Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday This and That

HiYa Ducky here. Mr Winter has decided to pay us a visit, getting colder and getting snow. Monday it started out all sunny by afternoon, we had snow. Then more snow overnight and the weather guesser says more snow tonight.

 Plus mum made herself a hat, called it a pussy cat hat. OK, yeah, it sorta has ears. You do look better with it pulled over your head.
Silly mum!

Monday, January 30, 2017

ManCat Monday

Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it. - Winifred Carriere

I know mum likes me, or rather that she loves me! She treats me so nice and I am nice to her too. I keep her warm at night, I crawl under the covers!
 Her you can see mum giving me all sorts of smooches. Me sitting where I like to sit, on her boobities!

Mum watched no feetsball this weekend, but she did watch some racy cars. Some crazy race where they keep going for a whole day! Mum even had furiends that went down to watch.

Almost at the end of the month, gosh, where has the time gone!

Saturday, January 28, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy weekend. More clouds and cold. We haven' seen the sun much for the past week. Sometimes just a tiny bit, but not a bright sunny, all day sun. Plus we did get some snow, but not as much as the weather guessers, guessed!

So me and me are just hanging out inside. She has her big fat book to read and she has been checking out her ancestors. I don't know why, other than she is curious. Me, I don't know who my mum and dad were. I don't have a paper telling me that like some of you fancy cats have. That is OK, I am happy being who I am. Mum says she is about done with this. But she has gotten hundreds of years back to people who are likely related to her.
 Mum got one of her magazines and it had a coloring chart on the cover, with a color cover underneath. She saved the cover to color someday. I has helping to check it out.
 Me, licking mum's plate cuz it had BUTTER on it. Mum won't let me lick in the butter dish, but she will let me do the puddles that show up on her plate.
Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

Hello and welcome to Thursday. We had a tiny bit of snow so our ground is white. But the weather guesser was a bit off which made mum happy. Less snow during the day, now the guesser guy is saying it will come overnight, tonight. We shall see!
 Me and mum just hung out yesterday. Watched the snow, the fevvers. The biggest thing mum did was to get the garbage and recycling out to the street for pickup. The recycling thing is full, it has to go out.

Today's Throw Back takes us back to 2009 with Derby. Just hanging out with mum.

Monday January 26, 2009

ManCat Monday

If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer. - A. N. Whitehead
Well I am not exactly 'on' mum's lap but sitting between her legs. But I can tell by the picture that this was taken during warmer weather as mum has her short legged pants on! Mum does keep it warm enough in the house for us to be nice and comfortable, even when it is cold and nasty outside. Plus I can nap in front of the various heaty spots.

We just hung out this weekend. Mum went out to Grampie's to make sure his TV will work in three weeks with the digital conversion. His converter box works fine but the place where he lives has to tweak something as he is missing two channels that he likes to watch. We know it works as all of the other digital channels are there.

Mr Hawk made a visit this weekend sitting in our crabby apple tree for a few minutes. Mum didn't get a picture of him but he flew by and landed just where we could see his tail fevvers. All of the little birds had flown off and were safe.

Feetsball Report

There was no feetsball this weekend! But just wait until next weekend with the Stouper Bowl for the last meaningful game of the season.

But mum did watch a tiny bit of a car race that went on for a whole day. She watched the start on Saturday and they didn't finish until Sunday. What was exciting is that normally these races aren't even close at the finish, whoever wins wins by a lap or two. This year in the last 45 minutes of the race a pass came to change the lead and the two cars were close to each other right up to the end. The racing season has begun.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday This and That

Yeah, Tuesday, late Tuesday. Winter is coming back, we are supposed to get snow overnight. So mum did all of her running around today, went and out and got the few things she wanted, some of which was for ME! Yeah, a big box of stinky goodness.
 Ooooo, what is in this little tub? Butter! I loves butter. Mum took the picture, then quick put the lid on it so I didn't get a lick. She does let me lick her plate if there is a bit of butter on it.
 Last week on Throw Back Thursday showed Derby sitting on top of the moving picture box. Yeah, with the new one you can't sit on it, but sometimes I do sit in front of it. You can see me blocking the picture this past week.
While it snows, me and mum will be inside. She can read her book. A big fat book about "the cute one". I will have to send her out to take care of the snow, I just have to snoopervise!

Monday, January 23, 2017

ManCat Monday

Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. - Jean Burden 
 Me snoozing in the sun a few weeks ago. We did get a little bit of sun this weekend. It got warm enuf out that we got rid of the fog for a change. Plus it was nice enuf that the snow has melted from the trail, so mum could walk on the trail. Plus she wore her light jacket!
 Me helping mum with her crow-shay during the game. Sadly it wasn't a good game or good outcome for us. Mum didn't have much to cheer about.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - They did not run the table, more like they fell off the table. BAM! Mum figured it out for me, they didn't score any points until 60% of the game had already been played. The other guys didn't waste any time. They scored early and often. Oh well, no Stouper Bowl for us. Mum says that means we don't have to listen to all the hype for the next two weeks.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Finally getting mum going on my post. Firsted she slept later than she normally does and then was puttering on the puter playing a game. A Game! It is more important that I get to post.

