Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday This and That - Party Gras

Mum says it is Mardi Gras, I say Party Gras, well we are partying, aren't we?

I've got my beads and mask, I am all ready to go. Mum is tired so no partying for her. She just got up and says she needs a nap. MOL, she is sounding like a cat! Too much driving she says, back and forth to the mayo place with Miss Lynn. Barely gone a day,  but mum has to drive the whole way home since Miss Lynn gets sleepy stuff with her meds.
Party is over at the Tabby Cat Club. Come and join us.
Party on Dude and Dudettes!

Monday, February 27, 2017

ManCat Monday

Even the stupidest cat seems to know more than any dog. - Eleanor Clark

 Yup, we cats know our stuff. We stay indoors to potty, always nice in cold weather. Dogs drool, cats rule!

Our snow won't last long, the sun is out and starting to melt what little fell on the ground. It may not be super warm, but the sun is higher in the sky and melts stuff purrty fast. It got above freezing on Sunday, that helps too. 
 Speaking of the sun, it is getting far enuf north that it is peaking in our big windows that go to the floor. I rarely nap here during the winter, but now that the sun is coming back, it is a nice place to hang out. Mum is nearby in her chair reading or doing whatever.
 Plus I have to snoopervise her knitting. She is still working on making hats. Two went off to people last week and they got them. Two more are done, and she is working on this one. It keeps her hands bizzy.
 Crashcar started and Mr Oscar was yesterday too. I didn't watch either of them!

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Sheesh, can't a cute little gingercat get some help to do a post? It is already lunchtime and mum is now just getting around to help me. She wasn't even doing anything important!

Old man winter isn't done with us yet. Much colder and some snow, but not much. Mum got this all cleared off. Front and back.
Our poor little crocus that was brave to stick up out of the ground this past week is now covered in snow. Mum says it should be OK.
Me, I guess I will nap. Always a good thing to do. Sitting in mum's spot and when she wants to sits, I just move in on her lap. Soak up her warms, and the warms of the sunshine.
Happy weekend.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa everyone, hope all are doing fine. A little bummed as our super nice weather is going away. Mum has been walking around in bare feets, short sleeved shirts, and her shorter pants. Even the guy in the blue shorts actually had shorts on for two days.

Mum says we should be thankful that we did have nice weather at this time of year. It could be all snowy and cold. Plus mum says this brings us closer to the real spring. All of our snow has been gone for a week and we also see a tiny peak of spring bulbs peeking out.

Me, I just take advantage of the sun puddles to nap in.
Our throwback takes us way back to 2007 with Derby and his Fang Shui Friday post.

Friday February 23, 2007

Fang Shui Friday

Mirrors should always be framed to contain their active energy. Unframed mirrors create dangerous energy.

The cat reflected in an unframed mirror is an evil doppelganger. Attack it immediately.

From Fang Shui by Catfucious, Peter Pauper Press, 2002.
I don't attack the kitties in the mirror. I know it is me, I will just admire me and Vir-ginger too.
And then me and some of the squillions that we fostered last year. Remember Feb 28 is Squillion Day.

Lastly, I will announce my decision in regards to the ladies tomorrow.

Monday, February 20, 2017

ManCat Monday

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. - Cleveland Amory

Yeah, sometimes it takes furrever for our beans to figure out what we want. Foods, scritches, cuddling under the covers, treats or playtime.

I made my own playtime the other evening. Mum was working on making more of those pink hats. More? You only have one head mum. She said these are for other beans who are donating green papers to a human lady health thing.

So you can see me playing away here. 
 In other news, oh man has it been nice out. Open windows for me to sniff the wonderful fresh air and for mum to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
 Mum sitting outside with her funky shoes and laces. Well, not laces, but stretchy things that hold the shoe closed. That way mum can just pull on her shoes and not have to tie laces with her wonky fingers. She likes them.
 Grilled beast! This was a big chunk of beast so mum will have several meals from it. When it was done she cut off some pieces for me, along with some of the juices. YUMMY!
We have been watching for signs of spring. First, all of our snow is GONE! Second mum saw one of her spring birds, Mr Grackle. Plus she has been hearing a red winged blackbird, but hasn't seen it yet. Plus she heard sand hill cranes on Sunday afternoon.

