Monday, November 18, 2019

ManCat Monday

The cat does not negotiate with the mouse. - Robert K. Massie

Yeah, no mousies allowed around here. We used to have mousies, but they know they need to stay away from here!

The weekend went well. Miss Lynn arrived and did a load of laundry. While that was washing mum had her fill up the fevver feeders. They both got the grilling machine tucked away for the winter and Miss Lynn used the sucking monster just a little bit.

Then they went out to eat at the new place in the old fire house. Mum tried their fried chick-hen and it was too hot! Not in temperature but too much cayenne or other hot stuff on it. She did bring her leftovers home but won't share cuz of the hot stuff. She broke off as much of the hot breading stuff and that tasted much better.
 So mum took it easy on Sunday so I could get lots of naps. She watched a bit of feetsball and then watch the final crashcar race of the season.
 Plus while she watched the moving picture box she worked on her crow-shay. She is over  half way done with this blankie!

Sportz Report

The Pack took the week off! They play on the left coast next Sunday night. So we have to wait all day for the game.

Bucky Badger won as well, beating the Cornhuskers.

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday! Klump-thump, klump-thump. Oh here comes mum, finally up and dressed. I know she wanted to sleep later today, well, cuz I was wanting to walk all over her last night. She wasn't happy about that, specially since I was close to her ouchy.

Mum did leave the house all by herself in the metal monster on Thursday afternoon. She drove to the food store where she had told them what she wanted and they brought it all out to her. No walking through the store. So score one for that! That is how she will be getting her foods for a while.
 Then she was good when she went to the fast foodie place and got a salad, no burger with cheese and bacon. She is trying to eat lightly, healthy and with lots of milk and yogurt.
Miss Megan I sit in front of the moving picture box all the time, or at least when I do pay attention to it. Mum has gotten used to it. Plus I don't know if I want to take up a modeling career, that means the flashy box is never ending!

Mark and the Mews, no way I am sleeping in her boot. First she doesn't take it off for long, second, it has these sticky gripper strips that I think would be grabbing at my furs all the time. Mum says HBO words when they stick to her sock when she is trying to put it on.

Eastside Cats, PT won't start for weeks. She will ask next time she sees the stabby guy in a few weeks. She does a bit of minor flexing when she has the boot off.

Trout Towne sure that word that would come out of her mouth would be....FLOUNDER. You made mum laff and that was good. Thanks.
I'm holding her down for now. Miss Lynn will be by later to help with some chores, then they will go out for lunch and do a few outside errands.

Have a marvy weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Snowy Garden

It is Ducky, the girls are safe from the snow which is still in our garden. So not much to do outside! The snow got cleared from the drive by Nick, son of our late neighborhood elf Chuck. We loves those guys so much for being helpful.
 One of mum's furiends send her a card and heck that kit looks a lot like me. Her furiend is even going to pick her and take her to lunch next week!
 Mum's routine is now that she heads to the sleepy spot earlier than she normally used to, she will read or sometimes watch the moving picture box. I was getting all up close and purrsonal here.
There is mum's big clunky boot. She said this morning it feels like she has a lead brick on the end of her leg. Poor mum, you is only one week into this, you got lots more to go! Although she says the swelling is down and it doesn't feel so achy now.

Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Oh Noes - One week on

Dr Ducky here report in on mum. She is doing OK. Hasn't been anywhere since a week ago, other than to carefully get the garbage can down to the curb and back. And a furry brief trip to the back yard to keep the sqwerls out of the peanut feeder.

Mum's foot is less swollen but more colorful! Even her toes are turning purple! She is taking pics of her footy every day to document the changes and hopefully getting better.
 Here we were this morning, mum hadn't gotten her longer pants on yet and was just letting her foot out of the boot all raised up. I wanted to lay on it but mum said not directly on the ouchy spot. But I could lay on the top part of the leg. My healing vibes will radiate down the leg to help healing.
She rests as much as she can, her sleeps are choppy as she sometimes has problems getting into just the right comfy position for ALL of her body, not just her footy. So it isn't easy trying to sleep with her as she moves around, moves the pillows around and such. I try my best.

Mum is yawning, she must need a nap.

Monday, November 11, 2019

ManCat Monday

Cats have led us every step of the way. Teaching us the importance of unconditional love, and the value of a really good afternoon nap.

We salute all those who are USA veterans. Also remembering all those who have served in all military, in all countries. You are furry brave to do what you do.

