Thursday, December 8, 2016

Throw Back Thursday

All quiet here these days. Mum made a couple of batches of peanut brittle to give away or take to a get together.

All the decorations are up, but she needs to get herself moving on the cards.

Today's look back was on a ManCat Monday post from Derby on Monday December 8, 2008.

ManCat Monday

Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailingly ingenious in that respect. - James Mason
Mum was being silly the other night. I was just minding my own business and napping on the couch; she puts one of my play mousies on me and takes a picture.

I showed her! I dragged it into her sleepy room, when she got up she thought I had caught a real mousie!! That showed her.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - Lost

The Colts - Won

Brett the Jet - Lost

If you think we have lots of snow now, we may double what we have on the ground in the next few days. Mum is not happy and is tired of snow and it isn't even Christmouse yet! Will give you a picture when we can after the storm comes and goes. I think we need to move to Hawaii. Warm, sunny, what more could a cat want.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday This and That

Mum just home from her walk. It was sorta sunny when she left, not now. She says there is a mist in the air and a pretty good breeze if you aren't protected by the trees. Good thing she walks on the trail, lots of trees to help shelter her.

Still leaving the trees alone, although I did mess with the tree with beads. Seems there was a bit of clear fish line that was sticking out. I was after that. So mum cut it off so it won't bother me.
Mum you are a little sticky and stinky from walking. May I suggest you go stand in the hot rain room for a bit and clean up? Yeah, please!

Monday, December 5, 2016

ManCat Monday

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

We got snow yesterday, not much and it didn't even start sticking to the street until late in the day. Here is a pic from the front windows as it was getting dark outside, 4 PM or so. Sort of pretty, so nice and clean.

OK, here are the three trees!

Grampie's little table top tree. Mum likes it cuz it doesn't take up much room, plus it reminds her of Grampie. Plus mum picked this out for him since he couldn't have a big tree in his little apartment. Grampie insisted in putting lights inside of it. 
The sparkly tree, mum had pulled this out last Christmouse. She hadn't put it out in years as Derby wanted to chew on it all the time. I like to sit by it, but I don't chew on it. Mum has it by the back windows, then we get the reflection off the glass too. 

The new spiral tree with beads. This too mum had out when Derby was here, then she had other trees so this one didn't come out for a while. Guess Derby liked to mess with this and knocked it over several times when mum first got it.

So here are some still pics of Derby from back then.
So what did I do with the tree? Not much. Whapped at the beads for a bit, but since this original try, I have left it alone. Mum might put another color of beads on it besides the red. She has white, silver and gold to choose from. 

Feetsball Report

The Pack - They won, two in a row. It was a pretty game, well looking at it. Just a nice light snowfall during the game.

The Broncos - they beat the Jags.

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday!

Hope the weekend is treating you ok so far. For me and mum, other than it is the weekend for most beans, it doesn't mean as much to us. Every day is a non working day for mum.

Hope you enjoyed the Throw Back Thursday post. I helped mum pick out some of the future posts that you will see. Plus it was so interesting going back and reading what Derby was doing back then. Mum was finding that most of the really good posts were from 2007. Must have been a good blogging year.
Mum has been doing some interesting things at night. Like the past two nights she slept in the fevver watching chair. Said her hip felt better as she didn't have a certain someone sitting on top of it in bed. HEY! That would be me lady. You know I like to be with you at night, but it is sort of nice to just lay on your lap all night too. At least when she first gets up she isn't all limpy.

Mum got more Christmouse stuff up from the dungeon yesterday. We now have three, yes three, trees up. Mum says she has to decorate the last one, but at least I haven't knocked it over like Derby did when she first put it up for him. Pictures later.

The weather guesser is saying we will get snow tomorrow. So stay tuned for that too.

Happy weekend.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Throw Back Thursday

Now that the girls are done with garden posts until spring I was confurring with mum about what to post on Thursday. We have decided to go back and look at posts from previous years that happened on this day.

So for our first post we travel back to December 1, 2007. That was before I got here, so you are looking at pictures of Derby. The post was:


We have this little door in the wall. I don't know where it goes as mum won't let me jump in here.
But mum tosses stuff in and then closes the door. Then they appear in the dungeon. Mum says that I don't want to try to use this as a short cut to get to the dungeon. I might get stuck. Better to use the stairs.
The white stuff is coming from the sky. So I have been watching the snow come from the sky, then watching the birdies and the squirrels. You can tell from the below pictures that we started out with no snow, now we have snow.

