Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday This and That

I like having mum home all the time. I get so much more of this.


Mum is trying to be good, not become a couch potato, so she tries to get out and walk a bunch every day, work in the yard a bit. Although with the hots being here, she isn't over doing it. Then she comes inside and I get my loves.

Bliss, pure bliss.

Monday, July 25, 2016

ManCat Monday

When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking ways to get even.  - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Happy Monday, mum's first Monday without day hunting! She is doing OK adjusting so far, well, this, so far, isn't much more than a few days of vacation. We have to maybe wait a few weeks to see how she is doing then.

Miss Megan, I let mum do her thing. You know you beans have to eat too and you eat strange stuff. I let her be happy in the kitch-hen, specially when there are times I do get good stuff. Like freshly grill roast beast.

Continues to be the hots and muggy stuff. Mum did walk very early yesterday and a short walk too. Was out by 7:30 AM and back by 8:00 AM. A shower to cool down, fresh clothes, then readed the newsy paper and did laundry.
 I do get my share of loves. I camp out on her lap while she reads. I even help her hold the page down!
Way too much excitement on our little dead end street last night. All sort of cars and trucks with flashy and blinking lights. Mum thinks they took someone from the house two doors down to the human stabby place. Heart or heat? Who knows for now. Hope they will be OK.

Everyone have a good week.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. We got the big time muggies! Mum was going to go for a quick walk, but wanted to get a little bit of foods in her tummy. She looked at the therm-o-meter, it was already 87! Hum-did-ity is so high some of our windows are fogged up! Mum decided to not go out in the heat.

Me, what am I doing. Well keeping an eye on mum, and getting just a bit of filtered sun puddles. They is hot if you get the full sun.
So mum, once she finishes her brekkie is going to make refridgidimater pickles. I don't think I will like them, but mum says she will.

Stay cool everyone. Happy weekend.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

The big time hots are here. Mum was out watering flower pots so the flowers stay nice. Things were so good with enuf rain, but the past few weeks, little bits of rain.
 OK, Glimmer is just one of those cats who prefers to lie down. Oh well, she has such skinny legs, they must get tired.
Mum's new plant for the year, the astilbe, has blossomed. Mum says it is kinda short, but then to bloom in its first year here, that is good.

Yes, mum did wear her shirt to work. Here she was all dressed and ready to go. Mum thought it was fun to wear something different her last day. She said she spent most of the day in meetings, lunching and such. Came home early too! So not much to do on her last day.
 Her co-worker gave her an orchid, she had several cards that were signed by all sorts of people she worked with. One had plastic money in it!
Cake and pizza as they brought in lunch for the gang. Mum checked before she left, wasn't much left and she didn't bring any home. Said the icing was super sweet! For mum to say that it must be as she does have a sweet tooth.
 A couple of balloons, she was thankful they didn't over decorate her cube, then she didn't have to clean it up. She took the picture of the balloons after she got home.
So now it is time for her to get extra sleeps in the AM, so that mancat better not be waking her up too early. At least the noisy box by the bed won't be going off to wake her up to her tunes!

That is all for this week. Love Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mum's Last Day Hunt Day!

Well, I did get her out of the sleepy spot today. One last time to send her off to day hunt. But she had a wild choice for what to wear. Thanks Katnip Lounge humans and cats.
Wow, that should keep her and the rest of the crew awake today. Mum has no idea of what will happen today, there is a department meeting, so if anything happens it will be then.

Monday, July 18, 2016

ManCat Monday

A meow massages the heart - Stuart McMillian

Mum says this is going to be an exciting week. Hmmm, I wonder what is up. Oh yeah, the last days of day hunting. Mum is counting them down, days, hours, minutes. She even has something special to wear that day!
We had a quiet weekend. Mum did her usual chores, readed books and even took a nap. I held her down for a bit so she rested. She did grill and make roast beast, she shared. Nice and tasty, medium rare. Yummy.

