Monday, February 17, 2020

ManCat Monday

Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration -- and get between you and it. - Arthur Bridges

MOL, so true! Me and mum's book or crow-shay. Or sitting on mum's boobities so she can't do much.

Mum had a nice purrthday. We stayed home but her phone kept making noises with people wishing her a happy day. Later in the day one of the ladies who has cared for me Miss Kellie and her guy stopped by with cup cakes and a card. Mum says thanks for the nice wished you left for her here.
 She shared the cupcakes with them while they chatted about stuff. Plus Miss Kellie, trying to get on my good side was giving me treats out of the treat jar. She is a softie when it comes to treats.
 She also liked the blankie mum was working on, so mum said she could have it once she was done and she finished it shortly after they left! Mum will see her soon and give it to her.
Are they really gone? Good, now I can go to the kitch-hen and get a snack. I am not fond of people coming into my house. I don't go far. I hang close enuf so I know mum is OK. I might have to resque her.
 Plus mum doesn't rest. She started another blankie while she watched the moving picture box in the evening. No rest for the wicked! She says this will be the last blankie for the winter. Then she will work on hats for the warmer weather.

This is the color name. Grape Fizz! Also in French and Spanish.

So everyone have a good week.

Saturday, February 15, 2020


HiYa Ducky here, finally. I had to meow at mum more than a few times to get at the puter. Enuf of your stuff, it is my time!

I had a nice Gotcha Day with mum. Lots of loves, foods, treats. So happy to be here. Mum got a few pics of me on her lap. Keeping her warm and giving me loves. Plus a video too!
We have more to cellybrate tomorrow on Sunday. Mum will have completed another trip around the sun, so getting another year older. She says she feels older this year with the aches of the ankle breaking and such. Says if we would get to warmer weather she would feel a whole lot better. Well wouldn't we all. Warms are good for us.

Not much going to happen today. Mum is trying to catch up on things as it has been a bizzy week and next week will be bizzy too.

Happy Weekend everyone.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Throw Back Thursday - Gotcha Day Edition!

WooHoo, today is my 10th Gotcha Day. Mum didn't post about me that first day or two I was with her. She just let me settle in. Although Derby was suspicious of why mum was spending so much time in the sleepy spot. Me and mum are going to cellybrate just staying home.

This was me on Tuesday night. Mum was working on her latest blankie, I was in her lap and we watched the woofie beauty contest from NYC.

ManCat Monday

Monday, February 15, 2010

A cute expression and a purr, and the latest "shredding incident" is forgotten. - Author Unknown
Will this work for my cute expression? I hope so. I was in sun and shadow and we had lots and lots of sun this weekend to nap in. Mum says we really can tell the days are getting longer.

In other new, I think something is up. Mum has shut me out of her sleepy spot since Saturday. Plus she spent a lot of time in that room and not just sleeping. She took her pile of "I gotta read these magazines" with her.

I sit at the door an called to her, but she won't open the door. Even when Grampie came to visit on Sunday, he got to go in her sleepy spot for a while. I heard them talking, but they wouldn't let me in then either.

Then they came out and mum watched part of the CrashCar race, readed her newsy paper and such, counted birdies with me too. Then she made some dinner for Grampie and took him home. Then got to see the end of the crashcar race. Then some of the 'Lympics and then off to the sleepy room early again!

Stay tuned, plus I get a mum day today, she doesn't have to work on President's Day but say she has stuff to do away from home.

Monday, February 10, 2020

ManCat Monday

You mean my granddaughter is a cat? - Sarah Rouhan

Yep! Furry grand cats and dogs. I didn't get to know Grampie very well, or him to know me. He was a nice and gentle guy. I met him the next day after I came to live with mum. He even suggested a name for me, but mum didn't agree, so I stayed Ducky.

We had a nice Caturday and a snowy Sunday. Mum stayed home both days and rested her ankle. Still a little wonky but she will be seeing the therapy lady today. Hopefully she can help make it feel a bit better. 
 This was me on Caturday afternoon, just sitting on mum while she readed for a while. Plus she watched the moving picture box some too. Sunday mum turned on the box to watch the crashcar race and boy did they crash a lot. Almost didn't have any cars left at the finish.
 Here is the snow as of about 4 PM on Sunday. Mr Nick had been by to clear the drive, but he will need to come back when the snow is all done falling.
 Back yard, no fevvers around as mum didn't go out to knock the snow off the feeders. So you can see how deep it has gotten on the one feeder. Maybe 4-5 inches and still snowing.
 Oh yeah. Are you a tabby like me? If so are you a member of the Tabby Cat Club? If not we would like to have you join us. We are a low key but fun group of cats who just hang out and have fun. All you have to be is a tabby to join. Click HERE to go to our site and check it out.
So everyone have a wonderful week.

