Friday, July 30, 2010

Yippie, Friday

Hallelujah!!! It's FRIDAY!!!!!
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Every one have wonderful weekend. Mum is home and we are going to chill out.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quiet Time

Mum caught us in a brief snuggle the other evening. Yes we get along just fine. We chase each other, groom each other, fight for treats. But we don't hurt each other.

We don't do everything together, Ducky likes to sleep with mum. Derby is off hunting vermin. We had two very little mousies in the house, they aren't around here anymore.

We are hoping for a quiet Thursday this week. No rain in the forcast!

Monday, July 26, 2010

ManCat Monday

You'll never need a lawn ornament if you have a cat in the yard - Debbie Peterson
Well, we don't get to go outside much, so can't be a lawn ornament, but we can ornament the inside of the house.

The rain stopped, the dungeon pretty much back to normal, but mum is keeping the fans going to just make sure everything is really dry. Plus the de-hum-didifier is running, which runs all summer to keep the dungeon drier anyway.

Mum says she will also need to clean some down there in the future, but that isn't a high priority at this point. Just to make sure that no mold or mildew sets in on stuff so the fans keep running to circulate the air.

It got nice enough to have open windows too! That was so nice yesterday to have the cooler and not humid air coming into the house.

All in all we didn't have many issues. Lots of people who live in our area lost lots of stuff, had major damage to their homes and one bean even died in the flooding. So we are thankful that all is well here. We appreciate all of your wishes and purrs, we are doing just fine.

So we thought we would show you some of the pretty stuff from outside that mum took over the past few days. The sunshine that follows the storm.
Stargazer lillies
Butterfly on the butterfly bush.
Bumbleebee on the cone flower.
Butterfly on the cone flower.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Water, Water and More Water

Things seem to be pretty much back to normal here. Mum kept Ducky and I confined to her sleepy room for a whole day. Once she came home from day hunting we could hear her in the dungeon, then she came to let us out. We both went down to check things out but not much to see.
Yay, we are out of confinement, time to asplore the house and see what happened.
Wet feetprints by mum, this is where our litter boxes normally are so there is litter and litter dust that made it the icky spot of the dungeon floor.
Still a few wet spots, you can see the dirty spot in the corner.
Mum running the fan to dry off the floor, it is improving in this side of the dungeon.
This is the other side, mum says it is the workroom, it still has a bit of a puddle and she shut to door to keep us out. Plus she moved the one of the fans in here to keep the air moving.
It is more wet on the floor, not deep. Oh, someone says they don't know what a dungeon is, mum says some beans call it a basement. Mum just had to sweep/mop the water towards the floor drain. After the storm let up the pumper caught up and things settled down.

Compared to some areas in Milwaukee County, we had it pretty good. We had a little water on the floor, but it was not contaminated with sewage. Some people had whole basements full of sewage and water, streets flooded to 3-6 feet deep.

Here is a video that mum went out tonight to shoot. The gang at The Katnip Lounge wanted to know if the waterfall was working again. Yes it is, at least for now. Plus the parking lot where she and Grampie go to see the doctor, half of the parking lot is flooded and one poor person didn't get their car out!
video

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flooded!

Biggify if you want to. This all happened as mum got home from work. It started raining really heavy and then a buzzer went off in the dungeon.
The neighbor's babysitter got her car out of the way before it got too flooded so it would not run. An hour or so later it was all gone down the drain.
Now as far as the dungeon, mum did not take pictures but the floor got wet and she spent a lot of time down their tonight. She locked us up in her sleepy room with litterbox and foods. She does not want us going to the dungeon until the floor gets dry.

The crash and boom storms are coming again, mum says as long as the pumper thing in the basement keeps working and the rain isn't too hard.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Togetherness

The other night mum wented to the sleepy spot and I, Ducky, jumped up on the bed and settled down next to her.

Derby joined us and and picked out a spot by her head. We all fell asleep and had a great snooze together.

I purr all of the time, mum thinks I am distantly related to Misty Everpurr over at The Crew. So it wasn't like I had to purr on demand for Miss Lynn. I just am a little skittish around anybody other than mum. Derby is the friendly one for the both of us.

Plus we got rid of some the chaos, our neighbor Dave, came over and took away the old kitchen table and chairs. So some more space is freed up in the house, mum is happy about that.

