Thursday, January 17, 2019

Throw Back Thursday

Me and mum are having a quiet week. The tree guys came back for a little more work, taking the trunk of the mulberry away. It did sorta scare us as we heard the buzz of the saw, then we heard a crack and felt a big thud. It broke as the were cutting and it was enuf to shake the house when it hit the ground.

Plus they sprayed the last of the stump with something oily. They are still working way down the trail, but all quiet here.
Today's throw back, Derby again, hanging out in a sun puddle with lots of stuffies.

From January 14,2009

Here I Am
Here I am! Just napping and hanging out with the stuffed bears. Close up of yesterday's picture. Mum was looking for me one day and didn't see me at first either. She gets worried if she doesn't know where I am before she leaves for work or being gone a long time.

Mum had an adventure tonight. She got home but before she came inside she cleared the bit of snow off the driveway. Then she came inside and had closed the big door to the metal monster's room. She then went out the back door to fill the birdie feeders. But she got a surprise, she didn't get the door unlocked so she locked herself out of the house! On a evening when it was maybe 5 degrees!

So I didn't see her for a couple of hours, she said she spent it inside at the neighbors chatting and waiting for the man to break her into her own house.

She is back inside and all is well. She says she won't do that again.

Monday, January 14, 2019

ManCat Monday

If you call a cat and it comes running, what you have is a dog.

Me and mum had a quiet weekend. She did some chores around the house, some cooking, cleaning. A bit of fevver watching. As you can see from below I also kept one eye on mum too!
 The big snowstorm missed  us to the south, still no snow on the ground. We can see some small piles of snow where it was shoveled into a pile.

Mum also watched some of the feetsball. Some teams she was happy won, others not so much. Our Packers are not in it this year. But the team does have a new coach. We will have to see how he does next season.

So mum has stuff going on this week, so she will be out and about. You all have a wonderful week.

Saturday, January 12, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Mum says we will have a quiet weekend. Nothing much going on. She wants to watch some feetsball and work on her crow-shay.

I will be happy for quiet. The guys continue to work on the trees. They are done with what is close to our house but we can see them just down the trail. 
 You can see what is left of the ash tree on the left, the naybors have to get the rest of it take down. Almost done with the mulberry, but that belongs to the county.
 Here is the main trunk of the ash, still about 12 feet left. They picked up the rest of the wood that was left for them. They have a fireplace.
 Then the two main trunks of the mulberry. It was the male mulberry, who knew they had male and female? Mum said she did! So no icky berries to mess up the yard. 
 One of mum's younger furiends came over on Thursday to put in a new garbage disposal. They had to take off to get a part so I was inspecting. When they came back to work, I left to hang out in the living room. New unit works just fine, much less noisy.
 To do the work mum had to turn off the power, so she went to the dungeon and in that area of she found two deaded mouses. Up on top they are on the far left and then one on the right. Below is a closer pic. Mum got some paper towels, picked them up and took them outside to rot in peace.
Plus we want to give a huge thank you to the guy upstairs for bringing a girl home this week. Miss Jayme Closs, we are so happy you are home.

Happy weekend all.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Throw Back Thursday

The guys continued to work on the trees on Wednesday, mum is happy, the mulberry tree came down! I will report more on Caturday.

It got cold here, so when mum goes outside she is all bundled up, ear muffs on, mittens on. She went out to fill the fevver feeders as they need foods too.
 Not to worry, I kept warm either sleeping by the heaty spot or sitting next to mum soaking up her warms. Plus I got all sorts of exercise batting around a small ball of yarn from an old project.
Our throw back today takes us to January 2009, before I got here. Mum was into everything Derby.

From Friday January 9, 2009

Derby Here, Derby There, Derby Everywhere

Mum is always on the outlook for mentions of Derby, that are not me. Here is a few we have found.
Here is one from a book she was reading, that mentions Derby figures. Mum can't exactly remember the book she was reading at the time. She thinks it was something that some one wrote as a look at what happened after Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' ended.
On Caturday January 3, in the English Soccer, football to my UK furiends, Derby was playing at Forest Green. I wonder if Derby has a good team or not?
This was from a magazine that mum found when she and Grampie went up North last fall. We have a Derby track and a Derby Inn!

