Monday, February 19, 2018

ManCat Monday

Cats make their demands with such cunning that we respond to them as if they had made polite requests.

Don't demand, just gently mooch what you need. I get all sorts of food tastes from mum, I just sit quietly nearby and then she hands me over foods. Yummy, yummy foods. Last week or so she made frenchy toast and gave me a taste. Know I know why Sammy Meezer loves it so.
Mum sorta watched CrashCar yesterday. All of  her favorite drivers are no longer racing so she really doesn't care who wins. Although we did see our QB ARodg there since he is now dating Danica. Really dude? You deserve a classier type of lady, not just a racy car driver.

Mum also read these two books in the past week or so. She liked the Baker & Taylor one the best as it relates to library cats and she loves libraries. Our libraries buy lots of stuff through Baker & Taylor.
 Me, just taking things easy. Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, February 17, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday. The weekend is getting off to a slow start. Mum took furrever to get out of bed. Ya see she went out partying last night.

Now also, she got another year older yesterday and I purred her a happy purrthday as I should, but then she went out to cellybrate with other people who have a purrthday this month. So, she went out, had a few adult beverages, orgasms she said. Pineapple orgasms. Really mum, aren't you too old for this kind of stuff?

Speaking of wonky stuff this came in the mail this past week from Auntie Trish of the Catnip Lounge. Seems she likes to make these toys for cats called Dickeroos. Plus it has been marinated in nip or silvervine. Just because we listen to Auntie Trish and Auntie Karin talk about their hoards of cats.

 A bit limp here, you sure this is going to do me any good? It does look a bit rude. Like with any toy it takes me a while to decide if I really like it or not. So I haven't played with it just yet.
Plus it got warm and sunny, so a lot of our snow went away. The top of the box is all clear and mum says the roof is pretty much clear as well.

Happy weekend all, enjoy.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Throw Back Thursday

I think I recovered from mine Gotcha Day party. It was so good to see so many of my furiends stop by. Specially since so many of you amembered when I first showed up. Yeah, me and mum both got a good deal when we got gotted.
Mum got some nice shots of me the other day, looking so handsome as usual. I don't usually like to pose for pics, or I am on top of mum so hard to get pics of just me.
Plus we did watch the woofies on Monday and Tuesday. This and the Lympics are about the only time mum has seen me get up close and purrsonal with the moving picture box.

Today's flashback is Derby again, showing off with his Fang Shui and complaining about snow We had snow, but we also has some sunny, warmish melting days. So the snow is disappearing.

Funky Fang Shui Friday from February 15, 2008

Remember to be flexible, but don't flip flop. Arch your spine to keep supple.
We had more snow on Thursday. Only two inches says mum which is not a lot at one time. The worst of the storm went north of us for a change. But they are talking a big storm again on Sunday. I will teleport to the M-Cat Club's get together at the Daytoner 500 race., my favorite driver is Matt Kenseth, who is from Whiskerconsin. Mum can watch it on TV.

Plus we are getting bothered by election stuff. The primary election in Whiskerconsin is this coming Tuesday. All of the stories on TV, the ads and the phone calls. Sometimes mum answers the phone, then sets it down while the recorded message does its thing. That way they think they got to you. Otherwise she just lets the answering machine screen the calls. We had five of them Thursday evening from 5 to 7 PM.

Mum won't let me have a contest like the Piney Woods Cats about when the snow will leave, but is going to try to post a picture of the same spot each week or so. Our little area paper says we have had 80 inches of snow so far. That is taller than mum is and would be about 4.5 gizzy's.

Mum says the weekend will be busy. She has a meeting on Saturday morning. What, a meeting on Saturday? Oh not work related, but she is on a committee at our local library so she will be gone early. The will spend time with Grampie. Oh and yes, its her purrthday on Saturday!

Fevver Friday

This is a picture of Mr Red Breasted Nuthatch. The are cool birds, this one is little but he has a larger cousin who is white. The usually sit head down on the tree. Here is eating some of the suet to get fat to keep him warm.
It is Friday. Happy Weekend.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Gotcha Day - 8th Anniversary

Wow, 8 years ago today mum came to the shelter and we picked each other out of the crowd. It sure has been a nice 8 years and I hope for many more!
 Me in my shelter cage, lady get me out of here. So we got to meet without the bars between us and we knew we were meant for each other.
 Getting brought home, so my first two pics once I got here. I had mum's sleepy room all to myself for a bit. Derby wasn't allowed in for several days, mum said I had to see the vet man first.
 My first stop was under the bed! I didn't stay here long. Mum just laid down on the floor and chatted with me, so I came out to asplore the place. The litter box room and all. All of my necessary stuff was in there too. Foods, water and box.
I will just hang out in this corner for a bit if you don't mind. In time I got used to mum, Derby and the rest of the house. I sure am happy we hooked up!

So, I have a buffet set up for all of you to have some nibbles. Help me cellybrate my Gotcha Day in style.
 Plus it is Mardi Gras day today! WhooHoo, Party on everyone!

Monday, February 12, 2018

ManCat Monday

... cats, so strong and gentle, the pride of the household... - Charles Baudelaire

Happy Monday, just a quick post today as me and mum are getting ready for tomorrow. What is so special about tomorrow?

It is mine Gotcha Day. 

Stop by tomorrow for goods and cellybrating!

Saturday, February 10, 2018


HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday. I finally got mum out of the sleepy spot, she was awake, she just didn't want to get out of that nice warm spot. I don't blame here. Matter of fact I spent a few overnight hours sleeping with here to soak up her warms.

