Thursday, October 31, 2013

Garden Thursday - Halloween Style


Hellooowww and welcome to the spooktackular Garden Thursday with Virginger.

While mum says they are all done inside the house. I still have stuff to snoopervise outside. They came to put the patio and front porch slabs back in.

Plus she scattered some grass seed along the side of the house. Hopefully come spring we will get a bit of new grass to be here. They did this late in the afternoon and it needs to dry, but mum should be able to walk on it by the weekend.

Plus for your enjoyment, our black halloween kitties.

Hope you enjoyed the show, have a safe halloween and that you get lots of treats.

Love Virginger

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blogging Awards

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Our pals, Raz, Allie, Ellie,Clifford, Cubby along with Angels Tamir and Sniffie gave us a pawsome award....

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger for nominating you.

Friends FurEver.

2. Include the award image on the blog. Pretty!

3. Nominate and notify a baker's dozen blogs for this award.
Most everyone has this, if not, we give it to you. 

4. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions: 

Cookies or Cake?
 Yes, both please, with nip.

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Ice Cream.

When do you crave sweet things the most?
 Always but specially when mum gets out the ice cream. 

If you had a sweet name, what would it be?

Derby already is "Derby Sweetheart Cat" to his Princess Mia Bella. 

Ducky is Cutie Pie, pie is sweet.

Dragon's Loyalty Award 

This one came from our French buddies, The Pouponette, Tama-chan, Sei-chan, DaBeebs (Houbebe), Genji, Tommy, Violette and Vidock.

We am supposed to tell you seven interesting things about ourselves.So here we go..
1 - This is my second home.
2 - I am all four paw declawed by my first bean.
3 - I came to live here when I was a year and one-half old
4 - I have been living with mum for 8 and one-half years.
5 - I just turned ten years old.
6 - I love to eat, kibble, gooshy foods, mooch ham, turkey, chick-hen, cheese from mum.
7 - I eat fast and then many times they come back up just after I eat.


1 - This is my second home as well. I ranned away from the first one and they didn't want me back
2 - I am front paw declawed by my first beans.
3 - I came to live here when I was a year and one-half old
4 - I am a tiny boy, I weigh just under 9 pounds.
5 - I have been living with mum for 3 years and 8 months.
6 - I am just over 5 years old.
7 - I am a very careful eater. I will eat most everything, but I take time to enjoy my foods.

Here too, if you don't have this award, feel free to take it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mini ManCat Monday

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing. - William S. Burroughs

This quote appeared on mum's calendar this past week. She just loves it and we do too. We love her, she treats us so nice. We even both crawled under the covers with her yesterday in the middle of the night. Helped keep her warms and get snuggles. This is the firsted time we both have done that. It made mum all happy.

Sunday night during the feetsball game I sat on her lap and Derby snuggled beside her. Plus we both tried to play with her knitting, so that was fun too.

It was nice and quiet all weekend. No working on the house, well at least by other people. Mum was cleaning a lot, getting the dust all off the furniture and all sorts of other stuff. Just enough dust in the air from the project to make everything a little bit dusty.

We had a nice sunny Sunday to just hang out in the window. Mum went off to see a show with Miss Lynn called "Jersey Boys". Gave her something to do since the Packers didn't play until Sunday night.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - played the ViQueens. It wasn't a good start for the Pack who let the first guy who touched the ball run it back for a TD. However, they got their act together and won the last game the Pack will be playing in the MetroDome.

Oh and a few teams are getting desperate for a QB, they even called Grampa Brett. He said no thanks, he thinks his brain got addled by all of the hits he took over the years. 

The Broncos - Played and beat the Washington Sunburns. When mum got home the game was tied in Q4, but Peyton and company went on a tear and scored 38 unanswered points!

We hope everyone has a good week.We are looking forward to a quiet week around here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


We have our house back! They gave mum's key back to her this morning, so they can't come in anymore. Which means we can have the run of the house again! Woohoo. Mum has to get things organized again, she said that will take a while. Biggest thing is to be able to wash and dry the clothes; we have access to our litter boxes down there. Mum says the box in her litter box room will go away soon!