Mum is not happy with the squirrels as they are getting way too cheeky for their own good. They have been pushing off the lid of the big container of bird seed. At first she thought it might be raccoons, but this has been happening during the day and raccoons aren't usually around during the day.

This was the container early this morning, the top was totally pushed off.
So she put the top back on and went to do her stuff outside the house today, when she came back the top was pushed up again.
One of the things that mum got while she was out were these straps to keep it shut.
Mr Squirrel got mad and was chewing on the strap, then he even was putting the bitey on the empty feeder, knocking it over. If she could she would get rid of the squirrels.
Here he is giving mum a dirty look for his not being able to get into the food container!
Then he even was putting the bitey on the empty feeder, knocking it over. If she could she would get rid of the squirrels.
Mum has been busy making peanut brittle, doing her Christmas letter and typing up Grampie's Christmas letter as well. Plus she talked with the next door people, they go hunting every year and their group killed 9 vishus deers during the hunting season. So they are protecting us from those nasty creatures.

Between batches trying some more stuff in Photoshop, she has the Elements 5.0. Her class thingy was a one night only. They just quickly went through all the tools, but she has written instructions to follow now. Then when she really learns stuff, she won't need to read how to do things.

Plus mum went shopping on the puter last night. Finally she got the WATK book, the new Cat Blogosphere calendar and something for herself for Christmas.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday This and That

HiYa, Happy Tuesday, or Toesday if you like to do that. So here are my toes while I was napping on my tower.
It was a bright and sunny day today. Mum was outside to shop and after lunch she went for a walk. Then she sat outside until the until the sun went behind the naybor's house. It was 50F (10C) today, which for the end of November is wonderful.

Feetsball Report - Joy in Packerland today. They actually looked liked a good team last night. We shall see if they can keep this up for the rest of the season.

Monday, November 28, 2016

ManCat Monday

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

HiYa Ducky here. Back to Monday, although mum says Monday doesn't matter to her now that she doesn't day hunt anymore.

Mum did some stuff on the weekend, the usual cleaning and laundry stuff. However on Caturday she did get motivated to make soup.
She did her potato soup, so got all the veggies all chopped up, potato, celery, carrots and onjuns. Lots and lots of onjuns.
Once the veggies are all cooked, in goes into the milk and cheese. Finished product, but I don't get to taste because of the onjuns.
She was letting the soup to cool a bit before it went into the freezer. Mum likes this soup as she can freeze it in serving sizes for a later date. Some of the stuff she makes won't freeze, so she has to eat it all up quickly, then she gets tired of it.

Even if I won't get anything to eat, I am on my way to check it out. Up on the table I am, waiting to see the final product.
Yes mum, I will sit in the window like I am supposed to while you eat. I am happy that you give me some of your cheese, that you had with your crackers and sausage.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - plays on Monday night. Mum is wondering if the Not Ready for Prime Time Packers will be there.

The Broncos - playing Sunday night and mum is not planning to stay up to see the end. 

Happy week every one.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. Hope everyone survived Thanksgiving and that you are all out of your food comas! Mum said she did not have a food coma, that she ate well, but didn't overeat.

As usual she ranned off to spend the afternoon and overnight with her furiends. They are the ones that grill the ducks super good. Then rather than drive home late when she is tired she stays overnight.

No, I did not get any samples of duck, so I have none to share with anyone else. Sorry guys, mum sort of thought about asking for a bit, but then she thinks that would be rude to her hosts.

Mum was home then on Friday purrty early and she made a couple of phone calls. A guy showed up about an hour later with this!
 Mum bought herself a new snow eater, a bigger one that can move heavy snow. Mum says she isn't getting any younger and doesn't always want to shovel that heavy snow at the end of the drive where the plow goes by!
Mum is avoiding the stores until Monday, then she needs to go get a new carbon monoxide monitor. Ours starting chirping in the middle of the night with an error. Mum figured out it was deaded for good. Plus she is going to make potato soup later today too. Some good stuff for her to eat.

