Saturday, December 15, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday! We have a wonderful sunny day here. Mum has gotten her self out of the sleepy spot.

Mum is catching up on the moving picture box this early. Me, I am doing my usual and hanging out on the hammick by the heaty spot.
Only 10 more days until Christmouse. What shopping mum had to do is done and the stuff was shipped directly to them. No wrapping stuff, she lets them do that. Plus with free shipping, why get it shipped here and then have to pay to ship it again.

Mum has been bizzy meeting lots of furiends for holly-day meals, brekkie, lunch or dinner. She is bizzy and she isn't bringing me any leftovers!

Guess I will go and watch for fevvers in the back, maybe I can get her to join me.

Happy weekend.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Throw Back Thursday

Pretty quiet around here. The weather guessers were getting all acited, snow and ice on Tuesday night. What did we get? An hours worth of snow 9 to 10 AM, pretty much melted by 11 AM. Sheesh guys, really? Although mum was headed out for a lunch date with a furiend, when the furiend said they wanted to come shop at a store near us. So they had lunch close and mum didn't have to drive so far. 
 I just spend most of my time here soaking up the heat. Then I go sit on mum and soak up some of her heat. At night I crawl under the covers to soak up her heat. I stay there until I hear the heaty monster come on, then I am out and back on the ham-mick to stay warm.

Our Throw Back takes us back again to 2008 and Derby. Showing off his underside!

From December 13, 2008

Sixth Folder, Sixth Picture Meme

I got tagged for the picture meme by 4 Cats Ruffin It. I sent this picture in for the CB Calendar for 2008. It is on the December page, for "party time".
Mum had three folders of pictures for her then Catpics05, Catpics06, Catpics07. So this was from 2007. I was cellybrating getting my collar taken off, you can see it by my tail. I also think mum had brought home something that had nip on it, so I was being a bit nipped out!

I tag the rest of the cat blogosphere on this one, show us your pictures!

Monday, December 10, 2018

ManCat Monday

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. - Indian Proverb

Well right now my bushes is one little Christmouse tree! Mum no longer tries to keep inside plants going like she used to. So no places for me to hide to pounce on her.

We had a pretty nice weekend. While it was cold, it was sunny. Mum sat in the kitchen on Caturday in the bright sunshine working on the Christmouse cards. It was such that she actually felt hot from sitting in the sun.

Speaking of Christmouse cards, yep, I got on mum's case and she got them done. She will drop them at the mail station today when she goes out to get her stuff done.
Me, I am in one of my favorite winter spots. On the hammick with the heaty vent blowing under me. I loves it here. One other place I like is to get under the covers with mum at night. I keep her warm and I stay warm too.

Feetsball Report

Goodness, what a difference a week and a new coach make! The Pack actually looked liked a good team yesterday. Mum cheered a few times, she was happy. Plus some of the points were scored by the D-fence, the first ones this year. normally they get more of these.

Everyone have a good week. Those of you in the south with lots of snow, be safe. Us north cats know how to deal with this stuff, so take it easy. It will melt!

Saturday, December 8, 2018


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Right now the sun is coming up, the sun filling the living room. The heaty monster is running, so the best place to be is my hammick. The warm air blowing under me. AHHHH, so nice.
Then maybe a bit later I will get up on my perch and soak up some of that sunshine. It may look warm but it is cold outside. Mum needs to bundle up if she goes out.
A few of you commented on Thursday's post about cord chewing. Neither Derby nor I have ever done that and mum is eternally grateful for that. Derby liked to chew on plastic bags, and me, I don't like to chew on stuff other than my foods!

Mum will have to get out today and get some library stuff back. She finished watching The Crown, Season 2 yesterday. Well, actually seeing it for the second time. She watched it all last weekend, then waits a few days and watches it again. She get stuff she missed the first time cuz she wasn't paying attention.

Plus she took herself to the moovies this week to see Bohemian Rhapsody, she really liked that.

Once mum gets her outside chores done, then home to work on the Christmouse cards. She has made a start, but really needs to get cracking on them.

Happy weekend. Stay safe and warm.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Throw Back Thursday

We actually got to see some sunshine yesterday. It was so nice and mum even had to wear her shades when she went out to run her errands. 

Mum has also finally started on her Christmouse cards. She printed out the labels and stuck them on the envelopes. She did this while she was watching the funeral on the moving picture box. 

Unlike our Throw Back post, we don't have snow on the ground. A few little white patches, but that is it. Plus the weather guessers say we are going to get more sunshine and a bit warmer temps.

