Thursday, January 19, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

Happy Thursday to all. We actually had sun yesterday and with our warms and rain there are big puddles about. This is on the other side of the trail, our yard doesn't have puddles but is very squishy when mum walks outside. She tries to stay off the grass, but she needed to fill up the fevver feeders.
Today's post is from back in 2007. Derby was sitting on the old moving picture box which had a bigger top to sit on. Now the box has a bigger picture, but isn't big enuf to sit on.

Friday January 19, 2007

Fang Shui Friday

You can absorb energy from many sources in the home. The television is excellent for this purpose, provided your tail dangles downward over the screen.

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

Hmmm, I have been on top of the big machine with moving pictures. But mum hasn't caught me with my tail in front of it. I must be doing something wrong and not getting good ch'i.
Mum was up late one night watching this funny person on the box. Below it is just me and some of her small white things she brings out when it is cold outside. Mostly around Christmas, they have all gone back into hiding.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday This and That

HiYa Ducky here. Another day, no sun. It has been strange around here, not the usual cold and snow, but warmish, but not warm enuf. We has had ice on the streets and stuff. Plus then we have rain and now have puddles in the back yard. Mum forgots to take pictures!
 The other day, when we did have a little bit of sun, mum goofed  and took a flashy picture of me. I sort of got washed out!
Plus mum got some special things to put on her shoes. Now she doesn't have to tie her shoes, she can just slip them on. Says it is good for her wonky fingers. They stay on good too when she is walking.
Mum says we may be sun tomorrow, Yipee.

Monday, January 16, 2017

ManCat Monday

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. - Martin Buxbaum

Mum does try to treat peoples nice, so I hopes that peoples purr when they meet mum.
 OMC, mum is all acited, which leads me to the.....

Feetsball Report

The Pack - They win! They continue to #RunTheTable. ARodg and company, with the excellent kicking of Mr Crosby, beat down them Cowboys. Went down to the final seconds, and with time running out Mr C kicked the winning field goal! Phew!  Next week, them Falcon birds.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday.

Not much going on here this weekend. Mum has plans to each lunch out with a furiend today. Mum says she has been there afor, but her furiend hasn't. They are looking for a new spot to add to their rotation since an old favorite closed last month.

Me, well I am going to take it easy today. Well, as easy as I normally do. I woke mum up and we had our usual nice cuddle for the AM. I like to wake her up in the morning, cuz if she is in the sleepy spot she pays me lots of attention.

It was a fun week with special days for me. It was Kiss a Ginger Day on Thursday and Rubber Ducky Day on Friday.
 Here are some rubber ducky pictures from when we got them. Up top, me checking out the little guys right out of the box. Below, Derby checking them out in the sink, yes, the floated!
Plus we have to watch feetball again this weekend. The Pack plays Sunday afternoon, gotta see if we can beat down them Cowboys. See if ARodg can throw another Hail Aaron pass!

Happy weekend all.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa Ducky here. We made it to Thursday. Wednesday was OK during the day, dry roads. That meant mum could get out and do all of the stuff she needed to do outside of the house. She had some shopping to do at the mall and didn't want to go there until after all the crazy Christmouse shoppers were gone. Said it was nice and quiet this morning in all the stores she visited.

So she had a few purchases, just a couple of things for the kitch-hen, like a new cutting board and a new fancy scale to weigh foods on. A lot sleeker than the old one, which she will haul off to the donation place.

Our throw back takes us back 9 years to 2008 and Derby was just hanging out in the front window. You can see he had lots of snow. We have very little snow now since it has been warm and rainy. 

Monday January 12, 2008
ManCat Monday

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. - Mary BlyI sometimes come when I am called. First thing in the AM when mum wakes up she calls for me, I run into the sleeping room to get my waking up scritches. Mum was funny the other day, she wasn't really awake, she thought she was scritchen my nose, when in fact she was closer to spot #13. She knew she didn't have fur, so that was a good one on her.

I also come when called if the word 'treats' follows my name, as in "Derby, treats". I will then come over to get some goodies.

Mum was going through my pictures and found this one of me sitting in the window. This picture has me wearing my collar and tags and I haven't worn them for over a year. Mum makes sure I don't go outside so she lets me go naked inside the house.

I have been sitting on mum's lap more lately. I don't curl up in her lap, I am sitting on my haunches. At least I can site there as long as she doesn't have the puter in her lap or her crow-shay.

