Saturday, December 16, 2017


It is done! Mum finished the crow-shay yesterday!!!! So she put it on the floor to take a look at it, at this time she still had to trim off the little strings.
I immediately came over to check it out and see the work mum did. Looks good, this is only for mum, so any wonky parts she can deal with.

I later checked it out better, it moves well and I can pounce on it and get it to move. Mum also got the little strings ends cut, so it is all ready to be used.

Plus mum went to shop for foods yesterday and she brought home this beauty. HAM!!!! Actually Honey Ham.
Spiral sliced and all. So mum will open this up and make lots of little packages of ham, then freeze them all. Then just pull what we need to eat in a short time out.
We have snow, but it might get warm, so it may be melting away. Mum says the weather guessers are saying we might get a big storm the end of the week. So that would give us a white Christmouse.

Anyway, have a happy weekend. Stay warm, get your shopping done!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

We have been having little bits of snow every couple of days. Not much, but the ground is white. Mum got to and from her final class on Monday in one piece. The snow missed us and the roads were fine. Now she just has to take the test, open book, and send it in.

Emma & Buster wanted to know what was going on in the first pic on Monday's post. That is Derby, doing a stretch and dangle of his hind paw. How do I know it is Derby, white paws, mine are orich!

Mum is making grate progress on the crow-shay blankie. She insists it will be done by Christmouse.

Fang Shui Friday 
from December 14, 2007

Tails can tell tales. Careful on what you say without words. I was probably telling mum to leave me alone. Can't she see "I want to be alone." I love attention, but I want it, when I want it. Sometimes when she wants to pay attention to me, I would rather be napping or doing something else. Here I am helping mum get my Secret Paw box ready. I had to stand on it to get it shut with all of the goodies we put in. Mum promised that this will go to the station today to my furiend! I sure hope my Secret Paw enjoy the goodies. I can't wait to get mine! Mum has been working on sending out the Christmas cards. She hopes to get them done my Monday. She has her prezzie shopping done for Grampie and herself. Grampie does not shop, so mum has to buy her own prezzies. At least that way you get exactly what you want! Mum got a card from her friends and I have met them. Mum went to the Christmas market last Thursday with Miss Jane. At least I get greetings and a virtual belly rub. Oh yeah, mum did rub my belly extra, just for Miss Jane.

Happy weekend everyone.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mancat Monday

Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes less than themselves. - AJS Tessimond

 Winter is here, we are getting more snow today. Mum is not happy as today is her last garden class and she has to get there to get the test. She says she may leave the class early so she can drive home in daylight. Plus take the long, slower route and not the crazy freeway.

Mum is a good driver so the now isn't a problem for her, she is worried about the others. Plus being retired she doesn't have to go out if she doesn't have to, she can just sit and watch it snow. Then we sit and watch the fevvers at the feeders. 

Feetsball Report

The Pack - OMC, they did it again. They won in OT for the second week in a row.  Mum was saying HBO words at the moving picture box. Said the way they were playing early they deserved to lose to the one team that hasn't won a game all year. But somehow they managed to win with late game heroics!

Also, mum only got to see the highlights on the box, but the game that was played in the snow with lots of snow on the ground.

Have a good week and amember, it is two weeks to Christmouse!

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Happy Caturday! We woke up to this on the ground today. Snow! Not much, mum says about a half inch. Some of our buds in the south have had more! Be safe guys.
 If you look close you can see fevver tracks in the snow. It was a little junco hopping around.
 See all of the snacks, I mean fevvers, just hanging out in the tree? They had been eating at the feeders, so just resting for a bit.
Me? Well I will do what I normally do, that is nap and hang out with mum. Mum has a lunch date so will have to go out. Plus she has to clear the snow off the drive and the patio as well. '
All settled in, so now I can be all warms and nap. You all have a wonderful weekend and be safe!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

Hey everyone. Hope your week is going OK. After my lack of duck leftovers mum went and got me some duck treats! Score! Plus it has gotten furry cold, mum has pulled out her heavy jacket, mittens and ear muffs.
 Today's throw back post is a week after last month's post. Derby was doing a series on Fang Shui, so I will continue to show these. Good posts from back then. Mum gets started reading the old posts, then gets all sniffy when she realized how many kitties are off at The Bridge.