So here is a brief tour. Below, one corner of the dungeon. Steel posts to provide additional support against the pressure pushing from the outside. The gray streaks are where they patched the crack. Floor around the edges is new cement to hold the beams in place.

 The outside front, nice new dirt and rock where the new cement slab will go in. Mum will need to fluff the grass up with a rake.
The back now without the patio cover so we get light inside the house. Mum says she is going to look into getting a shade that she can put out when she wants to sit out there and not get baked in the sun. 
 A closer up look to the back, they have to put cement down here too. The guy stopped by last night when mum got home from work. The cement should be in place really soon.
We would like to say farewell to Nikita who ran off to The Bridge yesterday. Enjoy it, we will see you again some day.

We will be napping and probably bird watching from the windows. Oh, wait, we can't nap all weekend. We have to help Max, The PsychoKitty cellybrate his tenth blogoversary. It is because of him, Derby started to blog. top by and concatulate him on 10 years of snark!

Have a good weekend gang.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Garden Thursday


Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. Continues to be bizzy here with the destruction that is going on. But they seem to be filling up the holes they dug last week. So that I guess is a good sign.

The biggest change is in the back. They took off the patio cover and set it down in the middle of the yard for a few days. Today they took it away and mum told them to do that.

This is from inside and there will be so much more of a view to see outside to the flowers and trees. Mum says it is so much brighter inside too.

A few from the side of the house looking past where the patio cover used to be.
The front all filled in. They will bring in some really nice dirt so mum can plant more flowers next spring.

That is all for Garden Thursday, Love, Virginger.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Litter Box

The Island Cats asked about where we got our high sided litter box. Mum said it was a place near here called Fleet Farm. Fleet Farm sells all sorts of stuff for pets, farm animals, the house, toys, some foods and clothes too.

Well mum didn't want to get down on the floor to look at the label. But then this week mum saw it was in their ad this week on sale. It shows the manufacturer is IRIS. So that is where we got the box. Mum likes it too and figures it is time to replace a few of our boxes in the dungeon once we can get back into the dungeon.

Work is progressing. Mum is guessing about 60% done and they might be done by the end of the week! We can't wait.

Monday, October 21, 2013

ManCat Monday

Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. - Jean Burden

WOW, what a party we had. Some extra bundles of fur stayed over and are sleeping it off before they teleport home. Thanks to everyone for making my purrthday a marvelous day. 

We will be resting up lots today. Or as best we can while we snoopervise the destruction around here.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - They beat the Brown team, but another guy got hurt and carted off the field on a stretcher. We need to purr hard that the injured players get all better soonest. The Pack is now in firsted place in the NFC North. Next week they get to play the ViQueens on Sunday night.

The Broncos - Mr Peyton came back to play his old team The Colts on Sunday night Feetsball. So mum watched the Pack, then changed the channel to watch Peyton. But for some reason these Sunday night games take furrever to be over. So mum says she can't stay up that late to see the end. But when mum went to bed Mr Peyton was losing.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Let The Party Begin! Derby's Purrthday

It is the weekend and we are going to party today and tomorrow for my purrthday! Come on over and join the gang. We have lots of foods and drinks. Kittie under the age of one, you need to stick to water, milk or tuna juice!

We can't get to the dungeon this year because of the destruction going on, but we can have lots of fun watching them work this morning, they even woke mum up! Bright sunny day, so come on over!

I am a whole ten years old now, up to double digits! I still feel like a kitten sometimes. I still love to play and chase, but do like my down time for napping.

 So let's party hardy gang!

Plus stop on over at The Tabby Cat Club. Sunday TockTober 20 is Show Us Your Tocks Day. It will be interesting to see what the gang comes up with!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Garden Thursday


Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday.

Lots to snoopervise outside with the destruction going on. They came last week and broke apart the patio slab near the house. Mum says they will take this all out to do the fix.

