Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Farewell Oreo

One of my earliest furiend when I started blogging was Oreo. He was a Tuxie poodin who love his beans, NASCAR racing and lived life to its fullest.

You will be missed little guy, see you at The Bridge.

Monday, April 27, 2009

ManCat Monday

I gave an order to a cat, and the cat gave it to its tail. - Chinese Proverb

The weather guessers were wrong. We had a fan-tabulous Friday, warm, sunny, open windows. Saturday and Sunday were rainy, dreary and more rain. I spent most of my time napping, mum spent it, well, running around doing stuff.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Finally Friday

The weather guessers say it is going to be nice and warm, which means open windows. Also probably nice foods cooked outside. In this you can see a little piece of meat sitting there for me to nibble on. I like this window as I have lots of place to lay down, plus I am right by where mum sits to eats. That means I can be close to mooch stuff off of her plate.

This is an old picture taken in summer time as all of the plants are nice and green. Mum says all of the daffs are blooming now, a few tulips have opened and the hy-a-cinths are beginning to open too.

So Happy Weekend to all.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earthy Day

Today we remember the planet we live on, that we have to take care of it so it will last and last for many more kitties to come. Mum filled me in that Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson who was from Wisconsin and was our US Senator at the time.

So what do mum and I do for good old planet Earth? Well the biggest thing is we recycle. The last dare was about recycling so I am re-cycling my post from Sept 13, 2008.

So what do we do, we recycle! I am even recycled! Here I am in our old recycling bin, it was empty except for me. Why do I consider myself recycled? Well this is my second home. I was wasn't just thrown away, I was sent to the shelter to be recycled to a new home. So now I live with mum, living a good life, being reused as a loving companion.
Recently where we live decided to help us do more to recycle, we got these huge carts to use to put our recycling in and they pick up every other week. Plus mum doesn't put the cart out until it is full. Then the truck can drive by our house and not waste energy just putting a little bit of stuff in the truck.
Here is the big cart sitting in the metal monster room. Mum had to move stuff around to make enough space for it.
See it says recycling only on top, plus they now let us put more types of plastic in this to be recycled. We can do number 1-7 plastics, but not the plastic bags. But the bags go back to the store if we get too many.
There is me, the recycled kittie checking out the recycled stuff, bottles, plastic, glass, cans, paper and boxes. It is almost full, so mum will put the cart out next week on Thursday for pickup.

Monday, April 20, 2009

ManCat Monday

Happy owner, happy cat. Indifferent owner, reclusive cat. - Chinese Proverb

I think Chinese proverb is furry true. Mum is happy, I get treated well, I am happy.

Yes I did get some more attention this weekend. Saturday mum spend way more time outside, but it was very warm, over 70F and sunny. So nice that the big windows that go to the floor got opened all the way, a bunch of windows were open, all the way. I sat their and chittered away at the birdies, sniffed the fresh airs and watch mum. Here is the catkins opening from what I posted last Monday. They aren't all the way open yet so mum will take pictures again in a few days.
Here is the for-sith-ia opened, just the bottom of it, plus some other light blue flowers for spring.
Lots and lots of daff's open and looking good in the sunshine.

Sunday was cloudy and much, much cooler and rainy too. So windows were all closed, but that meant mum stayed inside! Which meant I got lots more snuggles, scritches and treats.

She did read her book, but she can keep one hand on me at the same time, or I can sit behind her and read over her shoulder. Then she needed to cook and I joined her to help out. I have to quality control what is happening.
But mum prefers that I stay away from some of the hot cooking stuff so I don't get my nose or paws hurt.
So my favorite spot to watch mum cook is from the top of the big cold box. I am out of trouble but can still snoopervise her cooking. So now she has foods to take to work for lunch, and I got the attention I richly deserve.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Finally Friday

I am still here and still being ignored! Mum keeps going of day hunting, she comes home and then goes outside. More raking and cleaning up the yard.

So I have been spending my time napping more, sometimes watching mum do her thing.

It is getting warmer, mum comes home and opens the windows a bit so I get fresh airs to inhale.

Happy weekend, maybe I will get some attention from mum this weekend.

Monday, April 13, 2009

ManCat Monday

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart - Ernest Menaul

I was practically abandoned this past weekend. Mum spent all sorts of time outside, pruning, trimming, and caring for the plants outside. The result of which is a huge pile of stuff that has to be taken away.
The daffs are blooming finally, the tulips are still coming Mum even found this bush that has nice soft catkins on them, pussy willows she calls them.
Virginger is hanging out in the front, keeping an eye on things, ready to greet any guest who happen to stop by.
I on the other hand am inside watching mum cook her dinner outside. Friday night she did chick-hen and I did get some. Sunday night she grilled brats for Grampie and herself. I was not allowed to have any of those.
Big purrs to MomRobyn who is having her knee fixed today and Miss Peach who is also having some work done Tuesday.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hoppy Easter


Don't put all of your eggs in one basket

Walk softly and carry a big carrot

Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
There's no such thing as too much candy
All work and no play can make you a basket case
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits
Some body parts should be floppy

Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
Good things come in small sugarcoated packages

The grass is always greener in someone else's basket

An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare
To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell

The best things in life are still sweet and gooey

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring is Here!

