Thursday, February 21, 2019

Throw Back Thursday

Well, good news, we didn't get that much snow yesterday. It was sloppy during the day, some snow, some rain, freezing drizzle. Mum had to go out for an appointment, meet with her money man. Then he took her to lunch since they both have a purrthday in February.

The woofie from the other day, well, before mum left he was sniffing up her pant let and then licking her leg. Getting rather purrsonal with her! Back off Elliot, she's my mum!
 We lost another original blogger cat in Sammy Meezer. Another old furiend of Derby's, they used to party together all the time. I am sure these old furiends are having  quite the party at The Bridge. I know mum would miss me if I went to be an island cat. Maybe an honorary Island Cat?
In our throw back this week, Derby talks about being called Derby. Do you have a story about your name?

From February 21, 2009

Finally Friday - What's In A Name

Now we all have our names, some of us have had more than one name. I was originally named Benny, or at least that was my name at the shelter. Mum renamed me Derby, since I was adopted on Derby Day. When I was at the vet the other day the tech who was helping said she used to have a kittie named Derby! Plus he had a sisfur name Daisy!

Skeezix has an interesting name. Did you know there was a cartoon character of the same name? Yup, there was and it was in the cartoon, Gasoline Alley.

Do you have an interesting story about your name?

Mum says we will have a regular weekend this weekend. Just the normal stuff, she has to get her head fur trimmed. A little shopping for foods, plus the cleaning stuff and laundry. Otherwise we can snuggle, watch birdies and such.
Maybe even a nap or two! Happy Weekend everyone.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday This and That

Me and mum had a quiet day. She did go shopping for some new fevver feeders. Went to one store and didn't see anything she wanted or liked. Found stuff at the second store. Plus what she found costed her less green papers.
So we were sitting earlier watching out the back, fevvers, snow piles. The occasional human and woofie walking on the trail. Yeah, and we have gotten lots of snow in the past month. From January 18 to February 18 we got over 3 feet of snow and more is coming on Wednesday, Caturday / Sunday and then Tuesday. Enough already! Mum is really bummed on the snow on Wednesday as she has places to get to, so she just can't stay home. 
Plus I found this on mum's phone, yep, a picture of a woofie. Mum says this is Elliot, the woofie of the guy who does her taxes. Mum got those done on Monday and we are getting a refund! Woohoo.
Farewell Wally! Our hearts are broken and sad that you ran off to The Bridge. I am sure your fellow gingers like Derby will meet you and show you around. Plus, if the island needs a ginger, I am available to be an island cat.

Monday, February 18, 2019

ManCat Monday

The difference between a cat and a dog is that a cat can bark .... and doesn't.

MEOW! I thank you all for your purrthday wishes for mum. We had a quiet Sunday, just watching the snow fall. Yep, we got more snow again on Sunday.

So mum and I had a quiet Sunday. We watched fevvers, napped, and watched crashcar! Oh and they did crash a lot of cars.

So everyone have a good week. Me and mum are hoping it stops snowing for this winter soon.

Saturday, February 16, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. I'm a bit, MOL, I am very late with today's post. Mum was all distracted with other stuff today. What other stuff, well, it's her purrthday. So Happy Purrthday Mum! She is another year older than dirt!

So last night she went out and partied with furiends. She didn't stay out super late, but she did stay out later than she usually does. One of her furiends bought her a cellybrating adult beverage. Then she bought him one as his purrthday is Sunday!

So mum was a bit later getting up today, then she went off to a garden talk on the new purrenials for your garden. The talker guy runs a grower not far away, so you know that the plants are suited for our area.

Then on the way home she stopped at the food store to get herself a cupcake for her purrthday. It was carrot cake, although mum says the cakey part was super heavy cake. But she says it tasted good.
 We spent the afternoon curled up together. She readed her book and I napped on her. It was a lovely day.
Mum is finally of the phone thingy, someone called to wish her happy purrthday. Now we can just relax!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Throw Back Thursday - Valentine's Day Edition

Happy V Day everyone. Make sure you tell your sweetie how much they mean to you. Well, mum knows I loves her and I know she loves me too.

Special purrs to my kittie sweetie Dora. I have her paw print on my heart.
Our throw back takes us to V Day from ten years ago with Derby sending his love to his sweetie Princess Mia Bella.

From February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

It was three years ago today that My Princess Ms Mia Bella won my heart. That I could win over a princess, well I would have never have thunk it.

