Friday, December 30, 2011

Treats Review

Thanks for all who stopped by on the making of treats post. Over the past few days, if mum puts some out, we might nibble. Then mostly we don't.

We are much better with the store bought treats, at least for now. If mum puts out a handful of each for us, the store bought ones are gone. The home made ones remain.

We do appreciate that mum tried, they just aren't as nommy as the others. Mum says back to the drawing board and will try again. Good suggestions, using tuna in oil, mum thinks less flour, mooshing up the tuna and water with the blender.

She won't try to do another batch this weekend, maybe some day soon. Let us know if you try them and make any changes.
Mum got home from day hunting early today, but like last Friday had to be on her work puter for coverage. But she gave us treats, ate her dinner and read a book until her boss took over for the rest of the night.

Plus we had a few snowflakes this afternoon. Not much, didn't even cover the grass.

Mum says she got some nommy stuff to fix for new years, but she didn't tell us what she got, at least not yet.

If we don't see you tomorrow. Then Happy New Year to all.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Treats

Mum got organized over this past weekend to try out these new treats. She got out the stuff from cupboard.
Measured the stuff and mixed it all together.
Dumping in the tuna and then used her hands to moosh it all together.
Used a roller thingy to make the mooshie ball into a flat moosh, the took the cutter thingy and made lots of small pieces.
Put them on a sheet and then into the hot-as-hell box.
Left side cooked, right side ready to go into the hot-as-hell box.
Here is the finished product, and how much it made.

They are OK, if mum puts them out we eat them, but we like our other treats better.

Mum here. I will try them again but do a few things different. First mix the tuna and water together first and get the tuna more broken up then mix with the dry ingredients. So the tuna chunks and flavor are in every piece. Also start with 3/4 cup of the flour and corn meal. Then add just enough of more of the flour/corn meal to make a good dough. Seems too heavy of dough. Also cut in smaller pieces, I was aiming for 1/4 to 1/2 inch size, really should be 1/8 to 1/4 inch size.

Monday, December 26, 2011

ManCat Monday

My cat's not spoiled... I'm just well trained.

HiYa, Ducky here. Yep we have mum well trained. She knows when we want treats, cuddles, playtime, and when we want to be left alone.

Hope all of you have great Christmouse Day with your beans, Mum was around all day on Caturday and them most of the day on Christmouse. She left for a while to go have dinner with Miss Lynn and family.

We finally got our prezzies all opened. Mum didn't help us get them open until yesterday morning. So here is the rundown.
All our Secret Paw stuff all wrapped up from Samantha, Clementine and Maverick. Come on mum, use your thumbs and unwrap this stuff for us.
Lots of goodies, treat, toys and even a few things for mum. Derby making a grab for one of the toy collections that was inside a net sack.
OK, you can't have all of that just for yourself. Mum cut it open, it had some jingle balls and nip toys. Oh yeah, nip toys!!
Derby enjoying his toy, along with the nip nanner.
Me attacking the blue nip mousie.
All else fails, we have the shipping box to use too!
Then we had the package from my sweetie pie Dora the Explorer. Toys and treats for us, a Simon's Cat calendar for mum. She thinks it is cute, has all of the UK hollidays on it.

Yeah mum you are good, just open the can or packages for us!

Feetsball Report.

The Pack - The Road to the Stouper Bowl goes through Green Bay. They played and beat Da Bears, getting home field advantage through the playoffs. Looked much better this week. ARodg had no interceptions or fumbles, no penalites!!!!!! The defense caught a couple of the passes from Da Bears, which always helps too.

The Colts - they have won two games in a row. Goodness a winning streek. Plus both of our teams won the the same weekend!

Grampa Brett - still retired.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry No White Christmouse

Our back yard on December 24. If you biggify, you can see people riding their bicycles on the path during the day. Mum also took a walk in the sunshine.

We're dreaming of a white Christmouse,
just like the ones we usually have
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow

We're dreaming of a white Christmouse,
with every Christmouse card mum writes
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmousees be white

The picture above is the same tree as below. As you can see no snow, zilch, zip, nada. This picture below was from December 2009, so you can see how much snow we do get some years. This year, not furry much at all.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David,) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Luke 2: 1-20 (KJV)


Merry Christmas

God Bless You All.

Derby, Ducky



Friday, December 23, 2011

The Packages Have Landed

Two packages have come from the guy in the long, blue shorts. The box with our Secret Paw and a package from Dora for her sweetie Ducky. Ducky being shy, Derby diving right in.
Mum says we can't open the small packages until tomorrow night.
Our Secret Paw pals were Samantha, Clementine and Maverick. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Treat Time

Yeah we got some treats tonight. Hope you did too. Christmouse isn't far away now.

Monday, December 19, 2011

ManCat Monday

The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard cats.