Going back to 2008 with Derby. 

December 6, 2008


This is what it looks like outside our house in the back. A week ago you could see the grass, now it is all white. We have had snow three times this week and more to come this next week. Mum is hoping this won't be like last winter!
Mum left one of her wind chimes outside. It got wet and all icy so she brought it in to melt off.
She just left it in the sink to drip off, that wet clear stuff was cold on my tongue.
Mum has started to get the Christmouse stuff out. That means the little white people have made their appearance. Mum keeps at least a few out as long as we have snow on the ground. Mum says she hopes she can put them away early this year.
No tree yet, mum says that will wait for a week or so. She doesn't want me to chew on the light cords! So I guess I will nap for now.

Monday, December 3, 2018

ManCat Monday

When it meows, one scarcely hears it... It has not the need of words to speak the lengthiest phraseologies. - Charles Baudelaire

Happy Monday to all. A little bit of snow arrived over night. Probably not even enuf for mum to need to shovel. She likes those kinds of snow storms. It was more rainy, cloudy and gloomy over the weekend.

So what did mum do? She binged! Not food, although she thinks she would be good at that! No she gave the old DVR machine a workout with watching a moovie, Ratatouille. Then she took that back to the library and picked up The Crown Season 2. She got through all of that by Sunday night. She will go back and watch it again afore she takes it back. 
 Mum got a pic of one of the blue jays that has been visiting this year. We don't always see them, but we do hear them lots.
 Mum caught me sunning myself on a nice day last week in the front window. On nice days I like to nap there and soak up some solar power.

Feetsball Report

The Pack lost to a not so good team yesterday. Figured a poor team, coming from a warm area having to play in the snow, The Pack should have done better. It was so bad they even fired the coach, which mum has been hoping for for at least the past year. Not likely to be making the playoffs this year for the second year in a row.

Afor we heard the news about the coach getting the boot mum had figured out a new song.

All we want for Christmas is a new head coach, 
a new head coach,
a new head coach,
All we want for Christmas is a new head coach, 
So maybe we can win the Stouper Bowl again.

Hope every one has a good week.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday, Happy December too. Not long afor the man in the red suit makes his rounds.

Mum decided to do something different outside for Christmouse, she bought some fancy lights that shine colored dancing lights on the house. She got two, one she aimed at the metal monster house door and another for the rest of the front of the house. You can see below what it looks like.

As you can see from the video we got a little bit of snow the other night, we may get more later today and tomorrow. Mum says we will be staying home and watching the snow from inside. Mum says first we get rain, then some snow.

 I sat on mum and she got the blankie finished. She stopped to take a pic to send to someone and it wasn't quite done, but it is done now. She already has new yarns out for another blankie, but says she has a couple of books to read along with a couple of videos to watch.

 So  have a  happy weekend, me and mum will be staying home and doing whatever here. Stay warm and safe.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Throw Back Thursday

All is purrty quiet around here. Mum's foot is still a bit sore, she is doing sitting stuff like her crow-shay and reading. 

Mum paid to get the car all clean again after hauling off all the fall clean up for the plants. Now she says it can get icky with snow and stuff for a few months. 

Today's Throw Back takes us back to Thursday November 26, 2008, afor I landed here, so it was just Derby here at the time. Plus that was Thanksgiving Day that year. Grampie was alive so mum would have spent the day with him and eaten her turkey dinner at his place. 

Thursday November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. A fun story to relate on our Mericky holiday Thanksgiving. I had e-mailed this out to those of you I have e-mails for, but thought it so good, I needed to share with all.
Recently I received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.
Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

I tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else I could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, I was fed up and I yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. I shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. So, in desperation, I threw up my hands, grabbed the bird and
put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that I'd hurt the parrot, I quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto my outstretched arms and said: "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

I was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As I was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day. Mum is not cooking a bird for me or us as it would be, but she did bring home some cooked turkey from the store tonight.

Travel safe, don't drink and drive, try not to overeat too much. Be kind to your relatives, you can get through one day with them and they with you. We all have lots to be thankful for, so just 'Give Thanks'.

Monday, November 26, 2018

ManCat Monday

There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. - Tay Hohoff

Derby was the greeter around here. He would sit in the front window until he saw mum drive the metal monster in the drive. Then he would hop down and meet her at the door. I think he was really hoping to escape and get outside, MOL!

