Thursday, March 23, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa Ducky here. Sort of a quiet week around here, mum has been around, yesterday she went with a furiend to a funeral of a long time racing purrson. Mum said it was a nice simple service with lots of love.

Now many of you were amazed at off of the snow we had last week, which is gone. But guess we get these types of snows now and then.

Just to show you all that Mother Nature has a sense of humor. Nine years ago on this day it was Easter. We had snow on the ground like it was Christmouse! Wowza!

Sunday March 23, 2008
For those of you who do not know how they pick the date when Easter falls, mum says it goes as follows.

The first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the first full day of spring. Easter can fall from March 22 through April 25. It is rarely this early in March. It won't be this early again for a furry long time. Easter of 2035 as a matter of fact, I don't think I will be around!

But I looked back to last year when Easter was in April. We again had snow and cold and Easter was nearly two weeks later. Here are my linkies to post last year showing our terrible cold we had last year. April 7 and April 11 It was the middle of April before we got rid of our snow. Actually it was gone in March, then all of a sudden we got cold and snow again.

Here are pictures from Saturday morning of the snow piles and the yard. Mum says the snow piles off the patio are about the same height as they were back in February after the big snow.
I hope this is it for this year. As of now at the official measuring station this is the second snowiest winter season in Milwaukee. Mum says that with the sun being higher in the sky and the longer days helps melt the stuff faster. Even today she said it was getting nice and melty in places. Just harder to tell.

Everyone have a good Easter Day.

Monday, March 20, 2017

ManCat Monday

Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world - the clock and the cat. - Emile Auguste Chartier
 These are just the few pictures that mum can find of me up by the ticky-tock clock. Plus you can't really see the clock!
 Here is a picture of Derby from 5 years ago in front of the clock, plus flowers mum got after she got her surgery back then.

Mum has had a chat with the girls, they are getting ready to make their debut, but it still might be a few weeks. Yeah, they know spring starts today, but after all the snow last Monday, they have been happy to be warm and dry. You can see it is melting, the box and the table were buried last Monday.
 I have been helping mum with her hat stuff. Spending time watching bracketball gives her time to work on hats. We are happy, our team is still dancing on to the Sweet 16. Plus mum's high school won the state championship too this weekend. Third year in a row.
Happy Spring, have a good week.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy weekend! We all made it to another end of the week. Ours was crazy with all of the snow on Monday.

Mum has been watching a bit of the bracket ball the past days.  So she has been working on the last few hats she promised people. So I decided to play with the one that was done. She hopes to have the last one done by Monday.
 Then a couple of pics of me looking out of the window at the snow. With sunshine it disappears quickly. Mum says March snow doesn't stick around long. 
So here are a few pics that show the snow and how it is now disappearing. Mum was taking her measurements off of these placed. On top of the box and the little table. Amember we had 13 inches by Monday night. So these pics are from Monday through Friday.
 Not much left this AM, but mum hasn't taken her pictures. Wondering how long until the whole mess is gone.The snow is going in the front so we can see our little flowers again too. They got buried, but will be OK.
Have a wonderful weekend. Be safe and happy.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa, Ducky here. Things are looking good after all of the snow. Mum has been out and about town doing stuff. No issues getting anywhere, the snow piles are melting and our robin has found the feeder with the meal worms.

Today's flashback is Derby, hanging out in mum's old chair in the back. I remember than chair, it wasn't here long, then mum got the new one I like better. 

Friday March 16, 2007

Fang Shui Friday

If a room has too much metal energy in the form of white furniture, shed on the furniture to soften the energy.

The gentle curve of a sleeping cat can also aid in softening metal energy.

From Fang Shui by Catfucious, Peter Pauper Press, 2002.

We don't have any metal furniture in the house and we don't have any white furniture in the house. But I agree that a kittie can make any chair look better. This is a furry old chair that mum gotted from Grampie, but don't I make it look wonderful?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday This and That

Well we had an interesting Monday. Snow, snow, snow and more snow! Way more than the weather guessers said we would get. Today is bright and sunny. I am enjoying the sun puddles.
Ok, here are some snow pictures for you. The storage box behind the house as the day went on. Before 8 AM; 9:30, 11 AM, and 2:30 PM. You can see it getting deeper and deeper. 
Mum even got the measuring stick out to show how deep it was gettting! Yikes, this is deeper than I am tall.
All bright and sunny this morning, it is getting melty in the sun. Should be interesting to see how long this takes to go away! Since this is snow country, everything it plowed, streets are drivable, naybors all shoveled out. You can get to place where you need to go.
Even the drive to the metal monster room is almost free of snow except by the street by noon today. Pretty good. Mum went out to get her taxes all done, green papers coming back soon! Plus she met the tax guy's snoopervisor, Elliot.

Monday, March 13, 2017

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

Happy Monday. Me and mum will be watching the snow come down today. Yeah, winter won't give up on us just yet. 

Our little green plants are poking up, more and more. But they will all be covered up by the snow.
Me, well I will just nap and snuggle up with mum for the day. Although there won't be any sun puddles to nap in.
 Happy Monday all.

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Hi Ya, well, better late than never? Mum just never sat down today to work on the puter until late! She got up, had brekkie, read her paper, we watched fevvers. Then she spent time hiding the hour in the clocks. Then off to get foods. So when she got back, she had lunch, then sat down to read.

What did I do? Well, I napped as usual, plus I did join her in the afternoon while she work on her book. She says she doen't like it much, 100 pages in with just background information. Mum finds books that don't get to the point boring.
 Plus as we watched fevvers this morning, we had many of them in the trees. Mum quietly got outside to take pictures. Boy were they making lots of noise. Mum counted at least 70 birds. Then we looked to see if Mr Hitchcock was around making another moovie!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

I have not yet blown away, for I while I wasn't sure as it was bad for the past couple of days. Here is a moovie of the tops of the trees dancing around in the wind. 
 The best thing, lots of sun, so I have been basking in the sun puddles as much as I can.
Our throwback today takes us back to 2009, before I got here and mum commenting on the weather, Derby getting treats.

Monday March 9, 2009 

ManCat Monday

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. - Pablo Picasso

It was a yucky weekend. First the time change, mum was walking around Sunday like she was brain dead and very tired. She had enough sleeps, so that can't be the problem. She said it was probably the yucky weather making her head hurt. So she took some pills and had a nap with me as well. Then her head felt better.

We got lots and lots of rain this weekend. At times there was so much rain it was starting to pond in low spots, but not close to the house. The snow piles are getting smaller but not totally gone.
The one bright spot over the weekend was getting a box of goodies from Eric and Flynn. I send them Greenies, which they can't buy in the UK. They sent back some treats for me and mum! Mum tried the tea and chocoloates, says both of them are good.
I like the treats, here is mum giving me one, it is a long stick of chewy chickhen and liver.
Oh yeah, at the end of Sunday, before it got dark, it even started to snow a bit again. What little we got, it barely covered the grass, should melt today.