It is all froggy here again today. You can see across the street and all, but the clouds are super low. Here is a pic from yesterday. Hardly any snow left, only where the snow plow pushes it up on our yard. Heck, the temperature thingy says it is 41F(5C) degrees out. Much higher than normal for this time of year.
So if the weather is going to by icky, then I guess it is time for a nap. Then I can join mum in watching for fevvers. First she is getting the sucking monster out for a bit of work.
 Nice place to nap, in my ham-mick. The heaty spot blows the warms underneath me. Keeps me nice and toasty.

Plus I gotta rest up now, tomorrow is a big day as The Pack will be playing. Mum says she likes the time of the game. After lunch and should be done afore dinner time. MOL, girl has to keep her meal times!

Happy Weekend.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

Happy Thursday to all. We actually had sun yesterday and with our warms and rain there are big puddles about. This is on the other side of the trail, our yard doesn't have puddles but is very squishy when mum walks outside. She tries to stay off the grass, but she needed to fill up the fevver feeders.
Today's post is from back in 2007. Derby was sitting on the old moving picture box which had a bigger top to sit on. Now the box has a bigger picture, but isn't big enuf to sit on.

Friday January 19, 2007

Fang Shui Friday

You can absorb energy from many sources in the home. The television is excellent for this purpose, provided your tail dangles downward over the screen.

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

Hmmm, I have been on top of the big machine with moving pictures. But mum hasn't caught me with my tail in front of it. I must be doing something wrong and not getting good ch'i.
Mum was up late one night watching this funny person on the box. Below it is just me and some of her small white things she brings out when it is cold outside. Mostly around Christmas, they have all gone back into hiding.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday This and That

HiYa Ducky here. Another day, no sun. It has been strange around here, not the usual cold and snow, but warmish, but not warm enuf. We has had ice on the streets and stuff. Plus then we have rain and now have puddles in the back yard. Mum forgots to take pictures!
 The other day, when we did have a little bit of sun, mum goofed  and took a flashy picture of me. I sort of got washed out!
Plus mum got some special things to put on her shoes. Now she doesn't have to tie her shoes, she can just slip them on. Says it is good for her wonky fingers. They stay on good too when she is walking.
Mum says we may be sun tomorrow, Yipee.

Monday, January 16, 2017

ManCat Monday

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. - Martin Buxbaum

Mum does try to treat peoples nice, so I hopes that peoples purr when they meet mum.
 OMC, mum is all acited, which leads me to the.....

Feetsball Report

The Pack - They win! They continue to #RunTheTable. ARodg and company, with the excellent kicking of Mr Crosby, beat down them Cowboys. Went down to the final seconds, and with time running out Mr C kicked the winning field goal! Phew!  Next week, them Falcon birds.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday.

Not much going on here this weekend. Mum has plans to each lunch out with a furiend today. Mum says she has been there afor, but her furiend hasn't. They are looking for a new spot to add to their rotation since an old favorite closed last month.

Me, well I am going to take it easy today. Well, as easy as I normally do. I woke mum up and we had our usual nice cuddle for the AM. I like to wake her up in the morning, cuz if she is in the sleepy spot she pays me lots of attention.

It was a fun week with special days for me. It was Kiss a Ginger Day on Thursday and Rubber Ducky Day on Friday.
 Here are some rubber ducky pictures from when we got them. Up top, me checking out the little guys right out of the box. Below, Derby checking them out in the sink, yes, the floated!
Plus we have to watch feetball again this weekend. The Pack plays Sunday afternoon, gotta see if we can beat down them Cowboys. See if ARodg can throw another Hail Aaron pass!

Happy weekend all.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

HiYa Ducky here. We made it to Thursday. Wednesday was OK during the day, dry roads. That meant mum could get out and do all of the stuff she needed to do outside of the house. She had some shopping to do at the mall and didn't want to go there until after all the crazy Christmouse shoppers were gone. Said it was nice and quiet this morning in all the stores she visited.

So she had a few purchases, just a couple of things for the kitch-hen, like a new cutting board and a new fancy scale to weigh foods on. A lot sleeker than the old one, which she will haul off to the donation place.

Our throw back takes us back 9 years to 2008 and Derby was just hanging out in the front window. You can see he had lots of snow. We have very little snow now since it has been warm and rainy. 

Monday January 12, 2008
ManCat Monday

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. - Mary BlyI sometimes come when I am called. First thing in the AM when mum wakes up she calls for me, I run into the sleeping room to get my waking up scritches. Mum was funny the other day, she wasn't really awake, she thought she was scritchen my nose, when in fact she was closer to spot #13. She knew she didn't have fur, so that was a good one on her.