When he came back with the slip from the Good Will guy, mum opened the door and Derby went outside into the metal monster room. Mum said some of the words on the bad word list. She quick went out, and closed the door to the house and I could here the big door to the metal monster go down. Then neighbor Dave went bye-bye.

A little bit later mum came back inside with Derby, he didn't get any farther than the metal monster room.

Yes, we both take good care of mum. She drinks lots of fluids when she works outside in the hots, but she waited until it was a little cooler so it wasn't that bad. Comes in and drinks more water and took a long cool shower. The boobie smooshing was just the regular yearly smooshing, we aren't expecting anything bad to come up. A ex-coworker of hers works at the clinic, so they get to catch up while the smooshing is going on. We are purring for her son, a Marine, who is now off in Afghanistan. We hopes he stays safe.

Monday, July 19, 2010

ManCat Monday

Cats are glorious creatures who must on no accounts be underestimated. Their eyes are fathomless depths of cat-world mysteries - Lesley Anne Ivory
When mum sees quotes about cat's eyes, that means this picture from ages ago gets put on display. She thinks this shows my wisdom and glorious looking eyes. It really is old as I haven't worn a collar in over 2 years!
Ducky too has neat golden eyes. No wonder we got mum to fall in love with us!

Please purr for Fat Eric founder of and fellow Gorgeous Ginger. He isn't so fat anymore, heck I weigh more than he does now! I don't want to be called Fat Derby and it wouldn't be the same if he was Skinny Eric!

The weekend was hot. Mum ranned around getting stuffs done. Friday evening the car got worked on for its oil change. Mum said it went fast as not may people want to get their car worked on, on a Friday night. Caturday mum wented an gotted her boobies smooshed and pictures taken of them. Then off to Grampies bank to check on things, get his statement sent directly to her etc.

Miss Lynn came over and they went out to eat, she even brought a box home with goodies in it, but won't eat them until tonight. Gotta hang out for a hand out, I understand it is grilled beast. Miss Lynn had fishies, but didn't bring her box inside for us to sniff.

Miss Lynn did visit, both Ducky and I said hello to her and got some pets. Plus I made sure to put my stink on her bag. She could take that home to her woofie. Mum wanted Miss Lynn to hear Ducky purr, but Ducky wasn't got to cooperate. Mum had him in her arms but when Miss Lynn got close he jumped out of mum's arms and took off.

Sunday we rested lots. You could feel the hots when mum opened the doors to the outside. We just observed from inside, lots of fevvers, including the hummer bird. Four different types of butterflies, the chippymunks playing and chasing each other around.
Crazy mum went out after supper, when the sun when was going down and went to use the grass eating monster. At least the sun wasn't beating down on her while she was doing it.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

They Did It Again

Yep, the raccoon guys were back overnighth from Tuesady to Wednesday AM. Here was the feeder back on the ground. Mum ended up leaving it there until Thursday afternoon. She had to go day hunting, then to the bored of the library meeting, then a social time with her other bored of the library memebers. By the time she got home it was late, dark and ready to storm. She wasn't going to out for it in the storm.

The raccoons get at it by climbing the tree, so even if mum hung it higher, which there isn't a good place to do that. Those bandits would get at it anyway. Also if she takes it in overnight, then the early morning feeding birdies wouldn't have anything to eat. Mum says it is about time for these birdies to commute back south, so then we can take the feeder in for the season.

We had lots of boomer storms on Wednesday night and Thursday early AM. We aren't scared of the boomers but mum sure didn't sleep well. The noisy, loud weather radio kept going off with warnings, lots of flashy lights from outside. She looked all bad and puffy eyed this morning, but went off to day hunt like a good person should.

Tonight when she came home she went to look at the rain measuring thing. 4.5 inches of rain overnight. That is lots and that means the skeeters will continue to be bad.

Hope everyone has a good weekend. We will be napping, catching up on lost naps, mum too!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

$$%$&*$ Raccoons!

They did it again overnight, came into the yard, knocked down the jelly feeder and cleaned it out.

At least they leave the little cups and don't take them away.
Mum is going to leave it empty for a few days then put some more jelly in it. The hots are coming again, so we will stay inside and be cool. Yep, we are cool kitties in more way than one.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mini ManCat Monday

Take cat, nourish well with milk, and tender meat, make it a couch of silk, But let it see a mouse along the wall, and it abandons milk and meat and all. - Geoffrey Chaucer.