Saturday, February 8, 2020


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Our weekend is getting off to a slow start. Mum's ankle is a bit sore, so she will take it easy. This week she walked four times increasing from three. Plus she went out after dark for a little bit. She knew where she would walk would be clean and dry, so it would be OK.

For the last week we had sun and such, so the snow has gone away. However we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow.
 The huge pile is where Mr Nick piles up the snow from the drive. But over this week the big pile is now half of what it was. 
When mum came home from walking she spied me sitting on the perch looking out the window enjoying the sun when it peaked out.
Mum came inside and caught me still in the window. Now that it is getting nice I am spending more time in the window.
So what I guess what we will do is just hang out for the weekend. Mum can read her books, maybe watch some moving picture box, keep her feet up. I will occupy her lap to make sure she rests.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

Ducky here. Our look back is to a few days afor the Stouper Bowl that year. Derby headed off to a party at Gracie's.

It has been nice, bits of sun, not too cold. Mum goes off to her physical therapy appointments and also to get her walking in. She likes being able to walk inside and not just outside when it is winter. I guess she is glad she can do that.

Yipee, Friday Friday, February 5, 2010

Yep we have made it to the weekend. Stouper Bowl weekend. I will be dropping by Gracie's party for a bit, but mum says she will be just watching the game. No multi-tasking and being on the puter at the same time. She wants to really watch the game cuz she thinks it will be a good game.
The mum day yesterday was nice. Firsted, mum actually slept in! She didn't get out of the sleepy spot until after 8 AM. Then she sat around in her jammies reading the paper and doing a few things on the puter, had breakfast and THEN actually got dressed.

Then she was gone for a little bit, said she went looking for a thingy that will make our water softer. What? Our water is soft, unless you freeze it, then it is hard. Mum says that isn't what hard water is, hard water has more minerals in it. Sure OK, whatever mum.

Also she went and found a new machine to wash our dishes, but it has to get here and then be installed.

Alert for next weekend February 12 -15

To all of you who have birdies outside your windows, and who doesn't. Next weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count.
All they ask for is at least 15 minutes of watching and counting the fevvers of wherever you are. Home, work, school. They use this to see where birdies are and how their habitats and habits are changing. The more data the better the study.

Mum and I did this for the first time in 2007, and then we also got hooked up with Project Feeder Watch, which we now do every weekend, all winter long. But for Feeder Watch we just report on what is in our yard, not what mum sees all over the place. William got me started on this back in 2007, thanks William, mum and I enjoy this.

I hope that more kitties and their beans will join in.

Mum also worked on the blankie, me I attacked the yarn!
Happy Weekend.

Monday, February 3, 2020

ManCat Monday

Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility. - Stephen Baker

I am not a loser! I can out run mum, out jump mum. The only thing she is good for is her fingers. Opening food cans and giving scritches.

So happy yesterday, we had lots and lots of sun. First time in over a week. Mum went outside for a bit to get fresh air, then when she came home she opened one of the kitch-hen windows for a few hours so we could get some of the good air inside. Still snow on the ground but it was over 50 degrees. 
 Sunrise on top and in the sleepy spot room the sun is hitting the window frame and the inside wall. Mr Sun is coming back north!
The outside from the fevver watching chair. So nice to see sunshine on the snow. Makes this so bright!

The Stouper Bowl - KC won and we are happy about that. It was a pretty close game until the last bit where KC took over the game. The half time was lots of booty shaking. Commercials were, meh. We didn't even remember seeing an ad with the Clydesdale's. Did we miss it?
 So here we are sitting during the game. So she worked on the crow-shay, eated some chick-hen wings and drank spotted cow. What? You read that right Spotted Cow.

Blankie update, the total should be 23. Mum forgot the one she gave to Miss Lynn! They had lunch on Caturday and Miss Lynn reminded her of her blankie which mum had not counted. So put another one on the list.

Have a wonderful week everyone.

Saturday, February 1, 2020


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday and Happy February. We made through January which always seems to last furrevvver! Cloudy, snowy, and chilly! We are hoping for some sun, too gloomy around here.

Laila and Angel Minchie asked how many blankies mum has made since our throw back episode on Thursday. So I had mum sit down to try to figure it out.

Now at that time she was working on a blankie for her first every grand niece and that was 10 years ago. So here we go.

3 - for the grand nieces and nephew for when they were borned. All different and unique. Mum even found a pic with me on the nearly finished blankie.

3 - for baby shower prezzies for people at work
2 - for Cat Blogoshpere peoples
1- of her own that she uses on the reading and fevver watching chair
3 - for the food pantry dropped off last year
1 - for her money man, he turns 50 this month and mum will give him it later this month
7 - dropped off for the food pantry a few weeks ago
1 - finished last week
1 - that she is working on now

I don't have enuf paws for this, so mum says that is 22, so two a year or so. Although while she was waiting for her ankle to heal she did 6 of them. So me thinks she might have missed a few in the early years.