Mum's heart must be purrty pure, cause she regards us just fine.
We continue to enjoy our new chair, we do ok with the feet rest thingy. Our couch has the same thing, so mum is careful when she puts the feet rest down. The only bad thing is that we can't sit in it and see the moving picture box. So mum can't sit in it and watch feetsball. And what an interesting weekend it was.

Feetsball Report

Well we thinks the football guys were having fun with us this weekend.

The Pack - lost

The Colts - won

Mum thinks that it would have been too nice for her to have both of her teams win in the same weekend. But now, no unbeaten team and no winless team. That is OK. Mum said the Pack O-line look icky and didn't play well. ARodg didn't have a good day and the defense didn't have any take aways either.

Grampa Brett - still retired

Less than a week to Christmouse!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New

No not quite the new year yet, but we got our family Christmouse prezzie today.
This was our old chair that we sat in to watch fevvers, sqwerls and mum would sit a read books too. It was furry old and was from Gramie and Grampie's really old furniture set. Way back when mum still lived with them.
So this morning mum muscled the old chair out into the metal monster room, the got out the rug sucking monster and really cleaned up the carpet. Me checking out my yak spot from the other day. In spite of mum cleaning, I still knew it was the spot. hehehe

Then we got put into isolation and we could hear voices and big foot steps in the house, then she let us out.

Mum decided she wanted a new chair. One good for reading, that would be good to sit in, comfy and be good for us too. She did really good, guys, or yes she did.
This is the new chair, looks nice, but what mum says is a super bonus is that it has a feets rest for her! When she first found it in the store, she was just happy it sat nice. Then the sales guy showed her how the feet rest thing came out!
Mum didn't waste any time getting her feets up and testing it out.
She even did good in picking the fabric. That will compliment our nice ginger furs furry well thank you
Ducky just sitting on the floor, more interested in the fevvers outside at the moment.
Now checking to see how well his furs match up on the chair. Not bad, arms are comfy to sit on, not too high to jump up to.
Watching mum work on the dishes after she cooked three batches of peanut brittle and two different batches of soup. Bizzy kitch-hen day for her.
Sitting on the back, yes, decent view from the top, easy access over to the table with the lamp. Usually something good there to whap on the floor.
Ducky checking out the underside of the chair. Pretty close to the floor but Ducky can get under since he is a bit smaller.

Oh, yeah, we had some white stuff overnight. It will all go away tomorrow in the nice warmer temps we will get.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Farewell Friday

Gosh, we have had too many kitties head to the bridge lately. Another Admiral HestorB set sail yesterday.
Plus so many other kitties on our get well list, GJ, Mazie Grace, Fin, Tucker, Sam. Gosh those are just the ones we can think of. If you need more, head to the CB to check out the notices.

Plus some of the beans aren't doing as good as they could too. So we have been purring lots.

We heard the communicator thing ring and take a message, we are getting a big delivery. Mum says she hopes we like it. Pictures to follow!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Top Ten

Top 10 sings your cat has learned your Internet Password

10. E-mail flames from some guy named "Fluffy."

9. Traces of kittie litter in your keyboard.

8. You find you've been subscripted to starngenews groups like (alt.recreational.catnip)

7. Your web browers has a new home page: (

6. Your mouse has teeth marks on it.....and a strange aroma of tuna.

5. Hate mail messages to Apple Computer Copr about their release of "CyberDog".

4. Your new ergonomic keyboard has a strange territorial scent to it.

3. You keep finding new software around your house like CatinTax and WarCat II.

2. On IRc you're knows as the Iron Mouser.

and the #1 sign your Cat has learned your interest password..

1. Little kitty carpal-tunnel braces near the scratching post.
Our Secret Paw is on its way, mum took it to the station yesterday.

Monday, December 12, 2011

ManCat Monday

Finer than any sand are dusts of gold that gleam, Vague starpoints, in the mystic iris of their eyes. - Charles Baudelaire
We hope you had a good weekend. We had a nice long weekend with mum around, mum did her shopping stuff on Caturday AM, then spent the rest of the weekend inside with us. So we got lots of cuddles and treats.

A few of your asked about AlPacka socks. These are AlPacka's, all sort of colors. Guess people raise them, take their furs and make stuff with them.
Well these are her socks. She had the little booties on the right, bought 4 more pairs. She had a pair on when she took the picture. Keeps her toes nice and warm.
Did we get anything, well not directly. But mum found the below on making treats!. She hasn't made any yet so we haven't tried them yet, she says hopefully next weekend. So we will let you know if they are any good.
Feetsball Report

The Pack - They did the usual and won. They refused to be raided by the Raiders. 13-0 and 19 wins in a row.

The Colts - another week, same results

Grandpa Brett - still retired.