I am mainly looking for a few more scritches and treats.

Friday the biggest part of the snow storm missed us for a change. We did get a little bit of snow, mum says about 2 inches. Not much more than 50 miles south of us they got 12-14 inches. Mum was happy that the heavy snow missed us for a changed. But it still is supposed to get furry cold here this week. Mum says not to worry the heaty thing in the dungeon is working just fine and that will keep us warm. Plus we can snuggle and snuggle and snuggle to keep warm as well.

Feetball Report - Playoff Edition

Another good weekend for the Fevver teams. Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles, Steelers won. hmmm another good weekend for fevver teams.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday This and That

This is our back yard today. All icky. It snowed a tiny bit overnight, then during the morning it started to rain and get warmer. So more of our snow is going away. It is now dark outside, but we can hear the wind and it is getting colder.

So me, I am napping! Staying warm. I occupy mum's lap to get her warms, plus I can start to get her new crow-say blanket all furred up.
Mum had to go out in the icky stuff to help at the food pantry. Even the food pantry wasn't that bizzy! After mum was done there she stopped to get a drive through lunch, didn't want to get out of the car to go inside. Didn't want to get all wet, and blown around. There was a line for the drive through. Mum brought home fries and she gave me one.

So everyone, stay safe and warm.

Monday, January 9, 2017

ManCat Monday

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. - Missy Dizick

Yes we cats do have lots of wonderful qualities. Some humans appreciate them, embrace them and cellybrate them.
 Me doing two things at once. Collecting sun puddles and keeping mum's lap all warms. We finally got a break on the colds. Mum said it was nice enuf to go outside and take a walk on Sunday.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - continuing to run the table. They got off to a slow start, but came on later to score lots and beat those Giant guys from NYC. Next up, they get to go to Jerry's World and play with Cowboys. Mum says three more W's and that would make them champs.

Saturday, January 7, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy first Caturday of 2017, hope this first week of the year has treated you OK. It has been furry cold here this week. Me and mum are doing lots of snuggling together for the warms.
When it is cold we have sun, so I try to sit where I can get sun. Plus mum had gotten up, so I could get some of her remaining warms here.

I don't go outside, but even mum hasn't been outside much unless she has to. Get the newsy paper inside, or get the mail inside. She even is skipping her walks, just too cold out to be walking around, even for a short time.

On Sunday, lots of crazy people will be outside in the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau field. We will have a feetsball game to watch. Go Pack Go.

OK, mum says it is time to go watch the fevvers. She also has been going out to fill the feeders every day. Those little birds sure do eat a lot when it is cold.

Happy weekend. Stay safe and warm.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

Old man winter is back. Super cold out and mum is staying inside as much as she can. If she has to go out, she will, but is staying in to stay warms. Only a few days of this cold, then back to regular winter.

Today's throw back shows Derby pushing some of mum's snow guys off the tower. You can see other snow guys on the table. Mum doesn't put out as many snow guys now.

Derby's post was based upon a book, referenced below called Fang Shui. We all need Fang Shui.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Fang Shui Friday

Clutter destroys good ch'i. Enlightened cats should eliminate all clutter from the environment.

To clear a mantel, walk behind the clutter while gently pushing it to the floor. The humans will then remove it from your space.

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday This and That

HiYa Ducky here. Well mum has continued on her cleaning kick. Today she got out a majic sponge and made all my paw prints on the one wall and the top of the book case disappear. It didn't even take her long. Sheesh, I have spent ages getting that just right, and poof, GONE!

Guess I will have to double up my efforts to get my paw prints back on the surfaces.

Monday, January 2, 2017

ManCat Monday

Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, then take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. - Stephen Baker.

HiYa, Ducky here. Happy New Year! Hope the new year has gotten off to a good start for all of you. Mum did stay up until midnight our time, but then went to the sleepy spot right after. She is feeling OK, guess it was just that one night that she didn't feel well. 
 Me napping in the sun on Sunday. Today mum says we will watch the Rosey Parade and then the feetsball game for Bucky Badger. Mum pulled out one of her crow-shay projects to work on, she says it keeps her hands bizzy while she watches the feetball games. Then she can't be eating.

Feetsball Report

The Pack -They win! They won the game and they won the NFC North! Woohoo. Me and mum knew they would be in the playoffs. Supposedly the team didn't want to know, it was ya gotta win the game or else. Plus ARodg is the QB with the most TD's this season.