Mum talked with Uncle Stormy tonight about going to visit. So if you go, does that mean party time for me? We shall see.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Me and mum are well rested. She got enuf sleeps last night which makes her happy. Plus she finished her last, full day hunting week! Woohoo, only three more hunts to go next week.
Here I am this morning getting loves from mum while she is still in her sleepy spot, we just love to connect first thing in the AM this way.
Now on to the puter me watching mum look at a few things and put together this post. Mum says we will have our typical weekend with the usual chores. Nothing fancy, get foods, clean the clothes and house a bit. Nap, play, repeat!

Happy weekend all.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.
A nice pic of the three of us. Plus we two gingers needed to show off our stripes too! Not sure what kind of kitty Glimmer is!

Flowers, we have lots and lots of flowers. First we have a bunch of our day lilies that we have. Most of them are blooming right now with lots of flower buds to come. Mum is thinking of going to the sale next month to get some more and different ones.
Then the white cone flower and pink bee balm. Mum wants to get more of these too next year. All of these flowers are nice and hardy, stand up well to heat and not a lot of rain either.
That is all for this week, enjoy the flowers. Love Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

Monday, July 11, 2016

ManCat Monday

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.  - Ernest Hemingway

Nope, you know when we are mad, happy, tired. Watch our whiskers, ears and tails for clues!

Mum read an interesting fact on her cat calendar a few weeks ago.

"Orange cats are always striped and never solid; the gene for their orange-ness lies on the same place in the chromosome as the gene for striped fur. Therefore all red, orange or yellow cats are inevitably tabbies or striped."

OK, Derby just had subtle strips on his legs and tail. Me you can see some faint body stripes too. We both had the "M" on on faces.
Both of us!
 Both of us again!
 Me, my very subtle stripes.
This guy, is the kittie, Puddin, who lived where Grampie lived at the nursing home. You can see his stripes too! Isn't this a cool thing?

So my orinch buddies, show me your stripes!

Saturday, July 9, 2016


Caturday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in Caturday.

HiYa, Ducky here. Just a quick song. Sir Paul was in town last night singing. Mum was not there to see him. Mum says that it's nice the old boy rocker stills got it. 

Quiet weekend for us around here. Mum needs to do her usual chores and such. Plus the hots and humids are gone, so lots of open windows. 

Me and mum had lots of good playtimes last night and today. Last night she had turned off all the lights and crawled into the sleepy spot. I brought mousie up so she could toss it. So she did for a few times. Then one time she tossed it, she tossed it high. I leaped up and smacked it right back at her! She laffed and said good job!
 Better let mum stop typing and get her chores done! Happy Weekend!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

OK, gotta get one thing straight, even mum didn't catch it. Yesterday the Duck reported "She is counting down days. Fingers, toes and nose of days left to work" Well we girls worked that out, that is wrong. That would be 21 days. Mum only has 10 actual workdays and 14 calendar days left. By this time in two weeks, she will be FREE!

OK, now off to the garden. The day after we posted last week our first day lily opened. Purrty as usual.
 Then one of our cone flowers out in the front, they are getting ready to bloom. The ones in the back is not yet ready to flower. The trees grew, so they get less sun, so a bit slower.
 The the day lilies by the front walk. These were free when mum got the rest of them. She thought they would be yellow, but are looking a bit peachy. They should open in a few days, then we can tell for sure.
Mum is thinking of going over for the sale again this year, sometime next month in MadTown!

That is all for this week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday This and That

We survived they holly-day weekend. Not too noisy around here with firecrackers and such. Mum keeps the windows closed and they usually don't fire off much after our bedtime.

I forgots to give a big THANK YOU to Auntie Trish of Catnip Lounge. Besides the Catio Chips I got this nice little blankie! Just the right size for the tower level.
The hots are back, mum and I are taking it easy. She is counting down days. Fingers, toes and nose of days left to work.

