Saturday, July 21, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday, Happy weekend.

Mum is bizzy getting ready for the company. I now know that it will be Uncle Stormy. He will only be here one night from Sunday to Monday. Mum says he will also be taking some of Grampie's stuff from the dungeon home with him. Mum says hoo-ray for that.

Me, I am trying to stay out of her way. Mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, getting the sucky monster out. After Monday things can go back to normal. Just a little bit unkempt!
Rainy day yesterday, and is all cloudy today too. Mum says that is OK, that will keep her inside and working on chores. At least as soon as she gets back from the store to get a few things she needs.

Mum needs to shower afore she goes shopping, then off to the store for her stuff. Hope all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Garden Thursday

Hi, and we are back for Garden Thursday. Today we are doing a remote report from mum's master gardener project. We last reported on this back in late May. So high time for an update.

 These first few are of the raised bins where they are trying to grow foods, but at first the buns got at it, so they added the netting. Now the deer are eating everything. So, not much success on these.
 The tomato plant is doing well, lots of green ones there, not ready to harvest just yet. Second plant is doing the same. 
 Then we get down to the other end where there are flowers. Mostly purrenials, but lots of them so that they attract pollinators for the food plants to be pollinated.
 Mum said she planted most of these little flowers. Lots of crawling around on her hands and knees and coming home feeling all sore that week.

 A look back at the whole long thing. They were even getting evaluated yesterday. More to make sure that the green papers they are getting is being used for garden stuff and how well is the garden going.

They even put out a guest book. Mum looked, so far no one has written anything in it  yet.
That is all for this week. See you next Thursday.

Monday, July 16, 2018

ManCat Monday

A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. - Italian Superstition

Derby used to sneeze all the time, mum would always say "Bless You" to him. So I guess mum got some good omens. I don't sneeze much, but sometimes I do.

Mum abandoned me for the weekend to play in the hot sun with racy cars. She said it was a quiet weekend, not many cars, enuf people so they could rest becuz of the heat and all. She made it back home in late afternoon and I promptly sat on her to heat her up. I even dug my back claws into her leg just to let her know I wasn't happy.

Mum says she will be bizzy, bizzy, bizzy this week and we will have company for one night next weekend. Oh joy!
 Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, July 14, 2018


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. The hots are back so I will be laying low and staying cool this weekend. Mum will be trying to stay cool too. Reading books and all. Her thumb is healing just fine, you really can't tell she did anything to it, but she says the skin still feels a bit off.
 Mum took some pics at the library yesterday. The top is a pin the teens can choose as a prize, below is the piano keys showing how many books have been checked out or renewed.  Up to 52 thousand, mum says that is lots and lots. Way more paws, fingers, toes of all of us!
 Me hanging out in the window looking outside. Mum does try to have the windows open for a little bit, but closes them afore it gets too hot.
So everyone stay cool, chill out or in and have a happy weekend.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome back to the garden. Things are blooming! That makes us happy.

So here are a few pictures on one of the daylilies that is blooming right now. Purrty soft pinkish blooms. They are so purrty, but yet the flowers only do last for one day. 
 Mum pulled the water fountain out of the fevver bath. We actually were seeing fewer fevvers in the bath or stopping by to get a drink. Since she pulled it we are back to seeing our normal number of visitors for a drink. Mum, the water level is getting low, please top it off.
 A closeup of the pet-unia from the front flower box. The flower boxes are looking really good since we had rain early when mum planted them. She just needs to figure out a better way to hang them from the front railing.
Mum's finger is doing fine. This pic was taken Monday. It blistered up, but the blister is almost all reabsorbed, so that is good. Mum hasn't even been keeping a bandage on it, just letting it do its own thing.

That is all from the garden, see you next week.

Monday, July 9, 2018

ManCat Monday

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. - Agnes Repplier

Another Monday for us. Mum's calendar is clear for today, so that means she should be home for the day or at least not gone for long times.

Mum messed herself up yesterday. She fixed lunch and then was making a batch of hummer sugar water. When she went to take it out of the micro thing something happened. She spilled a lot of the liquid on the floor and counter and hurted her finger. It hurt bad enuf that she went to the urgent doc.
 She iced it down afore she went and the doc said while it was bad, it wasn't really bad. He put a band aid on it, gave her some cream and sent her home. Thankfully it wasn't bizzy, she was home in 30 minutes.
 So she sat around and readed her book, then fixed dinner, then even mowed the lawn. Said it wasn't hurting nearly so much anymore. Just to be careful not to get infected.
 No infection, so no pools, hot tubs or gasp, even kitty kisses on her thumb for now. Mum says lots of purrs will do just fine.

That was my weekend, hope your week goes smoothly.

Saturday, July 7, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. Now that I have mum's nose out of her calendar making notes and making sure she has all of her stuff on it, she can help me here! Too much stuff, you are supposed to be retired and be lazy. Mum says she is lazy, but still has time to do all this other stuff.

First we had a request as to where we got our fountain for the bird bath. Amazon! Where else. Just search for solar fountain. There are a couple of them to choose from and they all look the same in the long run! So if you want one, go for it. It does need sunshine to work. Doesn't work in the shade.