Mum has to be super careful if she comes out the back door.

But yesterday they came and starting digging up the whole dang house! Mum says they have to do this to make the walls straight. Take out all the dirt on the outside, gently push the walls from the inside so they are straight. Then anchor them down inside and put in supports, then they can re-waterproof the outside. Once that is all done they will refill the hole with rock and then put dirt on top.
 So I will be super bizzy, snoopervising this big project. The boys can't get to the dungeon anymore either. Mum has it all blocked off, even she won't be able to get to the dungeon for a few days.

That is all and that is a lot for Garden Thursday. Love Virginger

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Litter Boxes and other stuff

A number of you commented on our litter box situation in the dungeon. So we figure we will answer them.

Laila and Minchie wanted to know if we were hoarding basement cats. No we are not, at least we never see them if they are down there,

Katnip Lounge wanted to know what was happening in the dungeon. Well, right now not much. They came and worked last Friday, they haven't been back. Mum says they are finishing up another job first before they come and really start to work.

Tillie and Georgia had a bunch of questions.
Do you have water problems?  Not that we know of, mum turns on the faucet we get water.
Did your Mom lose something? No, but she found stuff she should get rid of.
Did you lose a cat toy? Nope.

Sometimes Cats Herd You. 
Why are they destroying your dungeon? Mum says they gotta fix the walls.
And why do you have a world supply of cat boxes down there?  That is just our supply. Mum readed that you should have one box per cat plus one more.

William wanted to know if it will be a litter trench. Mum says no, they will replace the stuff they are digging out once the fix is in place.

The Meezers and Billy wanted to know if they can come and ghost hunt. Sure, why not, it would be fun.

Monday, October 14, 2013

ManCat Monday

If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is to keep a pair of cats. - Aldous Huxley

Oh yes, things get more interesting here kitties. This is what they are doing in the dungeon, breaking up the floor! Our litter box area is now a destruction zone!

 Derby managed to get down to the dungeon to check things out over the weekend, but mum says until they are done. We won't be allowed in the dungeon, which is why we have our box upstairs AND, have to be confined to the sleepy room and the litter box room during the day until this is done. Mum says we won't be allowed to snoopervise since we might be in the way, get hurt or sneak out an open door.
Mum left us for a while over the weekend. Last weekend she had to go play with racy cars one last time for the year. She was home mid-afternoon and then did three loads of laundry, since she won't be going to the dungeon either. The she cut all the grass and chewed up what leaves have fallen down.

 Feetsball Report 

The Pack - managed to squeak out a win over the defending champs The Ravens. Mum said she listened to some of it on the way home.

The Broncos - kept up their scoring pace and beat up on the Jaguars.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Yep, something is definitely up. Thursday evening mum set up a brand spanking new litter box for us in her litter box room. It is nice not to have to go to the dungeon to do our bizzness, but this is not normal for sure.

 We got shut in her bedroom and the bathroom on Friday during the day. So we needed this box. We heard noise inside and outside the house.

Oh yeah, this showed up in our front yard yesterday and it is parked there. Some of our front patio is gone.

Oh yeah, The Crew wanted to know if I had gotten out to the garage or metal monster room. Sometimes I can sneak past mum, but no, that was the dungeon!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. Things are quiet as fall moves in and the plants are done blooming and are ready to sleep for fall.  However mum is bizzy outside and doing some strange things. She is moving stuff from one place and putting them in another. She has even put the chairs away already. Normally those stay out
until it snows. That way she has a place to sit down if she wants to rest while working outside.

 All gone but the grill!
 The cans with the fevver food is by the fence.
 All to unused flower pots are move to ...
 .... out in the garden area.
 The boys are reporting from inside that mum is moving stuff all around and covering it up with big pieces of brown and blue plastic.

Shelf empty except for Derby. We thinks something is up, but mum hasn't said a word about moving. Hmmm, stay tuned.

That is all for this week. Love, Virginer.