Saturday, July 20, 2019

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Hopefully this will be our last day of super hots. Mum knows it will be bad when you wake up and it is already hotter than 80 degrees out. Plus the air is like a sauna.

Ok, last weekend mum was at the races and they had the cat box races. Mum found a few pics on line of the races.They take a box, put a small kid inside and pull them around the very short course. Although this year one team just used a flat piece of cardboard. Mum also found a moovie, but could get to save it to post it here.
 
 Me waking up mum today. She normally does not take the flashy box/phone to bed with her. She did last night as storms were coming, so she could check the radar.
 
 
She wasn't really awake, she kept getting her finger in the pics! MOL.

Stay cool and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. The super hots are here and we are doing our best to stay cool. Mum is out early to water the eggyplants and refill the fevver bath.

Speaking of the eggyplant, It is going well. WOW! The first three pics were taken on Monday
 
 
 The pics below were taken  yesterday. The one with the mum's finger above and her hand below is the same eggyplant fruit. It grew a couple of inches in the two days. It will soon be ready to eat!
 

So how about some flowers! The lilies are here and blooming nicely.

 

The community garden is doing ok. With the hots this week they got there early, watered everything good, harvested some peas and was home two hours after they left. Next week will be the same thing.

Stay cool, see you next week. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

ManCat Monday

Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit.

Yeah, well, our cat spit is better than human spit. So there.

Mum was off with racy cars this weekend and somehow it all had to do with cats! Ah yes, that race. The one with the chick-hen dinner too.

So they have different themes each year, this one one Red, White and Mew! So mum wore here shirt that had two cats on it. Someone even asked her if she had it customer made for the weekend. Mum said no, she just had it in her closet. Plus she won one of the event shirts which is the logo above.

The theme was on every sheet of paper they used as this is one of the sheets mum has to use to line up cars for each race. Plus they had cat box races! Really, they get our boxes and race them? Mum says no, they actually use cardboard boxes. Mum didn't stay to see the actual races since she comes home at night. Some day she may stay and take pics. They even have there own tech sticker! Mum found one on the jar with the snacks.

 Plus here is the last of the cooking chick-hens and below is where they are cutting them up for the peoples to eat.

Me, I stayed home where it was nice and cool. Mum got home last night and since it was nice she even got the grass eater out and got that done. It is going to be super hot here this week and mum wanted to get it done.

Everyone have a good week, stay cool.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Caturday

HiYa, Ducky here. Well some big changes here a Casa de Ducky. Mum went on a cleaning tear yesterday morning. Moving fur-niture, rugs, using the sucking monster a lot. She even uncovered the love seat with taking off the throw and didn't put on a clean one.
 Checking out the old love seat with nothing piled up on it! That alone is strange.
 The rug that was under the little table is now sitting where the furniture will go. This is to cover up the carpet where it was all matted down by the love seat.
 Bye little love seat. The delivery guys carried it out to the curb by the street. Mum figures someone will come by and take it. We got lots of years of use, someone can have it for free. She couldn't donate it as they don't take fabric furniture from people with cats because of allergies.
 First of the new chairs sitting in the drive and then in place in the house.
 Second chair in place. Mum needs to cut the tags off yet. Both of the chairs are recliners so mum can put her feets up. She says she can tell she sits up higher and that she has more firm support while she sits. She likes that.
 Um mum? What's with the change? Can I sit on this stuff?
 Yes, I can sit on this stuff and I jumped up to check things out. You can see some of the other stuff that should be in the living room still sitting in the other room. Mum wants to clean more afore she moves all the stuff back.
 OK, I made it to the top of the chair. I have a good view. Mum needs to move the lamp back as well and get the tags off. 
The hots are coming back, so we will be staying in and be cool. Will enjoy our new chairs!

Happy weekend everyone.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. It has been mostly hot and sticky with a few nice days in between. When it is nice mum gets out to do outside work. Pulling the weeds, fighting off the skeeters.

