Saturday, August 24, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Things have been interesting around here. Mum came home the other day smelling of other kitties and yesterday I saw her consorting with a woofie along the trail! The horrors!
 Mum went to meet these two cats, Dakota on top, Orca below. Seems she will be cat sitting for them next month while the humans are out of town. Just for a weekend and their mom is one of my care givers for when mum was gone last year. Orca is three and Dakota just six months. Mum says she will be getting better pics when she visits them next month.
Mum got a box in the mail yesterday from Auntie Trish of Katnip Lounge. It was filled will all sorts of yarns. Mum hopes to make some hats for bigger peoples from this.
Auntie Trish loves me even though she has never met in the fur, but she sent smoochies to me. I send them right back at ya Auntie T.
All sorts of colors to use, about enough to make one hat from each color. Mum will get started on this when she can, she needs to spend more time outside working in the yard.
Yes mum, I see the goodies, so put them down so I can come and sit in your lap. I know you are tired from all of the weed pulling and tree pruning with more to do. Just don't hang around with those woofies.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We are supposed to have more really nice weather.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. Not much going on this week. Mum skipped going to the community garden this week. Said she needed a week off and do some other stuff.

Mum picked all of the eggy plants that was on the plant. You can see the lighter stuff that never seemed to get ripe and purple. Mum ate the few on the table for dinner the other night. The rest she cut open and they were really seedy, so not good to eat. She sees new blossoms on the plant, so maybe she will get a few more to eat this summer.
 We also spied this interloper inside the other day, no update from mum or Ducky.
That is it for this week. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, August 19, 2019

ManCat Monday

Cats are a mysterious kind of folk -- there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of. - Sir Walter Scott

Yeah, we cats do think more than just treats, toys and foods. Some of what is going on these days is weird and we wish it wasn't.

Hat update. Mum is done making hats for this year. She set a goal for herself to make 214 hats and she actually did 215 since she had enuf yarn for one last hat. Why 214? Well she started making hats on March 1 and it is 214 days until the last day of the program on September 30. So she figured if she did a hat a day she could make it. Well, knowing mum some days she made more than one, so hit her goal early. You saw the stash of new stuff she bought, she will be happy to not be making everything with purple!
 Mum is giving herself a bit of a break from doing crow-shay, reading books, doing work outside, running around seeing people and such. Last week she had two picnics and a volunteer appreciation lunch. Plus meeting a furiend for lunch. She wasn't around much!
 Plus she has been shopping for a little table to sit between the two new chairs. This is to hold the remotes which she needs from both chairs, depending on which one she is sitting in. Plus the remote for the fan and her phone. She had to put it together, but it fits just like she hoped it would.
 So I promised on Caturday a few final pictures of hats. Mum pulled a fast one one me showing me one of the last hats she finished.
 Yes, she managed to slip it over my head and it is so big it covers my entire head. I don't like not being able to see where things are.
 I managed to shake it off really quick and she better not try to do this to me again. If she does she is likely to get a bitey put on her!
Happy week everyone.

Saturday, August 17, 2019


HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Me and mum are going to have a quiet weekend, she is even staying home from a racy thing. She doesn't care for the group that runs the event.

Also Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day to all of my furiends who are a black cat. But remember one thing my furiends.....

Orinch is the new black!
Plus mum will have hat pictures on Monday that you won't want to miss. Happy Weekend to you all

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. A few pics from our own garden to start. The oriental lily, all bright and orinch! The best color to be around here.
Then lots of our coneflowers. When mum bought them they were advertised as white, we now have some stems that bloom white, others purple. Either way they are purrty. Plus the inside design of the flower is cool if you look at the pattern on them.

At the community garden yesterday mum left the house and it was dry, then showers hit on the way there. So she picked peas and beans in light rain showers. The other lady started to harvest the tomatoes and cucumbers. Plus they noticed the broccoli heads were gone and it looked like someone had cut them off.

That is all from the garden this week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, August 12, 2019

ManCat Monday

Even if you have just destroyed a Ming vase, purr. Usually all will be forgiven. - Lenny Rubenstein

Umm, I don't think I have destroyed anything while I have been here. I am a good kittie. However I do remember being told by Derby that mum threatened him with caticide for breaking her Galileo thermometer. You can read all about his exploits here!

Me and mum had a quiet weekend. She did go out to eat on Caturday with Miss Lynn. They went to a place they hadn't been to in a while. She brought chick-hen home as leftovers. Yum. We haven't eaten them yet. Mum didn't want to eat chick-hen two days in a row. I don't know why not mum, it is good for me, I mean you.
Don't hold your breath on seeing me in a finished hat. Mum has tried to get a pic with me in a hat many times. She has failed and will continue to fail, cuz I don't want to wear a hat.

Happy week everyone.