The weather has gotten beauty-full. All nice and sunny, no hots and humids. So that means lots of open windows and doors. Gentle breezes and listening to the fevvers singing.
 Yes mum, I know you are taking my picture. You are also interrupting the peacefulness of just enjoying the outdoors. Why don't you go for a walk and get your own fresh air!
 Mum is helping at the library as usual with the reading program. To keep track of how many books peoples are reading or checking out of the library there is a piano key put up for each 1000 books checked out or renewed. So far 39 keys are up, wonder if they will get to the full 88 keys. This is the view mum has while she sits at the volunteer table.
Mr naybor is out making noise with his lawn tractor. Mum wishes his mowing pattern would minimize the noise we have, but he is an old, fat guy and set in his ways. Guess he won't be changing now! MOL!

Mum says if she has to go for a walk, the puter has to be closed. So I better get done here and let her go. Happy Weekend. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. Hope all of our furiends in Mericky had a good 4th. Your humans too.

We didn't do much yesterday, the hots and humids were back. Mum did amebmer that she had gotten a little fountain that goes in the fevver bath. It runs on sunshine, so mum doesn't need batteries or to plug it in.

Now the first part of the video she had just put it out and it sort of spitted water, but after a few minutes it really took off! So much so that it emptied the bath of water! So mum tried some of the other attachments and found one that just made it bubble some but not so much that it empties the bath. Only bad thing, once it gets cloudy or the sun hides behind the trees it slows down.

Flowers? Yeah we have a new flower or two. Mum just bought this back in May so she is happy she got flowers this year.
 Just a couple of days ago, the buds are getting bigger and you can begin to see the flower color.
 Same bud a day later. Then bursting into bloom yesterday.
 Today we had another bloom open and you can see that there are a bunch more ready to open soon.
To end the July 4th we had natural fireworks of thunder boomer storms. Nothing severe but lots of rummbly noise, but well before we went to bed. But the natural rumbles cut down on the anyone wanting to set off their noise makers.

So that is it from the garden this week. See you soon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Purrthday America!

Happy Purrthday to our country, the United States of Mericky! Mum has more fingers to figure it out, says the country is 242 years old. That is a whole lot of years!

Happy Independence Day to our fellow American Kitties. Hope all have a great day and cellybrate responsibly and have been cellybrating safely.

Mum ordered these special in that they don't make booms to scare kitties. They are pretty but won't scare you. Mum skips the local fireworks, says the people just get crazy. She watches the stuff on the moving picture box, no driving, no crowds and the noise isn't so bad that it scares me.  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!

Monday, July 2, 2018

ManCat Monday

CAT (n): 1. Furry keyboard cover; 2. Alarm clock

I usually don't lay across mum's puter keyboard, she wouldn't be able to type for me if I did, so I don't do that. I do lay right next to her and make it hard for her to use the mouse. Since she retired and doesn't have to get up early. I am nice and I don't wake her up. She makes sure I have crunchies out so I don't get hungry.

The worst of the hots have done for now. We had some crash boomer storms on Sunday. Lots of wind and rain too for a short time. Cooler now, but still humid. Mum went out to do a couple of quick things and came in quick. Seems the skeeters are all active. Mum was swatting away and killed a few of those blood suckers.
 So I hung out in the front window. I can see what is happening outside and when I flip I can check on mum. She has been bizzy with crow-shay hats and reading. Stayed inside and kept cool with the air chiller and fans going.
 Everyone have a good week. Mum has to get the grass cutter out to use today. That is her one big chore for the week. Then off to the library. Weren't you just there? Oh, you didn't like the books you got so will trade them in for some other ones and hope they are better. OK.

Saturday, June 30, 2018


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday! It will be another super hot one here, so mum and I have planned to stay inside with the air chiller and fans.

Thanks for all of the purrthday wishes. I got lots of love and gooshy foods from mum. Even though it is hot, I still want to sit on her lap, or lay next to her in bed. I just loves being with my mum. She says I make her feel hot when I sit on her. Well, hot ladies are a good thing mum.
Mum has her supply of books so no need to go out in the hots. She doesn't even want to go out to freshen up the hummer feeders, but she knows she will have to. Get it over early before it gets even hotter girl!

So to help us cool off, just amember we could be dealing with this white stuff!
Happy weekend.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Garden Thursday

Hello, and we are going to skip the garden today to focus on our little guy who stays inside. Why?
Because today is his purrthday! He is a grand age of 10, he is up to double digits!

So we will share some pics of our brofur. 

Lots of foods and drink to cellybrate with so, party on everyone!

Monday, June 25, 2018

ManCat Monday

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him. - William Lyon Phelps

Mum should have been staring at me all weekend to be restful. She is not happy, the new puter decided not to work again on Caturday night. So off to the fix-it shop again.

It was a nice weekend, sunny but not too warm. Mum even sat outside last night until it got dark. She even readed her book as long as there was enuf light.  
 I better go and find mum and purr on her to keep her happy. Hope your week starts and goes better than our is right now!