So what is a veteran? Mum found this on the webs yesterday:

A Veteran - whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to, and including his life." That is honor. And there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact. 

Mum would also like to add, that it says "his" life and mum says is should be their life as it could be a female. The ladies serve too!

Mum is hobbling along, able to do what she absolutely as to do, feed herself, keep herself clean, feed me and clean my box. My box has been brought upstairs and now mum can see my do my bizzness. I prefer privacy, but gotta let mum be able to scoop. I wouldn't want an over flowing box!

Sportz Report

The Pack - they managed to get a victory. The sleek black cats from NC were about ready to score and perhaps tie the game, but they failed. Plus it was like watching the game in a snow globe! Plus mum was getting mad at the announcers. My poor ears! Too many F bombs and other HBO words.

Bucky Badger - The stopped the Hawkeyes from getting a two point conversion to tie the game, then ran out the clock. Another win for Bucky.

Saturday, November 9, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Phew, I have my paws full these days. Keeping an eye on mum, making sure she doesn't try to do too much. Don't worry, if she is sleeping or sitting things are ok, it is when she moves that I gets worried.

Now I don't want to scare you kits or your humans, so I will only show three pics of mum. The first is one of her x-rays and she circled where the break is.

 She had it raised up to the ceiling and here you can see all of the bruising, what funky colors!
 Same day, these were from Thursday, with it resting on top of the blankies, yep, still swollen too.
 So I did the laying on of the paw, hoping to transfer some healing kitty goodness to her. Last night after she fell asleep I carefully went on top of the blankie and laid next to the ankle. When she woke up to use the litter box she had to move me too before she could move!
Mum was happy I was purring by the break. She said the ortho guy hadn't heard about the healing power of kitty purrs. Mum informed him of this, he said good, but don't let me jump on it! Hey buddy, I won't do anything to hurt my mum.

So mum is up and sort of dressed. She says she needs to wash her hair, plus it is the first weekend of Project Feeder Watch, so we will be counting birdies.

Happy Weekend, be safe.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to the snowy and cold garden! We girls are safely tucked away for the winter. Monday morning mum was out moving things on the patio. Umbrella table tucked away, her chair moved to the side. Plus the four of us in the storage box until spring.

So we didn't see mum go kerplunk!. However we did hear the fall and feel the ground shake. Yes, we kitties are sensitive to our humans. Nothing we could do to help her, but she is plucky and got her self up and to the doc.

So what does it look like this morning? Cold and white. Lots of leaves on the trees yet. Mum has someone lined up to hopefully come and take care of the leaves and mowing once this early snow melts.
We all appreciate the kind words for mum. The healing purrs and prayers. She should be good to go for spring! We will see you then.

Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Oh noes!

Mum screwed up yesterday and hurted herself. Broked her leg just above the ankle. 
 The arrow shows just about where the break is, they had an ice pack on it so the swelling was down, it was wider earlier.

Mum has this big plastic thing on her foots for now and all outside work will have to wait for now. It is going to be cold anyway. 
So I will have my paws full purr on mum and making sure she behaves!

Monday, November 4, 2019

ManCat Monday - Blog Blast for Peace

A cat likes to hear you calling him. He sits in a bush a yard from your shoes - and listens. - Pam Brown

All of us here at Just Ducky, that means me and mum, are wishing for a peaceful world and a climate that suits all beings.

If you got an election in your area tomorrow, go vote. It is your chance to have a say in what goes on.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - they went to the lest coast and stunk the place up. Mum only saw the end of the game and that was more than enuf for her. 

So where was mum? She was off seeing Hamilton with Miss Lynn.They liked it and then went to dinner. Plus for a change she brought some stuff home and it is chick-hen. I better get some!

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, November 2, 2019


HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday. Mum will be playing with all of the clocks to find the hour we lost in the spring. Some of our clocks she has to mess with, others reset all by themselves. So if you are in Mericky, set your clocks!
Mum made a library run  yesterday. The streets were all good to get out. She was done with all but one of the books she got early last week. She then read that last book all in one day. But then she didn't watch much of the moving picture box and she didn't crow-shay at all.

Plus she finished the blue blankie and has started a new one on Thursday, one that goes quite nice with my furs!
So have a wonderful weekend all!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Dia del Gato Muerto

 Howdy and Happy November. Cold, wet and white here. We had lots of snow yesterday! Way too early for this. We still had trick or treat and about 20 kids came, all in the first hour of the two hour period. Here is a pic of where mum measured the snow.
 Hmmm, cook for your pet day? Nah, mum isn't going to do that, at least not something special just for me. She does share what she cooks for herself with me, if it is something I should eat.