Monday, July 4, 2016

ManCat Monday - 4th of July

Happy Purrthday to our country, the United States of Mericky! Mum has more fingers to figure it out, says the country is 240 years old. That is a whole lot of years!

Happy Independence Day to our fellow American Kitties. Hope all have a great day and cellybrate responsibly and have been cellybrating safely. 

Come join the party over at The Tabby Cat Club. Everyone is welcome, member or not. A safe place for us kitties to hang with our furiends.

Mum ordered these special in that they don't make booms to scare kitties. They are pretty but won't scare you. Mum skips the local fireworks, says the people just get crazy. Couple of years ago there were fights, a few years ago someone lost control of their metal monster and hit people standing by the side of the road. At which point they shut down the road.   Now to honor America, please join in and sing a few songs with us. Sing them from your heart.

God, bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, And guide her
Through the night with a light from above.From the mountains To the prairies To the oceans white with foam, God, bless America, My home, sweet home.God bless America Land that I love
Stand beside her
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains
To the prairies To the oceans white with foam
God bless America

My home sweet home
God bless America....

My home sweet home!

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

Saturday, July 2, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy holly-day weekend for those of us here in Mericky! Me and mum are looking forward to three days of chillaxin!

Mum was up sorta early and went to check out a new store, Meijer. She wasn't impressed. Prices and such about the same as the other stores. Plus it takes twice as long to get there as the farthest store she normally shops at. Oh well. So unless they have super-duper deals, she will skip it.
We had our usual playtime this morning with mum, me and mousie. Although I did get a bit carried away at one point and chomped down on mum's arm. She just held still until I let go. The she was quiet and didn't move, so I didn't pounce again. Guess I got a bit carried away, mum said I was wild!

Everyone have a safe weekend. Come by on Monday the 4th for quiet fireworks for us kitties.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

Not much color in the gardens, well, except green. Green is good! We expect flowers in the next few days.
 The one above is one of our newer day lilies. It didn't bloom last year, but look at all those flower buds! This is one of two flower stalks. Below is the one that mum thinks will bloom first and probably before next week on Thursday.

 The cone flower out in front has flower buds too. Trooper is keeping close watch on everything. Even the hosta's are about ready to bloom.
Glimmer, you are laying down on the job! Plus you are laying on one of the new plants. Get up on your feet lady!
Sorry, I try to run a tight organization here. Glimmer does get off balance often and down she goes! Well, that is it for this week and even this month! Tomorrow is July.

Love Virginger, Glimmer and Trooper.

Monday, June 27, 2016

ManCat Monday

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. - Garrison Keillor

Yeah, sometimes we just are here. OK, today you are getting a two-fer. I decided, that since tomorrow is my purrthday, we will start partying today! Yeah!

First a report on Caturday. Mum had a wonderful time meeting the Katnip Lounge's mum. They talked, talked, ate some, talked some more. Mum said she had a smile on her face all the way home they had such a nice time. Come back and visit again!
 Plus she gave mum a bag of Catio Chips for me! Oh gee, wow. Thanks. They are a bit different. I am used to real, live, dead, freshly cooked chick-hen. So this dehydrated stuff is different. I did eat it. I just took my time. But I will share it with all of you.

Tuesday is my purrthday. I am a whole 8 years old now. I still feel and sometimes act like a kitten. I love to play, pounce on my mousies and just enjoy life.

This is one of the firsted pictures mum took of me once she gotcha'd me. It is one of her favorites, shows off my purrty golden eyes and soft orinch fur.

We are going to party all day and tomorrow too. Maybe even hang on until Wednesday, so feel free to stop in when you can. Go other places if you need to and come on back. .

We can check out the house and even outside the house. Maybe we can check out the trail, although we have to watch for woofies and bicycles!

Feel free to mingle with the gang and be sure to help yourself to the goodies on the buffay table, food, drinks and nip cake!

Thanks for stopping by and cellybrating with me!