I also come when called if the word 'treats' follows my name, as in "Derby, treats". I will then come over to get some goodies.

Mum was going through my pictures and found this one of me sitting in the window. This picture has me wearing my collar and tags and I haven't worn them for over a year. Mum makes sure I don't go outside so she lets me go naked inside the house.

I have been sitting on mum's lap more lately. I don't curl up in her lap, I am sitting on my haunches. At least I can site there as long as she doesn't have the puter in her lap or her crow-shay.

I am mainly looking for a few more scritches and treats.

Friday the biggest part of the snow storm missed us for a change. We did get a little bit of snow, mum says about 2 inches. Not much more than 50 miles south of us they got 12-14 inches. Mum was happy that the heavy snow missed us for a changed. But it still is supposed to get furry cold here this week. Mum says not to worry the heaty thing in the dungeon is working just fine and that will keep us warm. Plus we can snuggle and snuggle and snuggle to keep warm as well.

Feetball Report - Playoff Edition

Another good weekend for the Fevver teams. Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles, Steelers won. hmmm another good weekend for fevver teams.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday This and That

This is our back yard today. All icky. It snowed a tiny bit overnight, then during the morning it started to rain and get warmer. So more of our snow is going away. It is now dark outside, but we can hear the wind and it is getting colder.

So me, I am napping! Staying warm. I occupy mum's lap to get her warms, plus I can start to get her new crow-say blanket all furred up.
Mum had to go out in the icky stuff to help at the food pantry. Even the food pantry wasn't that bizzy! After mum was done there she stopped to get a drive through lunch, didn't want to get out of the car to go inside. Didn't want to get all wet, and blown around. There was a line for the drive through. Mum brought home fries and she gave me one.

So everyone, stay safe and warm.

Monday, January 9, 2017

ManCat Monday

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. - Missy Dizick

Yes we cats do have lots of wonderful qualities. Some humans appreciate them, embrace them and cellybrate them.
 Me doing two things at once. Collecting sun puddles and keeping mum's lap all warms. We finally got a break on the colds. Mum said it was nice enuf to go outside and take a walk on Sunday.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - continuing to run the table. They got off to a slow start, but came on later to score lots and beat those Giant guys from NYC. Next up, they get to go to Jerry's World and play with Cowboys. Mum says three more W's and that would make them champs.

Saturday, January 7, 2017


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy first Caturday of 2017, hope this first week of the year has treated you OK. It has been furry cold here this week. Me and mum are doing lots of snuggling together for the warms.
When it is cold we have sun, so I try to sit where I can get sun. Plus mum had gotten up, so I could get some of her remaining warms here.

I don't go outside, but even mum hasn't been outside much unless she has to. Get the newsy paper inside, or get the mail inside. She even is skipping her walks, just too cold out to be walking around, even for a short time.

On Sunday, lots of crazy people will be outside in the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau field. We will have a feetsball game to watch. Go Pack Go.

OK, mum says it is time to go watch the fevvers. She also has been going out to fill the feeders every day. Those little birds sure do eat a lot when it is cold.

Happy weekend. Stay safe and warm.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

Old man winter is back. Super cold out and mum is staying inside as much as she can. If she has to go out, she will, but is staying in to stay warms. Only a few days of this cold, then back to regular winter.

Today's throw back shows Derby pushing some of mum's snow guys off the tower. You can see other snow guys on the table. Mum doesn't put out as many snow guys now.

Derby's post was based upon a book, referenced below called Fang Shui. We all need Fang Shui.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Fang Shui Friday

Clutter destroys good ch'i. Enlightened cats should eliminate all clutter from the environment.

To clear a mantel, walk behind the clutter while gently pushing it to the floor. The humans will then remove it from your space.

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday This and That

HiYa Ducky here. Well mum has continued on her cleaning kick. Today she got out a majic sponge and made all my paw prints on the one wall and the top of the book case disappear. It didn't even take her long. Sheesh, I have spent ages getting that just right, and poof, GONE!

Guess I will have to double up my efforts to get my paw prints back on the surfaces.

Monday, January 2, 2017

ManCat Monday

Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, then take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. - Stephen Baker.

HiYa, Ducky here. Happy New Year! Hope the new year has gotten off to a good start for all of you. Mum did stay up until midnight our time, but then went to the sleepy spot right after. She is feeling OK, guess it was just that one night that she didn't feel well. 
 Me napping in the sun on Sunday. Today mum says we will watch the Rosey Parade and then the feetsball game for Bucky Badger. Mum pulled out one of her crow-shay projects to work on, she says it keeps her hands bizzy while she watches the feetball games. Then she can't be eating.

Feetsball Report

The Pack -They win! They won the game and they won the NFC North! Woohoo. Me and mum knew they would be in the playoffs. Supposedly the team didn't want to know, it was ya gotta win the game or else. Plus ARodg is the QB with the most TD's this season.

They will play the Giant guys on the frozen tundra of Lambeau field on Sunday afternoon.