Dia del Gato Muerto mum says this is Day of the Dead Cat. Well, the only dead cat around here is Derby. His box of ashes is in the glass case with other stuff.

 Mum was nice and went out to refill the feeders for the birdies and attached the power cord to the bird bath so they have water. It got all frozen way earlier than she expected. We even saw a robin who hasn't got south yet. He was happy to have water and meal worms to eat.

Happy November.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Garden Thursday - Hollow-Weenie Edition

Trick or Treat! We only want treats, so you better not  play tricks on us!

Mum had the last official community garden work yesterday. They dug up some dahlia bulbs and tried to spread some mulch around. The only pic mum took was of the mulch pile just before she headed home. So they will still have mulch to work on next spring.
Yes, we had some of that white stuff from the sky the other day and will be getting more today. Mum says that will make trick or treat tonight interesting. How many kids will actually come out in the snow and cold.
This all melted but somewhere between 2-5 inches is expected today. Ick, too early even if we know it will melt. 
We have one flowering plant still going, our wavy pet-unia. One of these days it will freeze and stop blooming, but until it does, mum is just leaving it be.
 The tree across the street is now turning yellow and dropping lots of leaves on the ground and roof, they will take care of them. The guy that lives there is good about keeping up with the lawn and leaves.
Mum discovered the other day that there is a broken branch in the ash tree in front. Too high for her to get at even with her long pole saw. So she may have to get the tree guy to come and help out on this one.

Have a safe Hollow-Weenie. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, October 28, 2019

ManCat Monday

Cats do care: For example, they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off. - Michael Nelson

Mum doesn't have to get up to work anymore, so if I wake her up she just rolls over and goes back to sleep. Rarely does she set the noisy box by the bed anymore to get up her. She says she gets up when the sun does and at this time of the year that is getting later!

Mum went shopping  yesterday and came home with this. She found it at the same place she found Virginger and other Squillions way back when.
 I'm not too sure about this thing. Mum put it up by the ticky-tock clock for now.

Sportz Report

The Pack - went on the road to KC andBBQ'd those chief guys. ARodg did his usual good job. Mum caught that he had a QB rating of 150.0 for the last two games. Purrfect is 153.8. Next week the Pack is off to the left coast to play the Bolts.

Bucky Badger - lost for the second straight weekend to the O-HI-o guys. They get next weekend off to rest.

World Series - mum watched a bit of the game on Caturday night. Otherwise she just checks the score and goes back to what she was watching. The Pack was on SNF, so on at the same time.

It is going to be cold around here this week. They are even talking about the white stuff coming from the sky! Whoa. Trick or treat is going to be cold this week.

Saturday, October 26, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. It has gotten colder here, so much that the grass was all frostly. Mum says the flowers are pretty much done blooming.

So she has had a bizzy week, mostly going out to eat meals with people. Did she bring stuff back for me? No, said she ate it all at the place or it wasn't suitable for me to eat. Spicy and such.

Me in the other chair with the crow-shay piled up here. Her latest project, making a lap blankie to give away. She made the final turn last night so it won't be long until it is done.
Mum went to the library for a talk on ghosts the other night. She was disappointed, the guy didn't actually show ghost pics, just talked about places he has been that he says have ghosts. Mum really wanted to see ghost pics.
One of the people mum went to eat with was the lady who had the cats, Orca and Dakota, who mum cat sat last month. She gave mum these neat earrings for helping. They are coppery and have a native American design. I like them too, I like to swat at them.

So that is it, everyone have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. The days are getting much shorter. The sun rises after 7 AM and sets before 6 PM. In less than two weeks the hour in the clock will come back.
Mum picked the last of the eggyplants and she grilled them out side with a burger and then had a nice little dinner.

Some pics from yesterday morning. Mum showing the trees and how many leaves that are still on the trees. Mum looked last year and more leaves were off the tree by now. Plus you can see all the leaves on the ground.

Leaves just piled up on the drive and the front porch. Mum got out the blower and cleared them off.
So mum had some stuff to do right after lunch but when she got home she got out the grass eater. Leveled off the grass and chewed up the leaves.

The tree across the street, still has most of its leaves as of now.

So that is the end of today's report! Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.