hung it on the side of the grill. 
 So far as long as it doesn't get baked in the sun it seems to give good readings. If she is using the grill it doesn't make it read a funky hot temp. Mum may hang it somewhere else, but for now, this work.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy PURRthday Miss Marge

Happy Day to Miss Marge who does so much for all of the CB. We salute you today on your purrthday and every day.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mini ManCat Monday

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart. - Ernest Menault

Well, we lucked out. Mum decided since it was so nice outside she went out de-leafed the yard! So she got all the old icky leaves up. Which meant she didn't defur the house! So we could take the day off and just rest.

 Me sitting on mum on Caturday evening. I love sitting on mum and she usually loves it when I sit on her. Well except if I step on a tender spot!
 Me napping Sunday morning in the sunny front window, showing you my soft tummy.
 Time for a sun bath.
Derby napping in the back by the big windows that go to the floor. It did get nice enough both weekend days that we got a little bit open windows both days too.

Saturday, April 5, 2014


We were up early, we got mum up early too. So we are well on our way for the day. Bright, clear and sunny! However, late yesterday some of that white stuff came from the sky again. GO AWAY SNOW AND WINTER!

It isn't much and will go away once the sun hits it later in the day!

Us? Well we have gotten our AM cuddles from mum and have been hanging out by the heaty spot, or waiting our turn at the heaty spot.

 Derby at the heaty spot
 Ducky waiting
Ducky at the heaty spot.
Then there is the window with the sun.

Mum is even getting stuff done early. Finished her book, and needs to hit the library later. Her brekkie and getting through the newsy papers. She says she really needs to defur the place to day too. We don't know why she bothers, we will just refur it and fast. 

Have a great and wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Garden Thursday

Hello, it's me, Virginger with Garden Thursday.

We get a nice day or two, then it gets all cold. We still have a small bit of snow on the ground. We are hoping it will be all gone by the end of the week. However the weather guesser is telling us we may get rain/snow on Friday!
 The other side of the patio is now all melted. Mum has to get the leaves raked up. She did some on Sunday, but if the ground is soft and still wet she had to stay off. Mum did get two bags of leaves raked up at that time and cleaned up some of the sunflower shells as well.
 The tulips and daffs coming up by the back fence. Soon we may have some flowers and color in the yard.
 We do have some color, Mr Cardinal was singing for his sweet heart to show up. So a bright splash of red for us to look at and nice to listen to his song.
That is it for this week. Love, Virginger.