Saturday, August 8, 2020

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday and Happy Cat Day. Isn't every day cat day?
Things are quiet at Casa de Ducky. Mum did her foods and other shopping yesterday so lots of good stuff in the house. I know I spied ham!

Mum got some wasp spray for the box. She sprayed a bit on where they were hanging out and hopes that discourages them from hanging around anymore.
 Can you spot me in my tunnel? I like to sit here and hide from the fevvers and such outside. I can see them but they can't see me furry well. So I get some up close looks.

 Mum put a small seed feeder out that sticks to the big windows. No fevvers but Chip the Monk found it and was chowing down.. But then the big bully sqwerls showed up and were stuffing their faces too.
 Mum has moved the feeder higher so that hopefully the fevvers will find it to eat and we can keep the sqwerls out. As of this AM Chip the Monk has gotten up into the feeder, we haven't seen the sqwerls make it up there.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Stay safe, stay healthy and please wear a mask.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. We have been enjoying some wonderful weather the past few days. Cooler and much less humid. It was even cool enuf that mum wore long sleeves while she worked pulling weeds. That helped keep the skeeters from biting her.

Last week when mum came out to clean the birdie bath she opened the box to get out the scrubby pad and noticed this! Yep, wasps creating a comb of cells. Mum could tell that one of the wasps was bigger than the other, that would be the queen. She laid eggs in the combs that are closed off with the white stuff.

 Mum discovered using her scraper thingy that the wasn't super tight to the plastic box. She was going to just pry it off but thought better. She got out the hose and sprayed the thing into oblivion!
 See those little white things, those are the larvae of future wasps and we don't want those around.
 Even a few days later they were hanging about but mum was leaving the top open as much as possible which made them fly away. Plus she is going to get some spray that will kill them if they keep hanging around. She thought she had some but she can't find it.
Mum also put out a little feeder for seed that sticks to the window. So she put it on the big windows that she sits by when she is in the reading chair. Ducky is normally nearby. Mum figures it would help to attract fevvers to keep him entertained. 

It was all full and mum only saw one fevver by it for days, then Tuesday morning mum could tell that the seed had been eaten, but we didn't know who had been dining.
Also, the clocky thing that mum has between the doors was knocked out and laying on the ground! Now that wasn't likely to be fevvers doing that.

Mum finally discovered who has been chowing down yesterday. It was Chip the Monk! She didn't have her flashy box handy so no pics. She will work on that. 

Hope all of you are doing well. We are. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear your mask. 



Monday, August 3, 2020

Mini-ManCat Monday

Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish. - James Gorman

Happy Purrthday to mum's furiend Miss Lynn. Mum was trying to find a pic with her, she knows she had one playing with Derby but she can't find it! So a happy day to Miss Lynn today.
 So me sitting on mum afore she gets all settled in to read one day last week. She finished the big fat book she had on Caturday, then took it back to the library that day. It is a book with lots of people wanting to read it so she wants to make sure she got it back right away. Plus it has to sit in quarantine for a couple of days afore it goes to the next person.
Me keeping any eye on mum. She did a bit of crow-shay this weekend working on some hats. She has to find out if she will be allowed to bring in her hats and blankies to the food pantry so they can give them away. So she just went and sent them an email to find out. Plus the place has a new director who she doesn't know. She knew the old one really well from the library and the food pantry.

A moovie of me getting lots and lots of scritches from mum. I love it when mum gives me loves like this. It feels so good.

Have a wonderful week.

Stay safe, stay healthy and please wear a mask.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday! Life is pretty good around here. The weather has gotten really nice that we can  have open windows all day long. Mum even goes outside after dinner to sit and enjoy the nice. She takes her big fat book out with her to read until it gets dark.
This was me waiting for mum to come and sit down and read for a while. Yes, she reads lots, she reads pretty much every day. Says it is good for her brain. 
As of today peoples are supposed to wear masks here when out and about near other people. Mum has already been doing that so no change for her, but she has to amemeber all the time. She thinks she should put some in the metal monster in case she forgets!

Mum says I won't have to wear a mask, it doesn't apply to kittehs!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear your mask!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday.