Plus he mentioned that something was different about himself last week. He had managed to lose his collar! It took weeks for mum to find it. 

Funky Fang Shui Friday from Friday, December 7, 2007

Make sure you smooth out your rough edges for purrfect harmony in nature.
I love these little things that mum uses to smooth out her claws. I steal them so I can play with them. Then I hide them so she has to get a new one out for her, but I still have mine to play with. Then she gets a new one out and take that one too, then I have a new one to play with. Sometimes mum finds my hidey spots and laughs when she finds them.

We haven't seen the kittie from Monday again. I hope she went home to a nice warm place and a full bowl of food. With raccoons and opossums around here mum isn't that wild about leaving food out. We don't want to attract other varmints around to eat.

My copy of the Cat Blogosphere Calendar arrived in the big black box in front of the house. It was fun to find and identify all of my furends pictures. Our WATK book arrived too, but mum has not started to read it to me.

Mum went to a fancy old world Christmas bazaar yesterday with Miss Jane. Mum brought some stuff home and did not show it to me. Hmmm, wonder if that is my Christmas prezzie?

It is snowing here again and it is making the ground deeper in all of that white stuff. Which means mum has to spend more time outside doing stuff with that stuff and less time with me. I want spring to come real soon. That means more mum time for me and open windows again. Well, I suppose the white stuff can stay around until Christmas, then it can go away. Some people want a white Christmas.

Happy Weekend Everyone.

Monday, December 4, 2017

ManCat Monday

A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization - Anonymous

We had another beauty-full day on Sunday. More sun and sun puddles for me to take advantage of, so I could do a nice sunny baff and then a nap. 
 Yeah, we must all keep our nether regions clean. Yes, mum had to take a pic showing that I am keeping myself in tip top shape!
 Mum finally started to get the inside Christmouse stuff out. Just a few things for now, but we have bright lights inside too.

Feetsball Reeport

Bucky Badger - Mum surprized me on Caturday evening. I figured she would be home yelling at the moving picture box during the Bucky Badger feetsball game. No, she went off to a surprize party for someone's 50th purrthday. She didn't get home until late. Our Bucky losted the game so won't be playing for the national championship. Oh well.

The Pack - well they managed to pull a victory out of the jaws of defeet! It took them to overtime to do it, but they won with the new Brett, the QB sub. If things go well our regular QB ARodg might be back to play.

Have a good week everyone!

Saturday, December 2, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday! Woohoo, the weekend has arrived and we have another sunny day to enjoy.
 Here are some pics from yesterday with me sitting in mum's lap and enjoying it along with all of the sun puddles coming through the windows! Nice, so we can do this again today.
 Later she was trying to finish her book and I didn't want to leave her lap. Plus my face has a red glow as the sun was bouncing off of mum's red shirt. 
When all else fails, just sit on top of the crow-shay, nice and soft and warm. Mum hasn't worked on it for a couple of days. She saves it to do during feetsball games, then she can't eat if she is nervous about the game. She will be working on it tonight. Bucky Badger is playing in the championship game for the Big 10. Go Bucky!

Plus she had been sitting and watching stuff on the moving picture box. She watched all of this twice and then took it back to the library. Seems it is a popular DVD and all sorts of peoples want to check it out, so mum didn't hang on to it long.
All right, that is it for now. Everyone enjoy their weekend.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

Now that the girls have gone into hibernation for the winter, I will do some throw back posts. Looking back at previous years on whatever day it happens to be. So here is my selection for today.
It comes from November 2007 and it features Derby.

Funky Fang Shui Friday

Select hiding places that cannot be exploited by the enemy. Either feline or flashy box.
Mum got to meet The Crew's mom last night. They took a class on Photoshop through a local school. Maybe mum can learn how to do fancy pictures like Zoolarty. Even if they are half that good, she will be doing good.
So when she got home she tried to do a few things that she learned. The above is the original picture
Then she made two of me and flipped me around. I could be boxing with myself.
Then she moved me around and put in a different background. So it will be interesting to see what she comes up with when she has more time. Plus if she isn't watching the Packers getting beaten. Mum missed a lot of the game since she was at the class, she said that was OK, it is just a game, but they did make it close towards the end. Plus people gotted hurt.