Me and mum had a quiet rest of the weekend. She cook a huge batch of onion soup which I can't have, but mum says the house smelled good. She likes onions.
 Plus we kept waiting for the snow to come and well, the storm stayed away for us. We did get a little bit, but nothing like about 50 miles south of us. They had lots of snow, wind, so a bee-lizard!

Mum worked on her crow-shay, she hasn't done much on it lately, so she figures she better get working on it. I helped!
Plus mum losted the toe nail on the foot that she hurt way back on her trip. She says it stings a lot and even wearing socks is hurty. We made the pics small, who wants to really look at a wonky toe!

Feetsball Report

The Pack played on Sunday night against the ViQueens. Like the way they play all year, good in the first half, not so much in the second. So they losted and mum figures they won't be in the playoffs. She also thinks it is time for a new coach!

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, November 24, 2018


HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday. I hope my Mericky furiends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mum was home until early afternoon, so we had lots of time to cuddle together and we watched a bit of feetsball too.

Then she headed off to her furiends house where she normally goes on T-Day. Plus since it is a bit of a drive she stays overnight. She took a few new pics of the birds cooking. See they do duck and not turkey. So six smallish birds instead on one big one. Two grills going and the hair dryer provides air to get the coals hot faster for cooking.
Inside while the birds were cooking there was lots of nibbles. Most everyone brought something to share with the rest of the gang. Mum's caramel and peanut coated grapes are at the upper right..
A closeup of mum's nibbles. She said they ate about half of them and she came home with the remainders. So she can have them to nibble on at home.

So the six ducks are done and the nibbles cleared for space. The skin gets all crispy but the meat stays juicy from the fat. So you get both sides.
The first duck getting carved. Mum says they usually stand there like vultures to get pieces of the skin. Since there were so many peoples there (18) that they shooed peoples away for room. Not to worry, there was lots of meat pieces with skin on them in the service dish, so mum got her fair share.
She came home on Friday morning and just hung out with me, not doing much of anything during the day. The fevver feeders got refilled and a guy came to blow the leaves off of our roof, then he nicely also cleaned off the patio and front porch for us.
Mum also started with the peanut brittle for the year. She says she is going to make less this year. Not as many people to give batches too. Or she gives them smaller batches. She caught me licking some butter off the sheet! Oh well, good thing I am so cute, she forgives me!
Happy rest of the weekend guys.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Me and mum want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving to those in Mericky. Have a wonderful day, be kind to your family, try not to eat too much.
Mum will be off to spend part of the day with her furiends and eat duck! Not me, the fevver kind. Here is a pic from a few years ago of the all roasted and done ducks.
Me, well I will be my at my cutest and mum promises she has some turkey for me to cellybrate the day.

Monday, November 19, 2018

ManCat Monday

One reason cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers. - Gwendolyn Brooks

Mum only get an actual newsy paper twice a week now. Otherwise she reads it on line, says it is easier to skip all the weird, stupid stuff they put in to fill out the paper. Plus all the dumb adverts.

I am not much for watching the moving picture box, but now and then I do. Recently there was some good nature shows on about wild cats and sqwerls. Those I watched and mum caught me in the act. I was even in her lap and we watched together. 
 That sqwerl sure can jump, we see them jump from tree to tree all the time. They are pretty good leapers! Below is little Billy who was getting released into the big wide world on his own. He was a cute little red sqwerl. Sometimes we see a red sqwerl in our yard too.
 Mum doesn't like the sqwerls eating the fevver food, but she does put out something for the sqwerls, a nut and corn log. She just hangs it from the tree with an old hanger!
 Mum just hung this out so the haven't found it yet, but I am sure they will get there soon. It is away from the fevver stuff, so they don't disturb our fevvers.

As you can see, we got a little bit more of snow, but it melts quickly and we also have had sun, even though it is cold.

Have a happy week, don't forget turkey day in Mericky this Thursday! Woohoo!

Saturday, November 17, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here, Happy Caturday. So, another weekend, a bit more snow! We got dustings of snow, both yesterday and today overnight.
 Top two pics are from Friday AM, barely enuf to cover the grass and it didn't really stick to the street. The pile of leaves got picked up a few minutes later, so mum managed to get the that mess out of the yard just in time. The snow melted during the day.
 So the rest are from Caturday AM, about the same amount of snow as on Friday, not enuf for mum to need to clear.
 Didn't really stick again to the drive, but part of the street has snow and you can see the naybor has a tree that still has leaves on it! Plus our four-sith-ia hasn't dropped its leaves either.
 Me? I will stay warm by the heaty spot. I loves the warm air blowing below me and helping to keep my belleh all warms.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend.