Monday, October 15, 2018

ManCat Monday

Once a cat has given its love, what absolute confidence, what fidelity of affection! - Theophile Gautier

Yep, I loves my mum. While she was gone, I did get a bit desperate and let my care givers a chance to pet me. Miss Kellie came to visit a couple of weeks ago, I had again gone all shy on her. I did finally let her give me a few pets, but not many.

You can see me getting my loves from mum. Heck, even as she types this for me, I am plastered next to her hip. Gotta stay close.
Amember all of those purple hats mum worked on, well she ended up making 32 before she quit, then she went on the trip, and the deadline hit for making them. But peoples at the library made a total of 558! The coordinator for Whiskerconsin said that was amazing for a first year of collecting. She thinks 558 hats is the largest collection of any of their sites. Way to go mum and everyone else.

Sports Report 

The Crew - lost on Caturday, they will play in LaLa Land tonight.

The Pack - they don't play until Monday night. Mum thinks she will likely watch the basey-ball game and just check in with The Pack.

So it was a quiet sports Sunday, mum didn't watch any feetsball and only a little bit of baseball of the ALCS. She did read a bit more of her book and she cooked outside both nights too. Almost to the end of grilling season here.

Happy week. 

Saturday, October 13, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. It is sort of frosty outside this early in the AM. Mum said it got below the majical number of 32 overnight. So our flowers have likely all frizzed up.
 You can sort of see the frosting on the grass area by the road, then below you can see it on the naybors house.
 Mum doesn't have the birdy bath plugged in, good thing that we didn't wake up to bird-cicles. Mum will go out and break the thin ice up in a bit.
 We watched the basey-ball game last night. Our team won over the guys from LaLa Land. They will play again this afternoon.
 Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Garden Thursday

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. It was in the 80's yesterday, right now it is 41F. Mum shut the windows on the house to keep the warms inside.

Windy, leaves are falling from the trees like crazy. Mum says she needs to get the grass eater out and even off the grass and get the leaves chewed up.
We still have a few brave little flowers around, but they won't be here for long. It might get all frosty outside the next few mornings.

Plus a few more garden pics from mum's trip. More from Monet's water garden area.

Enjoy, stay warm.

Monday, October 8, 2018

ManCat Monday

A cat will make itself the companion of your hours of work, of loneliness, or of sadness. - Theophile Gautier

I like hanging out with mum. She has the warms this time of year when the heaty monster doesn't always run much.

Plus mum got the blog done on her trip. She called in Travels in France, lots of pictures and her telling you what happened on the trip. It is in day order, with a some days split into two since there was so much to say. So drop by and check it out. It was what mum could do to share as much as she could.

It continues to be all rainy, mum wants to get outside and work, but it is too wet to use the grass eater or even for here to do other stuff. So she works on her crow-shay and hopes she gets time outside soon. 

 Me, partially hiding during the feetsball game yesterday and getting some loves from mum.

Sports Report

The Pack - PEEE UUUU!  They stunk the place up, specially in the first half. No points in the first half, played icky, kicker who rarely misses, missed three in a row! Sorry that the Lions will have to fumigate the smell out of the stadium. Looks llike it will be a long, boring season for them, or at least for us to watch.

The Brew Crew - Me and mum were not happy. The only game that we can't watch cuz they put it on the MLB Network. Why? We don't know, seems stupid to put it on a special network that many don't have. But she broke down and called and got upgraded, it wasn't that much more a month. Will see what other channels on here.

So how did the team do? THEY WON!!!! Pitched a shut out and won the NLDS and are waiting to see who wins the other side as to who they will play in the NLCS.

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, October 6, 2018


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Cloudy today and a bit rainy, so mum and me are just having a quiet morning, so quiet that she didn't get the puter on so I am just now getting my post done.