Our eggyplants have flowers but we can't see any actual fruit starting to develop. Plus with the hots weather mum has to make sure she keeps them well watered. One day she looked out and they were all wilty. She watered them good and they look fine now.

Community garden stuff. They have been starting early to beat the heat, so the first pic is of the broccoli and Swiss chard.
 A flower on the potato plant. The big garbage can is full of dirt so that the potatoes will grow in the dirt.
 Lettuce, onions, eggplant, peppers and lettuce.
 The ferns of the asparagus just growing tall. Mum put in the orange tape to help hold them up and then they don't get stepped on.
 Newly planted lettuce, radishes with cucumbers growing up the strings.
 This mess is climbing peas. Mum doesn't care for peas. There were blossoms so not long before peapods.
 A wide view of the garden the can with the potatoes on the right hand side.
That is all for this week. Stay cool everyone.

Monday, July 8, 2019

ManCat Monday

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

Hey, I have a function. It is to fur everything I can with my furs. I am very good at doing that. Plus it is to purr on mum as needed.

Me and mum had a marvy weekend. The weather got cooler and less sticky. Mum could open the windows and we enjoyed the fresh air. Mum did work in the yard, as well as reading and doing a bit of crow-shay on hats. 
 Above, me basking in the late afternoon sunshine in the kitch-hen windows. Unlike Derby I don't lay on the table. Me, holding mum down later in the evening while she was watching the moving picture box.
 We are supposed to have a few more nice days afore the hots come back. Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Hope all my US gang survived the 4th, 5th etc. We didn't have anyone close setting off fireworks, so the booms were far away. Mum watched the big fireworks on the moving picture box, they weren't super noisy. I went into her sleepy spot and sat in the window for natural fireworks, FIREFLIES!

The hots are gone for now, not supposed to be so hot or sticky today. That means mum has to get out and do work outside. Time to get the grass eater out and pull a few weeds! Mum says the weeds are almost winning this year. Almost.
Some guys came late Monday afternoon and gooped up the drive. Mum says they were resealing it to keep the water out of the cracks. It lasts longer then.


All done with the metal monster parked in the street. No driving on the new stuff for a day. We should be good for another 2-3 years.

The one nice thing with summer is that I get such wonderful sun puddles in the front window in the morning. A wonderful place to snooze, just protected by the curtain. Still mum takes pictures.
Yes, I heard the flashy box. I'm awake now. Thanks for disturbing me! Oh well, mum feels she needs to document my naps. Not all of them, just the cute ones.
Happy Caturday, have fun and be safe.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Purrthday America!

Happy Purrthday to our country, the United States of Mericky! Mum has more fingers to figure it out, says the country is 243 years old. That is a whole lot of years!
 Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur join me in wishing all of you Mericky kitties a good day. Safe and hopefully not too noisy with the fireworks. Cellybrate but do so safely.


A quick Garden Thursday note, we actually have blossoms on our eggyplant! Woohoo, maybe mum will have some to eat soon. Mum counted 5 blossoms the other day.

Mum ordered these special fireworks as usual, 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. She watches the stuff on the moving picture box, no driving, no crowds and the noise isn't so bad that it scares me.  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!

Monday, July 1, 2019

ManCat Monday

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine

Happy July 1. Today we cellybrate our naybors to the north. Happy Canada Day to them. We had an OK weekend. Hot, humid and a bit of storms, but not so much that we had damage by us.

Mum got out early yesterday and did her errands afore it got all hots. Then she stayed home with me, watched some baseyball.
Lots going on this month, we need to have fun, but while we are having fun, we don't want to get lost or run away from home. With the scary boomers fireworks some cats and dogs may want to run away from home. We don't want that.
Also we lost sweet Binga over the weekend. She made it to the grand old age of 19. We send comforting purrs to her family.
So, this week we will take it easy. Mum doesn't have too much scheduled cuz of the holly-day. Good, she can stay home and snuggle with me. Happy July.