It is going to be snowing lots again today, the most we have gotten since Christmouse Eve. Mum has been happy for the break of snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow. Plus next week their are talking about EXTREMELY COLD temperatures. Mum and I need to be prepared to snuggle up really good to stay warm

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What Trees?

A whole bunch of trucks showed up on the trail today, guys started working and trees started to disappear!

Only one of our trees got a minor prune, but they naybors tree is gone!
Mum says they are not yet done working, that machine in the last picture is staying overnight in the yard. Mum talked to the one tree guy and asked if the mulberry would come down. He looked at it and said very likely. That will make mum happy. Our backyard is going to be a whole lot sunnier.

Monday, January 7, 2019

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 mind. - Cleveland Amory

Mum is purrty smart, but sometimes she can't figure out what I want. Oh well, I try to deal with what I got. 

Mum worked on the blanky for a bit and I helped hold it in place while she took a break for a bit. You know, she has to eat now and then. Also use her litter box, do the laundry etc
 This is our back yard, what little snow we got melted. Plus we are supposed to be getting rain today. Not much of a winter, at least so far. Sure makes it easy for mum to get around and go places, even to just go outside. It was in the 50's on Caturday and mum drove home from her lunch date with the roof open on the car and the drivers window too.

Feetsball Report

Mum sort of watch some of the games. The one she watched the closet was Da Bears. Somehow the guy managed to doink the ball off the goal post right at the end. If he had made it they would have won. Oh well. Mum isn't really into this and will only watch bits if she has time.

Everyone have a good week.

Saturday, January 5, 2019


HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday! First Caturday of our new year. I hope the new year is being kind to you so far.

While we had a bit of snow/rain the first few days, it is now bright and sunny and the snow is melting again. Mum has gotten the mess off the driveway and most of it off the patio.

Here is me, this early AM, helping mum with the puter. Yep, time to do a blog post for all of you. Another sunny day coming up for us. More melting, more naps in the sun puddles!
 Mum tried to take an artsy pic the other day. She could see a little bit of ice still on the trees and the sun was shining on them, so all pretty. In this one she just got the glare of the sun over the roof of the house. It is hard to see the ice in the pics, but mum could easily see it with her eyes.
 Always, we have the woofies who walk by, here is a good looking one. The dog walkers can't get too far down the trail, the tree trimmer guys are down there. So a short walk and then they have to turn around.
Mum says today is food shopping, lunch with Miss Lynn and then probably some playoff feetsball later. She won't watch all of the games, says she needs to finish reading her book.

Oh yeah, she counts her books when she reads them. She did 120 last year, she says that is really good. Sometimes she thinks she reads when she should be doing her chores like cleaning or working outside. Mum, you did use the sucky monster this week to gather my furs, so that should do for a few weeks!

Happy weekend.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Throw Back Thursday

We made it to the new year. Mum went bed early, even earlier than she normally does. We got a bit of snow, so mum put the Christmouse stuff away and got out one of her little snow people instead. Just one since we are having a not so snowy winter.
We watched the rosy purrade and then mum watched a bit of the hockey game. I got close to paw at the puck flying around.
Today's throw back shows Derby having an rather unusual snack!

From Saturday January 3, 2009

Hmmm Tasty
Mum brought this rose home on the night before Thanksgiving. Most of the office got to go home early, but they had to stay until the end of the day for last minute issues. Mum says it wasn't that big of a deal staying late. But one of the other people decided they needed a treat so handed out the roses.
Roses are so tasty, I just love them. Mum can't leave this out when she is not around. I want to knock it to the floor and gobble it all up.
Mum was nice to let me at least get a couple of bites, but only a couple!

Mum went over to Miss Lynn's house on Friday evening for dinnner, she lives on the other side of town so mum left me alone for the evening. She says they had a furry nice dinner with Miss Lynn and her parents. They made chickhen and other goodies.

But mum came home smelling like woofie and not just a little bit. Mum said she sat on the floor and played with Miss Lynn's woofie, Chloe. Miss Lynn was surprised as Chloe normally is not a super friendly woofie. She climbed right in mum's lap one time and kissed her on the ear! She was also bad and got into mum's coat and took her glove! Plus she was messing about and stole a tissue out of mum's purse, guess Chloe, likes tissues too!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019