The snow came but we didn't get much, maybe 3 inches. But the weather guessers had everyone in a panic, so they closed all of the schools around here. Oh well, the kids got a day off. It didn't take long for mum to get the snow cleaned off.
 Back and front, now that we got more snow mum doesn't clear off the entire patio, just enuf to get at the fevver food containers and their bath.
 Later in the day mum stopped reading her book and I invaded her lap. We could watch outside together and I could get some extra scritches and loves.
I am not much for sitting and getting close to the moving picture box, but I did take in some of the Lymics the other night. They sure do move around well on that ice. Plus since the Lympics are here, that means my Gotcha Day is coming up soon. Tuesday is the day.

Happy Caturday and weekend. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Thursday. We keep getting snow and we are supposed to get even more tonight and tomorrow. Enuf! When does spring come so I can have open windows?
Mum is doing her best to be healthy, she thought she had an icky throat one day but that didn't hang around. She is avoiding peoples as much as she can, although she went to have brekkie with a couple of her furiends who retired from the library.
We have been seeing this guy around a lot the past week, likely looking for some fevver or sqwerl to catch for his lunch. He was sitting on the power wire right near where we sit to look outside. He comes around, all of our fevvers at the feeder leave!

OK, today's flashback, mum dealing with snow. What else is new! Plus Derby getting stuck in the cold box looking for ham!

 Funky Fang Shui Friday from February 8, 2008

Beware of doors closing on tails. The reward might not be worth the pain.
This is me checking out the inside of the big cold box. Mum turned away and the door closed. All you could see what my tail. I am usually looking for ham. Mum always has ham in the big cold box.

The snowstorm is finally over. Mum went outside Wednesday night about 8 PM to use the snow eating monster. By that time the snow had stopped and the wind wasn't so bad. So she cleaned off the snow for the forth time that day. Plus she had to clean one last time on Thursday morning after the plow went by to clear the street. She thinks we got about 13 inches total.

Thursday after she came home from work, she raked the roof of the house, then cleaned up after pulling all of that snow down. Then she shovelled the patio off. Here are pictures of the patio after she cleaned it off. Mum says the top of the piles is about three feet high.
Her little sign on the gate fell off into the snow. She brought in in to be safe. Soon, hopefully, it will be nice enough to put it back on the gate to welcome people to the flowers.
The actual worst of the snow was between me and Bonnie Underfoot and VictorTabbycat in Madtown. Some places got up to 20 inches of snow, lots of people got stuck in their cars on the interstate road.

So where was I during all of this, snoopervising, ummm, well napping and snoopervising.
Ok mum you are finally inside, kick off those wet boots and clothes. Warm up and let's snuggle!

Mum says she wishes she could have a resting weekend, but that isn't going to work. She still has all of the normal stuff to do. Laundry, buying food. Plus Grampie will be coming over on Sunday.

Fevver Friday

Mr Downy Woodpecker

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mancat Monday

One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it's affection, the taste, or a trial run for the jugular. - Helen Thomson

Yeah, I used to think about that when Derby wanted to get friendly. I have video proof.

 Mum left me again overnight, when she got home Caturday evening she was super happy to be home after driving through snow and icky roads. We just spent a nice time cuddling when she got home.  Then after she crawled into the sleepy spot I joined her and purred her to sleep.

Yep, we have snow and lots of it again and I guess it will be sticking around. It is supposed to be cold and a bit snow this week again. However, the sun is getting to the point of coming back north it is coming in the windows on the back side of the house. That makes us happy.

Final Feetsball Report

The winner of the Stouper Bowl is The Philly Eagles. Me and mum are happy and we did watch. She wasn't that wowed by the commercials. The game was interesting, going down the the last seconds. Plus one of the Bucky Badger players Corey Clement did a good job. We voted for him to be MVP, but he didn't win.

Happy week!

Saturday, February 3, 2018


HiYa Ducky here. Hope every one is having a good weekend so far. Ours is nice to start, not much sun and snow probably later.

We had lots of sun the past few days, so I got to soak up sunshine for storage for these days when we won't get as much sun.

I showed mum the other day, she got up from her spot where she was sitting and I moved it. Not only was it sunny, she had it nicely warmed up for me.
Umm, why do you think I have to move to let you sit down. You sit on the other end of the couch, this is my spot now!

Mum has yet to decide if she will watch the Stouper Bowl or not. Yeah there is the commercials, but maybe to record the game and then just watch the commercials. She will figure it out.

Otherwise, have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa, Ducky here. Happy February! We had an OK January, a bit of snow but not a lot. Cold but then it got purry nice. When we did get snow the warms came to melt it so not much snow outside.

Mum has been reading lots as usual. She finished 8 books during the month, so about her pace from last year. One book about every 4 days.
 Some of you asked why mum was wearing a lamp shade the other week. She wasn't actually wearing it, just that the lamp sits just behind the couch. I don't think mum parties enuf to get a lamp shade on. But she did accept an invite to another 50th purrthday party for a couple she knows who have purrthdays this month. The cool thing is that the party is actually on mum's purrthday!

So for our flashback this week. Derby just hanging out in sun puddles in the front window.

Funky Fang Shui Friday from Friday February 1, 2008.

Shadow cat are auspicious on sunny days. Beware of shadow cat on cloudy days. It has been sunny but cold, now it is cloudy and snowy. How about a birdie for Fevver Friday! Here is a Red-bellied woodpecker who stopped by recently. No mum does not eat my treats and I don't eat hers. I only like her stuff when it is ham, chick-hen, beef, fish, tuna and stuff like that. But mum keeps my treats by the couch as that is when she gives me a treat or two while we watch the tv or mum reads a book, or we check out what my furiends are doing.

Otherwise, it has been sort of nothing really big happening. Just hanging out, waiting for the weekend to get here. Oh wait, if its Friday that means the weekend.