It all started with her commenting as follows:

Anonymous said...
Happy Valentine's Day, Derby. purrrrr

Your Secret Admirer
I had to search and search to figure out who PMB was, but once I did, well, the rest is our history.
Happy Valentine's Day to all. Hug, headbonk, purr on someone you love!
We got a little bit of snow overnight, not much, just enough to cover the ground and make everything pretty.
Mr Squirrel digging in the snow for sunflower seeds spilled from the birdie feeder.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Gotcha Anniversary #9

Three thousand two hundred and ninety days ago, yeah, 9 years ago today I conned mum into taking me home. Well, maybe not conned, but she fell in love with my quiet softness.
 Here I am in my little apartment, hey get me out of this place. Hey nice lady(now mum) you need to take me home!
 She asked to take a closer look at me. So into the little meet and greet room. She had a chance to play with me a bit, pet me, and yes I posed. I didn't know at the time the flashy box would become a major part of my life. 
 Mum brought me home and I promptly headed under the bed. I felt safe there, but mum got down on the floor and I soon came out.
Posing so nice on the sleepy spot for her. I felt really comfortable with her really fast. I got to hang with her in the sleepy spot and I still like to hang out with her in the sleepy spot.

Now for a few more recent pictures. I haven't really changed that much and I really feel like a kitten sometimes. I love to play and race around the house.  Watch fevvers and hang out with mum.
 Here I am from a few days ago on the couch with mum and yes, I trust her so much I even let her touch my tummeh. Lots of loving rubs.
What was nice yesterday was that mum stayed home with me. Cuz of all the snow she cancelled going to a library thingy over in Mad Town, even though she only had to drive part of the way. It wouldn't have been an easy drive even for that short way. She just stayed home and dealt with the snow and it is still snowing! Hopefully today it will start to get nice with a bit of sun.

So mum has put out a buffet so we can cellybrate, plus champagne as well. CHEERS!

Monday, February 11, 2019

ManCat Monday

Sure, it's clean laundry. The cat's sleeping on it, isn't he?

MOL, however, I have never been a cat who messes with the laundry. Clean or dirty! Mum did the laundry on Sunday, so all is clean. The sleepy spot has nice fresh, crisp sheets to sleep on.

Mum spent some time watching woofies yesterday. You can see me looking at the purrty flowers to start.
 Then the woofie was showing off here afore running through a maze of jumps, tunnels, ramps and other things. We cats don't do that. We know we are agile, we don't have to prove it.
 Here is a moovie of the dalmation doing his run. I didn't watch much after this.
 This is just the start of the yearly few days where mum watches woofies. Seems there is a big fancy dog show in NYC this week. I guess I will let her watch woofies. Better than if she would decide to bring one home.

Mum worked some more on the blankie and readed a book. Guess a quiet weekend for us.

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, February 9, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday! It is starting out nice and sunny today but cold. Not super deep freeze cold, but still cold enuf.

Crazy week with the weather guessers. Melty, sleet, snow, freezing rain, rain, snow, ice. So what is on the ground is all hard and mum needs to be careful walking. I don't want here to fall down and go boom.
 So above is when it was all melty out, you can see the snow is pretty much gone. Below is the driveway. Mum got purrty much all the icy stuff off, so it sin't slippery. Although all the junk at the end of the drive is frozen. Mum says it will just have to melt.
 Celebrating that Mr Sun is coming back north. It has gotten enuf north that it is hitting the inside of the frame of the big windows that go to the floor. We hadn't had a sunny day for a while, so happy to see this milestone for us. Soon we will have lots of sun coming in that room. You can see the outside of the house too. Mum had gone out to check on the fevvers and make sure they had food and water.
Me? Well, I am doing my usual stuff. Here I am helping mum with the crow-shay blankie, she is now 70% done. Way to go mum. Plus she gets lots of reading in. She almost read an entire book yesterday, but then put it down to crow-shay for a while.
Happy weekend one and all. Stay happy, stay warm.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Throw Back Thursday

Things are OK around here. Mum had to call a plumber guy to come and get a big plug out of the bathroom sink drain. He wasn't here long and mum is happy to have the sink workable. Me too, that is my main drinking sink.

Yeah, it melted, the past few evening we have been getting sleet and freezing rain. Mum didn't even bother to clean the stuff off and won't until she knows the freezy stuff is done. Mum says if the bottom layer is there the freezing rain doesn't usually stick so hard.

Today's flashback takes us back ten years when we again had some melting going on.Derby even got open windows! I haven't had open windows yet this year.

From February 7, 2009


Beautiful Day for us today. Here are some pictures that show all of that white stuff is starting to go away.
This is when mum first got up and went to get her newsy paper from outside about 7:30 in the morning.
This is about 1 PM.
This is about 4 PM.
This is around 4 PM and Mr Moon was showing his face.
Mum was watching the thingy she has that tells her how hot or cold it is, we got to 49F at our house, the official weather place got to 53F. So she went and opened the windows in the kitchen for me, not all the way but enough to breathe in the fresh air.