They will play the Giant guys on the frozen tundra of Lambeau field on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, December 31, 2016


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy last day of 2016. It has been a crazy year and tomorrow we gets to start in on a new one. Wonder what surprized it will bring.

Me and mum are laying low today. I think she had a bit of a bug overnight. Went to bed early, said she was all cold, so put on her sleeping socks and heavier sleeping clothes. Then about every our she would add to it, or then after a while start changing things out for something cooler and lighter. She seems OK now. She also days her knees are not aching like they were yesterday. With mum, if her joints hurt, or she can't get warm enuf, then she has a bug.

So I stayed near her all night. Slept right next to her, although when she gets all warms she blames me! I had to be on duty to make sure she was OK, no real sicky issues with the litter box room, just aches.
She says she needs to get some fresh airs, so will head out for a short walk. Then back inside to be with me. Said we can watch fevvers in the back. Snuggle in the chair. Later she will go gets our fancy meal for tonight. Chinese takeout, which means lots of chick-hen!

Happy New Year to all. Be safe tonight, no drinking and driving. We both want you around to share life with us next year!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa Ducky here. We are on to the end of the week and the end of the year. Wow, another year almost done. Where do they go so fast. The new year should be interesting seeing there will be a new prezzident.

We have had some ups and downs with weather this week. Rain, sunny and melty, then back to cold, then not so cold. Mum has to change up every day what she wears out walking every day. She wants to be warm enuf, but not too warms.

So this weeks Throwback is to 2007 and we had just gotten snow.

Saturday, December 29, 2007
Winter Wonderland

The snow machine was at it again yesterday. Mum worked from home so she didn't have to go out with the crazy drivers to get home. Plus she had to use the snow eating monster, again.

So here are an assortment of pictures from yesterday during the storm, some even at night and then today.
So where was I during all of this. Having a nap pile with the new seven kitties on mum's new throw! She took a picture of me from outside while she was working.
Plus with the snow it brings lots of birdies around to eat at our feeders I get so 'acited when they come around. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and lots of snack.
Ah, the good life. Stay warm and dry everyone.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Remembering Derby

It is now two years since the big guy ran off to the bridge. We miss him, although mum says she doesn't miss having to clean up his yaks from the carpet! MOL.

Mum has done some research and had decided he had Polydipsia. It is defined as follows:

Increased thirst (polydipsia) is a sign of many diseases in cats including diabetes, hyperthyroidism and kidney disease.

Mum said Derby was always a cat who like to drink, so she thinks he had issues his whole life, just that they finally caught up with him. He would drink from the tap whenever mum would have it on, he would even get in the tub by the laundry machine to drink there and to taste the water coming from the condensation of the heaty machine in the dungeon. Or jump in the hot rain room after she was done. Heck, he would even lick the water on the outside of a glass when it would sweat.

He was such a handful when visiting the stabby place that everyone was happy to give him a quick once over, get him his shots and be done.  To have done any blood work, he would have to have been sedated to draw the blood. Plus he never showed much other than getting a bit thinner.

So my dear brofur, and mum's first adult cat, we will share a few pictures. These are from 2005, Derby's first year with mum. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

ManCat Monday - Boxing Day

With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats? - Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat

Happy Boxing Day and yes I have my box for the season. It was something that mum ordered and she let me keep it. She recycled my other box, said after a year I should get a new one. 

Mum gave me a loverly dinner yesterday of turkey with gravy. Then she headed out to have her meal with furiends, they had ham loaf. She came home smelling of woofie, and yes the place she was had one. Mum says the woofie, Shelby, is finally growing up. She was well behaved for the most part, no barking and minding.

She wasn't out late home by early evening. So we had a nice snuggle time in the evening. It was warm out and we had rain, but we had enuf snow on the ground that the rain didn't make it go away. So we did have a white Christmouse.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - they won again, beating the ViQueens. Now five in a row for wins. They need to win next weekend to ensure they get into the playoffs. Plus mum sees now that it will be the Sunday night game.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend cellybrating all the hollydaze!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmouse

It is a White Christmouse for us this year, the past two years have been no white on the ground. Mum also found a picture showing how our trees have changed. The one on the left sure has grown!

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David,) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Luke 2: 1-20 (KJV)


Merry Christmas
God Bless You All.
Angel Derby
Virginger, Glimmer and Trouper