I got my Secret Paw assignment. I am working and thinking of what I can send my furiend. It could be you!

We are supposed to get a storm with white stuff this weekend. I hope that mum has a big supply with treats in the house. Don't want to run out!

Plus have you noticed anything different about me lately??? Any guesses?

Monday, November 27, 2017

ManCat Monday

Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other.  - Stephen Baker

The weekend is over but the marvy weather continues. Lots of sunshine and warmish temps. Mum could go outside to get the fevvers fed and not even put on a jacket. She was outside chatting with the maybors for a long time too on Caturday  afternoon.

OK, now some of you have said mum should have brought me home some of the duck. Sort of duck for Ducky. Mum thinks that would be rude to ask her host for that, to say, hey save some food for my cat. Heck, there are peoples that need to eat and they come first. Plus wouldn't eating this make me be a cannibal? 

Feetsball Report

The Pack - well,  they looked like they were ready for prime time for a change and played a really good team in the Steelers. They actually were leading during the first half. Then again during the second half they were ahead.It was tied up until right at the end when the Steelers kicked a field goal as time expired. Best game so far for the subQB the new Brett.

Everyone have a good week! Four weeks to Christmouse!

Saturday, November 25, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Wow, it is so nice out these days. Lots of sun and even warm enuf that mum can open the windows a little bit. That is purrty good for being Turkey Day time of the year.

I didn't have turkey. I got some special gooshy foods but mum said the can was ocean whitefish and tuna. It was good. She didn't have turkey either. She abandoned me to head off to her furiends and spend the night too. They always do duck. Not Ducky, not me, but those little quackers.
 Mum made an appetizer to take along, mini cheese balls with bacon in them and then little pretzels to pick them up with so your fingers didn't get sticky.
Five ducks getting roasted on the grill. They had been roasting here for a little over an hour. The hair dryer is to get the added coals up to temperature fast.
All grilled and ready to carve. One of the first years mum went they only grilled 3 ducks. This year they had 16 peoples over for dinner. All but 4 were family.
The carving of the ducks. Mum took a video of them starting to work on the little birds. They stand like vultures to snap up bits of the crispy skin.You can be full before you get to the table.
The platter nearly full of meat to serve. I didn't get any leftovers brought home to me. Those peoples ate it all! No leftovers for anyone! Well, unless you wanted mashed taters, and I don't!
Mum got home to me pretty early after having brekkie there, then sat so I could sit on her and soak up my loves. She did one tiny shopping thing yesterday but at a store that won't have crowds.

Today she says she needs a library run, then we will watch Bucky Badger play feetsball later.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

We all need to pause today to just give a little bit of thanks for all that we have. Here are just a few things I am thankful for:

A wonderful home
Good foods to eat
Fevvers to watch
Snuggles with mum
Grate places to nap
All of our furiends, cat and human
Sunny days

Everyone have a safe and wonderful holiday. Try not to overeat and if you shop, be kind and don't be rude and push. Me and mum will stay home and avoid the crazy peoples at the store.

Monday, November 20, 2017

ManCat Monday

A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to. - Louis J Camuti

Happy Monday! We had a bright and sunny day yesterday, so that little bit of snow that you saw on Caturday is gone. Heck, it was gone a few hours later, so it didn't stick around.
I had sun to nap in yesterday morning, it felt good to have the sun on my furs and make me all warms.
 Plus I have been snoopervising mum to get her going on the blankie and she has make lots of progress since she pulled it out of storage. I am proud of her. She has added the second big light colored stripe and the brown and green. She is to the point that she got to the last corner. She says she will be done by the end of the year, likely even before Christmouse and is starting to think about what to do for her next project.
All of this snoopervising is tiring so I had to take a long nap on my hammick.
Yes, I heard the flashy box go off, you are disturbing me, so back off! Go watch feetsball.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - well as bad as they played I can understand why you might be bugging me. It was so bad that they didn't even score any points at all! That hasn't happened for a long time. Sad but mum sort of expected the results, although they somehow managed to beat Da Bears.

Happy week everyone, a holiday coming for us in Mericky, it will be Turkey Day.