Monday, February 4, 2019

ManCat Monday

A cat is a tiger that is fed by hand. - Yakaoka Genrin

I am not one for taking food from mum's had, although if it is ham I will do that. Otherwise, just lay out my treats and I will get to them.

Our weather went from super cold, to all melty. Mum says 80% of the snow on the roof is all melted. So no worries about ice dams that could damage the house. The snow melt has made it all foggy, so we can't see far. That is OK, mum isn't going far. 
 Mum worked on her special blankie, she is now over 60% done and she doesn't have to have it done until next year at this time.
 Mum got all graduated for the garden stuff. She got her pin and a certificate. Only about half the people who took the classes the same time as she did. So either people decided they didn't really want to put in the volunteer garden hours or they just wanted to take the classes and get the training materials.

Final Feetsball Report

The Stouper Bowl is done. Mum did watch a bit, more to see the commercials, but when Mouseterpiece Theater came on she went to watch that. When it was over the game was too. She recorded it so she can go back and watch commercials. Oh, yeah, the guys named Pat won. YAWN.

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, February 2, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Me and mum survived the polar vortex. The weather guesser said we spent 55 hours below zero. Wow, although the record is FOUR DAYS!

The house stayed warm enuf, mum would pull the drapes and such to keep the warms in the house and not get the cold from the windows. I am also planted directly on the heaty spot back there!
Mum said she needed to see some daylight to keep her mood up. With the sunshine on the snow it was purrty bright at times. Mum would sit here and read, and be all covered up with a throw on her legs.
Plus I spent a lot of time in my ham-mick to keep warm by this heaty spot. Our heat monster did OK, mum had a furiend whose heat monster decided to not work on the cold days. She was able to keep warm enuf with a space heater and they got things fixed on Thursday. That is scary and she was lucky she didn't freeze. She could have gone to stay with her brother, but then the house and pipes might have frozen which would be a huge mess.
Mum is going to be doing gardening stuff today. Yep, gardening. Seems she gets to officially graduate to be a Master Gardener and get her certificate and name pin. Plus there is a volunteer fair and then a talk about gardening.

The Stouper Bowl is tomorrow, mum may watch, then again, maybe not. She doesn't really care since The Pack isn't playing. Well, she would prefer that the Rams win.

Have a good weekend. Stay warm, have fun.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Throw Back Thursday

Deep freeze is still here. Mum went outside yesterday long enuf to grab the newsy paper, less than 30 seconds. The less than 5 minutes to add hot water to the fevver bath and top off the foods.
Yeah, nice and sunny, but super cold out. Mum was all covered up and all you could see were her eyes. Somehow the fevvers and sqwerls seem to do OK even when it is super cold.
Me trying to get a bit of sun. Mum lowers those shades when the sun isn't coming in when it is super cold. She even let the heaty monster at its daytime temp all night. She heard that is is better on the monster if it doesn't have to work hard in the AM to bring it the temps back up. Maybe on Friday we will be out of the deep freeze.
Today's Throw Back, takes us back 10 years to Derby, well being Derby.

From January 30, 2009

Finally Friday

Woot, we made it to Friday. Lots going on to tell you about.

First lots and lots of purrs for Moki, he isn't doing well with infection and blood in his urine. Purrs needed.
A few weeks ago mum sent of a box to my sweetie Princess Mia, sort of an early Valentine's Day prezzie. It included treats and such for Mia and Tigey. Plus there is a babybean that will be coming soon. Mum made a blankie for the baby bean, not the one that she finished last week, that is for someone at work. Plus booties she boughted that were hand made.
Last night when mum came home I made her stay put for a while by putting my paws down on her leg. So she sat for a while before she make her quickie dinner, she said she didn't need to eat much as they had a Stouper Bowl lunch at work. Just quick sandwiches and lots of foods stuff that everybody brought.

The other day I told you about all of the kitties that mum sees as she drives to work. Yesterday morning as she drove she saw a lump by the side of the road, all smooshed up. At first mum thought it might be a squirrel but as she got closer it was a little white and gray tabbie kittie!

Mum said there was nothing she could do, the kittie had gone to The Bridge. I know my buds who are already there welcomed the newbie. If the kittie was a feral kittie it now has a wonderful place, warm and safe to be in. If a family losted their kittie because it got outside, we is sorry about your loss, but remember to keep your kitties INSIDE.
Mum had the last bit of this yummy drink the other night. I helped myself to a few licks as well. But mum only buys this stuff once a year, so no more until Christmouse time!