Yep we have our first spring flowers, mum got a few pictures yesterday of the crocus out front. She swears they weren't out on Wednesday. The daffs are just about ready to open too.
Then too mum brought out the chairs for sitting outside. And she got the outside cooking thing up and running but hasn't cooked on it yet. She says maybe tonight she will do chick-hen and has them thawing in the big cold box.
The only bad thing about the outside chairs is they block my view from the big windows that go to the flow.

The grass eating monster is back from its tune-up. Mum says she is ready for the grass to grow.
I am ready for the windows to be open all the time, wide open.

Happy Easter everyone.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How Long

I was all stretched out and mum wanted to measure how long I am.
So she got her measure thingy out and put it where I was, guess I am about three feets long when I am all stretched out.

Monday, April 6, 2009

ManCat Monday

In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat. - Warren Eckstein
I did lots of napping over the weekend. We had a nice early part of Saturday, so I did lots of working on my fur tan. Grampie came over and helped mum replace the support beam for the grape arbor. Sunday was cold so I napped more in front of the heaty spot.

But the weather guessers were bad. They kept saying we would get lots of snow starting early in the day on Sunday, rain, sleet, snow. NO! It wasn't bad almost all day. Mum figured she might as well go out and get all of her running around done.
When she got home I sat by her and got my share of attention. Oh, yes, scritches! Feels good. AHHHHH. Leave the Hatchlings alone and keep up the scritches.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Free Rice

There is a game that bean can play about words which helps feed people called Free Rice.

Mum came across this the other day with the word grimalkin. She wasn't sure about this but she is a smart bean and knew that it couldn't be a couple of the words.
She guessed and got it right.
But then don't forget to go to FreeKibbleKat and help feed kitties too!

Happy Saturday, the sun is shining and I am going to go nap in the sun in the front windows. Bye.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hi Little Guy

First I have gone ORANGE for the ASPCA for the month. Remember to be kind to critters and watch for those who are not kind to critters.
Another picture from last summer to keep us hoping for greener days ahead. They are talking a little bit of white stuff again. Not much, but still, we want it to be gone, over, no more. Mum wants to get out and be able to do more yard work, have flower bloom and all.

But mum brought some greenery for me, she planted me some grass this past week. It takes a few days to start to grow, then she brings it out and puts it on top of a bookcase I can't get to, while it grows and gets green.
So I lay on the bed and watch it grow, heck I even nap in the room, don't want to miss when mum finally brings it down where I can get at it.
When she brings it down I can't wait to get at it. I will run under mum's feets and almost trip her up I get so excited.
Yeah, nom, nom, nom, nom...... yummy.
Happy weekend everyone.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Rest of the Dares.

I am finally posting on this from way back last year we got challenged to do dares. Well here are the rest of what I did and a few I couldn't or wouldn't do! Mum said April 1 was as good as any day to post this.

Orlando Bun
I dare you all to write or adjust a song for somebunny special!
I have done this before, for my sweet Princess Mia and for mum, twice. Here and here

Fiona Bun
I dare you all to post a baby picture of you and your human slave(s)!
Mum has her baby pictures, but she got me when I was about one and a half years old, so no baby pictures of me!

Sophia the diva kitty
I dare you all to Adopt a charity!

You can contact a charity and see if there is one small thing you can do to support them like... writing an article for their web site, listing their charity with search engines or goodsearch.com, going in to work for an afternoon, bake something for a bake sale they may be having...

Mum does different stuff for charity. Sometimes it is just sending green papers, other times giving foods, or even from work they helped out with Habitat for Humanity. She got to paint and rip up carpets! Plus she sends green papers to my shelter.

Colby and Cheddar, The Cheezits
We dare you all to get your humans to meet other animal’s humans that they haven't ever met to meet IN REAL LIFE! Of course, they should be in the same State, and the more of your humans that get together the better!
Mum met The Crews's mum last year. They took a Photoshop class together. Plus sometime this year she may get to meet Cheysuli's human.

I dare you all to catch a mouse or other intruder in your home and show a picture of you and it together!
Duh, this is my dare. I wouldn't dare anyone to do something I had not done!

I dare you all to eat sweetcorn!
Sorry, I don't do Vegetables, I am a carnivore!

I dare you all to hang off of or sit on your human's butt!
I have never done this, even if I did, mum could never get a picture of it!

I dare you all to climb as high as you can, higher than you have before!
The highest I can get is on top of the beam in the basement.

I dare you all to sniff a woofie's butt!
No, no woofies are allowed in this house!

I dare you all to stand in water!
Well I stand in the hot rain room sometimes when mum is done, but usually not much water on the bottom, but sometimes I do get my paws wet.
Socks, Scylla, Charybdis
We dare you all to write a song/a parody of a song and then – optional - create a music video!

I have done this before. See above for the dare from Orlando Bun.

I dare you all to find a girlfriend for me!
I have nominated Miss Tuxie, Mike can't make up his mind!

I dare you all to come up with a great campaign slogan/graphic for the Chey/Derby campaign that can be used on all their fund raising and blog linking badges!
The Winds of Cheynge and all!!!!
Guess this one is gone. I think the Winds of Cheynge was the bestest. But we did get one vote from Miss Tuxie!