Saturday, August 10, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday, Happy Weekend. Ours is starting out nice, the weather is good, the windows are open. It will be warmish today and maybe some rain showers.
 Early morning, the best place to be is in the front windows. Taking advantage of the gentle breezes and the sun puddles that will come. Put away the flashy box, you are disturbing my nap.
 Mum went on an expedition Friday to a bigger yarn shop and this is what she came home with. The brown stuff will go good with our new chairs, the colorful stuff will go good with the chairs too! MOL! Mum always likes the colorful stuff. She likes this store as it has more colors in stock so she can see them in purr-son. She doesn't like to buy stuff she hasn't seen.
 So she will start working on this stuff once she finishes the hats. She is down to this last thingy of yarn, then she is done with purple hats. She will have met her self imposed quota.
 So you all want to see me with a hat on, well the hat is just started, so really doesn't cover my head. I am OK with that. Looks like a yamaka, no mum says it is spelled yarmulke. Maybe I am a Jewish cat? Oy!
You all have a wonderful weekend me and mum are planning on having one too.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. A full week into August, still warm but not super hot so that is good. We got rain, but not nasty storms this past week. The nasty weather is staying up north.

Mum picked all of the ripe eggy-plants. Now she likes this stuff but not this much. So she saved a few for herself and donated the rest to the food pantry. Still a few ripening on the plant, but not many more. Plus mum is not seeing any new blossoms, so not sure if we will get more later.

The community garden was easy again this week. Water and harvest. It was only mum and one other person who she likes to work with. So that made it a good day to work and only 2 hours of her time.

Even the grass is beginning to grow slower, so mum doesn't have to mow the lawn every week.

That is all. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, August 5, 2019

ManCat Monday

Catnip is vodka and whisky to most cats. - Carl Van Vechten

Yeah, well, we all need to have a vice or two. I won't tell you what mum's vices are, well, one is chocolate!

We had a quiet weekend. Mum worked on making hats, she is almost done making as many hats as she challenged herself to do. So she is starting to think what her big winter project will be.

The pickles turned out fine. Mum had some last night with her dinner and put them and some of the onjuns on her burger.. 

Me, I had lots of naps. Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, August 3, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Woohoo, it is Caturday and mum is finally letting me at the puter. Going to be a nice day again. Maybe finally the really hots and humids have gone away.

 Mum bought some of these green things at the store, along with an onjun to she could make pickles in the big cold box. They have to sit for a couple of days to get good, then she can eat them. She didn't make a huge batch like she has. So they won't last as long. Plus she added in a little bit of garlic.
 I won a book from Max the Pyschokitty and it arrived this week. The book isn't about him, he just gave it away.
 So mum sat down and readed me the book. Seems Max is a cat who likes to attack EVERYTHING! I just attack selected things and then just when I want to.
Mum is going to pass the book along to her little grandniece who should be about right for a book like this. Mum? did you put this on your list of books you read? You know they don't all have to be 500 plus pages to count. Yeah, mum reads big fat books.

Oh well, everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday and to the month of August. Wow, the summer months are flying by. The hots and humids are gone. People can actually enjoy being outside and the windows are open on the house.

Mum gave the grape vines a huge cut. This is all of the stuff she cut off. Then you can see how much she trimmed off. You can see underneath now.

Guess what? We have grapes this year! The last couple of years, no grapes!
Mum is also happy as she sees a large number of bees this year and not just the bumbly bees. She is seeing honey bees! That is good. She can get all close up to them to take pics and they just keep getting their foods from the flowers. Last week she even saw one where you could clearly see the pollen stuffed into the pockets on the back legs.

Plus the weekly trip to the community garden. Mum likes it this time of year, not much to do other than water stuff good, she usually waters the veggies and harvest stuff.
Peas, beans and a purple pepper, then a cucumber and a green pepper.
Plus she took some of her eggy plants over to donate too. Growing so well that she is getting more than she can eat herself. Another meal with eggy plant will come today.

Here are some baby squash starting to grow. lots of blossoms so they hope they get lots more.
Plus the broccoli is starting for the heads that you can eat. They won't be ready to harvest for a bit.
Plus we had something try to eat the eggy plants while they were still on the plant. Mum picked those off and tossed them into the rest of the plants so the critters can eat them.
That is all for this week, hope you enjoyed the show. See you next week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, July 29, 2019

ManCat Monday

A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution. - Hazel Nicholson

Mum likes to do puzzles, but she is still figuring me out! The hots are still here, but mum was brave and did go and do racy cars. Thankfully where they were has two big trees so they could sit in the shade, nice breezes both days and they bring them a very large jug of ice water to drink from. So she did just fine.
 I was sitting on the back of one of the new chairs when she got home. Once she sat down, then I sat down on her!
 Mum saw this sticker on the back of one of the racy cars. She just took the picture, she didn't touch the car. She didn't want to tempt fate.
Plus she found this leaf, one of many, under the oak tree they sit under. She wants to figure out why some of the leaves of the tree were doing this. She will let us know if she figures it out.

Have a wonderful week everyone.