Happy weekend all.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from me and mum. Have an enjoyable day. Try not to overeat and be pleasant to all. Mum says don't talk poly-tics!
If you misplaced the turkey, look for an extra lamp on the side board!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday This and That

HiYa All, Ducky here. Me and mum are done with outside work! Well, I technically don't do any outside work, I just snoopervise. Mum got the last little things picked up and cut down from the yard. She then mowed up the last of the remaining leaves. 
 Sunday morning when the last tree finally decided to let its leaves fall! They only come off after a hard freeze. Below, Monday afternoon, after blowing and mowing for the final time. Those few leaves left will blow away.
 Then mum visited the compost pile for the last time for the year. Dropped the stuff off. She liked it that she was the only one there. No hassles to park, unload and leave. Then she stopped to get the metal monster all cleaned up, inside and out. So it looks purrty now.

Plus I have a video for the Katnip Lounge's mum. She likes water, so here is our waterfall from a few weeks ago. 

 So, just waiting for turkey day to get here. Mum says she will be eating duck! Yeah, same place as the last few years. Me, mum says I will get a nice lunch.

Monday, November 21, 2016

ManCat Monday

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.  - William Lyon Phelps

Mum says to look at me is always restful. I make her relax and smile. Plus I like to sit in her lap and make her sit.
 Mum did work outside in the yard yesterday. Finally it got super cold and the leaves finally fell off the one last tree. Mum still needs to mow the grass one last time. That she wants to do today. The weather is going to get icky just before Turkey Day.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - played the Washington Sunburns. Mum says they continue to not look sharp or that they have their act together. They looked a little better tonight, but still losted. Doesn't help that the players keep getting hurt.

The Broncos - had the weekend off.

Saturday, November 19, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. Well, it finally got here. Yep the cold weather, the girls were smart to head into winter snuggle land the other day.

Not much snow, barely covers the grass, didn't stick to the pavement or streets. But our weather guesser said, nah, won't stick at all. He guessed wrong!

The guy came to blow the last of the leaves off of the roof and out of the rain gutters yesterday. So mum has a bit of cleanup outside to finish off. Get the leaves off the grass, then mow one last time. Plus she has a new fevver bath to set up which she hopes to get at soon. Like today!

Everyone have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Garden Thursday - Farewell Until Spring

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper. This will be our final post of the season. Mum says it is time to get tucked away as the cold weather is coming.

 Our burning bush is finally getting red, mum says it seems to be late as others are done and dropped their leaves already.
 The four-sith-ia, top and botttom. Still has its leaves but a few of them have changed, at least one one side. Middle of November, our shrubs still have leaves. Even the lilacs still have leaves on them!
 Mum clearing out more leaves. She got rid of the stuff that blew off the roof and was just sitting in front of the metal monster room and the front door. Then she raked, by hand, the front of the house to get rid of as much of the honey locust stems. The pic is a bit fuzzy, but all that stuff just clogs up the lawn.
 Mum also got the outside Christmouse lights up along the front of the house. No ladders involved here, which is safe for mum. They won't get lighted up until after Turkey Day. Heck, that is just next week!
 Here we are for one last pic for the season. Mum got the stuff tucked away in the back too. So we are heading off to stay warm and cozy for the winter.
See you next spring! Love Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

Monday, November 14, 2016

ManCat Monday

Cats are absolute individuals, with their own ideas about everything, including the people they own. - John Dingman

Yeah, I have my own ideas. Sometimes me and mum are on the same page, other times not so much. Most of the time we are good. 
 Mum had a nice lunch with the other cat mum's, Donna and Jen. Their kitties don't blog much anymore, but mum keeps up with the on Facebook. So they ate, talked kitties, and more kitties. Mum came home all full. Did some chores, then went out for another racy car dinner. This was the local club, mum did not win any awards this week, but a good furiend got the member of the year award. She sat next to him at dinner.

Mum got the outside Christmouse lights up from the dungeon. She wants to get them put up this week while the weather is still nice. That way her fingers won't be all frozen up. She won't light them up for good until after Turkey Day next week. 

Feetsball Report

The Pack - losted. Just don't have it this year. Everything seems to be just a bit off. Mum has the game on the moving picture box, but was going through the paper during the game.

The Broncos - won! They won on funky play running back a blocked PAT.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday. It is another bright and sunny day here in November, we usually get lots of clouds now, not this year. Frosty morning and mum had to go out with the hammer to break up the ice on the fevver bath!
Mum is just doing minor stuff around the house today. Then she is off to have lunch with some fellow cat moms! Will report on that Monday. As for me, I will be napping in the sun and enjoying watching out the windows.

Happy weekend all.