Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Purrthday America!

Happy Purrthday to our country, the United States of Mericky! Mum has more fingers to figure it out, says the country is 239 years old. That is a whole lot of years!
 


Happy Independence Day to our fellow American Kitties. Hope all have a great day and cellybrate responsibly and have been cellybrating safely. 

Come join the party over at The Tabby Cat Club. Everyone is welcome, member or not. A safe place for us kitties to hang with our furiends.

Mum ordered these special in that they don't make booms to scare kitties. They are pretty but won't scare you. Mum skips the local fireworks, says the people just get crazy. Couple of years ago there were fights, last year someone lost control of their metal monster and hit people standing by the side of the road. At which point they shut down the road.   Now to honor America, please join in and sing a few songs with us. Sing them from your heart.

God, bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, And guide her
Through the night with a light from above.From the mountains To the prairies To the oceans white with foam, God, bless America, My home, sweet home.God bless America Land that I love
Stand beside her
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains
To the prairies To the oceans white with foam
God bless America

My home sweet home
God bless America....

My home sweet home!






O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. We made it to a new month, but it sure is cooler than normal around here.

First, mum broked the grass eating monster! Sunday she was mowing, doing a good job when, the mower just quit. She couldn't get it started again, so into the fix-it shop. Seems the governor spring broke and so the throttle wouldn't open. So mower all fixed, grass is now all cut.

Flowers! We have new flowers or at least new flower buds, so hopefully flowers soon.
 This is a white cornflower, mum got two of these last spring, showing their flower buds.
 The hostas are shooting out flower spikes and all of the hostas are going to bloom.
 This is one of the two pink cat mint plants with their pretty little pink flowers.
Another cone flower, pink and a bit straggley, but mum says the plant has only been in the ground for a year. Give it time.

That is all for this week. Everyone have a safe holly-day weekend.

Love, Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday This and That

Gotta be quick on this. Mum needs my purrs, she is home late, too much day hunting today. Now her head hurts!

Mum did find a picture of the accident on Sunday. No one seriously hurt, thank goodness. The trailer on the left and the reddish pulling vehicle on the right.
Time to go rev up my purrs. Here I come mum.

Monday, June 29, 2015

ManCat Monday

A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to. - Dr. Louis J. Camuti

What a weekend! I had the house to myself, along with all of you who stopped in to remember Derby or to cellybrate my purrthday.

I will spend the day napping and dreaming of good times.

Mum was off playing with racy cars. The event was uneventful, but on the drive home she saw a big SUV off on the side of the interstate rolled over and what looked like a travel trailer it probably was pulling off and turned over too. Purrs that no one was hurt seriously. Mum said she couldn't remember seeing that many emergency vehicles in one place in ages. But it is a trick spot, coming down a longer steep hill, the road was wet and the speed limit is now 70. Mum wonders if they just lost control.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Selfie on My Purrthday

Welcome everyone! Today is my purrthday. I am a whole 7 years old now. I still feel and sometimes act like a kitten.



This is one of the firsted pictures mum took of me once she gotcha'd me. It is one of her favorites, shows off my purrty goldlen eyes and soft orinch fur.

We are going to party all day, so feel free to stop in when you can. Go other places if you need to and come on back. .

We can check out the house and even outside the house. Maybe we can check out the trail, although we have to watch for woofies and bicycles!

Feel free to mingle with the gang and be sure to help yourself to the goodies on the buffay table, food, drinks and nip cake!



































Thanks for stopping by and cellybrating with me!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Angel Derby - Gone 6 Months

Six months ago Derby left us. We miss the guy and thought we would share a few pics of him from his early times with mum.

While we may be looking back to day, tomorrow we will look forward and cellybrate Ducky's purrthday.






Thursday, June 25, 2015

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday.

Hope all of you are well, we are doing OK, in spite of the fact we had some nasty storms. We didn't get much rain, but it was furry windy. No damage, only a few clumps of leaves off the trees.

 Our trumpet vine that is all deaded this year, well one of the new off shoots is climbing up to take its place. That is exactly what mum was hoping for. Come fall she will cut the old woody stuff away and just leave the new one to take over.
 Last summer when the neighbor help out with tearing out all the old junky shrubs, mum knew that the little rose bush would probably go away.
 She was wrong, that rose is a hardy little thing, it may have been cut off on top, but the roots are still there and putting out flowers!
 With more flowers to come! Isn't nature grate! It survives in spite of us!
That is all for this week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

ALERT: It is Ducky's purrthday on Sunday June 28. Stop on over to cellybrate!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tueday This and That

My pod has been re-assembled. The back part looks a bit wonky, mum can't get the stuffing to sit like she thinks it should.
All the parts, the cover, the round base stuffing and the long back stuffing.
Mum fussed with it and smooshed things around, this is how she left it.
She put it back where it normally sits, but.......
I haven't decided to sit on it just yet! That will show her.

Plus her cousin called and her hubby is having back problems, so now they aren't coming to visit on Friday. All that cleaning for nothing! Mum said it had to be done anyway.

We had a nice evening, mum sat outside in the nice fresh air, the windows are open and things are good.

Monday, June 22, 2015

ManCat Monday

Cleanliness in the cat world is usually a virtue put above godliness. - Carl Van Vechten

Except when that cleanliness gets into mum. She went and washed all of my bed, throws, Gizzy quilts, EVERYTHING yesterday. What is a poor cat to do.

Leopard pillow from the table, GONE!

 I was just sitting and watching outside so nice, but I got up to get a quick bite of food. Mum snuck in and took the stuffings out.


The Gizzy quilts and one of the cat throws, all washed and ready for the dryer.
Next load in the washer. Somewhere at the bottom is the pod cover. Mum even washed some of this stuff twice trying to get as much fur off as possible. Even running it through the dryer so the lint filter would pick stuff up.
Sheesh, with all this cleaning you think mum was getting company. Oh, she is expecting visitors later this week. So that would explain the washing, extra dusting, extra vacuuming, etc. etc. etc. All weekend long.

Our purrs worked, mum's furiend Miss Lynn is home mum went to pick her up on Caturday afternoon. She got to the hospital by ambulance! Ya can't drive yourself when you are sick!
Guess this was the safest place to be yesterday. Mum can't wash the tower! Have a good week everyone.