Derby found another invading mousie last week. Mum was on the talking machine and Derby came up from the dungeon and let it go. It ranned around a bit and then mum smacked it with shoe to kill it.
Before she tossed it outside she let me sniff at it. I haven't seen real mousies afore coming here.
About our last post on our sizes between Derby and me. Here is another shot of the two of us eating.
I am two years old and full grown. I weigh 7.5 pounds which is OK for my smaller frame. Derby is probably 2 inches taller than me, wider and longer too. Bigger framed, he is about 15.5 pounds so just over twice my weight.

I gotted my boy bits taken off when I was only two months, so mum thinks that maybe I didn't growed big because I never got much boy juice flowing through my body and/or that I just came from a bunch of smaller framed kitties.

I don't want to get as big as Derby, that would mean my belly would be dragging on the ground and lots of extra weight on my little bones. I will stay the size I am now, I am a lean, agile kittie. I can run and jump better than Derby too, so he can't alway catch me.

We had a bit to watch the fevvers outside over the weekend. We caught Mrs Oriole coming over to get some of the jelly we put out for them. The won't be around much longer they will be moving south again soon.
On Sunday morning when we got up the whole feeder was on the ground, the raccoon family was over to clean it out overnight. Mum had to pick all of the stuff up, clean it, refill and put it out again.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ying and Yang

Yes, coexisting eating from seperate bowls. Mum likes this shot, you can see how much bigger Derby is than me!
A couple of minutes later eating from the same bowl.

Happy weekend all.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Box

Mum has managed to get a couple of empty boxes now, so I immediately took charge of it.
She took it back when she started sorting through stuff from the desk and putting papers she won't need and can be recycled.
She found an old picture of Grampie, this is probably from 20 years ago. Plus she found his draft card from 70 years ago, an old car title, and some vaccination records too.

Monday, July 5, 2010

ManCat Monday

Nothing falls asleep quite so easily as a cat - Desmond Morris

Except for a furry tired mum! So we are joining her in napping as much as possible for her, plus it keeps us out of her way! Friday everytime they came with a load of stuff, we got put into the sleepy room so we couldn't get outside and wouldn't get stepped on.
We have lots and lots of boxes. These boxes are ready to go off to a guy name Good Will. It is nice to give good people things, we don't want to give things to bad people. Mum already took one load off on Caturday afternoon to make a start on things. But we have lots more stuff.
Now that Uncle Flip is gone, he left Caturday AM to drive back to MaryLand in a hauling truck with some furniture in it. So mum moved this stuff into that room, all of this stuff is either clothes or stuff for the bed.
Here in mum's office we have lots of boxes of stuff. Books and stuff from his big desk. Mum says lots to go through. This is Grampie at his pack rat best.
Mum swapped out her kitchen table for Grampie's table and chairs. These chairs are padded so softer to nap on. Now mum needs to get someone to help her carry the old table off to that Will guy. Mum says next week she will ask her neighbor if he can help, he has a pick-em-up truck.
There is a new thing for us, mum took Grampies display case and put our little stuffed fluffies in it and put Virginger on top too. Hey, now our cat toys are harder to get at. That little red basket has extra toys in it.
A big plus too, is that no smooshed fingers or toes from the moving, no backs were thrown out. Mum and Uncle Flip had a helper guy from church and he was a BIG HELP with lifting and carrying.

Well there was one injury, but not from the moving part. When they came back to unload one time the neighbor's little woofie was here and wanted to run into our house. Mum tried to get him to go home, he would follow her across the street and when she would stop and turn around he came back. So she finally went to the back door to get the people to take him inside. Then he jumped up and scratched her.
Otherwise we had a quiet holiday, no loud booms nearby and mum was too tired to do the purrade or community fireworks.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Purrthday America

Happy 234th purrthday America. You look pretty good for your age.

Happy Independence Day to my fellow American Kitties. Hope all have a great day and cellybrate responsibly.


The official big fireworks was last night in our area, some places will have them tonight. We ordered these special in that they don't make booms to scare kitties. They are pretty but won't scare you. Now to honor America, please join in and sing a few songs with us. Sing them from your heart.


God, bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her,
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains
To the prairies
To the oceans white with foam,
God, bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America Land that I love
Stand beside her
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains
To the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America

My home sweet home
God bless America....

My home sweet home!




O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!