All has been kinda dull here. Thursday Miss Kellie, of of my caregivers came by to say hello. I got all shy on her, but I did let her pet me a little bit. Then she and mum went off to have lunch.
Our basey-ball team is doing well, one more win and they get to continue to the championship series. Mum will be listening or watching the game tomorrow. Me, I think I will just nap.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Garden Thursday

The change of season is upon us. The trees are turning colors, the weather is cold one day, warm the next, then back to cold. Never a dull moment!
 We still have some flowers in the yard blooming. It hasn't gotten that cold that everything got frozen.
A few more garden pics from mum's trip. These flowers are from the garden at Claude Monet's house at Giverney.
Enjoy, see you next week.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday This and That

Wow, I almost let a true stranger touch me today! The heaty monster guy was here to make sure it is all ready for the winter. He said he amembered that mum had a cat from being here before.

He was almost done and I was sitting on mum's lap. He came over and put his hand out for me to give a sniff, which I did, but when he went to touch my head I jumped off mum's lap and went under the coffee table. Mum says that I must be getting better with strangers since I had Misses Jane and Kellie here to care for me.
 Mum also noticed I was spending lots of time looking outside. She came over to see what I was looking at and found we had a deaded fevver on the chair outside.
 She went out and moved the fevver into the bushes so it can rot in peace. Farewell.
Cool and rainy the past few days. Mum is still catching up on the after math of her travels, reading through the little books she bought. Plus working on the blog to show off the pictures and tell you all where she went. She wants to put the whole thing out at one time, but have a post or two for each day. Stay tuned.

Plus we are super happy cuz our baseyball team beat them cubbies down in ChiTown. So we get home field advantage for as long as we remain in the playoffs. Cross your paws guys, we may have a World Series here this year.

Monday, October 1, 2018

ManCat Monday

Even overweight cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: When fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. - John Weitz

Welcome to Tock-Tober everyone! A month to cellybrate my late, grate bro Derby. How do we cellybrate, well, we expose our back halves!
Above, Derby tocks, my back half is below.
Now that it is fall, mum is back to her usual hobby of crow-shay, she got a little bit of a start before she went off galavanting through France, but now she can work on it while she watches sports. 

Feetsball and Basey-ball Report

The Pack - they won and looked purrty good, unlike last week. Not so many penalties and they managed to pitch a shut out.

The Brew Crew - have gone through 162 games and have ended up with a tie. So now they have to play today (Monday) in a one game tie breaker for the division title. Even if they lose this game they are in the playoffs.

Saturday, September 29, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. It has gotten much cooler here so mum turned on the heaty monster last evening. So you know where I went, yep, the hammick by the heaty spot.
Mum is pretty much back to her normal routine. She helped at the library book sale the past two days, she said they had sold a lot of stuff. Last day of the sale is today, but mum won't be working the sale today.

Mum will be getting her flu shot today, use the grass eater and then off for dinner with Miss Lynn,

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Garden Thursday

Yes, we are back! Mum saw lots of purrty gardens while she was in France. Way more to see than our little humble place.

Mum went off to help at the community garden, it is pretty much done for the season. They harvested all of the food that were there and starting pulling out the plants.
 They left the flowers for now in the beds so people walking by have something nice to look at yet. They haven't frozen, so still blooming nicely.

At home the sedum's are getting pinker and pinker. These are sort of floppy this year. Oh well, they still look purrty
 While mum was gone the naybor went to town cutting down, and really cutting back the shrubs on the lot line. They are their shrubs so mum doesn't work on them, but they also cut out a tree that was growing in mum's lilac. Mum sort of misses the greenery between the houses, plus it was a way to not look at them or have them see us. So less privacy for now. Oh well, it is staying inside time coming soon anyway.
Plus some nice garden pictures France. This is the Tuileries Garden in central Paris where mum had lunch with #1, the Chan's mum. 
 A little ducky!
 Much bigger duckies and a fishy too!
A magpie. 

That is all for this week, see you soon. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.