Monday, March 16, 2009

ManCat Monday

Who hath a better friend than a cat? - William Hardwin

Hope every one had a great weekend! It was nice here, nice enough to have the windows open a bit. Plus sunny days to work on fur tans and napping in the sun.

Some cats got confused with the butterfly pictures from last week. They were taken last summer and not recently! I wish it looked that lush and green outside, but this is how it looks in front my house here in mid-March. But if you in real close you can see the tulips and daffs starting to peak out from the ground.
Plus mum went out by the back fence and found a few clumps of daff pushing up as well.
Plus she spied a lump that was laying just off the walking path and went to investigate. It was a dead raccoon! She saw this on Saturday AM and since the path is a county park maintained area there was no one to call on Saturday.
But mum noticed by late Saturday afternnon it was gone, probably taken away by the guy who lives behind us, so his two little sticky things wouldn't play with it. It was by his property anyway!

Mum went out to uncover the ah-zale-eya over the weekend and found that some critter had eaten one of the plants off at the base of the plant. You can see all of the chew marks on the wood! Mum is not happy!
My Tilt-O-Whirl pictures happen when mum tries to take pictures at the same time she is moving the sparkly toy around. Everything gets a little off to the side. But even if I rotated the picture, I would still be a little off kilter, but maybe not as much. So here are some tilted and un-tilted pictures of me and the sparkly toy!
Well here is one that actually wasn't tilted too bad to begin with! So you can see my technique on playing with my toy.
Thanks for the play time mum!

26 comments:

Cat Street Boyz said...

That's a nice toy Derby! Poor Racoon, we wonder what happened to it. It sure will be nice when spring comes and we can have windows opened and even go out on our deck=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Karen Jo said...

Maybe the raccoon ate the azalea and it disagreed with him? It looks like you had a grand time with the sparkly toy. I hope nothing comes by and eats your daffs and tulips.

Poppy Q said...

You look like you is having great fun with your toy and your mom.

We are enjoying seeing your spring flowers, even though it is getting very cool here in New Zealand.

PinkynAsh said...

Aww that is sad about the raccoon, we don't see too many here. We see a lot of rabbits though. Your sparkly toy looks like a lot of fun, and your pics came out great.

Parker said...

That poor raccoon!
Derby, I think that toy looks like an awful lot of fun!

Alasandra said...

We loves the sparkly toy. You look like you having a ball playing with it. ~S,S, C & F

Cory said...

Thanks for stopping by Jonesie's party yesterday! We are sad about that racoon even if they are pests.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh I am sorry about your azalea. I hate it when things eat them... sigh. Poor Mr. Raccoon too.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Wow..new little flowers beginning to peak through the grown. Poor dead racoon! I wonder if racoons have a Rainbow Bridge they go to?
I love your toy thing...it looks like lots of fun!

Zeus said...

I feel so bad for the dead raccoon. I always get sad when I see any dead animal.

Nice toy, though! You're going to have plenty of fun with it!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

cool toy Derby! we like the tilty pictures. it shows how hard you play. very mancatly!

do you think Vishus Deer ate your azalea? like a warning to any kitties in the area?


that poor raccoon probably had rabies. sad. we see lots of that here in SW Ohio. It makes mommy sad even tho raccoons are mean mean mean.

Also, thank you for the nice thoughts for my family, purrrrrrs

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Those pictures of you playing are awesome, at any angle! You sure love your sparkly toy, don't you?
We can't see anything poking out of the ground here yet.

meemsnyc said...

EEekk. Our mom would have been scared if she saw a dead raccoon. Poor guy. That's nice to see signs of spring with the flowers about to come up.

Cat with a garden said...

Uh, our mom never saw a dead animal that big. She once trod on a dead rat though! Derby, that toy is pawsome!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

SophieKitty said...

That toy looks like a blast! More sparkly poops on the way!

Goodspeed, raccoon.

Mr. Black said...

I feel bad for the raccoon, but you really have to keep your eye on them.
They will attack and eat small felines (and other small animals). They are omnivores and very opportunistic.

Grrreta said...

It's very sad about the raccoon.

I think the Tilt-O-Whirl effect makes really cool pictures.

Eric and Flynn said...

That toy looks like lots of fun. All the wild daffodils in the fields have nearly finished flowering, but the ones mum planted are only just starting to flower.She thought the spring bulbs would be later this year because of the cold winter, but they are around the same time as usual.

William said...

Oh my, bite bite bite! It must have been pretty tasty to someone.

The Island Cats said...

Your tilt-o-whirl toy looks like fun, Derby! But it made us a little dizzy!!!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Oh I love the tilt-a-whirl pictures Derby!

Huffle Mawson

The Meezers said...

we love the tilt-o-whirl pikshurs. they're kind of like Miles is looking at you with his tilty head!

Mo said...

Hi Derby!
Thanks for your reminder about aloe vera over at Purrchance To Dream yesterday!
I've included your reminder in today's post, which covers more toxic houseplants.
Since azaleas are toxic, too - I hope whatever varmint nibbled your mum's azaleas didn't get too sick!
chin scritches,
Uncle Mo

The Crew said...

It was probably those vishus deer. They destroy everything in our yard, too!

us4 said...

oh no, the poor raccoon. that is sad.

Blend said...

Poor Raccoon..........