Monday, April 7, 2008

ManCat Monday

When life gets you down, a cat can pick you up! - Anonymous
We kitties are good for your health! Here I was posing in a cute way to cheer up mum. This was taken a while back when she needed cheering. She was quite cheerful this weekend.

I think spring has decided to arrive. We actually have flowers! The crocus flowers have bloomed, on Saturday just one little flowere was open, on Sunday lots of them had opened, both purple and white.Mum worked on both Saturday and Sunday raking the front and side of the house, fluffing up the grass and pulling out some of the dead grass. Hopefully with some warm weather and a bit of rain it will be green soon.
Here is a picture of what snow we have left in the yard along the back of the house on Saturday morning. Mum won't rake the back yard until the snow is gone, maybe next weekend!
Below is what the same pile looked like on Sunday evening. You can see what disappeared during the day. It won't be quite so warm the next few days, but it may rain, which will help make the snow pile go away.
Mum rehung her sign about welcoming people to her garden, it fell off into the snow a few months ago. So to avoid losing it she had put it in a safe place in the metal monster room.
It was also nice enough over the weekend that while mum was working outside, in just tshirt and jeans, that she opened the window in her bedroom for me to sit in to get fresh air and watch the birdies. Ahhhh, it was so nice to sit and enjoy the wonderful days we had. It was in the low 60's F (15C)! Lots of the other neighbors were out too working in their yards and all of the little sticky things were out running around and playing outside too. Mum even got the grill out and cooked dinner Sunday on the grill.
I hope that all of you had wonderful weekends too! BTW mum and company had the first every board meeting for the Cat Friends Helping Friends group. WooHoo, that means things are moving along. Hopefully it will be an official charity real soon. Don't forget about name the kittie contest for the new logo.

33 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Derby it looks like it was a wonderful day out there!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Oh, we love the crocuses. We had lots but they are gone now.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Crocus flowers always make me smile ~DKM

Adan*Michico said...

Derby, today the first quote is wonderful, Michico says she love it a lot~!! Thank you~!!

I can see you have a great spring day!!

Parker said...

It was the same kind of weather here too! It was WONDERFUL!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Derby, the flowers are so pretty! Handsome pictures of you too!

goldenshade said...

Oh flowers!!!

PB & J said...

Oh the flowers look lovely! We're so excited that spring is here too.

Mommy loves your quote today - she says it's very true!

Tybalt said...

Mommy opened the windows for me this weekend, too! Oh, it was wonderful! The air smelled lovely and the breeze was blowing through my furs . . . and the squirrels were as saucy as ever!

Daisy said...

I think crocuses are really pretty!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Yay! Spring has sprung at your house. Your flowers are furry pretty ... We had ours weeks ago an' they're gone now. Sigh.
DMM

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Your crocuses look very nice - ours are just starting to come up.

You look very cute in that photo Derby, are you playing with that bear?

Give a thanks to your Mum for being part of the CFHF, it is a very important thing.

SophieKitty said...

My mommie opened with window for me too, this weekend. We were probably smelling the same smells.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

You always give your mum such nice pictures Derby!
Nothing poking out their head from the soil yet here.

TT said...

The crocuses are very pretty. Mommy Bean misses her garden she can't waits for it to be warmer too!

zevo husssein calamari said...

Happy Spring! WE are waiting for the sun to come here.
xoxoxoo

Team Tabby said...

Hi Derby! Glad to see that spring has come to you. We're getting there too.

Mindy & Moe

meemsnyc said...

Yeah, Spring! Pretty flowers! Love Crocus, they are always start of spring.

Tara said...

What a lovely time outside! It looks wonderful!

Tara

Rascal said...

Very nice pictures. At first I thought the raked up dead grass was mole runs. I used to love to hunt for moles. When I used to be allowed out.

Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

yeah...whenever i am down or feeling bored, all I have to do is look at some pictures of the Spice Cats and that will cheer up my day.

The Crew said...

It looks like your back leg was movin' fast! Were you practicin' your bunny kickkin?!

Max S

HotMBC said...

Oh it looks nice there Derby! I dunno about liftin humans up tho. They's kinda heavy.
Purrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

Junior said...

Those are very purrty flowers!!!! We had a bit of good weather over the weekend! I am hoping for more this coming weekend!!!

William said...

Sounds like you two had a very nice weekend. Your flowers are so pretty! Our lilacs are close to full bloom right about now.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

My goodness Derby! Iz it summer??? BBQz? I yam sooo oevfur dere! Wouldz you likes me to bringz da chix-henz?

Moki said...

The crocuses are beautiful!

Forty Paws said...

Your Mum is very dedicated to her garden and it shows when everything is in bloom! We're glad you got to have open windows!

Concatulations on the first board meeting. That is so good of your Mum to be on the board.

Luf, Us

Alasandra said...

The crocuses look very pretty, we think it gets too hot here for them to grow.

Daddy said it snowed in Wisconsin where he is at.

It is in the 70's here, but it is overcast and windy so we haven't been able to get out much.

Monty Q. Kat said...

Do crocus taste good?

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

See I just don't know why we're in such a stalled weather thing. All over the place people are getting nice warm Spring and we're still gray and in the 50's as a high. Sigh...

Chase

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

WOW! Ya had a great day outside... With Mom rakin the lawn, and some snow pile, an stuff! Cool!

Rosie(who else?) said...

......your back legs made some blurry......they was movin' too fast........were you practicing cycling?......