Monday, April 19, 2021

Mini-ManCat Monday

The difference between Momma and Papa is that Momma loves morals and Papa loves cats. - Mark Twain's daughter, Susy 

Hmm, who loves cats more? Cat Mom's or Cat Dad's? We think we know more cat moms that dads, but we are sure everyone loves cats!

Here are some pics of the trees just getting some leaves on them and getting green. The weather was nice, sunny and pretty normal temps.

Here are some of the racy cars, group A above and B below. It was a school for new peoples getting into racing. Thankfully all was good.

Mum took the above pics on Friday and she was there Caturday. She got up early on Sunday, but her ankle was all achy so she stayed home, keeping her footy up as much as possible. She did do trips to the dungeon for laundry and she eve mowed part of the lawn. She will do the rest today. Limit the walking

I tried to keep her sitting, reading her book or working on her crow-shay. I do my best to keep her be good to herself. 

Mum says it was so nice to see her furiends again. To catch up on stuff, even exchange a few hugs. All of her mates are vaccinated, so that made it good. However the local place said they had to wear masks all the time, even outside. 

So mum is going to chill as much as she can today. I will help her do that. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.

Saturday, April 17, 2021


 HiYa Ducky here. Well mum has abandoned me, at least during the day. It is that time of year to go and play with racy cars. This weekend is all about schooling the newer drivers. Mum said she did a lot of pointing and will be doing more of the same today and tomorrow.

Mum said she enjoyed being outside in the sunshine and nice weather for a good part of the day. She came home last night, did a few things and went to bed early and up and out early today too. 

I'll stay home and nap in the sun, thank you very much. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Puzzle Thursday

 Another Thursday is here and our really nice weather that we had over Easter has gone away. The windows are closed, the heaty monster is working and mum is wearing a jacket inside sometimes. She has a light tshirt on. Put on some long sleeves mum!

I miss the open windows, the nice breezes. Mum did get some outside work done and cut back the grape arbor good. She hasn't been able to get the support thing to stand straight on her own. May need to find a another body to help her out. 

Not much happening here, rather boring these past few days. 

The hostas are starting to peek out of the ground. Pretty pink hi-ya-cinths are looking super good this  year. 

Plus handsome me!

Puzzles for the week. Remember to wear your mask, stay safe and healthy and get that vaccine!

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Mini-ManCat Monday

Amazing products, cats. And real simple to manufacture. - Michael O'Donoghue

Manufacture? I am a one of a kind meow machine. My fur mom and dad made me a one of a kind kit, along with my litter mates!

We had sunshine on Sunday so I staked out my spot in mum's lap to soak up sun and love from her. I loves sitting in mum's lap.

Yeah, mum I am going to sit here until you get out my new gooshy food stash, don't be sitting there reading your book, I needs my gooshy foods!


Ha, I will show her, she doesn't like it when I get here. I sneak along the back of the cabinet, the to the speaker where I chew a bit on the silk flowers!

Mum went for a little drive yesterday to get some pics. There was a fire that burned lots of land, no buildings and no one got hurt. This burned just before Easter. It has been dry here, but we got rain after the fires which helped. The fire was likely started from a spark from the train tracks that run along the south end of the fire. Pics are from the north end of the fire. This is right off a well used road. This was several miles away from our house. No issues here.

 Things are starting to get green here. We are seeing leaves on the trees and shrubs. The grass is growing too. The girls says they are not coming out yet!

Have a good week. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.


Saturday, April 10, 2021


 HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday. Things are getting off to a good start here today. Mum got up an promptly got my food dish filled up. I like getting gooshy foods first thing in the morning. Mum is keeping track of how much I am eating and she says I am doing good.

Hehehe, me staring down mum. You will give me more gooshy foods and lots and lots of treats. Yeah I like to get very up close and purrsonal with mum. Her lap is one of  the best places to be. 

Going to be a cloudy and rainy day. Mum says a good day to curl up on the couch, nap, read a book and just be a bit lazy. Gee mum, that sounds like most every day around here!

Happy Weekend.

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Puzzle Thursday

 Woot, I made it through another week and I am feeling so much better than I was a week ago. I am back to running around, jumping more. Climbing up and down my tower. Plus mum thinks I am not sleeping as much either. 

So, yep, now I get my gooshy foods twice a day. So there is pretty much gooshy foods out 24/7 for me to eat. Mum is recording how much I am eating every day. She want to report the Dr Tom how I am doing. Then to compare how much weight I have gained back. Mum does not want to over feed me and get me fat. I am pretty good at pacing myself with foods. 

We got lots of flowers, daffs, windflower, hiya-cinths. Lots of color going on. Mum sees a few tulips coming soon too.

However the four-sith-ia doesn't have many blooms on it, at least compared to other plants mum sees in the nayborhood. Mum isn't sure why, once the leaves come out mum will need to see if there is lots of dead stuff. Mum knows they bloom on last year's growth and she didn't prune it much last year. But she is seeing it might need more sunlight. Hmmm, that could be an issue. 

Yes, you get to see me too. How about a couple of moovies? Me sitting in the front window a few days ago. It has been so nice here, warmer than usual, so mum took advantage and made sure the windows were open. We even had some thunder boom storms yesterday. Mum went for a walk but wasn't gone long since the booms were close. She went back out after dinner to finish her walk.

Puzzles, well flowers and me!

