Monday, January 26, 2009

ManCat Monday

If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer. - A. N. Whitehead
Well I am not exactly 'on' mum's lap but sitting between her legs. But I can tell by the picture that this was taken during warmer weather as mum has her short legged pants on! Mum does keep it warm enough in the house for us to be nice and comfortable, even when it is cold and nasty outside. Plus I can nap in front of the various heaty spots.

We just hung out this weekend. Mum went out to Grampie's to make sure his TV will work in three weeks with the digital conversion. His converter box works fine but the place where he lives has to tweak something as he is missing two channels that he likes to watch. We know it works as all of the other digital channels are there.

Mr Hawk made a visit this weekend sitting in our crabby apple tree for a few minutes. Mum didn't get a picture of him but he flew by and landed just where we could see his tail fevvers. All of the little birds had flown off and were safe.


Feetsball Report

There was no feetsball this weekend! But just wait until next weekend with the Stouper Bowl for hte last meaningful game of the season.

But mum did watch a tiny bit of a car race that went on for a whole day. She watched the start on Saturday and they didn't finish until Sunday. What was exciting is that normally these races aren't even close at the finish, whoever wins wins by a lap or two. This year in the last 45 minutes of the race a pass came to change the lead and the two cars were close to each other right up to the end. The racing season has begun.

19 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Just hanging out with Mom sounds like a good way to spend the weekend. That race sounded very exciting.

Forever Foster said...

We like to visit our mum's lap because it often ends in treats. So we're not completely selfish:) It must have been cool to see Mr. Hawk.

Pablo said...

I'm looking forward to that Stouper Bowl thing. There's an Aussie playing in it! True!

Alasandra said...

Our Mommy usually has warm blankets for us to snuggle under. Stay warm. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Parker said...

Mommys always have the best laps, at least that's what I think!

The Creek Cats said...

Sounds like you had a warm and toasty weekend!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I love hanging with my humans. It's cold here too which means more chills are probably coming your way... sigh.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

My mom is happy because after being here for 5 years, I have finally become a lap cat. I like to sit on her lap in the evenings after supper and help her watch tv or read.
Our people are going to a stupor bowl party at the neighbors for the game. It's usually not about the game, but the fellowship & food instead.

Eric and Flynn said...

We like to sit on our Beans laps. We all sit together on the sofa in front of the fire.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

The lap and anywhere around it is a good thing!!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Uh-oh, you mean we missed the first race? Dang it, we alway miss it!!

Chase

Cliff and Olivia said...

We miss the warm times. The humans assures us they are coming.

Fat Eric said...

Thank you for visiting me on my blogoversary!

That digital switchover thing is happening here too, region by region. I don't think London gets fully switched for another year or two.

The Meezers said...

yep, we watched some of that race too! mommy was 'acited. I has to get ready for the Daytona 500 - Sammy

Max said...

The Man is upset because he's going to have to sleep through the Stouper Bowl, and this year there's a big TV to watch it on. I'll have to watch it for him, and tell him what he missed.

Cat Street Boyz said...

None of us have become lap cats yet...Ty likes to lay behind Mom when she is on the puter. He jumps on the chair back then slithers his body in between.=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

The Island Cats said...

There's nothing better than a warm lap...sounds like you had a purrty good weekend, Derby!

MoMo said...

I depend on you for the report of the feetsball. we don't hear anything here in the deep, deep, south (of the world)

no name required said...

RE: DTV, you might need to go through the menu and have the TV or converter box search for new channels again. It's possible you have a weak signal or the channel is currently not available on HD until the day of the big change. One of my HD channels just disapeared last week, i'm not sure what the deal is with it. You may have to look up the website of the specific channel and see what the deal is. Another one of my channels shut down their broadcast for a week while they did some upgrades and fine tuning for the changeover. The big thing is to go search for new channels now and then because they won't just show up like the old channes.