Mum says we are likely to get more winter like weather, but we are happy to get this lovely bit of days now to enjoy. Mum goes out walking with short sleeves and no jacket!

Everyone have a good week. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday! It is going to be another beautymous day here. Sunny and warms! Mum has had the windows open a bit the past few days. She was even sitting outside for a while on Friday in the sunshine.

I had lots happen to me. Thursday might have been mum's purrthday, but she had a surprize for me. She hauled me off to see the vet man!

Now this wasn't the same place I have normally been to see the vet man. Actually, as mum carried me inside, it was where I stayed last fall when mum went to see Uncle Stormy in the OK state. They have vet clinic, boarding, grooming and even doggie day care there.
 Mum got me inside and made sure I was faced away from the woofie waiting. When mum said she wanted to make sure the woofie and I didn't see each other, the checking in person went to get this little fleece to put over the carrier. She also said it was infused with Feliway.
 Mum let me sit with the fleece as we waited. Actually we got to wait inside the exam room. No sitting out in the lobby waiting. That was nice, then I didn't have to worry about other woofies or sticky little peoples.
 I just stayed pretty much in one place. Just chilling out until the real action started. So they started with my weight. Right on what I normally weigh, I am in good form there. No diets for me. 
 Then I got the once over by Dr Tom. He was nice and gentle. Got the going over from head to tail and down to my paws. You can see him checking out my teeths and gums. Just a tiny spot on the other side, but not enuf to do a dental.
Another good thing, it was my year to get a rabies booster, but I didn't have to get a second shot for Feline Leukemia. The old place mum took me to stay required it, this place doesn't.Woohoo, one less shot.

So them mum paid the bill. Another good thing, they have it set up you can pay in the exam room. Then when you are done, zip, straight out to the car.

We got home and freedom from the PTU. Mum just let me wander a bit, but I showed her I wasn't mad at her and sat on her lap.

Happy weekend all!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

First thing of the day is to wish my wonderful mum, Happy Purrthday. It is a special day as she can now sing this song and have it apply to her age.

When I'm 64 - cartoon version

When I'm 64 - actually sung by The Beatles

Don't know if she has anything special happening today. Like lunch out or stuff like that. Maybe she should just stay home with me and cuddle. I will purr on her all day.

 Friday February 16, 2007

Fang Shui Friday

Energy exits the home through an open window.

The wise cat will lie in the open window to absorb the energy before it leaves.

From Fang Shui by Catfucious, Peter Pauper Press, 2002.

It is a little cold to have open windows these days. But when they are open I loves to sit in the windows, and absorb the energy, thus keeping our house in harmony.

Hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day. I teleported down to be with my Princess. We had a nice day, just chatting and snuggling etc. It is strange, last year, I gotted my sweetheart, but no other kitties really paired up. But this year, love was definitely in the air. AAAACHOOO.

Plus, and a big drum roll here please. DRRRRRRDRRRRRRRDDRRRRRRRRR.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to my special sweetie Dora the Explorer. She is a wonderful lady cat and I do love her so.

Sending love and purrs to all of my furiends and their beans. Enjoy the day and cellybrate having someone to love.

Monday, February 13, 2017

ManCat Monday - It's My Gotcha Day!

There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. - Wesley Bates

So a few nice pics of me and Derby, our sculpture pictures! Even if Derby is upside down, MOL. 
Plus this is the first pic mum ever took of me! It was taken while I was still in the shelter and I was deciding that she was the one for me.
Today me and mum are cellybrating being together seven, yep 7, years. So things have been good all these years. I love my mum and she loves me back. I know there are times I bug her when she is bizzy doing things, but she just laffs or tries to work around me. Yesterday she said it was hard to knit on her hat thing while I was on her lap.
 So grab a snack before you go, thanks for stopping by and cellybrating with me.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


HiYa Ducky here. Happy weekend! Me and mum are just hanging out.