Plus all of those hats she did too. The 215 purple baby hats and then another  60 or so adult hats.
 It makes me tired just thinking of all of this. Plus she has more yarns to make more. She says it keeps her out of trouble. Sorry mum, you do get in trouble! If you didn't you wouldn't have broked your ankle!
Plus the Stouper Bowl game is tomorrow. Mum thinks she would like KC to win.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

Quiet week so far. Mum is bizzy with walking and therapy. Trying to get the ankle working properly. Plus a bit of fevver watching now and then. Mum reading books and then working on the blankie. Sorta boring around here!

A look back shows some pretty winter weather.

Happy Weekend

Friday, January 29, 2010

Yipee, mum is home and we is snuggling on the couch and keeping warm. Hope all of my furiends are warm and safe too. I know there is a nasty storm with ice and snow going south of us.

While winter can be a pain, it can also be lovely. A few weekends ago we had freezing fog which then gets on the trees and stuff. Mum calls it hoar frost. You can biggify the pictures for your enjoyment. (Edit, mum figured out how to make the pics bigger!)
Then a few days later it got all melty and we had a puddle from the drips off the patio roof, so some fevvers came to play in it for a bit.
Mum says it will be a weekend of the usual chores and stuff for her, plus working on her knitting, she is making lots of progress on the blankie.
Happy Weekend to all. Stay warm and dry.

Monday, January 27, 2020

ManCat Monday

Cats are like potato chips, you can't just have one... - Kathy Hassell-Strom

Yes you can have just one, if that one is ME! I like being an only cat. I get all the treats, toys and mum's attention. Sure when I first got here I had to share with Derby and he had to share with me. Mum says I am more loving to her now since I don't have a bro to snuggle up to. I think she likes that.
 This is mum's favorite pic of the two of us. All peaceful and such. Derby on the left, me on the right. Just us ginger boys looking fabulous. 
 Me on Caturday AM watching the fevvers feeding once mum got all the snow off the feeders. We had lots and lots of them, hopping around and keeping me entertained. Mum too. It was letting her get a chance to figure out her new fevver counting app. Now she doesn't have to keep track on paper, then enter them into the puter. It can get directly submitted. She likes that.

So she was bizzy with that and then glanced up to see no fevvers at all! Not one. Then she looked higher and did see one. One that scared all the rest away. Mr Hawk!
 It was a snowy, misty day, so spreading his tail fevvers to dry out. He didn't stay long and flew off.
It was quiet on the moving picture box. Mum did watch a little bit of a racy car thing. Something where they race for a full 24 hours! They is crazy! Mum only tuned in at the end to see the last half hour or so and to see who one. Otherwise, no other sports!

Have a good week everyone, last few days of January! One month almost done already.

Saturday, January 25, 2020


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Well, it is still snowing! Started on Thursday and Mr Nick cleared the snow. Friday it sorta spitted snow but not enuf for clearing. Now it is deep enuf for Mr Nick to come again, but it is still snowing. So we may not see him for a bit.

It is pretty out, but really! Mum says she doesn't have anywhere to go today, so no problem. She has been out and about this past week. Feeling better on moving on the healed ankle.
 So here is what things look like this morning. Once mum gets dressed she will have to go out to knock the snow off the fevver feeders.
It is sorta pretty sticking to the branches and all.
 Mum finished the above blankie, she didn't even work on it that hard. But she was watching some tennis from down under and our bucketball team went to play in Paris. Ooo, la, la! So she has been watching more sports again, so that is when she works on stuff. Then she started a new one!
Yeah mum, you are keeping bizzy. Some days I just have to occupy your lap so you just pay attention to ME! Yep, just me. I need my loves from you!
 Yep, checking out her jammies and what is underneath! I am a boy cat, I want to check out the girls!
So everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

Guess what? Another weekend, more snow! Mum was out and about this week. Going to the Y place and taking the six blankies she had done to the food pantry for them to give to people who might need a warm blankie. Plus more laps at Y.

Trout Towne won't like this Throw Back, it has nothing to do with cats, just fevvers. Seems mum took a pic and asked people to find the fevvers. This was the answer. Heck, we have to have at least one cat pic! ME!

Find the Fevvers - The Results

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OK here is the picture with mum's count, and she says there are ten (10) fevvers sitting on the tree. Getting some sun and getting warmed up. They are either sparrows or house finches.

Thanks for playing along!

It has been warmer this past week so a bit of melty stuff going on. But the weather guesser says we will get rain on the weekend, but not as bad as my buds out of the left coast.

Mum says she is happy it is almost the weekend and it was a short week for her too. Mum says the weekend will be filled with the usual stuff, cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, knitting and feetsball!

Happy Weekend.

Mum is putting in the original pic of the fevvers. She can't find the original one of the answers.