If the weather guessers are to be believed we may be getting some cooler weather in the next few days. That means mum can get some more work done outside. She always gets the grass cut and the other day she cut down some of the little trees that are growing where they should not be. Pruned the sucker shoots off of the trees and gave the grape arbor a bit of a trim too.
 The tree service people stopped by yesterday and did the treatment of our ash tree for the Emerald Ahs Borer. The injection is good for two years and hopefully will keep that nasty bug away from our tree!
 Our ornamental thistle is blooming nicely and we are happy to report that there are lots of bees around the plant. That is a good thing as we need our bees!
 You can even see here that one of the flowers was getting two timed! Lots of flowers to go around so be nice and share.
 The some of the day lilies from the front of the house. These are only a few of what mum has planted. All looking pretty right now.
 

That is all for this week. Hope you enjoyed our flowers.

Stay safe, stay healthy. Wear a mask.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Mini-ManCat Monday

I am a slave to my cats! Long live my cats. - Cheryl Daniels

I hope I can consider mum to be my slave!

Thanks for the tips on seeing the comet. Mum is a long time star gazer so knows about looking for faint items out of the side of the eye. She even has an app on her phone that can help her find things and when she looked at it yesterday and saw what it said the position of the comet was, she thinks maybe she did see it. A fuzzy, faint blob in the sky below the big dipper. She wishes we lived in a place that had less light pollution however.

 Mum made pickles, the quick kind you just slice, add sugar and vinegar and let them sit in the big cold box for a few days. Mum says they need to sit another day afore she tries them.
 She also cooked herself a really good steak and did eggy plant on the grill on Caturday evening. First time this summer for eggy plant and steak!

 Yep, I got some and I got to lick the plate when it was all over.
 I'm coming to sit on you mum! I don't care how hot it is, I will sit on you!


That is all for today. Have a wonderful week.

Stay safe, stay healthy. Wear a mask.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Not much going on around here. Mum is doing some cooking, she actually made a soup the other day to try out. Chick-hen Corn soup. Soup makes a nice quick meal even when it is hot.

Miss Megan, you asked about what we call the super hots. Well for me and mum it is anything above 85F (29C) and humid. Now we know there are places that get this hot and more, but for us it is getting to the point of too hot. Mum prefers things a bit cooler, like in the 70's and not much humidity.

Mum has gone out a few times to check for the comet, but even tho she turns off the lights inside for at least 20 minutes to help her eyes adjust to darkness she isn't seeing it. We have a few nearby houses that have outside lights on all the time which makes it harder to see faint things in the sky. If she waits until later when it is darker in the sky the area she needs to look at has gone behind trees. Oh well!

A few nice pics of me to enjoy.


OK, so that is about it. Me and mum are going to take it easy for the weekend.

Stay safe, Stay Healthy. Wear a mask!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. The super hots have gone for a few days so some pleasant weather, a little rain. Mum even has come out to the garden after dark a couple of times this week. She is looking for the comet but no luck so far. Tonight it was cloudy in the direction she needed to look.
Here are some of the flowers in the back. The orinch day lilies, cone flowers, the dried allium orbs. The orinch flowers really stand out in the morning sun.
The birds spill enuf of the sunflower seeds that she feeds them and we have lots of volunteer sunflower plants this summer. Here is one of the flowers that has opened up. We saw a goldy finch picking to check for seeds the last few days.
Plus mum moved this feeder and hung it from the crabby apple tree. She found it totally empty and on the ground the other morning. The sqwerls got at it but it is also rusted at the bottom where it broked. Mum will look for a new one to use this winter.
So that is about it for today. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Stay safe, stay healthy. Wear a mask!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Mini-Mancat Monday

Cats spit on their hands and rub it all over their bodies.

Happy Monday. Hope you all had a good weekend. Mum went off to play with racy cars, but she came home to sleep at night. No staying in a hotel for her. Mum did a couple of moovies of the last race leaving the grid.

Mum also got a pic of one of her furiends son who was racing for the day, mum sent the pic to her furiend so she could see her boy in  his car. 
Plus mum came home with some nip toys for me. They came from Miss Dory who you can see in the moovies in her lime green shirt. Thanks Miss Dory. 
Three little toys, mum let me have the mousie for now.
OH YEAH. Nice to get a new nip toy to play with!
Have a good week. Stay safe, stay healthy.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. It is going to be a hot one today so we will be taking it easy. It may not be easy Sunday but we will do it anyway!
 Just chillin' with my tail all limp with the heat.
Stay cool, stay safe, stay healthy.