I promised Miss Megan a moovie with me and I have come through. Mum had this where I was sitting on her lap and I was getting all sorts of scritches. It was so nice.
Happy Weekend everyone.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa Ducky here. I would like to say Groovy back at everyone. That isn't a word I hear often. Mum had to explain about way back when and that word and lava lamps.

Miss Megan complained there was no me in the groovy moovie. Mum says she will correct that. Tune in on Caturday. 

Unlike our throwback, it is not warm here today. Monday was super nice, spring like. Yesterday and today are cold! Mum says the nicer warms will be back tomorrow. Maybe it will be nice enuf to have open windows!

Monday February 8, 2009

ManCat Monday

His mind is like a steel trap--full of mice. - Foghorn Leghorn

No mice around here, my mind is full of. . . . . fresh air.
Not quite as warm as yesterday, but mum did open the window for a little bit for me again. Ahhh, more fresh air.
Angus Mohr was very observant of the picture above yesterday that the time on the tempy thing did not match the clock! Nope mum does not reset the time on the tempy thing, it is always on daylight slaving time. In another month it will be correct.

Grampie has a crazy Cardinal fevver that comes by outside his bedroom window. He is on the second floor and there is a tree right outside the window.
You can see the birdie sitting in the tree, then it goes crazy and....
CRASH! He flies right into Grampies window, over and over and over and over again. He starts early in the morning and wakes Grampie up and keeps it up off and on all day until the sun moves away from his side of the building. Grampie and mum think that the birdie sees himself in the window and is trying to scare it off! Silly bird doesn't realize it is fighting itself.

I also hope that any of my cat buds who live down under are OK. Lots of scary fires, everyone stay safe.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday This and That

Seemed liked spring yesterday, warmish, sunny. Today warmish, rainy, misty, foggy. Going to get cold for a couple of days. Mum was a good purrson and went walking. Said she got lazy during January and didn't get out as much as she should.
 Working on a dangle here. I can warm my paw up as there is enuf room to put it down next to the hammick and down by the heaty spot. Sometimes I rest my paws on top of the heaty spot.

Mum has been bringing up boxes from the dungeon. Some of the stuff is getting tossed or recycled (old paper stuff from work). Then she found these two things. Lava lamps she calls them.
Yeah, it is better to see this in motion. So I got mum to make a moovie! She even put some crazy music on the moovie.

Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles

Turn off your mind relax and float down stream
It is not dying, it is not dying
Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.
Yet you may see the meaning of within
It is being, it is being
Love is all and love is everyone
It is knowing, it is knowing
And ignorance and hate mourn the dead
It is

Monday, February 6, 2017

ManCat Monday

If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence. - Will Cuppy

Intelligence? Yeah I think we cats have it. That is why we have you wrapped around our paws. Our humans wait on us for what we need. You humans are the ones that go off to day hunt and such, working so hard and complaining. Well, at least mum isn't off to day hunt anymore, she is much happier staying home with me.
We had a nice sunny day on Sunday so I took advantage of it by spending it in the front window in the morning.
Then in the afternoon as me and mum were sitting in the back watching outside. We noticed the sun has come back so that it was hitting the edge of the windows! That means I can soon be napping in the back in the sun.
Me and mum didn't watch the Stouper Bowl. She did record it to watch the commercials later. Otherwise we watched Victoria and other stuff on PBS. Plus used the time to mooch lots of treats off of mum.

Saturday, February 4, 2017


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday! It has been bright and sunny but coldish. But inside it is nice and warms. 
 So here I am hanging on in the front window soaking up the warms from the sun. It is so nice to jsut lay here and soak up with warms.
 Then if I want  more warms, I come back and get on top of mum and soak up her warms too. Above you can see the bits of stripes from the sun. Below I am putting my head on top of mum boobitty pillows. They are nice and soft to put my head.
 Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!