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Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Mini-ManCat Monday

I called my cat William because no shorter name fits the dignity of his character. Poor old man, he has fits now, so I call him Fitz-William. - Josh Billings

Yeah, you may know me as Ducky but my official name is Mallard Olympus CutiePie! If you want to read my full story you can go back to March 2010

It was a marvy weekend here. Lots of open windows with warm air coming in on the breeze. Mum sat outside reading her books. Caturday in the back, Sunday out in front. 

Mum got to talk to the female human who is the new naybor. She is about to pop out a new human, probably in the next week. So I may hear a baby crying soon. 

Also mum let the woofie sniff her fingers and a quick lick of her hand too. Can't do much with a fence between. 

Me hanging out on the kitty tower. I have been up and down this lots in the past few days. Not sure why I haven't been up here, but hey, I like to switch things around. I suppose I should have been up here during the snowy time, I could have see over the snow pile!

One thing since I got my tooths stolen is that I am getting more gooshy foods. Mum got a bunch of these nice white dishes just for me. She even weighs out how much food she puts into them. Plus when she finally picks them up she weights them again. Wants to see just how much I am eating.

Yes I know you want me to gain a bit of weight, but not too much. I am a tiny boy remember? Your Mini Man Cat!

Lots of nice bright flowers blooming at the moment, makes it all cheery and bright outside. Yep, spring is really here. 

That is about it for today. 

Stay safe, stay health, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.

Saturday, April 3, 2021


 HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday, Happy Easter Eve!

I am doing just fine after my adventure at the vet. Mum thinks I am back to my normal routine and such with eating and sleeping. Here is a moovie of me and mum while we were watching the base ball game on Thursday.

It has been wonky weather wise. Gets nice, then goes cool again. Today it is supposed to be nice and mum says she will use the griller machine to make a burger and potatoes for dinner tonight. Woohoo, get me some grill burger later. 

Mum is also feeding me different now. I get two batches of gooshy foods each day. One in the morning for brekkie and then one in the evening for dinner. Mum says she needs to have me gain back the weight I lost while my teeths were bothering me. Gotta get back about a pound and maybe a little more. Hey, I don't want to get fat, just be fit. Yes mum, it is time for my brekkie!

Me sitting on mum watching the game on Thursday, plus she was working on the blankie. Another game tonight, so she will work on the blankie some more. Plus me enjoying the late afternoon sunshine coming in the big windows.

The day I was gone mum found a deaded mouse laying on the patio. Mum though something had killed it and then would come back for it. But it was still there on Friday so mum pushed it on the shovel and dropped it in the flowers. It can rot in peace by the daffs. 

Mum got out the little patio table too. Someplace to hold her stuff when she is outside reading. Gotta have her phone and drink nearby. 

So that is about it from here. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Puzzled Thursday

 Yeah, um, it is Thursday right? I sorta seem to have lost yesterday. Off in dream land with big pink mousies and flying fishies!

Well it started Tuesday night. Mum took my food dish away. So no crunchies to nibble on overnight. Then mum got up pretty early, got the PTU out and put me in it. Then off we went in the metal monster. When we got to this place mum drove up to the drive thru. Hey, brekkie! No it wasn't. But the person mum was talking to kept calling me a SHE! Mum corrected her. Then mum parked in front of the building, this lady came out and took me inside. Mum didn't come with me!

So then the fun started. I was taken from the PTU and put in a nice spot and I could just rest. A few hours later they came and got me. Stuck a needle in my front leg and I was off to dreamland. I woke up and my mouth was a bit sore, and I am missing 6 lower incisor toothies. 

Mum was informed about my going off to dreamland and when I was done. They watched me for a few more hours and then mum came to bring me home. I got foods right away and I cleaned my plate! I hadn't eaten in ages!

Me at home sitting by mum. See the ice cream cone on my bandage? Mum had a hard time figuring out where the end was, and I didn't want her to mess with my leg. A few hours after we got home mum figured it out and took it off. 

Happy April Fooling Day too! 

Stay healthy, stay safe, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can. 

Just one puzzle, me shortly after seeing big pink mousies.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Mini ManCat Monday

Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. - Oliver Herford 

Who you calling a pgymy? I am mighty, proud and a cat! I don't need to be a lion, I am happy and contented just as I am. 

Here is me with mum on Caturday evening watching bracket ball. The two teams we wanted to see win did not win, so now we don't need to watch any further. 

Mum got all carried away on Sunday with the laundry. She was washing everything she could get her hands on. Everything off of her sleepy spot. Blanket, sheets, the mattress pad. Then she grabbed her robe from the closet. Then she grabbed two throws that she uses a lot. And last, and certainly not at all least, she grabbed my heated cat cup! This was all in addition to the normal stuff she does every week like her clothes and towels. Yes she does wash at least her sheets every week too.

Sheesh, I will have to sit on top of the hot air blower thingy. Well I sit there sometimes anyway. It took ages for it to come back. She got the sucking monster out and picked up all of my shedded furs from the floor. Yeah, it is nice to have a cleaner floor. I will add more floof to it soon. 

Finally, hours later it came back. Mum said she wanted to make sure it was completely dry and it didn't dry fast enuf for her. Neither did her robe! I didn't head directly into it to check it out, but it wasn't long afore I headed in for a nice bath. 

Then when my bath was done. It was much longer than the video shows. I settled in for a nice nap. 

Ahh, naps and sunpuddles, Doesn't get any better than this. 

Last few days of March! Then really on to the spring month of April!

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, get the vaccine when you can.